Friday, February 23, 2018

Tee-rific Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I made for a very good friend who celebrated her birthday a couple of days ago. My friend loves playing golf and for as many years as I can remember I have created a golf themed card to give to her for her birthday. After all this time she more or less expects it from me haha!


This year I pulled out a couple of stamps I have had for a while but hadn't gotten around to using to create her card. I used Magnolia Stamps Golf Tilda and Golf Flag stamps for this card. I also found some patterned paper at a local Scrapbook Store last year which is perfect for my card.


For the inside of my card I used Karen Burniston's Spinner Square Pop-up Card die set. The sentiment and large golf ball move up behind the rectangle panel as the card is opened and closed.


Here is a short video so you can see the card opening and closing.


One final photo showing how the sentiment and large golf ball moves behind the rectangle panel.

Supplies:



Stamps: Golf Tilda; Golf Flag - Magnolia Stamps; Fore! Three Two One - Rubbernecker Stamps; Live Laugh Golf - Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Green; Tan; 18 Holes Designer Paper - Karen Foster Design; Class Act Paper Pad - Kaiser
Dies: Spinner Square Pop-up Card - Karen Burniston; Dashing Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Broken China Distress Oxide; Peeled Paint Distress Oxide; Lucky Clover Distress Oxide; Foam Tape; Copics

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hope Your Day Is As Cool As You Are


Hi Crafty Friends,



It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kelly McKown-Santi 
our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.


Next Tuesday (27th February) is Polar Bear Day! For our challenge this week we are to create a card with a polar bear(s), snow or use white as your cards focal color.



For my card this week I used all three of the options for our challenge ... the polar bears, snow and white. I used the Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays Clear Stamp set along with their Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up die set.



 I used some sentiments from a few other stamp sets, to give the card a winter birthday theme. I also used Clear Glitter for the snowy parts of the card.



On the back of the card I used Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles, added some snow banks, the polar bear and a birthday sentiment.



My Scalloped Box Card Pop-up folds flat so it can be placed in an envelope.


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Vicky Gould
Kelly McKown-Santi




Stamps: Beary Happy Holidays - Lawn Fawn; Winter Warmers - Hunky Dory; Penguins in Paradise; Beary Special Birthday - MFT Stamps;
Paper: White; Aqua
Dies: Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up; Birch Trees; Stitched Mountain Borders - Lawn Fawn
Other: Black Ink; Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh Ink Cube; Lawn Fawn Manatee Ink Cube; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Nuvo White Gloss Crystal Drops; Foam Tape; Copics



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Happy Easter Shaker Card and Triangle Box


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for our February Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Designer challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today to see what our talented designers created for the challenge. 

With Easter only about 6 weeks away, out challenge this month is to create something with an Easter theme.


For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create an Easter Card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 2nd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.



I decided to create a Shaker Card and a Triangle Box for this months challenge.


Here is how I created my card -

Step 1 - Using the largest rectangle from the Dashing Rectangles die set, die cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. 
  • Using the Dashing Squares die set, die cut a square to the upper section of this card.
  • Sponge Peacock Feathers; Wild Honey and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide over the rectangle and square panels. Spritz with water.
  • Stamps and emboss the "Happy Easter" sentiment from the Spring Sentiments Clear Stamp set to the upper section of the square panel.
  • Using the largest rectangle from the Dashing Rectangles die set, die cut from a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the Distress Oxide Rectangle panel as a guide so you can place the square panel to the centre of the rectangle panel.
Step 2 - Adhere a piece of acetate to the back of the square opening to the rectangle panel. 
  • Cover the back of the rectangle panel with two layers of foam tape.
Step 3 - Using the grass edge from the Adventure Edges die set, die cut two grass panels from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the grass edges so that one is about 3/4 inches high and the other 2 inches.
  • Optional - Use the largest rectangle from the Dashing Rectangle to create the dash lines to the sides and bottom edge of the grass edges.
  • Sponge Twisted Citron Distress Oxide to both grass edges.
  • Adhere the taller edge to the bottom of the card and then use foam tape for the shorter grass edge.
Step 4 - Using the Color My Easter Eggs Clear Stamp set, stamp all the eggs onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink.  Use the coordinating dies to die cut all eggs. Color as desired. Trim the bottom of the egg off 4 of the eggs and arrange them along the top the grass edges as per photo above. 
  • Adhere two more of the eggs to the bottom of the square.
Step 5 - Using the Bunny die set, die cut the pieces to create a sitting bunny using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the pieces using Copic markers. Assemble bunny and place in the centre of the front of my card.

Step 6 - Turn the rectangle panel over and place colored confetti pieces to the square opening. Cover the rectangle panel with the white panel that has the square attached to it.

Step 7 - Cut a piece of white cardstock so that it measures 4 1/2 inches x 11 1/2 inches. Score and fold along the long side at 5 3/4 inches to create a top folding card.
  • Adhere the decorated shaker panel to the front of the folded card.


Step 8  Inside of Card -
  • Using the Dashing Rectangles die set, die cut the second largest rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Stamp the "Happy Easter" to the upper part of the rectangle using black ink.
  • Use the grass die from the Adventure Edges die set to die cut a grass panel from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color using Twisted Citron Distress Oxide. Adhere to the bottom of the rectangle panel.
  • Stamp a couple more Easter Eggs from the Color My Easter Egg Clear Stamp set onto White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut using the coordinating dies. Color as desired.
  • Adhere eggs to rectangle panel as per photo above.
  • Attach rectangle panel to the inside of the card.
Step 9 Triangle Box -
  • Using the ModaScrap Triangle Box, die cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color box using the same Distress Oxide inks used for the shaker card. Assemble box.
  • Use the grass die from the Adventure Edges die set to die cut a grass panel from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color using Twisted Citron Distress Oxide. Adhere to the bottom triangle box using foam tape.

  • Stamp the three smaller Easter Eggs from the Color My Easter Egg Clear Stamp set onto White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut using the coordinating dies. Color as desired. Adhere behind the grass border.
  • Using the "Easter" sentiment from the Words Set 3 - Happy Holidays die set, die cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color cardstock using Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide and adhere along the grass border.

  • Use yellow ribbon to die the box shut.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the wonderful creations by our talented designers and for a change to win the giveaway.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:



Other:
White Cardstock
Acetate
Distress Oxide - Peacock Feathers; Wild Honey; Twisted Citron
Black Ink
Porta Craft Glitter Shaker Confetti
Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer Pen
Yellow Ribbon
Copic Markers
Foam Tape





Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Seas the Day


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a beach themed card with you. Down here in Australia we are enjoying our final month of summer, although it will probably be hot for at least another month or so yet. 

For my card today I thought I would play with a new Stamping Bella stamp set I purchased recently. I have purchased a few new stamps which I thought would work well with some of Karen Burniston's new pop-up dies, but I wanted to make something fairly quick to test out my new Gemini die cutting machine. With the amount of die cutting I do I have been having a few issues with my shoulder, so hopefully having an electric one finally will help my shoulder as I won't be having to continually crank that handle. So for today's card  I pulled out MFT Stamps Beach Scene Builder die set to create my card this time around. But I know I will be pulling it out again shortly to use for the reason I purchased them :)

I used Distress Oxide inks to color the sand, the ocean and sky for my card. The Beach Scene Builder die does come with it's own palm tree, but I decided to use the one that came with the stamp set for this card.


Here is a look at the inside of my card. Both the "sea" theme sentiments used on this card are from Honey Bee stamps and the "Happy Birthday" is from Lawn Fawn. I also added a couple more images which came from another Stamping Bella stamp set.


Stamps: The Littles Palm Tree Set; The Littles Sandcastle Set - Stamping Bella; Waves - Print Blocks; Mermaid Song - Honey Bee Stamps; Happy Happy Happy - Lawn Fawn
Paper: White; Black; Yellow
Dies: Beach Scene Builder - MFT Stamps; Stitched Rectangles - Simon Says Stamp
Other: Black Ink; Salty Ocean Distress Oxide; Broken China Distress Oxide; Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide; Scan N Cut; Black Glaze Pen; White Gel Pen; Foam Tape; Copics



Monday, February 19, 2018

Stitched Roses With Love


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a pop-up card I made recently which I will give to my mum for Mother's Day. My mother used to make the most gorgeous cross stitched cards which she gave us at birthdays and Christmas until it got too hard for her to see to sew. 


When I saw this crossed stitched rose stamp set from Waffle Flower I thought it would be perfect for her. I also found a crossed stitched stamp set which had lots of awesome sentiments last year at the craft fair I attended which works perfectly with the cross stitched rose. And when I discovered I could also get an embroidery hoop die I knew I needed one for these stamps. I got a die from Paper Smooches, but I have notice Waffle Flower sell one too.

For the inside of my card I used Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop-up Card die set which is perfect to hold the embroidery hoop. All the sentiments come from the Close to my Heart stamp set I got at the craft show. I was originally planning to include the "With Love" on the front but there wasn't really any room for it, so I added the "Mum" to the front instead.

As you can see I stamped a few more crossed stitched roses and added them to the inside of my card.


Here is another view of my card, taken at a different angle so you can see the pop up part of the card a little better.


Supplies:






Stamps: Stitched Roses - Waffle Flower; Cross Stitch Wishes - Close to my Heart
Paper: White; Pink; Bright Pink; Tan; ModaScrap My Little Girl Patterned Paper Pack - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dies: Cupcake Pop up - Karen Burniston; Embroidery Hoop - Paper Smooches; Twisted Stitched Borders - Simon Says Stamp; Mum - Simon Says Stamp
Other: Black Ink; Gina K Designs Dusty Rose Ink Cube; Gina K Designs Passionate  Pink Ink Cube; Gina K Designs Red Velvet Ink Cube; Gina K Designs Christmas Pine Ink Cube; Catherine Pooler Grass Skirt Ink Pad


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Celebrate Your Day


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I created recently using a Hero Arts stencil and Glitter Paste. I used three different colors of blue and green glitter paste to add color to the card.




I love the way this turned out, and I didn't want to cover the design up with sentiments etc, so I kept it very simple adding just a smallish sentiment to the lower front of the card.



For the inside of the card I added a white panel. Die cut the "birthday" sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp sentiment die and stamped the "wishes". I also added another flower trimmed from another panel I stencilled with glitter paste.


Stamps: Sentimental - Avery Elle; Happy Happy Happy - Lawn Fawn
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Vellum
Dies: Dashing Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Sentimental - Avery Elle; Happy Birthday - Simon Says Stamp
Other: Hero Arts Spiral Petals Stencil; Viva Décor Light Blue Metallic 3D Stamp Paint; Viva Décor Lime Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint; Bo Bunny Wasabi Glitter Paste


Saturday, February 17, 2018

We Can't Always Choose The Music


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Karen Aicken our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.



For my card today I have used a stamp set I received as a freebie in a magazine, Creative Stamping Issue 52. This set was designed by Sheena Douglas and called The Music & Dance Collection. This is a stamp set I have been watching out for for a little while.

For the background of my card I used the emboss resist technique, stamping the music border onto white cardstock using Versamark ink and embossing using white embossing powder. Distress Oxide inks were then applied over the embossed images.

I added one of the sentiments from the stamp set to the fishtail layer. For the semi circle panel on the right hand side, I stamped the large circular music note stamp onto white card and embossed using white embossing powder and then die cut using circle dies.

Finally I stamped the dancers silhouette image onto a rectangle panel.


As I like to decorate the inside of my cards, I created two more background panels using the same stamps/technique as the front. 

I used Karen Burniston's Spinner Square Pop-up Card die set to create the pop-up on the inside of the card. I added the dancing couple shoes to the pop-up panel and a sentiment to the spinner part of the card.

Finally I added a blank label to the base of the card so that a hand written greeting can be added.


Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


Supplies:




Stamps: Music & Dance Collection - Sheena Douglas/Creative Stamping Issue 52
Paper: White; Black; Orange
Dies: Spinner Square Pop-up Card; Fancy Label Accordion Card - Karen Burniston; Fitted Fishtails; Dashing Circles; Fitted Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; VersaMark Ink; Twisted Citron Distress Oxide; Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide; Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide; Clear Embossing Powder; Foam Tape; Copics


Friday, February 16, 2018

But First Coffee


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another coffee themed card using some Honey Bee Stamps coffee stamp sets.

I created a block card using the Spellbinders Baby Steps Block Card die set I received at Christmas. This certainly makes it much easier to make this style of card.

I used the speech bubble from Karen Burniston's Spinner Square Pop-up Card on the top left hand square.


Here is a look at the back of my block card. I added another image from the Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Break Stamp set. I also added another sentiment using the Perfect Blend Stamp & die set. 


Here is another view of my card taken at an angle, so you can see how the card looks. On the squares at the top of the Block Card I added some doughnuts and coffee beans.


And of course it folds flat so you can pop it in an envelope to mail to the recipient if needed.


Stamps: Coffee Break; Perfect Blend - Honey Bee Stamps
Paper: White; Brown; Summer Crush DP - Maja Designs
Dies: Baby Step Block Card - Spellbinders; Perfect Blend - Honey Bee Stamps
Nuvo Drops: Carnation Pink; Rhubarb Crumble; Dandelion Yellow; Apple Green; Crushed Grape
Other: Black Ink; Brown Ink; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Dimensional Magic; Foam Tape; Copics


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Elephant Shaker Card


Hi Crafty Friends,


It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kelly McKown-Santi 
our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.


This week Kelly has given us a Tic Tac Toe Challenge ... using the Tic Tac Toe board below select three items in a row either vertically, horizontally or diagonally.




For my card today I decided to select the left hand vertical column which was 'Add a Sentiment'; 'Shaker Card' and 'Sequins'.

For the frame for the shaker card I used Mama Elephant's Framed Tags Hug It Out die set. I die cut the large frame and then inked the frame and the inner rectangle using Wilted Violet Distress Oxides blending from the top and going lighter as I got closer to the bottom.

To decorate the card I used the Mama Elephant's Fly with Me Clear stamp set. 

The sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs Sentiments 1 - Celebration Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies.



Here is another look at my shaker card after I had shaken the card and placed it on my desk. As you can see my shaker card is filled with various purple and pink colored sequins another item on the Tic Tac Toe board.



For the inside of my card I die cut another frame again and used the inner panel. I sponged on the color and then added the elephant image and another sentiment.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Vicky Gould
Kelly McKown-Santi



Stamps: Fly with Me - Mama Elephant; Sentiments 1 Celebration - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White
Dies: Framed Tags Hug It Out - Mama Elephant; Sentiments 1 Celebration - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Wilted Violet Distress Oxide; Pink & Purple Sequins; Acetate; Dimensional Magic; Black Glaze Pen; White Gel Pen; Foam Tape; Copics