Slider Card Tutorial with the Magical Unicorn

Time to learn how to make your cards MOVE!  Check out how I used the Magical Unicorn bundle for 2 of these slider cards in the Slider Card Tutorial… but there is also a pumpkin card too.  So many options with the In Motion die set and a few pennies.

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I used Pan Pastels for the sky behind the clouds on the embossing folder.  Its so easy and you can erase your mistakes!  Lets get to the Slider Card Tutorial video!  Grab a few pennies!

These In Motion Slider cards are addicting .  Here is the the pastel colored version:

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Love the cloud dies!  Here is the Over the Rainbow Version:

Take a peek at this halloween Martha’s Pumpkin version:

here is a shot of the Copics I used for coloring on the pastel unicorn version:

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It Was A Sweet 16 Birthday

When you have been stamping and making cards for 13+ years, my kids have come to expect a special handmade birthday card on their special day.  Most of the time I am a few days late….and my daughter always reminds me not to be 9 months late. (yeah that did happen once!)

Here is the card I made my Daughter for her Sweet 16.  She loves all shades of pink, gold and the pool shades of blue- Cool pool and Pool Play!  So that is what I chose for her card.

handmade birthday card

No stamps for the front, it is all die cutting for this handmade birthday card!  The birthday die cuts for the Happy (hostess gift) and the designer frames for the gold birthday!  LOVE the mirror gold paper!  sooooo shiny!  

handmade birthday card

I added the rectangle die cuts with the piercing for some added detail.  I love a clean crisp white card!  Of course she loved it!  I stamped a cute sentiment (from the FSJ set Celebrate Everything) on the inside but wrote all over the inside of this fun handmade birthday card before I realized I forgot to take a picture!

In addition to the colors she loves all things tropical.  Leaves, pineapples, toucans, sloths!  I decided to get her scrap page done right away!  We had birthday and gold balloons in her favorite colors!

birthday scrap page

This is the Playful Prints designer paper pack.  So many fun designs in there for both cards and scrapbook pages.

There are 2 products on the card that are not listed below.  The Tiny dot embossing folder is a Bloom Benefit and you can earn that for free with a $75 order.  The Birthday Words Die set is a Hostess Exclusive and you can earn that for free with a qualifying order as well.  Free stamping supplies are the best supplies! I also forgot the pool play card stock.

Here is what I used on the Scrapbook page.  The Birthday Words die set is not listed

Hershey Bar Treat Holder with Video Tutorial

Need a quick DIY gift idea for back to school?  or a thank you? How about wrapping up chocolate really pretty?  I love making special gifts like these for just about everyone!  These are great back to school teacher gifts. Especially because they contain chocolate! Let’s get started on this adorable Hershey Bar Treat Holder.

Hershey Bar Treat Holder

These are so much fun to make and are not just for back to school.  Change the designer prints paper, card stock and the sentiment and you get a treat holder for Halloween, Christmas, Birthday or Just Because to name a few!

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Hershey Bar Treat Holder

I love the sparkle tape!  It is just the right amount of bling!

Everyone LOVES chocolate right? Here is a Video Tutorial to help you make this Hershey Bar Treat Holder

Here is a list of the Dimensions for the Hershey Bar treat Holder:

Card stock base: 8.5 x 7.5.  With your 7.5 side at the TOP of your scoring tool, score at 2, 2.5, 5 and 5.5

turn and score at 6, 6.5

for the diagonal cuts,  I measured down 2 inches and hand cut it on the diagonal to the score line.  You will need to cut some of the bottom scored sections away to make the box.

Need to see another Hershey’s Candy Bar Treat Holder?  Check this post here.

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Magical Unicorn Shaker Card Tutorial

Hi My name is Jill and I am addicted to unicorns and shaker cards.  Do you love Unicorns? what about shaker cards?  Even if you don’t, they are hot with the kids these days!  Unicorns are everywhere with rainbows and glitter too.  Even big girls love them.  My kids are a little older so I make these for my friends with girls to give at birthday parties.  They are always a favorite like dinosaurs and trucks are for the boys.  Granddaughters will love them too!  This shaker card tutorial will be all you need to get you started!

Today we are going to learn the basic steps of putting together a shaker card.  It is pretty simple and gives a “wow”! and as card makers and paper crafters- we all love the WOW factor!

Lets start by cutting a circle on your top layer of card stock (whip cream, 3.75 x 5).  I used the Journey circle around dies here because I wanted stitching around the outside of the circle.  I want to die cut and stitch at the same time to save a step, so I used washi tape to hold the dies in the exact position I wanted them.

After I ran it through my Journey Platinum machine, I have a window with some details around the edge.  You can add all kinds of detail around your window! not just stitching.

Save your circle die cut for another project.  Now you need to make your “window”.  I used the FSJ clear view sheets. (cut to 4 x3.5). Your clear view sheet should be smaller than you whip cream panel but larger than your window.  Adhere with your standard adhesive all the way around the window opening.  You don’t want any shaker items falling out. It is hard to see the adhesive under the clear view sheet but it is there.

now you are ready to add foam tape.  You can also use foam squares.  make sure there are no gaps between the foam where shaker items can fall out.  add some to the corners as well to make sure it is evenly popped up all around when you finish your card.

Stamp your image on the back piece of card stock. (Pretty Amethyst, 3.75 x 5) Be careful to line it up just right where you can see it through the window.  Add your shaker card materials to the inside of the foam.  I used sunrise mix sequins.  I always add just a little more than I think I need. You don’t want your shaker card to be skimpy!

Peel off the foam tape backing to reveal the sticky side and carefully place your card stock on top the seal in the shaker card materials. be careful to line it up just right.   This creates the colored background behind your window.  

Now you are ready to complete your card!  I added a gray layer (Riverstone, 4 x 5.25) to my card to match the Unicorn.  My card base is Bubblegum card stock 4.25 x 11 scored at 5.5.

And here is the card with the rest of the details added. A few matching sequins and some cut rhinestones for some extra bling.  She’s just beautiful don’t you think?

Want to see a another Unicorn card?  Click here. I have a few more coming in the next 2 weeks as well.  They are addicting!

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Rainbows, Unicorns and a Holiday Catalog

Hi Stamping Friends.  Do you know what makes me happy?  (besides puppies, donuts and crossfit) Yup. Rainbows, Unicorns and New Holiday stamps!

Tomorrow August 1 Launches the New Fun Stampers Journey Holiday catalog!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a reveal video-  you won’t want to miss it!  SOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!

Isn’t the Cover just gorgeous?. Wait till you see the inside tomorrow!  Now on to the Magical Unicorn and rainbow birthday card.  How cute is this?  It uses the same rainbow background that I made here.

So bright so fun!  How can this not make you happy! Everyone deserves a little bit of Magic in their lives.  Especially the sweet little girls …and big girls too!

After I made the background, I stamped the Unicorn in black licorice ink and die cut him with the matching Magical unicorn dies.  I added the cloud with Cloud Dreams bundle.  what a fun die accessory to have in your stampin arsenal!

The mane is colored with copics and I added a rhinestone for a touch of bling.   This card can also be easily made into Unicorn Party Invitations as well.

Here is the video tutorial on the rainbow background:

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Hot off the card making table…

My Son Celebrated his 15th Birthday while I was away in Fiji!  He knew my card would be late…this is the card I made him today:

Fiji highlights tomorrow…..

I attached the 15 cupcakes to a piece of crumb cake card stock.  Then I trimmed it so no edges were visible and then attached it to dress form area so it can not be seen.  If my son was not 15 and there were less cupcakes it could have been on a cupcake “stand”.  

Stamps: Create a cupcake
Paper: Parkers Patterns, Early Espresso, Crumb cake, Red Glimmer
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso
Accessories: Cupcake builder punch, Pop-n-Cuts with the dress form insert.

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Masculine thanks

Here are a few thank you notes my son sent for Birthday gifts!

Inside is a custom stamp “thanks for making my birthday so special”

Stamps: Vintage verses
Paper: Naturals Vanilla, Midnight muse, Parkers patterns
Ink: Midnight muse
Accessories: Cute Clips, Midnight Muse ribbon, Chevron and Stripes embossing folders.

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Teacher cards

Took the lame picture from my phone.  Pencil cards and chalkboard card cased from Pinterest!  FUN, FUN, FUN!

Coffe Card for the 8th Grade Teachers with a $5 gift card inside!   very well received!

You get the idea! Right?  They left the house before I got the “good photo”

Sneak Peek Birthday Card

My son celebrated his 14th birthday while in Disney. Its was lots of fun!  Here is the card I made yesterday for him using some of my pillow gifts!!!  so exciting…I have never opened the new paper so fast!!!

Its New Designer paper called International Bazaar and a new embossing folder called Fancy Fan.  Its AWESOME!!!

OK, I forgot to share some of the FUN Pillow gifts from the Incentive trips

Cups, a visor and a great golf shirt for my Hubby (not pictured)

a wonderful Kincaid Snow white Print!

New stamps and Dsp and More!  noting but new fun!!

The best gift was the new catalog!  LOVE IT!!!

A great tote bag to Bring home all my goodies

and the cutest Disney bag ever with Snacks

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Emma’s Party

I had the honor of hosting the crafts at Emma’s Birthday party a few weeks ago.  SO MUCH FUN.  and such great stampers!  Thanks you Emma for asking me!

The girls made an Owl Pillow box, a Petite purse and a Backpack scrapbook

Here is the inside of the Backpack.  Lots of Hot air Balloons sprinkled though out.  the inside pages has various designs of the Eat cake DSP.

I found a backpack scrapbook tutorial here.  But it was too small.  So I adjusted the measurements.  

Back pack base: 4.25 x 11.  Score at 4.5, 5.5 and 6.5, fold accordion style

inside pages: 4 x 11.  score at 4.5, 5.5 and 6.5, then trim 1/8 of an inch from each end.  

Flap:  4 x 4.25, score at 1-7/8 and 2-1/8

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