Friday, 18 August 2017

Cactus Flip-It Card With Extra Panel

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog and my card today has an extra folded panel added to the right edge.

I chose to add a narrow belly band to hold the card closed, and added an adorable resin stickers.

When you flip the left side open, you see the 'thanks' and the next panel.

Here is the card fully open - with lots of room for writing a note.

I love that fun cactus print paper, and used up the rest of the sheet from a card posted earlier this week.

Green, white, coral, blue and yellow card stocks
Patterned paper - Recollections
Pot die - MFT Stamps
Diamond background die cut (used as a stencil) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cactus dies - the Stamps of Life
Fancy Edge Flip-Its die set - the Stamps of Life
Props 7 (flower), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs0
Swirly 'sun' - Stampin' Up
Thanks die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Sticker - Doodlebug

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Doodlebug Thank You Card

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I have a quick Thank You card to share today, made with a patterned paper panel from Doodlebug and other bits & pieces from my Easter cards. This house panel wasn't working for my Easter cards but I didn't want to put it in the 'Odds & Sods' pile. Instead I paired it with a couple of fussy cut banners made from other scraps and finished a card.

I used a glaze pen to add accents, which you can see clearly around the sun image.

The inside is left blank so there is lots of room to write a message.

Blue and white card stocks
Patterned paper - Doodlebug
fun foam
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Cloud Washi Tape - Doodlebug
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Glaze pen - Sakura

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

5 x 7 Extended Flip-It Card with Cacti

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Today I have a fun cactus themed Flip-It card to share today. I used the 5 x 7 Circle Flip-It from Sizzix and cut my card stock 7 x 12" to allow for an extended area on the right side. However, the card stock started cracking so I ended up having to be creative and made a Z-fold card with the die rather than a Flip-It. While the card turned out just fine, I was disappointed in the quality of the card stock.

I just loved this pretty cactus print patterned paper! There was some leftover and I used it for another Flip-it card which I will share another time.

5 x 7 Circle Flip-Its die set - Sizzix
Teal and white card stocks
Cactus patterned paper - Recollections
Wonky stitched rectangles - MFT Stamps
Stitched circle - MFT Stamps
Seam binding
Cactus dies - the Stamps of Life
Zig Clean Colour Markers
Dot stamp - Stamps by Judith
Thanks die - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Painted Succulent Thank You Card

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Back in the Spring when I was hunting for a set of succulent stamps, I had also just received a set of Zig Clean Colour Markers. I thought this large stamp would be lots of fun to use with the new markers, and I was right!

I've left the inside blank so I can write a message here.

I was completely out of Thank You cards, so have been making a few to have on hand.

Stamp - Waffle Flower
Zig Clean Colour Markers
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Thanks die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copic markers
Wink of Stella
Blue, white and coral card stocks

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Flower Patch Thanks

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I needed to make some Thank-You cards this Spring and this is one of them.

I had fun with this flower stamp & die set, cutting all the flowers etc out one morning when I was up waaaaaaaay earlier than the rest of the house. Into my stash ...

White and coral card stocks
Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Stitched circle frame dies - Lawn Fawn
Flower Stamps & dies - Stampin' Up
Thanks die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Christmas Sweater Gatefold Card

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I'm sharing another holiday card today, made using some Stampin' Up patterned paper and a sweater die. Gatefold cards are appealing to me these days so that is what I used for my card base. They are so easy to make with the ScorPal as the markings for an A2 sized Gatefold Card are right on the base.

Into the Christmas card stash with this one!

Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Sweater die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Green, white, and red card stocks
Stamps - Stampin' Up
Chalks - Stampin' Up
Fitted oval dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wink of Stella
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Fine point markers - Staedtler
Circle punch - Stampin' Up
Signo white gel pen
Water Brush

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

C4C398 Fox Twist Panel Pop-Up

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It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our August 2017 Hostess is Raquel Mason and Fran Sabad is our Guest Designer. You can find Fran's Blog HERE

Here is Raquel's challenge: "Monochromatic – Make a card that has different shades of one color. Example – different shades of blue or different shades of green. You may use white or black as an accent".

I love these beautiful water coloured patterned papers by Alexandra Renke so used them here to make a Pop-Up Birthday card for a friend. The colours are monochromatic and I used grey as the accent colour.

It may be hard to see in the photo, but above the foxes it says 'Heartfelt greetings' in a soft grey that was printed on the paper.

Some of the images were fussy cut from the sheet, others were cut with dies.

I used the Twist Panel Pop-Up by Karen Burniston to create the fun pop-up inside.

I really enjoyed making this card - the Twist Panel Pop-Up is so much fun to use, and the look of the card changes completely depending on the colours and embellishments used. Because I used flat embellishments on the panels, this card easily fit into an envelope for mailing.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4398.

1009 Twist Panel Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Rust and grey card stock
Patterned paper - Alexandra Renke
Stitched circle dies - MFT Stamps
1-3/4" Circle punch - Stampin' Up
1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up (labels and hearts) - Karen Burniston
Stitched circle frame - Lawn Fawn
Copic marker
Brown fine point marker
Word bubble die - Lawn Fawn

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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