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Magical Monday (ish): Ice Cream Freezer Card

 

Sometimes stamps just talk to me. Like putting together an ice cream freezer with the brand new Treat Yourself set by Lawn Fawn! It’s been crazy hot here lately – I know 80s doesn’t seem like much to most of you outside the Pacific Northwest, but we never get weather like this in May and early June, so it’s totally ice cream weather here!

Ice Cream Freezer Card

This also isn’t the traditional Magical Monday video….usually they aren’t voiced over at all. But since this one had some intricate die work and MISTI stamping, I figured I’d chat through those bits at least. I also mixed in some stamps from some of the other sets in the new release – smileyface on the ice cream is from Sweet Smiles and the freezer meats are from Let’s BBQ! Enjoy the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

If you want to color a much easier version of this card, you could just make a white-on-white freezer. Just stop the coloring after the spraying with the mister.

Sandy Allnock Ice Cream Freezer front

I know the ice cream does look a little oversized for this freezer. But since the person getting it REALLY deserves to treat themselves, why not a 10 gallon bucket? *grin*

Sandy Allnock Ice Cream Freezer open

The treat on the inside is definitely a little treat, too – we often forget about the inside of cards, but this one has a spoon ready to dish up a yummy bite!Sandy Allnock Ice Cream Freezer inside

One other tip – lots of folks haven’t tried Neenah because of the cost of a ream…did you know it’s available in a 25pack? So you can try it out without goin’ broke. You’re welcome, friends!

SUPPLIES

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. 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.

I hope you enjoyed my crazy little ice cream freezer today….OH! I hear the ice cream truck! Gotta run! 🙂

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Watercolor Peekaboo Window Cards

There’s just something I love about the interactiveness of cards that open – and now I can make window cards thanks to Art Impressions!

Window cards

The stamp line, which I had seen for a long while, has images in squares. Which were nice, but I hadn’t jumped on them for some reason. As soon as I saw the dies? Oh yeah baby! Give me a couple window sashes to open, and I’m sold! Check out the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

I hope you didn’t mind me talking my head off while making window cards about something that’s been bugging me for the last week or so! Just make sure you do what I asked. Wanna keep you safe out there!

Sandy Allnock WIndow cards

Giveaway alert!

A lucky winner will be picked randomly from commenters on this post – Question: tell me what you see outside your window today!  I’m curious! And on Monday I’ll announce the winner of a packet of a new couple Art Impressions stamps – one will be a Windows to the World stamp!

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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Rainbow Seed Packet Template (Downloadable)

 

I’m working on a little treat to give to my fellow Toastmasters for Easter, and thought I’d share my seed packet template here t00 – since you might like to make one for your kids’ or grandkids’ Easter basket. You put RAINBOW seeds (sprinkles!) inside!! Or M&Ms. Or Skittles. Or confetti! Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube…template and supplies are at the end of this post.

Isn’t that just fun? I used to make these in a ministry I was involved in – it was a different template that I couldn’t find, so I had to make a new one. Here’s a look at the back with the instruction panel.

Sandy Allnock - Seed Packet Back

My seed packet template might also be good for a Sunday School or VBS activity any time of year – print them out, have the children color and assemble them and fill them with “seeds” as their class assignment! It’s perfect for any lesson on hope, or Bible lesson on the story of Noah. The verse on the flap is from the end of Noah’s story:

I have set my rainbow in the clouds,
and it will be the sign of the covenant
between me and the earth.
Gen 9:13

 Seed Packet Template

Download one or both of the templates and print them out on your printer at home. Be sure to print on paper compatible with your coloring medium, and test that your adhesive will hold the envelope closed before giving it to kids to assemble in Sunday School.

Supplies

Let me know if you make one of my seed packet template treat envelopes – and how it was received!

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Boy and Girl First Birthday Card – Copic Watercolor

First Birthday Cards

In the video, I show you the girl first birthday cards step-by-step, (super easy template, it’s so simple it doesn’t even need a pdf!) and give you some ideas for altering it for a little boy. This would be great for newborns…or any little kiddo of a young age who wears a bib! The bib is made combining two non-bib dies…it made Paulina squeal when she saw what I did! (I love surprising designers with a twist on what they were thinking of when designing a die!) Watch it below or check it out in HD on YouTube by clicking HERE.

These little bunnies from Mama Elephant are just so cute – the perfect companion to the first birthday cards for little children.

Sandy Allnock - PPP First Birthday Girl2

For the little boy card, just snip a triangle to separate his pants, change up the colors, and voilá! Sandy Allnock - Pretty Pink Posh First Birthday Cards

In his hand, this little bunny holds the bubble wand – and is blowing sequin bubbles!

Sandy Allnock - PPP First Birthday Boy2

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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Adapted Trifold Shutter Card…revisited!

 

A long while back, I designed a new Trifold Shutter Card template – with two things in mind. 1) Room to write, so we could make some for Operation Write Home. And 2) easier measurements! The one I had tried originally had ridiculous odd measurements that were really difficult to follow, and I need things…well, simpler. So…I created the template in December 2012.

This past summer, Narelle Darley emailed me that she wanted to make cut files for Cricut users….and since I wanted to share that with you all too, I had it on my list for months now to revisit that card. Yes, there are items that sit on my list for a lonnnnnng time! If you’ve made any suggestions for Technique Refreshes, it could take a while -but I always put suggestions on my list!

Below is my video of today’s card. Cards, actually! I made two, since I was doing inset die work that let me make two at the same time. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.

 

Free Downloads

  • Download the PDF right HERE.
  • Narelle Darley created Cricut files HERE.

Supplies


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TriFold Shutter Card Tutorial – new! With room to write!

**UPDATE: NEW TRIFOLD SHUTTER CARD VIDEO WAS ADDED HERE IN 2014!**

I’m stoked to bring you another tutorial today! This is an adaptation of the TriFold Shutter card that is

  1. easier and
  2. leaves room for a message on the back panel!

Here are two samples of the new format. This first one uses the poppy die from Memory Box – absolutely darling! And polkadot papers from BoBunny, which I just {puffy heart love}.

 

And the other is a Christmas card featuring Elf Marci…and more BoBunny dots! And STICKERS!

Trifold shutter card

I saw a card or two with this format on the web, but I could never find a tutorial with measurements…which drove me nuts. So I just started cutting, scoring, and folding til I came up with a set of measurements that would work. The card base starts with a 12″ long piece, that’s the secret – and it’s also only 4″ when closed, rather than 4.25″. I think the full panel of writing space certainly makes it worth sacrificing a quarter of an inch!

So of course here is the video! My dog Ciara played my stunt double; I totally forgot that Dec 1 was around the corner and needed to get this edited, so she took my place…I had a bad hair day, and she rarely has one, so she got to be on camera instead!

This photo shows the view from above, so you can see the comparison between the simplification of the folds:

Trifold shutter card comparison

Remember that for OWH, dimension is an issue, so don’t popdot things on a card that folds this way; but now this format will be better for our heroes since they can write more than three words in the tiny panel available!

Click here to download the PDF template for BOTH the old and new TriFold Shutter Cards.

Do me a favor and share YOUR version of this adapted trifold shutter card format! I’d love to see what you come up with. This tut will eventually be reposted on the OWH blog, and when it does, I’d love to feature one of your cards as the sample, so the blog team will pick out their fave….do nice work! *grin*



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May Arts Makes a Lovely Day

I am so excited…nervous…and hopeful! I made it, as you probably know, into round 2 of the May Arts DT competition. We were given the ability to request ribbon for our project but since I already have so much, I decided to come up with something with what I already had. Chevron and lace. YUM! Wish me luck….and leave some good luck wishes here and on the YouTube page 🙂 Maybe if both get lots of likes and comments they won’t be able to say no 🙂 🙂 🙂

Here’s the template; cut your card base to 11 x 4.25 and fold it on the 5.5 inch mark.

Click the image to download the jpg template.

Shopping links for supplies are at the end of this post in the InLinkz Manager. Be sure to leave a comment over on the YouTube page to qualify for the ribbon prize!

One last thing – I added a function to the comments that might be easier for some of you: you can now use your Facebook or Twitter log-in to leave comments! I was excited to find that functionality 🙂 And of course you can also subscribe by email in the sidebar – and have my craziness delivered right to your email box. (And I hope that my e-subscribers will take a moment once in a while to come comment here, too! Love you guys!)