Friday 31 May 2019

Teacher Rockin Rectangle Pop-Up Card

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It's Fun Fold Friday here on my blog and today's card is a Teacher Appreciation card using Karen Burniston's Rockin' Rectangle Pop-Up. I've been using this die more and more and it's becoming one of my favourites!

I added patterned paper strips down each side, being careful not to have a 'lip' or catch point on the left edge.

I die cut one of the cut-aparts/journal cards with the included scalloped rectangle die, then added the letters 'thanks' using Karen Burniston's alpha set. A 'school is cool' sticker is on the centre arm, and reveals as the card is opened.

Black, white, red, green and brown card stocks
1053 Alpha dies - Karen Burniston
Stitched Rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp
Patterned paper - Echo Park & Photo Play
1089 Rockin' Rectangle Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Stickers and cut apart - Echo Park
Sakura white gel pen
Circle - extra piece from a different project
Fun foam
Peel-Off border - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Apple die - Stephanie Barnard, the Stamps of Life

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Thursday 30 May 2019

Happy Butterfly Lever Card

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I enjoy making these Lever Cards ... the dies make it so easy! I had some leftover pieces of this lovely patterned paper in the package so pulled them out for my card today. Love being able to use up some of these leftovers!

Below is how the card would look as it comes out of the envelope. I thought I'd hold it closed with a gold clip instead of my fingers, but ... I think I'll go back to holding the lever cards to photograph.

I also really like to add butterflies to my card, but I've been busy with DT obligations and Back To School so I haven't really had a chance to play with my butterflies much. So happy with this Lawn Fawn butterfly die set! For this one I stencilled the solid layer before adhering the white overlay butterfly piece.

Below is the card open, and likely how it would be displayed.

I punched small butterflies and added them with some foam tape.

I think this card will go into my stash - I expect to need some encouragement cards over the next little while.

Lever Card and Lever Card Layering Dies - Divinity Designs
White and pink card stocks
Patterned paper - Park Lane
Stencil - Plaid
Butterfly - Lawn Fawn
Stitched fishtail banner die - MFT Stamps
Oval dies - Hero Arts
Be Happy - C.C. Designs
1042 Spinner Square Pop-Up (scalloped square) - Karen Burniston
Butterfly punch - Stampin' Up
Nuvo Drops

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Wednesday 29 May 2019

Black and White Butterfly Card

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Earlier this Spring I picked up a package of printed A2 cards. One of the patterns included in the box was a large black and white butterfly in the centre of the note card, which was too plain for me. So I fussy cut the large butterfly and gave it a good coating of a shimmer pen.

The black and white butterfly patterned panel is from another one of the note cards and since they are printed on both the front and back I generally cut them in half at the fold to get two printed panels. One was used on a different card and this was the second one.

I added three sequins to the card front as well - but it's hard to capture the shimmer and shine in photos.

On the inside, I fussy cut two partial butterflies from a scrap of patterned paper by Stampin' Up. There is still lots of room to write a note, but I do like do decorate the inside of my cards as well.

Thinking of You stamp -
Stone Grey Ink - Your Next Stamp
Black and white card stocks
Patterned A2 card - Paper Studio
Spectrum Noir glitter pen
1038 Tropical Scene (scalloped border) - Karen Burniston
Stitched Rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp

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Tuesday 28 May 2019

Celebrate Birthday Trio

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Today I'm sharing a tiro of Birthday Cards I made to donate to my Mom's Nursing Home. I used more of this lovely silver foiled patterned paper from Stampin' Up's Clearance Rack. I have made several cards using this paper and they turn out SO pretty, but the sparkle just doesn't show up in photos.

When getting the patterned paper I also picked up the element package, so the pretty silver foiled vellum and flower, as well as the narrow silver washi tape were in that. I like that they were all made to coordinate.

I added Karen Burniston's Celebrate die cut, and went over the word with a glitter pen.

Here is a peek at the inside with a stamped greeting, flower and sprig.

White card stock
Silver foil card stock - Tonic Studios
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Blueprints #31 - MFT Stamps
1067 Celebrate - Karen Burniston
Embellishments - Stampin' Up
Wink of Stella
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Stamp inside - CC Designs
Tombow Markers
Water brush
Washi tape - Stampin' Up

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Monday 27 May 2019

Birthday Balloons Card Duo

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It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and I have a pair of Birthday Cards to share that I will be donating to my Mom's Nursing home. While they aren't exactly masculine because of the scalloped white rectangle, if the Recreation staff needs an extra masculine card they would think these would be fine.

I had been putting away this patterned paper pad when this sheet caught my eye. I returned the pad to my stamping table and decided to use it for a pair of birthday cards, adding punched balloons made from scraps in the pad. The papers are double sided and the reverse side has many coordinating solid or lightly patterned designs. The green card stock was also sitting out as I had pulled it for a different card and the shade didn't work. So I was able to use that up too.

I stamped the Happy Birthday on a stitched scalloped rectangle and added the balloons with Bakers Twine. The twine was wrapped around to the back of the scalloped rectangle and then it was popped up with foam tape.

Here is a peek at the inside:

Patterned paper - Sizzix
Rounded Rectangles Infinity Dies - Hero Arts
Scalloped Rectangle dies - Honey Bee Stamps
Balloon Punch - Stampin' Up
Stamps - Papertrey Ink
Bakers Twine
Sakura white gel pen
Black marker

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Sunday 26 May 2019

Pair of Birthday Cake Cards

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Today I'm sharing two Birthday Cards I donated to my Mom's nursing home. Both were made identical.

The cakes were fussy cut from a piece of patterned paper and embellished with glitter glue.

To get the large stitched rectangle, I die cut a large Fishtail Banner from white card stock, then placed it so each end hung off the A2 card. I snipped off the excess with scissors.

Patterned paper and fussy cut cakes - Stampin' Up
Happy Birthday stamp - Papertrey Ink
Stitched circle - MFT Stamps
Stitched fishtail banner die - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Saturday 25 May 2019

C4C485 Wine Themed Pop-Up Card

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges BlogNicky Foden is joining us as our Guest Designer this month - you can find Nicky's blog here:  My Messy Craftroom. Nicky will actually be joining us each week now, as part of our Design Team! And I have to mention that she is not only a fellow Canadian - but lives here in Alberta as I do.  

Maryann Einam is our hostess for May and this is Maryann's challenge: 

According to the days of the year calendar it is wine day, create a card with this in mind.

I used several dies by Karen Burniston for my wine themed card today, and will be saving this for a friend who enjoys a nice wine. Her birthday is coming up!

The Wine Charms make sweet embellishments simply by snipping off the hanging hole. I used both glass shapes on the front.

The Circle Charm Pop-Up is a fun die set to use. It's hard to see in the photo, but the centre circle is open and there is a bunch of grapes hanging in the centre by linen thread. I used both wine bottle shapes as well, and added colour and gold marker to the labels.

Below is a look at the folding mechanism with the Circle Charm Pop-Up. The image that shows on the card front pivots to the inside when the card is opened.

Finally, for those that like to pin card fronts and insides at the same time - here you go!

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 C4C485.

Green, Beige Astroparche, and light burgundy card stocks
Patterned paper - K & Company (OLD, from my stash)
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1046 Circle Charm Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
1073 Wine Charms - Karen Burniston
Sakura gold gel pen
Sakura white gel pen
Twine - Stampin' Up
Chameleon Color Tone markers
Nuvo Glimmer pen
Gumdrops, Pixie Dust - Your Next Stamp
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Barrel of fun stamp, Uncorked - MFT Stamps
Cheers die - MFT Stamps
Clink to you, Happy Hour - Avery Elle
Stitched rectangle die - Your Next Stamp

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Friday 24 May 2019

Teacher Pivot Panel Pop-Up Card

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It's Fun Fold Friday here on my blog, and I'm sharing a Teacher Thank You card made with Karen Burniston's House Pivot Panel. But first - here is the card front:

I picked up these cute kid stamps from Waffle Flower at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show in March, thinking they will make cute school themed cards for the grandkids. I stamped the word 'Teacher' above the patterned paper strip and 'thanks so very much' below.

Inside I added more of those cute kids and lots of the accessories to the Pivot Panel!

Below is a look at the card from the top, so you can see all the dimension from the Pivot Panels. But it folds up nice and flat for mailing. I added lots of foam tape, so if this were being mailed it would require an extra stamp. But it will be hand delivered so I wasn't worried about extra bulk.

1063 House Pivot Panel - Karen Burniston
Teacher stamp - Sugar Pea Designs
Thanks stamp, Whatnot Sentiments Four - Your Next Stamp
School themed stamps, Pencil In - Waffle Flower
Black Olive Ink - Your Next Stamp
Chameleon Color Tone markers
Chameleon Color Tops
Patterned paper - Photo Play
Stitched Rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp
Peel-Offs - Stamp On It

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Thursday 23 May 2019

Thumbs Up Teacher Thank You Card

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Today I'm playing along with the Fun Friday Challenge #114 at Your Next Stamp where the theme is "School's Out For Summer." You can find all the details HERE.  I needed another Teacher Thank You card for the grandkids to give their teachers, so this is what I came up with for the challenge.

The Photo Booth series from Your Next Stamp just makes me smile - the Photo Booth Polaroid Frame die is sized perfectly for both the Photo Booth stamps and the Photo Booth Thumbs Up - which I used here. The patterned paper background was pieced from scraps from my other Teacher Appreciation cards - I love to use things up!

The stamped image was coloured with Chameleon Color Tone markers and I added some YNS Gumdrops for pops of colour. I love those enamel dots!

I added an Action Wobble to the Polaroid frame and it bobs and wobbles around on the card front - so fun!

Inside I added some stickers and a stitched rectangle - there is lots of room for one of the grandkids to write their names.

Black Olive Ink - Your Next Stamp
Photo Booth Thumbs Up stamps and coordinating dies - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp
Photo Booth stamps (thanks) - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Fishtail Banner die - Your Next Stamp
Retro Gumdrops (yellow) - Your Next Stamp
Tropical Paradise Gumdrops (green and red) - Your Next Stamp
White and black card stocks
Chameleon Color Tone Markers
Patterned paper - Photo Play and Echo Park
Sakura white gel pen
Sakura black glaze pen
Action Wobble
Stickers - Echo Park
Black Peel-Off border stickers - Stamp On It

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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Gift Shaped Birthday Cards

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Today I'm sharing a set of Gift Shaped Birthday Cards. Two will be donated to my Mom's nursing home and the other two I will save for when our daughters need birthday cards for the grandkids to take to birthday parties.

This is an unusual colour combination for me to use, but I have to say I love it!

I made these top fold cards, which I don't normally like because of their tendency to collapse and not display nicely. To get around that I didn't cut the Gift Fold-Its on the fold, instead cutting two of the bases. I scored 1" below the top on the back piece and added adhesive ABOVE that score line. Then I joined the two pieces together. Works perfectly and these cards stand tall with no collapsing on the table.

Patterned paper - Back to School, Echo Park
Blue, White, Red and Yellow card stocks
Gift Fold-Its - Stephanie Barnard (The Stamps of Life)
Words inside - Papertrey Ink
Tiny tag -
Crop-o-Dile - We R Memory Keepers
Happy Birthday - MFT Stamps
Bakers Twine

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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Llama Shaker Pop-Up Card

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Our Granddaughter Olivia turned eight this month and she was having a Llama birthday party. So of course I made her a Llama birthday card!

I added a cute balloon shaker to the front using supplies from Queen & Company, then cut the stamped sentiment into strips and adhered them over the shaker.

It's hard to see in the photos, but the hello on the Llama's blanket and hat are done with a yellow glaze pen so those areas are raised and shiny.

In addition to it being a shaker card - I added a Pop-Up inside using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-Up and her Happy Birthday die. Olivia was SO excited when she opened the card - she just loved it. I asked her what she liked best - shaker cards or Pop-Up's and she didn't miss a beat. POP-UP CARDS all the way - that's my girl.

The cute sentiment is by Taylored Expressions and I'm getting a lot of use out of it.

Finally, if you'd like to pin card fronts and insides together, here you go!

For those of you who don't know, Olivia was diagnosed with advanced Pulmonary Hypertension when she was three years old. They didn't think she would make it to see four so the fact that she just turned eight is a Really Big Thing. We treasure every single moment with her and we are thrilled that she is managing to hold her own against this awful disease, while remaining aware that things could 'go south' at any time.

White, pink and turquoise card stocks
Patterned paper -Heidi Swapp
Stitched rectangle dies - Honey Bee
Scallop Rectangle dies - Honey Bee
Balloon Shaped Shaker Kit - Queen & Company
Llama stamps and dies - Honey Bee
Shaker filler - stash
Chameleon Colour Tone Pencils
Sakura Glaze Pens
1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
1030 Happy Birthday - Karen Burniston
Wink of Stella
Magical Birthday stamp, Be a Unicorn - Taylored Expressions
Stone Grey Ink - Your Next Stamp
Grass Edge Die - Your Next Stamp

Card size - 5 x 7"

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Monday 20 May 2019

Seven Birthday Cards using Cut-Aparts/Journal Cards

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Since I enjoy using journal cards & cut-aparts in my paper crafting, I couldn't resist this 12 x 12" sheet of birthday themed ones by Echo Park. These ones were 4" square, so I was able to cut 9 of them for my cards. Two of them didn't work well for birthday cards though, so I used the reverse side (the polka dots) to add to the bottom of each journal card so they would fit on an A2 card with an even border all the way around. I added a card stock matting layer before adhering the journal cards to the white card bases.

Each of the journal cards got some Washi Tape and yellow ribbon, glitter and black Nuvo Drops to dress them up a little. I took shots of each one and you can see them below ...

I liked that they will work for both men and women - always a plus when you are donating cards.

These were fun to make, and I will be donating them to my Mom's nursing home. I purchased a second sheet of these cut aparts, but will wait a bit before making them into cards. I don't like to do too many duplicates to donate as I want the residents to feel special. I'll have to think of something different to do with them in a month or two.

Cut apart and patterned paper - Echo Park
White, red and teal card stocks
Rounded Rectangle Infinity dies - Hero Arts
Washi Tape
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Stamps inside - MFT and Stampin' Up
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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