Saturday, 28 March 2020

Doggie Sympathy Card

Hello crafty friends ...

When we heard the news that a friends lovely lab suddenly died, I wanted to make a card to let them know we were thinking of them.

I used the heart die from Karen Burniston's Heart Pivot Panel to die cut a window for a shaker, and filled it with tiny hearts for their beloved girl. The tiny red heart is from Karen Burniston's Car & Dog die set ... I love all the different hearts that Karen B includes with her sets. I went over the noses of each of the silhouette dog dies with a black glaze pen, which catch the light.

Finally, here is a peek at the inside ...

Kraft, black and red card stocks
Gift Box Cover Die - MFT Stamps (love the stitched edges of the fallaway pieces)
Patterned paper - Spring Fling, Pebbles (old, from my stash)
Sweet Pet Collection (dog dies) - Amy Designs
Sakura black blaze pen
Simple Strips Sympathy - Taylored Expressions
Simple Strips die - Taylored Expressions
Catherine Pooler Inks
1088 Heart Pivot Panels (heart) - Karen Burniston
Fun foam
1024 Cat & Dog (small heart) - Karen Burniston
Stitched rectangle die set - Your Next Stamp
Hugs ... Lawn Fawn or Technique Tuesday, not sure which

Card size - Standard A2, 4.25 x 5.5"

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Friday, 27 March 2020

Birthday Owls Charm Accordion Card

Hello crafty friends ...

Today I'm sharing another card I made for Hochanda, a crafts TV channel in the UK. They selected which of Karen Burniston's dies they wanted to feature on their KB segment and the team got to work on samples to share on TV. 

Remember you can always see my interactive card videos HERE on YouTube.

I have always loved the Charm Accordion, so I paired it with the fun owls from the Feathered Animals and added a few Birthday Charms too. Since the Hochanda cards were specifically made for TV, I made sure to use products that would catch the bright lights and hopefully catch people's attention. The black on the card is lovely black mirror card stock. I can't get my hands on more - it is constantly sold out!

Below is the card front, and how it looks coming out of the envelope.

Look at how fun this card is - and what a great display piece it makes! I cut two Charm Accordions and attached them together with the included hinge.

Here are the first two panels and you can see the turquoise glittered frame and hinges, and the dangling star charm. The stars all got some shimmer with a glitter pen.

Also on the hinges, I cut them again from the black glossy card stock and adhered the narrow frame around the glittered hinge. This is a fun detail and gives the card a little more shine.

Here are the final two pages - I tried to make each of the owls look a little different from each other.

This is the back view, with a dangling star in the centre. You don't really see this when the card is displayed but people will turn it around when they look at it so this finishes off the card nicely.

I was really happy with how this card turned out and was proud to send it off as a show sample.

1003 Word Set 2 Birthday - Karen Burniston
1004 Birthday Carms - Karen Burniston
1007 Charm Accordion - Karen Burniston
Red, green, pink, blue, yellow and kraft card stocks
Patterned paper - Happy Hooray, Pebbles
Blue glitter card stock
Black mirror card stock - Tonic
1075 Feathered Animals - Karen Burniston
Yellow polka dot patterned paper scrap
Sakura white gel pen
Bakers Twine
Nuvo Drops
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen
White pearl card stock

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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Scalloped Edge Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends ...

Today I have a Birthday Card to share, using a Scalloped Card base die and older patterned papers from my stash.

After stamping the greeting onto the Fishtail Banner, I added some pretty, clear stickers around where I wanted to mount the banner.

Finally here is a peek at the inside, with a stamped greeting and a few more stickers. I like that the inside panel is hidden until you lift up the scalloped card front.

Into my stash with this one!

Patterned paper - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, American Crafts
White card stock
Scallop Card Drop Ins - Stephanie Barnard
Stitched Rectangle die set - Your Next Stamp
Birthday stamps - Birthday Blowout, Poppy Stamps
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Catherine Pooler Inks
Clear stickers - stash
Fishtail Banner die set - Your Next Stamp
Nuvo Drops

Card size - 4.25 x 5.5" (Standard A2)

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020

'Peek A Boo' Easter Card

Hello crafty friends ...

Today I'm on the Your Next Stamp Blog sharing an Easter Card made with some of the fun March release products from Your Next Stamp!

I'm really liking the Stitched Rectangle Frame Die set, so used it again here to create the border frame on my card front. Also new, is the Affirmation Card with Peek A Boo Door die. I chose to have the hinge at the bottom, but you could easily have it at the top or turn the card and have it on the side.

Remember you can always see my interactive card videos HERE on YouTube.

The little lambs from the Life Is Sweet set are just SO cute! I added one to the front of the door, then stamped one of the greetings onto a Stitched Fishtail Banner. A few sparkly Gumdrops finished off the card ... or did it???

Look at the little stamped scene that is behind the door! What a fun surprise for someone who receives this card.

Finally, here is a peek at the inside ...

Life is Sweet- Your Next Stamp
Life is Sweet die set- Your Next Stamp
Birdie & Basket (inside greeting) - Your Next Stamp
Affirmation Card with Peek-a-Boo Door - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die Set - Your Next Stamp
Wonky Scallop Border (mask for clouds) - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Fishtail Banner - Your Next Stamp
Spooky Cute Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Rectangle - Your Next Stamp
White and pink card stocks
Makeup brushes
Copic markers
Sakura white gel pen and black glaze pen
Patterned paper - Flower Market, Carta Bella

Card size: Standard A2, 4.25 x 5.5"

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Cat and Dog Circle Charm Pop Up Card

Hello crafty friends ...

Today I'm sharing another card sample I made for Hochanda. For the sample cards, there was pre determined set of dies we could work with. I was happy to get to use the Circle Charm Pop Up as it is one of my favourites and I don't use it nearly enough. I was also supposed to the the Cat and Dog die set, so combined them with some older patterned paper from my stash and this is the card I came up with.

Remember you can always see my interactive card video's on my YouTube Channel HERE.

For a different look, I trimmed away 1/2" from the right edge of the card front so you can see the second pattern showing through when the card is closed. I also made a larger than A2 card, since the standard A2 we usually make is a North American size.

The Happy Birthday was die cut from glittered card stock for some birthday shimmer and shine.

Below is what the card looks like open ...

I added both foiled and glittered card stocks and other sparkly bits to help catch the lights on the set. The dog is just SO cute ... he has a glossy nose and glittery bandana.

The Celebrate was die cut from the same glittered card stock as the Happy Birthday on the front.

Both this card and my Explosion Pop Up were used on the Hochanda promo badge, so that was pretty exciting for me.

Patterned paper - Spring Fling, Pebbles
Card and envelope - Recollections
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Arteza Glitter Pens
1046 Circle Charm Pop Up - Karen Burniston
1024 Cat & Dog - Karen Burniston
Black Marker
White, kraft and pink card stocks
Copic markers
Sakura Black Glaze pen
Blue glitter card stock
Bakers Twine
1003 Word Set 2 Birthday - Karen Burniston
White glitter card stock
Nuvo Drops

Card size - 5 x 6.5", fits in a 5 x 7" envelope

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Monday, 23 March 2020

Penguin Shaker Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends ...

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my stash. I wanted to have another play with the Waddles Happy Brr-thday set from Your Next Stamp, and since I'm enjoying creating shaker cards right now I combined the two.

I nested two of the YNS Stitched Squares to make the frame for my shaker, and added some different filler & sequins. The words 'Make a Wish' were stamped on the background before adding the shaker, which isn't something I do very often. But I like it!

Finally, here is a peek at the inside:

Turquoise, white and teal card stocks
Patterned paper - Sweet Celebration, MFT Stamps
Stitched Square Die Set - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Rectangle die set - Your Next Stamp
Black Olive Ink - Your Next Stamp
Copic Markers
Waddles, Happy Brr-thday stamp set - Your Next Stamp
Waddles, Happy Brr-thday die set - Your Next Stamp
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Sakura white gel pen
Various sequins and filler from my stash
White embossing powder
Magical Pony stamp set (tiny hearts) - Your Next Stamp
Wink of Stella

Card size: Standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5")

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Sunday, 22 March 2020

Puffy Butterfly Sticker Birthday Cards

Hello crafty friends ...

Late last fall I bought this Oval Grid die from the Stamps of Life, and had fun making some card backgrounds with some older papers from my stash. I loved getting to use up lots of the scraps that were in the package and decided to make some cards to donate to my Mom's old nursing home.

I really like these butterfly stickers, but decided they weren't doing anybody any good being in my sticker bin so used up all 4 of them on the sheet. The patterned paper has nice glossy bits to it, which I always like for Birthday Cards.

Puffy butterfly stickers - MAMBI
Patterned paper - Little Miss, DCWV
Grid4 (ovals) - Stephanie Barnard, the Stamps of Life
White, black, green and pink card stocks
Happy Birthday To You - Cool Tag Banner Sentiments, Your Next Stamp
White embossing powder
Fish tail banner die - MFT Stamps
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Wishing You - the Inside Scoop, Taylored Expressions

Card sizes - all, standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5")

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