Monday, June 27, 2022

From My Kitchen To Yours

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a kitchen themed Slimline Pop-up card I created recently using a couple of the add on sets from Hero Arts May My Monthly Hero kit.


My card is a side folding Slimline card that measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. I added diagonal striped paper to the top portion of the card to create a "wall" and woodgrain paper on the bottom to create a "kitchen bench".

To decorate my card I added the crocks from the Hero Arts Kitchen Crocks die set and all the tools are from the Kitchen Tools die set. The tools were die cut from silver pearlescent and white cardstock and pieced together and coloured as needed.

I added flowers to both of the crocks using flowers from Spellbinders Petite Floral Potpourri die set.

The sentiment at the top of the card is from the stamp set included in the May 2022 stamp set. It is layered using the label dies from Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die 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 added another sentiment from the May 2022 kit to the bottom label. The "birthday" sentiment is from a Spellbinders stamp set. 

I added the rolling pin and kitchen tools to decorate the inside of the card.







Friday, June 24, 2022

Thinking of You

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a male themed card to share with you today, using some of the new dies from the Divinity Designs June release.

To create my card I used the new Divinity Designs A2 Pierced Multi Windows die, I die cut this panel from a orange cardstock and two from black cardstock and layered them together. I then adhered these to the black panel die cut using the Matting Rectangle die and then finally onto a top folding A2 card which was die cutting using the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer die set. 

I used the die once more to die cut patterned paper panels from the Landscape Paper Pad which I adhered inside all the window openings.

Using the black inner windows left over from die cutting the black frames, I used the Curvy Slopes die to die cut the ground area for four of the windows.

I then die cut the cowboys, cactus and birds and adhered them to the windows.

Finally I used the All Occasion Foiling/Die Duo set to black foil the "Thinking of You" sentiment. I used the negative portion of the foil in conjunction with the Solid Foiling Plate to get the negative image of the sentiment.



For the inside of the card I used the layering die included in the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer die set and the Matting Rectangle die to create the white and black layers.

I then added two more of the images included in the Cowboys and Cactus Silhouettes die set.

I then added the "Hi There" sentiment which is also included in the All Occasions Foiling/Die Duo set.







Thursday, June 23, 2022

Butterfly Slimline Easel

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Apparently June 20 - 26 is National Insect Week. So for our challenge this week we are to feature some type of creepy crawly creature on your CCEE design this week. 

As I have purchased a number of butterfly related products this year, some still waiting to be played with. I decided to pull one of the stamp sets out for my card today ... this is the Gina K Designs Spread Your Wings stamp set. I wouldn't class it as creepy, but it is an insect.


I created an Easel card. To create the background on my card I used Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Fancy Diagonal Stripes die, die cutting the die from white cardstock and then adhering to a panel of pink cardstock.

I used Waffle Flower Crafts Oversized Hello Hot Foil Plate with the coordinating die and black foil to create the large "Hello" sentiment.

Along the edge of the base of my card I added a border using Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Lacy Edges die set. 

The Easel card is held open using the butterfly themed sentiment, which is also included in the Gina K Designs Spread Your Wings stamp set.


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

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 22, 2022

Just For You

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a floral slimline card that I created recently.

To create my card I used Stampendous' Slim Pop Blooms Cling Stamp. I stamped the image twice onto white cardstock, once using black ink and ones using a dark pink ink. I coloured the flowers on the black inked image and then cut out the flowers to mount over the flower image on the pink inked image. 

The stamp although called a slimline stamp, is an odd size. So I trimmed the image to fit a slimline sized card as best I could. The finished size of my card is 3 3/4 inches x 8 1/4 inches. 

I added a sentiment to the lower right hand corner of the card using a sentiment from a Creative Card Products stamp set I recently received.


I am always in need for get well cards, so I added a get well sentiment to the inside of the card. I also added a couple of the flowers.





Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Super Duper Birthday


 Hi Crafty Friends,

Apparently my grand puppy Frankie has been invited to a birthday party, so my daughter asked me to make a pug themed birthday card for her.

I recently received an order from Clearly Besotted and one of the stamp sets I received was an updated version of the Super Pug, I think it is already discontinued but as it was cheap and had extra stamps included in it I had to have it.

I created a Mini Slimline Card using Mini Slimline dies from Lawn Fawn, the grass is a Slimline die also from Lawn Fawn.

I added a yellow flash thingy to the top right hand corner of the card.


For the inside of the card, I added another grass border and one of the pugs. I also added two sentiments which are Whimsy Stamps Wrinkles stamp set.


Other Supplies:

Super Pug Stamp Set - Clearly Besotted (discontinued)




Monday, June 20, 2022

You're Tea-rrific

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a "tea" themed Slimline card to share with your today using new dies from Lawn Fawn.

To create the Slimline portion of the card I used Lawn Fawn's Large Slimline with Sliders die set. I used the largest rectangle in the set to die cut a panel of white card, striped paper and woodgrain papers. I trimmed the panels down as necessary and adhered to the white slimline rectangle panel. This was then adhered to a top folding white slimline card that measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

For the tea pot, cups, saucers and sugar bowl I used the Stitched Teapot and Stitched Teacup die sets. I die cut each of the elements from pink and patterned paper and paper pieced the two together. The sugar cubes were cut from white glitter cardstock and the spoon from silver mirror cardstock.

I used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Tea-rrific Day stamp set to finish off the front of the card.


For the inside of my card, I added a strip of woodgrain paper along the bottom edge to form a table top. I added another cup and saucer to the right hand side of the card.

The sentiment is an older one I have had in my stash for years by The Cottage Stamper.






Saturday, June 18, 2022

Divinity Designs Blessings Box

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing two cards I created using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs April 2022 Blessings Box.


For my first card I created a Mini Slimline card using Divinity Designs Mini Slimline Card Base and Mini Slimline Rectangles die sets. I used papers from the Sunset Skies Slimline Sized Paper Pad for the background of my card.

To decorate my card I used images from the Beach Silhouettes die set.

The sentiment which is Hawaiian and means "Happy Birthday" is from the Mahola stamp set.


For the inside of my card I added a couple more of the images from the Beach Silhouettes die set. I also added the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the Mahola stamp set.


For my second card today I created a square shaker card using the Square Card Base with Layer die set. 

I used the Tropical Leaf Square Background die which I die cut from purple cardstock. The paper showing through the background die is from the Sunset Skies Slimline Sized Paper Pad.

I added the "Happy Birthday" sentiment using the birthday sentiment included in the Mahola stamp set. I used one of the pennants from the Double Stitched Pennants die set to die cut the sentiment.








Friday, June 17, 2022

Get Well Roses

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a Get Well card to share with you today, using some of the new dies from the Divinity Designs June release.

I created a Triple Step card using Divinity Designs Triple Step Landscape with Layers die set. I decorated the panels of the card using paper from the Wedding Flowers Paper Pad.


The flowers are from the Beautiful Blossoms Paper/Die Duos Set 1, as you can see I added the flowers to each of the steps.

To finish off the card, I added the sentiment using the new Get Well Soon with Layers die set..


For the inside of my card, I added the Thinking of You sentiment using the Thinking of You with Layers die set. I also added a few more of the roses to the left side of the card.







Thursday, June 16, 2022

Happy Beer Day

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

In the USA, this coming Sunday is Father’s Day (In Australia we have to wait until September). Create a card for the father of your choice (be it your father, your son, a neighbor, a friend, etc.) personalizing it by showcasing his favorite hobby. Turn it into a birthday card if you would rather! Any occasion will do as long as it is a masculine card featuring a hobby. 


I have a few male themed stamps/dies I have been wanting to play with for a while now, so this challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to get to use a few. For my card today I used the beer themed stamps & dies which were recently released by MFT Stamps. As the sentiment says "Happy Beer Day" a play on the sentiment Happy Birthday, I decided to create a birthday card rather than a Father's Day card. I always need both.

Lynn also asked that our card features a hobby. I remember many years ago that my husband used to enjoy making his own beers, so I figured this would fit that part of the challenge. 

As you can see I created a Slimline card using slimline dies from Picket Fence Studios. I had to join the plaid paper to get it to fit the length of my card, but fortunately the beer mug hides it.

The beer mugs were created using MFT Stamps Frosty Beer Mugs die-namics set. I coloured the "beer" using various coloured yellow/orange inks which I have listed in the supply list below. I wanted the handles of each of the beer mugs to face the outer edge of my card, so I flipped one of the beer mugs and used the reverse side. 

The sentiment is from MFT Stamps Here's To You stamp set.


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

To decorate the labels, I added some tiny beer mugs using MFT Stamps Pint Sized Die-namics. I also added a sentiment to the centre label using another of the sentiments included in the Here's To You stamp set.


Here is one last look at the inside of my card, so you can see the pop-up portion of the card a little better.

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 15, 2022

Birthday Celebrations

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a fun birthday card I created recently using stamps and dies from Made To Surprise by Sam Calcott.

This card is a Magic Colour Slider Card, when the card is closed the picture in the centre is just black and white, then once the tab is pulled it. shows up coloured as if by magic. I have made many Magic Colour Slider Cards over the years, although not for a while. Recently Sam Calcott released her Magic Color Slider Collection, which as you can see I had to add to my stash. I loved the size of her dies making both 6  inch x 6 inch and 5 inch x 7 inch cards. 

This card I made with a birthday theme, using the Birthday Rainbows stamp set with coordinating dies. The spoon was die cut using the Magic Color Slide Additions Die set.


Here is a look at my card once the tab at the top of the card is pulled, it reveals the colourful cake.

I used Holographic cardstock to die cut the frame around the window.


For the inside of my card, I die cut the frame from coral and white cardstock and adhered this to the centre of the card. I stamped on the sentiment. The "Birthday Wishes" is from Honey Bee Stamps Birthday Wishes stamp set. The "Bring On The Cake" is from an older MFT Stamps stamp set.


Other Supplies:

Delicious Birthday Stamp Set - MFT Stamps (discontinued)






Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Peony Birthday Wishes

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a floral Slimline Pop-up card to share with you all today.


My Slimline card is a top folding card measuring 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. I used a coral coloured card for the card base. For my background I used Pinkfresh Studio's Floral Grid Die as this is sized for A2 cards, I cut my white card panel to 4 1/2 x 9 inches and then ran the die through on the bottom end of my card. I then carefully repositioned my die, making sure the die was located in the flower cut outs at the top of the die cut and carefully ran it through a second time. I then used a Picket Fence Studios' Slimline die to die cut the panel, before adhering the panel to my card base.

For the flower I used Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Peony die set. I die cut all the pieces from white cardstock and then coloured using Distress Oxide Inks.

For the sentiment I used Honey Bee Stamps Birthday Wishes Hot Foil Stamp, stamp set and coordinating dies.

To finish off the front of my card I added some Sparkling Champagne Metallic Pearls to the card.

As you can see by the photo above, I used the Floral Grid Background die to create the white border along the two edges of my card. 

I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set. The sentiment on the label is two sentiments included in the Birthday Wishes stamp set that I used on the front of my card.


I added some more leaves and a peony bud to the top and bottom edge of my card, to finish it off.