Friday, October 24, 2014
A couple of weeks ago I spend 4 days at our local craft show demoing using the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups dies for Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Normally I don’t get to make complete cards at a show, but I was able to get a few done this time round.
These cards weren’t really planned … I had die cut the pop up portion of the card to demo how easy it is to make pop up cards and then a while later I added a Penguin I had made to one of the pop up panels. A day later I added three more to the card and then turned it into a card.
These photos aren’t the greatest as I forgot to take them home to take proper photos so had to rely on taking photos using my iPhone.
Here is the front of my card.
|Dies: Lots of Pops Pop Up; Chilly the Penguin; Agatha Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs|
Thursday, October 23, 2014
It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostesses for the month Liz and Lynn has another fun challenge for us.
This time round the challenge is to Create a card using the rich, wonderful colors of autumn.
For my card today I have created another Step-Ups card using the new Sizzix Step-Ups Card Framelits. To decorate my card I used Dare 2B Artzy’s You’re A Hoot stamp/die set.
Here is the inside of my card using a sentiment 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:
- Amber Hillman
- Anne Harmon
- Joanne Grzelak
- Liz Williams
- Lois Bak
- Lynn McAuley
- Maryann Einam
- Sabrina Friel
|Stamps: You’re A Hoot – Dare 2B Artzy|
|Paper: White; Teal; Forever Fall DP – Bo Bunny|
|Dies: Sizzix Basic Step-Ups Card Framelits; Label Die – Photo Continental|
|Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics|
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Earlier this month, my nephew got married. Here is a card I created for my sister (the Mother of the Groom) to give to her son and new Daughter in Law.
I used the Agatha Edges die to decorated the top and bottom panels of my card. The flourish from the Agatha Edges was die cut twice using black and white card and then I layered the two together. I also used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper Die which I added to the rectangle box at the bottom of the pop up.
Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up portion of the card a little better,
I decorated the front of the card using MFT Die-namics Bride and Groom.
|Stamps: Ever After; Wedding – Kaisercraft|
|Paper: White; Black; Flourish DP – Bella|
|Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up; Agatha Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Congratulations Stand Up Helper – Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Bride & Groom; MFT Die-namics Fish Tail Flags Stax|
|Other: Black Ink; Clear Wink of Stella Pen; Foam Tape; Copics|
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog. This week the challenge is hosted by Maureen.
This time round our challenge is to create a card/project that includes a pumpkin.
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 CHF64. 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.
|Digital Stamps: Scarecrow Digital Stamp; Turkey in the Pumpkin Patch Digital Stamp and Pumpkin 4 Digital Stamp; Happy Thanksgiving Digital Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms|
|Paper: White; Brown; Autumn Spice DP – Lilybee Designs|
|Other: Sizzix Basic Step-Ups Card; Foam Tape; Copics|
Monday, October 20, 2014
Most of you who follow my blog, know that I LOVE owls! So of course I was super excited when I found out that The Stamps of Life would be releasing owl dies to coordinate with their Owls2love stamp set. These dies are being released today, so celebrate I am sharing 3 cards using this stamps/dies with you.
For my first card I used the middle sized owl together with the Sizzix Triple Fancy Frame Flip-its Card Framelits. I turned the tree designer paper onto it’s side so the trees looked like branches rather than trees.
Here is the ‘flip’ side of my card, I cut apart a sentiment from the set so I could have one word on each of the labels (don’t worry I can still use the sentiment in it’s intended way when I want to )
For my second card today, I created another flip-its card this time using the new Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card #4 Framelits which was released this month. This time round I created a Halloween themed card. It was just the perfect opportunity to use that fun owl paper on the right hand side panel.
And of course there is an “Owl”oween stamp included in the Owls2Love stamp set which I used on the ‘flip’ side of my card.
For my final card today I created a Stand-Up card using the Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Framelits. I used the outline owl from the Owls2Love stamp set to stamp onto my designer papers and then I stamped the accessory body and added the beak, eyes and feet after I had die cut the owl with the new die of course.
Here is the side on view of my card, so you can see the stand up portion of the card a little better.
And finally, here is my card closed ready to be placed into an envelope.
|Stamps: Owls2Love – The Stamps of Life|
|Paper: White; Brown; Purple; Red; Tiny Woods DP – Kaisercraft; Haunted Manor DP – Doodlebug Designs Inc.; Fresh Prints DP – SU|
|Dies; Owl Dies – The Stamps of Life; Sizzix Triple Fancy Frame Flip-its Card Framelits; Sizzix Regal Stand-Up Card Framelits; Sizzix Regal Labels Framelits; Sizzix Phrases Framelits with Stamps|
|Other: Black Ink; Brown Ink; Candy Dots; Googly Eyes; Foam Tape|
Well it is almost that time of year …. and I figured I had better start making a few quick gift tags to have ready when I start wrapping Christmas presents.
I decided to play with a new stamp set I purchased recently from Stampin’ Up Santa Stache.
Here is a close up of my gift tag.
Of course I also had to make a few more gift tags using the Santa from the stamp set.
And here is a close up of my Santa gift tags.
|Stamps: Santa Stache – Stampin’ Up|
|Paper: White; Red; Green|
|Dies: Chalk Talk Framelits – Stampin’ Up|
|Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape|
Sunday, October 19, 2014
My card today is for a challenge I am doing with a couple for friends of mine this year. Each month we get together and go to our favorite stamp/scrapbook store and come home with one or two new goodies . This year we decided to also challenge ourselves each month using a product we all have.
Our challenge this month was to create a card using Karen Burniston’s Katie Label Accordion Card dies set and Elizabeth Craft Designs Word Stand Up Helper dies.
For my card I used an new Art Impressions stamp set I recently purchased called BBQ Couple … I decided to turn it into a birthday card.
Here is the front of my card when the card is closed ready to be popped into an envelope.
|Stamps: BBQ Couple – Art Impressions; King of the Grill – Gina K Designs; Greatest Day – Elzybells; Barbie – H & M Stamps|
|Paper: White; Red; Yellow; Black; Barbeque DP – Best Creations Inc.|
|Dies: Katie Label Accordion; Katie Stars Frame Edge – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper – Elizabeth Craft Designs|
|Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics|
Saturday, October 18, 2014
It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for October, Jessie Rone continues to bring us a fun challenge.
Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.
For my card today, I created a birthday card using Sugar Pea Designs Ready, Set Blow! Stamp set.
The label on the bottom panel is from the Lorna Label Pop Up die set.
Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up portion of my card 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: Ready, Set, Blow! – Sugar Pea Designs; Delicious Birthday – MFT Stamps|
|Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Green; Sew Lovely DP – Carta Bella|
|Dies: Happy Birthday Pop Up; Lorna Label Pop Up – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Stacking Stars|
|Other: Black Ink; Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; Foam Tape|
Friday, October 17, 2014
For this card I have created a double pop up, by die cutting the Happy Birthday Pop Up first and then lining up the centre nub on the Lorna Label Pop Up die with the fold line on the card and die cutting this. The Happy Birthday Pop Up Die set comes with the layering Happy Birthday and stars.
Here is the side on view of my card so you can see the pop up sections of my card a little easier.
Here is the front of my card …. the image is from Art Impressions and along the side I have added the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper.
|Stamps: Cake Popper – Art Impressions|
|Paper: White; Blue; Red; Green; DP|
|Dies: Happy Birthday Pop Up; Lorna Label Pop Up – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper – Elizabeth Craft Designs|