Monday, June 18, 2018

Dance Shadow Box


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Shadow Box I created using the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box die set and the new Shadow Box Theater Add-On I got recently. 

To decorate my card I used the cute Sunny Studio's Tiny Dancers stamp set. This card is lots of fun, but it is really a hard one to take photos off and do the card justice.


Here is a side on view of the shadow box, so you can see a few more of the cute tiny dancers.


One more side view of my card so you can see the little scene inside the shadow box.


And finally the back of the card where I have added a sentiment.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Baby Girl Arrow Fold Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I created using a new style of fancy fold .... this one is called Arrow Fold Card. You can find how to create this style of card here


To decorate my card I used dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. All of the dies on this card except for the alphabet I used for the word "GIRL" are from the A Way With Words ranges of dies. I used baby from "Baby Love"; the onesie is from a new die set called "Little Ones".



Here is a side on view of the front of my card.


For the inside of the card I used the A Way With Words - Congrats die set and the star at the bottom of the sentiment is from the new A Way With Words Flourished Night Sky die set. I love how the flourish of the star works with the flourish of the Congrats sentiment.

The Alphabet is a new one which was released in May from Joset Designs called Blackboard Numbers.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Ladybug Hugs


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.

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



For my card today I decided to pull out a new Honey Bee Designs stamp set I got recently called Little Ladies. As you can see I went with a red and black theme for this card.


For the inside of the card I used Karen Burniston's Upsy Daisy Pop-up die set to create a pop up card. For this card I only used the one pop up arm on the left side of the card which holds the branch in place. 

I added more ladybugs to the branch and also around the card.

For the sentiment I used another Honey Bee Stamps stamp set and the labels from the Katherine Labels Pop-up die set



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


Here is a side view of my card so you can see the placement of the pop-up arm and how the bug and branch are attached to it.


One more photo, this time from overhead so you can see the ladybug in the lower right hand corner near the fold 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, June 15, 2018

Wool Always Be Friends


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have another Reveal Wheel card to share with you that I made recently using Lawn Fawn's Reveal Wheel die set and Sugar Pea Designs Barn to be Wild Clear Stamp set.


Here is a quick video showing my card in actions.


This card was a lot easier to make then the first one I made a week or two ago, as I knew what I was doing this time. 

I did use the word "herd" to describe a group of sheep ... to me it is a flock of sheep, but when I googled this it can also be a herd, so that helped fill in two of the spaces I needed to have a sentiment for on the wheel. That is the hardest part of this card, finding sentiments that go with the theme and fit in the space.


For the inside of the card, I continued with the farm scene with the images and added a couple of sentiments from the stamp set.


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

If Friends Were Flowers


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Around here spring came late, so we are still enjoying the blooming of flowers. Please create a card with multiple flowers.


For my card today I decided to play with a background stamp I got recently from Simon Says Stamp, this is called Flower Explosion.

I stamped the image onto white cardstock and then embossed using white embossing powder. I then used three colors of Distress Oxide inks sponging the colors onto specific areas of the image.

I used one of the dies from MFT Stamps Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die set to the bottom edge of the card and then added a sentiment.


For the inside of the card I used Karen Burniston's Upsy Daisy Pop-up die set using the diamond slide technique that Karen shared on her how to video for making this card.

I used the same background stamp I used on the front to add to the top and bottom edge of the card.


Here is an overhead view of my card. 


One last photo of my card this time taken at an angle.



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, June 13, 2018

Floral Birthday Wishes


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another birthday card I created using one of Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Background stamps. This one is the Floral background.

To create my card I die cut a piece of watercolor paper using the largest Stitched Mod Rectangle from MFT Stamps. I then stamped the flower image onto the corners of the cardstock, before coloring the flowers using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I die cut the birthday from A Way With Words - happy Birthday 3 die set and added the "wishes" sentiment.


For the inside of my card I die cut two rectangles using the MFT Stamps Stitched Mod Rectangles and stamps the flower into two corners using pink ink. 

I stamps the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Love Bug Clear Stamp set.

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Other:
Center Cut Floral Background - Simon Says Stamp
Birthday Messages - Simon Says Stamp
Stitched Mod Rectangles - MFT Stamps


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

You're Smokin' Dad



Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our June Paper Pros challenge. This month our challenge is hosted by Caz Counsell who has given us the theme is "Food & Drink".

I decided to take the opportunity to make another Father's Day card to add to my stash to give to my daughter at Christmas so she has plenty to use next year.

For my card I used Karen Burniston's Circle Charm Pop-up die set which was released earlier this month. 


I used a checkerboard stencil from Catherine Pooler to create the background for this card using Rockin' Red ink also from Catherine Pooler.

Along the bottom edge of the card inside and out, I added a grassy border using the grass die from the Nature Edges die set.

I used two of the circles from the Circles - Crosshatch die set to create the circle frames on the card.


To decorate my card I added images from Lawn Fawn's Let's BBQ and Happy Summer stamp sets, I love the ants carrying away some of the BBQ items, this is something I CASED from a card I made last year.

For the dad on the first circle I die cut the word "birthday" from Word Set 2 - Birthday die set. I cut off the "day from the word, die cut a second word so I could cut a second day and lay that over the "y' cutting off any of the y that could be seen.

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



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Monday, June 11, 2018

Make A Wish


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a birthday card I created recently.

To create my card I decided to pull out one of my Simon Says Stamp Center Cut background stamps I purchased recently. This one is the Center Cut Star. 

To create the background I stamped the background onto watercolor paper using VersaMark ink and embossing using white embossing powder. I then used my brusho's to add color to the background ... Lemon; Yellow; Orange and Scarlet.

I die cut the background using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die set.


For the sentiment I used the Altenew Halftone Stars Clear Stamp set which I embossed using white embossing powder on a piece of orange cardstock.

To finish off the front of the card I added orange crystals over the card.


For the inside of the card I added a sentiment using three different stamp set. To keep with the star theme I added stars from the Altenew Halftone Stars Clear Stamp set, inking the stars in yellow, orange & red inks.

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Other:
Center Cut Star Background - Simon Says Stamp
Stitched Rectangles - Simon Says Stamp

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Mani Birthday Wishes


Hi Crafty Friends,

My card today is a card I made for my daughter's birthday which was a few weeks ago. I was going to give her something else, until an order arrived that had this fun "Nail Polish Bottle" die set from Honey Bee Stamps. This die set makes a fun Nail Polish shaped card which stands 5 1/2 inches high by 2 1/8 inches.

As my daughter had been a Jamberry consultant for a while and loves using nail polish etc, this die set shouted her name, so I set to work to make it.


As you can see I created a pop up card using Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop-up die set, this die set is fairly easy to disguise the cupcake if you cover it up with something else.


As mentioned above, the nail polish bottle is tall ... 5 1/2 inches! So to be able to close this card without seeing the top of the pink nail polish bottle, I had to make a taller card then I normally would, but cutting two pieces of cardstock for the base, scoring one near what would be the fold and joining them prior to die cutting the pop-up panel. 

This card when closed measures 5 inches x 7 inches.

My nail polish in the bottles are glitter nail polish, using Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter in Bright Cranberry & Copper Rose.


For the background of my card I used Altenew's Gradient Stripes stamp set using my MISTI which allowed me to stamp multi times to get a solid black image. I stamped the background prior to joining the two panels for the inside, turning the stamp and stamping the thinner lines of the stamp a second time near the centre of the card.

Along the top and bottom of the card I used a border die from Lawn Fawn.

To finish off the inside I used a couple of sentiments from two different Altenew stamp sets ... the sentiment reads:

You Color My World
Happy Birthday.

As nail polish comes in so many different colors, I thought this sentiment worked well especially as I am still waiting for the stamp set that goes with this die to to come, I ordered that from someone else who didn't have it and was ordering it.


For the front of the card I repeated many of the elements I used on the inside of the card. The sentiment here was computer generated as I wanted to substitute the word "Mani" for many.

To finish off the front of the card I added some clear crystals from Pretty Pink Posh.

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