Friday, March 23, 2018

Fun Interactive Card With DT Laurie

Hello friends!! Today I have a tutorial on how to make A Flower Pot Pocket Card!! This folded card style has been around for awhile but I thought I'd revisit it with you today!

This is actually a simple card to make. Just a couple of folds and a little bit of trimming. Let's get started!!

First, to make the "flower pot", you will need a piece of cardstock that measures 9" X 3.5".  You will score this at 2" and 5.5". Fold this so the small portion is folded forward and the larger portion is folded towards the back, just like this:

To make it look more like a pot instead of a square, keeping the card together, line the top of the card up with the cutting track on your paper trimmer and the lower corner at the .5" inch mark and cut.

This creates angles and makes it look much more like a flower pot. Note: I did not trim the small flap.

Now, this is where you will want to decorate the front flap. You can use a border punch or die, decorative scissors or in my case, the scalloped die from the Pocket Pieces Hello Die Set. I did have to do some partial die cutting to prevent cutting the whole die.

You can see here that the cutting plate is not entirely covering the die which results in this..

Now this is where it gets super fun!! I die cut a whole bunch of flowers and leaves with the "extra dies" that are included in the Inside Scalloped Circle Dies. This die set is worth EVERY penny!!  I used Strathmore Mixed Media Paper to cut all the dies. I used about 4 colours of Distress Inks to easily colour them.

For the inner panel, you will have one piece of cardstock that measures 4.5" X 2.5". This piece will be a mat. To layer on that, I cut a piece of white cardstock using the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Fancy Frames Die Set. To make this fit perfectly onto the mat piece, I simply had trim a tiny piece off each side.

Next, I added a little pizazz to the "pot" but adding some patterned paper from the Kraft in Colour Paper Pad.  I didn't really measure this piece. I just placed enough over the base, under the flap and trimmed it to size with my scissors.

Next, it's time to arrange all the flowers.  I started by adhering most of the greenery using tape adhesive.  Note: the greenery and florals are adhered to the insert!!

As you can see, it looks a little sparse. So I die cut and coloured more leaves and flowers. I also adhered some directly to the front flap making sure not glue those pieces to the insert.

For the sentiment, I die cut the small scalloped oval from the Fancy Stitched Labels Die Set out of white cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the Garden Bugs Stamp Set. I thought it went perfectly with this card.

I adhered the sentiment with foam adhesive.  For the inside of the card, I used the "Happy Birthday" from the Summer Vibin' Stamp Set as well as some cute flowers from the Garden Bugs set.

For a bit of fancy detail, I added some white ribbon around the top of the card. Note: the ribbon will keep this card closed or you can add a WEE bit of glue to the very edges of the card, or in this case, pot :)

How fun would it be to receive this?!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got some inspiration and will try out this card or any other of the interactive cards you will see on the blog this week!!

Here's a list of all CDD products I used:

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Fun Interactive Card With DT Jan

Hello Everyone... Jan's here from handcraft hobby with you today.  On CDD blog this week we are featuring the Theme of Fun Interactive card and here is my take ;) 
"Double Pull Sliders Card"

I was inspired by my previous project for Seasonal Fairies stamp that I created 4 seasons tags and I think will be good idea to have fun with those sweet fairies for the interactive card.

Here is my YouTube vdo showing how I created this Double Pull Sliders Card

Here is how it look when all tabs closed.

I stamped the sentiment from Seasonal Fairies stamp along with the adorable bees and cut it with Stitched In Circle dies for the main panel as well as the rainbow layering circle.

Here is individual panels for each season.

I cut all tags using tag topper from Shaker Tag dies and decorated each of them differently based on each season.  For Summer fairy, I used Island dies.  For Winter and Autumn fairies, I used Fall Border dies.  Lastly Spring fairy, I used Flower Border dies.  Sentiments "happy", PEACE" and "LOVE" are from Happy Sentiments stamp and Grateful word is from Simply Said stamp.

For ink background panels, I used all distress oxide inks.

Spring, I used squeezed lemonade and worn lipstick
Winter, I used mermaid lagoon and blue print sketch
Summer, I used salty ocean and cracked pistachio and
Autumn, I used spiced marmalade and vintage photo

Here is the layout that you can follow to created 3 and a half square card like what I did or I have a bonus layout for you if you want to do bigger card 5 and a half square card.

For 5 and a half square card, you just need to extend another panel to make it longer.

Here is the closer look one more time.

I hope you like it and give it a try.
Thank You for stopping by today.


CDD products that I used in this card

Seasonal Fairies

Happy Sentiment

Simply Said
Stitched In Circle dies
Shaker Tag dies

Fall Border dies
Flower Border dies

Island dies

distress oxide inks

Scor Tape 1/4"

Multi Medium Matte

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fun Interactive Card With DT Janni

Hi Divas, DT Janni here.

Today I want to show you how I made this super sweet interactive baby card.

I started with the coloring of the cute koala in the hot air ballon from 'Up Up & Away' and of course I'm coloring with pastels <3 I colored with Copics: Balloon R00-R20-R42, Y00-Y02, E51-E33. Koala W0-W1-W3.

For my backgrounds I used white cardstock and 'Fancy Frame Dies' and for the interactive part I used the new 'Tag It Dies'

I made a cloud border stencil in white cardstock using 'Stitched Scallop Dies' for my cloudy background.

I used Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass' with my new stencil.

I used the same technique on the tag, and I tried to make the same pattern as the background.

I used the little tag from 'Tag It Dies' on my background.

I also used the little tag to cut in my cardbase and stamped the cut sentiment from 'Hitched' on it. On the big tag I stamped the sweet sentiment from 'Up Up & Away'

Then I used adhesive tape on the background, making sure not to place it where the tag is going to be.

I then placed the cloudy background on my cardbase, and as you can see the tag fit the little pocket I made.

Time to place the sweet Koala in the clouds.
I added some blush satin ribbon on the tag and used some 'Bubblegum Blush' Nuvo Drops. I colored the little heart in the same colors as the hot air balloon.

Here you have a super sweet and simple interactive baby card <3

See you soon again.

Products used:

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