Monday, November 18, 2019

Hello, Wishing You The Best Day Ever


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a fun glitter card which would be perfect for so many different occasions.

To create my card I am using products from Taylored Expressions. 

The frame is the Framed Roses Cutting Plate which I die cut twice from white cardstock. One of the frames I adhered to a panel of white cardstock that had Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. After attaching the frame I covered the remaining exposed adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. I then colored the roses and leaves using Copic markers. Once I had finished coloring inside the frame, I adhered the second white frame over the first.

I used the Framed Script - Hello die which I die cut three times from dark pink cardstock, layering these together and adhering to the centre of the card.

I added a sentiment underneath the large "Hello" using the Simple Strips - Birthday stamp set and it's coordinating die set. This sets allows you to die cut the 18 sentiments included in the stamp set all at the same time. 

To finish I added a dark pink card front to a top folding white card and attached my frame to this.


I kept the inside of this card fairly simple, die cutting the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Bright Rosa's Birthday Words from dark pink cardstock and adding peel off border stickers to the top and bottom of the sentiment.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cracker Boxes


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have two more boxes that I have been making for my clubs Christmas party, we are doing a Secret Santa and in past years those who forget to bring a gift but still want to participate just put money in an envelope. I thought an envelope looked a little boring, so I decided to make up a few boxes instead .... after all I have enough dies to make them, so why not!

A few months ago I purchased Tonic Studios new Deco-Edged Square Christmas Cracker die set. I make my own Christmas Crackers every year and even though I have their previous cracker die sets, I liked the look of this one so decided I needed to add it to my collection :).


For my first box, I cut one end off the cracker die cut and folded that up to make a square base. I then decorated the box using gold and red cardstock.


I added gold ribbon to the top of the box. 

I used Taylored Expressions Simple Strips - Christmas stamp set with the coordinating dies to make the sentiment which I adhered to the front of the box.


For my second box, I created a cracker as the die set is intended. I die cut the cracker base from Silver cardstock and this time just used the outline dies included in the set to die cut the layers from patterned paper.


I used silver ribbon to tie bows at each end of the boxes. The sentiment is another sentiment created by the Taylored Expressions Simple Sentiments - Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies. 


Well that's 4 boxes made now ... I need to make 6 in total, so I am getting there .... yay!!!!

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sending Christmas Cheer


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Being the third Saturday of the month, it is time for a sketch challenge.



As I knew I was decorating the inside of my card with a snowy/Christmas theme, I wanted something snow related on the front, and those curves on the sketch reminded me of snow. I used Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders to create the curves on the top and bottom panels.

I added the North Pole to the space where the oval is shown on the sketch. 


I just one of the patterned papers I used on the front for the sky area on the inside of the card. I added the snow border along the bottom,  using the same die I used for the curves on the front.

I used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set to add the sentiment to my card.


To decorate my card I used the Santa, Christmas Tree and North Pole Sign which is from Simon Says Stamp's Christmas Cheer stamp set which I was able to purchase a few months back from them super cheap in one of the steals and deals sales.

The snowflakes are from the Evergreens Pivot Panels die set which I die cut from white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then covered the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.


The deer and presents are from Lawn Fawn's Ho Ho Holidays stamp set.

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.


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Friday, November 15, 2019

Joy And Peace Of Christmas


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today we are taking a look back at Divinity Designs November Release. I am sharing a card I created using some of the new products from the release. For more inspiration using the November Release and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog.

For my card today I created a Half Shutter Card using the Half Shutter Card With Layers die set.

On the right hand panel, I gold embossed one of the sentiments from the Christmas Wishes stamp set. 

In the centre panel I used the Merry Christmas sentiment die which was released last month. I die cut the sentiment from gold cardstock.


On the front of the card I used the new Christmas Dove die set. I die cut the decorative panel of the dove from white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front, I then covered the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. I die cut the outer frame of the dove from gold cardstock.

The dove was layered to the card using the Circles and Scalloped Circles die sets.



I used the Christmas Collection 2018 Paper Pad to decorate all the panels on the card.


 For more inspiration using the November Release and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Sweet Birthday Wishes


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

According to the Days of the Year website, the 11th November was Sundae Day ... doesn't that sound like a delicious day! Create a card that features ice cream of some sort.


For my card this week, I pulled out Karen Burniston's Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up die set ... it's the perfect set for this challenge. 

I used the "Sweet" from the "You're Sweet" die to create the first part of the sentiment and then added the "birthday wishes" which is from MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday Sentiments and then die cut the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builder die set.


In the lower right hand corner of the card I added the sentiment "Life is like an Ice Cream ... Enjoy it before it melts". This is from Darcie's Heart & Home Stay Cool stamp set, I purchased this stamp set earlier in the year specifically for this sentiment to use with the Sundae die.


For the front of the card I used the "Happy Birthday" die also from Karen Burniston. I also added another Sundae below the 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:


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Santa Pillow Box


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas project I created recently. I am helping out to organise our Christmas party for a club I belong to, where we will be doing a Secret Santa present. Sometimes people forget to bring along a present but they still want to participate, so the club normally decorates a few envelopes for them to put in money to the value everyone was supposed to spend. Well that is my job this year, after thinking about it I thought envelopes were pretty boring, so decided to create a few boxes ... this way when the recipient receives their gift they are getting something a little nicer than an envelope.

This is number 1 of 6 boxes I have to make.

For my box today I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Pillow Box with Handle die set. This die makes a really quick and easy box and then it is just a matter of decorating however you want.


To decorate the box, I die cut Elizabeth Craft Designs Santa die. I die cut this from white cardstock and then colored the individual pieces as need. Once Santa was assembled I layered it onto the box using ovals underneath.

I added a ribbon bow and a sentiment to the handle of the box.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Super Duper Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Surprise Ball Pop-up Card that I made for my daughter's birthday at the end of October. My daughter loves super heroes, so I just had to make a Super Hero Surprise Ball Pop-up for her.

If you don't already know the Surprise Ball Pop-up and the Flap and Closure die sets are both new dies released by Karen Burniston (KB Riley LLC) yesterday.


Here is a quick video to see my card in action. One thing I have learnt while making these that the thicker your cardstock, the more pop you will achieve when the card pops up. My black cardstock is a little less weighty than my colored and white cardstocks, so the bounce isn't as pronounced as my others ... but it still does have the surprise bounce when you open it.


To decorate the ball, I used stamps from Sunny Studios stamps, one or two of the sentiments on the ball are from a MFT Stamps stamp set.

Along the edge of the card just above the flap, I added a City Scape die.



Here is an over head view of my card, so you can see the whole card. I used a die from Frantic Stampers for the birthday sentiment on the top portion of the card.


Here is a closeup shot of the ball, as you can see I alternated an image and a sentiment around the ball.


I kept the front of the card simple as the action is all on the inside. I added another of the super heroes and added a sentiment, using the Heffy Doodles "Super" die.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Gnoel With Love At Christmas


Hi Craft Friends,

Today I am sharing another Christmas card with you. 

For the background of my card I used Concord & 9th's Holly Berry Turnabout stamp. I stamped this onto white cardstock using Catherine Pooler inks in Sage; Seafoam; Eucalyptus; Spruce; Polished; Rouge; Rockin' Red; Peppermint Scrub.

I added a snowbank to the bottom of the card using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Border and glittered cardstock.

I added three gnomes from Honey Bee Stamps Gnome Place Like Home.

At the top of the card, I added a sentiment using MFT Stamps Bitty Sentiments - Holiday stamp set. I die cut the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builders die set.


For the inside of the card I added another snowbank using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border die set.

I added another of the gnomes and a tree which are both from the Honey Bee Stamps Gnome Place Like Home stamp set.

I finished off the card by adding two sentiments. The "Gnoel" sentiment if from the Honey Bee Stamps stamp set and the other is from MFT Stamps Bitty Holiday Sentiments stamp set.

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Believe In The Magic Of Christmas


Hi Craft Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas Card using some of the new dies being released tomorrow by Karen Burniston.

I combined the Gift Pivot Panels die set with the Twist Panel Pop-up die set to create this card. 


I used MFT Stamps Ho Ho Ho Background stamp to create my background, using the emboss resist technique and Distress Oxides inks in Festive Berries, Candied Apples and Barn Door.


I added Santa & his reindeer to the bottom left hand side of the card which is from MFT Stamps Christmas sELFies stamp set.

Along the top edge of my card, I used the new flip from the Flip and Closure die set and added the Merry Christmas sentiment.

On either side of the pivot panels I added sentiments using MFT Stamps Bitty Holiday Sentiments.

Here is a look at my card as it is closing, you can see how the 4 panel fold in the centre folds up and starts to turn to the side.


For the front of the card I used another of the images from MFT Stamps Christmas sELFies stamp set. 

I created a polaroid frame by die cutting a square to the top part of a rectangle and trimming  down the sides of the rectangle to make it look like a polaroid.

I added a sentiment to the bottom part of the polaroid which is from MFT Stamps Bitty Holiday Sentiments stamp set.


And finally a look at my card when it is closed. It may look a little thick, but it does flatten down a little more and will fit into an envelope easily.

Supplies:
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