Friday, September 18, 2020

Butterfly Accordion Card


Hi Crafty Friends

Today we are taking a look back at Divinity Designs September Release. For more inspiration using the September Release and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog.

For my card today I created an Accordion card using Divinity Designs Accordion Card with Layers die set. I used papers from the Beautiful Blooms - Slimline Size Paper Pad.


I used the butterfly from the new Butterfly Layering Combo die set to decorate the front of the card. Die cutting the various layers of the butterfly from shades of pink and brown cardstock.

The butterfly is attached to the front of the card using labels from the Vintage Labels 2 die set.


I added a birthday sentiment from the Let's Celebrate stamp set which is one of the stamp sets included in the July 2020 Blessings Box. I used an oval from the Double Stitched Ovals die set for my sentiment.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

STAMPtember - Riley and Company


Hi Crafty Friends,

As many of you probably know this month is "STAMPtember" over on Simon Says Stamp. During this month Simon Says Stamp collaborates with other stamp manufacturers to bring you special limited edition collaboration sets. These sets are only available through Simon Says Stamp and as they are limited edition, once they are sold out, they are not available anymore. STAMPtember stamps are only available for the month of September.



Available now from Simon Says Stamp is today's STAMPtember Limited Edition Collaboration set from Riley and Company. You can purchase either the  True Friends stamp set or the True Friends stamp and die set for a limited time, while supplies last.  The exclusive collaborations are selling out in record time this year, so act fast if you can.


I am excited to see "Riley" featured in this years STAMPtember, especially since I have been involved with Riley since he first made his debut many years ago. 

I especially love that the image not only includes Riley, but also Simon (from Simon Says Stamp) and Burt (the cat).

For my card today I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop-up die set.  Rather than using this die set to create a cupcake pop-up, I used it to create a double pop-up base.



I used the frame from the Flip Frame Pop-up die set to showcase my image and the birthday sentiment, I just love that sentiment.

I used stars from the Surprise Ball Pop-up to decorate the card.


For the frame featuring Simon, Riley and Burt, I added blue cardstock and a piece of green cardstock that had been die cut using the border from the Nature Edges die set. 


For the front of the card I added the frame from the Flip Frame Pop-up die set to the lower right hand corner of the card. I also added the Happy Birthday sentiment to the frame.

I added three more of the stars from the Surprise Ball Pop-up die set to the top left corner of the card.

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Cheers to a Hoppy Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.


Apparently September is "Shake Month" which is a day to celebrate all things Milkshakes! 

One of the very first interactive cards I created when I first started stamping over 30 years ago was a shaker card, so for a our challenge this week, let's incorporate some sort of shaker element on your card. Bonus points if you include a milkshake!


For my card today I decided to pull out another of the Tonic Studios Shaker Creator die sets. This one is the Pint Glass Die & Shaker Set which comes with two dies to create the beer glass and the shaker pouches.

As you can see I created a Slimline Card using two Slimline dies from Trinity Stamps. 

Along the bottom of the card I added the "Beer*th*day" sentiment from the Darcie's Cheers stamp set. I also added the "Cheers" die cut sentiment to the top of the card.



For the inside of my card I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up. I added the "Celebrate" sentiment to the rectangle panels which are adhered to the pop up.

I added the stamped sentient to the lower left hand side of the card which is another sentiment included in the Darcie's 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, September 16, 2020

Sunflower Slimline


Hi Crafty Friends,

 I am sharing a card I created using one of the new dies being release by Divinity Designs today.  For more inspiration using the September Release, and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog.

Divinity Designs is releasing three new die sets and one Stamp/Die Duo set. 

For my card today I created a Slimline card using the Card Base with Layers; Slimline Bubbles Background and Slimline Pierced Frame die sets. 

To decorate my card I used the new Sunflower Layering Combo die set. I also used the Foliage & Leaves die set to add some greenery under my sunflower.

I added a sentiment from the Whole Bunch stamp set which is layered using the Double Stitched Ovals & Ovals die sets.


For the inside of the card, I adhered the inner rectangle which was left over after die cutting the frame for the front of the card. I then added an oval using the Double Stitched Ovals die set.

The sentiment is another from the Whole Bunch stamp set and was stamped onto a fishtail label from the Double Stitched Pennants die set.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Ho Ho Ho Snow Globe Magic Iris Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using the new Magic Iris - Snow Globe Add on die set released by Lawn Fawn early in September.  I love now Lawn Fawn come out with add ons to existing die sets to get more options with what you already have. 

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


To create the snow globe portion of the card, I first stamped Whimsy Stamps Snow Flurry Background stamp onto white cardstock using VersaMark ink and embossed using white embossing powder. I then used Distress Oxide ink in Speckled Egg and Tumbled Glass to create an embossed resist technique. I also added the embossed resist technique to the "sausage" used for the Magic Iris portion of the card.

I die cut the snowglobe from this embossed resist panel.

I die cut the lower portion of the snow globe again this time from white glitter cardstock and adhered it to the snow glove.

Finally I die cut the stand portion of the snow globe and the two trims for the stand from gold cardstock and then add some shading to the sides using Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink.

I assembled the Snow Globe & Magic Iris and then set this aside.


To decorate my snow globe I used Lawn Fawn's Ho-Ho-Holidays stamp set.

I white embossed the sentiment onto red cardstock and then used the label die included in the Snow Globe Magic Iris Add On to die cut the sentiment.

I added the snow globe to a top folding white card that had red checked pattern paper to the front.

I added the "Merry Christmas" sentiment using The Ton's Easy Expressions - Holiday stamp set and coordinating dies.


Here you can see the snow globe side by side as the iris in the lens is opening.


For the inside of the card I used Lawn Fawn's Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders and Slimline Forest Builder to add the snowy hillside. 

I stamped the reindeer & sleigh to the bottom of the hill, as well as the sentiment  which are both also from Lawn Fawn's Ho-Ho-Holidays stamp set.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Hopping By To Say


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a fun birthday card to share with you.

I created my background by blending Distress Oxide inks in Shabby Shutters, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Blueprint Sketch on a piece of white cardstock. I then die cut this panel using Pinkfresh Studio's Simply Diamonds die.

I placed the diamond frame die cut temporarily onto a top folded white card. I then added each of the colored diamonds to the card using foam tape for dimension. Once all off the diamonds had been added to the card, I carefully removed the die cut diamond frame panel.

I stamped the frogs onto white cardstock, cut out and added to the four outer centre panels. I also added three sentiments to the centre panels of the card.

To finish off the front of the card I added green sequins.


For the inside of my card I adhered the Diamond Frame die cut panel to the card. I then added the "Hoppy Birthday" sentiment to a label and adhered it over the diamond panel.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Old Friends Living Room


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Slimline Card which uses Trinity Stamps Slimline Room Builder die set. I have only had this die set about a month, and I have already made three cards using it and have a few ideas for more. So expect to see it again in the not too distant future! I have a lot of furniture stamps from years ago which will work very well to create various scenes using this die set.

I die cut the Slimline die from white, brown and patterned paper and pieced them all together to create my background for my room. The die set also comes with the die to create the window, curtains and even the rug at the bottom of the couch.

The couch and bookcase are from a Katzelkraft stamp set I purchased last year. I paper pieced the couch using the reverse side of the patterned paper I used for the wall and then stamped and colored the cushions.

The clock and "home sweet home" picture are older dies I have had for years.

The woman and man are from MFT Stamps new Old Friends stamp set.



For the inside of the card I die cut the floor portion only of the Slimline Room Builder die from brown cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the card. I also added another rug I created from the same die set.

I added a sentiment from the Old Friends stamp set.

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Cuckoo Clock Stamp - Stampendous (discontinued)
Dans Mon Salon Stamp Set - Katzelkraft 
Home Sweet Home Stamp - Artistic Stamp Exchange (discontinued)







Saturday, September 12, 2020

Unicorns and Rainbows



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.

Continuing the "S" theme we have this month, our challenge is all about .... 
Stripes - create a card that includes stripes! Create your own striped background by using paper/card scrap strips; striped stamps or patterned paper.



A few weeks ago I created a Slimline Bridge card in landscape style, today I have created one in portrait style. This card measures 4 inches x 9 inches. To create the Slimline Bridge base I started with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2 inches x 9 inches. I then scored along the 5 1/2 inch side at 1 inches; 1 3/4 inches; 3 3/4 inches; 4 1/2 inches.


I used Mama Elephant's Quick Stripes die set to create the stripes used on the background of my card. I had previous die cut cardstock in the colors of the rainbow and I still had enough left to make my background for this card and possibly for something else in the future. After creating my rainbow background, I cut it down to the size needed for each of the layered panels.

I used Divinity Designs Slimline Clouds die set, die cutting each of the three dies included from the set from white cardstock. I blended some blue ink along the scalloped edges of all the clouds. I layered the 3 clouds together and then adhered it to the bottom of the Slimline Bridge card.



I used the clouds included in Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rainbows die set to add the single clouds to the top portion of the card.

To decorate the card I used the unicorns, castle & sentiments from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Unicorns & Rainbows stamp set.

It's hard to see in the photos, but once the card was all decorated I added shimmer along the edges of all the clouds and added some translucent star sequins over the clouds. In real life the stars have a hint of pink & blue all over the clouds, adding a little sparkle.



I had a small amount of rainbow background left over that I used on the front of the card, so I trimmed that down to use some on the back panel. I added a single cloud, unicorn and sentiment.

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, September 11, 2020

Diamond Layering Combo


Hi Crafty Friends

Today we are taking a look back at Divinity Designs September Release. For more inspiration using the September Release and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog.

Today I am sharing two cards I created using the new Diamond Layering Combo die set. This die set contains three dies that can when layered together give a fun 3D look.



For my first card, I die cut the three different Diamond background dies using three different shades of pink cardstock. I then layered the three together and adhered to a top folding white card which was created using Divinity Designs A2 Portrait Card Base with Layers die set.

I used one of the flower image from the new Whole Bunch stamp set. For this I used the Double Stitched Ovals and Ovals die sets for layering. I white embossed a get well sentiment also included in this stamp set which is layered onto a sentiment strip form the Sentiment Strips die set.


For my second card today I decided to die cut each of the dies from the Diamond Layering Combo die set from white cardstock. I love the look of white on white and this can be a lovely option to do with these combo die sets. I layered the panels onto a piece of gold glitter cardstock. This was then adhered to a top folding card, using the A2 Landscape Card Base with Layers die set.

As you can see I decided to create a Christmas card. To decorate my card I used the Peaceful Poinsettias; Pinecones & Pine Branches and the Merry Christmas die sets. The "Merry" from the Merry Christmas die set was layered onto one of the layers from the Sentiment Strips with Layers die set.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Gnome Better Holiday


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.


Slimline Cards seem to be very popular at present, especially with a few companies have been releasing dies especially for the use of creating this style of card. I know I have become addicted to this style of card as have a few of my friends. So much so that I created a Facebook Group dedicated to Slimline Cards called Slimline Card Addicts.

  For our challenge this week create a Slimline card. The most popular sizes for Slimline Cards are either  8 ½ inches x 3 ½ inches or 4 inches x 9 inches and should fit into a standard business sized envelope.

For my card today, I used slimline dies from Trinity Stamps. 

To create my snowy background, I used a blending brush to apply Tumbled Glass; Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. I then splattered some white paint over the background to look like snow.

I used the ground die from the Slimline Scenic Borders die set from white glitter cardstock which I added to the bottom of the card.


I decorated my card using the gnomes from Simon Says Stamps Gnome for the Holidays stamp set.



For the inside of my card I added the "GNOEL" from Honey Bee Stamps Gnome Place Like Home stamp set. The rest of the sentiment and images are all from the Simon Says Stamp 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:



Supplies:
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