Sunday, 25 June 2017

Farm Week Card #6

Good morning friends

Today is the last day of Farm Week here on my blog - I had so much fun creating this Farm themed card set for our daughter on Mother's Day. So much fun - I got to use some of my new goodies as well as some older products that needed some love. Win win!


Inside is a Pop-Up, using Karen Burniston's older Pop 'n Cut dies. This 'Love' insert is going to get a ton of use. I love how it pairs here, with the Sending (Love), Hogs & Kisses. The little heart on the front, is the centre that falls away when you cut the LOVE die inside.



I know. I stacked a lot of die cut farm critters on these cards ... but really, they look so cute stacked.


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


Our daughter loved her cards. She said she didn't think she would be able to send them to anyone until she had coveted them for awhile. Ha - she is my daughter all right.

Supplies:
Pattered paper - Recollections
Farm stamps and dies - Papertrey Ink
Pink card stock
Stitched Fishtail Banner - Elizabeth Craft Designs
A2 Pop 'n Cut base with Love insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Love Sizzlet - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Scallop border - The Stamps of Life
Sending die - Simon Says Stamps
Xyron

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

C4C391 Ocean Themed 'Thank You' Card Trio

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our June 2017 Hostess is Joanne Grzelak. 

Here is Joanne's Challenge this week:  Today is Swim a Lap Day. Please include some form of water on your card.....a river, the ocean, a pool, raindrops, puddles, bubbles......it is up to you what form the water takes.


I have an ocean themed Thank You card to share today ... three of them in fact! But this first one was done specifically for the challenge. Technically I didn't include WATER on my cards but stretching is part of the challenge fun.


I love Stampin' Up's gold foil card stock, and used it here for the outline of the ECD seahorse. It picks up the gold foil bits in the patterned panel, so then I added gold dots with a gel pen inside each of the scallops. Each of the design patterns received a small dab of gold Nuvo Crystal Drops for more gold shine.



Inside is some gold seaweed, and a die cut oval to write our message on.



This second card also uses Elizabeth Craft Designs products ... I used Distress Oxide inks and made a water coloured panel. From that panel I die cut the solid shell, the paper strip across the card centre and a second shell inside the card.



More gold foil card stock for the shell outlines, above and below the water coloured strip and the Thanks die cut.  Note, the patterned paper panels I'm using for these three cards were from a package of A2 note cards. The patterns were so pretty and the price was amazing so I couldn't resist them. I cut each of the note cards in half and used one half for the outside and the other half inside of each card.





The third card had this lovely foiled mermaid on the front. I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops and a gold die cut THANKS, as well as some inking around the mermaid so she stood out a little from the background.





Finally, here is a look at the inside of the Mermaid card.





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 C4C391.

Supplies:
Seahorse card:
Teal and white card stocks
Patterned A2 card - DCWV
Seahorse dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold foil card stock - Stamping' Up
Dotted Scallop Oval dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold gel pen - Sakura
Words and banner stamps/dies - the Stamps of Life
Crystal Nuvo Drops
Coral/Seaweed - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fitted Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Gold shell card:
Patterned A2 card - DCWV
White and green card stocks
Distress Oxide Inks - Tim Holtz
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Shell dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Seaweed dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Thanks die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Signo white gel pen
Nuvo Crystal Crops

Mermaid card:
Patterned A2 card - DCWV
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Thanks die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Xyron
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Seabirds - Impression Obsession

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Farm Week Card #5

Good morning friends

Not only is it Farm Week here on my blog, today is also Flip-It Friday. I have a farm themed Z-fold Card to share today, using the Rectangle Pull Card die by Karen Burniston. My goal this year is to use some of my older products along with my newer ones - so I've had great fun with the Papertrey Ink 'On the Farm' stamps and dies for my cards this week.


When I stumbled onto a farm themed paper stack, I was off and running and made a set of cards for our Daughter on Mother's Day.  The mason jar element was fussy cut from a different paper in the stack. The notch (which cuts with the die) holds the card in the closed position until you pull the sides to open it.




Tomorrow is a Crazy 4 Challenges card, but I'll be back on Sunday with my final Farm themed card for this week.

Supplies: 
Pattered paper - Recollections
Farm stamps and dies - Papertrey Ink
Lucy Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Twine
Pink and grey card stocks
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Stitched Fishtail Banner - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Rectangle Accordion (rectangle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Scallop Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wink of Stella

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Farm Week Pop-Up Card #4

Good morning friends

I'm back today with another Farm Themed card, as it's FARM WEEK here on my blog!


These cards were for our daughter on Mother's Day, and I have to say she loved them. She spent time looking at each one - it's such a good feeling when your work is appreciated like that.


Inside is a Pop-Up with Karen Burniston's Lorna Label (one of my favourites). I added some die cut farm critters and that lovely SMILES die by Suzanne Cannon.


There is lots of room for her to write a note on the lower panel, which has a popped up Rooster die.


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


I'm back tomorrow with another Farm themed card!

Supplies:
Pattered paper - Recollections
Taken with Teal Soft Finish Card Stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Farm stamps and dies - Papertrey Ink
Lorna Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hey There Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Smiles - A Way With Words, Suzanne Cannon - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Stitched Fishtail Banner - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Farm Week Card #3

Good morning friends

It's day 3 of Farm Week here on my blog. I made a set of farm themed cards for our daughter on Mother's day ... and she was thrilled! They would love to own a farm one day.


The patterned paper has some silver foiled bits on it, which is fun.


Inside I made a Pop-Up card using Karen Burniston's older Pop 'n Cut dies.



Making these cards into 'Love Notes' means our daughter can send them out to other PH* families. It's such a small community they all support each other as much as possible.
* Pulmonary Hypertension, a progressive disease that our Granddaughter Olivia has. There is no cure at this time. :-(

I'll be back tomorrow with another Farm themed card.

Supplies:
Pattered paper - Recollections
Farm stamps and dies - Papertrey Ink
A2 Pop 'N Cut Base with included circle label insert
Pink card stock
White card stock
Stitched circle - MFT Stamps
Fun Foam
Stitched Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Spiral Circle Pull Card (heart), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Scripty Words - Lawn Fawn
Label die - Paper Smooches


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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Farm Week Card #2, Hello Pop-Up

Good morning friends

I'm back with day two of Farm Week here on my blog. I made our eldest daughter a set of Farm Themed cards for Mother's Day using a fun paper stack I stumbled across at the Michaels in Great Falls in January. Considering I was in the store for all of 10 minutes, I had quite the haul! I like the silver foiled elements in the paper stack, like this rooster.


Inside is a Pop-Up using the Hello Insert for Karen Burniston's Pop 'n Cut base. I also added a couple of die cut farm animals and KB's Barbed Wire Fence.




Here is a side view so you can see the Pop-Up a little better. I added a cow die cut in behind the Hello for added interest.


I'll be back tomorrow with another Farm Themed card.

Supplies:
Pattered paper - Recollections
Farm dies - Papertrey Ink
A2 Pop 'n Cut Card Base with the Hello Insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Hello sizzlits - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Label die- Paper Smooches
Western Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Brown, grey and white card stocks
Stitched Fishtail Banner - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Farm Week Pop-Up Card #1

Good morning friends

Yes you read that right ... it's Farm Week here on my blog. :-)  Apparently I enjoy making farm themed cards as much as SW ones.

This year I'm determined to use some older products as well as new ones. I pulled out my Papertrey Ink 'On The Farm' stamps & dies and decided to make our daughter a set of cards for Mother's Day. This was the first one.


Why farm themed for our daughter? Because their dream was to own a farm one day. In fact, They had been looking at a little hobby farm just before Olivia's Pulmonary Hypertension diagnosis. A lot of dreams were shattered that day. Our daughter still talks about a farm every so often so I thought she would enjoy a set of farm cards.

I found a wonderful stack of farm themed papers and got to work. This first card has a printed panel from one of the papers in the stack - the windmill is silver foiled. I die cut the farm animals from teal card stock and stacked them along with some paper strips and jute.


Here is a look at the inside ...


 ... more silver foiled accents, die cut farm animals, banners and a stamped scene.


Here is a look at the card from the side, so you can see the Pop-Up a little better.


I'll be back tomorrow with another farm card.

Supplies:
Pattered paper - Recollections
Taken with Teal Soft Finish Card Stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Farm stamps and dies - Papertrey Ink
Lucy Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Twine
Kraft card stock
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Stitched Fishtail Banner - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Cupcake Pop-Up Card & Planner Clips

Good morning friends

One of the cool new sets in Karen Burniston's release is this Cupcake Pop-Up and I had so much fun making this Cupcake card!

I used a couple of her new sets on this card as they all work perfectly together ... the front has 'make a wish' from the Word Set 2 - Birthday, one of the Katherine Label decorator dies is under the small cupcake, and I used the stitched puffy cloud from Nature's Edges as a cute scalloped border. The stitches are on either side of the cut line so you can use both the positive and negative pieces as Ive done here.

The cupcake liners can be pleated (Karen Burniston has an assembly video right on her website if you want to see how it's done) and the icing portion was covered with glossy accents.


Here is a look at the inside.


The large cupcake also has a pleated liner - such a cool feature. The gifts are from the Birthday Charms, I simply snipped off the hanging hole and added an enamel dot on each one.


I wanted to use one of my favourite 6 x 6" paper stacks, but a sheet wouldn't be large enough to make a full inner card. I cut the orange floral piece 4-1/4 x 6" folding it at the 2" mark and using that to put the alignment nubs along when I ran it through my die cutting machine gave me the perfect cupcake pop-up inner card. Then I could use the same stitched puffy cloud die and different papers in the stack to finish decorating.



And just for fun, I made a couple of planner clips using the smaller cupcake.


The tops have glossy accents, and while it was still wet I added glitter. Then they got topped off with a heart shaped enamel dot.



Here they are all packaged in a clear cello package ready for gifting.



Supplies:
1008 Cupcake Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Coloured Pencils
Signo White Gel Pen
Glossy accents
1006 Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
Orange and white card stocks
1011 Katherine Label (label) - Karen Burniston
Sakura Gel pen
Seam binding
1003 Word Set 2 - Birthday - Karen Burniston
Enamel dots and hearts - Stamping' Up
1004 Birthday Charms - Karen Burniston
Stickles
Large paper clips - Staples

Card size - 4-3/4 x 5-1/2"

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

C4C-390 Sketch Christmas Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our June 2017 Hostess is Joanne Grzelak!


Here is Joanne's sketch for us this week: 



I had a new paper pack sitting on my stamping table - it was in the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack and since I love SU papers, on clearance is a good time to add a package or two to my stash. :-) Anyhow, I'm determined to use this paper stack up, so you will be seeing it again and again as I work on my Christmas cards throughout the summer.


Wow - look at me! I actually followed the sketch! Ha.


These flower dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs haven't been getting any love lately so I decided they could pass for a Poinsettia and cut them out of red with a gold foil centre. Love the scripty words cut out of the gold foil as well. The gold foil card stock is a Stampin' Up product ... I'm such a fan of it. Cuts like butter.




Here is a peek at the inside ... the flower centre looks really yellow in the photo - but it is actually the same gold foil as the flower on the card front.




 I added touches of gold to the stamped greeting with a gel pen.




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-390

Supplies:
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Red and white card stocks
Stitched fishtail banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Desigs
701 Flower Set 1 dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Be merry die - Lawn Fawn
Word stamp inside - Stampin' Up
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Gold gel pen - Sakura
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Card size - 5 x 7"

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