Marigold Blessings

Weddings can be times of great joy. This wedding card inspired by traditions from India is a brightly colored card using a flower mandala as its centerpiece in marigold colors. 

The marigold petals are three die-cut layers using the free die set from Die-cutting Essentials Issue 78. 

To create the card base, I used a 7-inch tall by 12 inches wide piece of double-sided cardstock. The piece is scored and folded at 1 inch, 3 ½ inches, 8 ½ inches and 11 inches.

The inside sentiment was printed digitally onto printable 8 1/2 x 11 inch vellum and adhered with glue dots.

For the final decoration Nuvo drops were added onto the card front and the flower center.

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Materials Used:

Dies

Stamps

  • Unknown brand cabbage rose clear stamp possibly from an advent calendar box from Craft Stash

Nuvo Drops

  • Vintage Drops – Post Box Red and Yellow Brick Road
  • Crystal Drops – Bright Gold and Red Berry

Papers

  • First Edition 12×12 Storyteller paper pad
  • Printable vellum

Miscellaneous

A Pumpkin Patch Kind of Halloween

Here is a quick layered card for Halloween or Fall greetings using one of the Birch Press layered designs.  It went together in less than an hour.

First decide on your colors. I knew orange for the pumpkins and then decided on autumn leaf colors for the four layers needed.  The dies cut an A2 size panel (4 ¼ x 5 ½ inches), I decided to go for a 5 x 7 inches card, so I also cut a 5 x 7 inches rectangle of an orange card stock and a mat layer of Terra Cotta card stock at 4 ½ x 6 ½ inches.

I cut layer A from Lemon, layer B from Terra Cotta and layer C from Orange. All the layers will give you lovely small leaves as off-cuts, but layer B also gives you large, veined leaves that can be used to decorate your card or save for other projects. You will want to cut a fourth layer for the backing. I cut my 4 ¼ x 5 ½ inches backing from Pumpkin Bread cardstock.

Using a green fine-tip marker, I colored in the pumpkin vine leaves and vine once the layers were all glued up.  (Another alternative would be to cut same green squares of paper to cover behind the lemon layer the pumpkin leaves.)

The sentiment was an extra one left from another project using Karen Burniston’s Halloween Charms.

Because the card has so many layers, I have opted to leave it as a single layer -postcard style card that will fit in an A7 envelope as it is too thick to send as a postcard.

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64th Anniversary Wishes

It is wonderful when people get to celebrate 64 years of marriage, so a special card is needed.

This card is primarily made with Karen Burniston dies focusing on the Cake Pop-Up in a 3 3/4 inch x 8 3/4 inch card base. (I used a green leafy coated card stock for the base.)

Cut out two of each of the cake tier pieces, two of the three scalloped edging pieces and two of the bride and groom piece. (I used shimmer cardstock for all but the groom pieces.) Fold tier pieces on scored lines as shown in the photos. Glue each tier together following the video photos.

It is easier to decorate the cake before attaching it to the card. (I added some embellishment drops to the scalloped edges that needed to dry overnight.) Glue one set of bride and groom together on to tab at cake top. Glue the second set on to back side of cake top. Adhere the scalloped edging on to each tier of cake, starting and stopping each scalloped piece at the center fold of each tier.

Use two rectangular foiled gold leaf die-cuts for the cake platter, cutting them in half where they go over the fold. Glued each layer down.

Align the cake center fold with the card base fold on top of the platter+. Place glue on the lowest tier’s folded tabs and glue in place. Fold card closed and firmly press cake to card base. Wait until glue has set to open.

The sentiments for the card front are Karen Burniston’s Word Set 12 -Anniversary and Happily ever after. The heart on the front with “Happily Ever After” is covered with Nuvo Glitter Drops in red. The “64th”was cut using a numbers die from The Greetery and the “th” was cut from one of the word dies in a Hunkydory-Moonstone die set.

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Other Anniversary cards I’ve blogged about:

SUPPLIES Used:

Dies

Miscellaneous:

Other Supplies:

  • Papers by BoBunny and Recollections’ Shimmer Cardstock
  • Colored and mirror cardstock scraps
  • Nuvo Dream Drops – Cloud 9
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops – Red Sunstone
  • Stampin’ Up – Crumb Cake ink pad
  • Neenah Social – A7 envelope – Bare white techweave
  • Heart dies & stamp set from Papercraft Inspirations, issue 176, April 2018

Luscious Wedding Wishes

Hi, it’s Sue here from the Dies R Us Design Team with an interactive wedding card.

This card is primarily made with Karen Burniston dies focusing on the Cake Pop-Up in a 3 3/4 inch x 8 3/4 inch card base. (I used a green leafy coated card stock for the base and coordinating mosaic tile cardstock inside.)

Cut out two of each of the cake tier pieces, two of the three scalloped edging pieces and two of the bride and groom piece. (I used shimmer cardstock for all but the groom pieces.) Fold tier pieces on scored lines as shown in the photos. Glue each tier together following the photos.

It is easier to decorate the cake before attaching it to the card. (I added some embellishment drops to the scalloped edges that needed to dry overnight.) Glue one set of bride and groom together on to tab at cake top. Glue the second set on to back side of cake top. Adhere the scalloped edging on to each tier of cake, starting and stopping each scalloped piece at the center fold of each tier.

Cut a 3 1/2 inch circle from gold mirror and then cut a 2 inch circle from the center of the larger circle. Cut in half and glue on either side of the card base fold. (Because I used inside decorative panels, I cut out the 3 1/3 circle from my panels so the card would have no catch points and lessen the bulk of the card.) Play with the layout of your decorative pieces before gluing the cake to the gold circle. Align the cake center fold with the card base fold. Place glue on the lowest tier’s folded tabs and glue in place. Fold card closed and firmly press cake to card base. Wait until glue has set to open.

The sentiments for the card front are Karen Burniston’s Word Set 12 -Anniversary and Happily ever after that I cut twice so that I could off-set the gold and green letters and to be able paper piece the gold heart into the green words. The gold borders on the card front are from another Karen Burniston dies set of Party Border Blends.

Hope this fun card has provided some inspiration for your crafting. 😊

SUPPLIES Used from Dies R Us:

Dies

Miscellaneous

Other Supplies:

  • Papers by BoBunny and Recollections’ Shimmer Cardstock
  • Colored and mirror cardstock scraps
  • Nuvo Dream Drops – Cloud 9
  • Stampin’ Up – Crumb Cake ink pad
  • Neenah Social – A7 envelope – Bare white techweave

One Shell of A Party

Hi it’s Sue of the Dies R Us Design Team with a beachy kind of birthday card.

For this card front I used three of Memory Box new dies –Wood Grain Planks, End of My Rope Set and Grand Spiral Shell.

The card base is a white 7 x 10 inches rectangle fold to 7 x 5 inches. The three shades of blue mats are 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches, 6 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches, and 6 x 4 inches.

The wooden planks were cut on gray paper and aged with white and brown ink cubes. Cut from an oatmeal cardstock, the rope frame was inked with a dark brown ink.

The shell has a base cut from mother of pearl holographic cardstock and its top detail piece from white shimmer cardstock. A green gem was glued to the spiral center.

Assembly of the card is mat layers, wooden planks, a glitter white netting, sentiment and shell adhered with foam squares, and finally confetti sequins glued down with a few green gems.

The sentiment is a recycled one from another card.

Hope this fun card has provided some inspiration for your crafting. 😊

SUPPLIES Used from Dies R Us:

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A Toolbox Father’s Day

Hi, it’s Sue from the Dies R Us Design Team with an interactive Father’s Day card.

This card is made with Karen Burniston dies focusing on the Tool Charms and Tiny House Pop-Up dies in a 5 1/2 inch x 4 1/4 inch card base. (I used a kraft paper card base and its matching envelope.) My inspiration for this card comes from Sandy Diller.

It is simple to alter the tiny house into a toolbox by not attaching the roof and adding a side panel cut from the house die cut and then adding it to the crossbar. I used a hole punch to create the handle on the crossbar.

The tool charms are great for using up your tiny scraps. You don’t have to cut the full piece if you are piecing handles on to the silver mirror cardstock. Just cut enough beyond the piece to glue the other half onto. (I used white and brown ink to “age” my tools.)

Once you adhere the toolbox to the card’s inside fold, following the directions on the packaging, you can decorate the card as you want. (I used some woodgrain cardstock cut into planks as well a scrap that looked like a wooden candle holder and the pieces are on foam squares to add some dimension to the card.)

The “Happy Father’s Day” was cut from the words in Karen Burniston’s Word Set 1 – Greetings and Word Set 2 – Birthdays. Piecing Father and Day together from letters from various words in both sets. You could also use the new “Happy Father’s Day” sentiment by Karen Burniston.

Hope this fun card has provided some inspiration for your crafting. 😊

Other Father’s Day cards on my blog

A Tool Box Father’s Day

A Fishing Father’s Day

A Father’s Day Waterfall Pop-Up

A Work Bench Father’s Day Card

In-Vested Father’s Day Card

SUPPLIES Used from Dies R Us:

Other Supplies:

  • Wood grain and scratched medal cardstock
  • Colored and silver mirror cardstock scraps
  • Black fine tipped pen
  • Hampton Art ink pads
  • Stampin’ Up – Early Espresso ink pad
  • Sizzix World’s Best Dad stamp set
  • A2 sized kraft card base and matching envelope

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Hello Summer

Can’t wait for summer? Here is a fun pop-up card reminiscent of summers long ago with the sweet treats of a day at the beach.

This card is made with Karen Burniston dies using the Tiny House Pop-Up to form a carton of ice-cold colas. (I used a 7 inches by 5 inches kraft paper card base and its matching envelope.) My inspiration for this card comes from Sandy Diller of the KB Design Team who made a toolbox from the tiny house, and cola commercials from the 1970s.

Cut one house and three of the cross bars from red card stock. Trim off top tabs from all the cross panels. Follow the package instructions for basic house assembly.

It is easy to alter the tiny house into a cola carton by not attaching the roof and adding a 2 1/8 inch x 1 ½ inch rectangle to the crossbar. Using a 1/4 inch hole punch to create the handle on the crossbar by punching two holes and cutting the space between them away.  Glue the remaining cross bars inside the carton on either side of the main divider. And glue cola bottles to the crossbars.

The KB charms are great for using up your tiny scraps. You generally need to cut the whole shape for your base pieces, but for the top layers you can cut just the parts you need from other colors, trimming off what you don’t need.

I used some distress inks and black and white pens to decorate the various food, beach, bottles and letters. The cola bottles are modified wine bottles with caps cut form the other bottle die in the set and the crimped bottom of the caps were cut with the saw die from the tool set. The sunglasses are from the Tiny Accessories 2 set using mirror cardstock for the lenses.

Striped paper has been cut to represent beach towels.

In going through my scrap papers, I came across a piece of wax paper that had an orange glitter ink painted on to it with white card stock glued behind it. I cut the sentiments of “Hello Summer” and “Hello Sunshine” from this special paper.

The envelope flap is stamped with the Lawn Fawn Happy Summer sentiment and ants finding a watermelon slice.

Other cards that use the Tiny House Pop-up die Set

Hope this fun card has provided some inspiration for your crafting. 😊

SUPPLIES Used from Dies R Us:

Other Supplies:

  • Colored and mirror cardstock scraps
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Vintage Photo and Cracked Pistachio
  • Stampin’ Up – Early Espresso ink pad
  • 5 x 7 inches kraft card base and matching envelope

#missionpoppable

Long Distance Tea

Love to have a cup of tea with your friend, but COVID-19 measures making you have to do it long distance? Here is a card to let your friend know you are thinking of them.

This card uses Paper Discovery products from the Teacup Fairies collection and the Papercraft Society box 17 which also has a tea theme.

The front is made using the cut and embossing folder with white card stock that I spritzed with water for a good impression. I used a blue watercolor marker to color the embossed areas.

The card base is a 7 x 5 inches folded which had the front edges and center colored with the blue marker as well.

I cut the small circle area a second time from pink card stock to get the pink used inside the card onto the front. Embossed piece was raised up with foam tape. The pink circle was glued to base and teapot raised on foam tape. Using the medium doily die and a circle die the same diameter as the pink circle, cut a scalloped frame from lightweight paper. Glue frame to embossed layer.

The teacup inside is made in two pieces – the cup and the saucer. I stamped the pieces before I assembled.  The saucer is cut into two parts to make for a smoother fold of the card. (The multiple layers of paper on this card means that the fold cannot be covered up.) To assemble, glue cup side tab to form cup and slide in handle. Glue handle tabs inside. Slide cup bottom tabs into saucer slots and glue to underside. Glue cup inside piece tab to underside of saucer. Glue patterned papers and doily to inside of card keeping center fold uncovered. Fold cup and saucer flat ad glue one side of saucer along card fold. Then glue other side.

Add rectangle “calling cards” and die cut spoon to decorate inside. Glue another piece of pattered paper to back of card to have even weight to front and back of card.

The back flap of envelope is stamped with teas set from the Papercraft Society box in China blue ink.

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Materials Used:

Dies

Stamps

Ink

Papers

Miscellaneous

Swing Gate Fold

Hi it’s Sue here from the Dies R Us Design Team with another interactive swing gatefold card.

I based this card off of a swing card I made in last week’s blog post. You can get the specific instructions on how to make the bench swing by clicking here.

After cutting a 3 inch square opening on a 5 inches x 6 inches piece of heavy white cardstock, ink blend a soft blue sky all over.

Using two pieces of heavy white cardstock 3 inches x 3 1/2 inches, cover with tiny flowered washi tape (you could use patterned paper instead). Next die cut the gate and fence pieces to fit a 3 inch on each side. Before gluing the fence pieces down, use some of the leafy vine from a birdhoue die set to grow up around the fence.

Once the fence and gate pieces are glued to the 3 x 31/2 pieces score and glue the ¼ inch tabs to the back of the 5 x 6 inch base. Cover the back of the base card with washi tape/patterned paper.

Next glue the swing posts and roof over the cut-out 3 inch square blue inked side. To decorate the posts, glue on more of the leafy vines. Make the bench swing as described in last weeks blog. Attach with tape the threaded chains to the back side of the roof, making sure the bench is hanging even. With the swing in place, glue the second post and roof piece over the 3 inch cut square, matching up the post and roof edges. Glue on dark blue roof pieces to front and back of card.

Back of card

Decorate the scene with trees, birds, squirrels and grass. The swing pillows are cut using the pillow dies from a sofa die set.

You can write a message inside the gates or on the back of the card.

Hope this fun card has put a smile on your face and provided some inspiration for your crafting.

SUPPLIES Used from Dies R Us:

Dies

Inks

Miscellaneous

Other Supplies:

  • Flowered washi tape
  • White embroidery floss
  • Striped and colored paper scraps
  • Black fine tip pen

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