Thursday, April 30, 2015

You're a Star


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week as challenge hostess for April, I finish off the month with one last challenge.

The 28th April was National Astronomy Day, for our challenge this week create a card / project which includes stars in some way.

When I first started thinking about my card, I was thinking about doing an space theme, but in the end I decided to play with a Penny Black Hedgehog Stamp set I purchased recently.

As you can see I have created an accordion card, this time round I went with a combo accordion using the Star Accordion Card die set and the Circle Accordion card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.


When I first created this card I had stamped a birthday greeting on the centre circle panel. Then my DH and I went shopping on the north side of town, and on the way to the shop we were going to we did a slight detour to visit a scrapbooking store where I found the "You're A Star" die as I thought it might be useful and of course I had to use it on this card.

I die cut the sentiment from black card to which I applied Transparent Double Sided Tape to the front of the card so the sticky was on the front, then I covered it with Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter .... love this look!

I also added the star border which was also glittered the same way as the sentiment and added this to the right side edge on both sides of that page. 


On the right hand page I added the Paris Edges panel and added the letters "H B 2 U"


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

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: Party  Time Stamp Set - Penny Black
Paper: White; Green; Orange; Black;  Landon DP - Basic Grey
Dies: Star Accordion Card; Circle Accordion Card; Paris Edges; Square with Circle Frame Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Star Border - Marianne Designs; Everyday Sentiments Set 2 - Tonic Studio
Other: Black Ink; ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm; ECD Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter;  Transparent Glitter Dots; Foam Tape; Copics




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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Give it a Whirl!


Hi everyone,

My project today is for a challenge I am doing with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we get together and go to our favorite stamp/scrapbook store and come home with one or two new goodies. So we decided to also challenge ourselves each month using a product we all have.

At a Christmas party last year, my friend Gai gave me my Christmas gift in a gift bag that she had decorated. My other friend wrote done this idea to use as a challenge sometime this year and this is what we are doing today. Decorating a gift bag.

To decorate my gift bag, I started with a store bought white gift bag which had handles. I used a stencil and my copic air brush to decorate both side of the back using bright colors. I also airbrushed the sides of the bag, but I didn't use the stencil on the sides.



At the craft show I was demoing at back in March, one of the other demos on the stand I was working on, was demoing the new Pinwheel Punch Board ... guess who ended up taking one home with her???? Yeap me!!!! I figured it would be fun to make pinwheels for my Grandchildren.  So of course as you can see, this is what I used to decorate my gift bag ... a pinwheel! It is attached to the front of the bag, but it can be removed so it can be played with and the pinwheel does actually move.


Stamps: Perfect Pinwheel Sentiments - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Alenka DP - Kaisercraft
Other: Scrambled Letters Stencil - Simon Says Stamp; Pinwheel Punch Board - We R Memory Keepers; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax; White Gift Bag; Copic Airbrush; Copics



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Rebus - Sandwich



Hi everyone,

It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is "Something you may put on a sandwich". 

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 March Rebus which was Things that are Green .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.


  1. Cucumber
  2. Caterpillar
  3. Leaf
  4. Lettuce
  5. Peas
  6. Zucchini
  7. Olives
  8. Trees
  9. Frogs

You can find all my past rebus cards here




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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Moost Wonderful Birthday


Hi everyone,

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

For our challenge this week Heather has challenged us to create a Birthday Card.




For my card this week I used Riley and Company's Popping Out of Cake Riley Clear Set to create a Centre Step card. 

I also used one of the sentiments from the Moose Sayings 2 Sentiment set. 



For the inside of my card I added two more sentiments from the Moose Sayings 2 Sentiment set.


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 so we can see what you have created. If you upload your card/project to Splitcoast Stampers please use the keyword Riley0915. 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: Popping Out of Cake Riley Clear Set; Moose Sayings 2 - Riley and Company
Paper: White; Pink; Time to Celebrate Collection DP - Graphic 45
Dies: Centre Step Card - Cheery Lynn Designs; MFT Die-namics Oval Stax;  Spellbinders Label Die; Avery Elle Balloons Die
Other: Black Ink; Pink Brads; Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen; Foam Tape; Copics








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Monday, April 27, 2015

Hoot

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Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love owls which is why my blog is called StampOwl's Studio. So of course I was super excited when I discovered that one of the dies being released by Elizabeth Craft Designs at the end of this month was going to be an Owl die .... when mine arrived it was the first thing I had to play with. I decided to create a Stand Up card this time round and instead of die cutting the Brick die for the background, I have embossed it which makes this die even more versatile.

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Here is how I created my card:

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1. Cut a piece of pale pink cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Fold along score lines as shown above. Lightly score at 8 1/4″ but do not fold.

2. Position the Grass Stand Up Helper die  so that the bottom of the die is lined up along the 8 1/4″ score line created in step 1 and approx 5/8 inch in from the left of the card. Die cut, remove the die from the card and now line it up again on the score line but this  time approx 5/8 inch from the right of the card. 

Place a piece of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to green cardstock that will be large enough to fit the Grass Stand Up Helper die twice. Die cut so that the adhesive is on the bottom, trim along the bottom edge of the grass and adhere on top of the Grass on the pale pink card. 

Cut a piece of pale pink cardstock 4 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ and adhere to the panel behind the Grass to hide the opening.

3. Cut a piece of cream cardstock which measures 4 inches x 2 1/2 inches and a piece of pink designer paper which is 3 3/4 inches x 2 1/4 inches. Sponge around the edges of each piece using light brown ink. Layer the designer paper to the cream card. Adhere this to the panel in front of the Grass Stand Up Helper die cut.

Place a piece of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to dark brown cardstock that will be large enough to fit the "Happy Birthday" die. Die cut and attach to the centre of this panel.
Use a dark brown copic marker to color seven large and six medium dots from the Transparent Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers.  Use four of each size to decorate the corners as per sample above. Set aside the others for later.

4. For Main Panel
  • Cut a piece of cream cardstock 4 inches x 5 1/4 inches, sponges around edges using light brown ink.
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  • Cut a piece of burgundy cardstock 3 3/4 inches x 5 inches. Lay the Brick die on top of the card so that it is centre and emboss. (Tip: to emboss the die rather than die cutting it you will need to place the card stock onto a silicone embossing mat and then the die cut side down onto the card, which is then sandwiched between the cutting plates. If you are using a Big Shot, you will be using tab 1. For other die cutting machines refer to your machines embossing instructions.)
  • Use a sanding block to sand over the embossed bricks and the edges of the burgundy card. 
  • Layer the burgundy card to the cream card. 
  • Apply Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to the back of the bottom half of this panel, ensuring the adhesive does not extend past 2 1/2″ from the bottom. Attach panel to the folded stand up card we created in step 1 so that there is an even border around the two sides and bottom.
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5. Using the Owl Die die cut the following:
  • (2) branches one from dark brown cardstock and one from green cardstock. (apply transparent double sided adhesive to the back of the dark brown card before die cutting branch). Remove leaves from brown branch and adhere over the green branch.
  • (1) Solid Owl from brown cardstock.
  • (3) Outline Owls - one from brown cardstock, one from cocoa brown cardstock and one from pink designer paper. (apply transparent double sided adhesive to the back of all pieces before die cutting). Remove the outline only from the dark brown owl and attach this to the solid owl. Before attaching the pieces from the remaining owls use a black marker to color the eye balls black. Refer to the photo above for placement of attaching the pieces from the cocoa brown owl and the pink designer paper owl.
  • (1) Set eyes from white card stock (apply transparent double sided adhesive to the back of all pieces before die cutting). Attach to owl as per photo.
  • (1) Beak & Feet set from yellow cardstock ((apply transparent double sided adhesive to the back of all pieces before die cutting). Attach to owl as per photo.
  • Attach owl to card using foam tape.
6. Die cut Speech Bubble from the Rectangle Accordion Card die set from cream cardstock. Sponge around edges using light brown ink.
  • Using the Alphabet 1 - Caps die, die cut the letters H O O T from dark brown cardstock which has been backed with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive). Attach letters too Speech Bubble.
  • Use foam tape to attach Speech Bubble to card.
7. Attach the remaining colored Glitter Dots that we set aside in step 3 to the burgundy panel as per photo.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies: 

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1032 Owl (to be released end of April)
       Bricks (to be released end of April)

 Other:
Cardstock: Pale Pink; Burgundy; Dark Brown; Brown; Cocoa Brown; Cream; Green
Designer Paper: Wild Rose Studio Antique Library 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Foam Tape
Copics: Black; Dark Brown
Ink: Light Brown Ink
Sanding Block



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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hello My Friend


Earlier in the month I attended a stamp club which I go to each month. Every month it is a different persons turn to provide a project and this time round the project was to create a Backpack Box. 

The tutorial for how to create this Backpack Box can be found at Splitcoast Stampers here

It has been about 6 or so years since I created one of these, so it was fun to revisit this project. You can see the one I made years ago here


Here is a side on view of my Backpack box. I added a couple of sentiments to the front of the backpack using a stamp/die set from Sizzix.


And another side on view, this time so you can see both straps.





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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hoot!


Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Lynn Put our challenge hostess for April continues to bring us our challenges.

This week Lynn tells us that since today is world penguin day and tomorrow is National Go Birding Day, let's create a card or project with some type of bird as the main focus.

As I still have a number of owl stamps waiting to be inked that I purchased in the last 6 months or so, I figured that was the perfect opportunity to be able to get one off my desk and into the box where all my many owl stamps live.


For my card today I have used Whimsy Stamps Autumn Owl and I decided to go with Autumn/Fall colors to decorate my card, seeing it is officially autumn where I live. Although living where I do we really don't get a true autumn with all those pretty colors.  

I used the Sizzix Royal Stand-Ups Card Framelits to create a Gatefold card. I love when you can create another style of card from a die, and these are super easy to create.



 On the inside of my card I added a owl themed birthday sentiment which is from one of my Art Impressions Owl stamp sets.

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: Autumn Owl - Whimsy Stamps; Chatting Whoots - Art Impressions
Paper: White; Brown; A Perfect Autumn DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Sizzix Royal Stand-Ups Card Framelits; Sizzix Royal Label Framelits
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, April 24, 2015

What's Cooking


Hi everyone,

Today I am playing with a couple more toys I purchased at a recent Craft Show. I purchased the Penny Black What's Cooking Stamp set and the Marianne Designs Apron die. I had these two things sitting on my desk ready to play with and I thought Pop Stand Card.



To create this card I used the Barn Pop Stand die designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. The Pop Stand dies come with a stand alone die (in the case of the Barn Pop Stand set it is a Barn) and an optional pop stand die so you can create Pop Stand Card is you desire. But you could also use the Pop Stand portion of the die set with some of your existing stamps/die to create other versions of Pop Stand Cards as I have done here.


Here is the view of my card from the rear, I decided to keep the apron plain on this side so it looked a little like seeing it from the back.

I also used the doily die from the Paris edges die set to decorated the edge of each side of the card.


Here is a top view photo of my card, so you can see the whole inside at once.




And of course the front of my card ... loving these cute little cats.


Stamps: What's Cooking - Penny Black
Paper: White; Red; Tea Time DP - Graphic 45; Simple as Pie DP - Graphic 45
Dies: Barn Pop Stand Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Apron - Marianne Designs
Other: Black Ink; Blue Eyelets; Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hug an Aussie!


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for April, I continue to issue the challenges.

Apparently the 26th April is Hug an Australian Day who knew and I am Australian LOL.  If you don't know any Aussies close by you can hug me, we might need to rely on virtual hugs haha! {{{{hugs}}}}. For our challenge this week use a cute critter that you think would be huggable … Bonus points if you use an animal native to Australia.



For my card this week I grabbed my Magnolia Tilda with Koala stamp which is perfect for this challenge ... a cute animal and Tilda is hugging the koala, which of course is an Aussie!!!!


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

For the sentiments I used a couple of dies I purchased at a recent Craft Show.


Here is the back of my card, I always love how the back of these types of cards also have some point of interest to them.


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: Tilda with Koala - Magnolia
Paper: White; Pink; Green; Yellow; April Showers - 3 Bugs in a Rug
Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Love Expressions (Hugs) - Penny Black; Friend - Paper Smooches; Star Border - Marianne Designs
Other: Black Ink; ECD Clear Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers; Foam Tape; Copics


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Panda Birthday


Hi everyone,

For my card today I am playing with a couple of new 'toys' I purchased recently at a craft show I was working at ... you can't go home empty handed hehe!

Of course for the base of my card I used the Rectangle Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs

To decorate my card I used Spellbinders Scruffy Panda and Bamboo Party dies. For the Panda I die cut the die from black card and then I placed this onto white card stock which had been covered with Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape and then covered the adhesive white section with Elizabeth Craft Designs Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.


For the inside of the card I used the bamboo included with the panda to decorate my white panels. On the left hand panel I stamped "Happy Birthday" which is a stamp I have had for years. The right hand panel I kept blank so that I could use this to write my greeting when I am ready to give this to someone.

Stamps: Happy Birthday - Stamps in Motion
Paper: White; Black; Green; Dark Pink; Cherry Blossom DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Bamboo Party; Scruffy Panda - Spellbinders
Other: Black Ink; Green Ink; Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm; ECD Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; ECD Lines Peel Off Stickers; Foam Tape



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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

3 Today!


Hi everyone,

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

For our challenge this week, Amber tells us that it is Kindergarten Day so make a card for a little kid.

For my card this week I have used Cornish Heritage Farms' Bear in the Moon Digital Stamp and also  Birthday Greetings stamp set.





To create my card I have used the Side Stepper die from Tattered Lace to create a Side Step card. I love that this time comes not only with the die to cut the base card, but also all the small dies to decorate it. This die set makes a large card as it is 20cm wide which is just under 8 inches for those of you in the US.


As you can see I got a little carried away and decorated the inside of my card with the layering dies ... not sure whether I would bother doing all of them again LOL. The sentiment used here is also from the Cornish Heritage Farms' Birthday Greetings stamp set.



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 the CHF blog post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to included the keyword CHF77. We can't wait to see what you create!

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



Stamps: Bear In The Moon Digital Stamp; Birthday Greetings Stamp Set - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Light Lavender; Dark Lavender; Pixie DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Side Stepper Card - Tattered Lace; Circle Die; Scallop Circle Die - Spellbinders
Other: Black Ink; Lavender Ink; Pink Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics




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Monday, April 20, 2015

For You



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a shaped card I created last year using the Sizzix Royal Labels Framelits set.

To create the card I folded a piece of purple card so it was slightly larger than the largest label in the set. I then positioned the card so that the fold was just under the cutting portion of the die at the top of the card.

I then die cut another purple piece of card and attached this to the folded card.




For the layers I used the next size down label and die cut my designer paper. I added flowers and banner from the Sizzix Flowers and Tags Framelits.




Here is the inside of my card. I added another sentiment which is included in the Flowers and Tags stamp set.

Dies: Sizzix Royal Labels Framelits; Sizzix Flowers & Tags Framelits w/stamps; Sizzix Borders Thinlits
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Purple; DP
Other: Black Ink; Brads; Foam Tape





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