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Birthday Chicks Card

Birthday Chicks card tutorial by Sandy Allnock

Birthday Chicks Card

A pile of falling chickies dressed in party hats is the perfect birthday card, right? Because yellow! And because cute. There’s some basic Copic tips in today’s video, and a fun idea to use dies to create an interesting look on a card front. Don’t skip the insides and envelopes! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The inside of the card sports CUPCAKES! Uh huh. Gimme a stack of purple cupcakes, put them in my tummy!

And the envelope is always a treat to add….it tells the recipient that it’s HAPPY mail!

Supplies

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Color a Fortune Cookie

Fortune Cookie Card by Sandy Allnock

Color a Fortune Cookie

This new die from Ellen Hutson is a simple one – but it’s not hard to make it look *spectacular* with a little Copic coloring! Pop it onto a clean and simple card along with a sentiment from the Fortune Sentiments set, and you’ve got a fun little card anyone would love to receive. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I kept my card really simple – just a popped partial black panel on a red base, and a simple white embossed sentiment! The cookie carries the design well!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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AI Interactive Series #3: Twist Tie Cards

Twist Tie Cards by Sandy Allnock

This is part of a series this week with NEW interactive stamps and dies from Art Impressions…BIG thanks to them for providing them so I can show you – and you can decide which if any need to come home with you! (My apologies to your wallet!)

 

AI Interactive Series #3:  Twist Tie Cards

Cards with unique openings are something Art Impressions does well – they have lots of cool ideas! Twisting necks around each other is a brilliant idea….and I want to try using the stamps together without the die portion thingie sometime too, they’re cute. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

These are fun cards to make even if the stamping can be a tidge fussy – they’re totally worth it!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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RAWR! Neenah vs Blending Card

RAWR! Neenah vs Blending Card

Over the years, lots of folks have asked me just what IS Blending Card and how does it differ from the Neenah I use? So I decided to show ya! There’s nothing wrong with either paper – but I’ll show you a side by side comparison with a simple image, and you can decide if you want to pick up a 10pack to try; it’s on sale, FYI. #justsaying! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The Neenah is a more absorbent paper, a warmer white, and colors appear darker and richer. Edges of strokes seem to be softer.

Blending card (why isn’t it “cardstock”?) is a thinner paper, a cooler white. Colors seem lighter, but can be intensified with more coloring. Edges of strokes seem to stay more crisp.

Supplies

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Vienna’s Explosion Box Card (HBD to my girl!)

Vienna’s Explosion Box Card

Today is my girl Vienna’s birthday – so today….it’s a pup card! And since I haven’t STILL made an explosion box (I bought this die a YEAR ago!!), I figured…it’s time! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I decorated the box panels with the black and white patterned paper from Ellen Hutson – keeping the box all black and white (like Vienna!) except for the center “party” section.

I love that these really DO fold super flat; I was skeptical, but….gotta say, it’s true! It’s a one-stamp card.

 

Bible Journaling Challenge begins today!

Hope some of you will join in! Lisa, one of the folks planning to join in, started a Facebook group so we can share our work – some folks prefer a more private setting. There’s also an all-students all-classes Facebook group for students – a great place to share your work from ANY of my classes!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Layered Coffee Cups – Avery Elle, Cool Beans

Thus begins a trio of coffee-related videos by a non-coffee drinker. Just to prove we can love things without drinking them, eh?

Layered Coffee Cups – Avery Elle, Cool Beans

This card will share some tips for newbies to coloring – especially that the Desert Storm cardstock is really forgiving for blending! And if you fussy cut out the images, you remove the need to worry about staying in the lines. It’ll help get you going on blending while taking out some of the worries! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Wintry, Watery Critters – TWO videos, new Ellen Hutson Essentials

 

Hello there! I have a double treat for you today…not one but TWO videos! These are the new release sets from Ellen Hutson…and if you color, you may want to give them a look/ One technique here is advanced, the other is a beginner background that anyone with a couple blue markers can do – hope you find something here to inspire you!

Wintry Critters: A Frozen Copic Blizzard – Arctic Pals

A while back on Instagram, I colored some bears in a blizzard….and the outcry for a video was huge! I kept an eye out for more winter critters, and wouldn’t you know it – Ellen Hutson just released these! The penguins are my favorite – which is yours? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The three colors used for the snow are B41, B60, and B000.

Watery Critters: Underwater Copic Sea – S’Whale

Coloring whales can be done simply – or you can get fancy and add water reflections. The backgrounds on these are SUPER easy, so beginners – don’t get intimidated! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Colors used for the water: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; for the whales: C5, C3, C1, 0

And if two videos weren’t enough….my Bible Journaling followers may want to check out this week’s video – where I turned my nativity set into a page! Note that I don’t blog my Bible Journaling channel right now – so if you want weekly notifications, go to YouTube and click the little bell beside the Subscribe button so you’ll get the Sunday morning notifications in your email!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

 

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R2C Day9: Making Thank You Cards

Making Thank You Cards

I decided to toss in thank you cards – because, well….don’t forget! Mama taught good manners – say thank you! Having some thank you cards done *before* Christmas would make it a lot easier to get around to writing those notes after Christmas day! You could also use these sweet little penguins for your Christmas cards, just nab a sentiment from a different set. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The “trim” I added to the bottom is simple – a strip of a scrap of red paper, alongside two debossed lines made with my scoring tool!

The ribbon embellishment is threaded through two little holes – ant it only needed to be a knot, rather than a thick bow.

Today’s charity: one little boy

The family of Ryland Ward, 5, still in the hospital, is requesting YOUR Christmas card with $1 in it so they can fill his room with joy & buy him a Go-Kart. 🎅 Vroom!!! Send it NOW please!

Ryland Ward
P.O. Box 174
Sutherland Springs, Texas, 78161

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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R2C Day1: Quick ‘n easy Woodgrain Christmas Cards

I went more than a little overboard in shopping for Christmas stamps this year…So many companies came out with cute stamps that I just had to color! I could have just made cards and shared a few on Instagram…but I really wanted to share them with you. But when I started popping things into my calendar plan…there aren’t enough days! So I’m going to share videos for twelve days in a row – in the Rush 2 Christmas!

In today’s video I’ll have peeks at the upcoming videos, and links for supplies are in the supply list at the end of this post. That way if you see something you just have to have, you won’t have to wait until the video’s out to order, and then hope the mail carrier takes the express bus! You can pick up what you wanna try, and then you’re only waiting for the video.

Quick ‘n easy Woodgrain Christmas Cards

Once in a while I show you something easy to do – and this is one of those! Especially for folks who’ve been in my Copic scene classes — – because these are trees we’ve worked on! But as a one-layer card, this is simple to do and mass produce….hope you try it out, this woodgrain cardstock is awesome! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Another version: mounted on a card base with dimensional adhesive….and extra snow in the storm!

Today’s charity

I’m making donations to 12 charities for these 12 Days of Christmas, just to put the brakes on the “Rush” just a little. If you start losing your Christmas spirit, try doing that and see what happens! Today, in honor of my girl Vienna finally getting her cast off (she still has to “lay low” for 2 weeks but the X-rays looked good, her toe is healing!)…I’m giving to the ASPCA. Go give a little of your Christmas budget to help a puppy or a kitty who needs a furever home!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Penguin Slider Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Penguin Slider Tags

Penguins!! One of my tags each year seems to be an interactive one….this year it’s ice skating penguins! My recommendation is to buy the dies to make this; I didn’t and had to do a lot of fussy cutting. Even though I don’t mind the work – these could be done a lot faster WITH dies. Yep yep! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Giveaway!

As is tradition, I’ll be choosing winners for each of the 24 tags made in these 6 videos – leave comments on the blog as well as on YouTube for more chances to WIN!

Christmas Bible Craft: bookmarks!

Two styles, made with pretty patterned paper. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.