Friday, 29 July 2016

Pa's Grandparent's Day Flip-It Card

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and today's share is the card I made for my Dad for Grandparent's Day. Since he lives in an assisted living home, he get's his own card!

I was really just goofing around with some bits and pieces and a stamp set I've had for awhile but hardly used.

Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
White card stock
Triple Circle Flip-It's - Sizzix
Stamps - Stampin' Up
Tomboy Markers
Brown fine point marker - Le Pen (Marvy)

Card size - A2

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Little Girl Love Note

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I found this journal card none of my paper stashes, so added it with scalloped borders to a folded white card. I've tucked it away as a Love Note for Olivia. Next I will have to make some boy ones, as I always send each of Grandkids a Love Note, not just Olivia.

On a personal note, little Olivia is not doing well and testing shows that the disease (Pulmonary Hypertension) has started to progress. They are back to bi-weekly visits to the Children's hospital and will work with the cardiologists & specialists adjusting medication dosages.  We will be babysitting her brother's for most of these appointments. Olivia is in a lot of pain as a side effect of the increased medication and is needing oxygen a fair bit these days. It must be frightening when you can't breathe ... and for a 5 year old, even more so.

Pulmonary Hypertension SUCKS.

Patterned paper - Echo Park
White card and envelope - Michaels
Sticker - Echo Park
Stitched Scalloped Border - My Favorite Things

Card size - 5-1/2 x 6"

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Pretty Floral Birthday Pop-Up Cards

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I have been enjoying a lovely photograph 12 x 12 patterned card stock stack I found with my friend B when we were out shopping together in Arizona. I cut this sheet down to make two pretty Pop-Up Cards for a little gift.

It's hard to see in the photos, but the pattern is glossy with shiny embossed bits. So pretty!

The cards are nearly identical - just nice and clean and crisp.

Patterned paper - DCWV
White card stock
Blueprints #11
Scalloped Stitched Border - My Favorite Things
Words - Stampendous
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape - 1/8"
Lorna Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Butterfly punches - Stampin' Up
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card Size - A2

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Woodland Holiday Cards

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The last time my friend B came for a play date (hubby's went golfing) she brought along her new Woodland embossing folder for me to play with. I embossed a few panels on white card stock, but also tried Kraft and really liked it.

Once I'd added gold and silver metallic Pan Pastels, I'd decided I liked it enough to order one for myself!

Since I'd embossed 4 Kraft panels, I made 4 identical Christmas cards but only photographed one. The deer was die cut from patterned paper with gold foiled bits I added a 'snowy' edge from Kraft - white and cream looked awful. I used the Beach Edges by Karen Burniston for that, and the little bow on the deer is from the Sleigh Gift Card Pop-Up.  I used the MISTI to stamp the words inside each of the cards, so each one would stamp without any 'oopses'.

Below you get a better idea of the foiled accents on the deer.

White card stock
Kraft card stock
Patterned paper - Recollections
Red card stock
Woodland embossing folder - Stampin' Up
Metallic Pan Pasatels
Hair Spray
Deer die - Tim Holtz
Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Sleigh Gift Card Pop-Up (bow), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stamp inside - Taylored Expressions
Fine point tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size: 5 x 6"

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Accordion/Concertina Challenge Card

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Welcome to the second Designer Challenge of July ... this time the challenge came from Kelly Booth:  "Stretch it out!" - use any of the Accordion dies for a project of any theme.

I was looking at the different Accordion dies and trying to decide which one to use for the challenge. I knew I also wanted to use the Hot Air Balloon and all of a sudden I remembered "Shelly's" Concertina idea. LOVE it when you can use your dies more than one way. (More on Shelly's cards below).

This is the card ready to be put in the envelope. It folds completely flat!

After I cut the four Accordion Ovals from white Soft Finish Card Stock, I used the Petite Flourish Stage-it Stencil to add some colour before assembling. I picked a scrapbook kit from my stash and had fun choosing different patterned papers for the Hot Air Balloons.

There were some coordinating stickers that I added to white card stock and fussy cut, and I also added some clouds from the All Seasons Tree. The Hot Air Balloon Pop-Up comes with  cloud dies as well, but for this card I liked the chubby clouds from the All Seasons Tree set.

Finally, I added two of the printed cards that would normally be used for Pocket Scrapbooking to the back of the card. You can see the one from the front of the card and the other is adhered to the back of it so you see it from the back.

A while ago, Shelly Hickox made THIS awesome concertina card and then another for an Elizabeth Craft Designs post. I was INSPIRED I tell you, and made THIS ONE for a Designer Challenge in November 2015. (Shelly credits Karen Burniston as coming up with the method of using the Accordion dies to create a concertina card, which is totally brilliant).

Karen Burniston will be posting on HER BLOG tomorrow (Tuesday) so be sure to check it out. The Designer Challenge Team is linked on the right of my blog, if you want to see what they've come up with for this challenge.


Accordion Oval, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hot Air Balloon Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
All Seasons Tree, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stage it Stencil, Petite Flourish, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Soft Finish Card Stock, White, 100# - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - Carta Bella (and stickers)
Fun foam
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Card size: - just over A2 because of the overhanging balloons. Would fit easily in a 5 x 7" envelope.

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Roses Thinking of You Card Duo

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My Mom had asked for some Thinking of You cards, so I came up with these two. I like the look of cutting the shadow layer from the card front and layering the word layer inside the card. Then it's visible from the front AND when you open the card.

I had some of this glossy roses print paper leftover so used it along with some red card stock.

For the second card, I wanted to use the shadow layer cut from the first card so cut a second 'thinking of you' from red card stock and adhered it to the shadow layer then to the stitched panel. There was enough of the roses patterned paper to die cut a cup from the Cup Pop Stand (Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs). I cut a second cup from white fun foam (because that is what I had) and went around the edges with a red Sharpie marker. I like the 'shadow' effect it gave the cup. A few 'splashes' from Joset's Ice Cream Cone and my card was finished.

Patterned paper - Scrapbook Customs
Blueprints #24 - My Favorite Things
Thinking of you - The Stamps of Life
Red card stock
White card stock
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 6" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cup Pop Stand (cup), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ice Cream Cone (drips) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1167 Peel-Off Border - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fun foam
Red Sharpie
Butterfly punch - Stampin' Up

Card size - all, A2

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

C4C 346 - Picnic Connection

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.  Our hostess for July is Joanne Grzelak and the Guest Designer is Alexis Crossland-Smith Scrappin’ Sistah
Here is Joanne's challenge this week:  July is National Hot Dog Month, probably due to the number of picnics that occur at this time of year. Let’s have a picnic ‘connection’ on our cards this week.

I have had these stickers in my stash for a couple of years so this challenge was the perfect time to use them The gems fell off the stickers where the BBQ controls would be ... so I added some glitter dots instead. 

The card base is the Hanging Charm Pull Tab by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. It folds completely flat for mailing ...

... and when you pull the tab the BBQ stands up for display and reveals the stamped greeting.

Usually I make cards for specific people, but I didn't have anyone in mind when I made this card. So the back of the card was left blank and that way I can add what I want when I go to send the card.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd sure 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 C4C346.

Hanging Charm Pull Tab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Just a Note clear stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fitted Frames Stitched Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clear Double Sided Tape, 1/8" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched circle - My Favorite Things
Black card stock
White card stock
Patterned paper - Paper Patch
Stickers - Sandylion
Black Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Border stamp - The Stamps of Life

Card size - 5 x 6-1/2"

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