Monday, February 16, 2015

iphone wallet card tutorial

Hi :) I have a tutorial for CC Designs to share with you today using the fabulous CC Designs Cutters Make a Card #4 Die.

I had the idea to try creating a copy of my iphone wallet case.  I knew if I could get it to work it would be a great gift card holder because my case has little slots inside for cards.
So this is my real phone and case and my copy.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out :)
Here's how I did it :


Firstly cut a piece of cardstock approx 5 3/4  x 5", score in half and position largest rectangle die off folded edge as shown and diecut.
Cut another 2 large rectangles from card. Cut 1 end off so that it is 3 1/2" long and cut end off other rectangle so that it is 3 3/4" long.  Then cut off 1 side edge of both so that they are 2 5/8" wide.


Diecut another large rectangle and cut off 1 end so that it's 1 3/4" long. Score it at 5/8" and 6/8" with straight edge against score board.  Repeat this step with patterned paper.

I then used the 1 1/2" rectangle to cut adhesive metal sheet (for "clasp"). Score it at halfway lengthwise.
Adhere the 2 trimmed rectangles to the inside of "case". I decided to leave the edges near the middle open for ease of getting cards in and out.  They fit snuggly and there is no chance of them moving. 

With the smaller cut rectangle and matching patterned paper one, I adhered a magnet (Basic Grey Magnetic Disc = WONDERFUL!) to the cardstock and then adhered the patterned paper rectangle over the top of it. Then attach to the inside as shown.  I then attached the scored "metal" paper to this for the clasp.
I attached another magnet to outside of case and used a little distress ink around the edges.

For the "phone", I used white gloss card for a bit of extra realism, but ordinary white would work too. These are the dies I used to create it: This time using the second largest rectangle, so that phone is slightly smaller than the case.


You could cut your stamped image out using the same size rectangle die as the phone or just cut a small rectangle to fit behind the "window".
I also cut a piece of acetate to place over the top of my stamped image and behind the window.  It made it look more like a phone screen but if you don't have any, you don't really need it :)  I used pop up adhesive dots to attach the phone to the case.

I had already coloured up this super-cute Pollycraft stamp called Pixie and decided to use it as the image in my phone.  But one of the new teenager stamps would have been really wonderful to use. Or if it ever happens that you're not in a colouring mood, you could use a real photo instead - that would be great too.  I also used a little rectangle and corner rounded it for a sentiment card. I just stamped the birthday sentiment at the top and left the rest blank for a personal message.

iphone card, case, wallet, cc designs, Pixie, tutorial

This was easy to make and is a great, fun way to give a gift card.  I hope you'll give my iphone wallet card a try :)

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Nikki has a great sale on at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
Perhaps you should treat yourself to some new goodies ?!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Magnolia Tilda

Hi :)  It's time for another challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
This month the theme is : For the Girls.
So that's pretty much everything right!?  I hope you'll play along with us :)

I decided to use this very sweet Little London - Magnolia Tilda and colour her all in greys and pinks to match the beautiful papers from the Glitz - Love You Madly paper pad.

magnolia tilda

I also used the CC Designs - Frilly Banner Die, a pearl I coloured with a copic marker and
the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps - Simple Sentiments.

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Little London - Magnolia TildaWhimsy Stamps - Simple Sentiments
Card : x-press it, blushing bride,  Glitz - Love You Madly
Ink : memento black
Other : CC Designs - Frilly Banner Die, Magnolia Tilda lace die, pearl, copics

Copics Used :

W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
R 000, 20, 24, 30

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :

I used a wonderful sketch from The Sketchy Challenges
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - C is for Cupid

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Shopping Erica

Hi :)  It's the second day of Previews for CC Designs.
And there are 10 new Roberto's images that are all about teens.

I don't think this one would necessarily need to be for a teen though.  She's just pretty!
The stamps called Shopping Erica.

Shopping Erica, CC Designs, Roberto's, Make a Card #4 Die

I used a new die too called the Make a Card #4 Die.
The paper (including the butterflies) is from an absolutely gorgeous pad by Maja Designs called Vintage Spring.  I have never used Maja Designs paper before and WOW - I Love It!!!

I coloured her with my copics in colours to match the beautiful paper and just used a little antique linen distress ink around the edges.

Ingredients :

Stamp : Shopping Erica
Card : x-press it, vanilla, sky, Vintage Spring (Maja Designs)
Ink : memento black, antique linen distress ink
Other : Make a Card #4 Die, copics

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 21, 33, 35, 39
YR 14
W 00, 1, 3
G 21, 82, 85
BG 0000
R 30
RV 0000
V 91, 93, 95, 99

All the new stamps and dies will be ready to buy from CC Designs tomorrow but in the meantime please take a look at all the wonderful creations  by the DT on the CC Designs Blog.

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Hi :)
It's Preview Time at CC Designs again !

Today the Design Team are showcasing the new CC Designs and Pollycraft images.

I decided to use this cutie from Pollycraft called Elfie.

CC Designs, Elfie, Pollycraft

Instead of making a card, I decided to decorate a cute (but cheap) little notepad.
My youngest daughter had a birthday party to go to and we had bought the birthday girl some pretty pens. So I thought a cute handmade notepad would be a great gift to go with it.  She absolutely loved it too - which was nice :)

Ingredients :

Stamps : Elfie, Rumor has it
Card ; x-press it, poppy, blush bride, limeaide
Ink : memento black, antique linen distress ink
Other : Make a card #2 Die, Make a card #4 Die, Pierced Tickets Dies, copics

Copics used :

W 1, 3, 5, 9
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
YG 0000, 03, 91, 95
R 20, 24, 29, 30
BG 0000, 72

Please take a look at what the rest of the Design Team has to show you on the CC Designs Blog.
And thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, January 30, 2015

Koala Bear Hugs

I have a card to share with you for Bunny Zoe's Crafts today.  I have used a very cute CandiBean stamp called Koala Bear Hugs.  Aren't those koalas cute and it's so nice to have a stamp with some Australian animals :)

candibean, koala bear hugs

The wonderful sentiment is from a CC Designs set called More Scripted Sentiments and the Heart Border die is from CC Designs too.
The paper is Head over Heels by Echo Park and I've used a Prima Tea-Thyme button.

We have a Hearts Challenge happening right now on the Bunny Zoe's Crafts blog, I hope you'll play along with us.

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Koala Bear HugsMore Scripted Sentiments
Card : x-press it, black, slate, Head over Heels
Ink : memento black
Other :  Heart Border die,  Prima Tea-Thyme button, copics

Copics used :
YG 91, 95
R 000, 00, 20, 24, 30, 81
W 00. 1, 3, 7. 9
BG 0000
E 000, 00, 11, 21, 39, 50, 53, 55

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Stamping Mad
Kraftin Kimmie - Wonderful Wednesday
Papertake Weekly - Warm Colours and Buttons

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DoveArt Studio Release 2 Blog Hop

Jennifer Dove from DoveArt Studio is back with another collection of amazing stamps.
We have a wonderful, colourful hop for you to enjoy today. The stamps are available for purchase now, you will want them all by the end of the hop.
I love all of Jennifer's new designs but I decided to use this gorgeous stamp called Lilac and Butterfly.

jennifer dove, lilac and butterfly, cc designs

Instead of colouring the entire stamp, I decided to make the butterfly the centre of attention.
I stamped the image with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple onto vanilla cardstock.  And then stamped it again using memento black onto x-press it copic card, coloured it in with my copics and cut it out.  I did this step twice.  There is a separate top and bottom wing to give the butterfly more dimension.  I used a glue dot in between the wings to lift the outer top wing.  I also used a black marker to draw on the butterfly's legs and antennae.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Lilac and butterfly, Happy Harvest
Card : vanilla, river rock, plum, x-press it
Ink : memento black, Brilliance pearlescent purple, antique linen distress ink
Other : black pearls, vanilla seam binding, corner die (whimsy), copics

Copics used :

B 0000, 00, 02, 04
BV 0000, 00, 02,

If you get lost along the hop, here is the order . . . 
Comment on each blog, because 2 of them hold the prize. What is the prize???  Two lucky winners will win 2 stamps from the hop. The winner will be announced on Sunday January 3st at 8:00 pm est

Thanks for dropping by today :)