Happy Birthday Shaker Card

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Hi everyone! I recently made this super cute shaker card for my Mom’s Birthday! To make this card you either need the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday To You Die OR a Silhouette Cameo to make your own die!

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Products used ( Click the picture to purchase):




Sakura KOI MEDIUM WATERBRUSH Water Brush Watercolor #6 xqr-m
Simon Says Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SSS101538

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
Clearsnap Colorbox CLEAR Embossing Powder 10175

Simon Says Stamp BIG MOMMA FOAM TAPE ROLL Foam72

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Dreamboat Valentine’s Card with Avery Elle Stamps

I had so much fun creating this card and making up techniques as I went along!

This card features the new Stamp set, Dreamboat, by Avery Elle. Remember, our Avery Elle products are currently Buy One, Get One 35% off! You can even mix and match with Memory Box Co. Dies!

On to the card!

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Aren’t they so cute!?

Here’s what I used:

Dreamboat Stamp Set by Avery Elle

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Tim Holtz Distress Markers

Waterbrush

140lb Watercolor Paper 

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Versamagic Black Ink

Teresa Collins Heart Sequins ( Old pack I found at a craft fair. Didn’t see it online)

Lawn Fawn paper from Let’s Polka Mon Amie

The video of making this card will go live tomorrow on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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Beary Sweet Wishes Valentine’s Card

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This card was so quick and fun to make! I’ll be posting a YouTube Video showing exactly how to do it. Make sure you Subscribe to our Youtube channel so you can watch the video when it goes live on 12/26/15!

Here’s the supplies you will need:

Avery Elle Beary Sweet Wishes Stamp Set  ($8.00. Buy one more stamp set and the second one is 35% off. That’s like getting them for 17.5% off each!)

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 

140lb Watercolor Cardstock 

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Waterbrush

Red Pigment Ink

Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka In The Dark Paper

See you on the 26th!

Contemporary Christmas Tree Card

This is one of those cards that came out completely different than the way I pictured it in my head. Luckily, it came out looking different in a good way!

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I started off by sprinkling some Color Burst in Pthalo Green and Alizarin Crimson on some thick watercolor paper. I spritz that with water and dry it and then repeat. Doing this step two times gives you completely different results than doing just one layer. (Just one more reason Color Bursts are so awesome! )

After my background was done, I buffed some Black Soot Distress Ink through my Angled Trees Stencil using a sponge dauber. This is where I messed up a little. I forgot to heat set the distress ink and it stayed wet and caught some of my sticky embossing powder. Oops!

The Angled Trees Stencil is a Two Step Stencil that you can stack to get extra effects. I stacked the dotted angled tree on top and then patted my Versamark Ink Pad all over it. (If you do this, please be aware that some of the distress ink will transfer to your Versamark ink pad.) You can also use an Emboss It Dabber, which I ended up doing for the star. Then sprinkle some Sticky Embossing Powder by Ranger all over. Now you can heat that until it gets shiny and quickly apply some Fab Foil or Ranger’s Foil Sheets. Make sure to burnish it well and wait for the Sticky Embossing Powder to cool. Then just rip the sheet off. If you are using Fab Foil, it will result in a distressed look like you see on my card. It’s not exactly what I had in mind, but I think it looks cool!

I just adhered my card front to a black card base and called it done. I am going to white emboss my sentiment on the inside of the card. I thought there was enough on the outside of the card that I didn’t want to make it look too busy.

Here’s what the new stencil looks like (It’s only $3.99!)

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We Now Carry Memory Box Dies!

I’m so excited to announce that Intoxicating Arts now carries Memory Box Dies!

We have some great winter dies that we just got posted for sale. We also have a couple stencils as well.

Click here to check out what’s for sale! 

Here’s a few of my favorites:

The Frostyville Border will add a touch of elegant class to any card

Just $11.70

The stitched snowflake circle frame can help you make some great shaker cards! The stitching adds a little something extra.

$18.90

The Sketch Shining Star would look amazing over a manger scene or with an angel!

Just $9.45

The Floral Confetti Stencil would also make some great snow!

$5.50

I’ll stop there or I’ll end up posting all of them . Check out all of the Memory Box Dies and Stencils we have for sale at Intoxicating Arts!

Men’s Birthday Card – Wilderness Adventure

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This is the card that I am making for my Fiance for his 27th Birthday . He has more than been hinting lately that he wants to go camping. I love camping, but it’s just a schedule issue why we haven’t gone lately. You see, a person needs free time to go camping and that is something I have none of lately! I did, however, make sure to put aside a little bit of time to make him a Birthday Card. This card is not yet finished. I need to do the inside, but I am just to excited to wait to share it! The inside is going to say “let’s go on an adventure”. The adventure being camping. The weekend of his Birthday, I have nothing that I need to do because I am going to make sure to get it done during the week. So , when he opens the card, I will tell him we can leave that weekend if he wants to. I will share the card again when it’s completed, but I just had to show it so far! By the way, the tree that I used is actually the Love Hearts Tree that I made. I just snapped off a few branches to make it more manly. Pretty cool, huh? If you want to purchase the tree, just click right here. It’s $4.95 and made of THICK 1/8″ wood , but the branches snap off easily since they are a thin cut. It adds a ton of dimension. I used a wood-grain stamp and inked the edges to make it look like it belongs.  The tree is actually pretty large, but this card is huge so it kind of dwarfs the largeness of the tree. I will post the exact dimensions when it is finished, but I believe it’s at least 8″ wide. That’s it for now. Thank you for peeking!

Mouse Birthday Card

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This card is a birthday Card for my mom. We went craft shopping together and I had found the mouse stamp at Hobby Lobby and hid it from her so I could use it on her card. I knew I was going to color the mouse from the minute I bought it, but I didn’t have an idea for the rest of the card yet. I started thinking about the sentiment and then remembered that earlier that day I had bought a quote at the local scrapbook store that said a verse from the song ” what a wonderful world ” I had shared my find with my mom and she said ” oh, I love that song too “. After looking at the cute mouse laying there with eyes closed and a grin of satisfaction …I knew that would be a great sentiment. I downloaded a font and made the sentiment using ECAL software. Using that software allowed me to get a shadow image with a matter of a simple click. I printed the top image on printable vellum and the bottom on cardstock . This allowed the bottom shadow image to look exactly like just that , a shadow . I cut out a frame , adhered the vellum , and popped it up with foam adhesive on top of the cardstock phrase. I had stamped the mouse using memento tuxedo black and colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers . I inked the edges using a sponge and Mix
‘d Media Inx in Peridot . I die cut it using a Spellbinders oval die. That was also adhered using foam adhesive . The small flowers were from Michael’s and made by Shabby Chic. The paper found on this card is a stack that was found on sale at Michael’s. It is DCWV Vintage Garden. I hope you like my card and I’ll be posting a video once the inside is finished . Thanks for stopping by !

Making a 3D Paper Rose

I recently purchased the McGill Paper Blossoms tool set at the Scrapbook Convention I went to. Last night I tried out the tools with some paper flowers I die cut using my Donna Salazar Rose Creations Die by Spellbinders  . Click the highlited link to find the die template set at my store. I also have the Donna Salazar video in the item description. After I made these flowers I went on YouTube and found a video by Donna Salazar herself showing a couple of ways you can use her die. I’m telling you, this is a die you are going to want! It even comes with 3 different sized leaves. I have a tutorial below, but read the whole thing first! I tell you a couple of things that I would improve and do different the next time I make one of these.

Here are the supplies I used:

•McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Set
•Foam Pad to shape the flower on ( I folded a piece of kid craft foam in half. Worked just fine)
Spellbinders Rose Creation Die Set
•Big Shot or other die cutting machine that works with Spellbinders wafer-thin dies.
•Patterned Paper (mine was from a Recollections Paper Pad)
•Distress Inks (one in a color to match the flower part and another to match the leaves)
•Cosmetic Sponge or Ink Blending Tool
•Paper Piercer ( You will need this to pop the pieces out of the dies and poke the little hole out of the middle when it is stuck in the die)
•Glossy Accents (or other quick drying clear glue)
•Non-Stick Craft Mat (or work on a space you don’t mind getting inky)
•Metal Brad and Alcohol Ink (Or a brad that you like and don’t need to color with Alcohol Inks)

Ok! That looks like a ton of supplies, but hopefully you already have a lot of that stuff.

Wait…where did those come from?! LOL. I walked in my craft room the other day and found these beautiful flowers and two bags of my favorite chocolate truffles. He gave them to me for no reason! I couldn’t believe it and I was so blown away. It made me feel so special. I had to share!

Ok back to the project haha!

Here are some of the supplies I started with. I  ended up only die cutting less than half of this paper out. Running that die through the machine time and time again gets a little boring. Besides, I started to get a neck ache! You actually just need to run the full set through once to be able to make a flower. I just kept running it through with different colors since I plan to make a ton of these to put on Mother’s Day Cards.

I cut down the papers and ran them through the Big Shot.

Here are the piles I ended up with when I was done with all the cutting. I haven’t tried the vellum yet, but I definitely plan to! After I die cut all of these out I inked up the edges with a distress ink that closely matched the color using half of a cosmetic sponge. I did that to the leaves too. The next step was forming.

This is the part that would probably be easier to follow on a video. There actually is a video by McGill on YouTube showing how to make the paper flowers using their punches. I used a few of the techniques I learned from the video, but I had to modify them to use my dies instead. Basically what I am showing here is that I took the tip and swirled it around in a circle around the hole in the middle. I also swirled it around in circles on each petal. This apparently breaks up the fibers, but it also makes it start to shape and lift.

I repeated this with each size flower and slowly moved down the size of the ball point from 8mm to 6mm to 5mm to 3mm as I was getting to the smaller flowers. The picture below shows what it looks like at this point.

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If you like this look , you can actually just stop here and put a brad through it. If I was to stop here and use the flower just like this I would, however, add another one of the largest flower layers and curl up a small one for the middle. I would also still add the leaves to it. If you want it to be even more dimensional, you can add glue to the bases of each part and glue them together. That will force them to be tighter and more 3D. Donna Salazar shows that in her video about this die set.

The next step involves taking the tweezers out of the tool set and putting it through the hole to clamp on to the middle of each petal. You then take your thumb and forefinger and form the petal around the tweezers. Do this to each and every petal if you want to get this different look I will show in the end. You also take the tweezers and bend each side of the petal down. This part is really easy and doesn’t take that long.

This picture shows what the flower looked like after I completed the bending. The leaves were done the same way I did the petals. I first swirled around on them with the 8mm ball point then I bent the ends. One the leaves I also took a very small pointed tool and made a line down the middle. I am not sure if you can really see that though.

Next, I just put a little Glossy Accents on the bottoms of each flower piece and stacked them up. Pretty Simple. You could use hot glue for this part instead if you want.

Here is what it looked like after gluing was done.

I decided that I didn’t like how wide the opening was so I used another one of the smallest flowers. The paper I used was not double-sided so I had to use a mixture of my pigment inks and distress inks to try imitating the patterned paper. When I make these again I will either make sure I can imitate the paper well or just use double-sided paper. I overlapped and glued the petals together to get a tight bud for the middle. I did not glue the last petal to the first just because I wanted it to look like that. It is up to you how you decide to glue it together though. I glued the small bud to the middle of the flower using Glossy Accents again.

I wanted my middle metal brad to kind of match the flower so I took a silver brad and dyed it with Adirondack Alcohol Inks. It didn’t take too long to dry. Be careful though because I didn’t realize that I should have dabbed out the ink stuck under the bottom of the top part of the brad. There was some in there and it got on my flower as I was lowering it in. Oops!

Finished!

All the pictures just above are of the finished flower . Hopefully you were able to follow my odd instructions. If you need or want a video, just let me know! I wasn’t comfortable with doing a video the first time since I didn’t know at all what I was doing, but now I think I could do it.

Next time I make these flowers I will use more layers  like 2-3 of some of the same sizes for more fullness. I will also probably use double-sided paper.

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Another Men’s Birthday Card

I just finished making this birthday Card for my boyfriend. I’m really happy with how it came out and I’m very excited to give it to him next week! Here are some pictures. I’m not going to get into the techniques too much, but if you want to know how I did something better, just ask in the comments and I’ll be very happy to answer you !
Here are all of the pictures:

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I cut this out using my new eclips machine. I made this using ecal software. I cut it out on white 65lb cardstock .

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I dabbed distress inks on my craft sheet and spritzed them with a mini mister.

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I blotted up the ink onto the die cut shape. I wanted it to match the patterned  cardstock one that I also cut with my eclips. That shape and the grungepaper shape were cut using some free files I got from http://www.svgcuts.com .

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I also used distress inks to make my grungepaper match by just swiping them directly onto the grungepaper and patting it on the ink pads too.

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At that point I put my top shape onto the patterned cardstock and noticed the colors were too close, so I added a darker blue to the happy Birthday saying .

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Using an ATG gun I attached the two together .

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I used dimensional adhesive to add the top saying .

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I then cut a piece of lightweight chipboard to 12″ x 6″ and scored at 6″. I distressed the edges with a tonic paper distressing tool.

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I painted the front with  vintage white acrylic paint, not worrying about having full coverage . This was good enough since I am adding inks .

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I picked a couple different colors (actually 4 I think) of distress inks and started swiping the ink pad onto the chipboard .

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Next I added ribbon by measuring the middle of the card and cutting a slit to feed it through.

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After gluing the ribbon down, I pierced holes in all of the pointed corners of the frame.

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I put brads through the pierced holes to hold everything down.

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This is what the inside looked like after, so I knew I’d need to add something to cover that .

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I adhered some of the same patterned cardstock that I used on the front onto the inside of the card . I also used a distress ink around the edges.

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I cut out a piece of white cardstock, used the paper distressing tool on the edges and used  a small sponge wedge with forest moss distress ink.

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I stamped this bike from a Tim Holtz stamp set using Archival Ink .

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The back of the card has a quote from a Tim Holtz stamp set and a stamp I had custom made . I’m going to write my own message on the inside, but liked that quote, so I added it to the back.

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Hope you enjoyed this post ! Now go create something 🙂