February 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm (Card making Tutorials, Random Cards)
Tags: card making, card making crafts, card making ideas, clear stamps, greeting cards, quilted cards, rubber stamping
This is a super simple card to make and it presents a wonderful way to use up the scraps of paper that are hard to just throw away when you are done a project!
- CREATIVE Card Making Template (There is no specific template for the way you use the scraps on your card but this template may assist you in developing your ideas)
- Scraps of pattern scrapbook paper
- Double sided tape or glue
- A zig-zag clear stamp or sewing machine
- A sentiment stamp with the sentiment of your choice. (We used ‘Thanks’)
- Stamping ink
- Paper cutter
To Make this card:
- Fold your card stock to the size of card you desire. We did a 4×6 card in the above sample.
- Cut a piece of solid colored card stock 1/4″ smaller on each side than the finished dimensions of your card (3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ for our card)
- Next using no less than three different coordinating pattern papers, begin placing them on the card stock just cut. Be sure to leave at least 1/8″ between each piece. Continue this process until the paper is completely covered.
- Sew or stamp zig-zag lines around each square/rectangle piece of paper.
- Using a sentiment stamp, stamp your saying onto one square.
- Ink the edges of the card stock and then adhere it to the face of the card.
- Add a saying or note inside the card for a completed card making craft!
October 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm (Card making Tutorials, Random Cards)
Tags: card making crafts, card making ideas, card making templates, card making tutorial, card making tutorials, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping ideas, summer card making ideas
Though summer is past, this bright cheerful card can be made with those special memories in mind, to bring cheer and laughter into the dreary days of winter.
Materials Needed to Make This Card
To Make This Card
- Prepare the card for assembly by following the instructions for the Refresh Card Making Template.
- Using the Summer Season Clear Stamp Set, create a star background pattern on each of the three pinwheel (D) paper colors. You may find reading the Creating Your own Patterned Background Paper information helpful.
- Assemble your pinwheels.
- Stamp your sentiment, quote, or greeting onto paper B and secure it onto the right hand edge of your card as indicated in the Refresh card making layout. Using the Summer Season Clear Stamp set stamp the word “SUMMER” onto this strip. You may wish to stamp in a lighter and darker color to create a shadow image. For the smaller words, use small Alphabet Clear Stamps.
- Position and secure the vertical elements. Stamp a border image in between them your choice of ink colors.
- Secure pinwheels into place using 3-d Sticky squares. You may wish to add a sentiment inside the card or leave it blank.
July 5, 2011 at 11:45 pm (Card making Tutorials, Random Cards)
Tags: card making, card making crafts, card making ideas, card making projects, card making tutorial, hand made greeting cards, thank you cards
A fun new idea for using tags in your card making crafts! This card features 3 coordinating tags that work together to convey heartfelt thanks to the recipient! A little fun wire along the top helps hold everything together with a little fun and lots of room for variations!
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
- TRIO Card Making Template
- Garden BoxClear Stamp Set
- Mega Thanks Clear Stamp Set
- Timeless Tags Clear Stamp Set
- Dark Green, Brown, and white Cardstock
- Green ink or embossing powder and embossing ink
- Yellow and Brown Ink or chalk for coloring
- Black or gray ink for stamping
- Gold Craft Wire
- 3-d sticky foam squares
TO MAKE A CARD USING THIS TEMPLATE
- Prepare card according to the TRIO Card Making Template instructions.
- Using the Timeless Tags Clear Stamp Set stamp 3 tags on white paper in black ink. Color the tags with yellow ink or chalk. Color in the reinforcement image with brown chalk. Mat and trim as needed. Punch out the hole in the top of the tag using an eyelet setter or hole punch.
- Using a dark green water based marker ink the first two letters “th” in the word thanks on the Mega Thanks Clear Stamp set. Stamp (and emboss if desired). On the next tag ink the letters “an” and stamp. Repeat the process on the third tag with the last two letters “ks”.
- Using the Garden Box Clear Stamp set choose a flower to position under the Mega Thanks letters. Ink only the part of the stamp that will fit on the tag so the stem does not extend beyond the tag image. Emboss if you are embossing.
- Lay out tags on the card front so you know how far to space each one. Secure with 3-d Sticky squares. Be sure to keep the hole in the tag free for wire.
- Taking the craft wire, thread it through the center tag leaving lots of length on both sides. Twist in place. Thread one end through the first tag and twist to secure curling the wire as desired. Do the same with the other end of the wire for the last tag.
- Add a sentiment or thought inside your card or leave it blank for a finished project!
April 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm (Card making Tutorials, Random Cards)
Tags: card making, card making ideas, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping ideas, stamping ideas
This card was inspired by a piece of art in the local dentist office! With varying sizes of circles positioned at different heights, this card hold lots of interest and is fun to put together. Read on to learn how…
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
TIPS FOR MAKING THIS CARD:
- Cut a frame from heavy cardstock. You may make it any dimension you wish. The example uses a frame measuring 5″ square with a 4″ square cut from the middle.
- Cut out your circles. We recommend you use 3 sizes in your choice of color schemes.
- Ink the edges of all your circles and the frame as well as the edges of the card itself.
- Before you adhere the frame to the card use double sided tape or glue to attach a variety of sizes and colors of circles to the card inside where you frame will fit. Let some of them be covered partially by the frame.
- Using the Mum Messages clear stamps, stamp your saying or sentiment onto the frame. Next place 2 layers of dimensional foam on the back of the frame. Adhere to your card. If you wish to stamp flowers on any of your circles do it before adhereing them to the card.
- Attach more circles randomly placed using one layer of dimensional foam.
- Attach your last layer of circles to the card using two layers of dimensional foam.
- Stamp your saying or sentiment inside your card to complete the craft.
Using dimensional foam to create layers in your card elements creates a fascinating and fun to look at card. This design can be used for almost any theme, birthday, easter (use ovals instead of circles), weddings and even thank you cards. Change the stamps you use to alter the sentiment.
An interesting variation of this card uses a smaller frame and less circles. Check it out below:
December 30, 2008 at 7:53 pm (Card making Tutorials, Cards, Embellishing Tips, Random Cards, Tips and Tricks)
Tags: card making templates, clear stamps, hobby rubber stamps, rubber stamps, scrapbook ideas, Scrapbook Layouts
Try this simply way to dress up a card or scrapbook page. First select a card making template or scrapbook page layout that has horizontal elements. This card uses the FEMININE Card making template. Next, cut a scallop along the top edge of your main element. Embellish the scallops with beads, sequins, brads, ribbon or anything crafty and unique. Complete the card or scrapbook page with your clear rubber stamps and enjoy the results of your hobby.
Add a Thank You sentiment to Create this Jewelled Gratitude Card!
TIPS FOR MAKING THIS CARD:
- Choose or make a scallop template which can be centered over the width of your card making project.
- Every element of this card has had the edges inked. This outlines the individual elements for a pleasing card design.
- When assembling the various elements of this card, do not layer them, rather place them side by side. This allows the inked edges on all four sides of each element to show.