Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Let It Snow


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a sneak peek of the new dies being released next Monday 9th August.

For my card today I used four of the new dies being release ... Snowman Pop-up; Street Lantern Pop-up; Long Nature Edges 2 and Word Set 13 - Snow. 

 

To decorate my card I used the snow border included in the Nature Edges die set to create the blue border at the bottom of the card. I added the snowflake border which is from the new Long Nature Edges 2 die set, die cutting the snowflakes from white glitter cardstock.

I added the Street Lanterns from the Street Lantern Pop-up die set, adding them to either side of the card.

Finally I added the sentiments which is from the new Word Set 13 - Snow die set.


As the focus of this card is on the inside, I kept the front of the card fairly simple. I used the Squares - Crosshatch die set to die cut the background layers.


The circles were die cut using the Circles - Crosshatch die sets.


The sentiments are from the Word Set 13 - Snow die set.




















Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - August 2021


Welcome to our August 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 ...  "ROCK, SPIN, POP, SWAP!" - make a card that features one of four motion pop-ups - Spinner Square, Rockin' Rectangle, Parcel Pop-up or Pop 'n Swap.You may incorporate new dies into this challenge if you like.



As per the requirement of the challenge, I decided to use the Parcel Pop-up  die set to create my card. The gnome at the top of the inside of the card and picnic basket pop up when the card is opened.

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


As well as being Designer Challenge time, this week is the beginning of sneak peeks for the new release which is coming next Monday. So of course I wanted to incorporate a few of the new dies on my card.

I ended up using five of the new die sets for my card. The Iron Fence Pop-up is a re-release of a previous die  that Karen released some years ago and people have been asking for, for this card I used it flat.

I used the grass die from the Nature Edges die set to create the grass edges along the bottom edge of my card and also in the panel behind the fence.

The flower border at the bottom edge of the card was created using one of the borders from the new Nature Edges 2 die set. 

The Hello sentiment is also a new die, I have a feeling I will be using this one a lot. The stamped sentiment underneath the "Hello" is from a Heffy Doodle stamp set.

The gnomes are from the Tiny Gnomes die set, these are lots of fun to create and as you can see you can create a boy or girl gnome depending on what you are after. This die set included two dies that die cut and stamp at the same time ... the beard and the plaits. To ink these up I pulled out my old Marvy Brush markers which are perfect for this job.



I also added two street lanterns to the back of my card which are from new Street Lantern Pop-up die set. Again this set has many possibilities, I just used them flat for this card.

Finally I used the picnic basket and bread stick from the Picnic Elements die set, which is one of the die sets released earlier in the year.


For the front of the card, I added the Iron Fence and one gnome. 

The sign at the bottom of the card was created using dies included in the Parcel Pop-up die set. I added the birthday sentiment to it, which is from an older Hunkydory Gnome stamp set.
The sentiment at the top right hand corner of my card is from a Your Next Stamp stamp set.










Monday, August 2, 2021

Be Still

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

It's a brand new month, which means it is time for Divinity Designs August release. My Design Team parcel is still making it's way to me from the USA, so I haven't got anything to share with you using the new products. The theme for this month's release is squares & beach, with the release of some amazing square dies and stencils and beach themed stamps and papers. I will include the links to the new products in my supply list below.


For my card today I created an Centre Step Card using Divinity Designs A2 Center Step Card with Layers die set. For the layers I used papers from their Beautiful Blooms Slimline Size Paper Pad.

To decorate my card I used the Flower Layering Combo 1 die set which I die cut using various shades of pink cardstock. I accented the flowers using the Fancy Flourish die.

For the sentiment I used one from the Scripture Collection 14 Stamp set which I die cut using the Sentiment Strip die set.



For the inside of my card I used the Delicate Doily Die to which I added another sentiment from the Scripture Collection 14 stamp set.









Sunday, August 1, 2021

In This Time Of Loss

Hi Crafty Friends,

I recently needed to make a sympathy card to send to a friend, so this is what I came up with.

I used Pinkfresh Studio's Miss Your Smile stamp/stencil set to create the flowers on my card. I used the stencils first to add the colors and then over stamped the design using the coordinating stamp.

 I used Picket Fence Studios' Slimline Nested Rectangles to die cut the panel with the flowers. I then layered this to a black rectangle and finally a top folded pink slimline card.

For the sentiment I used one from an Altenew stamp set ... In My Thoughts.


For the inside of my card, I used the stencils and stamp again to create just the top portion of the flower that I used on my front of my card, so that it was on the right side of my Slimline card.

I added Karen Burniston's With Sympathy die set to add the sentiment.








 



Saturday, July 31, 2021

Birthday Wishes Hooray


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As challenge hostess for the month I finish off the month with one last challenge.

Just like Slimline Cards, Mini Slimline Cards are also becoming very popular, for our challenge this week create a Mini Slimline card. Typically Mini Slim Line Cards are either 3 1/2 inches x 6 inches or 3 inches x 6 inches. More info on Mini Slimline cards can be found in the files section of the Slimline Card Addicts Facebook Group.


For my card today I created my Mini Slimline card using Stitched Mini Slimline dies from Trinity Stamps which I recently received. I used rainbow papers from Whimsy Stamps to create the background of my card.

I used Mama Elephant's Birthday Wishes sentiment die set to create my large sentiment on the front of my card, as you can see it is perfect for Mini Slimline & Slimline cards. I die cut the sentiment twice, once from white cardstock and once from black and then layered the two together to create a shadow effect.

I used some of the cute animals from Hello Bluebird's Word Buddies Woodland Stamp set to decorate the front of the card.


For the inside of my card I created a pop-up card using Lawn Fawn's Pop-up Hooray die set. I used more rainbow papers from Whimsy Stamps to add a border to both edges of my card. 

I added a few more of the animals to the top of the pop-up.



I added the "It's Your Birthday" sentiment to the bottom right of the pop-up which is from an older Simon Says Stamp/Reverse Confetti Stamptember 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:
Celebrate Your Day Stamptember  Stamp Set - Simon Says Stamp/Reverse Confetti (discontinued)













 

Friday, July 30, 2021

Rebus - Movies Starring Nicole Kidman

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time to share another rebus puzzle swap with you. This month the theme is Movies Starring Nicole Kidman.

If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go solving my June Rebus which was "Name of Countries that start with the letters D, E, F and G". Here are the correct answers so you can check how you did.

  1. Falkland Islands
  2. Dominica
  3. France
  4. Guam
  5. Great Britain
  6. Germany
  7. Finland
  8. Fiji
  9. Estonia
  10. Denmark


You can find all my past Rebus Cards here.


Thursday, July 29, 2021

Dad's Hat



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, finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Apparently today is International Tiger Day. Our challenge for this week is to include a tiger (or other cat) on your card – tiger, lion, your own little tabby (you get the idea).

I recently purchased Stampin' Up's Hats Off Die and stamp set, one of the labels included in the set that can be used to decorate the cap is a tiger. As my husband loves the Richmond Tigers which is a Australian Rules Football team here in Australia, I decided to make a Father's Day card using that label.

I have created a top folding Mini Slimline Card which measures 3 1/4 inches x 6 1/4 inches, for the layers of my card I used Mini Slimline Dies from Trinity Stamps. I die cut the cap from black and yellow cardstock and  trimmed off the brim from the yellow cap and adhered this tot the black one.

I used Lil Inker Designs "Dad" die which I die cut from black and yellow cardstock and offset the yellow over the black so it creates a shadow. I added this to the top left hand corner of the card.

I added the Happy Father's Day sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Dad & Me stamp set.


For the inside of the card, I created various layers of card and patterned paper using the Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline dies. 

I added a sentiment to the rectangle panel which is from Waffle Flower Craft's Be Him Sentiments stamp set.

To finish off the inside of the card I added another of the Tiger Labels & a #1 Label to each side of the sentiment.

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:

Dad Die - Lil Inker Designs (discontinued) 




Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Chill Out Mason Jar Card

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a fun Mason Jar shaped Slimline Shaker Card I created recently. 

This card uses Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar Kit, which included dies and stamps to allow you to create Planner pages as well as Slimline cards.

As I per cards to planners, I created a Slimline card. This card will fit in a #10 envelope. The kit includes all the dies to die cut the Mason Jar, the penguins, trees and ice/sauce as well as a few other dies. So for my first card using the kit i decided to use mostly what was included in the kit.

I created a side folding card with the lid at the bottom of the card by placing the folded cardstock just in from the cutting line of the side of the die. 

For the sky area, I used the inner die included in the kit, to die cut a piece of blue paper included in Lawn Fawn's Watercolor Wishes 12 x 12 Paper.

I die cut the trees from green cardstock and the icicle die from white glitter, it's hard to see it in my card as the penguins and trees hide a lot of it, but it is there.

I die cut another of the mason jars, this time with the inner panel included to die cut a piece of cream corrugated card which I used for the front of the mason jar. I added a piece of acetate to cover the opening which keeps the glittered stars inside the skater area of the card.

The birthday sentiment is from a freebie stamp set I got some years ago from a magazine.

After creating the shaker card, I added the second penguin to the outside of the card. The lid of the jar is created using dark grey mirror card to which I added a birthday sentiment which was die cut using the same cardstock, layering up the sentiment three times.


For the inside of the card I added the glitter icicles die cut to the bottom of the card as well as another of the lids. The penguins were added to the ice portion of the card.

I die cut Lawn Fawn's Giant Happy Birthday from blue and black cardstock, layering the two together offsetting the black under the blue to create a shadow effect.









Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Friendship is the Sweetest Flower

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Mini Slimline card with coordinating envelope I created using stamps, dies, stencils and papers from Divinity Designs.

To create the mini slimline portion of the card, I used Mini Slimline Dies from Divinity Designs including: Mini Slimline Stacking Stars Background; Mini Slimline Rectangles; Mini Slimline Scalloped Rectangles and the Mini Slimline Card Base.

The flowers are from the Beautiful Blossoms Set 2 Paper/Die Duos set which is one of the sets included in the April 2021 Blessings Box. I am so loving these Paper/Die Duo sets!

I used a sentiment from the Sweet Friend stamp set which is also included in the same Blessings Box. The sentiment was layered using an oval from the Ovals die set.


For the inside of the card I added another sentiment and more flowers from the April 2021 Blessings Box.


I created the coordinating envelope using the Mini Slimline Envelope die. I die cut another flap from darker cardstock and blended ink through the Mixed Media Stencil Slimline Flower Burst to create a pattern on the flap.

I added a sentiment to the lower left hand corner of the card.








Monday, July 26, 2021

Happy Birthday To You

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a floral themed Slimline birthday card to share with you today.

For the slimline portion of my card I used Trinity Stamps new Slimline Striped Frame die set to create the black and white striped border around the edge of the card. While making this card, I discovered that the smallest rectangle die included in Lawn Fawn's Large Slimline with Sliders die set fits inside the solid white panel left after die cutting the frame. As I wanted to pop the smaller rectangle up from the frame I die cut this from white cardstock and then layered to a slightly larger rectangle panel. I splattered pink ink over the white panel. 

To decorate my card I added the flower using Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers: Cone Flower die set. I added a birthday sentiment using the Miss You Big Time stamp set.


For the inside of the card, I added the Slimline Striped Frame again. As this had to be adhered to the inside of the card, I trimmed a sliver of card off each of the long borders to help it fit inside the card.

I used the "hooray" sentiment which is also included in the Slimline Striped Frame die set, die cutting this sentiment from pink and black cardstock and layering the two together offsetting slightly. I added the "It's Your Birthday" which is from MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday Sentiments stamp set.









Sunday, July 25, 2021

Ta-Da!

Hi Crafty Friends,

I finally found some time to pull out some of the stamps and dies from Trinity Stamps release back in April/May, it has been a busy few months so these have just had to wait.

For my card today I have used Trinity Stamps Center Stage Slimline Die set to create the stage and audience portion of the card. 

For the yellow background, I used Pinkfresh Studios Slimline Layering Sunburst Stencils with yellow inks.

To create the magical scene on the stage, I used stamps from Abracadabra stamp set.


For the inside of my card I added the stage from the Center Stage Slimline die set along the bottom edge of my card. 

I added the magician, table, hat & rabbit which are all also included in the Abracadabra Stamp set.

For the sentiment I used stamps from Scrappy Tails Fairy Sentiments stamp set.










Saturday, July 24, 2021

Sew, It's Your Birthday

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.

Tomorrow (25th July), will be Thread the Needle Day. For our challenge this week incorporate the theme "Sewing" into our cards. Use sewing themed images/words; Sewing themed patterned papers or actually sewing of any type on your cards.


Just before I made this card I had received my order of Honey Bee Stamps new release products which included the Helping Hand die, the idea came to use that  to hold a threaded needle.

As you can see I created a Slimline Card using Pinkfresh Studios Slimline Stitches die which I have had for some time now, this challenge was the perfect opportunity to pull it out and use on a card. I die cut the slimline die from white cardstock and then blended inks in yellow and orange tones over it. This panel was layered to a top folding white Slimline Card that measured 8 3/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches.

The needle and spools are both from an older MFT Stamps Die-namics set called Stitched with Love. I wrapped hemp cord around both the spools in orange and green. As you can see by the photo above, I bend one finger towards the thumb, so the needle could be held.

The scissors are from a Concord & 9th Crafty Dies die set.

To finish off the front of the card I added a sentiment which is from an Art Impressions stamp set.


For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set. I added the "sewing" themed sentiment to the label which is from Lawn Fawn's Sewn with Love Stamp set.

I added the scissors & needles which are both from a First Edition die set called Sewing dies.

I also die cut another of the Slim Stitches die from Pinkfresh Studio which I cut in half and added inks to before adhering to either edge 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.





Other Supplies:
Stitched with Love Die-namics - MFT Stamps (discontinued)
Sewing Dies - First Edition
Quilt Set Stamp Set - Art Impressions (discontinued)