Z Fold Card | Sweet Stamp Shop

Hello there!

I really loved this set from Sweet Stamp Shop’s latest release and I just HAD to do something fun with that girl on the trapeze. She had to hang from something right? I ended up using a z fold card to create the dimension I needed to do her justice.

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Check out how I did it here:

→ DIMENSIONS ←
A2 card panel: 11” x 4.25”, scored at 5.5”; Front panel of card scored at 2.75”
Long Black strip: 1.25 x 11”, scored at 5.5” and 2.75”
Long Red strip: 0.75” x 11”, scored at 5.5” and 2.75”
Interior black strip: 1.25” x 3.75”, scored at 0.5” on each edge (2.75” in the middle)
Interior red strip: 0.75” x 4/75”, scored at 1” on each edge (2.75” in the middle)

SUPPLIES
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

 

Drop Shadow | Sweet Stamp Shop

Hi there. A couple releases back, I created some drop shadow postcards for Sweet Stamp Shop and I got a lot of questions about how I did it. I finally found the time to create a video to show off two ways of achieving this technique: using a scan n cut or using masking post its.

It’s a pretty simple technique but it creates a super cool effect. This time, I use it as a more subtle part of the card since I wanted the focus on the main stamp image and the sentiment. I looooove tequila so it was the perfect time for this.

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Check out the video below for how I created it and also all the supplies I used to create these two cards.

SUPPLIES
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Pure Imagination – Double Slider with Hidden Slider

Hello! This is my very first video so I’m a bit nervous but I’ve gotten quite a few questions on how to make this so I finally got around to sharing the details. A double slider card is one of my favorite types of card to make since it’s such a surprise for the recipient. Sweet Stamp Shop’s Pure Imagination stamp set really inspired me to spruce it up a little more!

Youtube video 

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It was much easier to create a video of the process than explain via words. I’m more of a visual learner anyway.

Hopefully, after you watch it, you’ll be inspired to create this kind of card. It truly is a card for someone special.

SUPPLIES:

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

 

 

DIY – Magnetic Bookmarks

I had posted a picture of my Harry Potter bookmarks that I had made as stocking stuffers and a few people had asked how to make them. I’m happy to report, it’s pretty darn easy.

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I used Canson XL watercolor paper, a 2 inch circle die, and some Love Cynthia stamps.

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Using the circle die, I placed it on the folded strip of paper and ran it through my Sizzix Big Kick. This way it will come out with a folded circle.

 

 

 

I folded the paper in half and place the circle die on it leaving space at the top, so that when I ran it through my Sizzix Big Kick, it would have a folded circle.

 

 

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I stamped using black Versafine ink and used Hero Arts clear embossing powder. I thought that heat embossing it made it looked a lot prettier.

 

 

Then the fun part, coloring! I used Spectrum Noir markers. They blend well on this Canson XL watercolor paper.

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I found these magnet sheets at Daiso ($1.50 store). They have the white backing you see but it’s easily removeable. I remove it because it adds additional thickness that you don’t need. But I use it to cut 1 inch sIMG_3070 (1).jpgquares.

 

 

Then I used Scor-pal double-sided adhesive to the magnets and added it to the bookmarks.

 

 

Then you’re done and ready to use it in your planner or book!

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Until next time… 

Items Used:

  • Love Cynthia – Clear stamps, Make Happiness a Habit
  • Canson XL watercolor paper
  • Hero Arts – Nested Circle Dies
  • Sizzix – Big Kick
  • Black Versafine ink
  • Acrylic Block
  • Hero Arts – Clear, Embossing Powder
  • Spectrum Noir markers
  • Daiso Magnet Sheet
  • Scor-pal, 1/4 double-sided adhesive