A-Maze-ing Birthday

A-Maze-ing Birthday


(inside: Hope it’s a-MAZE-ing!)

This interactive card is a variation of a shaker card – instead of the usual sequins, confetti, or other small items that are fun to shake, this window pouch contains a plastic maze that is fun to tilt and turn to get the ball to the finish.

The maze and metal ball, the shaker pouch, and the dies to cut the window and frame are all from My Favorite Things.   There is a coordinating stamp set as well, although the stamps I used are custom made from rubberstamps.net.


The band across the front was cut with dies from the Gina K Designs Fabulous Label Die Set.  The card stock used is Papertrey Ink Rustic White, Gina K Designs Tranquil Teal, and Authentique Together (#CEL002) from the Celebrate collection.  The ink is also GKD Tranquil Teal.  (Not sure why the ink and card stock look so blue in the photos; I tried multiple times, with no success, to get a pic with the accurate color.  Hmmm…)

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Wine Themed Napkin Cards

Wine Themed Napkin Cards


I have another set of napkin cards to share – this time using a gorgeous, wine themed beverage napkin.

All of the panels on the above 5″ x 7″ card were cut from half of one napkin.  This beverage napkin came folded in quarters.  On each napkin, there were two panels with the wine bottles and glass print and two panels with some text and scroll designs (which is the panel in the back).  When folded, you just see the bottles and glass (which I divided into the two panels in the front).  I added a greeting and scored some horizontal lines above and below the matted panels to “fill in” some of the empty space.

The smaller sized beverage napkins make nice A2 size note card with (most of) the front print as is.  I think these would be great to make boxed sets of note cards.


I also tried one where I resized the above panel slightly and added a few more layers, some raffia, and a greeting to create another 5″ x 7″ card.


Click here to see how I created the napkin panel for my card.

The Mod Squad Challenge this week is called “Layered Looks” where we are encouraged to “create layered cards/projects.  Not just layered backgrounds, but layered images.” 

Thanks for checking out my card projects!




CAS Make a Wish

CAS Make a Wish


Here is a Clean And Simple card made with all white card stock.  I used an embossing folder, some inked panels for the mats, and a fun greeting panel that I created by stamping and rotating 4 times in my MISTI.  Super easy!

The greeting stamp is from a set called “Fairy Wishes” (unbranded?) which I cut to separate the words from the wand/dandelion image.  The candle is from a set called “Happy Birthday Stamps” (ms. sparkle & co.) that I found in a $2 bin at Joann Fabrics a while back.  The embossing folder is unbranded.

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Another Double Z-Fold Card with Pop-up Panel (Wiper Card) – with Tutorial

Another Double Z-Fold Card with Pop-up Panel (Wiper Card) – with Tutorial


Recently, I shared a wiper card I made for my class and have another sample (with same image from the  “Cup of Thanks” stamp set by Studio Katia) that I did with different colors.  (If you care to see how I made this card base, I’ve included a short tutorial at the end of this post.)  Again, I used Bic alcohol markers (polynesian purple, stone grey, petal pink, tranquil teal, cloud nine grey, ocean blue), and a blender pen to color my image.  I found this patterned paper called “Watercolor Dots” by Recollections at Michaels and liked that it had so many colors that worked well with the pencils, markers, and inks available to my students.


Here is a tent fold card layout with the same image.


If you wish to see how I made my Double Z-Fold card base with a pop-up panel (Wiper Card), Continue reading

Birthday Cake Pop-Up Card

Birthday Cake Pop-Up Card


Yesterday, I posted a palm tree pop-up card made with one of Karen Burniston’s die sets, and here’s another pop-up design created with her “Cake Pop-Up #1028” dies.  (She has soooo many cool die sets!)


You can create any size card (at least 3 1/2″ – to cover the cake when the card is closed).  My card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  The set includes dies for cutting a bride, a groom, or candles for the top of your cake as well as “icing” for each layer.  Her assembly video for this set is excellent so making this card is “a piece of cake!”

Here’s what my card looks like when it is closed.


I used heavy weight white card stock for the card base along with Gina K Designs “Blue Lagoon” and layering weight white.  The chevron pattern is “Perky #2000” by Fancy Pants Designs (retired?) and the yellow polka dot pattern is “Horizon #374026” by American Crafts.

The balloon die and stitched rectangle dies were both unbranded.

This card folds flat and fits in a regular A2 size envelope for mailing.


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