Tuesday 31 July 2018

Stashbuster Gift Card Holders

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I had this older patterned paper out for a different project, and decided to use some more of it and make a pair of Gift Card Holders to have on hand. Sometimes you need something like that quickly!

For my projects today I used a bunch of stickers and embellishments from my stash and also a few that were included in that older paper pack. The Gift Card Holder itself is a BigZ die by Sizzix designer Lynda Kanase. It had been on my wish list for awhile, and I managed to find it earlier this Spring.

The die cuts two pieces - the front and the inside, complete with score lines. After assembly, you just slide the Gift Card into the slot and when the recipient opens it the gift card slides out for easy access! (I added used gift cards for the photos.)

This second one has a very dimensional rosette sticker on the front, so it will likely be one that is hand delivered. It would be pretty tucked into a cello bag with a chocolate treat and tied off with ribbon.

While I have used gift cards on the photos, the die works for a cheque or folded cash as well and I've used it for all three!

Patterned paper and stickers - Basic Grey
Card, Slider - BigZ die by Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Black fine point marker
Rosette - Paper Cottage
Stickers on front - K & Company
Small metallic flower stickers - Sticker King

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Monday 30 July 2018

Eat Cake Riley Pop-Up Card

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My card share today uses some 'free with purchase' patterned paper that has lovely rose gold foil accents.

I cut the Happy Birthday twice, once from the grey side of the patterned paper, and once from an area that had lots of the rose gold foiling. Then I off set them before adhering them to the card front and I like the shadow this gives it.

Inside I used the Cupcake Pop-Up by Karen Burniston, and disguised the cupcake portion with a die cut oval.

Once again I pulled out these sweet little cake stickers, adding two to white card stock & fussy cutting them to use with foam tape as embellishments. I die cut a word bubble and stamped it with a Lynda Kanase stamp & added another cake sticker to that.

Sophie the Moose is wearing an apron (and pearls!!) and showing off the pretty cakes she obviously has been baking. Dress Up Riley is so fun! I love that the words & borders from Lynda Kanase's Picture This Collection work so well on the lower step of the Cake Pop-Up. After die cutting the 'hooray', I backed it with a strip of the same grey patterned paper for more contrast.

On the panel where we will sign our names, I added a couple more of LK's stamps, and decorated the stamped cake with a few flowers from the sticker sheet.

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

Dress Up Riley stamps & dies - Riley & Company
Sopies Accessories (stamps & dies) - Riley & Company
Sakura metallic gel pens
White card stock
Copic markers
Photo Frame, Celebrate - Lynda Kanase
Word bubble - Stampin' Up
Cake stickers - Violette Stickers
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen
Stitched oval dies - MFT Stamps
1030 Happy Birthday - Karen Burniston

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Sunday 29 July 2018

Doodlebug Christmas Card Trio

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Today's share are the cards I made for my Mom to give the Great Grandkids.

I like these Doodlebug Cut-parts - they are perfect for quick and easy cards and they are still SO cute! I added black glaze pen to all of the eyes and critter noses, and a little glitter too.

The panel on this second card is probably my favourite - such a sweet little deer family.

Finally, here is card number three:

I added a scalloped stitched rectangle with a hand lettered greeting inside each card to personalize it for each of the great grands.

Patterned paper - Doodlebug
Red, green and white card stocks
Fun foam
Black and clear glaze pens - Sakura
Stitched Mini Scalloped rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Crayola Markers

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Saturday 28 July 2018

C4C445 - Double Display Photo Card

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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.

Rebecca's Challenge this week is "Make a Sympathy or Support/Hope card. By support/hope card I mean for someone with a very serious illness or who likely isn't going to survive their illness. Or for the family of that person. These are sad, serious cards to have to make but they are good to have in your stash. It's unfortunate but you  never know when you might need it."

Circumstances helped make my card choice easy, as I'd been talking to a far-away friend who's Grandma had fallen and was in Hospice. She and her Grandma had always been very close, and I knew how much she was hurting.

I used the Double Display die set for my card today, and added a die cut scribble heart and the word 'love' to the card front. 

During our conversation she had texted me a photo of she and her Grandma before the fall, so I knew it would be perfect to add to her card. I printed out the photo on my Instax SHARE printer, and used Lynda Kanase's Photo Frame and Borders to cut a matching frame for the photo. I love how perfectly these photos work with this card type!

I like the butterfly that comes with Karen Burniston's Circle Charm Pop-Up so added a pair of them to the card with gold gel pen highlights.

A few vine die cuts were tucked in behind the photo and they also have gold gel pen highlights.

I adhered magnets to the back side of the card, before I added the decorative panel, and the opposite magnets to the back of the photo. That way when she is done with the card, my friend can keep the photo.

It was so good to actually get to visit with my friend last month, give her a hug and this card. Unfortunately her Grandma passed the week after I gave it to her, but I know she will have many happy memories of her Grandma to carry her through.

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 C4C445.

Instax SHARE printer
White and burgundy card stocks
Patterned paper - K & Company
Photo Frame & Borders - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Double Display, base and layer dies - Our Daily Bread
Magnets - Basic Grey
Love & Scribble Heart dies - Stampin' Up
1046 Circle Charm Pop-Up (butterfly)- Karen Burniston
Sakura gold gel pen
Gold metallic circle stickers - Stampendous
1026 Flowers & Bee- Karen Burniston

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Friday 27 July 2018

Hello Sunshine Fold-a-Long Card

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For Fold-It Friday on my blog today, I have a flamingo themed Fold-a-Long card. Once again I used Lynda Kanase's TROPICOOL VIBES patterned paper. I am really enjoying this 6 x 12" paper pad as you can tell, as I think I've used it on my cards for three days in a row.

The paper stack has a few pages of Cut Aparts, so I fussy cut the flamingo's from one of the larger label pieces for the inside, and used the leftover piece for the card front. All the flamingoes got a black glaze pen treatment on their eyes and the tips of their beaks.

When you open the card, you can see the fussy cut flamingo's, a fussy cut pair of leaves, and Karen Burniston's Word Set 6 Summer.  We can sign our name on the white label area.

I thought this would be a fun card to send someone a bit of summer cheer. 

Ticket Fold-a-Long - Jen Long (Sizzix)
Navy & white card stocks
TROPICOOL VIBES 6 x 12" patterned paper - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Sakura black glaze pen
Label punch - Stampin' Up
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Stitched fishtail sentiment banners - MFT Stamps
Bakers Twine

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Thursday 26 July 2018

Tropical Twist Panel Pop-Up Card and Gift Card Holder

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This sheet of tropical stickers from Violette Stickers was calling my name and I wanted to try them with Karen Burniston's Twist Panel Pop-Up die set. Since they matched so well, I also pulled out Lynda Kanase's new TROPICOOL VIBES patterned paper.  The card front features one of the Cut Aparts from the paper pad, the Hello from Word Set 6 Summer and a little glitter. I'm loving the colours and subtle texture in this paper pad.

Look at all the tropical fun going on when you open the card!

No wonder the Twist Panel Pop-Up is such a popular die set!

I wanted to make a thank you card for a friend of my Mom's who really went above and beyond these past few months, so this card is for her. I also wanted to include a Gift Card, so used Dawn Griffith's Gift Card Tutorial yet again to make a coordinating Gift Card Holder. Link to the tutorial is at the end of my post

My friend and team mate Kelly sent me this gift card to use in my projects, since I loved the one that she used on a project last year. Haha, only a crafter would be as excited as I was about getting an 'empty' gift card to use as a photo prop.

You can find Dawn's Youtube video HERE for the Gift Card Holder:

White, blue and navy card stocks
Stickers - Violette Sticker Club
TROPICOOL VIBES 6 x 12" paper pad - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Black fine tip marker
Crayola markers

Card size - 5-1/2 x 5"

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Wednesday 25 July 2018

Margarita Shaker Card

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What happens when you have had a rough week and you are already placing a small on-line order? You add a few extra things than you had planned ... like this cool Margarita Frame & Window die set with coordinating shaker pouches.

I was talking directly with the store owner of R&R Scrapbooking, who has just opened a brick & mortar shop. She said she was collecting cards to decorate her front entrance and since she has really fast shipping (from Edmonton) I thought I'd use my new goodies from her to make them a celebration card.

I used Karen Burniston's Alpha dies for the R's and a gold gel pen to add an ampersand to the black stem. The Congrats die is from my stash.

If you look closely, you will see little clear plastic ICE CUBES!!! Yes, MFT Stamps also has those, in addition to the shaker pouches, frames and window dies. I couldn't resist adding a package to my order and I will definitely order more. So fun!

I wrote a note inside. The pretty patterned paper is by Lynda Kanase (Sizzix) and I am really enjoying playing with this 6 x 12" pad. Lynda included some cut-parts in this pad so I cut the Toucan Of Love piece from one of the papers and adhered it to the left side of the card.

I included the photo below so you can see the pretty laid texture on the paper pad. Love it!

TROPICOOL VIBES 6 x 12" paper pad - Lynda Kanse (Sizzix)
Margarita Shaker Window and Frame - MFT Stamps
Margarita pouches - MFT Stamps
Navy card stock
Yellow patterned paper (scraps and leftover bits) - the Paper Loft
Ice Cubes shaker bits - MFT Stamps
Miscellaneous sequins
Congrats die - MFT Stamps
Wink of Stella
Sakura gold gel pen

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Tuesday 24 July 2018

Karen Burniston Riley/Darkroom Door Blog Hop!!

Good morning friends - it's time!!!

Today's post is part of a huge Blog Hop, and you should have arrived here from Teresa Abajo's blog. If you get lost during the hop, I have listed all the participants with linked websites at the end of my post. You will want to be sure and check them all out, as there will be a TON of inspiration and prizes too.

I have TWO fun Pop-Up cards to share today. I have included lots of photos, since many of the people who will be visiting from the hop may not be familiar with Karen Burniston's Pop-Up dies.

I loved SO many of the Darkroom Door stamps and stencils, honestly I had trouble choosing which ones stamps to use for the Blog Hop. It was practically an 'eeny miny mo' scenario. I will definitely be adding more of them to my collection.

The one stamp that jumped out at me first, was this Sitting Dog image - it reminded me so much of our old Brandi girl. The Circle Background image is one I knew I'd get a lot of use out of so I chose that one too.

To create the colourful background, I first embossed the background stamp on several panels with white embossing powder. Then I pulled out my Magical Shakers and did a little 'sprinkle and spritz'. I just love the fun backgrounds these water colour powders make. The bonus to use the Magical Shakers, is that you get a bit of shimmer as well. On this card, I like how the dog is peeking through the circular window.

I added the large Happy Birthday, and added glitter to the bottom part for sort of a 'dipped' look.

Inside is where all the fun is! I used the Katherine Label to Pop-Up so the dog spins up & pops out as the card is opened.

This Paint Drip stamp is SO cool, and I'm going to have fun with it in my Art Journal pages too. To get this multi coloured image I used the MISTI and I have to say it would have been nearly impossible without that stamping tool because the marker ink would dry too fast. I used markers and coloured & stamped one drip at a time and still ended up with perfect placement. 

I used the Alphabet Texture Stamp with watermark ink to create some additional interest to the card background. This is another stamp that will see lots of use in my Art Journal pages.

I used the Crosshatch Rectangles as an area to stamp the Stampin' Up greetings - this card is for our youngest Grandson's birthday.

You get so much dimension from the Katherine Label Pop-Up - and you can animate so many things!

Onto my second card for the hop:

The front of my card is very plain & subdued in a simple black and white colour theme. When I chose the crayon stamp, this card is what I had in mind.

When I added the words inside, I didn't check the placement through the front window. At first I was disappointed that you could see them but then decided that since the card front was SO plain I like that there is a little hint of something fun inside.

And inside, there is a LOT going on!!

I chose to use the Circle Charm Pop-Up in a vertical orientation instead of a horizontal, which allowed me to stamp the crayons across the top. Because the card base was cut from Bristol Smooth card stock, I was able to use my Zig Clean Colour makers. They blend beautifully on this card stock and I love the bright vibrant colours even when blended with a water brush.

I do realize that the word Colour is not spelled with our Canadian spelling, mostly because the letters were too crammed in if I added the 'U'.

Finally, here is a side view of the Pop-Up card.

Both Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston will be giving away a prize pack, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday June 29th 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter. NOTE - be sure that you have a valid email address attached to your comment!! The last Blog Hop we did, I ended up drawing FIVE different names before I found one with an email address I could contact. It's also a good idea to check back to see if your name was drawn.

Below is the complete Blog Hop list. 

Supplies for Dog card:
Bristol Smooth card stock
Circles Background stamp - Darkroom Door
White embossing powder
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
Sitting Dog stamp - Darkroom Door
Zig Clean Colour Markers
Water brush
1004 Birthday Charms - Karen Burniston
Regular and heavyweight white card stock
White Gel Pen- Karen Burniston
Teal card stock
Matte glossy card stock
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch- Karen Burniston
1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up- Karen Burniston
Alphabet Texture Stamp - Darkroom Door
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Watermark ink
Paint Drips stamp - Darkroom Door
Markers - Local King Rubber Stamp
1046 Circle Charm Pop-Up (circles)- Karen Burniston
1030 Happy Birthday- Karen Burniston
Bakers twine
Crayons stamp - Darkroom Door
Inside stamps - Stampin' Up
Crayola marker
Wink of Stella

Card size - 5 x 6"

Supplies for Circle Charm Accordion Card:

1046 Circle Charm Accordion - Karen Burniston
Bristol smooth card stock
Black card stock
1007 Charm Accordion (butterfly) - Karen Burniston
Crayons - Darkroom Door
Zig clean colour markers
Wink of Stella
1053 Alphabet - Karen Burniston
Sakura white gel pen - Karen Burniston
Magical Shaker Background
Black fine point marker
1047 Upsy Daisy Pop-Up (banner) - Karen Burniston
Scrap of embossed water colour background from previous card

Card size - 4-3/4 x 6"

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