Thursday, 5 March 2015

You Make Me Smile Card

Good morning friends.

It's Throwback Thursday on my blog and I have a floral Pop Up card to share today using some older Karen Burniston Pop 'n Cut dies.

Inside I used the Sassy Label insert to create the Pop Up, and embellished it with a felt flower embellishment.

I made this card last year, mailed it to a friend so she would receive some 'Happy Mail'.

A2 Pop 'n Cut Base with Sassy Label Insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Patterned paper - The Paper Studio
Edge (Scalloped - from Scallop Card Die, Sizzix)
Edge and Scroll Die - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Felt Flower - Pebbles
Sassy Labels and Stitched Frames - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Flourish - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Flowers - EK Success punch

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Beachy Whiskers the Cat Card

Good morning friends

Today's beach card is one that I made as a sample for CHA and it uses lots of Karen Burniston's new Pop it Ups dies through Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The front has all three of the new Beach Edges, and the cute pail from the Palm Tree and Pail set. Karen B designed the pail handle to hook on and hang just like a real pail. Brilliant!  I added some fish-bones from the new Props 4, cut out of white pearlized card stock.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

There are more fish bones sprinkled around the sand, along with a satisfied looking 'Whiskers' - another new Character die. The inlaid paw print comes with the new Props 4 dies, and I hand lettered the words.

Love those Palm Trees ... I cut each palm tree from cork paper, 2 layers of Kraft and once from green card stock. The two kraft layers were adhered together for extra stability, I added the cork layer, trimmed the green fronds and adhered them over the cork. The coconuts were cut from bronze pearlized card stock for a bt of shimmer..  Both the Palm Trees and Whiskers are mounted onto the Lots of Pops pop up die.

The new Whiskers the Cat character is SO cute and fun make. You can change her expression by changing up her eyes, so for this one I added eyelids and turquoise Glitter Dots. After apparently eating all those fish, no wonder she's looking a tad smug.

The clouds are cut from white velvet self-adhesive sheets for a light, fluffy feel.

The Lots of Pops die cuts that larger platform and bump in the centre, as well as two on either side that don't come into the card as much as that centre platform. However, when I tried to mount the palm trees to those they were too close together and I didn't like the look. I wanted them further apart but still pop out.  I used one of Karen Burniston's ideas, and cut an additional Lots of Pops from a scrap of the oatmeal speckled paper. Then I trimmed away the two side platforms, discarding the rest. The two platforms were adhered to the card bottom and back then I adhered the Palm Trees. To finish them off I added two little sandy mounds that come with the Garden Bench set.

Supplies used:
778 Lots of Pops, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
987 Palm Tree and Pail, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
983 Whiskers the Cat, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
981 Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
914 Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
982 Props 4, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree (Clouds), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
780 Garden Bench (Mounds), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Glitter Dots in Black - Elizabeth Craft Designs
405 White Velvet Adhesive Sheets - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Blue card stock - Papertrey Ink
Cork Paper - DCWV
Green card stock - Stampin' Up
Kraft card stock
Bronze Stardream
Speckled card stock - stash
Polka dot paper scrap
Black card stock
Red card stock
Pink card stock
Glossy Accents
Black fine point pen - Pilot
Red marker - Stampin' Up
White pearl card stock - scrap
Silver Sharpie marker
White card stock
Card size - 6 x 5"

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Get Well Cards

Good morning friends

My Mom asked me to make her some Get Well Cards, and she didn't want anything too 'fancy'. Which I took to mean - no pop ups.  I chose some pretty floral paper from my stash and managed to get six identical cards from the single 12 x 12" sheet.

The Stitched Label is from Karen Burniston's Lorna Label Pop Up - it is such a pretty shape.

I die cut two butterflies for each card, and layered them together with foam tape. Each one got a pink Glitter Dot in the centre, then they were attached to the label with foam tape. The label was popped up on the patterned paper with - yes, foam tape.

When I was flipping through the paper stack, there were a couple of yellow patterned paper scraps so I paired them together to create a seventh Get Well Card.  The butterflies were punched from scraps of the patterned paper used on the first cards, and the words were penned on the banner that comes with the Lorna Label Pop Up.

I added more Glitter Dots and edged the papers with a gold metallic marker.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

915 Lorna Label Pop Up (Stitched Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Butterfly die - Sizzlit - Sizzix
Patterned paper - Crate Paper
Butterfly punch - Stampin' Up
Words - CC Designs
Card size - standard A2

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Monday, 2 March 2015

Canadiana Rectangle Pull Card

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It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and I have a hybrid birthday card to share today.

I haven't made a hybrid card in ages so I pulled out the new Rectangle Pull Card, a Pop it Ups die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I did pretty good printing the side panels, but the printer enlarged the rectangles for the centres on me. My printer and I have a love/hate relationship - mostly the latter. I keep saying I'm going to throw it out the window, but then I end up giving  it another chance.  The little ribbon below the moose is printed onto the glossy photo paper, but the corduroy brad is from my stash. It adds nice dimension to the otherwise flat card.

I was mostly happy with how it all printed, and that it worked when assembling. Then I went to attach the spinner inside. That photo paper grabbed the adhesive on the spinner and - well, there was no moving it. That is not where I intended to place it however you have to roll with it sometimes ...

I stamped and coloured the little marshmallows on the stick, then fussy cut them out to add a little something to the white cardstock rectangle which is where we will sign our names.

This is going to one of our friends in Arizona, and I know he will get a kick out of the Canadiana theme.

974 Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Glossy Photo Paper - Kirkland
Digi kit - Lodge Creek, Nitwit Collections
Corduroy Brad - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Brown textured card stock
Marshmallows on stick stamp - Paper Smooches

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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Penguin Christmas Card

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I like to work on Christmas cards all year long. It saves some of the rush and feelings of panic when the holidays come around, as I usually have my cards all made by then.

Here is the front of today's card, made using a scrap piece of patterned paper in the stash. The white holly leaves are shiny and embossed - so pretty!

Inside is a Pop Up, made using the Lucy Label Pop Up die and a sparkly stamped penguin. Those little snowflakes come with the Spiral Circle Pull Card, another Pop it Ups die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love the size and shape of them, and they also got the Glitter Dot treatment.

The Penguin was stamped, then covered with a piece of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape. I poured on the Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polished it in with my fingers. After he was fussy cut, I added some colour with Copics. The smallest Glitter dots worked perfectly for eyes and the pom-pom on the hat.

Into my Christmas Card stash with this one!

779 Lucy Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card (Snowflakes), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter- Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots in Black, Red, and Transparent Silver - Elizabeth Craft Designs
502 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheets
White card stock
Red card stock
Patterned paper - sei
Word stamp - Hero Arts
Penguin stamp - Stampin' Up
Copic markers
Card size - A2

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Saturday, 28 February 2015

C4C275 Water Scene

Good morning friends

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog.  Our hostess gave us this challenge:

"Create a water scene to celebrate the 2 Zodiac signs of February; Aquarius and Pisces. "

Of course I had to use Karen Burniston's new dies and make a Water Scene Pop Up Card!

All three of the Beach Edges were used for the card front. I added colour by sponging and chalking, and the lowest layer of sand (which is actually one of the Outdoor Edges) has some copper Silk Microfine Glitter added to it.

I love Rocky the Crab character die and am happy for any occasion to use it.  He is popped up on the front of the card with foam tape.

Inside, Rocky appears again - this time holding a camera. This is the birthday card my parents gave our son-in-law, who is a photographer.

Elizabeth Craft Designs has come out with an Alphabet die and it is the perfect size for personalizing cards. You will be seeing a lot of it - from me and the rest of the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge Team, from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team, and all over the web as customers snap up this handy die. I cut it from adhesive backed patterned paper (made using the  ECD Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape) which makes them easy-peasy to adhere.

The 'Birthday' was cut using the same patterned paper as Rocky, using the Happy Birthday Pop Up birthday decorator die. All the letters were chalked on the bottom for an ombre look before adhering them to the Lucy Label Pop Up card.

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 C4C275.

779 Lucy Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
985 Rocky the Crab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
981 Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
914 Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
947 Happy Birthday Pop Up (Birthday), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
611 Rust Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
508 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided tape, 64mm (2-1/2")
967 Alphabet - 1 Caps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black card stock
Patterned orange card stock - MME
White pearl card stock - Stardream
Chalks - Craft T
Patterned paper - Basic Grey
Camera Sticker - K & Company

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Friday, 27 February 2015

Tree Flip It's Duo for Seniors Secret Service

Good morning friends

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and I have a couple of masculine Birthday Cards to share today.

I used the Circle 2 Flip-It's and some patterned paper scraps for the layers. I love that I can use up so many of my scraps and still end up with a polished looking card.

I have had this tree die for quite a while, so was tickled to see how well it matched this patterned paper. I die cut the tree out of coordinating paper, inked the edges and added it to the inside of the card.

On this second card, the tree die didn't really go as well ... but there was nothing wrong with the embossed tree trunk part.  So I punched some flowers from green patterned paper, inked the edges and adhered them behind the tree trunk.

There isn't room for any writing on the patterned paper, so I adhered white labels to the back of the black card bases. Both these cards were donated to Seniors Secret Service.

Black card stock
Patterned card stock - Recollections
Circle Flip It #2 - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix), The Stamps of Life
Tree Die - MFT
Flower Punch - Stampin' Up
Wish Big - Paper Smooches
HBD stamp - Stampendous

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