Thursday, 27 November 2014

Spiral Circle Pull Card for Karen Burniston

Good morning friends

Today I have another card using the Spiral Circle Pull Card  (SCPC) die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I've been having so much fun with this die lately, and wanted to send a card to Karen B to brighten her day. Everyone loves getting Happy Mail!

I outlined the cute bird on the front circle with my sparkly gel pen, just for tun - then added glitter flower Peel-Off's.

The tiny flower die comes with the SCPC and each of them got a glittery flower Peel-Off in the centre.

When the card sides are pulled open, the spiral reveals letter stickers that spell "KAREN" with more flowers. I decorated the inside circle with more stickers from the pack.

Even with the spiral additions, this A2 card mailed flat for a single stamp.

916 Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper  &  stickers - Basic Grey
7048 Glitter Flower Peel-Off's in Pink - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Sakura Stardust Gel Pen

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Card with Sticker Flowers

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I have another older card to share today ... made using some 3-d stickers from my stash.

I also used a glossy oval from my stash ... and stamped the Birthday greeting inside.

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Wine Bottle Tags

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I have a bunch of Holiday Themed Wine Bottle Tags to share today.  These first ones have a beautiful champagne pearlized card stock base - it's heavyweight and just lovely stuff.  I used some 3-d Tags from K& Co to decorate the embossed, die cut label.

This next one has an accordion embellishment that was in my 'Odds & Sods' pile. The tag base is the same card stock as above, only in red. I added a small tag to this one to write a 'to & from' onto.

The third one has a charcoal pearlized card stock base, and a chipboard house embellishment from my stash.

I penned the greeting with a gold marker and tied on some gold figure.

The last tag is a really simple one, using patterned card stock as the base and a stamped greeting.

(Wine bottle tag dies from Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things)

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Father's Day Card

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It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and I have an older card to share today ... it was a card I made for Father's Day and didn't get posted.

Dies - Blue Prints #13,MFT
Patterned paper - Colorbok
Tan textured card stock
Sharpie Marker
Beige astroparche card stock

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Ornament Z-Fold card for the Holidays

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I have been having fun with Karen Burniston's Spiral Circle Pull Card die, making some Christmas cards that are an A2 size and are completely flat for mailing.

The pretty ornament topper die comes with the Ring Accordion Album, and it was just crying to be cut out of gold Shimmer Sheetz.  I adhered some of the new double sided adhesive tape from Elizabeth Craft Designs to the back of the Shimmer Sheetz before die cutting, and I did use the metal adapter plate. Then I cut a 2nd ornament topper out of white card stock and attached the two together with the white one on the back.

I actually have a series of these cards! They were all made with the Spiral Circle Pull Card die to an A2 size, and they all use the same paper stack. I chose not to add the spiral to any of them - love that I have an option to use the spiral or not.

I was feeling frantic when I was making these, as I couldn't find the box of my finished Christmas cards. They turned up on the weekend, stored safely out at our cabin so the ones I just made are going into my stash for next year.

Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ring Accordion (Topper and Scalloped Circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Gold Shimmer Sheets - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Patterned paper - DCWV
Red card stock - stash
Word stamp - My Favorite Things
Stickles glitter glue

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

C4C263 World Hello Day

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It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Here is the challenge our November hostess, Frances issued:

World Hello Day
Yesterday was World Hello Day ... So for our challenge this week let’s create a card that says “Hello”. Bonus points if your card shows some way that we can say Hello ... eg by using speech bubbles on your card, using a phone stamp/die; using letters/envelopes on your card; Image of someone sending or delivering mail; saying Hello is different languages etc. 

I didn't use the word 'Hello', instead substituting 'Greetings'.  Same meaning, but it worked better with the penned sentiment inside.

Inside I made a Pop Up card (no surprise there) using the Lots of Pops Pop Up and the Holiday House die set. (Both by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.)

I made a large word bubble to pen the words onto (for the Bonus Points!) using a die from Paper Smooches. Note, since the patterned paper from this company tends to crack along the folds, I applied Washi Tape on the back side of each scored fold of the Pop Up for added security.

I finally found all my finished Christmas cards - they were stored out at our cabin to keep them 'safe' during our recent move. Turns out I have more finished than I thought, so this one is actually starting my 2015 Christmas card stash.  I like to work on our Christmas cards all year long so when it's time to send our cards, I have a big stash all finished and ready to go.

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 Crazy4Challenges blog and add the link to your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C263.

Lots of Pops Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday House, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Evergreen Pivot, (Trees) Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Seasons Greetings (Greetings) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Glitter Dot (doorknob) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - DCWV
White card stock
Red card stock scrap
Stitched label - Paper Smooches
Quotable die - Paper Smooches
Tombow Markers
Stickles glitter glue
Merry Christmas stamp - Stampin' Up
Card size is 5" square

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Friday, 21 November 2014

Doggie Thanks

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and my Flip-It card has this cute little dog on the front - one of my new purchases from Simon Says Stamps. My Design Teammate Kelly Booth has used this dog set quite often, and she inspired me (enabled me?) to purchase it too. Ha- I'm so easy.

I stamped the die cut dog on a scrap of patterned paper from the same stack, and added colour with blended pencil crayons.

On the flip side, I stamped Thank You, then penned the words in black.  The die cut word Pawesome was cut apart so it would fit on the card, but I also trimmed off the 'e' for this one.  This was a thank you card for our dog-loving friends in Arizona, who helped us out so much with our broken pipe and the resulting damage. (There were gifts too!).

Fancy Edge Flip-Its - The Stamps of Life (Stephanie Barnard)
White card stock
Patterned Paper - DCWV
Dog stamp and die, and Pawesome die - Simon Says Stamps
Thank you stamp - Adorn-It
Pencil crayons, Gamsol and blending stump
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen

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