Tuesday, May 31, 2016

You're So Sweet


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 am playing with Joset Designs new Lollipop die set and General Sentiments Clear Stamp set and Karen Burniston's new Cherry Stencil along with the Oval Pull Card die set to create a Pull Card.

Here is how I created my card:

1. The Base of my card: 

  • Cut a piece of red card that measures 8 1/2 inches x 6 inches. Score along the long edge at 4 1/4 inches.


  • Place the main die from the Oval Pull Card die set and line the centre nubs of the die so it is centred on the scored line. Run through die cutting machine. 

  • Cut two pieces of white cardstock, one at 2 3/8 inches x 6 inches and the other at 1 1/8 inches x 6 inches.
  • Stencil the cherry design onto both pieces of white card using the Stage It Stencil - Cherries Layering using green ink for the stems and red ink for the cherries.
  • Adhere the panels to the right and left sides of the card as per photo above.


  • Die cut the diamond border from the Bead Strings 1 die set from green cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back. 
  • Adhere the border to the edge of each cherry decorated panel.

  • Using the large oval from the Oval Pull Card die set, die cut one from white card. 
  • Attach to the oval on the front of the Pull Card using foam tape.




2. Using the Lollipop die set, die cut the following:
  • (3) Solid Lollipop from white card
  • (3) Spiral Lollipop from red card that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (3) Lollipop Sticks from tan card
  • Assemble Lollipops as per photo above.



3. Attach the Lollipops to the white oval panel on the front of the card using foam tape.

  • Using green cardstock, die cut the bow from the Lollipops die set and attach to the Lollipop sticks as per photo above.



4.  Using the large oval from the Oval Pull Card die set, die cut one from white card. 
  • Stamp the sentiment "You're So Sweet" from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set onto the white oval using black ink.
  • Attach oval to the back of the centre oval on card as per photo above.
5. Using the Lollipop die set, die cut the following:
  • (1) Solid Lollipop from white card
  • (1) Spiral Lollipop from red card that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (1) Lollipop Sticks from tan card
  • Assemble Lollipop as per the ones you created for the front of the card.
  • Line up the Lollipop so it covers the one that is overlapping from the front of the card. Mark in pencil where the Lollipop Stick comes just above the sentiment. Cut Lollipop Stick on this mark..
  • Adhere the Lollipop to the card as per photo above.
  • With remaining Lollipop Stick, line up the stitch with the stick already stuck down, make a mark where the stick comes just under the sentiment. Cut the Lollipop Stick on this mark.
  • Adhere Lollipop Stick to card as per photo above.
6. Using the Corners 1 die set die cut a corner that has larger holes on it from green cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back. 
  • Remove circles and attach to the centre of the closure tab on the Oval Pull Card.

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

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Lollypop 
Oval Pull Card
Bead Strings 1
Corners 1
Stage It Stencil - Cherries Layering
General Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other: 
Cardstock: White; Red; Green
Inks: Red; Green; Black
Die Cutting Machine
Foam Tape


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    Monday, May 30, 2016

    Rebus - Names Starting with the Letter "H"



    Hi everyone,



    It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
    "Names Starting with the letter 'H' ". 

    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 April Rebus which was Ranks in the Military .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.


    1. Corporal
    2. Commander
    3. Seaman
    4. General
    5. Lieutenant.
    6. Sergeant
    7. Private
    8. Major


    You can find all my past rebus cards here.





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    Sunday, May 29, 2016

    Fish



    Hi everyone,

    I have another card that I created a few years ago which I haven't blogged as yet. 

    This card uses a technique I learnt years ago which for want of a better name I call Vellum Reverse Resist Technique. This used to be one of my favorite techniques to use with vellum.

    Here is how I created the background for this card:
    1. Stamp an image or images onto the front of your vellum using black ink
    2. Turn the vellum over so that the reverse side of the vellum is facing up.  Stamp a background stamp (or a smaller stamp repeatedly) onto the vellum using versamark ink and then cover with clear embossing powder and emboss.
    3. Use markers or dye ink pads to color the back of the vellum (the sided with the clear embossing, going over the embossed background. Polish the colored area with a tissue to remove any ink from the clear embossing. Your background should now be able to be seen from the front.
    4. Cut a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet the same size as your vellum and carefully layer the adhesive to the reverse side of the vellum.
    5. Cut a piece of white card the same size as the vellum and layer this to the other side of the adhesive.
    6. Assemble your card as desired.

    Note: Keep in mind when selecting stamps to use for your background on the reverse side of the vellum that the image will be mirrored when you look at your card from the front. So this technique won't work with word stamps unless they are special reversed words designed for this purpose.


    Stamps: Fish; Waves; Shell - Print Blocks
    Paper: White; Pink; Blue
    Other: Black Ink;  Versamark Ink; Kaleidacolor Ink Pad; Brayer; Clear Embossing Powder






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    Saturday, May 28, 2016

    #1 Teacher


    Hi everyone,

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

    Barb says .... The end of May signals the end of the school year in the US. Let's make a teacher thank you card this week. If you don't have a use for a teacher thank you card feel free to make a generic thank you card instead.



    It always seems strange having school finish in the middle of the year as were I live our school year doesn't end until the end of the year. I guess it is all about when our summer holidays are :).

    As I will need to have a few cards for my daughter to give to my grandchildren's teachers this was an ideal time to get another one made.

    It has been a while since I have made a pencil shaped card so I figured I would create one for this challenge.



    Of course I love interactive cards and I could just make a plain card for this challenge so lets go pop up! I used the Lucy Labels Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    As you can see I recreated the pencil design I created on the front on the inside of my card.

    The sentiment I used is an old one from MFT Stamps, I liked this one as I figured there is an eraser on the end of the pencil, which kind of matches the sentiment.


    Here is another view of my card, taken at a different angle so you can see the pop up part 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: Clearly Sentimental About Teachers - MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Kraft; Black; Pink; Silver; Dino Friends DP - Echo Park
    Dies: Lucy Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Wonderful Words Teacher; Wonderful Words Thank You - Papertrey Ink; Cheveron Border - MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - ECD







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    Friday, May 27, 2016

    You Are Dynamite


    Hi everyone,

    It's my Grandson's 6th Birthday today, wow it is hard to believe that 6 years ago I was holding him for the very first time!

    One of the things he likes are dinosaurs, so I decided to use that theme for his birthday card. Of course I also had to use another of the numbers from the Decor N More Number dies from MFT Stamps

    As you can see I have created a Tri Shutter Card using the Shutter die from Tattered Lace.



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


    And finally here is the front of the card when it is folded ready to be placed in an envelope.

    Stamps: Dino-Mite - Our Craft Lounge; Airplane Greetings - MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Kraft; Green; Dino Friends DP - Echo Park
    Dies: Tri Shutter Card - Tattered Lace; Décor N More 6 - MFT Stamps; Discover Dinosaurs - Echo Park
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape



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    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Blueberries


    Hi everyone,

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

    Apparently today is National Blueberry Cheesecake day, who knew but it sounds yummy so make a card with this theme in mind.


    For my card today I pulled out one of my Alota Rubber Stamps images, this stamp is perfect for this challenge with all those blueberries in their basket. I guess they are thinking about baking a Blueberry Cheesecake right!

    For the base of my card I used the Hanging Charm Pull Tab die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I substituted the frame that comes in the die set,  for the Stitched Ovals and Dotted Scallop Ovals.


    Here is another view of my card, this time at an angle soo you can see the pull tab in action.


    And the card when it is closed ready to be popped in an envelope.



    And finally the back of my card where I added another sentiment.

    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: Bugs full of Blueberries - Alota Rubber Stamps; Strawberries2stamp; Morestrawberries2stamp - The Stamps of Life
    Paper: White; Blue; Lavender; Zig Zag DP - Fabscraps
    Dies: Hanging Charm Pull Tab - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Stitched Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Fibres; Copics



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    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Happy Birthday


    Hi everyone,

    Today I am sharing another card I created some years ago using the Spin Art Machine Toy to create the background.



    Stamps: Girl with Star - Designs Ink'd; Happy Birthday Border - Unknown
    Paper: White Gloss; Pyellow; Orange
    Other: Black Ink;  Magic Spin Art Toy; Yellow Brads



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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Forty only 11 in Scrabble



    Hi everyone,

    My eldest daughter turns 40 today, so of course I had to create a special 40th birthday card for her.  As I have a number of the special big "0" birthdays this year .... 40th; 60th and 90th, I decided to purchase the MFT Stamps Decor N More Number dies last year. So now I have them of course I need  to use them for their cards somehow.



    For my daughter's card I decided to create a pop up card and add the numbers to the pop up panel on the inside. I used the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    I have seen a few cards on Pinterest that tell you how many points your age is in scrabble for those special big birthdays, so I decided to use that on my card also. Apparently Forty (40) is only 11 in Scrabble. 

    To decorate the "40" I added a Prima Doll, I was going to use the whole doll but when I cut it out using my Scan N Cut it cut the inside as well as the outside of the legs for some reason, but as it worked well coming through the hole in the "O" I was able to still use the image.

    Because the numbers are fairly tall, I had to add an extra panel to each end of my card so the numbers wouldn't poke out when closed.



    Here is another view of my card taken at a different angle so you can see the Pop Up a little better.



    I kept the front of my card fairly simple, adding the designer papers I used on the inside and also using the A Way with Word Happy Birthday die which is layered onto the Stitched Ovals and new Dotted Scallop Ovals from Elizabeth Craft Designs.



    Stamps: Party Girl - Prima
    Paper: White; Green; Balloons DP - We R Memory Keepers; Little Boy Blue Stanley DP - Crate Paper
    Dies: Lots of Pops Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Stitched Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals; Happy Birthday - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Décor N More 4; Décor N More 0 - MFT Stamps; Happy Birthday - Creative Expression
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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    Monday, May 23, 2016

    Years Tell Us Much

    Hi everyone,

    I have one more card to share which was created using the Spin Art Machine Toy to create the background. I kept this card fairly simple and just added a sentiment to the lower right hand corner of the card.


    Stamps: Audrey - Years Tell Us Much - Wordsworth Rubber Stamps
    Paper: White Gloss; Black; Green
    Other: Black Ink;  Magic Spin Art Toy; Black Brads



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    Sunday, May 22, 2016

    As Time Goes By


    Hi everyone,

    I hope you are enjoying your weekend. My card today is another I created some years ago using the Spin Art Machine Toy and dye inks. I love how the backgrounds are different everytime.

    The imagine used on my card is another from Rubber Romance.





    Stamps: Audrey - Rubber Romance; As Time Goes By - Unknown
    Paper: White Gloss; Black; Red
    Other: Black Ink;  Magic Spin Art Toy; Black Brads; Foam Tape; Copics



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    Saturday, May 21, 2016

    This Bugs's for You



    Hi everyone,


    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Barb Anders,  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 decided to play with the new Ladybugs die set designed by Joset Designs for Elizabeth Craft Designs which is being released later this month. This die set contains 4 dies which include 1 solid body and 3 different wings that you can use to create your ladybugs. I used 2 of the wings for my card today.




    As you can see I created a Pop Up Card using the Happy Birthday Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Normally when I used this die set I decorate the card with the stars included in the die set, but as ladybugs prefer flowers to stars I decided to add some white flowers to my card where I would normally place the stars. 

    I added three more ladybugs to decorate my card and also added an oval panel for the hand written greeting.




    Here is another view of the inside of my card taken at a different angle, so you can see the pop up a little easier.


    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
    Jessie Rone
    Joanne Grzelak
    Karen Aicken
    Maryann Einam
    Peggy McCurry
    Raquel Mason
    Rebecca Ednie
    Jen Benner 
    Wanda Cullen (May Guest Designer)


    Stamps: This Bugs for You - Darcie Stamps
    Paper: White; Black; Sailing Cards DP - Carta Bella; Sunbeam DP - Kaisercraft
    Dies: Happy Birthday Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Ladybug; Dotted Scallop Rectangles; Stitched Rectangles; Stitched Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals; Bunch of Flowers 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Red/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers
    Other: Black Ink; Clear Dots; Foam Tape



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    Friday, May 20, 2016

    Have a Splashing Day!


    Hi everyone,

    It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Today I decided to play with a few of the new die sets from the Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio collections which will be released this month.

    Here is how I created my card: 

    Creating the card base - 

    1. Cut a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock so it measures 4 3/4 inches x 11 1/2 inches. Score along the long side at 5 3/4 inches and fold so that you have a top folding card.



    2. Take a piece of patterned cardstock from the Through the Lens Stone 6 x 6 Patterned Cardstock pack (refer to the photo above on the left). Color this cardstock using salty ocean distress ink using a blending tool, I also added some picket fence distress ink over the top to tone it done a little. 
    • Cut this piece of cardstock down so it measures 4 1/2 inches x 5 3/4 inches.
    • Adhere this panel to the card so that there is an 1/8 inch edge on either side of the cardstock.
    3. Die cut two of the diamond borders from the Bead String 1 die set from Blue Soft Finish Cardstock that has Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back. 
    • Adhere the borders on either side of the of the edge of the patterned cardstock to that the centre point of the border die lines up with the edge of the patterned cardstock.
    • Attach Turquoise/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers to each of the circles on the borders.


    4. From the Dolphin die set die cut the following from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back.
    • (1) Dolphin
    • (1) Dolphin Flipper
    • (1) of each Splash
    • (1) set of water drops
    5. From the Boat die set die cut the following from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back.
    • (2) waves
    6. Counting from the centre die, die cut the fourth oval from the Stitched Ovals die set from Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock. 
    • Emboss oval using the Clouds Embossing Folder
    • Counting from the centre die, die cut the fifth oval from the Dotted Scallop Ovals die set from Bluebell Soft Finish Cardstock.
    • Layer the Cloud Embossed Soft Sky oval to the Bluebell Dotted Scallop Oval.
    7. Using the photo above as a guide color the dolphin and the dolphins flipper with grey ink going darker at the top of the dolphin.
    • Color the Splash; water drops and waves using tumbled glass distress ink and salty ocean distress ink.
    8. Remove the protective backing from one of the waves and adhere it to other wave so that the waves are offset. 
    • Take the Stitched Oval die we used to die cut the cloud oval and position the waves so that the bottom of the waves line up with the bottom of the die and run through die cutting machine.
    • Adhere the waves to the oval panel using foam tape.
    • Adhere the splashes to either side of the oval and add the water drops as per photo above.
    • Attach the dolphin to the oval using foam tape.
    • Add a Black/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Sticker to the dolphin for an eye.
    9. Attach the oval panel to the centre of the card base using foam tape.

    10. Stamp the sentiment "have a Splashing day!" onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink. Trim around the sentiment to create a rectangle panel. 
    • Adhere sentiment to the top left hand corner of the card at a slight angle.



    11. The Inside of the Card: 
    • Counting from the centre die, die cut the third oval from the Dotted Scallop Ovals die set from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
    • Sponge the edges of the oval using blue ink.
    • Stamp the sentiment "Wishing You Oceans of Joy" in the centre of the oval using black ink.
    • Adhere oval to the centre of the inside of the card.

    • Using the Bead Oval Frames die set die cut the largest oval from Bluebell Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
    • Adhere Bead Oval Frame to the centre of the inside of the card.
    • Attach Turquoise/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers to each of the circles on the oval alternating from the large to small dots.

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

    Supplies:

    Elizabeth Craft Designs:

    Other:
    Inks - Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Salty Ocean Distress Ink; Picket Fence Distress Ink; Slate Adirondack Ink
    Die Cutting Machine
    Blending Tool
    Foam Tape





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