Saturday, May 31, 2014

Happy Camper

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.   Barb Anders our challenge hostess for May finishes off the month with one last challenge.

School's Out!! - Or soon will be in the US. What are your fun plans for vacation this summer? Going on a trip, the beach, hanging around the pool? Gardening? Just plain chilling out? Whatever your plans are, use them to inspire your card or project for this week.

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Camping isn’t my idea of fun, but I know it is fun for a lot of people including my eldest daughter and her family. So I decided to use some new dies I received a while back from MFT Stamps along with the Lots of Pops Pop-Up Card set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.

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One of the things I love about these dies is that you can position the die anywhere you like on the fold. For my card today I decided to position it towards the right of my card, giving room to add the tree and the open fire.

I needed the trees to be higher than what they were in the set so joined two together and cut out some longer trunks.

I also added a “lake” to the base of my card using the Katie Label Pivot Card die set. The clouds are from the All Seasons Tree set.

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I also used one of the edges from the Agatha Edges die set on the top and bottom of my card. I cut an additional piece from brown card and layered this behind the edged designer paper.

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Here is the front of my card. I added a couple of trees and a tent as well as a sentiment from the coordinating stamp 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
  • Danielle Lounds
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Melody Rupple (May Guest Designer)


  • Stamps: Roughin’ It – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Green; Brown; Kraft; Mustard; Orange; Tiny Woods DP – Kaisercraft; On The Bright Side 1 – My Mind’s Eye
    Dies: Lots of Pops; All Seasons Tree; Agatha Edges; Katie Label Pivot Card – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Roughin’ It
    Other: Black Ink; Brown Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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    5 comments:

    1. LOVE this Frances. LOVE this. The dies are fabulous, and I like how you moved the Lots of Pops over to make room for your fire and tree. Great little camping scene!
      Cheers
      Karen

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    2. Oh you beat me to it, I was going to make one of these, lol.
      Super cute!!! I'm making mine anyway, lol.

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    3. Wow, this card is amazing! I love it!

      Mariangela ;-)

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    4. wow...camping is not my thing either, but what a marvelous card...it almost makes camping look appealing....lol

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