Friday, 30 September 2016

Squirrel Pull Card

Good morning friends

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog and I have a Z-fold card to share today. Once again I used a patterned A2 card, this time with the print on the left and the solid back on the right.  The Spiral Circle Pull Card is easy peasy to use - simply place the alignment nubs on the scored centre line and cut. A little Washi Tape decorated the edges.

I thought this little squirrel sticker from my stash was so cute!

When the sides are pulled, the card opens to reveal the hand lettered greeting.

Into my Thanksgiving stash with this card.

Below is a photo of all 4 of the cards I made using the brown patterned cards that were in the package. The other three were posted earlier. My friend "B" brought the patterned cards to Arizona with her when she came to visit and split the package with me. It was her idea to use the patterned cards with the Pull Card dies, and you can see I use it a fair bit! You can always search 'Pull Cards' on the right of my blog to see all of them.

Patterned A2 card - Michaels
Washi Tape
Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stickers - stash
Card size - 5 x 5-1/2", fits in a 5 x 7" envelope.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Label & Circle Holiday Tags

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As soon as I saw the new Labels & Circles die set by Karen Burniston, I knew they would make wonderful Christmas tags.

The largest Label was cut from patterned paper and again from white card stock. The red ring piece was cut from adhesive backed card stock, which made it easy peasy to adhere. I also used one of the new clear Holiday Stamps - such a nice greeting, don't you think? I added tiny Glitter Dots above and below the greeting for some holiday shimmer & shine.

The white Label was scored across the top as shown below, then I adhered it to the back of the patterned paper label with adhesive ABOVE the score line only.

This allows the tag to open for you to write your message, while keeping the front clear of score lines.

Christmas tags are such a great way to use up patterned paper extras or scraps, and the Labels and Circles make it so easy!

Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Labels and Circles, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Twist Circle Pop-Up (Stitched circle and ring), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs
Holiday Clear Stamps- Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Red card stock - Bazzill
Bakers Twine

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Leafy Pop-Up Thanksgiving Cards

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Not only do I have dozens of Christmas Pop 'n Cut card bases cut and ready to decorate, I discovered these Thanksgiving ones in my 'In Progress' box as well.

There were 10 of them, all pretty much identical. I took  photo of four of them, as that was what 8 of the cards looked like. The other card uses up a narrow strip of the leafy patterned paper and there were 2 of those.

The brown layer is actually a pearlized card stock - and it catches the light. So pretty. On the two cards with the narrow strip of leafy patterned paper I embossed the entire panel before adhering it to the card front.

The cards were made with the A2 Pop 'N Cut Base and the flower insert. The whole inner card was embossed with a leaf embossing folder, then I just adhered a bunch of punched and die cut leaves.

Thanksgiving greeting stamps are hard to find so I was happy to add this one to my collection last year. Plus, the label stamp comes with them!

Beige Astroparche card stock
Charcoal Stardream card stock
Pop 'n Cut A2 base with Flowers insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Patterned papers - unknown
Various die and punched leaves
Flags - My Favorite Things
Thanksgiving Greetings - The Alleyway Stamps
Thanksgiving verse and labels - Reverse Confetti

Card size - A2

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Spider Halloween Card

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I have a flat Halloween card to share today, using some of the new Halloween Collection items by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The Graveyard scene is fabulous for Halloween projects. Here I cut it out of white card stock, and used it as a mask to stipple purple ink through it. Then I stamped my favourite dot stamp (Stamps by Judith) through the mask as well.

The Bats stencil makes a great background, but you can also isolate a few of them as I did here. The sky and moon were also sponged or stippled onto the white panel.

I had these cute black web embellishments in my stash so added one then cut a Spider from green to adhere to the web. The 31 was stamped in black then cut out with the oval from the Anita Frames and adhered with yellow brads.

Here is a peek at the inside - loving the new clear Halloween stamps! Also the Labels and Circles are ones that I seem to be turning to again and again.

Bats Stage it Stencil - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Fired Frames Stitched Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Halloween Scene, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Spider web - American Crafts
Stamps by Judith (dots)
Black Sharpie
Labels and Circles, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Wink of Stella
Halloween Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Prisma colour pencils
Dotted Scallop Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black card stock
Anita Frames Pop-Up (Oval), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Labels and Circles, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Yellow brads

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Monday, 26 September 2016

Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge - "Be Inspired"

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Welome to the second Designer Challenge for September 2016. This month Caz is offering the challenge: Take inspiration from a fellow teammate for a card or technique of any theme!

This was a hard challenge ... the Designer Challenge team is amazing, and they inspire me daily. To have to narrow it down to one card from one teammate? Couldn't do it.

However, I was wanting to try one after seeing Fran Sabad's beautiful Vertical Flower Pot Pop Stand Card so that is where I started. But I also wanted to try the Rectangle Pull Card spinner with the Flower Pot as in Kelly Booth's fun Halloween Card. So for this card, both Fran and Kelly are my inspiration.

Since all the 'OOOOOH' is on the inside, I kept the front of my card fairly simple. Hand lettering, patterned paper and the Outdoor Edges used as a border. Done. The flowers inside stick out a little on the bottom and on the right, but I am completely fine with that. I think of it as a little teaser. If it bothered me, I would have just made the outer card a little larger.

Here is the card as it is opening ...

Then ... ta da - a fully three dimensional flower pot filled with holly, candy canes and Christmas flowers. There is SO much wow with this die, and it's completely generic so you can fill it with all kinds of things for all kinds of occasions.

Since the recipient will likely turn the card to view it from all angles - the embellishments are double sided with a card stock strip sandwiched and sticking out between the layers. The strip is how I adhered them to the honeycomb grid inside the flower pot.

I added two charms (with the hang tabs trimmed off) to the spinner from the Rectangle Pull Tab ... the little gift and the dotted tree. I added gold gel pen dots to the embossed dots on the tree for some holiday shine.

I trimmed the vine into holly shapes with fine point scissors, and also added a couple of candy canes from the Holiday Charm set. The words were stamped with pale ink, then I went over the stamping with a gold gel pen. It's a fun way to add a 'hand lettered' look.

The Outdoor Edges worked really well as a border - I will have to remember that idea for another time.

Be sure to check out Karen Burniston's BLOG tomorrow (Tuesday) where she will have her post. She has given us hints and I for one cannot WAIT to learn the technique she will be sharing.

Flower Pot Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday Charms, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Rectangle Pull Card (spinner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Anita Frames Pop-Up (labels), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday Clear Stamps- Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - DCWV
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold gel pen - Sakura
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black fine point marker
Bic markers
White card stock
Hand lettering

Card size - 6 x 5" - fits in a 5 x 7 envelope for mailing.

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Holiday Pop-Up Card with Ornaments

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I've been having so much fun using the Anita Frames Pop-Up to make Holiday Cards. So much WOW when you open these cards!

The patterned paper has embossed glittery bits, but cracked along the spine when I scored and folded it. To remedy that, I added some paper tape (medical, Micropore tape) along the inner fold. The paper was cut to 12 x 6" but as I often do when the patterned outer card is larger than the inner card, is I folded the edges to the inside.

I kept the outside fairly simple, stamping the words on a scalloped panel and adding a cardinal cut from red glittered paper (thanks 'B'!)

Inside you can see the amazing Anita Frames Pop-Up, and how bringing the patterned paper over to the inside brings the pattern and colours in as well.

I used an ornament die from Elizabeth Craft Designs to decorate on of the labels, and a stamped stitched circle for the other.

Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Anita Frames Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Red card stock - Bazzill
White card stock
Ornament Set 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs Adhesive, 1/2", 1/8" and 2-1/2" widths
Dotted Scallop Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Front stamp - Taylored Expressions
Cardinals - Impression Obsession 
Labels and Circles, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Inside stamp - My Favorite Things
Bakers Twine

Card size - 5 x 6"

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

C4C 355 Birthday Pull Card

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It's Saturday  so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our September 2016 hostess is Raquel Mason and our Guest Designer is Fran Sabad.

Raquel's son Jake celebrates his birthday today, so her challenge is to make a Birthday Card for someone you love. Our son had a birthday this month, so this is the card I made for him using some fun beer stickers from my stash.

I started my card with an A2 patterned card - pattern on the right side and and the solid coloured back on the left. These cards are white inside, and they are perfect to use for any of the Pull Cards by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

As is, it would create a 5-1/2" square card. I trimmed 1/4" off each side for a 5 x 5-1/2" card which fits perfectly into a 5 x 7" envelope for mailing.

I stamped the banners with Karen Burniston's new Occasions Clear Stamps, then die cut them with the coordinating die in the Anita Frames Pop-Up. The banners were strung with bakers twine.

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 C4C355.

Patterned A2 card - Craft Smith
Oval Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Beer Bottles - Jolee's
Anita Frames Pop-Up (banner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Occasions Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Bakers Twine
White card stock
Oval Landscape Accordion (Stitched Oval), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Words - My Favorite Things

Card size - 5 x 5-1/2"

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