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R2C Day10: Peekaboo Shaker Cards (with puppies)

Peekaboo Shaker Cards (with puppies)

Peekaboo windows. Shaker cards. And puppies. All in one! Okay technically all in four cards. These are lots of fun to make, and keep the coloring limited – some easy diecutting and fashioning of a shaker….badaboom badabing! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s peeks at each one of the cards…..so darned cute!

Today’s charity

I’m sending some money to the Humane Society today. Why? Because the data on animal welfare was removed from the USDA website in February 2017 – which has bothered me since I read that. The Humane Society has been watchdogs and need information to monitor what’s going on out there….which uses the federal records, as well as state inspection reports, to publish its annual “Horrible Hundred” dog breeding operations that have been cited for welfare violations. They have had a Stop Puppy Mills campaign going on since September.

We can’t go restore all that data that was lost, but at least we can give, and promote adoption of pets! There are a ton of charities that help pets….go give a little to your local shelter or a national charity!

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 Day 3: Interactive cards: Confetti Flingers!

Interactive cards: Confetti Flingers!

I’m kinda partial to interactive cards – and this one throws confetti at someone opening your card! How cool is THAT! I made a few cards with flingers -but only show the step by step for this cute yellow one. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I created another card with a more standard stamped and colored image – my 10+ patrons get to see the coloring on this one. but you can watch it fling in the video: And here’s a great card for New Years! I don’t really send out NY cards, but this can also be great for any celebration. And since it has red white and yellow confetti on a green card? It could also be for Christmas!

Today’s Charity

Since today I’m sharing “party card” ideas – how about Make a Wish Foundation for the charity! They do so much to make a child’s wish come true….and they can use our help! Try giving a little out of your Christmas budget to make a child’s face light up…you won’t be sorry. (hey make a card and tell your recipient you made the donation in their name. That way you get to check off your list AND feel good about it!) They also have the COOLEST url: wish.org !

And one more thing…there’s a sweet little video of theirs that may have 10k views…but only 44 likes!! Wha???? Go over to YT and give Noah a huge thumbs up – let’s see how high we can get that number. If we hit 500 likes, I’ll donate ANOTHER $100 to the foundation! Click on the video over >>>>>>>>HERE<<<<<< to hit like. Then SHARE it on your Facebook wall and ask your friends to give him a like, too!

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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Essentials by Ellen: Interactive Magical Baker Card

Essentials by Ellen: Interactive Magical Baker Card

I have a real sweet tooth. Some might call it a dangerous sweet tooth! The Baker Lady stamp totally tickled my fancy – and I decided to make her a magical baker lady – with a magical bowl from which she can conjure cakes and pies! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This is a very flat card – the adhesive (Be Creative Tape) is around the outside edges, and the tab is trimmed so it doesn’t get caught in that adhesive.

You could add twine or a brad on the tab – but it is currently a card that pretty much feels like a one-layer card- sorta. With the one layer glued to the other, but without dimension. 

And PS – I have another video with the new release coming up – so if you need to pick up Bear Ware 2 (or the bear!), you can add it on your order today and save some shipping. #alwaysthinking

Bloghop!

Today is the 2nd day of a 3 day hop – be sure to go visit the others after you place your order for Baker Lady! (lol!)

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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Interactive: Woven Tab Card – Clawsome by Lawn Fawn

I *just* got my order of new Lawn Fawn yesterday – and I bumped today’s previously scheduled video so I could make a quick video with Clawsome – because it was just so much FUN!

Interactive: Woven Tab Card – Clawsome by Lawn Fawn

I used Bristol with Clean Color pens to create this card – and in the video I show you how I made three machines, each with different toys! The interactive mechanism is a simple paper-weave to make the little bear toy slide in and out of the claw machine! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here are the open and closed views – so much fun! If you recreate a card like this and change out the “toys”, I’d love to be tagged on Instagram so I can see what YOU came up with!

I added one more slice to the inside top of the opening so a little bear can peek out, adhered by the adhesive tabs so he has some dimension too.

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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6 interactive Pop Cards

Before I get rolling – some special sales at Ellen Hutson – AI stamps are all on sale this week! No coupon needed 🙂 More AI is coming later this week…

6 interactive Pop Cards

There’s just something really fun about any card with interactivity, right? I saw these darling “pop cards” at CHA at the Art Impressions booth and thought – I gotta make some! Fortunately they gave me the set so I could try them all out, and give you some tips. These aren’t for the faint of heart – but are SO worth it. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Pop Card Tips

  • Read the directions. Yeah, honestly. Most of my challenges were from assuming I knew what it said, then I went back and read it again when it didn’t work. Ahem.
  • Each stamp and die set ALSO NEEDS THE POP CARD TEMPLATE DIE. Don’t miss out on that step. It’s sold separately.
  • Stamp the pieces and die cut them, THEN fussy cut if you want to lose the white outlines. Don’t fussy cut first – you need all the diecut slits to assemble everything.
  • Use good heavy cardstock, especially for the pop card template. Choose a color that will look ok when visible – ie for a green gator, don’t use pink, because you’ll see it a little bit.
  • Practice once – cut two of the pop card templates, and attach everything to the first one – usually the first one I did wrecked the fibers of the pop card template cardstock, and it was challenging to keep it from crumbling; but once I did the first one, the second one slid into the slots a lot easier.
  • When getting to the third piece with the little arrows, secure them with a power tab to both hold them in place as well as whatever the top piece is going to be.
  • Below are pictures of the pieces, all cut out and colored – that took me a bit to work out for each one, so I save you the thinking at least a little.

Panda —- Definitely the easiest of them all, I think. The shapes are really easy to trim. Yu could put all kinds of things in his paws, just cut out the little hands from the cupcake to add them to whatever you want him to hold.

Horse —-  Got to love a horse on a card, right!? Use dark colors for the mane and you don’t have to fussy cut all that hair.

Gator —- probably my favorite, since his little arms are up in the air! He’s so happy.

Elephant —- If you leave off the skirt and flower, this one is super easy to fussy cut! And a tip on the ears – since there’s no stamp for it, I ran my dark marker around the edge to create an outline so it would match the rest of the elephant.

Bee —-  Definitely the toughest to work out the details on – til you read the instructions. LOL. Cut lots of legs and wings (no stamps for them), and I think the piece I used for the stinger is the stinger – there wasn’t any instruction on that piece! I’d also stamp the mouth on him instead of gluing it on, though I think the same shape could be used as a tail according to the picture on the package.

Oldie —-  This one has a cupcake for her to hold – or a wine bottle! You might also have other things you can put in her hand in other stamp sets. I used the dark pink card base for the pop card template, and I think next time I’ll look for something more flesh-toned so it won’t stick out so much. But those slippers. Cuteness!

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Supplies

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Double interactive Ninja Warriors!

 

Double interactive Ninja Warriors!

If one “action” on an interactive card is nice….two has to be better, right? When I saw the cute Ninjas from MFT, I just *had* to make them able to fight on a card. One spins on a circle so can jump and kick – the other boings around on an action wobble! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Just look at that cuteness, eh!?!? 

And the addition of eyelashes to make them GIRL ninjas….yeah baby. Sometimes the last touch is the best!

Supplies

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Love Train: 3-color Pencil Card

 

Love Train: 3-color Pencil Card

I saw this little train set from Taylored Expressions and right away, wanted to color it with pencils. Since my technique is time consuming, backgrounds are challenging – but sweet little images are perfect for it! And I’m also showing how to make a pop-up sentiment…hope you enjoy the process! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The outside of the card is a simple one – two train cars, rolling down the track. Colors used: Spanish Orange, Pale Vermillion, Scarlet Lake.Open, the card has a fun dimensional sentiment peeking out…and a perfect spot between the train and the sign to write a little message!

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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Light-up card – with Chibitronics (and Lawn Fawn!)

Everyone’s been playing with these fun Chibitronics – it’s about time I did, too! Plus – a little birdie told me there’s a sale this week – buy a pack of LED Chibilights and get the Effects stickers for 50% off! I also heard this coming weekend Karolyn is prepping a video with the Effects stickers….I’ll link you up to that when it goes live! (I can’t wait to see it too!)

Light-up card – with Chibitronics (and Lawn Fawn!)

Chibitronics are a fun bit of “science” we can employ in crafting….creating a layer beneath our card front with circuits that “trigger” when a particular part of the card front is pressed. It looks harder than it is – I was scared at first, but it wasn’t so bad at all! Note that these are thick cards since you have to build up depth to keep the battery from being “on” all the time. Also, this isn’t inexpensive; but oh man. So worth it for some special cards! In addition to showing you the full main card (with the texting birds!), I made a couple others just to give you an idea of a few types of designs you can consider. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

NOTE: On these photos, I added light in photoshop, to indicate where the lights twinkle; to see them lighting up, refer to the end of the video.

Drive Me Wild Card

For this one, it involved diecutting the Little Town border die, and separating it to color the sky on the top half, and coloring the houses on the bottom half. I put them back together with scotch tape on the back, and re-installed the white doors and windows except for the 2nd story windows. Then I stamped the car and RV below, and colored them. Below is a photo of the pattern I used for the lights, ending with the battery underneath the RV.

Mad Professor

I colored this guy with my Copics, inspired by a physics professor from college – that man loved to blow things up! ha! I poked pinholes in a few random spots with a piercer, and added the Tropical lights to the electronic circuit shown below.

Deep Breath Card

This is one of my favorite birthday card stamp sets! I’ve never colored it this way but it was fun – I drew the corals, as well as creating that burning piece of paper hanging from a fishing hook! The Chibitronics learning: I made the little holes too close together, so I couldn’t fit five lights within that space. HOWEVER – when you look at them lit up, the two yellow and one red lights that are used show through those other two holes, making it APPEAR there are more lights there. So be strategic and you might get more light out of the pattern you choose!

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.

  • Chibitronics
    • Chibi Lights Starter Kit  —- http://salln.net/2iNQS37
    • Panasonic Lithium Battery, 5 pk —- http://salln.net/2igXjIw
    • Chibitronics Red, Yellow, Blue LED Circuit Stickers, 30 pk —- http://salln.net/2hY8GXZ
    • Chibitronics Tropical LED Circuit Stickers, 30 pk —- http://salln.net/2j9JAD6
    • Chibitronics White LED Circuit Stickers, 30 pk —- http://salln.net/2hWwokf
    • Chibitronics Copper Tape, 16 ft  —- http://salln.net/2iNStFT
  • Stamps
    • Lawn Fawn Clear Stamps, Love Letters —- http://salln.net/2igYE1X
    • Lawn Fawn Clear Stamps, Happy Trails —- http://salln.net/2j9CwX8
    • Paper Smooches Clear Stamps, Great Chemistry —- http://salln.net/2j9LJ1L
    • Art Impressions Cling Stamps, Deep Breath Birthday —- http://salln.net/2hY5yeP
  • Dies
    • Lawn Cuts Dies, Love Letters —- http://salln.net/2ih7z3o
    • Pretty Pink Posh Dies, Storybook 2 —- http://salln.net/2iGTuz8
    • Lawn Cuts Dies, Little Town Border —- http://salln.net/2jgHg1p
  • Neenah Cardstock — http://salln.net/1m4qGP6
  • Coloring:
    • Copic Markers — http://salln.net/1E8FctN
    • COPIC Multiliner Set Fine, Black, 4pc —- http://salln.net/2hWrRhK
    • Signo UniBall White Pen —- http://salln.net/2gLEv6z
  • Scotch Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape —- http://salln.net/2igYIyJ
  • Memento Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black —- http://salln.net/2h4tHAP
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Spotted Puppy Slider Cards

Welcome to my MFT friends coming by for a visit – hope you brought a cup of tea or cocoa so we can sit down and have a visit! I’ll be snuggled on the sofa with this girl….she’s my rescue pup from Petfinder who brings me both chaos and joy! She loves her little brother Giallo like nothing else – you can follow them both HERE.

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Spotted Puppy Slider Cards

Today I’m sharing a couple really simple cards celebrating PLAY! (Hope you get some time to do that!) I colored the pups to look like my Vienna (see her pics below!)….and kept the designs simple. Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The other two cards are adorable and simple too! For this pup, I punched a heart and colored it pink – chopping off a corner and gluing it to my pup so it looks like he’s carrying it.sandy-allnock-spotted-puppy-slider

This pup is on a rollercoaster of a slider – and there are many other shapes of slider dies available. I’ve collected a few in the supply list in case you’re interested.sandy-allnock-puppy-slider-card

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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Easy Popup Penguin Card

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I have a card to share today that’ll be great for all winter long. And the die is a fun and easy interactive one you can use all year long. Check out the interactive blog gallery for more ideas.

Popup Penguin Card

Lawn Fawn got me excited when they came out earlier in the year with the Stitched Hillside Popup Die – so so so so many possibilities! Today’s card is wintry with all the clean white cardstock, but just think how this would work with green cardstock, or a patterned paper with tiny flowers or little grass pattern. All kinds of fun hillside scenes, adding different stamps to it – lots of fun! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I kept the outside simple; and in order to keep color from seeping through from the outside to the inside by stamping the penguin directly on the card, I used one of the cut-out penguins along with a simple stamped sentiment.

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Here’s the overhead view of the card – the two pieces in the back attach to the card base so it all pops up perfectly.

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Lots of stamps will work with a pop-up die; I’ve got two sets with penguins (I listed them all for you in the supply list below) , but think of all the possibilities! I’m imagining grassy hillsides and so much more for other seasons!sandy-allnock-pop-up-penguin-card2

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.