Friday, 21 July 2017

Birthday Flip-It Cards with Gold Flowers

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I have a large 'In Progress' bin, stuffed full with all kinds of odds & sods, half finished cards, almost done card embellishments etc. I am trying to pick away at this bin and FINISH some cards. Going through it a few weeks ago, I found 3 Flip-It base cards and patterned paper layers together in a clear envelope. Obviously I was interrupted from completing the cards so just stashed them into my 'In Progress' Bin until I could get back to them.  Well here they are, all finished and ready for me to post here for my blog's Flip-It Friday

I decorated the front squares pretty much identical, using gold foil for the flowers and green for the leaves and vine. I added some gems and bakers twine, since these cards are going into my donation box for Seniors Secret Service I don't have to worry about bulk. Volunteer's hand deliver the cards to the birthday recipients.

To keep things simple, the flip sides of all three cards are done the same as well - just different colours.

Done and done!

Fancy Edge Flip-It - the Stamps of Life
Pink, green, white card stocks
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Patterned papers - stash
Swirly Scribble dies - Stampin' Up
Botanical Builders stamps & dies - Stampin' Up
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Happy birthday stamps & dies - Lawn Fawn
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thinking of You Card Duo

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Today's share is a pair of Thinking of You cards. I had received this graphic patterned paper in a 'free with purchase' package so thought I pair it with some bright and happy flowers.

This type of card is always handy to have on hand, so into my stash with these.

Patterned paper - from my stash
Blueprints #24 dies (stitched rectangle) - MFT Stamps
White and coral card stocks
Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Thinking of You dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Sending Smiles Fold-A-Long Card

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I have a cheerful gatefold pop-up to share today - made using the Ticket Fold-A-Long die and goodies form my stash. Below is the card in the closed position. The fussy cut camera is adhered on the left side only, and the right corner tucks behind the stamped flower to hold the card closed.

I added the beautiful calligraphy die from Suzanne Cannon at ECD to the inside.

Here is another look at how the card looks when it's open.

This went to someone who was in need of  Happy Mail.

Ticket Fold-A-Long, Jen Long - Sizzix
White card stock
Patterned paper - American Crafts
Zig Clean Colour Markers
Camera - fussy cut from patterned paper
Stamped flowers/dies - Stampin' Up
Smiles die - A Way With Words, Suzanne Cannon at Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Ice Cream Pop-Up Card

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When my Mom was growing up, every mid-July there was a parade in their town and afterwards her Dad would take her for ice cream. She made sure that she took my brother and I for ice cream in July and I did it for my kids too. Now I make her an ice cream themed card every July and we either go out for ice cream or bring some to her.

This is the front of my ice cream card this year:

I used Karen Burniston's new Cupcake Pop-Up die set for the inside, and decided to turn the cupcake icing into my ice cream. The Cup from the Cup Pop Stand (an older licensed KB die set) fit perfectly so I trimmed off the cup handle to make it into a bowl. The spoon (LOVE that spoon) comes with the Cup Pop Stand and it was the perfect addition.

Not only do all the new Karen Burniston in Cahoots with Riley LLC dies work seamlessly together, you can see how well they work with others in your collection too!

I used labels from the new Katherine Label Pop-Up with a punched banner on either side. A stamped Happy and hand lettered 'July' and the card was finished.

Joset's teacup - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1008 Cupcake pop-Up (Icing and cherry) - Karen Burniston
Soft finish card stock, 100# - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - K & Company
1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up (labels) - Karen Burniston
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Pink, white, green card stocks
Cup Pop-Stand (spoon), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Sweet die - Suzanne Cannon, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Seam binding
Stitched fishtail banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Happy stamp - Lawn Fawn
Staedtler fine point markers
Fun Foam
Wink of Stella

Card size - 5 x 5"

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Let's Eat Journal

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I'm back with another journal made with Eileen Hull's Journal die. Honestly, I am having so much fun with this die! It is part of Eileen's new Heartfelt Collection, and has been so popular Sizzix is having to play catch-up with their stock. If you are trying to get your hands on one they will be available again sometime next month.

Here is a photo of the journal opened out. I love these fun, happy colours. Since it is going to be used (by me!) multiple times a day I have kept the embellishments to a minimum so nothing catches or wears out. Once I had adhered the stamped journal card & banner, die cut spoon and row of houses - I gave the covers three coats of Mod Podge. I expect using it around food there is a chance of splatters and finger prints. The Mod Podge should help with that.

I made 3 inserts for the inside, utilizing some of the journal cards in the paper stack as labels. The first insert is going to be used to plan my meals & snacks for each day.

I made a pocket folder out of more coordinating paper in the stack ...

... and the second insert is for our weekly dinners.

Finally, the third insert is for things like Pressure Cooker successes. I love that appliance, and that I can cook 3 frozen chicken breasts in 15 minutes. But I don't always remember how long it takes and usually have to look up how long to cook Basmati Brown Rice (15 minutes with a natural release) and how much water to add. All of those things and anything new I try will go in here.

The dot grid pages were printed from HERE. Thank you to Ray Blake for making this file and others available for printing.

I am enjoying using this journal, and it will help me be more organized in the kitchen. I should be able to keep track of leftovers, and what's in our deep freeze as well as helping me plan to eat healthier.

As I've said with my other journals, these are completely customizable and you can use them however you want. They stand really well on my kitchen desk area where I can easily grab them. It's no wonder Eileen Hull's Journal Die is so very popular!

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

4 Panel Pop-Up Christmas Card

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I have a cute Pop-Up card to share today - I'm calling this style of Pop-Up a '4 Panel Pop-Up'. Love these adorable Doodlebug die cut embellishments, and paired them here with that Stampin' Up Christmas paper package I'm working with until it's gone. 

Hard to see in the photo, but there are shimmery highlights on the snowman from a Wink of Stella pen.

I die cut the 'be jolly' 3x, once from red, once from green and once from white. Then they were stacked together for a thicker embellishment.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

These cards are fun to make. Clicking HERE will take you to the original post for my first 4 Panel Pop-Up card and more details.

Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
White, red and green card stocks
Embellishments - Doodlebug
Wink of Stella
Embossed circle - stash
Be jolly die - Lawn Fawn

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

C4C394 Sketch Accordion

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It's Saturday and we have a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog. Maryann Einam will be our hostess this month with Kristine Reynolds joining us as our Guest Designer. You can see Kristine's blog HERE.

Maryann has a sketch for us this week, which you can see below.

One morning I found myself close to a scrapbook store I hadn't been to in a year or so. I popped in and found some fun goodies - mostly patterned papers but at the cash register there were these little shaker bottles. I picked one up to look at and the shop owner was telling me what they were. I said I had never tried them before and put back the shaker bottle. "Well," she said, "Come have a play". Haha - she knew exactly what she was doing, because as soon as I tried these Magical Shakers by Lindy's Stamp Gang I was in AWE!!! Back up to the cash register to purchase not one, but one in every colour. What can I say - I'm an easy sell.

But I have always loved the water colour look and it is SO trendy right now. The thought that I could do it myself had me completely overjoyed. This product is a water colour pigment powder - very similar to Color Bursts by Ken Oliver. Color Bursts have been on the market for several years, and I have pretty much ignored them. But now ... well lets just say I have added some of those to my collection of shakers and I'm having an absolute ball with them. The Magical Shakers have a bit of a satin sheen to them when dry, where the Color Bursts do not. 

For my challenge sketch card today, I used Karen Burniston Riley LLC's new Charm Accordion die set and those adorable Woodland Animals. Also one of my water coloured backgrounds.

Just look at those yummy colours - this piece just makes me happy! I decided to keep the animals lightly coloured so used white Soft Finish card stock for their bodies. The colour was lightly added with dye inks and a sponge which shows up nicely on the textured card stock. They are attached to the card with mini Action Wobbles so they have some 'spring' to them!

Finally, here is a view of the Charm Accordion from the top ...

... and back.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  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 C4C394.

1007 Charm Accordion - Karen Burniston
100# white card stock
Color Burst - Ken Oliver
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
Black, silver pearl and white soft finish card stocks
1001 Woodland Animals - Karen Burniston
Mini Action Wobbles
Hugs die - Lawn Fawn
1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up (Oval) - Karen Burniston
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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