Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Class of 2015


Hi everyone,

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


Graduations are happening everywhere at the moment (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), so for our challenge this week Steph has asked us to create a graduation card.

Cornish Heritage Farms don't have any Graduation themed stamps or digital stamps in their store, so I had to think about what I would do for this card. Fortunately I do have a Graduation themed dies. So I decided to create a flip-its card.


To decorate my card I used Cornish Heritage Farms' Gingham Backgrounder oh each side panel. This was one of the reasons I purchased my MISTI a few months ago and it really helped make stamping this background so much easier, if I had any places that didn't stamp properly I just stamped it again ... yay!

I added the Graduation Cap and Scroll to the front panel and the Class of 2015 to the right hand panel.



Here is the 'flip' side of my card. Here I have used a sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms' Script Essentials 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 digital 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 CHF82. 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: Gingham Backgrounder; Script Essentials - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Black; Red
Dies: Sizzix Circle Flip-its #2 Card Framelits; ECD Numbers & More; MFT Die-namics Graduation Accents
Other: Black Ink; Black Ribbon; MISTI; Foam Tape



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Monday, June 29, 2015

Quacky BDay


Hi everyone,
It's my turn to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. For my card today I have something fairly simple which can easily be mass produced if necessary for children’s birthdays or showers. We all need cards at times, which don’t take hours to create. We are making use of the negative image of the die rather than the positive that we would normally use.
Here is how I created my card:
1. To create the card base –
a.  Cut white cardstock 5 -1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score along the long side at 4-1/4″ so you have a top-folded card 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
b.  Cut a piece of designer paper which is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and adhere this over the top of the front of the white card.
c.  Cut a piece of yellow dot designer paper 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, adhere this to the bottom portion of your card approx 3/8″ from the bottom edge of the card.
2. To create the duck layer –
a. Cut a piece of white card that is 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2. Cover this piece with a strip of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
b. Position the duck die onto the card so the cutting edge is facing down towards the protective backing of the tape. The die needs positioned so it is centred top and bottom and is approx 3/8″ from the right hand edge. Run piece through die cutting machine. Remove the positive image (duck) from the die and position the die to the left hand side as per previous step and run through die cutting machine again. You now have two negative duck images cut into your card.
c. Cut two pieces of orange card that is 5-1/2″ x 1/4″, added some adhesive glue to the back of the top and bottom of the die cut piece and add the strips of orange card so you have an orange border at the top and bottom. (Tip – I like to cut my strips slightly longer than I need and then trim off the excess so that if my measurements are off it doesn’t matter it lines up with my main card.)
d. Die cut the Best Wishes Stand Up Helper Word die from orange card. Trim the along the bottom of the word approx 1/4″ from the bottom of the letters and then adhere this to the top right hand corner of your card.
e. Remove the protective backing from the front of the card and cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.
f. Turn card over and apply foam tape around the back of the card. Adhere the card so it is lined up over the yellow polka dot designer paper.
g. Adhere a piece of yellow polka dot designer paper to a piece of white card that is large enough to die cut two ducks wings. Die cut the wings and add these to the duck’s body using foam tape.
h. Apply a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of black card that is large enough to die cut two oval eyes. Die cut the eyes and adhere to the duck.
i. Apply a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of orange card that is large enough to die cut two duck’s beaks. Die cut beaks and adhere to the duck.

3.  The inside of the card:
a. Die cut a ducks body and wing from yellow polka dot designer paper and adhere to the lower left hand die of card. Add black eye and orange beak as we did previously on the outside of the card.
b. Using the Alphabet 1 – Caps die set, die cut “QUACKY B-DAY” from orange cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on the back of it. Adhere the letters to the card so that they are positioned slightly to the right of the card. (Tip: to help line up letters when adhering to the card, place a piece of low tack masking tape to where you want the bottom of the letters to be placed. Tape is easily removed when finished.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
920 Rubber Ducky
934 Best Wishes Stand Up Helper
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps 
509 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 
802 Fine Pointed Scissors
  
Other:
Cardstock: white, orange
Echo Park Birthday Wishes Girl 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Doodlebug Designs Inc. Back to School 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Foam Tape


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Rebus - Something from Chinese Restaurant


Hi everyone,

It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
"Something you might order from a Chinese Restaurant". Hope I don't make you hungry ... hehe!

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 May Rebus which was Names starting with "E" .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  1. Elly Mae
  2. Esther
  3. Emerson
  4. Elliot
  5. Eleanor
  6. Esme
  7. Ebenezer
  8. Emma
  9. Ethan
  10. Eloise
  11. Emily
  12. Elmo

You can find all my past rebus cards here






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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tree-mendous Day!



Hi everyone,


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

Danielle says that she is a big fan of trees and over the last handful of years she has planted 6 apple trees around my house. My challenge to you is to plant a tree, er, well, just include a tree or branch on your project. That might be easier. ;)

Sometimes you get an idea in your head and you can't let go of it until that idea is all stamped out and your card complete. My card today was one of those times. I had all the pieces die cut and colored and then my DH came in to ask are we going out for dinner .... hmmm do I have to ... but I did. I came home sat with him for a bit, then came back to my desk and finished off my card. I think I planted a forest for this card haha!

The base of my card uses the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I think this is the third time I have made this style of card this week ... I can't stop using it :).  This card is a lot wider than most of the Pull Cards I make, it started out 12 inches wide, folded in half and die cut the Pull Card and then trimmed off any excess edges I didn't want ... when fully opened this card measures 11 inches.


Here is my card when it is 'pulled' open. I used a stamp/die set from Stampendous to decorate my card. The sentiment is computer generated.

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: Pop Up Forest - Stampendous
Paper: White; Imagine DP - Authentique
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card; Outdoor Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Pop Up Forest Die Cut Set - Stampendous
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, June 26, 2015

A Flower Cannot Blossom




Hi everyone,

I will be teaching how to convert the Katie Label, Oval &/or Rectangle Accordion Cards from a portrait format to a landscape format.

(formerly Photo Continental)

on Saturday 18th July 
9.30am - 11.30am




If you would like to participate in the class you can do so by
booking 
In Store 
or by phoning Craft Giraffe (38494422)



Stamps: Sunshine and Love - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Pink; Burgundy; Bundle of Joy DP - Echo Park
Dies: Katie Label Accordion Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Flower Labels 1 Peel Off Stickers; Transfer Sheet
Other: Black; Foam Tape; Copics


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

On Your Wedding Day


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Liz finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Liz tells us .... that when she was young, she remembers the local newspaper selected every June, a June bride and featured her wedding details in a specially published section of the paper. I suppose this was quite an honor. For our challenge for the end of this month, we will make cards featuring a bridal couple or inspired by a wedding cake.



A couple of weeks ago I attended our local Paper Craft Show and of course purchased a few new toys, including some suitable for a wedding card. Of course I wanted to try and incorporate some of those on my card this week.

The base of my card uses the Rectangle Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I seem to be using this particular card style a lot lately, but it works for just so many occasions.

To decorate my card I added the Wedding Day Edge'ablities from Die'sire, I had seen these online prior to the craft show and had planned to order but the postage to Australia was too expensive, so I was pleased when I found these at our craft show. I also used the Tattered Lace Couple for centre of my card.

On the right hand side I decorated the edge using a Header die from Tonic Studios. As you can see I kept to the colors white and gold.



On the inside I added a couple of sentiments to the panels. I also used the rectangle from the Rectangle Accordion Card as it is a tiny bit bigger than the rectangle from the pull card making it perfect for layering.

I also discovered one more wedding die I purchased at the show,  the rings. So of course I had to add them too haha!


As I still had one die left that I got from the Papercraft Show I hadn't used I decided to use it on the front of the envelope haha ... this is also from Tonic Studio.

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: Marriage Calligraphy - Paper Inspirations; Mini Wedding Set - Kaisercraft
Paper: White; Gold
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card; Rectangle Accordion Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Wedding Day Edge'ables - Die'sire; Couple - Tattered Lace; Celebration Season Header Fold Die Set; Mr & Mrs Affections Inserts - Tonic Studios; Wedding Rings - Marianne Designs
Other: Versamark Ink; Gold Embossing Powder; Pearls; Gold/Silver Glitter Dot Peel-Off Stickers - ECD;  Foam Tape




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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hip Hip Hooray!


Hi everyone,

My card 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.

Last month when we went to the store, I discovered that Toby from Prima had finally arrived.  I have been after this doll stamp since about March, probably earlier. The stamp hadn't even hit the shelves ... but luckily I got to see what was waiting to be put out and I grabbed three one for me and my two friends. Of course once we got home and decided working out what our challenge would be this time round we decided to use Toby.

As you can see I decided to create a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I think this is fast becoming one of my most used dies, it is so versatile!

I felt this card needed something in the left hand corner, so I decided to add some gum leaves using a new die I picked up recently at the local Papercrafts Show.



Here is my card when it is "pulled" open. I added a white panel for the HB2U and a blank panel so it can be used to write a personal greeting.


Stamps: Toby - Prima; Cutie Pie Faces - Peachy Keen Stamps; Hip Hip - Kaisercraft; Gift Card Greetings - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Durable DP - Authentique
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Ironbark Branch - Ultimate Crafts
Other: Black Ink;  Foam Tape; Copics



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Happy Summer


Hi everyone,

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

For our challenge this week Kendra has challenged us to create a Clean and Simple Summer Card.

I am not sure how Clean and Simple this is ... but it is definitely Summery!

For my card today, I have used Riley and Company's Beach Ball Riley; Seaside Sophie and the Happy Summer sentiment.


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 Riley1315. 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: Beach Balloon Riley; Seaside Sophie; Everyday Sayings -  Riley and Company
Paper: White; Yellow; Sunkissed DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: MFT Die-namics Stitched Square Frames; Label -  X Cuts
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Monday, June 22, 2015

UR Tweet


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another flip-its card, this one uses the Sizzix Lively Frame Flip-its Card Framelits. I decorated the card using the Spring Birds Triplits set and also the Alphabet Banner Framelits.



Here is the 'flip' side of my card and have added the word 'Tweet" which is included in the Spring Birds Triplits set.


Paper: White; Yellow; Red; Blue; Celebrate Collection DP - TSOL
Dies: Sizzix Lively Frame Flip-its Card Framelits; Sizzix Spring Birds Triplits; Sizzix Alphabet Banner Framelits w/stamps
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Baby Boy


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a baby card I created a while back using the Sizzix Lively Flip-its Card Framelits and the Sizzix Oh Baby Triplits set.



Here is the 'flip' side of my card. June seems to be a popular time for babies around here this year :)


Stamps: Sizzix Alphabet Banners
Paper: White; Blue; Celebrate Collection DP - TSOL
Dies: Sizzix Lively Frame Flip-its Card Framelits; Sizzix Oh, Baby Triplits; Sizzix Alphabet Banners Framelits w/stamps
Other: Black Ink; Versamark Ink; White Embossing Powder; Foam Tape


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Saturday, June 20, 2015

It's A Girl


Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Danielle Lounds, our challenge hostess for the month continues to bring us the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for our Sketch Challenge. Danielle has given us a fun layout to play with this time round.




 I need a baby card for my niece who had a baby a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to use the sketch for the front of her card.

I did make my card a landscape style card rather than portrait style and as the sentiment is on the blocks, I omitted adding another sentiment under the blocks, although I guess I could have stamped congratulations, now I think of it.


It probably comes to no surprise that I created a pop up card on the inside ... I do them often enough, so of course I would for something special.

My niece's theme for the babies room is deers. Most of the deers I have are more Christmas themed or too small for my card, so I went looking on line for digital stamps and found this cutie from Pink Cat Studio. 

To create the pop up portion of my card I used the Lorna Labels Pop Up Card set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.


 Here is another view of my card, so you can see the pop up portion of the card a little better.


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: Baby Gnome Deer Digital Stamp - Pink Cat Studio; Wee Bit of Heaven - Verses
Paper: White; Pale Pink; Pink; Bundle of Joy A New Addition Girl - Echo Park
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Circle Stax; Square Stax; Centerpieces Congratulations Shaker; Fishtail Flags Stax - MFT Stamps; It's a Girl - Cheery Lynn Designs
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, June 19, 2015

Butterfly


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a quick Pivot Card I created using the Butterfly Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



To decorate the sides of my card I have used a background from WRMK Script Letterpress Plates.


Here is a look at the inside of the card. I added clear glitter dots to the body of the butterfly.


And finally the back of my card.



Stamps: Birthday Assortment - Stampendous
Paper: Letterpress White; Black; Orange
Dies: Butterfly Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Deisgns
Other: Black Ink; WRMK Letterpress; Script Printing Plate; Orange Paint; Clear Glitter Dots



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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tickled Pink


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Liz continues to issue the challenges.

We are coming up on June 21st, the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). In honor of that, let’s make long cards for this week’s challenge.

Of course down here where I live the 21st June will actually be our shortest day of the year, but I think I preferred making a long card rather than a short one haha.

When I first thought about this challenge, I did think of making a tall or long narrow card. But just before I got down to making my card I realised that an Accordion Card could also be classed as a long card .... mine is a lot longer than any other card I could make haha ... so I decided to create an Accordion card combining the Katie Label Accordion Card and Rectangle Accordion Card die sets designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Normally when I make an Accordion card I would make my card with either 2 or 3 pages, but seeing this was a 'long' challenge I decided to use 4 pages and I also ended up adding the Decorative Doily from the Paris Edges set which makes my card a little longer. When it is opened this card measures approx 11 1/4 inches. Long enough??



To decorate my card I decided to play with a new die and stamp set I purchased recently from MFT Stamps. And seeing it was flamingos and pink sentiments, I kept with the pink theme for my card. 


Here is a closer look at the last two pages and the decorate edge of my card. To cover the join where the decorative edge is attached I added a Pink Glitter Border Peel Off Sticker from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I also added Pink Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers to the hearts.


And finally the front of 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: Tickled Pink - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Pink; Bright Pink; Spark DP; Attraction DP - Authentique; Cool Summer DP - Carta Bella; Back to Basics DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Katie Label Accordion; Rectangle Accordion; Paris Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Flamingos - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Pink Glitter Dots Peel-Off Stickers - ECD; Pink Glitter Border Peel-Off Stickers - ECD



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