This Pop n’ Cut Dress card was really fun to make! It is NOT Quick. It does have a lot of steps that are easy though. Try making one yourself! I will give you the supply list and some basic steps, but won’t go into all the details because it would be a super-long post. It took my class members 45-60 minutes to make it. They did everything so they can duplicate it at home. They each said it was worth the effort!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut Base. Cut your Island Indigo and Tempting Turquoise card stock at 4-1/4″ x 11″. Insert into Pop n’ Cuts Card Base (without insert) making sure all cut lines are covered. (Yes, put both pieces in at the same time.) Run through your Big Shot. 2. Inside Pop-Up. Put Dress Form Pop n’ Cuts into the Card Base lining up the center lines. Put Tempting Turquoise card base in so the curvy top part is just above the slits at the bottom of the card base. Run through your Big Shot. Take your Bone Folder to help you fold the bottom score line and the bottom of the dress form stand. Fold as shown in side view photo. When finished folding close card and rub your Bone Folder over it a few times to flatten it out. (Note: Be very careful when gluing the card bases together. Also be careful gluing the dress to the dress form. Use a thin sparse line of glue along the edges. It can get very messy if glue oozes out and can ruin your project. The Adhesive Remover didn’t do it’s usual great job on this project.) 3. Glue. Pay attention to the part of the Die Cut that is supposed to Pop-Up. Put Tombow Glue on the back of the Tempting Turquoise EXCEPT for the part that is supposed to Pop-Up. Make sure you only put a thin line of glue around the Pop-Up parts because you don’t want any glue oozing out and gluing your Pop-Up down. 4. Cut Dress Forms & Dresses. Cut two Very Vanilla Dress Forms from the Dress Up Framelits. Cut two dresses and optional Jacket and hem ruffle. Assemble outfits on Dress Forms as desired. Choose which will go on the front and which will go on the inside of the card. 5. Ovals. Cut 1 Whisper White larger Oval and sponge edge with Tempting Turquoise ink if desired. Cut 1 DSP Oval that is smaller. Glue together. 6. Card Front. Cut a strip of Tempting Turquoise 1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″. Glue in desired position on card front matching the straight edge at the fold line. Trim the bottom part that hangs over the edge. Lay out the Ovals and the Dress on the Dress Form in the desired Positions. Now glue down. 7. Card Inside. Carefully glue down the Dress and Dress Form over the Pop-Up Dress Form. Emboss a Whisper White Oval Designer Frame. Stamp the vase and flowers on a scrap of Whisper White. Punch out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. Glue into center of Frame. Glue on the “back wall” behind the Dress and Dress Form. 8. Open and close your card several times and enjoy!
Family Spotlight Ensemble – Digital Download #134508 $19.95
* Invitation greeting card template (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″)
* Thank you greeting card template (5″ x 3-1/2″)
* 28-page easel recipe book (5-1/2″ x 6-1/2″)
* 11-page décor template (8-1/2″ x11″)
* 55-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 3 Designer Series Papers
* 25 embellishments
* Digital exclusive
* Everything you need to throw the most memorable family reunion yet
* Templates for invitations, table tents, game, iron-ons, and recipe book
* Make an impression with tea towels, tote bags, and recipe books for the whole family
Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Wild Wasabi
Family Spotlight Photobook Template (11″ X 8-1/2″) – Digital Download #134596 $17.95
* 26-page photobook designer template
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 7 Designer Series Papers
* 28 embellishments
* Digital exclusive
* Perfect for documenting your family reunion
* Capture all the fun and awkward moments
* Perfect keepsake or gifts
* Coordinates with the Family Spotlight Ensemble
Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Wild Wasabi Potluck Framables – Digital Download #134694 $4.95
* 3-page designer décor template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set
* Digital exclusive
* Fun set of framable art for your kitchen
* Leave as-is for a nice pop of color or change the backgrounds to suit your space
Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
My grandson loves Crabs lately and turned 5 on Saturday. So I decided to try and make him a Punch Art Crab for his birthday card. I saw this Crab on Pinterest but it was an SVG file not Punch Art. I decided to make it with Punches. It was pretty easy after I figured it out. I only used THREE Punches to make it. I hope you decide to make one too.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners Card Stock: Tangerine Tango
Smoky Slate (coming May 31st!)
Bashful Blue (retiring)
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (retires May 30th) Ink: Midnight Muse
Cajun Craze Marker (I wish I would have sponged around the edges, but I used a Marker)
Basic Black Marker
Pacific Point Marker
Soft Suede Marker Punches:Extra Large Oval #19859 Small Oval #120908 1/2″ Circle #119869 Big Shot:Happy Whale Clearlit #129403 (Retires May 30th) Bitty Banners Framelits #129267 Other: Googly Eye (retired)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Silicone Craft Sheer
INSTRUCTIONS: CRAB Punching: ~Tangerine Tango: You will use a little less than 1/4 sheet Tangerine Tango for your Crab. Punch from Tangering Tango: Punch out 2 Extra Large Ovals and 2 Small Ovals. Punch 6 legs as shown in picture. Punch 2 arms as shown in picture. Punch 2 eyelids as shown in picture. Sponge with Tangerine Tango or Cajun Craze now if desired. (I wish I would have!) ~Whisper White: Punch 2 eyes from Whisper White with the Small Oval punch. ~Pacific Point: Punch 2 eyeballs from Pacific Point with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. Assembly: 1. Legs and Arms. Get out your Silicone Craft Sheet and Tombow Glue. Place 1 Extra Large Oval in the center. Lay out the 6 legs and 2 arms where you want them. Glue them in place with Tombow Glue tearing off the parts that are too long. You only need about 1/4″ of each piece glued to the back. 2. Eyes. Attach the Whisper White eyes between the arms. Attach the Pacific Point eyeballs to the Whisper White eyes. Now place the eyelids in the desired postitions. I drew a line with my Cajun Craze Marker on the bottom edge of the eyelids. You can add white lines or a comma to each of the eyes if you want. My White Gel Pens have sprouted legs and ran away again.
3. Pinchers. We only have the 2 Tangerine Tango Small Ovals left. Hold them together and cut out the “V” for the pinchers. I cut straight down almost halfway for the first cut. I made the second cut about 1/4″ away from the edge of the first cut, then cut down to meet the end of the first cut. I drew a line with my Cajun Craze Marker down the center almost to the other side. CARD 1. Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8=1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Cut your Bashful Blue at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere to card front. 2. Adhere your 2″ x 5-1/4″ Ocean Waves from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper to the desired height on your card front. 3. Cut your Crumb Cake card stock at about 1″ x 5-1/2″. Tear one long edge. (Optional: you can sponge the edges if desired. I just dragged the torn edge on the Baked Brown Sugar ink pad.) I used the Soft Suede Marker to make little specks of sand on the Crumb Cake card stock. Adhere at the bottom of the Bashful Blue card stock. 4. Cut your Whale out of Smoky Slate card stock. Sponge edges if desired. Add a Googly Eye or draw on an eye. 5. Lay your Crab and Whale in the desired positions on the card front. Adhere. I used the cut outs from the Whale as a stencil for the Whale’s water spout. I colored the water in with a Pacific Point Marker. 6. Stamp your sentiment in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Framelit. Adhere in desired position. 7. Admire your Fun Crab Birthday Card! Give it to one of your favorite children!
We made this You’re Amazing card at my last Stamp Class. It is a quick and easy card to make. I did use the NEW Bermuda Bay card stock and Classic Stampin’ Pad. Try making one in the color of your choice or the favorite color of the person you are giving it to. This card would be also great to give to a favorite Teacher.
Remember that all Retiring Stamps can be ordered through June 3rd. All other Retiring Merchandise is available only while supplies last! You will pay twice as much if you wait and get them off EBay so get them now while they are still available at a reasonable price!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Bermuda Bay card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with your Fancy Fan embossing folder. Adhere to card front. 3. Cut your Whisper White at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Stamp You’re Amazing in the center. Cut out with the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit. Pierce holes where you want your brads. Attach brads. Put Dimensionals on the back around the edges and a couple in the center. Adhere to your card front.. 4. Give an Amazing Person this card with a note inside to let them know how Amazing they really are!
There is another MDS Update. Open My Digital Studio. Click on the Help Tab on the top Toolbar. Click on Update and follow the instructions. MDS Updates Details.
The downloads today include a FREE Backpack Template that is perfect for Teacher Gifts, A download to help you with your Father’s Day cards, a Swatchbook Template to add pictures of your favorite people, and a Digital Kit with colors perfect for Spring and Summer.
Here is a quick 6×6 card I made for you using Bermuda Bay which has never retired on My Digital Studio. I am sure there will be a NEW Color MDS Update available soon. Stay tuned for Details.
HERE ARE THE DOWNLOADS FOR MAY 14, 2013 Because I’m The Dad Greeting Card Templates – Digital Download #134685 $4.95
* Greeting card template (5″ x 7″)
* 3 greeting card templates (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)
* 33-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 5 embellishments
* Digital exclusive
* Share your sense of humor with Dad and show him how much you appreciate him with one of these funny cards
Colors: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White Faces I Love Swatchbook Template – Digital Download #134595 $12.95
* 26-page swatchbook template
* 39-piece SVG stamp brush set
* Digital exclusive
* Help your little ones learn all the faces they love with this darling book
Colors: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie Packed For You Designer Template – Digital Download #134687 $FREE
* 2-page décor template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 7 punches
* Digital exclusive
* Show all the teachers in your life that you care and appreciate them
* Fill the backpack with their favorite treats or a gift card
* Coordinates with the You Are So Nice Kit
Colors: Apricot Appeal, Blushing Bride, Dusty Durango, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder You Are So Nice Kit – Digital Download #134688 $9.95
* 17-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 26 embellishments
* Digital exclusive
* Great for spring and summer, this versatile kit will help you with all your projects
* Coordinates with the Packed For You Designer Template
Apricot Appeal, Blushing Bride, Dusty Durango, Going Gray, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder
We made this at Stamp Class on Friday in preparation for Father’s Day next month. This is a super quick project! If your guy doesn’t like M&Ms, you can use Skittles or something similar just as long as you can pinch it in the center to make it look like a Bow Tie. My son said he likes this kind of card! Don’t worry, he will still get a “Real” card from me. (Unless I change my mind!)
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Dapper Dad w#129195c#129198
Loved Ones (stamp set retired) Digital Stamp Brush Set #130164
(Options in Instructions) Card Stock: Whisper White Ink: Real Red
Cherry Cobbler Marker Other: Peanut m&m’s 3.27 ounce package sold at checkout counter
White Baker’s Twine
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Stamp the Bow Tie in Real Red on Whisper White and cut it out. Stamp the “DAD” in Tempting Turquoise ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out leaving a little extra by the first letter so you can attach it to the tie with Glue Dots or so you could attach it with Baker’s Twine. Now is the time to decide. (Note: You can also use this as a “Husband or Boyfriend Appreciation Day. Use the “Love You” from the Seasonal Sayings stamp set instead of the word Dad.) 1a. I don’t have the Dapper Dad Stamp set but I do have the Beyond Plaid Stamp Set. So I traced the Bow Tie from the Dapper Dad stamp Set from the Spring 2013 Catalog onto Vellum. I stamped the desired Beyond Plaid stamp in Real Red. (A couple of my customers colored the Plaid and Argyle stamps with various Markers which look really great!). I used some Dotto Removable Adhesive (I am so sad we no longer carry this) on the back of the Vellum Bow Tie and attached it to the stamped image and cut out the Bow Tie. I then used a coordinating Cherry Cobbler Marker to outline the tie, knot, and the wrinkles by the knot. 2. Take 6-12″ of Baker’s Twine and wrap it rather tightly around the center of your m&m’s. Tie a knot and trim off the extra Baker’s Twine. 3. If you are attaching the DAD to the Bow Tie with Glue Dots do it now. You can attach it on either side, top or bottom. If you are attaching it with Baker’s Twine lay the Bow Tie in place. Pierce a hole in the desired corner and thread your Baker’s Twine through it. Tie around the center leaving enough length so it will look good. 4. Attach the Bow Tie with Glue Dots. I placed a Glue Dot in the center and at each corner of the Bow Tie and pressed in on well. 5. Hide this where he won’t find it or the candy will “mysteriously” disappear before Father’s Day. Or you could make two: one for now and one for Father’s Day.
Variation for Women and Girls.
Tie a ribbon around the center of the candy into a nice bow. Add Jumbo Rhinestones or Pearls to the corner of the candy bag for some Bling.
I finally have my Mother’s Day cards finished and in the mail. I am making this extra post because Mother’s Day is this weekend. I made two versions this year because my Mom’s birthday card was the original for the Regal Rose design. My DIL2 made one of the Regal Rose ones in Stamp Class last month. So I came up with a second design. I was having Stamper’s Block for a couple of days until I decided to make the Regal Rose design for my Sister and my daughters/DIL1.
The top two cards are the Melon Mambo Cards. The lower 4 cards are the Regal Rose Cards.
REGAL ROSE SUPPLIES: Stamps: Amazing Family
Oh Hello Ink: VersaMark
Pacific Point Marker Card Stock: Regal Rose (Retiring)
Tea Lace Paper Doilies Big Shot: Ovals Collection Framelits
Needlepoint Embossing Folders Heat Embossing: Heat Tool
Melon Mambo Embossing Powder
Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder
Basic Black Embossing Powder Other: Rose Ribbon
Delicate Details Lace
REGAL ROSE INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut Regal Rose card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Use the Scallop Border embossing folder with your Big Shot along the bottom of the card front. Use a sponge dauber and Melon Mambo ink to highlight the embossed border. 2. Use 3 of the Delicate Details Lace slightly above the Scallop Border on the left side. Now adhere your Paper Doily with SNAIL. 3. Use a Sponge Dauber and Tempting Turquoise ink to color two of the Ribbon Roses. I inked up the top and the bottom. Set aside to dry or set the color with your Heat Tool. 4. Heat Embossing.
~Stamp the Oh Hello Chevron Oval with VersaMark ink on Whisper White card stock. Cover with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool.
~Stamp “You’re an Amazing” with VersaMark ink on Melon Mambo card stock. Cover with Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool.
~Stamp “Sister” or “Daughter” or other sentiment with Versamark on a 7/8″ strip of Vellum Cardstock. Cover with Black Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool. 5. Cut out the Oval with an Oval Framelit and your Big Shot. Cut the next larger Oval out of Melon Mambo card stock. Use scissors to cut around the “You’re an Amazing”. 6. Adhere the two ovals together with Dimensionals. Adhere to the center of the Paper Doily with Dimensionals. Adhere the “You’re An Amazing” with Dimensionals as shown. 7. Adhere your Vellum sentiment by placing a Glue Dot in the areas under where the flowers and Rhinestone will be. Add Glue Dots to the top of the Vellum where the flowers will be. Adhere flowers on top of Glue Dots. 8. Finish up by adding one Delicate Details Lace circle to the upper left-hand corner. Put a Rhinestone in the center. Add a small Rhinestone to the center tip of the crown and other spots as desired. 9. Admire your wonderful card!
MELON MAMBO SUPPLIES: Stamps: Loved Ones
Secret Garden Card Stock: Pacific Point
Melon Mambo Ink: VersaMark
Pacific Point Marker
Pacific Point Reinker Big Shot: Secret Garden Framelits Heat Embossing: Heat Tool
Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder Other: Simply Pressed Clay
Simply Pressed Clay Molds
Artisan Embellishment Kit – Lace
MELON MAMBO INSTRUCTIONS The Day before. (Optional if making the Simply Pressed Clay Flowers.)
~Press desired amounts of Simply Pressed Clay into the Simply Pressed Flower Molds. Take it out and add enough Pacific Point Reinker to the clay until you get the desired color. It will stay the same color when dry. (Note: Work over your Silicone Craft Sheet and keep some Kleenex or Paper Towels handy. If you don’t want inky fingers you might want to wear disposible gloves to mix the ink into the clay.)
~Now that your Clay is colored press it back into the molds. Flatten the back with your Bone Folder.
~Gently remove each flower and set them aside to dry. I am not really sure how long it takes them to dry. The Next Day
1. Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and told at 4-1/4″. 2. Place the wide Lace from the Artisan Embellishment Kit on the front of your 4″ x 5-1/4″ Melon Mambo card stock. Don’t cut it yet. Start at one side and keep your Glue Dots handy. I put 3 Glue Dots along the edge of the lace and placed it so it was slightly over the edge of my card stock. I kept adding Glue Dots every 1/2″ or so along the top and bottom of the lace and stretched it tight (so the folds were forced to lay flat). Then I would add more Glue Dots to the next section. When I got to the other edge of the card I put Glue Dots on the edge of the card stock and pressed the lace against them. I then trimmed the lace at both ends so it was straight along the card stock. 3. Stamp sentiment below the lace. Cover with Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool. 4. Stamp desired flowers from Secret Garden stamp set in Pacific Point ink on Tempting Turquoise card stock. Color parts of the flowers as desired with the Pacific Point Marker. Cut out using the Secret Garden Framelits and your Big Shot. Adhere in desired positions with Dimensionals. 5. I ran my Pacific Point Marker along the raised edges of the Simply Pressed Clay Flowers to emphasize them and add more Dimension. Adhere your Simply Pressed Clay Flowers to the center of the Secret Garden Flowers with Tombow Glue. Add Rhinestones to the center of the Clay Flowers, the card front corners, and the sentiment if desired. 6. Admire your bright, fun card!
Mailing: When I mail cards like this I add a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ sheet of Whisper White card stock. I position the card so the back of the card is against the front of the envelope. (Make sure and address your card BEFORE you put the card in!) Place the Whisper White card stock over the front of the card and slide them in together. Put the lumpiest part of the card in first so it will be at the bottom of the envelope. I did use two stamps on the Melon Mambo cards.
Have you wondered what my Online Classes are like? Since the Fancy Favor Die is retiring I have decided to let you see this Class as a Sample of what my other Online Classes are like. Here is the Full Class. Have fun making the Basic Fancy Favor and Four other versions. I will really miss the Fancy Favor die!!!! Enjoy!
Welcome to My Creative Classroom! This Class features the Fancy Favor XL Bigz Die and Your Big Shot. You will learn how to cut and assemble a basic Fancy Favor. You will learn when to use a regular Cutting Pad and a Crease Pad. (You will want Extended Cutting Pads and optional Extended Crease Pad.) You will learn Four different ways to use your Fancy Favor: 1. Use a Top Note die (or similar size die/Framelit or just a square of card stock). 2. Make a cut out handle and close with the Two Tags die or card stock strip & punches. 3. Make a lid and use your Fancy Favor as a Gift Box. 4. Make a window using the Labels Framelits (or just use a punch).
Please leave comments and let me know how you like the projects. Also leave any questions you may have in the comments section and I will reply, or you can email me your questions. I am here to help you have an enjoyable paper crafting experience.
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I have finally finished the next My Digital Studio 101 Video – Make Your Own Printables. This is a simple process. It took me less than 15 minutes to make the two cards and print them on one sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock. It would have taken me less time but I was talking while making the video.
Here are the cards all cut, folded, and ready to use! Now watch the video. Feel free to pause it while making your own Printable.
NOTES: Here are a few notes to help clarify parts of the video and so you can get the project started 1. Choose “Custom” from the Project Options. Then choose 8-1/2″ x 11″ Landscape. Click “Create” and the project will open. 2. Grid Lines. Click on the desired line on each ruler. Lines can be selected and moved using your cursor and mouse. 2a. Top Ruler Grid Lines: 1/4″, 1/2″, 5-1/4″, 5-1/2″, 5-3/4″, 10-1/2″, 10-3/4″. 2b. Side Ruler Grid Lines: 1/4″, 1/2″, 4″, 4-1/4″, 4-1/2″, 8″. 8-1/4″. 3. Cropped DSP measurements: width: 4.71, height: 3.43 4. When I talk about using arrows I am talking about using the arrow keys on your keyboard to make fine position adjustments of the item you are working with. 5. Keyboard Shortcuts: These are standard shortcuts for most computer programs. Tip: If you are using a PC hold down your “CTRL” (Control) Key and then (while still holding down your Control Key) hold down the Key mentioned also. This means you are holeing down both Keys for a few seconds. If you are using a MAC follow the same process except hold down your “Apple” (Command) Key instead of the PC “CTRL” Key. These shortcut codes can also be found in the “File” dropdown menu at the top left of most programs. Most items in the dropdown menus on this top toolbar will have shortcut codes listed next to the action item. Items with “*” are MDS Only shortcut codes. Save = CTRL + S Start New Project = CTRL + N Open a Previous Project = CTRL + O Copy = select the desired item, CTRL + C Paste = CTRL + V
Cut or Remove = CTRL + X Undo = CTRL + Z Select All = CTRL + A
*Select All Embellishments = CTRL + Shift + E
*Group Items so they will stay together when moved = CTRL + G *Ungroup Grouped Items = CTRL + Shift + G *Add a Page = CTRL + =
Print = CTRL + P These are the short cut codes I use most.
~Select “Share” then Print on the right sidebar OR use CTRL + P. They both work! There is also a button under “File” in the top left corner.
~Look over the items in the right half of the Printing Box. You will especially want to click the “Properties Button” to select the quality of printing desired. For your first printings test out several settings and decide which you want to use for different projects. I started with the one that uses the least amount of ink and move up a couple of choices. The lower ink choices work for most projects in my opinion.
~Now go to the “Page Setup” Button in the lower left corner under the picture of your project. Set your Margins. I use .25 because that is the minimum border my printer will accept. Test out other Margin Options if you want. Click OK.
~I always review the options in case I forgot to do something.
~Put Whisper White card stock in your Printer. Select Print.