Wednesday, November 14, 2018

That's A Wrap



Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our November Paper Pros challenge. This month our challenge is hosted by Raquel Mason  who has given us the theme  "Christmas/Holiday Cards". 


I had just recently received some stamp sets I ordered from Ellen Hutson, one of which was a Christmas themed set, so I pulled them out to play today. I used the lady from the Bookworm stamp set and combined that with the accessory images from the Holiday Shopper stamp set.

As you can see I have created a pop up card. I used the pop-up dies from Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop-up and also Tree Pop-up die sets . The lady is sitting against the largest pop-up, and then I have the basket and the presents on either side being attached to the smaller pop-up. 


To create my background I first started by adhering a piece of dotted patterned paper (for the wall) and some wood pattern paper (for the floor) and used this to die cut the pop up panels into. 

To the back panel I added a window, through which you see a snowy scene. I also added a large Christmas Tree from Lawn Fawn to the right hand side using the circle die from the Coffee Charms die set to die cut the glittered baubles.

To the floor I added a rug by die cutting one of the Crosshatch ovals and then stamping/embossing one of the sentiments to the centre.



As you can see, I decided to give the lady an "ugly" sweater, but stamping the reindeer/dog from the Mama Elephant's Santa's Sleigh Clear stamp set. I also added a hat.


For the front of my card, I decided to enlarge on the outdoor scene which you can see slightly through the window on the inside of the card.

I used Ellen Hutson's Snowfall Backdrop die to create the snowy background, coloring the white cardstock die cut with various blue Distress Oxide inks.

Along the lower portion of the card I added snow banks and trees using a die from the Outdoor Scenes die set.

To the top portion of the card I added the Merry Christmas sentiment, die cut from red cardstock.

To finish off the card I stamped Santa & his reindeers in the sky using a Lawn Fawn stamp.

You can see what the other "Paper Pros" created for this challenge on their blogs:



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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ho Ho Ho Santa Snow Scene


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I have been having fun this year creating a lot of snowy Christmas scenes for my Christmas cards especially using distress oxides to create my skies. Christmas were I live down here in Australia is in summer, so we enjoy a hot Christmas day with cold lunches and probably swimming in a pool. As we don't experience snow, it is fun to create snowy scenes on paper instead.

Here is how I created my card:


Step 1 - 
  • Using the largest rectangle from the Dashing Rectangles die set die cut a rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Using Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Blueprint Sketch apply the ink to the rectangle using a blending tool, blending each color as you go.
  • Place a small amount of white paint onto an acrylic block or similar and water down slightly. Load a paint brush with the paint and then splatter this over the top portion of the cardstock by tapping the tip of the paintbrush with your finger. Allow paint to dry.

Step 2 - 
  • Die cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front using the rectangle die used to cut out the rectangle in step 1.
  • Use the snow border from the Adventure Edges die set, die cut two snow banks, making one higher than the other. 
  • Remove the protective backing from the adhesive and cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Return excess glitter to the jar and then polish the glitter into the adhesive to bring out the maximum sparkle.
  • Adhere snow banks to rectangle panel, referring to photo above for placement.

Step 3 - 
  • Using the Fitted Circles die set, use the 3rd smallest circle to die cut a circle from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Sponge around circle using Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink
  • Adhere the circle to the top right hand corner of card so part of the circle is overlapping the edge of the card. Trim off excess cardstock.
Step 4 - 
  • Using the Pine Tree die from the Reindeer die set, die cut two trees from green cardstock. Sponge edges with Forest Moss Distress Oxide ink. 
  • Cut the bottom quarter of tree of one of the trees and three quarters from the second tree.
  • Adhere trees to cards, so that the bottom of trees are slightly under the top of the snowbank.

Step 5 - 
  • Die cut all pieces for the Moose from White Soft Finish Cardstock. (Note: for the baubles, die cut with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the top).
  • Color pieces using Copic Markers referring to photo above for coloring.
  • Apply True Red Silk Microfine Glitter to two of the baubles and Green Silk Microfine Glitter to the remaining two baubles.
  • Assemble as per photo above.
Step 6 - 
  • Using the Santa die set die cut the following:
  • Hat, Santa Suit and Pants from red cardstock
  • Face and Nose from Flesh Cardstock (or die cut from white and color using copic markers)
  • Hat trim and pom pom, Santa Suit trim, Pant Trim, Beard and Moustache from White Velvet Adhesive Sheet
  • Bell from gold cardstock
  • Gloves and buttons from black cardstock.
  • Assemble Santa referring to photo above for placement.
  • Add details to eyes using a black marker.

Step 7 - 
  • Adhere the moose to the card using liquid adhesive.
  • Adhere Santa to card using foam tape.
  • Wrap gold thread around the antlers of the moose and adhere glittered baubles to the ends using foam tape.
Step 8 
  • Using the Ho Ho Ho sentiment from the A Way With Words - Flourished Christmas Mini die set, die cut two sentiments from green cardstock.
  • Layer sentiments to each other for extra depth and adhere on top of moon.
Step 9 -
  • Create a card base by cutting a piece of white cardstock that measures 4 1/2 inches x 11 1/2 inches. Score along the long side at 5 3/4 inches and fold to create a top folding card base.
  • Adhere decorated rectangle panel on top of card base.

Step 10 - Inside of Card:
  • Using the snow bank from the Reindeer die set, die cut two snowbanks from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • Remove protective backing and cover adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Return excess glitter to jar and polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger to get maximum sparkle.
  • Adhere glittered snowbanks to bottom of inside of card referring to photo above for placement.
Step 11 - 
  • Die cut pine tree from the Reindeer die set from green cardstock. Color the trunk of the tree brown using marker. Sponge the edges of the tree using Forest Moss Distress Ink. Adhere tree to left hand side of the card referring to photo above for placement.
Step 12 -
  • Using the "Ho Ho Ho", "Merry" and "Christmas" sentiments from the A Way With Words - Christmas Collection Clear Stamp set, stamp onto the top right hand side of card using red ink.


Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.




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Monday, November 12, 2018

Christmas Pull Tab Tree


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have another fun Christmas Card to share with you.

This card uses Waffle Flower Crafts new Pull Tab - Tree die set which was release a month or two ago. I love anything interactive and this die set is lots of fun.


The pull tab portion of the card is a little tricky, but there are a number of videos online which help with assembly instructions. The finished card is well worth the little bit of fiddling involved in assembling the tree.

 I used vanilla/gold polka dot paper to create the tree and then added some red/gold glitter dot Peel Off Stickers to some of the dots.



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


Here is a photo of my card when the tab has been pulled, so that the Christmas tree is 3D. The tab has a slit in it, so that the tab can be locked with the tree in the open position.

The tree is layered onto a rectangle panel which has been die cut using Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles die set.

I added the Merry Christmas sentiment which is from the coordinating stamp set which comes with the set.


Here is a side on photo of my card so you can see how full the Christmas Tree is when the tab has been pulled to open the tree.


For the inside of my card I added two more sentiment stamps which are also included in the stamp set.

Supplies:
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Gold Gift 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Craft Smith
Always Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Craft Smith
Cream Shimmer Cardstock





Sunday, November 11, 2018

Rejoice Pop-up Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas themed pop-up card that I created recently. This card uses three of the new dies released last months from Suzanne Cannon's  release available from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


For the pop-up portion of the card I used the General Pop-ups die set and added the A Way With Words - Flourished Candle to the pop-up panel. I inlaid some gold cardstock into the flourish portion of the candle so that the pop up part of the card couldn't be seen through the flourish.

I added the Snowflake Border to the top and bottom edges of the card, die cutting the overlay from gold cardstock and then the solid part of the die from white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter added over the exposed adhesive.


I die cut the "Rejoice" sentiment from burgundy cardstock and layered this to an white oval label.


For the front of  my card I added the "Merry Christmas" sentiment which is layered onto the Flourished Oval Frame die.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sketched Flowers One Layer Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Apparently November 15 is Use Less Stuff Day. In its honor Joanne has challenged us to make a true one layer CAS card. The theme is up to us ... Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthday ... any theme.


I originally made this for a similar challenge for another challenge group I belong to ... that particular challenge had said no pop ups ... but the week before that challenge I discovered a gift card holder which was made using one sheet of card which I decided to use for that particular challenge as that way ... it was still one layer, so I didn't need to feel too guilty hehe!

Anyway I knew this one would still work for this challenge, which only mentions making a true one layer card ... which is what I have done for the front of this card. 

The front of the card is a true one layer card! No cheating there! I used the Simon Says Stamps Sketched Flowers Clear Stamp set to stamp the flowers on my card. I then colored the images using Copic markers. Once I had colored the images I splattered gold paint all over the background of the card.


Ok so this is where I cheated .... I love making pop-up cards and any card I make for my challenges have something interactive in there somewhere. So I created a pop-up card to go inside my card, as most of the other Design Team members don't show the inside of the card where I do ... I am not feeling guilty .... the front is as per the challenge.

Basically this is still one layer .... the pop-up card was decorated using the same flowers I used on the front of the card. I also added the paint splatters over the background. This panel is all one layer and then I used the pop up die from the Explosion Pop-up die set to create the pop-up into the base.


The sentiment panel on the inside of the card is also one layer ... I stamped the sentiment and added a few of the single flower and leaf from the stamp set and added the gold splatters again.

Basically I have three one layer cards bundled together to make one 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.


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Friday, November 9, 2018

Signs of Santa Diorama


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created recently.

This card uses the new Diorama with Layers die set from Our Daily Bread Designs and the Signs of Santa Clear Stamp set from Stampin' Up.


The diorama die set makes it so easy to create this card, no measuring ... just use the dies provided in the die set to create all the various layers etc.

For the background panel, I created a snowy sky by blending Distress Oxide inks and then splattering white paint over the background.


For the back of the card I added some of the patterned paper I used on the front of the card and also rectangle layers. I added two sentiments and a pile of presents from the stamp set.


This card folds flat, so it is easy to pop in an envelope for mailing.


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Signs of Santa Stamp Set - Stampin' Up
Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper - Stampin' Up







Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sorry Please Forgive Me


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Anne Harmon our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Our challenge this week is ...... 
Apparently today is Tongue Twister Day. Most languages have their own versions of tongue twisters. In sign language, they are called “finger Fumbles”. Use a tongue twister to inspire your card. 


When I was researching tongue twisters for this challenge, I found there were hundreds out there ... some similar in style. I was almost hard to decide which one to use for my inspiration on my card. But finally I decided about this tongue twister .... 
If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

As luck would have it I have an old Darcie's stamp that is a dog chewing shoes which was perfect for this tongue twister and challenge. 

I pulled out one of my Sizzix Stand-Ups die sets which I haven't used for a couple of years.

For the paw print background I used a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, stamping the backing using white pigment ink and then over the top with Catherine Pooler Daydream ink.

For the base of the card I used Altenew's Classy Stripes Stencil and white pigment ink.

It took a while to decide what sentiment to use for this card .... in the end I thought it would be great for a "Sorry" card. I used a stamp and coordinating die set from Honey Bee Stamps for this.


Here is a look at my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

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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Dog Chewing Shoes - Darcie's Rubber Stamps
Royal Stand-Ups Card Framelits - Sizzix
Royal Labels Framelits - Sizzix







Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bouncing By To Say


Hi Crafty Friends,

I have another Reveal Wheel card to share with you today using Lawn Fawn's Square Reveal Wheel die set.

To decorate my card I used a new stamp set from Kindred Stamps called Childhood Friends.


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


Here is a look at each of the 4 different sentiments which are revealed when you turn the wheel at the side of the card.


For the inside of the card I used the owl from the stamp set I used on the front of the card and also a sentiment.

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