- My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for many years now and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available. I've been married to my wonderful husband Nathan for 35years now and we are still very much in love with each other as the first day we met each other. We have 3 wonderful children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren so we have lots to be thankful for. Since joining Stampin' Up! in 2018 I've grown so much in confidence with myself and I even tackle technology, which for me is a huge step to have taken, but I'm getting there slowly.
Wednesday 28 April 2021
Tuesday 27 April 2021
Hello again everyone and welcome to the SUOC#274 where this time the theme is - Animal Kingdom. When I saw what the challenge was I couldn't resist using one of my favourite stampset bundles 'Whale done', I love this set and I was delighted to see that it wasn't going to be retiring, so we have it for another year yayyyy!!. Unfortunately the beautiful dsp that went with this bundle was retiring and has now gone!......... I still have a bit to use up so have used a piece on my card.
The card I've made for you today is a relatively easy one, I've incorporated a piece of window sheet so that it looks like we're looking into the ocean through a window, so let's have a look at how I've made it................... yes I'm sorry but I have used a small piece of the dsp but I'm sure we could make our own background just as easily if we don't have this dsp.
Pool Party cardstock
1 piece of A4 (UK size) cut in half on short side at 4 1/8" and scored on longside at 5 7/8"
2 pieces - 4" x 5 3/4" cut from the other half of the A4 sheet (1 die cut in the centre for the frame layer using the 4th largest rectangle die and the other is embossed for the inside of card layer)
1 small piece for the sentiment layer
Scrap pieces to stamp 6 of the seaweed and fussy cut out
Basic White cardstock (159228)
Scrap pieces for stamping 4 seahorses, 1 whale and 1 jellyfish all fussy cut out apart from the whale which can be punched out
1 piece for the sentiment
Whale of a time dsp (discontinued)
1 piece that I've used slightly smaller than the frame layer but you could just have another pool party piece this size and stamp images with the different ink colours to create your own background scene.
Basic Gray classic stampin' pad - to stamp the whale/punch out
Pool Party classic stampin' pad - to stamp the sentiment and bubbles onto the background
Shaded Spruce classic stampin' pad - to stamp the seaweed/fussy cut out
Calypso coral classic stampin' pad - to stamp the seahorses/fussy cut out
Bumble bee classic stampin' pad - to stamp the tiny fish onto the background
Granny Apple Green classic stampin' pad - to stamp the seaweed and the jellyfish/ fussy cut out
1 piece smaller than the frame layer
Seashells 3D embossing folder
To emboss the frame once die cut out and for the inside of card layer
Whale of a time sequins
Seashell sequins on the ocean background
Mini glue dots
Use these to attach the sequins on with
Stitched rectangle dies - to die cut the frame for front of card ( the middle piece is used on the inside of the card)
Foam adhesive sheets
Strips cut for on the reverse of the frame over the window sheet
Tear & tape adhesive
Use this to adhere the window sheet onto the reverse side of the frame
Now it's a case of assembling all of your pieces and having fun putting them all together. The jellyfish, whale and the sentiment all have dimensionals on the back of them just to give a bit of depth everything else I've attached flat with glue.
Hope you enjoyed the card I've made I really enjoyed putting this together 'cos as I have said I really love this cute stampset. Please do pop over to the SUOC#274 and take a look at what all of the other lovely designers have come up for you and maybe get lots of inspiration from all of their designs. Thankyou so much for popping onto my blog to take a look, take care till next time.
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Hello everyone it's time for another Craftalong Tuesday and this week I have a rather cute card for you with 2 adorable little snails on, I love these guys I think they are just soooooo cute! The card we are making today is a pocket card, and I think it is a great card to give to someone if you wanted to gift them with a giftcard, it fits perfectly inside the front card leaving the main card where you can write a message, so let's see how I made it..................
Basic White thick cardstock
1 piece - 4 1/8 x A4 (UKSIZE) length scored at 5 7/8" for the main card base
1 piece 3 3/8" x 5 1/8" for the inside of front red card
1 piece approx 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" to die cut the postage stamp tag
1 piece approx 1 1/8" x 1 1/2" for the 'hello' tag
1 piece 3 3/8" x 2" for the inside of front red card (this forms pocket for giftcard)
Real Red cardstock
1 piece 5 1/4" x 7" scored in half at 3 1/2" for the front red card base
1 piece 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" cut from corner to corner to form front pocket on main card (you get 2 from this one piece)
Bermuda Bay cardstock
1 piece 3 15/16" x 5 11/16" for the inside of the main card base
1 piece 1 1/2" x1 1/2" cut corner to corner for the front red card base
1 piece 1" 1 1/2" for the 'hello' tag layer
Snail Mail DSP
1 piece 1 7/8" x 3 1/4" for the inside of the front red card base ( gift card holder)
1 piece 3 3/8" x 5 1/8" for the front red card layer
1 piece 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" cut corner to corner for the front pocket layer on main card (you get 2 from this one piece)
1 sheet to fussy cut the snails and letters out of (I like to adhere the different pieces onto scrap card before I fussy cut them out I just think it makes them thicker).
Fold and burnish both of the card bases and attach the cardstock and dsp to the front and inside where needed.
For the main card (white) attach the red triangle shape pocket piece into the left bottom corner, only glue the 2 sides (along the straight edges) as this is a pocket and you need to get our red card into it, attach the dsp to the pocket.
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