Saturday, 28 March 2015

C4C279 Think Spring Hybrid Card

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog. Our hostess for March is Anja de Regt, and her Guest Designer is Andrea Murdock (My Stamping Heaven).

This is not what I intended to create for this challenge. I was thinking more along the lines of the Pop it Ups Garden Bench ... but the new Adirondack Chair die is stored on the same magnetic sheet as the Garden Bench, so I decided to use it instead.  I also used a digital scrapbooking kit and some graphics to create the card.


I added the printed and fussy cut flowers around the pop up Adirondack Chair but the rest was printed as a single piece.

I printed an extra piece of the cloud background and also of the green, to slip in behind the openings created by the Adirondack chair. I like the seamless look this gives. The chair was die cut again from white card stock, and adhered over the original one, which had the blue clouds on the top and the green polka dots on the seat and legs from the original cut.


I added Stickles to the banners and pink Glitter Dots to the flower centers.


All in all, I was happy with how this turned out. I still need to work on my sizing, as it can be tricky (for me) working from the computer screen and visualizing how it will print out to assemble a pop up card.  LOVE the Adirondack Chair - it's going to be so much fun to play with and it's so easy to create. Karen Burniston thought of everything - look at the embossed texture on the arms of the chair! 

This card is going to my Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day.

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 Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C279.

Supplies:
975 Adirondack Chair Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Glitter Dots, Pink - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Printer
Stickles
Digital Scrapbooking Kits 'Eat Cake' and 'Drift Off To Dream' -  Digital Design Essentials
'Vintage Charm Chipboard Stickers' by K Perteit -  Designer Digitals
'Butterflies & Blossoms' - Lettering Delights

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Friday, 27 March 2015

Butterfly Flip-Its Card

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and I have a pretty butterfly Flip-It to share today.


I made this card to send to my Mom, as she had not been feeling well. I penned a little note on the white square on the flip side.


Glitter glue on the butterfly body and flower centres gave it some sparkle and shine.



Supplies used:
Fancy Edge Flip-Its Framelit - The Stamps of Life
Butterfly Die - Sizzix
Patterned paper - Crate Paper
White card stock
Stickles

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Gerbera Daisy Accordion Birthday Card

It's Throwback Thursday here on my blog, and I have an older Accordion card to share today. I made this for a friend's birthday last year.  I used an older Karen Burniston Sizzix Accordion die for this one, and lots of 3-d stickers. Ha - I also took lots of pictures!









I was free to use lots of embellishments on the card, as I was hand delivering it.

Supplies:
Accordion Flip - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Frame and Bracket Label Die - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Trellis & Swirls (Sizzix)
Labels and Stitched Frames - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
3-d Stickers - K & Company
Patterned paper - Colorbok
Birthday verse - Just Rite
Happy Birthday stamp - The Stamps of Life

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Shamrock Pull Card

Good morning friends

I had printed a couple of extra paper panels when I made my friends Birthday card (see HERE), so used them to make a surprise St. Patrick's Day card for my Mom. I don't usually send her a card for St. Patrick's Day but I know she loves to get Happy Mail.


I used the Spiral Circle Pull Card die for the card base, which is a Pop it Ups die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



I just happened to have some gold Washi Tape, so I added it along the fold.


I also decided to add a stamped, die cut dog to yesterday's Adirondack chair Pop Up. So cute!



Supplies:
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned Paper - Digital kit, 'Bit o Blarny' Mary Fran (Nitwit Collections)
White card stock
Printer
Washi Tape - Stampin' Up

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Karen Burniston's March 2015 Designer Challenge ... 'Make Them Laugh"

Today is Day Two of Karen Burniston's March 2015 Designer Challenge, and I have two completely different cards today featuring the same Funnybones stamp.

I had fun creating the front of this card, using the Outdoor Edges and one of the Evergreen trees from the Evergreen Pivot die. I crumpled and inked the top layer of the large Evergreen for additional texture.


Here is a peek at the inside.  The rest of the saying is:  "Preferably in a hotel.  With a pool.  And a spa."  Ahahaha - my kind of camping!  Note, I cut the stamp into two pieces so I didn't have to fuss with masking and smudges.


The Holiday House and two additional trees from the Evergreen Pivot are attached to the Lorna Label Pop Up, so the entire scene pops up as the card is opened.


I cut additional trees for the Tree Line Outdoor Edge, inked and popped them up with foam tape over the original bases. The tree trunks were coloured with a Copic Marker.


For my second - much simpler - card, I used the same Funnybones stamp but a different theme entirely.


Inside I used the new Adirondack chair. I was surprised that this was actually the first time I've used that die as I've been having too much fun with the rest of the CHA Spring 2015 release! It was a snap to put together and I can't wait to play with it more.



The Designer Challenge Team is linked in my Blog Roll on the right - you will want to see what they've come up with this challenge. Also remember to check the Elizabeth Craft Designs BLOG tomorrow morning when Karen Burniston has her post and project.


Supplies for first card:
915 Lorna Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
914 Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
912 Evergreen Pivot (Trees), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
918 Holiday House, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
506 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm (1/4")
Vanilla card stock - the Paper Studio
Patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers
Green, blue and yellow card stocks - Stampin' Up
Copic Markers
Pearlized red card stock - Stardream scrap
Word stamp - Funny Bones (cut into two sections)

Supplies for second card:
975 Adirondack Chair Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Blue card stock - Stampin' Up
Red textured card stock - Bazzill
Stamp - Funnybones
Cloud Paper - American Crafts
Card size - 5" square


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Monday, 23 March 2015

Karen Burniston's March 2015 Designer Challenge - First Card

Welcome to the first day of Karen Burniston's March Designer Challenge - this month Karen Challenged us to "Make Them Laugh".  There are so many great humorous stamps out there, it was fun choosing which one to use.


I rarely go and purchase something just for these challenges, but I had dropped into Paper Pastimes in Calgary to say HI and bring Carole a Pop it Ups card sample. Of course I had to do a little shopping too. As soon as I saw this Impression Obsession stamp I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it for the challenge.


This card was just SO much fun to make!  I'm loving Buster the Dog cut from peach patterned paper.  I added Glossy Accents inside the mask, on the tub spout, the raised bubbles and the claw feet.



I like the look of a circle layered onto the Lorna Label, but this circle was too big and covered too much of the label. So I cut the label in half and adhered it on either side of the stamped circle and ... problem solved!


Love that little duckie. I save most of my glittered scraps, so cut it from one of those scraps and added colour with Copics. The smallest black Glitter Dots make a perfect eye!

You will want to see what the rest of the Designer Challenge Team has come up with for the challenge - their Blogs are linked on the right. Karen Burniston will have her project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog on Wednesday.

Supplies used:
979 Paris Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
980 Bathtub Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
915 Lorna Label Pop Up (Word Bubble, Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Buster the Dog, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
986 Props 3, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
917 Clock & Gears (Circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
508 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive 64mm (2-1/2")
507 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive 10mm (1/2")
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned card stock - Recollections
White and brown card stock
Tan patterned card stock
Word stamp - Impression Obsession
Seam binding
Glossy accents

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Sunday, 22 March 2015

St. Patrick's Day Birthday Card

Good morning friends

Today I have a hybrid Birthday card to share - my friend Kelly's birthday is on St. Patrick's Day!


I used the Spiral Circle Pull Card die, by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. The patterned paper etc were printed from a Digital Scrapbook kit, and I did the word-art on the computer too.


The spinner comes from the Rectangle Pull Card die set, and I used it to animate the green hat when the card is opened. The hat is from the Props - 1 die set, and you can have lots of fun changing up the look of it.



Supplies:
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
974 Rectangle Pull Card (Spinner, Balloon String), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
910 Poppy the Owl, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
911 Props-1, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
967 Alphabet 1 Caps, Elizabeth Craft Designs
7010 Glitter Borders Peel-Off's -  Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
397 Happy Birthday Peel Offs - Elizabeth Craft Designs
508 Elizbeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape, 64mm (2-1/2")
Digital Scrapbooking Kit - Bit O Blarny, Mary Fran @ Nitwit Collections
White card stock
Green card stock
Stickles
Printer


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