Friday, 29 August 2014

Birthday Flip-It card - Sideways

Good morning friends!

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and you can see I'm still having fun with the Fancy Edge Flip-it Framelit die.  This time I made it open from the top, only because I had a small piece of the sparkly cupcake paper leftover and the cupcakes were running horizontally.

It works sort of like a Stand-Up card though, when it is opened and placed on the table.

This card went into my donation box for Seniors Secret Service.

Supplies used:
Card Size - Standard A2 (5-1/2 x 4-1/4_
Fancy Edge Flip-It Framelit - Stephanie Barnard, Stamps of Life
Confetti patterned paper - scraps from my stash
Cupcake patterned paper - from my stash
Red Bazill card stock
White card stock
Words - MFT
Party Hat 3-D sticker -  Forever in Time

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Flowers and Butterflies Sympathy Card

Good morning friends ...

Holy Smokes, did the carpet installers work FAST yesterday. They got the whole house done - even moving the furniture out of the last room so they could get it done in one day. A LONG day, but they don't have to come back today and that makes me happy. A whole day here with no workers - woot! The carpet is amazing - I'm so happy with it. All of these renos were set in place before we decided to move, so I'm glad I will have a month to enjoy it before we move to our new home.

I have a sympathy card to share today, that I sent to a friend. I used Karen Burniston's new Lorna Label pop up die - I can't help but turn to it when I want to make a Pop-Up card these days.  I also used some of that pretty floral paper I bought in the Spring - when I ordered 30 sheets instead of 3.  Still plugging away at the stack, ha ha.

The white lace is a border sticker I've had in my stash for years. It just seemed perfect for this card.

I added a lacy butterfly onto the Lorna Label Pop up, and the words 'With Sympathy' on the little banner. That long bump that cuts below the Lorna Label has so many possibilities for decorating.

I'm feeling pretty blue today, as someone I used to be friends with is really upset with me for not choosing her as our realtor. I don't hurt people's feeling intentionally, and I don't like to make people unhappy period. This was one of those no-win situations, and I just have to get over it. But today I can't help but feel badly that she feels badly.  Sigh.

Card size: 4-1/2 x 6"
915 Lorna Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
767 Butterfly Pivot (Butterflies), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
773 Butterfly Accessory dies, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Light Blue Self Adhesive Velvet Sheet (Butterfly Bodies) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Scalloped Border - MFT
Texture stamp - Magenta
Lace Border sticker - Little Yellow Bicycle
Patterned paper - Basic Grey
With Sympathy stamp - Cornish Heritage Farms
Sympathy words - Hero Arts (?)

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Crocus Pivot Card

Good morning friends!

The new counters are in and they look fabulous. The company was able to locate 3 bathroom fixtures in the proper colour - not the design we wanted or ordered, but since we are selling the house anyhow we thought we would just accept the difference and move on. They look quite nice!

There was a minor 'flood' when a shut-off valve blew in the upstairs bathroom … it sure didn't take long for the bathroom to 'fill' with water. The worker grabbed our BATH TOWELS to help mop up. Goodie! The water ran down through the laundry room light fixture and dripped for a couple of hours so that had to be replaced today as well. Thankfully by then the workers accepted my offer of 'old towels', but I will have to do a big load of laundry today.

This morning new carpets will be installed in the first half of the house, tonight we will move the beds and furniture back into those rooms and move the furniture out of the remaining. It will be SO good to get this week behind us!

I have a  PIVOT CARD to share today, using the Katie Label Pivot die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love Pivot cards - they make up really quickly, but carry a lot of OOMPH.  Oomph is always good, right?

The card I'm sharing today was made for my last Demo at Paper Pastimes in Calgary.  I used colours that are completely out of my comfort zone, but everyone really liked it. Els has designed Peel-Off's to work with the Katie Label Pivot (and there are new ones coming for more of the Pop it Ups dies!!!) and I attached these ones to 90# water colour paper. Then I painted the images with Tombow Markers scribbled on a plastic palette and a water brush. After embossing the purple card base with the feather's embossing folder, the Peel-Off's were fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.

I added a border Peel-Off as well, as the Peel-Offs are made from vinyl and they have a bit of shine to them. The border adds that little bit of shine to the edge, as well as gives it some visual weight.

I cut a strip of yellow dotted paper, 5-1/2" tall and 3-1/2" wide. It was scored at 1-3/4" (the centre) and attached it inside the card at the spine. This brings some colour to the inside as well as stabilizes the spine of the card. The card stock is what I would consider light weight, so it needed the extra strength.

To create the label, I cut a strip of card stock just under 1-1/2" wide, and used the Katie Label Pivot die to cut the left edge.  Then I eyeballed how long I wanted it, trimmed it down and attached it to the card as an area to sign our name. Another water coloured peel-off decorates the straight cut edge of the label.

Size: standard A2
768 Katie Label Pivot Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
903 Katie Label Accordion (Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
1167 Border Peel-Off - Elizabeth Craft Designs
2568 Flower Labels 1 Peel-Off (Crocus) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
E108 Feathers Embossing Folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
WP903 Water colour paper - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Tombow Markers
Water Brush
Purple card stock - Recollections
White card stock

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Sparkly Christmas Card

Good morning friends!

I'm late posting today - it took forever to get ready this morning, as our toiletries are in one room, clothes in another, make-up in a third, and my undergarments are where they should be. For today - they get moved tonight.  Let me say how much I HATE having workers in my house. Hate it. More than I hate having workers, I HATE renovations. The DOING - I love 'em when they are done.

I just don't know what is wrong with the residential construction industry. It's seems so simple to run a business in any other facet ... but residential construction? They give you a date and you mark it on the calendar. You get everything organized, and they may or may not show up that day. Or that week. Do they call? No. It makes NO sense to me. If you are running a business, and you have an appointment scheduled - SCHEDULED - for a specific day, there shouldn't be too many reasons not to keep that appointment. Yes, things happen - so then you call and RESCHEDULE. You don't just not show up.

When a customer orders something specific - with order numbers - you order the correct thing. You don't show up with a completely wrong colour, then look confused when the customer says 'uuuuhhh - that's not what we ordered and PRE-PAID for'.  This actually happened yesterday, so I'm waiting for them to show up this morning with the correct pieces or let me tell you heads WILL roll. I'm tired of being nice and polite.

This company has had TWO MONTHS (with our deposit money, thank you very much) to get this organized, so I do not want to hear "sorry, the new faucets will take 6 weeks to get here". We need to get our house on the market and we don't have six weeks.

There ... rant over.

Today's share is a card I made with leftover bits from my July 2014 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge card, which you can see HERE.   I had a couple of sparkly tree strips sitting on my stamping area, as well as some snowy mounds so I put them together to make a -gasp- flat card.

I used an embossing folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs on the smaller cream panel, and added glitter glue to every single dot. I'm a little crazy like that.

The sparkly cardinal is a sticker. I have a whole sheet of them, but if I had several sheets I don't think it would be enough. They are SO sweet.

Card size - A2
Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lots of Dots embossing folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cream card stock
Cream patterned papers - scraps
Red card stock
Cardinal Sticker - Jolee's Boutique

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Monday, 25 August 2014

Pop up Thank You and Gift Card Holders (#9)

Good morning friends!

I thought I'd share the ninth Pop Up Thank You card I made for our neighbour, with a Gift Card holder inside.  He asked me to make him 10 Thank You cards for his office;  he wanted them to be Pop Ups and he wanted the Gift Card Holder inside the card.

I used one of Karen Burniston's older dies, the A2 Pop 'n Cut for the card base, and the Lucy Label (also by Karen Burniston) for the pop-up inside. I tried to give him a selection of both feminine and masculine cards.

It's going to be a crazy week here ... new counters/sinks/faucets are being installed in our kitchen and bathrooms, while later this week they will put in the new carpeting too. Which means all the furniture and packed boxes have to be off all carpeted areas in the house. Family is coming to help move furniture, and while I was loading up the spare room and bed (laminate flooring) with stuff off the floors upstairs, hubby just reminded me we will probably have to sleep in there a couple of nights this week.

I don't think there will be much playtime in my future for the next couple of days!

Supplies used:
Card size - A2
Lucy Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Katie Label Pivot (Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - Heidi Grace
Thank you - unknown
Flower stamp & die - Hampton Arts (Sizzix)
Gift card holder - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
A2 Pop 'n Cuts Card Base - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
Glitter Dots - 7018 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Pop-Up Thank You and Gift Card Holders (#7 & 8)

Good morning friends!

I have two more Pop-Up thank you cards to share today, that a neigbour requested for his office. These are #7 & 8 of 10.

I used one of Karen Burniston older Pop 'n Cut dies for the card bases, as I could cut two at a time and I like the rounded corners on the bottom edges. For these two cards I used a pretty embossed patterned paper.

Inside I used the Lucy Label Pop it Ups die (also by Karen Burniston) to create the Pop Up portion. I added some stamped and die cut images, and since he requested that the Gift Card Holders be attached to the inside of the cards so those are there too.

Here is the inside of the second card:

Supplies used:
Card size - A2
Lucy Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Katie Label Pivot (label), Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Oval accordion (oval, Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs))
Thank you - Avery Elle
Patterned paper - Recollections
Birds & nest die & stamps - Hampton Arts (Sizzix)
A2 Pop 'n Cut base (Sizzix)
Gift Card Holder - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Wide Oval - stash

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Saturday, 23 August 2014

C4C 250 Animals

Good morning friends!

It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges blog!  Helen Cryer is our hostess for August, and she asked us to make a card with an ANIMAL, but no bunnies or bears. I chose to make a dog-themed birthday card for our son's girlfriend.

The cute pawprint & heart were paper pieces and attached to a Lorna Label panel, and that was popped up onto the striped card base. Some of the stripes are glittered, which I thought was cool.

While they didn't end up getting a Bulldog, she loves the breed. I know she is going to get a kick out of these two sweeties!  I've had this sticker for years so it was fun to be able to finally use it.

I added a bunch of banners (two stamped) along the bottom pop up ledge.

Supplies used:
Card size: 4-1/2 x 6"
Lorna Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Quoteable dies- Paper Smooches
Pawprint/heart - Paper Smooches
Orange Seam Binding
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Dog sticker - my stash
Patterned paper - Recollections
Words - CC Designs
Heart stamp - Paper Smooches
Blue card stock - Stampin 'Up
Wink of Stella

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