Thursday, March 31, 2016

Eiffel Tower Day


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As the challenge hostess for the month I finish off the month with one last challenge. 


According to the Days of the Year web site today is Eiffel Tower Day. So for our challenge this week let's celebrate all things Parisian …. It could be the Eiffel Tower, French Poodle; Berets; Champagne; Red, White & Blue Color Combo etc.


Of course I just had to grab my Eiffel Tower Pop Stand Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs to create my card this week.

To create the Eiffel Towers, I die cut them using Silver Shimmer Sheetz and then used alcohol inks to dab on the color I wanted my Eiffel Towers to be. 



I added the Paris Edges decorative die to both edges of my card and then stamped the little French girl wearing a beret which I also added to each end.

I used the speech bubble from the Rectangle Accordion Card die set for the sentiment which is from the Just a Note Clear Stamp set.



Here is a look at my card from above so you can see the whole of the inside of the card.


For the front of my card I used the Paris Skyline die from MFT Stamps, my friend used this on a card she made me for my birthday which reminded me I had it and of course I wanted to play with it.

I also used the A Way with Words Merci which was die cut with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front of the word and then added Orange Silk Microfine Glitter over the adhesive.

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:


Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Maryann Einam
Vicky Gould

Stamps: Just a Note Clear Stamps - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Madamoiselle - Stamp It
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Envision Expo DP - Graphic 45
Dies: Eiffel Tower Pop Stand Card; Paris Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; A Way with Words - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Paris Skyline - MFT Stamps
Other ECD Products: Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Orange Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Denim Alcohol Ink; Stream Alcohol Ink; Silver Metallic Alcohol Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Rebus - Things that are Yellow



Hi everyone,

It's time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. 

This month the theme is Things that are Yellow

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 solving my November Rebus which was "Names starting with the letter 'G' ". Here are the correct answers so you can check how you did.

  1. Gertrude
  2. Gail
  3. Gordon
  4. Grace
  5. Grant
  6. Gemma
  7. Gregory
  8. Gigi
  9. Gwendolyn
  10. Garwood
  11. Gina
  12. Grover
  13. Glen


You can find all my past Rebus cards here


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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Lighthouse


Hi everyone,

Today I have a tutorial on how to create the card above using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs. For my project today I used the Lighthouse and Shells from Joset Designs along with the Fitted and Stitched Ovals and Card Stand Easel from Els van de Burgt Studio.

When I was looking through the new Through the Lens Patterned Cardstock packs, this piece from the Stone series reminded me of waves crashing up against the sand/rocks ... if you look very closely you might see it too :) .

Here is how I created my card:

1. The Base of my card: 
  • Counting from the small centre die, die cut the fourth die from the Stitched Ovals die set using designer cardstock from the Through the Lens Stone 6 x 6 Patterned Cardstock.
  • Counting from the small centre die, die cut the fifth die from the Fitted Ovals die set using Rust Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Counting from the small centre die, die cut the fifth die from the Stitched Ovals die set using Time for Teal Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Die cut the largest die from the Fitted Ovals die set, using White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Layer all pieces together as per photo above and set aside.




2. Using the Lighthouse die, die cut the following:

  • (1) Solid Lighthouse from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (1) Detail Lighthouse from Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (1) Detail Lighthouse from Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (1) Detail Lighthouse from Time for Teal Soft Finish Lighthouse
  • (1) Detail Lighthouse from White Soft Finish Cardstock
(Note for easier assembly apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of all the cardstock pieces BEFORE die cutting, except for the Solid Lighthouse.)

  • Remove the black outline only from the black die cut lighthouse and adhere this to the solid white lighthouse.
  • Referring to the photo above, remove the roof and red lighthouse wall panels from the red lighthouse and adhere them in the appropriate places.
  • Referring to the photo above, remove the base of the lighthouse & top section of lighthouse from the teal lighthouse and adhere them in the appropriate places.
  • Referring to the photo above, remove the remaining lighthouse wall panels from the white lighthouse and adhere them in the appropriate places.
  • Remove all the window pieces from the white lighthouse, color with a copic marker and adhere into place.
  • Attach lighthouse to oval panel using foam tape.
3. Using the Small Shells die set, die cut three of the solid and outline shells from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back. 
  • Adhere the outline shell to the appropriate solid shell.
  • Use ink and a blender tool to apply color to the shells.
  • Use foam tape to adhere shells around the base of lighthouse.
4. Using the Sun and Circle from the Rainbow Sky die set, die cut both pieces from Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock. 
  • Add color to edge of each piece using a copic marker. 
  • Adhere sun to oval panel using foam tape.


5. Die cut the Card Stand/Easel die from Rust Soft Finish Cardstock. Fold stand in half and use to sit oval panel on.




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

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Inks: Dried Marigold Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Foam Tape



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Monday, March 28, 2016

Monkey



Hi everyone,

Today I am playing with my Stampendous Jungle Friends stamp set to make a birthday card.

I have added an action wobble to the monkey's head so that when you touch it the head wobbles.


For the inside of my card I added a sentiment.

Stamps: Jungle Friends - Stampendous; Sprinkles & Sparkles - Penny Black
Paper: White; Brown; Blue; DP
Dies: Tag Stax; Lead the Way - MFT Stamps; Label
Other: Black Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink; Action Wobble; Rhinestones; Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics




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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Herd You Had a Birthday



Hi everyone,

Today I have a Stand Up Card I created using the Sizzix Circle Stand Ups Bigz die. I decorated the card using this cute cow from Whimsy Stamps.



Here is another view of my card, so you can see the folds a little easier.



And finally my card when it is folded ready to be placed in an envelope.




Stamps: Hay, Whatzup, Buttercup - Whimsy Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Soak Up the Sun DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Sizzix Circle Stand-Ups Card Bigz Die; Circle Stax - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Butterfly Wishes


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As the challenge hostess for the month, I finish off the month with one last challenge.


According to the Days of the Year web site the 26th March is Purple Day.  Purple Day is a celebration aimed at raising worldwide awareness of epilepsy, a condition that affects over 65 million people globally. For our challenge this week include the color purple in your creations.



For my card today I have used the Butterfly Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I used the A Way with Words - Hello Sentiment in the lower right hand corner to which I have added Lavender Silk Microfine Glitter. I have also offset the sentiment slightly with a lighter lavender card.


To decorate the butterfly panel I used the decorative butterflies included in the Butterfly Pivot Card die set. For the solid butterfly I added Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of the card before die cutting and then covered the adhesive with Lavender Silk Microfine Glitter.

The detail butterfly has been die cut using Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.

For the sentiment on the right hand side I used layering dies from the Katie Label Pivot Card die set.


Here is a look at the back of my 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.


Stamps: Butterfly Wishes - Impression Obsession
Paper: White; Green; Lavender; Purple; Enjoying Outdoors Autumn Picnic - Maja Design
Dies: Butterfly Pivot Card; Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; A Way with Words Hello - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; Lavender Silk Microfine Glitter; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Other: Black Ink






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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me!


Hi everyone,

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


As today is my birthday let's create a card that includes the things I love … owls and cards that pop up; flip or pull open; accordion style etc. Any type of construction style card will do anything goes but preferably not a flat card this week.


One of the newest style of Pop It Ups this year is the Hanging Charm Pull Tab Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have been having so much fun playing with this die set that I decided to use it for my card today.

Heartfelt Creations released a new collection earlier in the year ... Sugar Hollow Collection which is all about Owls. When my local craft store got these I was the first to put them in my basket (they hadn't even made it to the shelves yet haha). So of course I decided to use those on my card. There are 6 sets in the collection, I have used images or sentiments from 4 of the stamp sets for this card. 


Here is another view of my card at a different angle so you can see the pop up portion of the card in action.



Here is my card when it is closed ready to pop in an envelope. As you can see I also added the A Way with Words Happy Birthday 2 sentiment to the card .

Rather than use the frame that comes with the die set for the pop up piece I have used rectangles from the Stitched Rectangles & Fitted Rectangles die set to give me more room to fit my image.



And finally the back of my card .... of course I had to add another owl image from one of the other stamp sets and the sentiment from another set.

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:


Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Maryann Einam
Vicky Gould



Stamps: Sugar Hollow Hangout; It's Owl Good; Sugar Hollow Tree; You're a Hoot - Heartfelt Creations
Paper: White; Black; DP
Dies: Hanging Charm Pull Tab - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Stitched Rectangles; Fitted Rectangles; Stitched Sqaures; A Way with Words - Happy Birthday 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What's Up?


Hi Everyone,

My card today is for a challenge I do 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 the new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs had arrived at the store, so my friends of course had to buy a die or two :) ... luckily I already had mine being on the Design Teams. So our challenge for this month was to use any of the ECD new release products.


For my card I decided to create a Pop Up Card using the Hot Air die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. This die set comes with an optional single pop up die which allows you to make a pop up card.

I also used the new Pull Card Edges die set and the What's Up? Clear Stamp set. To stamp the sentiments I used the Stitched Circles die set from Els van de Burgt Studio.



Here is another look at the inside of my card, this time at a different angle so you can see the pop up portion of the card.




For the front of the card I used the Pull Card Edges die set again on my designer paper and the pink scallop edge. I also used the Stitched Circles again for my sentiment.

Stamps: What's Up Clear Stamps - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Air Balloon - FabScraps
Dies: Hot Air Balloon; Pull Card Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Stitched Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Lots of Dots Embossing Folder
Other: Black Ink;  Foam Tape; Copics




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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

You, Me and Coffee



Hi everyone,

Today I am playing along with the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which is being held from Saturday 18th March to Friday 25th March.


I decided to create a 'flat' card using the Cup Pop Stand Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

All the colored card is the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock which is now available in 36 fabulous colors. 

I used the Stitched & Fitted Rectangles die sets to create my layers and for the Dark Chocolate layer I embossed the panel using the Coffee Bean Embossing Folder and then sanded the raised areas of the coffee beans. For the cup I die cut it from Rosebud Soft Finish Cardstock and then used the Coffee Stencil to add the white trim to the top of the cup.

The Spoon is die cut using Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. For the sentiment I used the speech bubble from the Rectangle Accordion Card die set and stamped the word Coffee and the coffee beans both from the Coffee & Tea Clear Stamp set.



 On the inside of my card I used the Coffee Stencil to sponge some coffee beans on the lower right hand corner of my card. I also added a sentiment using the stamps from the Coffee & Tea Clear Stamp set.

Stamps: Coffee & Tea Clear Stamp Set - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Dark Chocolate; Café au Lait & Rosebud Soft Finish Card
Dies: Cup Pop Stand Card; Rectangle Accordion Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fitted Rectangles; Stitched Rectangles -  Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Coffee Stencil; Coffee Embossing Folder; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
Other: Black Ink; Ground Espresso Distress Ink; Frayed Burlap Distress Ink; Picket Fence Distress Paint; Blending Tools; Foam Tape




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Monday, March 21, 2016

Present Birthday


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a birthday card I created using the Oval Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs




To decorate my card I used the Christmas Present die from Tonic Studio which was actually a Christmas present from one of my friends last Christmas.

I used the Pull Card Edges for the designer paper panels. On the left hand side of the card I added a decorative border using the Jewels 1 die set. I also added Pink/Silver Glitter Dots to the circle parts of the die cut.


This is the inside of my card when you pull the card open. I added a birthday sentiment to the oval part of the card. I also added one of the corners from the Corners 1 dies set and added more Glitter Dots to the circles.


Stamps: Yummy Treats - Hero Arts
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Pink; Hello Happiness DP - Taylored Expressions
Dies: Oval Pull Card; Pull Card Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Jewels 1; Corners 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Christmas Present - Tonic Studio
Other ECD Products: Pink/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape


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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Just for You


Hi everyone,

My card today uses one of the new stamp sets from Stampin' Up which a friend of mine managed to get for me recently.

 I have used one of Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle dies for the sentiment and then turned it on an angle and chopped off the overhanging part of the rectangle.



For the inside of the card I used one of the sentiments from the set and also added a piece of designer paper which I adhered to the card at an angle.


Stamps: Botanicals for You - Stampin' Up
Paper: White; Project Life Playful DP - American Crafts
Dies: Stitched Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Picked Raspberry Distress Ink; Peel Paint Distress Ink; Pearls; Fun Foam



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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Humpty Dumpty


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As the challenge hostess for the month, I continue 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.








A few months ago I purchased this Humpty Dumpty die .... I am a bit of a sucker when it comes to anything Humpty Dumpty related for some reason. So I decided to use this for my card today. The sentiment is from an old Humpty Dumpty stamp set I have. I masked the other lines of the sentiment so I only stamped out the first line of the nursery rhyme.

I paper pieced all the pieces of the die back into the die cut so I had solid colors rather than open colors, it took a while but I prefer that look for this die.



As you can see I created a Pop Up Card using the Lots of Pops die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. As Humpty has had his fall, I cut apart his head from the body.


I used the spinner die from the Rectangle Pull Card die set to attach Humpty's head to the wall, so that that was also popped up. You can see the spinner in the photo above.


I have also added clouds to the back panel which are from the Rainbow Sky die set designed by Joset Designs for Elizabeth Craft Designs.


One last photo of my card, which is a close up so you can see the sentiment, on the bottom part of the card. I used the labels from the Katie Label Pivot Card die set to layer my sentiment.

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.

Raquel Mason
Rebecca Ednie
Jen Benner 
Sandy Diller March Guest Designer

Stamps: Once Upon A Wall - Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Flesh; Cream; Red; Pink; Foliage DP - Pebbles Inc; Lighthouse 1 - Fabscraps
Dies: Lots of Pops; Rectangle Pull Card; Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Rainbow Sky - Joset Designs for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Humpty Dumpty - Tattered Lace
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Turquoise/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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