A Bug Deal Magic Iris Card

You are not going to believe this, but this card was super easy to make because I cheated.

I used the Magic Iris Die to create the interactive element of the card. You can see how here:

And here is another more in depth tutorial on how to put these types of cards together:

How did I cheat? I stamped the leaves from A Bug Deal Stamp Set on different shades of green cardstock (36 leaves were used to fill the outside ring of the Iris) and ran it through my Scan-n- Cut. I do not have the coordinating die for this stamp set, so I used my electronic cutter. The only thing I colored were the cute little critters.

The entire card came together in about 30 minutes! I still use my thin cut dies, but I must confess that with the Scan-n-Cut they are no longer a need. It is the best addition to my craft room I have made this decade!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

So Much COFFEE!!!!

I have had the sassiest coffee stamp set from Ink Road Stamps for about two years and never played with it until now. I like that it comes with sentiments and an option to swap out what each mug says. In addition there are quite a few options for coffee drinks. There is a mug, paper hot coffee cup and once for iced. These are the cards I created with this fun set!

The above cards were created with die cuts from Stamps of Life. Though I am not affiliated with them, they have some of my favorite die cuts for card making in the industry.

These two cards were created with one die cut set from Ink Road stamps on Rinea Foiled Paper that I used alcohol ink to create the background.

Please check out the video I created demonstrating how to color these sassy coffee drinks in here.

What’s your favorite coffee based drink? Tell me in the comments! I like straight up iced coffee with nothing in it. I am hardcore like that!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting

Magical Easter Card

This is an unusual year with the Coronavirus that is sweeping our world. I am so grateful that my children are teenagers and young adults. I enjoy their company and they don’t need constant supervision or entertainment. With all of that being said, we are aware that Easter may be different this year. It may just be the five of us around the table. However, we do still love our family and want to show them even if we can’t be with them right now. We all helped make cards to send out to our extended family over the course of the next few weeks. To keep teenagers interested I opted to create interactive cards using dies from Lawn Fawn.

Family Craft Night Prepping

To have a successful Family Craft night a little bit of prep work is beneficial. I die cut and stamped images for 20 cards (5 of us only needed to make 4 cards – 2 of each style). The stamp and die storage sleeves were perfect to organize each card kit. You could also use sandwich bags. The first card we create together and they do the next on their own. We repeat the process with each new interactive card.

Each card was signed by who created it and a note stating this was a family effort. It really makes receiving the cards extra special.

Magic Iris

To create the Magic Iris Card check out the video.

.Here are a few of the completed cards in the different phase of the card:

Picture Changer

The Magic Picture Changer card was a fun one to create! You just need to run a powder pouch over it to help it slide smooth. Also, It is easier to stamp and color the image after you have die cut it. The video on how to create these cards is here:

Which Interactive card is your favorite? Please share!

Until next time — Happy Crafting!