Thursday, 7 July 2022

Jingle Bell Christmas Card Duo


Hello my crafty friends! Yes, I am sharing Christmas cards ... joining the whole Christmas in July thing. I have the cards made, so it's fun to share them now and not have to hold onto the pictures until December.  A friend loaned me this lovely Jingle Bells die and I made four holiday cards with it - today I'm sharing the first two.


The first card is a Mini Slimline card and I die cut the Jingle Bells from a rainbow holographic cardstock. I used the same mottled navy card stock on the front and inside, and the matting layers use Karen Burniston's new Short Crosshatch Rectangles. The sentiment inside is from Papertrey Ink and if it's still available I will link it below for you.



The second card is a larger one - 6.5 x 5" and the Jingle Bells die was cut from a white pearl card stock. Then I backed it with alcohol inked printed patterned paper. The snowflakes are peel off stickers from may stash. 



Here is the inside of the second card, with a lovely sentiment stamp from Divinity Designs.

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 and not every link below is an affiliate one! 😊

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



Additional Supplies:
Patterned paper - Guilded Ink, Recollections
Navy cardstock
Navy marbled cardstock - stash
Sentiment - Stylish Sentiment Holidays, PTI
Self Adhesive Snowflakes - Stampin' Up (retired)
Rainbow Holographic card stock, Mirri Card Essentials - Hunky-dory
Snowflake Peel Off's - Stamp On It
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Bee Happy Magic Iris Card


Hello my crafty friends. I'm really (really!) late to the Magic Iris bandwagon, but I did finally jump on. Ha. So today, for Fun Fold Friday here on my blog, I'm sharing my first Magic Iris card!

I was meeting a friend for lunch and wanted to bring her a card. She has had her Magic Iris die set (by Lawn Fawn) pretty much since it came out. 😊 I was a little intimidated by it, but I watched the Lawn Fawn video on YouTube and it went together easily. I'm so impressed! Here is a short video so you can see the card in action: 



The card is 5" square, since I was hand delivering it I wasn't worried about the extra postage from the weight of the card or the square envelope.  Below you can see that I added some white gems, and shimmer, as well as light stencilling on the closed shutters.


When you move the tab down, the shutters start to open ...


... and here are the shutters fully open. The mechanism works so smoothly!


Here is a peek at the inside. I decided not to sign the card, since she has been very busy with house Reno's and may have a need to send out some happy mail but no time to make a card of her own. I stamped on the Post-It note, which is easily removed. That is a stamp set from the Stamps of Life, and I linked it below.



There are a lot of pieces required to create the mechanism, as you have to cut several of them three times. So I went into the craft room one evening and just did a bunch of die cutting so I'm ready to assemble the next time I want to make another Magic Iris card ... and it won't be long until I do!  This was a lot of fun to make. 😊

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 and not every link below is an affiliate one.

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



Additional Supplies:
Patterned paper - Garden Party, Pebbles. 6 x 6" (old, from my stash)
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)
Alcohol markers
Shimmer Spray
Stencil - Chicken Wire, clear Scraps

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Cactus Themed Pop Up Birthday Card


Hello my crafty friends and welcome to Karen Burniston's July Designer Challenge where she asked her Design Team to create a card with the Theme: "SPINNERS" - create a card of any theme where something spins (this can be Spinner Square, modified Mailbox, Pop 'n Swap or something wound on a string). I haven't used the Spinner Square Pop Up in awhile, so I created a masculine Birthday card with it. I have all the details on YouTube:  


I used a lot of foam tape on my card ... and also made it a 5.5" square card. We will be hand delivering the card so I don't need to worry about the extra postage for mailing a square envelope.

The card is top folding, and the Celebrate Banner spins down from the centre pop up square as the card is opening. So fun! Below you can see what it looks like as you start to open the card.


Here is the card fully open. I used the Memory Charms to highlight a few cactus images from the patterned paper package, the Happy Birthday and Happy Birthday Shadow die as well as the Short Crosshatch Rectangles. Everything that is available is linked below.


I added cactus pieces behind each of the photo frames, using up a leftover piece of  patterned paper in the package. They would have been really cute with acetate behind the frames to resemble glass, too. The Happy Birthday, and the Happy Birthday Shadow are also from Karen Burniston.



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 and not every link below is an affiliate one! 😊

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



Additional Supplies:
Patterned paper - Desert Dream, Recollections

Monday, 4 July 2022

Rainbow Ice Cream Card


Hello my crafty friends.  In keeping with our families tradition to have ice cream on a certain day in July ... here is my second ice cream card!  If you'd like to read more about this tradition, I will add the details below the photos.

This card started with a printed card & coordinating envelope set that I got on the clearance rack at Stampin' Up. I added some rainbow strips and a die cut ice cream cone, as well as a little bling.


Here is a look at the inside where I used fine point markers to write the sentiment. 


When my Mom was a little girl, there was always a July parade in their town. Afterwards her dad, my Grampa, would take her to the drugstore for an ice cream soda. She continued the tradition with my brother and I, on a special day in July she would take us for ice cream. And I did that with our kids too - bringing my Mom along. We always made sure she had ice cream on that day. 

Now that she has passed, we continue the tradition - raising an ice cream cone to her in a toast and our grandkids think it's a great tradition! I also send my family ice cream themed cards to celebrate.

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 pretty much everything I used is from my stash & either retired or discontinued I'll only be linking the basic supplies!



Additional Supplies:
Card & Envelope - Flowers for Every Season, Stampin' Up
Ice Cream Cone set - MFT (retired)
St Nested Labels - Stampin' Up (retired)
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)
Rainbow packing tape - Amazon.ca
Brown cardstock scrap
Black fineline marker

Saturday, 2 July 2022

July 2022 Sheetload of Cards


Hello my crafty friends!  It's the second of the month and that means it's time for a new Sheetload of cards!  Since I'm on the YouTube Collaboration Team, I have all the details in my YouTube video:   


I ended up making mine nearly identical, but this month's Sheetload gives you lots of opportunity to use up some embellishments from your stash and decorate them all differently!


Here is a close up of one of the cards, where you can see the detail in the cactus and the pearlized bits in both the green and the grey papers.  The label punch is an older one from my stash, but I still get a lot of use out of it!


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 - Cute Cute Cacti, DCWV
Dark Green cardstock - stash
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)
Sentiment inside:  Handwritten Happiness - MFT Stamps (retired)
Label punch - Stampin' Up (retired)
Cactus die - Paper Rose (retired)
Sequins - leftover from a older Paper Pumpkin kit

Friday, 1 July 2022

3rd Annual Canada Day Video Hop


Happy Canada Day!  I’m joining a group of Crafty Canadian YouTubers and we’re celebrating this special day by featuring Canadian craft products, shops and publications who have generously sponsored today’s event with over $1000 in prizes!  I had so much fun creating my projects with items from Pigment Craft Co and all of the details are in my YouTube Video:



THANK YOU to the amazing and generous sponsors of this Video Hop - be sure to check out the discounts, prizes and other offerings - Emily has all the details on her blog:

My first project is a Slimline Shaker card - I just ADORE that Jumbo Candy Die and have lots of ideas for it.



I had to make it into a shaker and was happy to see how well it fits on a Slimline card! The white scalloped layer is a Slimline die from Studio Katia (also linked below) and I used the Pigment Craft Co inks BLUSH to add some colour around the perimeter of the white Slimline card base.


Here is a peek at the inside, with the Best Ever stamp and die set. How fun is that large sentiment? ❤️


The Scallops & Trims die is sized for an A2 card and cuts at 4 x 5.25". Because I wanted to make a Slimline card using that die set, this Slimline is 4 x 8.5" instead of the 3.5 x 8.5" that the first card measured. I cut transparencies just a little smaller than the Scallop frames and ran them through with the Dashed Diamonds Cover Plate. This gave such a nice embossed texture to the transparencies! 


I needed something large to cover where the two Scalloped Frames overlapped, so I used the Oval Frame stencil, and the Happy Easter set (stamps & dies) to create the focal point. The only image in the Happy Easter set that is truly only for Easter ... is the word/die EASTER. Other than that one, the set can be used all year round!


Inside, I added a white card stock panel and several more of the blooms from the Happy Easter set.


Finally, I made a Gift Bag decoration. Initially it was going to be a tag, but I liked how it fit on the bag as a decoration. This is for our Grandson, who celebrates a birthday this month. There will be candy, a small gift (his main gift will be separate) and I can tuck his Birthday Card inside as well.


I love how versatile the Pigment Craft Co products are ... the sentiment I used on the front are from the Berry Sentiments - which are meant to work with the berry product line. But they are just perfect for the candy items too!



Be sure to leave a comment on the video's, and hop along to be inspired. There are SO many great prizes and giveaways, the more you comment on the YouTube videos - the higher your chances of winning! (Please indicate if you are in Canada or elsewhere as a few prizes are restricted to Canadian addresses only.)  All of the giveaway details are on Emily’s blog.


**********Your next stop on the 2022 Canada Day Video Hop is Candice Richardson**********



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:
Gold/ copper sequins - stash
Light peach cardstock - Michaels
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)
Plaid patterned paper - Vacay, Photo Play (Double sided)
Seam binding - stash
Grey Copic marker
Transparency - office supply store

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Stencilled Birthday Card Trio (2nd Set)


Hello my crafty friends.  Today I'm sharing another set of cards created with Taylored Expressions Create In Quads - Birthday Layering Stencils. This is such a great concept and I love that you get to choose your own colours for perfect customization! I linked it below if you are curious, but basically it's a set of letter sized layering stencils that allow you to create four A2 panels at a time. You stencil one colour into the openings and when you lift off the stencil you have that colour on each of what will be the A2 panels. Repeat with the next stencil and colour and they all line up perfectly. The sets have different numbers of stencils (this one has three), so you just continue until you have used them all. 

This set has the streamer and confetti backgrounds, and also the large party hat and stack of gifts. There are coordinating dies available for the latter two, and you can see that I die cut the stencilled gift and layered it over the confetti background with foam tape. I could have left it as is - similar to the party hat  panel- and ended up with four card fronts, but I like the versatility of layering and that the colours all match if you do layer! Yep - I am a FAN!


I cut the panels down using different sizes of stitched A2 rectangles, added a little bling and stamped sentiments.

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:
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)
Mustard cardstock - stash
Gem stickers - Stampendous (Old, from my stash)