Wedding Window Card
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Window Wedding Card — From Basic to Extra!

Hey Crafties!! How about a quick wedding card today? Some pastels and some delicate vellum pair nicely with an embossed wedding dress. But the window takes the card from basic to extra.

Wedding Window Card

Supplies:

How-to:

  1. Cut your cardstock.
    1. Pink 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ for cardbase. Scrap (1″ x 3/4″) for sentiment on front
    2. Very Vanilla 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside, 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for the window frame
    3. Vellum 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the front
  2. Fold your 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ pink cardstock in half.
  3. STAMP!
    1. On the inside Vanilla piece, stamp the wedding dress with versamark and sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Heat until it melts.
    2. Using blushing bride ink, stamp the inside sentiment below the dress.
    3. On the small pink scrap, stamp “congratulations” with versamark ink and sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Heat until it melts.
  4. To create the window:
    1. Place (but don’t adhere yet) your vellum AND the small vanilla piece towards the top top of the pink front (card open!). Using the 2nd largest Stitched Shapes Framelits, run these 3 layers through your machine to cut the windows.
    2. Take the small vanilla piece again and run it through your machine again with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits. This creates the frame for the window.
  5. Dry emboss your vellum.
    1. Adhere the ribbon around the front of the vellum.
    2. Adhere your Congratulations sentiment on top of the ribbon.
  6. Adhere your pieces!
    1. Adhere the vanilla piece with the dress to the inside.
    2. Adhere the embossed vellum to the front using glue dots. Be careful to line up the windows.
    3. Adhere the vanilla window frame over the vellum.

This week I’m playing along with the following challenges:

I hope this tutorial was helpful! If you are looking for other wedding card ideas, check out this colorful creation! Happy Crafting!

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DIY Clipboards of Craftiness for Your Command Center

I love being organized. Love Love LOVE it.

But as a crafter, the chaos is inevitable. Heck, sometimes it helps! But when I started noticing more than a few unfinished projects, and I couldn’t find what I was looking for in my blogging notebook, I knew I needed to try a different organization system for my tasks.

Three Clipboards designed for different tasks in a command center.

I want to share one of my DIY projects helping to keep me on track,

You know those pretty clipboards in the office section of everyones favorite big box store? Yes! I want to put them all in my basket,  but I wanted to make a few that reflected MY style and MY needs. These can easily be customized with papers and embellishments that match YOUR craft area for a great command center.

To create the magnetic Succulent Clipboard with pockets:

Clipboard designed for a to-do list, including 3D Succulent garden cascading down the side pockets, a magnetic board, and post-it notes.

Supplies:

  1. Old Clipboard. Any style works. If you don’t have one stashed away in your basement, dollar stores sell them cheap, too.
  2. Modge Podge. I make my own using a 50/50 mix of school glue and water. Mix these up in a plastic bowl using a foam brush.
  3. 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper
  4. Coordinating Cardstock for the pockets. I was using scraps, but you will need less than 2 pieces of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.
  5. Magnet sheet. Or if you want to be super frugal, use a few of the unused flat magnets from neighborhood businesses.
  6. Stampin Up Oh So Succulent Stamps and Framelits.

Steps:

  1. Glue magnets using modge podge to one side.
  2. Cut DSP to fit. For the difficult corners at the top, I recommend using a large piece of scrap paper (newspaper even!) to first cut that to size using a craft knife.
    1. Modge podge your beautiful paper down to your clipboard. Use a credit card to keep it smooth.
    2. Any excess around the edges can be glued around the corners.
  3. For each Pocket:
    1. Cut your cardstock to 3″ x 6 1/2″, score at 3 and 3 1/2″.
    2. Cut more cardstock to 2″ x 3 1/2″, score alongside every 1/2″
      1. Score on wide side at 1/2″, Cut out so only the center 1/2″ remains.
      2. Fold like an accordion and adhere to the larger piece.
    3. Adhere your pockets to the side of your clipboard. Ensure you have enough space between each pocket to access what you put in it.
  4. Did you want to make that giant 3D succulent for your pocket?
    1. Cut out 5 descending sizes using the framelits from Old Olive cardstock.
    2. Sponge Pear Pizazz Ink (or a brighter green than your cardstock) in the center and the inside of the petals.
    3. Sponge Berry Burst Ink to shade the tips.
    4. Slightly curl the petals with your fingers to give them dimension.
    5. Stack the petals with dimensionals between the largest, 2nd, and 3rd layers. Attach the other two layers using paper adhesive.
    6. Add a Berry Burst embellishment to the center.
    7. Experiment for your other succulents! Try combos with Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, and Rich Razzleberry. Succulents are each very unique, so it’s easy to make one that looks realistic.

I made one clipboard for each category of my most common notes (which normally just get written down on a scrap piece of paper, never to be seen again ugh!!).

  1. Inspiration
    • I adhered a piece of cork board to the bottom so I can easily pin small pieces of inspiration and quotes.
  2. Ideas
    • Using my favorite crafty paper (I’d Rather Be Crafting from Echo Park) and a small notebook I decorated next to a matching post-it note pad, I can write out my next idea while I’m finishing my current project.
  3. To-Do List
    • The succulent clipboard has a post-it note pad which I customized with a checklist stamp (Thanks to my stamping friend Michelle for sending these to me!) to help me write out my daily priority list! And I stamped that little pink succulent magnet to match!! Isn’t it cute?

Inspiration to make these came from these challenges:

Can you see these clipboards being super-functional for your command center? Let me know what you might use your clipboards for! I’d love to see what you decide works for your style! 🙂

Happy Crafting!

If you are interested in creating your own similar clipboard, check out the products below and shop with me! 

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Happy Crafting Comic Card!

If only there was a comic book about a crafter’s adventures!! What would your favorite story be? From burning away some of my finger prints with my heat tool to to dropping an ink pad (of course upside down) onto my pants to creating while my fingers are still glued together, not to mention being perpetually covered in random glitter! It’s all worth it, of course. Comment below about your favorite time crafting and we can share a few laughs!

Since I’m  not much of a drawer, I made a Comic Card and tried to capture all the excitement and drama that happens in my craft closet!

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Each panel uses a different color of the rainbow along with a bold crafty image!

Based on how I would be cutting each panel to fit in with the others, I determined it would be easiest to stamp a stack of cards. Check out below for how to make these cards!

Instructions for this card:

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