Monday, May 17, 2021

Get Well Soon Roses

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a Get Well themed Slimline card to share with you today. I kept to a fairly simple layout so that the background of the card was hidden too much.

To create my card I started by using Trinity Stamps Bed of Roses Stencil set. This is a two piece stencil set that is 6 inches x 9 inches. I used Distress Oxide inks in Kitsch Flamingo, Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint. I then used Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Card Panels & Windows die set to die cut the Slimline rectangle panel.

I used Hero Arts Infinity Circles die set to die cut a white and black circle. I layered these together and then used the same slimline rectangle die to die cut the circle so the stitching matched to stitching on the rectangle panel.

I used Karen Burniston's Get Well Charms die set to add the get well sentiment to the white circle layer.


For the inside of the card I used the left over piece of stencil panel to add the decorative panels to both edges of the card.

I used a sentiment from Picket Fence Studios Ways To Say Get Well to add the the inside of my card.







Sunday, May 16, 2021

Birthday Wishes


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a birthday themed Slimline card I created recently using mostly products from Pinkfresh Studio.

For the floral background of my card I used Pinkfresh Studio's Seamless Floral Panel Layering Stencil. This stencil set consists of 5 stencils, allow you to add multiple colors to the card. The stencils are A2 sized, but because the design on the stencils is a repeating one, it can be used to create Slimline cards as I did for my card today.

I used Catherine Pooler inks to add color through the stencils, the colors I used are included in the supply list below.

I used Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die set to die cut the floral panel as well as the orange and purple layers. My top folding slimline card measures 3 5/8 inches x 8 5/8 inches.

I used Pinkfresh Studio's Phrase Builder - Happy die set to add the "birthday" sentiment to the card.

To finish off the front of the card I used the "wishes" sentiment from MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday stamp set.


For the inside of the card, I again used Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die set for all the layers.

I had a few flowers let over from creating the slimline panel, so I cut them out and added them to the inside panel. 

I added the sentiment using Catherine Pooler Designs Awesome and Wonderful stamp set.
















Saturday, May 15, 2021

Hi

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.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.



As you can see by the photo of my card above, I elongated the sketch to make it work on a Slimline card. 

To create the slimline portion of my card I used Slimline dies from Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Diecutting System ... the Nesting Rectangles and Scallop Framed Dies Die sets. The patterned paper on the background panel is from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I used circle dies from Hero Arts Circle Infinity die set to add the circle to the top right section of the card.

The "Hi" is from the Scallop Framed Dies die set.

I added flowers around the left side of the circle using flowers and leaf dies from Karen Burniston's Flower Pivot Panels and Flower Pot Pop-up die sets.


For the inside of my card, I used the patterned paper I used on the front of the card on both edges. 

I used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set to add the pop-up portion of the card. I added a sentiment using Picket Fence Studios Ways to Say Get Well.

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.





Friday, May 14, 2021

Thinking of You

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Ever since I have been creating Slimline cards, I am also on the look out for long/tall sentiments in either die or stamp form. So when I saw Concord & 9th's "Thinking of You Perfect Pairings" die, I had to add it to my stash. I only purchased it for the sentiment, so the frame was a bonus!

This frame is designed to be used with A2 cards, so as I wanted to create a Slimline card, I die cut it twice from gold pearlescent cardstock and cut it apart so I could fit it only a Slimline card. I also die cut it two more times from white cardstock and cut the flowers/leaves, coloring these and adhering over the top of the gold one. The large flower is a double layer.

I cut a rectangle panel from pink pearlescent cardstock and blended Catherine Pooler Designs I'ts a Girl ink around the edges of the panel. I adhered both floral corners to the top and bottom of the card.

I die cut the "Thinking of You" sentiment from gold and white cardstock, layering them together before adhering to the centre of the card. To finish off the card I added a few pink gems to the card.

This slimline card measures 4 inches x 9 inches to allow for the size of the frame die.


For the inside of the card I die cut a white and pink panel of cardstock using Scrapbook.com's Slim Nested Rounded Rectangles die set. I used one of the leftover gold floral frames to add to the bottom of the rectangle panel. 

To finish off the card, I added a get well sentiment using Catherine Pooler Designs Say It With Diamonds.














Thursday, May 13, 2021

Chocolate Makes Everything Better

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Apparently today is Chocolate chip day. Who is not won over with a chocolate chip cookie in their life? So on your creation this week, represent this day any way you would like from chocolate chip cookies, to chocolate anything, or using brown as your main color focus.


Seeing Liz said we could create a card using anything chocolate related, I decided to pull out my Kat Scrappiness Layered Chocolate Bar stamp set I got a couple of years ago. The chocolate looks so real.

While I had the stamps and inks out I stamped up heaps of the chocolate bars, so many that I have enough for at least one or two more cards.

I cut a few bars of the chocolate into individual chocolate pieces and used these to create a pile of chocolate which I adhered to a piece of white cardstock and then cut around the edges of the chocolate pieces.

Chocolate is so yummy, so for my card I figured I would create a girl who is surrounded by chocolate and enjoying eating it. So I pulled out my Studio Light Missees stamps (check the supply list for the names of all the ones I used for this card). One of the stamp sets in the collection includes a mouth with the tongue out, which was perfect for her looking like she was enjoying the chocolate. You can see a piece of the chocolate bar being held in the girls hand. 

I adhered the girl to a Slimline card which was created using Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die Cutting System.

To the top of the card I added a chocolate themed sentiment using a stamp set from The Stamps of Life. I then used Whimsy Stamps Comic Speech Bubbles die set to create a speech bubble above the girl.


For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop up die set.

I added a strip of the designer paper that I used on the front of the card to both of the edges on the inside. I then adhered the chocolate bards to the inside ... some of the chocolate is the whole chocolate bar, some I made larger by layering and others individual pieces.

I found an older Stampendous sentiment which I thought suited the girl and chocolate on the front, and being longer it was perfect for a Slimline card. I die cut the sentiment using an older MFT Stamps Label Die-namics 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:

  • All Good Things Wood Mounted Stamp - Stampendous (discontinued)
  • Label Die-namics - MFT Stamps (discontinued)











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