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Shaker card for hope

Supplies, Tutorial, Stamps, How to, Paper crafting, Crafts, Cards, Diy, Tools, ColorGabriela SimsComment

I recently found out someone I know was battling a serious illness and they beat it. I immediately wanted to make them an extra special card, here it is! Start by cutting a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of card stock

4 x 5.25  

4 x 5.25  

and another at 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

4.25 x 5.5

4.25 x 5.5

Then cut a shape from the smaller block and a circle smaller than the shape you chose out of the larger block.  

 

Big shape small block, larger block smaller circle. 

Big shape small block, larger block smaller circle. 

Then mark the front of your notecard base and cut out the same circle. 

 

Mark the card.

Mark the card.

Also mark the inside of the card to line up with the opening.

Cut a piece of acetate the same size as the 4 x 5.25 block and attach it.

 

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Cut a piece of craft foam to 4 x 5.25 and cut a bigger circle out of it.

 

Foam piece. 

Foam piece. 

Cut this circle. 

Cut this circle. 

Attach the foam to the smaller block. 

 

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I decided to stamp a small flower on the front and added some rain stones.

Flower stamp. 

Flower stamp. 

I attached them with my Pick-me-up and some Glossy Accents. 

I attached them with my Pick-me-up and some Glossy Accents. 

Attach another small piece of acetate behind the circle opening on the bigger block. 

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Next, pick out what you want to put inside of your shaker and attach the layers.

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Finished card front. 

Finished card front. 

Now attach the front to the card base and line up the circle cut outs.

 

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Now you can stamp your sentiment where it will be visible through the front. 

 

You'll see the "hope" through the front. 

You'll see the "hope" through the front. 

Finished card! 

Finished card! 

I hope this inspires you to make a card and brighten someone's day! Happy crafting! !! 

Cardmaking - Birthday Flowers

Card Making, Paper crafting, Diy, Crafts, StampingGabriela SimsComment

This is a fairly simple birthday card I made, using a few different techniques. Materials you will need:

Scoring board and bone folder

Card stock in 2 coordinating colors

White card stock  

Stamping ink in color of your choosing

Large background stamp

Happy Birthday stamp

Edge punch

Adhesive ribbon

Markers

Glue runner  

 

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Start by cutting and scoring your card stock to the desired card size, I chose 5 x 7 to fit in A7 sized envelopes.  Then edge punch what will be the front of the card, I used a lace edge punch.  I stamped my background image on a 4 x 6 piece of white card stock and then colored in the image with markers. I used a coordinating piece of adhesive ribbon along the left side, but washi tape will work as well.  Then I cut a coordinating rectangle of card stock 1.5 x 3 and layered my "Happy Birthday", stamped on white card stock to it. I then used dimensional dots to give it some depth when attached to the front of the card. I also used patterned scissors to cut around the "Happy Birhday" stamp to give it a nicer edge. Try this out for any occasion and set of stamps you love, happy crafting!

Ribbon Roses

Diy, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

These are a few roses that I made from organdy ribbon.  

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These are simple to create, here's what you'll need: 

  • Ribbon that you like (1-1/2 inches wide and 30 inches long)
  • Stem wire 
  • Needle and thread coordinating colors will be best, but any should work. 
  • Wire cutters  
  • Scissors
  • Green satin fabric (1/2 inch wide by 6 inches long) 
  • Fabric glue

 

 

Start by folding ribbon down at a 45 degree angle about 3" from one end. 

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Then fold down the again forming a point. 

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Continue using the long part as the "working" ribbon.

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You'll form a "diamond".

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Continue like this until you have 4 layers of diamonds.

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Now you'll find a tiny hole in the center: 

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Thread the end of the ribbon you were folding ("working" ribbon end) through the hole, gently, until there is enough to  grab, try not to pull too hard.  

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Twist the end in a clockwise direction while gently holding the layers in the opposite hand and releasing them as the edges begin to twist.

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When you reach the end grab the loose end and bunch it with the end you pulled through and sew them together with your needle and thread. 

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Trim excess ribbon.

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Cut length of wire to about 5". 

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Wrap wire around edge of fabric. 

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Cover stitches with small piece of green fabric and glue, then you're done. 

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Now you've made your first flower, make a bunch and turn them into pins or into a tiny garden! 😃 

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