Wednesday 31 October 2018

Doodlebug Halloween Lever Card

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As soon as I saw the strips of leftover patterned paper in this paper package, I knew I could use them on a Lever Card.

The stickers were adhered to white card stock then cut out. I had to add the resin sticker eyes to the Frankenstein character - they are too fun not to use.

Here is the Lever Card open! I was able to use up some of the scraps from last year on these long narrow panels. Love that. I added several more stickers to the inside panel as well.

The white label is where we can sign our name, and I added a black glaze pen to the frog's eyes.

This was a fun card to send out for Halloween this year.

Lever Card and Lever Card Layer die sets - Our Daily Bread Designs
Patterned paper and sticker embellishments - Doodlebug
Orange and white card stocks
Resin eyeball stickers - Doodlebug
Sakura black glaze pen
Label punch - Stampin' Up

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Tuesday 30 October 2018

Halloween Adirondack Chair Pop-Up Card

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I've had this card done for a couple of weeks, but wanted to wait until closer to Halloween to post it. I normally love making Halloween cards, but for some reason this year I just was not into it so only got a few done.  I bet the Halloween urge will hit me mid-November when I should be working on Christmas cards. Ha!

I absolutely adore Doodlebug Designs Halloween products, so pulled them out again for this card. The adorable images and fun colours just make me happy. For the mummy sticker, I added black glaze pen to his eyes so they catch the light. The 'Trick Or Treat" were stickers on the same sheet as the other characters, so I added part of the phrase to the front and the rest inside the card.

Inside, I made a Pop-Up using the recently re-released Adirondack Chair die by Karen Burniston. I like this die for a lot more than just beach scenes!

When I finished piecing the papers to make the card, there wasn't enough tension in the fold to keep the card open at 90 degrees. I don't like floppy cards! So the quick fix was to cut a couple of short strips of patterned paper and score them in the centre. Then I adhered one on either side of the Adirondack Chair lining up with the outer edges of the card. Ta-da!

This card folds completely flat, even with the Pop-Up and foam tape, and will easily mail for a single stamp.

Finally, for those that like to pin 'Front & Inside' photos to their Pinterest boards, here you go!

I hope I have given you another idea for using this fun Adirondack Chair die.

Patterned paper and stickers - Doodlebug
Purple, green and white card stocks 
1071 Adirondack Chair Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
1038 Tropical Scene (stitched scalloped border) - Karen Burniston
1057 Circles, Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Sakura Black glaze pen

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Monday 29 October 2018

Monster Penny Slider Card

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I have a fun Penny Slider card to share today. I actually made it in the Spring, and since I haven't posted it yet I'm doing it now. It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog and this is a perfect card for boys!

The monster in the centre turns and slides along the track when you tilt the card. I used two pennies - one on either side of the track with a double layer of foam dots in between them, which gives the stamped monster the weight it needs to roll smoothly.

This card went to Sri Lanka, where we sponsor a young fellow through World Vision. I wrote him a note inside.

For some reason I don't have a record of the supplies I used for this card. Hmmmm.  I know the monster stamps & dies are by MFT as are the Wonky Stitched Rectangles. Pretty sure the slider die is by Elizabeth Craft Design.

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Sunday 28 October 2018

Witchy Pop-Up Card

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Since it's getting closer to Halloween, I thought I'd make another Halloween card. This time I used the Victorian themed stickers that I received from Violette Stickers. I also pulled out one of my background panels done months ago using Colorburst and Magical Shakers since the colours were perfect for the theme.

Inside I used Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop-Up to animate the decorated crosshatch circle and fishtail banner. I also wanted a decorative edge on my card, so used the stitched scalloped border die from the Tropical Scenes. That one gets quite a work out in my craft room!

Below is a side view so you can see the pop-up a little better ...

The addition of a couple of black sequins break up the flatness of the black, and I added the die cut BOO to a stitched fishtail banner.

The ghosts were die cut from vellum and trapped under the Happy Halloween oval.  That way you don't see any adhesive showing through the vellum, and they are 'light and floaty' looking. I went over the bat with a black glaze pen for some additional shine.

1008 Cupcake Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Stickers - Violette Stickers
White and black card stocks
Colorburst - Ken Oliver
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
1038 Tropical Scene (stitched scalloped border) - Karen Burniston
1057 Circles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Fun foam
Stitched fishtail banners - MFT Stamps
1013 Halloween Elements - Karen Burniston
1058 Halloween Charms - Karen Burniston
Sakura white gel pen
Sakura Black glaze pen

Card size - 4-1/4 x 5"

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Saturday 27 October 2018

Halloween Window Card C4C458

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog. Our October hostess is Kathleen Adams, and our guest designer is Joseph Nguyen. Here is Kathleen's challenge for this week: Today is Black Cat Day! Make a card with a cat on it or make a Halloween Card!

Last fall, this Halloween patterned paper and coordinating cat punch was in the Holiday catalogue and I couldn't resist it. I have to say though, I was very disappointed that Stampin' Up didn't add anything else that would coordinate with the cat punch in their annual catalogue or holiday catalogue this year. My card today features a cat punched from the patterned paper as well as fussy cut pumpkins and witch hat.

I have had this sweet banner die for several years, and the window die too. It was the perfect size to add another piece of the patterned paper in behind, with the tree and moon printed on it.

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 C4C458.

Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Window die - Sizzix, Tim Holtz
Cream, orange and black card stocks
Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Cat punch - Stampin' Up
Banner die - Lala Land Crafts
1011 - Katherine Label Pop-Up (Label) - Karen Burniston
1019 - Gift Card Label (label) - Karen Burniston
Stamps - Stampin' Up
Copic marker
Hole Punch

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Friday 26 October 2018

Gold Foiled Thank You Trio

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It's Fun Fold Friday here on my blog, and I have a trio of cards to share today with two of them having fun folds.

First up is this Pop-Up Thank you card - I pulled out some lovely gold foiled patterned paper to use for my cards today, pairing them with kraft card stock.

The butterfly is from Karen Burniston's Circle Charm Pop-Up - it's such a sweet shape.

Inside I used the 'Thank You 3-D Drop-In' by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix.  There is a stitched rectangle for me to write my message on as well.

 The second card is a Flip-It Card using the same Thank You circle as above, and gold foiled paper with a burgundy background instead of dusty blue.

I added a few gold sequins for some additional sparkle.

The third card is not a fun fold, but it does feature a fun die cut on the front!

I added another butterfly, gold sequins and gold shimmer paint tri-dots.

Inside the card there is lots of room to write my message.


Cream, Kraft card stocks
Thank You 3-D Drop-Ins - Stephanie Barnard, Sizzix
Card, Scallop with Thanks Sentiments - Stephanie Barnard, Sizzix
1038 Tropical Scene (scalloped border) - Karen Burniston
Stitched rectangle die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched Circle die - MFT Stamps
1046 Circle Charm Pop-Up (Butterfly) - Karen Burniston
Aztec Gold Nuvo Glitter Pen

Fancy Edge Circle Flip-Its - Stephanie Barnard, exclusive to the Stamps of Life
Patterned paper - Recollections
Kraft card stock
Thank You 3-D Drop-Ins - Stephanie Barnard, Sizzix
Gold Sequins

Card, Scallop with Thanks Sentiments - Stephanie Barnard, Sizzix
Kraft card stock
Patterned paper - Recollections
1046 Circle Charm Pop-Up (butterfly) - Karen Burniston
Aztec Gold Nuvo Glitter Pen
Gold Shimmer paint - Stampin' Up
Dot stamp - Stamps by Judith
Gold Squins

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Thursday 25 October 2018

Butterfly Thank You Pop-Up Card

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I needed to make a whole bunch of Thank You cards, so they will be shared throughout the coming months. I'm on a mission to USE UP some of my patterned papers that have been hanging around my craft room for too many years - and I did manage to finish up this old patterned paper stack by K & Company!

The front has a stitched, scalloped frame and a layered punched butterfly. The butterfly has glitter around the outer edge and some bling in the centre.

Inside I used the Thank You Drop-Ins die by Stephanie Barnard at The Stamps of Life. I really like her circle word dies - they work well on so many different card designs.

I wrote my message on the cream scalloped rectangle and the card is on it's way.

Patterned paper - K & Company
Card, Scallop with Thanks Sentiments - Stephanie Barnard, Sizzix
Thank You 3-D Drop-Ins - Stephanie Barnard, Sizzix
Pink, green and cream card stocks
Stitched circle scallop frames - MFT Stamps
Butterfly punch - Stampin' Up
Holographic circle stickers - Stampendous
Dotted Scallop Rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Wednesday 24 October 2018

Owl Wheel Card

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There are a lot of 'Wheel Cards' floating around the internet, especially since Lawn Fawn came out with a whole collection of dies & stamps & add-ons for their Wheel Card die set. I think they are so cute - but resisted purchasing any of them because I already had a Wheel Card die. I've had it for several years - it's a BigZ XL die by Lori Whitlock for Sizzix but for some reason I have only used it a couple of times.

I decided to pull it out again and make a card - and quite enjoyed using it!  For today's card, I added some die cut words from Karen Burniston's word sets and used cute owl stickers from Violette Stickers.

When you turn the wheel (the white scalloped circle that sticks out both sides of the card) three other owls come into view ...

The patterned paper is another 'oldie' and every time I get it out I remember how much I enjoy using it. I cut a stitched frame to decorate the opening, and added some black Nuvo drops for some punch.

I like to make these 'Post Card' style rather than a folding card, and of course I had to decorate the back as well. I keep all the layers and embellishments on the back side flat - no foam tape!

There are things I like better about this die set as opposed to the Lawn Fawn one - but things I like better about the LF one too, so at this point I'm going to be satisfied with the die I already own. This card went to a friend, who we haven't seen in too many months.

I have a few more ideas with this die as well - just no time to get them done yet. Soon I hope!

Wheel Card Bigz XL die - Lori Whitlock, Sizzix
Patterned paper - the Paper Studio
White, black card stocks
Stickers - Violette Stickers
Mini Brad
Stitched circle frame - MFT Stamps
1052 Word Set 6 Summer - Karen Burniston
1002 Word Set 1 (Friend) - Karen Burniston
Stitched fishtail banner die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dashing rectangle dies - Elizabeth Crafat Designs
Scallop circle punch - Stampin' Up
Word stamp - Stampin' Up
Crystal Nuvo Drops

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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Pop 'n Cut Birthday Card

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Today's share is another older project - that didn't get posted even when I had my old blog! The watermark is from my old blog too, but I'm choosing not to re-do it.

The patterned paper has lovely pearlized bits in it that catches the light when you turn the card. I loved this Stampin' Up bird punch when it was first released many years ago and I still love it. I used an older Karen Burniston die set for my card base and the pop-up inside ... the Pop 'n Cut collection was from when KB was licensed with Sizzix.

The die cut label inside is also an older one from Karen Burniston and seeing it again here makes me want to pull it out. I used to use it SOOOO much! It's a BigZ die though, the thin metal dies are just so much easier to use which is why they are so much more popular. That and the storage issue - these BigZ dies do take up room!

Here is a side view so you can see the Pop-Up a little better.

I don't remember who I made and sent this card to ... and of course the notes on the supplies used are long gone. My style has also changed since this card was made! At the time I was happy with the card but now I look at it and think it's WAY too plain! If I were to re-do it today, it would have more layers and some sequins and ...

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Monday 22 October 2018

Puppies and an Eagle ... Two Masculine Birthday Cards

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It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and I have a pair of cards to share today. First up is a card that I found in my 'In Progress Bin'. The base card and Pop-Up inside had been cut but for some reason I didn't complete the card and just put the pieces into the bin.

I had to make a birthday card for a friend, so went through my bin of embellishments and came across this sweet water coloured puppy. I remember when Els came out with these Peel-Off's at Elizabeth Craft Designs - I immediately bought two packages of them. For my card I adhered this little fella to one of Karen Burniston's Crosshatch circles and added that to the card front. There is no greeting on the front, as Pop-Up cards tend to be displayed open anyhow.

The inside piece was cut with an older KB die set - the Pop 'n Cut Circle Label which comes with the Pop 'n Cut base. As I mentioned, these pieces were already cut and sitting in my bin and once out again I was determined to use them. A second Puppy Peel Off fit perfectly between the two cut away flourishes on the card base, and Karen Burniston's Happy Birthday was added to the Pop-Up portion.

Since I was in the 'lets get this finished' mode, I picked up this patterned paper that was leftover from a different project. There was just enough to cut it to 4 x 4" then cut it in two with a diagonal slash. This is such a great layout and there are so many ways to decorate the centre area.

The eagle sticker was also sitting on my stamping table (in fact, there are a few more I need to use up) so I added him to the card with an Action Wobble. This card went into my October donation bag for my Mom's nursing home, and I think a resident will enjoy how the eagle bobs and wobbles on the card.

Inside I used the deckle edge dies to cut a cream panel, stamped a verse and inked the edges before adhering it inside the card with a smaller sticker.

Peel-Off's - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Printed card base - K & Company
Beige Astroparche card stock
Cream, white and black card stocks
Copic marker
Tombow Markers
Water Brush
1030 Happy Birthday - Karen Burniston
Pop 'n Cut with included Circle Label insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
1057 Circles, Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Water Colour Paper
Action Wobble
Stickers - PSX (old, from my stash)
Deckle edge die - Tim Holtz (Sizzix)
Stamp inside - Stampin' Up
Camera patterned paper - unknown

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