Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hello My Friend


Earlier in the month I attended a stamp club which I go to each month. Every month it is a different persons turn to provide a project and this time round the project was to create a Backpack Box. 

The tutorial for how to create this Backpack Box can be found at Splitcoast Stampers here

It has been about 6 or so years since I created one of these, so it was fun to revisit this project. You can see the one I made years ago here


Here is a side on view of my Backpack box. I added a couple of sentiments to the front of the backpack using a stamp/die set from Sizzix.


And another side on view, this time so you can see both straps.





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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hoot!


Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Lynn Put our challenge hostess for April continues to bring us our challenges.

This week Lynn tells us that since today is world penguin day and tomorrow is National Go Birding Day, let's create a card or project with some type of bird as the main focus.

As I still have a number of owl stamps waiting to be inked that I purchased in the last 6 months or so, I figured that was the perfect opportunity to be able to get one off my desk and into the box where all my many owl stamps live.


For my card today I have used Whimsy Stamps Autumn Owl and I decided to go with Autumn/Fall colors to decorate my card, seeing it is officially autumn where I live. Although living where I do we really don't get a true autumn with all those pretty colors.  

I used the Sizzix Royal Stand-Ups Card Framelits to create a Gatefold card. I love when you can create another style of card from a die, and these are super easy to create.



 On the inside of my card I added a owl themed birthday sentiment which is from one of my Art Impressions Owl stamp sets.

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.

Stamps: Autumn Owl - Whimsy Stamps; Chatting Whoots - Art Impressions
Paper: White; Brown; A Perfect Autumn DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Sizzix Royal Stand-Ups Card Framelits; Sizzix Royal Label Framelits
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, April 24, 2015

What's Cooking


Hi everyone,

Today I am playing with a couple more toys I purchased at a recent Craft Show. I purchased the Penny Black What's Cooking Stamp set and the Marianne Designs Apron die. I had these two things sitting on my desk ready to play with and I thought Pop Stand Card.



To create this card I used the Barn Pop Stand die designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. The Pop Stand dies come with a stand alone die (in the case of the Barn Pop Stand set it is a Barn) and an optional pop stand die so you can create Pop Stand Card is you desire. But you could also use the Pop Stand portion of the die set with some of your existing stamps/die to create other versions of Pop Stand Cards as I have done here.


Here is the view of my card from the rear, I decided to keep the apron plain on this side so it looked a little like seeing it from the back.

I also used the doily die from the Paris edges die set to decorated the edge of each side of the card.


Here is a top view photo of my card, so you can see the whole inside at once.




And of course the front of my card ... loving these cute little cats.


Stamps: What's Cooking - Penny Black
Paper: White; Red; Tea Time DP - Graphic 45; Simple as Pie DP - Graphic 45
Dies: Barn Pop Stand Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Apron - Marianne Designs
Other: Black Ink; Blue Eyelets; Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hug an Aussie!


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for April, I continue to issue the challenges.

Apparently the 26th April is Hug an Australian Day who knew and I am Australian LOL.  If you don't know any Aussies close by you can hug me, we might need to rely on virtual hugs haha! {{{{hugs}}}}. For our challenge this week use a cute critter that you think would be huggable … Bonus points if you use an animal native to Australia.



For my card this week I grabbed my Magnolia Tilda with Koala stamp which is perfect for this challenge ... a cute animal and Tilda is hugging the koala, which of course is an Aussie!!!!


As you can see I have created a Pivot Card using the Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For the sentiments I used a couple of dies I purchased at a recent Craft Show.


Here is the back of my card, I always love how the back of these types of cards also have some point of interest to them.


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:

Stamps: Tilda with Koala - Magnolia
Paper: White; Pink; Green; Yellow; April Showers - 3 Bugs in a Rug
Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Love Expressions (Hugs) - Penny Black; Friend - Paper Smooches; Star Border - Marianne Designs
Other: Black Ink; ECD Clear Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers; Foam Tape; Copics


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Panda Birthday


Hi everyone,

For my card today I am playing with a couple of new 'toys' I purchased recently at a craft show I was working at ... you can't go home empty handed hehe!

Of course for the base of my card I used the Rectangle Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs

To decorate my card I used Spellbinders Scruffy Panda and Bamboo Party dies. For the Panda I die cut the die from black card and then I placed this onto white card stock which had been covered with Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape and then covered the adhesive white section with Elizabeth Craft Designs Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.


For the inside of the card I used the bamboo included with the panda to decorate my white panels. On the left hand panel I stamped "Happy Birthday" which is a stamp I have had for years. The right hand panel I kept blank so that I could use this to write my greeting when I am ready to give this to someone.

Stamps: Happy Birthday - Stamps in Motion
Paper: White; Black; Green; Dark Pink; Cherry Blossom DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Bamboo Party; Scruffy Panda - Spellbinders
Other: Black Ink; Green Ink; Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm; ECD Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; ECD Lines Peel Off Stickers; Foam Tape



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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

3 Today!


Hi everyone,

It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog. This week the challenge is hosted by Amber.

For our challenge this week, Amber tells us that it is Kindergarten Day so make a card for a little kid.

For my card this week I have used Cornish Heritage Farms' Bear in the Moon Digital Stamp and also  Birthday Greetings stamp set.





To create my card I have used the Side Stepper die from Tattered Lace to create a Side Step card. I love that this time comes not only with the die to cut the base card, but also all the small dies to decorate it. This die set makes a large card as it is 20cm wide which is just under 8 inches for those of you in the US.


As you can see I got a little carried away and decorated the inside of my card with the layering dies ... not sure whether I would bother doing all of them again LOL. The sentiment used here is also from the Cornish Heritage Farms' Birthday Greetings stamp set.



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 the CHF blog post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to included the keyword CHF77. We can't wait to see what you create!

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



Stamps: Bear In The Moon Digital Stamp; Birthday Greetings Stamp Set - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Light Lavender; Dark Lavender; Pixie DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Side Stepper Card - Tattered Lace; Circle Die; Scallop Circle Die - Spellbinders
Other: Black Ink; Lavender Ink; Pink Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics




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Monday, April 20, 2015

For You



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a shaped card I created last year using the Sizzix Royal Labels Framelits set.

To create the card I folded a piece of purple card so it was slightly larger than the largest label in the set. I then positioned the card so that the fold was just under the cutting portion of the die at the top of the card.

I then die cut another purple piece of card and attached this to the folded card.




For the layers I used the next size down label and die cut my designer paper. I added flowers and banner from the Sizzix Flowers and Tags Framelits.




Here is the inside of my card. I added another sentiment which is included in the Flowers and Tags stamp set.

Dies: Sizzix Royal Labels Framelits; Sizzix Flowers & Tags Framelits w/stamps; Sizzix Borders Thinlits
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Purple; DP
Other: Black Ink; Brads; Foam Tape





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Sunday, April 19, 2015

It's A Boy


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a baby card I created using Art Impressions Zoo Babies Wild Cute stamp set .... I just adore this adorable Giraffe and I figured it would make a cute baby card.


For this card I also pulled out my Cheery Lynn Designs Centre Step Card die which makes easy work on creating Centre Step card, as it comes with the base card and all the layers too.


Here is the inside of my card, I stamped part of the giraffe again on the left hand side and the sentiment that comes with the set on the lower right hand side.


Stamps: Zoo Babies Wildly Cute - Art Impressions
Paper: White; Blue; Bundle of Joy A New Addition Boy - Echo Park
Dies: Centre Step Card - Cheery Lynn Designs; It's A Boy/Girl - Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Other: Black Ink; ECD Glitter Dots; Foam Tape; Copics


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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Birthday Wishes from the Whole Herd!


Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Lynn Put our challenge hostess for April continues to bring us our challenges.

This week being the third Saturday of the month, it is time for a sketch challenge. 





For my card this week I have used the new Brownie the Cow die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs



For the inside I decided to create a Pop Up Card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card die set. 

The sentiment on the label was computer generated.


At the bottom of my card I added another cow and also the fence and grass from the Susan's Garden line of dies also available from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The "Moo" is created using the Alphabet 1 Caps die set.


Here is another view of my card this time at an angle so you can see the Pop Up portion a little easier.

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.

Stamps: Oh Crop! - There She Goes
Paper: White; Brown; Green; Mustard; Kraft; Gold; Cock-a-doodle-doo! DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Brownie the Cow; Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; CountryScapes - Country Fence 1; Country Scapes - Country Flora 1 - designed by Susan's Garden for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Alphabet 1 Caps - Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax 1 & 2; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax 1 & 2
Other: Black Ink; Brown Ink; Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape





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Friday, April 17, 2015

I Love Mew


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a Pyramid Box Card that I created recently. A few weeks ago I attended one of the stamp clubs I go to every month and our project for that week was to create a Pyramid Box Card using Craft Concepts Kite Nesting Dies. I have made this type of card before, but using this method was so easy that I decided I had to purchase the dies so I could make them anytime I wanted.

Here is my first Pyramid Box Card using my new dies :)


Here is a side of view of the front of my Pyramid Box Card. 


I decorated my box card using a new stamp set from MFT Stamps.


Here is the inside of my card.



Stamps: I Knead You - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; DP - My Memories
Dies: Kites Nesting Dies - Craft Concepts; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax
Other: Black Ink; Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics



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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Happy as a Pig in Mud


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As I am the challenge hostess for April, I am continuing to issue the challenges.

Apparently today is National Librarian Day, so for our challenge this week we are using a book as our inspiration either Children's or Adult.

I must confess that I cheated a little for this challenge as I created my card first and then searched for a children's book that might fit the theme as I so wanted to play with Karen Burniston's fun new Virgil the Pig die. I found a couple of books that would work with this theme although now were actually in a bath... Hogwash! by Karma Wilson and Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud by Lynn Plourde. You can see the later book read by the author on Youtube here if you are interested. 

As I am sure you are aware, Pigs love mud so when I saw this cute pig die I had vision of him in a bath of mud. I had to wait a while to actually get to me as I had to wait for the dies to arrive!

This was a fun card to create and uses quite a number of Karen Burniston's dies ... I kind of went overboard LOL! To start of we have Virgil the Pig and I needed to put him in the bath from the Bath Pop Stand Card set. (for Virgil, I die cut another set of legs which I cut off and added to the bath, so it looks like Virgil has his feet out of the bath, I am not sure if a pig could actually get in the position mine is ... but it made it look more interesting so I went with it) I die cut the bubbles from brown card so they looked like mud. I added some mud splatters to Virgil, the bath and the background of the card using the small hay from the new Hay There Pop Stand Card set; the dripping honey from Honey the Bear and the lily pad from Hoppy the Frog. I added the bath to my card base which is the Lorna Label Pop Up Card.

I added the word "HAPPY" to the top of my card using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Alphabet 1 Caps set which I mounted to the fishtail banner from the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card set. I added the flag poles also from this set to each side of the card (I extended the bottom of the flag poles so they would work with the height of the banner. 

At the bottom panel of my card I added the sentiment "as a Pig in Mud" which was computer generated. Of course I had to add mud splatters to this label too ;).



Here is a side on view of the inside of my card.


For the front of my card I used the Outdoor Edges along the bottom of my card to which I stamped the sentiment "Got mud?" I thought this worked well with what was happening on the inside of my card. Unfortunately the company who made this set is no longer in business.

I added the Barn which was created using the new Barn Pop Stand Card die set. The fun thing about the Pop Stand Card dies is that Karen created these to be stand alone dies that come with the optional Pop Stand Card die ... so you can make Pop Stand cards but you can also just use them for normal cards etc too. And finally I added a much cleaner Virgil the Pig. 



Here is another photo of the front of my card, this time with the Barn doors open. I love that you can make these doors open and close. Once the doors open it reveals a birthday greeting which is from Karen's new Farm Greetings Clear Stamp set also being released soon.

Wow I think I counted at least 9 dies that I used for this card that is if I didn't forget any!

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:



Stamps: Farm Greetings Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Oh Crop - There She Goes
Paper: White; Pink; Brown; Red; Gold;  Fair Skies DP - Farmhouse Paper Company; Fiddlesticks DP - My Minds Eye
Dies: Virgil the Pig; Lorna Label Pop Up; Bath Pop StandCard ; Honey the Bear; Hoppy the Frog; Lots of Pops; Barn Pop Stand Card; Hay There Pop Stand Card; Outdoor Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Hemp Cord; Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm; Foam Tape






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