Friday, 2 December 2016

Merry Christmas Flip-It Card

Good morning friends

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and I have a Christmas Flip-It card to share today.


I love the 5 x 7" size of this Flip-its card set by Sizzix.



This card took just minutes to make, but the size and sparkly patterned paper make it look special.

Supplies:
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
White card stock
5 x 7 Circle Flip-it Sizzix
Stitched Circle - My Favorite Things
Circle stamp & snowflake - My Favorite Things
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wink of Stella
Words inside - snowflake - Verve
Card size - 5 x 7

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

'I Believe' Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

When my mo-jo was in a slump, I picked up this BEAUTIFUL holiday paper stack by My Minds Eye and just looking at the pretty papers was enough to jumpstart my creativity.  Since this is a Pop-Up, I kept my card front fairly simple.


Oh, I adore the colours in this kit. I'm not sure I've ever used pink for Christmas before but I'm loving it this year. This was such a quick card to put together, using the Lucy Label Pop-Up for the inner card.


I added some coordinating printed embellishments, Glitter Dots and a matted label. Done!


Yup - totally loving the pink.

Supplies:
Lucy Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Anita Frames Pop-Up (labels), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper & embellishments - My Minds Eye
White card stock
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 1/8 width - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Words - Hero Arts
Stitched scalloped border - MFT Stamps
Wink of Stella

Card size - standard A2

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Pretty Seasons Greetings Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

I loved the Winter Warmth Stamp/die set (MFT Stamps) when it was released last year. Finally in late October I decided I was going to break down and order it. And it's every bit as wonderful as I'd hoped. The fact that it matches this pretty patterned paper was serendipity indeed!

Also new to me are the Swirly Scribble dies from Stampin' Up. I'm loving them! Here, I used it as a wreath.


Inside I used the Anita Frames Pop-Up by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I cut the outer card extra wide, cut each edge with a stitched scalloped border then wrapped them around to the inside. I do this quite often - I like how it brings the pattern and colour from the front to the inside.


Yup - I love the images from the Winter Warmth set. They just make me happy.


Truth be told, I think this is one of my favourite Christmas cards this year!

Supplies:
Patterned paper - My Mind's Eye
Stamps/dies - MFT Stamps
Anita Frames Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Word stamp on front - Hero Arts
Stitched circle - MFT Stamps
Stitched scallop border - MFT Stamps
Blueprints #12 - MFT Stamps
White card stock
Red card stock
Scribble circle die - Stampin' Up
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size: Standard A2

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Ugly Christmas Sweater Card Trio


Good morning friends

I was finally able to get some of the things on my Elizabeth Craft Designs Wish List, and one was this fun sweater die by Joset. I knew I had the perfect 'ugly' fabric looking paper to use, and immediately made these three Christmas Cards.


The little reindeer that comes with the sweater is SO cute!  I also used a 'fa la la' die that goes well with the words stamped inside and Els' new Chevron Background die.



These cards were just plain fun to make, and I'll enjoy sending them out for the holidays. 

Supplies:
White card stock
Patterned paper - DCWV
Chevron Background die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Sweater die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Red pearlized card stock
Fa la la die - Lawn Fawn
Words inside - MFT Stamps
Stickles

Card size - all, standard A2

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Monday, 28 November 2016

A Gift For You - Sleigh Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Good morning friends

I like to have pretty Gift Card Holders on hand over the holidays, so I pulled out Karen Burniston's Sleigh Gift Card Holder and made a couple. Today's share is one of them.

The front features 'a gift for you' from the Gift Card Accordion - it fits perfectly on the Labels and Circles die set!



Inside, I've added a Hudson's Bay Gift Card - I love those iconic stripes. So proudly Canadian! I filled the sleigh with a present sticker and springs from the ECD Candle die.


You can see how sparkly the patterned paper is in the photo below. The snowman is a sparkly sticker, that was adhered to white card stock and fussy cut.



Once the recipient slides out the gift card, they still have a pretty card to enjoy.

On a personal note, I am feeling good. Really good. All healed up and I have the OK from my Doctor to go back on the Enbrel. We are all hoping Enbrel is the drug that will kick my RA into remission. So far so good, even having to take two weeks off of it to recover from the surgery.

Also - I'd like to formally welcome little Alma Cohen to the world! She made her entrance quickly, arriving 15 days early at 11:13 Saturday night. 6 lbs 11oz. We brought Ilai (2) to meet his new baby sister yesterday and he was amazed at the baby. He was so sweet - he wanted to hold her and was stroking her legs. He checked out her ears, and touched her nose, then leaned down to cuddle her. He was whispering 'hello Baby' - it was very sweet. We are blessed indeed to have five wonderful Grandkids to love.

Supplies:
White card stock
Gift Card Accordion (a gift for you), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Sleigh Gift Card Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Holiday Clear Stamps, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stitched scalloped border - MFT Stamps
Candle (sprig) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stickers - stash
Labels and Circles, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Merry and Bright Clear Stamps, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Card size - 6 x 5"

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Pop-Up Christmas Card for our Vet (and a second card!)

Good morning friends

I always bring our Veterinarian's office some goodies and a hand made card over the holidays. It works out that one of our dogs ends up needing a vaccination or something else close to Christmas so it works out well.

This years card uses the new Twist Circle Pop-Up by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs, and also the new Labels and Circles.


Here is the card as it is opening ...


... and when it's fully open the centre circle twists and pops-up in the centre of the card!


I used a couple of different stamp sets for the dog, and penned the words inside. The circle was stencilled with the Petite Stage-it Stencil for a subtle background.


I was about to pack up from the card, when I decided to go ahead and make a second card that uses almost an identical layout and the leftover paper from the first card. This one has a fun clear sticker on the front.




Inside is a glittered snowman and several snowflakes.


The Twist Circle Pop-Up makes a really cool interactive card, but it's easy peasy because the die does all the hard work for you!

Supplies:
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Anita Frames Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Red card stock
Dog stamp & dies - Taylored Expressions
Santa hat - Lawn Fawn
Copics
Blossom stage-it Stencil -  Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stickles
Glaze Pen
Labels and Circles, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Paw Print and Bone - Paper Smooches
Bakers Twine
Snowman Embellishment - K & Company
Word sticker - Stash
Clear double sided adhesive - 1/2" width
Believe stamp - Taylored Expressions
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Snowflake Punch - Martha Stewart
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - 5 x 6"

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

C4C 364 Cake Day!

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our November 2016 Hostess is Maryann Einam and our Guest Designer is Doreen O'Brien from Doreen's Dream.

Maryann's challenge is: According the days of the year calendar today is cake day, please add some cake to your 
card.

I had just purchased this pretty gold foiled washi tape, so I wanted to find  away to use it on my card. Folding it over the spine on the card front seemed like a good place to start. I added Stickles to the patterned paper for some Birthday Bling.



Inside is where you will find the cake for the challenge. I used the Cake Pop-Up by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs for my cake, gold glittered card stock for the icing and candles, and more of that pretty washi tape on the cake layers.








This is a larger card, but I will be tucking it into the Christmas parcel that will be heading east so I don't need to worry about all the extra postage.



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 C4C364.

Supplies:
Patterned paper - K & Company
Cake Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Washi tape - Recollections
Stickles
Words - Papertrey Ink
Gold glitter card stock - Stampin' Up
Stitched Oval - MFT stamps

Card size - 6  x 6"


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