Thursday, June 27, 2019

Keep On Swimming


Hi Crafty Friends,

t'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 Tuesday (June 25th) was National Catfish Day. Create a card that has some kind of fish or sea life on it 




For my card today I decided to play with Karen Burniston's Triple Flip Card die set which will be available in stores in July.  Here is a quick video to see my card in action.


To decorate my card I used Alcohol Pearl Inks to add color to the water background and the sand. I used a swiping technique to apply the ink, so I was able to use normal cardstock for this.

The Ocean background on the back panel of this card is from Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Borders Clear stamp set. I white embossed this over the alcohol ink background.

The goldfish and seaweed are from Hero Arts Pet Goldfish Clear Stamp set. I used the sentiments from Hero Arts My Monthly Hero March 2019 Card Kit, white embossing them on each panel.


For the inside of my card I added a few more elements left over from the front of the card and then added a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Keep On Swimming Clear Stamp set.

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, June 26, 2019

Lipstick Triple Flip


Hi Crafty  Friends,

I am back today with another sneak peek of the new dies being released in July from Karen Burniston. I have to tell you there are some amazing dies coming out and the one I am sharing today is no exception. 

For my card today I am sharing a card I created using the Triple Flip die set, I think I will be using this a lot in the future. This is actually the second card I made using the set, but my first one is for a challenge in July.

When I was going through my papers recently, looking for papers that would work for some of the samples I was planning on making using Karen's new dies I came across a pad of papers I received as a freebie with a magazine. Flipping through the magazine I discovered a couple of papers that I thought would be perfect with Simon Says Stamps Wake Up and Make Up stamp set which I purchased earlier in the year. So of course I had to make a card.



Here is a quick video so you can see my card in action.


For this card I decided to centralise the three panels  that flip between the panel which holds the mechanism. When you pull the tab on the right hand side of the card, the three panels flip so you can see what is on the reverse side of the card and you also have an area to add a secret message which isn't revealed until you pull the tab.


For the inside of my card I used the Crosshatch Rectangles to add my panels and added a sentiment and more images from the Simon Says Stamp stamp set.


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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

All Aboard


All Aboard Crafty Friends,

It's the time many of you have been waiting for. Today starts the sneak peeks of Karen Burniston's newest release which will be available for sale early in July.


For my card today I used the new Train Pivot Panels die set which is the perfect die set for kids, boys and those men in our lives who love  model trains. My husband is a model train enthusiast, so I know I will get lots of use out of this die set.


To decorate my card I added the train tracks from the Train Elements die set along the bottom of the card. 

I added clouds from the Outdoor Scene to the top of the pivot panel.

The sentiment is from a stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps stamped and layered onto an oval from the Crosshatch Ovals die set.



On the right hand side of my card I added the signal also included in the Train Elements die set. I extended the bottom of the signal so it was a little higher up in the card.


For the front of the card, I added another train track, signal and the "All Aboard" sentiment which are all from the Train Elements die set.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Picture Perfect Waterfall Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

My card today is for a challenge I do with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we challenge each other to create something using supplies we all own.

This month our challenge is Waterfall Cards - A few months ago, Karen Burniston shared a way to create a waterfall card using her Frame Pull Pop-up die set. If you have this die set, you can see her video here.  This is now my favorite way to make waterfall cards and I have made a few since Karen shared her video.

If you look closely you may also see a couple of sneak peeks of new die sets being released next month by Karen Burniston. Sneak peeks start on the 24th June, which is today here in Australia but officially still a few hours away up there in the USA.



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


To decorate my card I used MFT Stamps Picture Perfect stamp set. 


On the left hand side of each banner I added a sentiment from the stamp set and a border using Karen Burniston's Border Blends - Argyle die set.


To finish off the front of my card I added the camera, the "smile" sentiment and the fishtail banner. Hint these three items are from three die sets which Karen will be sharing with you later today.


I like to decorate the back of my card so I have room for another sentiment and a place to write a personal greeting when needed. Here I used a mini photo frame and the smile sentiment again and added a stamped sentiment.



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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Relax and Unwind a Little


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Trifold Card I created recently.

My card uses Uniquely Creative's Read Past Your Bedtime stamp set. I used Divinity Designs Tri-Fold Card with Layers die set to create my trifold card.


For the centre panel I added a piece of white cardstock that I had stamped an orange splatter to. I added woodgrain paper to the bottom of the panel, to resemble floor.

I paper pieced the chair using designer paper to give it a fabric look. I colored the girl using colors to match the designer paper on the card.

I stamped, the coffee cup, dinosaur and pile of books which I cute out and attached to my scene.

I added a sentiment and another lot of books which I cut using a circle die.


This is my card when it is folded ready to be placed in an envelope.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Bloom ... With Happiness



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

This week Rebecca has given us a color challenge using blush, mint, aqua with neutrals of your choice, ivory, gold or tan. This color scheme was inspired by the photo below.



Color challenges aren't my favorite of challenges, especially this one with so many colors. But I have found having dies that create stripes of some sort are good for this type of challenge as you can get all the required colors in the background.

For my card today, I pulled out my Taylored Expressions Diagonal Stripes Cutting Plate. I then used this plate to die cut cardstock in blush, mint, aqua and tan to create my background. 

Once I had my background created I layered this onto a gold colored top folding card.

To decorate my card I used roses from Paper Rose Studio Ella's Garden Scribble Roses which I colored using the blue and mint colors from the challenge.

I added the bloom sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps to the top right hand corner of my card which I die cut in gold and tan cardstock and layered together, offsetting slightly.

To finish off the front of the card I added a few clear acrylic hearts.


For the inside of the card I created another background panel using the Diagonal Stripes Cutting Plate using some of the left over pieces from created the panel on the front. I then cut the panel in half so I had two long skinny panels and added a thin strip of tan cardstock to the cut edge. I then adhered this panels to both the top and bottom edges of the card.

I used the Katherine Label Pop-up die set to add the sentiment to my card ... if you read from the front, the sentiment says ... Bloom With Happiness.


Here is one more photo of 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 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 21, 2019

Adventure Awaits


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today we are taking a look back at Divinity Designs June Release, here is the card I created using the new USA Map die set and the Adventure Awaits stamp set. For more inspiration using the May Release and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog .

I die cut the USA Map from Red Cardstock and also from patterned paper from the Patriotic Collection Paper Pad. I then paper pieced the red map outline and the patterned paper states onto a piece of cardstock and then cut around the red outline.

This was then layered onto a card base that had woodgrain paper from the Weathered Wood Patterned Paper Collection that was die cut using the Double Stitched Rectangles die set.

I added a stamped sentiment from the Adventure Awaits stamp set and then added some die cut embellishments from the USA Map die set.


For the inside of the card I added another sentiment from the Adventure Awaits stamp set and added two more die cut embellishments.

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


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

I Love You So Much


Hi Crafty Friends,

t'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.

This Sunday (June 23) is National Pink Day. Easy challenge - make a pink card. 


As I had recently ordered and received the new Altenew stencils that were released in May, of course I wanted to play with them. So this challenge was the perfect opportunity to pull out the Heart Builder Stencil to create the background of my card.

After created the stencilled panel, I die cut it using the second largest rectangle from the Heffy Doddles Metric Stitched Rectangles and adhered this panel to my card base adding a layer in-between.

To decorate my card I added circles to the lower left hand corner of the card and then added one of the cute bears from MFT Stamps Joyful Heart Bears Clear Stamp set. I added a sentiment also from this stamp set which I die cut using Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builder die set.


For the inside of my card I added more of the heart builder stencilled panels to the top and bottom of the card and used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set to add the sentiment.


Here is another photo of 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:



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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Sugar and Spikes


Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a quick birthday card to share with you all today.

This card uses the Art Impressions Hedgehogs stamp set which is such a super cute set. It is a combination of hedgehogs and cacti. 

I die cut the left hand side of my white card panel using one of the scalloped borders included in MFT Stamps Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics.

I stamped the hedgehog and sentiment to the centre area of the white panel.


For the inside of the card, I kept to the same layout that I used on the front of the card. This time around I just stamped the hedgehog ... this could be colored by the recipient if desired and added a couple more sentiments from the stamp set.

Supplies:
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