Saturday, 23 October 2021

October Paper Pumpkin Alternate's - a Z Fold and a Pop Up!


Hello!  Today I'm sharing the first two alternate cards I created with the October Paper Pumpkin Kit "Peaceful Christmas".  I also have a walkthrough of my cards on YouTube


This first card is a Z-Fold Card - one of my favourite fun fold cards to make. I also brought in some galvanized silver card stock, the Crosshatch Circles from Karen Burniston, the large snowflake element, silver snowflake stickers and the dies from the Peaceful Cabin bundle. Everything that is available is linked below for you. 

This is what the card would look like as it comes out of the BEAUTIFUL envelope. I love the envelopes that were included in the kit!


Below is what the card looks like open, with a stamped greeting and room to sign our names.


Now for the second card ...


I clustered the elements on a Braided Oval and popped that up on the layers cut with the Crosshatch Rectangles. I added a single metallic silver die cut tree to the lower right corner.


Inside I used the Katherine Label Pop Up with a pretty woodgrain oval. The sentiment comes in the kit and there was one more metallic tree left so I added that too. 


The Katherine Label Pop Up by Karen Burniston is quick and easy to put together, and I love the height and dimension you get with it! It is probably my most used die set by Karen Burniston - if you check out the labels on the right hand side of my blog you will see over 70 cards made using it!


This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, that at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making!

Supplies:
October Paper Pumpkin - Peaceful Christmas (Stampin' Up)
Galvanized silver card stock - Stampin' Up (retired)
Stitched Oval - MFT Stamps

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Friday, 22 October 2021

Flippy Flappy Halloween Card


Hello!
 It's Fun Fold Friday here on my blog and today I'm sharing the Halloween Card I sent to a friend, She is also a card maker and I thought she would enjoy receiving the first card I've made with Lawn Fawn's new Flippy Flappy die set! I have a walkthrough with tips on YouTube:


The patterned papers and elements I used are all from Doodlebug Designs. This collection is no longer available, but I will link some newer Doodlebug products for you. I have most of those too, ha ha - I'm such a fan of Doodlebug.

On the October 31st element, I brushed the black letters with Wink of Stella for some shimmer & shine.


When you pull the tab, this little pumpkin & spider slides out and pops out - so fun!


I also stamped a sentiment on the tab that pulls out.


Inside, I added the Giant Happy Halloween (also from Lawn Fawn). I cut it from some inferior quality black card stock that I normally only use for matting. So it cut kind of raggedy but I decided I liked that look for a Halloween card and adhered it onto the layered panels inside.

Here is a link to Lawn Fawn's Assembly Video for their Flippy Flappy Die Set.

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, that at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making!

Additional Supplies:
Tangerine Tango card stock - Stampin' Up
Green Copic marker
Stamps - Halloween, Karen Burniston/ECD (retired)

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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Apothecary Jar Mini Slimline Halloween Card

Hello!  When I was packing up the patterned papers from the previous couple of Halloween cards, I decided that the scraps, strips and leftover bits would make a cute background. After pulling out this Mini Slimline die from Taylored Expressions, I created this colourful background panel and finished one more card.

The cute skull inside the jar is sporting a pair of enamel dot eyes, to coordinate with the pieces patterned paper with the eyeballs on it.


Here is a peek at the inside. I used stamps from Your Next stamp for the words.


While the Doodlebug Designs patterned paper & elements are no longer available, I have linked similar ones by Doodlebug. I also have these - such a Doodlebug fan here! 😊

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, that at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making!

Supplies:
Shimmer Spray
Lavender card stock - Recollections
Thinlets Label dies - Stephanie Barnard (retired)
Patterned paper, stickers etc - Boos & Brews, Doodlebug Designs
Eerie Eyes Shape Sprinkles - Doodlebug Designs

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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Halloween Half Shutter With Pop Up

Hello!   I'm back today with another Half Shutter card for Halloween and this time I did things a little differently. I didn't use the layering dies and created an additional pop up inside ... all the details are on YouTube!

Halloween cards are among my favourite cards to make, and of course Doodlebug Designs has such cute Halloween products I can never resist using them.


I am really having fun with this Half Shutter die set, and I have linked everything that is available below.


I used the new Giant Happy Halloween die from Lawn Fawn to create the additional Pop Up. So fun - I have other word dies that I want to try this with!


Since there wasn't room on the front to write a personal message, I added one to the back. 

While the Doodlebug Designs patterned paper & elements are no longer available, I have linked similar ones by Doodlebug. 

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, that at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making!

Supplies:
Spider Web doily- Stampin’ Up (retired)
Pink copic marker
Confetti - old, from my stash
Thinlets - Stephanie Barnard (retired)
Patterned paper and stickers - Doodlebug Designs

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Vintage Thanksgiving Tower Pinwheel Card


Hello! I have one more autumn themed Tower Pinwheel card to share with a walkthrough with all the details on YouTube

Below is a collage showing each of the panels. I used cut apart from the paper pad, gold foil card stock and Karen Burniston's Autumn Elements to cut the pumpkins and acorns.


I love how flat these cards fold down yet stand for display. I know I will be making more of this type of card, probably a Christmas one next!


If you are interested in making a Pinwheel Tower Card, 
the video tutorial that I used is HERE

It looks like even the single sheets in the Amber Moon range are unavailable to link for you, but I have found some different gold foil card stock that I can link!

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, that at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making!

Supplies:
Patterned paper - Amber Moon, Prima (retired)
Grey Copic marker
Give Thanks - Reverse Confetti (retired)
Gold and Copper foil card stocks - Recollections

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Monday, 18 October 2021

Three Sketch Birthday Cards


Hello!  I made some Birthday Cards last week that used 6 x 6" patterned papers from my stash. I was left with these 6 x 2" strips so decided to make three more Birthday Cards to donate to my Mom's old nursing home. To see the original three cards, click HERE

I used a sketch for my card today ... MoJo Monday 420, and a tag die from Your Next Stamp.


Here is a peek at the inside - all three were done the same.


 This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, that at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making!

Supplies:
Patterned paper - Boy oh Boy, Carta Bella 6x6”
Confetti card stock - stash
Enamel Accents, Carnation Red

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Sunday, 17 October 2021

Favourite Creeper Slimline Halloween Card

Hello!  I pulled out the 'View From My Window' Slimline die from Crafty Meraki and cut it from this plaid patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs. Since the paper is double sided, I was going to flip the fallaway pieces around and inlay them back into the openings for a coordinating print. It turns out I didn't pay attention to the back side of the patterned paper, which is directional and those pieces were upside down. So I cut it again from white and used just the white portions for my card saving the base for another time. 

After inking the edges of the white pieces, they were popped up in the openings with thin foam tape. Then I just had fun decorating them with printed embellishments from Doodlebug!


Here is a peek at the inside, where I also added Karen Burniston's new Happy Halloween. I love that it comes with a shadow die! The plaid seemed pretty overpowering though, so I cut the shadow from vellum and adhered that over the plaid shadow before attaching the Happy Halloween script part. Much better. I also added some Peel Off Border Stickers.


That cute little frog has resin eyes ... I'm unable to find those ones to link for you but Doodlebug does have some different ones that I will link instead. The Boos & Brews papers, stickers and ephemera also seems to be unavailable but I will link a different Doodlebug paper set. I love Doodlebug so also have this set, ha ha. 

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, that at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making!

Since many of the Doodlebug Designs products I used have been retired, I am going to link some new Doodlebug products for you.

Supplies:
Purple card stock - stash
Peel Off Border - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Odds & Ends, Boos & Brews - Doodlebug Designs

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