Saturday, July 20, 2019

Here's The Scoop


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Karen Ostergard our challenge hostess for July continues to issue the challenges.

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



I rotated the sketch 90 degrees left to create my card today, but it is exactly the same layout.

I used Sunny Studio's Two Scoops Clear Stamp set and coordinating die set to decorate my card.


For the inside of my card I created a W Fold Card, this is the first time I have made this style of card. I have seen my friend Karen Aicken make a few of these on her blog and a few other people so I wanted to give it a go.


Here is an overhead view of my card so you can see the folds 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, July 19, 2019

Welcome Baby Centrestep Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today we are taking a look back at Divinity Designs July Release, here is the card I created using the Chevron Background, Baby Blessing die sets and Sweet Baby stamp set from this release.



For my card today, I have created a Centre Step Card using Divinity Designs Center Step A2 Card and Center Step A2 Card Layers die sets. For the centre layering panel of this card I added chevrons which are from the new Chevron Background die set.

The Onesie, sentiment and all the baby accessories used on this card are  from the Baby Blessings die set. I added the "Baby Boy" sentiment to the bib which is from the Sweet Baby stamp set.


For the inside of the card, I added a few left over chevrons from decorating the front of the card and added a sentiment from the Sweet Baby stamp set which is stamped and layered using the Circles and Scalloped Circles die sets.


 For more inspiration using the July Release and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog .

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Just Sitting Here


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Vicky Gould our challenge hostess for July, continues to issue the challenges.

Vicky tells us .... If you’re like her, you have lots of stencils.  Vicky has a drawer full that I never think of.  Get one of those out that you haven’t used (or haven’t used in ages) and put it to good use.


Altenew recently released 5 new stencils which I was able to add to my stash. I have already used two of them and posted them on my blog, but I was looking at the others and noticed that one of the other stencils (Broken Chevrons Stencil), looked like a parquet floor. I had already found something similar in patterned paper, that I had planned to use together with Karen Burniston's new Family Room Pop-up die set, but when I realised I had the stencil I opted to use that instead. I used the stencil with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink creating two panels to add to the inside of my navy card base.

To decorate my card I used the Family Room Pop-up die set adding an oval from the Ovals - Crosshatch die set to resemble a carpet/mat. 


I added the little kids from Lawn Fawn's Screen Time stamp set, which work perfect with the couch and chair. I added the game box beside the boy on the couch and both the girl and boy are holding controls.

I decided to add the TV to the lower left hand corner of the card. This is from the Memory Charms die set.


Here is an overhead view of my card, so you can see the whole of the inside of the card at once. I added the "thinking of you" sentiment from the Thinking of You die set in the upper right hand corner of my card.


For the front of the card I replicated some of the elements from the inside of the card. I used the couch dies from the Family Room Pop-up die set to make a flat couch for the front. I added a moustache wallpaper background and the stencilled parquet floor.

I also added the boy and the game box to the card.

To finish off the front of the card, I added the "just sitting here" sentiment which is also included in the Thinking of You die 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, July 17, 2019

Peace On Earth


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's July so I guess that means it's time to make a start on Christmas card for the year. Of course you can make them anytime you like but for me I usually don't start thinking about them until now.


Earlier in the year I discovered Crafter's Companion Edge'able Word dies which I fell in love with and had to purchase. I recently found out that they have a Christmas version which I also had to add to my stash. There are 8 different Christmas themed Edge'able dies which I had to purchase from the UK, these include: Peace, Joy, Believe, Merry, Noel, Sparkle, Santa & Wishes.

I added holly to the corners of the card which is an older Papertrey Ink die set.


For the inside of the card I added another sentiment from the set and another holly.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Teacher Gatefold Shutter Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have another Teacher thank you card I created for my grandchildren to give to their teachers at the end of the year.

Taylored Expressions recently released a couple of items which I knew I needed to add to my stash. I am always looking for stamps/dies that would be suitable to make teacher cards and this pencil stamp called Create in Color Background is one I will think I will use a lot.

I also make a few Gatefold cards, so the Better Half Cutting Plates were a perfect addition for these types of cards.


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


I die cut the one of the dies from the Better Half  Cutting Plate die set four times from white cardstock and once each from red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple cardstock. I then adhered each of the white panels onto white cardstock that had double sided adhesive tape on the front and paper pieced all the colored stripes into the white frames in rainbow order. I have plenty left to make more cards in the future.

I stamped the pencil background onto white cardstock and then die cut this using a circle die and layered that on the centre of the card. I added sentiments from Heffy Doodle Stamps Teach Me Clear Stamp set and die cut using Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builders die set.


Here is my card when it is partially opened.


For the inside of the card I added two more of the rainbow panels I used for the front of the card.

I created a Gatefold Shutter Card using MFT Stamps Shutter Card Components die set.

I stamped the pencil background again on white cardstock and added that to the centre panel at the bottom of the card. I used Heffy Doodle Stamps Teacher die and Teach Me Clear stamp set for the sentiments.

On both of the side panels I added two kids which are from Stamping Bella's Squidgy Pals stamp set.


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Monday, July 15, 2019

So Fly


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another pop-up card I created recently. Last week I shared a card I created using Karen Burniston's Rocket Pop-up die set that will be shipping mid July. Well after making that card I was wondering whether it could be used with a plane rather than a rocket. Of course I had to disguise the flames and moon surface, so I cover those up using clouds.



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


The pop-up clouds, look greyish on this photo but they are white in real life, with a little blue around the edges. 

The plane is Neat and Tangled's So Fly Clear stamp set.

To create the background I used Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire. After adding the colors to my panels, I then used MFT Stamps Mini Cloud Stencil and Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment ink to add clouds over the panel.


Along the bottom of the card, I used the scallop/cloud border from Karen Burniston's Nature Edges die set to create bushes and then I added grey cardstock for a road.


On the left hand side of the card I added this cute dog riding a scooter, this is from Gerda Steiner Designs VROOMING Clear Stamp set. 

I added a couple of large clouds to the background panels and then added two sentiments from the So Fly stamp set.


For the front of the card, I repeated a few of the elements used on the inside of the card and added a little girl with binoculars.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Divinity Designs July Color Challenge


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I created for Divinity Designs Color Combo Design Team Challenge. This month the colours to be used are Mauve, Buttercream and Moss from the Shabby Pastels Paper Collection. For more inspiration from the Divinity Designs Design Team visit the Divinity Design blog.

For my card today I decided to create another baby card using the Letter Board die set and the Baby Clothesline Stamp/Die Combo set.

I used the moss paper for for the letter board and the mauve for the frame and background of the card. The buttercream I used for the words and the square panel between the two mauve pieces.


For the inside of my card, I used the square panel that was left over after die cutting the frame for the letter board on the front of the card and layered this onto a scalloped square using a square from the Scalloped Squares die set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Bless This Baby Stamp/Die Duo set. The Baby sentiment is also from this set.

Don't forget to check out the Divinity Designs Blog, so you can see what the other Design Team members created for this challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!



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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Christmas Family Room Scene


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Karen Ostergard our challenge hostess for July continues to issue the challenges.

Our challenge this week is Christmas in July. Create a Christmas / holiday themed card.



I have created a Christmas Family Room Pop-up scene using dies from Karen Burniston. Here is a quick video to see my card in action.


I had made a couple of cards recently using the new Family Room Pop-up die set which is the couch/chair and lamp (not all of these have been posted on my blog yet). Anyway after making those I wondered whether I could include it with the Pop-up Christmas tree, which is an older Karen Burniston die set.

I created a gatefold card which measures 5 inches wide x 5 1/2 inches tall when folded. So each gatefold panel is 2 1/2 inches wide. This way I could have a pop-up on both folds of the card. I kept the Family Room Pop-up  towards the back of the card and the Christmas Tree to the front.


I recently purchased a stamp set at a craft show, which is of a girl reading a book sitting on a couch. It's from an Aussie Company called Uniquely Creative. I stamped the girl and cut her out and added her to the couch on my card.

I used the Ovals - Crosshatch to add a rug in front of the couch. This has been cut in half so it allows for the fold of the card.

I added a smaller oval with a stamped sentiment to the top left hand corner of the card, you can see it peeking out behind the Christmas tree.


Here is an overhead view of my card so you can see the whole card at one time.

I added presents from the Sleigh Pop-up and Birthday Charms die sets which I have scattered around the scene.


As the focus of this card is all on the inside, I kept the front of the card very simple. I added a belly band to help keep it shut and added some more ovals from the Ovals - Crosshatch die set and added the Merry Christmas sentiment which has been glittered.


Here is another photo of the front of the card, this time with the belly band removed.

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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Holiday Tag Along Kit - Papertrey Ink









Friday, July 12, 2019

Welcome Baby Girl



Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing two more projects using some of the new Divinity Designs products from the July Release.

This month Divinity Designs released stamps, dies and papers for a baby theme, so I am taking this opportunity to build up my stash a little bit.


For my card, I started by die cutting the new Chevron Background die for three different papers from Divinity Designs Baby Girl Paper Pad. I then adhered these piece onto another piece of cardstock so that I could paper piece all the chevron pieces back into the die cut frame.

For the sentiment on the card I used the Bless This Baby Stamp/Die combo, this contains the word "Baby" as a large die and then various single word/line sentiments to add to it. For these stamped sentiments I stamped onto pink paper and then die cut using the Sentiment Strips die which contains various sized dies suitable to die cut this sentiments in this set.

The sentiment was layered onto oval panels using the Ovals and Scalloped Ovals die sets.

Along the top left corner of my card I used the Baby Clothesline Stamp/Die Combo set to add the clothesline full of baby clothes.


For the inside of my card I added two of the sentiments from the Bless This Baby Stamp/Die combo set and added the chevrons from the Chevron Background die on either side of the sentiment.

To finish off the inside of the card I added a baby jumpsuit.

I also created a Candy Holder using the Candy Carrier die set, using similar colors of papers/cardstock as I used for the card.

I added another chevron piece, which was left over from creating the card. I die cut the tag which is also included in this die set and added a sentiment from the Baby Clothesline Stamp/Die Combo set.


Here is one more  view of my Candy Carrier taken at a different angle.

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