Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Deer and Pinecones Pop-Up Christmas Card

Good morning friends

I have decided to move my cards and paper crafting to Painted Mountain Cards in the New Year. I've been toying around with the idea for a long while, and this seems like a good time to make the change. I will leave this blog open, as there are still a lot of hits from Pinterest and over 5 years worth of cards etc to reference.

Onto today's share ...

Today's holiday card is another one that I had pre-cut a couple of years ago using Pop 'n Cuts by Karen Burniston for Sizzix. The front of the card was left fairly simple, as I liked the embossed & shiny design. I did add glittery Peel-Off Borders and Glitter Dots for more shimmer & shine.


Inside, the designs are also embossed and shiny. I simply added a die cut deer to the pop-up, stamped a greeting and added more glittery Peel-off borders.




I've made a really good dent in those pre-cut cards this year, but there are still lots to make up for next year!

Supplies:
Patterned paper - stash
Pop 'n Cut A2 base with Wavy Label Insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Deer - Tim Holtz, Sizzix
7010 Glitter lines - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Words - Papertrey Ink
White card stock

Card size - standard A2

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Glittery Snowman Pull Tab Card

Good morning friends

Today I have a pull tab card to share, using the Hanging Charm Pull Tab by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Actually, I used a number of ECD products on this card!


Sometimes I just want to colour a glittered Peel-Off. Els has great YouTube video's if you haven't seen the technique. She designed these Peel-Off's to coordinate with the Katie Label Accordion, so I used that die to cut the large white label then adhered the fussy cut, coloured sticker to that.


When you pull the tab the snowman stands up for display, revealing a silver Merry Christmas Peel-Off underneath. It shows up better in real life, as the silver catches the light.



I also added a small 'Thinking of You' Peel-Off to the tab which is hidden when the card is closed but revealed when the tab is pulled. You can see it in the photo below.


This is a flat, post-card style card but I did add a few flat decorations to the back. There's lots of room for me to write my message, and I used the same ECD border with Glitter Dots as I did on the front.


Note:  I have decided to move my cards and paper crafting to Painted Mountain Cards in the New Year. I've been toying around with the idea for a long while, and this seems like a good time to make the change. I will leave this blog open, as there's frequent hits from Pinterest and over 5 years worth of cards etc to reference.


Supplies:
Hanging Charm Pull Tab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Katie Accordion (label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
2583 Snowman in Frame Peel-Off's - Elizabeth Craft Designs
343 Assorted Word Peel Off's - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1123 - Jewels 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
2576 Merry Christmas Peel Off - Elizabeth Craft Designs
642 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copic Markers
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 6" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Soft Finish White Card Stock, 100# -  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fun foam
Tags & More 2 Deco (heart reinforcement) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Red card stock
Patterned paper - Scrapbook Customs
Thick Bakers Twine

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Blue & Silver Glittered Christmas Card.

Good morning friends

I have a super glittery card to share today. Not sure I like it, but since it's finished I'm sure I will find someone to send it to that I think will enjoy it.

First of all, I'm using the Papertrey Ink Snow Drifts cover plate that I've had since it first came out and barely used. Once it arrived, I couldn't figure out what to do with it! For this card, I had a brilliant idea to cut it out of card stock backed adhesive sheets and use ECD's Silk Microfine Glitter on the pieces. It looks so dull in the photo, but the entire card is GLITTERY!


I embossed the top with a falling snow embossing folder, and added a silver and rhinestone snowflake.


Here is a peek at the inside. Again, the colours in the photo are WAY off - the blue on the card front matches the shade of the card base much better in real life.


Ahh well. This was something I really wanted to try and now I can say I have. AND I used an older die from my stash, so that makes it a success. I am determined to use this Snow Drifts cover plate until I've created a couple of cards that make me happy and I posted those earlier this week. Now I have other ideas too!

Note:  I have decided to move my cards and paper crafting to Painted Mountain Cards in the New Year. I've been toying around with the idea for a long while, and this seems like a good time to make the change. I will leave this blog open, as there are still a lot of hits from Pinterest and over 5 years worth of cards etc to reference.

Supplies:
Silk Microfine Glitter  (625 Sky, 6003 Silver) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embossing folder - Stampin' Up
Silver Glitter Dogs - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clear Double Sided Adhesive in 6" and 1/2" width's - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Hawaiian Shores card stock - Papertrey Ink
Cover plate - Papertrey Ink
Stamps - MFT Stamps
Bing - loose from my stash, possibly Stampin' Up
Dotted Scalloped Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - standard A2

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Four 'White on White' Christmas Cards

Good morning friends

I have decided to move my cards and paper crafting to Painted Mountain Cards in the New Year. I've been toying around with the idea for a long while, and this seems like a good time to make the change. I will leave this blog open, as there are still a lot of hits from Pinterest and over 5 years worth of cards etc to reference.

Onto today's share ...

I was hunting through my embossing folders for something specific, and these three snowflake ones caught my eye. I had my package of white pearl paper still out from a different project, so decided to make some white on white holiday cards.


These two are identical. I LOVE the way embossing folders work on pearlized card stock. I added some ECD Glitter Dots, and cut the label mat out of glitter paper. The words (outside and in) were platinum heat embossed.



This card got a die cut deer, as well as the heat embossed sentiment.


I had to add a small red Glitter Dot to the deer's nose.


Here is the final card with the heat embossed greeting on the front and a single Glitter Dot.


The inside of all four cards are the same as below.



Supplies:
Linen cards and envelopes - stash
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up
Distressed Snow Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Large Snowflake with Dots Embossing Folder - Sizzix
White pearl card stock - Gina K
Blueprints #24 - MFT Stamps
Glimmer Paper - Stampin' Up
Words were heat embossed with Platinum embossing powder
Words - Hero Arts
Fun foam
Deer - Papertrey Ink
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Words inside - Papertrey Ink
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 1/8" width

Card size - all, A2

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

C4C-365 PEACE Holiday Card Duo

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog, and since it's a new month we also have a new Hostess! Our December hostess is Frances Byrne.


Here is her challenge for this week: STAR – Stars decorate our Christmas Trees and also helped show where Jesus was laying in his Manger
all those many years ago. So for our challenge this week we are using the word ‘STAR’ – incorporate
something starting with each of the letters in the word.
Here are a few suggestions to help you, but of course you are not limited to these ... Use your
imagination!
S = Santa; Sleigh; Stockings; Star; Snowman; Snowflakes; Snow; Sage; Saffron; Sapphire;
Scarlet; Sepia; Silver; Square
T = Tree; Toy; Train; Tiger; Teddy; Teacher; Turkey; Triangle; Teal; Taupe; Turquoise
A = Arrow; Apple; Animals; Aqua; Apricot; Amber
R = Red; Reindeer; Rabbit; Rainbow; Rain; Rose; Ring; Rug; Round; Rectangle

Since I was planning on using both the positive and negative images of the Snow Drift Cover Plate, I decided to make two nearly identical cards while the supplies were out. I've had this die since it was first released, but hadn't used it very much at all. This Christmas I've managed to make a few cards with it and I have some different ideas as well.

Here are my letters:

S = Snow banks
T = Trees
A = Anita Frames Pop-Up
R = Row of Houses
and I also included an actual STAR inside my card.



The little houses were trimmed from a Lawn Fawn border and tucked into the drifts.





I cut the 'peace' three times for each card, then glued them one on top of each other for a chipboard look.





Inside I used the Anita Frames Pop-Up and added the house border on either side.




The deer were cut from white glitter paper.


There it is - the star for the challenge.  (It's from the Christmas Tree Pop-Stand) and was cut from white glitter paper.



The second card is nearly identical, but has a glittered deer in a different pose than the first card.



Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  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 C4C365.


Supplies:

Stitched Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Snow Drift Coverplate - Papertrey Ink
House border - Lawn Fawn
Blue patterned paper - K & Company (Brenda Walton)
Xyron
White card stock
Kraft card stock
Stickles
Anita Frames Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Clear double sided adhesive, 1/8" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Card base and envelope - Michaels
Deer - Papertrey Ink
Glitter paper - Stampin' Up
Peace die - Papertrey Ink
Christmas Tree Pop-Stand (star), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Words - Stampin' Up

Card size - 5 x 6-1/2"



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Friday, 2 December 2016

Merry Christmas Flip-It Card

Good morning friends

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and I have a Christmas Flip-It card to share today.


I love the 5 x 7" size of this Flip-its card set by Sizzix.



This card took just minutes to make, but the size and sparkly patterned paper make it look special.

Supplies:
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
White card stock
5 x 7 Circle Flip-it Sizzix
Stitched Circle - My Favorite Things
Circle stamp & snowflake - My Favorite Things
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wink of Stella
Words inside - snowflake - Verve
Card size - 5 x 7

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

'I Believe' Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

When my mo-jo was in a slump, I picked up this BEAUTIFUL holiday paper stack by My Minds Eye and just looking at the pretty papers was enough to jumpstart my creativity.  Since this is a Pop-Up, I kept my card front fairly simple.


Oh, I adore the colours in this kit. I'm not sure I've ever used pink for Christmas before but I'm loving it this year. This was such a quick card to put together, using the Lucy Label Pop-Up for the inner card.


I added some coordinating printed embellishments, Glitter Dots and a matted label. Done!


Yup - totally loving the pink.

Supplies:
Lucy Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Anita Frames Pop-Up (labels), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper & embellishments - My Minds Eye
White card stock
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 1/8 width - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Words - Hero Arts
Stitched scalloped border - MFT Stamps
Wink of Stella

Card size - standard A2

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