Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Carousel Christmas, Tombow Eraser, Wise Men Still Seek Him and more

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

4 Twist Card Photo Display

This is a quick and easy project but looks so beautiful on a table displaying your favorite photos. Give to a friend as a birthday card with her favorite photos. The possibilities are endless.

Video Tutorial:
Members Room:

Card Base 7 1/2x7 1/2 inches
Card Base mat: 7 1/4x7 1/4 inches

Photo twist element: 4 pieces 6 1/4x3 1/8 inches
Score all 4 pieces at 3 1/8 inch on the long side
Then take one of the squares and make a score line from center score line to outside point, creating a triangle. Score 2 the same way from score line to point and then score the other two from point to triangle exactly opposite the first two. So you should have two twist pieces that go to the lest and two that go to the right. 

Photo display mats:
Cut 4 pieces of solid cardstock 3 1/8x3 1/8"
Cut 4 pieces decorative paper at 2 7/8x2 7/8 inches
Glue these together.

Assemble these pieces on to p of the triangles as shown in the video.

Mark center of base across and down then mark out from center line 1/8 inch on both sides. This will help you attach the photo twist pieces in a straight line.  

Glue photo displays in between the lines you drew making sure the pop up part when opened faces out to the corner point. 

Back mat is cut at 7 1/4x7 1/4"

Make share with us and enjoy! 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Explosion Pop Up Card

Today we are creating a fun and easy explosion card with a cake pop up on the inside. This is for my Granddaughter, I think she will like the surprise. I will give you all the measurements here but there are parts that I will just have to instruct you to watch the video on, because some is to hard to explain unless you are looking at what I am doing.

Full video tutorial:

All products came from our store and are listed with links below the video.

Lets Begin

Start off with a piece of cardstock that is 6"x12", on the 12" side you want to score at 5", 10 1/8",
10 1/4", 10 3/8" and 11 1/4". Fold and burnish your score lines.

Next a piece of white cardstock for the center of the card, this is the one you will put your sentiment on. 4"x9 1/2". On the 9 1/2" side score at 4 3/4".

Explosion part, you will need two thin pieces of paper, the thinner the better the card will fold. Cut these at 6"x10", score in the center at 5". Now to do your folds on these pieces for the explosion part you will need to watch the video, but I can tell you where to score or fold. On the long side of the triangle you will score at 2", 3", 4", 5". Then you will accordion fold these.

For the cake part I am inserting a photo that will help with the measurements, but again watching the video will help too.

On the folded end start on the sides and measure in 3/4" and make a mark. From those two marks come up with a line 1", then connect those lines as shown in the photo. Now from that line you just made come in 1/4" from both sides and make a mark, again draw a line up from those two marks 1" long, then connect the line. Do the same for the third tier come in 1/4" from either side and make a mark then draw a 1" line up and connect. You have just made a three tier cake. 
Now for the cutting of these pieces you will need to check out the video here:

The mat pieces for the cake are cut at 2 1/4"x3/4" - 1 3/4"x3/4" - 1 1/4"x3/4"

Outside mats are cut at 6 3/4"x4 3/4" and 5 1/2"x4 1/2"

Then decorate as desired.

I hope you enjoy this it comes together really quickly even though it looks complicated.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

This is a card tutorial by request from my sweet members. This is very easy to do an I will leave a link to a sweet friends YouTube where she has created an SVG file free for you to create this card.

Card base is 4x12 inches
Card middle pieces 3 1/2x10 score this piece at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2
Card twist mechanism 3 1/2x8 score on long side in the middle at 1 3/4"
Take this same piece and come in on all four ends as shown in the photo and mark at 2 1/4"

Inside mat is 3 3/4"x5 3/4"

Mats for folding twist part is 2 1/4x3 1/4"

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Coloring and Shading With Gel Pens - Doodle Art Pro Giveaway

We are showing you that coloring and shading can be done with just gel pens. These beautiful Gels pens are from our sponsor Doodle Art Pro and I have fallen in love with them. They blend! yes the BLEND!! And you can get the shad effect with these pens as well. All wrapped up in one!

AND WHAT ABOUT A GIVEAWAY. Yes they are giving a set of 40 of these gel pens to some lucky subscriber. Make sure you are subscribed to our YouTube channel the link is below and follow this blog. Leave a comment on either the blog or under the video and have your name entered once. Leave a comment under both places and have your name entered twice! Two chances to win!!

YouTube Tutorial:


Doodle Art Pro Gel Pens:
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform:
Art Glitter Glue:
Tim Holtz Mini Scissors:
Gabi Words Stamp:
My Sentiments Exactly Stamp:


This box holds 3x3 note cards and envelopes

Cardstock 9 1/2x6 1/2
on short side score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 5", & 6"
turn to long side and score at 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 8", & 9"

Cut the two little boxes off at the end with two close scorelines
Then cut up on all the other score lines on long side, wedge out just a little from the little tabs

Cut off the first little square from the tabs, all 4 of them

Then you will need to cut off 1 of the big side flaps from opposite ends ( this is show in more details in the video)

Round the corners of the existing flaps with the 1" score lines. This will be your closures. 


2 mats cut at 3 1/4"x3 1/4"
4 mats cut at 3/4"x 3 1/4"

Enjoy, E