Thursday, 20 June 2019

Four Cat and Dog Birthday Cards

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Today I'm playing along with the Fun Friday Challenge #116 at Your Next Stamp where the theme is PETS. You can find all the details HERE. This is also my Day 6 entry for #thedailymarker30day challenge on Instagram!

The Thumbs Up Photo Booth stamps are so fun - I really enjoy the unique character of these Your Next Stamp images. While I could have made each one of these cards with different stamps in the set,  this duo appealed to me so I made 4 nearly identical cards.

I have mentioned in previous posts, how happy I am to finally have a grid die. I die cut 4 grids from green card stock then cut the small squares from older patterned papers and inlaid the squares back into the grid panel. NOTE:  While this isn't a YNS grid die, they do offer one in their store if you were interested.

I used Chameleon Color Tone and Color Top markers for the images, and added some black Nuvo Drops onto the card  for interest.  Both the eyes and noses on the cat and dog are raised and shiny from a black Glaze pen.

Inside I stamped another image from the set along with Make A Wish.

I'll be dividing these cards up between our daughters, for the grandkids to take to birthday parties.

Green, Kraft and White card stocks
Grid Window die - Stephanie Barnard (the Stamps of Life)
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Stitched Circle die - MFT Stamps
Photo Booth Thumbs Up stamps and coordinating dies - Your Next Stamp
Black Olive Ink - Your Next Stamp
Chameleon Color Tone Markers
Chameleon Color Top Markers
Sakura White Gel Pen
Sakura Black Glaze Pen
Fun foam
Stitched Fishtail Banners - Your Next Stamp
Photo Booth (it's your Birthday) - Your Next Stamp
Nuvo Drops
Stitched Rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp
Make a Wish and Confetti - Papertrey Ink

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Southwest Themed Birthday Step Card

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When I was flipping through a SW themed paper stack, I noticed a sheet with these decorated tags. So I pulled out my Step Card die set and decided to fussy cut the tags to use as embellishments on a Step Card. The succulent was also fussy cut from a paper scrap in the stack and adhered onto a pair of layered circles then onto a second tag.

There is gold foiling on the elements for a nice touch. I white embossed the Birthday Wishes onto the Washi Tape Sentiment die strip (both from Your Next Stamp) and added it over one of the tags with foam tape.

The words from the YNS Photo Booth die set were perfect for the steps!

Since there isn't a lot of room on the card front for signing, I added an inked wavy circle to the top back.

Happy Days Step Card die set- Spellbinders
Pink and white card stocks
Patterned paper and tags - Recollections
Fun foam
Stitched Wavy circle dies - Your Next Stamp
Stitched circle die - MFT Stamps
Washi Tape Sentiments and Washi Tape die - Your Next Stamp
Photo Booth (words inside) - Your Next Stamp
Twine - Stampin' Up

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Pencil Pop-Up Card

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Since the end of the school year is fast approaching, I'm sharing another Teacher Appreciation card I made for our daughters for the Grandkids to give their teachers. I brought all the cards to them and they chose which ones they wanted which was fun to see.

The front of this one uses another one of those cute cut-aparts/journal cards from Echo Park. I added a strip of coordinating patterned paper, a fuzzy apple sticker and stencilled the ABC in the bottom right corner of the right panel. I stamped the words onto a die cut washi tape label and my card front was done.

Inside I made a quick and easy pop-up using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-Up. A pair of cut-aparts/journal cards are the decoration and I added a few coordinating stickers as well. Karen Burniston's Thank You die cuts as a single piece which makes it easy to adhere.

There is a nice big white rectangle for the kids to sign their names on, decorated with a fuzzy apple sticker.

Patterned paper, cut apart and stickers - Echo Park
White and Kraft card stocks
Fun Foam
Stitched rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp
Washi Tape Sentiment stamps - Your Next Stamp
Washi Tape Sentiment dies - Your Next Stamp
1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
1066 Thank You - Karen Burniston
1 plus 1 cut apart - Photo Play
Apple sticker - Sandy Lion
Sakura white gel pen
ABC Stencil - Tim Holtz

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Sunday, 16 June 2019

BBQ Pop-Up Father's Day Card

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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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