Card by Kid: Hi There Foxy + Hand Sketched Background



Hello!  Two weeks ago I shared a card made by my youngest daughter Sofia, featuring the Taylored Expressions' Little Bits - Fox and On The Road-Wagon dies sets.  For today's post,  I am sharing a sweet hello card made by my oldest 10 years old daughter, Catherine using these same dies sets, combine with her own beautiful hand sketched background.

Catherine's card is also part of the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive, runs until February 1st to celebrate heart patients during February's Heart month.  For the complete details and guidelines, please visit Cards for Little Hearts' website.


HI THERE FOXY + HAND SKETCHED BACKGROUND  |  BY CATHERINE


SUPPLIES (Make 1 Card)


TIP FOR CRAFTING WITH SMALL CHILDREN: Turn dies-cut products into "stickers-like" by adhering adhesive sheet to the back of the cardstock prior to die-cutting. This make it easier for them to adhere the pieces together, making craft-time more fun and leave no glue sticky fingers.


INSTRUCTION

  1. Create an A2 or 4-1/4"x5-1/2" size card base on Marshmallow Chick cardstock.
  2. Die cut out a card frame on Marshmallow (white) with Nestabilities Rectangle.  Lightly sketched in the background in pencil.  Then go over with black pen.  Color with colored pencils and adhere to the card base.
  3. Stamp out the pile of hearts from the Big Delivery Stamp & Dies set onto Marshmallow (white).  Color with colored pencils and fuzzy cut it out.
  4. Die cut out the grassy hills.  One on Easter Grass and one on Tiny Hearts Pastels.
  5. Die cut out red wagon and side rail-bar.
  6. Adhere double sided foam to the back of the Licorice cardstock and die cut out the outer wheels and handle.
  7. Adhere a piece of Stick-It adhesive sheet to the back of the Licorice, Marshmallow and Gold Coin cardstocks.  Next, die cut out the fox, inner wheels and assemble them.
  8. Adhere the Easter Grass hill to card base.
  9. Adhere the pile of hearts and wagon near the tree.
  10. Mount the fox on the opposite side of the wagon with foam tape.
  11. Finish by hand written in the Hi There! sentiment on the tiny hearts grassy hill and mount to the card base with foam tape.


Thanks for stopping by and view this sweet card by Catherine for the Cards for Little Hearts card drive.  I hope you will be able to join me to bring smiles, hope and encouragement to heart patients during February's Heart month.  Wishing you a blessed day ahead.

Dimensional Sentiment Die Cutting Tip



Hello!  Today I am sharing two heart-themed cards with a tip on how to add dimension to sentiment die cutting.  This is a very fun technique that add a lovely finished to a card.  All you need is a sentiment die set, a die cutting machine, cardstock and double sided adhesive sheet.  This post is also part of the current Heart-Themed collection for the Cards for Little Hearts card drive.  The deadline to send in cards is February 1st.  For the complete details and card's guidelines, please visit Cards for Little Hearts' official website.


Dimensional Sentiment Die Cutting Heart-Themed Cards


Supplies (Make 2 Cards)


Instruction

  1. Create two, A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size folded card base on Marshmallow.
  2. Die cut two, A2 Peppermint frames and adhere to the front of each card base.
  3. On Neenah cardstock, stamp out the two Bitty Bears with the heart and balloon.  Then, stamp a tiny heart on the balloon.  Color with Copic markers.
  4. Create Dimensional Sentiments:  First, adhere the adhesive sheet to the back of Licorice cardstock.  Next, die out out 3 LOVE sentiment and 3 SMILE sentiment.  Then, carefully adhere all the LOVE  sentiment on top of each other.  Do the same for the SMILE sentiment.  To achieve a thicker dimension, simply die cut and adhere more sentiment to the layers.
  5. For each card, die cut out two small rectangle frame.  One in Marshmallow and one in Peppermint.
  6. Die cut out the Heart Sprinkle Wreath onto the Marshmallow frame.  Adhere it on top of the Peppermint frame. 
  7. Adhere each dimensional sentiment over the Heart Sprinkle Wreath.  
  8. Adhere on the bitty bear with foam square.  
  9. Next, stamp "Sending you" sentiment onto a stripe of cardstock and adhere it to the heart sprinkle wreath.
  10. Finally, adhere the heart sprinkle wreath frame to the card base.
The finished cards.


Thanks for stopping by.  May you have a lovely and blessed day ahead.

Hedgehog So Loved + Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive


Hello!  For today's post I am sharing a clean and simple heart-themed card featuring this adorable hedgehog from the same Penny Black's So Love clear stamp set shared in the last two projects.  If you love dogs, cats and hedgehogs, then this is a stamp set you will want to get.  It contains 4 adorable images (a dog, a hedgehog and 2 cats) plus this sentiment.  

This post is also part of the current Heart-Themed collection for the Cards for Little Hearts card drive.  The deadline to send in cards is February 1st.  For the complete details and card's guidelines, please visit Cards for Little Hearts' official website.


HEDGEHOG SO LOVED


SUPPLIES


INSTRUCTION

  1. Create an A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size card base on Neenah cardstock.
  2. Die cut an A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size rectangle card frame on peppermint cardstock.
  3. Die cut a rectangle card frame on Neenah cardstock.  Place in the MISTI and stamp on the "You So Loved" sentiment and hedgehog.
  4. Color the image with Copic, in a flicking stroke.  Then finish by flicking in short strokes with the white Gelly Roll pen.  
  5. Adhere the colored image to the peppermint rectangle frame.  Then to the card base.



In Case You've Missed...

Here are the other two cards from earlier this week using this same Penny Black's So Love clear stamp set.  Click on the image to redirect to the original post.

   Ink Blending Grass

Thanks for stopping by.  May you have a lovely and blessed day.

Stencil Sun Ray Behind Image with Masking Technique



Hello!  For today's post, I am sharing how to add sun ray behind an image using stencil with Masking technique.  For my card, I am using this sweet cat from the same Penny Black's So Loved clear stamp set that I have used on the previous card with the MFT's Radiating Rays stencil.  This technique also apply to digital images as well work with any ink pads.

This post is also part of the current Heart-Themed collection for the Cards for Little Hearts card drive.  The deadline to send in cards is February 1st.  For the complete details and card's guidelines, please visit Cards for Little Hearts' official website.



STENCIL SUN RAY BEHIND IMAGE W/ MASKING TECHNIQUE


SUPPLIES



INSTRUCTION

  1. Create an A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size folded card base on Baby Blue cardstock.
  2. Die cut out a rectangle frame on Neenah cardstock.  Stamp on the cat.  Then stamp another cat onto the Sticky notes-full adhesive and fuzzy cut it out to create the mask.  Place the mask over the cat.  This will prevent the inks from getting onto the image.
  3. Place the stencil, with the sun right on top of the mask cat.  Secure the stencil and paper to the table with masking tape.
  4. Starting right from the top of the sun and working outward toward the rays, ink blend the entire stencil in Tangerine.  Then, go over with Dandelion to lighten the outer rays.
  5. Remove stencil and mask cat to reveal a beautiful sun ray behind the cat.  Color the cat and adhere to the card base.
  6. Die cut out the Grassy Hills and ink blend them in Green Apple & Moss.  Adhere two darker hills flat right below the cat's feet.  Then mount two lighter one on top with foam tape.
    Finish card.

IN CASE YOU'VE MISSED...

Here is another card on Ink blending with Masking technique tutorial from yesterday that you might be interested in.  On this card, I focus on ink blending grass around an image.  This technique works for both hand stamped as well digital stamp images.



Thanks for stopping by.  I am sharing this project over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - January ATG.  May you have a lovely and blessed day.

Ink Blending Grass Around Image with Masking Technique



Hello!  My post for today is on how to perfectly ink blending grass around an image with Masking technique.  For my card, I am using the Penny Black's So Loved Kind Words clear stamp sets with the Hero Arts' Bold ink.  But you can apply this technique to digital images as well with any types of ink pads.  Also in this post, I will share how I slightly alter this image's design by hand sketching in extra hearts.

This post is also part of the current Heart-Themed collection for the Cards for Little Hearts card drive.  The deadline to send in cards is February 1st.  I hope you'll be able to join me in this Heart-Themed collection for the Cards for Little Hearts card drive.  Even if with just one card.  That is ONE child's life you'll be making a big impact to this February's Heart Month.  For the complete details and card's guidelines, please visit Cards for Little Hearts' official website.



INK BLENDING GRASS AROUND IMAGE WITH MASKING TECHNIQUE


SUPPLIES


INSTRUCTION

  1. Create an A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size folded card base on Peppermint cardstock.
  2. Die cut a rectangle card frame on Neenah cardstock.  Stamp on the dog image.
  3. Create the grass mask stencil by die-cutting one of the Grassy Hills onto the masking paper.  
  4. Place the mask grassy hill over the bottom half of the dog.  This prevent the ink from getting on that area of the image.  Apply additional masking paper over any other part of the image that you don't want to get ink on.  Like the little flower below the dog.
  5. Ink blending in the grass, working downward around and away from the dog, in gentle circular motions.  Lighten your pressure as you go. 
  6. Stamp on the "Just want to say hi there" sentiment over the grass.
  7. Add more hearts to the image by hand drawing in:
    1. a heart string down the bottom-left butterfly and
    2. three heart-shaped flowers.  
  8. Color the image and adhere to the card base.Finish card.
Thanks for stopping by to view my project.  I'm sharing this project over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes theme.  Wishing you a lovely and blessed day ahead.

Card by Kid: Heart-Shaped Dog + Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive



Hello!  Today I am sharing another sweet card, heart-shaped dog made by Sofia, my 4-1/2 years old for the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive.  The current Heart-Themed cards collection runs until February 1st to celebrate heart patients during February's Heart month.  For the complete details and guidelines, please visit Cards for Little Hearts' website.

Sofia had so much fun putting this card!  It is easy and quick to make with very little adult's help.  Great for preschool age children.  This kit was actually put together by one of my friend's mom.  She used the Silhouette Cameo vinyl machine to cut out the folded heart-shaped card base and individual heart pieces.  But today, I will show an alternative way to make this card, using minimal supplies that can be found around the house.



HEART-SHAPED DOG  |  BY SOFIA


SUPPLIES

Make 1 Card
  • Cardstock: white, black and red
  • Googly eyes
  • White, Gelly Roll pen
  • Glue stick (TIP:  Be Creative adhesive tape and glue dots were used here for a glue-free mess)
  • Scissor
  • Pencil

INSTRUCTION

  1. On white cardstock, create an A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size folded card base.
  2. Keeping the card base folded, sketch out a heart of at least 4"x4" in size starting from the folded 5-1/2" mark.

  3. Still keeping the card base folded, cut around the heart.  You now have a folded heart-shaped base card.

  4. On black cardstock, draw and cut out two small hearts for eye and nose.  Then, draw and cut out a large heart. Cut that in half to create 2 ears.
  5. On red cardstock, draw and cut out one small heart for the tongue.
  6. Decorating time for the kiddo!
    1. Adhere the ears to the back of the card base.  
    2. Write out the sentiment  BIG HUG on each side.
    3. On the front card base, adhere on eyes and nose
    4. Open up the card base and adhere the tongue to the inside bottom tip.
    Finished card.
Thanks for stopping by to view Sofia's heart-shaped dog card.  Wishing you a lovely day ahead.

Card by Kid: Hello Tiny Bits Fox In Wagon + Cards for Little Hearts



Hello!  Today I am sharing a sweet card made by my 4-1/2 years old, Sofia for the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive, featuring the Taylored Expressions' Little Bits-Fox and On The Road-Wagon dies sets with the MFT Die-Namics Big Hello dies set.  As a mom, I always look for ways to nurture empathy in my children and this card drive is one great opportunity to give them a lesson in that.  Please consider getting your children, grandchildren and even students involve in making and sending in a card for the current Heart-Themed cards collection, runs until February 1st to celebrate heart patients during February's Heart month.  For the complete details and guidelines, please visit Cards for Little Hearts' website.

Sofia LOVED putting this card together and loves getting the opportunity to play with my Sizzix Big Shot.  But since she is only 4-1/2 years old, she needed adult supervision as there's a lot of cutting involved.




HELLO LITTLE BITS FOX IN WAGON  |  BY SOFIA


SUPPLIES

Make 1 Card

TIP FOR CRAFTING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN: Turn dies-cut products into "stickers-like" by adhering adhesive sheet to the back of the cardstock prior to die-cutting. This make it easier for them to adhere the pieces together, making craft-time more fun and leave no glue sticky fingers.


INSTRUCTION

Adult supervision is required for step 1-6 if making with young children.
  1. Create an A2 or 4-1/4"x5-1/2" size card base on Marshmallow cardstock.
  2. Die cut out an A2 size card frame on Tiny Hearts Pastel paper pad with Nestabilities Rectangle.  Adhere it to the card base.
  3. Die cut out the stitched hearts.
  4. Die cut out red wagon and side rail-bar.
  5. Adhere double sided foam to the back of the Licorice cardstock and die cut out the outer wheels and handle.
  6. Adhere a piece of Stick-It adhesive sheet to the back of the Licorice, Marshmallow and Gold Coin cardstocks.  Next, die cut out the fox, inner wheels and the big Hello word.  
  7. Time for the kiddo to decorate!
    1. Assemble the fox and wheel pieces.
    2. Adhere the big Hello word to the tiny heart base frame.  Then the stitched hearts right below with glue dots.
    3. Mount the fox on top of the pile hearts with foam tape.
    4. Adhere the red wagon slightly over the fox and gate it with the side rail-bar.
    5. Adhere on the wheels and handle.



Finished card.  Signed with love and a silly emoji.



Thanks for stopping by and view Sofia's project.  Wishing you a lovely day ahead.

"Go Wild" Personalized Birthday Card + Guest DT at SNSRC



Hello!  Today I am sharing an early "Go Wild" personalized birthday card I made for my son Matthew who will be turning eight next week.  This card is also part of my Guest DT post over at Squirrel Not So Random Challenge.  The theme is Celebrate.  I hope you can come join me over at Squirrel's blog and participate in this fun challenge.  I would also like to thank my friend Squirrel for inviting me.  It is truly a joy and honored to Guest DT for her again.



"GO WILD" PERSONALIZED BIRTHDAY CARD


SUPPLIES

Make 1 Card

INSTRUCTION:


  1. Create an A2 or 4-1/4 "x 5-1/2" size Marshmallow folded card base.
  2. From the  Clearly Besotted "Go Wild"  set, stamp out the images onto Copic X-press It Blending cardstock and color with Copic markers.  Then, add in highlight with pencils and fuzzy cut them out.
  3. Stamp out the "Go Wild On Your Birthday" sentiment on Marshmallow cardstock and die cut out with the stitched speech bubble.
  4. Die cut out grass borders and leafy greenery in Easter Grass and Caramel Apples.
  5. Die cut out A2 size frame in Baby Blue with the rectangle etched die frame.
  6. Adhere a piece of adhesive sheet to the back of the Marshmallow cardstock.  Next, die cut out the birthday child's name with the stitched alphabets.
  7. Adhere the Baby Blue A2 frame to the front card base, follow by the speech bubble sentiment.
  8. Adhere the Caramel Apple grass to the A2 frame.  Next randomly adhere leafy greenery across on top.
  9. Mount the animals on with foam tape.  Then, adhere the front grass border on.
  10. Decorate the front grass border with the birthday's child name.


Thanks for stopping by today. May you have a blessed day ahead.