Showing posts with label Jennifer McGuire Inspired. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jennifer McGuire Inspired. Show all posts

Monday, July 29, 2019

You are Purrrfect | Window Scene Bridge Card | Honey Bee Stamps


You are Purrrfect Window Scene Bridge Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Hello, my Friends!

Today I have the most PURRRfect card to share with you. I am so pleased with how darling this card turned out and I hope it inspires you. I had been wanting to create a bridge card ever since watching Jennifer McGuire create some in one of her recent videos. Seriously where would we be without her genius mind and inspiration!?




Also, just in case you haven't heard, this week Honey Bee Stamps is having a SALE on their Patterned Paper, Enamel Dots, and Gems.  Save 10% by using the code, PATTERN10


My project today features papers from the SPRING FLING PAPER PAD.

  CARD DETAILS

So let's talk about this card, there are a lot of pieces and components to putting this one together. But hopefully, I can explain how to replicate something like this. I would have loved to have recorded a video to go along with this, but time is not on my side these days so instead, I have taken step-by-step photos to hopefully clarify things for you all.

You are Purrrfect Window Scene Bridge Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The first thing I did was to sketch out what I wanted the card to look like.  I then began by using the window frame from the COTTAGE WINDOW Honey Cuts to guide the rest of the card. See the images below for the measurements and how the finished pieces came together.


   





This is what it should look like with the die cut window frame in place.



I then cut a piece of acetate large enough to cover the entire opening and glue it in place. This is the piece that I will use to finish off the card front.

TIP: Since the top and bottom of the frame are really thin in width covering the entire area helps to reinforce the structure.

To cover the background of the card I glued a piece of patterned cardstock cut to 3  ¼” x 4  ¼” that comes from the SPRING FLING PAPER PAD.


I also added another strip of paper across the bottom to create another layer to the scene and is where I will glue the kitten to. The strip measures ½” x 4 inches and each end scored at the ⅜” mark and glued in place as shown above.

As you can see from the picture below I also added a panel to add my greeting on the back of the card. I simply created a card base that was cut to 3 ¼” by 8 ½” then scored at the 4 ½” mark. I then glued the front of the card base to the back of the popped out window.

You are Purrrfect Window Scene Bridge Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here's another look. The added card base also works well for displaying the card as it acts as a stand for this bridge card.

You are Purrrfect Window Scene Bridge Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Now that you know how to put the card base together with all the measurements I will explain all the little details that were added. I left off the top of the card until I was completely done gluing all the details and piece to it until the very end. This just made it easier to work with.

To begin, I stamped out the cat and the butterflies from the OH MY WHISKERS stamp set using Fadeout ink and then colored them in with Copic markers. I then used a white and black gel pen to add details to the images. I also used the coordinating OH MY WHISKERS HONEY CUTS to die cut them out.

You are Purrrfect Window Scene Bridge Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Next, I die cut the pieces for the flower box using the flowers from the BUNCH OF BOUQUETS HONEY CUTS set. I used it white cardstock to die cut them and then use Copic markers to color them in.

You are Purrrfect Window Scene Bridge Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The next thing I did was die cut the rest of the pieces for the cottage window using white card stock. For the curtains, I used pattern paper that also came from the SPRING FLING PAPER PAD. I just love how the patterned paper adds so much detail to the scene with very little effort.

To the window shutters, I blended out Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink and glued them to each side of the Bridge card panels using foam tape to pop them up. I then glued the frame to the top of the acetate. Next, I glued in place the window box and valence that I had added some Copic marker shadowing too. I also added the little butterflies in place using some foam tape.

To the other side of the window, on the backside of the front panel, I glued the curtains in place starting with the top valence and then the side curtains with matching patterned piece of paper.

I then positioned the card front onto the bridge card base without gluing the pieces together and figured out where to glue down the kitten in place on the strip I had added prior ensuring that you could see him peaking through the window.

The last thing I did was stamp out the "you're purrrfect" greeting from the PURRRFECT SENTIMENTS stamp set and then die cut it with the coordinating dies.

You are Purrrfect Window Scene Bridge Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The best part of these bridge cards is that they have so much dimension and detail to them and yet they fold flat for delivery! How awesome it that!?!

You are Purrrfect Window Scene Bridge Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I absolutely adore how cute this card turned out! I hope that you will give this window version of a bridge card a try. They definitely are a little more work but they are a true labor of love as I am sure the recipient will appreciate.

Thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋



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Monday, March 18, 2019

Honey Bee Spring Scene | Pop-Up Shadow Box Card | Honey Bee Stamps


Hello friends and Happy Monday!

Today I have a Spring-inspired Pop-Up Shadow Box Card mixing and matching a bunch of Honey Bee Stamp products that I am also sharing over on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog. If you are a Jennifer McGuire fan, you may have seen her share how to create these amazing pop-up cards on a recent tutorial of hers. So, of course, I was dying to try this card technique out!

Honey Bee Spring Scene Pop-Up Shadow Box Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com
CARD DETAILS

I began this card by cutting out the top and bottom panels at 6 1/4" x 5 1/2".  To create the pop-up mechanism you will need to score both panels, on each side at 1/2" and at the 1" mark. Then fold the pieces in to create a zig-zag fold on each side on the panels. 

To the top panel, I die cut a hexagon window. I also die cut the same window using the same hexagon die onto a piece of blue cardstock that I had previously die cut using the Scalloped Frame die.
To add another layer of dimension I used the next smaller Stacked Hexagon die to die cut another window to add beneath the card front. 

Now that all the pieces for the card were made I then set them aside to plan out the scene.

Honey Bee Spring Scene Pop-Up Shadow Box Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I began by creating a background for the card. On a piece of Bristol paper, I blended out some clouds using the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencils

Next, I stamped out all the images I was planning on using on to Neenah cardstock and colored them in using Copic Markers. I then die cut each image using their coordinating dies. 
Below is a list of the stamps and coordinating dies I used.

Flowers and Hearts - Busy Bee Stamp Set | Busy Bee Honey Cuts

To the back piece of the card that I had initially scored, I glued down the background cloud piece. Next, I glued the hive down by popping it up with foam tape. I also added the floating bees by gluing them to thin strips of acetate and attaching them to the side flaps on the bottom panel. 

To the top piece, I began by gluing the top blue scalloped piece to the card front. I then attached the smaller hexagon panel to the inside of the card using foam tape. Before gluing down the colored images, I die cut a grass border piece colored it with Copics and glued it along the bottom of the hexagon to build the scene from. Once I was happy with the arrangement of the flowers I glued them in place. To finish the card, I added glue to the side zigzag tabs and adhered them together. 

The card when finished will measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ when flattened and will fit nicely into an envelope.


Honey Bee Spring Scene Pop-Up Shadow Box Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is a top view of the card as it stands up without any problems. Check out all those layers of dimension!

Honey Bee Spring Scene Pop-Up Shadow Box Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


For sparkle, I added some Liquid Pixie Dust and a layer of glossy accents. The sentiment was created by stamping out the just from the Hi Honey stamp set and then I pieced together the Beecause from the Hi Honey Cuts set.

Honey Bee Spring Scene Pop-Up Shadow Box Card for Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com
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I hope you were inspired by this creation. I had so much fun making this Honey Bee Spring Scene Pop-Up Shadow Box Card. It may look and sound complicated to do but it is actually super easy to make and the dimension you get is pretty amazing! 

Thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋