Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Make Your Own Magic


Hi Crafty Friends,

I was super excited when Karen Burniston shared her project and tutorial for her January Designer Challenge. Last year I purchased a few waterfall die sets from a couple of different companies ... two of the die sets the finished cards were over sized and the other one was very tiny. Karen's clever adaptation of using her Frame Pull Pop-up die set to make a waterfall card is just brilliant! And even better it makes the waterfall the size I have been looking for. 

You can find Karen's tutorial here.


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


Converting the Frame Pull Pop up die set to make the waterfall card is very easy, and takes no more effect any of the previous waterfall die sets I have tried ... actually I think it may be slightly easier.

To decorate my card I used a stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas called Troll Wizards which is a fun take on Harry Potter.


The background papers I used for this card are both digital papers which I found on Etsy. I have linked to them both in the supply list below.


I love all the fun characters that are included in this stamp set.


I decided to keep this card as a flat card rather than adhered to a folded card. On the back of the waterfall panel I have added another panel adding some designer paper and a sentiment.




Supplies:
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

You're Tweet!


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am excited to share a card I created using one of Karen Burniston's new dies which are being released at the end of the month. Karen will be releasing 18 brand new dies which I am sure you are all going to love!!!! Pre-ordering for the new dies is now available and I have links to all the new dies in my supply list below.


For my card today I have used the new Circle Tag Pop-up die set which is similar to the Tag Book Pop-up available, but this time round the tag is rounded and of course the pop-up portion of the card on the inside are circles rather than rectangles/squares. 



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



To decorate my card I used MFT Stamps Tweet Friends Clear Stamp set. To create the "grass" mound on each of the circles I die cut each circle a second time using green patterned paper and then used one of the ovals from the Crosshatch Oval die set to die cut the rounded shape at the top.


Here is a close-up look at the right hand side of the inside of the card.


For the front of the card I die cut the same patterned paper I used for the inside using the large tag die and adhered it to the front. I also die cut the tag again using a scrap of green patterned paper and then used the snow/dirt die from the Nature Edges die set for the grassy area at the bottom.

For the sentiment I used the new "You're Sweet!" die set. I wanted it to say tweet rather than sweet, seeing the images were of birds. So I cut off the "S" from the front of the "Sweet. and die cut the "T" from the Thank You die. To enable to "T" to fit on the sentiment I also had to cut the "you're" away from the "weet" and then rearrange the two new words on the front of the card.

I added a few more of the birds, mushroom, flowers and leaves around the card.

Supplies:
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Monday, January 21, 2019

Go Wild!


Hi Crafty Friends,

Did you know that Elizabeth Craft Designs has released 13 new die sets and 1 new stamp set from designer Joset van de Burgt. Today I am sharing a card I created using two of the new jungle themed sets included in this release. Links to all the new dies are included in the supply list at the bottom of this post.


For this card I have used the new Zebra and the Tree die sets. The tree die set included the dies to make the tree and the green foliage plus the die for the grass along the bottom of the card.

I added an action wobble to the zebra's head so that it moves when you touch it.

The square panel my card is on is from the Dashing Squares die set, and I used Distress Oxides in yellows/orange to create my sky adding a circle for a moon.


For the inside of my card I again used the grass die from the Tree die set and added two sentiments ... one from the new stamp set being released and the other from the Banner Sentiments stamp set.

Supplies:
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

A Spoonful of Sugar


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a pop-up card to share with you today. Recently I purchased this fun stamp set from Kindred Stamps called Perfect Nanny which was inspired by the movie Mary Poppins. 


To create my card I used Sunny Studio Stamps Fall Flicks Filmstrip die set ... being that Mary Poppins was a movie, I thought this was the perfect way to include these stamps.


For the inside of my card I created a pop up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up card die set. I added a sentiment and a couple of images from the stamp set.


Here is another photo of the inside of my card so you can see the pop-up portion of the card a little easier.


Supplies:
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Happy BeeDay


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

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




For my card today I decided to pull out a few new "toys" I got for Christmas that I thought would work together. The cute little Bee Girl is from a stamp set from Sasayaki Glitter Stamps, I believe this company mostly do digital stamps, but this was their first stamp set and as it was so cute and in Australia, I decided to add it to my stash. 

For the background of my card I used Simon Says Stamp's Lined Circles Stencil, sponging black ink onto yellow cardstock to get a yellow and black color combo. Love this stencil, and I think I will be using it a lot!!!!


Of course I always like to create some sort of interactive card for sketch challenges, and today is no exception. So I used my Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop-up die set to create the pop-up portion of the card. I also repeated the stencil elements and added another cute little Bee Girl, seeing I had stamped and cut out two of them.

The sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamp's Hi Honey Clear Stamp set, which is another new addition. This has lots of fun "Bee" sentiments and as I seem to make a fair number of bee themed cards I am sure I will make great use of it.


Here is one last 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.


Supplies:
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Friday, January 18, 2019

Divinity Designs - Festive Favors


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing 2 more projects using some of the Divinity Designs January Release products. Today I am  focusing on the new Festive Favors die set and the coordinating Festive Favor Tag Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

The Festive Favors die set contains 20 dies which includes both a large heart and circle for the window in the front of the box, 6 different styles of tiny tags, a sentiment, balloons and flowers to decorate your project. Everything you need to create beautiful favor boxes for just about any event. The Festive Favours Tag Sentiment stamp set contains 32 different sentiments which fit on the tag in the coordinating die set for just about any occasion. 


For my favor box, I used the Festive Favors die set along with the coordinating Festive Favors Tag Sentiments stamp set. 

To decorate my box I used papers from Divinity Designs Beautiful Blooms and Boho Bolds 6 x 6 Paper Pads. I used the flowers that are included in the Festive Favors die set to decorate the box.


 

To finish off the favor box I added a tiny tag with one of the sentiments from the Favor Box Tag Sentiments Clear Stamp set.


For my card today I decided to create something that would coordinate with the favor box.  The hearts and flowers are all dies which are included in the Favor Box die set. 

For the base of my card I decided to play with Divinity Designs Centre Step A2 Card die set, this is an older die set but brand new to me and I love the smaller size of the card. The layers on the card were die cut using the coordinating Centre Step A2 Layers die set.

I used the same papers I used for the favor box, using the plain colors included in the Beautiful Blooms Paper Pad for the flowers, and heart so that everything coordinates.



Here is another look at my card so you can see the folds of the card a little easier.


I always like to decorate the inside of my card when I am making a card. For this card I used one of the decorator dies from the Centre Step A2 Layers die set along the bottom of the card.

I added the "For You" sentiment which is the sentiment included in the Festive Favors die set and layered this using ovals from the Double Stitched Ovals die set. As I had a few flowers left over from decorating the front of the card and the favor box, I added them to the inside of the card.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Take Time To Smell The Coffee


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Liz tells us to reach for your favorite hot beverage and make a card that lets us know what it is.


Coffee isn't really my favorite hot beverage, however Santa did give me all the fun coffee owls from Rubbernecker Stamps, so of course I wanted to use one for my card today.

I have created a Flip-its or Flip Fold Card using Divinity Designs Vintage Label Flip Fold with Layers die set. 


When you pull the card open, the centre panel flips over to reveal a message. The sentiment and coffee bean are from Darkroom Door's Coffee Time 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, January 16, 2019

Have An Egg-Stra Special Day


Hi Crafty Friends,

Exciting news!!!! Karen Burniston will be releasing 18 brand new dies this month, you are going to love all the new pop-up, character and word dies being released. Pre ordering of the dies will start on the 21st January, so don't forget to come back here and I will have links in the supply list below if you are interested.


As you can see I have created an "Easter" themed card using the new Ovals Frames Pop-up die set ... this die set is so much fun and has lots of possibilities. 


The two ovals in the centre of the card are popped up, for my card I have left them as windows so you can view the scene on the ovals behind those ovals. Can you see my cute Easter Egg trees on the back panels.


To decorate my card I have used the new Spring Animals die set, this die set contains this cute little chick, a rabbit, the egg the chick is sitting in on the left side of the card, two different sized eggs and a basket.


I added a border to the top and bottom of the card using Border Blends - Argyle die set.  

To finish off the inside of the card I added a sentiment which is from a Gerda Steiner stamp set.


For the front of my card I used the ovals from the Crosshatch Ovals die sets for the sentiment and chick image.

The Happy Easter sentiment is from the Easter Charms die set.

Supplies:
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Oval Frames Pop-up - Karen Burniston (coming soon)
Spring Animals - Karen Burniston (coming soon)
Border Blends - Argyle - Karen Burniston (coming soon)
Easter Charms - Karen Burniston (coming soon)