Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Snowman Hat Pop Up Card

Good morning friends - today's share is a Pop 'n Cut Christmas card made using a 12x12 patterned paper stack by Recollections. I fussy cut the hat from a sheet of patterned paper from the stack. I love the gold foil highlights!

The card uses an older Karen Burniston's (Sizzix) die - the A2 Pop 'n Cut base with the included circle label.  The inside panel was cut smaller and layered with patterned paper strips at the top and bottom edges. Love the foil on these strips!

I fussy cut the large ornament from another sheet of paper in the stack to mount on the pop up portion then stamped the words (Stampin' Up).

This is actually a card I made last year and didn't get it either posted or mailed. :-)  So I'm ahead of the game for this year!
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Monday, 20 October 2014

Foxy Thanksgiving Card

Good morning friends.

The past week has brought lots of progress in my studio.  I have been picking away at the boxes in the garage, and have a bin with handles that I bring out with me. If I find something in a box that MUST come into the studio, it goes into the bin and when it's full I bring it in and unpack it.  My tables and drawers have all been assembled and I'm afraid that even the MUST have stuff isn't all going to fit.

However - yesterday's haul included my brads and eyelets AND ink pads. Woot!

I have enough supplies unpacked that I've been able to make a few cards for upcoming challenges and blog posts!.

Yesterday, our eldest daughter and family came out for a visit. Then they all went for a walk with the dogs, leaving me home with our Olivia. We got lots of playtime and cuddling in and my heart is truly happy.

I had visited the Dollar Store this week and picked up a bunch of little gifts for Olivia. She will need her medicine pump swapped out every week and she is SO upset about it. It's something that will have to be done for the rest of her life, so we all want the experience to be as positive as it can be. Heather had the brilliant idea to create a Treasure Chest ... they were going to go home and paint and decorate a wooden mitten box I had, then fill it with the Treasures for her to choose something from. I was going to say that it's funny the things that make a 3 year old happy ... but who wouldn't love a Treasure Chest filled with things selected just for you!

It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and I have a Thanksgiving card to share that I made for our Grandson Ethan (2).

Loving this 'Dutch the Fox'  character die set by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I cut him out of patterned paper, which is my favourite way to use all the Characters dies.

The green gingham is a fabric Washi Tape, a supply I'm really enjoying these days.  Ethan loves to dance to the song "What Does The Fox Say", so I penned that inside and added ... Happy Thanksgiving.

Supplies used:
Dutch the Fox, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Patterned paper and stickers - Doodlebug Designs
Stitched panel - MFT Blueprints #1
Green/white gingham Washi Tape - stash
Polka dot paper - Bo Bunny
Black card stock

Card size - standard A2 (4-1/4 x 5-1/2")

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Wine Bottle Hangers

Good morning friends.

Today's share is a set of Wine Bottle Tags that I made for a friend.

I cut the champagne glasses from Stampin' Up Glimmer Paper, and added strips of the same glimmer paper to decorate the stamped panels.

Glimmer Dots make perfect 'bubbles'.  These tags looked so pretty all packaged up in a cello bag.

Supplies used:
Pattern paper - The Paper Studio
Wine Bottle Hanger die and accessories - My Favourite Things
Glimmer Paper - Stampin' Up
Wine Stamps - MFT
Cheers stamp - Stampin' Up
Glimmer Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

C4C 258 - a Sketch Challenge Card

Good morning friends.

It's Saturday, so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Our October Hostess is Jessie Rone, and she gave us this great sketch as our inspiration. The Guest Designer this month is Roxie Glaza.

Ha!  I think we were supposed to make a Halloween Card, but I needed a birthday card and not one Halloween themed.   I chose to use the Spiral Circle Pull Card die (SCPC) for my square card base, and I was able to stay pretty close to the sketch.

Hoppy the Frog sits on the front circle, and I used the balloon dies included with the SCPC. Karen Burniston has a brand new Happy Birthday Pop up die (available through Elizabeth Craft Designs) so I cut the words from that die and also a couple of the included stars.

The right edge needed something, so I wrapped it with yellow Bakers Twine.

Here is the card opened - you simply pull the sides to release the card from the little notches to open it. LOVE those notches.

I could have scootched the Birthday word over a little further left and then you wouldn't see it at ALL when the card is finished. But I was using a wet glue and it fell out of my fingers as I was placing the word. So - I left it where it fell.  Thankfully it fell straight!

To make the die cut words a little more prominent, I used a fine point marker inside the letters and added some hand lettering to finish off the card.

The Crazies would love to see what you come up with for the challenge, and be sure to check out the Design Team (linked on the right of my blog) to see their spooky creations. Please use C4C258 in the keywords if you upload to an on-line gallery.

Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Happy Birthday Pop Up (Happy Birthday & Stars), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hoppy the Frog, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - stash
Green card stock - Bazzill
Dark green card stock - scrap from my stash
Bakers Twine

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Friday, 17 October 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me ...

Good morning friends.

I thought you might like an update on our little Olivia, who was recently diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension.  This is a degenerative disease with no cure, but we are all hopeful that advancements will be made in treatment.  The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada calls people with the disease PHighters.

Three year old Olivia has a medicine pump (similar to an insulin pump) which is keeping her alive, and right now she is her happy, vibrant self in between the days where they have to up the medicine dose (once or twice a week).

The Children's Wish Foundation will grant Olivia a wish, so when that has been determined I'll be sure to share. Our daughter, her husband, and Olivia could sure use something joyful to look forward to these days.

Also, we want to send a huge THANK YOU to my friend J, who has dropped everything to make a couple of prototype 'pump holsters' for our Olivia. She can wear it under her clothes and it keeps the pump and tubes close to her so they can't get tangled (or fall in the toilet!!). J is more than happy to keep making adjustments to the design until they have the perfect ones.  Replacing a pump is $5000, but more than that - if the hose gets tangled in bed sheets, or caught on something and tugged loose, there is only 30 minutes to get a new one in and working before Olivia's lungs completely collapse. This is Serious Stuff, and we are grateful to everyone who is so willing to help.

Onto today's post - it's Flip-It Friday here on my blog and I have a masculine Birthday card to share today.

I cut the patterned paper incorrectly for this one, but simply flipped the black card base around so the the card flips opposite to how is usually opens. Ha!  The little foil owl is a sticker from a sheet of them I got in Arizona last Spring. They are SO cute!

Olivia spied them when she came to visit us last week, and she thought they were amazing. Which means, I'll have to make her a Love Note using them - and maybe even tuck a couple into her card for her to use. That girl loves to make cards.

The words on the flip side were hand lettered, then I tucked this card into my last donation box for Seniors Secret Service.

Black card stock
Patterned paper - The Paper Studio
Square Flip-It Framelit - Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Word Balloon stamp - Stampin' Up
Foil Owl sticker - The Paper Studio

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Hello Flower Card - on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog

Good morning friends.

It's my day to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog, and I had planned on making a different card. However, my studio is not set up yet after our move and I had to go with something simple this time.

Please join me HERE to see more details on this card.

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Flowers and Scallops - a Birthday Card

Good morning friends.

Today's card share is the card I made for my Dad to give my Mom for her birthday. (I apparently hit PUBLISH instead of SAVE, so this is the edited version).

I finally had a chance to play with the Stampin' Up stamps and coordinating punches that I HAD to have when they came out in the catalogue. They are so pretty and I'm going to have a lot of fun with them.

A little glitter glue in the centres for birthday bling.  :-)

Inside, I used the new Lorna Label Pop Up - by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To break up the turquoise, I cut the inner card with one of the Agatha Edges. Then I cut a white strip with the same edge and offset it from the turquoise patterned paper.  I added a couple of punched butterflies with some glitter glue added and decorated the inside with even more stamped/punched flowers.

Here is a peek at the card from the side, so you can see how the pattern from the outer card (the paper is double sided) peeks through the openings.

915 Lorna Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
782 Agatha Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Scalloped Frame - MFT
Stitched Journal Card - Lawn Fawn
Flower Shoppe stamps and matching Pansy Punch - Stampin' Up
Petite Petals stamps and matching punch - Stampin' Up
Words - MFT
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Ribbon bow - stash
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart

Card size:  4-1/2 x 6"

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