Friday, 21 September 2018

Scarecrow & Pumpkin Pull Card

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It's FUN FOLD FRIDAY here on my blog, and today's share uses a retired die by Karen Burniston - the Rectangle Pull Card. I always loved those Pull Card dies ... so still get them out to use now and again.

I created the background panel with Distress Oxide inks, then adhered the adorable scarecrow. This set was one of my early Lawn Fawn purchases, and I still just love it! The felt pumpkin sticker was in my stash, so I added it as well as a stamped and die cut pumpkin.

Here is a peek at the inside, with a greeting on the left and a space for us to sign our name on the right.

Rectangle Pull card - Karen Burniston (Retired)
Patterned paper - DCWV
Confetti card stock, off white
Felt pumpkin sticker - stash
Scarecrow, pumpkin and crow stamps - Lawn Fawn
Copic markers
Sakura white gel pen
Black and clear Sakura gel pens
Words inside - TAWS (no longer in business)
Distress Oxide inks

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Falling Leaves Square Card for Thanksgiving

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This 'Falling Leaves' was one of the Cut Aparts in the paper package I was working on using up, so I decided to add it to the front of my card with a strip of the coordinating patterned paper.

Since I always like a little dimension on my cards, I added two die cut leaves with a twine bow.

Inside is a stamped panel with another die cut leaf.

Patterned paper, stickers and journal card - Echo Park
Confetti off white card stock
Stitched square dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Plaid patterned paper - K & COmpany
Stitched leaf dies - Lawn Fawn
Blue recycled packaging
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Stamps inside - Echo Park
Card size - 5" square, fits in a 5 x 7" envelope

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Sundre Mini Album (Notebook)

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I love notebooks. And lists. Lists keep me sane, and notebooks keep my lists organized. When we purchased an acreage last summer, I needed a notebook to keep track of what I was going to need to purchase. We moved on a little mobile home and it was going to need furniture, dishes etc.

I just wanted something quick and easy and of course I wanted to make it myself. I didn't want to spend a lot of time, money or supplies on it as it was a temporary notebook and could be tossed in recycling when it was done.

So, I chose the Mini Album die by Eileen Hull and some paper from my stash. While a farm themed paper would have been more appropriate, I didn't want to waste any of my nice papers on a throwaway item.

There is gold foiled bits on this patterned paper, which is kind of pretty and I love the bird. I've had the paper stack for several years, so I was glad to use some more of it up.

Now here is the cool thing about the Mini Album. It is assembled with elastics. Yes, just elastics from the office supply store. Or your junk drawer.

The die is a ScoreBoards die, so not intended for card stock, as the score lines could cut rather than score. These ones did OK, but I still reinforced the score lines with Washi tape on the inside.

The covers were also made using more papers from the stack, and the pages inside were cut with white printer paper.

I see so many beautiful albums, journals and notebooks made with Eileen's dies - but I wanted to share that they can also be used for quick and easy projects. I bet this whole notebook was completed in well under an hour. And that included inking the edges.

I added a room name to each of the pages, then could write down what we needed for each room. When we were able to get into the 'cottage', we had what we needed to clean it and make it comfortable. Then I was able to mark down any measurements that we needed for each room when we went furniture shopping. All because of my lists! The notebook easily fit in my purse and came in very handy.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Happy Halloween with Ghosts

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Today I'm sharing a Halloween Pop-Up card, that features Karen Burniston's new Halloween Charms. I kept the front nice and simple, with a trio of ghosts and a bat as well as the BOO from last year's Halloween release. I love that BOO die! 

I had so much fun adding  little faces to the ghosties. For the ones inside, I didn't trim off the charm hanging hole but added orange brads through them to adhere them to the card. Then I popped up their lower half with foam tape.

The new Happy Halloween is such a fun size, and works perfectly with the Crosshatch Ovals. While it's hard to see in the photos, I went over the bat below the words with a black marker and Wink of Stella. It shows up really nicely in real life, since the shimmer catches the light. To create the Pop-Up I used the Pop-Up platform that comes with the new Explosion Pop-Up die set.

I tucked a white Crosshatch rectangle in behind the black panel as a place to write our message.

Finally, for those that like to pin 'front and inside' shots - here you go!

I don't actually need too many Halloween cards this year - I made way too many last year that I want to send out. But I couldn't resist a play with the new Halloween Charms.

1058 Halloween Charms - Karen Burniston
White, black and orange card stock
Black marker
1055 Ovals Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Wink of Stella
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
1069 Explosion Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Sakura Metallic Gel Pens
1013 Halloween Elements (LOVE THIS BOO)- Karen Burniston
Sakura white gel pen
Embossing folder - Stampin' Up

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Monday, 17 September 2018

Fall Felt Embellishment Square Cards

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I had been working on using up this (much) older paper pack and decided to make a pair of 4 x 4" cards using some felt stickers from my stash.

These 4 x 4" cards fit nicely in a standard A2 envelope and I kept the designs fairly simple. I added wiggly eyes to the felt characters, since the ones that were glued on in the package were crooked and falling off. Ha - these are NOT quality stickers!

This second card uses one of the Journal Cards that came in the paper package.

The cards were quick and easy to make and I think the Grands will like them.

Off white confetti card stock
Patterned paper, stickers and journaling cards - Echo Park
Felt embellishments - stash
Wiggly Eyes
Stamps inside - Hero Arts
Stitched square dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Bird Embossed Thanksgiving Card

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This embossed panel was in my 'In Progress' bin, so I pulled it out and got it onto a card..

This embossing folder is so pretty - an oldie but a goodie for sure. I have only done the 'embossing folder inking' a couple of times mostly because I never remember to do it!

Here is a peek at the inside. I'm always on the look out for stamps for Thanksgiving cards. So many sets say 'Happy Thanksgiving' and that's about it. This set by Simon Says Stamps seemed to have enough variety that I added it to my collection last year.

Gold, white card stocks
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Clear embossing powder
Autumn Blessings and stamps inside - Simon Says Stamps
Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Chalks - Stampin' Up

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

C4C452 Birthday Cards!

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog. Our September hostess is Raquel Mason, and our guest designer is the amazing Fran Sabad. You can see Fran's blog HERE.

It's the third Saturday of the month so that means Raquel's challenge this week is a sketch challenge. Since I'm making 20+ Birthday cards each month for a nursing home, I'm finding sketches really helpful these days and this one is going to be a 'go to' sketch for sure! Below is the  sketch:

And I used it to make six birthday cards to donate! Last year I participated in a Stampin' Up Paper Share so I have a nice stack of 6 x 6" papers that I'd like to use up. One sheet had sweet birthday cakes printed on it and I was able to fussy cut six birthday cakes to use for embellishments. I used four on these cards as well as two felt cake embellishments from my stash. I will share the cards made with the other two fussy cut cakes another day.

I did adapt the sketch a little so my patterned paper panels reach from the top to the bottom of the card, but that's the fun thing about sketches - they are adaptable!

I've had these felt cake stickers for several years, and now I only have one turquoise one left then I will have used them up as well. If you follow my blog, you know how much I love to use things up!
There were pink ones in the package as well that are already on cards that have been donated but I haven't shared those photos yet.

I added some glitter to the fussy cut cakes for a little Birthday 'bling'.

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 C4C452.

Note - I'm not keeping track of the supplies for my donation cards as I need to streamline and save time where I can.

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