Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Get Well Card Trio

Good morning friends

I have some Get Well cards to share today. The stamped and coloured images were sitting in my 'odds and sods' pile, so that made these cards quick and easy to make.


I simply cut each stamped image out with a sweet stitched label die then added it to a stitched journal card panel.  Finally, this was popped up on a larger stitched panel, which was adhered to the front of a white A2 card.


A greeting was stamped inside and the cards were finished and ready for my stash.


Supplies:
White card stock
Patterned paper  - K & Co
Stitched label die- Paper Smooches
Stitched Journal Card die- Lawn Fawn
Stitched Large Panel - My Favorite Things
Stamp on front - Stampin' Up
Stamp inside - CC Designs
Copic Markers
Card size - 4-1/4 x 5-1/2"


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Monday, 26 January 2015

Rectangle Pull Card - Rocky

Good morning friends

I have another Rectangle Pull Card to share today ... I told you it was becoming a favourite. You know I love my Z-fold cards! The Rectangle Pull Card is one of the new CHA releases by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Actually I used several of her new dies for this fun card.


This Palm Tree die is getting lots of use from the whole Design Team!   You can see one of the new Character dies peeking above the rectangle while the card is in the closed position ...


And he spins up as the card is pulled open. SO fun.


The pail and shovel are new dies as well, and I added a cloud from the All Seasons Tree. To make the happy face on the cloud, I used the leftover red smile from when I cut Rocky the Crab. I cut another pair of Rocky's eyes out of black card stock, this time using the pupil portion for the cloud's eyes.


I did add a reinforcing strip to the back of the card, on both the left and right sides. In fact, I seem to do this on most of the patterned paper Rectangle Pull Cards I make. The patterned paper is rarely as sturdy as card stock, and adding this extra layer on each side gives the card stability.



Rocky the Crab is sporting a party hat from the Props 2 Party die set, also by Karen Burniston. Rocky is such a fun character ... I have to stop myself from using him on all my cards these days.



Supplies:
974 Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
972 Rectangle Accordion (Rectangle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
985 Rocky the Crab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
987 Palm Tree, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
949 Props 2 Party, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
KB104 Damask embossing folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheets, - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Off white confetti card stock
Polka dot patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Kraft card stock
Green card stock
Red textured card stock - Bazill
White card stock
Black card stock
Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Rectangle Pull Card with Butterflies

Good morning friends

I have a special birthday card to share today. It actually started as a prototype, to see if I could add an explosion to the flip side of the Rectangle Pull Card, which is a new die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. It worked so well, I decided to finish it off as a birthday card for a friend!


I added some gold Peel-Off border stickers to either side. You can see that the card stands up on it's own yet stays in the closed position because of the notch that cuts with the die.


Karen Burniston had an explosion card on her blog (click HERE to see it), and that inspired me to try the type of folded explosion cards we used to do years ago.  I actually would go into my kids classes with all my stamps and ink pads, and teach them how to do explosion cards. That's how long ago it was! (Our oldest is now 30 years old).


It worked like a charm!  I added a bunch of die cut butterflies, and two spinners so I'd have butterflies popping up inside the explosion. The spinner comes with the Rectangle Pull Card, which is fast becoming a favourite.



I added a pretty gold Peel-Off Happy Birthday sticker and the card was finished and ready to mail.


I was happy with how this turned out, but the next time I will use a heavier card stock base and a lighter weight paper for the explosion.

Supplies:
974 Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
773 Butterfly Accessories, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
506 Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm  (1/4") - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1134 Lines Dots Border Peel-Off in Gold - Elizabeth Craft Designs
2577 Happy Birthday Large Peel-Off in Gold - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - K & Co
Bronze Stardream (Butterfly bodies)


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Saturday, 24 January 2015

C4C 270

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It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges blog.  This week Peggy would like us to create a card with Opposites on it, to celebrate National Opposites day.  For some reason I really struggled with this one, but finally decided to use Karen Burniston's Accordion Circle - circles and squares are opposites, right?  (I know - lame, but I'm sticking with it).


I made a 3 page Accordion which features Buster the Dog - one of Karen Burniston's cute new Character dies through Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I added a nose from Honey the Bear to change up Buster's look a little.

I adhered black card stock to the Elizabeth Craft Designs transparent adhesive sheets, then die cut the polka dot frame edges.  Note, I kept all the little black confetti that falls out to use as Character eyes. They already have the adhesive on the back!


The words were done on the computer, and Buster is attached to the centre panel with an Action Wobble. So he bobs and wobbles around - so fun! I used the new Beach Edges to create the little mound that Buster is sitting on, embossing it with the bark embossing folder.



I adore the shape of these hearts ... that die comes with the Spiral Circle Pull Card, and I added some glossy accents to give them sone shine.  Those adorable dog bones are in Karen Burniston's new Props 4 set - Pets.


Here is the back of the Accordion ...


This is one of the show samples I made for CHA!

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 C4C270.

Supplies:
769 Accordion Circle, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
770 Square with Circle Frame Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
984 Buster the Dog, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
948 Honey the Bear (snout), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
982 Props 4 - Pets, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
949 Props 2 - Birthday, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card (heart), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
981 Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
917 Clock & Gears (Rust circles on back, confetti circles on front), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
E120 Bark Embossing Folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Black Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
502 Transparent Double Sided TapeSheets - Elizabeth Craft Designs
2577 Happy Birthday Large Peel-Offs in Black - Elizabeth Craft Designs
507 Transparent Double Sided Tape - 3/8" - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Rust card stock
Cream confetti card stock
Black card stock
font - GE Graffiti Caps
Patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers
Silver Sharpie
Glossy Accents
Action Wobble

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Blue and Yellow Flip-Its Birthday Cards

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It's Flip-It Friday on my blog, and I have two Birthday cards to share today.


I find that the scalloped edges on the card base need to be shimmed in order to get a clean cut, but the layers cut perfectly without any shim.

The card stock has embedded glitter - it's so pretty! I added a sweet stitched bird sticker to the front of one card ...


... and die cut butterflies to the other.




Both these cards were donated to Seniors Secret Service.

Supplies:
Circle Flip-It's #2 - The Stamps of Life
Patterned paper - DCWV
White card stock
Bird sticker - stash
Words - Cornish Heritage Farms
Fishtail banner - Lawn Fawn
Butterfly - ECD

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Garden Bench Demo Card

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It's Throwback Thursday here on my blog, and I'm sharing a card that I made for a Paper Pastimes Demo last year.  Here is the front of the card with the photo taken once the card was finished being assembled at the demo.


Below you can see all the bits and pieces for the inside.  I lined the inside of the backing card with the same two papers I cut the garden bench so the layers would have a seamless blend when the inner card was attached to the backing card.  Then I added the yellow print paper at the top and bottom edges.  I also cut an additional white garden bench to cover the patterned paper one.


This is what the card is going to look like when the inner card is attached to the backing card ...



I added a white scroll border using Karen Burniston's Agatha Edges, and the little grass clumps come with the Garden Bench. The frog sticker was just a fun addition to the card, I adhered it to white card stock then fussy cut it out.  I also cut a white post from the Lots of Pops die set and added a stamped banner from the same set.



Below is the card assembled. You can see I trimmed the extra white bench and adhered it over the patterned paper one then added the frog.



It was fun to show the ladies at the demo how to assemble the card, and then I had a finished sample I could leave at the store.

Supplies:
780 Garden Bench, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
778 Lots of Pops, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
782 Agatha Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - Paper Studio
Stamp - Tiddly-Inks
Frog sticker - stash
Brad
Bakers twine
Sticker on front of card - Mambi


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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Hello Deer

Good morning friends

Today is the day Karen Burnison has her post for the January 2015 Designer Challenge. Check it out later this morning on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.

I used one of Karen Burniston's brand new dies for today's card - the Rectangle Pull Card. This is not for the Challenge, I just love her new die release! Instead of using it in the vertical position, I turned The Rectangle Pull Card horizontally. I like doing this with Z-fold cards, as you get a 'stand-up' effect!

Here is the card in the closed position. I chose to add Patterned paper over the notch that would otherwise hold the card closed.


Here is the card opened ... the fabric stickers had been on my stamping table for several weeks, so it was time to USE them.


I used the spinner that comes with the Rectangle Pull Card, to animate the little bird and leaf. It is hidden when the card is closed, but spins up when you pull it open.


The 'hello' is another one of Karen Burniston's new dies - it comes with the new Rectangle Accordion. I used the new alpha die by Elizabeth Craft Designs to spell out the word 'DEER'. An ECD alpha die has been long awaited so you will be seeing a LOT of it. It's wonderful!


The hills were made with one of the new Beach Edges dies, combined with the grass from the Outdoor Edges die set.  The sweet puffy cloud comes with the All Seasons Tree.


Usually I make cards for a specific person, but this one is going into my stash.

Supplies:
Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
All Seasons Tree, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Rectangle Accordion (Hello, and white rectangle on card front), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Alpha die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots in black, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Green card stock - Papertrey Ink
White card stock
Kraft card stock
Patterned paper - DCWV
Fabric stickers - Recollections
Seam binding
Card size: 6 x 4-1/2"

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