Jan 23, 2019


Hello one and all!  Kristina H. here with a new project to share with you.  This card was a heck of a lot of fun to make and a first for me.  A side waterfall card!

I hope you guys are ready for a whole bunch of photos!  I actually remembered to snap a few pictures during the creation process.

I saw a video by Karen Burniston where she shows how to convert the Frame Pull Pop-Up die into a waterfall card.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I really wanted to give it a try!

The first thing I did was to cut a red base to 4 1/2" x 5 1/2".  I used the scalloped edge die from the Lawn Fawn Valentine Borders to cut at the top and the bottom.  This makes the finished size to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" inches.  Next I cut the fun heart paper down to 4" x 5 1/4" inches. 

Then I used the arrow die from the same Lawn Fawn Valentine Borders set on the top and bottom of the heart paper.  Here's a close up so you can see the cute arrow detail.

I sponged red ink on all of the edges of the heart paper and then glued the two pieces of paper together.  Now that I had a base it was time to move on to the waterfall portion.  The picture below shows all the pieces that I cut out with the Frame Pull Pop-Up die to create the waterfall.  I used an ivory colored cardstock for all of the pieces.

The next picture shows the basic waterfall piece attached to the card in the open position.  I recommend you check out the video from Karen Burniston HERE for the complete waterfall tutorial.

And this is how it looks with the pull strip pulled all the way out.

Moving on!    I sponged pink ink, blue ink and red ink onto the edge of three ivory squares. These get attached to the waterfall mechanism at each of the 3 fold lines.  Next I pulled out more coordinating paper from the Authentique Lovestruck paper pad.  All of my patterned papers come from this same collection.  I cut three different papers out using the Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting squares dies.  For the bottom paper I used the sqaure die from the Frame Pull Pop-Up die and an ivory text paper.  I sponged black ink around this piece before gluing it in place.

I added the pink sponged square to the top, then the blue and the red.  When you pull it open to the first layer (and others), you'll see there are blank rectangles on the left side.  These are the backs of squares.  There is another die in the Frame Pull Pop-up die perfectly sized to fit these rectangle spaces.  I used a solid blue, red and a pink.  I started with the blue and ended with the pink.  To finish decorating the rectangles I pulled out another piece of patterned paper,  This one has little rectangle pieces that look like little cards.  I selected three that went with the paper on the right and the solid that I used for the rectangles already glued down.  I sponged the edges with coordinating inks.  I then glued them in place.

That just leaves the very front and bottom panel to decorate.  For the back panel I used 2 different die sets from Lawn Fawn.  These aren't currently available in the store but there are lots of heart dies to choose from HERE.  The largest heart is cut from red cardstock using the Lacy Heart Stackables.  Then the blue layer is cut with the Outside In Stiched Heart Stackables.  The pink layer is from the Lacy Heart set.  I glued all 3 hearts together and attached it to the bottom layer.

Now on to the front panel!  I cut an open square frame from pink cardstock using yet another die in the Frame Pull Pop-Up set.  I glued it down.  Next I stamped an adorable dinosaur from Lawn Fawn with a gray ink onto a scrap piece of ivory cardstock.  I then selected several Copic markers that matched my papers and did some simple coloring.  The colors I used were R81, 83, 85, 89 and BG72.  I added tiny dots using the same Copic markers to add more detail.  I went over the eye with a black glaze pen.  I then added more tiny dot detail using a Stardust gelly roll pen.  Once this was dry, I cut the dino out with the coordinating die.  

I stamped the little "Rawr" speech bubble with black ink.  I die cut two tiny hearts from blue cardstock.  These are also from the Frame Pull Pop-Up set.  These sets do cost a bit more but they really are jammed full!  I glued them on the panel.  I also added a bit of Star Dust Stickles to the hearts.  Here is a close up of each panel as you pull on the strip.





I almost forgot!  I stamped the sentiment from the Rawr stamp set onto three pieces of ivory cardstock with black ink.  Then I cut out tiny rectangles and glued them onto the 2nd, 3rd and bottom layer.

Whew!  Thanks for sticking with me through all those pictures.  For the very final step I added a blue stitched rectangle layer and an ivory stitched rectangle layer.  I added sponged blue ink onto the edges of the ivory layer before gluing it down. 

I needed somewhere to add a written message!  This is just so cool.  I can't stop playing with it!

Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Rectangles
Lawn Fawn Rectangles
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Karen Burnistion Frame Pull Pop-Up
Karen Burnistion Frame Pull Pop-Up
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Authentique Lovestruck
Authentique Lovestruck
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Lawn Fawn Valentine Borders
Lawn Fawn Valentine Borders
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Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Squares
Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Squares
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I sure hope you enjoyed today's project as much as I did!
~Kristina H

Jan 22, 2019

Amazing Spring Time Mother's Day Card

Hi .. How are you today. It's Bev here with a DT project for Dies R Us showcasing a Mother's Day card made using a Sue Wilson Designs die along with Scraperfect Best Glue Ever with the non clog writing tip. This design is a perfect Mothers Day die cut but change up the sentiment and you have an amazing Spring Day card..... great multi purpose die

Supply List:
Machine/ tools: Vagabond, Misti
Other: Cardstock, glitter paper, washi tape

For this card I cut the black background and sized and cut the white frame just big enough to fir the gold die cut image.

I then pust the layers together and glued them before gluing to the card base.

I decided it needed something more so I applied the Paper House gold washi tape to the top and bottom border.

Here is a close up of the great washi tape border.

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Jan 21, 2019

Asian Theme Birthday Wishes

Hello crafting friends.  Lena here today to share a birthday card with you with a little Asian inspiration.

It was very easy to put together as there aren't too many materials involved.
I began by choosing my background paper and it all followed from there.

I used the Oriental Frame from Amy Design to create the background. This is actually a solid die, so I traced the inside, uploaded the image to the Silhouette and cut in order to have a fitted background.
Next I cut the Kimono from Cheapo Dies twice, once out of the dark red card stock and again out of the cream card stock. I used the little cut outs of the cream card stock to inlay the pattern on the kimono.
All that was left to do was to cut the Bamboo from Amy Design out of the green card stock, trim a few of the leaves and adhere it to the card. I placed the whole thing onto a 5.5" x 5.5" dark red top folding card base. Oh, yes I almost forgot, I added a few pearls for a more finished look :-)

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Jan 20, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day Shaker Card

Hello Friends - Annie here with a fun shaker Valentine's Day card.

I kept it simple because of the shaker. I want you to look at the stamps for more than what they are intended for - I used a birthday stamp to create Valentine's day card.  

Let's get started - First, I stamped the bear form Lawn Fawn Party Animals twice and the heart 3 time. Next, colored them with Arteza brush markers. Set them aside to dry. Then, I die cut the frame from medium pink cardstock.

 I then adhered acetate/packaging to the back of the frame using a bit of thin score tape. Next, I added foam adhesive to the back of the frame. I set it aside to work on my front panel.

I cut a white card panel 4-1.4" x 5-1/2" - Next, using some Distress Oxide inks and a stencil brush I brushed on some ink on the cardstock in a square using the frame a reference. I only wanted to color the inside of the frame. Now you can measure and mask it off if you feel more comfortable.

Next, I placed a pile of sequins in the center of the purple square and removed the adhesive backing from the frame and placed it over the sequins. Making sure that all the sides have adhered completely. 

Then, I fussy cut my little bears and hearts. Used a Memento Black Marker for the edges. I adhered the bear on top of the shaker frame using thin foam tape in the center. Just overlapping them. Next, I adhered the 3 hearts just above the bears - popping up the center heart using thin foam tape.

Then, I stamped the sentiment "Happy Valentine's Day" from Lawn Fawn My Silly Valentine stamp set onto a thin strip of white cardstock. Next, adhere it to the bottom of the frame to the right just hanging off the from. I added a bit of foam tape to the end of the strip for support. Then, adhere the card front to a card base.

Now your Valentine's Day shaker card is complete to give to your special love one!

Supplies Used:

Lawn Fawn - Party Animal Stamps

Lawn Fawn - My Silly Valentine Stamps

Lawn Fawn - Selfie Frames Dies

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Shaded Lilac

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Wilted Violet
Arteza Brush Markers
Darice Sequins
Darice Thin Foam Adhesive
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Recollections Brand:
Heavy Weight Cardstock White & Medium Pink

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