Friday, 25 September 2020

Floral Birthday Lever Card

Hello crafty friends ...

It's Fun Fold Friday here on my blog, and today I'm sharing a Lever Card.I have a walkthrough of my card on a YouTube video for you, since it's always more fun to see an interactive card 'in action'. (If you are on a device and can't see the video, click HERE).

I have had this double sided patterned paper for many years and normally would have chosen the reverse side to work with. But this day, the aqua & cream with bird print really appealed to me! I chose not to use any of the layering dies for the inside of my card so the patterned paper could shine.

I do enjoy using this Lever Card die set, and how sturdy the cards stand for display.

Various card stocks
Lever Card and Lever Card Layering Dies - Divinity Designs
Patterned paper - K & Company
Stitched Square die - Your Next Stamp
Tasteful Label Dies - Stampin' Up
Mini MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Jar of Flowers stamps - Stampin' Up
Rustic 'ribbon' - Stampin' Up
Sprig Punch - Stampin' Up
Hammie Happy Birthday (Happy Birthday) - Your Next Stamp
Water Brush
Verse - Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up
Gold Fever Confetti - Studio Katia

Card size - Standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5)

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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Slimline Forever Fern Card Duo

Hello crafty friends ...

Today I'm sharing a Slimline card duo made using the Forever Fern bundle from Stampin' Up. I tried really hard not to purchase this bundle when it was first released, but I could not hold out any longer, ha ha. I love leaves and a set like this is a classic that can be used for years!

I pulled out some matte coated card stock, which behaves like glossy card stock but doesn't have the same shine. Then I decided to try Jennifer McGuire's technique of 'split stamping'. I took a double width of the card stock and stamped randomly up and down the very centre. Then I simply chopped it in half which gave me two panels with lovely leaves stamped down one side. For these cards, I rotated one so both would have the leaves coming from the left side. 

Note, I did more than these two panels and those cards will be shared later this week.

Additionally I stamped a few of the leaves on some scrap card stock and cut them out with the coordinating dies then layered a cluster along with some die cut leaves from the bundle. A gold foil card stock strip as well as a few gold sprigs completed the cards. I made one a Birthday Card and one is a 'thinking of you'.

The Birthday card has a stamped sentiment inside and a few more stamped leaves while the Thinking of You card just has the leaves. I also stamped the leaves onto the envelopes to dress them up a little.

Matte coated card stock
Forever Fern Bundle - Stampin' Up
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline Dies - Kat Scrappiness
Thinking of You - Hero Arts (old)
Happy Birthday and words inside - The Inside Scoop, Taylored Expressions
Tasteful Label dies - Stampin' Up
Gold Fever Confetti - Studio Katia

Card sizes, both - 3.5 x 8.5", fits in a #10 Business Envelope

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Diagonal Trifold Dog Sympathy Card

Hello crafty friends ..

Today I'm sharing the sympathy card I sent to a friend. I have a walkthrough of the card for you on a YouTube video! It doesn't appear that the video shows up if you are using a device, so here is a LINK to the video:  

I hadn't used the Z-fold Die Set with Layers for awhile, so pulled that out along with some patterned paper from my stash. Note, I call this card a Diagonal Trifold Card, because to me it's not a Z Fold Card and calling it one here on my blog would just be confusing!

The white panel on the back is where I wrote a note to my friend.

Patterned paper - A Dogs Tail, Echo Park
Z Fold Die Set With Layers - Divinity Designs
Card stocks - stash
Simple Strips Woof - Taylored Expressions
Simple Strips Sympathy - Taylored Expressions
Simple Strips Die - Taylored Expressions
Paw Prints dies - MFT Stamps
Stitched heart dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Sweet Pet (dog die) - Amy Designs

Card size - 4 x 5.5", fits in an A2 envelope

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Stencilled Roses Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends ...

While I love using patterned paper on my cards, I do have a number of stencils that I thought I should pull out to play with. This is a new-to-me stencil because, well - I'm craving florals right now. I used my blending brushes to apply the colour, then a dots stamp to resemble splatter.

It's hard to see in the photos, but I also smeared Distress Stickles onto the flowers and some sparkly sequins for some Birthday Bling.

I also stencilled lightly on the envelope and inside the card, and ended up getting another (lighter) card panel when I cleaned the stencil over white card stock! That card was shared HERE if you are curious.

I'm getting a set of Birthday Cards ready to gift a friend, so this is one I will be putting in the bag.

Card and Envelope - Michaels
Bouquet of Roses Stencils - Simon Says Stamp
Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes
Dot stamp - Stamps by Judith
Distress Stickles - Tim Holtz
Various card stocks
Sequins - stash
Green patterned paper (inside) - My Minds Eye
Happy Birthday stamps and dies - Honey Bee
Stitched Fishtail Banner - Your Next Stamp
Stamps inside - It's your Birthday, Studio Katia
Card size - 5 x 6.5", fits in the included envelope

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Monday, 21 September 2020

Birthday Whisky Slimline Pop Up Card

Hello crafty friends ...

Today for Masculine Card Monday here on my blog,  I'm sharing a Masculine Birthday Pop Up Card that is also a Slimline!

If you would like to see the details, I share a walkthrough of my card on YouTube here:

I used the Katherine Label Pop Up and Happy Birthday dies which are both by Karen Burniston. Team Mate Frances Byrne uses the Katherine Label Pop Up even more than I do, and she uses this format a fair bit so she was my inspiration for this pop up version.

The liquid in the carafe and glasses were paper pieced, and I went over the ice cubes lightly with a white coloured pencil for definition.

Since I went over all the details in my video, I'll keep my post here short and sweet. 

Patterned paper - Scrap-Ease (VERY old paper from my stash)
Card stocks - stash
Whisky Business stamp set - Stampin' Up
Slimline Stitched dies - Trinity Stamps
Copic Marker
White pencil crayon - Prismacolor
1011 Katherine Label Pop Up - Karen Burnison
Tasteful Label dies - Stampin' Up
1030 Happy Birthday die - Karen Burniston
Star Sequins - August 2020 Paper Pumpkin 
Gold Nuvo Glitter Pen

Card size - 8.5 x 3.5", fits in a #10 Business Envelope

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Sunday, 20 September 2020

Five Birthday Cards From An Older Paper Pad

Hello crafty friends ...

A few days ago I shared three Birthday Cards made using this same paper pad, and also talked about wanting to use up the pad. I worked on a lot of my nursing home donation cards in January using this paper pad! You can see that post HERE if you are interested.

I used a bunch of scraps, strips and partial sheets as well as the stickers that came in the pad for most of these cards.

It was so satisfying to use that paper pad up, but of course I have SO much patterned paper that it didn't even make a dent in the pile. Still ... one more older pad gone and I think the cards turned out cute.

Various card stocks
Inside stamp - Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Patterned Paper, Stickers & Cut Aparts - Dear Lizzy, Neapolitan
Stitched circle - MFT Stamps
Fishtail Banner - MFT Stamps
Heart Bling - Queen & Co
Stitched Rectangle - Your Next Stamp
Mini Scalloped Square - MFT Stamps
Tag - Queen & Co (foundation die set)
Seam Binding
Stitched Mini Scallop Ovals - MFT Stamps
Holographic Circle Stickers - stash
Bakers Twine
Nuvo Drops

Card size, all - Standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5")

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Friday, 18 September 2020

Autumn Greetings Slimline Card

Hello crafty friends ...

I'm on the Your Next Stamp Blog today sharing a cute fall themed Slimline Card! Of course I had to use the new Slim Circle Panel die for the background panel, cutting it out of woodgrain patterned paper. I also backed it with a transparency because I love the shine that gives a card. 

I cut the Cool Tag 6 twice, once from white card stock and once from Kraft. On the white tag, I added a background with masks and brushes, then stamped the cute images from YNS's Autumn Animals onto white card stock with YNS Black Olive Ink. They were die cut with the coordinating dies and coloured with Copic markers - and I added them to the white tag with varying layers of foam tape.

I loved the pops of red from the apples, so after off setting the Kraft tag I tied a red seam binding bow. I continued the red with red Gumdrops and a red mat on the sentiment label - which is a die that comes with the Cool Tag 6 Die Set!

Here is a peek at the inside, where I wrapped red seam binding around the white panel before adhering it to the patterned paper mat and then the card base. I stamped the Thankful for You on a stitched circle, and then one of the faces from the Fun Faces stamp set. Those faces are just SO cute!

Patterned paper - Spiced Cider Stack, DCWV
Various card stocks - stash
Copic markers
Sakura white gel and black glaze pens
Seam binding
Banner Pick a Punch - Stampin' Up
Water brush

Card size - 3.5 x 8.5", fits in a #10 Business Envelope

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