Saturday, March 26, 2016

INTRICATE Interlocking Gatefold Card

My last post (and video) introduced the 
Interlocking Gatefold Card
And now we are advancing a couple steps farther to the
Intricate Interlocking Gatefold Card

I made this as an anniversary card.
I used Sizzix heart dies and my Cuttlebug to cut the interlocking parts, but you can use any shape that you like.
And that gorgeous paper is one of Sherri Baldy's My Bestie Designer Papers and you can find this and more at

To learn how to make this and other intricate interlocking gatefold cards, please watch my YouTube video by clicking HERE ....and you can watch my other videos, including the one on the basic Interlocking Gatefold card by visiting my YouTube channel jjgz4ever 

If you have any questions feel free to ask :)

Now for the list of some challenges to enter...
The Card Concept - #51 Naturally Pink (my card is Classy & Elegant)
Mod Squad Challenge Blog -  Springtime
Crafting By Designs - 3 or More Layers
Crafting For All Seasons - Challenge #122
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - #15 Anything Goes/Die Cuts
In The Pink - #90 Spring Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - #160 Pastel Colours
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #131 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - March 2016
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes/Add Some Pearls

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Interlocking Gate Fold Card

A few days ago I put a video on YouTube showing how to make an Interlocking Gate Fold Card (pictured below)
You can watch the video on my YouTube channel jjgz4ever 

This is quite easy to make and I hope you watch the video to learn how to make and the variations that can be done.  I used my Cuttlebug and Sizzix dies, but I'm sure if you don't have those you will other creative ways of cutting the parts....and I talk about that in the video too :)

I think I will enter this card in some challenges...
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - #15 Anything Goes/Die Cuts or Punches
Aud Sentiments - #151 BINGO + Sentiment (I did diagonal bottom left to top right)
Moving Along With The Times - #16 In The Garden
Seize The Birthday - The Great Divide
Die Cut Diva's - Something Spring
Live & Love Crafts - #45 Signs Of Spring

Next week I will show you how to make an
Intricate Interlocking Gate Fold Card

Thanks for stopping by and...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Fun

This was a super fun card to make and was inspired by a Bingo challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club 

I wanted to use all the squares on the BINGO board and really didn't think it was possible....but the challenge was on :)
I free hand doodled the cupcake
Colored the cupcake with watercolors
Added bling to top off the cupcake
Used buttons for balloons
I used gold cord (and with the green balloon that takes care of the green & gold)
The base of the card is covered with washi tape
The washi tape has the shamrocks on it
You can see the obvious Birthday theme
And it is all on an easel card
Whew!!!  I did it!!!
In addition to the Bingo items, I used the Celebrate stamp which is from Fiskars Make A Wish Quotes stamp set.   The cupcake was colored with Inktense pencils.  And to hold the easel open I cut out a label with my Cuttlebug Plus Fanciful Labels cut & emboss folder, and stamped with Thinking Of You On Your Birthday which is from an MFP stamp set, and attached it with foam tape.

Now I'm challenging you....

And here are some other great challenges...
Dream Valley Challenges - #127 All About Birthdays
Lost Coast Designs - #22 Let's Party
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge #351
Hiding In My Craft Room - #242 Super Scraps Saturday
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge #16
Simon Says - A Bit 'O Green
ABC Challenges - D is for Delicious

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Enjoy The Bestie Moment

Sometimes we all need to just ENJOY THE MOMENT.
Here is a cute reminder.  This decorated wooden box is a perfect gift or addition to your desk.

You can pick up these cute wooden boxes or crates at your local craft store for about a dollar.
It is decorated with Sherri Baldy's My Besties Designer Papers from the "Cupcakes" digital paper pack.
The sweet image is a new Fluffy "Coffee" Bestie colored printable.  The sheet comes with 4 precolored images that I cut out with my Cricut Explore's Print & Cut feature.

I used all 4 to create this 3D effect.  You can watch my short video on the making of this box to see how I cut each layer.  Click HERE to watch the video on my YouTube channel jjgz4ever 

I also decorated the inside of the box in case it is sat on a desk where it would be seen from both directions.

This is a fun and easy project that would make a great gift or home decor item.  I hope this gives you some ideas.

If you are looking for some great challenges....
Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - March 2016
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - #27 Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room - #242 Super Scraps Saturday
Alphabet Challenge Blog - "A" For Anything Pink
Digitally "Sweet" Challenges - #148 March / Spring is in the Air
Simply Papercraft Challenges - #25 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - #16
Crafty Gals Corner - #62 All About The Girls
Whimsy Inspirations - #91 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - March
Die Cut Diva's - Something Spring
My Besties International Challenge Blog - March / Anything But A Card
My Besties 3D and More - #3 Anything Goes with a Bestie

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Child's Prayer

This image is A Child's Prayer from A Day For Daisies 
and I fell in love with it the second I saw it.

This month the SBC March Game Challenge is BINGO
For this card I used the left hand column which is
Watercolors, Bling, and Washi Tape.

I used my Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder to create the bachground.  I created little pink & white polka dot banner strips using cardstock and washi tape, then used foam tape to adhere them.  I colored the image with watercolor pencils, and added some Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen and tiny rhinestones for the bling.  The image has twinkly spots that were perfect places to put the rhinestones.  I thought the Get Well Soon sentiment was perfect.

I found some awesome challenges....
Crafting For All Seasons - #121 Add Some Sparkle
Alphabet Challenge Blog - "A" For Anything Pink
Hiding In My Craft Room - #241 Spring Colors
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - #120 Anything Goes / Touch of Spring

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