Thursday, 24 July 2014

Pink Sparkly Owl Accordion

Good morning friends!

I have a fun Accordion card to share today, using a bunch of products from Elizabeth Craft Designs. This was a card I took to my Demo at Paper Pastimes in June, so I could show the ladies how to combine the different Accordions (Fancy Label and Circle), as well as use both the outline Peel-off and the leftover pieces (the negative portion) to get even more bang for their buck. 


I used Els' glitter technique for my super sparkly owl Peel-Off, adding colour with Tombow Markers. I let it dry overnight, then fussy cut the owl circle and the extra eye piece which was popped up with foam dots.


The center panel has a Happy Birthday die cut from Black Velvet - and because the sheets are self adhesive, die cut words are easy to adhere to your project.


The third panel shows the negative pieces, which were transferred to a pink Shimmer Sheetz using a Transfer Sheet. So it is also sparkly and irridescent and pretty!


When you fold up your Accordion for mailing, the back side shows around your front decoration. So I usually decorate that part too. I added Frame Edges, and lots of Glitter Dots. The Glitter Dots were added throughout the borders on the card for additional sparkle.




I've tucked this card away for a friends birthday.  :-)

Supplies used:
769 Accordion Circle, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
771 Accordion Fancy Label, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
770 Square with Circle Frame Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
774 Fancy Frame Edges - Scalloped, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
2560 Owl Circle Peel Off's - Elizabeth Craft Designs
502 Double Sided Adhesive - Elizabeth Craft Designs
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
600 Transfer Sheet - Elizabeth Craft Designs
SS0104 Shimmer Sheetz - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
738 Happy Birthday - Elizabeth Craft Designs
406 Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet - Elizabeth Craft Designs
 Tombow markers
White card stock
Double sided card stock - Echo Park
Xyron
Black card stock
Black Sharpie
Fun FoamWink of Stella
Gold Gel Pen
Yellow card stockPink patterned paper - K & Co


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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Butterflies and Bench Birthday Card

Good morning friends!  I have a Garden Bench card to share today, with lots of photos. I took the bits and pieces with me to demo at Paper Pastimes a few months ago but haven't shared the card yet. I thought you might like to see how I cut the different pieces:


I had the embellishments cut, assembled and glittered before arriving at the Demo, but I didn't trim the papers as I wanted to show the ladies how I do it. You can see the Garden Bench is cut into the blue patterned papers I wanted to use for the top and bottom of my card.  These were taped in place onto the white card and I cut the Garden Bench from both layers. Then I removed the taped pieces but I knew they would fit perfectly around the bench when I went to adhere them.  I carefully snipped the bench portions off, then adhered the patterned paper inside my white Garden Bench card.



I remembered to take pictures of the finished card before I packed up after the demo:







Supplies used:
Card Size - 4-1/2 x 6"
780 Garden Bench - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
767 Butterfly Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
773 Butterfly Accessory - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
772 Accordion Oval Card (stitched oval) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
783 Happy Birthday - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Crtaft Designs
Patterned paper - MME, g.c.d, and Crate Paper
White card stock
Hello stamp - unknown
Wink of Stella glitter pen

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Two Different A2 cards, using the Katie Label Pivot and Peel-Off's

Good morning friends!

I have two different Pivot Cards to share today. Both are an A2 size, both use the same Peel-Off sticker, and both use the same Katie Label Pivot die. But the cards look quite different so I thought it was a good way to showcase how versatile the Pop it Ups dies are.


First up, is a really REALLY sparkly birthday card. The patterned card stock itself is embedded with glitter, and I added the Peel-Off to double sided adhesive, glittered that and coloured the image with Copic markers. So the embellishments are also sparkly. You can see the glitter in the photo below, but in real life this card is even prettier. I was so happy with how it turned out!





For my second card, I made the base wider but it's still an A2 card. The card above is 5-1/2" tall, the one below is 5-1/2" wide.  I used a transfer sheet to transfer the negative of the Peel-Off's used above to water colour paper, then water coloured around the image with Tombow Markers and a wet brush.



The little lady bug dies are SO darned cute ... I decorated these ones with Glitter Dots and a penned 'trail'.



The front edge was trimmed with one of the Agatha Edges, and I added a black strip that was embossed with the Lots of Dots embossing folder for contrast.



I love Pivot Cards ... you get so much WOW very quickly and easily, and I really like that the decorated panels pivot to the inside when the card is opened. With Pop it Ups dies by Karen Burniston, YOU get to choose on the size of card and where on the fold you place your dies. Elizabeth Craft Designs has coordinating Peel-Offs, so creating WOW cards can be done without a lot of thinking.  Win Win Win!

Supplies Used For Light Pink Sparkly Pivot Card:
Card size:  Standard A2 (5-1/2 x 4-1/4")
768 Katie Label Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
2568 Flower Labels One, Peel Off's by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Double Sided Adhesive - Elizabeth Craft Designs
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pink Sparkly card stock - Heidi Grace
White card stock
Copic Markers
Word stamp - Stampendous


Supplies Used For Dark Pink Pivot Card:
Card size: Standard A2 (4-1/4 x 5-1/2")
768 Katie Label Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
782 Agatha Edges - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
2568 Flower Labels One, Peel Off's by Elizabeth Craft Designs
E114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
600 Transfer Sheets - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Water colour paper - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
711 Ladybugs die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
787 Hello - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pink dotted card stock - Bo Bunny
Black card stock
Tombow Markers


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Monday, 21 July 2014

Masculine Pop Up Birthday Card

Good morning friends!

I have a Pop Up Masculine Card to share today for Masculine Card Monday here on my blog. I used dies and stamps to create the little scenes on the front and the inside.  The front scene uses a stitched journal card, ground, trees, clouds and a stamped & fussy cut sign post.



Inside is the new Lorna Label - a Pop it Ups die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. There is so much 'real estate' on the Lorna Label for decorating - I have a ton of ideas for this die.

This card has ground, a gift, trees and clouds, and I used the Outdoor Edges to cut the ground/trees that are attached to the little step platform that sits below the Lorna Label.


The Outdoor Edges are so fun! I created hills and the little tree scene at the bottom edge of the card to carry the theme through. Easy Peasy.


The bear and bird were stamped and fussy cut after colouring.



This card is for my Dad's birthday next month. Into my Card Box it goes!

Supplies used:
Card size: 4-1/2 x 6"
915 Lorna Label Pop Up - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
912 Evergreen Pivot (Trees and gift) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
914 Outdoor Edges - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree (Clouds) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stitched Journal Card die - Lawn Fawn
Bear & Signpost stamps - Paper Smooches
Bird stamp - The Alley Way Stamps
Word stamps - MFT
Prismacolour pencils, Gamsol and a blending stump
Patterned paper - DCWV

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Double Fence with Balloons

Good morning friends!

I have a fun card to share today, using the House Pivot die (a Pop it Ups die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs).  Here is a peek at the front … sponged clouds with an ECD Balloon die cut from polka dot paper and inked.



To create this card, I cut the blue inner card slightly smaller than A2 size, then cut a double fence using the House Pivot Die.  Instead of having the two side fences PIVOT though, I folded them at the pivot points so they would remain in their spots. Since they would need to be adhered in place though, I cut a white A2 sized card and attached the blue card inside the white one. That gave me the backing piece I needed to adhere the folded fence portions too.  


I added a few more die cut balloons … I have so much fun with these balloon dies!  They are a great way to use up scraps. The grass pieces were cut and attached to a strip of the same green patterned paper.


I cut two more fence pivots, trimming away the excess and attached the pieces on either side of the folded, glued down fence. That gave me a fence that went right across the card.



The Happy Birthday was cut from Red Velvet Adhesive Sheets and added to the left side, and I added some some bakers twine to tie one of the balloons to the fence.

Supplies used:
Card Size - Standard A2 (4-1/4 x 5-1/2)
902 House Pivot (double fence) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree (Grass) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
402 Red Velvet Sheets - Elizabeth Craft Designs
738 Happy Birthday - Elizabeth Craft Designs
726 Balloon dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Blue card stock - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Green patterned paper - The Paper Studio
Scraps of other patterned papers
Stardust Gelly Roll pen
Bakers twine


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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Christmas Candle - Crazy 4 Challenges Sketch C4C245

Good morning friends!

It's time for another challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog, and this week our hostess Frances Byrne has a Sketch for us to follow.


For this card, I flipped the sketch so it was vertical, and added the die cut words instead of the little banner.


This lovely candle is one of the newest dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs ... and it comes with extra dies to decorate it (such as the sprig I used here, a poinsettia and holly leaves!)


I used a pearlized green card stock for the candle base and embossed it with my favourite ECD embossing folder. To get the glittery red candle wax, I made my own glittered paper to die cut from! Easy peasy to do by adhering a small piece of double sided adhesive to white card stock. Remove the top liner from the double sided adhesive and pour on the Silk Microfine Glitter. Once you have put the excess glitter back in the jar, polish the glitter in with your fingers and die cut your desired shape.

When I do the glittering technique on Peel-Offs, I save all the scraps. The candle flame's were cut from scraps made with the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and coloured with Copic Markers.

Because I love lots of shimmer & shine on my holiday cards, I added several sizes of red Glitter Dot Peel-Off's to the sprigs.  Initially I wanted the springs to look frosty so I cut them from white. However, I didn't like the look when they were all attached so I carefully stippled the white sprigs with green ink.


Finally, here is a peek at the inside ...


We would sure love you to play along with the challenge, and link up your project. Be sure to check out what the rest of the Crazies have come up with for the challenge, at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  (If you link up to an on-line gallery, please use the keyword C4C245.)
Supplies used:
Card size - standard A2 (4-1/4 x 5-1/2)
Candle Die - 919, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Sprig (comes with the Candle die above) Elizabeth Craft Designs
Merry Christmas - 944, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embossing folder - E119 Swirly Curves - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clock & Gears (Circle) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
True Red Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive - Elizabaeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Ivory Confetti card stock
Red card stock
Wink of Stella
Copic Markers
Stamped words - Papertrey Ink


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Friday, 18 July 2014

Butterfly Birthday Pull Card

Good morning friends!

I made a birthday card for a friend, using the new Spiral Circle Pull Card die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. One of the features (that I love) is that this die cuts notches that help the card stay in the closed position until the recipient pulls the sides and reveals the surprise inside.



Another feature of the Pop it Ups dies, is that YOU get to decide on the size of your card and where on the fold you place your animation.  The Pop it Ups collection dies all work together, so I pulled out the Butterfly Pivot  & Butterfly Accessory die sets to decorate this card.


I added the black Peel Off border down the right edge, punctuated with black Glitter Dots.  I also added the same Glitter Dots randomly on the black spiral inside the card, to help catch the light and add some sparkle. I also outlined the patterned paper in all the areas with a sparkly gel pen.





Because the patterned paper is so busy, I decided to add a label on the back side to add a penned note and signature.  I added a little butterfly to carry the theme through.  :-)


The Stitched Label comes from the Katie Label Pivot - another one of the newest Pop it Up dies by Karen Burniston that will be shipping this month from Elizabeth Craft Designs!


I have been having SO much fun with this Spiral Circle Pull Die … and by the looks of the Designer Challenge this month, the rest of the Design Team is as well. I think everyone needs this die in their supply, because of the versatility. It's a step up from simple 'Flip Cards' but just as easy to make.

Supplies used:
Card size: 5-1/2" square
**916 Spiral Circle Pull Die, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
767 Butterfly Pivot (Butterflies), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
773 Butterfly Accessory Dies, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
**903 Katie Label Accordion (Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Black Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1278 Fan Lace Peel Off - Elizabeth Craft Designs
717 Happy Birthday - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black card stock
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Card stock scraps from my stash
Wink of Stella
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen

** New Dies from the Summer 2014 Release. Shipping now!!!


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