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Hello Folks! Scott here with my 10 Cards 1 Kit post featuring the Love From Lizi May 2019 “Snap Happy” Card Kit. This kit is stuffed with such a huge assortment of stamps, papers, stickers, dies, ribbons, embellishments and ephemera that it kind of feels like a free-for-all! Almost any card imaginable can be assembled using the supplies in this kit! As usual, I did make my ten A2 card bases using the five sheets of colorful card stock included in this kit. Let’s play! If you’d like to follow along with the video, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHWppFqOG3E
For some reason, I was hugely enamored with this “SERIOUSLY” kraft ephemera banner from our embellishment bag, so I decided to play with that piece on a black card base. I kept thinking of this sentiment as a question, so I turned to my Silhouette Portrait cutting machine to create this large question mark. This question mark is in the American Typewriter font, and I cut that from a piece of our pattern paper and cut a mat for that with some of my own kraft card stock. Both the question mark and the banner are mounted to the card base with foam tape and I added some of the white leafy stickers around the edges to echo the leaves on the banner. A sprinkling of the iridescent sequins from the sequin mix and I think that’s all we need! Naturally, I have a little more to say here and added this (kind of snarky) sentiment on the inside. I printed that using the American Typewriter and GrutchShaded fonts and cut the white card stock panel with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die and matted that on a piece of my kraft card stock before adding to the inside of my card. I’m getting to that age were so many people make well intentioned comments like this (me being one of them!) that I though this was a very useful Birthday card to have on hand!
I really liked the kraft ephemera pieces in this kit and thought they were rather unique!
I knew that you could color on kraft with colored pencils, but I thought I would try coloring this arrangement with my Stabilo markers. They worked really very nicely! I was even able to get a little color blending on this card stock! After coloring, I temporarily taped that piece to the grid pattern paper and cut a mask for this bouquet with a card-sized rectangular anchor on the left. Since the Kraft piece had gold foiling, I decided to add some gold stripes to the pattern paper with an extra-fine tip Metallic Gold Sharpie marker – every other line seemed sufficient, and created a bit of a plaid feel too!
I took a white card base, placed the bouquet and mat in the proper place BEHIND the card front, and put them on my light board to show me their positions so I could blend a little halo of Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink in the proper shape on the card front. Of course I used one of my small Life Changing Cheap-o Brushes for the blending, and I was totally thrilled with the result! I glued the pattern paper mat to the card front, added the bouquet with foam tape, and used VersaMark ink to emboss the “Hello” stamp with LFL Emerald City embossing Powder. Three gold sequins under the sentiment and a peel off strip of Clear Iridescent Mint down the left side, compliment the gold foiling. Lots of shine on this pretty rose “Hello” card!
I was looking for a die in my stash that might work with the “You make me smile” stamp, and when I discovered this speech bubble die fit perfectly, that’s what inspired this card.
This is a Darice ‘Quotes’ Word Bubble die and since it is a solid die (not open in the center) I die cut a piece of white card stock, and then stamped the sentiment on the already cut piece. That is stamped in Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder. I thought that ink was a good match for this pattern paper – close to the same value, but a touch darker to pull your focus. I cut the pattern paper with a LFSRD and was looking for matching card stock to create a mat behind the sentiment, when I realized I could make a ‘negative mat’ with the Teal card base. I traced the outline of the die on the pattern paper and cut that out with my craft knife. I sponged a touch of the Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink around the cut edges of the pattern paper speech bubble, and glued that flat to my card base. I outlined the pattern paper with some thin Teal Mirror peel offs and added the sentiment bubble to the card front with foam tape. I did want to expand on this sentiment a little bit, so, on the inside writing surface (cut with a LFSRD) I added “even when I feel like crying” (Noteworthy font). I think that makes this feel much more personal than the smile sentiment alone… after all… puppies make me smile…!!! And I really like that “negative mat” idea – it certainly guarantees that your mat is a perfect match for your card base! Clean and Simple and Touching!
I think my favorite stamp in this set is the cute instamatic camera with the long strap. You can almost picture one of those 4-way ‘flash cubes’ sitting on top of it!
I thought a trio of those cameras in secondary colors would compliment the Violet card base quite nicely! I stamped the cameras with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on Bristol smooth card stock using my MISTI to get perfect alignment and even spacing. Since my Stabilo markers were still out, I grabbed my paintbrush and an orange, violet and green marker and colored all 3 of the cameras. I used a tan marker on the straps and a touch of light blue in the viewfinder. The “Oh SNAP!” sentiment is stamped on the bottom of the die-cut card front (LFSRD) with more of the light blue marker highlighting the ‘snap’. I attached the card front to the Violet card base with foam tape, and used my Stardust Glitter gel pen on the little dots around the lenses. That made me think of some gems I had in my stash that I thought might fit these lenses, so I excavated a green and violet round gem out of my stash (really old, cheap, Oriental Trading Company gems!) but I didn’t have an orange one… No problem! I simply colored a clear gem with an orange alcohol marker – simple solution! Those gems fit the lenses almost perfectly and add a BIG touch of bling to yet another Clean and Simple card! This card has many possible uses!
Violet and yellow are complimentary colors so I wanted to use our new Sunshine Yellow Sway peel offs on the other violet card base. And I do have that new Lemon Zest Party embossing powder from Lizi… I did an experiment embossing the “Smile” stamp with that Lemon Zest on a piece of my own violet card stock and this is what became of that.
On the violet card base, I created a sunburst of the SWAY peel offs using a Gentleman Crafters oval grid with twelve sections template to get the alignment just right. I used all three widths of the peel offs and butted their flat edges together to make the ‘rays’. I fussy cut my embossed “Smile” and added that to the center of the burst with foam tape, scattered a number of the violet sequins around and added one of the faux leather (fleather??) pom-poms beneath the sentiment. The pom-pom echoes the sunburst and, while this picture of the embossing powder is a little spotty looking, all those dots are the holographic sparkles in the powder! I got one or two too shine for you here! I also seemed to remember a Love From Lizi sentiment stamp that would go along with this card beautifully! The “Happiness looks gorgeous on you!” stamp is from the LFL June ’18 Makers Gonna Make stamp set. Stamped with Onyx Black ink on some yellow card stock from my stash (cut with a LFSRD) and attached to the inside completes this sentiment perfectly and reinforces the violet / yellow color theme with this card. Surprisingly, that yellow card stock is a great match for the Sunshine Yellow peel offs!
Well, that covers the four sentiments in the stamp set… Are you ready for some puns?
This pun tickles me completely! I fashioned my little ‘tabletop’ from a 1″ strip of the Satin Gold Mirror specialty card stock, and a 1/4″ strip of the striped pattern paper. At first, I just glued that strip right on top of the Sunshine Yellow card base, but soon realized that the plant stickers would have a big crease on them at the seam if the card stocks were different layers. So I cut away the yellow card front behind the strips, and ‘inlaid’ the tabletop strip between the remaining pieces of the card base. That helps make the transition for the plant stickers much smoother between the ‘tabletop’ and the card base. The sentiment is printed on the card front using the Noteworthy font, and I added some Clear Gold Mirror peel offs across the top and at the bottom of the ‘table’. I though this was a great idea for a Spring card, and knew I had this “Happy Spring” stamp from my days as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – this stamp is from the April 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit. I embossed that stamp on some of my yellow card stock using the LFL Golden Crown embossing powder, die cut the stamp and a black mat with the Gina K. Stitched Oval dies and added that to the inside of the card. I think this is a terrific pun and goes so well with all of those plant stickers – which also happen to have gold foil accents! Lots of gold bling on this card!
I did a little experimenting with the “THANK YOU” die from our kit, and, because the “THANK YOU” lettering is in ‘stencil’ form, I decided that’s how I should use it!
I cut the die from our Satin Gold Mirror specialty card stock, traced the outline of the die on a piece of my black glitter card stock, cut that out, and glued the two together for the big “THANK YOU” on this Black card base. I did send some time working out this sticker arrangement of the gold foil flowers by using my non-stick craft mat and the die itself. I could move the stickers around and not worry that they would permanently fix themselves to the craft mat. I made a couple of slight adjustments transferring this design to my card front, but this exercise gave me a really good template to follow! I attached the die-cut to the card base with foam tape and arranged the foil stickers around it.
I was itching to use this “unforgettable” sticker and figured that it went well with a thank you card, so I attached the white sticker to more black glitter card stock from my stash, and fussy cut that out following the cut lines of the sticker. I added a 5/8″ strip of my black glitter card stock across the card front and foam taped the fussy-cut sticker on top of that strip. I HAD to complete that (lyric) sentiment so I printed the “that’s what you are” using the Courier font on some white card stock, die-cut that with my new Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment die, foam taped that to a 1/4″ strip of the Satin Gold specialty card stock and glued that to the card front under the “unforgettable” sticker. I needed to add a little more white to this card front to balance out the unforgettable sentiment, so I added some white leaf stickers to my floral arrangement. I added some of the Honeysuckle Jewel drops among the flowers (if you use these translucent Nuvo Drops on black, they don’t look pink at all!!) for a little more shine, and finished out this card with the faux leather (fleather?) bow in gold. It fits perfectly between those two leaf bunches! Another super shiny, sparkly card… this time in black!
When I saw the ‘calendar’ stickers in our sticker pack, I knew this card was in my future!
Another lyrical sentiment for us! I fiddled around with my Silhouette software for a while to get this sentiment sized and spaced correctly so I could print it on this round ephemera piece using the Noteworthy font again. I also printed the little “or” on some scrap white card stock and punched it out with a standard hole punch. On the Sunshine Yellow card base, I glued the printed ephemera circle to the bottom and used foam tape to attach the season stickers and the ‘or’ circle to complete this sentiment. I attached the large flower ephemera piece to the card front with foam tape and used Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to stamp all the small foliage stamps around the edges, and the two hears in the bottom corners. Knowing that the Nuvo Drops in our kit don’t show their color on black, I reached for my Studio Katia Cupid’s Kiss crystals for the glittery accents on the flowers. Since the dots on the pink flower were so close, I didn’t want to risk the Nuvo drops running together, so I used the jewels on the pink flower as well. A couple of the medium peel offs down the sides of this card front and a final finishing sentiment on the inside and we have a lovely friendship card good for any season of the year!
When I saw that camera stamp with the “flash” I knew I was going to have to do another light-up interactive card this month! Here’s all my pieces:
The top three pieces are all cut with the 5″ x 3-3/4″ Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die. I die cut the heart in the pattern paper using a Darice nesting hearts die. I stacked the pattern paper and the second sheet (bristol smooth card stock) on top of each other to get the placement for the camera stamp and stamped that with Onyx Black ink. I cut a tiny hole through the center of the ‘flash’, stacked the two white card pieces together, marked the hole on the third piece then die-cut a circle centered on that hole on that third piece of card stock. The black piece is cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ (for a thin mat) and I lined up the circle die on that piece as well, and cut it out. The last piece here is the Teal card base.
Stacked together, all these pieces make up the card front. I did the circle die-cuts so any light bleed would create a halo of light around the flash. Of course the 140# Bristol smooth card stock doesn’t let much light through anyway… If I did this again, I would use a lighter-weight card stock for the camera image. Here’s a short wiring video if you are interested in seeing how I wired the Chibi light for this card:
Of course I marked the little flash hole on the card base and placed the Chibi light right on top of that spot. I determined placement for the switch by arranging the puffy hears on the front of the card knowing that I wanted to press the right heart to make the light operate. I was actually able to stamp the “press” (from the MFT Interactive labels stamp set) on the pink heart using Archival Black ink… fairly successful stamp there, but I did have to go in and re-ink that word with a fine point Sharpie!
Here’s the card all put together. I colored the camera using grey and blue-grey Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and glued a small clear crystal from the Studio Katia mix right on the top of the hole in the middle of the flash. I did hand cut the heart frame by outlining the edge of the heart die on another die-cut piece of the black glitter card stock. I printed the sentiment (Courier font) on a scrap of white card stock and die cut it with my Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment die. I glued the puffy hearts in place, and used foam tape to add the sentiment banner. Naturally there is more to this sentiment continued on the inside of this card. Pretty good camera sentiment I think! Great valentine for any shutterbug or photography enthusiast! Let’s see this card in action!
I love that the puffy heart is the “switch” – I’ll probably have to keep refreshing that PUSH instruction… at least until I give this card to someone! I hope I was able to shed a little more light on how I do these interactive light-up cards!
One camera stamp to go, and I will have used every stamp in this stamp set! WOO-HOO!
A fun interactive “congrats” pop-up card! Two pieces of white card stock cut at 4-1/4″ x 7-1/2″ and both scored at 5″ and 6″ to make two z-fold pieces. The z-fold is on the left of the front piece and on the right of the back piece. But we won’t glue them together till the end. I stamped the “PULL HERE” with Onyx Black ink (MFT interactive labels stamps) on both sides of the front piece, and then I covered the three panels and the sides of the two stamps with that fun black pattern paper. I stamped the camera on a piece of Bristol smooth card stock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and embossed that with LFL Golden Crown embossing powder, and reached for my Stabilo markers again to color this. I added the “enjoy this moment” gold foil sticker from our kit underneath the camera, fussy cut the top edge of the camera and then cut straight down the two sides about 3″ making a large square below the camera.
The “congrats” sentiment is cut (Lawn Fawn Scripty Congrats die) from the Satin Gold specialty card stock and some black fun foam, glued together and then glued down to the card front. To assemble, you want to score the bottom right corner of the cut-out stamp at 45 degrees and fold that triangular tab forward. Then you’ll glue the back of that tab to the Z fold on the left side of the back piece. In essence, when the card is closed, the camera tab is folded (camera hidden), and when the card is open, the camera tab is flat (camera showing). It’s fairly easy to line things up so you can see the whole camera and the sentiment when they’re popped up!
I did manage to film this card assembly, and I’m sure taking a look at my video will help explain this mechanism. It is really a very simple, yet effective pop-up technique! I think this is a terrifically fun card, and if you pop it open really fast, the camera “magically’ appears! There’s a link to my 10C1K video at the beginning and end of this post.
That’s my 10 cards using the Love From Lizi May 2019 “Snap Happy” Card Kit. As you can tell, I managed to create a wide variety of cards using this kit. From Birthday to Thank You, from Valentines to Friendship, from Hello to Congrats, this kit has so many options that you can create cards for almost ANY occasion! And as usual, I have gobs of supplies left over! I used a lot more stickers and ephemera than I thought I would, and pieces from about half of the pattern papers, and while I did manage to use all the stamps in the stamp set, I didn’t get around to using any ribbons or those four heart dies. SEE!? Even MORE options!! LOL!! As of posting, this kit is still available at Love From Lizi – If I’ve managed to ignite your imagination and you’d like to get in on the fun, please use my link when shopping at lovefromlizi.com: http://bit.ly/LFLlink.
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