Friday, June 10, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques - (June) Step Cards

If you are here for the Ships Ahoy! Blog Hop, please go HERE, or you can check it all out. We'd love to have you!

Welcome to...
It's month six of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products. We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.

It's not to late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing. If you missed any of the previous months, you can click on the month to be taken directly to the start of that month's hop.
January HERE
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March HERE
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May HERE

This month, we will be creating step cards and you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today.

We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com or Stampin' Up gift certificate (Winner's Choice).

Now on with the projects. Here's mine...

So... I had all of these examples to check out. But... since May through June are TOTALLY crazy-buzzy-busy for me (think end of year at my school, my kid's school, and end of season for high school swimming, and full of qualifiers for year-round swimming)... I'm kinda full. So... I opted for the simplest: Amy Kunkle! Seriously. So super easy. (And I watched so much more from her channel after this... I subscribed! Yes, Amy Kunkle! I am stalking your YouTube channel!!!!)

The 11-year-old was having  "promotion". Actually, it was physically yesterday... I jumped on it and decided to have my card do double-duty not doo-dy. lol. I did a simple step card, with an aqua turquoise/whatever the **** you want to call it! base,

Added a line-up of dolphins (she loves dolphins!) that I cut with my Explore Air totally was a border, but I chopped it up! But just fyi... the folds were a little deep, so I adhered my swimming buddies a little higher than the creases, and let the dolphins "fly" on the waves.


Followed through with a sentiment about "jumping" and a tad of "congrats", and let her rip. Super simple! Isn't it? Not even a speck of ink on this card or any other elements. Simple. Simple... SIMPLE!

And btw... she is beyond thrilled that her card is being used for this post... Dunno why... I think she thinks it kinda makes her famous or something? What she doesn't realize maybe is that I'm not even famous! Not even sure there are many people that read MY blog. And that's okay...  

Really truly, go back and check out that video. I loved it so much I used it for another post (also posting later today!). And, so you follow through and are eligible for a wack at the prize... Today's Line-up:

15 comments:

  1. These dolphins are perfect for a step card. Great job!

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    1. Thank you! That's what I thought when I saw the border in the program.

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  2. great card! I love the dolphins!

    Alicia

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  3. Super easy, but also super cute! I understand the stress of ending a school year, too. As you might know, I work in an inner-city high school so things are even crazier than usual. Anyhow, this card is fab. Thanks for sharing.

    Sharon
    A Piece Of Heart Blog
    **Make sure to visit my blog to grab some really great FREE Digi Sentiments.**

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    1. Yes. It's always crazy, but end-of-year... the worst! State testing, finals, etc. And I'm in Special Ed (Mild-Moderate) but still. NUTSO! It's time to relax for a day (if I can...) then onto summer swimming stuff! Never a dull moment, right?

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  4. Great card Lisa! I love the dolphins.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks again for hosting. This was fabulous. (I am going to be doing these for a L-O-N-G time!

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  5. Love those jumping dolphins on your pretty card.

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    1. Awww! Thank you! I thought the steps were perfect to make them "jump" even more.

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  6. Your card is so cute. Loving those dolphins.

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    1. Thank you! They turned out even better than I they would!

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  7. OK, I definitely get more coffee right now...I comment on the other step card LOL...well I like them both and they both present a step card version. The dolphins are great for this card ...Thanks for sharing and hopping

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for your replies on both cards! I'm pretty sure this is my new go-to technique as a fave... So easy!

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  8. Nice card. I love that you adapt the Cricut images for something that is totally different. I like doing that too.

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