Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Springtime Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

The card below was previously shown on my old blog, and made a couple of years ago. When I pulled it out to send out for Easter this year, I decided I could do more to it and created a Pop-Up inside the card.


I didn't make my daughter and her family a Passover card this year, instead doing a Spring card. The Anita Frames Pop-Up by Karen Burniston worked just perfectly to finish off the inside of the card and make it a little more special.


LOVE these sweet banner dies - getting lots of use out of them!



Because the embellishments are 3-d, and I used some foam tape - this is a fairly bulky card. It's OK though as it will be hand delivered.

Supplies:
Anita Frames Pop-Up , Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Purple pearlized card stock
Patterned paper - Authentique
3-d Stickers - K & Company
Banner die - Taylored Expressions
White card stock

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Monday, 27 March 2017

SW Father's Day Card

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There were a couple of Joset's new release at Elizabeth Craft Designs that I HAD to purchase as soon as they were available. The Diamond Background, Arrows and Feathers for starters. I used the Arrows and the Diamond Background for the card I'm sharing for Masculine Card Monday here on my blog.


I used the Diamond Background as a stencil on some of the pieces and I was very happy with the soft look and subtle pattern.


Inside is a Pop-Up, using Karen Burniston's Lorna Label Pop-Up. Colour was stippled onto the Diamond Background, then I trimmed it into pieces to use as embellishments on the card.



The SW stamps I've had for YEARS - it was fun to pull them out again.


Finally, here is the side view so you can see the Pop-Up a little better.


While there is still lots of time before Father's Day, I have a number of Father's Day cards to make so wanted to get a head start on them.

Supplies:
Lorna Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Soft finish card stock, 100# - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Arrow dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Blueprints #12 - MFT Stamps
Diamond Background - Elizabeth Craft Designs
SW stamps - Stampin' Up
Zig Clean Color Markers
Stitched Circle die - MFT stamps
Kraft & White card stock
Stitched circle frame - Lawn Fawn
Just a Note clear stamps, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Copic markers

Card size - 4-3/4 x 6"

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

'Be Merry' Kraft Christmas Card Trio

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Get ready for a photo heavy post! I hope to be working on Christmas cards throughout the year, however these ones were made for last Christmas and just didn't get posted. That is why they have my old blog's watermark!  Since these 3 cards are very similar I'm posting them together.


Card #1 - the front of this one is nearly identical to Card #3. The main snowman on the front was fussy cut from the patterned paper and popped up with foam tape. The Lawn Fawn word dies got a lot of use for my holiday cards last year, and will for this year too.


 I have had this kraft Christmas paper stack for several years, and there are some sheets that the 12 x 12" patterns were just going to be tricky to use for cards. Finally I decided I could just have an entirely patterned card interior and trimmed the sheets to fit inside my top fold card. These cards are larger than the norm - they are 5 x 6". So I could use the entire pattern without having to figure out where to trim some of these taller images!

I added a printed kraft banner, and a matted label as a place to add our greeting.


Another fussy cut and popped up snowman is layered inside.


Card #2 has a popped up cookie and those same word dies.


The inside was done the same, with a  5" x 12" printed panel, a printed banner embellishment, a matted label and a fussy cut and popped up snowman.




Card #3 - the front is done as for card #1.


This image was so fun - and you can see how it would be hard to cut down to use on a card otherwise.


The gifts were fussy cut from a separate scrap, and popped up with foam tape.



Supplies:
Patterned paper - Recollections
Blueprints #28 (Banner) - MFT Stamps
Be Merry die - Lawn Fawn
Fun foam
Wink of Stella
Glaze pen - Sakura
Words inside (word stickers) - My Minds Eye
Anita Frames (labels), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Washi tape - Recollections

Card size - 5 x 6"

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

C4C-378 - Owl Flip-It Card

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It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our March 2017 Hostess is Frances Byrne, and our Guest Designer is Birgit Norton. You can see Birgit's Blog HERE.  

Here is Frances' challenge:  Yesterday was my birthday, as most of you know one of my favorite this are Owls ... so for our challenge this week include an owl on your card. If you don’t have an owl no problem, any feathered creature will do.

I didn't have my 'Poppy the Owl' dies handy, but this cute owl sticker was in my stash. I used it with a die cut branch for my challenge card today.


This is a larger Flip-It card - a full 5 x 7" (folded).



Since I'm going to need a bunch of Father's Day cards, I thought this would be a good start to them.



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 C4C378.

Supplies:
5 x 7 Flip-Its - Sizzix
Grey, white and brown card stocks
Patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers
Stitched circle dies - MFT Stamps
Stitched Circle Frame dies - Lawn Fawn
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Branch die - Paper Smooches
Owl and leaves stickers - Sticko
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Baaa-th-day Double Z Card.

Good morning friends.

My friend celebrates her birthday on St. Patrick's Day.  I have sent her a couple of St. Patrick's Day/Birthday cards before so this year I just went with green.


I made another Double Z Fold Card, and added some stamped lambs wearing party hats.  The sun is one of the swirly scribble dies from Stampin' Up.


The fence/hill dies were purchased before Karen Burniston came out with hers so I have hardly used this one. Since I'm trying to use older items on my projects, it seemed like a good time to use this set. The stamps are from an older stamp set and it's still fun! I was going to buy a new cute critter set from MFT but realized I already HAVE cute critter stamps - and lots of them.



I added a white panel with a strip of green card stock on the back, and that is where I wrote my birthday greeting.


Supplies:
White card stock
Patterned paper - K & Company
Lamb stamp and dies - Paper Smooches
Fence/ground dies - MFT Stamps
Copics
Pan Pastels
Word Balloon
Swirly Scribbles - Stampin' Up
Black Glaze Pen
Wink of Stella

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Puppy Make A Wish Card

Good morning friends

Today I'd like to share the birthday card I made for my parents to give Zachary on his birthday.


The dog printed embellishment was layered with other dies, and his eyes & nose are shiny because of a glaze pen. I love doing that - they catch the light when the card is turned.


Diagonal cards backgrounds seem to be very popular these days - and the Blueprints #18 works perfectly for that technique. Because they are made for an A2 card though, I mounted the panels to a larger card blank and added some doodles around the outside.

Supplies:
Blueprints #18 - MFT Stamps
Patterned paper - Doodlebug
Embellishments - Doodlebug
White card stock
Washi Tape
Black Glaze Pen - Sakura
Glitter pen - Sakura
Make a Wish stamp - Avery Elle
Fun foam
Bic Markers

Card size - 5 x 6-1/2"

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lucky Bunny Slider Card

Good morning riends

I enjoy making slider cards - and I don't make nearly enough of them. Today I have an Easter Slider card using Lucky the Bunny, the new Slider dies from Joset at ECD and Lawn Fawn stamps.


I added a penny behind Lucky, so the weight of the penny allows for easy sliding ... Lucky slides along the track to reach the Easter Basket.



Here is a peek at the inside ...



Supplies:
Lucky the Bunny, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Easter stamps/dies - Lawn Fawn
White & pink card stocks
Patterned card - DCWV
Outdoor edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Copic markers
Stickles
Clear Glaze Pen
Slider/Spinner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched Rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dotted Scalloped Rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Inside stamp - Taylored Expressions
White pen - Sharpie

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Watercolour Anniversary Card

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I have had this floral border die for over a year, and used it exactly once. Yet I love it! So I was determined to use it on a card and this is what I came up with. It is the Anniversary card I made for our middle daughter and hubby. They both love bold colours and I know they will like their card.


I randomly water coloured a piece of water colour paper, and set it aside to dry. The border was cut from the black card, then I trimmed a strip of the water coloured paper and adhered it behind the cut out. A few heart punched from the same water colour piece and a bright orange seam binding bow and the card front was done.


Inside I added some hand lettering to another piece of the water colour paper, fussy cut it out and added it along with several more punched hearts.



Supplies:
Black card stock
Flower Border Die - Frantic Stamper
90# water colour paper
Kuretake water colours
Seam binding
White card stock
Heart punch - Stampin' Up
Wink of Stella

Card size - 5 x 6-1/2"

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Feather Pull Card and Treat Bag

Good morning friends

It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and I wanted to share a Pull Card and Treat Bag I made for a friend. I owed her some money for a favour she had done for us, and you know I had to make it special.

I had just received my Elizabeth Craft Designs purchase with these wonderful feather dies and since my friend lives in Arizona I thought they would be the perfect touch for her card. The card base uses Karen Burniston's Rectangle Pull Card.


I had done a test cut of the Diamond Background die, so used it as a stencil to add some design to the textured card stock.


Inside is where I wrote her a note.


I made a 'Zig Zag Bag' and embossed it with a Bark embossing folder, then adhered a single feather to the front.  Inside I added her money and a few coffee flavoured candies.



Because I was hand delivering the card, I packaged these two up together in a clear bag envelope.

Supplies:
Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Feathers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bakers Twine
Diamond Background (as a stencil) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pan Pastels
White card stock
Bark embossing folder
Cafe au Lait Soft Finish Card Stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Zig Zag Bag - The Stamps of Life
Blue card stock

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Pink Tree Pivot Christmas Card

Good morning friends

I have a bright and cheerful Christmas card to share today, that didn't get posted in December. The colour scheme is quite a departure for me - but I like it!

The card base started with Karen Burniston's Evergreen Pivot cut from pink Soft Finish Card Stock. This card stock is white inside, which I really like.


The tree decorator dies have an embossed feature which I used for this card. I also used a new-to-me Sizzix snowflake border die cut from red card stock.


Here is a look at the card opened. The trees pivot from the front and back to the inside when the card opens - so cool.  I still have holiday cards left to share, so will scatter those posts throughout the year.


I added the Merry Christmas words from Karen Burniston's Merry Christmas Pop-Up, and also the little swirl below the trees.


(I chose not to re-do the watermarks to Painted Mountain Cards).

Supplies:
Perfectly Pink Soft Finish Card Stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Evergreen Pivot, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Tombow markers
Stickles
Snowflake Border - Sizzix
Blue patterned paper - stash
Sleigh Gift Card Holder (snowflakes), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Merry Christmas Pop-Up (Merry Christmas and flourish), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Card size - standard A2

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

C4C-377 Doodlebug Easter Cards

Good morning friends


It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our March 2017 Hostess is Frances Byrne, and our Guest Designer is Birgit Norton. You can see Birgit's Blog HERE.  

It's the third Saturday of the month, so that mean's it's a SKETCH CHALLENGE and here is Frances' sketch.:



I love all the variations the Crazies have come up with using this sketch! I made an Easter card, then decided to finish off the little stack of leftover bits and pieces and ended up making three Easter cards. This first one follows the sketch...



This little bunny sticker is actually felt - so sweet.



Here is a peek at the inside, with the pink panel being popped up with fun foam.



Here are all three cards together ...



Card #2 has a Doodlebug printed panel, and embellishments from Echo Park that are popped up with fun foam.



The inside is similar to the first card but without fun foam. The largest egg was stippled with ink for an ombre look.



Finally, here is the third card which uses another Doodlebug printed panel with Echo Park Embellishments.



The eyes are glossy because I used a glaze pen on them. Love how it catches the light and makes the card just a little bit more special.





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 C4C377.

Supplies:
White card stock
Patterned cards - DCWV
Doodlebug patterned paper
Echo Park embellishments
Stickers - stash
Sea Glass Embossing Folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Egg dies - Taylored Expressions
Stamped words - Taylored Expressions
Pan Pastels - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pink card stock
Buttercream Soft Finish Card Stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wink of Stella
Dotted and Scalloped Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bakers Twine
Fun foam

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