Birds of a Feather Center Step Card (and a few more scenic cards)

Birds of a Feather Center Step Card (and a few more scenic cards)

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Over the years, I have purchased quite a few 12″ x 12″ paper pads and packs.  Usually, I buy them for a sheet or two that I need for a particular project, and then the rest of it gets filed away and forgotten about.  I recently pulled a bunch of them out and found some great pieces that made nice card panels.

The above 5″ x 7″ center step card was made with paper called “Birds of a Feather” by 7 Gypsies.  The printed panels were matted on Gina K Faded Brick card stock and a heavy weight ivory card base.  I love the pattern and rich colors on this paper!

To create the greeting, I used the “Thank You 2” die by Cheery Lynn Designs and black card stock.  The background paper was so busy which made it difficult to see the die cut by itself so I created a banner for behind it from Gina K Faded Brick card stock and ink, a leaf stamp from the Stampers Anonymous “Falling Leaves” set by Tim Holtz, and the Banner Triple Punch from Stampin’ Up.  (As you can probably tell from a few of my recent posts, I am loving the “texture” created when you stamp a tone-on-tone image randomly to cover the card stock panel!)

Here is the template for a 5×7 inch center step card:

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I had several sheets of this paper so I made a few more without a greeting so they would be suitable for a variety of occasions and ready to go as needed.

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Here are a few more step cards I came up with using paper from a pad called “Lake Life Is Best” by Paper House.  (The Father’s Day stamp is from a set called “Father’s Day Innies & Outies” by My Sentiments Exactly.)

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These cards practically make themselves; the scenic paper does all the work!  I kind of feel like I’m cheating, but I have SO MUCH paper like this (with a large pattern or scene), and using it on this step card design is a great way to put it to good use.  And you can add as much or as little to the scene; I think it always looks “finished” and awesome.

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Baseball Box Card

Baseball Box Card

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This baseball box card is from the “Father’s Day Box Cards” SVG Kit by SVGCuts. The kit contains several different box card projects with themes that are perfect for Father’s Day or that could be used year round. In addition to this baseball card, there is a golf cart card (which I previously made), a toolbox card, a BBQ grill card, and a generic card with stars. The kit contains the svg files that you can cut with your electronic die cutting machine, and you can choose the papers and embellishments. Once all the pieces are cut out, you assemble them into an amazing dimensional card! A tutorial VIDEO is provided to make assembly a breeze.

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I made this card for my son’s birthday.  The greeting I added to the star element is from the “Just Fore You” stamp set by CC Designs stamped with Gina K Charcoal Brown ink.

The card stock I used was all from Gina K Designs:  Sandy Beach, Grass Green, Charcoal Brown, Cherry Red, White, and Metallic Gold.  I swiped Gina K Kraft ink across the bats to give them a wooden appearance.

There is a panel on the back where you can write or stamp a message to the recipient.

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The stamp I used on this card is from the “All About You” set from Gina K Designs and was stamped with Gina K Charcoal Brown Ink.

Box Cards fold flat to fit into a regular envelope, and depending on the embellishments that you choose, they may not even require extra postage (if you make them light and flat enough).

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Golf Cart Box Card

Golf Cart Box Card

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This golf cart box card is from the Father’s Day Box Cards SVG Kit by SVGCuts. The kit contains several different box card projects with themes that are perfect for Father’s Day or that could be used year round.  In addition to this golf cart card, there is a baseball themed card, a toolbox card, a BBQ grill card, and a generic card with stars.  The kit contains the svg files that you can cut with your electronic die cutting machine, and you can choose the papers and embellishments. Once all the pieces are cut out, you assemble them into an amazing dimensional card!  A tutorial VIDEO is provided to make assembly a breeze.

What I love about box cards is that they fold flat to fit into a regular envelope, and depending on the embellishments that you choose, they may not even require extra postage (if you make them light and flat enough).

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The patterned paper and printed card stock I used was Authentique “Durable” from the Loyal collection, “Green Plaid” by Paper Pizazz – Hot Off The Press, “Persnickety Finicky” by lilybeedesign, and Recollections silver shimmer card stock.  The textured white was the back of some scraps of printed paper I had in my stash.  The brown card stock was from the open stock at AC Moore (not sure of the name; no label).  The textured-looking metalic silver was from the “Silver Textured Foil” digital paper set by ScubamouseStudiosJr which I purchased on Etsy.  I also used Recollections green from their Christmas cardstock pack and Gina K Cherry Red.

I used the Sizzix Dot Matrix embossing folder to add the dimples to the golf balls and two Recollections brads on the wheels.

I found the score card on google and stamped “fore you” with Gina K Grass Green ink.  This stamp is from the CC Designs “Just Fore You” set.

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There is a plain panel on the back where you could stamp or write a message and sign your name.  The sentiment I used is from the “And Many Mower” set (retired?) from Stampin’ Up, and was stamped with Gina K Green Grass ink.  (This stamp set also contains a “Happy Father’s Day” stamp which I also used in place of the “Happy Birthday” on a few cards.)

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Matchbox Card for Father’s Day

Matchbox Card for Father’s Day

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I am extremely excited and honored to have been asked to be a guest designer for the month of August over at Die Cut Divas!  (Thanks, Cathie, for asking me!!)  They have monthly challenges where all cards/projects must be made using at least one die cut or embossing folder.  (Click  HERE to see all the challenge rules.)

“Your Favourite Holiday” is the theme for the month of August so I thought I’d share this matchbox card project I made for Father’s Day.

A matchbox card has decorated, pop-up panels inside a sliding tray like a matchbox.  I used my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to create the box.  I had never made a card like this before; this is the Matchbox Card Tutorial that I used make my card.

The elements I used to decorate the top and inside panels of my box are adapted from the Silhouette file by Lori Whitlock called Golf Box Card (Design #60656).

I designed the top of my box to fold and stand up; the underside of this panel is the “inside” of the card with the sentiment and signatures.

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As you pull the tray out of the box, the panels inside pop up one by one.

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My first panel has a golf cart on it…

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Then a putting green…

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And then a star with a golf ball and tee and a stamped image.

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Here is a side view of the panels.

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Behind the last panel is a space to include a gift card if desired.

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The unique shape of this “card” requires a special envelope!  I used the envelope punch board again to create a box-like envelope for my matchbox card.

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This will definitely require a trip to the post office to mail!

The two-sided, patterned paper was called “Steady” from the Loyal Collection by Authentique .  I also used Gina K kraft, cranberry tart, fresh asparagus, sandy beach and charcoal brown card stock.  Both stamped images were from  the “On the Links” stamp set by Papertrey Ink and were stamped with Gina K charcoal brown ink.

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Now it’s your turn!  Create a card for Your Favourite Holiday using a die or embossing folder and share it over at Die Cut Divas.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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