Friday, April 24, 2015

Bright and Cheerful Card

I love those bright, shiny enamel dots that are so popular these days but they are so pricey that I rarely used them. Well you can only imagine how excited I was to learn that I can make them myself very inexpensively and best of all I can make sizes and colors that suit my own needs. I searched Youtube for video tutorials and started baking right away! I will post links below to three videos that I found particularly helpful. Since I started making my own dots I have found that there are pony beads available in at least 2 sizes (9mm and 7mm) and both work great but yield slightly different size dots and that Perler beads are available in about a million (ok that might be an exaggeration!) colors. You will have so much fun making your own enamel dots.

Today's card features two different sizes of enamel dots. The smaller yellow ones were made with Perler beads and matched well with the yellow paper I chose. The black enamel dot was made with a 9mm pony bead and is an awesome flower center. The card uses a bright and cheerful color palate and was super quick and easy to assemble. Hope you enjoy!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Diorama Card

Today I am posting a fourth project from my "Scrapbook Getaway Weekend." It is called a diorama card. You can fold it completely flat (which is fantastic for mailing) but when you open the card it pops up to reveal a 3-D area where you can place a special image or greeting. It is so much fun to see someones face when they open a card and reveal something that they were not expecting. This card is much easier to construct than you might think so go ahead and give it a try. I am sure it will be one of your new favorites.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Elegant Gold Embossed Card

I hope you have been following along this week as I post one project from my "Scrapbook Getaway Weekend" each day. I had a blast making and sharing these projects with fellow scrappers and now I am excited about sharing them with you.

Foil papers are super trendy and hot right now but I have never had a good way to incorporate them into my card making. I decided to challenge myself to use some of the beautiful foil paper that was in a paper stack that I snagged on sale. (Really, who doesn't love a good sale!) Today's project is the result of that personal challenge and I love the way it combines foil accent paper and heat embossing to make an elegant but easy greeting card.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Waterfall Card

Welcome back! Today I am posting another project that we made at the "Scrapbook Getaway" Weekend. I will show you how to make a simple "Waterfall" card that could easily be sent as a greeting card or as an invitation. This interactive card gets quite a bit of attention because the moving parts always make people curious about how it works. It is really a lot of fun to make, give and receive one of these cute cards.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Baby Dresser Card

I spent the weekend at North Bend State Park. My friend, Michelle and I hosted a "Scrapbook Getaway Weekend" and had a great time! Each day this week I will post a video demonstration of one of the projects we made at the Scrapbook Getaway.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Super Easy Birthday Cake Card

Wow! Yesterday was a busy day at Scrap-Fest. I had a blast sharing new ideas and techniques with my scrappy friends. The project I am sharing now is a fabulous way to use up scraps of paper left over from previous projects and it's a great way to turn out an adorable birthday card in no time at all. After this, you will look at your scrap pile in a whole different light! Enjoy!

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Screen Card and Butterfly Thinlet Card

Today I will share a couple of video tutorials with you. One is a super fun and easy technique for using a thin, intricately etched die as a focal image for your card and the other demonstrates a cool way to use a label punch and border punch to make a really unique screen card. Hope you enjoy!
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Stand Alone Double Pocket Treat Holder

Hello! If you are participating in Scrap-Fest and want to see all of the latest demos then you have come to the right place. Today and tomorrow I will post the projects that I have demonstrated. You can come back here if you need  measurements or more detailed information about how a project was constructed. The video links will remain active indefinitely so feel free to come back whenever you like. You can also subscribe to this blog or my Youtube channel, crafting4fun247, Hope you enjoy the projects!

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