Friday, 26 August 2016

Back to School Card

Good morning friends

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and I have a Z-Fold card to share today made with the Spiral Circle Pull Card by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I think it turned out so cute! This will be for our Granddaughter Olivia - even though she has to be home schooled because of her disease Pulmonary Hypertension, she is still going 'back' to school in September.

The SCPC cuts notches that hold the card in the closed position until the recipient pulls the sides to open it - and this is what the inside looks like:

Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper and clip art - Lettering Delights
Twist Circle Pop-Up (Circles), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Words - done on the computer

Card size - 5 x 5-1/2"

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Make A Wish Birthday Card

Good morning friends

Today's share is another birthday card I made to put in a package for my Dental hygienist. I was in the mood to use some large candles and the Stamps of Life set was just perfect.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

White card stock
Patterned paper - Taylored Expressions
Candle & word stamps and dies - The Stamps of Life
Blueprints #12 - My Favorite Things

Card size - A2

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Gourd Oval Pull Card for Thanksgiving

Good morning friends

Today I'm sharing a Thanksgiving card made using the Oval Pull Card by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. This time though, I didn't cut the notch that holds the card in the closed position by stopping the cutting pad before the notch.

I had a piece of this lovely gourd printed paper leftover from a different project and when I saw the gourd embellishments in my stash I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The Pull Card Edges were used on the left side of the card, cutting a pretty gold foiled patterned paper in the same paper stack. Below you can see the card as it is opened.

Oval Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Pull Card Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper and embellishments - K & Company
Beige Astroparche card stock
Fun foam
Chalks - Craft T
Stamp - unsure
Clear double sided adhesive, 1/4" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - 5 x 5-1/2"   (You get to choose the size of the card when you make a Pop it Ups card!)

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Holiday Card In A Box - (NEW RELEASE!!)

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The Designer Challenge Team was pretty excited when Karen Burniston showed us the Flower Pot Pop-Stand die set in her latest release. It's another completely generic die that can be used for many occasions and themes. It can be a stand alone card, attached inside a folded card so it expands as the card is opened, or as I like to do - add it to a circle base for a free standing card that's quite stable.

Without the base, this card fits into a standard A2 envelope for mailing. With the base it fits in a 5 x 7" envelope. I assembled the Flower Pot die as per the instructions, then added some chipboard embellishments from my stash to decorate the inner braces.  It turned out so cute!

After cutting the red scalloped base (using the included Pop-Stand die) I adhered the Decorated Flower Pot to that, then added a larger white circle of card stock. Note, the white one was scored in the centre but I cut along the score line then attached it to either side of the score line. Leaving that narrow gap along the score line allows the base to open completely flat and since it's on the back you don't see it.

I cut two identical tags and a reinforcement using Tag Pivot decorator dies, then fussy cut the white tag smaller leaving just the green mat.

See how it folds completely flat to insert into an envelope?

Note, the Flower Pot Pop Stand new release die is so popular, it is already sold out! It is expected to be back in stock around September 6th, which really isn't that far away if you are having to wait.

White card stock
Patterned paper - Lawn Fawn
Flower Pot Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Clear double sided tape, 1/4"
Embellishments - stash
Fitted Frames Scalloped Circles plus Fitted Frames Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Red card stock
Tags Pivot, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Bakers Twine
Staedtler fine point marker
Santa Embellishments - K & Co

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Second August 2016 Designer Challenge - Girly Cascading Tag Card

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Today is the second Designer Challenge this month, and it comes from Shelly Hickox "Girly or Ghouly" - think pretty, shabby, feminine or French, OR think creepy, crawly, spooky or eerie."  As much as I wanted to play with the new Halloween release for this challenge, I had already completed this card and it was just too perfect not to use for GIRLY.

I chose to do a Cascading Tag Card, first introduced in June 2016 by Karen Burniston. We all love getting more use out of our dies, and when she turned the Adirondack Chair Pop-Up into a card like this? We were WOWED. Blown away. Totally amazed. 

The front of my card is fairly simple. This beautiful tea/coffee themed paper by Prima was in my stash and is meant for you to add your own colour to it. I loved the simple cream, black and greys though so simply added some gold metallic highlights and did a bunch of fussy cutting.

Here is the view from the top of the card, as it is opening. There is so much dimension in this card!

And here is the card fully open.

I trimmed the bottom of the cup portion off a little, so it would fit between the arms of the chair and I reinforced the Adirondack Chair arms from the back because with all the embellishments I didn't want to put additional stress on them.

I added gold pen work, layered Prima flowers, stamped scalloped circles and the tags were embossed with Karen's Damask embossing folder before attaching them to the chair bases. Gold metallic paper and a gold gel pen and seam binding were also used throughout.

I was happy that this vintage tea kettle worked out right in the centre of the fold!

I also added the spoon from the Cup Pop Stand, and some brads with bling.

Note, you can see Karen Burniston's video for creating the Cascading Tag Card HERE. The rest of the Designer Challenge Team is linked on the right of my blog, and you will want to check out what they have come up with for the challenge. Karen's post will be tomorrow (Tuesday) on her BLOG.

Patterned paper - Prima
Adirondack Chair Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fine point tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - 1/8 & 4" width's - Elizabeth Craft Designs
KB 104 Damask Embossing Folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Heavy cream card stock - Hobby Lobby
Gold metallic card stock - Stardream
Stitched scalloped border - My Favorite Things
Cup Pop Stand (Cup), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Metallic gel pen - Sakura
Copper Sharpie
Jewelled Brads - Stampin' Up
Paper flowers - Prima
Cocoa Western Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Coffee & Tea Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Accordion Circle (scalloped and small circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ring Accordion (large scalloped circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Bakers Twine
Seam Binding

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Floral Gift Card Holder

Good morning friends

We gave my Mom a restaurant Gift Card for her birthday, and I wanted to make a pretty Gift Card Holder to give it to her in. I've been itching to use some of my BigZ dies, so pulled out this Ornate Tri-fold by Sizzix to create the holder.

After cutting the card from double sided patterned paper, I cut the flap two more times - once from black for a border on the front edge, and once to attach on three sides for the inside pocket.

I used the flowers and vine from Karen Burniston's new Flower Pot Pop Stand to decorate the front flap.

Here you can see the pocket with the Gift Card. I wrote my Mom a little note and tucked it in with the Gift Card, then added a 'to & from' label and another flower embellishment.

I packaged the Gift Card Holder with an envelope in a clear plastic envelope and it looked so good! Plus, because I didn't sign it and included the envelope she can re-use it for someone. Win Win!

Patterned paper - Cloud 9
Base - Ornate Trifold - Sizzix
Black card stock scrap
Bic Permanent Markers
Flower Pot Pop-Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Black fine point marker

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

C4C350 Sketch (NEW RELEASE)

Good morning friends

It's Saturday and a new month so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our August 2016 hostess is Jessie and our Guest Designer is Danielle Vincent and Alexis Crossland-Smith . Yes, we are happy to have TWO Guest Designers with us this month which means even more inspiration for you!

Yikes - not sure why the first photo ended up so washed out. The colours are more true with the second card photo.

Jessie's sketch is below - you can see I stayed fairly close to it, something I don't often manage.

Zachary is too young for school and he's only getting a card because his brother and sister will be getting one. Gramma doesn't want him to feel left out, so I added a hand lettered greeting inside his card.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd sure love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C350.


White card stock
Patterned paper and clip art - Lettering Delights
Twist Circle Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fun foam
Chalks - Craft T
Bic Markers

Card size - 5-1/2" square

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