Tuesday, June 09, 2015

CardMaker Magazine and Sizzix Blog Hop

 



Hello cardmakers, Mou here welcoming you to my blog on Day 9 of the CardMaker Magazine and Sizzix Blog Hop! The CardMaker Magazine and Sizzix Blog Hop is featuring one new cardmaking project every single day from June 1-13 using cardmaking dies by Stephanie Barnard. If you came here from Patti Gilliam's blog, then you are totally in the right place!


  
Today I have a baby card for you using Framelits and Triplits dies by Stephanie Barnard along with Sizzix machine and accessories. You can use it for baby showers, announcements, to congratulate new parents or even to send thanks for a baby gift! Let me tell you how to make this versatile card.
 
Trim patterned paper to 6" wide x 9" long.
 
Create a Sizzix sandwich in the following order: Lay a Standard Cutting Pad on the Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies. Lay the patterned paper on the Standard Cutting Pad. Lay the card base die from Friends Forever Step-up card set, blade-side down on the patterned paper and cover with a second Standard Cutting Pad. Pass the entire sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine to diecut the card base. The strong magnets of the Magnetic Platform will hold the die in place allowing for a neat and precise cut.
 
To diecut the other elements to embellish the card, such as the Spring Bird, the onesie, duckie, and the sentiment from Oh Baby set, the wavy bar from the Friends Forever Step-up card set, follow the same Sizzix sandwich described above. Cut the bases out of cardstock and the stacking layers from coordinating patterned papers. You can use up your scraps here. Using the Magnetic Platform let's you get all of these die-cuts in a single pass as you can arrange your papers and dies on the Magnetic Platform without having to worry about the dies moving during the passage through the Big Shot machine.
 
Next, stack the layering pieces and glue together to create the Spring Bird (1+3), the onesie (1+3+6), and the sentiment (11+12+13+14).
 
Fold the Friends Forever Step-up card base by first folding the card in half and then alternately valley and mountain folding to create the steps.
 
Attach the Spring bird to the bottom left part of the card overlooking the steps in the center.
 
Add the sentiment near the middle of the right half of the card.
  
Attach the wavy bar at the top fold to create a hanging place for the onesie. Hang the onesie with two mini clothespins to finish.
 
 
Here's a close-up of the card.
 
Supplies you'll need to make this card:
660135 Sizzix Triplits Die Set 14PK - Oh, Baby by Stephanie Barnard
660136 Sizzix Triplits Die Set 15PK - Spring Birds by Stephanie Barnard
Others: Cardstock, patterned paper, adhesive, mini clothes pins
 
Now, hop on to the Anita Mulcahey's blog tomorrow for another fun project!
 
But wait! There's more...
"We (Sizzix) and CardMaker Magazine thought it would be a novel idea to do some sort of GIVEAWAY for all you happy hoppers! So, as a 'thank you' for taking the time to follow our little cardmaking thread, here, we're giving ONE LUCKY WINNER a Sizzix Big Shot Machine, their choice of 3 of Stephanie Barnard dies from her very latest cardmaking Sizzix collection as well as a YEAR subscription to CardMaker Magazine!"...WOW!!!
 
To enter, please comment to the hop thread at the Sizzix blog: http://blog.sizzix.com/cardmaker-magazine-and-sizzix-blog-hop/
 
Here's the link to CardMaker: http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/?p=11776
 

Thanks for joining us! Feel free to leave a little love here too :)

And GOOD LUCK to all!

20 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

How cute is that, love it ,Mou

Sue D said...

Very cute with the hanging onesie!

Trisha Orend said...

Adorable card. Love the baby theme idea. So cute, thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

What a cute card! Love your design and colors!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very cute card - baby will love it! :-)

surprise me said...

So gorgeous!!

CraftyViolet said...

Very nice card and good tutorial.

cghundley said...

Pretty cute card and
love the step die!
Carla from Utah

Maria Pilar said...

Adorable!!!!!!!!!! I love your card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the step cards. they are so versatile.
thanks for sharing a darling card. the little birdie is cute.

rosalie said...

The step cards are intimidating to me LOL, but after your simple tips I think I can do it! Your card is precious. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic giveaway!

Renee M said...

Very sweet card!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

This is so completely cute!!! Love it

TheLastOfNine said...

Sweetness!!

Dawn S. said...

So cute!! Love the little onesie and the sweet patterned paper.

Beth Anne in PA said...

What an adorable card! And just in time, I will need two baby cards this summer and appreciate you sharing your ideas. TFS

lydbug said...

super cute card

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, how cute is this! Love it...thanks for sharing!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Cute idea!

Cheryl W said...

Such a sweet card, and so bright and colorful, too. I love it!