New Oval Z Fold Card

Our new Oval Z Fold Card is available pre-cut or we have the Card Making Die to cut your own. We also have 2 new Stitched Oval Layering Die Sets (#1 and #2). These Sets not not only coordinate with the cards, but also coordinate with each other!

This card is perfect Birthday Card for the guy or gal who likes motorcycles… or maybe has one!

I used stamps from Endless Creations and a Darice Embossing Folder.

The Orange Fizz Card comes in a multi-color variety set of cards.

Other stocks used for layering:

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Yupo and Alcohol Ink

How did I get such an amazing sunset???

Yupo cardstock and Alcohol Inks.

Yupo is a synthetic paper, which is actually waterproof and Inks dont soak in. Which makes it a great medium for Alcohol Inks. The inks move freely over the surface, especially if you add Alcohol Ink Blending Solution.

On this sample, I put drops of Alcohol Ink directly in the Yupo, along with some drops of Blending Solution. Using a brush, I made big horizontal strokes across the Yupo to blend and spread the Inks. While it was still wet, I dropped one bigger drop of Blending Solution right in the middle. Because of the properties of the Yupo, the Blending Solution drop reacted with the ink on the paper and moved to give an amazing sunset. I didn’t do anything to create the border around the sun… it just happened from the Blending Solution moving the Alcohol Ink. Pretty cool!!

Papers used:

Alcohol Inks Used:

  • Sunshine Yellow
  • Sunset Orange
  • Terra cotta
  • Red Pepper

Stamps Used: Impression Obsession

  • Elephant Scene
  • Slow Down

This card or a similar one will be in the “Let’s Get Inky” class at our Warehouse Sale in September and the Alcohol Ink class at Stampaway.

New A2 Horizontal Step Card

This new card is available as both a pre-cut card and as a die, so you can cut your own.

I love the pre-cut ones because then I can get right to stamping and creating. I don’t know about you, but for me, some days are better than others…. it could take me all day to make one card OR the creative juices are flowing and I can make a bunch of cards in one sitting. But starting out with the pre-cut ones, lets me get right to it.

This card base is the Cream A-2 Horizontal Step Card. It is similar to our A2 Center Step card, but is horizontal versus vertical, so 5.5 inches wide by 4.25 inches tall.

I like both, it just depends on the stamp(s) that I am using.

Stamps and patterned paper used on this fun beachy sample are from Dare 2B Artzy

Twist ‘n Pop Card Kit

One of our new kits available online under New Products … Twist n Pop Card Kit.

The 5 ct kit includes:

  • White (or Cream) Twist n Pop Insert (specially Die cut, Scored and ready to fold)
  • A2 Steno Cards (choice of colors available)
  • Four Panel Mini Accordian Cards (the color matches the steno Card color. This piece attaches to the Insert and “twists and pops” out at you when the card is opened
  • A2 envelopes
  • Basic Assembly Instructions

Other coordinating Paper Cut products used:

  • White Graduation Cap Card Layers – fit perfectly on the Insert. This way you can Stamp in the inside and have the correct angles for the folds on you inside layers.
  • Squares Layering Die Set (PCDIE021). Scallop and rounded corner layers that fit perfectly on the Mini Accordian.
  • Rick Rack Trim Die Set – used on the card front.
  • Stitched Oval Dies (PCDIE079 and PCDIE101)
  • Cocktail Metallic Cardstock

Other vendor products used: Impression Obsession (stamps, cupcake dies, background stamp)

New Semi-Funky Fold Accordian Card

This is one of our new pre-die cut cards. It’s similar to our original Funky Fold Accordian, but only the front is “funky” , leaving the inside of the card for writing a message on.

These are not available online yet, but am hoping to get them posted soon.

Other Papers Used:

See tuned for more new product samples!!

Surprise Gift!!

Open this card and a gift “pops” out at you!!

The inside of this card was made using our Simple Pop-Out Die Set. This set contains 3 Dies that can be used individually to make a “pop-out” on the inside of the card. On a simple pop-out, you can attach an object to coordinate with the outside of your card. For example on a birthday card, you could attach a cupcake to the pop-out so it pops outs and gives dimension to the inside of your card. The various size Dies allows you to pop your object out at various depths.

Use all 3 Dies to create the stacked gift. I️ ran each Die they separately so I️ could place them close together … there is approximately 3/8th inch in between each gift section. I️ will be doing a video tutorial and will post the link here when I’m done.

Basically, you have a Scored Card (I used an A-2 Card) for you card base or the front of the card. Then you use a second Scored Card and trim it slightly smaller than your card base (if desired), enabling you to see a slight border of your card base color. On my sample, I️ started with a Wild Cherry Scored Card and used a White Scored Card for the inside….stamped with the Impression Obsession Ticking Stamp using a Lime Pastel Ink Pad.

On each Die, there are “notches” in the center … line up those notches with the score of the White card. Hold in place with a piece of removable tape (or washi tape, or a post it) and run thru your die cutting machine. Start with the biggest die approximately 3/8 inch from the bottom, running each Die separately. Then run the next size Die, placing it about an 1/8 inch above the first one, etc.

Carefully fold, so the “pop-outs” are to the inside of the card … Valley, mountain, valley Fold. Do this individually for each section.

Attach to the inside of the card base,making sure not to put tape on the sections that are popped out. Use patterned, sparkly or coordinating paper to decorate the gift sections

Other stamps and Dies used: Impression Obsession