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Archive for 3-D Projects – Page 2

The World Goes Round…

First let me say I watched a video by Tanya DeRoy (see her blog here) from Australia and knew I had to make this “twirl” card using the Carousel Birthday stamp set.

Using her dimensions I created this birthday card that could easily be made into a Valentine or Anniversary card with a change of sentiment…you make my world go round.

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The belly band dresses up the card front and hints at the inside…

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When opened and set up as an easel card, the carousel pony twirls several times…

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you can see the ferris wheel and circus tents in the background…

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a side view gives you more details.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, and Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Carousel Birthday
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold Thread, Circle Framelits, Gold Metallic Stars, Fine Tip Glue, Lots of Labels Framelits

Digits

  • Cut one piece of Calypso Coral CS 5″ x 10″, score at 5″
  • Cut one piece of Calypso Coral 5-1/2″, score at 5″ on long side.  Add Tear ‘n Tape to this 1/2″ score.
  • Here is how these two pieces attach:

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  • You can see the center is a layer of Early Espresso 4-7/8″ square attached with SNAIL and the DSP layer is 4-3/4″ square attached over Early Espresso with snail.  This is the card front when closed.
  • To make the opening for the pony, add a layer of Very Vanilla 4-7/8″ square with SNAIL.  Add a layer of Early Espress over the Very Vanilla 4-3/4″ square with SNAIL.  Then add a layer of DSP 4-5/8″ square with just a touch of SNAIL  to hold it on top of Early Espresso.
  • Now using your Circle Framelit (2-7/8″) placed in center of  layered square, run through Big Shot.  Probably you will only remove the DSP and Early Espresso layers.  Replace framelit and run again.  You will probably just get the Very Vanilla layer.  Run again to cut the final layer.  Now remove the DSP layer and cut again with scalloped Circle Framelit that is just slightly bigger.  This will give you the dark Early Espresso showing.  Hold this DSP layer to the side.
  • Stamp pony on scrap Very Vanilla with Archival Basic Black.  Now stamp pony on window sheet and turn onto Very Vanilla and press to make an opposite image of the pony.  Color with Watercolor Pencils and blend with Blender Pen.  Fussy cut both ponies and lay them on silicon mat.  Cover with glue using Fine Tip Glue.  Let dry thoroughly.

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  • Cut a piece of Gold Thread about 6-1/2″.  Cover the back of one of the ponies with multipurpose glue and lay Gold thread down center from top to bottom.  Add second pony on top with multipurpose glue.  Let dry.
  • Add Fast Fuse or Tear ‘n Tape to back of DSP square at top and bottom of circle.  Center pony inside opening and attach thread in adhesive at top and bottom.  Add SNAIL to add edges and around circle and place over the Early Espresso layer.
  • The other side of card looks like this…

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  • For the center square add a layer of Very Vanilla 4-7/8″ square with SNAIL
  • Add a layer of Early Espresso 4-3/4″ square on top of Very Vanilla with SNAIL.
  • Add a layer of DSP 4-5/8″ square on top.  Stamp ferris wheel in Early Espresso slightly lower than center top to bottom and centered side to side.  Stamp ferris wheel on post it note and “fussy cut” for a mat.  Mat the wheel and stamp several tents in Archival Basic Black.  Remove mat.  Add Gold Metallic Stars to each cart on the wheel.
  • The easel holder is a layer of DSP 1-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached with SNAIL at the bottom of the last card square.  Stamp sentiment colored with markers on scrap Very Vanilla.  Trim and layer over Early Espresso slightly wider with SNAIL.  Tag ends and add to DSP layer with dimensionals.  Stamp swirls over sentiment in Early Espresso.
  • To make the belly band, cut a piece of Early Espresso CS 11″ x 1-1/2″.  Cut a (2) pieces of DSP 1-1/4″ x 6″.  Add to Early Espresso with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment on scrap Very Vanilla using markers to color and cut with smallest Lots of Labels Framelit.  Cut the next size framelit from Early Espresso and layer with SNAIL.  Add this piece to center of band.  Fold around closed card and attach with SNAIL.
  • To set up pony to spin, turn in one direction as many times as you like and fold to next square to keep it from spinning, then close cover and add belly band.

Somebody is going to love receiving your card!  I know this seems like a lot of directions, but if you take it one panel at a time, you’ll be so happy with the result.  This was my first time making a card like this and I thoroughly enjoyed the process.

Hope your weekend is just what you need…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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not today.

Cause I’m inky…and HaPpY!

 

 

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Little Things…

Little things that come in small packages sometimes contain big surprises.  Today I’ll show you a small box that is not only pretty, but has room to spare for a BIG surprise…

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Can’t you just imagine an engagement ring in there?

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or a necklace or bracelet for Valentines?

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this framelit set can cut more than succulents…

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and the Stitched Squares Framelits (next to smallest one) fits the sides just right!

This box took me 30 minutes to make using four different framelit sets and I’m over the moon about giving it away.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pear Pizazz and Watermelon Wonder Cardstock

Ink:  Craft Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder

Stamps:  Window Shopping

Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rose Garden Thinlits, Succulent Framelits, Window Box Thinlits, Stitched Square Framelits, White Embossing Powder and Sponge Dauber

Digits

  • Cut two Window Boxes (it will take most all of a single sheet of cardstock).  Cut both side tabs off one.
  • Cut design in top of one.  This will be the top of your box.  Cut two sides with heart design  (be sure the design is right side up).  Still working on just the top of the box, cut just the six sided part of the box top from Watermelon Wonder and trim just inside score lines.  Add underneath box top with multipurpose glue.  Burnish all score lines on this top piece with your bone folder and set aside.
  • Working with what will be the bottom of the box, cut side design in center panel (be sure the design is right side up).  Cut six Watermelon Wonder squares with next to smallest Stitched Framelit Die.  Add one behind each panel that has been cut with design using multipurpose glue.  With the other three squares, stamp design in Craft Whisper White Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.  Add these panels to the outside of your box on the three panels that were not cut with a design.
  • Glue together with multipurpose glue or Tear ‘n Tape starting with the side taps of each box.  Then the tabs that will attach the top and bottom together.
  • Now let’s make that flower for the top.  Cut one of each size succulent in Thick Whisper White.  Using Sponge Dauber, add Watermelon Wonder to the tips of each petal on each piece.  Use a small circle of multipurpose glue in the centers of each layer to put together.  Now cut just the leaves from the Rose Garden Thinlits twice.  Trim if necessary and add to bottom of flower with multipurpose glue and to box top with hot glue.
  • I also cut just the six-sided piece in Watermelon Wonder, trimmed and added to the bottom of the box … makes it even sturdier.
  • Inside the box top would be a wonderful place to add a sentiment or banner with a sentiment.

I can tell you there are many more box ideas in my future…so if you like this set as much as I do…stay tuned!

Today is Friday and that is “date night” at my house.  We plan a dinner out and a movie.  315 channels and nothing to watch on TV!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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be proud.

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

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Hugs & Kisses…

All paper artist are working fast and furious to be ready for Valentines…almost like we were for Christmas.  Valentines is not my favorite holiday, but it comes in a close second and heaven knows there are projects on every surface in my studio in various stages of completion.

One of my “peeps” makes 30+ table favors each month for a ladies luncheon and she is always looking for new ideas.  Recently I offered a Valentine matchbox idea to her and promised I’d post the box with directions.  Well I’d better get my bum in gear or she won’t need them!

The size of the box was determined by cutting one of SU!’s Whisper White notecards in half to use as the Valentine card on top of the box…

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Here’s a different view…

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plenty of room inside to write a love note…  And a close up…

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a little kiss inside.

This may be a heavy photo post, but may make it easier for those of you who haven’t made a matchbox before.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock, Gold Foil and Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Sealed With Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold Baker’s Twine, Sealed With Love Thinlits
  • Digits
  • Let’s build the inside box first.  Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 5″.  Score on all sides 3/4″.  Your piece should look like this…

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  • Cut the tabs on each end and slightly trim the one side…

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  • Burnish all fold lines with bone folder and put Tear “n Tape on each tab.  Fold tabs inside to create box.
  • To make the cover that slides over the box, cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 6-3/4″.  Score on the long side at 3/4″, 3-1/4″, 4″, 6-1/2″

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  • Place Tear ‘n Tape on 1/4″ score tab. Burnish all score lines and tuck 1/4″ tab behind the first 3/4″ score.
  • Cut (2) DSP 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ and attach to this piece.  Cut (2) DSP 3/4″ x 3-3/8″ and attach to this piece.
  • Cut (2) DSP 3/4″ x 2-3/8″ for ends of box.  Slide box inside cover.
  • Cut a 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard in half to make two 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ cards for box top.
  • Decorate your Valentine with a piece of DSP 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″.  Cut heart border from Thick Whisper White and trim to fit box cover.  Attach with SNAIL to right side.  Cut one envelope, one small note from Whisper White.  Cut hearts from Real Red.  Cut envelope flap liner from DSP, cut arrow from Gold Foil
  • Fill your sweet note box with candy.

Hope you give this matchbox a try.  You can make it any size your need.

Another historical day…how many presidents have I seen sworn into office…lots.  God bless America!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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And stay inky…you are sure to be HaPpY!

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What Day is it…

Today’s post was sent to a blog reader from a random drawing selection.  I had promised to send a gift made personally and this is what was sent…

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Hoping Rosemary has received her gift and this post isn’t ruining her surprise.  Thought this little desk calendar would be useful in her stamping space.

Because I gave away the only catalog I had with me (I’m still with “the littles” in Florida) I don’t have the exact name of the stamp set.  But it is in the Occasion Catalog with coordinating framelits and it is awesome!  I’ve seen so many really cute and clever things made with this set.

I can give you the dimensions to the calendar stand…

The Thick Whisper White base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored on the long side at 4″, 8″, 9″ and 10″.  Make the 9″ score a valley fold and the 8″ and 10″ mountian folds.  Attach the last inch fold to the top of the card piece and stand it up.

The Calypso Coral cardstock is 4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.

The DSP layers are 3-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached with SNAIL, and 3-7/8″ x 1-3/4″ for the top layer attached with SNAIL.

The calendars I ordered from Tayloredexpressions.com.  The cardstock behind the calendar was cut 1/8″ wider than the calendar.

The T-Shirt was stamped on scrap of Thick Whisper White in Smoky Slate and cut out with framelit.

The T-Shirt message was stamped in Calypso Coral.

The T-Shirt collar was stamped in Calypso Coral and cut with framelit and attached with a piece of dimensional.

The T-Shirt was added to top of calendar with multipurpose glue

So today is going home day.  One more school pick up and one more after school treat before I leave.  It’s been fun to be  involved in their daily activities and be here when they get home.  Of course the amazing warm, no humidity weather has been pretty nice too.

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Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Yep.

Stay inky my friend…be HaPpY!

 

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Love in a Box…

Yesterday a roomful of stamping peeps were treated with these Valentine “love” boxes filled with sweet treats and given with lots of love…

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Just a little something to let them know how much I appreciate their friendship and the opportunity to share with them this paper art, stamping obsession I have.

These 4″ x 4″ boxes with the clear slip on cover are the perfect size to fill with sweet treats packed in a cellophane bag, both items are offered in the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog.

The Designer Series Paper is the Sending Love Paper Stack on pg 15 of the new Occasions Catalog cut 2″ x 6″ (it takes two pieces to wrap the box).  The sweet treats were packages inside cello bags offered in the Annual Catalog.  Slip on the clear box cover and tie your bow on top.

Here I’ve used several different SU! Ribbons from my stash and added the tag made with the Scalloped and Stitched Circle Framelits Dies.

The Sentiment was stamped with the Sealed with Love Stamp Set on page 15 of the Occasions Catalog including the “kiss”. I used Real Red and Blushing Bride ink and tied it on with Linen Thread.

Today I am in Florida with “the Littles”.  Woke them up this morning (they were asleep when I arrived last night) to take them to school.  We made a deal for after school this afternoon.  They made promises of things they would do and I promised to take them for ice cream.  Mom moms are allowed to do that!

The weather here is amazing.  In fact I told the kids I was going swimmming today.

Hope you are having an awesome day…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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You’re welcome.

Inky fingers = HaPpY!

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Pot ‘O Succulents…

 

First order of business is to announce the winner of a personal gift from me to one of my readers for commenting their “word” for 2017.  There were so many great ideas!  But the winner is…

  • Rosemary (rregan@bresnan.net)  CoNgRaTs Rosemary!  Send me an email at brm643@comcast.net with your mailing address.

My blog readers are just the sweetest and evidently all I needed to do was ask for you to visit my Rambling Rose Studio FB page and click “like” if you liked the page.  I have set a goal to reach 1000 in the month of January and many of you did visit.  Thanks so much!

This post today is exciting because the idea formed in my mind over the Christmas holiday while in Florida.  Ikea was on the “to do” list and some kind of flower pot was one of the items to be found.

Ikea is like a candy store…so many ideas are born and its a struggle to focus.  But the pot in mind was found and here’s what happened to it…

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A size reference would have been nice but I can tell you the top opening is 4″ and the height of the pot is 4-1/2″.

Here’s a couple of close up shots…

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and another angle…

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making this pot ‘o succulents gave me practice for a kit class later this month with the Vertical Garden Kit in the Occasions Catalog.  Of course, everything in the kit is precut for you which is really nice!

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The colors were the first consideration.  Every color of green was pulled, then branching out with Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and even Tip Top Taupe.  There is one retired color here…can you find it?

It’s the little strip of circles sticking out here and there.  That is Starfruit…how many of you remember that color?  So many didn’t like it, but as green is a favorite, I loved it!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizazz, Sweet Sugar Plum, Calypso Coral (roses), Rich Razzleberry. Pool Party and Starfruit
  • Ink:  Craft White, Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamps:  Oh So Succulent and Gorgeous Grunge (splats)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Spiral Flower Die (rose), Succulent Thinlits Dies, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, 4″ Styrofoam ball half (I found a green one), container and hot glue

Digits

  • Glue the 4″ half Styrofoam ball in top of container.
  • Pick your cardstock colors and start cutting.  There are three large succulents different colors.  For the large pieces use two of four different thinlit die sizes.  There are four medium succulents.  To make a medium piece, do not use the largest succulent die.  There are three small succulents.  For these I used the three smallest dies.  Make three Calypso Coral roses and five of the circular strip pieces in Starfruit or any color you like in your stash.  Maybe Daffodil Delight or Crushed Curry.
  • White Craft Ink was used with the small stamp to add color to the tips of the layers on some and Rich Razzleberry on others.  Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp was used on some in Rich Razzleberry.
  • Use your bone folder to slightly curl each petal.  If you accidently chop off a piece, not to worry.  Plants are not perfect and besides you’ll never see it anyway.  Layer with multipurpose glue trying to twist each layer so that the petals do not align.  Build all your pieces then add them to the Styrofoam with hot glue.  I added the largest first, medium and small last.  Use the roses to fill spaces inbetween pieces.  Add circular strips here and there.
  • Cut a piece of Burlap ribbon to fit around container and hot glue.  Make a Burlap bow by looping four times and tying in center with Linen Thread.

Seriously, this piece could be used for your own home decoration (I plan to make an accompanying piece) or as a gift especially for someone in the hospital or nursing home as they take no care.

Can’t wait for the kit class later this month…

We are getting snow today…first of the winter so it’s a little exciting because snow is rare here.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Staying inky will make you HaPpY!

 

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Dazzling Dragonfly…

Before talking about today’s post, I want to thank all of you for stopping by yesterday and giving me the biggest response on my blog to date!  What an awesome day…  It may have been the 19 second video on my Rambling Rose Studio facebook page that caused the big numbers.  If you do facebook, I would love you to take a look at this page and “like” it.  I’m trying to reach 1,000 likes and I am REALLY close…

Today’s post will highlight the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle on page 26 of the new Occasions Catalog that went “live” yesterday.

Here’s a close up of the dragonfly…

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How gorgeous is she?  It has to be a girl cause she’s covered in gold and Dazzling Diamonds…

We haven’t had any sun lately and when photographing I’d rather use natural light, so my attempts at lighting and trying to catch the shimmer of this dragonfly weren’t even close to how sparkly she really is.

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and a little different angle…

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Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Vellum and Whisper White Cardstock, plus Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Archival Basic Black, Emerald Envy and VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams, Gorgeous Grunge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits  Dies, Gold Baker’s Twine, Gold Embossing Powder, Clear Wink of Stella, Dazzling Diamonds

Digits

  • The Mint Macaron base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The water color layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.
  • Using a size “E” acrylic block and Mint Macaron ink pad, ink up one side of block.  Spritz lightly with water and place on top of water color paper.  Give it a couple of seconds to soak into the paper and remove block.  Let dry or use heat gun.  Using the Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp and Dapper Denim ink pad, stamp two or three splats diagonally.  Using Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim ink, stamp larger spots over background.
  • Using Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp and VersaMark ink, stamp over background.  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark.   Sprinkle all with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Place a blob of multipurpose glue on the paper where you want to start your Gold Baker’s Twine (or you could substitute Gold Metallic Thread) and start making loops going over the glue blob to keep everything placed.
  • Cut one Gold Foil dragonfly.  Stamp one dragonfly in Archival Basic Black on Vellum Cardstock and cut with coordinating thinlet.  Add a line of multipurpose glue down the center of the Gold Foil dragonfly and place the Vellum dragonfly on top.  Add a strip of adhesive on the underside of the Gold Foil dragonfly.  Brush Clear Wink of Stella over the wings and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Isn’t she beautiful?  Add to water color paper card front over Baker’s Twine loops.
  • Add water color layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside I have a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Dapper Denim with a 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Whisper White on top.  The bottom of the top layer has the larger dots in Emerald Envy.

So yesterday SU! had an equipment failure right in the middle of launching the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  I can only imagine the “hustle” to get the system up and running…but they did and I bet the orders were almost enough to crash the system again.  This new catalog is awesome.

Let me know if you need a catalog and I’ll be happy to send them to you.  If you need to place an order, feel free (and make my day!) to order by clicking on the “shop now” star in the right column of this blog site.

We are supposed to get snow to and tomorrow and I sure hope we do…I had to stop at the grocery store and I swear everybody and their mother was there…seriously!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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exactly.

I’ll be HaPpY all year cause I’ll be inky!

 

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Cloud Nine Birthday…

This interactive birthday card was just a hoot to put together.  Even though I knew what it was supposed to do, I still squealed when it actually worked…

Here’s the card front…

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How much fun are these hot air balloons?  When you slip off the belly band, you get this…

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How much fun is that?  Of course, the Carried Away Designer Series Paper was awesome to work with.  This was my first twist/pop card so it took me about an hour to make.  I do think it would go much faster next time I make one.  You can watch videos on YouTube if you need that type of visual, but I will give you all the “digits” today and hope you’ll give it a try.  I would do a video for you, but I’m really behind from being gone a week and with the start of Sale-A-Bration and the new Occasions Catalog today I’m feeling like…eeeeekkkkk!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White and Calypso Coral Cardstock, plus Carried Away Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lift Me Up
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Up & Away Thinlets Dies

Digits:

  • The Mint Macaron base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The DSP layer on the front cover is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside the card base cut two DSP layers 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach with multipurpose glue to inside top and bottom.
  • For the belly band cut DSP 1-1/2″ x 13″.  Wrap around folded card and attach with SNAIL where the band overlaps.  With Thinlet Dies cut different colors for hot air balloon to match your DSP and one hot air balloon…mine is Night of Navy.  Sponge back of hot air balloon with multipurpose glue and arrange different colors over glue.  Glue balloon at an angle to belly band and set this piece aside.
  • Stamp front cover sentiment on scrap Whisper White and hand cut cloud shape.  Attach to lower right corner of card front with multipurpose glue.  Cut clouds and one of smallest balloons and attach to top of card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Let’s make the twist/pop mechanism.  Cut a piece of Mint Macaron CS 8″ x 3-1/2″.  Score at the short end at 1-3/4″ down the center.  With a pencil on the long end, mark at 2-1/4″ and 5-3/4″, turn to the other long end side and make the same marks.  Line up on score board one top mark and the opposite side bottom mark and score.  Do the same with the other side.  You have created an “x” pattern.  Fold the center fold in “mountain” fold.  Lay piece flat and fold each side of the “x” score lines toward you and burnish.  Be sure to burnish all these score lines really well.  Push the center folds to the center so that your piece looks like this…

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  • Burnish well.
  • Lay your card base flat with inside showing.  Lay a ruler across your card so that you can see the center point.  You can mark that with an “x” because this will be covered anyway.  Add Tear ‘n Tape to both sides of triangle.  Remove protective paper from one side and align your twist/pop piece just below center point you marked and attach.  Now remove protective paper from other side and close your card.  Burnish front and back while closed.  Now open you card and you can see how this piece works.

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  • Now let’s make the piece where your art will be.  Cut a piece of Mint Macaron 10″ x 3-1/2″.  Score on long side at 2-1/2″, 5″ and 7-1/2″.  Make the center score a “mountain” fold and the other two “valley” folds.

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  • Lay your card flat and center this piece over the twist/pop piece.  Fold back the right panel.  See the rectangle in the twist/pop piece at the top?  Mark with and “x”.  Now fold back the left panel and mark the rectangle at the bottom with an “x”.  Add Tear ‘n Tape to these two rectangles.  Center your art piece panel over the twist/pop piece.  Hold in center and remove protective paper on the right and attach.  Repeat on the left.  Fold your card and burnish well.  Open it…Ta-Da!
  • Now all you do to finish is decorate your four panels and add pieces for writing your message.  I used a piece of DSP for my panels 3-3/8″ x 2-3/8.  At the bottom the Calypso Coral is 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ and the Whisper White is 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″.
  • Close your card and slip on the Belly Band.  Alright, take it off and watch it open again…and again…etc!  It’s really cool isn’t it?

If you have read all these directions and not just skipped to the “B-ism”, then I know you can do this card.  Take it one step at a time and enjoy the creative process.  You will be so proud of yourself.  There will be more posts with this technique and I will seriously try to get a video done…maybe “live”!  Wouldn’t that be fun.  But, if you want to watch a video on YouTube, search twist/pop card.

Woke up to no TV’s working…drives me nuts.  Not that I watch them past the news in the morning, but I like the noise in the background.  Try calling your service sometime…it’s an international experience!  If you need a catalog…let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  It is an exciting day at Stampin’ Up! as the new spring catalog is released today and it’s also the start of Sale-A-Bration where you can earn FREE product…YAY!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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what I need after that call that lasted 90 minutes…and they still don’t work.

But I can always get my fingers inky and Be HaPpY!

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Reminiscing…

Last day of 2016.  It has been said you should never look back, but always move forward…

Excuse me if I disagree.  Sometimes it is important and necessary to look back.  How else are you to know how much you’ve grown?  And looking back you can take stock of those things that were a success and remember others that were not.

So today if you’ll indulge me, let’s take a sweeping view of 2016 posts.  I’ll pick my favorite from each month.  For those of you who have been reading this blog for a bit, I’m sure you might have a favorite or two.  I’d love to know if you can remember…

January 2016

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Emboss and bleach technique.

February 2016

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Masking and bokeh technique.

March 2016

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Botannical Gardens Framelits were a favorite.

April 2016

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3-D frame from a box for Lyla’s ninth birthday… with her new puppy Stitch.

May 2016

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These created a stir.

June 2016

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Sweetums loved this Father’s Day card.  I loved that DSP!

July 2016

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This was made to celebrate my son-in-love’s new command assignment.  Lots of response on this one.

August 2016

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Simple and interesting.

September 2016

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Thank you surprise for my “peeps” made big points on Pinterest.

October 2016

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Thoughtful Branches…how I loved this new set.

November 2016

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Loved this set at first sight.

December 2016

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I called this one rustic elegance.

This post has taken me hours…it was so much fun reminiscing through all the posts this year.  Next month I will pass the 1000 mark for posts in three years…that’s just amazing to me.

I’m sending each of you the warmest wishes for the new year and thank you so much for spending time with me on this blog.

Love to you all…

B!

 

B

2017 December – Calendar…

It’s time for the new year and we are so ready with our new 2017 handmade calendar.  Did you follow along?

This post has been so much fun to do and I know it will be special all year long.

Here’s December…

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Thanks goodness for Paper Pumpkin!  This turned out even better than I had hoped and seriously so easy…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Preprinted calendar Papersource.com, cut outs SU! Paper Pumpkin
  • Ink:  None
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Sequins

Digits

  • Run the calendar page through Big Shot using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  • Add the first row of houses framelit to page with multipurpose glue.
  • Add the second row of houses with dimensionals.
  • If you’d like to stamp a greeting on the snow layer, do it now.
  • Add the trees and snow with double dimensionals.

Seriously, did we just finish the last calendar page?  Let the HaPpY dance commence!

Tomorrow is New Years Eve.  I’m sending you the very best wishes for the new year and thank you so much for reading my blog!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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or tomorrow.

Let’s get inky together and be HaPpY!

B