Friday, July 25, 2014

Get Well Soon

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Hi everyone,

Today I have a Get Well Card I created using the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Rainy Day Die set and the Get Well Soon Stand Up Helper Die.

To create this card I made a top folding card and added a piece of designer paper at the base of the card. Before adhering the designer paper I used the Get Well Soon Stand Up Helper die to create a border which I placed at the top of the designer paper.

I die cut the umbrella from the Rainy Day set twice from designer paper and paper pieced them together. I also cut the rain boots out of two different colored card and layered them together.

For the raindrops I added adhesive paper to my blue card stock prior to die cutting and then used my pricking tool to help left them off the card stock onto my card.

Card: White; Pink; Green; Lemonade Stand DP – Bo Bunny
Dies: Get Well Soon Stand Up Helper; Rainy Day – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Foam Tape

 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Baby Is …

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Shirley Quarry, continues to bring us a fun challenge.

Our challenge this week is a Recipe Challenge … Use 2 circles, 1 oval and two or more octagons (or hexagons/decagons) on your card.

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I recently popped into a scrapbooking store to pick up something I needed and while I was there checked out the designer papers. I found a new Kaisercraft Baby Paper Pad which had this cute hexagon Designer Paper inside and I knew immediately I had to make a baby card for this challenge and use this paper.

I also recently purchased this cute Bebunni stamp which I have been wanting to play with so of course I grabbed that out of my stash.

I have included the two circles … the one that the bunny image is layered to and the one on the top  right hand side. The oval is the sentiment and the hexagons of course the designer paper. I thought my card needed something else so I found a square button (didn’t want to add any more circles) and some twine.

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As you can see I created another pop up for the inside of my card … I love pop ups. This time round I have used the Lorna Label Pop Up designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Designs, this is one of the new dies which was released this month.

I used another another new stamp on the inside … this time a verse. The “A Baby is” at the bottom rectangle panel is normally the first part of the sentiment, however as it didn’t fit in the label I masked of the sentiment and stamped them separately.

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Here is the inside of my card again, this time as a side view so you can see the pop up portion easier.

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:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Liz Williams
  • Lois Bak
  • Lynn McAuley
  • Maryann Einam
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Vicky Gould

     

    Stamps: Bebunni Built with Love – Crafter’s Companion; A Wee Bit of Heaven – Verses
    Paper: White; Cream; Pink; Pitter Patter DP – Kaisercraft
    Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Circle Dies; Oval Dies
    Other: Black Ink; Pink Button; Cream Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Envelope Accordion Book

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    Hi everyone,

    Today I am sharing a little accordion envelope book I created recently using The Stamps of Life’s Envelope Die; Spinner Dies; Spinner2Stamp stamp set and MoreSpinnerIdeas2Stamp stamp set.
    This little mini book measures approx. 2 1/2 inches square when closed.

    The little birthday images were stamped using the Spinner2Stamp stamp set and then cut out using the coordinating spinner die set. The Spinner is also from the Spinner die set.

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    To create my accordion envelope book I die cut 5 envelopes 3 out of one designer paper and 2 out of the other and then attached each envelope to the next using the flaps to attach at the back.
    This measures about 12 1/2 inches long when opened.




    Inside each envelope pocket I placed a little note card using the sentiments from the Spinner2Stamp and MoreSpinnerIdeas2Stamp stamp sets.

    Stamps: Spinner2Stamp; MoreSpinnerIdeas2Stamp
    Paper: White; Brown; Smoochable DP – Bo Bunny
    Other: Black Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink; TSOL Envelope Die; TSOL Spinner Dies; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Season’s Greetings

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round it is Jackie’s turn to host the challenge.

    Our challenge this week is Christmas in July.

    For my card this week I used Riley and Company’s Carrying Tree Riley Clear Stamp Set. I paired this up with a die I purchased on special some time back called Snow Swept Border by Cottage Cutz. I die cut the die using Double Sided Adhesive Paper and then added Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter all over and colored the trees using copics.

    I stamped the sentiment on top of the glittered snow using red ink.

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    Here is the inside of my card. I die cut the Snow Swept Border again, cutting off one of the sets of trees and added it to the bottom of my card. I also added a sentiment which is included in the Carrying Tree Riley Clear Stamp Set.

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    Want to play along????

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!  So get stamping Riley fans :).

    To play create a card using Riley and Company images. Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY1514. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

     

    Stamps: Carrying Tree Riley Clear Set – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Blue; Red; Green
    Other: Black Ink; Snow Swept Border Die – Cottage Cutz; MFT Die-namics Swiss Dots; Outdoor Edges designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Double Sided Adhesive Paper: Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Envelopes, Envelopes, Envelopes





    Hi everyone,

    It’s the 20th of the month which means today is the day that The Stamps of Life release their new dies sets.

    Today I have a few cards to share with you using the new Envelope Die.

    For my first card today I die cut two envelopes and used the Sizzix Birds & Trees die set with stamps to decorate my card.



    For my second card today I used the Sizzix Square Flip-its #2 Card Framelits to create this card.
    Sorry I forgot to take a photo of the pull out piece in the envelope before I posted this away. It uses stamps from the sampler2love  stamp set and coordinating Sampler Dies.

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    Here is the “flip” side of my card so you can see the other side of the centre panel.




    For my final card today I paired the Envelope die with crayons2stamp and words4crayons stamp sets. There is also a coordinating Crayon Dies which I didn’t have when I made my card … they arrived the next day!

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    As you can see, I did remember to take a photo of this card with the little note lifted out of the envelope Smile.

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    And finally the inside of my card.

    Stamps: Birds & Trees -  Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard; Sampler2Love; Crayons2Stamp; Words4Crayons – The Stamps of Life
    Paper: White; Black; Red; Pink; Head over Heels DP – Bo Bunny; Adhesive Paper Prints DP – DCWV
    TSOL Dies: Birds & Trees – Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard; Envelope Die; Sampler Dies; Crayon Dies; Sizzix Square Flip-its Card #2 Framelits
    Other: Black Ink; Strawberry Ink; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    I Moustache You A Question

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    Hi everyone,

    I have another card to share with you today using one of Karen Burniston’s new Character Dies and Pop Up Dies. This one is Hoppy the Frog and the Lorna Label Pop Up.

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    Recently when the Karen Burniston Design Team were sharing the cards we created, Karen Aicken shared a pop up she created using the Lorna Label Pop Up where she had used it on both sides of the card (her card was was turned so she had the pop up based on the top and bottom portions of the card). This inspired me to create this card but I turned mine onto it’s side so that the pop ups were side by side.

    The moustache designer paper I used her was originally white, I decided to use my copic air brush to color the paper green.

    I used Black and Green Velvet Adhesive Sheets to create the frog. I also used the Props 1 Accessory die to add the hat and moustache to the frog.

    On the right hand side Label I used the label die from the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card die and a stamp from There she goes for the sentiment.

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    On the front of my card I added a strip of white card and added three hats created using the Props 1 Die set.

    Stamps: Flava Sava – There She Goes
    Paper: White; Black; DP – Bella Blvd
    Dies: Lorna Labels Pop Up; Lots of Pops Pop Up; Hoppy the Frog; Props 1 – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape

     

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    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Hello

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  I continue to challenge the Design Team this week.

    Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge … here’s the sketch if you want to play along.

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    For my card this week I decided to use the sketch and create a Stand Up Card using the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Stand Up Helper 2 Die set (930), the dies are basically a Christmas theme, but there are a couple in the set that could be used all year round, including the circles I used on my card today.

    I also used the new Rubber Duck Die (920), I just adore this little cutie!!!!!!!!!!!! And for the sentiment I used the Hello Stand Up Helper (938) which can be used as a Stand Up Helper or like I have today just as a sentiment … the choice is yours Smile

    For the circle layers I used circle dies from Karen Burniston’s Circle Spiral Pull Card and Circle Accordion Card Die Sets.

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    Here is my card closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    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.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Kelly Booth (July Guest Designer)
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    Paper: White; Yellow; Blue; Lemonade Stand DP – Bo Bunny
    Dies: Rubber Duck (920); Stand Up Helper Set 2 (930); Hello Stand Up Helper (938) – Elizabeth Craft Designs; Circle Spiral Pull Card; Circle Accordion – Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Foam Tape; Candy Dots

     

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    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Happy Howloween!

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    Hi everyone,

    I have been having sooooo much fun playing with Karen Burniston’s new dies, today I am sharing a card I created using the new Poppy the Owl  Character Dies to create a Halloween card.

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    I was recently sorting out which dies I needed to take with me for a demoing I was doing at a Paper Crafts show here and I discovered the base of this card sitting there which I had created a while back using the Katie Label Pivot Card but I hadn’t decorated. I thought it would be perfect for a Halloween card so I grabbed Poppy the Owl and got started creating. 

    To create Poppy the Owl I die cut the pieces using Beige and Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets and then added a witches hat.

    The labels on the pivot section are from the new Katie Label Accordion Card set.

    The branch that the owl is sitting on was created using the All Season Tree set.

    I figured it needed something with a Halloween theme at the bottom of the card so I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Pumpkin. To create the faces on the pumpkins I used the negative pieces I got when I cut the black overlay pieces.

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    Here is the front of my card. I added a couple more pumpkins to the lower right hand side of my card and added a black piece of card over the fold which I have embossed using the Dancing Leaves Embossing Folder.

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    Here is a look at my card from the back … I love that even the backs of these cards have something to look at Smile.

    Stamps: Happy Howloween – Stampendous
    Paper: Black; Rust; Green; DP
    Dies: Poppy the Owl; Katie Label Pivot Card; Katie Label Accordion; All Season Tree – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Pumpkin – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Beige &  Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet; ECD Dancing Leaves Embossing Folder; Foam Tape

     

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    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Watch Out For Those Chickens

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for July, Shirley Quarry continues to  bring us fun challenges.

    This week’s challenge is "Watch out for those chickens" - make a card that has a chicken theme.

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    I have been seeing these type of chicken shaped cards on Pinterest for a while now and I have been wanting to create one so this was the perfect opportunity.

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    I found a pattern to create the chicken on Paper Cookies blog here.

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    Of course I couldn’t just leave my card as a shaped card, I had to put a pop up inside using the Lucy Labels Pop Up Card set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.

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    Here is another view of the inside of my card. The sentiments are from Paper Pretties.

    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:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Liz Williams
  • Lois Bak
  • Lynn McAuley
  • Maryann Einam
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Vicky Gould
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    Stamps: Return of Cluck – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Red; Kraft; Summer Lovin’ DP – Carta Bella
    Dies: Lucy Label Pop Up Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Heart Dies
    Other: Black Ink; Green Button; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape

     

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    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Christmas Wishes

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog . This week the challenge is hosted by Ann Marie Saunders.

    This time round we have a  'Christmas In July' challenge, featuring Thomas Kinkade stamps

    For my card I used the Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kinkade Skater’s Pond stamp. To give the stamp a different look I decided to create a grid/window look using the Sizzix Grid Works (1 3/8” Squares) Framelits.

    To finish off my card I added two sentiments from the Cornish Heritage Farms Night Before Christmas Stamp Set.

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    Want to play along????

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

    To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
    Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF57. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Amber Hillman
  • Ann Marie Saunders
  • Irit Shalom
  • Kelly Santi
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Maureen Russell
  • Steph Ackerman
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    Stamps: Thomas Kinkade Skater’s Pond; Night Before Christmas – Cornish Heritage Farms
    Paper: White; Green; Red; Noel DP – Dovecraft
    Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Grid Works (1 3/8” Squares) Framelits; Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Karen Burniston July Designer Challenge Day 2

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    Hi everyone,

    As promised yesterday I am back today with another Accordion Photo Album for Karen Burniston’s Designer Challenge.

    Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen Burniston will have another of her amazing video tutorials for us.

    This time round for our theme Karen has asked us to create Christmas in July - (or Hanukkah, or Kwanza). Karen also asked us to create a  "wow" card to inspire people who need to make one or two cards for someone special - and the second be a more practical reproducible card to inspire people that need to make 50 holiday cards.

    Yesterday I posted my version of the “wow” Christmas card, today I have the quicker more practical cards you might want to make if you are needing to create lots of cards. But I am sharing two versions of one of the cards I am showing today … one in case you need to make lots of them and the other a stepped up version of the same card in case you want to step it up for someone special.

    All the dies I have used for my cards today are from the Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs New Release and will be available in a store near you any day now.

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    First Up the practical version … I used the new Circle Spiral Pull Card Die Set and the large Christmas Tree from the Evergreen Pivot Card Die set both designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. The card measures 5 1/2 Inches (14 cm) x 7 7/8 inches (20cm), folded in half and the centre point of the Circle Spiral Pull Card is placed on the fold line which creates the second fold line.

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    I added the scallop circle layer from the Circle Accordion Card Die Set for the sentiment panels on the front and back of the circle layer. On the left hand side of the card I added a strip of decorate paper and on the right hand side I added a larger piece of designer paper. I did take the time to line up my designer paper with the closure semi circles on the card so I could still use these to close my card, however if you were making lots of these cards you could skip this step. I die cut the Christmas tree and also embossed the detail on the tree which is an optional extra for this die (again you could skip this step if you had lots to make). I then added Red/Gold Glitter Dots to the tree which is another quick way of decoration the tree, although the die set does include ornaments you can die cut if you wanted to use those instead.

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    For my “Stepped Up” version of my card I removed the strip of designer paper on the left hand side of my card and die cute a panel to fit the who panel. I also moved the Christmas Tree from the right hand panel  to the left hand panel.

    I also added the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Holly Border Die set along the right hand side edge adding small Red/Gold Glitter Dots for the berries.

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    I stepped the inside of my card up further by die cutting the spiral portion (also included in the Circle Spiral Pull Card die set) and decorated this using the holly from the Stand Up Helpers 2 Die Set and the berries from the Tags Die Set.

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    I have one more card to share with you today … this time round a “flat card”. For this card I used the colors navy & silver. I used the Lots of Pops Embossing Folder to add texture to the navy layer. I then used my Silver Wink of Stella Pen to add sparkle to the dots.

    To create the snow I used the Outdoor Edges Die Set, sponging the edges of each layer with blue ink.  The Christmas Tree is again from the Evergreen Pivot Card Die Set … I embossed the tree using the embossing feature included in the die and then sponge blue ink while the die was in place.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen’s Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month. I will also be back tomorrow with another card to share with you for this challenge.

    Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Christmas; Ornament Banner Builder – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Green; Red; Navy; Silver; Dots & Stripes DP – Echo Park
    Dies: Circle Spiral Pull Card; Evergreen Pivot Card; Circle Accordion Card; Outdoor Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Tags; Holly Border; Stand Up Helpers 2 – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Blue Ink; Elizabeth Craft Designs Red/Gold Glitter Dots; Silver Wink of Stella Pen; Foam Tape

     

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