Category Archives: Tutorials

A Gift Card Holder to Make Spirits Bright!

I have a project on the Sizzix Blog today!

See how I made this super cute gift card holder HERE

Chrismas Gift Card Holder Jeanne_Streiff

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Supplies:

662417 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set (6PK ) Gift Card Package
31362 Stampers Anonymous Cling Mount Stamps – Mini Swirly Snowflakes
31360 Stampers Anonymous Cling Mount Stamps -Tattered Christmas
662437 Sizzix Framelits Tattered Christmas (12PK)
661915 Have a Little Party Paper Pad
Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Cutting Pads
Sizzix Die Brush with Magnetic Pickup Tool

Crumb Cake cardstock
Barn Door and Vintage Photo Distress inks
twine
sponge
adhesive
MISTI (My Sweet Petunia)

 

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Butterfly Thanks

Happy Thursday!

I’m sharing a glittery card today using the Thank You Craft Stamp from Simply Stamps. I used Nuvo Glitter drops to cover my paper for the butterflies so no loose glitter mess (in my world that’s a great thing!).

Butterfly Thanks Jeanne_Streiff

I started by making my card. I used (excuse my well loved jar of paint) acrylic craft paint to make a smudgy area on my card. You can use a brush for this – I used my finger.

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Next I stamped my Thank You phrase with black ink.

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This is the paper I used for my butterfly die cuts (Impression Obsession). I took a heavy piece of white cardstock and smudged some pink and purple ink randomly over the card. Then I used Nuvo (clear) Glitter Drops directly over the ink. I used a scrap of cardstock to smooth the glitter drops over the panel (like a pallet knife) so I didn’t have any clean up. Let dry completely before die cutting.

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Here are my butterfly die cuts. Because they have the added glitter glue layer they are pretty sturdy and moldable. I used my fingers and curled the wings for a little added dimension.

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Here is a closer look at my finished card.

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Have a great day!

Jeanne

 

Happy Birthday Shaped Card

I have a sweet shaped birthday card to share today using the  Happy Birthday Balloons stamp from Simply Stamps and a card die set from Sizzix.

Birthday Present Shaped Card Jeanne_Streiff

One thing I really like about stamps from Simply Stamps is they are clear stamps mounted onto a repositional sheet on a wood block. So if you like wood blocks you can use them as is or if you like clear stamps you can peel them off and use them with you acrylic blocks or in my case the MISTI from My Sweet Petunia.

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I started out with die cutting the pieces for my card back. I used the (661844) Gift Card Fold- its die set from Sizzix. It’s so cute.

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Then I assembled the front to the folded card back.

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I stamped the balloons I colored the balloons and cut them out to layer later.

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Next I stamped the banner. It will be cut out and layered. Ignore the smudge. Since I will be cutting this out it won’t matter.

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I stamped the middle section of the Happy Birthday Balloons stamp onto white cardstock. This with be die cut as the center panel of my card and the base for my balloons and banner.

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Here it is after die cutting and my balloon and banner layered on it. Perfect it!

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I assembled the rest of the die cut pieces.

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To finish my card I added some dots of glitter glue along the pink panel, added some pen stitching to each of the layers and then made a little torn paper flower to add a little dimension to the “bow”. To make my flower I tore two rough circles from pink cardstock and crumpled them. Then I layered the flower pieces and added a dot of white acrylic paint to the center.

Hop you enjoyed my project!

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