Flower Pot Card with Hidden Tag

We still have weeks more of winter, but I am already yearning for the warmer days of spring. I adore the bright and beautiful flowers of the season, and find that they lift my spirits like nothing else.  I find that I often start making cheerful projects to help me get over the winter blues.  This fun card is sure to brighten someone’s day as well.

Flower-pot-cardFlower Pot Card Supplies:

012

Step 1.  Score a piece of cardstock along the top edge of the card base (large enough to accommodate the flower pot die).  Tape the die so the top cutting edge is off of the cardstock, and cut.

001

Step 2.  Die cut the smaller sized flower pot and distress the surface with the Sand-It Gadget.

002

Step 3.  Machine stitch the smaller pot onto the larger one, leaving the top open to form a pocket.

Step 4.  Decorate the flower pot with die cuts and ribbons.

005

Step 5.  Use the smaller die to draw a line to trim a large tag, so that it will fit into the pocket, while leaving enough visible at the top to add flowers.

003

006

Step 6.  Decorate the tag with flowers, ribbon and vellum sentiment.

011

Step 7.  Slide into the pocket to finish.

010I hope that I have put a little spring into your day! Thanks for stopping by.

~Gini

 

Valentine Tussy Mussy

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of the year to create nostalgic projects to give to your loved ones. Tussy Mussies became popular during the Victorian period, but I’ve updated this idea, using the new, trendy Kraft Polka Dot Pops paper.

Valentine-tussy-mussyValentine Tussy Mussy Supplies:

012

Step 1.  Cut a half circle to form the cone.  Mark the center on the backside, to assist in forming the cone.

004

Step 2.  Use Scor-tape to attach the sides.

005

Step 3.  Punch a hole on each side of the cone and use to add a ribbon holder.

Step 4.  Take about 4 yards of crepe paper, sew through the center to pleat, and add to the cone with Scor-tape.

Step 5.  Embellish the crepe ruffle with satin ribbon.

Step 6.  Emboss the Valentine heart with the folder.  Sand the raised edges.

007

Step 7.  Cut the heart out and attach to the cone.

Step 8.  Fill with tulle and other goodies of your choice.

010

This is an easy project to put together, and one that can be changed for any season or holiday.  Thanks for stopping by!

~Gini

 

Winter Wonderland Lantern

The holidays may be over, but we still have a few more months of wintery weather.  Bring a little light into the season, with this shimmery tea-light lantern.  Add a battery powered tea light, and   the vellum paper allows a beautiful glow.

011

Winter Wonderland Lantern Supplies:

009

Step 1.  Die cut 2 sets of the Luminary die.

Step 2.  Score the cuts as marked on the cuts.

001

Step 3. Add vellum to the backside of the windows with double-sided tape.

002

Step 4.  Assemble the lantern with double-sided tape.

003

Step 6.  Die cut snowflakes and glue to the center of the vellum window.

007

Step 7.  Embellish the lantern with Shaved Ice, snow border punch, ribbon and floral stems.

012

So instead of heading out into the winter weather, stay inside where it’s warm and create your own winter wonderland!

~Gini

 

Quick & Easy 5-Step Pop Dot Cards

December 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here today to share some CAS cards that you can make in minutes using two Pop Dot card bases.

CAS cards

Pop Dot Card Supplies

  • 2  contrasting Pop Dot card bases for each card
  • Gina K. Designs Simple Hearts stamp set
  • Clearsnap Beetle Black pigment ink pad
  • May Arts white ribbon
  • Sizzix Scallop Circle Framlits dies
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Fiskars corner rounder
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Paper adhesive

IMG_8869

Step 1: Round bottom corners of both black dot and white dot cards.

Step 2: Trim 2-inches from bottom edge of white pop dot card base; adhere to black card base.

IMG_8861

Step 3: Wrap front with ribbon.

Step 4: Stamp heart image onto inside of remaining piece of white dot card. Die-cut around image using scalloped circle die.

IMG_8864

Step 5: Attach die-cut shape to card front using foam dots.

And you are done! Just 5 easy steps to a thoughtful handmade greeting.

 

~Tami

Ringing in the New Year

Can you believe that the year is almost over, and soon we will be celebrating 2015?!! I’ll admit, New Year’s is not a huge crafting holiday….but, this is a cute decoration that is simple, but has the right holiday flare.

tophat copy

 

New Year’s Top Hat Supplies:

tophatsupplies

This was really easy to put together.

Step 1:  Cover the Darice paper mache hat with Black Core Basics.

Step 2: Cut various die cuts out of different Coredinations. I used the Glitter Sill (Black) and some Core Basics in white for contrast. Die cuts and ribbons was a fun way to bling it up a bit.  The Glitter Silk paper was perfect, because it added sparkle without the mess.

Step 3: Add May Arts ribbon around the base.

FullSizeRender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Tuck Core Tag into the hatband after adding the date with stickers. . This tag was crisp and clean, but you could easily make the tag over the top fancy, to keep as a memento.  Each year, the tag could be exchanged  to ring in the new.

Enjoy for a fun and festive New Year!

 

 ~Gini

Chalk Core Christmas Tag

I love the chalkboard look, and knew that these Stampendous sentiment stamps would look really great embossed in white on some Chalk Core.

51

Chalk Core Christmas Tag Supplies:

1

Step One: Trim Chalk Core Cardstock to 2″x4″. Sand cardstock.

Step Two: Stamp sentiment in the center of tag with embossing ink, and wet emboss using white embossing powder. Add stamped shapes to tags, heat embossing between each element.

2

Step Three: Color in stamped images with a white colored pencil to make the image opaque.

3

Color images with colored pencils over the white.

4

Step Four: Finish tag. Trim top two corners of tag. Add eyelet and ribbon. Add swirls to tag using a white colored pencil. Repeat for additional tags! A trendy and classy way to dress up a holiday gift!

~Shaunte

 

Next Page »

53 queries. 0.547 seconds