Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Butterfly Get Well Pull Card

Good morning friends

I usually create layered cards that use a number of dies ... especially Karen Burniston's dies. But I also like simple cards especially when I can let a beautiful patterned paper take centre stage.

Today's share is a quick and easy Get Well card, using the Rectangle Pull Card by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. You know I love those Pull Cards!


This is the card closed and ready to be put in the envelope. See that little notch? It holds the card in the closed position until the recipent pulls the sides to open the card.


Here is the opened card ... isn't that patterned paper just beautiful?


Into my stash with this one.

Supplies:
Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Rectangle Accordion (Rectangles), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - K & Co
Butterfly 3-d sticker - K & Co
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Get Well - CC Designs
White card stock
Corner Rounder - Creative Memories

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Monday, 6 July 2015

Star Accordion Birthday Card

Good morning friends

Today I have our nephew's birthday card to share, made with Karen Burniston's Accordion Star and some masculine papers.


Since the card will be going through the mail, I didn't want the smaller Barn Stars to be too dimensional, but they are dimensional enough to need a foam dot at their centers. It's hard to see that in the photos - they look much better in real life.

I used a partial banner die and a couple of hand trimmed, stamped banners for the words.


A pair of green stars finish the top right corner.


We will write our message on the right side, blue star.


People always like to see the top side of an Accordion, so here you go.  :-)


Supplies:
Accordion Star, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Brown card stock - Stampin' Up
Plaid patterned paper - stash
Happy Birthday - My Favorite Things
Shoot for the stars - My Favorite Things
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Green card stock - stash
Banner - La La Land Crafts

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Pink and Yellow Pop-Up Get Well Cards

Good morning friends

My supply of Get Well Cards has dwindled and when I found this beautiful floral paper in my stash I knew it would work perfectly. I used the same layout for each card, but a different Pop it Ups inside. There was even enough paper leftover to make a bookmark!


This floral paper is almost plasticized - it has a lovely pearl sheen to it. I added some 3-d floral stickers to the fronts of both cards. This first card has a stitched label created with the Katie Label Accordion - another Pop it Ups die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.


I used the Lucy Label Pop Up inside this one, a stamped verse and a butterfly embellishment.



For the second card, I chose the stitched label from the Lorna Label - another of my favourite Pop it Ups dies by Karen Burniston.


I added a couple more stitched labels, stamped words and another floral embellishment.



I rounded the corners of both cards, and they are ready to go.

Supplies:
Lucy Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lorna Label, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Katie Label Accordion (Stitched Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Katie Label Pivot (Small Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape, 1/4"
Patterned paper - K & Company
3-d Embellishment stickers - K & Company
White card stock
Yellow card stock - Papertrey Ink
Words - CC Designs
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Tag topper punch - Stampin' Up
Seam Binding
Corner Rounder - Zutter

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Saturday, 4 July 2015

C4C 293 Monochromatic

Good morning friends!

It's Saturday, and a new month so we have a new hostess at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog... ME!

I'll be the hostess for July, and my creative friend & Designer Challenge teammate Kelly Booth is our Guest Designer.  ( Livin The Life I Color ).

Here is the challenge this week:  Use two or more shades of the same colour. Neutrals such as kraft, grey, black or white can be added in small amounts.!
My friend Sue sent me a tunnel card recently, and it inspired me to try one again. I used to make a lot of these, and they were a staple in the card classes I taught. It appears, like so many stamping techniques, that Tunnel Cards are making a comeback.



I used several Pop it Up dies by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs, as well as ECD Peel-Off's and an embossing folder to build this building this beachy scene The little crab Peel Off was coloured with a marker, then I filled in all the outlines with Glossy Accents and popped it up with foam tape.




Check out the 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 C4C293.

Supplies:
Blue card stocks for outer and inner card - Stampin' Up
Pale blue card stock - stash
Label dies - Stampin' Up
Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
All Seasons Tree (Clouds), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
2574 Lighthouses Peel-Off's
2577 Happy Birthday Peel-Off - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
114 - Lots of Dots Embossing Folder
507 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape (10mm)  1/2"
Stamp on front - Printworks
Glossy Accents

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Friday, 3 July 2015

Cheerful Owl Pull Card

Good morning friends

It's Flip-It Friday here on my Blog, and I have a quick and easy Z-fold card made using my favourite Pop it Ups die - the Spiral Circle Pull Card. Two notches hold the card in the closed position until the recipient pulls the sides to open it.


I simply cut the SCPC from this bright patterned double sided paper, added a little die cut branch and a 3-d owl sticker. I love how the owl coordinates with the colours in the paper even though they are from different companies.


Of course I used my MISTI stamping tool for the stamps inside, so there were no 'oopsies'.


Supplies:
Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - Echo Park, Creative Agenda
White card stock
Owl 3-D Sticker - Life's Little Occasions
Branch die - Paper Smooches
Stamps - Avery Elle
Copic Markers
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Card size - standard A2

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Glossy Flourish Christmas Card

Good morning friends

Today is a scheduled post, as we are spending the day with friends from Arizona!! I'm so excited - it's been 20 years since they've been to Canada, and today is the day they've allowed to spend with us. They want to see our cabin and enjoy time in the mountains so we have a fun day planned.

For my Throwback Thursday, I have an older Christmas card to share. I remember wanting to use this gorgeous green embossed flourished paper with some (then new) dies.



I added a decorative panel inside as well as a stamped Christmas verse. This is a 4-1/2 x 6" card and I love the scalloped edge that cuts with the BigZ die. The layered frame is an older Karen Burniston die ... and I have my fingers crossed that she comes out with a similar one through Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Supplies:
Scalloped Card Die - Sizzix 
Fancy Frame Die - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Label Die - Prima Estate
Merry Christmas - Hero Arts
Patterned paper - Recollections


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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Happy Canada Day

Good morning friends

I have a Ring Accordion card to share today, that I mailed to a friend to celebrate Canada Day.


I found these chipboard scrapbook embellishments and thought they would make a great card I also added one of the coordinating Frame Edges to the panels in white. They were easy peasy to adhere, as I attached the ECD double sided tape sheet to white card stock before die cutting. This is the front of the card in the closed position ...


... and the back of the card in the closed position.


This is the back of the card...


Finally, here is the top view...



Happy Canada Day!!!

Supplies:
Ring Accordion, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ring Frame Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Red card stock - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape
Chipboard embellishments - Paper House


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