Beautiful Balloons Graduation Card

Hello, hello, hello!  Today I have a graduation or celebration card for you.  There are all kinds of things we can celebrate!

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My base is Real Red 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, fold at 4 1/4.  

Next cut a layer of Basic Black 4 x 5 1/4.  This was a graduation card so I made it in the school colors.

The Basic White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  In Gray Granite ink, stamp the two different sayings randomly on the background.  The sayings are from Beautiful Balloons and Charming Sentiments.

Cut the largest balloon from the Beautiful Ballooons dies from Read Red and then cut again from the Gold Celebrations Specialty paper.  This paper is really neat.  It's a window sheet with designs of celebration.  One side is gold and the other is silver.  I wanted to use the gold so cut with the gold on top.  Add the balloons with dimensionals.

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You can see that I have some stars over the balloon.  That's where I added adhesive to add the window sheet to the red balloon.  You can also add a glue dot at the very bottom.  You'll have a bow there to add as well.  Tie a bow using the gold trim from the Simply Elegant Trim duo.  

The Gold Foil stars are cut using the Beautiful Balloons dies.  There are 2 sizes and I used them both.  Some are peeping out from under the balloon and some are on top.  Glue the stars.  You could put a few on dimensionals.

The saying is from the Beautiful Balloons stamp set stamped on Basic White in Memento Black and punched out with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch.  The Basic Black is punched out with the 1 3/8 circle punch (retired).  Add with dimensionals.

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The saying on the inside of the cards is from Charming Sentiments.  Add another star.  I added the background words from the front of the card near the bottom.

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This is a great little card for any type of celebration.  I hope you'll try it for someone special!

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Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper Gift Card Holder

I want to thank my friend Jera Coleman for the design of the gift card holder I'm using today.  Jera gave me a card using the Easter Bunny punch back in January at one of the NC Demo Quarterly meetings in Raleigh.   I knew that I would make one.  I took her holder apart and took all the measurements to copy her design.  I made a gift card holder using the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper.  By the way, this paper and select others are 15% off during the month of June.  To see a brochure, go here.

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Isn't this cute!  I have a video for this post.  Look for it if you need a little more clarification than I can write.

The base of the gift card holder is Pool Party card stock.  It measures 4 1/4 x 9.  Score at 1/2 down each long side.  Turn and score at 4 1/4.  Burnish the folds with your Bone Folder.

Looking at the card stock, one end is longer than the other.  Cut off the 1/2 from each side on the long end.  Angle the 1/2 inch piece on the shorter side at the top and bottom and on each side.

Fold in the sides and add adhesive to the top.  Tear & Tape would work fine.  I used the Multipurpose Glue.  Use the glue sparingly.  You don't want to glue the card shut!  Fold the card to the long side and make sure all is straight.  The glue does give you a little wiggle room.

Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock to 3 1/8 x 4 1/8.  I used scraps of the Zoo Crew designer paper to cover this card stock.  There's really no set measurement for this.  Cut a rectangle strip big enough to cover across the black paper.  Angle one side.  Glue the strips butted up to each other and covering over the edges.  Reverse the sides for the wider ends.  When done, turn over the black and trim the designer paper along the edges. 

Run a piece of the Duo Ribbon Combo Pack (the Petal Pink) around the layer and tie into a bow.  Glue to the front of the gift card holder.

Cut a circle from Basic Black card stock using the Stylish Shapes dies.  Punch out the juggling bear with a 2 1/4 inch punch.  I think this Punch might be retired.

The saying is from the Zany Zoo stamp set.  Stamp in Versamark on Basic Black and then emboss in white from the Basics Emboss Powders.  Cut apart and add to the front with pieces of a Foam Adhesive Sheet.

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Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to 3 x 5 1/2.  Score this at 1 along the short side.  Burnish upward.  Cut a strip of the black and white Zoo Crew paper 1/2 inch.  This needs to fit around the front of the fold and along to the back.  Piece in the back to match.  Take a piece of the left over strip and cut to 2 1/2.  Fold in half.  Glue to the top putting part of the strip on top and part on the back. This strip should extend over to make a pull tab.

The gift card fits into the fold.

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 The video is below.

 

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Zany Zoo Back Fold Fun Fold Card with Video

I have a fun fold for you today that's pretty simple and oh so cute!  My sister Martha first showed me a card she had made.  She got the idea from Sharon Burkert.

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This card uses the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper and the Zany Zoo Bundle.  I fell in love with it.  I have a video at the end of the post for you!

The base of this card is Lemon Lime Twist.  This has quickly become my new favorite, and I love it paired with black.  Growing up, our kitchen tile was this color green with black around the outside.  Dad had picked it out.  The card stock measures 5 1/2 x 7 1/2, score at 4 1/4, 6 1/2.  This may sound a little weird but it works to make a regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.  Fold the score line near the middle the way you would for a regular card.  Fold the other score line backwards.  Burnish the folds.

To decorate the front I started with a Basic Black layer 3 x 5 1/4.  Now cut a lighter piece of the Zoo Crew paper to 2 7/8 x 5 1/8.  Glue this to the black layer and add to the card front.

Next I cut a piece of a darker piece of the Zoo Crew paper to 3/4 x 5 1/4.  I chose now to back this with black card stock because the piece is already black and it won't show.

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Cut the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies using the same dark print as the side.  I cut another circle from Basic White and adhered the two to make the circle stronger.  Glue them together.

Use the Zany Zoo dies to cut out the alligator on wheels from the Zoo Crew designer paper.

Stamp the saying from the Zany Zoo stamp set in Memento Black and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes dies.

Adhere the alligator and the saying with dimensionals to the circle.

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The circle will be adhered only to the flap that folds back.  I used multipurpose glue, but be mindful of your glue placement.

Fussy cut the fox from the designer series and a bunny.  The bunnies face both ways so pick the one that faces to the right.  Add the fox with dimensionals to the lower left of the card front.  The bunny will be glued to the bottom left of the inside.

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Color some of the Classic Matte Dots with a Dark Lemon Lime Twist blend.  Give it a few coats.  Let dry.

When adding a saying for the inside of the card or writing in it, place so that it will be covered by the circle.  You could also add a place on the back or the left inside for writing.

Here is a video showing how to make the card!

 

Did I already say it?  This card just makes me happy!

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NC Demo Blog Hop for May- New Kids on the Block

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for May.  We have our hop on the last Sunday of each month at 8:00 pm ET.  I'm so happy that you are here.  Our theme this month is New Kids on the Block.  We'll be using a brand new stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  You may have just come from Tina Lesson's post.  I know she had a great project.  Please visit everyone on the hop.  You'll see lots of great ideas.


I'm sharing the Zany Zoo bundle and the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper.  There's so much to love about this suite.  The DSP is filled with so many different animals doing so many fun things.  There are 2 sheets of paper with animals for a birthday, animals camping and outside, animals on all kinds of wheels, ballerina animals, animals playing instruments, and animals at home.  The opportunities are endless with this paper.  And, best of all in my opinion, is that the backs of these papers are all black and white designs!  My card is a W Fun Fold.  You won't be able to tell from this first picture, but it's so cute!

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I'll start with the front of the card, but don't miss the inside.  The base of this card is Lemon Lime Twist.  That's my new favorite color!  It's cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored and folded at 5 1/2.

Cut a piece of the black and white Zoo Crew paper to 4 x 5 1/2 and glue to the card front.  There's a strip of a different black and white that is 3/4 x 4 1/2.  It doesn't really matter.  I was working with scraps I had close by.  Notch the ends and add near the bottom.

Cut yet another piece of black and white with the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies.  Use a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue ink to add color to the circle.  I do have a video and in that I use Pool Party.  That was my first intention, but I pulled at the Balmy by mistake.

I hope you love to fussy cut because I did a lot of cutting for this card.  I do love to cut!  Cut out 2 figures to glue to the card.  Pick out two that are facing each other.  I'm using a musical theme, but choose what you wish.  The saying is from the Zany Zoo stamp set.  Cut out with the 2nd smallest circle from Stylish Shapes.  Stamp in Memento ink.

I glued everything on the front of the card because there is a lot of thickness to this card.  If you are giving it in person, then add lots of dimensionals.  If you are mailing, stick to the glue.

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And here is the inside of the card.  It might look complicated, but it's not.  Again, I do have a video that I'll put near the end of the post.

Cut 2 pieces of black and white 4 x 5 1/2.  I would make them match.  I think I would love to have a whole back of that zig zag black and white.  I love it!  Glue to both sides of the inside of the card.

Next, cut a strip of Lemon Lime Twist card stock 1 3/4 x 11.  Score this at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, and 8 1/4.  Fold at half way with a mountain fold.  The other two folds are valley folds.

Cut 4 panels of Lemon Lime Twist that are 2 1/4 x 2 3/4.  Then cut 4 of black and white DSP.  Pick the lighter paper.  Color these papers with the Blending Brush.  The narrow side will go to the top if you want something to go a certain way.  Glue the DSP to each panel.

From Lemon Lime Twist cut 2 of the curtains and the 2 tie backs.  Cut the wavy part of the curtain.  I cut that paper about 3/4 inch.  Place the die close to the edge.  Cut.  Then match up the last part of the die and cut the whole thing again.

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I added the curtains next to the first and last panel.  I let the short scalloped curtain to behind the main curtains.  Add that piece first.  Then add the main curtains.  Continue the scalloped across all of the panel, finishing up with the panel on the other end with the big curtain.  For this I went from right to left.  It doesn't really matter.

Lay out the panels and decide what you would like on each.  Start cutting!  On the designer paper you'll find the frogs face in different directions so I put them together facing each other.  I did not add any color the all of the cut outs.  You could certainly use Watercolor Pencils or Blends to add more.

The saying is from Zany Zoo, but I cut it down just for those words.

Glue the panels in place on the W fold strip.  Make sure you keep them even.

Fold the W panel closed and add glue to the it panel.  It will be the far right panel back side.  Center and make sure you are gluing that straight.  With the W closed, add glue to the back side of the far left panel.  Now close the main card.  The panel will glue exactly where it needs to be.

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There's not a lot of writing room on this card so I added a 4 x 5 1/4 panel to the back.  Just cut out another frog and add him.  Write away!

Here's the video!

 

My post is written with Balmy Blue.  In the video I use Pool Party.  Which do you like best?

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I hope you enjoyed this card.  There are so many great cards being featured on the hop today.  You don't want to miss any of them.  Up next is Toni Campana.  You'll love her project!

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Darling Details Bundle and the In Color Treat Bags

Today I'm just touching the surface of how wonderful the Darling Details dies will be to your stamping.  It's not just another flower die.  There are beautiful lace frames.  You can find the dies along with the Darling Details stamp set on page 68 of the annual catalog.  Here's my card.

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My base is the new Pebbled Path card stock.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is folded at 4 1/4.  Emboss the front of the card with the new Twisted Rope 3D Embossing Folder.

For the panel in the front cut up a Pebbled Path 2023-2024 In Color Treat Bag to 3 x 4 1/4.  Cut a piece of Boho Blue card stock to 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  As I write down this measurement it occurs to me that by altering the measurements you could save on paper.  If you use a piece of the bag that is cut to 2 3/4 x 4 and the Boho at 3 x 4 1/4, you'll be able to get more out of the Boho.  Your panel will be a quarter inch smaller.  It will help if you are making multiples.  You should also be able to get two panels out of a bag.

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For this card, you'll need 3 of the large blue flowers (one for inside).  The outline stamp is Misty Moonlight and the inside is Boho Blue.  Stamp all the images for the front on Basic White.  The smaller flowers are outlined with Moody Mauve.  The insides of the flower are Bubble Bath. It's one of the new colors.  You'll need 3 of these flowers.  The leaves are outlined in Granny Apple Green and filled in with Parakeet Party.  You'll need 4 of the leaves (one for inside).  Cut all of these out with the Darling Details dies.  I did cut the leaves apart with 2 leaves together and 1 alone.

Arrange the flowers.  I did put everything on dimensionals.  For the leaves I put a glue dot at the base of the leaves and dimensionals further out.

Tie a bow with the Bubble Bath ribbon from the Sheer Ribbon Combo Pack.  Add with glue dots.

Stamp the saying from the Darling Details stamp set in Pebbled Path.  Just to let you know that purchasing the bundle saves 10%.  Fussy cut the saying and add to the card.

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Isn't this inside cute!  Cut a strip of the bag.  This one turned out to be 5/8 wide, but I was just working with a scrap that was left.  It's 4 1/4 inches long.  Add the left over flower and leaves.  The saying is from Darling Details.

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