Monday, February 20, 2017

Howdy


Hi everyone,

I have another shaker card to share with you today, as you may have noticed I have been in a shaker mood lately as this is my third shaker card in a week and a half.

I wanted to do something different then the normal shaker I usually do, so decided to die cut 3 circles on my card to create 3 shaker panels.

To decorate my card I used this cute Cowboy Dog from the Simon Says Stamp! Critter Costume Party. I stamped cowboy themed sentiments into two of the shaker circles and in the third I added the number "7". My Grandson is turning 7 this year, so someone can give this card to him or give it to one of his friends birthday parties he will be invited to.


For the inside of the card I used the same designer paper I used on the outside and added a large sentiment.

Stamps: Critter Costume Party - Simon Says Stamp!; It's a Western Thing - The Cat's Pajamas; Happy Birthday - Rubbernecker
Paper: White; Brown; Teal; Thoroughly Modern DP - Stampin' Up
Dies: Stitched Circles; Fitted Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Sequins; Foam Tape; Copics


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Par for the Course!


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I made for a very good friend who celebrated her birthday a couple of days ago. My friend loves playing golf and for as many years as I can remember I have created a golf themed card to give to her for her birthday. After all this time she more or less expects it from me haha!

In past years I have normally been able to use a stamp set that I have purchased during the year for her card, but as I didn't buy any last year I decided to pull something out of my stash. I purchased this fun Tom Fun Golf Nutz stamps some years back from the old Cornish Heritage Farms. Unfortunately it has long been discontinued, but those "nutz' were the perfect size to use to create a Twist Circle Panel Card. So that is what I did.


For the base of my card I used the Pop It Ups Twist Circle Pop Up die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I then used Karen's tutorial to convert it into a Twist Circle Panel Card, you can find the tutorial here

I also pulled out my favorite grass and cloud stamps to create the golf scene on the four panels.

The "Happy Birthday" on the bottom section of the card is from the Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up die set.


I used the last of my "golf" designer paper on the front of the card. I am happy that I was able to make at least 3 cards from this paper over the years I have had it. Unless there is another sheet hiding somewhere, that is it. I will have to start looking for something else for next year ;)



Here is a closer look at my card as it is starting to close


And one final photo as the card is closing. You can see how the accordion panel folds together in the closed position.

Stamps: Tom-Fun Golf Nutz - CHF; Golf Set (Par for the Course) - Clear Dollar Stamps; Fore, Three Two One - Rubbernecker Stamps; Grass - Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers; Cloudy Impressions - Mostly Animals
Paper: White; Blue; Green; DP
Dies: Pop It Ups Twist Circle Pop Up; Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Stitched Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics





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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Special Birthday Wishes!


Hi everyone,

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

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





I enjoyed playing with this sketch. I substituted the circle for one of the flowers from the Krista Schneider Flower Power stamp set which was released recently by Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

I added the "Special" sentiment from the A Way With Words Special Moments die set which has been layered onto a white card that has been die cut using the Stitched Fishtail Banners. I die cut both ends so I had a double ended fishtail banner.

I also added the Garden Notes - Ivy Vine to decorate the flower.




For the inside of the card I created a pop up card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I added two birthday sentiments to the card.



Here is another photo of the inside of my card taken at a different angle so you can see the pop up part of the card a little better.

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.

Lisa Henke (February Guest Designer)


Stamps: Flower Power - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Birthday Messages - Simon Says Stamp!
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Hello Happiness - Taylored Expressions
Dies: Pop It Ups Lorna Labels Pop Up; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Garden Notes Ivy Vine; A Way With Words Special Moments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; PanPastel Sets 1 & 3
Black Ink; Pink Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, February 17, 2017

XOXO



Hi everyone,

My box today is for a challenge I do with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we used to get together and have fun, but one of my friends moved away at the end of last year. But we are still continuing with our challenge so we have a good excuse to keep in touch ... not that we need an excuse ;)

The challenge this time round is keeping with the valentines theme for February, red and white or love.


As I have made a fair few red and white cards this year (well most also had black in them too). I opted for the love option.

I have created a box using the ModaScrap Star Pillow Box available form Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To decorate my box I used hearts from the Scallop Hearts and Stitched Hearts die set. For the scallop heart I die cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then covered the adhesive with Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter.

I added the XOXO sentiment to the glittered heart.

Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Pink; Dark Pink; Falling in Love DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: ModaScrap Star Pillow Box; Scallop Hearts; Stitched Hearts; Love Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Foam Tape


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Happy Bird-day!


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Liz Williams our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Our challenge this week is in honor of Liz and Lynn’s mom’s birthday today, make a feminine birthday card for some special lady in your life.



As I had a few images sitting on my desk from Krista Schneider's Happy Bird-day stamp set which was recently released by Elizabeth Craft Designs, I decided to use them for my card this week. I also used the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners.


For the inside of the card I created a pop up card using the Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The designer paper panels on the top and bottom edges of the card were created using the wavy border from the Beach Edges die set. I finished decorating the card using a few more images from the Happy Bird-day! stamp set.


Here is another view of the inside of the card, so you can see the pop up part of the card a little easier.


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:


Vicky Gould


Stamps: Bird-day Party - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Orange; Green; Toy Box Dream DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up; Pop It Ups Beach Edges; Bird-day Party Coordinating Dies; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtails Banners; Celebrate -  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Paper Pros Challenge #1


Hi everyone,

My card today was created for our first Paper Pros challenge. So what is Paper Pros ... well we used to be known as the Pop It Ups Design Team, unfortunately there is no longer a need for a Pop It Ups Design Team, but as we have all became friends over the years and have gotten so used to having a challenge at least once a month, we have decided to stay together and change our name to Paper Pros.

Our challenge this month is hosted by Summer with the challenge ..... 

How about shaking it up? --- a challenge all about shaking... Whether a 
shaker card or action wobbler... Just a whole lotta shaking going on!


I wanted to try something a little different so I decided to create a shaker card on a pop up card.



I have created a Window Card using the Pop It Ups Lorna Label Pop Up using the tutorial shared with us all last year. You can find her tutorial on how to create the Window Card here

One of my friends gave me this cute Clearly Besotted stamp set for Christmas which I have been wanting to play with and as I knew I could fit the mice into the Lorna Label, it was a good excuse to get it out and play.

For the shaker part of the card while I had the label part of the die in the middle of the label on the main pop up die to create the frames for the windows. I cut out about 6 extra frames using white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back (one I die cut on the front instead so I could use this to attach the acetate to, so I didn't get adhesive all over the acetate). 

I then stack all the white frames together and adhered the acetate to the pink frame. 

Next I decorated the inside area of the shaker, added some chunky glitter and a couple of colored seed beads and carefully added the acetate frame over the top.




As you can see along the bottom edge of the card on both the front and inside I added snow using the Pop It Ups Outdoor Edges die set which was then covered using Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.


Finally I added the sentiments which were die cut using the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners.

All the images I cut out using my Scan N Cut.

You can see what the other "Paper Pros" created for this challenge on there blogs:




Stamps: On Thin Ice - Clearly Besotted
Paper: White; Pink; DP
Dies: Pop It Ups Lorna Label Pop Up; Pop It Ups Outdoor Edges; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Chunky Glitter; Scan N Cut; Foam Tape; Copics


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Birch Forest Scene


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial today on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. Today I am playing with one of the new stamp set designed by Elizabeth Craft Designs new Designer Krista Schneider, the Stamps by Krista range, I love creating scenes using stamps, so I decided to use the stamps from the Birch Forest stamp set to create the scene on my card.

Here is how I created my card:


1. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches.
  • Using black ink stamp the deer slightly off centre and close to the bottom of the card.
  • Stamp another deer onto a post it note, cut out the image to create a mask. Note: When creating a mask cut the image just inside of the line rather than outside to prevent a halo effect.
  • Place mask over deer.
  • Stamp the mushroom image onto the card four times as per photo above. Note - one mushroom is stamped over the deers front leg  and another mushroom is stamped so it is slightly off the card.

  • Take a post it note or scrap paper and place the top of the paper where you would like the top of the ground to be. For my card it is approximate 3/4 inch from the bottom of the card.

  • Stamp the mushrooms onto post it notes and cut out to create masks. Note - when create multiple masks of the same image. Stamp the image onto one piece of post it note, but cut out 3 or 4 layers at the same time.
  • Place the mushroom masks wherever the larger post it note does cover the mushrooms.

  • Stamp the birch trees along the card so that the bottom of the trees line up with the top of the large post it note. For my card I stamped the trees three times.

  • Remove all masks.
  • Color as desired.



    2. Trim down the top of the card so that it is level with the top of the trees. (mine is 3 inches high).
    • Using the largest die from the Postage Stamp Rectangles die set, die cut the longest edge of the die from black card. Repeat.
    • Use the edge to create a border underneath your white card, refer to photo above.
    3. Cut a piece of red cardstock that measures 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. Score along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inches to create a 5 1/2 inch x 4 1/4 inch top folding card.
    • Adhere white panel to red folded card.
    4. Stamp the 'Thinking of You' sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink.
    • Die cut the sentiment using one of the fishtail banners from the Stitched Fishtail Banners die set. 
    • Adhere sentiment to top left side of card.


    5. The inside of the card;
    • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 inches x 5 1/2 inches.
    • Stamp the owl from the Birch Forest Clear Stamp set to the right hand side of the card. Create a mask using a post it note. 
    • Stamp the mushrooms so that the owl appears to be sitting on the large mushroom.
    • Stamp the sentiment 'Hello' from the General Sentments Clear Stamp set to the centre of the card.
    6. Use the negative piece that was left when you die cut the Postage Stamp Rectangle die to create the border for the front of the card, to create a scallop border for the inside of the card.
    • Adhere white panel to centre of inside of card.
    Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

    Supplies:

    Elizabeth Craft Designs:


    Other:
    Cardstock - Black; Red
    Ink - Black
    Copics
    Post it Notes


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    Monday, February 13, 2017

    Together Forever


    Hi everyone,

    Today I am sharing a Shaker/Easel Card I created recently using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs. For the shaker part of the card I have used the Leafy Lace Heart which I have die cut about 8 times from White Cardstock. For the top heart I die cut it so that it had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back and for the one underneath I die cut it so that the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape was on the top. This ensured that the acetate that goes between these two hearts didn't get smudged with glue.

    Inside the heart I have added XOXO which is from the Love Sentiments die set.

    I added two sentiments to the card from the A Way with Words collection ... "Together" and "Forever". I did cut these both twice in two different colors and then offset the sentiments.




    The "Forever" Sentiment has been layered onto fishtail banners created by the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners die set. 



    Here is a look at the front of the card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. In each of the corners I added little "arrow" pieces die cut from the Diamond Background die and then added stitching to the "arrows" using a white gel pen.


    Paper: White; Brown; Teal; Pink; Thoroughly Modern DP - Stampin' Up
    Dies: Lacy Leaf Heart; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Diamond Background; Love Sentiments; A Way With Words Together; A Way with Words Forever
    Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm
    Other: Acetate; Sequins; White Gel Pen; Foam Tape





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    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    Beautiful


    Hi everyone,

    Today I am sharing another card I created using the ModaScrap Lacy Poppies, I just love these poppy dies. For the last two cards using this die, I have colored the poppies red which is my favorite color for poppies. But this time I decided to go with a different color so colored them purple.

    For the background of my card I have used Joset Designs Diamond Background die cut from Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock and then layered onto a White Dotted Scallop Rectangle.

    I added leaves from the ModaScrap Pair of Leaves 1 die set to the poppies. Along the bottom of the card I added the A Way with Words "Beautiful" sentiment. 

    In the top right hand corner of the card I added a fishtail banner using the Stitched Fishtail Banners die set adding a couple of tiny arrows which had been removed from the background after die cutting.


    Here is a look at the inside of my card. For this I added one more poppy at a slight angle and also the A Way With Words - Best Wishes sentiment.

    ECD Soft Finish Cardstock: White; Lavender; Perfect Purple; Rich Black
    Dies: ModaScrap Lacy Poppies; ModaScrap Pair of Leaves 1; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Diamond Background; Dotted Scallop Rectangles;
    Other ECD Products: Black Prills; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape
    Other: Foam Tape; Copics



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    Saturday, February 11, 2017

    BBQ Time


    Hi everyone,

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


    Valentine's Day is approaching, and it's a day when many take the opportunity to
    go out and have a fancy dinner to celebrate.  So for today's challenge, incorporate a food/dining/dishes theme in  your design, AND you must use the color red. 


    For my card today I have created a Pull Card using the Hanging Charm Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    I used Stamping Bella's Uptown Couple Bella & Barney have a Barbecue, I have had this stamp for a little while now and have wanted an excuse to use it.


    On the left side of the card I added the word "BBQ" using alphabet dies and then stamped the word "Time" on a Stitched Fishtail Banner.

    For the pull tab part of the card I used the MFT Dienamics Place Setting die set to add the plate and cutlery to the top of the tab.


    Here is a look at the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.



    And finally the back. I like to keep this style of card flat, so I add my layer and sentiment on the back of the card. Here i have made use of one of the designer paper pages in the paper pack I used for my card and added a birthday sentiment.


    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.
    Lisa Henke (February Guest Designer)


    Stamps: Uptown Couple Bella and Barney have a Barbecue - Stamping Bella; Grill Master Birthday - DRS Designs; Time - Stylish Images
    Paper: White; Red; Yellow; Barbeque DP - Best Creations Inc
    Dies: Pop It Ups Hanging Charm Pull Tab; Dotted Scallop Ovals; Dotted Scallop Rectangles; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtai Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Place Setting; Aphabet - MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - ECD;   Copics


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