Post#169 – You+Me Card

I had a lot of fun planning and making this card….while I was looking through my stamps for something for Valentines Day,I came across these stamps with symbols of + and = and this became the main focus of my card….
It’s a 5″ square white card base with a plain bright red mat….the top layer is white and I have used a hearts mask and light pink ink to create a background….I then stamped the words ‘you’ and ‘me’ with red dye ink…..and I have gold heat embossed for the + = and ‘forever’ word stamps…
At the base of the top layer,I have added a strip each of gold glitter cardstock and pink glitter cardstock…at the top i have only used a gold glitter strip…I also punched a red heart  and placed it above the word ‘forever’…..
Hope you liked this card… 
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Post#168 – Heart Balloons Card

After making a love themed card yesterday,I sat down to create more cards for Valentines….and then realised that I don’t have a single stamp that says ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’…and it is already too late to order stuff online…so I am doing the best I can with all the stuff I do have…
Today’s card has a plain white card base and the top layer has a background created by using distress inks…I then die cut heart balloons in a few different colours and stuck them on the top layer….for the balloon strings, I simply used a red glitter gel ink pen and a ruler…
I die cut the word ‘Love You’ from red glitter cardstock as well as a couple from white cardstock and glued them together before placing it on the card…I have also used white adhesive pearls on the card as embellishments…
Hope you liked this card….
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Post#167 Love You Card

Valentines day is just a week away and I just realised that I have not made as many cards as I had thought I would….Better late than never…so I’m starting now…
The base of the card is plain blue and the top layer is white….On the top layer I have stamped the large word ‘love’ with red dye ink….I then used a lot if bright coloured inks to stamp various flower stamps on only two sides of the card…
I die cut the word ‘Love’ from blue glitter cardstock and kept it aside….Then I die cut the same word from the top layer and replaced and inset the blue one in it….I have used light blue adhesive pearls in various sizes as embellishments…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#166 Pocket Fold Card Holder

This is a pocket fold card holder made by following the tutorial and instructions on the Inking Idaho blog by Becky Roberts…..here is the link for the Pocket Fold which creates two pockets on the project…one one each side….
You don’t need to do any cutting or gluing to create this pocket..it’s a paper folding technique….all you need is a small circle punch so once you have created the pocket,you can punch at the top and thread the ribbon through to hold both sides together….
I have made two small cards to go inside each of the pockets but you could very easily use individually wrapped tea bags or some other gifts… 
Hope you liked this…
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Post#165 – Hello Card

I have this printed paper with hearts and ‘hello’ printed in various languages and I was going to use it as the top layer for this card….it would’ve looked good but I changed my mind and decided to cut out all the words and place them individually on the top layer of the card…
I started with a pale pink card base and a white top layer….After stamping the typewriter at the base of the top layer,I randomly stamped hearts with light pink ink….I also coloured in the typewriter and stamped a heart and the word ‘Hey’ on it…
I rounded only two corners of each of the cut outs and sponged them with tattered rose distress ink before placing them on the card…I used the same distress ink to sponge the top layer and the card base…
White adhesive pearls have been used as the only embellishments on this card…
Hope you liked it…
 

Post#164 Glittery & Colourful Card

Today I’m sharing a card that can be given for any special occasion….it can be for a birthday or an anniversary or any other happy event….
The card base is plain yellow….and the top layer has been created using four different distress inks and blending them slightly on a watercolour cardstock…
To decorate the four corners of the top layer I cut two squares out of gold glitter cardstock and cut them diagonally to create these triangular corners…In the middle I have a die cut frame from the same cardstock…the sentiment has been stamped on a yellow piece and die cut and adhered in the middle of the frame..
I used a gold metallic marker to colour in the tiny adhesive pearls that have used as the only embellishments on the card….the glitter cardstock makes it quite attractive and I did not want it to clash with other types of embellishments…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#163 Rainbow Butterflies Birthday Card & Card Box

I had so much fun making this card….it has bright colours and lots of butterflies….a perfect card for my cheerful little girl who’s turning 10 today….
The card base is 5″x 7″ made from plain pink cardstock….the top layer is plain pink as well…there is a large banner at the top made from silver glitter cardstock with the sentiment heat embossed with white embossing powder….
For all the butterflies,I coloured in seven 2” square pieces of paper with rainbow shades of watercolours….once dry,I die cut the large butterflies and punched out the smaller ones….I attached a rhinestone on each of these butterflies and adhered them onto the top layer of the card….
Now that the card was ready,I realised that I needed a kind of a box for it as a normal envelope would flatten all the butterflies on it…so I started looking for ideas and went through a few tutorials…and it was then I came across the BOX BUSTER on The Crafty Owl website….
Once you enter the details of the box you require,this Box Buster will calculate the size of paper required to create the box as well the the first and second punch….
For larger boxes it does warn you that the paper will overhang the envelope punch board so please be careful….I did not face this problem since the 1 2 3 Punch board has an extendable arm and I can easily score the full length….
There is also a video tutorial as well – How to use the Box Buster App for any size box by Crafty Owl 
My card sits perfectly in this envelope box that I created with printed paper….I also attached a couple of butterflies on the front of the box…
Hope you liked this card…Don’t forget to bookmark the link for the Box Buster….
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Post#162 No Cut,No Stick Box Idea by Pootles

At first I just saw a picture of this box by Sam and really couldn’t believe that it was a no cut no stick box….it didn’t look like one…then I saw the tutorial video and tried it out myself….it’s more of a paper folding technique and creates a very nice size box….
The box is 2″x 7″ in size so it can hold quite a wide variety of goodies in it…especially things like stationery items…
Here is the link for the tutorial for this box – No Cut No Stick Box by Sam Hammond
I have used plain blue cardstock to make the box and printed pink paper for the DSP panels….then I stamped the sentiment on a 1″ banner punched from silver cardstock and another two from the same cardstock I used to make the box…then I attached all them using a brad and stuck them to the front of the box..
Do try this box…you’ll be pleased with the results…
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Post#161 Roses Birthday Card

I think gold heat embossing powder is slowly becoming my favourite kind of embossing powder to use on cards….I love how it instantly brightens and highlights everything you emboss with it…it has taken me a while to get a hang of these powders,but now I think I’m able to get almost perfect results…
I started by rounding only two corners of the white card base and the top layer of the card….I then stamped the roses and leaves stamps on the top layer using Versamark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder…
To colour in the roses,I decided to use Peerless watercolours…..once the colours were dry,I stamped the sentiment using pink dye ink…
I have used a strip of glitter gold cardstock on one side and a few pink adhesive pearls to decorate the card..
Hope you liked this card…..
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