Thursday, 19 July 2018

Bless Our Nest

Good morning friends

Our middle daughter and family moved and of course I wanted to send some happy mail to their new address. Since they seem to move frequently, I have already done a number of pop-up house cards, so wanted something different this time around.

I had just received my (free!!) colouring page pads from Adorn-It and this one jumped out at me to use for them.

This was my first time using this type of medium and I was disappointed that the zigs didn't blend well and that the paper pills. While the paper didn't behave as I expected, I really enjoyed using this panel and look forward to playing with the many other designs. I cut this one out with a Dashing Rectangle die then mounted it to a pretty blue card base. A few sequins and Wink of Stella and this card front was done.

I wrote a message to them inside and sent it on it's way.

Colouring page - Adorn-it
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen
Dashing rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fun foam
Turquoise and white card stocks
Wink of Stella

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

A Birthday and a Thank You Card

Good morning friends

I'm sharing two totally unrelated cards today. I made them both months ago so I want to get the photos filed away and out of the To Post folder.

I really REALLY wanted a Brother Scan 'n Cut so when I had the opportunity to sell my old and not-used-for-a-couple-of-years Cricut I thought that would give me some $$ towards the SNC. Woot! However, I also didn't want to sell the machine and cartridges until I knew for sure it still worked. So I pulled out some really old patterned paper from my stash and made a couple of cuts. The cartridge was Joys of the Season.

I decided I actually quite liked the test cut, so rather than toss it I made it into a Birthday Card. I added a lot of glitter to the gift portion and a Nuvo Crystal Drop to the centre of the bow.

The gift was popped up on the front and I added more patterned paper and some handwriting inside to finish it off. This card went to my Mom to replenish her Birthday Card stash. I used up the whole sheet of patterned paper, which always feels good

My second card today uses more older patterned paper from my stash. It's beautiful stuff - a pale aqua colour and all the white flourishes are flocked with white. So it's a very textural card.

I had the 3-d sticker in my stash, and cut the 'thanks' from Verve stamp packaging. I always loved the Verve packaging and saved it to re-use whenever I ordered from them. Sadly, the owner has moved on to other things now and closed her on-line shop.

Here is a peek at the inside, with lots of room to write my note of thanks.

I wish I could show you how pretty the flocked paper is but you just couldn't capture it in a photo.

Supplies for Present Card:
White, green, turquoise and black card stocks
Patterned paper - Hallmark (years and years old)
Cricut cartridge - Joys of the Season
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Black marker
Wonky stitched edges - MFT Stamps

Supplies for Flocked Thank You Card:
Patterned paper (flocked) - Me & My Big Ideas
White card stock
Scallop card insert - Sizzix
Wonky Stitched Rectangle die - MFT Stamps
Stickers - K & Company
Thanks die - Lawn Fawn
Seam Binding
Copic Markers

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Teacher Thank You Circle Charm Card

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I rarely post cards in the order I make them, which is especially true with this one which has been finished since May! Our daughter asked for a pair of cards for Teacher Appreciation Day, and this was one I made using Karen Burniston's Circle Charm Accordion.

The patterned paper was from a Stampin' Up paper share, and I'm happy to get to use more of it up.

I loved these adorable Neat & Tangled images and they were perfect for my card today.

Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
White and black card stocks
School bus and mouse stamps - Neat and Tangled
Marvy LePlume II markers
Water Brush
Wink of Stella

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Monday, 16 July 2018

Thank You Card with Tag Trio

Good morning friends:

I had purchased a 12 x 12 sheet of pretty tag Cut Aparts, and have been working on getting them onto cards. Since I was also working on replenishing my stash of Thank You cards, I used the tags that said 'thank you' and made three different cards.

I liked the look of this dark tag against a white background but since it needed a little somethin' something' I added an embossed woodgrain panel behind it. I adhered a second tag behind the first one slightly offset and tied the holes with pink seam binding.

Some Nuvo Crystal Drops and the card front was done.

Inside I added a strip of green card stock to the right edge, and some pretty washi tape as well. Then I added a bright die cut flower embellished with a white gel pen and a yellow centre.

For card number two, I pulled out a sheet of double sided patterned paper that coordinated with the gold tag and cut it on the diagonal. The seam was covered with the pink washi tape then the tag was popped up with fun foam.

Some more Nuvo Crystal Drops ...

... and a strip of patterned paper with washi tape on the inside.

The third card uses the same patterned paper as above, and I cut a second tag from the reverse side to layer off set with the 'thanks a bunch' one.

The bottom tag also got a strip of the washi tape, and I added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops. I didn't use a single sequin on these cards!

Inside is a deep scalloped border with another strip of washi tape.

Note, I adhere the ends of my washi tape down with glue as I find it often peels up. Even on the cards I receive in the mail, often the tape is lifting on both the envelopes and the cards. So I like to make sure it's secure.

I still have about 5 tags left to get onto cards, but I've lost my momentum on those. I'm not putting them away though because if they end up in a drawer or bin they could be there for eons!

White, pink and green card stocks
Tags - American Crafts
1054 Rectangles, Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Blueprints #18 - MFT Stamps
Pink paint pen
Fun foam
Washi tape
Seam binding
Scallop die and flower - Stampin' Up
Embossing folder - Paper Studio
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Christmas Stocking Fold-a-Long Card

Good morning friends

I'm back today with another holiday card for the stash. This one uses the Ticket Fold-A-Long die by Jen Long for Sizzix. 

I've had these sparkly chipboard embellishments in my stash for a couple of years, so it was good to get them onto a card. The red dots on the patterned paper are embossed and sparkly as well, although that's hard to see in the photos.

Jen Long has a couple of new Fold-a-Long card bases out and I have exercised restraint and not bought any yet. I quite like these dies though - they are so different! They also work up fairly quickly, especially now that I know how they work.

I'm thinking I might just make another one of these, using some new tropical patterned papers and add a flamingo or two. :-) 

Ticket Fold-a-Long - Jen Long (Sizzix)
Red and white card stocks
Chipboard embellishments - BoBunny
Nuvy Crystal Drops
Stamps - Hero Arts

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Saturday, 14 July 2018

C4C 443 Cupcake Shaped Card Trio

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog! For July, our hostess is Rebecca Ednie and our Guest Designer is the amazing Teresa Kline of Paperie Blooms.

Rebecca's Challenge this week is:  Make a Shaped card. Anything other than a plain rectangle, square or circle. 

Such a fun challenge! I wanted to use this Cupcake Fold-Its die set to make my shaped card today, and pulled out an older patterned paper pack. Once I started cutting though, I decided I would cut enough pieces to make THREE Cupcake birthday cards.

Two of the cards are identical, and the third uses different papers in the stack. This die set by Stephanie Barnard makes an A2 sized card, which is so cool.

The inside of all three cards are the same. I stamped the words and candles on a white circle, then layered a scalloped circle frame over that.

It was fun adding coloured sequins as the sprinkles on the icing. :-)

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 C4C443.

Cupcake Fold-Its - the Stamps of Life
Patterned paper - Basic Grey
Fun foam
Copic markers
Glossy Accents
Stitched scalloped circle frame - MFT Stamps
White and pink card stocks
Words inside - MFT Stamps
Marvy LePlume II markers
Bakers Twine

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Friday, 13 July 2018

Flamingo Birthday Z-Fold Card

Good morning friends

Generally Friday is the day I post any Flip-It Cards I've made during the week and I refer to it as Flip-It Friday. However, I also post Z-fold cards since they are similar so I am going to start to refer to my Friday posts as Fun Fold Friday instead.

I found a package of bright, large chipboard sticker embellishments on clearance at Michaels, and since there were two (or three, can't remember for sure) flamingos in the package I bought it. Ha! I  pulled it out with some patterned paper from my stash and made a Z-Fold card for Fun Fold  Friday here on my blog.

I added some glitter to the feathers and a black glaze pen on her eye. The beak was already gold foiled, which I loved. I used Karen Burniston's Word Set 5 Royalty for the 'it's good to be' banner, then an alpha die set to spell out PINK.

Inside are the new Crosshatch rectangles and the flamingo from the Beach Charms set as well.

I had so much fun making this card! Flamingos just make me happy.

Kraft, pink and white card stocks
Patterned paper - Papercraft House
Chipboard sticker Flamingo - Recollections
Black glaze pen - Sakura
Alpha die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Birthday stamp - MFT Stamps
Copic marker

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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