Monday, March 19, 2018

Video- How to Make a Music Lover's Jukebox Jive Box Card

We all know music lovers and any one of them would love to receive this box card that stands up for display and then folds flat for mailing featuring Tonic Studios musical dies. My latest YouTube video here shows how to make this musical box card step by step and you will find it is not hard at all. Come take a look here and then try one with the dies and stamps you own, or check the links in the description box for the Tonic dies I used. 

Here are a couple more pictures of the card from different angles: 


Thanks for watching, sharing and subscribing and thanks, too, for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Anything Goes or Cards for Boys Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This year, all challenges at SAS4Kids are Anything Goes 4 Kids! We will usually have an alternative theme that you can choose to follow, but are not required to. Create and link any card that is appropriate for a child and your card could be chosen as one of our top three cards and you could join us as a guest dt member on a future challenge.

The theme for this challenge is: Anything Goes 4 Kids OR Cards for Boys! It is not required that you send in your card if you enter our challenges, but our kids would sure love it if you did!

I created a cute card for a special boy using new dies from Karen Burniston. As is always the case with Karen’s dies, the real fun happens when the card is opened:

A castle with a dragon pops up to wish the special boy Happy Birthday! Too cute for your favorite little boy! 

Be sure to check out the rest of the cards from TEAM SAS here and we would love it if you entered our challenge. 

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Day Three Therm O Web Designer Stencils Easter Card

I have been sharing cards all week made with Therm O Web's new Designer Stencils and I think this is my favorite of the cards I made. I love the look of the positive acetate foiled patterns over the negative foiled patterns die cut with Gina Marie Designs Big and Little Pierced Chain Oval Layered Dies to create these sparkly Easter eggs. I simply attached them to a older Easter dp I had in my stash and my colorful fun Easter card was done. Here is a closeup look at the sparkly Easter eggs:

For more details on how to do these techniques and links to the products used, scroll down here on my blog or watch Monday's video here.

I am entering this card in the Easter/Spring challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. Thanks for visiting and helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day with Doodle's Paper Playground Sparkle Blends

I am so happy to be continuing as a guest designer diva at Doodles Paper Playground and to be able to play some more with their Sparkle Blend sequins available exclusively at White Rose Crafts LLC. The new Test Your Luck sequin and bead mix is perfect for St. Patrick's Day which is this Saturday. I created a four leaf lucky clover shaker card using heart dies from Tonic Studios and then created a shaker in just one of the heart windows where I dumped some of the Test Your Luck Sparkle Blend mix. I attached a little green flower from the mix on each of the other acetate windows just for fun. Here is a close-up look at this fun Sparkle Blend mix:

I added a couple more sequins and a fun sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to the inside of my card. I love how this card turned out! Happy St. Pat's Day everyone!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Having a Play with Therm O Web Stencils Day Two

As I shared yesterday, I recently received the new Therm O Web Deco Foil Designer Stencils and have been playing with different ideas with them. I wondered how it would look to apply Deco Foil Transfer Gel through a pinwheel stencil onto a Gina K Designs Foil-mate and then foil the whole thing with Rainbow Deco Foil and this was the fun result. It is bright and colorful so I thought maybe a kid would like to give it to a special teacher and used some alphabet dies to say "thanks" in the eclipse technique way. The "teacher" die is from Simon Says Stamp. Here is a look from the side to see the "thanks" a bit clearer:

After making a pretty Deco Foil background, there is always so much lovely foil left so I had to use a toner sheet to make another rainbow background that I used in this card:

Foil is always so hard to photograph, but here are a couple more shots including the inside where I used more of that gorgeous rainbow foil:

I used a stitched rectangle die from Stamplorations and a Happy Birthday frame from Memory Box on the front, and a Celebrate die from Tonic Studios and an old candle punch from Martha Stewart on the inside.

Links to the other products used in these two cards:
Deco Foil Designer Stencils (Pinwheel)
Deco Foil Transfer Gel
Deco Foil Rainbow 
Deco Foil Toner Sheets
TOW/Gina K Designs Where's the Party Foilmate
Kat Scrappiness Condensed Uppercase Alpha Dies

Stop back again Friday for my favorite of the cards made with these fun new products from Therm O Web.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Having a Play with New Therm O Web Stencils and Gina K Designs Butterfly Kisses

Yesterday I shared a new YouTube video where I made a card and gift box with Therm O Web's Clear Designer Toner Sheets with both the positive and negative views of a floral acetate toner sheet. There were a few items in the CHA release from Therm O Web and Gina K Designs I did not receive in my initial order and now that I have remedied that, I had a fun play this week with them. Gina K Designs and Therm O Web released gorgeous Butterfly Kisses stamps, dies and Foil-Mates, and Deco Foil also released a whole new line of stencils! (All the links are at the end of this blog post.)

I love butterflies and check out the shine in these:

Still photography just does not do foiled images justice, but believe me the butterflies just shine. I stamped them over the matching foil-mate, ran them through a hot laminator with either Twinkling Pink or Dazzling Orange Fancy Foils and cut them out with the matching Butterfly Kisses dies. 

The swirly foiled background was created with Deco Foil's Clear Toner Sheets (a thicker heat resistant acetate), the new Swirls Designer Stencil and Transfer Gel. I applied the transfer gel with a plastic knife through the stencil onto the clear toner sheet and let it dry until clear. Then I cut the piece in half and covered each half with pink or orange fancy foils and ran it through a hot laminator. I attached the pretty foiled swirls onto a white card base and added the foiled butterflies and the "warm wishes" sentiment. 

I wondered what it would look like to layer the two colored stenciled patterns on top of each other and that is how I made this colorful shaker card. Using a pink swirls and an orange pinwheels pattern created with Deco Foil stencils, the transfer gel and fancy foils, I created two pretty acetate pieces, layered them together and used it as a window to my shaker card. The butterflies were created with the leftover pieces of foil from the original Butterflies Kisses run through my laminator with black toner sheets and die cut with the matching dies. Inside the shaker are more punched sparkly butterflies, bright pink beads and Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends sequin mixes (Orange You Glad and All That Glitters.) Here is another look at the shaker card all shook up:

I was having so much fun playing with the Therm O Web stencils that I couldn't stop here, so be sure to come back later this week for two more blog posts and more fun cards!

Products used in these two cards:
Therm O Web Stencils (Swirls and Pinwheels)
Therm O Web Clear Toner Sheets
Deco Foil Transfer Gel
Gina K/TOW Fancy Foils (Twinkling Pink and Dazzling Orange)
Gina K/TOW Butterfly Kisses Stamps, Dies & Foil-mates
Deco Foil Toner Sheets
DPP Sparkle Blends Orange You Glad & All That Glitters Sequins

Monday, March 12, 2018

Video: Therm O Web Clear Designer Toner Sheets Shaker Card and Gift Box

I shared a sneak peak of my favorite card of those I made for the Therm O Web CHA booth earlier with my favorite new color of Deco Foil but ran out of the plum foil and had to wait until I got some more to make a YouTube video and teach it in my classes. But I have plenty now and am sharing how to make this pretty shaker card in my newest YouTube video here. 

The top of the gift box is made the same way as the shaker card using the positive and negative versions of the Floral Sketch Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets, and I share all the measurements to make this easy box in the video too. 

We all have used acetate to make shaker cards, but this unique new product from Therm O Web takes them to a whole new level of beauty with the foiled images on the acetate. I show how to make this card and how to continue the pattern from the acetate to the negative pattern so none of the beauty is wasted in the new video, so be sure to check it out.

This whole week on my blog I am featuring the new Gina K Designs and Therm O Web products so be sure to stop back so you don't miss any. Thanks for visiting here and on my YouTube channel and for helping me#share the joy of creativity!