The giveaway is now closed – thanks for all of the wonderful comments. The winner is announced on this post.
I get to give the Wish Big stamp set to a lucky someone! Just leave a comment to enter my giveaway!
There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, leave a comment there and at every stop along the hop by March 2nd; winners will be announced March 4th! The full list of hoppers is included at the end of this post.
To begin, I cut a window in the lower-right side of a watercolor paper panel with a die from the Mini Windows die set. (The die cuts three sides of the square, creating a window for the card’s recipient to open.) Next, I stamped and heat embossed the bird, the balloon string, the balloon and the “Wish Big” sentiment and watercolored using pencils. (The sentiment was stamped on a separate piece of watercolor paper from the other images.) The black-and-white strip was stamped with a background stamp. To finish, I taped the “Wish Big” sentiment behind the window and adhered the watercolor panel and black-and-white strip to a white card base.
With the same stamp set, I created a buckle card, a card design I learned to make from Julie Ebersole. I used the square die from the Mini Windows set to create a flap on the card front that works as a buckle.
When you open the flap, the hippo is revealed! The bird is adhered to a square, which is the same size as the flap and slides into the flap to secure the card.
For this card, I stamped and heat-embossed the hippo, bird, balloon and party hat onto colored cardstock. I then fussy-cut the items and adhered them over the image stamped directly onto the card base and square. The black-and-white striped strip was created in the same manner as the previous card; you can get several strips out of a single stamped background. I drew the balloon string by hand. When folded, this card is 4 1/4″ square.
To create the nested hearts, I began by placing the largest heart in the Folk Hearts set inside the rectangle die in the MFT Blueprints 1 set to cut the gray panel in my Big Shot. I then took a panel of the pink cardstock and put the next size smaller heart die on it, using the previously cut panel as a guide for placement so that the hearts would line up. I removed the gray panel before running the pink panel through my Big Shot. I cut the red cardstock panel in the same manner. To finish, I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and adhered the nesting heart panels one layer at a time to a white cardstock base.
For my final projects, I created two square cards featuring the large “Thanks” sentiment from the Fancy Thanks set. I had the upcoming “bridal season” in mind for these designs.
I heat-embossed the sentiment from Fancy Thanks onto both white and Robin’s Egg cardstock. With a heart die from the Folk Hearts set I cut the heart. For the first card, the heart is a negative die cut and on the second one, it’s a positive die cut.
Here’s the full list of designers hopping today.
- The CLASSroom
- Sandy Allnock
- Teri Anderson
- Laurel Beard
- Heather Campbell
- Kittie Caracciolo
- Sharon Harnist
- Broni Holcombe
- Nichol Magouirk
- Jean Manis <—you are here
- Jennifer McGuire
- Donna Mikasa
- Chari Moss
- Catherine Pooler
- Miriam Prantner
- Julia Stainton
- Carissa Wiley