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Monday, March 30, 2015

Pop Up Dies Video #2 & a Giveaway!

Hello everyone!

I have another card & video to share today.  I told you a few weeks ago when I shared a video on how to use the Frantic Stamper Pop Up Bases dies that I would make another one to show how to use a few more dies in the die set.  Also, there is information on a giveaway where you have the chance to win the Pop Up Bases dies & some other fun dies from Frantic Stamper below!

So, first here is my card and then the video will follow.

Jen Carter Cupcake Pop Up 1

Here's the front of my card.  I kept it pretty simple because I want the impact to be on the inside.  I used a dotted patterned paper and then added in gold stars & a gold die cut sentiment from Frantic Stamper.

Jen Carter Cupcake Pop Up Inside 1

This is the inside.  I used the 3 little rectangle dies from the Pop-Up Bases die set to pop up the cupcake and the two largest stars.  The cupcake dies are a new die set from Frantic Stamper called Delicious Cupcake.

Jen Carter Cupcake Pop Up Inside 2

Here is a side view where you can get a better idea on how the items are popped up.

Jen Carter Cupcake Pop Up Inside Side

And you may be wondering why I'm showing this picture!  The reason is so that you can see how thin everything is!  It ALL folds up and lays fairly flat and is easily mailed!  NO BULK and you still get items popped up quite a bit!  I LOVE that.  And, you could do this same thing on the front of a card if you wanted in place of pop dots (just an idea)!  :)

So how did I do it?  The instructions are in the video below.  Now remember I am still learning and I'm not very good at editing yet, but I am learning!  Thanks for hanging in there with me!


And now the giveaway!  Take a peek at the Frantic Stamper Facebook page where you can find all of the details and the ways you can win!  You can win some great dies valued at almost $40 retail!  Hurry!  The giveaway ends on Saturday, April 4th at Midnight EST and a winner will be chosen on Easter Sunday!  

FS Giveaway March 2015
Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Little Bunting...


Well, hopefully the card I am sharing today has already made it to it's recipient!  I told you earlier this week that I spent some time sewing over Spring Break (I'm a secretary at our elementary school).  In fact that sewing project set off a series of events at our household that my husband might say was a series of unfortunate events.  You see, after I spent time sewing I wanted to do some redecorating which required moving some shelves.  No big deal.  Until we realized we would need to patch the wall and we didn't have any paint left to cover up the patch...oops!  So, guess what!  We ended up painting the living room & hallway.  Not my husband's favorite thing to do.  I did a lot of painting on Saturday & Sunday and I promised to spend some more time on it during the week.  But this required his help and that meant not working out in the garage on his race car.  Big props to my hubby! :)

Jen Carter Whimsy Hello Banners

So, back to the card...I had sewn some banners to hang in my home and also sewed some for a friend who, like myself, missed out on getting some when they were on sale.  Although, truthfully, I would have made my own anyway.  So this accompanied a small gift of banners to hang in her new crafty room! :)

Jen Carter Whimsy Hello Banners Closeup

I used the Clearly Whimsy Tremendous Triangles stamp set to create the banners.  I hung them from a string I stamped with the Basic Backgrounds & Borders 1 stamp set (I had previously cut two of the stitched lines apart to make 2 stamps instead of  1).  The sentiment is from the Happy Hello set.

Here's a little sneak peek of the bunting I sewed.  It isn't a great picture (and it was dark when I took this) but once I get my redecorating done, I'll share some better pics of it hanging where it is suppose to be!  I hadn't cut these down yet either.

Bunting Sneak 3

I'm entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Blog Challenge: Anything Goes.


Thanks for letting me share with you today!  I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Turn Your Can'ts into Cans!


Welcome back!  I hope you are off to a great start to your day!

Jen Carter Lil' Inker Wonky Paint Canvas 1

For this card I started by cutting the openings in the card front with one of the Wonky Squares Dies from Lil' Inker Designs.  I really like how well they fit onto the front of the card!  I then stamped the sentiment from LID's new stamp set, Paint Your Canvas.  I love that sentiment set and the font used in it!

Jen Carter Lil' Inker Wonky Paint Canvas Closeup

I chose a fun patterned paper to lay behind the cut out diamonds (from Doodlebug Design Lovebugs collection).  I popped the entire vintage cream card front up with dimensionals.  To finish it off, I added in some silver sequins.





Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 23, 2015

You're the Sweetest

Hello everyone!  Spring break is over...whahhhhh!!!  I need another week!! This past week has just FLOWN by!  I did some crafting, some shopping, some sewing and some painting.  It was so busy but a great week!

Today I'm sharing one of the cards I made this past week.

Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Sweetest Sundae

This card uses a new die set from Frantic Stamper that is a lot of fun called Banana Split.  I die cut the bowl from silver metallic paper.  The banana split is adhered to one of the Elementals #7: Coved Label dies.  The sentiment is from a NEW product line from Frantic Stamper coming very soon!! :)  The dotted border on top is from another new die set called In Stitches!  Very fun set!

Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Sweetest Sundae Closeup

I colored the cherry with a Wink of Stella glitter pen for a little added zing.  



I hope you have a great week!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

ShowCASe Your Style Challenge #11

It's time for another ShowCASe Your Style Challenge!  This week the theme is based on an inspiration photo!

Jen Carter Whimsy Into the Woods Dear Friend SYSC11

I used the Into the Woods stamp set & the Woodland Critters dies to create the animals & mushrooms in this scene.  They are the cutest little animals!  The sentiment is also from the Into the Woods stamp set.

Jen Carter Whimsy Into the Woods Dear Friend Closeup

The hills were made using the Stitched Border Die Trio.  

Here is the inspiration photo that the card was based on:



I hope you'll play along with us!  We would love to see your creations using stamps from the Clearly Whimsy line, but all products are welcome to be used and no one is disqualified from winning!  The challenge is open for 2 weeks.  You can link up your cards and see the other design team samples by clicking here.  There are prizes up for grabs too, so be sure to check that out!

Thanks so much for stopping by!