Friday, 22 June 2018

Teacher Thank You Flip-It Card

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog and today's share is a card I made for our daughter to give Ethan's teacher.

I used the Circle Fancy Edge Flip-Its die set, which is exclusive to The Stamps Of Life. Actually, the Thank You circle and the apple dies are all from The Stamps Of Life as well!


I used this apple die for most of the teacher thank you cards last year too - it's perfect.


Lots of room inside for Ethan to sign his name.


Supplies:
Red, white and green card stocks
Fancy Edge Circle Flip-Its - exclusive @ the Stamps of Life
Patterned paper - Paper Patch (many years old)
Thank You 3-D Drop-Ins - the Stamps of Life
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Apple dies - the Stamps of Life

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Unicorn Shaker Birthday Card

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Today's card share is the birthday card I made for my Mom to give our Granddaughter for her birthday. I knew I wanted to make a shaker card and the Pink and Main Planner Peekers stamp set has this fun unicorn in it.

I was so worried about keeping the sequins contained as I adhered the stamped backing piece,  I didn't realize the backing piece wasn't straight. Grrrrr. I thought about tearing it all apart and starting again but realized that a 7 year old wouldn't notice or care if it was perfectly lined up. And I was right! I watched her carefully when my Mom gave her the card, and her eyes lit up when she saw it was a unicorn and sat there shaking the card with a big smile on her face.


I added some gold flakes with the sequins inside the shaker cup, and used gold glittered fun foam to cut the little fishtail banners and the letters for her name. To make the fun foam, I adhered gold glitter paper to self-adhesive fun foam then did my die cutting. I like all the dimension it gives a card - and this one was being delivered by hand so I didn't worry about bulk.



A peek at the inside ...




Supplies:
Blueprints #31 - MFT Stamps
Shaker pouch - MFT Stamps
Patterned paper and card stock - We R Memory Keepers
Unicorn Peeker stamp- Pink & Main
Sequins
Marvy LePlume Markers
Gold Glitter Flakes - Stampin' Up
White sakura gel pen
Gold glitter paper - the Stamps of Life
Alpha dies - Lawn Fawn
Corner chomper - We R Memory Keepers
Artline Stix markers
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Birdcage & Succulent Anniversary Card

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This lovely succulent birdcage stamp & die set by Lynda Kanase was one of my early Spring purchases. It had been on my wish list since I saw it at CHA in January 2017 so I was pretty happy to finally get my hands on it.

I used it here to make a rustic anniversary card that my Mom gave to our eldest daughter and hubby.


I die cut a small heart from the centre of the birdcage door, then added a pair of die cut birds and layered the succulents with foam tape. The stamp set has dies that cut just the succulents, so layering like this is easy peasy!




Supplies:
Succulent Birdcage stamps & dies - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
MISTI
Copic markers
Pink, white and black card stocks
Dashing Rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fun foam
Woodgrain patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Stickles
Glossy Accents
Sequins

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Awesome Dragon Accordion Card

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Unfortunately this is one of those cards that just looks better in real life. In the photos below, there isn't enough contrast to show off the adorable dragon. I used Karen Burniston's Charm Accordion for the card base and added a scalloped strip from the Cake Pop-Up down the left side. Then I added a stamped panel and that oh-so-cute dragon!


When the card opens, the images pivot to the centre from the front and back. I added the folding, pop-up heart from the Twist Panel Pop-Up for another interactive element. Remember you can click on the photos to enlarge them and show more detail.


Below is the back side of the card.


Supplies:
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Blue and white card stocks
Black fine point marker
Stickles
Marvy LePlume II markers
Waterbrush
Awesome stamp - The Stamps of Life
Fun foam
Wish big stamp - Paper Smooches

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Monday, 18 June 2018

Hello Card

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I went to wipe off the palette where I scribble my markers and instead decided to spritz it with water and drag a scrap piece of white card stock through the puddles. I liked the background it created, so trimmed it with a rectangle die and decided to go ahead and make a card for my Mom.

I stamped some cactus at the lower right, then added that big die cut 'hello' on an angle. The words 'a big' come with the Hello stamp set at Pink and Main. The panel was matted and adhered to a patterned A2 card.


Inside, I added another stamped cactus and some hand lettering.


Most people like to get happy mail, and this happy card was appreciated by my Mom.

Supplies:
White, green and black card stocks
Sharp Stuff stamps - Brutus Monroe
Black fine point marker
Dashing rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Xyron
Hello die and stamp set - Pink & Main
A2 patterned card - Michaels

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Home Sweet Home Pivot Card

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Today's card is one I sent to a friend who had been travelling for a few weeks. It's always fun to come home to Happy Mail, don't you think? I used Karen Burniston's brand new Circle Charm Accordion for the card base - it's SUCH a versatile die set and perfect to use with all those smaller images most of us have.


I've made a couple of these already, and each one has been made differently. This one started out to be used as intended, with a charm in the centre frame. But in the end I decided I liked it solid instead so backed the frame with a piece of coordinating green patterned paper and mounted my fussy cut, stamped house to it with foam tape.


The Crosshatch rectangles make yet another appearance here - the new nesting dies are a great addition to my dies, especially since they alternate in sizes and cuts between a straight edge with light embossed detail and a straight edge with the crosshatch design.


I have noticed people turning these cards over to view them from the top and bottom, so I've included a top view photo for you here.



Supplies:
Blue and white card stocks
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Marvy LePlume II markers
Water brush
House stamps - Wild Whisper Designs
fine point markers

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

C4C439 Sketch, a Pop-Up Birthday Card

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge on the Crazy4Challenges Blog.  Frances Byrne is our hostess for June, and our Guest Designer is Karen Nofziger of Craftily Yours.

France's challenge this week is a sketch challenge, and I changed things up by adding the sketch to the inside of my card instead of the outside.  Below is the front of my card, using a fun mix of patterned papers punched out with a Stampin' Up punch.


Here is the sketch:


Here is the inside of my card that follows the sketch:


I used the same punch inside the card, and the Slide Technique with the new Upsy Daisy Pop-Up. The butterflies are  from the new Circle Charm Pop-Up and I adore the shape of these, and that their body is a separate die. For the bold Happy Birthday, I cut it three times from black card stock and adhered the layers together for sturdiness. It almost floats in the centre of the card - love it!


The banners on the patterned paper work as the top stripe from the sketch. The patterned paper has shiny embossed bits in it, and I cut the Celebrate from a scrap and lightly curved it along the banner edge. I added a strip of patterned paper and more punched labels for the bottom stripe, then added an off-white for us to sign our name.


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 C4C439.

Supplies:
Label punch - Stampin' Up
Patterned paper - DCWV
Cream and black card stocks
Large butterfly - Stampin' Up
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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