Crafty Wednesday/Who wants an Interview?

Before I begin another Crafty Wednesday, I want you to know I have some Sundays open for Interviews, if there is anyone out there who would like a little face time on my blog. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a published author or not, or whether you are crafty or whether you just blog about everyday things.  If you are interested, please leave a comment below and I will contact you.

Now, on to the crafty stuff:

For the musical folks in your circle of family & friends, here’s a simple little number that’s sure to please. I started with a dark green card stock for the base card which measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then folded it in half. I found some green polka dot paper that I cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″, then trimmed the corner with a curved-corner paper punch and attached to the front of the card with a glue-runner. If you have any old sheet music lying about (or if you can find printed paper packs with musical paper in it) cut it to 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ and trim the corners with your curved-corner paper punch. I sponged the edges with green ink and angled it over the polka dot paper and attached it with a glue -runner.

The scrolled ‘Happy Birthday’ was created with a Stampin’ Up stamp and the ‘Groovy’ is from the Close To My Heart ‘Groovy’ stamp set. Both sentiments were first stamped using the Versa Mark sticky pad, and then heat-embossed with black embossing powder. I cut out the HB with a 2″circle punch and the groovy was cut out using a 1-1/2″ scalloped oval punch. I sponged their edges with green ink.

The inside started with more green polka dot paper measuring 3″ x 5-1/4″ with corners rounded with the corner punch. It was attached to the inside of thecard with a glue runner. From the CTMH ‘Love Life’ clear acrylic set, I stamped the ‘cherish simple pleasures, Live. Laugh. Love.’ with Versa Mark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I sponged around its edged with green ink and attached it with a glue runner. The musical grid, notes and treble clef were stamped with black ink using the CTMH ‘Groovy’ stamp set. I cut around the treble clef and stuck it on the card with 3-D sticky dots.

Here’s a masculine card. I started with a white piece of card stock measuring 8-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ and folded it in half. I sponged the edges with brown ink. The brown card stock measures 5″ x 3-3/4″ and was attached with a glue runner. Around a piece of wine-colored card stock, measuring 5″ x 1-3/4″, I wound twine three times, tying it in the front a little off-centre so the ship will hide the bulge of the knot. I attached this piece to the card using Sukwang double-sided tape to secure it & the twine. With my 3-1/2″ scalloped circle punch I cut out the centre piece out of gray card stock, then embossed the bottom half of it with the Cuttlebug‘s embossing folder ‘Vine Swirl‘. I cut out white card stock with my 1-1/2″ scalloped oval punch and stamped ‘happy birthday’ with the stamp from my Stampin’ Up set ‘Plane & Simple’, (there’s a similar ‘happy birthday’ stamp from SU‘s ‘Just My Type’ set) using a blank ink pad. It was slipped under the twine and stuck on with 3-D sticky dots.

The main features of the card front were created using the SU‘s ‘Open Sea’ stamp set for the ship and the globe and a black ink pad. I added color with my shiny paint set & a thin brush. I carefully cut around the ship and used my 2″ circle punch to cut out the globe. The globe was attached with a glue runner, the ship with 3-D sticky dots.

Inside, I cut a 3-1/4″ square, embossed it with the ‘Vine Swirls’ Cuttlebug embossing folder and lightly sponged it with brown ink to bring up the swirl pattern (I probably should have done that on the front, too). It was then secured to the card with a glue runner. Next, I cut out the scalloped circle out of brown card stock with my 2-1/2″ scalloped circle punch and glue-runnered it to the centre of the embossed square. I stamped the compass (SU‘s ‘Open Sea’ set) with black ink. The ‘Go confidently in the Direction of your Dreams’ (from SU‘s ‘Word Play’ set), was stamped with black ink and carefully cut out. Both the sentiment and compass were attached with 3-D sticky dots.

For the super hero among your friends and family, here’s a card that will be sure to ‘fly’ with whoever you choose to give it to. I started with a blue card stock for my base, measuring 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ folded in half. I cut out a yellow card stock ‘sun’ with my 2″ circle punch, & attached it to the lower left-hand corner of the card with a glue runner. Superman was cut out of a wallpaper sample book and attached with 3-D sticky dots. ‘Built Tough’ (CTMH‘s ‘Hero’ set) and ‘Brave and True’ (CTMH‘s ‘Brave Adventure’ set) were stamped with Versa Mark and heat-embossed with black embossing powder. I carefully painted a bit of color onto them with my shiny paint set before carefully cutting them out and attaching them with 3-D sticky dots.

For the inside, I cut out the Superman emblem from a wallpaper sample book page, cutting out the ‘S’ and replacing it with the appropriate letter cut out of red card stock using a Cricut and the ‘Winterland’ cartridge. (Thank-you, Sister-in-law!) It took some adjustments to get the right size, but we finally did it. I attached the red emblem outline to yellow card stock and the whole emblem onto the card with a glue runner. I attached the ‘J’ with 3-D sticky dots. The ‘Incredible’ (from CTMH‘s ‘Hero’ stamp set) and the ‘Happy Birthday’ (from SU‘s ‘Punch Bunch’ set) were stamped with Versa Mark & heat-embossed with black embossing powder and carefully cut out. I colored the ‘HB’ with my shiny paints. Both sentiments were attached with 3-D sticky dots.

Well, I think that about covers it for today. Now, it’s off to make more cards! 

Don’t forget to let me know if you’d like to be interviewed! 🙂

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39 comments on “Crafty Wednesday/Who wants an Interview?

    • Your boys would love it! The trick is to find that Superman. I think Close To My Heart has a set with a flying super hero of some kind. I’ll look it up for you, if you like. 🙂

      • Both Close To My Heart & Stampin’ Up aren’t sold in stores, more like Avon or Tupperware, through house parties. That doesn’t mean that other brands won’t have similar types of stamps. My CTMH rep is away for the summer, but if you’re still interested in September, I could see if she could arrange to have a set mailed to you. In the meantime, I hope you are able to find something similar closer to home. 🙂

      • Cheri, the stamp stuff is LIKE Avon & Tupperware in that it is sold in a similar manner. Their products are also sold on-line, just Google Stampin’ Up &/or Close To My Heart. They have on-line catalogues you can look through. There might even be a representative in your area who can show you her products and give crafting hints & techniques. I’ll warn you, though, it becomes quite addicting & expensive! 🙂

    • The trick is finding the wallpaper samples. There is a stamp set by Close To My Heart called Super Powers with a standing super hero, rocket and cityscape. There’s also a Workshop On The Go Superhero Kit, and a ‘Hero’ Alphabet set. 🙂

  1. I really like the effect when you wind twine around the card, I think there was one like that last week, it makes such a great 3d effect.

    • Thanks, Diane! You’re right, I used green twine on a card last week. 🙂 I think I saw that effect on a card I found on Pinterest and liked it so much I thought I’d see if I could do it, too. 🙂

    • Glad you liked the Superman card. As for the interview, it’s just a basic Q & A. I email you questions, you answer them and I post it on any given Sunday. I try to cater the questions to the interviewee, depending on their interests and blog style. Sometimes an answer sparks new questions, but usually it doesn’t take too long. If you’re interested, I think I still have your email from before, so can send off some questions to you. 🙂

  2. I would love to try making one of these… only I’m not get good with my hands. One time I tried to make a star out of paper and it ended up looking more like I’d just scrunched the paper up. As such, someone chucked it away when I wasn’t looking. Am now following your blog! 🙂

    Interview…. would it be awful if I said I would love to do it as well?

    • You sound like my kids! They did not inherit the crafty gene from me, unfortunately and tend to be all thumbs when it comes to intricate cutting and pasting kinds of things.

      I popped by your blog. Looks like you’re new to this, but you are my target audience, so there are some questions I would like to ask you. I’ll send you some questions in a day or two (after I think of a few!) Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  3. I’d love to do an interview with you! And your cards look so cool. I make pop-ups myself – northernpopups.wordpress.com.

    • Oh, I was hoping you’d want me to interview you! I’ll think up some questions and get back to you in a day or so. 🙂

      BTW, I’ve tried pop-ups on occasion but find it hard to adapt certain patterns to my designs. Maybe one of the questions I ask you is how you do them! 🙂

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