Monday, November 30, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs November Designer Challenge



Hi everyone,

It's time for our September Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog today where you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

Our challenge this month is White, Silver, Gold. We were to create a project using these colors. We didn't have to use all 3, just gold, just silver or white with gold or silver is ok too.

When it comes to silver and gold there are lots of options to use using Elizabeth Craft Designs products. There are a number of different gold/silver colors in the Silk Microfine Glitter Range. Then you have Shimmer SheetzPeel-Off Stickers and of course Glitter Peel-Off Stickers too. 


Here is how I created my card: 

1.  For the base of my card I started with a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock (100b) which measured 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. I scored my card at 5 1/2 inches to make a side folding card.
  • Using the tag edge from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle die set place this as close as you can to the edge of the front of the card card and run through die cutting machine.
  • Position the decorative edge die so it is level with the curved shape of the tag and run through your die cutting machine.
2. Using the Poinsettia die die cut the following:
  • Remove protective backing sheet from the front of two of the large solid flowers and the two small solid flowers and cover adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine GlitterShake off excess glitter and polish the glitter using your finger.
  • Assemble flowers using foam tape between each flower.
  • Remove protective backing sheet from the remaining two large solid flowers and cover adhesive with Desert Gold Silk Microfine GlitterShake off excess glitter and polish the glitter using your finger.
  • Adhere the white flowers to the front of the card using photo above as a guide. Cut the Gold flower petals so that you have sets of 2 leaves or 1 leaf and adhere these under the white flowers.

3.  Using the Sprig with Berries die, die cut 3sprigs from white Soft Finish Cardstock (85lb) that has Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front of the card.
  • Remove the protective backing from the front of the sprigs and cover the adhesive using Champagne Gold Silk Microfine GlitterShake off excess glitter and polish the glitter using your finger.
  • Cut each sprig so they are smaller and adhere under flowers as per photo above.


Inside of Card:

4.  Cut a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock (85lb) that has Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front of the card, so that it measures 2 inches x 4 1/4 inches. 
5. Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of a piece of Gold Metallic  Shimmer Sheetz
  • Using the Merry Christmas sentiment die, die cut from the Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.
  • Attach the sentiment to the centre of the left side of the inside of card.




That's it from me today, thank you for visiting my blog. To see what the other designers created for this challenge don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post which goes live 8AM MT.



Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs: 
1077 Tags & More 9 - Sparkle
1067 Poinsettia

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Rebus - Things related to Christmas


Hi everyone,


It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
"Things related to Christmas". 


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 September Rebus which was 'Names of Horror Movies' .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.


  1. The Thing
  2. Jaws
  3. Dracula
  4. Sinister
  5. Saw
  6. Silence of the Lambs
  7. Peeping Tom
  8. Ring
  9. Dawn of the Dead 


You can find all my past rebus cards here.





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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Santa Claus is Coming to Town


Hi everyone,


It's challenge time with the 'Crazies' over on the Crazy 4 Challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for November, Joanne Grzelak finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Tomorrow, November 29, is National Square Dancing Day. To help celebrate this day, think ‘square’. Make a square card OR use square elements on your non-square card.



I just received a few more stamp sets that I purchased recently that have a Christmas theme to them, so I decided I needed to use as many of these before Christmas. For my card today I have used Kraft' Kimmie Stamps No Peeking stamp set. I stamped the imaged onto white card and used a circle to die cut around the image and then attached it to a square card. 



Of course me being me, I seldom like to create just a plain flat card so I decided to make a pop up card. I used the Merry Christmas Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs



Here is a side on 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.

Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Danielle Lounds
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Kelli Hull
Vicki Burdick
Peggy McCurry
Raquel Mason
Karen Dunbrook (November Guest Designer)

Stamps: No Peeking - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps; Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Red; Green; Gingerbread DP - Craft Smith
Dies: Merry Christmas Pop Up Card; Fancy Seasons Frame Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fishtail Flags Stax - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Friday, November 27, 2015

A Gift For You



Hi everyone,

As requested by my students, I will be teaching how to create this Gift Card Accordion Card at ........

(formerly Photo Continental)

on Saturday 5th December
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: Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs;
Paper: White; Red; Green
Dies: Gift Card Accordion Card; Flourish Edges; Christmas Trees Pop Stand Card - Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs;
Other ECD Products: Desert Gold Silk Microfine Glitter; Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter; Red/Gold Glitter Dot Peel-Off Stickers; Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Other: Fired Brick Distress Ink; Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Foam Tape








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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Shop 'til you drop



Hi everyone,

First up Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the USA!

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being the November hostess, I continue to issue the challenges this week.

Today is Thanksgiving in the USA and tomorrow is Black Friday. Many will be taking advantage of the sales. Create a card with a shopping theme, the card must also include the color black on it somewhere.

I know I have a number of shopping themed stamps in my stash, but it took me a while to find one I wanted to use for this challenge and then I found out the image would fit on the Gift Card Accordion card, so I thought it might be fun to make a birthday card with a shopping theme, that you are giving the birthday girl a gift card to buy her own gift!

I have used the Gift Card Accordion die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Here is a close up  of the first two pages of my Accordion card.


Here is the front of my card when it  is ready to be placed in an envelope. I got so carried away making this card, that I forgot to add the black ... fortunately I used black ink to stamp everything on the first page of my card and just for good measure I added black rhinestones on the frames on the front and two pages on the inside. I can't get the challenge wrong when I have set the challenge after all haha.

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:



Amber Hillman
Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Maryann Einam
Sabrina Friel
Vicky Gould



Stamps: You're Retro! - Penny Black; Gift Card Greetings - MFT Stamps; Greetings4Birthday - TSOL
Paper: White; Purple; Dress Me Up Paper Pad - Julie Nutting/Prima
Dies: Gift Card Accordion; Flourish Gift Frame - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Black Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics



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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Jingle Bell Rock!


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 shopping, we all came home with a few new stencils to add to our stash amongst other things. So for our challenge this time around we decided we needed to make something using any stencil we had, it didn't necessarily have to be the ones we bought that day.

I ended up making two cards for this challenge as I wanted to play with a few new stencil related products I had purchased recently. As it turns out I don't think I ended up using any of the stencils I purchased on our last shopping trip but that doesn't matter, they are there when I do need them right! I am only posting one card today, I will post the other next week.


Hey did you know today is exactly one month until Christmas, scary right! I still have so much to do, but at least I have a good stash of Christmas cards I can use. And as you can see I have added to my stash with this Christmas card.

The stencil I used for this card is one I purchased recently from MFT Stamps.  I die cut the base of my card using the Rectangle Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I then placed my stencil on my card starting on the right hand side of the card and used texture paste through the stencil. Once I removed the stencil I poured Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the still wet texture paste to get a glitter look to the background. Once I did one section I carefully placed my stencil back on my card until the whole card was done.



To decorate my card I used the Art Impressions Santa Shake Set ... when you 'pull' the card open it reveals Santa backside which is on an action wobble. I have included a video of my card so you can see this card in action when it wobbles.








Stamps: Santa Shake Set - Art Impressions; Handwritten Holidays - Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White; Red
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Speech Bubble
Other: Black Ink; All Lined Up Stencil - MFT Stamps; Texture Paste; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Black Rhinestone; Foam Tape; Copics


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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving




Hi everyone,

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

As Thanksgiving is just a few days away now, Monica has challenged the Design Team to create a card with a Thanksgiving theme.

Now as I live in Australia, I don't have any need for Thanksgiving cards as we don't celebrate that here. So rather than making a Thanksgiving card, I made one I could give someone to say thanks.

For my card today I used Riley and Company's Baking Riley. I decided to make a shaped apron card using the Marianne Designs Apron die.


On the inside of the card I used Riley and Company's Gratitude Funny Bones Sentiment








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


Heather Bolli
Joy Stagg
Kelly Santi
Kendra DeCota
Monica Taylor
Sandye Curry



Stamps: Baking Riley; Gratitude Funny Bones Sentiment - Riley and Company
Paper: White; Teal; Hey Boy DP - Rosie's Studio
Dies: Apron - Marianne Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello Friend



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a Flip-Its Card I created some time ago but haven't shared on my blog as yet. This one used the Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-Its Card Framelits.



Along the left hand side of my card I added some ribbon roses to match the roses in the designer paper.




Here is my card when it is 'flipped' open. I have kept the back panel blank so I can hand write a greeting when I am ready.


Dies: Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-its Card Framelits; Sizzix Friendly Phrases Framelits w/stamps
Paper: White; Pink; DP




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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hop, Hop Hooray!



Hi everyone,
It's my turn to share a Pop It Ups project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I don’t know about you, but I always need birthday cards especially at this time of year as I give away a lot of my cards to family for Christmas. Today I am playing with the new Lucky the Rabbit Character die set to create a Pop Up birthday card.
Here is how I created my card:


  1. Cut a piece of carrot themed designer paper so it is 4 1/2 inches x 6 1/4 inches. Cut the orange polka dot designer paper at 4 1/2 inches x 5 3/4 inches.
  • Score the carrot themed designer paper at 1/2 inch from one end. Apply adhesive to the 1/2 inch score line carrot side up and attach to the back of the orange polka dot designer paper. Fold paper on this score line.
  • Using the Lots of Pops pop up die, centre the die so that the centre nubs line up with score line of the designer paper and die cut. Refer to Karen Burniston’s video here on how to use the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card.
  • Fold the paper in half again and line up the edge from the Agatha Edges die set to create edge on the top and bottom of the card.
  • Open up card and pop up all the Pop Up  pieces previously die cut on the designer paper.
2. Apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of a piece of green card stock large enough to die cut 3 decorative flourishes from the Agatha Edges die set. Die cut. Adhere one of the pieces to the top and bottom of the pop up card. (reverse the third decorative flourish for the front of the card.
3. Cut a piece of orange card that measures 4 1/2 inches x 11 1/2 inches. Score the card at 5 3/4.
  • Apply adhesive to one side of the back of the pop up designer paper piece and adhere to the inside of the orange card.
  • Apply adhesive to the other side of the pop up designer paper piece and adhere this to other side of the inside of orange card.

4. Using the Lucky the Rabbit Character die set die cut the following:
  • (1) Solid Rabbit Body from black card
  • (1) Detail Rabbit Body from Beige Velvet Adhesive Sheet
  • (1) Solid Feet from Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet
  • (1) Nose from Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet
  • (1) Inner Ears from Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet (die cut these from Detail Rabbit Body)
  • (1) set of Whiskers from White Card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting)
  • (1) set of Eyes from White Card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting)
  • (1) Rabbit Tail from White Card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting)
  • (1) Buck Teeth from White Card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting)
  • (6) Carrots from Orange Card
  • (6) Carrot Tops from Green Card
Assemble Lucky the Rabbit adding a carrot to it’s hand and attach to the top pop up piece of the card. You can view Karen Burniston's video on how to assemble Lucky the Rabbit here.
5. Using the Props 7 – Basket  die set die cut the following:
  • (2) Baskets & Accessory pieces from Brown Card
  • (2) Grass pieces from Green Card.
  • Use the graphic above created by Karen Burniston to assemble the baskets.
  • Add the Green grass pieces to the inside top of the baskets.
  • Adhere two carrots to each of the baskets.
  • Attach baskets to the two side pop up panels on card.
6.  Using the Lucky Birthday Clear Stamp set, stamp the “hop, hop Hooray!” sentiment onto cream card using black ink.
  • Use the Fishtail Banner die from the Lots of Pops die set to die cut sentiment.
  • Sponge around the edge of the banner using orange PanPastels.
  • Attach banner to front pop up panel on card.

The Front of the Card:
7.  Cut a piece of Orange Polka Dot designer paper that is 4 1/2 inches x 5 3/4 inches
  • Use the edge die from the Agatha Edges die set to cut a decorative edge to bottom of card.
  • Adhere designer paper to front of card.
  • Use the Green Flourish Decorative die cut remaining from step 2 along the decorate edge of the designer paper.
8. Using the Lucky Birthday Clear Stamp set stamp the “It’s Somebunny’s Birthday” sentiment to cream card stock using black ink.
  • Line up the large label die from the Katie Label Accordion Card die set so that the sentiment is on the right edge of the die. Die cut.
  • Sponge around the edge of the banner using orange PanPastels.
  • Stamp the Rabbit from the Lucky Birthday Clear Stamp set onto cream card using black ink. Cut out image and color using copic markers.
  • Attach the Rabbit to left side of Katie Label using foam tape.
  • Attach label to front of the card using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
778 Lots of Pops Pop Up Card
1097 Lucky the Rabbit
782 Agatha Edges
1099 Props 7 – Basket
903 Katie Label Accordion
CS009 Lucky Birthday 3″ x 4″ Clear Stamp Set
404 Beige Velvet Adhesive Sheet
409 Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet
510Transparent Double Sided Tape 101mm
 
  
Other:
Cardstock: Cream, white, black, orange, green, brown
Designer Paper: Echo Park Carrots Designer Paper; Kaisercraft Mia Designer Paper
Ink: Black
Foam Tape



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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Season's Greetings


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Joanne, the challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for our Sketch Challenge. I hope you have fun playing with this layout.




For my card today I created a Z Fold Pivot Card using the Tag Pivot card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs

On the left flap which is all you see if the card is closed, I used this for the sketch portion of the challenge. I used Garden Notes - Poinsettia & Garden Notes - White Pine Pinecone & Bough to decorate this panel. 



I used the Merry & Bright clear stamp set on the tags which are attached to the tag pivot section 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
Danielle Lounds
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Kelli Hull
Vicki Burdick
Peggy McCurry
Raquel Mason
Karen Dunbrook (November Guest Designer)

Stamps: Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Red; Green; Olive; Gold; Good Cheer DP & Scrooge & Marley DP - Graphic 45
Dies: Tag Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Garden Notes - Poinsettia; Garden Notes - White Pine Pinecone & Bough - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit #2; PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit #3
Other: Black Ink; Red Ink; Brown Ink; Burgundy Ribbon; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape


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Friday, November 20, 2015

Snowman Christmas


Hi everyone,
It’s my turn to post a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Just over a month to go until Christmas, so it is time to think about Christmas cards and also presents for family and friends. Sometimes it we decided to purchase a gift card as a present so the recipient can buy what they really want after Christmas and we want to present it in a special way. Today’s card using the new Sleigh Gift Card Pop Up Card die set, I have substituted the sleigh for Bianca Petroschi’s cute Daisy Hedgehog with Snowman. I have also used the Tags & More 9 Sparkle die set to create the base of my card.


Here is how I created the card:


  1. Cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock so it measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches.
  • Using the tag edge from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle die set place this as close as you can to one edge of the card and run through die cutting machine.
  • Fold the tag edge down to the straight edge at the bottom of the card and score in half.

  • Open up the white card, place the pop up die from the Sleigh Gift Card Pop Up Card die set so that the centre nubs of the die are lined up with the centre fold of the card. Run through die cutting machine.
2. Using the cloud die from the Country Scapes Cloud & Grass die set, die cut the cloud die from a piece of scrap cardstock.
  • Use the cloud shaped cardstock as a stencil and sponge Turquoise PanPastel over the top part of the white card.
  • Sponge around the edge of the bottom portion of the card.
3. Using the Hedgehog with Snowman stamp from the Hedgehog Daisy All Seasons Clear stamp set, stamp image onto Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink.
  • Cut out image and color using copic markers.
  • Attach the image to the pop up panel of the card.
4. Cut a piece of green card that measures 4 1/4 inches x 1 3/4 inches.
  • Place the snowflake decorative die from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle die set onto the card and run through die cutting machine.
  • Adhere panel to the bottom edge of card.
  • Cut a thin strip of red card and attach this at the top of the green panel.

5. Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Die cut the two smaller snowflakes from the Snowflakes die set. (Note: Place die so that the protective edge of the adhesive sheet is facing the die.) You will need a total of 5 of one snowflake and 4 of the other.
  • Remove the protective backing from each snowflake and cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish glitter with finger.
  • Attach a Transparent/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Offs Sticker to the centre of each snowflake.
  • Attach 6 of the snowflakes to the inside of the card as per photo above.
6. Using black ink, stamp “Merry Christmas” and “from Our Family to Yours” to the open space on the base of the card.

7. Outside of Card:


  • Cut a piece of red card so it measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches.
  • Using the tag edge from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle die set place this as close as you can to one edge of the card and run through die cutting machine.
  • Place the snowflake decorative die from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle die set onto the card so it lines up with the curve created from the tag edge die and run through die cutting machine.
  • Fold the tag edge down to the straight edge at the bottom of the card and score in half.

  • Take a scrap of green cardstock which is 4 1/4 inches x approx 2 1/2 inches.
  •  Using the tag edge from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle die set place this as close as you can to one edge of the card and run through die cutting machine.
  • Adhere the green card behind the snowflakes on the red card so the green shows through the snowflakes on the red card.
8. Adhere the inside pop up card to the red card ensuring to line up edges. (Note: ensure that you do not place any adhesive near the gift card area. Tip: I normally add an old gift card into the gift card area prior to adhering to the the front card so that I know where the adhesive needs to be placed.)
9. Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of green card stock that is large enough to die cut the Quietfire “Merry Christmas”.
  • Adhere sentiment to front of card referring to photo above for placement.
  • Attach the remaining snowflakes to card referring to photo above for placement.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
 
1077 Tags & More 9 – Sparkle
1042 Pop It Ups Sleigh Gift Card Holder
1094 Country Scapes Clouds & Grass
757 Snowflakes
1056 Quietfire “Merry Christmas”
CS007 Hedgehog Daisy All Seasons Clear Stamp Set
CS003 Merry & Bright Clear  Stamp Set
PSF102 Soft Finish Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″ 100lb
30116 Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 2
640 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 
7018 Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
510 Transparent Double Sided Tape 101mm 
  
Other:
Cardstock: Red; Green
Black Ink
Foam Tape


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