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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Famous Libraries of the World Rubber Stamp Series on: July 16, 2019 11:27:07 AM
Oh my, these are great!  I'm trying to get a job at the Chicago library but unfortunately I have no relevant experience (well, nothing that I can put on a resume).  When I vacationed in Toronto, I went to a few libraries there.  Also always on the hunt for Little Free Libraries wherever I am!  Your cutting work is great, so clean and precise!  Maybe you can get a library somewhere to commission your design or a stamp for them, help you make some $$$?
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Drinking All Day on: July 16, 2019 11:25:51 AM
So witty!  Needs more than just three drinks, you should have one for every hour (needs one at least for a nightcap).
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Matryoshka Doll Cards on: June 20, 2019 02:07:51 PM
What card or paper weight was the matryoshka made of?  Maybe you can use a lighter weight so it fits in the envelope better?  The colors are very beautiful.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paper Craft Crystal Gems on: June 02, 2019 04:26:21 PM
These gems are so pretty, they are perfect for fantasy roleplay like you are doing.  How do you plan to hang it so that the weight of the light source does not weigh down the cellophane too much?  Maybe hang them upside down?
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Summer Cardz for Kidz on: June 02, 2019 04:20:47 PM
Here's my latest batch of Cardz for Kidz!

Some backstory: I had planned to make some circle and flower cards by printing large shapes on 8x11 card that I could then fold and cut out.  But I accidentally forgot to print on "one side only" and instead my patterns printed on both sides--one side with a circle and one with a flower, and the positioning did not allow that I could fold it to use both full-sized shapes.  So making lemonade out of lemons, I folded the circle portion as much as I could so that I could allow the flower portion to be folded as much as possible too.  When folded, the shapes ended up like this:





On the circle type card, see that curvy line in the middle of the card?  That was supposed to be part of the circle I originally planned.  Seeing an idea there, I used some of these shapes to make a purse instead!



When I got tired of drawing flowers, I made some with a few simple international greetings:


Similarly, I used a butterfly shape to make a folded card and embellished with gelpens:


Catloging other cards I made:


This one used cut strips of paint chip samples:


This one used a heart shaped punch that I inverted to make a bug:


Using some random scrapbooking images I had for a more masculine card:


And apologies, Craftster can't seem to accept these cards rotated in the proper orientation.  These used some dollar store stickers.


6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Flying High for Father's Day on: June 02, 2019 04:01:16 PM
Here is my latest Father's Day card:



These images were all found on the internet.  I actually started with a more cartoony bright red airplane, planning on an image of a foresty landscape like one would find in an animated movie.  But an uncle of mine recently moved away so I thought I would use a skyline of our town instead as a small remembrance.

After finding a good skyline with lots of sky space, I decided to find a more masculine color for the plane to match the color palette.  I cut out a long banner then positioned it on my skyline image to see how long it should be, allowing space for the plane and a bit of embroidery floss as the rope behind the plane, then trimmed the banner before I wrote the sentiment.  I also angled the plane a bit to suggest a bit more of a vertical movement, since the skyline and banner are so horizontal.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gift Bags from Calendar Pages on: May 15, 2019 01:25:49 PM
I love making things from calendars, always hate to throw them out.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Taco Truck Box Card on: May 15, 2019 01:22:53 PM
What a fun idea and design!  I like your envelope too.  A food truck business could even use this for some kind of promotional mailing.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Thrift Store Book = More Cardz for Kidz! on: May 07, 2019 10:37:36 AM
At the thrift store I found a small book of illustrated inspirational quotes, one per page, that I thought would be perfect for my Cardz for Kidz cards.  The book was only a dollar.  Here are some of the prettier/more fun images.  I embellished with stickers, sequins and paperpunched flowers. 







I used what I called my "graduation cap" popup card style, which I've made a couple times previously:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457349.0
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10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / (Discontinued) Mother's Day on: May 07, 2019 10:16:56 AM
Don't you hate it when you find a product and then it is discontinued?  It seems like companies buy up other companies just so they can get rid of the competition.  Anyway.....

Here are some Mother's Day cards using an apparently discontinued type of product, the die cut pads.  They are paper pads with multiple pages of die cut pieces that you can punch out, like flowers or small boxes you can assemble yourself.  I had a couple from K and Company, one from Marcella by K and one from Heidi Grace.  I also had some very old scrapbook pages with a few die cuts that I bought a long time ago from the dollar store.  I thought they were economical.  Now I guess the companies want you to buy cutting machines and stencils to make your own die cuts, probably more profit for them!

These three cards I made using my standup method (similar to a sandwich board) so that I can fold them flat and mail to mothers I know who don't live in my city.




For these below I used a pad that had die cut Christmas ornaments that were cone shaped.  I assembled the ornament and inverted them so that they could resemble a stem, or a vase, and glued some flowers at the top.  These were for my sisters and my sister in law.




And of course mom gets the biggest bloom!
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