Saturday, November 1, 2014

Movember

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Hello everyone,

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

For our challenge this week let’s celebrate “Movember” by including a moustache somehow on your cards … big or small all moustaches are welcome! 

As you can see I have created an Accordion card using the Fancy Label Accordion card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I had just been contemplating what I would use to create my card for this week’s challenge when I received this stamp set from a friend. This fun owl stamp set is one from Dare 2B Artzy, the owl face is blank and there are three different faces you can add. It is really a Halloween set as the bag has Trick or Treat written on it, but I masked the wording so I could use it for any occasion and then turned the bag into a present. The sentiment is from another Dare 2B Artzy Owl stamp set.

I also added a couple of moustaches from Karen Burniston’s Props die set.

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Here is the front of the card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. I wanted to put Happy Birthday on the front and to help highlight the greeting I placed the greeting onto the hat also from the Props die set.

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
  • Tanya Adams (November Guest Designer)
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    Stamps: Birthday Owl; Boo Whooo – Dare 2B Artzy
    Paper: White; Black; Kraft; Memories DP – Kaisercraft
    Dies: Fancy Label Accordion Card; Fancy Seasons Frame Edges; Props – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Friday, October 31, 2014

    Elizabeth Craft Designs October Designer Challenge

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s time for our October Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog today at 8AM MST when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

    Our theme this month is create a project using the new Tags & More dies.

    For my first project today I decided to create a Tag Card using the new Tags & More 2 Dies. To create this I used the tag die from the set and die cut two tags from red card and one from designer paper. I used the decorative overlay from the set on the tag cut from designer paper.

    I then adhered the designer paper tag to one of the red tags. I scored about 1 inch down on the other red tag and adhered this top section of the tag to the other tag to form a folded card.

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    I decorated my tag using the Winter Birds Circles (SKU 8546) Peel Off Sticker which had been attached to a card which had been layered with Double Sided Adhesive Paper and the applied Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and then colored with Copics.  This was added to the left side of my tag so part of the image was hanging off the side.

    I used Red/Gold Glitter Dots which I added in a circle around the Winter Birds image.

    At the bottom of the card I used the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper which I have cut apart and added in to lines. I actually die cut three of the sentiments and layered them on top of each other to give a thicker look.

    At the top of the tag I added a bow and button.

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    Here is the inside of my tag card …. I added a sentiment using the Season’s Greetings Peel off Stickers. The holly is from the Winter Birds Peel off Stickers.

    Peel Off Stickers: Winter Birds Circles; Season’s Greetings; Red/Gold Glitter Dots – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Paper: White; Red; Green; Holly Lane DP – Wild Rose Studio
    ECD Dies: Tags & More 2; Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper
    Other ECD Products: Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

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    For my second project today I have created a card which I have added the Tags & More 1 to the front.

    I have die cut the main tag die from designer paper and also red card. I then used the decorate overlay on the designer paper tag and adhered the designer paper tag over the red tag.

    I die cut the snowdrift from the Outdoor Edges die set from white card/Double Sided Adhesive Paper and then applied Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the top of the die cut piece. This was then adhered to the bottom of the tag.

    I die cut the Season’s Greetings Stand Up Helper from green card and added it to the bottom of the tag.

    i added the 5 Part Pine which has been covered using Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter. I added Red/Gold Glitter Dots and Gold/Silver Glitter Dots to the finished tree. Finally I added some ribbon to the top part of the tag and then layered it to a card.

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    I like to decorate the inside of my card while I am creating my card and this is what I did for the inside of this card.

    Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog where you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

    Stamps: Sentiment – Verses Rubber Stamps
    Paper: White; Red; Pink; Holly Lane DP – Wild Rose Studio
    ECD Dies: Tags & More 1; 5 Part Pine; Season’s Greetings Stand Up Helper; Outdoor Edges (designed by Karen Burniston)
    Other ECD Products: Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter; Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Red/Gold Glitter Dots; Gold/Silver Glitter Dots

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    Orange Butterfly

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    Hi everyone,

    Here is another card I made earlier this month at the craft show I was demoing at. Again this card didn’t start off to be a card, but just a piece of card showing how easy it was to create a pivot card, but as the days passed it slowly turned into a card by adding the accessory dies from the Butterfly Pivot set and also the Agatha Edges.

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    Again the photos aren’t the greatest as they were taken using my iPhone … but it is better than not taking a photo I guess.

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    And of course you know how much I love the backs of these pivot cards and this one is no exception.

     

    Dies: Butterfly Pivot Card; Agatha Edges designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs

     

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    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Strike Up Some Fun!

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    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostesses of the month, Liz Williams & Lynn McAuley continue to bring us fun challenges.

    Our challenge this week is Make a scene! It can be a beautiful sunset, skyline, desert, or a view from your window that you might enjoy on a daily basis. Whatever is scenic to you.

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    For my card this week I have used Sugar Pea Designs Spare Me stamp set.CCEE1443Bowl2wm

    I decided to create an indoor scene using this week’s challenge and created a bowling scene, which I have had in my head ever since I ordered this stamp set a few months ago but hadn’t had the time to create it until now.

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

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    Here is the back of my card.

    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: Spare Me – Sugar Pea Designs
    Paper: White; Green; Blue; Best Day DP – Kaisercraft
    Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Trendy Tiles 1 Embossing Folder – Elizabeth Craft Designs; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Rebus–Types of Fabric

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    Hi all,

    It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is “Types of Fabric”.

    If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this 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 the solutions for my September Rebus which was “Names of Towns in Europe” …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

    1. Bakewell (Derbyshire England)
    2. Cannes (France)
    3. Chipping (Campden England)
    4. Berlin (Germany)
    5. Meissen (Germany)
    6. Argos (Greece)
    7. Palmanova (Italy)
    8. Eye (Suffolk England)
    9. Cookstown (Northern Ireland)
    10. Pau (France)

    You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Hi!

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    Hi everyone,

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

    Kerin has challenged us to use “Monochromatic Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month” on our card or project.

    For my card today I have used Riley and Company’s Daisy Chain to create a Flip-its card.

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    Here is the ‘flip’ side of my card. I used one of the sentiments from the Everyday Sayings 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 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 we can see what you have created. If you upload your card/project to Splitcoast Stampers please include the keyword Riley2214. We can't wait to see what you create!

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

    Stamps: Daisy Chain; Everyday Sayings – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Pink; Icing on the Cake DP – Wild Rose Studio
    Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card #4 Framelits; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Monday, October 27, 2014

    Happy Birthday My Friend

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    Hi everyone,

    I have another Step-Ups Card to share with you today using the new Sizzix Basic Step-Ups Card Framelits.

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    I decorated my card using The Stamps of Life’s Chalksayings2stamp. The flowers are included in the Sizzix Step-Ups Card die set.

    Stamps: Chalksayings2stamp – The Stamps of Life
    Paper: Black; DP
    Dies: Sizzix Basic Step-Ups Card Framelits; Sizzix Royal Labels Framelits; TSOL Banner Dies
    Other: Versamark Ink; White Embossing Powder; Foam Tape;

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    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Marriage

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    Hi everyone,

    Earlier in the month my nephew got married. Of course I had to create a special card to give to him and his new bride and this is the card I created for them. I normally like to make my card using colors that match the colors they are using for the wedding and as their theme was black and white, I kept to those colors for my card.

    As you can see I created an Accordion card using the Oval Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I alternated the pages of my accordion using both black and white and also using the Oval Flourish Frame Edges set to decorate each page.

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    For the first page in my card I used the Couple Die from Tattered Lace and then used one of my favorite Wedding sentiment from Paper Inspirations for the second page.

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    Here is a close up of the third and fourth pages of my book. The Love Die is from MFT Stamps and the sentiment on the last page is an old stamp from PSX.

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    I don’t normally decorate the back of most of the Accordion cards I create, unless it is for something special like this card is. I kept the first page blank so I could write my greeting to the Bride & Groom.

    On the second and fourth pages I added the name of the Bride & Groom.

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    Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in it’s envelope or box. I added some flowers using Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers 2 and Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet.

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    As my card was rather bulky I decided to create a box for it. I used the Oval Flourish Frame Edges again around the edge of the box and then added the Florentine Bells from Tattered Lace in the centre.

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    And one last photo of my card this time in the box with the lid of the box on the side.

    Stamps: Marriage Calligraphy – Paper Inspirations; Happy Wedding Day – PSX
    Paper: White; Black
    Dies: Oval Accordion Card; Oval Flourish Frame Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Bunch of Flowers 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Couple; Alphabet & Florentine Bells – Tattered Lace; MFT Transformables Heart Full of Love; Grand Ampersand – PTI
    Other: Black Ink; Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet – Elizabeth Craft Designs; Clear Wink of Stella Pen; Pearls; Foam Tape

     

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    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Happy Halloween

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for October, Jessie Rone brings us her final challenge for the month.

    For this week’s challenge, Jessie has asked us to Use the photo below to inspire your card this week.

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    I drew my inspirations from the smiley pumpkins to create a Halloween Accordion Card using the the Katie Label Accordion Card Die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. For the centre page of my card I used the Katie Stars Frame Edges die set.

    The images used on my card are from the Halloween in Frame Peel Off Stickers which I have used with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

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    Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. I have used Tim Holtz Shatter stencil to decorate the edges of the card.

    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
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Donna Wright
  • Roxie Glaza (October Guest Designer)


  • Stamps: Happy Halloween – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Orange; Black
    Dies: Katie Label Accordion Card; Katie Stars Frame Edge designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; ECD Halloween in Frame Peel Off Stickers; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Candle Ornament


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    Hi everyone,
    It's my turn to post a project over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  My project today was inspired by the Quartet and Carousel style of cards I used to create many years ago. I originally had planned to create a card but during the creation process my card ended up being an ornament I can hang on my tree.
    I love when a die can be used for more then what it is intended and love that the Katie Label Accordion Card die set (and the other Accordion Card Die sets)  can be used to create this style of card/ornament.
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    I have decorate my ornament/card so that it has a candle on each opposite side. On the other two remaining sides I have added the Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Greeting as per the photos above.
    Here is how I created my card:
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    1. Using the main die from the Katie Label Accordion Card, die cut 4 pages from Red card.
    2. Use a Score Board to find the centre of the page and score and fold each page in half.
    3. Use the Katie Holly Frame Edge dies to die cut 16 frame edges from Green card (8 of each size). Tip: Apply Double Sided Adhesive Paper to the back of the green card prior to die cutting to make it easier to apply to your card. Add frames around each of your 4 red pages.
    4. If you wish to turn your card into an ornament, it is a good idea to add your ribbon to the back of one of the pages now. Cut a 18 inch length of ribbon fold in half and secure to the back of the page, allowing for a loop at the top and some ribbon hanging down under the page.
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    5. Add glue to one half of your folded pages and adhere this to the back of half of one of the other pages. Continue joining your pages until they are all joined.
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    6. Die cut from white card 4 of the large labels from the Katie Label Accordion Card set. Fold each of the labels in half lengthwise as per photo above. Add foam tape to the back of each label and adhere too the folded card/ornament we have created.
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    7. From the Candle Die set die cut the following: 4 pine boughs from Green card; 4 Holly leaves from Green card; 2 medium flames from Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; 2 large flames from Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; 2 Flower Centres from Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; 2 Flowers from Red card; 2 Candles from white card which has been covered with Double Sided Adhesive Sheet; 2 Candle Drips from white card which has been covered with Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.
    8. Remove the protective backing from the Candle and Candle Drips and cover with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish the glitter using your finger. Assemble Candle as per photo of main card, folding the main part of the candle in half.
    9. Create tabs for each of the candles by cutting card which measures 1/4 inch x 1/2 inch. Fold tabs in half and add 4 tabs to each of the candles at the top and bottom as per the photo above. Apply adhesive to each tab and use these tabs to secure the candles onto the white labels on the ornament/card.
    10. Die Cut from Green Card Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Adhere these to the remaining labels on your ornament/card.
    Thanks for stopping by today!
    Supplies:
    Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Katie Label Accordion Card (903) designed by Karen Burniston
    Katie Holly Frame Edges (905) designed by Karen Burniston
    Candle Die (919)
    Merry Christmas Die (944)
    Happy New Year Die (943)
    Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (639)
    Double Sided Adhesive Paper (502)
    Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
    Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
     
     
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    White Card
    Red Card
    Green Card
    Foam Tape
    Green Ribbon
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    Chilly Pop Up

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    Hi everyone,

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

     

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