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Case The Creator #8, Spanner Card Fancy Fold
Let’s get fancy today and make a Spanner Card!
The top has a strip of window sheet attached to the two sides which were cut from the main card base. You lift the front to reveal a middle panel:
Then lift the middle panel to see the greeting:
Here is the printable pdf file and if you open it you can click on the Youtube from Sharon Lim to see a video…
Case The Creator #8 printable pdf file with video link
…. and if you would prefer to just look at the directions here, this is a screen print of the pdf (so the link will not work):
I used the scrumptious Rustic Harvest DSP (designer series paper) from the mini catalog on a Cajun Craze base with a Basic Black mat. The Sending Dies are in the 2022 annual catalog and the Sending Smiles stamp set can be bundled (bought together) with the dies for 10% off. I did cut two additional 1 1/4 X 1 1/4 Basic Black squares to put over top of the back sides of the window sheet so the glue dots wouldn’t show. I die cut a little pumpkin and a branch of leaves from the Seasonal Swirls Dies – retired. The greeting is from Blessings of Home stamp set.
The greeting doesn’t look like what is in the stamp set?!
No, Sal, I masked off the ‘hello’ in ‘A CARD TO SAY HELLO’ and added three little dots with a marker. The greeting dies were longer than I wanted and I didn’t want to cover up the beautiful DSP so I masked, then stamped, then die cut half of the greeting, removed the die and then placed the die on the other end of the greeting to die cut a shorter length. The embossed edges kept the die in place.
Seems kind of risky. Do you ever miss the half way point where you stop and double cut the other end?
Oh, yes! But practice makes perfect so its best to challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zone so we get comfortable using our dies in various ways. It is nice to know we don’t need dies and punches in every size!
Let’s look at what my crafty friends came up with for challenge #8!
Ann used the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set and Deer Builder Punch:
Lucille’s card has a fall feel to it with a die cut bouquet from Penned Flowers dies.
Jo used the Delicate Edges Dies! I had to look them up. It amazes me the things in the catalog that you never notice until you see it used on a card. The dies are on Page 170 of the 2022 annual catalog . Her flower is from the Color & Contour stamp set with the Scalloped Contours dies.
You are so lucky to have such talented crafters playing along with your CTC challenges!
Blessed, Sal, blessed!
Thank you crafty friends for joining the challenge and sending pictures of your creations. Thank you, dear followers, for spending some of your day with me!
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Case The Creator #7, Twisted Ribbon Card
Hello Stamping Friends,
Let’s look at a technique called the ‘Twisted Ribbon Card Technique’! By cutting strips of designer series paper and laying them at diagonals it really looks like twisted ribbon.
Our creator is Karen Bouchikas of Karen’s Stamping Place. Here is a pdf of the card cuts with a link to the you tube by Karen.
Case The Creator #7 printable pdf file
Here is a screen print of the pdf file. Because the following is a screen print the you tube link will not work directly from the blog post. You need to click on the pdf file and then click on the youtube link — the link works from the pdf file. Thank you to the dear follower who left a comment to point that out! I do apologize for the confusion.
For my card I used the Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper for the ribbon strips and the left side panel on a mat of Calypso Coral and a base of Thick Whisper White. The two little butterflies on the front are cut from one of the 6 x 6 pieces of designer series paper. The butterfly on the inside of the card is stamped with the Best Butterflies stamp set using Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green and Fresh Freesia. The little flowers are from the Fun Flowers Resin Shapes. These products are all in the Annual Catalog. Contact me if you need a catalog!
I don’t recognize the labels you used for the Happy Birthday?!
They are punches, Sal. The Calypso Coral background is the Decorative Circle punch from the Annual Catalog and the top white shape is the Handmade Tag Punch on page 21 of the Holiday Catalog. The ‘happy birthday’ greeting is from the Shaded Summer stamp set. The inside greeting is from Pansy Patch.
Check out another way I used the Handmade Tag Punch with the Handmade Wishes stamp set; the two are 10% off when you buy them together as a bundle:
Did you hand draw the scrolly? It kind of looks like what you put under your name when you sign things.
No, Sal, that is part of the stamp set! Everything you see is part of the stamp set; let me show you:
That set is a must have set!
Let’s see what the rest of my amazing stamping group did for the Case The Creator card. For those of you who are new to following Stampalosopher, the fourth Tuesday of the month I hold a Zoom meeting at 11:30AM and we share our swap cards and what we made for that month’s Case The Creator card. I send out the instructions with the video link about two weeks in advance. Send me your email and you are welcome to join us!
Heather’s birthday card with balloons is just awesome! With light strips on dark strips the ribbon really looks like one piece folded all the way down.
Jo’s card with the gold vellum and gold sequin trim was a card fit for a king!
Joy did a criss cross with her strips and put them on the left side – so unique!
Sharon also crisscrossed her strips and had such fun she made three cards:
Send me a picture if you make a twisted ribbon card and I can add it to this post! That is the nice thing about blogs! I want to make a twisted ribbon Christmas card so check back next month to see if it is posted. I kept waiting to post hoping I would get it done but finally decided I had better just add it at a later date.
Joy Meadows hosted our shoebox swap and taught us how to fold paper to make a kimono! Aren’t her creations beautiful?!
For my swap card I used the Wonderful World designer series paper from the Sale A Bration free offering:
Except for the greeting and the inside, it is an exact case of Linda Bedinger’s card on Ink and Ingenuity. The flowers are fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper. I loved the little bitty flowers on the side matching the great big flowers on the main front. I would do this again if I had a large image and small images on designer series paper! I did several different inside greetings:
The front ‘A little hello…’, the ‘Happy Birthday’ and the ‘Thank You’ are all from Pansy Patch. The ‘Congratulations’ is from Happiness Abounds.
Recipe for Wonderful World swap card:
- Base: Thick Basic White, 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- Front Mat: Pear Pizzaz, 4 across X 4 1/4 down
- Front strips and Inside Mat: Mossy Meadow
- 1/4 X 4 1/4, vertical strip on front
- 1/4 X 4, horizontal strip on front
- 4 X 5 1/4, Inside Mat
- Inside Layer: Basic White, 3 1/2 X 4 3/4
- Side Strips: Wonderful World Designer Series Paper
- 3/4 X 4 1/4 for the front
- 3/4 X 4 3/4 for the inside
- Flowers: Wonderful World Designer Series Paper, fussy cut each
- Ink: Mossy Meadow
- Stamp Sets: Pansy Petal and Happiness Abounds
- Embellishments: Various to go with the flowers
By using a generic greeting on the front, I could include both the Happy Birthday and Thank You in my swap so folks had a choice for their greeting.
That’s all for today! Come on back when I post the projects we did the next month.
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Triangle Tri-Fold Card for Case The Creator #6
A card that twists from portrait to landscape? Yes, really! This was our Case The Creator card #6 in July. The creator, Twila Davis, was featured on Splitcoast Stampers with this amazing fun fold card. For this card I am using the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December Mini Catalog -pg 29. For the greeting, holly berries and greenery, I am using the Merriest Moments from the same catalog – pg. 23. It carried over from last year so you can check out last year’s creations with that set HERE.
. And the “JOY” stays upright even when you open the card! That’s unique!
Definitely different. I had to make one to wrap my mind around how it worked. Here is a picture of the two diagonal pieces that are on the top and bottom and just look like strips from the front.
Here is a printable pdf of the instructions if you would like to case the case!!
Case The Creator #6 printable pdf file
My fellow stampers made some great cards for the Zoom meeting!
Joy Meadows used the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper and stamp set available until August 31 as part of the Sale A Bration products!
Beautiful card creations! Thank you, ladies, for participating!
Sale A Bration is going on for another five days!
Paper Pumpkin’s September kit will be a Halloween kit offering 18 treat boxes just right for goodies for the goblins!
Sign up by September 10th HERE
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speaking of kits, how about that new Christmas kit with oranges and cinnamon sticks?
It is lovely and will probably sell out soon so best to get it for Christmas cards – NOW!
Thank you for spending time with me as Sal and I bring you a “pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world!”
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SAL, Sharing A Love of stamping
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June Case The Creator Starburst Card
Hello Stamping Friends,
I made my first Christmas card! June’s CTC – Case The Creator card was a fun starburst card and, having just received the beautiful Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper from the new mini catalog, I used it with its beautiful gold foil. Take a look see:
The greetings are from the Merriest Moments stamp set which carried over to the new Annual Catalog. The base is Soft Succulent with a layer of Evening Evergreen and a triple bow in 3/8″ Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon. A few embellishments of In Color Jewels and gold foil laser cut leaves and the card was done!
Here is a printable pdf for your files. The Case The Creator pdf has a link to a video where you will see Kathleen Wingerson making a starburst card. Click on the blue to access the pdf file.
Case The Creator #5 printable pdf file
I will post the card in the recipe box so you can look it up if you ever need the directions. Just click on the thumbnail picture in the recipe box and you will be taken to the blog post with all the directions.
Let’s look at what the rest of the stampers made for the Zoom meeting:
It is a great card design for using up those scraps of paper!
Thanks for joining me today as I play catch up on my blog!
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SAL, Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little and Share A Love as you stay Salt And Light to those you meet
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