Monday, 30 November 2015

Pop-Up Thank You

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I wanted to make a special thank you card for someone who works very hard in our community. It had been a very stressful time for the Association and I wanted her to know that we appreciated everything she did.

I used some older Karen Burniston Pop 'n Cut dies and pretty botanical paper from my stash. In the photo below, you can see where I added some shimmer to the bird with a Wink of Stella pen, and a Glitter Dot eye.

Inside, the word THANKS is what pop's out. Love that.

I like to use square cards when I am hand delivering them - as square envelopes just look so good to me. :-)

Square Pop 'n Cut base with Thanks insert - Karen Burnison (Sizzix)
Thanks Sizzlett - Karen Burnison (Sizzix)
Bird Sizzlett - Karen Burnison (Sizzix)
Branch Sizzlet - Sizzix
Patterned paper - K & Company
Glitter dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Butterfly - K & Company
Wink of Stella

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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Balloon Card Duo

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I had a little balloon patterned paper leftover from yesterday's Pull Card, so decided to make a couple of flat birthday cards to donate to Seniors Secret Service.

Inside I added a scalloped panel, a little flag held on with a brad and a stamped greeting.

Patterned paper - Jillibean Soup
Blueprints Dies #1
Pink card stock - Papertrey Ink
Pink ribbon - Michaels
Pink Brads -
Words - CC Designs

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Saturday, 28 November 2015

C4C314 Birthday Bunny Pull Card

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog: "Tomorrow, November 29, is National Square Dancing Day.  To help celebrate this day, think ‘square’.  Make a square card OR use square elements on your non-square card.

As this is the last challenge of November, we would like to thank our guest designer, Karen Dunbrook, for sharing her fabulous talents with us this month."

I had so much fun making this card. It was one of the first times I'd used Lucky the Bunny, one of Karen Burniston's newest Character dies. I added Lucky to the Rectangle Pull Card, which has two slots cut in it to thread the seam binding through.

The patterned paper ended up cracking along the folds, so I added colourful Washi Tape along the back folds for added stability. The balloons were fussy cut from a scrap of the patterned paper, and the hill portion that Lucky is sitting on was hand cut. I also added a grass sprig from the Fence Pop Stand.

Here is a look at the card when the sides are pulled to open it:

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 C4C314.

Patterned paper - Jellybean Soup
Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Accordion Rectangle (large rectangle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Cream card stock
Lucky the Bunny, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Props 2 (party hat), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Sleigh Pop Stand (gift), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Accordion Circle (circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fence Pop Stand (grass clump), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lucy Label Pop-Up (slots), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Pink Seam Binding
Props 6 (wheat stalk for balloon string), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
PanPastels, Kits #1, 2 and 3 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Hairspray to set pastels
Words - Papertrey Ink
Grey card stock
White card stock

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Strawberry Pull Card Duo

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog and I have a pair of Z-fold cards to share today using the Spiral Circle Pull Card. When I received my strawberry stamps and dies, I pulled out this paper and made four SCPC's. The other two I will share in the New Year.

Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - DCWV
Stamps - The Stamps of Life
White card stock
Seam binding

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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Masculine Beer Card

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It's Throwback Thursday on my blog and I have an older masculine card to share today.

I made it with SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) and my Cricut ... back before Provo Craft decided they didn't want people using SCAL with their machine. Ticked me off so much I haven't bought a Cricut cartridge since. In fact, I don't use my Cricut hardly at all anymore. So this SVG set was from SVGCuts and I thought the case of beer would be a fun card for our son's birthday, and he really really liked it!

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Christmas Tree Pop-Up Cards

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When I first got my Pop 'n Cuts dies (older dies by Karen Burniston) I was hooked. I cut a bunch of Christmas cards and had them ready to assemble. Even though I am now all about Pop it Ups (Karen Burniston's newest line) I want to use up the things I've started so here are a pair of Christmas Tree Pop Up cards.

The tree and gifts are K & Company die cuts that I've had in my stash for a very long time.

Inside, both cards are identical. I added gold Washi tape, and a gold foiled die cut ornament (same package as the tree's.)

Here is a side view of the inside so you can see the pop up a little better.

A2 Pop 'n Cut Card with Wavy Label Insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Patterned paper - Momenta
Gold Washi - Stampin' Up
Words - Stamping 'Up
Stitched oval - My Favorite Things
Tree and ornament die cuts - K & Company
Cream card stock

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Santa Tent Card

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I have another tent card to share today, using the Gift Card Accordion. I love getting more use out of my dies, and teammate's Frances Byrne's idea of using the Accordions to make Tent Cards is one of my favourites.

The patterned paper has gold flecks in the snowflakes, and it was perfect to use this 3-d sticker from my stash.

I added a stamped greeting on the back, which is where we will sign our names when we go to send the card over the holidays.

Gift Card Accordion, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Flourish Frame (Rectangles, Celebrate), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Santa sticker - Stash
White card stock
Patterned paper - DCWV
Words - Papertrey Ink
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia

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