Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Father's Day Card Tutorial - Fundraising for DiabetesUK

I created this kit for my small fundraising efforts to support Diabetes UK, the largest charity focused on diabetes research in the UK. I am offering the kit in exchange for a small donation to the charity.

The kit includes:
  • white card base
  • brown "brick wall" cardstock
  • 2 pieces of patterned paper
  • 4 cut out tools
  • 2 blue sentiment pieces
  • 3 silver embellishments
  • few dimensional glue dots
On the top of these things, you will need some colouring pencils or pens and glue. 

Now, you can either watch a video tutorial here:

Or follow these easy, written steps:

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Step 1 
Colour the tools.
Step 2 
Before the assembly, place all the components on the brown piece of stock to see how it fits on.
Step 3
Glue the larger piece of patterned paper onto the brown cardstock.

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Step 4
Glue up the marked section of the white card base, align the brown cardstock on and stick it together.
Step 5
Glue the tools onto the patterned strip. Make sure to glue up only the parts that will sit on the patterned strip.
Step 6 
Turn the strip with the tools over, place the dimensional dots on and stick it all onto the front of the card.
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Step 7 
Glue the smaller sentiment and the silver dot wherever you desire on the front of the card.
Step 8
Put the dimensional glue gots on the back of the larger hexagonal sentiment. Open the card and stick it onto the lower part of the base.
Step 9
Glue the silver embellishments next to the "Happy Father's Day" sentiment. 

That's all to it. Well, done! Admire the card you've just created!

I hope you enjoyed this little crafting session! Let me know if the comment section!

Thank you for helping me raising the funds for the DiabetesUK!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Father's Day Cards - Nailed It

In the whirlpool of the stress connected to the release of the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue (TOMORROW, YAY!) I decided to lay back and not to be sucked into it.  I don't need the latest must-haves; well just right now anyway...
And I looked at my rather extensive stamp sets collection, especially the past years must-haves, and guess what?  I realised there are many sets I actually didn't use much.  Some of them not at all.  Special designer papers are piling up because it's too hard to make the first cut and let them go.
I dusted off the Nailed It set because I just really like it and with upcoming Father's Day it was perfect timing too.  And I crafted and then I crafted some more.  It is a retired set.  I am sure you don't mind and neither do I!

Here are the cards I made with it.  Oh, yes! I'm bringing "Nailed It" back!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Pick a Pennant - Watercolour Challenge

One day I saw on Instagram a very pretty card made by a crafting superstar Susan Wong. I complimented her work, as you would, and carried on with my day. At the end of the day, I saw Susan, casually mentioning under my comment that she would like to see my take. 

And here it is. My watercoloured globe image. I'm quite happy with especially because I can't draw to save my life. It is not perfect by any means but my kids think it looks awesome, so there.

The background clouds are made with dies from Up & Away thinlits set. The sentiment is stamped with individual letters from the Pick a Pennant set (available in June). And let me tell you, lining up the letters was a bigger challenge than water-colouring the globe. In the end, I found it was much easier and faster to stamp if I lined up the letter vertically. It would work well with markers as well if you'd like to make the words more colourful.

The card was created with these supplies (minus Pick a Pennant)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Birthday Wit - Going, Going, Nearly Gone

My post today is showing one of my favourites but retiring supplies. The Birthday Wit stamp set. I enjoyed making these three funny birthday cards.

This one is very simple and very easy to make. It could be more colourful but I really like just one extra ink colour in addition to the black. How about you?

The card with the doughnuts was the most time consuming as I cut out the sentiment in six different colours. But once I did it was so easy to make six of these colourful cards. Easy peasy.

Which one is your favourite? Leave me a comment to let me know. If you like the Birthday Wit set as much as I do why grabbing it through the link below? It's available only until the end of the May.

Here is a list of the main products used: