Thursday, February 25, 2021

Day Like A Fairytale

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Manal Habib our challenge hostess for the month, finishes off the month with one last challenge. 

Fairytale Madness - We all have fond memories of the fairytales we heard or read when we were children. So our challenge today is to created something featuring a fairytale, carnival or circus.


I love fairytales, so I decided to go with the fairytale option when creating my card today.

I recently purchased a slimline die and papers from Whimsy Stamps. The die is called Slimline Woodland Cottage, the cottage looks a like a windmill and I love the magical look of the papers. I did some research and discovered there were two fairytales that had a Windmill theme ... one is called The Windmill and the other The Windmill & The Butterfly, so I decided to use those on my card. I added a fairytale sentiment from CC Designs Simply Enchanting stamp set which I have had in my stash for some years.


For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Lawn Fawn's Pop Up Hello die set.

I used patterned paper from Trinity stamps and a Slimline die set from Dare 2B Artzy to add the border along both edges of my card.

I added a couple of image that also had a fairy tale theme (nothing to do with windmills) on either side of the pop up. the princess & knight are from Stamping Bella and the castle is from MFT Stamps.

To finish off the card I added another stamped sentiment which was included in the Stamping Bella 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:




Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A-roar-able Friends

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Dinosaur themed Slimline card.

To create the background of my card I used Pinkfresh Studio's Gradiating Stripes Stencil, using Distress Oxide inks in rainbow colors. After apply the ink to the card using the stencil, I used Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Panels & Windows to die cut the slimline panel.

I used MFT Stamps A-roar-able Friends stamp set to add the dinosaurs and sentiments to the card.


To decorate the inside of the card I used MFT Stamps Slimline Grassy Hills die set to add the grass along the bottom of the card.

I added three of the dinosaurs from the A-roar-able Friends stamp set to the inside.

The "RAWR" sentiment was created using Lawn Fawn's Oliver's ABCs die set.

The "You Are Dynamite" sentiment is from an older stamp set from my stash which is no longer available.

Other Supplies:
Dino Mite Stamp Set - Our Craft Lounge (discontinued)






Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Cheers! It's Your Birthday

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a male themed birthday Slimline shaker card to share today. 

To create the Slimline card I used Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die set. I used this to die cut the woodgrain paper and the diagonal striped papers to layers onto the Slimline Card Base.

The paper is from Trinity Stamps Autumn Rainbow Paper Pad.

I used Tonic Studios' Cheers Die and Shaker Set - Beer Glass to create the two beer glasses to create the two beer glass shaker elements that I placed at each end of the card. This set includes dies and shaker pouches.

For the sentiment I used Karen Burniston's Cheers die set and a sentiment from MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday Sentiments stamp set.


For the inside of the card I added the left over woodgrain paper along the bottom of the card.

I used stamps from Darcie's to add the beer mug and sentiment.













Monday, February 22, 2021

Happy Bear-thday

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a birthday themed Slimline Pop-up card I created recently.


To create my card I used The Ton's Fractured Coverplate die. I die cut the die using white, pink, purple and lilac cardstock and then paper pieced all the colored pieces into the white frame. This panel was then adhered to a white top folding Slimline card that measures 3.75 inches x 8.75 inches.

I used the bears from MFT Stamps Beary Special Birthday stamp set to add to the front of the card. The sentiment is also from that stamp set.


For the inside of the card I added a pop-up using Lawn Fawn's Pop-up Big Wish die set and the alphabet dies from Oliver's ABCs.

I used some of the left over pieces from creating the background on the front of the card to create another panel. I then cut this down the centre and added it to the top and bottom edges of the card.

To finish off the card I added a few more of the images and the sentiment from the Beary Special Birthday stamp set.






Other Supplies:
Beary Special Birthday Stamp Set - MFT Stamps (discontinued)











Sunday, February 21, 2021

Tee-rific Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I made for a good friend who celebrated her birthday last week. My friend loves playing golf, and for as many years as I can remember I have created a golf themed card to give to her for her birthday. After all this time she more or less expects it.


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


It's been a while since I have been able to find any new golf theme stamps to use on my card, so I pulled out some of my older stamps to create this card today. However as I am enjoying making Slimline cards I decided to use that format to create my card.

I used Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Panels and Windows die set to die cut the background panel for my card. I cut one from white cardstock and used Catherine Poolers It's A Boy Ink Pad to add the sky to the panel. I die cut another panel from green cardstock and then used MFT Stamps Slimline Grassy Hills to create the grass area.

The golfer and flag stamps are both from Magnolia Stamps.

I added the speech bubble to the top of the card which is from Whimsy Stamps, then stamped an older golf themed sentiment from Paper Pretties.


For the inside of the card, I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Pop 'N Swap Pop-up die set. I had to do a little alterations to the pop-up die as it is larger than the width of the slimline card which is 3.5 inches x 8.5 inches. But altering this die is pretty easy. I added a sentiment to the main panel which is an older one from Rubbernecker Stamps.


Here is another view of the inside of the card, you can see how the two images behind the main panel alternate moving up and down. I had a little trouble finding something golf themed to fit in these places, especially since I had shortened the width that was behind the main panel. The golf ball is from a stamp from DRS Designs, and the golfing peanut is an old stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms.


Other Supplies:
Golf Tilda Rubber Stamp - Magnolia Rubberstamps
Golf Flag Rubber Stamp - Magnolia Rubberstamps
Tom Fun Golf Nuts - Cornish Heritage Farms (discontinued)
Live, Laugh, Golf Stamp Set - Paper Pretties (discontinued)
Fore! Three Two One ... - Rubbernecker Stamps (discontinued)














Saturday, February 20, 2021

Coffee with Friends


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.

This week being the third Saturday of the month, it's time for a sketch challenge. This time around the sketch is a Slimline card.




For the background of my card I used Catherine Pooler Designs Slimline Circle Squared Cover Plate die. I die cut the die from tan and brown cardstock and adhered it to a top folded Slimline Card that measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

For the horizontal strips across the card I used one of the dies from Trinity Stamps Slimline Strips die set.

I used Concord & 9th's Coffee Blend Turnabout Stamp set with coordinating die for the coffee mug on the left die of my card. The friend sentiment is from Trinity Stamps Envelope Builder die set.

For the inside of the card I added the Catherine Pooler Designs Slimline Circle Squared Cover Plate die which I die cut and cut down the centre and then attached to the top and bottom edges of the card.

I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set. I added a rectangle panel using Waffle Flower Crafts A7 Layering Rectangles die set.

For the sentiment I used the other sentiment die from Trinity Stamps Envelope Builder die set.

To finish the card, I die cut a coffee mug using the die set that coordinates with the Concord and 9th's Coffee Blend Turnabout set.


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.









 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Be A Rainbow ...


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

For my card today I created a Shaker Card.

To create my card I have used Divinity Designs Pierced Frames die set which I have adhered to a piece of acetate before adding the frame and sequins onto a panel cut to fit the frame using paper from the Christmas Collection 2019 Paper Pad.

I used the rainbow and clouds using the new A2 Rainbow and Clouds die set. I die cut the rainbow from white cardstock and then used Copic markers to color each of the rainbow arches.

I added a sentiment from the Rainbow of Hope stamp set to the bottom of the card, stamping it onto an oval from the Double Stitched Ovals die set.


For the inside of the card I added another rainbow and clouds directly onto the white card base. I added the sentiment also from the Rainbow of Hope stamp set under the rainbow.









Thursday, February 18, 2021

Pocket Full Of

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Apparent today (18th February) is Love Your Pet Day. So for our challenge this week, we are to make a project that highlights a pet animal. You can add children with pets also. 


For my card today I created a Slimline card using Slimline dies from Waffle Flower Crafts. 

I used stamps I purchased from Simon Says Stamp! / Newton's Nook Designs STAMPtember promotion



For the inside of the card, I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set. As the front of the card features dogs in pockets, I added a pocket using Honey Bee Stamps Stacked Pockets to the pop-up arm of the card. I added an older pocket themed stamp to the pocket label of my card.

For the border panels on both  the top and bottom edges of my card, I used Dare 2B Artzy's Curve Slimline die set. I colored the borders using Catherine Pooler inks in Sauna & Tiki Torch. After inking up both borders I added some stencilling using Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Waves Stencil and white pigment ink.

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:









 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Party Like A Panda

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a different style of pop-up card. A few weeks ago Bibi Cameron shared a few pop up cards she created using partial die cutting to the create the pop up on her card. Always looking for something new to try I decided to give it a go. You can find Bibi's tutorial on how to create this card on her blog here


I used a red card base when creating my card and used Simon Says Stamps' Deco Diamonds Background stamp to add some texture pattern the the front of my card.

I used Hero Arts Infinity Ovals to partially die cut the oval shape from the front & back of my card base.


To decorate my card I used Simon Says Stamps Party Like a Panda stamp set.


Here is a side view of my card so you can see how the pop up works.







Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Peekaboo Giraffes

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Slimline card I created recently.

To create my card I used Whimsy Stamps Giraffes Peeking stamp set. For the green slimline panel I used Whimsy Stamps Slimline Swiss Dots die set. I die cut the panel from green cardstock and then used Trinity Stamps Slimline Leafy Background Stamp set to stamp the background onto the panel using Forest Moss Distress ink.

I created another panel the same size as the green panel from white cardstock and then applies Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink over the areas where the openings are.

I layered the card to a black slimline card base that measures 8.75inches x 3.75 inches.

I added the three giraffes to the large circle openings and then added the sentiments which are also included in the stamp set.


For the inside of the card I die cut a Slimline pennant from white cardstock using Sunny Studio Stamps Slimline Pennants die set.

I stamped one of the giraffes and a sentiment to the white pennant.









Monday, February 15, 2021

Have A Super Star Birthday

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Slimline card I created recently using stamps and dies from Divinity Designs January 2021 Blessings Box.

To create the slimline card I used the Slimline Card Base; Slimline Rectangles and Slimline Layering Rectangles.

The patterned paper is from the Geometric Paper pad which is Slimline size.

I used the star dies from the Star Shaker Kit and Star Shaker Kit Insert Add-Ons. I die cut the stars in rainbow colors and then layered onto black cardstock. I added the sentiment which is from the Super Star Stamp/Die Duo set which I added on top of the row of stars.


For the inside of the card I added another sentiment from the Super Star Stamp/Die Duo set. I also added 4 of the smaller stars using the same die sets I used on the front of the card.