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Friday, May 31, 2013

Hello Friend Bendi Card

I had to make another Bendi Card!  This one is the same wideth but I made it taller.  I needed height for my Castle!  Boy, it is really hard to get a good picture since the Castle is quite round like a tower!  My dragon is Punch Art.  I have no particular need for this card- I am going to save it for when I do!   Maybe a little girl's birthday card or a "Hello Friend" card. 

The tower required two tabs instead of one.  But it was really easy to do!  I used a Magnolia stamp for my Princess!  You can find the tutorial for the Bendi card on Splitcoast Stampers.  The link is on my post just before this post. 
I have to work tomorrow but I am just as happy since it is soooo hot here!  I love the air conditioning at my office.  I will say my Studio in the cellar is very cool too!  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bendi Fold Card

Bibiana over at Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial on how to make the Bendi Fold Card!   Her card is beautiful!  I thought I would give it a try.  I used a couple of Memory Box dies for the deer at the front and the tree at the back.  The fence is from Sizzix.  I really love the 3D effect it gives the card.  I have decided to make cards up ahead of the time I need them- instead of running around trying to come up with an idea for a card- that I would need right away!  So this card is for a Birthday but I will add the sentiment later.    Here is the link to Bibiana's card and tutorial-

Here are a few more pictures of my card-

This picture shows one side of the card open.  The tabs keeps the card closed.  

You can see with both sides open- There is plenty of room to add a sentiment and more!  You could even use the back of the card!

These cards will fold easily and slide right into an envelope!  I am thinking I might try another Bendi Fold Card.   I love the name of this style of card, too!!  It' is easy to remember! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

3D Cards

 I have fallen in love with Kathrin's 3D cards!  I found her card on Pinterest and had to go to her website to check it out.   She has a great tutorial and pictures of more of her cards.  They are fabulous!   The dimensions are in centimeters but she has a conversion chart right on her site!     I love to do punch art but decided to use my Inky Antics stamps for this card.  I found the Monkey on the internet and enlarged it a little to fit right in with the other circus animals. I did make the base of this card a little wider just because I wanted to make sure it would stand on it's own.  Mine is about 1 1/2 inches wide.    Here is a link to Kathrin's website with instructions:

Here are a few more pictures of my Circus Train card.  I havne't finished with this card- there is tons of more space on the back for my sentiment.  I don't know if I will use is for a Birthday card or a New Baby card- so I may wait to finish it up.

Here is the inspiration for my Circus card!   My animals don't look so scary!!

 Here is another version of Kathrin's 3D card.  Again, I haven't finished this one either!! There is so much room for more embellishments!  I used Sizzix mini Daisy dies by Susan Tierney Cockburn.  I love her flowers!

Side View!
These cards are fun to make!  Can't wait to try and make a few more with this style of card!  Have a faboo day!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Prima Doll Stamp

 Today we celebrated my sister, Andrea's upcoming 50th birthday! Her birthday isn't until August but we love surprising our siblings early - so it is really a surprise!  I forgot to take my camera today or I would show you the expression on her face when she walked thru the door and heard, " SURPRISE".  It was priceless!!!  We also celebrated my Mom' s birthday since it is her birthday on May 20th.   All in all, it was a fun party!   It is always nice to get together with family!

I used Prima's doll stamp designed by Julie Nutting.  I own 2 of these adorable stamps.  It is fun decorating their clothing and adding some bling.  The sentiments I used on Andrea's card are fun!  Check them out in the picture below.  You can click on the pictures to make them larger. 
  I love the color of this card too!  Very festive!
Here is a picture below of the card I made for my Mom.  I used Graphic 45 paper.  The dress form is from Tim Holtz.  Both Andrea and Mom's cards are Tri-Fold shutter cards.  You have tons of room to decorate!   Back to work tomorrow!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Die Cut Storage Board

I have been looking for a better way to store my die cuts.  I bought several magnetic book type storage products but I don't like not being able to see my die cuts.  I forget I have them!   I happen to see that IKEA sold a magnetic board!  Fabulous- I ordered it!  When it came it only attract magnets- it didn't attract metal objects like die cuts.  RATS!!!  Then.... I noticed that Joann's sold sheets of thin magnetic canvas by Darice.  They sell for about $4.00 a sheet.  I used my Scor tape and covered the whole front of the IKEA board.  I used 4 sheets cutting one up to fit the board.  I ran out at the top left hand side of the board.  I will get one more to complete it.  Now, I can see the die cuts that I store on this board!!!  I love it!!! Here are a few more pictures-
I use a peg board to store the most commonly used dies cuts. But the magnetic board is not too far away from my work area. 
 I have this board almost filled.  Yikes!  I think I will probably make another one when I can't squeeze anymore dies on the board!