Posts Tagged ‘card’

Good morning. It’s cold outside a great time to stay in and do cards. Here are my cards for this month:

Card #1,

Copics: E21, E50, E25, E31, E53, R20, R46, R81, R37, G20, G40, G82, YG99, B97

Card #2

Copics: E21, E50, E42, E43, E25, E31, W1, B97, G24, G28, R37, R39, R81

Card #3

Copics: E21, E50, E31, E35, E37, E39, E97, E99, Y11, Y21, YG95, YG99, RV10, RV13, V15, C1

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This is the template for the tri-shutter card.


1. Cut out a 12″ by 5.5″ piece of cardstock

2. Score the cardstock vertically at the 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″ marks

3. Make 2 horizontal cuts from the 2″ to the 10″ mark, both 1.5″ for the edge of the paper

4. Crease the paper as shown on the template – the dash-dots lines are mountains and the dashes are valleys. You will get the following:

5. Decorate the card to your heart’s desire!

When the card is closed:

When the card is open:


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Click on the above photo to purchase the kit Holly used for these gorgeous projects!

SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted slab papers
Assorted bobbles
Tim Holtz ticket
Spare parts brads
Misc. Flowers

SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted scrap papers
Pearl beads-Hobby Lobby
Prima flowers
Assorted buttons

SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted scrap papers
Prima Flowers
Unknown stick pin
Unknown gems
Pearl Beads-Hobby Lobby

SNS February Ribbon Kit
Prima Flowers
Misc. metal trinket
Tim Holtz metal frame

SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted papers
Prima Flowers
Unknown Frame(RAK)
Pearl Beads-Hobby Lobby
Assorted gems

SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted papers
Assorted Primas
Misc. buttons
Pearl beads-HobbyLobby

SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted papers
MM crystals
Prima flower
Misc sentiment

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Ok it’s back! With all the new CHA stuff coming it’s time to make room

Here are the rules:

~contest runs from February 1 to February 28th
~all items must have been in your stash prior to January 1st EXCEPT ribbon
~one entry = 1 layout OR 1 altered item OR 4 cards
~each entry gets a ballot, so the more entries you have, the great chance you have to win

You are playing for a $10 gift certificate to the store from Ann.

Any questions just ask HERE.

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What a fantastic kit! You get a whopping 8 yards of ribbon of varying textures! Click here or on the image above of the ribbon kit to be directed to the SNS store to buy.

I crocheted this amigurumi styled snowman ornament and trimmed it with the pom pom ribbon.  I think the pom pom ribbon adds to the playfulness of this little guy.

Supplies: free pattern from RoxyCraft, Lion Brand yarn, Misc. eyes, & of course the SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

Here’s a paper origami Hello Kitty ornament I created.  This took way longer than I expected, but it was fun to dress her up!

Supplies: free pattern from CubeeCraft, Bazzill Swiss Dot CS, Love Elsie PP, Basic Grey pearls, Ranger Glossy Accents, Fiskars border edge punch, and the SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

A cute little journaling title card.

Supplies: American Crafts CS, Bazzill CS, Love Elsie PP, CTMH ink, Fiskars border edge punch, Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers, American Crafts Thickers, Pebbles Inc. candy dot, Prima Sprites Antique Aqua flower, Misc pop dots, & SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

A birthday card for my Grandma-In-Law.

Supplies: Prism CS, Basic Grey PP, Bazzill CS, Fiskars border edge punch, Fiskars circle punch, CTMH ink, Heidi Swapp stamp, WeRMemoryKeepers eyelets, Prima flower, Pink Paislee alpha stickers, Misc pop dots, & SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

Another journaling title card.

Supplies: Prism CS, Unknown PP, Art Warehouse stamps, CTMH stamps, BlossomStamps stamp, Autumn Leaves stamp, Studio G stamp, CTMH ink, Maya Road Chipboard, Red Stickles, Copper Stickles, Misc. pop dots, Starbucks coffee sleeve cardboard, and SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

And finally, a woodsy Christmas card to send out this holiday.

Supplies: Prism CS, American Crafts CS, Bazzill CS, Cosmo Cricket PP, Pebbles Inc. PP, Red Stickles, Basic Grey alpha stickers, Fiskars circle punch, Ranger Glossy Accents, Pink Paislee stamp, Staz On ink, CTMH ink, ZVA pearl, Misc. pop dots, Studio G stamp, and SNS December Mistletoe and Berries ribbon kit.

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Click Logo Above to take you directly to the “SnS Scrappy Special”

Pebbles Inc Ribbons & Alterables

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Do you like BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT?!  Then you will love this kit!

{click image above to buy this kit}

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Cosgmo PP & Diecuts, Love Elsie PP, Colorbok CS, Bazzill CS, Staz-on Ink, Autumn Leaves stamps, Marvy Corner Rounder, Paper Salon brads, misc. pop-dots.

Supplies:  Basic Grey PP, Bazzill CS, Marvy Corner Rounder, Zva Flower, Fiskars Circle Punch, Staz-on Ink, Studio G Stamps, Stickles, misc. pop-dots & rhinestones.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Heidi Swapp PP, Zva Crystals, Studio G stamps, Marvy corner rounder, Stickles, Paper Salon brad, Bonanza Bag of Buttons Citrus button, misc. pop-dots.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, DCWV PP, Love Elsie PP, Stickles, Doodlebug alpha stickers, Prima sprites, Zva pearls, Autumn Leaves stamp, misc. paint & pop-dots.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Cosmo Cricket PP, Making Memories PP, Stickles, Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Salon brad, Glimmer Mists-white marshmallow, Fiskars circle punch, Studio G stamp, Staz-on ink, Making Memories Flower, Marvy corner punch, misc. pop-dots.

Supplies: Colorbok CS, DCWV PP, Basic Grey Pearls, Fiskars border edge punch, Zva flower, Fiskars circle punch, Marvy corner rounder, misc. pop-dots, chipboard, & joy button.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Sam’s Club Paper Stack, Stampendous stamp, Staz-On Ink, Marvy Corner Rounder, Stickles, Prima sprites, Bonanza Bag of Buttons Citrus button, Basic Grey pearls.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Colorbok CS, Sam’s Club Paper Stack, Miss Elizabeth’s sticker, Doodlebug alpha stickers, Fiskars circle punch, Fiskars border edge punch, Zva flower, Pressed Petals chipboard, Stickles, Marvy corner rounder, misc. rhinestones & pop-dots.

Supplies: Gerber baby food jar, Target Spot card kit Peace metal rimmed tag, Bazzill CS, Scrapworks (?) PP, Prima sprites, Glimmer Mists-white marshmallow, misc. paint.

I altered this little jar to fill with candy as an extra little gift for someone on Christmas. It’s really hard to photograph the effect Glimmer Mists really does on here.  It’s more sparkly sheer versus the opaque white that is showing in this photo.

Thanks for checking out my creations!

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I love shaped cards, but I don’t have a cricut to cut one out for me.  Tracing around chipboard shapes you can make your own.


Coordinating cardstock and patterned papers

Larger type chipboard shape (I used a car from a Maya Road chipboard book)



Pop-dots/3D foam


sand paper


alpha stickers (I used the Pink Paislee Fashion Script alphas)

stapler with staples

ribbon (I used the celadon grosgrain )

Glimmer Mist (optional)

circle punch

craft knife/xacto knife


Step One: Creating your card base

Choose your chipboard shape.  I picked out a car shape that is about the size of my hand.  When choosing a shape to use, take into account where it will be folded in the creation of your card to decide if your shape will leave enough space for stability.

I am using a double sided thicker type of patterned paper.  On the plain side of the paper, trace around your chipboard shape.  Then flip your chipboard shape, line it up,  and trace it again slightly overlapping over the top.

Cut it out and fold in half.

You may notice you didn’t cut or line up the two shapes exactly perfectly.  I know I didn’t!  Pick which side ends up not showing overlaps of the paper from below and make that be the your front side of the card.  You can use inking and sanding to hide these little flaws and add a cool technique to your card at the same time.

Step Two: Adding a layer to your card front

With a coordinating patterned paper, flip it over and trace your car chipboard shape once again.  This layer needs to be slightly smaller than your car shape card base.  If you don’t have a smaller chipboard shape of the exact same shape, as I didn’t, shift around your chipboard shape inside the bigger outline.  You may have to freehand some connecting lines or curves.  When done, cut this out.

The inner shape probably isn’t as exact as it could be, but again, we will hide our flaws with inking and sanding.  It’s fun to add a bit of texture to your card too by crumpling and un-crumpling your inner car shaped layer.

Now you have two pieces.  Place your inner car layer on top of the other layer.  The inner car layer is rounded where in the same spot on the card base it is flat to be the folded part.  So trace where this fold is at on the inner car base and snip it off.

Align inner smaller layer and adhere to card base.

Step Three:  Adding a sentiment

My card isn’t very large, so I chose a small sentiment, just the word “hi.”  You could use a smaller type stamp if you would prefer.

Punch (or trace and hand cut) a one inch circle from coordinating patterned paper.  Ink edges.  Apply alpha stickers off-centered on to the circle.

Overlap and bunch up your ribbon and staple so it stays in place.  Snip ribbon.  I like to do it at an angle just for a fun touch.

Apply adhesive to the bottom half of the circle and slip into the ribbon folds enough to where the alpha letters aren’t covered.  Apply two pop-dots/3D foam bits to the upper back half of the circle and adhere to your card top.

Pictured above is what we got done so far.  🙂

Step Four: Embellishing the card

I don’t like the staple lines showing through on the ribbon.  I will hide the staples and add some decoration to the card at the same time by applying brads.  Adding the brads will also help keep your ribbon in place and hold it to the card.  Using a craft knife will help you get your brad through the multiple layers.

This part is optional.  Add some sheen and shimmer to your card using glimmer mist.  I used the marshmallow white color, so I could really go crazy spraying away since it is so sheer!  If you are using a colored glimmer mist, be careful though, you don’t want to ruin your card.  You may want to test on a separate scrap of the papers you used in making your card to see how much you should spray to get the look you want to achieve.  Also be sure to spray your glimmer mist in a covered area as not to accidentally ruin your desk area or random papers you may have laying near your work area.  I used the top of an old box.

Give it plenty of time to dry.  If you sprayed too much and got shimmer globs, you can gently press down a paper towel to remove excess.  Be careful as not to smear or remove too much though.

All done!  A cute shaped card ready to send out to a friend!

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I love paper piecing.  It’s cute and saves money on buying embellishments so you can spend your money on pretty papers and ribbons!  It is also a great way to use up bits of paper scraps too. When picking out a stamp to paper piece, look for one that is more “cartoony” and is big enough to cut the different pieces.  The Imaginisce Snag ‘Em stamps in the shop, here, are great for paper piecing.  Using the paper piecing technique is also my monthly challenge on the SnS forum if you would like to join in.


coordinating patterned papers and cardstocks

paper trimmer

adhesives (one needs to be a heavy duty type to hold the seed beads if you are using them, Zip Dry Glue in the shop is a great one to use)



stamp (if using clear stamps, you’ll need your stamping block)

1 inch and 1.5 inch circle punches

coordinating ribbons

pop dots/3D foam

abc seed beads (you could also use abc sticker strips or very small stamped letters)

Other optional supplies: rhinestones, tweezers, Xacto/craft knife, corner punch, staples, other misc. decorating items

Step One:  Cutting the base of your card

I chose a black, white, and hot pink color combination for my card.  Cut the background cardstock for your card base (mine is black) 8.5 inches long and 5 inches wide.  Fold in half long-wise and flatten, perhaps using a bone folder.

Cut the patterned paper background (mine is the pink flowers) to 4.75 inches wide and 3.75 inches long.

Cut the background base for your paper piecing to lay on (mine is black corragulated) to 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches to make a square.

Optional: Corner punch the edges of your papers.  I like this look a lot.

Center and glue the patterned paper to your card base.

Step Two: Stamping your image

If there are any areas you do not want to use on your stamp, block them off.  I did not want the bird on the hippo’s head to show, so I placed a double sided mounting square over it on the stamp so it would not get inked.  Make sure you take off the mounting square before stamping or you will get a smudged ink square stamped on your paper.

Stamp the hippo stamp twice on the darker pink cardstock, once on the light pink cardstock, and once on the white cardstock.

I’m putting a little party hat on my hippo, so stamp the hat twice on the darker pink cardstock.  (These hat stamps are by Studio G.)

Step Three:  Cutting out your stamped images

Cut out around the outline of the first hippo on the darker pink cardstock.  This will be the base to glue down your paper piecing on to.  Cut out one of the party hat stamped images around the outline in the same fashion.

All of these pieces you will cut on the outline. Cut out the hippo on the light pink cardstock.  From the darker pink cardstock, cut out the circles of the ears, tail, and back hind legs from the second hippo you stamped earlier.  From the white cardstock, cut out the two teeth.  Cut out the second party hat image from the darker pink cardstock. You may want to use cutterbee scissors if you have them to make this step easier. Just a suggestion, but I keep my cut-out pieces on a strip of dark cardstock so I won’t lose them on my messy desk.

Optional step: Adding some visual interest to your hippo paper piecing

Lightly coat a dotted stamp (mine is from the Target dollar spot, so I don’t mind gunking it up too much) with white Stickles and stamp on top of the light pink hippo. You could also dot in the party hat and hippo’s eyes with black Stickles.

You could do this with Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents as well.  Other options are using a light colored designed patterned paper, but make sure your stamped image will still show.  You could also use a  dotted, textured cardstock or run it through your Cuttlebug with a texture plate.  All of these options add a subtle detail so your paper piecing won’t be flat and boring. Keep in mind though, you don’t want this optional step to compete with the actual design of the stamped image.

Step Four: Assembling your paper piecing

Glue the darker pink party hat image (the one with the extra space around the outline) to the darker pink cardstock hippo base in the appropriate location. Glue the light pink hippo on top of the dark pink hippo base, matching up the outlines.  Glue the dark pink ears, hind leg, and tail on top of the light pink hippo’s matching areas.    Glue the white teeth on top of the light pink hippo teeth. This is where your tweezers may help you out a lot.

Step Five: Decorating your card

Punch out one 1.5 inch circle from a different patterned paper that coordinates.  Punch out one 1 inch circle from the darker pink cardstock.  Punch out one 1 inch circle from the light pink cardstock.  Ink the edges of the circles.

Tie a ribbon around the bottom of the black base square.  I used the light pink satin edge organza, found here in the SnS shop.

Adhere the 1 inch light pink circle in the upper left-hand corner of your card with a pop-dot/3D foam.  Place pop-dots/3D foam on the bottom two corners and upper right-hand corner of your black base square.  Apply just glue on the upper left-hand corner of the black base square where it will touch the light pink circle.  Place down your black base square now to the card base.

Apply glue lightly and slightly slip the 1.5 inch patterned paper circle under the ribbon tie (near the knot) on the lower right-hand side of the black square base.

Apply glue on half of the 1 inch darker pink circle and a pop-dot/3D on the other half.  Slip half of the darker pink circle slightly under the larger 1.5 inch patterned paper.  Let the other half of the darker pink circle lay on the actual card part with the pop-dot/3D foam.

Apply a pop-dot/3D foam on the upper left-hand side of the paper pieced hippo.  Apply glue to the back of the rest of the hippo.  Slightly overlap the hippo over the ribbon and larger circle and place the area with the pop-dot/3D foam to hang over the edge of the black base square.

Step Six: Adding a Sentiment to the card

Glue down (or however you prefer to adhere ribbon) 3 strips of white twill ribbon as shown above.  I used the white twill ribbon you can find in the shop, here.

Using a stronger holding adhesive, glue down your seed beads spelling out your card’s sentiment.  The good thing about twill is that if you can stamp on it if you don’t have these type ABC seed beads.

TADAH! You’re done and have a lovely card now!

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Well I believe that is my Longest Post Title yet! LOL

It’s Here! It’s Here!


Remember what I posted on this post?

I have a $5 Gift Certificate to SNS ready to be given away! What can you do to get it? Well go Ahead and leave a comment on the blog, and try to guess which projects I made, (if any) for the crop. One Lucky Person will receive the $5 Gift Certificate to SNS! All that Yummy Ribbon is calling your name! So go leave your comment now! If you want to be included into the draw, you should post by Thursday, Sept 25th, Midnight, Mountain Standard Time. I will post the winner on Friday Sept 26th – the First day of our Crop!!

Are you ready????

First I want to say a big Thank you!! to everyone that participated in commenting!! My Projects for the crop were the Spook-a-lious Bouquet for a Halloween Diva & Bling-a-lious Diva.

and the winner is:

Ginny – I was going to comment on the vase before I even realized it was a contest, so I will vote the vase as part of the decoration.

I love it though, adorable. How did you do the spider, so cute!!!

Congrats Ginny! Please email Rhea with your info! Enjoy your Gift Certificate and Thanks Again for Playing! (( rhea (at) savvynsassy (dot) com )) ~ Don’t forget to check out the crop to learn how to make that spider too! :smiles:

September ZZ Mod Posy Kit

September ZZ Mod Posy Kit

I made this card with the Rust Ric Rac & Jade Grosgrain from the September ZZ Mod Posy Kit. I also used Maya Road ~ Cherry Blossoms and Birds Chipboard, Autumm Leaves PP, Staples, & Paint. For Instructions on how to make this card yourself – Check out Make N Take #4 from the crop!

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