Friday, 18 August 2017

Cactus Flip-It Card With Extra Panel

Good morning friends

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.

Supplies:
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.



Supplies:
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.



Supplies:
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
Stickles
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.

Supplies:
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 ...

Supplies:
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

Good morning friends

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!

Supplies:
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
Scor-Pal
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.

Supplies:
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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Friday, 11 August 2017

Zentangle Card and Exciting News!!

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Before I get to my blog post today, I wanted to share some exciting news. I have posted a couple of Travellers Journals made with Eileen Hull's new Journal die from Sizzix. Now this die is SO popular it's constantly sold out. I am not surprised. When I met Eileen at CHA (thanks to Karen Burniston, who stopped to chat with her) Eileen showed us this latest addition to her collection I KNEW it was going to be big. I think I told her it was absolutely BRILLIANT and that there was a whole sub-culture of journallers out there that would be snapping it up. And I'm sure she thought I was just a crazy fan. Ha. But I was right, and the Eileen Hill Fan Club on FaceBook is blowing up with new members being added daily.

Yesterday Bella Crafts released a brand new e-book called "Journal Treasury" and it features amazing AMAZING journals and projects. I pre-ordered mine and I think I might even take it to Staples and have it printed. I love to flip through paper pages. You can get your's HERE.

So even more exciting than the release of a new e-book dedicated completely to journals - I have a some of my own work in the Gallery section! What an honour to be included in a book with these amazingly talented ladies.

I have several more journals in the works, and two finished that I haven't had a chance to post yet.

But wait - there's more. Check out Karen Burniston's Blog Post yesterday, where she announces her brand new 2017 Design Team. I'm thrilled to be working with these gals again. Thrilled.


Ok - onto my card share today. A Zentangle tile to help calm me down from all the excitement!

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and I have a Z-Fold card to share. I was playing around with different card sizes as I wanted to have something that I could use with a 3-1/2" Zentangle tile,




I was pleased with how it worked out, and this will probably be the format I use when sending a tile as the card embellishment. Now, I just need to get back to my tangling!

Supplies:
Patterned paper - K & Company
Black card stock
Cream confetti card stock
Stamp inside - Printworks
Zig Clean Colour Markers
Black fine point marker
Wink of Stella
Dragonfly punch - McGill
Clear bag 
Zentangle tile

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Cupcake and Dogs, a Birthday Card

Good morning friends

Today's share is a fun Birthday card.


I made the inside a Pop-Up with Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop-Up and some adorable dog stamps.


I am terrible at judging sizes of items when I buy on-line. I loved these Hero Arts dog stamps when I saw them on-line this Spring, but when they arrived I was disappointed at how tiny they were. But look how perfectly they work with the Cupcake Pop-Up!!


I also used Karen Burniston's Nature Edges for the top and bottom edges of the inner card. The word stamps I've had for awhile and they also work perfectly with this die set. Win!



I think I know just who this card is going to on their Birthday.

Supplies:
Pink card stock
Bristol Smooth card stock
Zig Clean Colour Markers
Dog stamps - Hero Arts
1008 Cupcake Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Color Burst - Ken Oliver
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
Liquid Pearls
Patterned paper - Dear Lizzy
1006 Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
Glaze pens - Sakura
Fun foam
Graphics - Lettering Delight
Glossy photo paper
Glossy Accents
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stamps - MFT Stamps

Card size - 4-1/2 x 5-1/2"

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Teacher Thank You Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

I'm back today with another card I made for our daughter to give to the grandkids' teachers at the end of June.


Inside is a Pop-Up using one of Karen Burniston's older Pop 'n Cut dies - with the THANKS insert and Sizzlit.



Heather was so happy to be able to give hand crafted cards (along with a gift) to these teachers who were so awesome last year.

Supplies:
Red, white, green and black card stock
Patterned paper s.e.i.
Apple die - the Stamps of Life
Signo white gel pen
Sakura glaze pen
A2 Pop 'n Cut base with Thanks insert, Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Thanks Sizzlet - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Scalloped border - MFT Stamps
Bakers Twine

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Paper Pros August 2017 Challenge Card

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It's time for another Paper Pro's challenge ... this time Raquel Mason issues the challenge to make a monochromatic card.

I have to say I really struggled with this one which is weird as I normally like to make monochromatic cards. I probably tried to start a card 4 different times and nothing would come to me. Finally I had an idea to use Autumn colours with lots of crisp white and went with that.

The front of my card features the cloud die from Karen Burniston's Nature Edges. The stitching line is above and below the cut line so you can use both the positive and negative portions of your paper. I used one of my water colour backgrounds, made with Color Burst and Magical Shakers. I know lots of people are getting similar looks with their Distress Oxide inks but since I have the water colour powders I'm choosing to stick with those. Never mind that I love them. Ha!


Here is the inside, made using the Tree Pop-Up. This is such a fun tree - and so easy to assemble! There are two pieces ... trunk/branches and then the foliage cuts in a single piece. I cut the foliage out of the same water coloured paper and added white gel pen lines to the trunk and tire swing.




I added yellow dots inside each of the indents that cut with the Katherine Label , and also a die cut HELLO. The pink in the water coloured piece kind of throws it out of the monochromatic range, but I'm calling it 'artistic license'. Ha! To get the dimension on the background, I adhered fun foam to white card stock then cut it with the dies. It can be tricky not to get creases in the card stock, but most of the pieces worked ok on this one.


I am inspired to make a few more Tree Pop-Up cards now! Be sure to check out the other Paper Pro's. It's a casual group with the number of participants varying each month.

This month we have:

Myself

Supplies:
1005 Tree Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
1002 Word Set 1, Greetings - Karen Burniston
1006 Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
1011 Katherine Label pop-Up - Karen Burniston
White & brown card stocks
Color Burst - Ken Oliver
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
Water colour paper, 90#
Fun foam
Signo white gel pen
Bakers Twine
Staedtler fine point marker

Card size - 5 x 5"

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Sending Happiness Succulent Note Card

Good morning friends

This is a card that started out with a bunch of bits and pieces leftover from other cards. I love it when a pile of scraps comes together to make a finished card!


The Stamped and fussy cut succulent had been coloured with markers, but I had just opened my new Oxide Inks. Initially I bought just a couple of colours to see if I liked the inks, which of course I DID. I have added a couple more colours now, and Mr. Tim has released an additional 12 colours already. They are very popular inks and it's no wonder. Anyhow, I smeared a couple of the inks on my already coloured piece and let it dry. The label and arrow were stippled and sponged with the same inks.



Into my stash with this one - having a few Note Cards on hand is never a bad thing.

Supplies:
Kraft & White card stocks
Stitched fishtail banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Arrow die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Words - Simon Says Stamp
Succulent stamp - Waffle Flower
Wink of Stella
Fun foam
Wonky stitched rectangle die - MFT Stamps
Sticker - Paper House

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Evergreen Pop-Up Holiday Card

Good morning friends

I have a Christmas card to share today ... working on holiday cards throughout the year was one of my goals for 2017. When I received this paper pack I couldn't wait to crack it open and play.


The tree element is actually the part that falls away from the largest Pop-Stand piece inside. I simply cut another trunk from brown card stock. The gold foil border cuts from a die that is included in this Pop-Stand set by Karen Burniston.


Here is a look at the inside. I adore these expanding trees. They swing freely when the card is opened, but fold up completely flat when the card is closed.



Hmmm ... not the greatest photo of the expanding tree part, but it should give you an idea.


Into my holiday card stash!

Supplies:
Green, red and white card stocks
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Evergreen Pivot, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Signo white gel pen
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
1134 Gold Peel-Off Border - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Seam binding
Stamps - Tailored Expressions
Anita Frames Pop-Up (labels), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday clear stamps, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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