Thursday, 22 February 2018

Cactus Thank You Fold-a-Long Card

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Today's share is another Cactus Fold-a-Long card. For this one, I tied a loop of Bakers Twine to keep it closed  rather than the magnets I used on the previous one.

I'm always a fan of kraft, and when I saw this sheet with the gold foiled dots I had to buy it. I did well though and only purchased one sheet. I added some glitter dots to the flower area for more shine. The die set comes with the flower shapes to add to the base, but I didn't want to distract from the simple kraft and gold so left them off.

The 'Thanks' was die cut from gold foil card stock and adhered to a die cut rectangle. That was adhered to the left side of the card only.

Here is what the card looks like on the inside. So fun!

I have to replenish my supply of Thank You Cards, so this is a start.

Kraft & Gold patterned paper - Recollections
Cactus Fold-A-Long -  Jen Long (Sizzix)
Bakers Twine
Kraft, black and white card stocks
Gold foil card stock - scraps
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wonky Stitched Rectangle die - MFT Stamps
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Butterfly Pop-Up Thank You Card & Gift Card Holder

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When my Mom asked for a couple of Thank You cards to put with some gift cards, I made her three coordinating sets. The other two have already been shared, so thought it was time I got this one posted as well. 

I love the soft and pretty colours in this paper. The flowers are glittered, so I added more sparkle with glitter paste and a butterfly stencil. Then I added a layered die cut butterfly - the white layer is actually a frosted vellum.

For the inside, I used more older products from my stash ... Karen Burniston's Pop 'n Cut A2 base with the Sassy Label insert and coordinating framelit dies.

The layer below the die cut 'thanks' is also frosted vellum, and I added another layered butterfly and more stencilled & glittered butterflies.

I used a Sizzix BigZ XL die to cut the gift card holder. There is a little flap & notch to hold it closed, and the gift card fits inside right on the cardboard backing! I added some bling and a die cut flower.

I love making things coordinate, so these sets were very satisfying to make.

A2 Pop 'n Cut base with Sassy Label Insert, Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Green, cream, off white confetti and charcoal card stocks
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Corner Rounder
Sassy Label with Stitched Frames dies - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Butterfly & Stars stencil - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stencil Paste - Bo Bunny
Butterfly Accessory dies - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Pearlized vellum
Wink of stella
Flourished Frame Accordion (thanks) - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Black and white card stocks
Sassy Label with Stitched Frames - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Flower dies - Stampin' Up
A2 Card with flap BigZ die - Sizzix

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Gnome Pop-Up Card

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I had fun making this card. It is another one I made in the fall but didn't get posted because of holiday cards. I thought the Prickley Pear Gnomes would be fun to use peeking over a leafy 'hedge' on the card front. 

Inside, I used Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop-Up to create the animation. By backing the opening with the same tree print paper, the cupcake shape 'disappears' into the background. Here I added another Gnome, this time peeking out from behind his fun mushroom house.

This card went together surprisingly fast, once I had the images coloured. 

Brown, white and cream card stocks
Patterned paper - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gnome Homes stamp set & dies - Prickley Pear Stamps
Derwent Water Colour pencils
Fun foam
Word balloon stamp and die - Lawn Fawn
Leaf sprig stamp - Wild Whisper
Label dies - Stampin' Up
Copic markers

Card size - 5 x 5" square, fits in a square envelope or a 5 x 7" one.

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Dinosaur Pop-Up Birthday Card

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Today's share is a funny card I made for my Mom to give hubby on his birthday. 

I used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-Up and created a circle window for the dinosaur stamped image to show through. When the card is opened, that piece pops-up and lifts above the back of the card.

I added the punchline on the left side of the card rather than the right, which gave my Mom lots of room to write.

The dinosaur is wearing a tiny fussy cut party hat. In addition to the stamped confetti I added a bunch of raised 'enamel looking' dots with the Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Below the pop-up was space for her to write her message.

My hubby got a kick out of the funny saying inside the card.

Black, white and teal card stocks
Stitched circle die - MFT Stamps
White glossy card stock
Dino stamps - Stampin' Up
Crayola Markers
Words - Art Gone Wild
White embossing powder - Ranger
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
HBD and banner stamps and die - Stamps of Life
Copic markers

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Christmas Centre Step Card

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I plan on working on our holiday cards throughout the year, so have one to share today. The cute panel was trimmed from a sheet of patterned paper, and the card base is a Centre Step card by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix.

I added a die cut border on each 'arm', red snowflakes and glitter dots, and some glitter glue for holiday sparkle.

Into the holiday card stash with this one!

Red and white card stocks
Kind Sentiments Step-Up - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Patterned paper - Doodlebug
Fancy Double Scalloped Edge - Your Next Stamp
Joyous Season stamp - MFT Stamps
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

C4C422 - Sketch Challenge

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It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means it's a sketch challenge on the Crazy4Challenges blog. I'm the hostess this month, and Kristine Reynolds is our Guest Designer. You can find Kristine's blog HERE. and below is the sketch.

I had a completely different idea when I sat down to make my card, but I had just received this fun patterned paper in my Stampin' Up order. It was free ... one of the Sale-A-Bration items and I couldn't resist using the happy colours for my sketch card.

Before Christmas my talented friend Kelly Booth was getting ready for Creatavation demo for Chameleon (colouring tools), and she had shown me the adorable Chameleon image she was working on. I fell in love with it - and it turns out that Your Next Stamp is a Canadian company! Of course I placed my order right away. But I was busy with Christmas cards so I've finally had a chance to play with the stamp set.

Inside, I added the new Happy Birthday die by Karen Burniston. I told you you'd be seeing a lot of this die - I really like it.

Then, I got on a roll. I was watching a show on Netflix and just started cutting bright colours of card stock and patterned paper from my stash, and ended up making eight birthday cards for boys. I want to give our daughters a set of birthday cards as part of their Mother's Day gifts, and since they have boys they go to a lot of boy birthday parties. 

I'm likely just going to share this group shot, rather than individual pictures of each 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 C4C422.

Patterned paper - Stampin' Up SAB
Blueprints #21 - MFT Stamps
Red Soft Finish Card Stock
Happy Birthday stamp - Prickley Pear
Chameleon stamp - Your Next Stamp
Fun foam
Copic markers
Black Glaze Pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Friday, 16 February 2018

Owl Double Z Fold Card

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog today, and I have a Double Z fold card to share. I love photographs, always have. They tell a story, and it's a story you can remember every time you look at the photo.

Last Spring & Summer we had a pair of Great Horned Owls in the back yard and we really enjoyed watching them as well their little one. I can still hear them at night, but they are much harder to see when it gets dark so early and gets light so late.

A few days ago I went outside with the dogs, and there in the tree - right on the other side of the fence - was a little Great Horned Owl! He stayed in the tree for quite awhile, and I enjoyed watching him. I wasn't worried about him with our dogs, as he was too little to attempt to carry them off.

I printed the photo from my phone, using the Instax SHARE printer and then added one of Lynda Kanase's Photo Frames. I love that you get to choose the colour of frame and can customize it with any of the words from any of her Picture This sets.

After adding the card stock frame & label to the photo, I adhered them both to her Seasonal Tag die.

The patterned paper has glossy embossed dots, and of course the photo is glossy as well. I like how they compliment each other.

For this card, I used the words from the I AM Phrases (frame and stamp set) as they were perfect for this amazing owl.

The words are fun to cut away from other projects, not just the frames. I'm going to get lots of use out of them!

Patterned paper - DCWV
White, brown and blue card stocks
Photo Frame, I Am Phrases (word dies) - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Photo Frame, Seasonal Props (frame and label) - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Seasonal Tag - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Fun foam
Life Is stamp - Stampin' Up
Leaf dies - Stampin' Up
INSTAX Mini Share Printer
INSTAX Mini film
Silver Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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