Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cheers Double Adirondack Chair Pop-up Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a pop-up card I created recently using some of the Karen Burniston die sets that were released in August.

Karen has had a lot of requests to re-release some of her older pop-up die sets. One of those was the Adirondack Chair Pop-up die set which became available in August. 


About 3 1/2 years ago I created a card using this die set where I created a Double Adirondack Chair Pop-up card which you can see here. Seeing the die set is available again, I decided to create a new version of this card using some of Karen's newer die sets.


To create this pop-up where you have two adirondack chairs popping up, you need a wider die cutting machine that will accept a 8 1/2 inch wide card. 

The size of my card is 7 1/2 inches x 9 inches and then scored and folded along the 9 inch side to create a 7 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch folded card.

As I am lucky and have two adirondack chair die sets, I was able to place both in the centre fold of my card and run them through my die cutting machine at the one time. But you can still do this if you only have one die set which most would just by die cutting one, and then moving the die to the other position and running through again. That is how I had to do it for my original card I made years ago.


After die cutting the adirondack chairs, I masked both chairs and then created my beach (sand) and sky using Distress Oxide inks.


To decorate the inside of my card I used the bucket and spade also from the Adirondack Chair Pop-up die set. The palm trees behind the chairs are from the Palm Tree Pop-up die set. 

Sitting on the chairs I added the octopus and crab from the Ocean Animals die set that are both enjoying a drink. The glasses and bottle are from the Wine Charms die set.

The sand on the lower back of the card (behind the chairs) was created by using the sand/dirt border die from the Nature Edges die set. As my card is longer than the actually die, I had to die cut it once and then reposition it to create a longer border.

The ocean waves on the front edge of the card was created using the wave border from the Tropical Scenes die set. Again this border needed to be extended.

To finish off the inside of the card I added the Celebrate sentiment. 


As the focus of this card is on the inside of the card I kept the front fairly simple, repeating some of the elements I used on the inside of the card.

The sun is also from the Tropical Scene die set along with the waves.

To finish off the card I added the Cheers sentiment.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Ho Ho Ho Tri Fold Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created recently. 

As you can see I have pulled out my Our Daily Bread Designs Tri Fold Card die set again to create a Trifold card. This is such an easy style of card to create. 


To decorate my card I have used Your Next Stamp's  Be Jolly Clear Stamp set ... I just love that image of Santa jumping out of the wrapping paper. I also used their Periodically Nerdy Clear Stamp set to create the "Ho Ho Ho" sentiment on the left side of the card.


For this card I decided to also decorate the back of my card using the patterned paper I used on the front of my card and adding a sentiment from the Be Jolly Clear Stamp set to stamp in the centre.


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

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sending You A Latte Love


Hi Crafty Friends,

Originally I created these two cards to celebrate International Coffee Day which was earlier in the month. However I had to rearrange some of my blog posts to fit in another card and moved this post, not realising when I moved it why it was posted on that day .... oops! So here is my coffee card/s a little late.

To create my cards I pulled out my Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August Card Kit and create a couple of cards.

I wanted to play with the "Cafe" die that was included in the card kit. As I couldn't decide whether to die cut it in black or in white, I decided to create one in both colors.


For the background of both cards, I created a rainbow effect using Barn Door, Mustard Seed and Broken China Distress Oxide inks. I then spritzed the background with water and also added some gold paint splattered all over the background.

To add some color to my base card, I used the Distressed Tile Bold Prints Cling stamp.

I also added a coffee cup, from a Lawn Fawn stamp set on the sign.


For my second card, I die cut the cafe die from white cardstock. I colored in all the various elements using copic markers. This time around I stamped a heart onto the sign.


Both inside of the cards are the same, adding images and sentiments from the card kit.


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My Monthly Hero August 2018 Card Kit - Hero Arts






Saturday, October 13, 2018

Holding You In My Heart


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Today is Cancer Awareness Day! So for our challenge we were asked to either make a card for someone who is currently fighting cancer or a card of cheer for someone who has won his or her battle.


For my card today I decided to play with one of my Altenew flower stamp sets and my Altenew Watercolor Pan set I purchased recently. I colored the flowers using two different shades of pink. I added gold paint splatters all over the panel which was die cut using the Wonky Rectangles die set from Simon Says Stamp.


For the inside of my card I decided to create an explosion pop-up using Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop-up die set. I added another of the flowers that I used on the front of the card to the pop up panel.

I used the Crosshatch Ovals for my sentiment which is from a Simon Says Stamp stamp set.


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


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Friday, October 12, 2018

Santa Up On The Housetop


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have another Christmas card to share with you all. This card uses Gerda Steiner Designs Up On The Housetop Clear Stamp set along with Lawn Fawn's Reveal Wheel Die set.

I used Distress Oxide inks to create the background on my card and then splattered white paint over the card for a snow effect. Along the bottom of the card, I added a layer of card using white card and Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to create a snowy rooftop.


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




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


For the inside of my card I added a few of the left over images I had stamped and colored from the stamp set and both sentiments included in the set.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy Birthday From The Dog


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Joanne loves her two pups. Apparently they were both rescue pups from Tennessee. Well, October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month, so for our challenge this week we are to create a card that includes a dog.

Our "Minnie is also a rescue dog ... I am not sure who rescued who as she has won the heart of both my husband and I!


I have created another Double Slider Surprise Card .... as it was my DH's birthday at the end of last month, I figured this could be a card my Minnie could give to her daddy!

The dog is from a stamp set from Art Impressions, I love that tongue hanging out of the it's mouth. I used Lawn Fawn's Double Slider Surprise die set to create the construction part of the card.




Here is a quick video of my card in action. 



For the paw print background, I used the Simon Says Stamp Paws Background which I stamped onto the front of the Double Slider Surprise card using white pigment ink and then Daydream Catherine Pooler Ink.

For the base card I used Hero Art's Blanket Pattern Bold Prints Stamp set, again stamping with white pigment ink.

The bones and sentiments on the sliding panels are from the same stamp set as the dog.


For the inside of my card I added an older Penny Black sentiment I have had in my stash for some years.

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:

Vicky Gould
Kelly McKown-Santi



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Dog Gone Birthday Sentiment Stamp - Penny Black








Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Christmas Elves Trifold Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. A few weeks ago Elizabeth Craft Designs released seven new Winter/Christmas themed stamp sets with coordinating die sets from licensed designer Krista Schneider. I have used one of these stamp sets with an older set from last year to create this fun Trifold card.

Here is how I created my card:


Step 1 - 
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to measure 4 1/4 inches x 9 inches.
  • Score along the 9 inch side at 3 inches and 6 inches. Fold along these score lines so that the fold at the left of the card is a mountain fold and the other is a valley fold.

Step 2 - 
  • Using the 2 1/2 inch rectangle from the Dashing Rectangles die set, die cut three rectangles using the aqua paper from the ModaScrap Unconventional Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pack. 
  • Using the 2 3/4 inch rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set, die cut three rectangles from red cardstock.
  • Layer the patterned paper onto the red rectangles.

Step 3 - 
  • Using the same Dashing Rectangle die that was used in step 2, die cut two rectangles from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • Using the snow border die from the Adventure Edges die set, die cut three snowy border panels from these rectangles.
  • Remove the protective backing from the adhesive on the front of the panels and cover the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Return excess glitter to the jar and then polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger to bring out the maximum sparkle.
  • Adhere the snowy borders onto each of the rectangle panels created in step 2.
  • Adhere the rectangle panels to each of the panels of the trifold card created in step 1.

Step 4 - 
  • From the Elves Clear Stamp set, stamp three of the elf images and the sentiment panel onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink. Color images as desired and die cut the images using coordinating dies.
  • From the Winter Bears Clear Stamp set, stamp the large pair of trees four times onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink. Stamp the large star from this set also. Color images and die cut using coordinating dies.
  • Trim off the bottom edge of the tree images so they are even, and then adhere these flat onto the card so that the trunks of the trees are just under the snow border. (Refer to photo above for placement.)
  • Adhere elves to each panel using foam tape.
  • Adhere the "Happy Holiday" banner to the left hand panel so it is centre to the top of the panel.
  • Adhere the star to the right hand panel.
Step 5 - 
  • Stamp the "Welcome to the North Pole" from the Cute Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set to the centre panel using black ink.
Step 6 - 
  • Add glossy accents to the light bulbs the elf is holding in the centre panel.

Here is a look at the card when it is folded ready to be placed in an envelope. The card when folded will measure 3 inches x 4 1/4 inches.


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



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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 2018 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge


Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our October 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 .... "HAPPY FALL, Y'ALL!" - make a card celebrating fall, autumn or Thanksgiving.


For my card today I have combined the House Pivot Panels die set along with the Twist Panel die set to create my Halloween scene. I decorated this panel using the dies from the House Pivot Panels, Halloween Scene, Halloween Elements and Halloween Charms die sets.

To create the base of the card I sponge on Distress Oxide inks onto a white card base using Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord & Black Soot inks for the top panel and then sprinting white paint all over the background to create a starry night sky.

For the bottom panel I used Forest Moss and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks and then spritzed with water from a distress sprayer.


Here is a look at my card as it is starting to close.

Along the bottom panel I have used the graveyard from the Halloween Scene die set and the hands from the Halloween Elements die set.

For the top panel I die cut a circle from white cardstock using one of the circles from the Crosshatch Circles die set and then pouncing black soot ink to the circle using a blending tool. I added the tree branch & bat from the Halloween Scene die set. The second bat is from the Halloween Charms die set.


As the focus is on the inside of the card I kept the front of the card simple,  repeating some of the elements I used on the inside of the card. I also added the Happy Halloween oval sentiment which is from the new Halloween Charms die 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.


Don't forget to visit Karen Burniston's blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.


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