Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Cup of Coffee

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Hi everyone,

I have another Pop N Cuts card to share with you today … I still have a few of the new ones I haven’t used yet as there were 9 new Pop N Cuts inserted recently released … what fun!

For my card today I have a coffee theme … for the base of my card I have used the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Square Card w/Ornate Edge. I have added the ornate edge to the right side of my card.

The Coffee Cup used here is from Flourishes … I have paper pieced the cup and saucer using designer paper.

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Here is the inside of my card …. this time round I used the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Mug & Heart Insert. I used one of the butterflies from the Sizzix Butterfly Movers & Shapers set to cut out the butterfly shape from the centre of the mug. I then added a piece of designer paper to the back of the mug and then added the butterfly so that the wings stood up.

The sentiment on the right is also from Flourishes and I used one of the labels from the Sizzix Funky Labels Framelits for this.

Stamps: Coffee with Friends Stamp Set – Flourished
Paper: White; Latte Stack DP – DCWV
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Square Card with Ornate Edge; Sizzix Mug & Heart Insert; Sizzix Funky Labels Framelits; Sizzix Butterflies Movers & Shapers; Oval Nestabilities; Foam Tape

 

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Baby

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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 Kristine Reynolds.

This week Kristine has given us a sketch to use for the challenge.

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For my card I have used Cornish Heritage Farms Stork Digital Stamp and also the Baby Shower Digital Stamp. As I didn’t need the word ‘Shower’ on my sentiment I erased that word in my editing software before printing out the sentiment. I also added a flourish to the top portion of my card which is from the Sizzix Edge & Scroll Bigz Die.

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Surprise …. Surprise! Yes I have created another pop up card using Karen Burniston’s Pop N Cuts dies. This time round I used the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Square Card with Ornate Edge with the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Congrats insert. I also added another flourish to the front of the card which is also include with the Square Base card.

To finish of my card I added the Cornish Heritage Farms Baby Basket Digital Stamp

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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 CHF32. 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: Baby Basket Digi Stamp; Stork Digi Stamp; Baby Shower Digi Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Pink; Bundle of Joy Girl DP – Echo Park
Other: Sizzix Pop N Cuts Square Card w/Ornate Edge; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Congrats Insert; Sizzix Edge & Scroll Bigz Die; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Birthday

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Hi everyone,

I have another Pop N Cuts card to share with you today … yes I am still playing with my new dies and having so much FUN!!!!!!

I recently needed a birthday card for my daughter’s Father In Law who was turning 80 and this is the card I made for him.

I used the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Label Window Insert with the original Sizzix Pop N Cuts Base card to create this card … I can see this insert getting a lot of use!

To decorate my card I used one of Art Impressions Shake Your Booty stamp sets.

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Here is the inside of my card. I love how the image flips from the front and inside of the card. on the smaller panel at the side of the image I used some dies to create the number “80”.

Stamps: Shake Your Booty Bummer Set – Art Impressions; Birthday Sentiment (inside) – Stamp It (Aust)
Paper: White; Black; Kraft; My Favorite Things DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Base Die; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Label Window Insert; Sizzix Butterflies and Labels Bigz Die; Hemp Cord; Button; Foam Tape;  Copics

 

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Rebus–“X” Words

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Hi all,

It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This time round we are continuing our journey through the dictionary and have landed on the letter “X” …. we are getting so close to the end of the alphabet!

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 May Rebus which was Types of Dances…. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  1. Highland Dance
  2. Tango
  3. Can Can
  4. Rumba
  5. Jig
  6. Fandango
  7. Square Dancing
  8. Rock and Roll
You can find all my past rebus cards here.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

It’s Picnic Time

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Andrea Murdock brings us her final challenge as hostess for July.

For our challenge this week Andrea has challenged us with the theme … Picnic Time!- Interpret this anyway you’d like! You could do a card with a checkered tablecloth background, a food card, a picnic invite, ice cream, fireworks, ANTS! Whatever picnic means to you!

Yes I am still playing with my Sizzix Pop N Cuts die I purchased recently. As I had already created a Picnic themed Pop Up card featuring ants which you can see here, I decided to go in another direction this week.

This week I decided to use this cute Bugs Picnic stamp from Alota Rubber stamps to create my card.  I have used the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Square Card with Ornate Edge for the card base … I love the shape this creates!

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For the inside of my card I used the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Wavy Label Insert along with the Sizzix Wavy Label Framelits set.

I pulled out some really old picnic stamps from my stash from Museum of Modern Rubber. Along the lower edge of my card I have used a Picnic Border punch from EK Success which I think is now discontinued. I punched it out once from white card and then from red so that I could color the basket and pie that are on the top of the border.

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.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: Bees Picnic – Alota Rubber Stamps; Picnic Stamps (inside) Museum of Modern Rubber
Paper: White; Red; Green; Kraft; DP
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Square Card with Ornate Edge; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Wavy Label Insert; Sizzix Wavy Label Framelits; EK Success Picnic Border Punch; MFT Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass; Red Hemp Cord; Yellow Button; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Friends Who Laugh …

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Hi everyone,

I have another Pop N Cuts card to share with you today …. I have been having so much fun creating these cards and I have a lot more to share with you yet!

For my card today I have used Art Impressions Comfy on the Couch, I have paper pieced the couch using designer paper.

For the base of my card I have used the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Card Base which is exclusive to Stampin’ Up.

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For the inside of my card I have used the Pop N Cuts Friends Insert Die as well as the Sizzix Friends Phrase Sizzlit die.

The sentiment used here is also from Art Impressions … I blocked out the word Friends from the sentiment before stamping it onto my arrow seeing as I already had the word Friends as the pop up portion of my card.

Stamps: Comfy on the Couch; Friends Who Laugh – Art Impressions; Crosshatch Texture – Printworks
Paper: White; Pink; Brown; Remember Me DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix/SU Pop N Cuts Card Base; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Friends Insert; Sizzix Friends Sizzlits; MFT Die-namics Open Simply Scallops Trio; MFT Die-namics Lead the Way Die; Pink Rhinestone; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

You’re A Hoot!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our July challenge hostess, Sabrina Friel is back this week with another fun challenge for us.

This week Sabrina has challenged us to use Colour-Blocking - with paper as well as stamps. There isn’t a tutorial on SCS, but there’s a write-up for a very early TLC ~ TLC49, and here’s a link to the gallery for that challenge. Sabrina knows there’s a lot of colour-blocking around now using stamping with acrylic blocks, but she is looking for the old school style!

For my card this week I used Kraftin Kimmies Stamps new Owl stamp set …. I just had to add this to my cart when it was release recently Smile. I created my color block pieces for the base of my card and then layered my owl square panel over these … hopefully that is ok!

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Of course if you follow my blog, you will know that I have been playing with my new Journey Collection Pop N Cuts dies designed by Karen Burniston for Sizzix …. love love love all of these fun dies. Today I have used the original Pop N Cuts base for the outside of my card … I trimmed it down a little to remove the rounded corners and it would have been too hard to create the color blogs with the rounded edges.

On the inside of my card I used the new Sizzix Pop N Cuts Funky Labels insert die with the Sizzix Funky Labels Framelits for my sentiment. I also added another of the owls from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps to my card.

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Here is another view of the inside 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: You Know Who Stamp Set – Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; DP
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Base Die; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Funky Label Insert Die; Sizzix Funky Label Framelits; MFT Die-namics Wonky Scallop Border; Simon Says Stamps Happy Die; Memory Box Birthday Die; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Escape to Paradise

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Hi everyone,

I have another Pop Up card to share with you today. This one uses the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Square Card w/Ornate Edge designed by Karen Burniston for the base of my card.

The image here is one I have had in my stash for years and is a Darcie Stamp.

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Here is the inside of my card. This time round I have used the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Suitcase Insert as well as the Sizzix Suitcase Bigz die to create the pop up portion of my card.

Stamps: Tourist Bear – Darcie Stamps; Sentiments – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Green; Blue; Pack Your Bags DP – Kaisercraft; Family Vacation DP – Around the Block
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Square Card w/Ornate Edge; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Suitcase Insert; Sizzix Suitcase Bigz Die; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax 1 & 2; MFT Die-namics Squiggle Border; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Stax; MFT Die-namics Framed Greetings; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Celebrate Summer

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This week our challenge hostess is Kelly Santi

Kelly has challenged us this week to Celebrate Summer! Create a card using a summer theme and a favourite past-time that you do during the summer. For an added bonus, use the color YELLOW somewhere on your card!

Of course where I live it is winter …. but why wouldn’t I want to celebrate summer, maybe it will warm me up!

For my card today I have used Riley and Company’s Seaside Sophie and Beach Ball Riley.

As I mentioned in my blog post yesterday, I recently purchased the new Journey Collection Pop N Cuts and starting today I will be featuring a card using these dies everyday for the next couple of weeks Smile. Today I am using the Sizzix Pop N Cuts Square Card with Ornate Edge Base, the Sizzix Label Window Insert, the Sizzix Edge & Scroll Bigz die and the Sizzix Butterflies and Labels Bigz die too create this fun card.

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Here is the inside of my card. Here you can see I have also used Riley and Company’s Fins Riley and the sentiment Happy Summer.

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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 RILEY1513. 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: Seaside Sophie; Fins Riley; Beach ball Riley; Happy Summer – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Orange; Red; Class of 87 DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Square Card w/Ornate Edge Pop N Cuts Base; Sizzix Pop N Cuts Label Window Insert; Sizzix Butterflies & Labels Bigz Die; Sizzix Edge & Scroll Bigz Die; MFT Die-namics Scallop Edge; Red Hemp Twine;  Yellow Button; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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