Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Build a Picnic

 

I have a new digi stamp set in the shop today called, Build a Picnic, and I had some fun creating this card 😊  

This set is very versatile... what started out as one stamp became a set of 9 so you can use what you want from it and place them anywhere on your card!  


Have a happy Crafting kind of day! 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Interactive Spinner Tutorial & April's DOTM

 click here for April's Digi-of-the-Month Challenge

Hello crafty friends!  I do have another fun interactive card tutorial to share today - this time with a Mother's Day theme, but can be suited for any holiday or occasion!  I used images from my brand new digital kit and DOTM for April!  and better yet, they are both ON SALE all this month!!   I encourage you all to play along in our progressive digi-of-the-month challenge so you can receive next month's digi set FREE!  



Video Tutorial and list of supplies & tips below:


STAMP SET USED:

MEASUREMENTS (in inches):

Card base = 11" x 4 1/4"; score at 5 1/2"
Top patterned layer = 4" x 5 1/4"
White piece between card base and patterned paper = 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Inside white piece = 4" x 5 1/4"

TIPS:
  • I pasted the images I wanted from kit into a MS Word Document then resized to fit my card. The widest part of the table top measures 3". Then I added the teapot kitty and shrunk it down to fit on table top. 
  • Whatever you are using for your spinner image, you'll want to size it slightly larger than the mechanism you use to make it spin. *If you don't have the Spinner Discs, you can punch circles and use round dimensionals (foam dots) and stick dimes or pennies to them. *Note: in my original spinner I used dimes, but even after cleaning them with alcohol, they left black scratch marks on the white table. So for tutorial I used the spin discs which I like better anyways. :)
Thanks for watching!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Happy Easter!

Hello and Happy Easter, friends! 

If you are looking for this month's challenge post, please click HERE, or you can always click on the challenge badge in the top of our sidebar if you are visiting the blog.

Hilde has created a couple of gorgeous fancy fold cards for Spring and Easter using sentiments from this month's Digi-of-the-Month set!  This first card features the cute digi set, "Snowdrop Bunny" 


This next fun swing card features the Teacup Mouse in our newest kit, "Rosy Tea Party"

I hope these cards have inspired you to get creative this week!  Hop by Hilde's blog for more details.

Easter will be over soon, but Mother's Day is around the corner - in the US anyways, I know some of you celebrate that in March, but surely there's a card to create for any upcoming celebration :) 

Don't forget to enter our monthly challenge!  What will YOU imagine?!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

April Digi-of-the-Month Challenge

Welcome to a new monthly progressive challenge!  Thank you so much to everyone who played in March using the Honey Bear digi set - that was a lot of fun seeing your creations!

And now on to our DOTM for April!  


This is a cute set for Easter or Mother's Day... Birthday or thanks! This digi was a suggestion from KT Fit Kitty, so she received a FREE digi of her choice from my shop, and YOU CAN TOO! If you contact me with a digi suggestion and I use it for one of our challenges, you too will receive a FREE digi set of your choice!  Use that contact form, or email me 😀 

 ♥  ♥  ♥

All who linked up to our DOTM challenge in March received "Teacup Bunny in your email box.  If you did not, please check your spam folder first then email me if you still don't see it.  

If you did not play last month, you can still join in the fun & start receiving FREE DIGIS by purchasing this DOTM in the shop at a discount all month long here.

♥  ♥  ♥

This month's digi is part of a brand new kit called Rosy Tea Party - and it's discounted all this month since you are receiving part of it free.  If you purchase the full kit, you may use ANY of the teacup/teapot images for our challenge this month!!



To  get next month's "Digi of the Month" free, please...
  • create a paper project (card, scrapbook page, tag, box etc) with "Teacup Bunny OR Rosy Tea Party" -  you may use the outline or colored, but please print them and create a paper project.
  • link up at the bottom of this post by Noon (PST)  on the last day of the month and you will receive next month's digi set free 🥰  (emailed at end of month) **Please link directly to your post that contains your entry, NOT your general blog address!  
  • If your link does not take us to your entry post, or you did not follow the challenge rules, your entry could be removed without notice, and you will not be emailed next month's digi.
  • you may combine other challenges (no limit), but you must mention that you got this digi from Imagine That Digistamp and link to this Blog.

♥  ♥  ♥

Here is some DT inspiration for you...


Hilde

Helen

It's your turn!

Please show us what you create using Teacup Bunny OR Rosy Tea Party in the link below.  Be sure to follow the guidelines listed above.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Easter Lamb of God


Hi [digi] stampers!  :)  Easter is a week from Sunday, so I whipped up a couple more Easter cards since I was heading to the Post Office anyways today.  I had a few of these sunburst backgrounds that I made a while back and didn't finish the cards for whatever reason, so I pulled them out thinking it would make a nice Easter card.  There are so many names for Jesus Christ including Lamb of God, and Light of the World which are both reflected in this card.  

This digi set is called "Lamb with Cross" (since I already had a set called Lamb of God) and there are several versions including with a cross/banner and without... and one lamb or two.



I hope you have all have a Blessed Easter ♥
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Interactive Pull Tab Slider with Rotating Mechanism

"Time for CHOMPING on some Birthday Cake"


Hi there digi stampers! I have a fun interactive card to share with you today! It is easier than it looks and will be so fun for the kiddos! I've used the new digi set, "Gator Party" - it was perfect to use with this fun rotating mechanism!


The fact that he's got a birthday cake in his choppers goes perfectly with this sentiment.... "Time for CHOMPING on some Birthday Cake" riiiiiight?!!!  :) 


You may have noticed that I have the "Snappy Birthday" on here twice.   That is a mistake due to being overly focused on trying to get the sentiments printed on my slider piece a 2nd time after having messed up by printing it horizontal and there was clearly not enough room, so....  It was not suppose to be on the slider, just on the front of my card.  OH SNAP!  *giggle*

I did not do a tutorial for this as it was my first time and I wasn't sure how it would go, but I do have a link to the tutorial I followed and my own notes and pictures along the way on my personal blog here.  




Thanks for taking a peek! What will YOU imagine?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Gator News! - New Digi Sets in Shop

 Hello everyone, I hope you're having a terrific Tuesday!  Today I just wanted to pop in and share with you some new sets in shop that you might have missed -- and some inspiration from our challenge players and DT using them!   These sets were FREE to those who played along in our birthday challenges in February.  Now you can purchase them in my shop here.

First of all, I have to share with you this cute card by Deanne, using the "Gator Party" set, given the last weekly challenge.


Here is the set,


And now the Gators enjoying the morning news and coffee!



and the week before, the freebie was this Rainy Day Friends set - 

here is a card made by challenge player, Gail


and take a look at challenge player, Suzanne Harkinson's shaker card!



In this set, you get all 3 animals in raincoats separately and together, outlines & color!


The 2nd week of our challenges, the players received this cute St. Patty's Day set,
"Lucky Friends"

here's  Deanne's card using the mouse and lots of glitter!


and a card by me, Kris using the full image from this set....





and last but not least.... this oldie-but-goodie set was given to our 1st weekly challenge players,
 "Chef Freddy"

Here's a cute easel card by challenge player, Donna



A wall hanging by Helen




THANKS again to all those who played along last month in celebration of 
Imagine That Digistamp's 8th Birthday!

Don't miss out on this month's Digi-of-the-Month Challenge using
"Honey Bear"

all who play will receive next month's set FREE! 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Pop Up Flip Card Tutorial

Hello friends, I have a tutorial for you today using the Digi-of-the-Month set for March called "Honey Bear."  Everyone who played in our blog challenge last month received this whole set FREE!  And all who play this month and link up by Noon on the last day of March will be emailed next month's digi set FREE as well - and for those who didn't get to play along in February, the DOTM is discounted all month long. So you can purchase it on sale and jump into the challenge! 

Ok, so this card looks very simple and "normal" on the front, but when you open the card, BOOM!, there it is, lol the wow factor!  The image pops up and flips (more like tilts) to face you.  Are you ready to try one of these?!  Watch the video below....



Measurements & Instructions:

Card Base = 8.5" x 5.5" and scored at 4 1/4"

DSP for front layer = 5 1/4" x 4"

DSP for inside = 5 1/4" x 4"

Mechanism base = 2 1/2" x 4" and scored along 4" side at 1", 2", & 3"

Mechanism tab = 3/4" x 2 1/4" and scored at 1 1/4"

  • Adhere your top dsp layer onto card front by taping/gluing only along outter edges.  Do not glue down middle portion.
  • Adhere your inside layer to bottom half of inside.
  • Center your die to the front and die cut through the card front only (through the dsp and front of card base)
  • Glue/tape just one scored section closest to the end of the 4" mechanism piece and place glued end just south of the scored line of the card base.  
  • Fold the mechanism in half, bringing the loose end up and matching the edge with the part you just glued down.  Add a line of glue or tape just to the top half (furthest away from you) of the first scored section.
  • Bring your card front down onto the glued mechanism.
  • Add tape/glue to the backside of the longest half of the tab (2 1/4" x 3/4") and place the extended portion edge up to just past the scored line on the larger mechanism.  The folded score line should be closest to you.  
  • With the scored tab folded in half, add glue/tape to the top of that shortest half of tab.
  • With card closed, line up the solid colored circle shape you cut out (of the card front) and place it back in the cut-out section, adhering it to the glued tab.
  • Adhere your image (cut smaller than your original shape), or you can decorate this shape as you wish.
  • Add finishing touches, sentiments, embellishments etc.  
Really easy to add a wow factor to an otherwise normal card fold.  :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ what will YOU imagine?❣

Monday, March 1, 2021

March Digi-of-the-Month Challenge

Welcome to a new monthly progressive challenge!  Thank you so much to everyone who played in February... both in our monthly DOTM challenge as well as the fun weekly Birthday-themed challenges in honor of Imagine That Digistamp's 8th Birthday!!  

Before we get to the new challenge, as promised.... I have some random winners to draw - from those who played in our weekly challenges last month!!  I will draw 8 random winners who will each get their choice of 3 digi sets!  I used Wheel of Names and exported all the names that entered from each of the 4 linky lists.  This is the 1st time I've used this random picker and it's FUN!  who doesn't love to spin a wheel :) 


...and the winners are as follows: 

spin 1)  Marijke Z.;        spin 2) Suzanne Harkinson;      spin 3) Donna Walls;     spin 4) Amanda;      spin 5) Gail Scott;          spin 6) Margaret Ashby.;           spin 7) Dagmara;          spin 8) Aimslee

Congrats to our 8 winners!  Please contact me with your choice of 3 digi sets from this page by March 15th  (after this time, the offer will be void

And now on to our DOTM for March!


All who linked up to our DOTM challenge in February received "Honey Bear" in your email box.  If you did not, please check your spam folder first then email me if you still don't see it.  

If you did not play last month, you can still join in the fun & start receiving FREE DIGIS by purchasing this DOTM in the shop at a discount all month long here.

To  get next month's "Digi of the Month" free, please...
  • create a paper project (card, scrapbook page, tag, box etc) with "Honey Bear" -  you may use the outline or colored, but please print them and create a paper project.
  • link up at the bottom of this post by Noon (PST)  on the last day of the month and you will receive next month's digi set free 🥰  (emailed at end of month) **Please link directly to your post that contains your entry, NOT your general blog address!  
  • If your link does not take us to your entry post, or you did not follow the challenge rules, your entry could be removed without notice, and you will not be emailed next month's digi.
  • you may combine other challenges (no limit), but you must mention that you got this digi from Imagine That Digistamp and link to this Blog.

♥  ♥  ♥

Here is some DT inspiration for you...




It's your turn!

Please show us what you create using HONEY BEAR in the link below.  Be sure to follow the guidelines listed above.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Rainbow Tutorial with New Rainy Day Friends

Looking for this week's Birthday BLING challenge?  Click here

Looking for the DOTM challenge?  Click here


 Hello friends!  Today's card features my brand new digi set, "Rainy Day Friends" which you can now find in my digi shop here.  Those who played in my birthday challenge last week received this set in their email!  Thanks so much to all who are participating in these weekly challenges - so fun to see what you all come up with!

I was asked where I got the rainbow, to which I replied "I made it with my circle layering dies!" and so I thought I'd share a quick video tutorial showing how I made this adorable card.




Here's what comes in this set....

Thanks for popping by!  

~  Happy Crafting ~

Monday, February 22, 2021

Birthday Challenge Feb 22 - 28 Bling

 

Welcome to our Birthday Celebration Weekly Challenge #4!  
In case you haven't been following along, we're celebrating 8 years that Imagine That Digistamp has been online!  In addition to our monthly DOTM challenge, we are having weekly birthday-themed challenges and giveaways during February!!

This week's challenge is BLING!

 Who doesn't like bling on their birthday?  Please incorporate glitter/stickles, charms, shiny foil paper, and anything that sparkles or shines, etc.   You may use any company's products  (no back-linking please, and not the same card you create for our monthly DOTM challenge).

  •  At the end of each week, all  players will be emailed a FREE GIFT from Imagine That Digistamp!

•  At the end of the month, 8 GIFT CERTIFICATES (in honor of our 8th birthday) will be awarded to random crafters who played in our weekly challenges!


Here is some inspiration to get us started this week 

♥ ♥ ♥

HILDE - Valentine Freddie and Scalloped Sentiments

 I see stickles all over the bow and roses and even the daisies on the scalloped sentiment, rhinestone gem on bow, lace, doily, lottsa bling Hilde!



HELEN - Dolphins

I see glittery waves paper, rhinestone gems, and lottsa glitter all over the dolphin image!  Very Blingy Helen!



DEANNE Lucky Friends

I see lottsa glitter/stickles everywhere!  And ribbon!!  Very BLINGy Deanne! 



Please show us your BLINGY creations!


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Lucky Friends Slider Box

Hello and happy Sunday friends!  

There's still several hours left to play in our birthday TAG challenge!  Trust me when I say that I think you will enjoy the brand new digi set I created - FREE to all those who link up this week with a tag project!  

I don't want to show you what it is just yet, so I'll share one more project using the freebie that was given last week to those who played in our cake/food themed challenge!  

This is a matchbox/slider box by HILDE using "Lucky Friends"


You get this adorable image, but you also get the li'l Mouse on a mushroom separately for more variety!  The set also comes with a host of sentiments.  You can find this set in the shop HERE.


What will YOU imagine?!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Lucky Friends

 


Hello and welcome back!  Now that Valentine's is over, we're looking to March - what a great time to make cards for our friends, family, coworkers with this cute new set called "Lucky Friends"!

Those who played in our weekly birthday challenge LAST WEEK received this brand new set for FREE!  If you did not, but would love to get your hands on this adorable set, you can now purchase it in the shop HERE.






There's still time to enter THIS WEEK's birthday-themed challenge HERE.

and be sure to link up to our MONTHLY challenge using the cute Birthday Bunny set HERE.



Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Bottles & Booties Explosion Box

 Hello!  Welcome back and happy Wednesday!  If you are looking for our current weekly birthday TAG challenge, please click here.  

Speaking of birthdays... what's more precious than a new baby?!!  And... why don't us moms get celebrated on our kids birthdays... I mean, we did all that hard work for 9 months (well, us and GOD of course!!) ... and then the deliveries?!!  LOL.  But seriously, the birth of babies are certainly treasured moments, and so today Hilde has a very special card for new parents that is sure to be treasured for years to come!

Digi stamp sets used:  Little Blessings & Ellie's Shower (now with a bonus set of images!)





Stop by Hilde's blog for more like this!

What willYOU imagine?!


Just a reminder...

February is Imagine That Digistamp's 8th Birthday and we're celebrating ALL MONTH with weekly birthday-themed challenges where everyone who plays receives a FREE digi set, as well as our monthly challenge!  At the end of the month 8 gift certificates will be given to 8 random winners who played in our weekly challenges.  You may use ANY company's products for these weekly challenges, so get to crafting - and linking up!!  Can't wait to see what you will create. 


Monday, February 15, 2021

Birthday Challenge Feb 15-21 Tags


Welcome to our Birthday Celebration Weekly Challenge #3!  
In case you haven't been following along, we're celebrating 8 years that Imagine That Digistamp has been online!  In addition to our monthly DOTM challenge, we are having weekly birthday-themed challenges and giveaways during February!!

This week's challenge is TAGS!

Presents usually come with a tag, so let's create a birthday gift tag!  You can even put your birthday-themed tag on a card if you don't have use for a tag itself.   For this challenge, please use any company's products to create a new BIRTHDAY-THEMED tag  (no back-linking please, and NOT the same card you create for our monthly DOTM challenge).

  •  At the end of each week, all  players will be emailed a FREE GIFT from Imagine That Digistamp!

•  At the end of the month, 8 GIFT CERTIFICATES (in honor of our 8th birthday) will be awarded to random crafters who played in our weekly challenges!


Here is some inspiration to get us started this week 

♥ ♥ ♥

DEANNE using Birthday Dog





KRIS using Shopping Sandy




Please show us your TAG creations!


***Please DO NOT link up the same card/project that you link up to our monthly DOTM challenge!  You may use the same image (since it does have food items), or you may use another company's image/products but you'll need to create a NEW project for this challenge and but be sure to make a TAG or a card with a tag on it***