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!
May 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm (Just for Fun, Tips and Tricks)
Tags: card making, card making crafts, card making ideas, clear art stamps, clear craft stamps, clear hobby stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, pressed flower themes, pressed flowers, scrapbook embellishments, scrapbook ideas, vintage pressed flowers
Pressed flowers are beautiful and delightful to use in decorating scrapbook pages and card making crafts. If you love flowers, these wonderful embellishments will appeal to you. They are made simply using dimensional glue as pictured in the photo below.
Tips for making Vintage Embellishments with dried flowers:
- ensure that the flower petals are completely dry before using them
- dry arrange the petals and / or greens on your card or scrapbook page
- once you are happy with the arrangement place a small dot of dimensional glue beneath each piece.
- when everything is secured begin squeezing dimensional glue over the entire surface of the flower petals and leaves if you have them.
- allow this to dry for up to 24 hours (It doesn’t usually take quite that long, but you want to be sure it is totally dry before it gets any papers stacked on it or before it goes into an envelope!)
This techniques creates shiny, dimensional elements on your pages and card making projects!.
Please note that if you bend the paper after the dimensional glue has dried, some brands will crack.
You may wish to enhance the theme of dried flowers by using Pressed Flowers clear hobby rubber stamps to decorate additional elements and add interest to your rubber stamping projects.
August 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm (Card Making Template)
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This week we are featuring the EXOTIC card making template which makes increadibly striking and dramatic cards! The card featured below uses the split negative stamping effect which will be featured in the September Clearly Rubber Stamping newsletter. Be sure you are signed up for your copy of the monthly newsletter to learn how to create stunning cards with you clear hobby rubber stamps.
August 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm (Insect and Critter Cards, Nature)
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This card looks like it belongs outdoors! You will learn how distressing techniques of crumpled paper give the backdrop a weathered appearance, making the perfect frame for the woodland scene which this greeting card features.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
TO MAKE THIS CARD
- Cut your cardstock pieces and prepare according to the CRACKLED Card Making Template. For this card you will need to cut two D pieces. One in rust cardstock and one on cream. Be sure to trim the edges after you have folded your card so all edges are even. (NOTE: This card is larger than 6×6. Begin with Step 4 and adjust your template pieces to fit your card.)
- Take the lightweight, light colored paper (B) and distress as instructed in Distressing Techniques by crumpling and inking the paper.
- Carefully smooth out the paper, and glue onto the front of the card.
- On the D rust colored cardstock, using the Birch Buddies Clear Rubber Stamps, stamp two birch trees on right third of your paper in rust colored ink. On the D cream cardstock, stamp birch trees on the outside edges of your paper. Add leaves, grass, and animals as desired. Cut out the center area using a crat knife. Cut your photo or stamped image (D) to size. Matte your photo or stamped image with the cardstock (C). Distress the edges with ink if desired. Using 3-d sticky squares mat and mount this image as indicated in the above template.
- Using the Fall Season clear acrylic stamps, stamp three leaves, one each in green, rust, and a deep yellow opto cream colored cardstock. Cut out the leaves and arrange on card using 3-d sticky squares to secure.
- Stamp your message on the tag using the Garden Box Set of clear stamps, distress the edges with ink as explained in Distressing Techniques. Fasten the tag to your card. You can put the brad in either before you secure the tag to the card, or after.
- Add a saying or sentiment inside the card and stamp a leaf or two onto your envelope to finish your card making project
July 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm (Insect and Critter Cards, Occasions)
Tags: accordian fold cards, accordion fold cards, birthday card ideas, butterfly card ideas, card ideas, card making, card making craft, card making crafts, card making ideas, card making projects, card making tutorial, card making tutorials, hand made greeting cards
This card just feels like spring and summer! With its colorful butterflies and swirling designs, Butter fly Gardens is a fun accordion card to make and give to the special people in your life.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
TO MAKE THIS CARD
- Fold the 6″ x 12″ cardstock into thirds as illustrated in Fig 1 in Accordion Fold Card Making Instructions.
- VARIATION on Fig 2. Cut the angle from the top left hand corner accross all three sections of the card as shown in the photo below.
3. Using the Butterfly Beauties clear rubber stamps, ink the butterfly designs using 2-3 ink colors. Simply ink a portion of the butterfly in the first color, then in the darker color, ink the remainder of the design allowing the colors to blend together where they meet. Stamp 3-4 of each of 3-4 butterflies in this manner on scrap cardstock. Cut them out close to the design and glue to the top edge of the card. Be sure that your butterflies do not overlap the folds of the card, just the top edge.
4. Turn the card over and decorate the center portion of the card so the butterflies in that section have a front and a back. This will give you a completed card front when it is all folded together as well as when it is opened completely.
5. Select fun sayings from the Live Well clear stamp set to add to each section of the inside of the card, on the front stamp your Birthday Sentiment .
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!
July 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm (Card Making Template)
Tags: card makgin crafts, card making, card making craft, card making ideas, card making projects, card making templates, card making tutorial, card making tutuorials, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps
Introducing the TRIO Card making template!!! This template uses three tags to adorn its face! It is easy to make variations from this template by altering the size and shapes of the tags, securing them with wire, ribbon, string or simply attaching individual ribbons at the tops! You imagination is the limit – we’d love to see what you come up with if you would like to share! Happy Stamping!!!
April 11, 2011 at 3:22 pm (Card making Tutorials, Flower Cards)
Tags: card making, card making ideas, card making templates, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping, rubber stamping ideas
A fun look created using material, this card us unique as well as fun to give away!
Fabrid Daisy Delight Card Making Craft
Materials Needed to Make this Card:
- Brown Cardstock (A)
- Light Pink Cardstock (B & D)
- Off White Cardstock (C)
- Chipboard with flower punched out (E)
- Chipboard Flower Center
- Mini Brad
- Fabric – pink floral print
- Off white craft paint
- Brown ink
- Pink and purple ink (or other colors that compliment your fabric)
- Craft Knife
- 3-d Sticky Foam
- Mini Bee Clear Stamp Set
- HAND CRAFTED Card Making Template
To Make This Card:
- Prepare paper pieces as instructed in the HAND CRAFTED Card Making Template
- Using the Mini Bee Clear Stamp Set, stamp flowers in pink ink onto C. Stamp two images before re-inking the stamp (this is called second generation stamping). Do the same with the flower centers in purple ink. Continue following the HAND CRAFTED Card Making Template.
- Paint the chipboard flower outline and the flower center with off white craft paint and ink the edges. Put a little ink on your finger or on a sponge and rub it lightly over the dry surface. Cut a piece of fabric about 5” x 3”, and using craft glue, secure the fabric to the back of the chipboard design. Pucker the long edges to make them fit on the square. Do not worry if some of the fabric sticks over the edge as it will be trimmed after the glue has dried. To be sure this dries flat, place the fabric surface on waxed paper and place a weight on the top. Allow it to sit long enough for the glue to set but not dry, and peel the flower off the waxed paper. Allow to completely dry before putting on your card or scrapbooking page.
- Cut a strip of cloth 1” wide by 15” long. With a craft knife and cutting mat, make a slit ¾” long on either side of C starting 1” from the bottom of the card and cutting upwards.
- Insert fabric end into the left slit from the top side of the card, and bring it back up to the surface through the slit on the right. Re insert the fabric strip again into the slit on the left coming up on the right. Adjust the ends so they will fold in behind the front of the card. With the craft knife make a slit wide enough for the cloth to slip through without puckering along the spine of the card. Insert the fabric and secure inside the card with glue.
- Attach the dry chipboard flower with 3-d sticky foam. Punch a hole in the center of the flower and the chipboard flower center with an eyelet punch. Secure into place with a brad. 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:
March 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm (Card making Tutorials, Nature, New & Promotional)
Tags: card making, card making craft, card making crafts, card making ideas, card making projects, card making template, card making templates, card making tutorial, card making tutorials, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping crafts, rubber stamping ideas
These adorable animals almost tell a story and easily convey the feelings of friendship contained in this card.
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
TO MAKE THIS CARD:
- Cut beige cardstock to 7″ x 10″. Fold in half for a 5×7 card.
- Cut another piece of beige cardstock to 4.5″ x 6.75″. Stamp your woodland design using the Birch Buddies clear stamps and the black pigment ink.
- Next color your design using Technique #5 in the Coloring Designs Like a Pro Information pages. Using this technique, use light blue and brown pigment inks to create shadows on the trees. If you want to make an area darker simply paint over it once more after it is dry.
- Trim your paper if needed to that your scenic picture is centered.
- Cut Navy blue cardstock to 7″ x 5″. Trim off .75″ of an inch off the long side and put it through your border punch.
- Secure the navy blue cardstock to the beige 5×7 card with the edge lining up evenly with the fold. Secure the woodland friends in the center of the navy.
- Next, carefully add the decorative border to the side of the card leaving a small space between the two pieces of navy.
- Add a thoughful friendly sentiment to the inside of your card and mail it to a special friend.
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