Sunday 30 June 2019

Birthday Cow Cards

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Riley and Company has a new Dress Up stamp ... meet Bennie (or Bessie, depending on how its' dressed). OMGoodness, this cow is just too much fun. I just had to use him for a pair of Birthday Cards for my Mom's Nursing Home. 

I cut the Pink and Main Cloudy Frame three times; once from this fun striped patterned paper and twice from white card stock. Then I adhered all the layers together for a nice sturdy frame embellishment. I like the dimension this gives the card.

Before I adhered it to my white card base, I sponged some clouds onto the card front with blue ink. The grass die is from Your Next Stamp. After cutting it from green card stock I adhered it behind the frame then attached the frame to the card front.

The balloon bunch, clown hat and words are all from Dress Up Riley's Birthday Accessories stamp set and were coloured with Chameleon Color Tone and Color Tops markers. This is for day 16 of the 30 day Colouring Challenge. You can find all the details for that HERE.

Both cards are the same inside ...

Basic Dress Up Cows, stamps and dies - Riley & Company
Dress Up Riley Birthday Accessories (balloons and greeting on front) - Riley & Company
Cloudy Frames die - Pink & Main
Striped patterned paper - Doodlebug
White & green card stocks
Grass Edge die - Your Next Stamp
Cloud mask - MFT Stamps
Catherine Pooler Inks - Riley & Company
Chameleon Color Tone markers
Chameleon Color Tops
Sakura white gel pen
Sakura black glaze pen
Stitched fishtail banner die - MFT Stamps
Stamps inside, Super Duper - Stampin' Up
Blue fine marker

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Saturday 29 June 2019

C4C490 Trifold Birthday Card For A Friend

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog. This month our hostess is Rebecca Ednie! Kelly Booth is joining us as our Guest Designer and you can find Kelly's blog HERE.   This is Rebecca's challenge for the week:

Fancy fold cards are totally awesome! This week let’s try a tri-fold card. There are several different types. But they all have at least 2 folds and at least 3 panels.

A few months ago Jennifer McGuire posted a video on 'Window Surprise Cards', which I will link at a the end of my post. While I did my card differently than she shows I liked the way she assembled her tri-fold card so that was my jumping off point.

This card, with the three panels, also works for the Fun Friday Challenge #117, which is to "use three of something".  You can find all the details for the challenge HERE.

I had these 5-1/2" patterned square cards in my stash, so I trimmed two of them down to be 5 x 5-1/2" which will fit in a 5 x 7" envelope. I assembled the two cards as shown in the video, and cut a wavy window from the front of the top flap using one of the Stitched Wavy Circle dies by Your Next Stamp.

The Birthday Wishes & the Washi Tape die are also from Your Next Stamp and I tucked a couple of puffy leaf stickers around the popped up sentiment.

When you open the card you see the second panel, which has a larger window cut from it using the same YNS  Stitched Wavy Circle die set.

Finally, here is the card fully open. I added a second panel inside the right flap to cover an oops, then managed to get a smudge on both the centre and the left panels. So I pulled out a stencil to mask those as best as I could. It was just one of those days, but the card turned out really cute despite the mistakes.

The puffy stickers were adhered to a die cut stitched circle with a hill and clouds sponged onto it, and then I added another Washi Tape sentiment and die cut. The greeting is revealed when you open that second flap, which I thought was fun.

I enjoyed making this trifold card a lot, and look forward to making more!

Click HERE for the link to Jennifer McGuire's video if you are interested.

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 C4C490.

5-1/2" square patterned card - Recollections
Stitched Wavy Circle Dies- Your Next Stamp
Puffy Stickers - Sticko
Washi Tape Sentiments, Stamps and Dies- Your Next Stamp
Stitched circle die - MFT Stamps
Stencil - Altenew

Card size - 5 x 5-1/2", fits in a 5 x 7" envelope

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Friday 28 June 2019

All Aboard the Wine Train - A Sneak Peek Pop-Up Card

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I had the idea to make a Wine Train as soon as I saw the Train Pivot Panel die set, which is part of the new release by Karen Burniston. When I received my dies, I was thrilled to see that Karen B had also included a Train Elements set and I got right to work on this card.

First I cut the CHUGGA from the white panel using the Alphabet die, and backed it with black glossy card stock. I love how it catches the light when you turn the card. I cut a second CHUGGA from both medium and light grey card stocks and staggered those letters below the cut-away ones.

A back glossy railroad track and detailed railway crossing were the perfect finishing touch. When I was showing the Design Team my in-progress card, Karen reminded us that the Ticket from the new Photo Collage die set would work well with the train so I added one of those as well.

Just look at the detail in the Railroad Crossing sign!!

Here is the inside of the card, with the new All Aboard, the new Cheers!, the Train Pivot Panel and of course all of the Wine Charms. So fun!

I am SO loving black glossy card stock these days!

People always like to see what the Pivot Panels look like from the top, so I've added a photo of that as well.

I'm also adding a Youtube video here for you so you can see the card in action.

Grey, white, black and burgundy card stocks
1106 Train Pivot Panel die set - Karen Burniston - shipping mid July 2019
Patterned paper - Pink and Main
1006 Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
Sakura black glaze pen???
Sakura white gel pen???
Black fine point marker
1073 Wine Charms - Karen Burniston
Crayola markers
Nuvo Glitter Drops
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Black Glossy card stock
1107 Train Elements - Karen Burniston - shipping mid July 2019
1053 Alpha - Karen Burniston
1098 Photo Collage Pop-Up (ticket) - Karen Burniston - shipping mid July 2019
White matte glossy card stock
1111 Cheers - Karen Burniston - shipping mid July 2019
1104 Triple Flip Pop-Up (rectangles) - Karen Burniston - shipping mid July 2019
1019 Gift Card Label (heart) - Karen Burniston

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Thursday 27 June 2019

"Moost" Wonderful Birthday Pop-Up Card

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I'm having so much fun with the new Cow stamps from Riley & Company so used one here for this yummy birthday card.

I nested two of the Crosshatch Rectangles together to die cut the outer frame. It's such cute paper and I didn't want to 'waste' the whole panel that would be hidden behind the white panel. I put that centre portion back with the patterned paper pad to use on another project. I decorated the white panel and then nestled it right inside the frame! This also cuts down on the weight and bulk of the card! The 'Hello' was die cut three times from white card stock and adhered together for a nice sturdy embellishment and I brushed colour on the bottom half of the top layer. The sequins are another die from Karen Burniston - it comes with the Rockin' Rectangle die set and I cut them from a small scrap of gold foil paper.

Inside I used the Cupcake Pop-Up! I use that one quite often without the decorator cupcakes and disguise the cupcake shape with a circle or other shape. But with Bessie here holding a cupcake I thought leaving the outline of the cupcake behind her was fun!

All of the Dress Up stamps for Riley the Moose also work with Bennie/Bessie the cow so I used "Sophies Accessories" stamps to dress her up!

I also have a little Youtube video for you so you can see the card in action.

White and light green card stocks
Basic Cow stamp - Riley & Company
Sophies Accessories Clear Set - Riley & Company
Chameleon Color Tone markers
Chameleon Color Tops
Black glaze pen
White gel pen
Patterned paper - Hello Happiness, Taylored Expressions
1008 Cupcake Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Catherine Pooler Inks - Riley & Company
1057 Circles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Be Classy stamp - Riley & Company
Gold foil card stock
1089 Rockin Rectangle (sequins) - Karen Burniston
1090 Border Blends Argyle - Karen Burniston
1104 Triple Flip (Fishtail banner, hearts) - Karen Burniston - Shipping mid July 2019
Moose Sayings 2 - Riley & Company
1052 Word Set 6 Summer - Karen Burniston
Wink of Stella

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Wednesday 26 June 2019

Barn Pop Stand ... a Sneak Peek

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I'm happy to be sharing another sneak peek of the COMING SOON new release by Karen Burniston. The new dies will be shipping in just a few weeks, so you can contact your local store to have them place their pre-orders now!

I kept the front sweet and simple, since all the fun is on the inside. But with the chicken wire borders you might have an idea of what is on the inside.

The chicken wire is part of the new Farm Edges, and the Thinking of You is also new. It cuts as a single piece, which makes it easy to adhere to your project.

Here is a look at the card as it is opening ...

... and fully open. YES!!! Karen Burniston has brought back the discontinued Barn Pop Stand, which includes the sliding barn doors. I had so much fun using this set when it was available with the old company and so many customers have been asking that it come back. YAY!!

NOTE:  If you want to see lots more ideas of the Barn Pop Stand, you can check out my Pinterest Board here:

I chose to do a re-make of a card I made back then. The inside of the barn is dark and there is a pair of eyeballs looking out. That card was very popular so people should also like this different way to do it. I will link that card at the end of my post.

The Tractor/hill is another die in the new Farm Edges, and here I backed it with the grass from the Nature Edges to resemble a wheat field. The Howdy is one of the new dies and I'm finding all kinds of cards to use that on.

Below is a close up shot of the barn with the doors open.

The barn doors can slide closed as well ...

The Pig is one of the new animal dies - and I just adore him. I love the shape of his head! The bib and fork are included with the new Chicken, Pig, and lamb die set.

The fence is the third die included in the new Farm Edges, and the hearts I added are from the new Triple Flip die set. They cut three at a time, so I added two inside the card and one on the front.

Click HERE to see the card I made back in 2015, noting that those dies have all been discontinued. It was the idea of the dark inside with eyes looking out that I wanted to update with this card.

I'm including a little Youtube video for you too!

1096 Barn Pop Stand - Karen Burniston (shipping mid July 2019)
Red, black, white, kraft card stocks
1075 Feathered Animals (eyes) - Karen Burniston
Silver foil card stock
Black fine point marker
Sakura white gel pen
1092 Chicken, Pig and Lamb - Karen Burniston (shipping mid July 2019)
Green patterned paper - My Minds Eye (old, from my stash)
1097 Farm Edges - Karen Burniston (shipping mid July 2019)
1006 Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
1104 Triple Flip (inside rectangle and hearts) - Karen Burniston (shipping mid July 2019)
1045 Outdoor Scene (cloud) - Karen Burniston
1100 Howdy - Karen Burniston (shipping mid July 2019)
1055 Ovals Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1102 Word Set 10, Thinking of You - Karen Burniston (shipping mid July 2019)
Nuvo Drops

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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Rocket Pop-Up - a Sneak Peek!!

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The Design Team can start to share Sneak Peeks of Karen Burnitson' new release, so that is what I used for my card today. There are such FUN dies in this release!!

I kept the front nice and simple, because the fun is on the inside. There is a great new die set that says "Enjoy the Ride", but this astronaut from the new Space Charms looked like he was waving so I chose the new 'Howdy' instead.  Oh, these Space Charms are going to get a good work out for sure - they are so fun! I simply snipped off the hanging hole to make them card elements, but as charms they will be really cute too. I added the astronaut to the card front with a paper spring for even more fun.

Below you can see the card as it is opening and you get your first peek at the Rocket Pop-Up!!

Ta Da!!! The rocket ship lifts and hovers above the moonscape when the card is opened. I am absolutely crazy about this die set and have LOTS of ideas for it. When I went to make my card, I decided to open my wide 'Galaxy' Washi Tape for it. I've had this tape for months and have yet to use it. Well let me tell you, as pretty as it is, it is really hard to get anything to STICK to it. I finally had to resort to red-liner tape because wet glue was just popping off like the stuff was made of silicone. So ... just a heads up. I will use it for some of my other Rocket ideas, but as backgrounds and not where I have to attach something to it securely as you do with a Pop-Up mechanism. NOTE: I wonder if maybe I wasn't leaving the glue to set long enough on the slick surface of the mechanism. While the tapes lifted off easily, everything is nice and secure now.

I was wondering what I could die cut the moonscape etc from, when I remembered I have several sheets done with Color Burst/Magical Shakers. I pulled one out that I hadn't been keen on but it worked perfectly! I cut the spaceship, stars, moonscape, flames, Howdy, astronaut visor etc all from the one sheet.

It's hard to see in the photo, but I put a small piece of acetate behind the window so it reflects the light when you open the card.

As Karen B. did on her packaging, I added one of the little martian charms into the spaceship charm - snipping the hanging holes off of both. Again - hard to see in the photo but the wide piece of the spaceship is actually silver foiled card stock like on the rocket 'wings'. In the photo below it looks like white!

Finally, here is another view so you can get a look look at the Pop-Up. Have I said how much I like this new Rocket Pop-Up??

I thought you might like to see the Color Burst/Magical Shaker card stock I did my die cutting from. The sheet is 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (half of a letter sized sheet) and honestly, it was a hot mess on it's own. But I knew I could die cut SOMETHING from the sections I liked so I kept it with the ones I did like.

I have also added a video for you so you can see the pop-up dimension a little better.

1005 Rocket Pop-Up - Karen Burniston - shipping mid July 2019
Blue, white and black card stocks
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Galaxy Washi Tape - Altenew
Blue Stardream card stock
Color Bursts and Magical Shakers
Silver foil card stock
Transparency scrap
Nuvo Glitter Pen
1009 Space Charms - Karen Burniston - shipping mid July 2019
Crayola marker
1100 Howdy - Karen Burniston - shipping mid July 2019
Silver Sharpie marker
Sakura black glaze pen
Sakura white gel pen
Mission Control stamp  and stars - Space Explorer, MFT Stamps
1089 Rockin Rectangle Pop-Up (rectangle die) - Karen Burniston

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Monday 24 June 2019

Camping Riley Pop-Up Card

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First, today is the first day the Design Team can share sneak peeks of Karen Burniston's new release! The Design Team is linked on the right, so be sure to check them out as I'm sure a lot of them will be posting something with the new release today. I really wanted to share this card though, I'll be back tomorrow with my first sneak peek ... it is such a fun release I didn't know what to play with first!

Today is Masculine Card Monday here on my blog and I'm sharing a card made with Riley (the moose) and his Dress Up Camping Accessories. I added an acetate panel to the front of my card so you get a peek of Riley all dressed up for camping. I also used several of the images from the Camping Accessories stamp set to create my background pattern.

The square on the card front has a Funny Bones Stamp ... kind of perfect, right?

Inside I used the Rockin' Rectangle die set by Karen Burniston as well as a few more images from the Dress Up Riley Camping Accessory stamps.

I like to trim off Riley's head (sorry, Riley) and dress the body - then pop his head back on with foam tape for a little dimension.

That little smore just cracks me up.

I will include a video so you can see the movement you get with the Rockin' Rectangle die.

Remember to check back tomorrow to see what I've made with Karen Burniston's new release for Summer 2019.

Dress Up Riley stamp and coordinating die - Riley & Company
Better Days are Coming - Riley & Company(Funny Bones)
Kraft, black and white card stocks
Beige Astroparche card stock
Chameleon Colored Pencils
Chameleon Color Tone Markers
Chameleon Color Top Markers
1089 Rockin Rectangle Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Sakura Black Glaze Pen
Dress Up Riley Camping Accessories - stamps and coordinating dies - Riley & Company
Sakura white gel pen
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1056 Squares Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1006 Nature Edges (grass and clouds for mask) - Karen Burniston
Heavyweight acetate (.02 ml) - Grafix
Bakers Twine

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Sunday 23 June 2019

Four Children's Birthday Cards

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I had been rooting around in my sticker bin and when I saw these stickers I decided to make some cards to use them on.

The Confetti Panel Die from Your Next Stamp is perfect for birthday cards, so I cut it from four different brightly coloured and subtly patterned papers and adhered them to white card bases.

The Stitched Wavy Circle is one I use a lot, so pulled it out again for these cards. On two of them I sponged a little green for ground and blue for the sky. This helped ground my stickers so they weren't just floating.

All the cards are the same inside, just done in coordinating colours for each card.

This pink cupcake sticker is quite large, and printed on acetate. It's pretty cool!

The clown and stars were on a different sheet - and I was able to use up the sheet - don't I love to use things up!

The little robot is just too cute - she makes me smile.

I've set these cards aside for when the grandkids are going to birthday parties. They like to bring one of my handmade cards, which makes me happy!

White card stock
Confetti Background die - Your Next Stamp
Bright mottled patterned paper - Colorbok
Stitched Wavy Circle die - Your Next Stamp
Various stickers from my stash
Fishtail Banners - MFT Stamps
Hooray! - Taylored Expressions
Inside stamps - Taylored Expressions
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Nuvo Glitter Pen

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