More Copper and Kraft (Valentine’s Day and Sympathy Cards)

More Copper and Kraft (Valentine’s Day and Sympathy Cards)

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I loved the combination of copper and Kraft so much and still had the supplies out on my desk after making my Copper Leaves card, so I decided to make a few more cards…

The sympathy card above was made with the “Magnolia Blossoms” stencil by Crafters Workshop (#TCW6X6-815S), gel medium, and Hero Arts Copper embossing powder.  The greeting is from the “Sympathy Duo” stamp set from Gina K Designs (retired?) and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The Kraft card stock was also from Gina K Designs.

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This Valentine’s Day card was done by placing the “Flourish” stencil by Tim Holtz (THS-032) over a heart shaped mask cut with a die from the Ecstacy Crafts/Nellie Snellen Heart set MFD060 before applying the gel medium and embossing powder.  The greeting is from a stamp set called “Sealed with a Kiss” by Paper Pretties (no longer available).

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Diagonal Split Panel Valentine’s Day Card (and another CAS design)

Diagonal Split Panel Valentine’s Day Card (and another CAS design)

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This 5×7 Valentine’s Day card is similar to the diagonal split panel cards I posted previously and features the gorgeous patterned paper called “Moonstruck” by American Crafts (#320318) along with a greeting from the Hampton Art (SC0744) stamp (and die) set.

Diagonal split panel cards are quick and easy to make and can be adapted to any holiday or occasion by simply choosing different patterned paper, an appropriate greeting, and as many (or few) embellishments as desired.

Here is a video tutorial on how to do this technique, although as I mentioned in my previous post, I changed mine up a bit by matting my finished panel and changing the angle/measurements of my cuts.  I’ve also seen variations where the solid panels are popped up with foam tape and where the center portion is hand-stamped.

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This next card seemed too simple to get its own post – lol!

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I whipped up a few of these “Clean and Simple” cards for my kids who think it kind of silly that I make and send them Valentine’s Day cards at all but who enjoy the “little something” I put inside – lol!

This A2 sized CAS card features the heart stamp from the Hero Arts “Stamp Your Story – Brush” set along with a greeting from the “Sealed With a Kiss” set from Paper Pretties (both no longer available).  The texture stamp behind the heart was unmarked and was stamped off to keep it subtle.

Gina K Designs Soft Stone ink and Edible Eggplant card stock was used (not black as it appears in the photo!!) along with Blackberry Bliss ink from Stampin’ Up.

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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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Roses for Mother’s Day

Roses for Mother’s Day

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This box card, designed to look like a dozen roses in a tall vase, was made with a cut file designed by Snapdragon Snippets called “Rose Bouquet Tall Valentine Box Card” (Design ID# 73758) that I purchased in the Silhouette Store and cut with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine.  An assembly tutorial is provided HERE.  The file contains Valentine’s Day elements for the front of the vase, but I decided to create this project as a Mother’s Day card instead.  I had to laugh – after receiving this card, my mother called to thank me and to tell me she loved the flowers (not card) I sent!  🙂

I created a few additional elements that were not included with the file I purchased (a solid piece to go behind all the leaf panels because the veins were open and you could see through the “holes” in each of the leaves and the white and light gray mats on the vase).

The bow was created with my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board and my paper crimper.  (It was much easier to “roll” the card stock after it had been crimped; it kept bending and creasing on me when it was flat.)

The card stock and paper used was Gina K Cherry Red, Christmas Pine, white, gray from the Recollections “Coffee and Cream” heavy weight pack, green from the Recollections Christmas pack, American Crafts #368312 (polka dots), and The Paper Studio Silver Wedding Texture (#352070).

There is room on the back for a stamped or handwritten message.

Often, box cards fold flat and fit in regular envelopes making them easy to mail.  However, this card is quite tall (about 11.25 inches) and is about 7 inches wide when folded flat.  And it was suggested in the tutorial that foam tape or pop dots be used to separate the leaf layers from the bud layers to add a bit more dimension.  As a result, the size and thickness of this card necessitated a larger envelope (I used a padded mailer) and a trip to the post office for mailing.

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Water Colored Hearts

Water Colored Hearts

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(inside:  Happy Valentine’s Day)

I saw this patterned paper by American Crafts (#320318) and fell in love with it!  I matted it on Gina K Edible Eggplant and a white card base.  I added a piece of Offray Ribbon, squares of the Edible Eggplant and white card stock cut with dies from the “Stitched Squares” set by Gina Marie Designs, and a heart cut from a scrap of the patterned paper and the smallest heart from the “Nellie’s Choice Multi Frame, Hearts” die set by Ecstasy Crafts (#MF0060).  Quick and easy!

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