Monday, 26 September 2016

Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge - "Be Inspired"

Good morning friends

Welome to the second Designer Challenge for September 2016. This month Caz is offering the challenge: Take inspiration from a fellow teammate for a card or technique of any theme!

This was a hard challenge ... the Designer Challenge team is amazing, and they inspire me daily. To have to narrow it down to one card from one teammate? Couldn't do it.

However, I was wanting to try one after seeing Fran Sabad's beautiful Vertical Flower Pot Pop Stand Card so that is where I started. But I also wanted to try the Rectangle Pull Card spinner with the Flower Pot as in Kelly Booth's fun Halloween Card. So for this card, both Fran and Kelly are my inspiration.

Since all the 'OOOOOH' is on the inside, I kept the front of my card fairly simple. Hand lettering, patterned paper and the Outdoor Edges used as a border. Done. The flowers inside stick out a little on the bottom and on the right, but I am completely fine with that. I think of it as a little teaser. If it bothered me, I would have just made the outer card a little larger.


Here is the card as it is opening ...



Then ... ta da - a fully three dimensional flower pot filled with holly, candy canes and Christmas flowers. There is SO much wow with this die, and it's completely generic so you can fill it with all kinds of things for all kinds of occasions.

Since the recipient will likely turn the card to view it from all angles - the embellishments are double sided with a card stock strip sandwiched and sticking out between the layers. The strip is how I adhered them to the honeycomb grid inside the flower pot.

I added two charms (with the hang tabs trimmed off) to the spinner from the Rectangle Pull Tab ... the little gift and the dotted tree. I added gold gel pen dots to the embossed dots on the tree for some holiday shine.


I trimmed the vine into holly shapes with fine point scissors, and also added a couple of candy canes from the Holiday Charm set. The words were stamped with pale ink, then I went over the stamping with a gold gel pen. It's a fun way to add a 'hand lettered' look.


The Outdoor Edges worked really well as a border - I will have to remember that idea for another time.

Be sure to check out Karen Burniston's BLOG tomorrow (Tuesday) where she will have her post. She has given us hints and I for one cannot WAIT to learn the technique she will be sharing.

Supplies:
Flower Pot Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday Charms, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Rectangle Pull Card (spinner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Anita Frames Pop-Up (labels), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday Clear Stamps- Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - DCWV
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold gel pen - Sakura
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black fine point marker
Bic markers
White card stock
Hand lettering

Card size - 6 x 5" - fits in a 5 x 7 envelope for mailing.



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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Holiday Pop-Up Card with Ornaments

Good morning friends

I've been having so much fun using the Anita Frames Pop-Up to make Holiday Cards. So much WOW when you open these cards!

The patterned paper has embossed glittery bits, but cracked along the spine when I scored and folded it. To remedy that, I added some paper tape (medical, Micropore tape) along the inner fold. The paper was cut to 12 x 6" but as I often do when the patterned outer card is larger than the inner card, is I folded the edges to the inside.


I kept the outside fairly simple, stamping the words on a scalloped panel and adding a cardinal cut from red glittered paper (thanks 'B'!)


Inside you can see the amazing Anita Frames Pop-Up, and how bringing the patterned paper over to the inside brings the pattern and colours in as well.



I used an ornament die from Elizabeth Craft Designs to decorate on of the labels, and a stamped stitched circle for the other.




Supplies:
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Anita Frames Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Red card stock - Bazzill
White card stock
Ornament Set 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs Adhesive, 1/2", 1/8" and 2-1/2" widths
Copics
Dotted Scallop Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Front stamp - Taylored Expressions
Cardinals - Impression Obsession 
Labels and Circles, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Inside stamp - My Favorite Things
Bakers Twine

Card size - 5 x 6"

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

C4C 355 Birthday Pull Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday  so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our September 2016 hostess is Raquel Mason and our Guest Designer is Fran Sabad.

Raquel's son Jake celebrates his birthday today, so her challenge is to make a Birthday Card for someone you love. Our son had a birthday this month, so this is the card I made for him using some fun beer stickers from my stash.

I started my card with an A2 patterned card - pattern on the right side and and the solid coloured back on the left. These cards are white inside, and they are perfect to use for any of the Pull Cards by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

As is, it would create a 5-1/2" square card. I trimmed 1/4" off each side for a 5 x 5-1/2" card which fits perfectly into a 5 x 7" envelope for mailing.


I stamped the banners with Karen Burniston's new Occasions Clear Stamps, then die cut them with the coordinating die in the Anita Frames Pop-Up. The banners were strung with bakers twine.


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 C4C355.

Supplies:
Patterned A2 card - Craft Smith
Oval Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Beer Bottles - Jolee's
Anita Frames Pop-Up (banner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Occasions Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Bakers Twine
White card stock
Oval Landscape Accordion (Stitched Oval), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Words - My Favorite Things

Card size - 5 x 5-1/2"

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Fullers Anniversary Card

Good morning friends

I think it's kind of cool what you can do with limited supplies, when you have some great generic dies to help you out. We were visiting Arizona for a few days in July where I have a few things, but certainly not a fully stocked craft room.

I used this patterned paper to make a 'Get Well' card for a friend that I shared earlier, and again for this Anniversary card.


 Inside is the new Anita Frames Pop-Up by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs




Supplies:
Patterned paper - Basic Grey
Anita Frames Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) Shipping mid-August
Banner - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Double Sided Adhesive, 1/8" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Oval Pull Card (heart), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stickles
Labels and Circles, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) Shipping mid-August

Card size - 4-1/2 x 5-1/2"


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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Warm Winter Wishes Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

I have a confession. I have an 'in progress' holiday card bin and it has dozens (DOZENS!!!) of Pop 'n Cut cards cut and ready to embellish and assemble. I went a little crazy with my Karen Burniston  Pop 'n Cut dies when I first brought them home from Arizona. 

Just a little :-)

So you will be seeing quite a few as I start finishing off cards from that bin.

Here is one using some cute snowman stickers from my stash. I really like this Scalloped Front Card die for it's size - it's 4-1/2 x 6".  The stickers were added to white card stock then fussy cut. For the front, I used one of Karen Burniston's new clear Holiday stamps, the snowflakes from the All Season's Tree and the little snow mound from the Garden Bench Pop-Up.



Inside is the A2 Pop 'n Cut with the Wavy Label Insert, which was my favourite at the time. The patterned paper is embossed and shiny, and the stickers all have glittery bits.



As much as I want to be playing with my NEW dies and supplies - it is very satisfying to be using some older products as well. And I have another completed card for the upcoming holidays.

Supplies:
Patterned paper - stash
White card stock
Stickers - The Paper Studio
A2 Pop 'n Cut base with the Wavy Label insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Scallop front card base - Sizzix
Garden Bench (snow mound) Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday Clear stamps (no swirls on the Merry Christmas) - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stickles
All Seasons Tree (snowflakes) Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"



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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Ghosty Halloween Card

Good morning friends

Today's share is the Halloween card I made for my parents to give to our Grandson Ilai. I used a couple of the new Stencils by Karen Burniston for the card front, then doodled some lines between the bats with an orange fine point marker.


The ghost is a glittered sticker from my stash that was adhered to white card stock then popped up on the card front. I did some hand lettering inside, and for this one I remembered to take a photo!



Supplies:
White card stock
Stickers - stash
Stripes Stage-It Stencil - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stitched Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bats Stage-It Stencil - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fun foam
Staedtler Fine Point Markers

Card size - A2


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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Felt Holly Pop-Up Card


Good morning friends

I am having lots of fun using Karen Burniston's new Anita Frames Pop-Up die for my holiday cards. The front has one of the coordinating Labels & Circles, a new clear stamp and some felt embellishments from my stash.


Inside is where the magic happens ... the Anita Frames Pop-Up truly makes a WOW card.



Anyone I've given an Anita Frames card to, turns it over to view it from the top or bottom because they think the folds are just so darned cool. So here is a photo of the card from above.


Supplies:
White card stock
Patterned paper - Chatterbox
Anita Frames Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Felt embellishments - Stampin' Up
Coloured pencils - Staedtler
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 1/2" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - Standard A2


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