Sunday, November 29, 2020

Art Impressions Giraffe Pop-Ups

Hello Ai fans!

Who doesn't love a giraffe??
Today I've used the new #5354 Giraffe Pop-Ups and 
5133 – Flag Double Stitched Dies.
On the front of my card it says Here's to you!
The best part is when you open it!

Bam!  When you open the card, the cutest giraffe ever pops up!
You can choose to keep him "within" the card depending on what size you make it or he can extend beyond which is so much fun!

The second I saw this new set I knew that I had the perfect paper for it!

I added some gold sparkle because...why not?
I also found an old set of animal themed staples for my Fastenater so I added one of those.


Copics used:
E01, E41, E74, G99 W1


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Feline Funny Farm Triple Pop Up Cube Card from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans! 

I'm so excited to be sharing the most adorable new Funny Farm set from Art Impressions!

The set is called 5369 Feline Set and every
animal lover is going to NEED this set!!

The name of this funky fold is Triple Pop Up Cube Card.  I found a tutorial here.
I feel like this has endless possibilities.

The card folds flat into a neat square so that it can be mailed in a normal square envelope.  I make all of mine using the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board.

I also used 5337 – Dogs Mini Dies for the paw prints that I die cut.
When folded flat you can see that I left 2 panels that can be personalized with a message from me.  When open, these are underneath and not shown.

Copics used:
G12, BG02, BG05, BG11, R81, N0
T2, T5, Y23, E08, E23, E42, E50, E97

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sweater Weather from Art Impressions

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing the sweetest little Fall Bunny.  He was an Art Impressions exclusive at

The Sweater Weather verse is from 5351 – Chubby Snowmen Set

The tag and corner die are from 5132 – Tag Stitched Dies.
I used some very old punches to make the leaves that aren't the stamped ones from the set.

Copics used:
G24, Y15, YR23, E42, E99, T1, RV34, RV63, RV91

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Kneel down before HIM

Hello and happy Tuesday!

I had an unusual request last year.  I wasn't sure how people would react to it so I didn't share it but now I just don't care. I tried to take the request very seriously and respectfully.  I hope everyone agrees.

I feel like so many people have become hyper sensitive.  There was NO disrespect meant when this card was requested or made.  I have a friend who has a coworker that had a baby last October.  He was lax and didn't send a well wish right away.

He asked if I could make an ornament or keepsake for baby's first Christmas that had a Nativity scene but also contained the husband and wife's favorite (opposing) football teams and also acknowledged their religious beliefs about Christmas.  That's not an easy request!

I thought it would be sweet if the football players were kneeling, admiring the baby.  Some people didn't think it worked because "kneeling" in the NFL of recent has a negative connotation. That was never my intent. I meant it to be respectful.

My card was a shadowbox that had several layers. 
Though I don't know the recipient or how they felt about the card I hope Marty has a wonderful second Christmas!  I think this should be a FUN one!!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Art Impressions Full of Thanks interactive card

 Hello Ai fans!

Even though Thanksgiving may look different this year...I'm still going all out.  Even if it's just my husband and our 2 kids with us.

Since I may not be seeing the family I normally would I wanted to have some Thanksgiving cards to send.

I used 4939 – Full of Thanks Set.

The little piece of pie is interactive. 
When you tip the card it slides up and down.
The sentiment and turkey are stamped on 5133 – Flag Double Stitched Dies and 5135 – Hexagon Double Stitched Dies.

I stamped and colored two of them, fussy cut them and split them between two layers of foam tape so that they'd slide up and down.

Next I cut a strip of paper(4 times to make it sturdy) and then popped the pie onto it and added a foam strip to each end.

Just tilt the card back and forth and the pie slides up and down the paper strip.

Copics used:
W0, W2, W4, C0, N2
BG05, R37, E19, E42, E57, E97

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Stomping out the big "C"

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card that my sister requested.  She knows some people battling cancer and asked me to make some cards for her to send to them.  She had requested, if possible, one with a woman "stomping out cancer."  I didn't have any stamps that would work with that but I thought this woman looked a little like she was throwing a punch.

I cut the C with a die and then used scissors to cut it apart.  I wanted it to look like she was shattering the big C.  I can't remember who made this digi but I've had since I was on the Party Time Tuesdays DT ages ago.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Gingerbread Cubbies by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Today for my special feature I'm sharing the incredibly cute 5178 – Gingerbread Cubbies.  There are nearly endless possibilities as to how to arrange this house and all its accessories.

I used 5133 – Flag Double Stitched Dies to stamp the verse on.

All of the Cubbies sets come with stamps and dies.  They all have interactive windows, doors, etc. that open and close to reveal hidden treasures!  How cute!

Happy Holidays everyone!!

Copics used:
NO, N4, W6, E17, E33, E34, G24, G46,
Y35, B04, B45, RV 29, RV34, RV55

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Soft Snowflakes from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a soft and sparkly wintery card with you.
I used 5353 – Large Snowflake Dies and Art Impressions - Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set - Watercolor Poinsettia.

Here you can see a little of the sparkle from the paper I used.

For my tag I used a die from 5133 – Flag Double Stitched Dies
The poinsettia was fussy cut.

On the inside I used more of the snowflakes and another image and verse from the Poinsettia set.

Copics used:
G24, G43, RV000, RV10 RV69, RV91, RV95

Saturday, November 7, 2020

I Brake for lazy days fishing!

 Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I've made a sweet gnome card. I just love mushrooms so much and if they come with an adorable gnome on top who's fishing...even better!

I used the large fishing gnome from MS123 Gnomes Sheet.

I also used a smaller pair of mushrooms from the sheet as well as a fish from MS97 Full Plate.

I love all the colors mushrooms come in.  In my woods we have brown, black, white, pink, red, purple and a bright, golden yellow-orange.  I've even learned how to pick wild Chanterelles in the last few years.  I hope you're all enjoying your weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2020

New Art Impressions Pop-Ups!!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card made with the brand new release over at Art Impressions.
This new line is called Pop-Ups and I've used the 5355 – Glamour Pop-Ups.
On the front I used one of the verses and a flower that comes with it.

When you open it up she POPS up with her arms in the air.
How fun is that??
I used 5063 – Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies to matte the phrase.

I used the Happy Birthday verse that also comes with the set on the inside.

Copics used:
YG06, YG11, YG25, Y18, RV10, RV25, RV55,
N1, C00, E00, E02, E33, E35, B0000, B02