Hippo Wishes!

Hi Crafties!

Today I have something other than cards for you!

Any guesses?

Well, it’s a money envelope! 💌

I used my envelope punch board to make the envelope with white cardstock.

To add interest, I tore a yellow piece of cardstock and mounted it alongwith fussy cut hippo images from ‘Happy Hippos’ stamp set by Mft.

The ‘happy’ word is from Concord and 9th. I adhered 2 diecuts together to give 3D effect.

I made this envelope on order for a lil one’s birthday!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!


Here comes Santa…

Hi Crafties!

How are you doing? I hope you are doing awesome.

I have been in awe of Santa Claus ever since I got to know about him as a child.

He brings back feelings of excitement, surprise and happy times.

So to recreate these feelings I have a card for you featuring our beloved Santa!

For this card, I took a 5.5× 5 inches card panel.

I used Craftangles ‘Christmas stencil’ and blended various distress oxides in shades of blue over it.

I then used different distress oxides for the individual elements.

The sentiment stamp and the border stamp is by ‘Itsy bitsy’.

I also splattered watered down white gesso over the scene to make it look like it was snowing.

I then foam mounted the panel on my card base. And my card is done!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Surprise Pop up slider card!

Hiya Crafties!
I love making interactive cards! It’s fun making them and receiving them too! 😄

So here is one which I made for the Neat and Tangled Throwdown tutorial challenge.

I have a step-by-step photo tutorial for this surprise pop up slider card using Neat and Tangled stamps!
Step 1 :

I blended 3 distress oxides Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron & Salty Ocean on white card panel measuring 5.25×4 inches with a mini blending tool.

Step 2 :
Then I diecut the panel with a rectangle-die measuring 4×3 inches.

Step 3 :
Then I cut an acetate sheet of size 4.25×3 inches ( the same size as the rectangle diecut but 1/4th inch larger on length side to stick it on the panel ).
I then scored the acetate on 1/4th inch from both sides and also in the middle.

Step 4 :
I then applied double sided tape on both the 1/4inch ends.
And stuck 1 end on the frame edge as shown by the arrow.

Step 5 :
I took black chipboard of size 4.75×3.5 inches and stuck the other end of the acetate on the black panel matching the edges as shown by the arrow in the second pic.

Step 6 :
I stamped the cute images from the ‘Wild Ones’ stamp set by ‘Neat and tangled’ on to watercolor cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink. And colored them with my mozart Dual brush pens.
The critters are so cute, aren’t they? ❤

Step 7 :
After that, I watercolored some circles and diecut them with the Paper Smooches balloon-die.
I also stuck strips of acetate on the back of each of the balloons with double sided tape.

Step 8 :
Then I scored the acetate strip of each balloon and adhered the scored part on the underside of the frame as you can see in the pic.

The balloons stand perpendicular to the base as shown by the arrow in the pic.

I also attached the gift and bird image alongwith the balloons.
These balloons will slide back under the black panel giving an element of surprise when you slide open the card. 😉
I also stamped the frame with the little confetti stamps from the same stamp set with black ink.
Step 9 :
I mounted foam tape on the back side and adhered it to an A2 white card base ( such that it is close to but doesnt touch the black panel and keeps room for it to slide).

Step 10 :
I then arranged and adhered all the stamp images on the lower part of the acetate such that they would seem to be floating.

Step 11 :
Taking a black strip, I heat embossed the sentiment from the ‘Wild for you’ stamp set by Lawn Faw with white embossing powder. And mounted it on the end of the frame.

Step 12 :
I hand drew an arrow with black tip pen, fussy cut it and adhered it on the exposed part of the black panel.

And finally my card is complete! Phew! 😄😜
Do see the video above to see the card in action.
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Playing along

Tunnel Inside!

Hi Crafties!

Layers in cards are so much fun to make and also create so much interest.

Today I have a inside tunnel card where I have created a jungle inside.

For the front , I kept it monochrome with the color green.

I used the ‘Happy’ sentiment stamp by ‘Craftyscrappers’ and applied Twisted citron & Lucky Clover distress oxides to create shaded effect.

I also added stripes using the ‘Fun with stripes’ stamp set by Mudra and finished it off with green sparkling dotties.

Here’s the inside :

I used the ‘Critter Party’ stamp set by Mudra stamps.

The amazing Jennifer Mcguire has step by step instructions on youtube. You can check out her blog post here.

For the ink blended background, I used Twisted Citron & Lucky Clover distress oxides.

I stamped, watercolored & fussy cut the images and adhered them accordingly.

I also used a cloud stencil with Salty ocean distress oxide.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Here is the video of my card in action :

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!





Playing along

Mudra Craft Challenge #25 : Layer it up

The Twisted Challenges # 4: Celebrations + Monochrome

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : Monochrome