Posted by: Julie Elak on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am
Stop! Don’t put away those Christmas stamp sets! Some of those sets are perfect for Valentines! Ashley Abelson’svideo this week is showing how versatile those Christmas stamps can be, especially the Holiday Ponies stamp set.
Are you ready to Stamp, Create, and Repeat? Pull out the pinks and reds, then watch Ashley’s video to make a Valentine gift card holder.
I decided to use a piece of pattern paper to create my box, which is from the Hugs and Kisses paper pad. Grab two pieces of paper and run them each through a die cut machine using the box die.
Fold on appropriate scored lines.
It should look something like this:
Now begin assembling the box! But before I started, I decided to ink the edges with Cherry Blossomink first!
Attach the two die-cut box pieces together, by adding adhesive to the pattern side of the end tabs.
I circled the flap in the photo above to show where the tape goes, as it may be hard to tell in the photo. Each end tab needs adhesive added to it to put the box together.
Then connect one adhesive tab to the other die cut piece, to look like this…
Then fold around the box and add the other flap to the inside, to complete the box…
Now to enclose the bottom!!
For the bottom, add adhesive to the pattern side of two of the flaps across from each other and then to the non-pattern side of the opposite two!
As the photo shows, the adhesive pattern side is down already and the box is in a square shape. Adhere them to each other where they overlap and then fold the other two down.
Set the box on your table and reach inside to push the flaps together more, if you like.
Oh so fun!!
Now to die cut the butterfly!!! Like the other box I created previously, I decided to grab some glittery paper!! As I love glitter!!
Die cut each butterfly piece once!
Use your scissors to slightly cut the slit open on each butterfly.
Add glue to the glittery side (the pretty side) of the rounded part of the die-cut butterfly. Adhere it to the inside of the box flap, lining it up so the slit is just above the top of the flap.
Do the same to the second wing, attaching it to the flap across from the flap the first butterfly is adhered to.
Hold the box so the front is facing you. Then carefully run the back and front flaps (the ones without butterflies) in your fingers to give them a slight rounded bend, being careful not to crease the paper.
Then fold in the rounded back flap first, then the front.
Piece together the butterfly flaps, by bringing the left wing/flap above the right wing/flap and sliding the two slits into each other.
The finished top:
So fun! So glittery!! I love it!!
The box is perfect just the way it is, but if you’d like, you can add embellishments, images and/or sentiments to it!
This is where the tutorial slightly changes from the Flip-It, when you place your cardstock in your die cutting machine, place the die just over the marks you created, with the circle facing to the right!
Run the die through your machine.
Once you take it out, fold the left side over to the right on the score line, like a normal card.
The you will fold along the score lines the die created, folding the piece so that is folds inside. So that the circle will “stand up”! Like this….
Now you are ready to decorate your fun card!!
Here is my finished card:
I used the super adorable new Christmas Delivery stamp for my main image!! I just love this sweet image!
I added some Gumdrops to the “inside” of the card, so that it would help keep the “stand-up” portion up.
I stamped the “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to the inside of my card, which is part of the Santa’s Magical Sleigh stamp set!
So super fun and easy to create! Something a little different then the traditional card!
You can view all the amazing products from YNS here!
In my opinion this is a must have die! It really creates a fun card!
It may look a little intimidating at first! Which is why I have created a tutorial for you to make it easy!
Just to let you know, I am also working on a second part to this series!! First I wanted to share how to create a Flip-It card! My next tutorial I am going to share another fun card design to change it up a little! Another use out of this awesome die!!
Here is a look at a few supplies I quickly grabbed to get me started:
Start by creating a A2 Card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), scored at 4 1/4″.
Lay down card base and find the center of the left half of the card base, which is 2 1/8″.
Place the card base and die in your die cutting machine. Place the die just over the marks you created, with the circle facing to the left. Position the die evenly from top to bottom as well, unless you want the circle position more to the top or bottom. I am trying to make it as centered as possible. Feel free to use a little painter’s tape or post-it note to keep the die in place. I have magnetic platforms, so I normally don’t use them unless I think I need to.
You are then ready to run in through your machine. So exciting!!
It will look like this:
Now fold along the center score line, just like it was a normal card.
Lastly carefully fold the right most section over to the left along the score lines the die created! Should look like this:
YAY!! You just created a Flip-It Card base! How exciting and so much fun!
To get the striped piece of paper, I simple ran the die through my die cutting machine on the pattern paper, I then trimmed three of the edges slightly (but did not trim anything on the right side)!
Here’s a glance at my in process work of creating the clouds on my die cut!
I used the Puffy Cloud Border Die Set and die cut one of the clouds to use as a mask. I then used the Blueberry Breeze to add ink to the circle in circular motions. I moved the mask a few times. I really like how it turned out!!
Posted by: Julie Elak on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 12:00 am
Hi Everyone, it’s Faye Wynn-Joneshere and I am delighted to be posting at Your Next Stamp today.
I thought I’d share a little cheat I mess around with from time to time…
It all started with clouds. I love clouds. But, they are something I have to really think about colouring to get right. And sometimes, I just want quick clouds! I also like looking at techniques that have been done with other mediums and working out how I can achieve the same thing with my Copic supplies.
So, clouds. What do we need?
Cardstock trimmed down to the size you want to cover (mine measures 11cm square)
Make Up Sponge
Suitably sky coloured Copic Re-Inker (I used BG70)
Copic Marker in the same colour as above
Die Cut Clouds (mine are done on scrap card)
Place a small amount of Re-Inker on the craft mat and dab the make up sponge onto it, to pick it up. You do need to work fast here, as the ink dries fairly quickly on the sponge. I also only place a small amount of ink at a time on the Craft Mat, for the same reason.
Starting at the top of your square of card, place your die cut where you want it and dab the make up sponge along the edge of the die cut. The first time you do it, you will have more ink on your sponge, so press gently! You will need to apply more pressure as the ink starts to dry.
Work your way down your piece of cardstock, moving the die cut clouds around and switching between the two sizes. I left a rough, small circle area clear, in the bottom left of my card to stamp my toadstool in. I was happy to do this by eye, but you could stamp the toadstool first and mask it.
When I have finished dabbing my clouds on, I go back into some of the cloud creases and add a little extra colour with my Marker. I dot the colour in with a fairly light touch, and return to add more if I want to increase the colour even more.
Now it’s time to stamp and colour the toadstool. I used the following Markers…
Toadstool Stalk; E41, E42, E43, W3, W5
Ground; E41, E31, E33, E43, W3, W5
Wood; E31, E33, W3, W5
Window Panes; BG70, B91
White; C0, C1, C3
Yellow; Y13, Y17
Grey; C3, C5, C7
Red; R14, R24, R29, E09
And finally, the card. I die cut a cloud for the corner, (attached with foam pads) and some grass, which I coloured with YG01, YG03, YG17, YG63 and YG67. I stamped a sentiment and some little hearts and doodled a border.