February - Valentine's Day - Kimber McGray
March - thinking of you - Kathy Thompson
April - girl birthday - Tonya Prawitt
May - Mother's Day - Lisa Kisch
June - Father's Day – Allison Cope
July - congratulations - Summer Fullerton
August - boy birthday - Linda Harrison
September - Grandparent's Day - Kim Hughes
October - Thanksgiving - Davinie Fiero
November - sympathy - Kerry McRorie
December - Christmas - Kelly Goree
Here we go....
by Crystal Jeffrey Rieger (January)
1. Make a 4x5” card from teal cardstock. Die cut card with shaped die.
2. Emboss card front with embossing folder. Lightly sand.
3. Die cut scalloped border from white cardstock. Adhere along bottom of card.
4. Stamp tree on white cardstock and heat emboss with silver glitter embossing powder. Cut out.
5. Tie red embroidery floss around tree and adhere to card with foam squares.
6. Hand write sentiment along white border with red pen.
supplies: cardstock, Core-dinations; Ornate Frame Die, Snowflake Design Textured Impression, Scalloped Border Die, Sizzix; stamp, My Sentiments Exactly!; ink, Ranger; glitter embossing powder, American Crafts; red pen, American Crafts; adhesive, SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L; other, white cardstock, embroidery floss
A Kiss to Build a Dream
by Kimber McGray (February)
1. Cut cardstock to create card base. Card is 4.25"x 4.75" Ink edges.
2. Cut patterned paper 4"x4.75 and ink edges.
3. Tie white silk ribbon around patterned paper; tie in a bow to the left side of paper.
4. Wrap yellow trim around center of patterned paper and adhere ends on back side of patterned paper.
5. Adhere patterned paper/ribbon piece to the front of the card
6. Ink edges of the tag and adhere to the front of the card with foam adhesive.
7. Adhere chipboard hearts to front of tag with foam adhesive.
8. Place stick pin through bow.
supplies: cardstock, Bazzill; patterned paper, Bo Bunny; tag, Making Memories; chipboard, Cosmo Cricket; ribbon, Maya Road and Creative Impressions; pin, Maya Road; ink, Colorbox; foam adhesive SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L
Thinking of You
by Kathy Thompson (March)
1. Create card base from white cardstock measuring approx. 3 ½” x 6”
2. Cut largest piece of patterned paper 3 ½” x 4”
3. Cut 1 piece each of 2 remaining patterned papers at 3 ½ x .5”
4. Adhere patterned paper to card
5. Create text box approx 1”x1” with reverse type (white) and pull a colour from your patterned paper to coordinate with
6. Print out text box and punch with 1” circle punch
7. Adhere circle to card using pop dot
8. Adhere letter stickers
9. Finish card by lining inside with 3 ½” x 6” piece of coordinating patterned paper
supplies: cardstock, American Crafts; patterned paper, American Crafts and KI Memories; letter stickers, Heidi Swapp; font, Amelie.
Happy Birthday Little Lady
by Tonya Prawitt (April)
1. Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 4 1/2"
2. Fold five inches from right side
3. Adhere doodlebug butterfly stripe paper (4 1/2" x 1 1/4") to right inside edge
4. Adhere doodlebug true love glittered fancy frill sticker (white scallop with flowers) to front edge on front side and inside-matching scallops exactly. This gives a nice look on the inside and out and keeps the scallop from sticking to the card.
5. Adhere doodlebug cupcake swiss dot paper to card front (4 1/2" x 3 1/2")
6 . Punch large scallop flower ( 2 1/4") from doodlebug fairy dust cardstock
7. Punch 1 3/4" scallop flower from doodlebug swimming pool sugar coated cardstock and attach to purple with pop dot.
8. Punch 1" circle from doodlebug bon bon cardstock, fasten doodlebug bubblegum crushed velvet brad in center and adhere doodlebug lilac jewels around brad and pop dot to center of turquoise flower.
9. Cut 1 1/2" ladybug using Cricut machine and Doodlecharms cartridge from doodlebug bon bon cardstock and doodlebug bubblegum sugar coated cardstock. Adhere doodlebug bon bon jewels for dots and use white gel pen to make white dots for eyes. Apply pop dots to back.
10. Cut three leaves using Cricut machine and Doodlecharms cartridge from doodlebug lemon-lime cardstock.
11. print birthday greeting on white cardstock and trim to 3/4"x 2 1/2"
12. Adhere greeting, ladybug, flower and leaves to card front as shown.
supplies: cardstock, doodlebug; patterned paper, doodlebug; embellishments, doodlebug; Cricut.
I Love You Mom
by Lisa Kisch (May)
1. take a 6X6 card, or 12X6 cardstock, folded.
2. Cut one patterned paper to 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" and adhere 1/4" from the top of the card.
3. Cut another patterned paper to 5 1/2" by 1 1/4", round corners, and adhere below the first paper.
4. Adhere a border sticker over the seam.
5. Apply a small amount of white paint to your acrylic butterfly, blotting with a tissue for texture, and attach with a staple.
6. Add sentiment and title in letter stickers.
Have a Great Day
by Allison Cope (June)
1. Cut a kraft cardstock card base; 4.5 x 11; fold in half to create a 4.5 x 5.5 card base.
2. Print and colour the digital stamp image. Die cut the image.
3. Die cut a label shape in green cardstock. Stamp on wood grain in green ink.
4. Die cut white cardstock circle. Mask off and ink circle like a fishing bobber.
5. Stamp sentiment on circle cardstock.
6. Cut a 4.5 x 5.5 graphic lined patterned paper.
7. Cut a 1.75 x 5.5 strip of blue cardstock. Stamp fish in blue ink all over blue cardstock.
8. Adhere blue cardstock to red patterned paper. Wrap twine around card front.
9. Adhere green label shape to card front.
10. Using foam dots, adhere digital stamp to front of card. Adhere greeting circle.
11. Add brad and ribbon.
12. Adhere card front to card base.
supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Coredinations, Prism; patterne paper, We R Memoy Keepers; digital stamp, Mo Manning of Digital Pencil Too; stamp, myStamp BOX, Gina K. Designs, Hero Arts; ribbon, brad, Doodlebug; ink, Copic, Memento, Stampin' Up!, Ranger; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; twine, Stampin' Up!; other, thread.
by Summer Fullerton (July)
1. Cut card base from kraft cardstock approximately 7x8 and fold in half. Your result should be a blank card 4x7
2. Cut green patterned paper approximately 6.5x3 and blue floral paper 6.5x1
3. Round corners of green patterned paper
4. Adhere to card front leaving a kraft border approximately ¼ of an inch patterned papers should overlap
5. Cut green cardstock approximately 1x7 and scallop one edge then adhere to card covering the seam using pop dots
6. Die cut greeting and adhere to the card front – justify to the right to leave room for the flowers
7. Slip ends of flowers under the scallop border – use glue dots to held adhere flowers and dress up the centers with additional rhinestones
8. Slip a ribbon around the base of the flowers and tie in a bow – use glue dots to secure the ends of the ribbon
supplies: cardstock, Bazzill; patterned paper, October Afternoon; flowers, Making Memories; ribbon ,Doodlebug; scallop punch, Stampin’ Up!; rhinestones, Me and My Big Ideas; die cut alphabets, Sizzix (Hayseed).
by Linda Harrison
1. Cut grey cardstock to 10” x 7” and fold to make a 5 x 7” card.
2. Cut sheet of boy-themed paper to 4-3/4 x 5-1/2” and ink edges for a finished look. Adhere to card front leaving a border of grey around the top and sides of the card.
3. Using white chipboard letters, spell out the wood ‘Birthday’ on the bottom of the card where the grey front is exposed.
4. Using a sticker strip, add a number border to go along with the birthday theme of the card. ( You can circle the recipients age on the strip if desired to personalize).
5. Place a pre-made small tag with the word “Happy” on it above the ‘Birthday” sentiment, or make a tag of your own to fit. Apply above ‘Birthday” with foam squares.
6. Use a premade chipboard rectangle piece that says ‘Party” and place in the upper right of the card 1-1/2” from top and flush with the right side. Adhere with foam squares for dimension.
7. Glue two buttons to right of “Party” on the embellishment.
8. On the “Happy” tag, thread a 2” piece of coordinating ribbon through for added texture. Finish off with large button.
supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Crate Paper patterned paper, October Afternoon number strip, Me and My Big Ideas chipboard pieces, Basic Grey chipboard letters and buttons, K&Company ribbon, Clearsnap chalk ink, 3M Adhesives
Happy Grandparent's Day
by Kim Hughes (September)
1. Print text onto white cardstock from computer, using the font of your choice and cut down to a thin strip
2. Cut the white cardstock down to 4 x 4 1/2"
3. Cut white glitter paper, slightly larger than the white cardstock panel and color lightly with a tan colored pencil
4. Draw a leaf design on the back of the white glitter paper, cut out and color lightly with a teal colored pencil (machine sew veins in the leaf)
5. Wrap lace around the card and tape onto the back of the card base.
6. Add a button accent with twine knotted through the button holes
supplies: cardstock, Bazzill Basics; glitter paper, Doodlebug Design; pencils: Prosmacolor; twine, Creative Impressions; button, 7 Gypsies; lace, unknown; button, unknown
by Davinie Fiero (October)
1. Trim kraft card base to 4.5 x 5.5 inches
2. Trim polka dot "Bonfire" patterned paper to 4 x 5. Round corners and ink edges
3. Trim floral "Autumn Blossom" paper at 3.5 x 4.5. Ink edges and adhere to polka dots then stitch
4. Trim a 2.5 inch strip from the striped "Harvest Hayride" pattern and punch edges with Fiskars' Scallop Sentiment punch. Trim at 5 inches wide, ink outside edge, and adhere to patterned papers
5. Tie a bow around patterned papers and adhere to papers to card base
6. Apply orange sticker alphas to lower right hand corner
all supplies: Pink Paislee
by Kerry McRorie (November)
1. Make a 5.5 x 4.25" card from white cardstock.
2. Cut a 5.25 x 4" piece from yellow paper; cut a 5 x 3.75" piece from green floral paper; layer both on card front.
3. Cut a 4.5 x 3.25" piece from pink paper; cut a 4.25 x 3" piece from pink floral paper; layer both on top of one another and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.
4. Tie a piece of brown ribbon around card as shown.
5. Punch a scalloped circle from brown paper; adhere a green scalloped die-cut sticker to center; punch circles from pink, then green paper; adhere a fabric brad in the center and adhere all layers to card front (on top of ribbon) with foam adhesive as shown.
6. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with brown ink; mat with brown and then with green paper; adhere to bottom right of card front.
supplies: cardstock, Stampin'Up!; patterned paper, BasicGrey; stamp and ink, Stampin'Up!; die-cut sticker and brad, BasicGrey; punches and ribbon, Stampin'Up!; adhesive, SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L
by Kelly Goree (December)
1. Trim a 5"x10" strip of white cardstock and fold in half to make a 5"x5" card base that opens at the bottom.
2. Trim a 5"x5" piece of pink patterned paper and adhere to the front of the card.
3. Round bottom corners of the card (front and back).
4. Trim a 5"x4" strip of blue patterned paper and adhere to the front of the card, centered top to bottom.
5. Trim a 5"x1 1/2" strip of striped patterned paper (with the stripes going vertically) and adhere it to the front of the card, centered top to bottom.
6. Using a brown journaling pen and ruler, draw dashed stitching lines along the top and bottom edge of the blue patterned paper and the striped patterned paper.
7. Wrap kraft colored cord around the middle of the card and tie in a knot on the left side.
8. Using a scallop border punch (or small scallop scissors), trim a piece of white cardstock to measure 5"x1/4" and adhere to the card along the bottom edge of the blue patterned paper section as shown.
9. Cover artisan chipboard label with white cardstock.
10. Ink edges of chipboard label with light blue ink, then using a brown journaling pen and a ruler, draw a dashed stitching line around the label perimeter.
11. Apply snowflake rub-ons to the label.
12. Add 3-D sticker along the bottom of the label.
13. Finish label by adding chipboard Eskimo on its right.
14. Adhere label to the center of the card using dimensional adhesive.
15. Add three rhinestone dots along the bottom right of the blue patterned paper piece.
supplies: patterned paper, BasicGrey; chipboard sticker shapes, 3-D sticker, rub-ons, rhinestone dots, BasicGrey; cardstock, Bazzill; ink, Colorbox (Clearsnap); pen, Zig; scallop border punch, Fiskars; other, cording.
Aren’t all of these cards beautiful? Thank you to all of the designers who participated in celebrating World Cardmaking Day with us!
GIVEAWAYS (you all know how much we love these!)
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