Thienly's Corner - Just Because Cards

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Besides Cricut and Cuttlebug crafts, my other huge obsession is stamps! Looking at my collection, no one would ever guess that I only started collecting a year ago!  My favorite stamps are the sentiment ones, because I can use them together with my cuts to make very professional looking cards.

Rainbows and Sunshine Card

SVG Collections Used:

1.  Robin's Return SVG Collection
2.  Beach Bum III SVG Collection

Dimensions

Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used.  Size to the dimensions shown below with “Keep Proportions” checked in the Shape Properties window.

Robin's Return SVG Collection
rainbow_top.svg 4.00" wide light grey
rainbow_bottom.svg 4.02" wide cream
cloud_top.svg 6.0" wide blue patterned papers
Beach Bum III SVG Collection
vb_bot.svg 1.2" wide yellow checkered paper
sun_bot.svg 1.2" wide yellow flower paper

Instructions:

1. On your SCAL virtual mat, open up all the files.
2. Arrange them the way you like the card to be, and weld them together.
3. Once you have the images welded, copy and paste the image, flip and rotate so that the image sits on top of the other image.
4. Overlap just enough to create the fold of the card, and preview the image.  It should cut as one image and be in the shape of a card. This is the base of the card.
5. Cut each of the files all separately now, and attach them on to the base.  Stamp the sentiment on the cloud.  Using pop-dots for some of the layers will give dimension.
6. Embellish with buttons, and twine.

Design Tips

  • Emboss some of your cuts to add texture.
  • Rather than using all plain colored cardstock, add some fun by using simple patterned paper.
  • Inking the edges (here, I used black) will also bring out the layers.

You're A Doll Card

SVG Collections Used:

1. Santa's North Pole SVG Collection
2. Robin's Return SVG Collection
3. Candy Cherub Bears SVG Collection

Dimensions:

Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used.  Size to the dimensions shown below with “Keep Proportions” checked in the Shape Properties window.

Santa's North Pole SVG Collection (Toys)
doll_top.svg 2.1" wide dark brown
doll_middle.svg 2.1" wide pink dotted fabric
doll_bottom.svg 3.5" wide tan
Robin's Return SVG Collection
cloudy_bottom.svg 5.5" wide (blackout) (2 welded) yellow
cloudy_bottom.svg 5.5" wide (blackout) (cut 2) striped fabric and another for backing of fabric
Candy Cherub Bears SVG Collection (Cherries)
heart.svg 1.6" wide yellow

Instructions:

1.  Weld the two cloudy_bottom together to form a card. (make sure that one image is flipped)
2.  The front base and doll's dress was cut out from an adhesive backed fabric paper (American Crafts)  Cut another front base and attach it to the fabric cut out to give strength for sewing.
3.  Sew around the border area of the front base cut out and adhere to the card base.
4.  Cut the rest of the files (stamp the sentiment to the card) and attach them, again, using glue and pop-dots.  The button was adhered with a glue gun.

Design Tips:

  • If you can't find the fabric paper, you can also use fusible interfacing with any think fabric and should cut fine (with deep blade housing).
  • Sewing does not have to be perfect.  It adds to the "warm handmade" look of the card.
  • Fabric and buttons (and ribbons) go really well together.

Loving Life Card

SVG Collections Used:

1.  Be Mine Valentines SVG Kit
2.  Robin's Return SVG Collection

Dimensions:

Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used.  Size to the dimensions shown below with “Keep Proportions” checked in the Shape Properties window.

Be Mine Valentines SVG Kit (Pretty Valentine)
card_base.svg 8.5" wide dark brown
light_pink.svg 8.5" wide light pink
red.svg 8.5" wide light brown
branch.svg 3.6" wide medium brown
birdie_top.svg 1.0" wide (cut 2) brick brown and mustard yellow
birdie_bottom.svg 1.0" wide (cut 2) brick brown and mustard yellow
Robin's Return SVG Collection
wide_lace.svg 5.13" wide (weld 2) cream

Instructions:

1.  Cut all the pieces, emboss as necessary, and ink the edges.
2.  Stamp a sentiment on a cardstock and cut to its size.
3.  Adhere onto the card base (I used ATG gun, Scotch quick adhesive and pop-dots). The wide lace needs trimming to fit the width of the card.

Thienly - SVGCuts Design Team Artist

Design Tips:

  • Using rhinestones/pearls on the dots of the "i" brings out the sentiment like I did on this card.
  • Even though there are no patterned papers, using different embossing folders adds to the texture and dimension of the card.

Card making is a simple project, but you can get very creative with it.  Choose a sentiment that you'd like to use, think about what image would convey that message (just choose one, try not to make the card too busy) and then pick the color scheme that you'd like to use for your cards.  Go pick out the paper, and any embossing folders you'd like to use, then when you're all done putting together the card, add on any embellishments to give that "umph" to the card.  It's also worthwhile to make cards because there's also the fun of giving. Have fun!

- Thienly



18 Responses to “Thienly's Corner - Just Because Cards”

  1. Julee February 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    Thienly, you totally rock! You are so amazing! Love all three. :)

  2. Tamara Tripodi February 4, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    These cards are just awesome! I love that rainbow card! Job very well done, Thienly!

  3. Maggie February 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    These are very well done. I love that you make SCAL look so good! Great photography, too! Thanks for sharing! (Love the tips…reminds me that it’s supposed to be EASY and FUN!)

  4. Jenn L February 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Thienly – I have to tell you that up until today Robin’s Return was probably one of the few svg files that I don’t have. Now you’ve made me want it. I never saw the rainbow in it before – odd I know. You are very creative and I’m going to be making the doll card TONIGHT for a friend. THANK YOU so much for the idea!

  5. Bee February 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Very cool cards Thienly! :-D

  6. Marie February 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    very cool! You are so talented!

  7. Annie Tobin February 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    adorable!! just the idea i needed for my grandsons’ valentines!!

  8. Amy February 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Amazing cards – as I mentioned on FB going to lift these cards!

  9. Debbie Brazzle February 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Especially love the rainbow. Thanks for the ideas, Thienly. The birds are beautiful, too.

  10. Lenae February 4, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    Thienly I LOOOOOOVE your rainbow card that is the cutest ever! I love how you used the buttons. So adorable!

  11. Cely February 5, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    Hummmm…where did I leave the comment..maybe on your blog….loving them so much….but you didn’t tell me where the “sentiments” are from….I love the big scroll! (Or maybe I missed it when I read your description.)

  12. Sandy Nelson February 5, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    You are so wonderfully talented. The cards are perfect. Where do you get your sentiments? They are always so perfect for the cards. Thanks for sharing. Sandy N

  13. Lori February 6, 2011 at 1:23 am #

    WOW – these cards are AMAZING ! You are so talente – thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us !

  14. JustYolie February 6, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Beautiful cards!!!

  15. Thienly Azim February 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Thanks girls! Yes, thanks for reminding me to give credits for the sentiments! The doll and the rainbow one is from Papertrey ink and the loving life one is from Technique Tuesday! Sorry about that :)

  16. Wendy G February 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    I have a new toy – just discovered SCAL and your website – THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!

  17. ictmom February 7, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    You are a crafting genius!

  18. Crystal Williams February 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Beautiful cards!