Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas Tag Pull Card

Good morning friends!

I know it's Saturday, and usually that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. However, we are taking a little break to spend time with our families and we will be back in the New Year with fun new challenges. So today, I have a Christmas 'Z-Fold' pull card to share that I made for the holidays ... not for a challenge!


The patterned paper has beautiful gold foiled bits in it. I fussy cut two tags from a sheet of paper in the same stack, and sandwiched the circle portion of the Spiral Circle Pull Card in between them. The notches keep the card in the closed position, and when the recipient pulls the card open the circle flips around to reveal the second tag.



I added some red Glitter Dots (What? Who me?) and a die cut snowflake that was sitting on my stamping desk.  The SCPC comes with several decorator dies, including two snowflakes - this is one of them.



Supplies
Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper (and tags) - DCWV
Glitter Dots (red/gold) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Red seam binding
Word stamp - Stampin' Up
Red textured card stock - Bazzill
White card stock
Card size - A2


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Friday, 19 December 2014

Cardinal Pop 'n Cut Christmas Card Duo

Good morning friends

I've been busy in my Craft Room, preparing samples for CHA with the new release of Pop it Up dies by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The new dies are SO WONDERFUL, it was hard to know which ones to use first!

No sneak peeks allowed yet, but start saving your pennies as you are going to love this new release. Just sayin'

I have two identical pop up holiday cards to share today ...


The card base was cut from this lovely clear embossed patterned paper using a 4-1/2 x 6" Sizzix card die with a scalloped bottom front edge.


Inside is this sparkly snowy pine print paper, made into a pop up using an older Karen Burniston die - the Wavy Label Pop 'n Cut insert with the A2 Pop 'n Cut card base.


I wanted to pop out the stamped greeting, so formed a little box from white card stock.


The sweet Cardinal sticker is by K & Co (who else?)



I was so happy to send out my Christmas cards this year as most of them were interactive! Yet they didn't take much longer to make than a flat A2 card.

Supplies:
Scalloped Card die - Sizzix
A2 Pop 'n Cut Base with Wavy Label Insert - Karen Burniston( Sizzix)
Wavy Label Framelits - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Snowflake Dies - Stampin' Up
Glimmer Paper - Stampin' Up
Word stamp inside - Hero Arts
Cardinal sticker - K & Co
Sparkly snowy pine paper - Recollections


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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Sparkly Bird Christmas Card

Good morning friends

It's my day to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog, and I have a sparkly bird Christmas card to share today.



I hope you will join me on the blog for all the details.

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Spiral Circle Pull Card with Holly Border

Good morning friends

I have another Christmas card to share today, using the Spiral Circle Pull Card die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.


ECD has a new double sided tape that works wonderfully with dies, because the liner is much thinner than the brand name tape we used up til now.  I cut a 2 x 6" piece of the tape and adhered one side to a 2 x 6" strip of the green patterned paper.  The beautiful holly border cut like a dream, and was easy peasy to adhere to my project because it was then essentially a sticker.

I added some glitter dots to the border, and brushed a bit of baby powder on the part that overhangs the cut away circle.  I decorated the front with a Merry Christmas Peel-Off and chipboard pine cone sticker.


When the card is pulled open, there is a place to add our signature and a decorated tree embellishment.


The tree was fussy cut from a printed tag in the same package as the patterned paper, decorated with Glitter Dots, and is hidden from sight when the card is in the closed position.


Today is the day that Karen Burniston has her post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog - be sure to check it out and see all the amazing Designer Challenge Team projects in one spot, and Karen B's card and video is sure to inspire you. Check it out HERE, later this morning.

Supplies:
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
769 Circle Accordion (Scalloped Circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
917 Clock and Gears (Large Circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
925 Holly Border - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
2576 Merry Christmas Large Peel Off in Gold - Elizabeth Craft Designs
503 6 x 6" Double Sided Tape Sheet - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - DCWV
White card stock
Pinecone embellishment - Jolee's Boutique

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Karen Burniston's December 2014 Designer Challenge (Card #2)

Good morning friends

I have a second card to share for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge this month, which is "Pop it Ups for every month". I chose July (Canada Day) and October (Thanksgiving), sharing the July card yesterday.  Today is my Thanksgiving card!


Raquel Mason, one of my Design Teammates did this cool window technique last year and I finally decided to give it a try. I cut a window from the front pivot, and sandwiched a transparency piece in between the pivot that cuts with the card, and a second frame I cut from the same patterned paper. The window and frame, as well as all the label layers were cut with the Decorator Dies that come with the Katie Label Pivot.

After adhering the 3-d sticker on the back of the second pivot, I added white rub-ons to the transparency.  The pumpkin sticker got some glam with Glitter Dots. You know I love those Glitter Dots!


The wavy border on the card front was cut with Karen B's Outdoor Edges, and the brown card stock strips were embossed with her Damask embossing folder. Hard to see the texture in the photos though.


I applied more rub-ons inside the card and on the layered labels. Also, since the patterned paper is lighter in weight than card stock, I added a 1/4" strip of the same paper on either side of the inner fold. It's surprising how much stability these little strips give the card.



I decided to add patterned paper strips to the back of the card as well. This not only adds stability, but a bit of colour and design to the back of the card. Especially since people will probably turn it over to see the 3-d Thanksgiving sticker that shows through the window when the card is in the closed position.


Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team has come up with for the challenge ... with something for every month of the year, there is sure to be a couple to projects to inspire you. The Designer  Challenge Team is linked to the right of my blog.  Karen Burniston will be on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog tomorrow with her post for the challenge, so you won't want to miss that.  Trust me.

Supplies:
768 Katie Label Pivot, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
914 Outdoor Edges - Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
KB104 Damask embossing folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
506 Double sided tape - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - Basic Grey
Brown card stock
Transparency
Rub-Ons - Stampin' Up
3-d stickers - Recollections


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Monday, 15 December 2014

Karen Burniston's December 2014 Designer Challenge (First Card)

Good morning friends

Yay! It's time for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge and this month Karen's Challenge is "Pop it Ups for every month".  I chose July (Canada Day) and October (Thanksgiving), and will share my October card tomorrow.

I've been using the Spiral Circle Pull Card (SCPC) die a lot lately, so I decided to use it again to create a stylized Canadian flag using red and white card stock.


The SCPC card base was cut from white, and the red panels were embossed using Karen B's Damask embossing folder before attaching to each side.

I used the same embossing folder to emboss the front circle layer - which was cut using the Clock and Gears set as it fits perfectly over the circle area. The leaf was stamped and fussy cut, then popped up with foam tape.


Inside, the optional spiral was cut into the SCPC, centring it on the circle portion. Note, this was done BEFORE attaching the embossed circle & Maple Leaf.  I used the little maple leaf die that comes with the (endlessly versatile) All Seasons Tree, cutting them from red card stock scraps. Glue Dots hold each one in place randomly on the spiral, which is revealed when the card is pulled open.


A little hand lettering around the outer edge and my card was finished!


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Designer Challenge Team has come up with - their blogs are linked on the right.

Supplies:
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree (leaves), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
917 Clocks and Gears, Pop it Ups (Circle) - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
KB104 Damask Embossing Folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Red card stock
White card stock
Leaf stamp - Stampin' Up

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Felt Cuff Stocking Card

Good morning friends

I have another Christmas card to share today, using the Stocking die sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


After pen stitching around the sock portion, I cut the cuff, toe and heel from wool felt. The stocking  hangs from a pine sprig, which is also a die from ECD.  I added Glitter Dot 'berries' for some sparkle.


Inside I used the pivot portion from the Katie Label Accordion, and stamped the words on a stitched oval from the Oval Accordion.



Supplies:
932 Stocking Solid, Elizabeth Craft Designs
931 Stocking Overlay set 1 (Cuff) ,Elizabeth Craft Designs
765 Sprig with Berries, Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots, Elizabeth Craft Designs
903 Katie Label Accordion (Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
772 Oval Accordion (Stitched Oval), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Patterned paper - Recollections
Wool Felt - Papertrey Ink
Brown fine marker
Word stamp - Papertrey Ink
Corner rounder punch - Creative Memories
Card size  -- A2

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