Hi friends! Today I have a technique that you can use to add movement to your cards!
These are really fun for kids cards. Just a warning it will add a bit of weight to your cards so plan on using an extra stamp if mailing. Watch the video to see how it’s done!
Wanna slide into the world or making interactive cards? Well the technique I show you are fun, fast and frugal and you can use what you have or these cute stamps from our sponsor Top Flight Stamps! SAVE 10% off your next order with coupon code: thefrugalcrafter10 *USA orders of $50+ ship free!
Random letter stamps (or cut letters from a magazine)
Aleenes Tack it glue *I mix this with water and brush it on the back of my bare rubber unmounted stamps. I use it full strength on the brads and pennies as adhesive. Let it dry till it is clear before using it. It makes a super strong glue dot basically.
Paper fastener aka brad *it will be hidden so use any oddballs you have LOL!
Craft knife hole punch I used my big bite punch but if you are close to an edge any punch will be fine. You can also use one of these.
Foam tape and dot *you can cut a circle from the tape if you don’t have dots.
You can make wiggly or curved channels for the sliders to travel as well. Think of how cute it would be to make a sledder or polar bear sliding down a hill. I bet if you look through your stamp stash you will find great options for images to swing and slide! Have fun and happy crafting!
Hi friends! I colored these stamped images about a month ago thinking that they would make adorable spinner cards.
You can use any symmetrical design like the spaceship (That was a bargain stamp and die set I got on sale for $5 from AC Moore) or stamps that have mirror images (Like the Pawsome set from Waffle Flower) or you can use a mirror stamp or gel plate to reverse another stamp image. If that’s not your cup of tea you can always back your stamped image on a circle or another shape. You just need to make sure that the spinning element looks good on both sides and you have 2 layers so you can hide the string. These fun cards are a cinch to make and so fun to receive, watch the video and see how!
Hi friends! Do you ever feel like you are making the same card over and over again? We all get stuck in a rut sometimes so today I want to share an idea that you can take for a spin!
It’s a spinner card and it is easier than it looks and you probably have supplies at home you can use to make it. I’ll list the specific supplies I used below and in the video I will share tip on what kinds of images work best for this card.
The punches and stamps are from Stampin up, if you don’t have a Stampin Up Demonstrator you can order from my friend Wendy Cranford she also has a blog with really lovely tutorials for free. *If ordering less than $150 be sure to use the host code on her blog, orders over $50 get extra goodies!
Other handy supplies: Wax paper, clothespins/binder clips, rhinestone pick up for teeny punches
I just wanted to mention is you don’t have dies you can use any cutting system that lets you cut a window out of the inside of paper or trace a stencil and cut it out with an xacto knife. Get creative with the stamps and punches you have and try it today! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
I hope you enjoyed this fun project! You can also uses these dies for paper piecing if you don’t want to make shaker cards and they are great for using up paper scraps. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
I am right in the throws of making a batch of double pocket cards to sell at the Spring Fair next month. Here is the first one I made using beautiful stamps by About Art Accents. You can win this set of stamps, just leave a comment and I will chose a winner next Wednesday.
That’s it, no strings, pretty easy eh? It’s almost as easy as making this card, I made a quick 3 minute video tutorial to show you how:
I think these would be excellent Mother’s Day cards, especially with the seed packets, you could even include a gift certificate to a nursery so your mom could get some gardening supplies and plants too. I hear spring is on it’s way, tell that to the foot of snow we got yesterday!
Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win these gorgeous stamps from About Art Accents. If you want to see more crafty desks visit Julia’s Blog and til next time happy crafting!
This technique is so much fun that I have made 4 of these cards this week! These cards are easy, you can use the supplies you already have and they are quick too!
In today’ video I have lots of tips and tricks: shadow-box card, coloring a scene quickly, making a paper pine cone WITHOUT a fancy die (I’ll show you how to make the tassel too!) and layering background stamps to create wonderful patterned paper. All that an more…well, there had better be more for a 23 minute long video LOL! Check it out:
I hope you try this card, you can use whatever colors you like and whatever stamps you have, make it your own. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!