May 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm (How To Articles)
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The twist card is a fabulous card for making invitations as well as fun greetings for any occasion! The center of this card actually flips over as you open the card! If you follow the basic tips and tricks below, you will find this card to be a fascinatingly simple design to create!
First of all, the following video will help you better visualize what this card does. It is 9 seconds long.
Tips for making this card:
- Create the inside panel first! Mat it if you like and then fasten it securely and squarely onto your sturdy cardstock. Do NOT mount it any closer to the edges than 1″ leaving more if possible.
- Next cut on the solid lines around your matted element as indicated in the template image above. Please note that there is no cut made between the two fold lines. In order to get your fold lines in the right place ensure that your first fold line is positioned exactly half way across the distance of your matted element.
- The fold lines should be positioned at least 1″ apart and more if your design element is large.
- Carefully fold your card and trim to size as desired.
- Decorate the face of your card to introduce the contents as desired using clear hobby rubber stamps and scrapbooking supplies.
If you have any further questions about making this card, feel free to email us at email@example.com
March 20, 2012 at 3:47 am (Card making Tutorials, Occasions)
Tags: birthday card, birthday card ideas, card making crafts, card making ideas, card making projects, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamping ideas, clear stamps
The ‘Best Birthday Blooms’ greeting card is filled with layers of delight as one opens and enjoys each level. Embossing enhances the interest, adding both texture and color to the cardstock. Clear hobby rubber stamps create delightful flowers and finish of a wonderful birthday wish!!!
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
TIPS FOR MAKING THIS CARD:
- Happy Stamping!!!Follow the instructions for cutting and folding found with the TAILORED Card Making Template.
- Texture both outside flaps of your card if desired using embossing folders. Ink the raised portion of the embossing if desired.
- Using the Bold Geraniums clear hobby rubber stamps, stamp 2 flowers onto your white cardstock. Be sure to add a flower pot to the one that will be on the front of your card.
- Also stamp the Bold Geraniums frame that will hold the birthday sentiment.
- Using the Garden Box clear stamps, ink and stamp the ‘Happy Birthday” saying into the frame.
- Cut out the flowers and frame and prepare them for attaching to your card.
- Before securing the flowers to your card, play with how they look a little to ensure that you will be happy with the end results. One flower goes inside the card and is framed by the smaller circle. The second flower adheres to the side of the small circle and is partially framed by the largest circle. The potted flower goes on the front of the card to complete the design.
- Add a ribbon down the side and a saying or note inside to complete your own Best Birthday Blooms greeting card.
December 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm (Christmas, Christmas Cards, Christmas Crafts, New & Promotional)
Tags: christmas card crafts, Christmas card making, christmas card making ideas, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamping ideas, clear stamps
Of course you already know that the clear plastic packaging that we see so much of today with our purchases is a gold mine for creative card making and scrapbooking ideas. Today, we will share a little Christmas card.
This is the finished card. Now I’ll back up and tell you how it was made. First a rectangular piece of packaging was cut and folded in half. The fun part of this card making craft is putting the design into the plastic. For this card, this was done using a cuttlebug and a Christmas embossing folder. Once it is run through the cuttlebug, you have a fabulous clear card already started!
But I like to be able to sign my name to a card before I give it away, so next we will add something we can sign. This is done using a round cardstock disc. It has been embossed on one side with snowflakes, then highlighted with a small gold ink pad.. A hole is punched into the top, and a metallic string is threaded through the hold. Make a small hole at the top center portion of the plastic card and then tie the disc inside the card so that it hangs directly behind the embossed circle. Add a Merry Christmas greeting using clear rubber stamps and you have a finished card.
Above is a view of the card from the back. You can see that there is room to sign your name below the Merry Christmas greeting.
December 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm (Christmas Crafts, Clear Stamping Techniques)
Tags: christmas card crafts, christmas card making ideas, christmas decorations, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping crafts, rubber stamps
This is one of my favorite completed projects yet! Embossing a combination of colors onto metal shapes makes fabulous card embellishments, tree decorations or even home decor.
This star is about 2 1/2″ tall. I used a large cling rubber stamp to add the design to the metal piece. Then added 3 colored embossing powders, and completing it with a dusting of clear embossing powder. I love to emboss any time, but I found particular delight as I watched the colors blend and shine on this finished star.
To learn more about this technique, visit the Metal Rubber Stamping Crafts link here.
December 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm (Christmas Crafts)
Tags: christmas crafts, christmas ornaments, Christmas stamping ideas, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamping crafts, clear stamping tips, clear stamps, rubber stamping ideas
When I went into the craft store the other day I discovered some rusty metal mitten pieces that were on sale and had definite application for my holiday rubber stamping projects. They took next to no time at all to finish up and they will make great Christmas gifts for special friends this year.
To learn more about making and decorating these quick Christmas crafts visit the Metal Crafts Made with Clear Rubber Stamps Link.
Above is an up close picture of the sentiment stamped onto the metal mitt with permanent ink and the texture dots created with the blunt nail and hammer from the back side of the mitt.
November 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm (Stamped Craft Ideas)
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I love crafts – especially if they involve cute paper, sentimental thoughts or ideas, and allow for additional embellishments that help me make the project uniquely mine. The craft was called the ‘FAMILY’ Framed Project and the finished project looked like this…
I love what my clear hobby rubber stamps did for this project. Before stamping additional words and embellishments, it looked like this…
I love what fun words, flowers and sayings can do for a craft! If you would like to be able to make this craft the instructions are below….
- Background: 1 – 12×12 sheet of cardstock – your choice of color
- Matts: 2 – 12×12 sheets of black cardstock
- Patterned Paper: 8-10 different sheets of scrapbook paper in your color scheme
- Embellishments: Ribbon, flowers, brads, eyelets, clips, beads, charms etc in your choice of style and color
- Glue stick and or photo mounting squares
- Letters F A M I L Y either cut from cardstock or chipboard
For a 12 x 12 project (framed in a 14″ square frame) you will need:
- 1 12×12 background paper
- 9 – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ squares in coordinating designs
- 9 – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares in matting color
Decorate each square as desired. Letters can be enhanced by tying ribbon around the back or by adding a paper flower.
October 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm (Card making Tutorials, Random Cards)
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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.
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
August 2, 2011 at 9:22 pm (Card making Tutorials, Occasions)
Tags: birthday card, birthday card ideas, card making crafts, card making ideas, card making tutorial, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, rubber stamping ideas
A fun card that appeals to boys of all ages! This birthday greeting card features a rocket shooting off into space with a special ‘Blast Off’ sentiment conveying the perfect birthday wish for a special boy!
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
TO MAKE THIS CARD:
1. Cut pieces for the card using the Classic Card Making Template with the following changes.
- C-1 – same as C in the Classic Card Making Template
- C-2 – 5 1/4 x 3 1/4
- D – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ with two mats measuring (Mid) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2 and (base) 2 3/4 x 3
- E – 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
- F – 3/4″ x 1″ with two mats (mid) 1″ x 1 1/4″ and (base) 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
2. Stamp the rocket from the Hot Rocketz Clear Rubber Stamps onto D in brown ink. Color as desired.
3. Stamp the ‘Have a Blast’ saying onto cardstock F in brown ink.
4. Mat D with the mid and base mat placing the mid mat so the base mat has a wider left hand border. Using a star stamp from the Hot Rocketz Clear Rubber Stamps stamp a border down the wide border left on the base mat. Emboss with gold if desired.
5. Mat E with the mid and base mat. Set D and E aside.
6. Using the Galaxy Stamp, create a patterned background paper that coordinates with your theme by stamping the galaxy randomly over the C-2 cardstock. Secure F onto C-2 and trim the edges to ensure they match. Mat C-2 with C-1, and mat that with B. Secure onto A.
7. Glue D and E into place.
8. Stamp the planet onto a piece of tan cardstock and color it. Cut it out closely and secure it to the card below the ‘Have a Blast’ Saying.
9. Stamp ‘Happy Birthday’ on the inside of the card to complete the project. To make a matching envelope stamp the planet in the bottom left hand corner of the front of the envelope and color. Add a few stars randomly around the planet.
February 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm (Card making Tutorials, Occasions)
Tags: baby card making ideas, card making ideas, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping, rubber stamps, stamping ideas
Stunningly adorable, this feminine baby card captures not only the delight that comes with a new baby, but it also communicates the endearing qualities of motherhood.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
- TAGGED Card Making Template
- Medium and Light Pink Cardstock
- White Cardstock
- Coordinating Pattern Paper
- 1 Reinforcement
- Black and pink ink
- Chalks for coloring in images
- Baby Girl Clear Stamps
- Hole Punch
- Craft Knife
- Ribbon – 2 colors
- 3-d Sticky Foam
TO MAKE THIS CARD:
- Cut and score all paper pieces as instructed in the Tagged Card Making Template.
- Using the Baby Girl Clear Stamp set, stamp the rose bud in the top corner of your white tag in black ink. Stamp the mother and baby onto E also in black ink. Color both images with chalks.
- Using the pink ink, ink the surface of the reinforcement and stick it onto the tag at the top. Punch a hole in the center of the reinforcement for ribbon later. Mat and secure onto the tag with 3-d sticky foam.
- Insert ribbons by cutting two 5 – 6 inch lengths, fold them in half and insert the loop through the tag hole. Pull the ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull tight with care so as not to rip the paper.
- Secure the completed tag onto the card using 3-d sticky foam. Add a sentiment or thought inside your card or leave it blank for a finished project!
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