Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Oh, Toodles!!


My nephew celebrated his second birthday over the weekend with a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party.  I thought it was only fitting to make the card match the theme since this child is literally obsessed with Mickey.  Ask him a question and if he doesn't have the answer his reply is always "Toodles".  A card in the shape of Toodles himself seemed an obvious choice.  And I think I was right.  He opened the card and didn't give one hoot about the gift after that!

The card itself took a little extra work and fancy cutting with the Circle Framelits.  I used them more as a template than to actually cut the card stock with the Big Shot, especially with so many layers involved.  Here's a look at the inside top layer of the card (the card opens like a normal card would so I could write my birthday message inside).

I played on the word Toodles for fairly obvious reasons - it worked perfectly!


Stamps: N/A
Card Stock: Basic Black, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: N/A
Punches: Cupcake, 1/2" Circle
Big Shot: Circle Framelits, Little Letter Framelits, Little Number Framelits
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

I hope this has given you a little inspiration mid week!  Until next time, happy creating!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Alice in Wonderland Envelope Card Tutorial

Hey Everyone!

I'm sharing a great card fold today over at Splitcoast Stampers called the Envelope Card fold.  I hope you can stop by and check it out!

I stumbled upon this card fold just before Christmas and made a few as teacher gifts (click HERE to see that post).  This time around I was much more finicky with the die cuts and punch art (I even used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a few pieces!)  Here's a few detail photos of my Alice in Wonderland creation:

This is the card folded closed.  I've added the lock on the front not only as a detail but also as a way to seal the envelope.  On the backside of the envelope I glued a die cut label as a way to add an address to the envelope for mailing.

The "flap" of the outside of the envelope becomes an area to write a message on the inside.  I added a cut out of The Queen of Hearts to use up some of the white space.

A look at the inside portion of the card.  You'll find the Mad Hatter, Alice, the Rabbit, and the infamous Red Roses along the front fold of the card while the back panels are filled with tea cups and laughing flowers.  The left hand front panel of the card was the perfect spot for a tree, a clock, and of course the Cheshire cat.

Small details add the finishing touches to the card.  Small tags with hand written labels "Eat me" and "Drink me" hang from the tree branches and one of the tea cup handles.

Photos of this card were extremely hard to take.  No matter how I adjusted the card or camera I just couldn't capture the dimensional detail.  If you'd like to see it at its best, please head over to Splitcoast and check out the photo and video tutorial there.  I hope you'll give this card fold a try - I love how something that can be so dimensional can fold up to the size of an envelope!

Have a wonderful day!  If you have any questions on the card please feel free to email me and I'll try to answer them as best I can.
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