Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cheesy Hello

Took a break from Easter cards and thought I'd have a little fun with the Field Mouse file from KBD.  And what better way than a cheesy hello lol.

I created the "cheese" layer in my Studio Design software - a simple rectangle with circles cut out and I welded the base shape of the mouse where I wanted it to go.

I then cut everything and chalked all my pieces.

Assembled the cute mouse and put that layer on a white card base.

Simple and easy =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Goodies used:
KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ CK Field Mouse
Scrappy Moms ~ More Mini Message stamps
Bazzill cardstock
Recollections cardstock
ColorBox Chalks ~ Harvest, Pink, Charcoal, and Blue Lagoon
Recollections Black Pen
Signo White Pen
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Archival Jet Black Ink

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Easter Slider Card

Continuing to create fabulous Easter cards using the adorable files at KaDoodle Bug Designs.  Today's file of choice is the Eggie Easter Bunny.  I think this cutie would be a perfect design for any Easter project.

I chose to do another interactive card - they are fun for the recipient and fun to make lol.  Here's my T-Slide card.  (You will find a video of it in motion at the bottom of this post)


To make it a little easier, I created the card front in my SCAL software - this way, I don't have to remember exact numbers for the next time I make this card.  Here are my pieces for the front, back and slider mechanism.  (I added my score lines with my Chomas Creations Embossing tip - makes it easier to do it all at once)

Since I had my Cameo uncovered, I went ahead and cut all the pieces for the bunny as well.

Once everything was chalked/inked, I assembled my cute bunny.

Onto the card...  I stamped my sentiment using a new Lawn Fawn Easter set I got and added some dots with Gelly Roll pens.

i will be doing a full tutorial with a cut file for all the pieces next week so be on the lookout for that.  That is why there are no assembly pics, as I need to make a couple adjustments to the design file I created.

Here is the card in motion.  

Thank you for stopping by today!!

Goodies used on this card:
KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ Eggie Easter Bunny
Lawn Fawn ~ Sour Apple Perfectly Plaid paper
Doodlebug designs ~ Easter Express paper pad
Bazzill Cardstock
Sharpies ~ Brown and Green
ColorBox Chalks ~ Warm Green, Harvest, Blue Lagoon, Warm Violet, Berrylicious, Pink Pastel, Chestnut Roan, and Toffee
Pebbles ~ Classic Chalks
Recollections Black Pen
Signo White Pen
Enamel Accents ~ Black
Double Sided Tape

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wishing you a very Happy Easter

Today I'm sharing another Easter card with y'all.  Instead of paper piecing, I decided to create a digi stamp with the new Eggie Easter Chick file.  I put all the pieces together in my Silhouette Studio, turned them all white and printed out the digi to color.

Since this is such a cute file, I decided to try out a new card technique as well.  I love interactive cards - they seem to have a little extra something special and when I saw the mini blind cards, I knew this would be perfect.

I followed the tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers, but altered it a little, as I still wanted my card to open like a traditional card.  

I cut all my pieces for the front - I used my Pink & Main dies so the dimensions are little different than listed.

Before assembling, I had to color my cute digi.

I also wanted the card front to resemble the inside of a house, with the cute image being outside on a sunny day. So I used the blue background for the sky, cut a circle for the sun, added some clouds and grass then added my digi.

I then finished assembling my card - I placed my window on a standard card base.

I stamped my sentiment on the inside of this card.

And to show you the mini blind in action, here's a little clip

Hope you have enjoyed this card!

Goodies used on this card:
KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ Eggie Easter Chick
Pink & Main ~ Rounded Rectangle Stitched Dies
Lawn Fawn ~ Grassy Borders Die
Stitched Circle Dies
Pink & Main Plane Sweet Stamps and Dies
Lawn Fawn ~ Easter Party Stamps 
PrismaColor Pencils
Authentique Paper ~ Springtime Four
Bazzill Cardstock
ColorBox Chalk ~ Warm Green, Pink Pastel, Harvest, and Creamy Brown
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Archival  Jet Black Ink
Distress Marker ~ evergreen bough (stamped clouds)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Easter Challenge

Today starts a new challenge over at KaDoodle Bug Designs.  This challenge will run for 2 weeks to allow those that are on Spring Break a chance to join the fun.  We will be doing an Easter themed tic-tac-toe challenge.  Here are your options below:

For this challenge, I chose to decorate a page out of my traveling journal dedicated to my family. 

The file I am working with is a newbie from KBD called Bunny Tail Basket.  It reminds me of my sons first Easter when he was playing with his Easter basket.

To make my background papers for the pages, I decided to break out the gel press and my favorite dylusions paints.  I also used a flower stencil on one page for some added texture.


I matted both of my pages on white cardstock and adhered them to the pages of my book.

I cut all my pieces for the adorable basket and bunny bum on my Cameo.  As usual, I chalked and airbrushed all my edges.

Here's my completed piecing.  I added some bling to make some of the pieces stand out.

Instead of just placing my images on the pages, I chose to create a little mini album to display many Easter pics. I cut all my pieces using my BigShot and the Sizzix Mini Album Die.

I then selected my mats/background papers for each page and cut those.  

Time to assemble each page.  The album binding is a piece of twine for a rustic charm.  I then adhered the entire album to my journal page.

Goodies used on this project:
KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ Bunny Tail Basket
doodlebug designs ~ easter express paper pad
DCWV Corrugate Neutral Stack
Bazzill cardstock
Recollections cardstock
Core'dinations cardstock
Gel Press
dylusions paint ~ vibrant turquoise, mushy peas, bubble gum pink
Heidi Swapp Stencil
Sizzix Mini Album Die
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Scrappy Moms ~ Spring Fling Stamps
Archival Jet Black Ink
ColorBox Chalks ~ Pink Pastel, Blue Lagoon, Sour Apple, Burnt Sienna, Wisteria, Chestnut Roan, and Berrylicious
Enamel Accents ~ Black
Stickles ~ Tropical Tangerine, Orange Peel, Eucalyptus, and Yellow

Friday, March 16, 2018

Stop and Smell the Jelly Beans

Have y'all checked out all the fabulous new files from KaDoodle Bug Designs?! They are all super cute and will make the cutest additions to your scrapbook pages or cards.  Today I chose to work with the Jelly Bean Jar Cutie... and it's beyond cute!!

I was excited to work with this file and finally use my clear cardstock. I wanted my jar to look like a real jar and I think I accomplished that today.

I cut all my pieces ~ notice the fabric used the cover?  I love incorporating different medias into a project.

Now that everything is inked, it's time to assemble the cute jar.

I added some foam tape to raise my clear jar to give it the impression it was really a jar with jelly beans lol.

I chose to keep the card simple ~ a beautiful spring day is what I was going for.  I stamped my sentiment on the sun, which was cut from a stitched circle die.  

Add the jar full of cuteness and card complete.  Here's a side view so you can see the clear layer of the jar.

Thanks for stopping by!!

For this card I used the following goodies:
KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ Jelly Bean Jar Cutie
ClearScraps Clear Acrylic cardstock
doodlebug design ~ easter parade cardstock
DCWV ~ Twinkle Glints Stack
Pink & Main ~ Take Flight Paper Pad
Bazzill cardstock
Recollections cardstock
Scrap Fabric
Heat n Bond
Lawn Fawn ~ Grassy Border Die
Circle Stitched Dies
Scrappy Moms ~ Spring Fling Stamps
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Archival Jet Black Ink
ColorBox Chalks ~ Chestnut Roan, Ocean, Blue Lagoon, Charcoal, Warm Green, Burnt Sienna, Harvest, Blush Rose, Berrylicious, and Wisteria
Foam Tape
Double Sided Tape
Micron Pen
Signo White Pen

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hoppy Easter

With Easter fast approaching, I am trying to get those special and unique cards done.  I chose to use the new Hiding Eggs Bunny from KaDoodle Bug Designs to make this fun and interactive card.

Totally cute file right?!?!  I LOVE these sweet little bunnies.  And here's my fun card. 

Here's the inside all decorated before the panels are expanded.

The full card expanded.

Here's a quick tutorial to make your own accordion card:

Cut 3 pieces of solid cardstock ~ 2 @ 5" x 5" and 1 @ 5" x 8" 
The 5" x 8" piece will allow for 6 tiles, if you need more just add 1" to the end of the 5" x 8" piece - if you want less tiles, subtract 1".
Score the 5" x 8" piece every 1/2".

Using some double sided tape, adhere the front and back base pieces to the accordion.

Take a long piece of ribbon and adhere it to the BACK of the card only.

I then added my mats for the front and inside of the card.  When attaching the front cover, be sure not to stick adhesive where the ribbon will be.

To create the little tiles, you will need to cute 18 squares, measuring 1.5" x 1.5" out of solid cardstock. In addition, cut 18 squares 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" out of patterned paper.

Add double sided tape to ONE edge of the solid square.  

Carefully adhere the square to the top section of your accordion, leaving about 1/8" space on the side.

When finished with that row, continue to the bottom row of the accordion.

Turn your card around and going the opposite direction, place your middle row tiles spaced evenly between the top and bottom.

Now you can decorate your tiles, cover and inside to your liking.

My middle panels are made to resemble a bunny leaving eggs and his little hopping trail.  I added some grass and clouds to make it look like a spring day.  

Here's the card in motion.

Hope you have enjoyed this card as much as I have creating it =)

Goodies used on this fun card:
KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ Hiding Eggs Bunny
Bazzill cardstock
Core'dinations cardstock
Recollections cardstock
Authentique Paper ~ Springtime One
doodlebug design ~ easter express paper pad
Xyron Creative Station
Pink & Main ~ Rounded Stitched Rectangle Dies
Scrappy Mom's Spring Fling Stamps
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Double Sided Tape
Lawn Fawn ~ Grassy Border
Pink & Main ~ Plane Sweet Dies
Scrappy Moms ~ 
Archival Jet Black Ink
ColorBox Chalks ~ Blue Lagoon, Ocean, Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, Wisteria, Pink Pastel, Harvest, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Citrus, Berrylicious, Aquamarine, Warm Green, and Warm Violet
Stickles ~ Milled Lavender, Tropical Tangerine, and Fruit Punch
Recollections Black Pen
Pebbles Classic Chalks
Signo White Pen
eBrush Airbrush
Sharpies ~ Green, Yellow, Brown, Pink, Purple
Pink Glitter Enamel Dots