Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Merry Christmas



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another Christmas card using a couple of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs dies being released this month.

Other than the white base and the gold this card was all made using designer papers from the same Designer Paper 6 x 6 Pad.

I have used one of the new Rectangle Frame Dies for the two frames around the edge of the card and then the new Poinsettia. 


Paper: White; Gold; 25th & Pine DP - Basic Grey
Dies: Rectangle Frame Dies; Poinsettia; Merry Christmas (944) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Foam Tape




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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Always Believe


Hi everyone,

It's our Riley and Company Design Team challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round our challenge is hosted by Joy!

For our challenge this week Joy has challenged us to create a Thinking of You Card.

For my card today, I have used Riley and Company's Always Believe sentiment. 


Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:


Stamps: Always Believe - Riley and Company
Paper: White; Blue; Mid Blue; Desktop Edition DP - American Crafts
Dies: Blueprints 15 - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; MISTI; Blue Rhinestones; Foam Tape



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Monday, August 3, 2015

Thank You


Today I am sharing a Flip-its card I created some time ago using the Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card #2 Framelits. I decorated my card using the Sizzix Flower #2 Triplits die set.



Here is the 'flip' side of my card. I added a sentiment from the Sizzix Phrases Framelits w/stamps.

Die: Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card #2 Framelits; Sizzix Flower #2 Triplits; Sizzix Phrases Framelits w/stamps
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Pink; Aqua; Yellow; DP
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Foam Tape


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Sunday, August 2, 2015

At the Bottom of the Garden....



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a style of card that I haven't made for a long time. This is a Lever Card aka Inside Out Card. 20 to 25 years ago when I used to make/teach them, we called them Inside Out Cards as the image is on the inside of the card and when you close the card you see it on the outside.

I made one about 3 years ago from an SVG files, but I tend to find using my Electronic cutters time consuming compare to when I use a die.




Recently I purchased some Tattered Lace Half Circle dies which make it really easy to make this style of card, I think I need to get the other shapes now ;)

For the front of my card I embellished it by added flowers and leaves from Elizabeth Craft Designs.




Here is a look at the inside of my card. I finally got to use some fairy stamps I purchased a while ago.




And another view of the inside so you can see how the inside is attached to the front of the card.


Stamps: Fairy Tots - Woodware Stamps
Paper: White; Green; Pink; Project Life Playful Edition DP - American Crafts
Dies: Half Circles - Tattered Lace; Circle Stax - MFT Stamps; Flower Set 3; Curvy Leaves - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Oval Punches; Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen; White Marker; Foam Tape; Copics


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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy


Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Being a brand new month, it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess which this time round is me!

According to the holiday insights web site which list special days for the month, this month is Admit You're Happy Month. To kick start our month of challenges let’s create a card that includes the word 'Happy' on it.


For my card today I created a Pop Up Card using the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I created a birthday card, possibly for my Granddaughters third birthday which is coming up at the end of year using new stamps and dies I purchased recently.


Here is another view of my card this time at a different angle.


Here is the front of my card, I love these new large numbers ... I think I may need to purchase the whole set. Beside being useful for cards, I can see my daughter who is a teacher wanting to borrow them. 

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: Birthday Bears - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Aqua; Teal; Build a Scene DP - Taylored Expressions
Dies: Lots of Pops Pop Up Card; Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Blueprints26; MFT Die-namics D├ęcor & More 3; Sizzix Celebrate Thinlits
Other: Black Ink; Teal Ink; Starry Night Stencil - MFT Stamps; Foam Tape; Copics



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Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Birthday to Ewe!


Hi everyone,

My card today is a birthday card that I made to send to Karen Burniston who celebrated her birthday last week. Of course I had to make her a Pop It Ups Card. I decided I wanted to use the new Snowball the Sheep Character die and create an Accordion card using the Rectangle Accordion Card and Katie Label Accordion Card die sets. All these products were designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



To give the card a birthday feel to it I added balloons which are from the Circle Spiral Pull  Card die set. I also added some grass which is from the new Fence Pop Stand Card die set.

I added the Decorative Doily edge from the Paris Edges set to each end, and also added some Star Glitter Border Peel Off Stickers.

All stamps are from Karen's new Homegrown Greetings stamp set.


I covered the balloons with Teal & Ruby Silk Microfine Glitter.


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

Stamps: Homegrown Greetings - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Teal; Forever Young DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Rectangle Accordion Card; Katie Label Accordion Card; Paris Edges; Katie Stars Frame Edges; Katie Label Pivot Card; Fence Pop Stand Card; Circle Spiral Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Teal Silk Microfine Glitter; Ruby Silk Microfine Glitter; Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Have a Magical Day!


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Our challenge hostess for July, Lynn McAuley finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Lynn tells us that .... Tomorrow is Harry Potter’s birthday. So for our challenge this week we are to create a card of some kind that honors this amazing literary character.

I found some Harry Potter themed character digital stamps over on the Tiddly Inks web site, so decided I had to get them to create my card for this challenge. 

I decided to create a Pull card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



This time round I decided to make the rectangle panel clear by adding acetate and cutting another black panel to go over the acetate. I attached Harry to the inside of the card so that he could still be see when the card was closed through the acetate window.

I used the wavy edge from the Outdoor Edges die set to create the ground which I die cut using Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front of the card and then covering with Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter. 

Once I had all this done, I felt that we needed something else to be seen though the acetate window ... after a bit of digging I discovered that I had purchased the Bugaboo Harr eepotter Digital stamp set and the Accessory set. So I printed out the sorting hat and two brooms (one the mirror image of the original). I attached the broom on either side of the acetate so it looks like Harry is carry it when the card is closed. I also added the sorting hat to the top of the card using the spinner die included in the Rectangle Pull Card set. When the card is closed it looks like the hat is on Harry's head and when it opens it is up in the air.


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: Wizards Digital Stamps; Wizardette Digital Stamps - Tiddlyinks; Magical Castle - Hero Arts; Sorting Hat and Broom Digital Stamps - Bugaboo
Paper: White; Black; Pumpkin Spells DP - Graphic 45
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card; Outdoor Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs;  Fishtail Flags Stax - MFT Stamps
Other ECD Products: Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter; Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Black Candy Dot; Foam Tape; Copics



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rebus - Things that are Red



Hi everyone,

It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
"Things that are Red". 

If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go working out my June Rebus which was Something you might order from a Chinese Restaurant .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  1. Fried Rice.
  2. Chow Mein
  3. Dim Sum
  4. Egg foo young
  5. Spring Rolls
  6. Honey Chicken
  7. Sweet and Sour Pork
  8. Fortune Cookie

You can find all my past rebus cards here



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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Good Life


Hi everyone,

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

This week Steph has challenged us to create a card depicting the beauty of nature.

To me nothing shows the beauty of nature better than the Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kinkade range of stamps.

For my card this week I used Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kinkade The Good Life and also a sentiment from the Birthday Greetings stamp set.



I used the Sizzix Square Stand-ups Bigz die to cut the base of my card which I covered with designer papers. 




Here is my card when it is folded flat, ready to be placed in an envelope. I added some hemp cord around the lower section of the card which goes under the stamped image.





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



Stamps: Thomas Kinkade Life is Good; Birthday Greetings - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Black; Rust; Rough & Tumble DP - Carta Bella; Family Is DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Sizzix Square Stand-Ups Card
Other: Black Ink; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape; Copics


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Monday, July 27, 2015

You're Getting Wiser!


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a quick card I created using the Sizzix Tags Framelits set. I used the tag die to create my tag from kraft card and stamped the sentiments on the tag.




Stamps: Birthday Stamp Set - Sizzix
Paper: Kraft; Brown; Green; Blue
Dies: Sizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK w/Stamps - Tags
Other: Brown Ink; Blue Ink; Brown Ink; Brown Hemp Cord; Candy Dots; Foam Tape



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Sunday, July 26, 2015

‘Twas the Night before Christmas ….

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Hi everyone,
It's my turn to post a Pop It Ups project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. As my blog post goes live on the 25th July (US time - it's the 26th Australian time), that means there are 5 months or 22 weeks or 153 days until Christmas … yikes! So I decided to share a Christmas card for today’s project. I don’t know about you, but I need to get that stash of Christmas cards growing. I just love the new Jolly the Mouse character die that will be release early in August and have used that to create my card. I have used the Lorna Label Pop Up die to create a Double Lorna Label Pop Up, so the card stands on its side.
Here is how I created my card:
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The Inside – 
1. Cut a piece of red card that measures 11 inches x 4 1/4 inches. Score along the long side at 5 1/2 inches and fold.
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  • Keeping the card closed, place the pop up die from the Lorna Labels Pop Up set so that the centre nub of the die is line up on the fold of the card. Run card through die cutting machine.
  • Open card up and using the Sprigs Embossing Folder, place one end of the card into the embossing folder up until the bottom score line of the card. Emboss. Repeat this on other side.
  • Use white ink to highlight the embossed card.
  • Pop up your pop up panels (you should have a pop up on both sides of the card.
  • Using green card that is big enough to fit the die, die cut two more of the Lorna Labels Pop Up die. Trim the label portion of the die from the card and adhere this over the red pop up labels on the card.
  • Die cut two labels from the Lorna Label Pop Up set from white card. Use the two sentiments from the Merry & Bright Clear Stamp set and stamp these onto the labels using red ink. (Note: as we are changing the orientation of this card from what it normally is, make sure to stamp the labels to match that orientation.)
  • Adhere the sentiment panels to card as per photo above.
2. Using the Jolly the Mouse set die cut the following:
  • (2) Solid Mouse Bodies from black card
  • (2) Detail Mouse Bodies from grey card
  • (2) Mouse Tails from grey card
  • (2) sets of eyes from white card
  • (2) sets of whiskers from white card
  • (2) sets of mouse feet from pink card
  • (2) noses from pink card
  • (2) sets of inner ears from pink card (from the detail mouse body)
  • (2) Solid Candy Canes from white card
  • (2) Detail Candy Canes from red card
Note: I normally prefer to adhere a sheet of Transparent Double-Sided Tape to my card stock before I die cut my pieces. However as we will be assembling one of the mice so it is facing the opposite direction, which means the back of the card will be the front, you will want to omit the tape for one of the mice.
Assemble mice and attach one to each side of the card using foam tape and so that the tails go under the pop up panel on each side.
3. Cut a piece of red card that measures 11 inches x 4 1/4 inches. Score along the long side at 5 1/2 inches and fold.
  • Apply adhesive to the back of one side of the inner card and adhere it to one side of the inside of the fold red card. Repeat with other side.
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The Front of the Card:
4. Cut a piece of designer paper 4 1/4 inches square. Adhere this panel to the right hand side of the card.
  • Cut a piece of red card 1 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches. Emboss this panel using the Sprigs Embossing Folder and highlight embossed areas using white ink. Adhere red panel to left side of card.
  • Attach a Red/Gold Glitter Border Peel Off Sticker to the card where both panels meet.
  • Die cut a label from the Lorna Label Pop Up set from white card, before die cutting label place the stitched label from this set into the middle of the die so that you get a stitched label.
  • Use red ink and stamp the Merry Christmas from the Merry & Bright Clear Stamp set.
  • Attach label to the centre of the green panel using foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
915 Lorna Label Pop Up
1038 Jolly the Mouse
CS003 Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set
E127 Sprig Embossing Folder
7010 Red/Gold Glitter Borders Peel of Stickers
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
 
  
Other:
Cardstock: white, red, green, black, grey, pink
Designer Paper: Bo Bunny Christmas Collage Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Ink: Red; White
Foam Tape
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Royally Wonderful Birthday


Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Karen Aicken, our challenge hostess issues her final challenge for the month.

For our challenge this week, Karen has asked us to .... MAKE IT ROYAL!   Use Royal Colours and/or Royal Images - your choice.



Thanks to this challenge I got to play with a few stamp sets and a die set that I purchased some time ago and hadn't gotten around to using ... I knew there was a reason I needed all these products haha!

For my card I used the Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I also added on the decorative doily from the Paris edges die set to the end of each card. I die cut two edges for both the front and back of the card, so that I could sandwich the card between the edges and it would look the same from both the front and the inside. I also added the Pink Glitter Border Peel Off Stickers to the edge where the designer paper and card meet.

I wanted something royal on the front of the card so I added the Magnolia Castle die which is one of the things I purchased ages ago and it has been sitting there.


For the inside of my card I added this cute Prince and Princess stamps, I think I have had these for a couple of years just waiting for the right reason to be used.


Here is a closer look at the left side of my card. The sentiment comes from an older Hero Arts Stamp set which I picked up cheap last year (but hadn't used).


And a close up of the right side of the card.  This sentiment is from another Hero Arts stamp set which I purchased when I purchased the other set.


And finally, the back of my card. I hope you all have a magical day :)

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: Sugar Buttons Prince & Princess - Kanban Stamps; Magical Castle; Prince Charming - Hero Arts
Paper: White; Cream; Pink; Vintage Rose Garden DP - Couture Creations
Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card; Paris Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Castle - Magnolia
Other: Black Ink; Kraft Ink; Pink Rhinestones; Pink Glitter Border Peel Off Stickers - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Sizzix Bricks Embossing Folder; Foam Tape;  Copics



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Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy Birthday to You


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created using a new die I received recently. The card base was created using the Monumental Moments Happy Birthday die from Tattered Lace. 

For my card today I wanted a solid back, so after die cutting the front of the card I cut a piece of card the same size as the front and used the tabs on the Happy Birthday piece to attach the front to the back. I then cut around the "D" and "AY" so the shape of the back matched the front.

To decorate the front of my card I used a stamp set from Penny Black.


Here is another view of my card this time at a different angle.


Stamps: Wish Big - Penny Black
Paper: White; Pink; Sunkissed DP - Doodlebug Design Inc
Dies: Monumental Moments Happy Birthday - Tattered Lace
Other: Black Ink; Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen;  Foam Tape; Copics



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