Sunday, 23 November 2014

Ornament Z-Fold card for the Holidays

Good morning friends

I have been having fun with Karen Burniston's Spiral Circle Pull Card die, making some Christmas cards that are an A2 size and are completely flat for mailing.

The pretty ornament topper die comes with the Ring Accordion Album, and it was just crying to be cut out of gold Shimmer Sheetz.  I adhered some of the new double sided adhesive tape from Elizabeth Craft Designs to the back of the Shimmer Sheetz before die cutting, and I did use the metal adapter plate. Then I cut a 2nd ornament topper out of white card stock and attached the two together with the white one on the back.

I actually have a series of these cards! They were all made with the Spiral Circle Pull Card die to an A2 size, and they all use the same paper stack. I chose not to add the spiral to any of them - love that I have an option to use the spiral or not.

I was feeling frantic when I was making these, as I couldn't find the box of my finished Christmas cards. They turned up on the weekend, stored safely out at our cabin so the ones I just made are going into my stash for next year.

Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ring Accordion (Topper and Scalloped Circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Gold Shimmer Sheets - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Patterned paper - DCWV
Red card stock - stash
Word stamp - My Favorite Things
Stickles glitter glue

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

C4C263 World Hello Day

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It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Here is the challenge our November hostess, Frances issued:

World Hello Day
Yesterday was World Hello Day ... So for our challenge this week let’s create a card that says “Hello”. Bonus points if your card shows some way that we can say Hello ... eg by using speech bubbles on your card, using a phone stamp/die; using letters/envelopes on your card; Image of someone sending or delivering mail; saying Hello is different languages etc. 

I didn't use the word 'Hello', instead substituting 'Greetings'.  Same meaning, but it worked better with the penned sentiment inside.

Inside I made a Pop Up card (no surprise there) using the Lots of Pops Pop Up and the Holiday House die set. (Both by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.)

I made a large word bubble to pen the words onto (for the Bonus Points!) using a die from Paper Smooches. Note, since the patterned paper from this company tends to crack along the folds, I applied Washi Tape on the back side of each scored fold of the Pop Up for added security.

I finally found all my finished Christmas cards - they were stored out at our cabin to keep them 'safe' during our recent move. Turns out I have more finished than I thought, so this one is actually starting my 2015 Christmas card stash.  I like to work on our Christmas cards all year long so when it's time to send our cards, I have a big stash all finished and ready to go.

Check out the 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 Crazy4Challenges blog and add the link to your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C263.

Lots of Pops Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday House, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Evergreen Pivot, (Trees) Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Seasons Greetings (Greetings) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Glitter Dot (doorknob) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - DCWV
White card stock
Red card stock scrap
Stitched label - Paper Smooches
Quotable die - Paper Smooches
Tombow Markers
Stickles glitter glue
Merry Christmas stamp - Stampin' Up
Card size is 5" square

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Friday, 21 November 2014

Doggie Thanks

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and my Flip-It card has this cute little dog on the front - one of my new purchases from Simon Says Stamps. My Design Teammate Kelly Booth has used this dog set quite often, and she inspired me (enabled me?) to purchase it too. Ha- I'm so easy.

I stamped the die cut dog on a scrap of patterned paper from the same stack, and added colour with blended pencil crayons.

On the flip side, I stamped Thank You, then penned the words in black.  The die cut word Pawesome was cut apart so it would fit on the card, but I also trimmed off the 'e' for this one.  This was a thank you card for our dog-loving friends in Arizona, who helped us out so much with our broken pipe and the resulting damage. (There were gifts too!).

Fancy Edge Flip-Its - The Stamps of Life (Stephanie Barnard)
White card stock
Patterned Paper - DCWV
Dog stamp and die, and Pawesome die - Simon Says Stamps
Thank you stamp - Adorn-It
Pencil crayons, Gamsol and blending stump
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Ducky Spinner Card

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It's my day to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog, and as promised with my last post I have a Spinner card to share.

I hope you will join me on their blog to see all the details.

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Love Notes for the Grandkids

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I have been having fun with the Spiral Circle Pull Card die lately, and used it here to make a trio of Love Notes for mailing to our Grandkids.

Each card is a standard A2 size, and I used pre-made stickers on the circle area. I have a HUGE stash of embellishments, and I need to start actually using them. These ones have wiggly eyes, and the kids are going to get such a kick out of them.

Each card has a letter sticker for their initials, which came from the same paper package as the card base and decorative panels. The notches cut with the Spiral Circle Pull Card and holds the card closed until the recipient pulls the sides to open the card. The white circle is where I will write a note to them.

Funny story, I was in a hurry to give them their Halloween cards one day they were visiting here. The cards were done, so I just popped them in a large envelope and handed them to our daughter to give the kids on Halloween morning. They opened the cards (which I'd forgotten to sign) and Olivia immediately wanted to know where the writing was.  Ha! She's a smart one, that girl.

Olivia's Love Note has a few more decorations on it, because ... well - she's a girl.  And she loves them.

916 Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
3-D Stickers - K & Co
Patterned paper & alpha stickers - Basic Grey (Knee Highs)

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Mary is 108!!

Good morning friends!

I have a special card to share today - one I made for Seniors Secret Service for Mary - who is turning 108!!! Isn't that amazing?  I made a nice big 6" square card, since it is being hand delivered by volunteers.

The green pattern paper has gold foiled bits in it, so I added some more gold with a gold marker - on each of the letters for her name, and on the green piece that was cut with the Agatha Edges. The green card stock used is beautiful, heavy weight and pearlized.

Of course I had to make it a Pop Up card, using Karen Burniston's Pop it Up dies! And yes, I used the Lorna Label for the base. I know I use that die a lot, but it makes such a perfect Pop Up for decorating.

I added the new Transparent Double Sided Tape that Elizabeth Craft Designs is carrying, to a strip of white card stock and die cut the script Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday Pop Up. With the thinner liner, it cuts SO easy - and adhering the words to the green shadow was then easy peasy.

Since Seniors Secret Service makes sure that isolated Seniors are recognized on their birthdays, I know Mary will appreciate knowing she was thought of on her special day. This will likely be the only card she receives and I wanted it to be one that would make her smile. It's such an honour to be asked to create these milestone birthday cards.

Happy 108th Birthday Mary!!

915 Lorna Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
947 Happy Birthday Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
782 Agatha Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Alphabet dies - Stampin' Up
Green card stock - Stardream
Flower - Prima
White card stock
Patterned paper - K & Co
Gold Metallic Marker - Pilot

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Balloon Flip-It Card

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It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and I have a cheerful Flip-It birthday card to share today, that I donated to Seniors Secret Service.

I had a leftover piece of this sparkly confetti paper, and the wonderful thing about these Flip-Its is that they come with the layering pieces which are a great way to use up scraps!

I also used the balloon die from Elizabeth Craft Designs - love that set. The little bow comes with it.

Square Flip-It's #2 - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Red textured card stock - Bazill
Teal textured card stock - Bazill
Yellow card stock
White card stock
Patterned paper - stash
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Words - My Favorite Things
726 Balloons - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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