Saturday 30 July 2016

C4C 347 Stand-Up Pull Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.  Our hostess for July is Joanne Grzelak and the Guest Designer is Alexis Crossland-Smith Scrappin’ Sistah

Here is Joanne's challenge this week:  I love the ocean (thus the name of my blog).  Spending time there brings me peace and joy. Make a card depicting the type of place that brings you peace and joy.

I couldn't figure out what to make for the longest time. I always say that Arizona is 'my happy place', so I was trying to figure out a SW style card. Then, as we were driving home one day and I said to hubby - "I'm so glad we moved out here (to the country) - I love living here".  I've said that to him literally hundreds of times, but this time I went 'AH HAH ... now I know the theme for my C4C card! It's impossible not to feel peace and joy living in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

I used the Rectangle Pull Card by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs to create a Stand Up Card ... below is the card folded flat and ready to put in the envelope.

It was time to give the Tim Holtz Treeline a little love, so I combined it here with the Western Edges (Karen Burniston) and her Cloudy Day Stencil.

Carole at PaperPastimes in Calgary was good enough to hand deliver my Show Samples of Karen Burniton's newest release to Els at the Trade Show in Salt Lake City, and when I dropped them off to her I managed to pick up two new word stamp sets. This card uses one of them for the 'C'mon get HAPPY'.

You can see how the card stands for display, which is a cool feature of this type of card. It's always fun to find different ways to use the dies you may already have, as shown here with the Rectangle Pull Card. The cool thing about the coloured Soft Finish Card Stock at Elizabeth Craft Designs, is that it is white on the reverse side. Perfect for making a card like this!

Check out the C4C 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 C4C347.

Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Western Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Cloudy Day Stage it Stencil - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Soft Finish Card Stock in True Green and white - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Word stamps - Taylored Expressions
Treelike die - Tim Holtz
Fun foam
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copic markers
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 1/8" width  - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - 5 x 6"

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