Dahlia Fold Floral Card

Dahlia Fold Floral Card

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A few weeks ago, I posted a card I made using the Dahlia Fold technique that I saw on this video, and here is another card I made with the same technique.  The flower on this card was made with 8 folded circles (and 2 for the leaves).  The card stock used for the flower (and mat panel) was the two-sided “Congratulations” print from Karen Foster Designs and Gina K Moonlit Fog for the leaves.  I used my 1 3/8 inch circle punch from Stampin’ Up to cut the circles.  “Rustic Cream” from Papertrey Ink was used for the main panel and card base.

The background was stamped with the “French Script” stamp from Stampin’ Up and Gina K Kraft ink.  The “stem” was from the “Dot Flourishes” set from Inkadinkado and stamped with Gina K Moonlit Fog ink.

The center of the flower was made with my Epiphony Crafts Round (#14) Epoxy Shape Studio Tool  (and the corresponding acrylic bubble caps) and a scrap of the “Congratulations” paper.

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Fun Daisies

Fun Daisies

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Recently, a friend saw a card online and asked if I could show her how to make something like it.  This is one of my versions of that card.

Here’s the card I CASED:

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(from: Better Homes and Gardens, March 10, 2016)

The original sample was adorable the way it was laid out, but if you are at all familiar with my style, you know I wouldn’t be able to glue my pieces down so randomly or crookedly … LOL!!  Also, the flowers on the sample were real daisies that were dried and pressed.  I used die cut flowers instead.

I played around with different stems, grass and the yellow central florets.  Here are two more versions.

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I couldn’t find the paper or ribbon used on the sample so I improvised.  The paper is from the “Pinks & Corals” pad by Craft Smith.  The paper has a white core so I was able to sand and scrape it up a bit.  I also rubbed white Gesso on the surface with a paper towel.  I was afraid to use too much, and now I feel like there is not enough white.  Next time…

For the stems, I used Recollections Jute Twine or white Darice Paper Rope.  The leaves are Celebrate It Swiss Dot ribbon from Michaels.  For the central florets, I used buttons from a mixed bag I purchased online or “You Had Me At Yellow” mini prills.

The daisies were cut with dies by Whitelotous.  The grass is Gina K Grass Green card stock or a scrap of printed paper from my stash (not sure which paper pad it came from).  Whaline Green and Celebrate It White raffia were also used.

The greeting is from the “Nurturing Blooms” set by Gina K Designs and was heat embossed with Ranger White embossing powder and versamark ink.  (You can see the shine a little better on the second sample.)

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Z-Fold Birthday Wishes

Z-Fold Birthday Wishes

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This card features the flamingo image from the Fiskars “Tropical Getaway” stamp set and a scrap of patterned paper (American Crafts #320330).  Circles were cut from white and black card stock with dies from the Spellbinders Classic Circles (large and small) sets.  Tim Holtz Milled Lavender distress ink was “smooshed” onto the white panel.  The flamingo was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a die cut that I made with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine and was colored with a “Pink Flamingo” Bic Alcohol Marker.  The greeting is from the “Happy Birthday Stamps” set by Ms. Sparkle & Co.

This is what the card looks like when it is closed.

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And here is a version I made on a tent fold base:

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Silhouette Daisies

Silhouette Daisies

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This CAS card features the daisies from the “Various Verses” stamp set from Gina K Designs (retired?) and a greeting from the “Painted Harvest” set from Stampin’ Up.  Both were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on white card stock matted on black.    A sponged background of Gina K  Ocean Mist and Applemint inks added a pop of color.

Using the same layout, the same mask for the sponging, and the same daisy stamp, I switched up the colors and made a birthday card as well.

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On this version, the images were stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink on white card stock.  (The greeting on this one is also from the “Various Verses” set.)  The ink for sponging and the card stock used was Gina K Peach Bellini and Kraft.

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Interactive Birthday Cake Card

Interactive Birthday Cake Card

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(Inside:  Wishing you the Best on your Special Day)

This card was made with the Die-namics “Interactive Birthday Cake” die set from My Favorite Things.  When the tab is pulled, the single layer cake becomes a double layer cake.

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Next time, I would probably position the cake a little higher and would put the greeting either under the cake or on the hidden top layer so you would see it when the tab is pulled.  I like the greeting above the cake when the top layer is hidden, but I’m not crazy about it being covered when the top layer is pulled up.  As I said, next time…

HERE is a video showing the die set and how to use it to create an interactive card.

If you watch the tutorial video I just mentioned, you will see that MFT has these plastic slider elements that sandwich between the pull tab and the top cake layer which allow them to slide up and down smoothly in the die cut channel behind the cake.  These slider elements do not have adhesive on them, and the glue I was using didn’t seem to want to stick to the plastic very will, so I used foam pop dots (1/4 inch diameter and 1/8 inch thick) instead.

I tried fun foam on one card and foam tape on the other to raise the front panels to allow the slider tabs to slide.  Both worked well.

The greeting is from the “Notable Notes” set from Stampin’ Up and was heat embossed with versamark ink and Gina K white embossing powder.  The stamp originally had a cake with the words, and I cut the stamp apart (creating two separate stamps) so I could just stamp the greeting on this card.

The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the “Birthday Sentiments” set from Honey Doo Crafts.

The brown and white striped card stock is called “Party Time” from the Spring Fling Collection from Pebbles (#733104).  The tan mat is called “Nutmeg Boy Southwest Paper” from the Indie Chic collection from My Mind’s Eye (#IC0187).  I used Recollections heavy weight white for the card base, and either Gina K Blue Denim or Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron for the main panel behind the cake.  On the mint card, I used Recollections Printable Glitter Paper for the candles, flames, and cake trim.  I colored the flames with Copic E35 marker.

I tried to make the tab obvious for the recipient by making it extend over the top of the card.  As a result, I ended up creating a card that no longer fit in my standard A2 sized envelopes, so I needed to create a custom envelope with my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board.  I started with an 8 3/8 inch square of heavy printer paper.  Normally, when using this punch board, you measure the first “punch and score line” and then use the notch on the tool and the previous line to create the next line.  Instead, for this envelope, I “punched and scored” the 1st and 3rd sides at 3 3/4 inches, and the 2nd and 4th sides at the 4 5/8 inch mark.  This created the perfect envelope (not too big, and not too small) to accommodate the tab.

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