Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Love Bears Anniversary Card

Good morning friends

Today's share is an Anniversary card I made for our eldest daughter and her hubby.  I had just received the LOVE die as a free with purchase gift and thought it would be perfect for an Anniversary. Of course I made it a Pop it Ups card, and I usually keep the fronts fairly simple as all the fun is on the inside.


I used the Lucy Label Pop up on the inside, adding puffy stickers to the bump outs. I knew that the Grandkids would want to look at the card and they would also enjoy the fun critters.


Here is a side view so you can see the pop up portion a little better ...


I used a small Peel-Off on the bookplate sticker, which was also part of the paper package.


Some stitched scalloped edges and another LOVE die cut and the card was done and ready to mail.

Supplies:
Lucy Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
LOVE die - My Favorite Things
Stitched Scalloped Border die - My Favorite Things
Vertical Stitched Strips - My Favorite Things
Patterned paper & Bookplate sticker - Basic Grey
White card stock
343 Assorted Words Peel Off's - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots in Pink Elizabeth Craft Designs
Puffy Stickers - Target

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Butterfly Easter Card Duo

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Today's share is a couple of Easter cards I made. As soon as I saw this pretty patterned paper I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for ...


Using the Blueprints dies, these were so quick and easy to put together! I love that I can die cut my panels and the edges are always straight and square. I've had the butterfly dies for a very long time, and it was fun to get them out and use them again.

Since my Pop it Up dies are always on my stamping table, I used the Clock and Gears set to cut the white circle.


I stamped an Easter greeting inside and the cards were ready to pop in the mail.

Supplies:
White card stock
Patterned paper - Recollections
Blueprints #1 dies- My Favorite Things
Butterfly dies - Spellbinders
Clock & Gears (Circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stickles

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Monday, 25 May 2015

Eggcelent Barn Birthday Card

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It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog and I have a farm themed birthday card to share today. Of course I made it a Pop it Up using the new Farm Collection by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I found some clear Rooster stickers and have been having fun using them with the new Barn Pop Stand dies.  Here is the front of my card:  (I used only a portion of one of the new Farm Greetings clear stamps for the Happy Birthday)


Love the MFT stitched dies that leave a stitched edge on both the positive and the negative die cuts. I had used the circle from this orange print panel on a different project.


Inside I used the older Lots of Pops die as a platform to attach the Barn to. While you can add all the pieces and have the barn doors slide open and closed, for this card I adhered them to the barn base in the closed position. Karen Burniston thinks of everything when she is designing her Pop it Up dies and versatility is key. I am loving all the different looks I am getting for the barn!


More selective inking for the words, which were then die cut with a label from the Fancy Label Accordion set.


The ground was cut with the Beach Edges (see how well all the Pop it Ups work together?), and I adhered another rooster inside the card. Because the stickers are clear, I put the rooster sticker on white card stock then fussy cut it out so I could use foam tape for dimension.


Into my stash with this one ...

Supplies:
Barn Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lots of Pops, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lucy Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Accordion Fancy Label, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Farm Greetings Clear Stamps, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
White card stock
Blueprints #12 and #13 - My Favorite Things

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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Two Birthday Cards Made with Bits and Pieces

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I have a couple of Birthday cards to share today, made with bits and pieces from my stamping table. While I already owned a some of the My Favorite Things Blueprints sets, my parents gave me another couple for my birthday. Whenever I get a new die set in my hot little hands, the first thing I do is cut out the pieces - usually from whatever paper or card stock is still on my stamping table from the last project. :-)

The goal with these cards was to put the pieces together to make two reasonably attractive Birthday Cards for donating to Seniors Secret Service.



The second card is actually made with the MFT Stitched Vertical Strips rather than the Blueprints. The label was fussy cut from a sheet of journal cards in the same paper stack and I stamped on the label with my MISTI.


A sparkly butterfly is always a fun addition, don't you think? I like that the stitching on the dies coordinates with the stitching on the patterned paper.


Two cards done and my stamping area cleaned up a bit. Win Win!

Supplies for first card:
Blueprints #23 dies - MFT
Cream card stock - The Paper Studio
Black card stock - Stampin' Up
Floral card stock - Graphic 45
Flower punch - Stampin' Up
7018 Glitter Dots - Black - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stamp inside - Avery Elle
Card size - Standard A2

Supplies for second card:
Cream card stock - the Paper Studio
Patterned paper - DCWV
Vertical Stitched dies - MFT
Birthday words - MFT
Butterfly punch - Stampin' Up
Stickles
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Card size - standard A2

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Saturday, 23 May 2015

C4C287

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges blog. Our May hostess is Barbara Anders and this is her challenge this week:


May's birthstone is the emerald. Let your project strongly feature the color green this week. Any shade of green will do as long as it is the main color on your project.

Whenever my mojo is hiding, I turn to the Spiral Circle Pull Card (SCPC) die - a Pop it Ups die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. It's truly my 'go to' die! Els included some of their newest Peel-Off's in an envelope that was coming my way so I immediately chose the new Branches With Leaves in gold. I love how nice and BIG this Peel-Off is, and how there are smaller pieces to use as accents.


I knew I wanted to use these pretty green patterned paper sheets, so once I had my die out and the Peel-Off's chosen - I was off and running with the rest of the card.


I punched the butterflies from gold mirror paper, then added a strip of the same paper to the ECD Double Sided Adhesive. Then when I die cut the 'hugs' it was easy to adhere to the shadow. I stamped the SENDING in dark green on the centre panel of the SCPC.


I haven't used the included spiral very often when I make a SCPC, and if I do I tend to hide the spiral so you don't see it from the front. It was fun to use the spiral this way and I will be doing it again for sure.

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 C4C287.

Supplies:
Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Clock and Gears (Circle die), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
2598 'Branches with Leaves' Peel-Off's in gold
Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive-152mm (6")
Patterned paper - K and Company
Gold mirror card stock - Stampin' Up
Butterfly punch - Stampin' Up
Hugs dies - Technique Tuesday
Sending stamp - Technique Tuesday
Card size A2


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Friday, 22 May 2015

Hay There Chickie - Stand Up RPC

Good morning friends

Last month when I was making a Stand Up Rectangle Pull Card for my Crazy 4 Challenges post (click HERE to see that one) I decided to make second card. It never takes twice as long to make a second card with the same layout.

Here is the card from the front ...



When you open it up, Cheepers the Chicken spins up and into view.  Ha - Cheepers just cracks me up.

I added the fence from Susan Tierney Cockburn (also at Elizabeth Craft Designs) and the Hay There from the same new Pop it Ups collection as Cheepers. This Farm Collection by Karen Burniston  is proving to be VERY popular!

It was fun to create the little scene on the inside panel - and when you use the Rectangle Pull Card in this orientation, it becomes like an Easel or Stand-Up card!


I cut the letters for CHICKIE from white card stock that had been adhered to ECD Double Sided Adhesive so they were easy to adhere.



Just a fun little card for my stash. You just never know when you are going to need a cheerful chicken birthday card!

Supplies:
Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Cheepers the Chicken, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Accordion Rectangle (Rectangles), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hey There Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
All Seasons Tree (Cloud), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
CountryScapes Country Fence 1 - Susan Tierney Cockburn (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White, Kraft, Red and Yellow card stocks
Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive (6")
Alphabet Caps 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - Crate Paper
Cloud paper - American Crafts
Copics
Bakers Twine - American Crafts

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Party Hat Birthday Card

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It's Throwback Thursday here on my blog, and I have an older Birthday card to share ...



I'm pretty sure this was made for a sketch, but I never did get it posted.



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