Friday, July 10, 2020

No Bones About It


Hi Crafty Friends, 

Today I am sharing a Slimline card using some of the new Slimline dies from the  Divinity Designs July release.

For my card today I used the new Slimline Card Base, Slimline Rectangles, Slimline Scalloped Rectangles, Slimline Clouds and Slimline Grasses die sets.

To decorate my card I used the dinosaur images and sentiments from the You Are Dino-Mite Stamp/Die Duos set.


For the inside of my card I used the same elements I used on the front of the card, just adding one of the dinosaurs. I also added three of the sentiments included in the stamp set.

Supplies:
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Beecause Of You


Hi Crafty Friends,

It'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 tomorrow is Don't Step on a Bee Day. Use a bee on your card. Easy-Peasy!

If you haven't noticed lately, I am addicted to making Slimline Cards. So much so that I have set up a Facebook Group dedicated to this style of card. Of course I also still love making Pop-up, Interactive and Fancy Fold cards of any description, and am enjoying coming up with ways to incorporate Slimline Cards with one of those options. So for my card today I decided to create a Slimline Easel Card.



When folded this card measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. I used Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Card Panels and Windows & Slimline Scalloped Card Panels and Banners die set to create the panels for this Slimline Easel Card.

I die cut the panels from white cardstock and then used Catherine Pooler Inks in Shea Butter and Sauna to add color to the background using a blender brush and Honey Bee Stamps Hexagon Layering Stencils.




Here you can see my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. It folds down to a standard size Slimline Card and will fit into a Standard Business Class Envelope.

To decorate my card I used Honey Bee Stamps Build A Bee stamp set, the tree branches are from their Birds and the Bees Stamp set. 



Here is a view of the base of my card. The sentiments used on this card are from Honey Bee Stamps Honey Bee Stamp set. I used the Banner Builder die set to die cut the "Beecause of You" sentiment which is adhered to the card with foam tape to help keep the card open when it is open for display.

The two bee faces on either side of the sentiment are also from the Build A Bee 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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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Howdy


Howdy Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Slimline Card with you. One of the things I love about Slimline cards is the ability to extend the scene you are creating, you can get lots more on a Slimline card than you can a standard A2 card.

For my card today I combined Slimline dies from Pinkfresh Studio and Mama Elephant.

I inked up the sky and grass areas using inks from Catherine Pooler Designs. The grass is from the Mama Elephant Slim Line Basics die set.

To decorate my card I used stamps from MFT Stamps Best of the West stamp set. I also added a few trees which are from a Lawn Fawn die set, Stitched Trees Borders.

The Howdy sentiment is from an older MFT Stamps stamp set.


For the inside of the card I repeated some of the elements I used on the front of the card. I also added a Happy Birthday sentiment using another older MFT Stamps stamp set.

Supplies:
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Best in the West Stamp Set - MFT Stamps (retired)
Inspired by Wild Wild West Stamp Set - MFT Stamps (retired)
Western Sentiments Stamp Set - MFT Stamps (retired)







Tuesday, July 7, 2020

July 2020 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge


Welcome to our July Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.

Check out Karen Burniston's blog on Wednesday (US Time) when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen will have an amazing video tutorial to share with us all.

Our challenge theme this month is ...  "TWO FOLDS" - make a card that incorporates two folds. This could be a side gatefold, a top gatefold, a side fold with an extra card inside, a z-fold, a double easel, etc. Any theme!



Earlier in the year, Karen Burniston shared a tutorial showing how to use the Surprise Ball Pop-up to create a Billboard Surprise Ball Pop-up. I have been wanting to make a card using that technique for sometime now and seeing as the billboard is inside of a gatefold card, the challenge today was the perfect opportunity to make one. You can view Karen's tutorial here



A friend also asked me to make a birthday card for her mother who is turning 100 this month, so I decided this would be a fun card to use for that.

To create my card I created a Gatefold card which is 5 1/2 inches square when folded. I used the Surprise Ball Pop-up in the centre of the card which is what the "billboard"  is attached to.

I used circle dies from the Crosshatch Circles die set to make the large circle on the Surprise Ball and the two smaller circles on either side of the narrow panels. One of the small circles contains a stamped birthday sentiment, the other is blank so a handwritten greeting can be written there.

I created a birthday cake using one of the rounded rectangle dies included in the Twist Panel Pop-up die set. I die cut two of the rectangles and turned one on it's side to adhere to the top of the bottom rectangle to create a tiered cake. I used the trim from the Cake Pop-up die set to add the icing to the cake which is die cut from white glitter card.

The flowers on the top tier of the cake are from the Tree Pop-up die set, I added Nuvo drops to the centre of each of the flowers. To finish off the cake I added the "100" which is die cut from gold glitter card using the Numbers die set.



I created a belly band to slip over the card when it is closed, so the card stays closed. To decorate the belly band I used the Crosshatch Ovals die set and added the Happy Birthday which was die cut from gold glitter card.



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


Supplies:
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Monday, July 6, 2020

Steering Me In The Right Direction


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's been a few months since I have created a reveal wheel card, and since I had the new Lawn Fawn stamp set that works with the reveal wheel dies, I figured it was time to play.

I used Lawn Fawn's Car Critters stamp set with coordinating dies, along with the Reveal Wheel die set. As I live in Australia and we drive on the left side of the road, our steering wheels are on the right side of the car, as the bears in this stamp set are all individual which means it works whichever country you live in.


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


I used the curved border from Lawn Fawn's Palm Tree Border die set for the grass panel at the top of the card. I die cut another panel from black and then cut down at a slight diagonal.


The trees are from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Backdrop die set. I added the smaller trees to the back of the scene closer to the car.


Along the bottom of the card I added some grass using one of the borders from the Grassy Hillside Borders die set. I added two of the sentiments from the Car Critters stamp set.


Here is a look at each of the 4 scenes inside of the car which are revealed when you turn the wheel at the side of the card.


For the inside of my card I added some grass along the bottom of the card. I also added another of the sentiments included in the stamp set.



Supplies:
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

A Year Full of Adventures


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Slimline Card using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs.

Divinity Designs released 9 Slimline die sets on the 1st July, for my card today I used the Slimline Card Base, Slimline Rectangles and Slimline Layering Rectangles die sets.

To decorate my card I used one of the papers from the Landscapes Paper Collection for the top portion of the card. 

To decorate the lower portion of the card I used  dies from the Desert & Park Landscape Silhouettes die set and the Cowboys & Cactus Silhouettes die set. These two die sets are both part of the April Blessing Box which is available to purchase if you are a Blessing Box member.

I added a sentiment from the Happy Trails stamp set.


For the inside of the card I used the Desert & Park Landscape Silhouettes die set and the Cowboys & Cactus Silhouettes die set and added two sentiments from the Happy Trails stamp set.

Supplies:
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Gnome Pool


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Being a brand new month, it's time to introduce a new challenge hostess which is Rebecca Ednie.

It's the peak of summer in the North Hemisphere so let's make a card or project inspired by your favorite summer activity. Beach, pool, travel, picnics, biking, hiking, sports, flying kites! Whatever you you love to do that makes summer fun.


During summer, there is nothing better than cooling down in the pool. I recently found this fun Stampendous stamp set ... Gnome Pool, online while I was looking for something else. As you can see I added it to my cart to add to my stash.

This month I am going to try to create a Slimline card for each of the Crazy challenges. Because the top and bottom of the pool are two different pieces,  it was easy to make this fit onto a Slimline card. I used Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Panels and Windows and Slimline Scallop Card Panels & Banners dies for the various layers of the card.

I stamped the pool directly to the card panel and used inks and blender brushes to add the sky, water and concrete portions of the card. I stamped the gnomes and cut them out and added them to the various places on the card.

I added a die cut sun to the top left hand corner of the card. I also stamped a few birds to the sky which are from Hero Arts Beach HeroScapes stamp set.

I added the sentiment to the lower left hand side of the card which is from Avery Elle's Splash! stamp set.


I created a pop-up card on the inside of the card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set. Rather than adding the label from the die set to the pop-up piece I die cut a circle and to represent the sun. I added a sentiment which is from MFT Stamps Sunshine & Friendship stamp set.

Along the bottom of the card I added some "grass" using the Nature Edges die set. I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Pond Frame to add a pool to the left hand side of my card adding a few more of the gnomes to my card.

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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Splash! Stamp Set - Avery Elle
Sun Die-namics - MFT Stamps (retired)









Friday, July 3, 2020

Have A Lovely Day


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Slimline card using stamps and dies from Divinity Designs.

My card uses some of the new Slimline dies that were released this week .... the Slimline Card Base; Slimline Rectangles; Slimline Layering Rectangles; Slimline Grasses and Slimline Clouds. There are nine different Slimline die sets that were released and they are all amazing.


To decorate my card I used the Park Silhouettes die set which is part of the April Blessing Box which is a subscription card kit which comes out every three months. 

I was sooooo excited when I first saw this kit, however due to COVID 19, it has taken 3 months to reach me. Of course I had to make a couple of cards using this kit straight away. You are still able to purchase the kit if you are a Blessing Box member.

I used a sentiment from the Lovely Day sentiment stamp set and the Sentiment Strip with Layers die set which are also included in the April Blessing Box.

I also added a bird to the top of the card which is a die included in the Cowboys & Cactus Silhouettes die set.



For the inside of the card, I used two of the smaller dies included in the Slimline Rectangles and Slimline Layering Rectangles die set. I also added the lamps to either side of the sentiment which are also included in the Park Silhouettes die set.

Supplies:
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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Have A Stellar Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Being a brand new month, it's time to introduce a new challenge hostess which is Lois Bak.


Apparently today is World UFO Day. Make a card with something from space – the sun, the moon, a planet, a UFO, a rocket ship. Or, create a galaxy background for your card. 




For my challenges this month I have added a second personal challenge for all my cards, which is to create all my cards Slimline.

About a month or so ago I got Honey Bee Stamps Far Out Friends stamp set, so of course I wanted to use that for my card today. 



I decided to create a double interactive Slimline card for my card today. On the front of my card I created a Flap card using Lawn Fawn's Small Slimline with Lift the Flap die set. I used the rectangle die included in this set to die cut 4 slimline rectangle panels, one having the lift a flap die cut in it. I wanted something a little different to the galaxy sky background I have created a lot for my space themed cards recently. So started by covering my card panels with purple, then dark blue around the edges and finally black. I then splattered white and liquid stardust all over the panels. 

I layered the panels to a black slimline rectangle panel which was die cut using the plain rectangle included in Trinity Stamps Scalloped Card Panels and Banners die set.



I die cut the star included in the Lawn Fawn Slimline die set, three times and added that to each of the flaps. I also stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Stellar Sentiments and added this under each of the stars.



When you lift each of the flaps it reveals space creatures which are from Honey Bee Stamps Far Out Friends stamp set.



When you open the card, it reveals a space themed pop-up scene. All stamps used in the scene are from the Honey Bee Stamps Far Out Friends stamp set. I used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set to create the pop-up at the top right hand side of the card. I added the astronaut to the pop-up, so it looks like he is floating in space.



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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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Divinity Designs - July Release


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing three cards I created using new dies from Divinity Designs July Release.  For more inspiration using the July Release, and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog.

As you may have noticed if you follow my blog, I have become super addicted to Slimline cards, so I was very excited when Divinity Designs announced they were releasing Slimline dies .... there are nine new Slimline die sets, three Slimline Paper Pads and two stamp sets being released this month. 

Included in the Slimline dies to be released is the Slimline Card Base die which die cuts a card base that is 3 7/8" x 9" and will fit into a #10 envelope. There are three nesting Slimline die sets, which I was hoping for. Two of the nesting dies are rectangle sets ... Slimline Rectangles and Slimline Layering Rectangles, the third is a Slimline Scalloped Rectangles die set. 

There are three Slimline die sets which are great to create scenes for Slimline cards ... Slimline Curvy Slopes; Slimline Grasses and Slimline Clouds.

The last two Slimline dies being released are decorative dies ... Slimline Flower Petal Background die  and Slimline Pierced Window Frame die.

Besides the Slimline dies, there are two stamp sets and three paper pads that work well with Slimline cards.


All the cards I am sharing today are Slimline cards using the new slimline dies. All cards using the new Slimline Card Base die for the bases of my card.

For the owl card above, I used the Slimline Pierced Window Frame die. Along the top of the windows I used one of the clouds from the Slimline Clouds die set. Behind the windows I used designer paper from the Menswear Material Paper Collection.

The Window Frame Panel is layered to a rectangle panel from the Slimline Rectangles die set and then this was layered to a Scalloped Rectangles from the Slimline Scalloped Rectangles die set. This was all layered onto the Slimline Card Base.

To decorate my card I used the owls and sentiments from the Who Loves You Stamp/Die Duos set. I stamped and die cut the tree branch, three times and then trimmed it in different areas before adding it to the particular opening, so that it looks like one long branch.


For the inside of the card I used one of the slopes from the new Slimline Curvy Slopes die set and a birthday sentiment from the stamp set.


For my second card today I have created a space themed card using the Rocket Man Stamp/Die Duos set.

For the background panel I used the largest rectangle from the Slimline Layering Rectangles die set. I then used the galaxy sky technique to create the space background. I used one of the clouds from the Slimline Clouds die set along the bottom of the panel. 

I layered this panel to the largest rectangle from the Slimline Rectangles die set and then adhered to the card base die cut using the Slimline Card Base die set.


For the inside of the card I again used the cloud from the Slimline Cloud die set and added two more of the aliens and a sentiment from the stamp/die duos set.



For my final card today, I have created my first Christmas card for the year. This time around I used the new Slimline Flower Petal Background, I die cut this from red cardstock and then layered it onto white cardstock that was covered with double sided adhesive tape and then covered with clear glitter. I layered this panel onto layers created using the Slimline Layering Rectangles and the Slimline Scalloped Rectangles die set.

To decorate my card I used the Pinecones & Pine Branches; Merry Christmas; Double Pierced Vintage Labels die sets.

Supplies:
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