Monday, 27 March 2017

SW Father's Day Card

Good morning friends

There were a couple of Joset's new release at Elizabeth Craft Designs that I HAD to purchase as soon as they were available. The Diamond Background, Arrows and Feathers for starters. I used the Arrows and the Diamond Background for the card I'm sharing for Masculine Card Monday here on my blog.

I used the Diamond Background as a stencil on some of the pieces and I was very happy with the soft look and subtle pattern.

Inside is a Pop-Up, using Karen Burniston's Lorna Label Pop-Up. Colour was stippled onto the Diamond Background, then I trimmed it into pieces to use as embellishments on the card.

The SW stamps I've had for YEARS - it was fun to pull them out again.

Finally, here is the side view so you can see the Pop-Up a little better.

While there is still lots of time before Father's Day, I have a number of Father's Day cards to make so wanted to get a head start on them.

Lorna Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Soft finish card stock, 100# - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Arrow dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Blueprints #12 - MFT Stamps
Diamond Background - Elizabeth Craft Designs
SW stamps - Stampin' Up
Zig Clean Color Markers
Stitched Circle die - MFT stamps
Kraft & White card stock
Stitched circle frame - Lawn Fawn
Just a Note clear stamps, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Copic markers

Card size - 4-3/4 x 6"

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

'Be Merry' Kraft Christmas Card Trio

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Get ready for a photo heavy post! I hope to be working on Christmas cards throughout the year, however these ones were made for last Christmas and just didn't get posted. That is why they have my old blog's watermark!  Since these 3 cards are very similar I'm posting them together.

Card #1 - the front of this one is nearly identical to Card #3. The main snowman on the front was fussy cut from the patterned paper and popped up with foam tape. The Lawn Fawn word dies got a lot of use for my holiday cards last year, and will for this year too.

 I have had this kraft Christmas paper stack for several years, and there are some sheets that the 12 x 12" patterns were just going to be tricky to use for cards. Finally I decided I could just have an entirely patterned card interior and trimmed the sheets to fit inside my top fold card. These cards are larger than the norm - they are 5 x 6". So I could use the entire pattern without having to figure out where to trim some of these taller images!

I added a printed kraft banner, and a matted label as a place to add our greeting.

Another fussy cut and popped up snowman is layered inside.

Card #2 has a popped up cookie and those same word dies.

The inside was done the same, with a  5" x 12" printed panel, a printed banner embellishment, a matted label and a fussy cut and popped up snowman.

Card #3 - the front is done as for card #1.

This image was so fun - and you can see how it would be hard to cut down to use on a card otherwise.

The gifts were fussy cut from a separate scrap, and popped up with foam tape.

Patterned paper - Recollections
Blueprints #28 (Banner) - MFT Stamps
Be Merry die - Lawn Fawn
Fun foam
Wink of Stella
Glaze pen - Sakura
Words inside (word stickers) - My Minds Eye
Anita Frames (labels), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Washi tape - Recollections

Card size - 5 x 6"

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

C4C-378 - Owl Flip-It Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our March 2017 Hostess is Frances Byrne, and our Guest Designer is Birgit Norton. You can see Birgit's Blog HERE.  

Here is Frances' challenge:  Yesterday was my birthday, as most of you know one of my favorite this are Owls ... so for our challenge this week include an owl on your card. If you don’t have an owl no problem, any feathered creature will do.

I didn't have my 'Poppy the Owl' dies handy, but this cute owl sticker was in my stash. I used it with a die cut branch for my challenge card today.

This is a larger Flip-It card - a full 5 x 7" (folded).

Since I'm going to need a bunch of Father's Day cards, I thought this would be a good start to them.

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 C4C378.

5 x 7 Flip-Its - Sizzix
Grey, white and brown card stocks
Patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers
Stitched circle dies - MFT Stamps
Stitched Circle Frame dies - Lawn Fawn
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Branch die - Paper Smooches
Owl and leaves stickers - Sticko
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Baaa-th-day Double Z Card.

Good morning friends.

My friend celebrates her birthday on St. Patrick's Day.  I have sent her a couple of St. Patrick's Day/Birthday cards before so this year I just went with green.

I made another Double Z Fold Card, and added some stamped lambs wearing party hats.  The sun is one of the swirly scribble dies from Stampin' Up.

The fence/hill dies were purchased before Karen Burniston came out with hers so I have hardly used this one. Since I'm trying to use older items on my projects, it seemed like a good time to use this set. The stamps are from an older stamp set and it's still fun! I was going to buy a new cute critter set from MFT but realized I already HAVE cute critter stamps - and lots of them.

I added a white panel with a strip of green card stock on the back, and that is where I wrote my birthday greeting.

White card stock
Patterned paper - K & Company
Lamb stamp and dies - Paper Smooches
Fence/ground dies - MFT Stamps
Pan Pastels
Word Balloon
Swirly Scribbles - Stampin' Up
Black Glaze Pen
Wink of Stella

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Puppy Make A Wish Card

Good morning friends

Today I'd like to share the birthday card I made for my parents to give Zachary on his birthday.

The dog printed embellishment was layered with other dies, and his eyes & nose are shiny because of a glaze pen. I love doing that - they catch the light when the card is turned.

Diagonal cards backgrounds seem to be very popular these days - and the Blueprints #18 works perfectly for that technique. Because they are made for an A2 card though, I mounted the panels to a larger card blank and added some doodles around the outside.

Blueprints #18 - MFT Stamps
Patterned paper - Doodlebug
Embellishments - Doodlebug
White card stock
Washi Tape
Black Glaze Pen - Sakura
Glitter pen - Sakura
Make a Wish stamp - Avery Elle
Fun foam
Bic Markers

Card size - 5 x 6-1/2"

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lucky Bunny Slider Card

Good morning riends

I enjoy making slider cards - and I don't make nearly enough of them. Today I have an Easter Slider card using Lucky the Bunny, the new Slider dies from Joset at ECD and Lawn Fawn stamps.

I added a penny behind Lucky, so the weight of the penny allows for easy sliding ... Lucky slides along the track to reach the Easter Basket.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

Lucky the Bunny, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Easter stamps/dies - Lawn Fawn
White & pink card stocks
Patterned card - DCWV
Outdoor edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Copic markers
Clear Glaze Pen
Slider/Spinner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched Rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dotted Scalloped Rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Inside stamp - Taylored Expressions
White pen - Sharpie

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Watercolour Anniversary Card

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I have had this floral border die for over a year, and used it exactly once. Yet I love it! So I was determined to use it on a card and this is what I came up with. It is the Anniversary card I made for our middle daughter and hubby. They both love bold colours and I know they will like their card.

I randomly water coloured a piece of water colour paper, and set it aside to dry. The border was cut from the black card, then I trimmed a strip of the water coloured paper and adhered it behind the cut out. A few heart punched from the same water colour piece and a bright orange seam binding bow and the card front was done.

Inside I added some hand lettering to another piece of the water colour paper, fussy cut it out and added it along with several more punched hearts.

Black card stock
Flower Border Die - Frantic Stamper
90# water colour paper
Kuretake water colours
Seam binding
White card stock
Heart punch - Stampin' Up
Wink of Stella

Card size - 5 x 6-1/2"

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