Magic cards are so fun! I made my first magic card about 12 years ago – and it took forever. Today, we have so many fun tools to make it easier – better stamping trimmers, the Big Shot, framelits and thinlits dies – it’s a piece of cake to create a magic card these days.
Here’s one we made at our recent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator meeting. This is the closed version.
And here’s what it looks like open.
From a barren tree to summer time! I used the new In Colors for this one – lots of Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach with some Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum.
Sheltering Tree is a great set to use for Magic Cards, because it’s easy to line up since it’s photopolymer. And there are lots of options for the “magic” image. Fall, summer, spring, the bike, the swing…It’s a great set for this! I chose a leafy tree and lots of flowers. But you could easily switch it to fall – with autumn leaves and the bike propped against the tree. Or the swing waiting for someone to play.
You can see the tutorial for the magic card here. Have fun with this – and be sure to plan the image before you stamp and glue. If you want a larger window to show more of your stamped images, use your Stampin’ Trimmer or a larger die.
Just a note from yesterday’s blog – the ladies at Spring Arbor loved the card and bookmark we made. I love working with these ladies! And I’m learning so much. Some of them have limited mobility in their hands, so the tearing on the card and bookmark works those muscles. And even if they can’t go to the beach any more, they have lovely memories. One of the ladies told me all the things we were missing on the card – seashells, a sand castle, kids playing on the beach, white caps…These were all above my skill level, but I loved that she remembered all the fun beach activities!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!