Sunday, September 19, 2021

Enjoy Your Special Day

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a square card I created using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs including two of the square die sets from the July 2021 Blessings Box.

For my card today I used the Petals Square Background to die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Rainbow Sherbet Slimline Size Paper Pad. I layered this onto a square panel using the layering die included in the Square Card Base with Layer die set. The white square card base was die cut using the Square Card Base with Layer die set.

For the Butterfly I used the Butterfly Layering Combo die set which I die cut was cardstock to match the patterned paper.

I added the sentiment from the Already There stamp set which I layered using the Sentiment Strip with Layers die set.


For the inside of my card, I used the Petal Square Background die set to create the background the same as the front of my card.

I added the Birthday sentiments using stamps from the Already There stamp set layering the main sentiment using the Double Stitched Circles and Circles die sets. The long sentiment was layered using the Sentiment Strip with Layers die set.








Saturday, September 18, 2021

Mermaid Wishes

Hi Crafty Friends,

t’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Karen Ostergard our challenge hostess for the month, finishes off her month with one last challenge.

Being the third Saturday of the month, it's time for a Sketch Challenge.



For the challenge today I decided to use stretch the sketch to create a Slimline card. The last few months I seem to have created a few mermaid themed card, but when I was looking through my stash to find a thin tall image, this mermaid was the first I found so decided to use that. 

I have again used papers from the Craft Consortium's Ink Drops - Vivid 12 x 12 Paper Pad.

The mermaid stamp is from Simon Says Stamp's Beautiful Mermaid stamp set. for the sentiment I used the Honey Bee Stamps Mermaid Song stamp set.

I used a stitched rectangle slimline die from Picket Fence Studios Slimline Nested Rectangles die set.


For the inside of the card, I used Whimsy Stamps Slimline Zig Zag Edger die set to add the border along both edges of the card.

I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set.

The mermaid and sentiment are from from Simon Says Stamp's Beautiful Mermaid 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.



Friday, September 17, 2021

Bee Happy


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

I am just loving these new Buzzing Gnomes, these are so cute. These are part of the Buzzing Gnomes Paper/Die Duos set which contains Slimline sized patterned papers in 4 different patterns, plus 2 plain papers and sheets of these gnome images with a matching die to die cut all the images in one go. No coloring which makes it so easy to create a card. I couldn't wait to play with these.

To create my card I used Slimline dies including Slimline Card Base; Slimline Pierced Layering Rectangles which I used for the blue paper for the sky and layered using the Slimline Rectangles and Slimline Scalloped Rectangles die sets.

I used one of the grass dies from the Slimline Grasses die set to create the grassy hill the gnomes are standing on.

To add texture to my sky area, I used the new Slimline Lattice Embossing Folder blending ink around the edges of the panel using Divinity Designs blending brushes.

After assembling the card, I used the Bee Happy sentiment die set to add the sentiment to the top left hand corner of the card. I die cut the shadow from the same blue paper I used for the sky to help that disappear into the background.


For the inside of my card, I used the same Slimline grass die to add the grassy border along the bottom of the card and added another of the gnomes and flower to the grass.

I added the bee themed sentiment using the new Bee Mine stamp set.












Thursday, September 16, 2021

Gnomebody Like You

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 September is also National Mushroom Month. Easy challenge: include a mushroom on your card. 


Last year Hello Bluebird release two Slimline dies that featured mushroom, as I had purchased both of these it was a no brainer to pull one of these out to make my card today. I used the Fairy Glade Scene Horizontal Slimline die for my card. The orange/yellow background was one I created a few months back which I didn't like at the time but I kept them and when the ink had dried properly I did like. So I decided to pull one of those out for the sky area. My go to color when coloring mushrooms is red, but as you can see I decided to try something different and colored the tops of my mushrooms purple instead.

To decorate my card I used Hello Bluebird's Next Door Gnomes stamp set for the gnomes and the smaller stamped mushroom and also the Garden Party stamp set for the larger stamped mushrooms.

The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp's Happy Gnomies stamp set.


For the inside of my card I created a pop-up card using Lawn Fawn's Pop-up Hooray and Oliver's ABC's die sets

I added a grass & cloud border to the bottom and top edges of my card using Trinity Stamps Slimline Scenic Borders die set.

To decorate I added more gnomes and a stamped mushroom using the Next Door Gnomes stamp set and the large mushroom from the Slimline die used on the front of the card.

I added the "It's your birthday" sentiment using stamps from Simon Says Stamp/Reverse Confetti from a Stamptember release some years ago.

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:
Celebrate Your Day Stamptember Stamp Set - Simon Says Stamp/Reverse Confetti (discontinued)







Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Thinking of You

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

To create my card I used the two stamp sets included in the July 2021 Blessings Box ... Already There and Better Place stamp set.

I used the Ovals and Double Stitched Ovals die to layer the images.

For the card base I used the Leaf Outline Background die layering it over the Rainbow Sherbet Slimline Paper Pad.  This was then layered onto a black cardstock layer using the Matting Rectangle and onto a top folding card base using the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer die set.

For the inside of my card I added the two hummingbirds and sentiment from the Already There stamp set.










Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Surf's Up!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a beach themed Slimline card I created recently.

To create my sky on this slimline card I used slimline papers from Whimsy Stamps Glorious Sky Slimline Paper Pad.

The sand along the bottom of the card was created using Karen Burniston's Long Nature Edges die set. I die cut the sand from white cardstock and then used Distress Oxide inks in Antique Linen & Gathered Twigs. The ocean behind the sand uses one of the dies from Honey Bee Stamps Makin' Waves Long Die set, I  die cut the border using two shades of blue cardstock and layered together offsetting one over the other.

The large wave on the left side of my card uses Hero Arts Surfs Up die set.

To decorate my card I used Whimsy Stamps Surf Shark Clear Stamp set. The sentiment is from Urban Stamps Tropic Sentiment Collection 2.


For the inside of the card, I used the Karen Burniston Long Nature Edges and Honey Bee Stamps Makin' Waves Long die sets to create the sand/sea border along the bottom of my card.

The shark is also from Karen Burniston's Sea Animals die set.

For the sentiments I used the "Happy Birthday from MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday Wishes stamp set, the "jawsome" sentiment is from MFT Stamps Sharky Sentiments stamp set.



Other Supplies:
Tropics Sentiments Collecton 2 stamp set - Urban Stamps (discontinued)












Monday, September 13, 2021

Just Chicken In

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Slimline card I created recently using stamps, dies, embossing folder and papers from Whimsy Stamps.

To create my card I started by embossing the front of a 8 1/2 inch x 3 1/2 inch top folding Slimline card using the Thatched Slimline Embossing Folder. 

I die cut the Slimline Connected Rectangles die from white cardstock and also from one of the papers from Whimsy Stamps Slimline Glorious Sky Paper Pack to create the sky portion of each of the three panels.

I used the fence stamp included in the Butt Nuggets stamp set to create the fence and grass which I added to each panel.

I stamped three of the chickens included in the stamp set which I cut out to attach to each of the panels. I also die cut the nest which is from the Slimline Chicken Coop die set for the chickens to sit on.

I added a sentiment to the centre panel using one of the sentiments from an old Paper Pretties Chicken stamp set.

To finish off the front of the card I added heart clay sprinkles to the two outer panels.


For the inside of the card I used one of the stitched rectangle Slimline dies from Picket Fence Studios Slimline Die Cutting System Nested Rectangles die set.

I stamped the fence along the bottom of the rectangle, stamps the end of the grass area of the stamp to each end to extend the length of the grass area.

I stamped two more of the chickens and adhered them to each end of the grass.

To finish off the inside of the card, I stamped two of the sentiment from the Paper Pretties chicken stamp sets.

Other Supplies:

Return of the Cluck - Paper Pretties (discontinued)

Cluck Part 2 - Paper Pretties (discontinued)






Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sweet Friend


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs September release. This release is mostly bee/gnome themed. as I love both bee and gnomes it is so much FUN!

To create my card today I pulled out the Stitched Sunburst die and used the honeycomb patterned paper and yellow plain paper from the Buzzing Gnomes Paper/Die Duos and then alternated the two papers and placed into a black from also die cut from the sunburst die. I then adhered this to a top folding card using the A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer die set.

I die cut the gnome and honey jar which are also included in the Buzzing Gnomes Paper/Die Duos set along with a matching die to die cut the gnomes and accessory images included in this set. I added the images to the circle area in the bottom left side of my card.

I used a sentiment from the Bee Mine stamp set which I white embossed onto black cardstock and then die cut out using a rectangle die from the Rectangles die set.


When you alternate two papers into a design like the Stitched Sunburst, you also have extra pieces left over, so I used those pieces to decorate the inside of the card. I added the "BEElated Birthday" sentiment from the Bee Mine stamp set to add my sentiment to the bottom left side of my card.









 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Flower Cart

Hi Crafty Friends,

t’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Karen Ostergard our challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.

This week Karen has asked us to ... make or color flowers for today's challenge!


Down here in Australia it is now Spring, so it is perfect timing for this challenge. 

I pulled out Honey Bee Stamps Market Cart Builder die set to create a flower cart for this challenge. I wanted to see if it would work on a Slimline card, as you can see it does!

For the background of my card I used Paper Rose Studio's Slimline Portrait Scene die. This was then layered onto a black panel and then a side folding white card base.

At the top of the card I added the "Happy Birthday" sentiment which is from Honey Bee Stamps Miss You Big Time stamp set. 


For the inside of my card, I created a double pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set.

I used sentiments from Honey Bee Stamps "My Favorited Flower" stamp set for the first two labels. The "Happy Birthday sentiment is from a Colorado Craft Company's Thinking of You Magnolia stamp set.

Along the edges of the card I added a panel of purple cardstock that I stencilled with strips to match the awning of the flower cart on the front 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.





Friday, September 10, 2021

Hap-Bee Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a bee themed card using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs including some of the new products from the September release.

I always enjoy making bee cards, and apparently this month is Honey month so how could we have honey without those fabulous bees.

To create my card today I used one of the new papers included in the Buzzing Gnomes Paper/Die Duo set. This pack is amazing!!! Not only does it have patterned papers in four different bee themed designs, but also included fully colored Gnome/Bees and a die to cut all the images included in the gnome paper out. I can't wait to play more with this set.

Also released this month is the Honeycomb Layering Combo die set which I have used for the centre frame of my card, the Buzzing Bee die set and the Bee Mine stamp set which I used for the sentiments on this card.


To create my card base, I used the Floating Frame Front die set which die cuts the patterned paper frame on the front of this card and the square holes in the front panels, so that the honeycomb & bees and can seen on my card both when it is closed or open.

I also used the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer and Matting Rectangle die set to create the card base.


Here is a view of the inside of my card. As you can see I added another sentiment underneath the honeycomb so it is hidden when the card is closed but can be seen when it is open.

I have included links to all of Divinity Designs September release products in my supply list below.









Thursday, September 9, 2021

Awesome Birthday

 

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 Tomorrow (10th September) is Swap Ideas Day. For today’s challenge, find a card you have seen using a new technique to you, or a new color combination, or anything you’ve never done before and make a card. Be sure to credit the person whose idea you have used. 


Pinwheel Tower Cards have become very popular in the past few months, I had pretty much ignored them. But I recently made a Pinwheel Tower Card for a challenge. While I was searching for instructions etc, I discovered Sam Calcott's from Mixed Up Crafts Hexagonal Tower Pinwheel Card which uses border dies from her Terrific Towers die set. You can see her card with instructions here.

As I own those dies I decided to create a similar card, using different borders included in the die set. The dies are from the Made To Surprise 5" x 7" Portrait Excellent Edges die set. I used partial die cutting to die cut the balloon border on each of the 6 panels. I then used the individual balloon dies also included in the die set to die cut the balloons in rainbow colors. 


I added the sentiment by stamping the "Awesome" from the Made To Surprise A5 Sentiments #2 stamp set onto each panel using Catherine Pooler Designs Orange Peel ink. The "Have An" & "Birthday" are from Honey Bee Stamps Happiness Stamp set.

I also added a thin strip of card in rainbow colors, along the right edge of each panel.


The card folds flat and will fit in an envelope that measures 6 inches x 7 1/2 inches.


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: