Crafting The 2nd Week Of May 2014

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An Update, A Few Musings, And A Few Cards


I’ve made up a few more cards over the last few days, as well as decorated one I’d made up and showed you before.  I hope you like them.


(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards. Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page.)

This card is one I’d just done the cutting and constructing for in my last blog post.  I’ve now put some simple decoration on it.

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  1. Amazing Grace Cross Pop-up by Rae Carr (The base, rocker, layer and the top heart layer were cut from Buttermilk 270gsm Create and Craft Basal Pack with the blade at 6, the speed at 3 and the pressure at 1.  The largest heart was cut from 216gsm American Crafts cardstock with the blade at just over 4, the speed at 3 and the pressure at 1. The bow and flower embelishments were cut out of the red cardstock at the same time as the heart.  The flower is made using 6 layers of one of the flower shapes provided within the ScanNCut itself.  I shaped them with my fingers and glued the layers together using a quick grab wet glue before using glue gel to attach to the card front.  The bow shape I made myself by putting together shapes that are within the software and resizing them and welding them together.  This was also constructed using quick grab wet glue before attaching to the card front.  I finished off by putting lots of ruby coloured, sticky back, faux pearls around the rocker and a few on the top heart.)
  2. Different angle of same card.
  3. Another angle of the same card.

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  1. Digital Stamp Daffodil with coloured version too by Pamela West (I printed the sheet out at smaller than the size provided onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  I chose quite muted tones for it.  The colours I used were: Starfish, Pineapple Crush, Daffodil Bloom, Meadow Green, Bright Green, Blue Grey 1. I took a spotty card from my crafting stash – I think it’s a patterned Adorable Scoreable, as well as some lace and spotty ribbon.  I scored the card with my Hougie Board, used red-backed ultra tacky tape to attach first a piece of lace and then a piece of dotty, beige, ribbon around the card.  I cut out the coloured digi-stamp as a topper and cut a larger panel of the same cardstock at the same time.  I used the mid-tone colour that I’d used on the image and coloured the panel before going round both the coloured and the digi panel with the darker toned colour I’d used on the digi.  These were then attached to the card front using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape between each layer.  I finished off by making a small bow from an extra piece of ribbon and attaching it, and some card candy, to the card front using glue gel.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in.)
  2. Angled view of same card.

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  1. Polyanna Pickering’s World Wildlife DVD ROM (I printed the image out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut the topper out.  I took a base card from my crafting stash, trimmed a panel from some patterned cardstock from my stash – I think this was Adorable Scorable from a kit I’d bought at some point.  I used finger-lift tape to attach the panel to the base card before going round the edge of it with a French Navy Promarker.  I then used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the topper to this.  I’ve kept it simple at the request of a family member but I’ve not been told what greeting is needed on it yet.)

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  1. Double Fold Back Card MACHINE Cut Files by Rae Carr (After using the online Brother “Canvas” application to save the .svg file included in this kit in a format suitable for my ScanNCut, I cut the card out of one of the Lights C&C Basal cardstock using my cutting machine.  I wanted to keep the look quite fresh so used some papers with a very faint green pattern for the panels on the card and tag and also the leaves and branches.  I’m not 100% sure which digital kit this background came from as I went mad and printed out lots of different backgrounds in different colours and patterns one day, just so I’d have a bundle ready to craft with, and now I’m not too sure which kit each came from.  The flowers were cut from two shades of pink 250gsm linen textured cardstock.  I used a roller glue tape pen to attach the panels to the card and some quick grab wet glue to attach the flowers and leaves.  I finished off with some sticky backed, light pink coloured, faux gems.  A general card that could be used for lots of different occasions I think.  The tag could have a secret message written inside and the pocket could have a gift voucher or money put in it as well as the tag.)
  2. A closer look at the card which I think shows the green background a bit better.


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  1. A Floral Artist Trading Card by John Bloodworth (I downloaded the file and put it on my USB stick and inserted it into my ScanNCut.  I cut the whole design out of one sheet of American Crafts 216gsm cardstock.  I then used a Violet Wink of Luna brush pen to colour over the lattice, “Spring”, and to edge both oval panels.  I sued quick grab wet glue to attach the lattice to the card base and the word to the top oval.  I then used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the oval layers on top of each other on top of the lattice. On the original seen on his site, John Bloodworth has shaped the star shaped layers and doubled them up as flowers, but I decided to just put one at each corner on my creation.  I’ll be using it as a topper on a larger card and making up some flowers to put around on the card.)

On the Gentleman Crafter blog you will also find a list of useful sites/documents for the ScanNCut.  Here are some of them:



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12 Replies to “Crafting The 2nd Week Of May 2014”

  1. Hi Gwyneth, A beautiful selection of cards as always. Love the spring cards.

    Hugs Erin x

  2. Afternoon Gwyneth, a lovely array of cards, must say I love the giraffes and the beautiful heart card. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Linda xxx

  3. I love how much time and effort you put into your blog, it really shows your love and passion for crafting.

    Your cards, as always are very different and lovely. I LOVE the red heart rocker card. The red and white along with the shape makes it a very striking card. The giraffes kissing is adorable and made me feel all soppy.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  4. A brilliant selection of cards Gwyneth, I especially love the heart rocker card. The shape is fabulous x