Sunday, 22 July 2018

Flamingo Celebrate Birthday Card

Good morning friends

I had a few small pieces of pretty patterned paper leftover from cards I made earlier this month (see HERE), and decided to go ahead and make a flamingo birthday card & use them up.

I added a heavy coat of glitter glue to the bottom edges of the die cue 'celebrate' and I love how it looks like it's been dipped in glitter.

Into the stash with this one.

Also, here is a heads up!!

Pink, white and black card stocks
Flamingo chipboard sticker - Recollections
Patterned paper -  Simple Stories
Reverse Scallop with Optional Stripes die - Your Next Stamp
Celebrate die - MFT Stamps
Crystal Nuvo Drops
Blueprints #21 - MFT Stamps
Inside stamps - MFT Stamps
Black fine point marker
Derwent water colour pencils
Water brush

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Saturday, 21 July 2018

C4C-444 Sketch Card

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.

Since this is the third Saturday of the month, Rebecca's challenge is a sketch:

I had to move one of the elements on the sketch so the card was more balanced, but other than that I stayed pretty close to it. I used one of my new Pink and Main stamp sets for my card today and had lots of fun colouring the stamps.

I used the Tim Holtz deckle edged dies, but realized when I was making this card that these dies aren't sized for the A2 cards. I mean, they fit - but not with even borders all around. That is disappointing. I would not have purchased them if I had realized that - and I was so excited about them at first.

I used the Southwest background die cut as a stencil on the white panel then stamped one of the arrows from the set on the kraft one.

Inside I used a few more stamps from the set in coordinating colours. 

This card is enroute to Sri Lanka, where we sponsor a boy through World Vision.

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 C4C444.

Stamps - My Tribe, Pink & Main
White and kraft card stocks
Staedtler fine point markers
Crayola markers
Water brush
Derwent water colour pencils
Sakura glaze pen
Sakura black glaze pen
Distress oxide inks
Deckle edge die - Tim Holtz (Sizzix)
Southwest Background die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fun foam
Twine - Stampin' Up
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Friday, 20 July 2018

Flamingo Flip-It Card

Good morning friends

It's Fun Fold Friday here on my blog and today's share is a tropical themed Flip-It Card.

We visited Arizona for a few days last month, and I managed to pick up a couple of goodies. These adorable 3-d flamingo stickers were one of my purchases and I knew they would work perfectly on this Triple Circle Flip-It's die set by Stephanie Barnard.

The paper pad is also new - it's the TROPICOOL VIBES 6 x 12" paper pad by Lynda Kanase. I was so happy to get my hands on it and used two of my favourite papers from the pad right away. I love how well the different patterns coordinate together. I've been wanting this pad since January, when I saw it at CHA!

I added a Stardust Glitter Pen over the word FABULOUS, which is very hard to pick up in the photos. In real life it looks better than the photo shows. The stamp was actually on a single line, so I cut it in two so it would fit better on my card. With the different sized fonts, it will be easy enough to line up if I want to stamp in in a single line in the future.

I had a couple of scraps of water coloured paper (done using Lindy's Magical Shakers) so punched a label shape from them as an area to write our message. A black marker will show up just fine.

Lynda's paper pad has this lovely laid texture, which you can see in the photo below.

This is going in the mail to a friend, and not into my stash.

Teal card stock
Triple Circle Flip-its - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix/The Stamps of Life)
Tropicool Vibes patterned paper - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Flamingo stickers - Paper Studio
Fabulous stamp - MFT Stamps
Crayola markers
Label punch - Stampin' Up
Sakura stardust pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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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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