Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A Time For Giving Pop Up Card - Stampendous

 I made this card for The Modsquad Challenge this week. The challenge this week is A Time for Giving. We give in many ways so this week make a card to demonstrate GIVING such as kindness, thankfulness and friendship. My snowman is giving to the critters:-) The sponsor for the $20 Gift Code is they can only ship to a USA address.

Front view of the opened card

 Side view of the pop up

I used  stamps and stencil from the new release at Stampendous. I used the Cling Giving Snowmen Rubber Stamp Set. The tree and birdhouse was stamped on the card inside. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the snowman.

I placed the Pop Up Die from the Popcessories Die Set on the fold of the card and diecut. The snowflakes are sponged using the stencil included with the stamps.

The frame behind the sentiment is from Build A Pop Up Die Set.

Then I colored with Copics, added some white dimensional glue and some glitter.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Fall Is Coming

I made this card for the Mod Squad challenge blog. This week Stampendous is offering the generous prize. 

I love this fun stamp I used for this card. I stamped the image from the Fat Pants Rubber Stamp twice then fussy cut it and colored them. 

I used Gina K Amalgam black ink and stamped twice on a piece of vellum. I used the  wobbler diecut from the Popcessories Die Set behind the image then pop dotted an extra pie. I cut a bit off the wobbler to fit.The extra pie covered some of the wobbler.

 I used Gina K Foil-Mates Autumn Leaves and foiled it with copper foil. I then used the negative on a sheet of Toner paper, giving me this copper with black leaves. I used a Kraft cardbase, then foil backgound, stamped vellum then images.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Coral Golden Dreams

I made this for my daughters birthday. I used Heartfelt Creations products. I love working with these awesome products.

My finished card is 5X7. The background layer is a watercolored piece from my stash. I added some Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Abandoned Coral, Candy Apple Red, Scattered Straw and a gold watercolor from Kuretake on my mat. Then spritz with water and smoosh the watercolor card into it until happy (dry between coats).

Cut 2 Eyelet Diamond dies out of mirror cardstock. Also cut the center of the Lacy Diamond dies 2 times from white glitter cardstock. Glue the white on top of the gold. Adhere the two diamonds diagonally on the background.

I used the leaf cluster 3 times from the Classic Rose Vines stamp and die for the flower base. I would have used the Leafy Accents with the 3D mold but couldn’t find my dies. I did include the links below. Stamp the vines with Memento Bamboo Leaves and sponge with a dauber Color Box Guacamole, over the leaves. Dry brush a little Pebeo Rich Gold paint randomly over the leaves then shape them using the Flower Shaping Essentials. I cut each branch in half and arranged diagonally across the card to use under the flowers. I was sure to have some curly Q’s in each corner.

To finish the leaf layer, I added a couple flourishes from Ariana Lace dies.

I tried using watercolor paper for my flowers, it is thick but worked great. Stamp, color and cut 2 sets of Oakberry Lane Blossoms stamps and dies. Color the first set with Zig Markers, dark yellow in the center and a dark pink on the edges. I used a water brush to blend the 2 colors together. Repeat using purple and teal.

Next layer the flowers in the 3D Blossoms Shaping mold colored side down and spritz lightly with water. I ran mine through a Spellbinders die cutting machine, no shim needed. This mold is awesome! If you want, you can color the petal edges. To keep with my gold theme I added  bit of Pebeo Rich Gold paint (I applied with a micro brush).

When the flowers are dry simply press in the centers using a shaping tool, front side up and assemble.

For more tips on creating with the Oakberry Lane collection, watch the tutorial at

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Once assembled add a light coat of glue and add Glass Shards or glitter. When dry cover the petals with a glossy coat. Apply a big dollop of glue to flower centers and add gold Prills. Assemble and adhere arrangement on the leaves. I filled in with a few Lilac flowers and added a sentiment tag.

Attach the entire panel to a 5X7 card base using double sided tape. It is easiest to apply the tape to the card base.

Butterfly Dreams Paper Collection  HCDP1-289
3D Blossoms Shaping Mold
Oakberry Lane Blossoms Die
Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set
Classic Rose Vines Die
Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set

3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold  HCFB1-467
Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set
Leafy Accents Die

 Eyelet Diamond Die  HCD1-7227
Lacy Diamond Die
  HCD1-7228Arianna Lace Die  HCD1-747Lush Lilac Die  HCD1-717
Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3816Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers - 36 Pack  478455
Heart of Gold Prills
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Guacamole
Krystallos Shard Glass
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6  HCDA1-449
Flower Shaping Essentials

Other Products: Watercolor paper, Tim Holtz Distress inks; Abbandoned Coral, Candy Apple Red, Scattered Straw, Kuretake Gold paint, Pebeo Irredescent Rich Gold (350), Gold mirror cardstock, white glitter cardstock, Nuvo glossy,











Masculine, Dimensional & Easy to Mail

Masculine, Dimensional & Easy to Mail, a triple hitter. This card was so fun to make, I used the Woodsy Wonderland Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Products Used:

Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection  HCDP1-273
Woodsy Critters Die
Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set
Woodsy Wonderland Die  HCD1-7123
Woodsy Wonderland Cling Stamp Set
Woodsy Landscape Die  HCD1-7122
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set
Fleur Border Basics Die
Lush Lilac Die
Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3816
Flower Shaping Essentials
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11

Project Instructions:
Other products:
Copics, double sided tape, score board

The finished card is a standard A2 (4 1.4” X 5 1/5”). This is a tent card which gives you dimension, and folds flat for mailing.  For the base card use a heavy weight cardstock (110-120 lbs.). Cut a piece 8 1/2” X 5 1/2” and place the long side at the top of a scoreboard. Score at 1 3/4” (this will be the top flap you see in the front). Then score at 6”, 7” and 8”.

For the top flap cut a piece of blue sky from the Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection 1 3/4” X 5 1/2” and adhere to the top flap. To cut the decorative edge use a Fleur Border Basics Die. Place the die over the flap bottom edge and run through a die cutter.

Cut your decorative paper for the card center 5 1/2” X 4 1/4”. I cut a section with the house. Adhere this to the card between the first and second folds. With the paper side up put double sided tape on the backside of the flap and on the 1/2” flap.

Cut a piece of acetate that is 5 1/2” X 4” and place over the background and line up with the 1 3/4” fold line . 

Fold the decorative edge to the front toward the center panel and crease well. Fold the 6” score line toward the center panel, down at 7” and up again at the 1/2” (like a fan fold). This forms the tent. Crease all score lines well. 

Place the acetate a tad below the flap fold over the image. Remove the tape liner from the flap and press down on the acetate. Remove the tape liner from the 1/2” flap. Hold the bottom flat to position the acetate under the 1/2” flap and press the flap down. The card will now stand on it’s own and fold flat for an envelope.

I stamped, colored with Copic markers and cut the critters and tree from the Woodsy Wonderland collection. The tree and deer get glued on the acetate. The bird, squirrel and fox are added to the tree. The raccoon is glued to the background layer, the skunk is glued to back of the middle (mountain) fold, the squirrel is glued to the front. This really gives a lot of dimension!

Cut a sentiment from the paper. Glue leaves to the corners of the flap (leave the inside edges free) and 2 little lilac flowers. Tuck the sentiment in and adhere. Add a tiny butterfly from the Woodsy Wonderland collection.

For a finishing touch glue a piece of the decorative paper on the card back and then add an open panel for writing. I used the stripe paper and tan rectangle with squirrels.