Thursday, August 24, 2017

Jump for Joy


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Anne Harmon our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Our challenge this week is ... Water color. Make a background using water colors, then finish the card in whatever way you wish.


For the water color part of the challenge, I decided to stamp a large leaves background stamp onto water color paper using VersaMark ink and adding white embossing powder. I then used various autumn/fall distress inks to randomly water color the piece before setting aside to dry. 


For my card today I have created a Magic Color Slider Card using the Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider Card die set. I have also used the Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy stamp set to create an autumn/fall themed card.



When you pull the tab, it starts to reveal the magic ... which is the color appearing under the tab.



To decorate my card I have also added grass along the bottom of the card, using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Borders die set, and added a few more leaves.



  And finally the whole colorful scene is revealed. I added the "Pull Here" and arrow to the tab using the Push Here stamp set.


For the inside of the card I added a birthday sentiment and a few more of the cute images from the stamp set.

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: Leaves #2 - Sonlight Impressions/Cornish Heritage Farms; Jump for Joy; Push Here - Lawn Fawn
Paper: Watercolor Paper; Orange; Green; Acetate
Dies: Magic Color Slider; Grassy Hillside Borders; Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait - Lawn Fawn;
Other: Black Ink; Black Stazon Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Wild Honey Distress Ink; Dried Marigold Distress Ink; Fired Brick Distress Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In The Meadow We Can Build a Snowman


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Christmas card using a few of the new die sets from Karen Burniston. This time around I wanted to play with the floating floor die which is included in the House & Fence Pop Up Card die set. I have done floating floors in the past but they were fiddly, but having the die makes them soooooooo easy! 


As you can see I have decorated my floating floor using the snowman from the Snowman die set. This snowman is basically the same as the snowman in the Snowman Twist Circle Card die set, the only difference is the body. This set was released for those who had the older Twist Circle Card Pop it Ups die set who wanted the snowman. 

Having both sets is handing when you are wanting to make more than one snowman like I have for my card as I was able to die cut two at a time.

I used the Katherine Label Pop-up die set for the label and added a sentiment.


Here is another look at the inside of my card taken at a different angle so you can see the floating floor a little better.


I kept the front of the card fairly simple seeing the focus of this card is the inside. I just added a sentiment using the Word Set 3 - Holidays die set which has been layered onto labels from the Katherine Label Pop-up die set.

Supplies:







Stamps: Frosty - Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Red; Green; Letter to Santa Paper Pack - Docrafts/Papermania
Dies: House & Fence Pop Up Card; Katherine Label Pop Up Card; Snowman; Words Set 3 - Holiday
Other: Black Ink; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - ECD; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Red; Green and Blue Gingham Ribbon; Clear Rhinestones; Black Rhinestones; Mini Red Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Make a Wish Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. As most of you know I love pop up cards, so was super excited when I found out that we were getting a set of general pop up dies to create all sorts of fun pop up cards. Today I have created a pop up card using the new General Pop Ups die set along with a couple of other new dies which are being released this month to create a birthday card. I don't know about you but I can never make too many birthday cards. 

Here is how I created my card:


Step 1 -
  • Using the ModaScrap Color of Puppies Boy 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Pack, cut a piece of the striped paper so that it is 5 inches x 10 inches. 
  • Score and fold along the centre of the paper and place the pop up die so that the centre nubs of the die are lined up with the score line and centred on that line. 
  • Run through die cutting machine.

  • Pop both sections of the pop up up so it looks like the photo above.
Step 2 -
Using the Birthday Candle die set, die cut the following:
  • (10) Solid Candles from white cardstock
  • (10) Decorative Layer Candles using red, teal, green and orange cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back. (The Striped, Diagonal Strip, Circle and Confetti Candles used for this card) 
  • Remove protective backing from the colored candles and adhere onto a white solid candle.
  • Set 4 candles aside for front of card.
  • Cut a piece of teal cardstock that measures 5 /14 x 10 1/2 inches. Score and fold at 5 1/4 inches to create a 5 1/4 inch square top folding card.
  • Apply adhesive to the pop up insert being careful not to get adhesive near the pop up panel and adhere to the inside of teal card. (Tip - carefully line up one side of the pop up insert on the inside of card and adhere that down before adhering the other half).
  • Place Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of both of the pop up panels and adhere two candles to the top pop up tab and four to the front pop up tab. Refer to photo above for placement.

Step 3 -
  • Cut two pieces of green patterned paper (also from the ModaScrap Color of Puppies Boy Patterned Paper Pack) so they measure 5 inches x 2 inches.
  • Cut two dark green strips of cardstock approx 5 inches x 1/2 inch. Adhere the strip under the patterned paper so just a small about shows from the front of the paper.
  • Adhere these panels to the top and bottom of the inner card (refer to photo above).

Step 4 -
  • Using the "Happy Birthday to You" sentiment from the Birthday Sentiments Clear Stamp set, stamp onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink. 
  • Die cut sentiment using coordinating die from the Labels 1 die set.
  • Die cut a piece of teal cardstock using the same die  and cut in half (refer to photo above)
  • Layer the two half die cut pieces under the sentiment panel so you have a slight edge at the top and bottom of the sentiment.
  • Adhere sentiment to inside of card so it overlaps both patterned papers.

Step 5 - 
  • Using the Celebration Flags die set, die cut two of the star banners from dark teal cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • Remove protective backing from the banners and cover adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Return excess glitter to the jar and polish the glitter into the adhesive with your finger.
  • Add a Transparent/Gold Glitter Dot Peel-Off Sticker to the centre of each star. 
  • Adhere banners to the top and bottom edges of card.

Step 6 - Front of Card:
  • Cut the a piece of Striped Patterned Paper so it measures 5 inches square. Adhere to the front of card.
  • Cut a piece of Green Patterned Paper so it measures 5 inches x 2 inches.
  • Cut a dark green strip of cardstock approx 5 inches x 1/2 inch. Adhere the strip under the patterned paper so just a small about shows from the front of the paper.
  • Layer the green panel to bottom of card.
Step 7 -
  • Using the "Make a Wish" sentiment from the Birthday Sentiments Clear Stamp set, stamp onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink. 
  • Color Stars as desired.
  • Die cut sentiment using coordinating die from Labels 1 die set.
  • Die cut a piece of teal cardstock using the same die  and cut in half 
  • Layer the two half die cut pieces under the sentiment panel so you have a slight edge at the top and bottom of the sentiment. (refer to step 4 )
  • Optional - cut a second teal die cut piece and cut in the opposite direction and layer under white label so the card is edged on all sides.
  • Adhere sentiment to card referring to card above for placement.
Step 8 -
  • Using foam tape adhere the candles set aside in step 2 to card, so that two are on either side of sentiment. 
Step 9 - 
  • Using the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the Banner Sentiments Clear Stamp set, stamp onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink. 
  • Die cut sentiment using coordinating die from the Banners die set.
  • Fold die cut on score lines to create a banner and adhere to the bottom of card using foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Birthday Sentiments - Coming Soon
Banner Sentiments - Coming Soon


Other:
Cardstock - Teal; Dark Teal; Red; Green; Dark Green; Orange
Ink - Black
Foam Tape
Copic Marker













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    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Hoot! Hoot!


    Hi Crafty Friends,

    Today I am sharing another card I created recently using the new Krista Schneider Give a Hoot! Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies recently released by Elizabeth Craft Designs ... I just adore these cute owls.

    I kept my card fairly simple using a piece of designer paper from the ModaScrap Polinesia Patterned Paper pack (I used the 6 x 6 pack for this card). I layered the paper onto a piece of white cardstock and die cut a rectangle using the Stitched Rectangles die set. I then used a circle die  to cut the circle hole on the right hand side of the card. 

    For the sentiment, I carefully trimmed the "Hoot" from the " hope your day is a HOOT!" sentiment included in the If Animals Could Talk Clear Stamp set and stamped it twice before die cutting using the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners die set to die cut it out and adhered to the top left hand corner of the card.


    For the inside of my card I added the full sentiment and also added another of the cute little owls from the stamp set. 

    I added part of the circle left over from cutting the front layer to the bottom of the card.



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    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    It's Your Day


    Hi Crafty Friends,

    Today I am sharing a card I created for a friend's birthday that she celebrated last week. I wanted to make something using one of the presents I was sending to her which was the Concord and 9th Flower Turnabout stamp set.

    This time around I decided to go with various shades of pinks for the flowers.


    For the card base I have used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop Up die set to create a window card. Here you can see the front of the card when it is partly open.


    Here is another look at the front of the card when it is completely closed. I used various shades of pinks in Distress Oxide and Lawn Fawn inks to stamp the flowers. I also added two different colors of Nuvo Drops on the background and the sentiment panel.


    Here is my card when it is opened. The sentiment panel is on a pivot arm which moves from in front of the window to up towards the top part of the card as it opens.

    I also added the Happy Birthday Sentiment which is from the Word Set 2 - Birthday die set.


    And finally one last photo of my card laying flat on the desk open.

    Supplies:




    Stamps: Flower Turnabout - Concord & 9th
    Paper: White; Pink; Green
    Dies: Katherine Label Pop Up; Word 2 Set Birthday - Karen Burniston
    Distress Oxide: Picked Raspberry; Abandoned Coral; Candied Apple;
    Worn Lipstick; Peel Paint
    Other: Black Ink; Lawn Fawn Pink Flamingo Ink; Lawn Fawn Wild Rose Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops; Bubblegum Pink Nuvo Drops.



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    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Sweet Birthday Wishes


    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Raquel Mason 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 decided to flip the sketch onto it's side as I wanted to create a pop up on the inside of my card.

    To decorate the front I have used the small cupcake from the Karen Burniston Cupcake Pop Up die set and also used the Celebrate Sentiment from the Word Set 2 - Birthday die set.


    As mentioned above on the inside I wanted to create a pop up card so I have used the Cupcake Pop Up die set for this. I added Nuvo Drops to the chocolate icing of the cake. The flourishes used in the pop up rectangle and the top and bottom edges is also included in the die set.


    I used a hot foil stamp for the sentiment and foiled it using green foil to match the dark green in the designer paper. I layered the sentiment using the labels from the Katherine Label Pop Up die set.



    Here is a side on view of the inside of the card so you can see the pop up portion of the card a little better.



    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.


    Paper: Green; Rust; Day Dreamer Large Stripe DP - Heidi Grace; Little One DP - Crate Paper
    Dies: Cupcake Pop Up; Katherine Label Pop Up; Word Set 2 Birthday - Karen Burniston
    Other: Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide; Walnut Stain Distress Oxide; Sweet Birthday Wishes Hot Foil Stamp - Ultimate Crafts; Green Foil; Nuvo Copper Penny Crystal Drops; Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - ECD; Foam Tape

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    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Merry Christmas


    Hi Crafty Friends,

    Today I am excited to share with you a Christmas card I created using Karen Burniston's new Christmas Tree Pop-Up die set. I love how easy this tree was to create and make. I love how Karen provides videos and PDF files on her website to help us with the construction of all her cards. 


    To decorate my card I added gold glittered snowflakes from the Winter Charms die set along the right hand side of the card. On the top left hand corner of the card I added a Christmas sentiment using the Word Set 3 - Holiday die set which is layered onto the rectangle panels from the Twist Panel Pop-Up Card set. I cut both of the rectangles (scalloped and rounded corner in half so that I could create a narrower panel for my sentiment.


    Here is an overhead shot of my card so you can see all the elements a little better.


    Here is a close up of the Christmas Tree, I used the ornament die included in the die set, to die cut the ornaments from gold and burgundy cardstock and then covered the ornaments using Nuvo Drop before adding the ornaments to the tree.



    Here is a look at my card as it is closing, you can see how the tree twists towards the back of the card. 





    As the focal point of this card is the inside, I have kept the front of the card very simple, repeating part of the inside on the outside.



    In case you missed it, last week Karen Burniston announced her new Design Team for 2017 on her blog. I am so excited to be asked to be on her team and love that I will be working will all these fabulous designers again.

    Supplies:






    Paper: Red; Green; Gold; Letters to Santa Paper Pack - Docrafts/Papermania
    Other: Desert Gold Silk Microfine Glitter - ECD; Nuvo Bright Gold Crystal Drops; Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops; Foam Tape








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