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Hello My Fellow Crafters,

My Godson is having a birthday this week and he is such an awesome writer.  He has written such fantastic short stories and articles that his teachers want to have them published, that’s how good he is.  So when I thinking of what kind of handmade card I was going to make for him, this rubber stamp was the perfect choice.  I know when he gets older he will have some books published and this is what my bookcase would look like with our Norwegian Forrest Cat 🙂

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This stamp is from Stamps Happen, Inc./artist Charles Wysocki.   I first stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock. I used white because I knew I was going to color every inch of this image using Copic markers.  Then for the layered look, attached the image to blue cardstock then to a white card base.  This card was really fun to color.  Get yourself a large detailed rubberstamp and you can have some fun coloring too!  If you don’t have Copic markers you can use water based markers, pencils or even crayons if you like.  Just be creative and enjoy 🙂

~ Happy Birthday Tyler ~

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Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you a great handmade card that I made for our dear friends.  I wanted it to be special and I also wanted to try out the Double-Z-Fold technique.

All I needed to do was get the cardstock cut into different size pieces:
~You will need one piece for the card base and cut to 5 1/4″ x 12″
~Next for the side panels you will need 2 pieces of cardstock cut to 1 3/4″ x 5″
~And one for the inside of the card cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″Now the next step is scoring the card base.  Using my Martha Stewart Score Board and bone folder, I scored at 2″ ~ 4″ ~ 8″~  10″

Now you fold the 4″ score in and the 2″ score back and then fold the 10″ fold in and the 8″ fold back.  I know this sounds weird but look at the picture below and you will understand what I am talking about 🙂

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Next step is attaching the panels to the card base.  I used my ATG adhesive. You can use any type of adhesive that you like, as long as it sticks your good.

Wow this is starting to look really good. (the lighting must have changed this blue looks totally different in this picture)

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Once the panel were all in place I cut another panel in the same color cardstock as the base and stamped a sentiment.

Then added a image that I stamped on some cardstock with Memento Ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  I stamped the image twice and for the second one I just colored the wings and cut them out and added a small pop dot so the wings had a 3-D look. I layered this image into two other colors of cardstock.  Then again using the ATG adhesive but this time only adding adhesive to one side of this stamped image so the card could open.

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The card looks great but I needed some bling so I added some rhinestones to the inside sentiment and also some larger rhinestones to the dragonfly image on the outside.  Now it looks perfect!  This double-z-fold is really easy and it makes your card look so professional.  Give it a try and see for yourself how much fun it can be.

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Wanting to send some sunshine to our Mom’s this year for Mother’s Day.  This was a simple card to make but it turned out really nice.  I used a rubber stamp from Outlines rubber stamp company and stamped it 3 times (since I was going to cut out images and layer with pop dots) on white cardstock and tuxedo black memento ink.

So for the first stamped image I colored it completely using Copic Sketch markers.

The second stamped image I only colored the inner square with the sun and palm tree. Then I cut it out and layered onto the first image.

Then on the third stamped image I only colored the palm tree and the circle of the sun.  I cut out the palm tree and using pop dots placed it on top of the second stamped image and did the same for the center of the sun.

I used black cardstock as the base for the stamped images then coordinated some blue cardstock for the last layer.

I’m always looking for that 3D look.

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Wishing all the Mother’s a Wonderful Day Today & Always!

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Making handmade Birthday cards are so much fun.  My nephew is turning 14 tomorrow.  I can’t believe how fast that went and I am only the Aunt, I can’t imagine how my sister feels.  Well, I really didn’t know what kind of card to make.  I’m wasn’t sure if I want to use my Cricut Expression or to rubber stamp this card.  After a couple of days contemplating,  it turned out that rubber stamping won.

I found a stamp by Stamps Happen, Inc of a cat holding alot of balloons.  I stamped the image using Tuxedo Black Ink from Memento Ink and then colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  It looked a little “dull” so for a few of the balloons I added 3-D Crystal Lacquer for a cool effect.

It still wasn’t the look that I wanted so I decided to use my Cuttlebug with the Happy Birthday embossing folder.  I then cut the stamped image and glued it to the top of the embossed piece of cardstock with my new pink ATG gun (Advanced Tape Glider).  Now that’s what I wanted it to look like.

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I hope Ryan likes his handmade birthday card.  I know he will not get another one like it!  Happy Birthday Ryan, enjoy your Birthday.

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