Monday, 23 May 2022

Mini Slimline Accordion for Father's Day


Hello my crafty friends and welcome to Masculine Card Monday here on my blog. Today I'm sharing a Father's Day card using several different dies by Karen Burniston. The card base uses the new Landscape Rectangle Accordion, and I made it a 2 Page card with an additional solid page.

While it was fun, and something I wanted to try - I'm not too crazy about the solid page with a two page accordion. It works SO much better with a three page, as you can see HERE. But sometimes you have to try things out ...


The solid panel gives you space to decorate and add a signing block. I pulled out some older papers from my stash which always makes me feel good to use up.


The white area makes a great signing block...


The Hooray die cut was outlined with a grey marker after adhering it to the card, to create a shadow.


Below is the top view ...


***NOTE:  To create the solid back panel, cut cardstock to 6.5 x 3.5". Score 1/2" down the short left edge. Add adhesive to the 1/2" flap and adhere it to the end of your accordion, then add your decorative panels. This helps hide the seam.***

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Any supplies I'm unable to link are listed at the very bottom of my post.



Additional Supplies:
Brown cardstock
Patterned paper - 6 x 6" pad from Studio Calico (discontinued)
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)

Friday, 20 May 2022

Sympathy Accordion Card


Hello my crafty friends and welcome to Fun Fold Friday here on my blog!  Today I'm sharing a sympathy card made with Karen Burnisotn dies, combining the new release with previously released sets.  I have a walkthrough of my card on YouTube:   


This card was actually sent to Karen B to show in her classes. Students love to see lots of ideas for using the different sets and the Design Team likes to be sure she has new things to show. 😊

The With Sympathy fits perfectly on the new Landscape Rectangle Accordion, and it was die cut from a blue mirror card stock. I added layered butterflies from the new Flutter Charms, and the Thinking of You comes from Word Set 10 Thinking Of You. It was die cut from blue and from white card stock, and the two were layered together with the blue layer off-set a little for a shadow look.


The pretty scalloped rectangles are from the new Short Rectangles Crosshatch, cut from the double sided patterned paper. I adhered the scalloped pieces to the back of the inner accordion panels so the pattern shows through on the front side and the paler, yellow pattern is on the back. NOTE  -- I did snip away the scallops from the hinge portion of the accordion so they didn't impede the hinges.  Then I layered another of the Short Rectangles Crosshatch on top, cut from white card stock. The sentiment was handwritten and I added another layered butterfly on the right side. 


The layered butterflies were created by die cutting the solid butterfly twice. Once from blue card stock and once from a coordinating patterned paper scrap. They were layered together with a little thin foam tape just in the centre so the wings have some lift. The butterfly body was cut from a scrap of the blue mirror card stock and finally, the top layer was outlined with Stickles.


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!

Any supplies I'm unable to link are listed at the very bottom of my post. 

Since I couldn't link the blue mirror card stock I used on this one, I linked others that I also have and would work just as well.


Additional Supplies:
Blue fine point marker
Patterned paper - Water Colours, Sizzix (retired)
Blue card stocks - stash
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Mini Slimline Floating Panel Card & Tutorial


Hello my crafty friends.  I pulled out some older items from my craft room for these three Mini Slimline cards, and decided to make them pop up cards. I also did a tutorial on this 'floating panel' technique and you can find it and more details in my YouTube video:   


All three cards are for different occasions. I have a Birthday card, a thank you card and one uplifting card to send out for Happy Mail. After stamping and punching the mason jar & stems, I added different flowers from the April 2021 Blessings Box from Divinity Designs.


Below is what the inside of the Birthday card looks like...


Next up is the Thank You Card. The patterned paper is an older paper pad that I had found at Michaels. Using the Mini Slimline dies, I was able to place them on the paper and make the best use out of the different colours/patterns.


The floating panels fold flat to write a personal message, so you aren't trying to write in mid air. 😊


Finally, the third card. I loved the gold veining on this patterned paper sheet - wish they all had it! I matted the sentiment banner with gold foil card stock to compliment the gold.


Here are the measurements for the pop up platform:   4.5 x 1.5", score at  .75, 2.25, and 3"


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Any supplies I'm unable to link are listed at the very bottom of my post.



Additional Supplies:
Patterned paper - Guilded Ink, Recollections
Happy Thoughts - Stampin' Up
Jar of Flowers - Stampin' Up
Mason jar punch - Stampin' Up
Alcohol markers
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)
Seam binding - Stampin' Up

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Watering Can Sympathy Card


Hello my crafty friends.  Today I'm sharing a sympathy card made for my stash. I do like to have a few of them on-hand, as usually when I need a sympathy card I'm feeling too sad to make one! This one is a larger card, it's 5 x 7" and features the watering can die I picked up back in March. It's meant to make a shaped card, but works great on it's own too.

The leafy background is lovely when cut from coloured card stock or patterned paper, but for this card I chose to go white on white. The flowers & leaves are die cut from Washi Tape - I'm crazy about the Washi Tape & coordinating dies from Pinkfresh Studio. The little butterfly is from a very old stamp & punch set .


Here is a peek at the inside, with a stamped sentiment and a few more Washi Tape elements - and lots of room for us to write a personal message.


The pretty 5 x 7" envelopes were a bit of a splurge for me - I found them online at Hobby Lobby when we were visiting Arizona and was able to place an order. We don't have Hobby Lobby in Canada! I will be hoarding saving them for special cards and I think a sympathy card qualifies. WHY is it so hard for me to part with things like this? Sheesh.

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!

Any supplies I'm unable to link are listed at the very bottom of my post.



Additional Supplies:
Patterned paper (for watering can) - Momenta 5 x 7" paper pad (OLD from my stash)
Patterned paper inside - Guilded Ink, Recollections
Butterfly stamp & punch - Stampin' Up (long retired)
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)
Alcohol markers

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Floral Bouquet Birthday Card


Hello my crafty friends.  Today I'm sharing the Birthday Card I sent to a friend, using the beautiful "Painted Peony' Washi Tape & die set from Pinkfresh Studios. The colours went really well with a card from a boxed set that I've had for awhile so I pulled that out too. Those note cards are often printed on both the front and back, so I will cut them in half to get two panels and adhere them to my own white card bases. 

I added some tiny butterfly stickers from my stash and gold Peel-Off stickers for additional shine. The Washi Tape has gold foiling in it which of course doesn't show up in photos.


The greeting inside is absolutely perfect for this lovely lady. ❤️

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!

Any supplies I'm unable to link are listed at the very bottom of my post.




Additional Supplies:
Boxed Cards - Water Colour Ombre, Hobby Lobby
Gold Peel-Off stickers - Dazzles
Tiny butterfly stickers - stash
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)

Monday, 16 May 2022

Mini Slimline Shaker Accordion Card


Hello my crafty friends! Welcome to our Karen Burniston Products - KB Riley LLC May Release Blog Hop. The Design Team have come together with Karen today for a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 8 new dies. Sneak peeks of the new release started last week, and the dies are available to order NOW!  I have more details about the hop at t the end of my post.
I'm sharing the Birthday card I made for our middle daughter, using several dies from the new release. This is an accordion card with the new Landscape Rectangle Accordion and I added a solid page to the back side. I have a walkthrough of my card on YouTube:  


Below is what the card looks like when it comes out of the envelope:


And here is what the card looks like as it expands!


Using the Short Crosshatch Rectangles to create the shaker on the front, I also added dragonflies from the new Flutter Charms.



I took advantage of the flat back panel to add a scalloped rectangle and a stamped sentiment.


NOTE:  The back panel is 6-1/2 x 3.5", scored 1/2" down the left short side. Adhere that 1/2" flap to the last accordion page.


This release includes:
  • 1 new "Ball" Die Set - Mini Ball Pop-up
  • 2 new Add-Ons Die Sets - Mini Ball Add-ons 1 Gnomes; Mini Ball Add-ons 2 - Monkey and Lion
  • 1 new Accordion Die Set - Landscape Rectangle Accordion
  • 1 new Crosshatch Die Set - Short Rectangles - Crosshatch
  • 1 new Charms die Set - Flutter Charms
  • 1 new Slimline Sized Die Set - Long Flap and Closure
  • 1 new Alphabet Set - Mini Alphabet and Numbers
Dies are available to order now on the WEBSITE

GIVEAWAY:
To celebrate the release Karen Burniston and each of the Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC Design Team members will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to some lucky person who comments on our blog posts, so make sure you join the hop and comment on everyone's blog post. I will combining names from comments on my YouTube video for even more chances to win! 
Winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received on our blog posts by Monday, 23rd May 2022. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter! Don't forget to leave some way for us to contact you, in case you are a lucky winner!

Blog Hop Order and Permalinks:

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!

Any supplies I'm unable to link are listed at the very bottom of my post. Since I'm unable to link the blue mirror card stock I used, I did link a similar one for you.

 



Additional Supplies:
Extra confetti for inside filler - gift with purchase from Studio Katia
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)

Friday, 13 May 2022

Floral Pop Up Mother's Day Card


Hello my crafty friends and welcome to Fun Fold Friday here on my blog! While Mother's Day in Canada is over, I couldn't share this card earlier as I had used some of Karen Burniston's new release which we couldn't share until this week. I have a walkthrough of my card with all the details on YouTube:   


Inside I used the Little Labels Pop Up, as well as stickers that were included in the paper package. I like that the Happy Mother's Day comes with the shadow die!


The centre pop up has one of the expanding butterflies from the Butterfly Collage Add On, and the rectangles on the lower portion are from the new Short Rectangles Crosshatch.    


Instead of adding a banner or sentiment to the lower platform, I tied it with pink seam binding. The bow creates a little bulk but since I'm hand delivering the card that isn't a problem.


... one more look ...

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!

Any supplies I'm unable to link are listed at the very bottom of my post.



Additional Supplies:
Patterned paper, stickers & Cut aparts - Flower Market, Carta Bella (retired)
5 x 6.5" Card & envelope - Michaels
Pink cardstock scrap
Pink seam binding - stash
Washi tape - stash
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)