Friday, 30 March 2018

C4C428 Thank You Flip-It Card Duo

Good morning friends

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Bonnie Sharp had her challenges all ready for us, so even though she has left the Design Team she said to go ahead and use her challenges. Kristine Reynolds is joining us as our Guest Designer again this month (yeah!). You can find her blog HERE.  

This is Bonnie's (adapted) challenge:  It is National Doctor’s Day - and Bonnie says she has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Doctors and Nurses. For our challenge this week you have two options ....
Either create a "Thank You" card of some type, it could be for a Doctor, Nurse, some other person in the medical profession or any one you like
OR
create a "Get Well Card" that features a doctor, nurse or any medical theme

I had needed some quick Thank You cards, and Flip-It cards are quick and easy to make but have some WOW when you are done. This Flip-It set is a fairly new purchase and it's going to be lots of fun. Since it was new I wanted to play with the included floral and word dies.


Above, the thank you was cut away from a white rectangle, and the kraft from the card base shows through the openings. I like that it says 'thank you, thank you, thank you' as sometimes a single thank you isn't enough. Inside there is room to write our message.





The second card is a little more 'me'. I used the same Thank You and cut it from the centre of a flower that was cut from water colour paper. The colour was added with markers scribbled on a palette and picked up with a water brush.



The card base for this one is yellow Soft Finish Card stock from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love that stuff - it is nice and heavy and white on the reverse side.



This second card reads as ' Thank You - You Rock!'  which is also going to be handy. I think I was finally able to use up this paper package, which is an older one from Stampin' Up. I also have a few other projects that I used this paper for which be posted in the coming weeks. One of my goals this year is to USE UP some of the stuff that has been hanging around my craft room for far too long.





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 C4C428.

Supplies:
Gift Card Flip-Its - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Yellow Soft Finish Card Stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Water colour paper
Kraft, light blue and white card stocks
Shimmer ribbon - Stampin' Up
Marvy LePlume II markers
Water brush
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Stitched mini scalloped rectangle die - MFT Stamps

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Easter Flower Flip-Its Card

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and my card today uses the new flower Flip-It's (Drop-Ins Base) and some bright and cheerful stickers from my stash.


The flower layers come with the die set, and the stickers were adhered to white card stock and fussy cut before adding to the card with foam tape.


I added a stitched circle inside as a place to sign our names.



Supplies:
Purple and white card stocks
Card, Drop-ins Flip-Its Base - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Patterned paper - Echo Park
Stitched Circle die - MFT Stamps
Stickers - Mambi
Stickles

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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Thoughts Of You Card

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It's hard to believe, but it's been a year today since my Dad passed. I made my Mom this card since we aren't able to visit her and I know she will be feeling lonely and sad today.


I have had this stamp set for a long time, and thought it would be perfect to get out again. After gold heat embossing the image and words, I added some light colouring with Distress Oxide inks and a water brush.


The deckle edge die is a new purchase. I have always loved a deckle edge and I have no idea how I missed these when Tim Holtz released them. As soon as I saw them I had to buy them!


Supplies:
Water colour paper
Distress Oxide inks
Waterbrush
Deckle edge die - Tim Holtz (Sizzix)
Stamps - BEST THOUGHTS - Stampin' Up
Fun foam
Gold embossing powder
Bakers twine
Sequins
Dashing rectangle die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned A2 card - Michaels

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Colorburst Succulent Sympathy Card Duo

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Last summer I made about eight different backgrounds using a combination of Colorburst and Magical Shaker water colour powders. I used a couple to make cards and have several leftover. So I pulled two of the background panels out of my 'in progress' bin and made a pair of Sympathy Cards.



The sweet Succulent stamp was white embossed on the panels before spritzing - I just love the splatter of colour that you get from these powders. Into the card stash with these.

Supplies:
White, purple, turquoise and black card stocks
Succulent Stamp - Waffle Flower
ColorBurst - Ken Oliver
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
With Sympathy stamp - Cornish Heritage Farms
Stitched fishtail banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Inside stamp - Gina K

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Sunset Photo Fold-a-Long Card

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Today I'd like to share another Instax Photo card, this time I used the Cactus Fold-a-Long for the card base, and Lynda Kanase's Succulent Serenity paper pad. I waited so long to be able to buy this paper pad that now I'd like to buy another and it's hard to find.


I have used the Bakers Twine to hold the Fold-a-Long cards closed before, and it works well. Easy peasy for the recipient to untie to open the card but the card stays closed util it is untied.


When the card is opened, there is a photo of one of our amazing Arizona sunsets.


I used brown card stock and Lynda's Photo Frame, Seasonal Props for the frame. The word 'beautiful' is from the Photo Frame, I AM Phrases. Inking the edges with Distress Oxide inks works well as this ink shows up on dark card stocks. I added some sequins as well and the card is done and ready to send.


The blooms on the cactus card base were also blended with the Distress Oxide Inks. Oh, and the cactus pot on the card front was made with the new Easter Basket at Elizabeth Craft Designs, I just trimmed off the handle and bottom so it would fit.

Supplies:
Patterned paper - Succulent Serenity -  Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Cactus Fold-a-Long - Jen Long (Sizzix)
Photo Frame, Seasonal Props - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Distress Oxide Inks
Photo Frame, I AM Phrases (beautiful) - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Spring Basket (trimmed) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Woodgrain Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Sequins
Stickles

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Monday, 26 March 2018

It's 5 O'clock Somewhere!

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I used some enamel stickers for my card today. I liked the soft pastel colours and was happy to find the perfect coordinating paper in my stash.


Glitter Dots were used for the bubbles, inside and out.


I used Karen Burniston's new Spinner Square Pop-Up for animating the inside. Below you can see the card opening and the words & wine glass.


When the card is fully open, the wine bottle appears and swings down as if to pour wine into the glass. So fun!


I initially had a plaid rectangle (that die comes with the Spinner Square Pop-Up) below the wine bottle, but was able to trim most of it away so you don't see it as the wine bottle spins downwards. This is a cool Pop-Up set, and you can use it to animate all kinds of things.


I know just who this card is going to ... an awesome wine loving friend. :-)

Supplies:
Wine stickers - Paper House
White card stock
Cheers die - MFT Stamps
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Dashing Rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Blueprints #29 - MFT Stamps
Patterned paper and stickers - Chickaniddy
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft designs
Uncork stamps - MFT Stamps
Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1042 Spinner Square Pop-Up - Karen Burniston

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Sunday, 25 March 2018

Card for Passover

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Today I'd like to share the card I made for our daughter and family for Passover. I had used a sheet of images meant for pocket scrapbooking, and made my Mom some sweet & simple Spring cards for the Great Grandkids. They were posted yesterday and this 4 x 6" panel was on the sheet.  I knew I wanted to save it for a Passover card! I cut it down to 3 x 4" with a stitched journal card die and matted it with yellow card stock. The sweet flower border die is included in the die set for the scalloped card and it was water coloured before adhering it to the card base.


Inside is some hand lettering and doodling around the water coloured single flower.


Loving the scalloped card base these days.

Supplies:
Cut Apart - Photo Play
Stickles
Black fine point marker
Stickers - Mambi
White, yellow and teal card stocks
Stitched Journal Card Die - Lawn Fawn
Card, Scallop with Flowers & Sentiments Drop Ins - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix and The Stamps of Life)
Marvy LePlumeII Markers
Water Brush
Dot stamp - Stamps by Judith
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Friday, 23 March 2018

C4C 427 Three Kids Easter Cards

Good morning friends


It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Bonnie Sharp had her challenges all ready for us, so even though she has left the Design Team she said to go ahead and use her challenges. Kristine Reynolds is joining us as our Guest Designer again this month (yeah!). You can find her blog HERE.  

This is Bonnie's challenge:  A cutie patootie challenge for you today - make a card or scrapbook page that has a child theme! Blocks, playground- even a little red wagon if you wish! Bonus points if you use baby or children stamps!


If you follow my blog, you will know that I rarely make a card just to make a card - I need so many specific cards throughout the year, I like to make the challenges work for me. This week I am sharing the Easter cards I made for my Mom to give the Great Grandkids (the ones who celebrate Easter). I know it's probably a stretch for the challenge, but hey. I'm a rebel.



I purchased a sheet of Journal Cards (or Cut-Aparts) by Echo Park to make the cards this year. We had had a lot of company and I knew time would be at a premium. This seemed like a good solution and I'm happy with the cute images on the panels.



Olivia loves Pop-Up cards, so I used a Happy Birthday Pop-Up as the base for another Journal Card. 





I added that sweet scalloped border by Prickley Pear, stickers and glitter glue inside the card.



Zachary got a Double Z-Fold card, because he's a little rough and these are nice and sturdy.





I didn't add a lot of glitter since it was for a boy, but a little on the cheeks and then the bunnies nose and eyes are raised and shiny from a black glaze pen.




I was excited to make Ethan's card, but very unhappy after I'd stamped the background. The card base was yellow and I wanted to stamp the stippled stripes in yellow for a tone on tone look. I have never liked this Stamin' Up ink colour (Delightful Dijon) and only have it as it was part of a bundle. Since I have it though, I thought I should at least try it. Yuck. I have since taken the ink pad out of my ink pad basket so I don't make this mistake again. 

I debated far too long about whether or not to toss the stamped yellow card base and start again, then decided that Ethan (at 5) would really only see the cute chick & egg and he will love that it's on an Action Wobble.  I didn't have another sheet of that same yellow card stock and the others didn't match the chick. So in the end, I left it.





I added some bright happy colours and another Cut-Apart inside.



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 C4C427.

Supplies for Olivia's Hoppy Easter card:
White card stock
Plaid patterned paper - Echo Park
Yellow patterned paper - Photo Play
Happy Birthday 3-d Drop-Ins Rectangle - Stephanie Barnard (Stamps of Life)
Cut-apart - Echo Park
Fun foam
Sakura Black Glaze pen
Stickles
Stitched scalloped border die - Prickley Pear Stamps
Black fine point sharpie marker
Marvy LePlume II Markers
Stickers - Mambi

Supplies for Zachary's Bunny Double Z fold card:
Teak and white card stocks
Cut-apart - Echo Park
Stickles
Fine point black marker
Marvy LePlume II Markers
Stickers - Mambi
Sakura black glaze pen

Supplies for Ethan's Easter Chick Wobble card:
Cut-apart - Echo Park
Stickles
Yellow Soft Finish Card Stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
MISTI
Action Wobble
Marvy LePlume II Markers
Fine point black marker
Brushstroke stripe stamp - Stampin' Up


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Easter Basket Flip-It Card

Good morning friends

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and I have a fun Easter Flip-It card to share today. I loved this cute image from Riley and Company and couldn't wait to colour it in for a card.


I have had these fun papers since before last Easter, and it looks like I'll have enough left to use next year as well. The fun thing about the Flip-It cards, is that you can use smaller pieces for the layers so they don't actually use up that much patterned paper.



I kept things simple on the flip side, stamping a Happy Easter and a sweet scalloped rectangle to write our message and sign. And yes, there are sequins.



Supplies:
Easter Basket Riley stamp - Riley & Company
White and bright green card stocks
Marvy LePlume II markers
Water brush
Square Flip-Its #2 - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix & The Stamps of Life)
Patterned paper - Echo Park
Bakers Twine
Happy Easter stamp - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stickles
1009 Twist Panel Pop-Up (scalloped rectangle) - Karen Burniston
Sequins

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Second Pair of Flower Shaped Cards

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Today I'm sharing another two flower cards, made with the Flower Fold-Its die set by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix. I have been sending my Mom a card each week and so far four have gone to her to let her know I'm thinking about her. Because they stand upright for display, I thought it would be fun to send her these flower shaped cards and she can have a whole bouquet standing on her sofa table.


I used ECD's Soft Finish card stock for this first card which is white on the reverse side. So for the white curved petals, I simply flipped the dark pink negative pieces over to show the white and inserted them back in the openings.


Inside I penned a greeting for her ...


Below is the second card, made using some older patterned paper from my stash. I liked how all the colours and patterns coordinated together. For the leaf vein layer, I fussy cut the outline and adhered them to the leaf layer.


Some sweet stamping done inside and another card finished for Mom's bouquet.




Supplies for bright card stock card:
Yellow, Bright Green and Pink Soft Finish Card Stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White & Green card stocks
Flower For-its - Stephanie Barnard - Sizzix
Sun stamp - Recollections
Marvy Le Pen fine point markers

Supplies for pink green and yellow card
Flower Fold-Its - Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix
Pink card stock
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Flower and word stamps - COLORFUL SEASONS - Stampin' Up


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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Cactus Card Trio

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I have had this cactus stamp & die set for a couple of years, and I wanted to use it with the Succulent Serenity patterned papers by Lynda Kanase. I made this card trio for my stash.


This first card uses one of Lynda's Instax Photo Frames but with a little stamped scene instead of a photo. Howdy was white embossed on the included label, the frame was matted with white and wrapped with twine before adhering to the card front with fun foam.


Since I enjoy making Gatefold cards, the second card uses more of the pretty patterned paper and a 2D cactus as the front embellishment.


I use my ScorePal on almost every card I make, and have for years. With the markings for an A2 card right on the board Gatefold cards are easy peasy! This one is held closed with a belly band.


Once again I had fun dipping and dragging the Saguro cactus piece through puddles of Distress Oxide inks. I added water colour to each of the 'spines', which were lifted forward with a craft pick for added dimension on the card. I also did some pen work to outline the cactus.


Since I kept the front nice and simple so the cactus would be the focus, I added some fun to the inside.


Finally, since the stamps were out I thought I'd try a 'no patterned paper' card (gasp!).


Below is a peek at the inside. Actually, yesterday morning I was looking at this card and decided to add a black die cut HAPPY inside,similar to the 'because' on the front, and penned Mother's Day under that. Now it is one of six Mother's Day cards I will need in May.


I love the desert, so these cards just make me happy.

Supplies:

Howdy Cactus Card
Photo Frame, I AM Phrases - I AM Phrases, Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Succulent Serenity Paper Pad - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Matte glossy card stock
Green card stock
Cactus stamps - Lawn Fawn
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Dashing rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1009 Twist Panel Pop-Up (stitched edge) - Karen Burniston
Twine - Stampin' Up
Fun foam
Sun stamp - Recollections
White embossing powder

Cactus Gatefold Card
Succulent Serenity Paper Pad - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Score Pal
Succulents 2D and 3D - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Distress Oxide inks
Woodgrain patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Arrow dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
White card stock
Arrow border stamp - Lawn Fawn
Word stamp - MFT Stamps
Cactus and heart - Lawn Fawn
Blueprints #29 (banner) - MFT Stamps
Black fine point marker
Marvy LePlume II markers
Water Brush

Row of Cactus Card
Matte glossy card stock
White, black and green card stocks
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Marvy LePlume II markers
'because' stamps and dies - MFT Stamps
Blueprints #21 (stitched banner die) - MFT Stamps
Sequins

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