Wednesday, February 20, 2019

You're Wonderful


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a card to share using Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero Card Kit.

For the background of my card I die cut the panel using the largest die from Heffy Doodles Metric Stitched Rectangles die set. I then embossed this panel using Crafter's Companion House Brick Embossing Folder and then added color to the top of the bricks using Distress Oxide ink.

Along the bottom of the panel I added some grass using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Border.

The shop, flowers, bike etc were all included in Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit. I stamped them all using black ink and then die cut them all using the coordinating dies.


For the inside of the card I added a sentiment also included in the kit and some flowers along the bottom of the card.

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House Brick Embossing Folder - Gemini/Crafter's Companion




Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Happy Easter Egg Shaped Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Easter Egg Shaped card with you all today using some of the new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For the base of my card I used the solid egg from the new Easter Eggs Large die set. I folded a piece of white cardstock in half and then positioned the top of the egg die so it was over the fold so I die cut a folded egg shaped card.

I used the same die again this time die cutting an egg that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.

For the decorative layer I colored a piece of white cardstock using Distress Oxide inks and then spritz the panel using Perfect Pearls in water to create a shimmery effect. Once the panel was dry, I die cut the panel using the decorative overlay egg die.



I adhered the solid adhesive egg to the decorative layer and then covered the remaining adhesive using Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

I added the Happy Easter Sentiment to the centre of the egg coloring the sentiment using the yellow and orange inks I used for the egg.


For the inside of the card I added some grass using the grass border from the Tree die set and add the cute chick which is from the Little Chick die set.

I added the sentiment from the Spring Sentiments Clear Stamp set.


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Monday, February 18, 2019

Hey Gal Pal


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a birthday card using some of the add on stamps from Hero Arts January Card Kit.

For the background I used the Bursting with Love Bold Prints background stamp which I white embossed on white cardstock. I then used Distress Oxide inks in Aged Mahogany, Abandoned Coral and Tattered Rose for an Ombre look.

For the heart I used a heart from a Tonic Studios magazine I purchased early last year, for the top heart I also added Distress Oxide inks reversing the order from light to dark to dark to light.

The glasses, bottle, fruit and sentiment are all from the Gal Pal Brunch Clear Stamp set.


For the inside of the card, I added the left strip of patterned cardstock that I had created on the right hand side of the card. I added a glass on top of the strip.

I added a large heart which is centred to the remaining white space which was also colored using the same inks. I added two sentiments to the centre of the heart.

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Hello Beautiful Layering Hearts Die Set - Tonic Studios







Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sip Sip Hooray


Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a pop-up card to share with you today. Earlier in the month Karen Burniston shared a tutorial on how to create a "Box of Chocolates Pop-up" card using the Rockin' Rectangles Pop-up die set. As this was such a fun way to use this die set I had to have a little play. You can find Karen's tutorial here.

I love the use of Acetate on the front of the card so you can see the main panel when the card is closed and something else is revealed when you open the card. I am sure I will be making more of this style of card in the future. I didn't have any thick acetate, so for this card I used some acetate from some packaging I had saved. 

For the patterned background I used Concord & 9th's Faceted Turnabout Stencil and Altenew ink pads. I love how easy it is to create multi colored backgrounds with this stencil.


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

The "Sip Sip Hooray Sentiment Panel hides the glasses of wine and Cheers sentiment when the card is closed. But all is revealed once you open the card.


I didn't want to make a box of anything, but I still thought it would work for something not a box. I decided to pull out a couple of dies from MFT Stamps with a wine theme. 

I  used just the letters from the Sip Sip Hooray sentiment die-namics which in this case are the negative part of the die, as the die was slightly too small to work on the rectangle panel included in the Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up die set. I die cut this 3 times to give some height to the letters. True Red Silk Microfine Glitter was added to the letters for the top layers.

The wine glasses were die cut using white shimmer cardstock and I also die cut the wine part of the die using the same red glitter I used for the letters.

I added the "Cheers" sentiment across the wine glasses.


For the left hand side of the card I added a border using Karen Burniston's Border Blends - Argyle die set. I added Black/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers in each of the diamonds of the border.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Wishing You A Hootiful Day


Hi Crafty Friends,



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

Being the third Saturday of the month, it's time for another Sketch challenge.





I recently received the Honey Bee Stamps Rectangle Window Trio die set and as it was the same three rectangle panels as the sketch this week I wanted to incorporate it into my card.

I also received a fair few owl stamp sets for Christmas, so I decided to grab one of those for this card. This stamp set is from Heffy Doodle called Hootiful.

To create the background I used Distress Oxide inks in Shaded Lilac & Blueprint Sketch to create an ombre background and then splattered white paint all over the background to look like stars.

I added the "Hoot Hoot Hoot" on the right hand side of the card in place of the stars.



For the inside of the card I repeated the Distress Oxide background to create my owl scene.

I used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set to create the pop-up sentiment.



Here is a close up of the left hand side of my card.



And one last photo, this time a close up of the right hand side of my 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, February 15, 2019

Divinity Designs - Glorious Easter


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing two cards I created using some of the new products released this month from Divinity Designs (previously known as Our Daily Bread Designs).

Both cards feature the new Glorious Easter Stamp set and the Spring Flowers Collection 2019 Paper Pack.


For my first card today I have used Divinity Designs Half-Shutter Card with Layers die set. This die was released in January and I am hoping lots of fun playing with it.

To decorate my card I used some of the new papers from the Spring Flowers Collection 2019 6 x 6 Designer Paper Pack. This pack contains 24 designer papers and 12 solid colors and there are 3 of each color/pattern in the set. These papers are absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't wait to use them on some cards. For this card I decided to go with the paper that had the tulip border along the bottom.


On the front portion of the card I stamped the tulip from the Glorious Easter Stamp set layering the image onto the card using the Ovals and new Scalloped Ovals die set.



I added two of the sentiments from the stamp set to the inside of the card again using the Ovals & Scalloped Ovals die sets for layering.



For my second card today I created a Double Display Card using the Double Display Card and Double Display Layers die set.

I again used some of the beautiful patterned papers from the Spring Flowers Collection 2019 Paper Pack.



To layer the flower image and sentiment in the centre of the card I used the Rectangles & Scalloped Rectangles die set.

For the Happy Easter Sentiment on the front of the card I used the Double Stitched Circles die set.



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

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Have A Pter-rific Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Maryann tells us that ... Today is Valentine's Day and it is also her birthday this week, so please create a birthday card for someone you love.


For my card today I pulled out Karen Burniston's new Circle Tag Book Pop-up die set to create a birthday card. This die normally creates a tag book, but I wanted to use it in a card this time round. I have done this before for the Tag Book Pop-up die set, so wanted to use this one this way too.

To help get the tag pop-up in the correct position, I die cut the solid tag included in the set which is normally the front and back cover for the tag book pop-up and placed it close to the fold. I then folded the tag pop-up how it needed to be folded, lay it onto the tag in the correct position and then applied adhesive to the solid rounded area only on one side and closed the card. Once the adhesive had time to dry, I opened the card and applied adhesive to the other side and closed the card again.


To decorate my card I used Heffy Doodle's Dino Time Clear Stamp set.


I added a rectangle from the Crosshatch Rectangles to the lower right hand side of my card so that a handwritten greeting could be added.


Here is an overhead view of my card so you can see the folds a little easier.


For the front of my card I added the little bit of patterned paper that I had left over from decorating the inside of my card and then added my dinosaur scene to the centre panel.

For the grass I used one of the borders from the Outdoor Scene die set and cut off the pine trees which are also on the die.


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, February 13, 2019

Little Chick Easter


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing an Easter card using two of the new die sets designed by Joset van de Burgt for Elizabeth Craft Designs which were released in January.

For this card I used the Little Chick and Adventure Edges 2 die sets to create this cute Easter scene.


To create the background I sponged the sky, bushes and ground using inks and then adhered them to the card.

I added the Happy Easter sentiment which is from the Spring Sentiments Clear Stamp set and then die cut using the Fitted Circles die set.


For the inside of the card I added another of the cute little chicks, this time so it looks like it is hatching out of the egg.

I also added a sentiment combining the Words 2 - Thinking of You and Words 3 - Happy Holidays die sets.

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Little Chick
Adventure Edges 2









Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Happy Beer-th-day


Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our February Paper Pros challenge. This month our challenge is hosted by me, I challenged everyone to create a Male Birthday Card.

I am not sure about you but I am always in need for male themed birthday cards.



For my card today I decided to play with Karen Burniston's Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up die set. Instead of making the standard A2 sized card, I decided to make mine a square card, the finished sized is 5 1/2 inches square.

To decorate my card I used Darcie's Heart & Home Cheers stamp set. I probably could have layered the beer mug using the large rectangle from the Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up die set, however seeing this was a male themed card I didn't want to have scallops on it, so I used two rectangles from the Crosshatch Rectangles instead.




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

 

I was undecided whether I would include a window on the front of this card or not, but in the end as you can see I did. Because I made a different sized card, I needed to add my rectangle to the pop up panel and then used this as a guide as to where the window would go.

I again used the Crosshatch Rectangles die set to create the frame around the window.



Here is another look at the front of the card when it is fully closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

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



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