Thursday, 28 April 2016

Double Pop Mother's Day Card

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A friend and I found a few (cough)  12 x 12" paper stacks for a good price while we were out shopping together. I've been using one of the stacks a fair bit - the designs are large with glossy bits. It's quite a heavy weight and of course cracks if you try to fold it. But it works like a charm for flat panels.

This is our eldest daughter's Mother's Day card - she loves roses. The clear sticker came in the same paper stack so I added it to the front.

Inside, is a double Lorna Label Pop-Up! The card is a large 5 x 7", dictated by the patterned paper on the front. I knew I wanted to use the Big Shot so cut my inner panel to fit and doodled borders above and below.

This is my first time using the new Elizabeth Craft Designs COLOURED Soft Finish Card Stock. They generously sent the design team members two sheets of each colour and it's wonderful stuff. I have already ordered a handful of single colours and will eventually add them all to my card stock collection. It's white on the back which opens up all kinds of possibilities!

Lorna Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper & sticker - DCWV
Soft Finish Card Stock, Cafe au Lait - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stamps - Hero Arts
Coloured pencils - Tri Tone, Koh I Noor
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape, 1/8" width
Crayola markers
Leftover colour on the Pan Pastels sponges

Card size 5 x 7"

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Little Pig Flat Valentine

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Yes, I still have Valentine's to share. I had been playing around with the Pop it Ups Character dies for Valentines and Virgil the Pig looked so cute I had to use him on a card.

Wouldn't this make a fun Birthday card with balloons instead of the heart and a birthday sentiment?

White card stock
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Virgil the Pig, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Pink Polka Dot paper - My Favorite Things
Red card stock
Pink Pearl card stock scrap
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape - 6" width
Doily - Martha Stewart
Flat - Michaels
Bakers Twine
Inside - Happy Valentine's Day Banner Sticker - Michaels
Puffy Heart - Recollections

Card size - A2

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Latte Love Pull Card

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Today's share was made using scraps from my stamping table, and a new stamp set from Verve. There were two pieces of this pretty Paris themed glittered patterned paper, a half sheet of black card stock, half a doily, some pink card scraps and a die cut heart from a different project. And everything came together to make a card and help clear off the table. Gotta love that.

The sweet little coffee cup and stamped words inside are from Verve - this set was a prize I won from the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, which was a lot of fun. The stamp set is one I will use a fair bit - there are so many cute images and words in the set. You can see the whole set HERE. Such an awesome prize!

I used the Spiral Circle Pull Card (SCPC) for the card base, and the notches still work to hold the card closed because they slide in behind the doily.  The recipient can simply pull the sides of the card apart to reveal the inside.

The top left heart was die cut into the cream stamped circle with a scrap of pink card stock in behind it. The second heart was die cut from another scrap of pink.

 I really like the Latte verse ... it's not the typical Thanks a Latte and I will get a lot of use out of this one.

Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Black card stock
Paris patterned paper - Craft 'n Craftin'
Doily - Martha Stewart
Coffee Stamps - Verve
Heart stamp & die - Lawn Fawn

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Monday, 25 April 2016

Southwest Centre Step Birthday Card

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It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog and I have a Birthday card made with my pretty new embossing powders and the Lawn Fawn succulents. I love desert imagery so HAD to have this set when it was released last year.

It's hard to see in the photo, but the black band across the bottom centre is a die cut stitched strip.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

A2 Centre Step - Sizzix
Embossing powder - Stamp A Mania
SW Stamps and dies - Lawn Fawn
Patterned paper (double sided) - We R Memory Keepers
Blueprints #1 - My Favorite Things
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape, 1/2" width
Sending You stamps - Avery Elle

Card size - A2

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Holiday Gift Tags

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I have Holiday tags to share today ... I started with a couple of things from my 'Odds & Sods' pile and it just grew from there.

The gifts & bows, and the tree & star are from the Evergreen Pivot by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The larger gifts & bows are from the Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop-Up. The Tag Topper punch by Stampin' Up makes it so easy to create tags - I use this punch a lot.

Love this little Santa stamp and die set!

White card stock
Tag punch - Stampin' Up
Oval punch - Stampin' Up
Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Evergreen Pivot, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Santa stamp and die - Hampton Arts
Copic markers
Bakers Twine
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye (Not positive about that though - it was a loose partial sheet in my stash)

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Saturday, 23 April 2016


Good morning friends

It's Saturday, and that means there is a new challenge on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our March Hostess is Rebecca Ednie and the talented Teresa Kline from Paperie Blooms joining us as our Guest designer. I've been a long time fan of Teresa's so I'm excited she can join us! Here is Rebecca's challenge:

April Showers bring May flowers! Please use some springtime flowers on your card or project this week! I can't wait to see all of your daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, crocuses, cherry blossoms and all the others I've not listed!

I chose a pretty Spring time floral patterned card stock from a new paper stack and of course I used the Hanging Charm Pull Tab for my card.

The top of the tab was extended then punched and tied with seam binding. The butterfly is hanging from a 2 ply of Baker's Twine which is sandwiched between another frame. The gold bling is simply decorative. The butterfly body was cut from a scrap of black velvet adhesive paper, then the wings were glittered after a little pen work.

Joset's banners were one of my early Spring purchases, and I've used one of them here with some more bling. The words were hand lettered.

When you slide up the tab, the greeting is revealed ...

The card is a full 7 x 5", so there was lots of room for embellishing. I did a little doodling on the card back, and this is where we will write our message. 

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 C4C333.

Hanging Charm Pull Tab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - DCWV
Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape - 1/8" width
1120 Stitched Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1153 Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bakers Twine
Tag punch - Stampin' Up
Sharpie marker
Bling - Jolee's
Seam Binding

Card size - 7 x 5"

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Friday, 22 April 2016

New Home Flip Card

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog and I have a Z-fold card to share, made for friends who'd just moved into their new house.

I used the Spiral Circle Pull Card and some fun papers from my stash, then used the house from the House Pivot for the main decoration. I doodled a little banner for their house number to personalize it further.

The message inside was hand written and I doodled on the rest of the card just for fun. Love the sun from the Oval Pull card set. :-)

Last time we visited our friends, they still had their card out on display. That's always a good feeling. :-)

Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Pull Card Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Orange card stock - Bazzill
Patterned paper - Studio Calico
House Pivot (house), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched circle - My Favorite Things
Tags & More 1, Lace (corners) Elizabeth Craft Designs
Oval Pull Card (sun), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Card size - 5-3/4 x 6"

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