Hello We R friends and Happy New Year!
It’s Chantalle with you today and I’m so happy to be able to share some more ideas with you in 2017. Being a part of the We R Memory Keepers team continues to be a dream come true! I’ve been playing with my clever Evolution Advanced machine and created some cards with a bit of a twist.
Embossing and die cutting has never been easier, thanks to the Evolution’s universal platform system. For this interactive birthday card, I have used a couple of metal die shapes – a Bow and a part of the new Gift Card Holder die set.
I’ve used a piece of the die set, which would normally create the bottom section of the gift card holder sleeve. The die was placed over some DIY Party Vellum, onto my Lifestyle Crafts Magnetic Mat. This mat is AWESOME. I love the fact that I can make use of exact placement (just look at how tight the spacing is on that piece of vellum!)
I folded the sleeve up and taped it shut on three sides, as per the fold guides. The sleeve has been embellished with some beautiful ‘Moonstruck’ Washi Stickers and Ephemera from Pink Paislee.
The sleeve lifts off to reveal a little battery operated birthday candle. Make a wish!
I’ve adhered the candle to a Moonstruck journalling card from the Ephemera pack. Underneath, I marked out where the switch for the candle sat and used my kraft knife to carefully cut out the area, enabling the receiver to switch the candle off when not in use.
My next card makes use of a bit of embossing. Did you know that you can use your Next Level Embossing Folders with more than just paper?
I remember using this technique in a class I taught once, which was super fun! I’ve cut down a sheet of thin metal into about business card size. I then placed this inside my Heart embossing folder and ran it through my Evolution. Doesn’t it look fabulous! One of the hearts has been given a splash of colour with an alcohol marker.
Note: This cute embossing folder comes in a twin pack with a dot pattern one as well.
To finish off my shining tag, I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole near the top. I then used my Crop-A–Dile Scallop/Stub Corner Chomper tool to give the top corners a decorative edge. The tag was finished off with a bit of thin black ribbon and a coordinating tag, created with one of my favourite tools – the DIY Tag Punch. My tags were placed onto some black cardstock, over which I have adhered a 3×4 journalling element, cut from a sheet of #1 Moonstruck 12×12 paper.
To echo the dark script print I’ve used on my card, I have used some black glitter texture paste through a script stencil.
The ends of my ribbon were also given a professional finish, thanks to my Ribbon Cutter. If you use a lot of ribbon on your projects you will love how easy it is to cut and seal your end pieces on giftwrap or bows etc.
My third card makes used of some die cutting as well. Instead of making a formal card, I’ve created a little gift envelope, which has been fashioned out of some Bazzill Printed Acetate and my Envelope Punch Board. (Another must have tool for your stash!!)
I love that one can grab a sneak peek of what’s inside the envelope. I’ve typed up a personalized birthday wish for a friend directly on to the journaling card, using my Typecast Typewriter.
Below the note is another journaling card, which I have cut to a specific shape to hold a special treat, in the form of a gift card. Using the same Gift Card Holder die set from earlier, I went about die cutting, with only the bottom bit of the die set, which has the notch area to hold a card as shown below.
Pop a card into the notch and you’re all set to give a great gift! The top note and bottom card holder have been joined together with an eyelet, set by my Crop-A-Dile.
I hope these ideas will inspire you to try a different take on your next special card. Thank you for joining me today.
Til next time!
Next Level Embossing Folder
Typecast Journaling cards (pink/gold & blue/rose gold)
Bazzill Printed Acetate
Envelope Punch Board
Gift Card Holder Die Set
Bow metal die
Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper scallop/stub
DIY Party Vellum Pad
DIY Party Tag Punch
Pink Paislee Moonstruck:
06, 01, 10 12×12 papers
Word Jumble Stickers