Valentine’s Day Card


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Valentine’s Day Card
(created by Sophia Vida)

This is a pretty quick and easy card to make. There is lots of texture which makes it lots of fun! Your recipient will surely love this handmade card. Enjoy!!!

For this Card you will need:

– Great Impressions Happy Valentine’s Day Stamp #D364
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– Inkadinkado “You Make My Heart Flutter” Stamp #97573
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– Studio G Heart Stamp #2011-10-25 or any other 1-1/2″ Heart Stamp
– Fimo Soft Red Clay
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– Clay Machine
– Exacto knife
– Perfect Pearls Kit – Metalics (White)
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– Premade Brown 5×7 Card and Envelope
– Cardstock: Bazzill Mudpie, Any Red Garnet 
– Small piece of Brown Burlap
– Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
– 4″ Natural Raffia Ribbon
– CuttleBug D’Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
– Versa Fina Onyx Black Ink
– Three 3/4″ Red Glass Discs
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Glue Stick
– Wax coated paper plate
– Spray bottle with water
– Water for cleaning brush
– Parchment Paper

  1. Condition your Fimo clay by rolling and kneading it. Then run it through the clay machine on a setting of 1.
  2. Place the thin sheet of clay on your parchment paper. Spray your stamp with water (this will kep the clay from sticking to the stamp). Stamp your image directly on the clay (If you’re not happy with the results, simply repeat steps 1 and 2).
  3. Using your exacto knife and very light pressure, gently cut along the outside edge of the heart (If you prefer, place a cutting mat underneath just in case). Once it is fully cut, set the excess clay aside.
  4. Press your heart into the embossing folder and gently peel off.
  5. Dip your brush into water, just enough to dampen it. Dip your brush into the white  Perfect Pearls and begin brushing it on the embossed swirls on your heart.
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  6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 and make the second heart.
  7. Place your hearts on a clean piece of parchment paper and bake in the oven on a cookie sheet according to the manufacturers directions.
  8. While the hearts are baking, distress the edges of the card with the Tea Dye ink.
  9. Cut 2 squares from the Brown Mudpie cardstock measuring 2.75″ x 2.75.” Cut 2 squares from the Red Garnet cardstock measuring 2.5″ x 2.5.” Cut 2 squares from the burlap measuring 2″ x 2.”
  10. Layer your squares. Using the glue stick adhere the red square on top of the brown square. Then using  Aleene’s Tacky glue adhere the burlap on top of the red layered square. Repeat this step for the second set. (Tip: if your burlap has creases and isn’t laying flat just wet it with a little water and iron it flat. Make sure it is completely dry before gluing onto the cardstock)
  11. Glue the first layered square to the top left of your card. Glue the second layered square to the bottom right of your card.
  12. Tie a bow with the raffia around one of the red glass discs. Glue the three red discs on the top right of your card above the layered square.
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  13. Using the Versa Fine Ink stamp “You Make My Heart Flutter” on the bottom left of the card below the square.
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  14. Stamp “Happy Valentine’s Day” inside of the card with the Versa Fine Ink.
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  15. Once your hearts have finished baking and have cooled, use the Aleene’s Tacky Glue to adhere them on top of the burlap on each square.Voila! You have a gorgeous handmade Valentine’s Day Card.
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Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Valentine’s Day card!

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Cupcake Birthday Card


 

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Cupcake Birthday Card
(created by Sophia Vida)

For this Quick & Easy Card you will need:

– Cardstock: White, Fuchsia, Purple, Yellow and Patchwork Quilt by Urban Prairie
– Hero Arts Large Cupcake Stamp CG157
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– Rubber Soul Vertical Happy Birthday Stamp S120-K
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– Sizzix Sizzlits Die – Candles #2 (#654853)
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– Stardust Stickles and Lavender Stickles
– 2 Silver Brads
– 2 Small Purple Paper Flowers
– Colored Markers: Fuchsia, Yellow, Purple
– Jelly Roll Pen: Purple Star
– Orange Colored Pencil
– Staz On Black Ink
– Clear Pigment Ink
– Glitterex DD Multi Ultra Fine  Glitter  GX-123 (White Iridescent Glitter)
– Small Heart Stickers
– Glue Stick
– Foam Squares
– Deckle Scissors
– Scissors
– Heat Gun
  

  1. Cut a 6″ x 12″ rectangle from the Fuchsia cardstock. Fold in half. This will be the base of your card.
  2. Cut a 5.5″ x 5.5 square from the yellow patchwork quilt cardstock. Adhere to the front of your base card.
  3. Using the Sizzix Sizzlits, cut the base of the candles from the Purple Cardstock. Color in the diagonal stripes with the Purple Jelly Roll Pen.
  4. Using the Sizzix Sizzlits, cut the candles again but from the Yellow Cardstock. Color in the center of the flame with the orange pencil. Cut the flame off. Glue the flame to the base of the candle from step 3. Set aside.
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  5. Cut two 4″ x 4″ squares from the white cardstock. Ink your cupcake stamp with the black Staz On ink and stamp your image on to each 4″ square.
  6. Using the fuchsia colored marker, color in the thick stripes on the bottom of the cupcake. Using the yellow colored marker, color in the thin stripes on the bottom of the cupcake. Carefully cut out your image with scissors. Glue the candles from step 4 to the top of the cupcake. Let dry.
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  7. Using the fuchsia colored marker color in the small pink hearts on the top of the second stamped cupcake. Also color in the outline of the large heart. Color in the sprinkles on the top of the cupcake with the purple and yellow colored markers.
  8. Ink the top of the cupcake with the clear pigment ink. Sprinkle with the ultra fine glitter. Tap off any excess. Use your heat gun to set. Once cool, carefully cut out the top part of the cupcake and adhere to the base cupcake in step 6 with foam squares. Highlight the round swirls on the top of the cupcake with the purple stickles let dry.
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  9. Cut a 2″ x 5″ rectangle from the white cardstock. Ink your Happy Birthday stamp with the fuchsia marker. Breathe moist air onto it and stamp your image. Trim the edges with deckle scissors. Leave enough of a border to add your embellishments.
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  10. Insert the silver brad through the center of the flowers and fasten to the top left and bottom right of your stamped image. Adhere the small heart stickers randomly to your sentiment. Use the stardust stickles to highlight the small hearts. Let dry.
  11. Outline the Happy Birthday letters with the lavender stickles. Let dry.
  12. Adhere the Birthday sentiment to the left side of the front of your card. Adhere the cupcake to the right side of your card. Voila! You have a beautiful handmade Cupcake Birthday Card.
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Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this quick and easy Cupcake Birthday Card!

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Hello Kitty Cricut Birthday Card


Hello Kitty Birthday Card with Cricut (measures 5.5″ x 5.5″)
Created by Sophia Vida

 

– Cartridges Used: Hello Kitty Font and Wildcard
– Cardstock Colors: Light Pink, White, Fuchsia, Black
– Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
– Stickles – Star Dust
– Marvy Marker – Baby Pink
– Great Impressions – Coordinating Flowers B165 Stamp
 
– 5.5″ x 5.5″ Premade White Card with Envelope
– 1/8″ Foam Squares
– 1/16″ Foam Squares

Note: All cuts in Steps 1-5 below, are made with the Cricut Hello Kitty Font Cartridge. Steps 6-7 are made with the Cricut Wildcard Cartridge.

  1. Using the Hello Kitty Font Cartridge, cut a 4″ <HK1> on light pink cardstock. This will be the base of your Hello Kitty.
  2. Cut a 4″ <Shadow><HK1> on black cardstock.
  3. Cut a 4″ <Silhouette><HK1> on black cardstock.
  4. Cut a 4″ <Round><Shift><HK1-s> on fuchsia cardstock.
  5. Change to the Wildcard Cartridge and cut a 4.5″ <Phrase><Cupcake> on light pink cardstock.
  6. Cut a 4.5″on fuchsia cardstock.
  7. Take the fuchsia flower outline you made in step 4 and run it through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
  8. Assemble the Hello Kitty centerpiece and glue together.
  9. Glue the fuchsia “Happy Birthday” sentiment on top of the light pink “Happy Birthday” sentiment. Offset it slightly to the right.
  10. Cut a 2.75″ x 1.75″ rectangle from black cardstock.
  11. Glue the Happy Birthday sentiment from step 9 on top of the black rectangle from step 10. Trim the black rectangle around the letters so you are left with a wavy outline.
  12. Using the Marvy Marker, ink the flower stamp. Breathe on the stamp to activate the ink and stamp the top left corner of the premade white card. Repeat this process for each corner.
  13. Using the Star Dust Stickles, outline the center flower. Let dry.
  14. Using the Star Dust Stickles, highlight the center of each of the flowers you stamped in the corners. Let dry.
  15. Using the 1/16″ foam squares, adhere the Hello Kitty to the center of the card.
  16. Place 1/8″ foam squares on the bottom half of the “Happy Birthday” sentiment. Place 1/16″ foam squares on the top half of the sentiment.
  17. Place the sentiment so it overlaps the bottom of the Hello Kitty. Note: the 1/8″ thick foam squares should not be on the Hello Kitty. Only the thinner 1/16″ squares will be placed directly on the Hello Kitty where it overlaps. This will make the sentiment lay flat. However, if you prefer a slight angle, then use 1/8″ foam squares on the entire sentiment and slightly overlap the Hello Kitty the same way. Either way looks good. Voila! You have a beautiful birthday card.

Have lots of fun making this Hello Kitty Cricut Birthday Card!

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Autumn Scarecrow


Autumn Scarecrow

Autumn Scarecrow
(created by Sophia Vida)

This is a really fun and easy craft  that makes a great gift for friends and teachers. It also makes an adorable autumn decoration for your home! 

For this project you will need:

– 6″ Wooden Clothes Pin
– 7″ Plush Scarecrow
– Fiskars Large Oakey Dokey Leaf Punch
 
– Martha Stewart Maple Leaf Punch

– Spellbinders Nestabilities S4-190

– Sparkle Mod Podge
– Recollections Adhesive Embellishments – Glitter Pumpkins
– 5″ Sq of Glitter Orange Cardstock
– 4″ Sq of coordinating Gold Cardstock
– 3″ Sq of Ivory Cardstock
– Scraps of cardstock in Fall Colors: Orange, Green, Purple, Red, etc.
– 6″ Natural Raffia
– Small disposable foam brush
– Glue Gun
– Glue Stick

  1. Punch 5-7 leaves in assorted colors with the small maple leaf punch.
  2. Punch 5-7 leaves in assorted colors with the large oak leaf punch.
  3. Place the clothes pin so the opening is at the top. Then using the sparkle Mod Podge, dab a small amount on the back of each leaf and glue them to the front of the clothes pin. You should overlap the leaves a bit. Let dry.
  4. Using your small foam brush, cover the entire front of the clothes pin and leaves in the Sparkle Mod Podge. Let dry.
  5. Using the glue gun adhere the 4 glitter pumpkins randomly on the front of the clothes pin. Let dry. (Note: Although the pumpkins already have adhesive on them, use the glue gun to adhere them better.)
  6. Wrap the raffia through the center of the clothes pin and tie a bow at the front.
  7. Using your largest Spellbinders cutting die, cut your scalloped edge in the orange glitter cardstock. Then following the manufacturer directions, run it through the machine again to emboss the edges. 
  8. Using your second largest Spellbinders cutting die, cut your scalloped edge on the gold cardstock. As in Step 7, follow the manufacturer directions and run it through the machine again to emboss the edges.
  9. Using your third largest Spellbinders cutting die, cut your scalloped edge on the ivory cardstock. As in Step 7, follow the manufacturer directions and run it through the machine again to emboss the edges.
  10. Hand write or stamp “Give Thanks” on the front of the ivory scalloped edge.
  11. Layer your scalloped cardstock. Start by gluing the gold scalloped cardstock to the front of the orange glitter scalloped cardstock.
  12. Glue the ivory scalloped cardstock with your sentiment to the front of the gold scalloped cardstock.
  13. Using the glue gun, glue the left arm and left side of the scarecrow to the back right side of the clothes pin. (Test your placement to make sure the scarecrow and clothes pin will stand.)
  14. Slightly open the clothes pin and clip your sentiment in the clothes pin opening. Voila! You have an adorable Autumn Scarecrow Decoration.

Note: The Spellbinders Nestabilites used for this project will work in the Cuttlebug, Big Kick, Original Sizzix, Big Shot (Black & Pink) and Revolution by QuicKutz die cutting systems. For more details please refer to the Spellbinders Compatability FAQ’s.

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Autumn Scarecrow Decoration!

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Fall Leaves Card


Fall Leaves Card
(created by Sophia Vida)

 

For this Card you will need:

–  Inkadinkadoo Maple Leaf Stamp (shown below)
   
– Sculpey Clay – Jewelery Gold
– Clay Machine
– Exacto knife
– Perfect Pearls Kit – Jewels
– Bazzill Cardstocks: Candlelight (yellow), Tangelo (orange), Burning Ember (copper), Carob (dark brown)
–  Foam Squares 1/16″
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– 28″ Yellow Ribbon
– CuttleBug D’Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
– Index cards
– Wax coated paper plate
– Spray bottle with water
– Water for cleaning brushes

  1. Condition your Sculpey clay by rolling and kneading it. Then run it through the clay machine on a setting of 3.
  2. Place the thin sheet of clay on an index card. 
  3. Spray your stamp with water (this will kep the clay from sticking to the stamp). Stamp your image directly on the clay (If you’re not happy with the results, simply repeat steps 1 and 2).
  4. Using your exacto knife cut along the outside edge of the leaf. Keeping the knife in place and turning the index card as you cut seems to work best for the jagged edges of the leaf. Once it is fully cut, set the excess clay aside.
  5. Repeat steps 1 thru 4 and make the second leaf.
  6. Dip your brush into water, just enough to dampen it. Dip your brush into one of the Perfect Pearls and begin brushing it on your leaf. Use as many colors as you want.
  7. Since you will be baking your leaves on the index cards they need to be dry. If the index card is damp you will need to move your leaf to a dry card before baking. Otherwise the card will warp in the oven and your leaf will not be flat for the card.
  8. Keep your leaves on the index card and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake them in your oven according to the manufacturers directions.
  9. Cut a 12″ x 6″ piece from the Carob cardstock and fold in half. This will be the base of your card.
  10. Cut two 2-1/2″ squares from the Burning Ember cardstock.
  11. Cut two 2-1/4″ squares from the Tangelo cardstock.
  12. Cut two 2″ squares from the Candlelight cardstock.
  13. Cut one 6″ x 2-1/2″ rectangle from the Burning Ember cardstock.
  14. Cut one 5-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ rectangle from the Tangelo cardstock.
  15. Cut one 5-1/2″ x 2″ rectangle from the Candlelight cardstock.
  16. Place your Candlelight rectangle (step 15) diagonally in the Cuttlebug D’Vine Swirls embossing folder and run it through your embossing machine.
  17. Dip your brush into the water. Then dip your wet brush into the Copper Perfect Pearls  and mix a little on the paper plate. Highlight the swirls on the embossed paper (step 16). Let dry.
  18. Layer your squares. Glue the Tangelo square on top of the Burning Ember. Then glue your Candelight on top of the Tangelo. Do this for both sets of squares.
  19. Layer your rectangles the same as the squares.Glue the Tangelo rectangle on top of the Burning Ember. Then glue your Candelight on top of the Tangelo.
  20. Use tacky glue to adhere the leaves to each of the layered squares. Let dry.     
  21. Open your base card and tear about 1-1/4″ edge off right side.
  22. Tie your ribbon around the middle of the card. Close the card.
  23. Glue the layered rectangle to the inside right edge of your card base.
  24. Last position your leaves and adhere them to the top of the card using thin foam squares. Voila! You have a gorgeous card that can be used for any occasion.

Tip: Try blending orange and brown clays with the gold to get a swirled look.

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Fall Leaves card!

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Father’s Day Card


Created by Sophia Vida (measures 5″ x 6″)

Wee Memories is having Challenge #64 – Masculine Card (WMC64). This is my first challenge so I thought I would give it a whirl with this tri-fold card.

Materials Needed:

  • Bazzill Citrus Cardstock
  • Bazzill Dark Brown Cardstock
  • Bazzill Copper Cardstock
  • Frances Meyer World Map Cardstock
  • Deja Views – Printed Cardstock (Global Views Pad)
  • Thin Copper Metal Sheet
  • Great Impressions – World’s Greatest Dad Stamp
  • StazOn Solvent Ink – Stone Gray
  • Stickles – Star Dust
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug A2 D’vine Swirls
  • 2 Pearl White Buttons 7/16″
  • 7″ Brown Shimmer Ribbon
  • Rust Colored Pencil
  1. Cut a 12″ x 6″ piece of cardstock.
  2. To make the accordion folds mark your cream cardstock at 3-1/2″ and at 7.” Then fold the cardstock on these marks. The first and second panels will measure 3-1/2″ and the back panel will measure 5.”
  3. Cut a 4-3/4″ square on your patterned cardstock. Glue this to the back panel.
  4. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece on your copper cardstock. Glue this on top of the patterned cardstock on the back panel in step 3.
  5. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece from your world map cardstock. Glue this piece to the inside middle panel.
  6. Cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ piece from your dark brown cardstock.
  7. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece from your copper cardstock. Glue this on top of the dark brown cardstock in step 6.
  8. Cut a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece from your world map cardstock. Glue this on top of the copper cardstock in step 7.
  9. Cut 2 pieces of brown shimmer ribbon measuring 3-1/2″ each. Adhere these diagonally across the top and bottom left corners. Wrap the edges under the dark brown cardstock.
  10. Glue your layered cardstock pieces you just made in steps 6 through 9 to the top of the front panel (you will not see the citrus cardstock).
  11. Glue a button to the top and bottom left diagonal corners.  
  12. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of dark brown cardstock.
  13. Cut a 3″ x 2″ piece of copper cardstock. Glue this piece on top of the small dark brown cardstock in step 12.
  14. Cut a 2-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of the copper metal sheet. Run this through the Cuttlebug A2 D’vine Swirls embossing folder. Glue this on top of the copper cardstock in step 13.
  15. Using Great Impressions World’s Greatest Dad, stamp it on white cardstock. Color the inside with a rust colored pencil. Use Stickles Star Dust to outline the word “DAD” and the 4 rivets.
  16. Once dry, cut out the stamp image. Use foam squares to adhere the stamped image on top of the embossed copper metal piece in step 14.
  17. Glue this layered piece (shown above) on top of the front panel. You want about 1″ to hang off of the front panel and overlap the bottom panel.

Voila! You have a beautiful tri-fold card.

Thank You Butterfly Card

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Thank You Butterfly Card
(created by Sophia Vida)

 

For this Card you will need:

–  Sizzix Set of 4 Butterfly Cutting Dies (shown below)
– Cricut Cartridge Used: Beyond Birthdays
– Cardstock Colors: Light Mauve, Fuchsia, Light Purple Dark Purple, Pink Multi Color by K&C Company
–  Stickles – Star Dust
–  Stickles – Lavender
–  2 Dark Purple Silk Flowers
–  Foam Squares

NOTE: If you are using printed or textured cardstock you will have to turn the cardstock over (face down) when cutting the wings or wing outlines for the other side of the butterfly.

  1. Cut a 6″ x 12″ card base on Light Mauve cardstock. Then fold it in half.
  2. Cut a 5-3/4” square on Fuchsia cardstock and glue it to the front of your Mauve card base.
  3. Using your cutting die machine and the Sizzix Butterfly Cutting Dies, cut the butterfly head and body, 1 top wing and 1 bottom wing on Light Purple cardstock. Then run the top wing and bottom wing through again on the same cardstock. This will be the base of the butterfly.
  4. Using the multi color cardstock (printed side face up) cut 1 top wing and 1 bottom wing with the same cutting dies as in step 3.
  5. Turn your multi color cardstock over (printed side face down) and cut 1 top wing and 1 bottom wing with the same cutting dies as in step 3. These will be the wings for the left side. Remember: If using textured or printed cardstock turn it over when making the second cut.
  6. Cut the wing outlines with the cutting die on Fuchsia cardstock.
  7. Using the same cutting die as in step 6, cut another set of wing outlines on Fuchsia cardstock. Remember: If using textured or printed cardstock turn it over when making the second cut.
  8. With the Cricut Machine and the Beyond Birthdays Cartridge, cut a 1-3/4” <Shadow> <merci> on Dark Purple cardstock.
  9. With the same Cricut Cartridge cut a 1-3/4” <merci> on Light Purple cardstock.
  10. Glue the butterfly head on to the body.
  11. Make sure your wings match up by laying out your whole butterfly. The Light Purple wings are on the bottom. Then add the Multi Color wings on top but slightly offset them so you see a little of the Light Purple base wing. Next add your Fuchsia wing outlines on top of the Multi Color wings.
  12. Once you have your correct layout, glue the wing layers together.
  13. Glue your wings to the underside of the butterfly body.
  14. Decorate your butterfly wings with the Star Dust Stickles. Decorate the head and body the Lavender Stickles.
  15. Glue the Light Purple Merci on top of the Dark Purple shadow Merci.
  16. Decorate the Merci by outlining it with the Star Dust Stickles.
  17. After your Stickles have dried, glue the Merci to the bottom right of the card.
  18. Using foam squares, adhere the butterfly to the top left of the card.
  19. Last add your two flowers and Voila! You have a fun & vibrant Thank You Card.

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this card!

For more Crafting Tips and Techniques visit our main website at Just4Crafters.com