This time of year brings lots of cookouts and fun activities at friends’ and families’ homes—especially for the 4th of July. It’s always nice to bring a dish or small gift for the host, so why not include a fun little note as well? I found a great way to use the Sizzix Scribbles & Splat die cut set just for this purpose.
I thought a shaker card would be fun, but I didn’t have any type of firecracker die to use as an opening. Cut to me flipping through my dies and I came across this die set. Great for backgrounds, but why not try the “splat” for my fireworks I thought?
I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut 2 of the “splats” onto it at a diagonal.
To create my shaker, I adhered some clear cardstock over the back of the panel and added foam tape around the edges making sure the corners touched.
Before covering my blue notecard with the shaker window, I adhered some white cardstock to the front and poured some multicolored seed beads onto it. Be sure to add a lot, because you want to be able to see them (they roll around a lot). I chose the beads because they make a fun sound that kind of mimics the sound of fireworks.
Sometimes it’s fun to create your own backgrounds for your cards and other times you aren’t able to find just the right paper design you are wanting. Here is a simple way to create a striped background using your Distress Inks by Ranger to create just the background you want. It’s perfect for any theme and occasion when you need a card.
Are you looking for something other than the normal size card to make? This is just what you are looking for to bring more fun to your card making! This Twisted Gatefold technique gives a whole new look to a card and it’s easy to make.
As summer draws closer, so does kids’ birthday party season. I have a great way to get yourself prepared with a ready made card and tag set using a simple 6 x 6 patterned paper pad and a fun interactive die. Patterned paper pads are great because you have everything you need to make quick DIY crafts with little effort. All the fun colors and even some sentiments are right there for you to cut and paste! For my projects today, I used the Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Framelits Card Drop In-Thank You die set along with the Pebbles Happy Hooray 6×6 paper pad. I also used some large and small pre-made white tags.
You can never have too many thank you cards on hand. Everyone likes to receive a hand written note showing that someone cares. My project today, is a nice clean and simple thank you card that would be perfect for anyone. I’ll be using just the Thank You sentiment from the Sizzix Framelits Card Drop In Thank You die set and an embossing folder from Sizzix called Prism Geometrics. I’ll be adding some masked framing using Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks.
To start, I cut out the Thank You die in white card stock and embossed some silver shimmer card stock using the embossing folder. I cut the silver card stock down to a 2.75″ x 4″ panel using a rectangle die but you could use a paper trimmer as well.
I masked off a rectangle on the front of a piece of white card stock cut down to 4″x 5.25″ using Post-It tape. I used my silver embossed panel as a guide to make a thin frame. I basically want to have the look of two mats behind the dry embossed focal point without having all the bulk of extra paper.
After removing the embossed panel, I blended Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink over the masked off area. I just got the edges since I would be adhering the silver embossed panel later.
To create a second mat around the first, I masked off a thin frame next to my original. I did each edge of the rectangle separately, covering the inside edge of the original rectangle with Post-It tape and adding another piece of tape next to it leaving a space for ink blending. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink for this portion.
I adhered black foam to the back of the Thank You die cut with some Tombow Mono Liquid glue and then adhered that to my silver embossed panel. I popped the entire panel up on the front of a 4.24″x 5.5″ vertical gray note card.
Clean and simple, yet packs a punch with the 3D embossed panel and the clean masked frame. You could make multiples of these using different embossing folders or even different colored inks for the frames. Thanks so much for joining me today!
Send happy thoughts to someone just to let them know you are thinking of them. This tiled card is fun to make whether for a special day or just any day. The simple design has added pop from the texture of the embossing folder and the multiple layers of squares which make it perfect for any thought you would like to send.
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
From Peg’s Crafting Corner
What girl doesn’t love being a glamorous fashionista? This card is perfect for a birthday or any day you want to share a fashion statement with your glam girl. The stacked layered design makes a statement in itself and it’s easy to do.