Sunday, August 19, 2018

Make A Wish

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a pop up card I created recently using Karen Burniston's Snowman Twist Circle Pop-up die set. It has been a while since I played with this set as I have been having lots of fun playing with Karen's newer pop-up die sets. This die set is a lot of fun, so it was great to be able to pull it out and play with it.


To decorate my card I used Avery Elle's Critter Crew Clear Stamp set. I have had this stamp set sitting on my desk waiting to be used for a little while now, so it was good to ink that up finally.

On either side of the card I added sentiments from a Mama Elephant sentiment set, using the labels from the Katherine Label Pop-up die set.


For the front of the card I used MFT Stamps Happy Birthday Block die to create the birthday sentiment.


Here is one final photo showing my card as it is closing, the circle part of the card "twists" to the opposite direction as it closes.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

You Are Lovely


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

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



As I had recently received the Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp a couple of days prior to making this card I just had to play with it to create the background of my card. I then decided to used the coordinating die set to die cut the hexagon, 'You Are Lovely' Sentiment and die cut flowers.

I added the stamped 'my friend' sentiment which is one from The Tons Beer stamp set.


For the inside of my card I added a panel of cardstock that was stamped with the same background I used on the front of the card, which was added to both the top and bottom edges.

I used Karen Burniston's Upsy Daisy Pop-up die set for the pop-up portion of the card. I added the "Happy Birthday" sentiment to the centre.


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


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Friday, August 17, 2018

Saddle Up & Celebrate


Hi Crafty Friends,


Those of you who know me, know how much I love interactive or construction style of cards. I recently discovered a few new dies from Our Daily Bread Designs which I had to add to my stash. My card today uses one of those dies .... the Double Display Card die and it's coordinating Double Display Layers die set.


To decorate my card I used an new MFT Stamps stamp set called Saddle Up & Celebrate. I layered the cowboy and cowgirl and three balloons onto a circle panel which I then adhered to the left hand side of the card so that it was centred when the card is closed.



When you open the card up it reveals the rest of the cowboy scene ... the cacti; cowboy cake; wagon wheels and sentiments.



Here is another look at my card when it is opened so you can see how I have added the cacti images to both inner panels of the card.

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Homemade 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Kaisercraft






Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hap'bee' Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.

Apparently Saturday 18th August is World Honey Bee Day, so for our challenge this week we are to include a bee or two on our cards.

As you can see I have created a pop-up card using Elizabeth Craft Designs General Pop-ups die set.


To create the background for my card I first used Fossilised Amber Distress Oxide ink to cover a piece of white cardstock. I then covered my card with the largest hexagon stencil from Honey Bee Stamps Layered Hexagon Stencils. sponging the stencil using Wild Honey Distress Ink. I then took the middle stencil from this set and applied Spiced Marmalade through the stencil.

To decorate my card I used the Beehive; Bees; Small Flower Set 1; Trio of Leaves and the branch from Flowering Trees of Spring die sets all from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I added Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the bees wings.

I used an older sentiment from my stash on the base of my card which I layered using the Dashing Circles and Dotted Scallop Circles die set also from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Here is another photo of my card, taken at a different angle so that you can see the pop up part of the card a little better.


For the front of the card I repeated many of the elements used on the inside of the card.

I stamped the "Bzzzz" sentiment randomly over the background of my card and added another sentiment to the centre of the card.

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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Bee-utiful Day - Darcie's Stamps
Bzzzzzz - Limited Edition




Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New Home Congrats


Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our August Paper Pros challenge. This month our challenge is hosted by Raquel Mason who has given us the theme is "Anything Goes". 

Karen Burniston recently shared a card she made for the Karen Burniston/Darkroom Door Blog hop which was a variation of the Charm Accordion Card. I have made a Staggered Charm Accordion before but I liked how she used the longer rectangles in each of the windows and of course I had to make my own version. You can see her card which includes a video tutorial here.

My youngest daughter has recently purchased her first house (a unit) and she has just moved into it so I wanted to make a card for her to celebrate. So as you can see above I have combined the two.

As my daughter was buying a unit, I wanted to create a card using something that looked more like units than a house so ended up using one of the houses in the MFT Stamps Town Bear Stamp set.


Here is a close up of the first two pages of my card. I have also used the Crosshatch Rectangles for each of the rectangle panels .... I liked how this looked on Karen's card. I added a row of three units to the first and last pages of the card.

For the centre page I added the sentiments .... "New Home" which is from an old Waltzing Mouse Stamp stamp set and "Congrats" from Word Set 1 - Greetings.



I added small Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers to each of the hinges, rather than punching holes for brads.


Here is the look at the front of the card when it is 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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Cottage Home Stamp set - Waltzing Mouse Stamps



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

ECD Design Team Focus on New Release - Joset Designs


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team are doing another Focus on New Release blog post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. This time around we are focusing on the new Joset Designs dies and stamps that were released on the 2nd August. For this release there are 13 new die sets and 2 new stamp sets all with a winter/Christmas theme. You can find the new release products on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website here.

I am focusing on three of Joset's new die sets for my card today. There are so many fun dies in this latest release that I can't stop playing with them all.

I have used the Snowflake Border which I die cut from red cardstock for the overlay layer and then white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape for the solid layer. I adhered the red layer to the adhesive layer and then covered the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. I added a red/gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Sticker to the centre of each of the snowflakes.

The mug and accessories included in the mug is from the Hot Chocolate die set. 

I layered both these images onto a panel that was die cut using then largest rectangle from the Dashing Rectangles die set die cutting patterned paper from the ModaScrap It's Christmas Time Patterned Paper pack. I also die cut another panel from vanilla cardstock to show under the Snowflake Border.

I stamped a sentiment from the new Classic Christmas Clear Stamp set. 


For the inside of my card I added another Snowflake Border and a sentiment using the Words 5 - Winter Wishes die set. I sponged the bottom of each of the words using Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink to get an ombre effect.

Don't forget to visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see what the other Design Team have created using Joset Designs new release dies.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Thank You


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Clean and Simple Thank You card I created recently.

To create my card I used a few of the new dies from the recent A Way With Words release.


I added a sentiment from Right at Home's Color in Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Have A Rockin' Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

Apparently today (12th August) is Vinyl Record Day, if you haven't heard vinyl records are making a big comeback. 



Altenew recently released a die called Fine Frames Circles (the die actually die cuts individual circles which can be used to decorate your cards) When I first saw this die being used I immediately thought this would make an awesome record so of course added that to my order I was placing at the time. Seeing I had the die and I discovered this special day I decided it was as good an excuse as any to pull out the die and make a card.

To create the front of my card I used the die to die cut seven "vinyl records from black cardstock and adhered them to the front panel of my card. I also used the die to cut out the centres from colored cardstock and adhered them to each "record" 

The sentiment is from a stamp set from The Stamps of Life which I die cut using a slightly larger circle and attached this record to the card using foam tape.


Back when Karen Burniston was designing for Sizzix, I made a pop up card using the Sizzix Jukebox so I decided to pull it out for my card today and create an updated pop-up card using Karen's newer dies. You can see my previous card here

To start my pop up card I started by creating the floor. I was planning on using a checkerboard stencil to create my floor and then while I was looking for my stencils from the one I wanted I came across this Square Dance Stencil from Simon Says Stamp which I thought would make an awesome floor.

To create the pop-up part of the card I used the Karen Burniston's Upsy Daisy Pop-up die set. I attached the pop up arms that come in the die set slightly in from each side so the objects placed on the pop up would be slightly closer to the centre.

I used the Sizzix Jukebox & Music Thinlits die set to create the jukebox, I think this die is now discontinued. 

After looking through my stash I discovered this cute dancing couple which I though would work well with the jukebox. This is a stamp set from Paper Pretties which is no longer in business.

To create the background of my card, I used Lawn Fawn's Little Music Notes die set.


To finish off the card I added another sentiment from the stamp set I used for the front of the card which I stamped onto the labels from the Katherine Label Pop-up die set.


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Dreamboat Stamp Set - Paper Pretties (discontinued)
Jukebox & Music Thinlits - Sizzix (discontinued)




Saturday, August 11, 2018

Butterfly Kisses & Birthday Wishes


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Our challenge this week is .....
Anja tells us that she loves summer! With summer time the bugs come too, the annoying ones and the beautiful ones. Anja loves dragonflies and butterflies. For our challenge this week we are to add a bug on our card/project.


I had a few options I was thinking about using for this challenge, but in the end I decided to use the Butterfly Easel die set I received from my daughter for my birthday in March which until now I hadn't used.

I added extra die cut flowers over the flowers in the decorative overlay and then added a pearl in the centre. For the butterflies I added rhinestones to the body.

The "Butterfly Kisses" sentiment is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Spring Sentiments Clear Stamp set. The "Birthday Wishes" sentiment is a combination of two stamp sets.


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


One last photo showing the full inside of the card when 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.


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