Monday, March 8, 2021

Get Well Slimline Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have another Slimline Get Well Card to share with you all today. 

For the background of my card I used Catherine Poolers Folk Star Slimline die which I layered onto a piece of aqua cardstock and then layered to a side folding white Slimline card.

The flowers are from Pinkfresh Studio's Floral Notes stencil set, this is a 5 part stencil set which enables you to have multi colors on your floral image.

I added a get well sentiment using Karen Burniston's Get Well Charms die set. I layered the sentiment onto ovals from Hero Arts Infinity Ovals die set.

For the inside of the card I added strips to the top and bottom of the card using two dies from Trinity Stamps' Slimline Stitched Strips die set.

In the centre of the card I added a stamped get well sentiment.

Other Supplies:

Feeling Better Stamp - Hero Arts (discontinued)

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Yellow Stripe Get Well Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Slimline Get Well card I created recently which measures 3 3/4 inches x 8 3/4 inches when closed.

For the background of my card I used Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die set to die cut the white panel. I then used Pinkfresh Studio's Diagonal Stripe Stencil to add the yellow diagonal stripes to the card using Catherine Pooler Chiffon ink pad.

I used the Floral Notes Stamp set along with the coordinating stencils, also from Pinkfresh Studio to create the flower and colour the image. I love how easy it is to color the image using the stencils.

To finish off the front of the card I added the "Get Well" sentiment which I stamped onto black cardstock using white embossing powder.

For the inside of the card I added some more of the flowers that I used to create the front of the card.

I added the "Feeling Better" sentiment to the centre of the card.

Other Supplies:

Get Well Soon Stamp - Hero Arts (discontinued)

Hope You Are Feeling Better Soon Stamp - Krafty Lady (discontinued)

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Hope Your Day Rocks

Hi Crafty Friends,

IIt’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Being a brand new month it's time to introduce a new challenge hostess, which is Maryann Einam.

Apparently today is Marching Band Day – celebrate it by creating a card using this theme. 

For my card today I pulled out MFT Stamps' Jungle Vibes stamp set. 

I created a Slimline Card using Hello Bluebird's Winter Walk Scene die. I die cut the die from white cardstock and then used Distress Oxide inks to color all of the different pieces.

Once I had assembled all the pieces onto my card, I added the sentiment which is also included in the stamp set.

For the inside of the card, I created a pop-up Slimline Card.

I used Lawn Fawn's Pop-up Hooray die to create the pop up portion of the card. I also used the Oliver's ABCs die set to add the colored letters to the pop-up.

I used the grass and cloud dies from Mama Elephant's Slim Card Basics die set to decorate the top and bottom edges of the card.

As you can see I also added some more of the jungle animals that I used on the front of the card to decorate the inside. Finally I used two of the sentiments included in the stamp set to add to the card.

Here is a side view of the inside of the card, so you can see the pop-up portion of the card 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.

Other Supplies:
Jungle Vibes Stamp Set - MFT Stamps (discontinued)

Friday, March 5, 2021

Daffodil Flowerpot Slimline


Hi Crafty Friends,

Yesterday I shared a Slimline card using a tall stamp of a cake that I have had for years from Darcies Country Folk. While I was locating that stamp from my stash I came across two other stamps that were similar, so I pulled them out to use for future cards. Today I am using the Tall Daffodil Flower Pot stamp. Like yesterday's stamp this could be used for a shaker card, but I decided to use it a different way this time. 

For the background of my Slimline card I used Pink and Main's Plaid Slimline die, I die cut the plaid from white cardstock and then layered it onto a pink cardstock panel. This was then mounted onto a side fold Slimline card that measures 3 3/4 inches x 8 3/4 inches.

I paper pieced a plaid paper heart into the centre of the flowerpot, to which I stamped the stamped sentiment. 

On the top of the card I added the "Birthday Wishes" which is from Kaisercraft.

For the inside of the card I used the second largest banner from Pinkfresh Studio's banner which I die cut from the pink cardstock.

I used one of the strips from Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Strips die set to add the yellow strips across the banner.

To finish off the card I added the Happy Birthday using Mama Elephant's Big Happy Birthday die.

Other Supplies:
Tall Flowerpot Stamp - Darcies Country Folk (discontinued)
Square Sayings Stamp Set - Simon Says Stamp
Birthday Wishes Die Set - Kaisercraft

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Birthday Cake Fold Flap Slimline Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Being a brand new month it's time to introduce our new challenge hostess, which is ME!

Apparently the 2nd March was Old Stuff Day, for our challenge this week let's combine something older (stamps, dies etc) with something newish.

For my card today I have created a Fold Flap Slimline Card. I have made this style in the past in A2 format, but this is the first slimline version. My friend Karen Aicken has been making a few of this style recently which you can find on her blog here along with a tutorial. 

For the "old stuff" portion of the challenge I pulled out Darcie Rubber Stamps Tall Birthday Cake stamp. I have had this stamp about 20 years or so and being a tall stamp, it is perfect for Slimline Cards. As you can see by the photo above I used the cake to create a shaker card. I added a birthday sentiment using a stamp from The Stamping Village's Happy Birthday stamp set.

For the new portion of the challenge I used Studio Katia's Dotted Slimline die set to add my sentiment to the inside. The sentiment is also an older stamp from Hero Arts.

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:
Tall Birthday Cake Frame Stamp - Darcie Rubber Stamps (discontinued)
Birthday Be As Special Stamp - Hero Arts (discontinued)


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Teacher Desk Pop-up

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a Slimline Pop-up Teacher Thank You card I created recently using the new Lawn Fawn Desk Pop-up  die set.

Two of my favourite things to create when making cards are pop-up and Slimline cards. So when I saw that Lawn Fawn was releasing a Desk Pop Up die set, I knew I needed to add it to my collection. I was even more excited when I received mine and made a quick mock up to see whether it would fit into a Slimline card ... as you can see it does! The desk fits within a 3 1/2 inches slimline card ... so I could make my card 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

This desk pop up comes with the laptop, so I decided to use these to create a teacher thank you, for one of my grandchildren's teachers which I will need for the end of the year. 

Seeing I was creating a Slimline card I have plenty of space to create a room. I used patterned paper for the "wall" and colored cardstock for the "floor". 

I die cut the largest circle from Karen Burniston's Circles Crosshatch die set, cut it a little over half and added it to the "floor" close to the fold of the card. Next I die cut the Desk Pop-up applied brown inks to the desk to add detail and then adhered it to the centre of the card.

I die cut the laptop from silver card, as this is a thank you card, I decided to add the words "Thank You" to the computer screen. I added items to the desk from various stamp sets which are listed in the supply list.

I added a window to the left side of the wall using the window from Trinity Stamps Room Builder die set.

The kids are from Stamping Bella, I stamped and coloured three of them and added two of the kids to the card using Karen Burniston's Mini Pops Pop-up  die set.The third kid I adhered to the desk.

I used a sentiment from Heffy Doodles Teach Me Words stamp set. To read the sentiment you start with the laptop and then continue with to the black panel ... so the sentiment reads "Thank you to the most awesome Teacher for all you have taught me"

As the focus of this card is on the inside I kept the front of the card simple. For the strips on the centre of the card I used dies from Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Strips die set.

The ovals are older Spellbinders dies I have in my stash which are perfect for Slimline cards.

I used Honey Bee Stamps Special Teacher die set for the teacher sentiment. The "#1" is from an older Papertrey Ink die set which I believe is no longer available.

To finish off the card, I added a stack of books from Lawn Fawn's Den Sweet Den stamp set.

Other Supplies:
Mega Ovals Die Set - Spellbinders (discontinued)
Mega Scalloped Ovals Die Set - Spellbinders (discontinued)
Wonderful Words Teacher Die Set (#1) - Papertrey Ink (discontinued)
Teacher Hanna Stamp Set - Hanna Stamps (discontinued)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - March 2021


Welcome to our February 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 ... "BLACK, WHITE AND A POP OF ?" - make a card of any theme that is primarily black and white, but features a "pop" of any other color. 

For my card today I decided to pull out the Fancy Label Accordion die set to create a wedding color. My pop of any other color was gold.

I die cut the main pages from the die set from black and white cardstock so that the pages will alternate. I then used the Fancy Flourish Frames die set to die cut the frames that I adhered to each page. Again these were die cut from white and black cardstock and adhered to the page the opposite color to the actual page. I used gold for my layers between the white and black of all the labels in the centre of each page.

On the first page of my accordion card I used the bride and groom from the Cake Pop-up die set, die cutting the bride from white glitter cardstock and the groom from black. The "Congrats" is from Word Set 8 - Congrats die set, this was die cut from white glitter cardstock and black and then adhered together with a slight offset to create a shadow.

For the second page, I added the Happy; Wedding and Day dies from Word Set 12 - Anniversary die set.  This was die cut from white glitter cardstock and adhered to the black label on the page.

For my third page in my card I die cut the rings from the Treasure Charms die set. I die cut the ring twice from gold cardstock and once from white glitter cardstock. I removed the jewel from one of the rings so it looked like a wedding ring and added the white glitter jewel to the other so it looked like an engagement ring. I also die cut a number of the rings from white cardstock which I adhered under the gold rings to give the rings some dimension.

For the final page of my card, I cut a piece of black cardstock and patterned paper that were the same size as the pages. I added this to the tab at the end of the accordion.

I used the two of the ovals from the Ovals - Crosshatch die set to add to the centre of this panel. I also added one to the back of this page for a place to handwrite a personal message to the happy couple.

I used the sentiment from the Happily Ever After die set to add to the ovals.

Here is a look at my accordion card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. The gold hearts that I added for some embellishment are from the Heart Pivot Panels die set.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Divinity Designs March 2021 Release

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing three cards I created using new stamps and dies from Divinity Designs March 2021 Release. This month Divinity Designs are releasing 1 stamp set and 5 die sets, three of these sets have an Easter theme, two of the die sets are slimline related ... the Quatrefoil Background (comes in both A2 & Slimline Size) and the Slimline Z Fold Card with Layers die set.

For more inspiration using products from the new release visit the Divinity Designs blog.

The first card I am sharing here today uses the new Slimline Z Fold Card with Layers die set. Loving Slimline cards as I do I was excited to see this die set in the release. Divinity Designs already has an A2 version, so it is great to see Slimline cards are also going to be featured in the Card dies.

This die set includes 6 dies, the base dies to create the Slimline Z Fold Card Card Base and then 3 dies to cut the layers. If you are decorating every side of the card like I did, you will need to die cut 2 of your diagonal layers from the back to allow for the direction of the diagonal  edge ... but that is easy to do!

I used the Festive Fall - Slimline Size Paper Pad for all the layers of my card.

To decorate the card I used the Who Loves You Stamp/Die Duos set to add all the owls and branches which are on all of the panels.

On the first panel from the left side seen in the photo above, I also used the Double Stitched Pennants die set to add the "Woo-Hoo!!" sentiment.

When you open the card to reveal the centre panel I have a birthday sentiment also included in the stamp/die set using the Double Stitched Ovals and Ovals die sets for the layering.

On the panel on the far right hand side I added the "Hoot Hoot Hooray" sentiment using the Alphabet Flags die set.

Here is a look at the card from the other side of the card. The top portion of the orange panel can be seen from the front when the card is closed. I repeated some of the elements I used on the front of the card.

My next card today is a Slimline Card using the new Slimline Quatrefoil Background die, there is also a Quatrefoil Background available for those who prefer to create A2 Cards. To create the Slimline portion of my card I also used the Slimline Card Base and Slimline Rectangles die sets.

To decorate my card I used the new Cross Layering Combo die set, this is a 4 layer die set which you use to create this beautiful layered Cross. I die cut mine from white and different shades of purple. I layered the cross to a white oval from the Ovals die set to help define the cross a little more.

At the bottom of the card I used one of the sentiments from the Be Still Stamp set. 

For my final card today I created a A2 size card. I used another sentiment from the Be Still stamp set. The solid cross included in the Cross Layering Combo die set that I used for my second card in this post was used to die cut the sentiment. I also die cut another cross from black cardstock and offset it slightly to give the cross a shadow. 

To create the A2 Card I used the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layers and Matting Rectangles die sets. The patterned paper used on the card base is from the Landscapes Paper Pad, there are a number of papers included in this paper pad that would work well with the cross.


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Rebus - Movies Starring Robin Williams


Hi Crafty Friends, 

It's time to share another rebus puzzle swap with you. This month the theme is Movies Starring Robin Williams.

If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go solving my January Rebus which was "Names of Countries Starting with the Letters A, B or C". Here are the correct answers so you can check how you did.

  1. Algeria
  2. Argentina
  3. Bahamas
  4. Brunei
  5. Chad
  6. Cambodia
  7. Cyprus
  8. Cuba
  9. Cameroon
  10. Chile

You can find all my past Rebus Cards here.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Floral Happy Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

IIt’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  As challenge  hostess for the month, I finish off her month with one last challenge.

Tomorrow (28thFebruary) is Floral Design Day, for our challenge this week create a card that features a flower or flowers. 

As you can see I have created a floral birthday Slimline Card using a Slimline die from Pinkfresh Studio.  I die cut the slimline die from white cardstock and then used Catherine Pooler's Chiffon ink to add color to the panel.

For the flowers I used Pinkfresh Studio's Daisy Wreath Stencil set, this is a set of 5 stencils that you use to build up the various colors to create the design. There is a coordinating die to die cut the finished stencilled piece, but as I don't have that yet I fussy cut around the inside and out side. I adhered those to my card using foam tape.

I added the birthday sentiment to the centre of each wreath using Altenew's Birthday Builder Stamp set and Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builder die set.

For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Lawn Fawn's Pop-up Hooray Die Set. I die cut the pop up from white cardstock and then used orange and yellow card to add the letters which were die cut using Lawn Fawn's Oliver's ABCs die set.

I die cut another of the Pinkfresh Studio Slimline Diagonal Stitched Plaid die and added yellow ink to that. I cut it down the centre and adhered this to both edges of the inside of the card.

To finish decorating the inside of my card I created another stencilled Daisy Wreath which I cut out and trimmed the two different flower bunches separately and added to the top and bottom 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.