Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Chill Out Mason Jar Card

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a fun Mason Jar shaped Slimline Shaker Card I created recently. 

This card uses Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar Kit, which included dies and stamps to allow you to create Planner pages as well as Slimline cards.

As I per cards to planners, I created a Slimline card. This card will fit in a #10 envelope. The kit includes all the dies to die cut the Mason Jar, the penguins, trees and ice/sauce as well as a few other dies. So for my first card using the kit i decided to use mostly what was included in the kit.

I created a side folding card with the lid at the bottom of the card by placing the folded cardstock just in from the cutting line of the side of the die. 

For the sky area, I used the inner die included in the kit, to die cut a piece of blue paper included in Lawn Fawn's Watercolor Wishes 12 x 12 Paper.

I die cut the trees from green cardstock and the icicle die from white glitter, it's hard to see it in my card as the penguins and trees hide a lot of it, but it is there.

I die cut another of the mason jars, this time with the inner panel included to die cut a piece of cream corrugated card which I used for the front of the mason jar. I added a piece of acetate to cover the opening which keeps the glittered stars inside the skater area of the card.

The birthday sentiment is from a freebie stamp set I got some years ago from a magazine.

After creating the shaker card, I added the second penguin to the outside of the card. The lid of the jar is created using dark grey mirror card to which I added a birthday sentiment which was die cut using the same cardstock, layering up the sentiment three times.


For the inside of the card I added the glitter icicles die cut to the bottom of the card as well as another of the lids. The penguins were added to the ice portion of the card.

I die cut Lawn Fawn's Giant Happy Birthday from blue and black cardstock, layering the two together offsetting the black under the blue to create a shadow effect.









Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Friendship is the Sweetest Flower

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Mini Slimline card with coordinating envelope I created using stamps, dies, stencils and papers from Divinity Designs.

To create the mini slimline portion of the card, I used Mini Slimline Dies from Divinity Designs including: Mini Slimline Stacking Stars Background; Mini Slimline Rectangles; Mini Slimline Scalloped Rectangles and the Mini Slimline Card Base.

The flowers are from the Beautiful Blossoms Set 2 Paper/Die Duos set which is one of the sets included in the April 2021 Blessings Box. I am so loving these Paper/Die Duo sets!

I used a sentiment from the Sweet Friend stamp set which is also included in the same Blessings Box. The sentiment was layered using an oval from the Ovals die set.


For the inside of the card I added another sentiment and more flowers from the April 2021 Blessings Box.


I created the coordinating envelope using the Mini Slimline Envelope die. I die cut another flap from darker cardstock and blended ink through the Mixed Media Stencil Slimline Flower Burst to create a pattern on the flap.

I added a sentiment to the lower left hand corner of the card.








Monday, July 26, 2021

Happy Birthday To You

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a floral themed Slimline birthday card to share with you today.

For the slimline portion of my card I used Trinity Stamps new Slimline Striped Frame die set to create the black and white striped border around the edge of the card. While making this card, I discovered that the smallest rectangle die included in Lawn Fawn's Large Slimline with Sliders die set fits inside the solid white panel left after die cutting the frame. As I wanted to pop the smaller rectangle up from the frame I die cut this from white cardstock and then layered to a slightly larger rectangle panel. I splattered pink ink over the white panel. 

To decorate my card I added the flower using Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers: Cone Flower die set. I added a birthday sentiment using the Miss You Big Time stamp set.


For the inside of the card, I added the Slimline Striped Frame again. As this had to be adhered to the inside of the card, I trimmed a sliver of card off each of the long borders to help it fit inside the card.

I used the "hooray" sentiment which is also included in the Slimline Striped Frame die set, die cutting this sentiment from pink and black cardstock and layering the two together offsetting slightly. I added the "It's Your Birthday" which is from MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday Sentiments stamp set.









Sunday, July 25, 2021

Ta-Da!

Hi Crafty Friends,

I finally found some time to pull out some of the stamps and dies from Trinity Stamps release back in April/May, it has been a busy few months so these have just had to wait.

For my card today I have used Trinity Stamps Center Stage Slimline Die set to create the stage and audience portion of the card. 

For the yellow background, I used Pinkfresh Studios Slimline Layering Sunburst Stencils with yellow inks.

To create the magical scene on the stage, I used stamps from Abracadabra stamp set.


For the inside of my card I added the stage from the Center Stage Slimline die set along the bottom edge of my card. 

I added the magician, table, hat & rabbit which are all also included in the Abracadabra Stamp set.

For the sentiment I used stamps from Scrappy Tails Fairy Sentiments stamp set.










Saturday, July 24, 2021

Sew, It's Your Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As challenge hostess for the month I continue to issue the challenges.

Tomorrow (25th July), will be Thread the Needle Day. For our challenge this week incorporate the theme "Sewing" into our cards. Use sewing themed images/words; Sewing themed patterned papers or actually sewing of any type on your cards.


Just before I made this card I had received my order of Honey Bee Stamps new release products which included the Helping Hand die, the idea came to use that  to hold a threaded needle.

As you can see I created a Slimline Card using Pinkfresh Studios Slimline Stitches die which I have had for some time now, this challenge was the perfect opportunity to pull it out and use on a card. I die cut the slimline die from white cardstock and then blended inks in yellow and orange tones over it. This panel was layered to a top folding white Slimline Card that measured 8 3/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches.

The needle and spools are both from an older MFT Stamps Die-namics set called Stitched with Love. I wrapped hemp cord around both the spools in orange and green. As you can see by the photo above, I bend one finger towards the thumb, so the needle could be held.

The scissors are from a Concord & 9th Crafty Dies die set.

To finish off the front of the card I added a sentiment which is from an Art Impressions stamp set.


For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set. I added the "sewing" themed sentiment to the label which is from Lawn Fawn's Sewn with Love Stamp set.

I added the scissors & needles which are both from a First Edition die set called Sewing dies.

I also die cut another of the Slim Stitches die from Pinkfresh Studio which I cut in half and added inks to before adhering to either edge of the 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.





Other Supplies:
Stitched with Love Die-namics - MFT Stamps (discontinued)
Sewing Dies - First Edition
Quilt Set Stamp Set - Art Impressions (discontinued)








 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Let's Celebrate

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Mini Slimline card with coordinating envelope that I created recently using stamps, dies and stencils from Divinity Designs.


To create my Mini Slimline card I used the Mini Slimline Sunburst Background die to create the background panel from white cardstock. I used yellow and orange inks with the new blending brushes to add color to this panel.

For the blue panel behind the Sunburst Background, I die cut a blue rectangle using the Mini Slimline Rectangles die set. I then blended blue ink through the Slimline Diamonds Stencil. It gives an interesting background that can be scene through the rays of the front panel.

The grass on the front sunburst background was created using the Slimline Grasses die set. All these pieces were layered together and mounted onto a top folding white Mini Slimline Card base using the Mini Slimline Card Base die.

I added the koalas and sentiment using stamps from the Koala Bears stamp/die duos set.


For the inside of the card, I used the other grass border included in the Slimline Grasses die set. 

The koala with balloons was added to the right side of the card and I added two sentiments from the stamp set.


For the coordinating envelope, I used the Mini Slimline Envelope die to die cut yellow paper.

I added the grass along the bottom of the envelope using the same die used to create the grass on the inside of the card. I added another of the koala's from the stamp set.

For the flap of the envelope, I used the Mixed Media Stencil Slimline Diamonds to create the patterned panel from blue cardstock. This is the same stencil which was used to create the pattern which can be seen through the rays of the front of the card.






Thursday, July 22, 2021

Hot Diggity Dog

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Apparently yesterday (21st July) was National Hot Dog Day, so include this national treasure on your card. If you don’t have a hot dog image, you can use any kind of fast food item. 


For my card today I pulled out a large Hot Dog stamp I was given about 20 years ago. The stamp is designed by Yvonne Albritton. 

I created a Slimline card, using slimline dies from Picket Fence Studios. The sentiment is part of a sentiment stamp by DRS Designs.


For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Mini Pops Pop Up die set. I added another of the hot dogs that I used on the front of the card. The sentiment on the hot dog is the other part of the sentiment on the front of the card.

Along the edges of the card I used a Slimline die from Dare 2B Artzy.

The sentiment on the base of the card is from a Hello Bluebird stamp 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:





Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Gold Classic Slimline

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a birthday themed Shaped Slimline card to share with you all today.

For my card I used Spellbinders Classic Slimline Die set. I used the decorative die to die cut the shape from white and gold mirror cardstock. I then offset the gold decorative card over the white decorative  card slightly. I then adhered this to a solid pale pink shaped panel.

I created a white shaped folded card using the frame die included in the die set and then layered the decorative shaped panel to the folded shaped card.


The Happy Birthday Sentiment is gold foiled using Spellbinders Essential Glimmer Sentiments. I die cut the sentiment using the shaped sentiment die included in the Slimline Classic die set.

To decorate my card I added flowers using Karen Burniston's Flip Frame Pop-up die set.


For the inside of the card I gold foiled two more sentiments from the Essential Glimmer Sentiments set and then die cut the sentiment into a rectangle panel and layered onto gold mirror cardstock.

I added two small flowers and a flourish to the two corners of the sentiment panel.



Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Wishing You A Beautiful Day

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I created using stamps dies and papers from Divinity Designs.

To create my card base I used the A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer and Matting Rectangle die sets.

For the background layer I pulled out the Stitched Sunburst die set die cutting the die three times, once from white cardstock and two times from patterned paper using Pretty Pink Peonies paper pad. I used the white panel for the frame and then paper pieced the patterned paper pieces into the segments, alternating each one.

I created the two 3D roses using the Rolled Rose die set. I adhered the roses to the circle panel in the lower left hand corner of the card. I decorated the roses using leaves from the Bitty Blossoms die set and the Fancy Flourish die set.

The sentiment is one from the Magnolia stamp set which is part of the July 2021 Blessings Box kit.

As I had papers left for decorating the front of the card, I created the sunburst pattern for the inside of my card. I added another of the sentiments from the Stitched Sunburst stamp set.







Monday, July 19, 2021

You've Got Mail

For my card today I am sharing a Mini Slimline Card I created recently.

To create the Mini Slimline card I used Divinity Designs Mini Slimline Card Base; Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles; Mini Slimline Rectangles and Mini Slimline Scalloped Rectangles die set.

I used papers from the Landscapes Collection Paper Pad to die cut the sky portion of my card. I also used the Grass Hill and Grass Lawn die sets to die cut the grass for the bottom of the card.

I used the rabbits and letter box from the Happy Mail stamp set. The sentiments are also included in this stamp set which were die cut using the Sentiment Strips die set.


I kept the inside of the card simple by stamping the image again in black ink and adding two more sentiments.













 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Beautiful Day

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Slimline card using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs April 2021 Blessings Box.

I have only recently received this Blessings Box and I am having so much fun playing with the Paper/Die Duos sets included in the set. The set I am using for my card today is Beautiful Blooms Set 3, this set includes sheets of pre printed colored flowers and dies to die cut all the pieces.

To create my Slimline card I have used the Slimline Card Base; Slimline Bubbles Background and Slimline Scalloped Rectangles die set.

The sentiment is from the Magnolia stamp set included in the Blessings Box kit. I layered this sentiment using the Double Stitched Rectangles; Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles die sets.

I adhered the flowers on either side of the sentiment panel.


For the inside of my card, I added a curvy border along the bottom of the card using the Slimline Curvy Slopes die set. I then adhered a few more of the flowers/leaves to the lower right hand side of the card.

I added another of the sentiments from the Magnolia stamp set which has been layered using the Sentiment Strips die set.