Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Especially for You

I decided to make one more card for the Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge - Repeat the Sentiment. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

I started by stamping the sentiment several times, using my MISTI to get it spaced nicely. For one of them, I stamped it with Chocolate Truffle Amalgam ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I stamped the flowers and leaves and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I wanted to layer the front panel onto a piece of brown cardstock, but I didn't have any that matched, so I swiped the Chocolate Truffle ink pad onto the edges of a piece of white cardstock to make it brown.

I added this to a white card base and adhered the flowers and leaves, popping up some of the flowers with foam squares.

Supplies I used:
Gina K. Designs: Especially for You stamp set
                            Electro Pop Flowers stamp set and coordinating dies
                            Ink: Lemon Drop, Coral Reef, Tomato Soup, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus,                                               Chocolate Truffle Amalgam
                            White, Lemon Drop cardstock
clear embossing powder, foam squares from my stash

Monday, 28 October 2019

Scrapped Squares

I have another card that I made for the Splitcoaststampers - Save Your Scraps! challenge. It's a good chance to use up some of the scraps that are too good to throw away!

I punched out 1" squares from my paper scraps, and punched 1 1/2" scalloped squares from my red cardstock scraps. For the sentiment, I used my MISTI to stamp it twice and then I stamped it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in clear. I layered all the squares onto the red scalloped squares, and using my Cut-Align ruler, I arranged them onto the blue cardstock, which I attached to a white card base.

This was a fairly quick card to make and my scrap pile is reduced a bit. Still many more scraps to use up!

I used the following supplies:
Cut-Align ruler
1” square punch
1 1/2” scalloped square punch
Gina K. Designs: Winter Cheer patterned paper pack
                            Christmas Joy stamp set
                            ReVelvet ink

                            Red Velvet, Ocean Mist cardstock
VersaMark ink
clear embossing powder, white cardstock from my stash

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Save your Scraps!

This month, the MISTI Monday challenge is called Save your Scraps! We need to use scraps on our card. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fall/Autumn Colors.

This was a fun card to make. I placed some 2 1/2" wide Scor-Tape on a piece of white cardstock. After peeling off the release paper, I attached the strips of cardstock and patterned paper. I trimmed this down to 5 1/2" and attached it to the front of a white card base. 

Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment, cleaned the stamp and stamped again with VersaMark ink. I heat embossed it in clear so that the colour of the ink showed through. I added a few rhinestones to finish off the card.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Wrapped in Love stamp set
                             Give Thanks patterned paper pack; 
Red Velvet, Fresh Asparagus cardstock
                             Honey Mustard ink
VersaMark ink
Original MISTI
white cardstock, clear embossing powder, rhinestones from my stash

Sunday, 20 October 2019

More 3D Papercraft

I liked doing my previous projects so much that I decided to make another one. Here is the Sleeping Fox.

Isn't he cute? It comes as a pdf file, and you print it, cut it out, score, apply tape, fold and assemble. It sounds like it would take a long time, but I do it while watching TV and it doesn't seem long at all. I received the file on Thursday and finished it last night (Saturday). 

You can see all the different things you can make on the Scor-Pal website. There are lots of animals, and some shapes and numbers, too. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

3D Papercraft

Scor-Pal has a new line of 3D Papercraft, designed by InArtCraft. There are animals, shapes, and numbers. I decided to do one of the cats. When you purchase one of the items, you get a pdf file that you print onto cardstock and then assemble.

I made it harder on myself by making it in black, but I have some tips for working with black cardstock. I used a laser printer, which makes a shiny line that you can see with good lighting. Then, using the pdf file as a reference, I wrote in the numbers with a white gel pen. If you don't have access to a laser printer, you can print the file out on white copy paper and glue or tape it to the black cardstock. 

To assemble, cut out the shapes, score along the fold lines, add Scor-Tape, fold the tabs in and, matching the numbers, tape all the tabs in place.

I had so much fun making the cat, that I decided to make the Birds on a Wall. We get a lot of Blue Jays here, so I made them in blue. 

There are some good tips on the Scor-Pal page to help you make your 3D creations. I hope you'll give them a try!

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Telescoping Card Tutorial

Hi, everyone! This is a tutorial for my Telescoping Card that I made for this month's Scor-Pal More Than One Score Challenge - Fall/Harvest or Halloween.  You have until the end of the month to enter and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Scor-Pal store!

I found this card design in the Die-cutting Essentials magazine. It looked like a fun card to make, so I thought I would give it a try.

To make this card, I used the following supplies:

White cardstock
Gina K. Designs (GKD) Red Velvet cardstock                                                                         
GKD Give Thanks Patterned Paper                                                           
Cottage Cutz Square Stitched dies and Circle Stitched dies
GKD Honey Mustard cardstock
GKD Give Thanks stamp set and coordinating dies
GKD Autumn Wreath Builder stamp set
GKD Honey Mustard, Warm Cocoa ink
clear embossing powder, ribbon

Cut four 11" x 2" pieces from white cardstock. Using your Scor-Pal, score each one at 2", 4", 6", 8" and 10", then accordion fold.

Cut twenty 1 7/8" square pieces from the red cardstock, and sixteen 1 3/4" square pieces from the patterned paper. I used two designs from the patterned paper.

I just laid the papers on the cardstock for the picture, but you'll want to tape them onto the middle of the red squares! Tape a plain red square onto the middle of each of the folded strips, and the decorated squares onto the other sections.

Cut two 6" square pieces from white cardstock. Tape the 4 strips to the bottom of one of the squares, one in the middle of each side, and then tape the other square over them.

From a different piece of patterned paper, cut a 5 3/4" square piece and layer it onto a 5 7/8" square piece of red cardstock. Tape this onto the top of the white square. With the square dies, cut a frame from white cardstock and add it to the middle of the patterned paper. Cut a smaller square from white, add a sentiment, and attach it inside the frame.  

Cut a 2 1/2" square from white cardstock and trim it down to make a cross. Cut two circles from the red cardstock and a smaller circle from patterned paper. Layer these on top of the cross and punch a hole in the middle. Thread a piece of ribbon through the hole, attach it on the back, and cover it with the other red circle.

Tape the cross to the end of the four panels, centering it on the underside of the panels. Decorate the center red square on each panel. 

This is the view from the top, with the card collapsed down.

Here is a view showing the sentiment inside.

I hope you will give this a try. It makes a showy card and was fun to make!

Monday, 7 October 2019


I found these cute, little feathers on my lawn, so I decided to make one more card for the Mod Squad Challenge - Back to Nature. I am also entering it in the Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge - Repeating a sentiment.

I decided to repeat my sentiment in different shades of blue. I used my Misti to line up the sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Massive Messages stamp set and then shifted the cardstock up an inch before I stamped the next colour. I used Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea and Tranquil Teal Gina K. Designs ink.

The background was matted with Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea cardstock and attached to a white card base. I added a strip of Turquoise Sea before I attached the feathers and a couple of pearls.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Using Leaves as Stamps

This month the Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge is repetition of the sentiment, or part of the sentiment. For the Mod Squad Challenge - Back to Nature, we need to have a piece of nature on our project, or use a leaf as a stamp. I combined the two challenges on my card.

I lined up Happy Birthday sentiments from Gina K. Designs (GKD) Fabulous Frame, By the Sea and Happy Birthday to You stamp sets on the door of my Misti, and stamped them in GKD Sweet Corn and Peach Bellini ink. I moved the card around, so the stamps were not lining up in the same position in each row.

Once I had the background finished, I inked up a set of three leaves that I found with GKD Faded Brick ink. I stamped this three times over the background. I used a sponge dauber to pounce the ink on the leaves, so I would get a good impression. I used the stem to pick it up and then pressed on each leaf with my fingertips.

I left room at the bottom, so I could attach a piece of ribbon and then added a leaf that I stamped with VersaMark ink, from the GKD Give Thanks stamp set, and cut out with the coordinating die.

I layered the background with a piece from the GKD Give Thanks patterned paper pack, and attached this to a white card base.

I was quite pleased with the way the leaves 'stamped'. They made a nice pattern on the card.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Outdoor Scene

This week, the Mod Squad Challenge is called Back to Nature. We need to use an item from nature on our project, or use leaves as a stamp. 

When I was out for my walk today, I found a piece of wood that looked perfect for a project. I picked up a few other things and made a scene on the piece of wood.

I started by sanding the wood to make it a bit smoother. I stamped the sentiment, from the Gina K. Designs (GKD) Dazzling Dahlia stamp set, with GKD Chocolate Truffle Amalgam ink. Because I didn't have the wood completely smooth, there were parts that didn't stamp, so I used a toothpick that I tapped on the ink pad to fill in the voids.

I thought the scene would look better with a little colour, so I added some GKD Powder Blue at the top and GKD Jelly Bean Green and Sandy Beach toward the bottom. Then I used a glue gun to attach all the pieces - bark, moss and cones. I used a marker to draw in the 'tree trunks'. 

I was really pleased with how this turned out. I'm glad that it was a challenge over at Mod Squad!

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Telescoping Card

This month, I am the host of the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge. The theme is Harvest/Fall or Halloween. You can make a card, box or other project, as long as it has more than one score and follows the theme. 

I live in Canada, so we celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. I decided to make a Thanksgiving card.

Here is a different view, showing the sentiment inside.

Come back on the 15th of October, when I will show all the steps in making this card!