Sunday, 16 June 2019

BBQ Pop-Up Father's Day Card

Hello my crafty friends

Welcome to Masculine Card Monday here on my blog! I found this unfinished card in my 'In Progress' bin. Initially it was going to be a Hanging Charm Pop-Up card, but I hadn't been happy with the placement of the embellishments so never finished the card. I gently pulled the BBQ sticker off and decided it would work much better on the Rockin' Rectangle. And I was right!

I added a window so you can see the BBQ on the front of the card and added acetate under the black frame.

Notice the banner across the centre of the window. Well the far left edge of the BBQ has a small piece that extends beyond the panel. And it was catching in the window opening. Those catch points have been 'catching me' lately! However, this banner was an easy fix.

I added some yellow Gum Drops (enamel dots) to the buttons and there was a red glitter dot on one of them already.

This card was really quick and easy to put together!

1089 Rockin' Rectangle Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Beige astroparche card stock
Plaid patterned paper - Paper Patch (very old, from my stash)
Stitched Rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Fishtail Banner - Your Next Stamp
Yellow Gumdrops (Retro) - Your Next Stamp
Stickers - my stash
Black pen
Water Brush

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Felt Flower Birthday Cards

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First, Happy Father's Day to all those amazing dads out there! My hubby is one of them for sure. We are babysitting two of the grand kids for a couple of days, so it's been hectic and busy and lots of fun. Oh, and have I mentioned tiring? Ha.

Today I'm sharing four cards I made and donated to my Mom's nursing home. I donate 25 Birthday Cards a month for the residents there, and it's a good opportunity for me to use up some of this huge supply stash. The felt flowers were in that stash. Because the cards are hand delivered to the residents I don't need to worry about bulk and I'm free to layer things up and add dimension. I love dimension on my cards!

All four of the cards were done the same ...

I didn't keep a supply list on these ones for some reason.

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Friday, 14 June 2019

C4C488 Sea Themed Pop-Up Sketch Card

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog. This month our hostess is Rebecca Ednie! Kelly Booth is joining us as our Guest Designer and you can find Kelly's blog HERE.   Since it's the third Saturday of the month, Rebecca has a sketch for us this week:

I used the sketch for the front of my card using patterned paper and cut apart/journal cards that were included the same stack. I die cut my scalloped panel using a border die from Prickley Pear stamps. The wheel and seahorse were fussy cut from other journal cards in the stack and I wrapped some twine across the top edge of my panel as per the sketch.

As the card is opening, you see that it's a Pop-Up card!

Karen Burniston's Rockin' Rectangle die set was used and I embellished the inside with more fussy cut elements and journal cards.

Below is a look at the card fully open ...

There is a lot of gold foil on this card - so pretty.

I used Chameleon Fineliner pens to write the message - see how the colour changes and blends through the message?

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 C4C488.

Beige Astroparche card stock
Patterned paper - Craft Smith
Scalloped Border die - Prickley Pear Stamps
Stitched rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp
Sakura gold gel pen
1089 Rockin' Rectangle Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Oval dies - Hero Arts
Twine - Stampin 'Up
Chameleon Fineliner markers

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Schoolhouse Gatefold Card

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Today's share is another Teacher Appreciation card that I made for our daughters to give the grandkids teachers at the end of the school year. Which is coming up soon!

I used one of the cute cut-aparts/journal cards from Photo Play and made a Gate-Fold card.

Inside I stamped TEACHER on a stitched fishtail banner, and decorated it with some cute stamped images from Waffle Flower. I stamped the words above and below where the fishtail banner would go, then popped up the banner with foam tape.

Patterned paper - Echo Park
Stitched Rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp
1045 Outdoor Scene (cloud) - Karen Burniston
Stamps, Pencil In - Waffle Flower
Chameleon Colour Top Markers
Cut Apart - Photo Play
White card stock
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Your Next Stamp
Word stamps, Sweet Sentiments Teacher - Sugar Pea Designs

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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Teacher Apple Pop-Up Thank You

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Today I'm sharing another Teacher Thank you card, this one was done with softer colours.

The paper has lots of sparkle from the embossed patterns - another card that looks better in real life.

Even though it's a pop-up card, I added the apple to the front with a paper spring. I love how it bobs a little on the front of the card.

Inside I used Stephanie Barnards Thank You 3-D Drop-Ins and added a scalloped rectangle for the kids to sign their names.

This card will go to our daughters for the grandkids to give their teachers at the end of the school year.

Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Thank You 3-D Drop-Ins, Stephanie Barnard - the Stamps of Life
Apple Die - Stephanie Barnard - the Stamps of Life
Stitched rectangle die - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Scalloped rectangle - Your Next Stamp

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Teacher Appreciation Lever Card

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Today I'm sharing another Teacher Thank You card. I've been busy making them for our grandkids teachers and aids. This one uses the Lever Card and Lever Card Layering die sets from Divinity Designs. I hand lettered the banner for something different.

A paper spring animates the pencil jar and it wobbles on the card front which is always fun.

I love making these Lever Cards! When you use patterned papers from the same line everything coordinates really well.

I added a stitched white rectangle and a few stickers to decorate the inside and the grand kids can sign their names on the white panel.

Lever Card and Lever Card layering dies - Divinity Designs
Red and white card stocks
Patterned paper, cut apart and stickers - Echo Park
Stitched fishtail banner - MFT Stamps
Black Sharpie marker
Chameleon Color Tone Markers
Sakura white gel pen
1046 Circle Charm Pop-Up (circles) - Karen Burniston
Stitched rectangle - Honey Bee
Nuvo Drops
Fuzzy apple sticker - Sandy Lion (old, from my stash)

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Four Ice Cream Cone Birthday Cards

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I decided to pull out this Ice Cream Cone die set by Joset at Elizabeth Craft Designs for my card share today.

I also grabbed one of my Color Burst/Magical Shaker pieces that I did awhile ago and cut several of the ice cream scoops from that. There wasn't enough to do all four ice cream cones the same, so ...

... two of them have a chocolate scoop on top!

The inside of each card is the same.

The cards will be donated to my Mom's nursing home and I think the residents will enjoy them.

Patterned paper - Pink and Main
Stitched Rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp
Ice Cream Cone die set - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Kraft, white, brown, red and orange card stocks
Color Burst and Magical Shakers
Sakura white gel pen
Sakura sparkle gel pen
Oval dies - Hero Arts
Stitched Fishtail Banner die - Your Next Stamp
Stamp on the card fronts - Twice the Wishes, MFT Stamps
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Stamps inside - Avery Elle
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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