Monday, January 30, 2017

Flip Tag Card - Sealed with Love

Have you ever made a Flip Tag Card?  I made another one back in January 2008 with instructions from Phyllis M. Strickland and decided to bring back this technique with newer stamps.  The older version I made is posted on my blog HERE   I did make a few adjustments on this card too.  I chose the Sealed with Love stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  Some of the other products I used were the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder TIEF, the Stitched Shapes Square Framelits, Love Notes, Framelit Dies, Scalloped Tag Top Punch, Sending Love Ribbon, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, and a strong adhesive such as  Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape.  Here are the instructions for my card.

1.     The base of my card is Real Red cut at 4-1/4” x 5-1/2.” Use the 1-3/8” Circle Punch to make a half moon in the center at the very top of the cardstock.
2.    The second layer is Whisper White cut at 4” x 5-1/4.”  Cut a half moon at the top of it too.
3.    Using the Paper Trimmer on the Whisper White cardstock, go down 1-3/4” from the top and cut at 1-1/4” down the side until you are at ¾” from the bottom.  Do the same on the other side.
4.    Cut across at the bottom of the ¾” side and cut with the trimmer to the other side to form a rectangle but only sides and the bottom.  DO NOT CUT THE TOP!  Score the top with the scoring blade on the Paper Trimmer at the 1-3/4” down point.  This will be called the “flipper.”
5.    Apply scotch tape along the top and the sides but away from the flipper section to strengthen the card.
6.    Score the flipper at 5/8” from the bottom.  Fold and burnish.  Then bring the folded end to the top of the first score line to make another score line in the middle.  The top and bottom are valley folds; the middle is a mountain fold.
7.    Now insert the 4” x 5-1/4” Whisper White into the Happy heart TIEF, but make sure the hearts go in the right direction on the front of your card.  When you run it through the Big Shot, make sure the hinged end of the TIEF goes through first so it may appear your hearts upside down. 
8.    Now to make the Real Red pull tag, it should be 2” x 4-3/4” long to start.  Insert it into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and punch to give it a scalloped edge.
9.    On the back side of the Whisper White, on the 5/8” of the “flipper” attach Tear & Tape.  Attach the bottom of the tag so that it is lined up with the bottom of the flipper.
10.  Die cut at Real Red Square with the Stitched Shapes in the Big Shot.  Die cut a Whisper White Square with the smaller Stitched Shapes in the Big Shot.
11.  Stamp the “heart” from Sealed with Love on the white square with Real Red ink.
12.  Layer onto the White square with adhesive.  Apply Tear & Tape between the 5/8” fold and the middle fold keeping it away from the other folds.
13.  Attach the stamped square images to this section.  Your “flipper” is done!
14.   Apply Tear & Tape to the sides and bottom edges of the layer (not the flipper).  Be sure to keep the Tear & Tape at the top on either side of the scalloped tag so that it will not interfere with the flipper.
15.  Attach to the front of the Real Red card front.
16.  Pull the tag out.  Stamp “Sealed with a Kiss” on the opening with Memento Black ink and/or decorate the front to your liking with Sealed with Love stamps.
17.  For the top, stamp hearts on Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Love Notes Framelits Die and stamp the sentiment “Love You Lots” underneath the hearts.  Attach with adhesive at the top of the Scalloped Tag Topper.
18.  Attach Sending Love Ribbon at the top through the Tag Topper Punch hole.

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Custom Tees and Sealed with Love

This is a card I finally finished up today.  I had it partially made and couldn't decide what to add to the bottom of my card.  Then I thought the Custom Tees with the "Love You" was the perfect addition to finish my card.  The first thing I did was use the Confetti Hearts Border Punch at the top and then on the inside I up a strip of Real Red cardstock over the hearts.  I added a Wink of Stella inside each heart to make them glimmer.  I stamped the sentiment and hearts from the Sealed with Loe set, below the hearts with Real Red ink.  The bottom Designer Series Paper is from the Sending Love DSP.
Then I stamped the Custom Tee shirts on the Whisper White with Memento ink and the "Love You" with Real Red ink as well as the stripes on the male shirt. I put Dimensionals on the back of the shirts and attached them to the bottom of my card.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hey, Chick! Valentine

This silly chick just needed to be used to make a Valentine card!  I couldn't resist!  I used the Sealed with Love Stamp set to create the Real Red lips in the background.  I stamped the chick with Memento Black ink on Whisper White,  and I  thought the chick needed red feathers, so I used a Real Red marker.  I gave her a little red heart for her lips (beak) from leftovers from the Confetti Hearts Border punch.  I also glued on some googly make her look even sillier.  I used the  Layered Ovals to die cut her out with the Big Shot and also die cut the Real Red scallop to layer together
Put Dimensionals on the back.  I stamped "Hugs & Kisses" on Whisper White strip and layered onto the Real Red cardstock.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Love You Lots

Thought it was time to start making some Valentine's cards.  I have seen lots of cute ones on other blogs and websites.  This is a card that I created using the hedgehogs from the hostess set in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  The hostess set is called Love You Lots, but can only be earned from a workshop with Stampin' Rewards.  The base of my card is Real Red cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and scored in the middle at 5-1/2."  The next layer is Whisper White cut at 4" x 5-1/4" and inserted into the Falling Petals Textured Embossing Folder and run through the Big Shot.  This embossing folder is in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  I also used the Stitched Shapes Ovals and the Sweet & Sassy Hearts to create my card. To color the hedgehogs, I used Smoky Slate to color their bodies, then I used Crumb Cake for their backs and around the edges of them, I used Early Espresso and then blended the colors together.  The flower was colored with a Real Red marker and Wild Wasabi.

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