Friday, 24 November 2017

Christmas Scalloped Edge Flip-It Card Trio

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I have a trio of Flip-It cards to share today for Flip-It Friday here on my blog. These photos have been hanging around, but this year I vow to get them posted. Sorry about the old blog watermark!

All of the cards have the same stamped holiday greeting, and papers & stickers from my stash.

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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Winter Penguin Pop-Up Card

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Oh how I love Karen Burniston's cutie patootie little animals. I'm not alone either, they are VERY popular on the website! This Penguin is from the Winter Animal Set and here he is all decked out for winter with a scarf and toque.

I used a number of Karen Burniston dies for this card - the labels are from the Katherine Label Pop-Up, the tiny hearts are from the new Cat and Dog Animals, and the snowflakes are from the Sleigh Pop-Up. I have to say how much I'm liking red snowflakes - wish I had used more of them on my holiday cards this year.

The patterned paper is by Moda Scrap at Elizabeth Craft Designs. It's lovely stuff, made in Italy. I purchased this package simply because I knew how well it would work with this penguin die and I was right!

Inside I used the Katherine Label Pop-Up to animate a pair of penguins holding a wreath between them.

I love that you can combine the different words in the Word Set 3 to suit you - here I chose the 'Winter' and the 'Greetings'. It works perfectly for my theme here.

The Katherine Label Pop-Up die set comes with an arm that you cut and fold (score lines are right on the die, so it's easy peasy to do). Then you can adhere whatever fits in your card, onto that arm. It raises and pops up as the card is opened. I love this die set! At last count, I have used it for fifteen cards!! And I have used the labels a lot more than that.

One more look at the penguins ...

Patterned paper - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1016 Winer Animals - Karen Burniston
Black, white, blue, red, yellow and green card stocks
1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Wink of Stella
1021 Sleigh Pop-Up (wreath and snowflake) - Karen Burniston
1024 Cat and Dog (tiny hearts) - Karen Burniston
1022 Word set 3 - Holiday - Karen Burniston

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Hedgehog Home Box Card

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I have a fun card to share today using a bunch of Karen Burniston dies, a new Prickley Pear stamp and the Scalloped Box Card by Lawn Fawn.

I chose the Gnome Home stamp set because I thought the mushroom homes would make cute houses for Karen Burniston's various cutie patootie animals. Here I used the Hedgehog from the Winter Animals set.

I have a goal with these box cards, and that is to make them simpler. I have made several and they can take quite a long time to put together. Once I have put that kind of effort into a card, I only want to send it to someone who would appreciate it.

However, they can be really cute without being stuffed full and they take a fraction of the time to create. Box Cards make an impression, and there is lots of room to embellish as much - or as little - as you want. I'm hoping to use my Box Card dies more now that I have wrapped my head around keeping them being simpler to create.

I added two sections (or shelves) to the inside, cut 4 strips of grass to fit, added the heart-holding-hedgehog, a stamped and coloured mushroom and the tree from the Tree Pop-Up. The card was finished in record time, too.

The back side has a stitched rectangle for a handwritten message.

I love how they fold completely flat for mailing! While the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card was made to fit into an A2 envelope, on my card the tree stands above the scalloped edge of the card back. It will easily fit into a 5 x 7 envelope though and mail for a single stamp.

Scalloped box card die set - Lawn Fawn
Kraft, white, brown and green card stocks
Prismacolor pencils
Copic markers
Gnome Homes - Prickley Pear Stamps
Signo white gel pen
Patterned paper - Memory Box
Black glaze pen - Sakura

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Vintage Christmas Tree Pop-Up

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I wanted to try Karen Burniston's Christmas Tree Pop-Up and this package of vintage looking patterned paper was sitting on top of my Christmas papers pile.  The journal card was cut from one of the papers in the stack, I added a tree and snowflake from the Winter Charms die set and some white Nuvo Crystal Drops. That finished off the card front.

The blue ribbon has a lovely shimmer to it - lovely stuff.

As the card is opening, you can see the pretty dimensional Christmas tree ...

... and here is the card fully open. Just WOW!!!

Such a clever die set, and while it looks complicated it goes together easily. I followed the video Karen Burniston has right on the product page for this first one and it went together like a charm. I knew I wanted to use this blue/green patterned paper for the trees, so adhered two pieces back to back. That way the pattern is on both sides of the large trees - since you see both sides I'm glad I did this step.

The 'merry' was cut three times, once from red and twice from a pale patterned paper from the package and I offset the paler ones for a bit of shadow under the red 'merry'.

The cardinal comes with the Christmas tree set, and since I love the stitched & scalloped rectangle from the Twist Panel Pop-Up I used it here with a stitched oval die as a place for us to sign our name.

As soon as I finished this card I had to start another with the Christmas Tree Pop-Up die set, which I will share another day.  Into the holiday card stash!

Patterned paper and journal card - Fancy Pants
Stitched scallop border dies - MFT Stamps
Off white confetti, red card stocks
Shimmer ribbon - Stampin' Up
Glaze pen - Sakura
Signo white gel pen
Black Sharpie
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Merry die - Papertrey Ink
Stitched oval - MFT Stamps
Christmas stamp (partial) - Papertrey Ink
Blueprints #21 (stitched banner) - MFT Stamps

Card size - 5 x 6", which fits in a 5 x 7" envelope.

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Monday, 20 November 2017

Hanukkah Tag Book Pop-Up Card

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I have another Tag Book Pop-Up card to share today. This one I made for our middle daughter and family - she is going to love it!

While the embossing powder looks a little splotchy in the photos, those spots are actually blue glitter. I picked up the embossing powder at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show last Spring - it's by JudiKins and called Hanukkah. Blue glitter and silver - so pretty!

There is SO much dimension with this new Pop-Up, I decided to keep the embellishments flat. The navy panels were die cut with the coordinating dies then stamped and embossed with the same embossing powder.

I'm loving these foil snowflakes by Stampin' Up. Both gold and silver came in the package, so I used a silver one here on the fold of the inside. I did have to do a little trimming at the rounded corners but that was easy peasy.

White, navy card stocks
Hanukkah Embossing Powder - Judi Kins
Stamps - CAS-UAL Friday's
Silver Washington tape - stash
Silver Glitter Paper - Stampin' Up
Silver foil snowflake - Stampin' Up
Bakers Twine
White ribbon

Card size - 6 x 3", not including ribbons

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Happy Birthday Moose Pop-Up Tag Card

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This card was sort of a no-brainer for me. I had just received Karen Burniston's new Tag Book Pop-Up die set, I needed to make a First Birthday Card for our nephew's little guy, and his nickname is MOOSE. Seriously. Right away I knew I'd be using Riley the Moose for CJ's card.

Using the large tag die & hinge from the Tag Book Pop-Up, I created the outer card.

The stitched banner piece also comes with the Tag Book Pop-Up die set. Such a fun detail, that stitching line.

The card opens from the top to reveal Riley the Moose sporting a bow tie, party hat and holding onto balloons.

The party hat and balloons are from the Birthday Charms set, and the bow tie is from the new Tiny Accessories 1 set.

I used the pop-up platform die from the Tree Pop-Up to perch Riley on. Don't be afraid to mix and match your die sets!

I know CJ's parents are going to be super excited about this card, and that makes me happy.

Patterned paper - many many years old, from my stash
Green, white, orange and red card stocks
Basic Riley - Riley & Company
Derwent water colour crayons and water brush
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bakers twine
Word Stamps - Stampin' Up
Fun foam
Crayola markers
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Glossy Accents

Card size - 3 x 6" which fits perfectly into a 4 x 6" envelope.

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

C4C412 Canadiana Pop-Up Birthday Card

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. I am the hostess this month, with my Design Team Sister Kelly Booth as our Guest Designer. Kelly's blog can be found HERE.

Since it's the third Saturday of the month, it's also a sketch challenge and this is the sketch I came up with:  

I rarely stay exactly to the sketch, even when it's my own! I like to think of sketches more as a guideline than a 'cast in stone'. That makes the sketches very versatile, as you can change them up to meet your needs. For instance, you don't need to use three vertical circles, those circles can actually represent embellishments like flowers or butterflies or candy canes. The horizontal patterned paper strip could actually be a ribbon and you easily add a bow on the side. I used the 'idea' of the horizontal strip and tied a twine bow around one of the circle openings.

The Blueprints #23 die set has a die that cuts 3 perfectly centred circles out of a panel and it's one I don't often use. So this time I pulled it out but decided to make the circle panel extend to the top and bottom edges, unlike the sketch. 

First I stamped various Canadiana images on the circle die cut kraft panel with watermark ink. Those woody images were stamped on a slightly smaller white card stock panel, then adhered behind the stamped kraft one with foam tape for dimension. 

Inside is a Pop-Up using the Cupcake Pop-Up, decorated with a Wild Whisper journal card and fox stamp. Other than the birthday word stamp. all the stamps are by Wild Whisper Designs.

The triangles were stamped along the base of the Pop-Up with watermark ink, then I wrapped twine around the bump. The word 'birthday' was die cut from a coordinating blue card stock and edged with ink for an ombre look. I cut a single tree from Karen Burniston's Tree Pop-Up, snipped it in half and adhered one half to each side of the Pop-Up.

The Wild Whisper patterned paper is heavyweight and has a sheen to it as you can see in the photo below. 

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 C4C 412.

Kraft, white, blue and brown card stocks
Blueprints #23 - MFT Stamps
Strong & Free stamp set - Wild Whisper Designs
Patterned paper - Wild Whisper Designs
Journal card - Wild Whisper Designs
Black sharpie
Birthday word - MFT Stamps
Arrow Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Birthday stamp - Papertrey Ink
Copic markers

Card size - 4-1/2 x 5-1/2"

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