Monday, 25 September 2017

Southwest Birthday Card

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It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and today's share is the Birthday card I made our nephew who lives in Arizona.

My friend "B" found a SW themed paper stack while I was away and was pretty sure I'd love it so she picked it up for me. She's awesome like that. And she was right! I do love it, in fact I covet it and for me to cut into two of the sheets for this card took some deep breathing. Because I'm crazy like that. Ha!

It was also a fun opportunity to use these older stamps again, since that is one of my goals this year.

Patterned paper - Recollectiosns
Boots & Horseshoe stamps - MFT Stamps
Zig Clean Colour Markers
Bristol Smooth card stock
Fun foam
Copic markers
Sakura Glaze pen
Silver gel pen - Sakura
Words inside - done on computer
Signo white gel pen

Card size - 5-1/2 x 5"

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Christmas Envelope Gift Card Holder

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As soon as I saw Karen Burniston's Gift Card Label die set, I knew I wanted to try this idea. It is not a new one - we used to make these years ago and called them 'All In One Cards'.

It is held closed with Bakers Twine, but you could also use ribbon or make a 'belly band'. I am going to try that next!

I used the Envelope Punch Board for the envelope, sizing it for a 5" square card.  I really like the punch boards, and the envelope one makes short work of creating many different sizes of envelopes (and more!).

On the inside flaps I used the large snowflake from the Winter Charms die set, snipping off the hanging hole. The Gift Card Label is adhered inside the card so it's all ready to slide a gift card into. The smaller labels are included with the Gift Card Label, as are the flourishes and hearts.

I don't have any holiday themed gift cards yet, so added this one as a place holder.

I like to have Gift Card Holders on hand for the holidays, and hope to have a nice selection of them this year all finished and ready to go.

Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Green star dream card stock
Dot stamp - Stamps by Judith
Envelope Punch Board - We R Memory Keepers
Bakers Twine
Red brush marker

Size - 5-1/4" square

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Saturday, 23 September 2017

C4C404 Christmas Accordion Card

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It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.  Rebecca Ednie is our hostess this month and our Guest Designer for September is Teresa Kline. You can see Teresa's blog HERE

This is Rebecca's challenge: Let's make an interactive card. There are so many cool dies out there for slider, shaker, pop up, spinner, lift-a-flap and so many more. If you don't have dies, many of these cards can also be built by hand the way we did it before all the dies! These cards bring so much joy to the recipient! And they are tons of fun to make!

I chose to make a Charm Accordion with several dies by Karen Burniston. These little accordion cards are addicting to make! 

This is one of those cards that looks better in real life, where you can see the glitter catch the light.  There are words cut from the glitter paper as well, that don't show up well in the photo but do when you hold the card. EEEK - love the new bear die! Here he is cut from white and is sporting a sparkly winter hat.

When you open the card, the panels from the front and back pivot to the inside and reveal a little frame where you can hang a charm. I used the new Winter Charms for my embellishments, snipping off the charm hanger when needed.

I added another Polar Bear, this time holding a small glittered tree. The words Happy Winter come from the newest Word Set and since the words are separate it's easy to combine them to create the sentiment you want.

I had purchased these metal charms awhile back and I'm thrilled with how well they work with the Charm Accordion. This one is tied on with 2 ply Bakers Twine. I simply pulled 2 strands from a piece of regular Bakers Twine, which leaves me with another 2 ply piece to use on another card.

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 C4C404.

Blue and white card stocks
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Glimmer paper - Stampin' Up
Metal Charm - Stampin' Up
Bakers Twine
Sakura glitter pen

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Snowman Pull Card

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I have a holiday card to share today and I made it with one of my favourite dies, the Spiral Circle Pull Card. This is an older licensed design by Karen Burniston, and can be hard to find now but I sill like using it.

This snowman is fun - it's one of Karen Burniston's new release. You can adjust his height by moving the head further down on the body and his arms can be in different positions as well. The little green buttons? They are the centre pieces that fall out of the little wreath's from the House & Fence Pop-Up.

I used the scarf from the Winter Animals, another set in the new release.  It was too small, but cutting it twice and piecing the ends worked perfectly.

The notches hold the card in the closed position until you pull the sides to open the card. Here is a peek at the inside. On the left circle, I added a tree from the Winter Charms die set with a snowflake on top.

I'm still working on that clearance rack paper I purchased from Stampin' Up. It's amazing how many cards I've been able to make from that one package of double sided papers! Into my holiday stash with this one.

Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White, black and brown card stocks
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Pull Card Edges, , Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Orange marker
Snowflake embossing folder - Cuttlebug
fun foam
Wink of Stella
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Words - not sure, possibly Hero Arts or Posh.

Card size - 5 x 5-1/2"

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Water Colour Succulent Card

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I love this card - I made the water coloured panel back in early July, sitting outside on our deck in the sunshine. So that is what I remember when I look at this card and it makes me smile.

I used Colorburst & Magical Shaker water colour powders over a white embossed image, and when it was dry I die cut the panels to mount onto a folded card. I decided to outline the stamped image with a light grey marker to give it more contrast.

Below you can see my work in progress ... yes, I have 5 more of these panels to mount onto cards which are in my 'In Progress Bin' until I get to them. You can see how each one is different - that is part of the charm of Colorbursts - you never know what you are going to get! And if you get something you like, there is a pretty good chance you will never get it again. You definitely have to be 'open' to the process or you will end up frustrated.

White 110# card stock
Purple, turquoise green card stocks
Succulent stamp - Waffle Flower
Color Burst - Ken Oliver
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
White embossing powder
Wonky stitched rectangle - MFT Stamps
Copic Markers
Fun foam
Stitched Fishtail banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stamps - Stamps of Life

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Coffee Lovers Bloghop 'To Go Cup' Card

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I'm back today with my third card for the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I hope you have been able to check out the cool projects that are linked at the hop ... there are a couple of hundred great coffee/tea/cocoa ideas there!

I used a Stamps of Life 'to go' cup that I've had for ages. The cup body got a Wink of Stella treatment after colouring and I love how it looks.

The coffee bean embossing folder, words on the banner and words inside are all older (retired) stamps by Karen Burniston through Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I go through stages with coffee, and right now I'm in a coffee phase. With cream and sugar please & thank you. Actually, my favourite coffee right now is the new Tim Horton's Latte. Perfectly simple, just as the ad suggests.

White and brown card stocks
Coffee cup stamps & dies - the Stamps of Life
Embossing folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Wink of Stella
Fun Foam
Patterned paper - stash
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Coffee & Tea clear stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copic Markers

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wobbly Ghost Halloween Card

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My card share today is another quick and easy one. I cut the Lawn Fawn Tree Backdrop twice from black card stock, then flipped the second one to give me a matching pair of trees on either side of the card.

I added glaze pen details to the printed ghost embellishment, then popped it up on the card with a Mini Action Wobble. I also added a printed label with foam tape.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

Leafy Backdrop, Portrait - Lawn Fawn
Black and Grey card stocks - Stampin' Up
Patterned paper - Recollections
Embellishment(s) - K & Company
Mini Action Wobble
Glaze pen - Sakura
White card stock

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Monday, 18 September 2017

Owl Charm Accordion

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Today's share is a Thanksgiving accordion card made using Karen Burniston's Charm Accordion die and some stickers from my stash.

I was hoarding this owl patterned paper and the stickers - but this Charm Accordion was the perfect opportunity to use them. I used the included jump ring die to dangle the apple charm, and the words were stamped on a punched label.

I went over the sticker owl eyes with a black glaze pen so they catch the light when the card is turned.

Here is the view from the back - the owl patterned paper had this cheerful yellow polkadot print on the reverse side.

Patterned paper and stickers - Doodlebug
Teal and white card stocks
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Glaze pen - Sakura
Label punch - Stampin' Up
Happy Thanksgiving stamp - Verve

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Katherine Label Pop-Up Card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Today's share is another coffee themed card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.

I pulled out an older patterned paper stack and was inspired to use these fall colours and my new Stampin' Up coffee cup set "Merry Cafe". Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-Up was the perfect choice to animate the coffee cup inside.

The patterned paper has lovely sparkly bits with gold foiling - I fussy cut the gold foiled labels etc to add as embellishments. I also pulled out a couple of punches for the leaves cut from scraps in the same pack.

Here is a look at the inside ...

Below you can see how far the cup raises up when you open the card. I love the Katherine Label Pop-Up - you can use it to animate so many things.

Be sure to check out the Blog Hop, there will be lots of cool projects to see.

1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Crumb cake card stock, white and off-white card stock
Copic markers
Merry Cafe stamp set - Stampin' Up
Punches - Marvy and Family Treasures

Card size 6 x 5"

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

C4C403 Sketch Pop-Up Card

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It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Rebecca Ednie is our hostess this month. Our Guest Designer for September is Teresa Kline and you can see Teresa's blog HERE

Rebecca has a sketch for us this week, which I used for the front of my card.

Inside I used the Floating Floor die from Karen Burniston's House & Fence Pop-Up to make a pop-up platform for my embellishments. This floating floor die is so cool - easy peasy to cut and adhere inside your card and you can attach so many different things to the tabs and pop-up platform.

I added black grass to the front platform as well as a ghost from the Halloween Elements set. I am not sure where I found the spider web die cuts, but they came in a package and I knew they would be fun for Halloween cards. The spider from the Halloween Scene is perfect to use with the webs, this one is cut from orange card stock.

The eyes on the embellishments are raised and glossy (Nuvo Crystal Drops). I also added a small piece of black card stock to the ghost on the top, so his eyes have more contrast. The words were white heat embossed on the bottom of the printed rectangle.

Finally, a side view so you can see the Pop-Up a little better.

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 C4C403.

Grey, white and black card stocks
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Spider Web die cut - American Crafts
Embellishments - K & Company
Ghostly Greetings stamp - Simon Says Stamp
Happy Halloween - Darcies
Chalks - Stampin' Up
Wink of Stella
Sakura White Gel Pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Friday, 15 September 2017

Coffee Cup Z-Fold Card

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One of the sets I received in my Stampin' Up order was this 'Merry Cafe'. Just in time for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop!

Since today is Flip-It Friday here on my blog, I decided to make a Z-fold card and use the new coffee stamps to participate in the Blog Hop as well. Our middle daughter LOVES Pumpkin Spice Latte's so this card will go to her.

The Stir Stick was fussy cut from wood grain paper and I added an orange Nuvo Crystal drop to the top.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

I made a second card using this stamp set and will post it here on Sunday. Meanwhile, be sure to check out all the fun and amazing coffee/tea/cocoa themed projects in the hop!

Stitched wonky rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Patterned paper - Echo Park
Coffee stamps - Merry Cafe - Stampin' Up
Crumb cake, brown and off white card stocks
Fun foam
Copic markers
Pumpkin embellishment - stash
Stitched fishtail banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Acorn - unknown
Pencil Crayons
Inside word stamp - Reverse Confetti
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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