Friday, 24 October 2014

Balloons Flip-It Card Duo

Good morning friends.

I have to tell you how grateful we are for all the support Olivia and her family are getting in their town. Christina Bethlehem Photography donated a family Photo Shoot! Here are a couple of the sneak peeks she released on FaceBook.

This is why Pulmonary Hypertension is classified as one of the 'Invisible Diseases'.  Looking at this sweet face makes it hard to grasp how fragile her heart really is.

THANK YOU Christina Bethlehem Photography for sharing your time and talents. You cannot put a monetary value on pictures like these ... they mean the world to us.

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

Both cards were donated to Seniors Secret Service.

Love these cards - they are so fun to make and I think the Seniors will enjoy receiving them.

Fancy Edge Flip-It Framelit - Stephanie Barnard (Stamps of Life)
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Balloon die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bakers Twine
Word stamp - MFT
Polka Dot stamp - Stampin' Up
Pink card stock
White card stock
Patterned card stock - DCWV

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Water Colour Bird Pivot Birthday Card

Good morning friends

I love Pivot Cards, and when I needed to make a birthday card for my cousin - I knew I wanted to make it a Pivot Card.

I used the Katie Label Pivot (a die set by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs), as well as some gold Peel-Off's by ECD.  My cousin loves BLING, so I know she will appreciate the touches of gold on her card.

The gold bird Peel Off was attached to water colour paper and water coloured with Tombow Markers and a wet paintbrush. I loved the rich, vibrant colours. Then I fussy cut it out and added it to the die cut labels.

I used one of the new larger Happy Birthday Peel-Offs on the other side.  While it looks like creases on the labels, it's actually a shadow from bad lighting when I took the photo.  Gulp.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

768 Katie Label Pivot, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
2577 Happy Birthday Peel Off in Gold, Elizabeth Craft Designs
0414 Birds Peel Offs in gold, Elizabeth Craft Designs
1241 Peel Off in gold, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Water Colour paper
Patterned paper - First Edition Papers
Tombow Markers

Card size - A2

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Pop up Thank You and Gift Card Holders (#11)

Good morning friends.

The neighbour that ordered 10 Pop Up Thank You Cards, had his manager ask him to ask if I could possibly make one for one of their employees who had gone above and beyond in her job.  They still wanted it to be a Pop Up, say Thank You, and have the gift card holder inside the card.  This is what I came up with:

Oh how I love this paper. The package came with 3 sheets in it, and I am using every single scrap. The whole sheet is glittered - SO pretty!

I cut the gift card holder and label from the same glittered paper, and attached them to the white card base. The outside, scalloped card base was made with a Sizzix die. All my Sizzix dies are still in boxes in the garage ... but seeing this one makes me want to bring them in. They may have to stay in the kitchen as I have NO idea where to put them in my new studio!

I added a K&Co 3-d sticker embellishment and stamped the words on a white die cut label. The butterfly centre was quite orange though, so I coloured it with a pink Copic marker which made it match better.

Supplies used
Card size - 4-1/2 x 6
Lucy Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - Heidi Grace
3-d butterfly sticker - K& Co
Copic markers
Scalloped Card die - Sizzix
White card stock
Gift card holder - Pop 'n Cuts - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Yellow seam binding
Words - MFT

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Snowman Hat Pop Up Card

Good morning friends - today's share is a Pop 'n Cut Christmas card made using a 12x12 patterned paper stack by Recollections. I fussy cut the hat from a sheet of patterned paper from the stack. I love the gold foil highlights!

The card uses an older Karen Burniston's (Sizzix) die - the A2 Pop 'n Cut base with the included circle label.  The inside panel was cut smaller and layered with patterned paper strips at the top and bottom edges. Love the foil on these strips!

I fussy cut the large ornament from another sheet of paper in the stack to mount on the pop up portion then stamped the words (Stampin' Up).

This is actually a card I made last year and didn't get it either posted or mailed. :-)  So I'm ahead of the game for this year!
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Monday, 20 October 2014

Foxy Thanksgiving Card

Good morning friends.

The past week has brought lots of progress in my studio.  I have been picking away at the boxes in the garage, and have a bin with handles that I bring out with me. If I find something in a box that MUST come into the studio, it goes into the bin and when it's full I bring it in and unpack it.  My tables and drawers have all been assembled and I'm afraid that even the MUST have stuff isn't all going to fit.

However - yesterday's haul included my brads and eyelets AND ink pads. Woot!

I have enough supplies unpacked that I've been able to make a few cards for upcoming challenges and blog posts!.

Yesterday, our eldest daughter and family came out for a visit. Then they all went for a walk with the dogs, leaving me home with our Olivia. We got lots of playtime and cuddling in and my heart is truly happy.

I had visited the Dollar Store this week and picked up a bunch of little gifts for Olivia. She will need her medicine pump swapped out every week and she is SO upset about it. It's something that will have to be done for the rest of her life, so we all want the experience to be as positive as it can be. Heather had the brilliant idea to create a Treasure Chest ... they were going to go home and paint and decorate a wooden mitten box I had, then fill it with the Treasures for her to choose something from. I was going to say that it's funny the things that make a 3 year old happy ... but who wouldn't love a Treasure Chest filled with things selected just for you!

It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and I have a Thanksgiving card to share that I made for our Grandson Ethan (2).

Loving this 'Dutch the Fox'  character die set by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I cut him out of patterned paper, which is my favourite way to use all the Characters dies.

The green gingham is a fabric Washi Tape, a supply I'm really enjoying these days.  Ethan loves to dance to the song "What Does The Fox Say", so I penned that inside and added ... Happy Thanksgiving.

Supplies used:
Dutch the Fox, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Patterned paper and stickers - Doodlebug Designs
Stitched panel - MFT Blueprints #1
Green/white gingham Washi Tape - stash
Polka dot paper - Bo Bunny
Black card stock

Card size - standard A2 (4-1/4 x 5-1/2")

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Wine Bottle Hangers

Good morning friends.

Today's share is a set of Wine Bottle Tags that I made for a friend.

I cut the champagne glasses from Stampin' Up Glimmer Paper, and added strips of the same glimmer paper to decorate the stamped panels.

Glimmer Dots make perfect 'bubbles'.  These tags looked so pretty all packaged up in a cello bag.

Supplies used:
Pattern paper - The Paper Studio
Wine Bottle Hanger die and accessories - My Favourite Things
Glimmer Paper - Stampin' Up
Wine Stamps - MFT
Cheers stamp - Stampin' Up
Glimmer Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

C4C 258 - a Sketch Challenge Card

Good morning friends.

It's Saturday, so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Our October Hostess is Jessie Rone, and she gave us this great sketch as our inspiration. The Guest Designer this month is Roxie Glaza.

Ha!  I think we were supposed to make a Halloween Card, but I needed a birthday card and not one Halloween themed.   I chose to use the Spiral Circle Pull Card die (SCPC) for my square card base, and I was able to stay pretty close to the sketch.

Hoppy the Frog sits on the front circle, and I used the balloon dies included with the SCPC. Karen Burniston has a brand new Happy Birthday Pop up die (available through Elizabeth Craft Designs) so I cut the words from that die and also a couple of the included stars.

The right edge needed something, so I wrapped it with yellow Bakers Twine.

Here is the card opened - you simply pull the sides to release the card from the little notches to open it. LOVE those notches.

I could have scootched the Birthday word over a little further left and then you wouldn't see it at ALL when the card is finished. But I was using a wet glue and it fell out of my fingers as I was placing the word. So - I left it where it fell.  Thankfully it fell straight!

To make the die cut words a little more prominent, I used a fine point marker inside the letters and added some hand lettering to finish off the card.

The Crazies would love to see what you come up with for the challenge, and be sure to check out the Design Team (linked on the right of my blog) to see their spooky creations. Please use C4C258 in the keywords if you upload to an on-line gallery.

Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Happy Birthday Pop Up (Happy Birthday & Stars), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hoppy the Frog, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - stash
Green card stock - Bazzill
Dark green card stock - scrap from my stash
Bakers Twine

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