Saturday, March 23, 2019

Wizard Magic Picture Changer


Hi Crafty Friends,

t’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As challenge hostess for March, I continue to issue the challenges.

According to the Days of the Year Calendar the 20th March was Hufflepuff Pride Day, 21st – Slytherin Pride Day, 22nd – Gryffindor Pride Day and 23rd – Ravenclaw Pride Day. These are the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy from Harry Potter. This is a challenge for all the Harry Potter fans out there, create a card inspired by Harry Potter. This could include using stamps of the characters, using colors from any one of the four houses on your card. Or anything else that inspires you.



Recently Lawn Fawn released their Magic Picture Changer die set. Being a lover of anything Interactive, I had to add this to my stash. I figured it would be perfect for this week's challenge seeing it was "magic" related.

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



I pulled out all my "Harry Potter" themed stamps to create my card. In the Magic Picture Changer itself, I used two of the characters from Witt and Sass's Magical Creatures Clear Stamp set, I was fortunate to be able to grab this just before they went out of business.

When the pull tab on the right hand side of my card is closed, it shows the Gryffindor Lion.


When you pull the tab, the lion disappears and reveals the Slytherin Snake .... how magic is that!!!!

It is hard to tell by the photos, but the 9 3/4 paper in the background is two layers ... the one on the base of the card and then also the one which covers the Magic Picture Changer. I made sure when I was cutting this paper that the "9 3/4" matched up.

I added some ground to the bottom of the card using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Border and added some of the wizards from Kindred Stamps Students of Magic Clear Stamp set.

The sentiment is from Card Craft Stamps Wizard Words stamp set.


For the inside of the card I added the sentiment and broomstick from Kindred Stamps Wizard Friends, which is also no longer available. The snitch and Sorting Hat is from the Students of Magic stamp set.

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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Wizard Friends Clear Stamp Set - Kindred Stamps (discontinued)
Magical Creatures - Witt & Sass (discontinued)






Friday, March 22, 2019

Divinity Designs - Flower Burst Easter


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have an Easter Gift Set I created using some of the new Divinity Designs products from the March release.


First up I used the new Test Tube Trio die set to create a Test Tube Holder which holds some Easter Treats for Easter. To decorate each of the panels that decorate my holder I used the new Flower Burst Stencil using pink and orange inks to color the flowers.


The sentiments on two of the test tubes are from the Treat Tags Sentiments 3 Clear Stamp set, which are white embossed onto orange cardstock and then die cut using one of the tags from the Test Tube Trio die set. The pink bow is also included in this die set.


I created a coordinating card to go with my treat holder. For this card I used Divinity Designs Tri-Fold Card with Layers die set. I again used the Flower Burst Stencil to decorate each of the layers. 

For the centre panel, I added one of the squares from the Scalloped Squares die set.

For the sentiment I used the new Happy Stamp/Die Duos set, the Easter word sentiment was white embossed on orange cardstock and then die cut using the Rectangles die set.


To finish off the card I used the stencil to create another flower using orange ink and then used circle dies from the Circles and Scalloped Circles die set to die cut the image and added it to the lower left hand side of the card.


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

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you enjoyed my projects.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Mouse Birthday Wiper Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Next week is National Smoke and Mirrors Day! This celebration is based on magicians’ illusions, where magicians make objects appear or disappear with retracting mirrors and confusing bursts of smoke.  Wave your magic wands and create a card with a surprise element! 

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


I recently discovered Crafter's Companion Edge'able Word Dies and had been seeing lots of fun things that can be done with them, so I had to add some to my stash. These dies cut the word out of your cardstock, leaving the bottom of the sentiment attached to the card. One of the things which these can be used for is to create Wiper Cards which is what I created for our challenge today. 



To decorate my card I used MFT Stamps It's a Mice Time to Celebrate Clear Stamp set. As you can see by the video above when you pull the card the mouse in the gift box behind the sentiment pops up from where it had been hiding.

I used one of the "wiper arms" from the Mama Elephant Wiper Surprise die set to hold the mouse that pops up and down.



As I had an extra mouse stamps, colored and cut out I decided to add it to the back of my card which gives a place for a hand written sentiment.

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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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Oz Waterfall Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Waterfall Card I created using Karen Burniston's Frame Pull Pop-up die set. It is really easy to adapt the Frame Pull Pop-up to make it suitable for a Waterfall Card, Karen Burniston showed us how a few months ago in her video here.


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


To decorate my card I used Craftin' Desert Divas' Trolls of Oz stamp set which was released earlier this year. 
For the background of each panel I used the rectangle die included in the Frame Pull Pop-up die set to die cut patterned paper. To create the flower and grass background I used dies from Lawn Fawn's Shadow Box Card Spring Add On & Shadow Box Card Park Add On die sets 


For the background on the base of my card, I created a "Yellow Brick Road", by stamping Simon Says Stamp Deco Diamonds Background Stamp onto white cardstock and embossed using white embossing powder and then sponging on three colors of yellow/orange Distress Oxide inks.


Here is a look at the final waterfall panel as you pull the tab further out. As each waterfall panel flips over it reveals a new image and sentiment.


I decided to keep this card as a flat card rather than adhered to a folded card. On the back of the waterfall panel I have added another white rectangle panel which is die cut using the largest rectangle from Heffy Doodles Imperial Stitched Rectangles die set.

I also added a couple more images and the last sentiment included in the stamp set.


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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Magnolia Thank You For Your Kindness


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Thank You card I created recently.

To create the pink background I used Alcohol Inks & Yupo Paper. To create the fancy edge along the bottom of the panel, I used one of the border dies from MFT Stamps Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges die set.


I used Clearly Besotted's Magnificent Magnolia Clear Stamp set which was a limited edition stamp set created for Stamptember 2018.

The sentiment is also from the stamp set and was die cut using Honey Bee Stamp's Banner Builder die set.


For the inside of the card I added the bottom section of the alcohol inked background along the bottom of the card. 

I added another of the flower and sentiment to the card.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Zap, Boom Super Cats


Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a birthday card to share with you today.

To create my card I started by die cutting the Paper Rose Studio's Brick Wall Border into the front of a White Side Folding Card. I then sponged on some Gina K Designs Faded Brick ink onto another piece of white cardstock and adhered this to the inside of the card so it shows through the brick border.

Along the bottom of the card I added some grass using Lawn Fawn's Grassy Hillside Border die set.

To decorate my card I used MFT Stamps Super Cat Clear Stamp set.


For the inside of my card I added two sentiments which have been stamped onto aqua cardstock and then die cut using Honey Bee Stamp's Banner Builder die set. The sentiments are both from MFT Stamps Super Dog stamp set. I also added one of the super cats to the top right hand corner of the card.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Cold Hands Warm Hearts


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a wintered themed birthday card to share with you. We are in the middle of summer where I live, however as I recently managed to get hold on this cute "Bundled Up" stamp set from Concord & 9th I decided to create a winter scene card.

The kids are stamped using black ink and then I used the coordinating solid clothing/accessory stamps and Altenew inks to add color to the whole image. I wasn't sure whether I would like this type of coloring, but it was pretty easy to do.


For the background of my card I used Ellen Hutson's Snowfall Backdrop die which I die cut using white card stock and then colored using Distress Oxide inks in a number of different blues.

I added the snow to the bottom of the card using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders.

To finish off the front of the card I added a few of the sentiments from the stamp set.


For the inside of the card I added two more of the sentiments and added the boy and girl to the bottom of the card.


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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Swinging By


Hi Crafty Friends,

t’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As challenge hostess for March, I continue to issue the challenges.

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



To create my card I started by created the stencilled background on the two panels. For this I used Altenew's Beveled Squares Stencil using Distress Oxide inks.

I used Neat and Tangled's Swinging by Clear Stamp set, which I adhered to a Wonky Stitched Circle from MFT Stamps. 

For the panel which goes across the card I used Crafter's Companion Edge'ables Word Dies - Thinking and then stamped the "Of You" in pink along the bottom edge of the sentiment.


For the inside of my card I added stencilled panels to both edges of the card.

I created a pop-up card using the KB Riley LLC's Rockin' Rectangles Pop-up die set,  turning the die so it is in a portrait orientation and so the rectangle is at the top part of the card. 

I added the "Swinging By" sentiment which is also included in the stamp set used on the front of the card.

For the "Hello" and sentiment on the lower part of the card, I used Crafter's Companion Edge'ables Word Die - Hello. The "from me to you" sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and then die cut using the Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builder die set.


Here is another photo of the inside of my card taken at a different angle, 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.



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Friday, March 15, 2019

Divinity Designs - Have A Wonderful Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

 I am sharing 2 more projects using some of the Divinity Designs March Release products. Today I am  focusing on the new Test Tube Trio die set along with the coordinating Treat Tag Sentiments 3 Clear Stamp set and also the Birthday Stamp/ Die Duos set. 


For my card I used Divinity Designs Center Step Card and Center Step Card Layers die set to create my card. 

To decorate my card I used papers from the Beautiful Blooms 6 x 6 Paper Pad. As the paper I used for my card and treat box, features some beautiful flowers it seemed a shame to cover those up, so I kept my card fairly simple.


For the sentiment I used Divinity Designs new Birthday Stamp/Die Duos. This set features two birthday word sentiments (one with a capital B and the other with a lower case B). I also added a sentiment which is included in the stamp set.

To finish off the front of the card I added a bow which is from the Treat Box Trio die set.


For the inside of my card I die cut the back of the main Center Step Card die and trimmed it down slightly to fit inside the card. I added the patterned paper along the bottom of the card.

For the sentiment I used the Circles and new Scalloped Circles die sets and then added the 'birthday' and stamped sentiments.


I used the Test Tube Trio die set to create this fun test tube holder which could be used for any occasion, this one obviously is for a birthday.

This die set includes the dies to create the Test Tube Holder, the layers, four different tag dies and the cute bow.


I used some of the sentiments from the Treat Tag Sentiments 3 Clear Stamp set to create the tags which I attached to the test tubes and to the front of the holder. I also added a bow to the front of the holder.


I added patterned paper to the back of the Test Tube Holder. This gives you a place to add a hand written greeting if desired.

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