Saturday 31 May 2014

Crazy 4 Challenges #238

Good morning friends!

It's time for another challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog! This week the theme is "School's Out ... we are to make a card showing what we might be doing during the summer holidays".

We used to camp a lot, so I went with a camping theme. I also decided to make this into a Father's Day card!

I love the Katie Label Pivot, a Pop it Ups die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I also used an older stamp set - it's always good to get out our older ones and use them again!

The lantern and mosquitoes were stamped right onto the Katie Label decorator die, but the binoculars, sleeping bag and campfire were stamped on scraps of white card stock and fussy cut out so I could pop them up with foam tape.

I added another label (trimmed) as an area to sign the card, and stamped the marshmallows and bugs directly on that. The words on the pivoting label were hand lettered.

Finally, here is the card views from the top and the back ...

I hope you will check out what the rest of the Crazies came up with for this challenge, and link up your projects if you play along!

Supplies used:
Card size: Standard A2 (5-1/2 x 4-1/4")
Katie Label Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers
Stamps - Stampin' Up (Retired)
Wink of Stella 

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Friday 30 May 2014

Cupcake Flip-It Birthday Card

Good morning friends!

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and today's share is a Flip-It card I made for a friend.

For the cupcake, I added a Peel-Off sticker to some 90 # water colour paper. I added colour with Tombow Markers blended with a Dove blender pen and let it dry for a few hours. After fussing cutting it out, I placed it face down on scrap paper and went around the outside edge with a black Sharpie marker. This helps hide the white edges from the water colour paper.  Then, I added some glitter with my Wink of Stella pen.

While I love my Flip-It dies, this rectangle one has a narrow (1/4") left edge and it just feels too flimsy for me. To remedy it I usually add a wider strip, which is what I did here. I doubled the yellow printed paper and cut it with  a scalloped border die. Then I sandwiched the narrow edge in between the yellow scalloped border pieces. I added some punched banners and a stamped, doodled border.

The Stitched Journal Card die fits perfectly on the rectangle, and the Stitched Label die fits pretty nicely on that ... so I stacked them and popped up the cheerful cupcake.

Here is a look at the flip side ... I added another Stitched Journal card piece, a die cut ATC with a doodled stamp at the bottom, and a banner with Happy Birthday stamped on it.

I hope 'B" has a wonderful birthday, and enjoys getting some Happy Mail from me in time for her special day.

Supplies used:
Rectangle Flip-It - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Stitched Journal Card & Banner dies - Lawn Fawn
ATC die - Tim Holtz
Scalloped Border die - The Stamps Of Life
Stitched Label die - Paper Smooches
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Patterned card stock - DCWV
Cupcake Peel-Off - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Water colour paper
Tombow Markers
Dove Blender pen
Happy Birthday stamp - Stampin' Up
Doodled border stamp - MFT
Wink of Stella

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Thursday 29 May 2014

Hangin' with my Gnomies

Good morning friends!

I have another fun card to share today, using the new House Pivot die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I used the clouds/foliage die from the All Seasons Tree set and patterned paper to create the bushes, and White Velvet sheets for the clouds. For the clouds that are popped up, I cut those twice - once from the White Velvet and once from white card stock.  Then I adhered the velvet cloud to the card stock one and popped it up with foam tape. Easy peasy since the velvet sheets from Elizabeth Craft Designs are self adhesive. I LOVE those sheets.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

All the colouring was done with Copic markers, I sponged the ground with a hand-made stencil and inked the edges of the bushes.

The images were fussy cut after stamping and colouring, and attached to the base card.

This card went to Karen Burniston to have in her 'Card Box' when she travels to teach classes. Oh, wouldn't THOSE be amazing classes to take!

Supplies used:
Card size: A2
House Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs0
Stamps - Sugar Pea Designs
Xpress-it white Card stock
Copic Markers
Patterned Paper - scraps from my stash ... I used every single bit for this card or I would have added more bushes.
Blue card stock - Papertrey Ink
Kraft Card stock
White Velvet Self Adhesive Sheets
All Season's Tree (Clouds & Foliage)

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Wednesday 28 May 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs - May Designer Challenge

Good morning friends!

It's time for the Elizabeth Craft Designs May Designer Challenge, and the challenge was to create a Flat A2 size card (4-1/4 x 5-1/2").

I made three.

Each one uses the same colour scheme ... taupe and white ... and the same layout. I wanted to show you how you can use the same Elizabeth Craft Designs products to create wonderful Clean and Simple cards all the way up to layered and detailed. First up is the CAS card:

I used a lovely textured taupe card stock and made a top fold A2 sized card. I die cut the largest snowflake from another piece of the taupe card stock and added small pieces of foam tape so it would pop up from the card base. This creates shadows and interest. Then I used a corner rounder on the bottom two corners.  Done.  Simple.  Easy.  Elegant.

A set of these would be beautiful for gift giving, making each card a different colour!

Next up is a card that uses the shadow effect a different way. I cut the same snowflake die from the same colour of card stock, but raised up the whole panel onto a slightly larger white panel. This creates a shadowbox look.  Inside the large snowflake - onto the white panel below -  I added a snowflake Peel-Off sticker. This shimmers and shines and catches the light.

I added another taupe layer - this one is lightly printed - and attached everything to the white top fold card base. Merry Christmas was die cut from white card stock and adhered below the snowflake with a glue pen. I added a Glitter Dot above the 'i' in Christmas. (Note - watch you don't toss that piece out when you are taking the pieces out of your die. Guess how I know!)

My third card is a REALLY shimmery one, perfect for the holidays.  Same layout and colour scheme, but instead of white card stock on the top panel I used a white iridescent Shimmer Sheet that was embossed with one of the new ECD embossing folders. That was attached to a taupe panel, and the panel was adhered to the front of a top fold white A2 card.

I cut several snowflakes in two of the three sizes - from both the taupe card stock and the Shimmer Sheetz. They cut no problem, but remember to use the metal shim when cutting the Shimmer Sheetz. The snowflakes were layered together with the taupe ones under the Shimmer Sheetz using small pieces of foam tape, then I layered them together with more foam tape.

And just because I love them SO much ... I added some Glitter Dots to each of the snowflakes.  I also outlined the Shimmer Sheetz panel with gold/silver Peel-Off border stickers.

See the Merry Christmas? I die cut it five times. Three times from white card stock, once from taupe and once from the Shimmer Sheetz. Then I attached them one on top of the other, with the three white ones at the bottom and the Shimmer Sheetz one on the top. This makes the words nice and thick, and they stand out from the background creating ... shadows.

Finally, here is a look at all three cards together. Haha, I didn't line them up very well so they don't LOOK like they are the same size. But they are all top fold A2 sized cards.

Be sure to check out the other Designers (see my blog-roll on the right) to see what they've come up with for the challenge, and Joset will have a big group post at the end of the month. You will find that on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog by clicking HERE.

Supplies used:
Card Size - all cards are 4.25 x 5.5", top fold
Snowflakes Dies -757 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Merry Christmas Die - 745 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Snowflake Peel-Offs - 2551 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Glitter Dots - 7018 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Glittery Border Peel-Offs -7010 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embossing Folder - E113 Hearts Entwined, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Shimmer Sheetz - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Taupe card stock - s.e.i.
Printed card stock - s.e.i.
Metal Adapter Plate
Corner Rounder - Creative Memories

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Tuesday 27 May 2014

Pretty Bird Pivot Thank-You Card

Good morning friends!

I have a quick Thank You card to share today, using that pretty floral paper that I mistakenly ordered 30 sheets of instead of 3. I'm s-l-o-w-l-y whittling down the pile.

I used these pretty glittered bird stickers on the labels, and cut the opening card edge with the Agatha Edge die.

I added a folded strip of the floral paper across the inside bottom. This not only stabilizes the pivot card, it brings the pattern from the front of the card to the inside!

I die cut 'Thank You' from white card stock and attached it on the inside right with a glue pen.

Finally, here is a peek at the back and from the top...

I made this for a friend, and since it was being hand delivered I used coordinating patterned paper to create an A2 sized envelope.

Supplies used:
Card size - standard A2
Patterned paper - Basic Grey
Agatha Edge - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Katie Label Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Bird stickers - Sticker King
Thank You die - 798 Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Monday 26 May 2014

Masculine Hot Air Balloon Birthday Cards

Good morning friends!

It's Masculine Card Monday here on my Blog, and I have two birthday cards to share. They were actually test pieces, when I wanted to see how the hot air balloons looked when stamped on patterned paper. I liked the look of them, so fussy cut the balloons from the patterned paper and layered them onto white card stock that had been cut with coordinating die cuts. On the large hot air balloon I added Glossy Accents - again, I just wondered how it would look!

The brown grid chipboard pieces are actually cut from the packaging a set of stamps came in. :-)

Since the 2nd balloon is smaller, I die cut a cloud to add with it on the next card.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

These two cards are going into my card donation box for Seniors Secret Service.

Supplies used:
Card size - both, Standard A2
White card stock
Brown grid print chipboard - packaging
Stitched journal card die - Lawn Fawn
Hot air balloon stamp and die set - Lawn Fawn
Cloud die - Sizzix
Glossy Accents
Patterned paper - K&Co (Scraps)
Word stamp - Gina K

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Sunday 25 May 2014

Heart Pivot Anniversary Card

Good morning friends!

Today's share is an Anniversary card I made for our daughter and SIL for their Anniversary last month:

Of course I used the Pop it Ups Heart Pivot die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I use this die for all different occasions, but it's perfect for an Anniversary as well.  I used the nested Decorator dies that come with the Heart Pivot to cut the layers, sandwiching a piece of transparancy in between the hearts so the word sticker 'together' would show when the card was closed.

I popped up another one of the die cut hearts with foam tape, and added glitter with my Wink of Stella pen.

Here is a look at the inside - I love how the decorated heart on the front of the card pivots to the inside as the card is opened. I added some patterned paper strips, a word sticker, another small die cut heart and stamped words

To create the popped up heart below the pivoting hearts, I scored the die cut heart down the center and added foam tape just to the two outer edges. Then I attached one side to the card but kept the center of the heart away from the score line by almost 1/4". Then I peeled off the remaining foam tape backing and closed the card. This allows the heart to attach to the base card the same distance on both sides.

Finally, here is the card view from the top and the back ...

Supplies used:
Card size: standard A2, 5-1/2 x 4-1/4"

Heart Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper and stickers - Carta Bella, Tradidions by Samantha Walker
Transparency scrap
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Word stamp - Stamps of Life
Corner rounder - Creative Memories

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