Thursday, May 25, 2017

CCEE


Hi everyone,

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.

This week Lois has asked us to celebrate the CCEE Challenge Team by including something on our card to represent each one of the letters of "our name" C C E E.

Here is what I used for each of the letters:
C - Circle
C- Clown Suit
E - Elephant
E- Enjoy Your Day Sentiment



When I was trying to figure out what to do for this challenge, I thought about using an elephant with a cake or cupcake. When I went searching through my stash I did find an elephant with a cupcake but I also found this fun elephant dressed in a clown suit so I decided to use that for my card today.

It has been a while since I have used my Pop it Ups Twist Circle Pop Up die set  so I pulled that out too. For something different I decided to make a Twist Circle Window Card that Karen Burniston shared on Youtube last year.



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


When the card closes the circle twists so the image faces towards the right, as you can see as the card is starting to close in the photo above.

To finish off the card I added stars to the front and inside of the card. The stars where die cut from white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front and then covered with Silk Microfine Glitter and colored using colors I had coloured the elephant.


One more photo of my card as it is finished closing.



Here is a look at the front of my card as you can see the card is in a different orientation because the image through the window turned to the right as it closed. 


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: Humphrey's Corner Collection Party Time - Crafters Companion; Just A Note Clear Stamp Set - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Red; DP
Dies: Pop it Ups Twist Circle Pop Up Card; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Stars - MFT Stamps; Birthday Treat Toppers - Taylored Expressions
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Magnetic Closures; Foam Tape; Copics




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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Follow Your Dreams


Hi everyone,

Today I have another card using 'stamps' which I created using one of the new ModaScrap Flourish Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. For this card I used the Flower Lace 1 die. 

This card was inspired by a card fellow ECD Design Team member Sanna Lippert created when she shared a card she made using one of the new flower lace dies which she had turned into a stamp by die cutting the die from fun foam. I loved the idea of using the die in this way that I had to create my own flower lace stamps and create a card or two. You can see Sanna's tutorial on how to create stamps from dies here.


This time round I decided to stamp the Flower Lace image using black ink so I could color the image using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. It has been ages since I have played with these. I wanted to have a bright look to the card. 

When I placed the 'stamp' on my MISTI I placed it so that it would stamp on one corner and then I was able to turn the cardstock around and stamp on the other end.


I kept the inside of my card simple by adding some stripes of pink cardstock and weaved where they overlapped. I also added a sentiment.


Here is my 'stamp' I created which was die cut from fun foam. Once I had die cut the image I adhered the fun foam flourish onto thick acetate (I used old packaging) so that the stamp was sturdier. I used my MISTI to stamp the image by adding some Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of the acetate to attach it to the door of the MISTI.

Stamps: Dream Sentiments; Occasions Sentiments  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Bright Pink
Dies: ModaScrap Flower Lace 1; Stitched Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Fun Foam; Zig Clean Color Brush Markers



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ducks in a Pond


Hi everyone,

I have another card to share today using some of the die cuts I created using the Freshwater Friends die set I received as a freebie from a Die-Cutting Magazine recently.


The background is a digital paper I downloaded which was a bonus option in the magazine. It certainly made making this scene so easy!


For the inside of my card I added a couple more die cuts and a sentiment.



Stamps: Happy Birthday  - Sizzix; Birthday Sentiments - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Freshwater Friends Digital Paper - Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine
Dies: Freshwater Friends - Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine; Stitched Squares; Dotted Scallop Squares - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Foam Tape

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Pizza My Heart


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a Pull card I created using the Pop it Ups Rectangle Pull card die set. To decorate my card I used a digital stamp I have had for some  time ... the Pizza Chef. I also recently got the Lawn Fawn Pizza My Heart stamp set so of course I had to combine the two.

I stamped a stack of pizza boxes using the masking technique for the right hand side of the card.


When you 'pull' the card open it reveals the sentiment on the left hand side of the card. I added another panel which is blank except for the two pieces of smily pizzas at the bottom so I can write a personal greeting.

Stamps: Pizza My Heart - Lawn Fawn; Pizza Chef Digital Stamp - The Paper Shelter
Paper: White; Black; Red; Sunkissed Cool Treats DP - Doodlebug Inc.
Dies: Pop it Ups Rectangle Pull Card; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Birthday


Hi everyone,

I have one more card to share with you today using the freebie die set I received recently when I purchased a Die-Cutting magazine.


I have again used one of the digital papers I downloaded which was a bonus from the magazine to use as the background of my card.


For the inside of the card I added a couple more die cuts and a birthday sentiment.

Stamps: Happy 3 x 4 Set - Simon Says Stamp!; Happy Birthday - Stamp It
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Freshwater Friends Digital Paper - Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine
Dies: Freshwater Friends - Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine; Happy - Simon Says Stamp!
Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - Elizabeth Craft Designs


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hoot Hoot Hoo-ray!


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Barb Anders 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. This time round Barb has added an extra twist to the challenge by turning the sketch into a birthday card seeing it is Barb's birthday today.





As you can see I have changed the square layout to a rectangle layout, but other than that the sketch is the same. As my card was owl themed I used a couple of owl sentiments on the front and also added a tiny owl from Papertrey Ink at the side of the fishtail banner.



For the inside of my card I used a new owl (for me) that came from a friend in the UK via my daughter who was visiting there recently. I paper pieced various designer papers onto the owl, it seems like ages since I have used this technique.

As you can see I have created a pop up card, I used the pop up that comes with the Pop it Ups Hot Air Balloon die set. On the top part of the card I added a Speech Bubble from the ECD Speech Bubble Edge Options die set and added a sentiment.

On the bottom edge of the card I used the Cloud die from the CountryScapes Clouds & Grass die set. 



I used a number of different owl themed sentiments from various companies, the advantage of having so many owl stamp sets. I could pick the ones where the size and theme suited my 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.

Lori Tecler (May Guest Designer)

Stamps: Patch Owl - Woodware Craft Collection; Five Whoots Set - Art Impressions; Owl Be There - JustRite Stamps; Wise Owl - Papertrey Ink; Birthday Owl - Dare 2B Artzy
Paper: White; Orange; Perfectly Plaid Fall DP - Lawn Fawn; Tea Lovers DP - Fabscraps
Dies: Pop it Ups Hot Air Balloon; Pop it Ups Katie Label Pivot Card; CountryScapes Clouds & Grass; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Speech Bubbles Edgy Options - Elizabeth Craft Designs;
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics







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Friday, May 19, 2017

Thanks


Hi everyone,

My card today uses one of the new ModaScrap dies which were recently released by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used the ModaScrap Flower Lace 2 die. 

A few weeks ago, Sanna also on the ECD Design Team shared a card she made using one of the new flower lace dies which she had turned into a stamp by die cutting the die from fun foam. I loved the idea of using the die in this way that I had to create my own flower lace stamps and create a card or two.
You can see Sanna's tutorial on how to create stamps from dies here.



I decided to play with my Distress Oxide ink pads to create my card. I wanted to see the effect of using these inks on kraft card which I really like.

For my card I used Spiced Marmalade; Fossilised Amber and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks for the background using the smooching technique. I also used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide to stamp the Flower Lace 2 image.

I used the Stitched Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles to create the layers of my card. I die cut the 'Thank' sentiment from kraft cardstock and brown cardstock and offset the kraft slightly so you could see the brown color of the sentiment underneath.


For the inside of my card I stamped another Flower Lace 2 on the bottom right hand corner of my card. I also added a sentiment.


Here is my 'stamp' I created which was die cut from fun foam. Once I had die cut the image I adhered the fun foam flourish onto think acetate (I used old packaging) so that the stamp was studier. I used my MISTI to stamp the image by adding some Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the acetate to attach it to the door of the MISTI.

Stamps: Occasions Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: Kraft; Brown
Dies: ModaScrap Flower Lace 2; Stitched Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles; Thanks - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide; Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide; Peeled Paint Distress Oxide; Vintage Photo Distress Oxide; Fun Foam


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Birthday Fishes


Hi everyone,

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

Lois loves to make Fun Fold cards. So for our challenge this week we are to make a card that includes more than one fold.


For my card I created a Centre Step Card using the die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

To decorate my card I used some new dies I received as a freebie in a magazine that I recently purchased. I die cut a whole bunch of the images using black cardstock, so I have heaps for a few more cards yet.

For the background of the card I used some digital papers that were a bonus to download from the same magazine which were designed to work with the dies. 


For the inside of the card I added a few more of the die cuts and also added a 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:


Vicky Gould


Stamps: Best Fishes - Simon Says Stamp!; Fish Wishes - Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Freshwater Friends Digital Paper - Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine
Dies: Centre Step Card - Cheery Lynn Designs; Freshwater Friends - Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine
Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - Elizabeth Craft Designs



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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ECD May Coloring Designer Challenge



Hi everyone,

It's time for our May Coloring Design Team Designer challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today to see what our talented designed created for the challenge.


Sliders & Spinners - Using any of our stamp sets create a card that slides or spins using the Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners die set.

As you can see I created two cards for this challenge one that would slide and one that would spin.

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For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners die set to 3 winners. 


To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us " What Elizabeth Craft Designs image would you make spin or slide?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 19 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.


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I have made a couple of spinner cards this year using the Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners  die set but as I hadn't made any slider cards I decided I would for this challenge. My card above is a Hidden Slider Card.




Here is a short video so you can see the slider card in action.


Here is how I created my card:



Step 1 -
  • The card base measures 5 3/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches.
  • Die cut the largest Dotted Scallop Rectangles from brown cardstock
  • Die Cut the striped paper from the ModaScrap My Little Girl Paper Pack using the second largest Stitched Rectangles.
  • Die Cut the tan paper from the ModaScrap My Little Girl Paper Pack using the second largest Stitched Rectangles. Trim down to 1 1/4 inches.
  • Layer the three large layers together to create the card base.
Step 2 - 
  • Die cut two of the small corners from the Romantic Corners die set. Trim of the tabs and adhere to the top corners of the card.
Step 3 - 
  • Stamp the giraffe/elephant image from the Krista Schneider Zoo Babies stamp set and die cut using the coordinating dies.
  • Color as deslred.
  • Cut two tabs approx 1/4 inch wide and adhere to the back of one leg of the elephant and one leg of the giraffe.


Step 4 - 

  • Cut a piece of white cardstock that measures the same size as the tan panel we created in step 1.
  • Place the long straight spinner/slider die to the centre of the card and die cut.
Step 5 - 
  • Stamp the word "Baby" from the Baby Sentiments Clear stamps onto a piece of white cardstock. Color the letters.
  • Trim the cardstock to approx 5/8 inch wide and approx 5 1/2 inches long 

Step 6 -
  • Place the sentiment strip so that it is centre onto the white cardstock that we created in step 4.
  • Place foam tape around the edges close to the strip.
  • Attach to the bottom of the striped paper.
  • Place the image towards the left side of the card so that the bottom of the image is just under the top edge of the white cardstock slider piece (see above)
  • Adhere the tabs to the sentiment strip which shows through the die cut slider hole using foam tape.
  • Adhere foam tape around the bottom, left and right edges.

  • Stamp the sentiment "Congrats on your new" from the Baby sentiments clear stamps the tan panel and then adhere over the white slider panel.
  • Add pearls to the bottom left side of the card.


Step 7 Inside of the Card -
  • Decorate the inside of the card using photo above as a guide.
For my second card today I created a Spinner card using the Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners die set. I used the Krista Schneider Honey Bear Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. The bear is catching the jar of honey he keeps throwing in the air.


Here is a short video so you can see the slider card in action.

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 -
  • Stamp the images from the Honey Bear Clear Stamp set onto White Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut using coordinating dies and color as using medium of your choice.

Step 2 -
  • Using the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set, die two from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Place the bear on chair image on the card so that you can see where you need to die cut the curved spinner from the Spinners & Sliders die set. Die cut spinner.

Step 3 -
  • Sponge clouds using the Behinds the Scenes Earth & Sky stencil over both white rectangles.
  • Die cut grass from the CountryScapes Clouds & Grass die twice for Green designer paper, layer to the bottom of the rectangle which as the spinner panel die cut into it.
  • Assemble scene.
Step 4 - 
  • Place a penny so it is under the spinner opening of the card (tip - I die cut a circle the same size as my penny which I sponged with clouds and adhered to the top of the penny so it couldn't be seen through the opening)
  • Place two layers of foam tape to the centre of the penny (tip - I used the circle dies included in the Spinners & Sliders die set to create my own foam tape, not what is shown on the photo above which is much too large for it to spin)
  • Attach the honey jar to the top of the foam tape.

Step 5 - 

  • Adhere two layers of foam tape all around the back of the card making sure not to get any tape near where the penny will travel.
  • Adhere this rectangle onto the second rectangle.
  • Layer panel onto a scallop rectangle created using the Dotted Scallop Rectangles die set and then onto a folded white card.

Step 6 -
  • Decorate the inside of the card as per photo above.




That's it from me today, I hope you enjoyed my card and tutorial. Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the wonderful creations by our talented designers and for a change to win the giveaway.



Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Baby Slider Card -






Other:
Cardstock - Pink; Dark Pink; Brown; Red
Black Ink
Pearls
Foam Tape
Copics




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