My stamping adventures

Friday, January 18, 2019

GIU day 5 - Tunnel card with video

This is my last day of guest blogging for GIU!  It has been a fun week of posting for me and I hope you continue to visit my blog.  I want to say Thank you to Unity Stamp co. for having guest blog this week ... it's great fun and opportunity to show off Unity stamps.
On to my last card for the week ..... Tunnel card
This is another card that has been around for years but, I think has been neglected for too long so I'm bringing it back.  Yes, there will be a video at the end of this post or you can visit my you-tube channel to see this video plus more.
stamps used:  Unity Simply Vintage stamp set by Gina K. Designs
base card: A2 note card 5 1/2" x 8 1/2 (unfolded)
inside folded card:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  score at 2 1/8", 4 1/4" and 6 3/8"
See in photo inside folded card is folded:  valley, mountain and valley.  The middle is punched out with a paper punch.  Tape each end to the inside of card.  You can see more details in video.
Thank you for stopping by all week to see all my card created with Unity stamps.  Remember to comment to be included in drawing.  Oh yeah, think I forgot to mention I will be drawing two names so that means there will be two grab bags up for grabs. I am closing the drawing for the grab bag at 8 p.m. est. so I can pick the winners. The winners will be announced here on my blog as soon as I get the o.k. from Unity so come back to see who wins.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

GIU day 4 - step pop up card

It's Thursday day 4 for GIU guest blogging and in keeping with my theme ... in case you haven't figured it out ... it's pop up style cards.  Today I'm showing you the basic step pop up card.  It is the first pop up card I learned how to create.
stamps used:  Unity wreath builder stamp step by Gina K. designs
I couldn't resist to use my new wreath builder stamp set that just arrived a couple of days ago.  I did the basic wreath builder cards but you can watch videos from Gina K. or Jennifer McGuire for more advanced ideas.
The inside of this card is a basic step pop up card ... if you don't know what that is then take a look at these photos.
 step card templates
inside step card - 5 1/4" x 8 1/4"
Fold in half then on the fold cut two parallel (two cuts next to each other). 
Fold the cut out back and forth.
Next unfold the card and reverse fold the cut out section.
That is all there is to it.

Here's a look inside the card with three steps.
Thanks for stopping by.  Remember to comment to be included in the Unity stamp grab bag.  Come back tomorrow for my last guest blogger post.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

GIU gal day 3 - Corner pop-up card with video

Day 3 for GIU gal week
Here we are at mid-week for my guest blogging for GIU gal ..... the week is going by fast for me.  I sure hope you are enjoying the cards I am showing this week.
Today I'm featuring one of the Unity cuddlebugs ... caterpillar, she is adorb as Whitney would say. Although I'm not sure Whitney likes bugs especially a snake like one but I think this cuddlebug is adorb!  First I'll show photos including a template to make it easy to see how to fold this card.  It is easier than you would think once you make one or two.  After you look at the photos you can watch my video below or at  my you-tube channel where you can see more of my videos.

here is the video:

base card:  8" x 8"  this card can be any size as long as you start with a square.
pattern papers:  3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
The bottom pattern paper is also 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" just cut diagonally in half.
Put the diagonal fold in the left top.  Cut quarter nest to diagonal fold section.
1.  fold down in half.
2.  fold up to create an "L" shape
3.  next fold bottom fold to the left.
4.  last fold top to bottom.  now you should have folded your card into a square.
It will be easier to understand once you watch my video.
Thank you for stopping by.  Keep commenting to be included in the Unity stamp grab bag prize.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

GIU day 2 - pop out card

Here we are at day 2 for GIU gal week.
Today I'm showing a card that I'm not sure what to call it so I'm going to name it:
Pop-out accordion fold card
if anyone one has a better name just tell me when you comment because to be included in the drawing for the Unity stamp grab bag you need to comment.
I saw a card similar to mine on Pinterest but again ... no name or measurements so this is how I did it.
top folding card = 4 1/4" x 11"
folding mechanism:
strip 3 1/4" x 11"  score at 2 3/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/4"
inside squares:
3" x 2 1/2" and 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"
Here are a couple of photos of sample of the inside of this card:
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment to be included in the Unity stamp grab bag prize.  See you tomorrow.

Monday, January 14, 2019

GIU day 1 - shaker card with tip video

Today is my first day as guest blogger for Growing in Unity (GIU for short) and I'm so happy to be able to show off Unity stamps for you here all week.  
Today I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and show you how to make a shaker card.  Shaker cards have been around for years but in the past we used to use foam board and craft knives!  no more! Now a days we use dies so no more little slices on our fingers from those craft knives.  Keep reading to bottom of post for video and more details how you can win some stamps.
So let's get started!
Check out below or at my you-tube channel to see a short video with my tips on making a shaker card.
Come back all week to see more and remember to comment each day to be included in the drawing for a grab bag of Unity stamps ...their choice. 
Also look back starting herehere, here, here, and here to see the last time I was a GIU gal back in September 2017.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Ombre cards

Ombre cards

 stamps used:  Altenew stamps
For these cards I cut strips of colored cardstocks then laid them together and put a small piece of scotch tape behind them to hold them together.  I stamped over the top of the three colors of cardstocks then took them apart and was able to make three cards with each ombre colors.  Hope this makes sense to you if not ...... please leave me a comment that you would like a video showing this technique.  Of course, since I made these cards I figured out an easier way to do it so again if you want a video of the two ways just leave me a comment letting me know ... you want a video.
thanks for stopping by.  
See you here next week when I will be guest blogging all week for Growing In Unity (GIU for short).

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy New Year!

stamps used:  Unity stamps
Used a lot of Spellbinder snowflake dies for these cards but they do make easy cards!  Blend some color first on the card then, just start gluing away with all the beautiful snowflake dies.  Above were some Holiday cards I sent out but below are Birthday cards.
stamps used:  Unity stamps
So if you have a winter birthday and you are on my list ... you just might get one of these so don't look.  teeheeeheee
Thanks for stopping by and please come back soon BECAUSE I will be one of the GIU (growing in Unity) Gals very soon in January!  There will be two prizes from Unity stamp co. that week and if you know this company they are very generous with their prizes.  Anyway more details the week of January 14th!  see you then!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Just because

stamps used:  Unity stamps

I cut out a brown kraft tag, stamped cuddlebug winter bunny then added pattern paper, washi tape and twine to this tag.  I colored in the bunny with my Prisma color pencils ... my coloring medium of choice.  Wanted to stamp a saying on the tag but ran out of room so I stamped it on a scrap piece of the same color of the tag ... punched a small hole and add it to the top of the tag with more of the same twine.  Oh yes, I added some "snowballs" with Nuvo drops.
what do you think?
hope you like it and come back again soon.
Happy New Years to you and your family!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

stamps used:  GinaK designs, Stampin' Up, Rubber Tapestry stamps
ribbons by Stampin' Up

Used the wreath builder template from GinaK designs to make these wreath Christmas cards.  The template is a fun tool for making cards.
Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!
thank you for stopping by and come back soon.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

black on kraft

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.

On a black ink on kraft cardstock kick right now so I made up some cards with this technique.  Very easy just get out your kraft color cardstock and stamp away with black ink using any image.  Added some pattern paper behind the stamped image for a little more character.  I also tried my hand or should say brush at splatter painting with white paint.  It's an o.k. technique but not sure it is for me but I'll keep trying every once in a while.
thanks for stopping by and please come back again soon.

Friday, December 21, 2018

bunny tags

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
Here are two simple but I think, fun tags.  I stamped the cuddlebug bunny onto kraft/brown cardstock that I cut into a tag.  Added some highlight around the bunny with color pencil then added snowflake pattern paper to the top and re-punched the hole.  Taped on some washi tape and, yes I added extra adhesive behind it because I didn't want it to come off.  One of the tags I just stamped the saying right onto the tag and the other I stamped onto a separate piece of cardstock then used a punch to give it the appearance of being a tag.  Tied on some bakers' twine to finished off the tags.
Hope you enjoy these fun two tags.  thank you for stopping by and please come back soon.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Atc's with background videos

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
I have a baggie of backgrounds that I have completed but not stamped so I decided to pull a couple out to use for these atc's.  This snowman Itty Bitty stamp set is one of the first Unity stamps sets I ever bought years and years ago.  the background on the snowman is the shaving cream technique.  You can look here to see this technique from way back in 2009 or here and here with a video .  The second atc has the Bokeh technique.  Watch video here or this post with a variation of Bokeh technique and here in my background sketchbook .  
Hope you like these two background techniques and the trip back in time with them.
thank you for stopping by and come back soon.