Tuesday, August 30

Simply Sweet Rubber Ducky Shape Card

 
This side folding Rubber Ducky Shape Card is simplicity at is sweetest.
A few added layers with polka dot print add an upscale touch. The wing is pop dotted to add depth and definition. A simple satin bow adds the finishing touch.
 
 
The Rubber Ducky Shape Card fits in a square 5"x5" envelope.
 
 
Rubber Duck Card Quick Assembly Tutorial...
 
This will go together fast with only 6 pieces. Fold the card on the scores lines.

  1. The edges of the top layers were shaded using a dark yellow ink pad but this is optional.
  2. Use adhesive to attach the top layers for the wing, card front, duck bill and eye. TIP: When adding smallish parts like the eye I find it easier to use my exacto knife to hold it while applying a dot of glue to the eye and then placing it on the card.
  3. Add pop dots to the back of the wing for added dimension and adhere to card.

Add a satin bow to the duck's neck for a finishing touch.


The Rubber Ducky Shape Card
from MyScrapChick.com


If I had to do a large number of baby shower invitations this would be my card of choice. It went together so fast and easy I was actually a little sad when I was done. So I made another one!! 

Take this little cutie for a swim next time you need a quick baby card or shower invitations.

 

Little Rubby Ducky easel card

Welcome new babies into your world with this adorable Rubby Ducky Easel Card from MyScrapChick.com
 
Includes 2 printable greetings in a pdf: "Congratulations on your adorable bundle of Joy!" and "Welcome to the World Little One!." Plus a blank shape to add your own stamping or message if you prefer.
 
Includes svg cutting files along with ai, dxf and gsd.
 
Quick photo tutorial below....
 
 
Little Rubby Ducky Easel Card for the newborn in your life.


Card folds flat and tucks into any A2 envelope.

Quick Assembly...

After cutting out all the pieces gather them on your work space.

  1. Fold card base forward on both fold lines.
  2. Adhere "inner card base panel" to inside of card base.
  3. Adhere waves to "white background layer."  Use pop dots on the front wave to add depth. 
  4. Assemble duck layers, pop dotting the wing for depth. Add a small bow the the ducks neck. 

Spread adhesive to the front bottom half of the easel card as shown and attach the waves, lining up along the sides and bottom edge.

This is what your card should look like so far.

Add the rubber ducky, tucking behind the front wave and lining it up along the white backing. There will be a small edging of white around the top of waves and duck.  Adhere the bubbles in a random fashion that looks pleasing. Add pop dots to the back of the message panel.

Using the pop dots on the back of the message panel will help hold the card open for display. Adhere the message to the inside of the card.



There is space to sign the message card along the bottom or you can also write additional words inside the card. Use an A2 envelope for sending.

While this was designed as a welcome card for baby it can also be used as a baby shower invitation. Simply use the blank panel to add your party details. Another card for baby shower invitations that coordinates with this little guy is the "Rubby Ducky Shape Card."
 
 
Find the Little Rubber Ducky Easel Card on MyScrapChick.com
 
The design comes with svg cutting files as well as ai, dxf and gsd. Can be used with the Silhouette Cameo, SD and Portrait, the Cricut Explore and their online software Design Space, Pazzles and any software that uses svg, dxf, gsd and ai.
 
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Wednesday, August 24

Life is Better in Flip Flops, Shape Card

Oh yes, life seems a lot less stressful when we can trade the shoes and socks for our summer flip flops. We made these fun summer cards for you to share with your girlfriends.
 
 
 
 
This is a side folding card. 6-3/4" tall by 3-3/4" wide. Fits nicely into a standard mailing envelope but can be resized too. The printable quotes for the front are included in the pdf file so you can pick the one that is right for you. 
 
 

TUTORIAL....


Start by cutting out all the pieces in your choice of color combinations. Score and fold side of card.



Adhere the front layer to the card, assemble the flower layers, the toe strap and message layers. Pop dots were used here between the flower layers to add depth and interest.

 
Adhere the strap to the card front with pop dots to add a fun 3D look. Next adhere the flower to the center of the toe strap and then the message layer. And that's all there is to it.
 
 


Include your written note inside the card and send to a friend this summer.
 
We hope you enjoy using this new card. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think. You can find the product page for these svg cutting files right HERE.



Wednesday, July 20

Quick Paper Party Pennants

 
http://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=1708
 
 
Colorful pennants will add some quick pizazz to any party or get together. Our series of party pennants went together so quick and easy even we were amazed. I think picking out the papers actually took longer than the cutting and assembling.
 
The new set we're showing here comes with 3 shapes, the traditional triangle shape, a scooped U shape and the notched flag. To make it as easy as possible we made the back layer to fold over the twine or ribbon. (We're all about quick and easy.)
 
Group your pennant layers together. Crease along the score lines on each base layer. This will make lining up the front layers in the next step go a bit faster. .

 
The front layers can be glued to the background or you can use pop-dots to add depth and thickness.
 

I like to arrange the pennants in the order they will be hanging before folding them over the ribbon or twine. Then once they are hung over the ribbon I glue the folded pennant together along the lower portion only. That way I keep the glue away from the ribbon, plus the pennant slides freely and I can easily adjust them after hanging.
 
 
 
You might also enjoy using the pretty pennants to add a splash of color to your creative space or along a chalkboard, fireplace mantel, mirror or bookshelf.
 
This sort of project really lends itself to using a variety of prints so don't forget to look thru your paper scraps. The actual cutting file for these use smaller pieces of paper, approximately 3"x5".
 
Like any svg cutting file the Paper Party Pennants can be enlarged or reduced to suit your needs. You could even make them small enough to decorate a gift package.
 
 
 

Life may not be the party we hope for, but while we are here we may as well dance.
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 8

BBQ Apron Easel Card Photo Tutorial





After cutting all the pieces for the BBQ Apron Easel Card, group the pieces for each element together for easier assembly.
 
 

Start by glueing the decorative layer to the front of apron and then fold along score lines to form the apron pocket.

**The decorative layer was added to the original file on 6-9-2016 so if you purchased the file before that, just login to your account and download the file again.
 
 

Fold tabs to back of apron and glue. 
 
 
 

Assemble the other elements for the card, the bbq sauce bottle, utensils, mitt and greeting layers.
 
 
 

Fold the card base along score lines as shown to create the easel. You will fold the card in half and then fold one side again as shown in photo.
 
 
 


Apply glue to the bottom half of the folded card as shown and then attach the apron front/pocket, lining up along bottom and side edges. Photo below shows card after glueing and layed open.
 
 
 
 

The inside greeting layer is used to hold the easel card open so use pop dots to give it some height.
 
 
 

This card provides lots of opportunity to add notes and quotes. Besides the apron pocket insert and the greeting layer on the base, the mitt and sauce bottle have white layers to add to the back of the piece This is optional of course.

If you plan to use the card for an invitation to a BBQ the pocket  insert works great for adding the details of the invite.
 
 
 


View of finished card.
 
 
 

BBQ Apron Easel Card
 
 
 
 

Teachers Desk Easel Card Photos and Tutorial

 
Showing appreciation for another person is sometimes the very fuel that keeps that person going, and teachers are no exception. Showing thanks is also a very important part of teaching a child to appreciate and recognize what others do in this world.
 
 
Cut out all your pieces and group parts to make assembly easier.



Optional: Ink edges to add dimension.
 
 
 
Assemble the individual parts like the desk and desk top, flower pot, stack of papers etc. This is also a good time to add any stamped or handwritten sentiments.  
 
 
Fold base of card in half. Fold in half again on the upper half as shown. This creates the easel.
 
 
 
Flip card over and lay flat. Apply glue only to the bottom half of easel as shown and then add card front. Line up the edges.
 
 
This is how the easel card will look after attaching the card front to the folded base.
 
 
 
Fold card closed so you can work on the front. The first pieces added should be the white projector screen and the teachers chair.
 
 
Next, add the desk and the greeting.
 
 
Finish arranging and adding the other parts of the card front. This will be the banner, books, apple papers and pot of flowers.
 
 
It's recommended that you add pop dots to the greeting layer that goes on the inside of the card so that it helps hold the card open when displayed. You can see how it creates a bit of a raised edge in the photo below... 
 
 
The Teachers Desk Easel card will fold flat for mailing and for tucking into an envelope. When open it displays nicely on any flat surface.
 
 
See this other blog post showing another version of the Teachers Desk along with another cute teacher card that has lots of cool school stuff.


Tuesday, May 17

10 Cool Summer Cards for Inspiration

 
 
1. A cool penguin in cap and sunglasses with fresh summer watermelon on this fun lighthearted Thank You card. Thanks A Melon


 
 
 
2.  Sunglasses and smiley face emojis. Makes you think of that person and teenager who is very plugged in to all the techie gadgets. This card also comes with a treat bag topper and tag.   Emoji Cool Trio




 
 3.  5"x5" Easel card with 4 interchangable word titles. Or create your own title to suit. Titles are layered and can also be used for your scrapbook pages.  Beach Easel Card with 4 Different Titles.



 
 4. Cute Manly BBQ apron easel card with utensils, mitt and BBQ sauce inserts. Card folds flat for easy mailing.  BBQ Pocket Easel Card
 
 
 
 
5. Here's the perfect summer card for any man. Use tropical and bright prints for this easy side folding card.  Hawaiian Shirt Card
 
 
 
 
 
6. Ocean beach card scene with crab, starfish & coral. Sam's Class Crab Card
 
 
 
  
7. Another simple and quick Bug design will work for spring or summer cards. Change up the colors to make it work for boys, girls or women. Light hearted and fun butterfly.   Butterfly Bug Card

 
 
 
 
8. A very tropical or Hawaiian style card with palm trees and curly waves. The edges of this card give it a postage stamp look.  Aloha Card
 
 
 
  
 
9.  Any time of year is the right time to send someone a card of encouragement that says "Way to Go" whether they have run a marathon, reached a goal or overcome a struggle.  Encouragement Easel Card
 
 
 
 
10.  This frog with her bikini is good for some laughs. She looks good coming or going. Frog Critter Book
 
 
 
Find more summer card ideas at MyScrapChick.com