Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Up in the Clouds Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a birthday themed Slimline card.

To create my card I used Whimsy Stamps Slimline Clouds die set. For the background panel behind the clouds I used Distress Oxide inks in Broken China, Kitsch Flamingo and Wilted Violet to add color to a white panel of cardstock. I spritzed the panel with water before adhering the two together. This panel was then adhered to a side folding Slimline card that measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

I added the cute dog holding the balloons which is from Penny Black's So Much Love stamp set. 

I added birthday sentiments using stamps from Honey Bee Stamps Stellar Sentiments stamp set.

To finish off the card I added clear crystals to the background area of the card.


For the inside of the card I created another panel using the same inks as I used on the front of the card. This was layered behind a scalloped rectangle frame using Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Stitched Scalloped Rectangles die set. 

I added a sentiment from Unity Stamps Hugs, Kisses and Birthday Wishes stamp set.












Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Just Chicken In



Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a farm themed Slimline card that I created recently.

For the slimline portion of the card I used Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Diecutting System for the background panels. I also used Honey Bee Stamps Horizon Slimline Borders.

I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Tractor, Farmer and Hen & Chicken die sets to add the images to the card.

I added the "Just Chicken In" sentiment to the top left of the card which is from Mama Elephant's Zodiac Rooster stamp set.


For the inside of the card I added two more of the chickens using the Hen & Rooster die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I added the "Hay There!" sentiment which is from Sugar Pea Designs Barn to be Wild stamp set.


Other Supplies:
Barn to be Wild - Sugar Pea Designs (discontinued)






Monday, May 10, 2021

Rainbow Birthday Wishes


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a birthday themed Slimline Card that I created recently.

For my card today I used Scrapbook Dot Com's Slim Buffalo Check die. To create the rainbow effect behind the slimline die, I used strips of colored cardstock wide enough to cover two check panels. I adhered the slimline panel to a top folding Slimline Card that measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

The presents on either side of the card are from Beccy's Place Celebrations stamp set.

I added the die cut birthday sentiment which is a Kaisercraft die.


For the inside of the card I die cut the Slim Buffalo Check die again from white cardstock and layered the rainbow colored cardstock behind. I cut this down so it was only the two checks in height.

I added an older birthday sentiment from The Stamps of Life's MoreCandles2Stamp stamp set.

I added one more gift to the right hand side of the card.

Other Supplies:
Birthday Wishes Die Set - Kaisercraft (discontinued)









Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Mother's Day themed Mini Slimline Card I created recently.


This is actually the first Mini Slimline Card I have created, I love making Slimline Cards but I have been trying to resist Mini Slimline cards. As you can see, I finally broke down and made one.

This mini slimline measures 3.5 inches x 6 inches.

To decorate the front  of my card I used Karen Burniston's Happy Mother's Day sentiment die and a couple of flowers from the Flower Pivot Panels die set.


For the inside of the card I used the Flower Pivot Panels die set to add the pop-up portion of the card. 

On either side of the pivot panel I added a white panel using the scalloped rectangle included in the Slim Flaps and Frames die set. 

I added the "Love You" sentiment using one of the dies included in the Pop 'N Swap die set.








Saturday, May 8, 2021

Karen Burniston/Sassy and Crafty Blog Hop


Welcome to the Karen Burniston (KB Riley) & Sassy and Crafty Blog Hop! Our Design Team members are excited to share their inspiring creations using some of the fabulous products from both these companies.




To celebrate our blog hop we have four great prizes to give away. You will have the chance to win one of two $25 Gift Certificates to use on the Karen Burniston (KB Riley) website or one of two $25 Gift Certificates to use on Sassy and Crafty website.

Make sure you join the hop and comment on everyone's blog post for your chance to win one of these prizes. Winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS received by Saturday 15th May 2021.



I love making Slimline cards and finding ways to use Karen Burniston's Pop-up die sets in them. So for my first card today I created a Landscape Slimline card with a 3/4 length front. This card measures 3 7/8 inches x 8 1/2 inches when closed.

This style of card works well  for the Paper Frames Pop-up die set which is what I used for my card today. I had to go with the wider sized slimline, so that the pop-up element would fit into my card.

I love owls, so when I saw this fun stamp set from Sassy and Crafty ... You're a Hoot stamp set, I knew I needed to use it for my card. I stamped each of the owls and the clothing twice and the branch four times and cut them out so I could decorate my card inside and out.

All the sentiments on this card are also included in the Sassy and Crafty stamp set.


I added the rectangle and Frame from the Slim Flaps and Frames die set to use to add a space to write a personal message.


The front of my card measures 3 7/8 inches x 5 1/2 inches, so that the right side of the inside of the card can be seen when the card is closed.

I used the Crosshatch Ovals die set to add to the front panel, adding the sentiment in the centre. I decorated the oval using two of the owls, branches and flowers.


I used a speech bubble from the Spinner Square Pop-up to add the "whoo whoo" sentiment which part of the sentiment "Guess Whoo" from the owl stamp set.


For my second card today I have a  Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up card using the acetate window on the front. You can find Karen's tutorial on how to create this style of card here

When I was looking at Sassy and Crafty's stamps to select which ones to ask for for the hop, I came across this fun Plushies - Friendly Pugs Stamp set. As I have a grand puppy that is a pug, I just had to ask for this set. 


I used Karen Burniston's Alphabet die set to add the "PUG HUGS" sentiment to the narrow strip at the left side of the card. I also added two scallop borders using the Border Blends Argyle die set.


I used the "flying by" sentiment on the inside of the Rockin' Rectangle arm which is  from Sassy and Crafty's You're A Hoot Stamp set ... as the pugs are in a plane it was perfect to use with the image I used on this card. I used oval dies from the Oval Frames Pop-up die set.

The blue background with the white strips was created using Sassy and Crafty's Party Time Stencil. I used Versamark ink to add ink through the stencil onto white cardstock, which I then covered with white embossing powder and heat set. I then used Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass; Broken China and Faded Jeans to add a ombre effect with blue inks.

I also used the speech bubble again for this card, this time stamping the "Celebrate" from the pug stamp set. The speech bubble is from the Spinner Square Pop-up die set.

Well that is about it from me today, thank you for dropping by. The next stop on the hop is the amazing Justin

Here is the order for the blog hop:

Frances    <<<<< You Are Here >>>>>>



Other Supplies:
You're a Hoot Stamp Set - Sassy and Crafty
Plashes Friendly Pugs Stamp Set - Sassy and Crafty
Party Time Stencil - Sassy and Crafty
Grafix Craft Plastic Sheets Clear .020





Happy Mail


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Our challenge this week is Inspired By ... Postage Stamps. Make a project using a postage stamp, used or new, or a postage stamp image or die.

Over the years I have collected a number of Faux post rubber stamps and postage stamp edge dies, so for my card today I pulled a few of those out to play with.

I used the flower stamp from Trinity Stamps With Sympathy stamp set. I used the postage stamp die-namics from an older MFT Stamp set to die cut the frame and a portion of the image to show at the centre of the stamp. I added the number (price) using an older Tattered Lace die set.

I layered the finished postage stamps onto a slimline card using Pinkfresh Studios Slim  Diagonal Stitched Plaid die. My slimline card measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

To finish off the card I added a sentiment from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips - Birthday stamp set.


For the inside of the card I used the postage stamp rectangle die from Mama Elephants Slim Film City die set. I added the same flowers I used for the front of my card to the bottom of my card.

I added two sentiments using Honey Bee Stamps Pickup Lines Sentiment 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.




Other Supplies:

First  Class Friend Stamp & Coordinating Die Set - MFT Stamps (discontinued)
Number Die Set - Tattered Lace (discontinued)









 

Friday, May 7, 2021

You're Out of this World!

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Mini Slimline Card using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs.

To create the Mini Slimline Card I used three of Divinity Designs new Mini Slimline die sets ... Mini Slimline Card Base; Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles and Mini Slimline Rectangles die sets.

I used papers from the Rustic Beauty Collection Paper Pad to add the background panel of my card.

To decorate my card I used the Globe and Stand die set. The sentiment is from the Color My World Stamp set which is layered using the Double Stitched Circles and Circles die set.


For the inside of the card I used dies from the Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles and Mini Slimline Rectangles die sets.

I added another of the sentiments from the Color My World stamp set.










Thursday, May 6, 2021

Play Ball



Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Being a brand new month it's time to introduce a new challenge hostess which is Liz Williams.

Apparently today is Willie May's 90th Birthday, so for our challenge this week we are to create a card with a Baseball theme in his honour.



Down here in Australia baseball isn't as popular as it is in the USA, most Aussies follow sports like Cricket  and a few different forms of football. Luckily I do have a few baseball themed stamps from back when I was designing from a few different companies.

For my card today I decided to pull out my baseball bugs and sports stamps from Alota Rubber Stamps. I had a number of those so I figured I could use them together create a scene for a Slimline card. Unfortunately Alota Rubber Stamps is no longer in business, but it was good to get these out and play.

I created a Slimline Card using Slimline dies from Lawn Fawn, I used their Large Slimline with Sliders and Slimline Simple Stitched Hillside Borders die sets to create the background on the front of the card.

I added a few trees to the top of the grass area using the tree border from Karen Burniston's Long Nature Edges die set. I also added a grass border along the bottom of the card using the grass border die included in the same die set.

To create the clouds on the blue cardstock, I used Pinkfresh Studio's Cloud Builder die set.

The sentiment at the bottom of the card is from MFT Stamps PI - Baseball Boy die set.




For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Mini Pop Pop-up die set, I used one of the angled platforms to pop-up the baseball bugs on either side of the card. 

I used the Slimline Simple Stitched Hillside Borders die set from Lawn Fawn again to create the curve of the grass on the back panel of the card. I again added some trees along the edge of the grass area.

Along the bottom edge of the card I added a grass border using a grass border die from Karen Burniston's Long Nature Edges die set.

I added the seats to the back panel of the card, which is another of the stamps from Alota Rubber Stamps. 




To finish off the card I added a sentiment using two of the sentiments from MFT Stamps' PI - Baseball Boy stamp 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:

Other Supplies:

Slugger Bug - Alota Rubber Stamps (discontinued)

Pitching Ball Bug - Alota Rubber Stamps (discontinued)

Catcher Bug - Alota Rubber Stamps (discontinued)

Scoreboard - Alota Rubber Stamps (discontinued)

Seats - Alota Rubber Stamps (discontinued)

PI Baseball Boy (sentiments) - MFT Stamps (discontinued)

Mega Ovals - Spellbinders (discontinued)





Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Floral Birthday Wishes



Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a birthday themed Slimline card to share with you today. 

To create my slimline card I used Dare 2B Artzy's Slimline Wilderness Background die set. I cut the main panel of the die from white cardstock and layered it to a panel which I used inks in rainbow colors to color the panel. This was then layered to a black panel before adding to a top folding Slimline card that measures 3.5 inches x 8.25 inches.

I added the "birthday" sentiment which is from Pinkfresh Studio's Phrase Builder: Happy die set. The "wishes" is from a Ranger stamped set called Birthday.

To finish off the front of the card I added Dandelion Yellow Nuvo drops.



For the inside of the card I die cut another of the Slimline Wilderness Background panel and carefully cut out 3 of the flowers. I applied inks in pink and orange to scraps of white cardstock before adhering the flowers to the panel and cutting out each of the flowers. 

Finally I added a birthday sentiment which is an older Stamp It stamp that I have had in my stash for years.

Other Supplies: 

Hope Your Birthday Wood Mount Stamp - Stamp It (Aust) - discontinued






Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - May 2021

Welcome to our April Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.

Check out Karen Burniston's blog on Wednesday (US Time) when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen will have an amazing video tutorial to share with us all.

Our challenge theme this month is ... "NEW DIES!" - make a card of any theme that uses any of the April release dies.


For my card today I decided to use three of the new dies that were released last month ... the Slim Flaps and Frames; Tiny House Pop-up and Tiny Trees Pop-up die sets to create a Slimline card.

There are a number of different configurations you can create using the Slim Flaps and Frames die set. I decided to do something similar to a card Karen Burniston made recently, which was to position two of the flaps together to make a larger flap.

For the front of my card I used the Happy Birthday die set which I adhered to the larger centre flap of my card.

The fence is from the Farm Edges die set.

To help keep my card closed, I used to circular paperclips.


The top flap lifts up, and it reveals the scarecrow and lion from the Wizard of Oz. The stamps I used are a set called Trolls of Oz made by Craftin Desert Divas, this company is no longer in business so the stamps have been discontinued.

I used the larger of the angled platforms included in the Mini Pops Pop-up die set to pop up these two images.

I also added the "Make a Wish" sentiment which is from Word Set 2 - Birthday die set.


The next flap opens up to the left and is a double flap. I added two of the smaller flaps next to each other and then covered them with the layers to make them into one large flap. When you open the flap it reveals the scene from the Wizard of Oz where the house has landed on the Bad Witch and Dorothy and Toto have arrived in Oz. This idea was inspired by a comment left on one of Karen Burniston's Facebook pages by former DT member Shelly Hickox. The was created using the new Tiny House Pop-up die set.

I added the fence from the Farm Edges die set to the back of the house, which helps keep Dorothy upright.


The final flap opens up to the right and this time it reveals a tree which I created using the Tiny Trees Pop-up die set. I also added a blank white rectangle over the centre panel for a hand written message.

On the inside of the bottom flap I also added the Tin Man.


Here is another photo of my card when it is fully opened, to help you see all the different elements of the card.




Other Supplies:
Trolls of Oz - Craftin Desert Divas (discontinued)