Embossed Easter Cross

Embossed Easter Cross

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(a blast from the past…)

This CAS card features a stamp called “Easter Cross” by Stampendous.  The image was embossed with gold embossing powder on GKD Ivory card stock. The mat was also embossed in gold (around the edges) before adhering to the back of the front panel. I used a Spellbinders oval die to emboss the frame around the cross.

This card was originally posted in my StampTV gallery May 4, 2014.

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Peeking Bunnies Easter Card

Peeking Bunnies Easter Card

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(inside: to some Bunny special)

I really liked these dies when I saw them and envisioned the card in my mind that I planned to create with them, and then I had a bit of trouble trying to fit all the actual die cuts on the card front – lol!  Luckily, die cuts are moveable so I played around with the placement until I came up with something that worked.

The textured, purple card stock is called “Elegance” by core’dinations and has glitter on it so adhering the die cuts required glue (and not tape).  You can see how I attached these intricate die cuts HERE.  For this project, I used Art Institute Glitter Designer Glue.

You can see the sparkle a little better here:

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I think the “Peeking Bunny Squares” by Frantic Stamper are so cute, and I love the font for “Happy Easter” by Impression Obsession!

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Foiled Valentine’s Day Z-Fold Card (and a few variations)

Foiled Valentine’s Day Z-Fold Card (and a few variations)

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Z-fold cards display beautifully and are easy to make.  To create an A2 size z-fold card base, simply score an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ panel at 4 1/4″ and 2 1/8″ and fold like a Z.  Z-fold cards fold flat for mailing, and this one (with these dimensions) fits in an A2 size envvelope.

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The Valentine’s Day greeting I used is a digital clip art image I found at clipground.com, and the background pattern (part of a Valentine’s Digital Paper Pack) is from an Etsy shop called  Printkits Designs.  After printing both with my laser printer on white card stock, the panels were foiled with Gina K Designs Red Velvet fancy foil and my  Mini Minc foil applicator.

One of the great things about using digital images is that they can be sized to fit any project.

Here are a few simple variations:

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and

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The Mod Squad Challenge this week is called “Foiled Fun” where we are encouraged to use foiling on our cards

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I’d also like to take a moment to thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog and for all your support and encouragement.  I really appreciate it!

(The above image was created by Freepik.)

 

Nativity Bridge Card

Nativity Bridge Card

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(on back:  Wishing you a heavenly Christmas filled with all God’s love & blessings!)

This bridge card features the “Nativity Border” die from Taylored Expressions and the Penny Black “O Holy Night” die (# 51-259).

The patterned paper for the background panels and for the die cuts were both digital files I purchased on Etsy.  The wood grained paper is from from Ladybird Press.  I had purchased the “Boy Scout Oath Print” file, and the owner was kind enough to send me the blank wood grained file (the boy scout print without the words) as well.  The background panels were from a file called “Hanging Stars” by SouthernSassGraphics (which, it appears, is no longer available).  The card base is “Butter Mints” (8-825) by Bazzill.

The greeting (stamped on the back) is from the “Christmas Blessings” stamp set by Our Daily Bread.

The card base is 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, and 6 7/8″ and folded as shown below.  The “bridge” could be a rectangular strip that you decorate or a die cut (like mine) and is 5 1/2″ (or less) across and as high as desired to accommodate your card design.  (If your “bridge” is not quite 5 1/2″ across, just make sure it is longer than the 2 3/4″ center opening with enough extra length on each end so there is something to adhere to the side panels.)

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Bridge cards make a beautiful 3D display but fold flat for mailing.  This card fits in a regular A2 size envelope.

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The Mod Squad Challenge this week is called Christmas/Winter Theme [Use a Metal Die] where we are encouraged to use a metal die and create a Winter or Christmas Project [Card, Tag, etc] using a Metal Die on our creations.

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