Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Let's Get Together Mechanical Card

This card features a double moving mechanism that blends perfectly with the background and makes the cuties float towards each other.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Halloween 2016 Treat Boxes - All About Family Series #1

Hello Crafters!
Halloween is right around the corner so let's start making those treat boxes.
This is the first one of this year's Series, a collection that is all about Family.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Rotating Mechanism, Cheesy Card

I'm head over heels for mechanical cards. I spend a ton of hours planning and figuring out folds, tabs and slots.
This is a very simple card on the outside that will surprise you when you open it.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dissolving Piggie, Halloween Dissolving Image Card

Hello everyone!
By now you know when I like something, I go all crazy and make a bunch of projects on the subject.
I wanted to introduce this year's Halloween theme with a cute Pull Tab Dissolving Image Card.
Do you want to know what the cute piggie turns into?
Come and take a look

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Moo-chas Gracias Card - Animal Parade #OAK Tree Stamps

I'm so in love with this OAK Tree Stamps release.
This is a cute barn themed Thank You Card, that will focus primarily on the coloring. I also used an embossing mat and a stylus to give the character some dimension, Want to know how? keep reading...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Century of Lanterns - Lighting a Birthday Table.

I made these lanterns for my dad's 70th birthday. They were such a hit among his friends, they took them home as party favors.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Thank You Mini Square Cards

It has been long since my last post. I came back from Japan a week ago and adjusting to GMT-4 from GMT+9 has been harder this year.
Anyhow, we had a great trip and I came back full of ideas and memories.
Today's project is very simple, a small 2.75 x 2.75 inch mini cards, with a whimsical, cute feel, that can be given as gifts in a set or as thank you notes by themselves.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

WOD ing For Two Vinyl

First of all I have to say that I don't work out, so I know nothing about WODs, Highpulls, Wall Balls, Jerks or Ringdips. Now that I think about it, these all sound like insults, LOL!
My sister does though. She and her husband are HUGE Crossfit enthusiasts, so I made her this vinyl for her to put on a training tank while she is pregnant.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Onesies and Some Other Tiny Clothes.

My parents went to Chicago to visit my sister. She is expecting a baby girl and I wanted them to give her a couple of gifts from her crafty uncle. I guess I went a little overboard.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer Fairy Box Card - OAK Tree Stamps Spring 2016 Release

Hello everyone! It's been a while since my my last post.
Today I bring you this colorful box card with lots of embellishments.
This was a project for the recent OAK Tree Stamps release.
Come take a look and download your free SVG file.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mandala Inspired Gatefold Square Card #3

For this one, I tried different shapes and repeating patterns. This is one is still simple, and a little Halloween like, but one of my favorite.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Moroccan Tile Lace Card Set 7 - It's Cerulean Darling

I kept thinking I was missing a color from the visible light spectrum. That's when Miranda Priestly from the Devil Wears Prada came to my mind, so this card is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean darling.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Moroccan Tile Lace Card Set 6 - Ultraviolet

Violet is the last color of the visible spectrum of light, so I thought it would be a good closure for this Moroccan Tile Card Sets Series.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Moroccan Tile Lace Card Set 3 - Third Time's a Charm

I just can't seem to stop. First a blue set, then a green one and in this occasion I give you 570 nm Wavelength (yellow) set. This is half a rainbow already.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Moroccan Tile Lace Card Set 2 - The Sequel

I was so happy with how the first set of Moroccan Tile Lace Cards turned out, that I had to go and make another set.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Wagon Planter - Little Big Crafter Bundles

The weather is crazy here. 32°C (90°F) all week, makes you think summer is not going anywhere.
For those of you in the north half of the planet, this is a pretty card to have in store for when spring arrives.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Twirling Ballerinas Card

This is one of those cards that start out as a very simple idea and evolve into something much more elaborate..

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Means Of Transport Journaling Cards - Travel Journaling Series

Continuing with the journaling cards these SVGs that are great for storing tickets, photos of airports or train stations and so much more.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Kirigami (Pop Up) Star Destroyer Card - English and Spanish Version

I went to see Star Wars The Force Awakens a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if you guys have that technology in your movie theaters, but 4DX show rooms are the best! (moving seats, water, smell, lights and so much more, it is like a Disney ride every time)
Rant apart, I was so moved by it that I wanted to create a card with a Star Wars theme and I wanted it to POP, so I designed this Kirigami (pop up) Star Destroyer card.  If you don't know what a Star Destroyer is... congratulations, you are not a geek like me... lol!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Threaded Red Ribbon Valentine,s Day Card

I wanted a Valentine's Day card that was easy and fast to make and considering  I've had this red satin ribbon laying around for some time, I came up with this idea.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Stenciled Valentine's Card - One Design, So Many Options #3 & #4

Here are other options using the same design.
Air brushed card using COPIC Markers and the COPIC Air Brush System.
Ombré Background using Distress Inks

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Stenciled Valentine's Card - One Design, So Many Options #2

Stencils with Distress Inks on a Dauber and embossing paste are so fast and the result is so professional, that you definitely want to give this a try.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Multi Layer Valentine's Card - One Design, So Many Options #1

I'll be taking a break from the journaling cards to give you some Valentine's Day projects for you to try your hand at.
I designed this card last year, but couldn't quite get the right color combination or technique. This year, I decided to try different approaches to the same design to achieve different looks.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Photo Journaling Cards 2 - Travel Journaling Series

My parents loved the Journaling Card idea so much, I had to give them and my brother a photo taken on the day of my niece's graduation.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Photo Journaling Cards - Travel Journaling Series

The next paragraphs may not make much sense at first, but trust me, it'll all fall into place at the end.

As you all know by now, I love traveling and I have had the fortune to peregrinate a lot.
I also enjoy taking pictures and making digital albums of our trips that I print in a magazine sort of format later.
On our last visit to San Francisco in 2014, I found this stationery store called Maido Stationery (http://www.mymaido.com/) and found out about the Midori Traveler's Notebook, the coolest planner/journal you'll ever have. (I've acquired 2 more since then). That's when travel journaling started.

Finally, with so many photos on my phone that don't make it into the albums, I wanted a way to incorporate them on my travel journal, and that's when the Instax SP1 printer came along.
Of course being crafty, I had to do something different for them and that's how I stumbled upon journaling cards. And here, after this long introduction, is the first one:
This is just two layers. The top layer, a white cardstock cutout with a decorative stitched border. And a bottom layer made of a simple color cardstock..
Of course after gluing the two together, using spray adhesive, I ran it through my cuttlebug machine using the embossing rubber mat (check this post for more information on this). This makes it completely flat so it is not too bulky.
Of course I embellished it with some sequins and hand drawn white dots. Sakura Gel Pens are great for that, very opaque and smooth to write with.

The back of this journaling card has a picture of my brother, my sister an I at a cousin's wedding last November. I also stamped the back using the Hero Arts Smile Background Stamp with StazOn Cotton White Solvent Ink and added a strip of washi tape on top to hold the photo in place.
To make them more durable (who knows where my journal will have to go through in the future) and to avoid sequins flying all over the place, I sealed them using the Fuse from We R Memory Keepers and Avery Elle's Stamp and Die Storage Pockets.
They fit in the Traveker's Noteboock perfectly (final size of the card is 4x3") and can be held in place using clips or washi tape. 
I love how this turned out so much, that I plan on making a lot more in the future.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
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