Friday, September 23, 2022

Monster Hugs

Hi Crafty Friends,

Thanks for visiting my blog. Today I am sharing a Wiper Card that I created recently.

It's actually been a couple of years since I have made this style of card, so it was fun to get to make this one.

Here is a quick video to see my card in action.

To create the Wiper Card part of this card I used Made To Surprise by Sam Calcott's 5 x 7 Wiper Card die set. This die set includes all the dies needed to create the Wiper Card base, including the layers and wiper mechanism etc. There are three different versions of this die for different sizes which I have linked in my supply list below.

To decorate my card I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Monster Collection which was designed by Joset Designs. I die cut the monsters using various rainbow colours ... four seen from the front and one on the back.

When you pull the sides of the card, it reveals the red monster that is holding a cookie. The monster is attached to a clear acetate wiper mechanism using one of the dies included in the Wiper Card die set.

I have added a white panel to the back of the card, so that I could add a sentiment and write a personal greeting to whoever ends up receiving this. I also added one more of the cute monsters to the panel.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Sunflower Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kelly Santi our challenge hostess of the month continues to issue the challenges.

Apparently in the Northern Hemisphere, today is the first day of Autumn! Create a fall themed card.

Of course as I live in Australia, it is not autumn down here ... but spring! and for us, the reasons always start on the first day of the month. I don't really need autumn themed cards as we don't celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween isn't that big down here. Spring means flowers ... so I compromised by using a sunflower which seem to be very popular in the USA at this time of year, even though they are a summer flower down here in Australia.

I recently purchased Crafter's Companion's The Sunflower Collection Paper Pad which I just love and have been wanting to use it for a while. Today's challenge was the ideal time to cut into it.

I created a 6 inch x 6 inch Gatefold Pop Up Card using a tutorial by Sam Calcott which you can find here. I wanted something that would feature the paper, and this card seemed ideal and as the paper pad is 6 x 6 that was the best size for my card.

I added the large sunflower and leaves to the centre panel using the Bright Rosa Sunflower Band and Fern Border die sets. I layered the sunflower onto the diamond panel which is die cut using Waffle Flower Crafts' Radiating Diamond Frame die.

When the card is closed it becomes a Gatefold Fold Card, and is held closed using a Belly Band.

I used the Waffle Flower Crafts Radiating Diamond Frame die again for the diamond layer and added the copper foiled birthday sentiment using a foil plate from Waffle Flower Crafts.

I also added some Champagne Metallic Pearls to the diamond frame and belly band.

Here is a look at the back of my card. The two side panels form the front of the gatefold card when the card is closed. 

I added two white panels to the next two panels, for a place to stamp a sentiment and also to be able to write a personal greeting when this card is given to someone. Both sentiments are from two different Made To Surprise stamp sets which are listed in the supply list below.

I was going to leave the centre panel plain, but as I had a scrap I would have thrown out, I decided to add that to the centre.

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:
Sunflower Band Die Set - Bright Rosa (discontinued)
Fern Border Die Set - Bright Rosa (discontinued)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

STAMPtember - Riley and Company


Hi Crafty Friends,

As many of you probably know this month is "STAMPtember" over on Simon Says Stamp. During this month Simon Says Stamp collaborates with other stamp manufacturers to bring you special limited edition collaboration sets. These sets are only available through Simon Says Stamp and as they are limited edition, once they are sold out, they are not available anymore. STAMPtember stamps are only available for the month of September.

Available now from Simon Says Stamp is today's STAMPtember Limited Edition Collaboration set from Riley and Company. You can purchase either the exclusive stamp set or the exclusive stamp and die set for a limited time, while supplies last.  The exclusive collaborations are selling out in record time this year, so act fast if you can.

I was excited to see "Riley" featured again in this years STAMPtember, especially since I have been involved with Riley since he first made his debut many years ago. Like previous years Riley is with his friend Simon (from Simon Says Stamp). 

I love that the sign the Riley and Simon are holding is blank so that your can stamp 
either the sentiments included in the stamp set or any other that you may already have to suit any occasion.

I created a pop up card using Karen Burniston's Label Charm Pop-up card die set. I stamped out some of the balloons, a sentiment and party hats also included in the stamp set to decorate the card.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

All My Love

Hi Crafty Friends,

Thanks for dropping by today. I have a fun new to me pop up style card to share with you all. This card uses virtually no stamps or. dies ... there is one stamped sentiment on the back and the circles are cut using a circle die, but that is all there is. The card is made using patterned papers.

This style of pop up card is called a Winged Pop Up Card, you can see the "wings" on each side of the card. I recently discovered this card while on YouTube, it popped up in my feed and I so loved the look that I had to watch the video to see how it was made. The tutorial was another one done by Sam Callcot and you can find the details on how to make it here

I used patterned papers from two different paper pads, you will find the links to the pads in my supply list below.

When you close the card, the "wings" fold back to form a 5 inch x 7 inch card. The card stays closed with the help of the belly band. I used one of the toppers included in the Watercolour Spring paper pad to add to the belly band.

Here is a look at the front of my card without the belly band.

Here is a view of the back of my card, I added layered panels to the two back side panels using patterned paper. I added a stamped birthday sentiment to one panel, the other is blank to add a personal greeting. 

I love the way this turned out.

Other Supplies:
Birthday Wish Stamp Set - Stampendous

Monday, September 19, 2022

From The Whole Herd


Hi Crafty Friends,

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I have a fun birthday card to share with your today using products from Made To Surprise and MFT Stamps.

Here is a quick video to see my card in action.

Earlier in the year I purchased the Made To Surprise By Sam Calcott's 5 x 7 Fabulous Flip die set. As I had enjoyed making the cards I created with that die set I decided to purchase the 6 x 6 version as well which has four smaller squares on the front. 

I had also recently purchased MFT Stamps SY Happy Birthday Herd stamp set, which includes six cute square animal scenes similar the the selfie stamp sets they have sold in the past. Of course I decided to combine the two sets to create my card.

For my card I decided to include two of the images on the front squares and have the other two for a sentiment. The "Howdy" and hoof prints are from Elizabeth Craft Designs Life is Better on the Farm stamp set. The birthday sentiment is from an older MFT Stamps stamp set called The Whole Herd.

I added a strip of cardstock scored to form an "M" shape to the inside of the card, to make this card into a tent style card. This makes it easier to display the card.

When you pull the right side of the card where it says "Pull",  the front of the card flips to reveal the other side of each panel. As you can see I added more of the images and two more sentiments. This time I used sentiments from both of the MFT Stamp stamp sets ... SY Happy Birthday Herd and The Whole Herd. 

I also added the large Happy Birthday die cut sentiment onto the pink panel underneath the frame which is from Concord and 9th.

I added a card panel to the back of my card, for a place to add a personal sentiment when I am ready to give this away. I added two more of the images to the card, seeing I had them already coloured and layered.

I added the "Holy Cow" sentiment which is another sentiment from the Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp set that I used on the front of my card. The "You're how Old?" sentiment is an older wood mounted I have had in my stash for years from Stamp It (Australia).

Other Supplies:

You're How Old? Wood Mounted Stamp - Stamp It Australia (discontinued)

Friday, September 16, 2022

Flowerpot Gnomes


Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a fun gnome themed card to share with you today using more of the products from the Divinity Designs July 2022 Blessings Box.

For this card I used the Center Step A2 Card with Layers die set. The gnomes, papers and ladybug are all from the Gardening Gnomes Paper/Die set. 

To create the flower pot I used the Flower Pot & Layers and Delightful Daisies die sets which are also included in the Blessings Box.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Monster Hugs


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kelly Santi our challenge hostess of the month continues to issue the challenges.

Apparently today is International Dot Day - show us your cards with a circle, polka dots or anything round!

For a card today I have been playing with the new flip card die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Birthday Flip Card which was released a couple of month ago. This die set makes a card which measures 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches when closed. As I wanted to use the Happy Birthday die included in the set I made my card in landscape orientation.

For the challenge portion of the card, I used polka dot paper using the larger dots for the layers and the smaller dots on the reverse side of the paper for the lettering of the sentiment. The cookies are also close to round, 

When you open the card, it reveals a monster surrounded by cookies using the Monster 1 die set.

Here is another view of my card, I added the "Monster Hugs" sentiment using one of the stamps included in the Monster Hugs stamp set.

Here is another view of my card when it is open, this time around I lifted the back border up to surround the image.

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:


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Pencil Teacher Flip Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Wow where does time go!!! It's already mid September and it is only a few months until my grandkids finish school for the year and I still have teacher thank you cards to get made. For todays card I pulled out my Creative Craft Products Circle Perfect Flips die set to create a teacher themed flip card ... yay one more done!

Last year after purchasing the Sunny Studio Stamps Color My World Stamp/Die set, I had a session where I stamped out heaps of all the different images ... pencils, crayons, paintbrushes etc. Fortunately I only made one card using the set last year so I had heaps of images leftover ...  which made this card quick to make. As you can see I used the pencils from the stamp set for this card.

For the centre circle I used an older Papertrey Ink die set for the "#1" and a Hefty Doodle Teacher die for the word.

When you pull the card open it reveals the back of the circle with another sentiment. This time I used sentiments from Heffy Doodles "Teach Me Words" stamp set, this is my go to set when I am creating teacher cards.