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Updated: Mar 8





Hello,


I am so excited to share my latest Thoughtful Studio design team project centered on the gorgeous Lucky Tessa paper collection.


Green is my favorite color. For me, it stirs up a lot of nice thoughts, feelings, and happy memories; one of those being the month of March. A month generally associated with the color, March brings the first day of spring, St. Patrick's day, and my birthday. All fun and exciting things that come to mind when I think of the color green. To me, it also incites feelings of peace, harmony, growth, energy, and being in nature. It can be a calming, yet lively color, so really the best of both worlds.


That being said, these papers are full of unique patterns in all kinds of rich and vibrant greens! So it wasn't hard to be completely inspired to make something fun.




Looking at this collection, the patterns are varied in a way that could suit a bunch of different projects; however, one of my first thoughts was an interactive Harry Potter themed card.


Slytherin was definitely my starting point, but looking through my stamps, I realized a Professor Sprout and Trelawny character would be the perfect complement to the plant and tea patterns in the collection. Funnily enough, I didn't really end up going with the Slytherin theme at all.


I used ten different stamp sets from The Sassy Club for all the images on this card, which I've listed below. During the last 30 day Daily Marker coloring challenge, I had colored up all the images.


Everything was stamped with Gina K. black amalgam ink onto 80 lb. Neenah card stock and colored with a mix of Copics, Spectrum Noirs, and Blick Studio brush markers.


Because my images were ready to go, I was all set to create the interactive card base and I chose to make an infinity card.


To start, I cut four 3" x 6" panels from 65 lb. black card stock. On the long side of each panel, I scored the card stock at 1 1/2" and 4 1/2". Then I turned the panel onto the shorter side and scored it down the middle at 1 1/2", but only until it met the other scoreline. I did this at both ends, which made the panel look like this:



Once everything was scored, I lined up two of the panels in a landscape orientation and the other two in portrait orientation.



I added liquid glue to the corners (shown in blue and green) and flipped the horizontal panel over onto the two vertical panels (matching the blue and green squares with their coordinating numbers).


Then I repeated that for the second horizontal panel.


After the pieces were glued together, it created four card faces. I folded it in the following four positions and reinforced the score lines with a bone folder.



Then I started to embellish each side of the infinity card with Lucky Tessa and my colored images. However, because of the way the card works, the fold lines are not the same on each face.


So I needed to cut my card stock into the following sizes:

  • 8 - 2 3/4" squares (green)

  • 4 - 2 3/4" x 1 1/4" rectangles (purple)

  • 16 - 1 1/4" squares (blue)


Card stock layouts for each face, starting from the first side.

I spent a lot of time matching up the characters to the patterns and trying to use as many of them as I could. All of the images really popped against the green patterns!


I used liquid glue to attach everything so I had a little wiggle room to move the pieces around. For the most part I tried to keep the images within the patterned card stock pieces, but a few were just a little too big. It worked out though, as long as they didn't interfere with the folds of the card.


For the sentiment, I stamped "You are Magical" from the Wizard Pals stamp set onto a colored banner from Ghosty Friends with Gina K. black ink and added it to the front panel of the card.


Now I have an infinity card with some of my favorite things that I can't stop playing with! Haha!! 😂






Before you go, I'd also like to let you know about an online crop in the Thoughtful Studio FB Group, Thoughtfully.


On Saturday, March 14th, I hope you can join us and craft along as we have some fun with the St. Patrick's day freebies that Marie, the owner of Thoughtful Studio, has created for the #luckytobethoughtful crop (a link to the freebies can be found under the BLOG tab of my website).


She is also currently offering a 30% off coupon in the Thoughtful Studio Etsy shop. You can use the code LUCKYTOBETHOUGHTFUL or follow the link below. 😄



And as always, you can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Studio design team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstudioDT .


You can also get these wonderful patterned papers here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/shopthoughtfulstudio?coupon=LUCKYTOBETHOUGHTFUL

*Above link includes a 30% discount code for a limited time, not applicable to Limited Edition item.


Thank you so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)


Supplies

Stamp Sets:

Wizards: https://www.thesassyclub.com/products/wizards?_pos=2&_sid=8d80cabee&_ss=r

Magic Wand: https://www.thesassyclub.com/products/magic-wand?_pos=2&_sid=c84037182&_ss=r

Magic Pals: https://www.thesassyclub.com/collections/cardmaking/products/magical-pals

Magical Creatures: https://www.thesassyclub.com/collections/cardmaking/products/magical-creatures

Potter Head: https://www.thesassyclub.com/products/copy-of-monsters?_pos=1&_sid=36546fdda&_ss=r

Magical Teachers: https://www.thesassyclub.com/products/maigcal-teachers?_pos=2&_sid=ce7086210&_ss=r

The Baddies: https://www.thesassyclub.com/products/the-baddies?_pos=1&_sid=becb75571&_ss=r

Magical Treats: https://www.thesassyclub.com/collections/halloween-stamp-bundle/products/magical-treats?_pos=1&_sid=cd2af45a1&_ss=r

Chamber of Shields: https://www.thesassyclub.com/products/chamber-of-shields?_pos=1&_sid=d4f333e1d&_ss=r

Ghosty Friends: https://www.thesassyclub.com/products/ghosty-friends?_pos=1&_sid=2d701db19&_ss=r



Hiya!


I've got another exciting announcement today...I have been invited to be part of the My Inkie Fingers design team, starting in April.


I will be creating cards following biweekly card sketches that can be found on the MIF blog and Facebook Group.


Just for fun, I created an Alice in Wonderland themed slimline card for the current challenge using sketch #8. You can click the photo below to visit the MIF blog to read more about the challenge and how you can enter.

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Looking at the sketch, I knew I wanted three characters to take the place of the green circles. So I started this card by stamping a few images from The Sassy Club's Little Alice and Sassy Queen, onto a piece of 80 lb. Neenah card stock with Gina K. black amalgam ink.


I used Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color the images and then fussy cut them out. Then I went along the edges of each image with a Memento tuxedo black marker.


I definitely wanted to incorporate the sentiment "Have a very merry unbirthday!" with UNBIRTHDAY taking the place of the pink rectangle from the sketch. I used Hello Bluebird's Oliver Alpha dies to cut out the letters from black card stock. However, I didn't realize how large the word would be until I laid it out; that's when my card became a slimline card.


I based my color scheme on the Tess-A-Penpal paper collection from Thoughtful Studio. It included the perfect teapot patterned paper to fit the theme of my card. I cut down a piece to 8" x 3" so that it would leave a 1/4" border around the edges. Going off of the rest of the papers from the collection, I knew blue would be the perfect compliment to orange! Easy-peasy color theory! 😂


For the first part of the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn's Pick of the Patch stamp set for the "Have a very" and Lawn Fawn's Oh What Fun set for the "merry." I heat embossed them with white detail embossing powder onto light and navy blue card stock. Then I cut down the card stock a little wonky around the words so that they looked like slightly uneven rectangles.


I took the rest of the blue card stocks and trimmed an 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece from each color. I stacked the two panels together and I used my paper trimmer to cut across the panels diagonally, from the top, all the way to the bottom.


I made a slimline card base from 110 lb. white card stock and glued down the strips, alternating between the two blue colors.


Once the strips were complete, I added the 8" x 3" teapot paper onto the card front. I added the colored images next and then centered the sentiment in the middle of the panel.


For a final bit of embellishment, I added three enamel dots in different shades of blue.


If you are interested in seeing more inspiration using Card Sketch #8, be sure to follow the hashtag #MIF008 on social media and check out the My Inkie Fingers blog to see how you can participate.




Thanks so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)


Supplies


Card Stock

Tess-A-Penpal: https://www.etsy.com/shop/shopthoughtfulstudio?coupon=THOUGHTFULSTUDIODT


Stamps

Little Alice: https://www.thesassyclub.com/products/little-alice?_pos=1&_sid=9c67110a2&_ss=r

Sassy Queen: https://www.thesassyclub.com/products/sassy-queen?_pos=1&_sid=ea224762e&_ss=r

Pick of the Patch: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/pick-of-the-patch?_pos=1&_sid=0755967bd&_ss=r

Oh What Fun: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/oh-what-fun?_pos=1&_sid=4763345f2&_ss=r


Alpha Dies

Oliver Alpha: https://shop.hellobluebird.com/collections/stand-alone-dies/products/hb-2201



Hello,


Winter is here and so is a birthday with this Game of Thrones inspired card.



My goal was to create a masculine GOT themed card for a huge fan of the series. To start, I stamped the two images from the Kindred Stamps set called Heirs to the Throne, onto a piece of 80 lb. Neenah card stock with Gina K. black amalgam ink.


I colored the characters in with a combination of Copic and Blick Studio alcohol markers. Then I used my Scan 'N Cut to cut out the images, leaving a white border.


For the wood grain background, I used the Sizzix Lumber Texture Fade embossing folder with a piece of kraft card stock. Before running the card stock through my BigKick, I spritzed it with some clean water. After I ran it through, I added some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide with a blending brush and then set it aside to dry.


I found a piece of scrapbook paper from my local craft store that worked perfectly with the theme. It was a sheet of cut-a-parts from the Reminisce Warrior Collection. I wanted to incorporate the "Happy Name Day" and "Your Birthday Is Coming" sentiments, so I used my trimmer to cut them out.


I used 110 lb. white card stock to create and A2 card base and added the first sentiment piece to the inside of the card. Then I used the larger one on the front panel, which was made up of the embossed kraft piece. I then added the colored images on top of that.

Before attaching the wood grain piece to the card base, I added metal corner embellishments. The ones I used came in a 4 pack that I found in the wood crafting section of Hobby Lobby. Because of that, they had a thickness of about 3/16", which happened to be about the same as two layers of fun foam.


I took the two sheets of fun foam and cut them down to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" and glued them together. Then I added my main panel on top of that. I used Tombow Mono liquid adhesive and coated the insides of all the metal pieces and glued them onto each of the corners.


Each corner piece also had tiny holes for the nails that came in the pack as well. The nails were a little too long, so to make them sit flush against the card base, I used my wire trimmers to cut off the very tips of the nails. I used a nail that still had a point to pierce through all the layers and then stuck the blunt nails through.


Once all the nails were in, I glued the whole panel onto the card base.


Thank you so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)

Supplies


Reminisce Card Stock: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/re-war-006.html


Corner Embellishments: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Wood-Crafting/Hardware-Tools/Antique-Bronze-Plated-Leaf-Corners/p/80783624


Embossing Folder: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Scrapbook-Paper-Crafts/Die-Cut-Machines-Accessories/Dies/Lumber-Texture-Fades-Embossing-Folder/p/80874318


Stamp Set: https://www.kindredstamps.com/products/war-for-the-throne-set-1?_pos=4&_sid=020b5eaad&_ss=r

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