Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Life Is Like A Bolt of Fabric

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Quilt themed square card I created recently using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs.

For the quilt background I used the new Flower Petal Quilt die and papers from the Christmas Paper 2014 collection.. I die cut the die  to die cut 4 different papers from the paper collection as well as one from white cardstock. I then paper pierced all the various designs to create the patterned quilt.

I layered the quilt onto a scalloped square using the Scalloped Squares die set. This was then layered to a top folding square card using the Square Card Base with Layer die set.

I used one of the sentiment from the Jesus is the Stitch stamp set onto white cardstock. I die cut and layered the sentiment using the Double Stitched Circles and Circles die sets.


For the inside of the card, I added the blue corners to each of the corners of the inside square which were left over from die cut the blue paper in the Flower Petal Quilt die. 

I used another of the sentiments included in the Jesus Is The Stitch stamp set which I die cut and layered using the Squares and Scalloped Squares die sets.







Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Just A Hello


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a floral Slimline card I created recently.

To create my card I used Pinkfresh Studio's Just A Hello Floral stamp set with coordinating dies. I stamped each image twice, so I could use three on the front and one on the inside.

For the background of my card I used Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Fancy Diagonal Stripes die.

The sentiment is also included in the stamp set and has a coordinating die for it.


For the inside of the card, I used the Slim Fancy Diagonal Stripes die to create a border along the bottom of the card.

I used the floral image to add to the right side of the card, and another of the sentiments from the stamp set.











Monday, October 25, 2021

Wishing You Peace and Beauty


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas themed Slimline shaker card using products from the new October 2021 Blessings Box. This kits is perfect for making Christmas cards and contains three different styles of Vintage Ornament Shaker die sets .

For my card today I decided to create a slimline card. I used Divinity Designs Slimline Card Base and Slimline Rounded Windows to create the slimline portion of my card. As you can see I went with a dark blue and silver color combo using the silver cardstock included the the Blessings Box Metallic Card Pack. I used papers from the Shine Bright Slimline Paper Pad to add behind the windows in my card.

For the ornaments I used the Vintage Ornament Shaker Set 2 die set to make two shaker ornaments. Inside the ornaments I added silver sequins which are also included in the kit.

For the centre panel I added a sentiment using the new Christmas Season Stamp set. This sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock and then I used the Double Stitched Ovals and Ovals die sets to layer it onto my card.


I always like to decorate the inside of my card when I am in the process of creating. For this card I used the Slimline Layering Rectangles and Slimline Rectangles die sets to create the layers for my slimline card. I again used paper from the Slimline Shine Bright Paper Pad for the top panel.

I added another ornament to the right hand side of the card, this time making it so it wasn't a shaker ornament, so the inside would stay flat. 

For the sentiment I used another sentiment from the Christmas Season stamp set, using the Double Stitched Rectangles and Rectangles dies for layering it onto my card.










Sunday, October 24, 2021

Wonderful Christmas


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created recently using products from Divinity Designs October 2021 Blessings Box. This time around the kit contains tree different Ornament Shaker die sets, a beautiful background die, two Christmas themed sentiment stamps, metallic cardstock and metallic colored sequins. 

For my card today I used the Starry Night Background, I die cut this background from teal cardstock and then layered it to a piece of patterned paper from the Winter Paper Pad. I layered this panel to the Matting Rectangle and then to the A2 Landscape Case Base with Layers die.

For the ornaments I used the Vintage Ornament Shaker Set 1 die set. As the name suggests you can use the ornaments to create a shaker effect, but for this card I just used them flat, die cutting the ornament from aqua and silver cardstock and paper piecing the ornaments together. I added twine to the top of each ornament.

I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Season stamp set and then die cut this sentiment using one of the rectangles from the Sentiment Strip with Layers die set.


For the inside of my card I added the rectangle layers using the Double Stitched Rectangles and Rectangles die set.

I added another ornament to the right hand side of the card.

I added another sentiment from the Christmas Season stamp set which I layered onto the card using the Double Stitched Ovals and Ovals die set.












 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Snow Owls

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Our challenge this week is ... See through. Use vellum or acetate on your card this week.


I have been wanting to make a clear acetate Slimline card for a while, so this was the perfect opportunity to create one.

I recently purchased Creative Expressions Snow Owls Double Edger die set, so I decided to pull that out to create my "See Through" Slimline Card.  I created the Slimline card so it measures 4 inches high so that I had room to include both the owl and the snow flourish at the top of the card.

To create the Slimline Card I cut a piece of white cardstock that measured 4 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. I then scored along the 4 1/2 inch side at 1/2 inch to create a tab for the front of the card to be attached to.

I cut a piece of acetate to 4 inches x 8 1/2 inches and adhered it to the white base.

I die cut the snow owl edger and the snow flourish edger twice, making sure they were both die cut exactly and adhered one of the die cuts to the front of the acetate and one to the back.

I stamped the "Merry Christmas" from Colorado Craft Company's Big and Bold Slimline Poinsettia stamp set to the lower right hand side of my card.

To finish off the front of the card I die cut snowflakes from white glitter cardstock and added them randomly to the card, the snowflakes were from an older Elizabeth Craft Designs die set I had in my stash. I also added turquoise glitter dot peel off stickers to each of the snowflakes which ties in with the background panel.


For the inside of the card, I cut a white panel the same size as the back panel (4 inches x 8.5 inches). I then white embossed Scrapbook.com's Slimline Snowflakes background stamp to the panel. I blended Salvaged Patina & Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide inks all over the panel. I then adhered this to the inside of my card so it could be seen when the card is closed.

As this is a "see through" card, I needed some place to add a sentiment and to be able to write a personal greeting, so I added a snow hill to the bottom of the card using Honey Bee Stamps Slimline Borders die set.

I added the Owl themed Christmas sentiment to the hill which is from an older The Craft's Meow stamp 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.






Other Supplies:
Happy Hoolidays Stamp Set - The Craft's Meow




Friday, October 22, 2021

Cross Stitch Merry Christmas

 


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas themed Slimline card using dies and papers from Divinity Designs October release.

I used the Slimline Cross Stitch Background die to die cut a sheet of paper from the Candy Cane Paper Die Duos set. I then layered this to a white slimline rectangle panel using the Slimline Rectangles die set. This was then layered to a top folding slimline card using the Slimline Layering Rectangles; Slimline Scalloped Rectangles and Slimline Card Base.

For the sentiment I used the new Slimline Merry Christmas die set, die cutting the top layer from red and the shadow from white cardstock. I layered this onto rectangle panels using the Slimline Pierced Rectangles and Slimline Rectangles die sets.

I added the candy cane to the right side of my card using the Candy Cane die set.


For the inside of the card, I adhered a stripe of the patterned paper I used on the front, but this time without using the Slimline Cross Stitched Background die. 

I die cut two more candy canes and added them to either side of the card.

For the sentiment I used one of the frames and sentiments from the Candy Cane Paper/Die Duos set.






Thursday, October 21, 2021

Happy 80th


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.

Number It .... Include a number or numbers on your creations this week. You can make an aged birthday card; number themed designer paper, number themed embossing folders or dies. Anything goes as long as there is a number somewhere!


Originally I had planned on creating an Advent calendar for this challenge, but then a friend asked me if I would make her two 80th birthday cards for her. As I hadn't made my card for this challenge, it was the perfect opportunity to use one for this challenge.

As you can see I created a pop-up card. I used Crafter's Companion Pop-Out Numbers die set to create the "80" for the pop up. After die cutting the pop-out numbers directly into the inside of the card, I then die cut on another color of card which had clear double sided adhesive tape on the front, I then covered  the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.


I used floral patterned papers to decorate the top and bottom edges of the card, using border dies from Spellbinders. I also used a scallop border from the same die set to add the scallop border to the paper.

I added the stamped sentiment using an old Simon Says Stamp/Reverse Confetti STAMPtember Celebrate Your Day stamp set.


For the front of the card I used Karen Burniston's Happy Birthday die which I layered using Hero Arts Infinity Oval 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:




Other Supplies:
A2 Curved Borders One Die Set - Spellbinders (discontinued)
STAMPtember Celebrate Your Day Stamp set - Simon Says Stamp/Reverse Confetti (discontinued)








Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Bonjour, Life is a Journey

 

Bonjour Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Slimline card I created recently, using stamps and dies from Honey Bee Stamps.

To create the background scene, I used Honey Bee Stamps Slimline Borders die set to create the various hills above the the road. I used the Paris Skyline Scene Builder die set to add the Eiffel Tower and other Parisian buildings to the scene.

I used stamps from the Enjoy the Ride stamp set to add the bunnies on the moped and sentiments.

I added red clay hearts over the background to finish off the front of my card.

For the inside of my card I added the birthday sentiment from Concord and 9th's Perfect Pairings - Birthday die set. I die cut this from red and black cardstock, offsetting the sentiment slightly so a shadow is seen.

I added another Eiffel Tower to the lower section of my card, so that the uppermost part of the tower was between the sentiment.

I also added the sentiment and heart to the top right hand corner of the card.











Tuesday, October 19, 2021

You Make Me So Happy

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another "faux embroidered" Slimline card I created using some of the new stamps and dies from Divinity Designs October release.

I liked the look for the faux embroidered card I created last week using floral papers, so I decided to pull out the new Slimline Cross Stitch Background die to create a Slimline version. I used papers from the Floral Favorites Slimline Paper Collection, die cutting one sheet with the cross stitch die. I then applied adhesive all over the back of the die cut panel and adhered it directly over another sheet of the same paper so that the pattern lined up perfectly to create the desired effect.

I layered this panel to a slimline card using the Slimline Rectangles and Slimline Card Base die sets.

For the sentiment I used the Embroidery Hoop Set and the Keep Me In Stitches stamp set to create the Embroidery Hoop sentiment layer. 


For the inside of the card, I die cut another of the Slimline Cross Stitch Backgrounds, this time from white cardstock. I layered this to a purple rectangle using the Slimline Rectangles die set and adhered it to the inside of the card.

I created the sentiment panel using the Embroidery Hoop Set and Keep Me In Stitches stamp set.








Monday, October 18, 2021

You're the Best Polygon

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a slimline card I created recently.

To create the background of my card I used Honey Bee Stamps Polygon Thin Frames die, using the die to die cut shapes from 6 different colors. I then assembled each of the polygons, alternating the order of each of the pieces. I adhered the polygons to the front panel of a slimline card, trimming off any over hanging edges. I was able to used one polygon to add the half polygon panels along the top and bottom of the card.

I didn't want to cover up the background too much, so I kept this simple and just added the sentiment which is from Simon Says Stamp.


To create the border along the bottom of the inside of the card, I had to die cut a couple more panels so I had enough to cut in half and adhere along the bottom edge.

I added the "Big Hugs" sentiment which is from Picket Fence Studios' Big Happy Hugs Word Die.












Sunday, October 17, 2021

Pand-tastic

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a Mini Slimline Pop-up card to share with you today.


To create my card I used the Botanicuts Bamboo die from The Greetery. I added four of the bamboos to the front panel of my card. 

For the Mimi Slimline panels I used Waffle Flower Crafts Mini Slimline Layers die set.

I used one of the pandas from Art Impressions Pand-tastic stamp set.


For the inside of my card I created a pop-up card using the pop-up die from the  Karen Burniston's Street Lantern Pop-up die set. 

I created a panel similar to the one on the front of the card to use on the back panel of the inside of my card.


For the base panel, I added a rainbow paper. I also added a sentiment which is layered onto oval dies.






Saturday, October 16, 2021

Milk and Cookies for Santa

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

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


As you can see by the photo at the top of this post, I stretched the sketch to create a Slimline card. 

For the white background panel, I embossed the rectangle using Spellbinders Big Dot Slimline Embossing Folder. I then added the fishtail flag banners along the top of the panel and the two striped rectangles to the bottom.

To decorate my card I used Mama Elephant's Gingerbread Cookies stamp set. The sentiment at the bottom of the card, is from The Ton's Easy Expressions Christmas Stamp & coordinating die set.


For the inside of the card, I added a thin strip of patterned paper along the right side of the card.

I used MFT Stamps Stacked Merry and then added the "Christmas" word from MFT Stamps Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set.

I added the milk and gingerbread cookie to the bottom of the 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.