Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Z Fold Pop Up Card

Hey there! Today I'm sharing my latest project for CutCardStock

I love making pop up cards! They are fairly easy to put together and can be made it a variety of styles. This one is a Z fold design and since it’s May I decided on a graduation theme.

Start with a base

I have used Basis NAVY 80lb Cardstock. It is cut to 10 x 6 1/2 inches and scored at 2 1/2 and 5 inches. Create a mountain fold on the 2 1/2 inch score line and a valley fold on the 5 inch line.

This will create a 5 x 6 1/2 inch card when flattened.

Choose coordinating card stock and/or papers

I chose to go with light blue and white colors using Blue Classics Digi Doodles Digi Paper Pack from  Digi Doodle Studios printed on Basis WHITE 80lb Cardstock

Add patterned paper to base

Cut 2 pieces of paper to 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches and one piece to 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Adhere to base, centering on each panel

Create a band

This band piece will go along the bottom of the base. It measures 1 x 10 inches and is cut from the  Basis NAVY 80lb Cardstock. It scored at 5 and 7 1/2 inches. I matted with 1 piece of patterned paper measuring 3/4 x 4 3/4inches and 2 pieces measuring 3.4 x 2 1/4 inches. 

Adhere to the lower edge of the card base as shown below.

Pop Up Tabs

You’ll need something to attach the pop up piece to. Cut 2 pieces of 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch from Basis NAVY 80lb Cardstock. Score at 1/2 and 3 inches. Use a mountain fold on one end and valley fold on the other. Attach inside the center of the band piece as shown below.

Die Cutting

I chose to use 5 die sets and a sentiment die for my card elements. A variety of items were cut from the Basis NAVY 80lb CardstockBasis WHITE 80lb Cardstockand Basis LIGHT BLUE 80lb Cardstock.

Adding Elements

Begin adding the die cut pieces.


Add acetate strips to the die cuts that will be added to the pop up tabs with double sided tape. Finish by adhering all pieces in place.

I hope you have enjoyed my project using Basis Card Stocks. They are this month’s monthly special so be sure and check them out HERE!

I'm linking up to:
Allsorts Challenge - Anything but Birthdays
Addicted to Stamps and More - Die Cuts and/or Stencils

Saturday, May 28, 2022

I Choose to be a Unicorn

Happy Saturday!
It's time for a new 

TOP 3 DT Favourites: Our Design Team will choose their favourite 3 entries who win 1digital stamp download.You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter any of our challenges.Follow the INLINKZ instructions to enter & rules!
The DT was given the theme of animals for this week.

this week's DT project. I colored the digi with Prismacolor Pencils and cut into a rectangle shape.
One of the papers from the Rainbow Paper Printable Download was used for my background 
along with a die cut corner die cut, which was inked. 
The sentiment is from the Sparkle Unicorn Sentiment Download Bundle.

I hope you join us this week!

I'm linking up to:
Crafty Catz - All About the Girls Twist/ATG
Krafty Chicks Challenge - All Occasions
Creative Knockouts - For the Kids
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Digis and Die Cuts

Friday, May 27, 2022

Record Collector Gnome

 Happy Friday!
I had a lot of fun playing with the newest Gnome collection from

One of my favorites is this one,

I chose to do a round card, half of which mimic a record.
Grey gel pen was used to draw circles on the black card stock.
The gnome image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils.
It was fussy cut and popped with foam tape onto a
layered die cut circle.
The background paper is from the collection
I used one of the sentiments from
I added a few music note stickers.

Check this out if you haven't already!
They are great for any of your masculine projects!

I'm linking up to:
Krafty Chicks Challenge - All Occasions
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 20 - ATG colored

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Cute As A Button May Inspiration

Hello there!
Today I'm sharing my inspiration project for May for

I am using 

My card is a pretty simple Z Fold design.
I colored the digi with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
The sentiments were stamped.
I added flower buttons with twine and glitter dots for embellishment.

I hope you like my project!

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I'm linking up to:
Krafty Chicks Challenge - All Occasions
Seize the Birthday - ATG Birthday

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

You're the Best

Hi there!
I'm doing a quick post today to
share one of the cards I created using
one of the the new Gnome digis from

This new collection of Gnome for Men is
perfect for any masculine themed projects for any occasion.

I have used the

The digis are colored with Prismacolor Pencils and, of course, fussy cut.
The sentiment can be found within the bundle above or as part of the
I have used papers from

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

I'm linking up to:
Crafter's Cafe - Spots and/or Stripes


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Digi Doodle Studios Inspiration

Happy Saturday!
It's my day to share a little inspiration from

I have used Yasmin for my birthday card.
She is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
The background was stamped, heat embossed and die cut
with products from Crafter's Companion.
The digi was popped with foam tape onto the background.
I added ribbon, a bow, die cut sentiment and pearls to complete.

Check out this digi and the other  products at

And, of course, we would love to see you over in the

I also want to mention, in case you didn't know, that
Digi Doodle has a new product line
Clear stamps, dies, paper packs and stencils are available!


I'm linking up to:
Crafty Catz - ATG / Add Some Pink Twist
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 19 - ATG colored
Unicorn Challenge - Include Pearls/Bling
Dream Valley Challenges - Add Embellishments
Inspiration Station - Inspired by a Flower Shop
Creations in Pink - ATG Mainly in Pink

Have a Magical Day

Hi there!
It's time for a new

This challenge blog is sponsored by Polkadoodles. 

The DT was asked to create with Helga Hippo using a specified color palette.
I colored my Helga with Castle Arts Pasteltint Pencils and fussy cut.
The printed paper on my card base is from
I created a frame with purple card stock and a border die.
I die cut a white oval and added the stars using a stencil.
The flowers were printed, fussy and layered from the

Hope to see your projects in the gallery this time around!

I'm linking up to:
Crafty Catz Challenge - Add Some Pink
The Paper Shelter - Magical and Mythical
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Digis and Die Cuts
Critter Crazy Challenge - ATG w/critter
Crafty Animals - ATG w/animals
Daisy Chain Challenge - Add an Animal

Friday, May 20, 2022

Floating By

Hi there!
Today I have 2 cards being featured over on the 

These cards were created using one of this month's new release digi sets available in the

When you purchase this digital set you will receive a zip file containing:
- 3 black and white line drawings
- 3 full colour images
- 6 word images / sentiments

I colored the digis on both cards with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.

The background of the first card was done with stenciling the sky. I printed the sentiment over
the stenciling. I used  "hill" die and cut aqua card stock for the waves, adding little white gel pen.
 I used a punched circle for the sun and hand cut the sun rays.

I chose a simple design for the second card.
The sentiment was printed on my white card stock background. 
I added 2 strips of aqua card stock and 3 layered stickers from my stash.

I hope you check this set out.
And visit the Beccy's Place Blog for lots more inspiration!


I'm linking up to:
Taylormade Cards 4U - ATG/Masculine Twist

Let's Make Waves

Happy Friday!
It's my turn today to share my second project this month for

The DT is creating with mermaid digis this month for Mer-May.

I colored this beauty with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
My background was created by using a cloud stencil for the sky and
a hill shaped die for the waves. I alternated glitter and smooth card stocks for my waves.
 Both stencil and die are from Newton's Nook.
The sentiment was printed from the digi set and die cut into an oval shape.

Be sure and check out more DT inspiration and join us at

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

BBQ King

Hi there!
I'm popping with a quick post today to share
a card I made using a new digi set from

I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
I die cut a hexagon frame.
The BBQ and KING images are part of the set.
I colored them with markers and fussy cut.
My card base was cut to resemble an apron.

This set is only one set that is part of the

I'm sharing this one first because my husband and son love to grill
and I can see making lots of cards for them with it!


I'm linking up to:
Taylormade Cards 4U - Masculine Cards
Crafty Catz - Masculine Twist

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Coloring on Black Card Stock

Have you ever done any coloring on black card stock? It’s not one of the easiest things to do but can be very effective with the right materials.

Hey there! It’s Judy VZ here and I’m sharing my latest project for CutCardStock. It’s a Father’s Day card I created by coloring on black card stock with metallic pencils.

I started by doing some stamping with VersaMark watermark ink onto a piece of Basis BLACK 80lb Cardstock. Clear embossing powder was used to heat emboss the stamped images.

Color is added with metallic pencils by coloring inside of the embossed lines.

A 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base was made with a piece of the Basis BLACK 80lb Cardstock. I cut a piece of Basis WHITE 80lb Cardstock to 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. The colored panel measures approximately 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches.

The Basis White Card Stock was adhered to the black card base. I added a rectangular strip of black and white striped card stock from Christmas Holiday Print 6×6 Card Stock pad – Assortment – 18 sheets. My stamped and colored piece was torn around the edges for a little texture and adhered to the card center. The sentiment was die cut using the Basis BLACK 80lb Cardstock. This was glued to a strip of the Basis White Card Stock and fussy cut.

The sentiment was adhered with foam tape across the stamped piece and I added 3 black enamel dots to finish.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and give coloring on black card stock a try!


I'm linking up to:
Crafty Catz Challenge - ATG w/Masculine Twist