Friday, 30 January 2015

Flower Hello Pull Card

Good morning friends

Not only does Karen Burniston have wonderful new Pop it Up dies, Elizabeth Craft Designs has coordinating Peel-Off's!  Today is Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and I have a Z-Fold Pull Card to share today using the new Rectangle Pull Card dies.


I added the Peel-Off's to 90# water colour paper, and coloured them with ink pencils and a wet brush for bright vivid colours.   Here you can see the card in the closed position. The Rectangle Pull Card cuts a notch at the top to keep the card closed and the recipient simply pulls the card sides to open it.


When this one is pulled open, a 'hello' label spins upwards. The spinner die comes with the Rectangle Pull Card, and is completely optional. But it's so quick and easy to add, I keep using it.



I did combine Pop it Ups dies from both the Rectangle Pull Card and the new Rectangle Accordion, which is where I got the 'hello', heart and smaller rectangles.  The stitched label is from the Lorna Label Pop Up. It's such a fun little label that works on all kinds of cards.


The orange papers have embedded glitter, which adds to the cheery feel of the card.


Into my stash with this one!

Supplies:
974 Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
972 Accordion Rectangle Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
915 Lorna Label Pop Up (Stitched Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
2590 Flower Vases Peel Offs in black - Elizabeth Craft Designs
WP 903 90# Water Colour Paper
White card stock
Patterned paper - DCWV
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Seam binding - Stampin' Up
Card size - 4-1/2 x 6" (closed)

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Pink and Brown Butterfly Pivot Card

Good morning friends

It's Throwback Thursday here on my blog, and I have an older Butterfly Pivot card to share. Writing this blog post makes me want to grab this die set and start playing ... I am SO ready for butterflies and flowers and Spring.


I just love the lacy overlay and silhouette of this set ... AND that it comes with a separate body die! Often I cut it out of glitter paper or Shimmer Sheetz, but for this one I wanted a matte look to the whole card.  Not a Glitter Dot or swipe of Wink of Stella on the entire card! (What???)



When you open the card, the butterflies pivot into the centre of the card, decorating the inside as well.  LOVE this feature!


I used some flower and leaf dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs to finish decorating the card, and the stacked labels come from the Katie Label Pivot card.



Finally, here is a look at the card from the top ...


... and the back.



Supplies:
767 Butterfly Pivot Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
730 Curvy Leaves - Elizabeth Craft Designs
728 Bunch of Flowers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Patterned paper - Crate Paper
Stamp inside - Verve
Card size - 4-1/4 x 6"

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Bad Habits Stand Up Card

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I have a card to share today that would be fun to send to a friend.  The fish-tail banner says "Here's to another year of bad habits!".


I used the Stand Up Helper dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs, and just played with the side measurements to create a larger centre portion.  (Note, the first of these Stand-Up cards I saw was by Julie Davison.)  The fun patterned paper I found on clearance last Spring when we were visiting Arizona.


After cutting and assembling the ECD Rain Boots, I covered them with Glossy Accents to make them look like real rubber boots.



The card folds flat for mailing and fits into an A2 envelope.

Supplies
792 Stand Up Helpers, Elizabeth Craft Designs
928 Rainy Day (boots), Elizabeth Craft Designs
904 Ring Accordion (Large Circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White circle - from my stash
Pink card stock - Bazzill
White card stock
Patterned paper - K & Company?
Glossy Accents
Oval stamp - Paper Smooches
Word stamp - unknown
Wink of Stella

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Get Well Card Trio

Good morning friends

I have some Get Well cards to share today. The stamped and coloured images were sitting in my 'odds and sods' pile, so that made these cards quick and easy to make.


I simply cut each stamped image out with a sweet stitched label die then added it to a stitched journal card panel.  Finally, this was popped up on a larger stitched panel, which was adhered to the front of a white A2 card.


A greeting was stamped inside and the cards were finished and ready for my stash.


Supplies:
White card stock
Patterned paper  - K & Co
Stitched label die- Paper Smooches
Stitched Journal Card die- Lawn Fawn
Stitched Large Panel - My Favorite Things
Stamp on front - Stampin' Up
Stamp inside - CC Designs
Copic Markers
Card size - 4-1/4 x 5-1/2"


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Monday, 26 January 2015

Rectangle Pull Card - Rocky

Good morning friends

I have another Rectangle Pull Card to share today ... I told you it was becoming a favourite. You know I love my Z-fold cards! The Rectangle Pull Card is one of the new CHA releases by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Actually I used several of her new dies for this fun card.


This Palm Tree die is getting lots of use from the whole Design Team!   You can see one of the new Character dies peeking above the rectangle while the card is in the closed position ...


And he spins up as the card is pulled open. SO fun.


The pail and shovel are new dies as well, and I added a cloud from the All Seasons Tree. To make the happy face on the cloud, I used the leftover red smile from when I cut Rocky the Crab. I cut another pair of Rocky's eyes out of black card stock, this time using the pupil portion for the cloud's eyes.


I did add a reinforcing strip to the back of the card, on both the left and right sides. In fact, I seem to do this on most of the patterned paper Rectangle Pull Cards I make. The patterned paper is rarely as sturdy as card stock, and adding this extra layer on each side gives the card stability.



Rocky the Crab is sporting a party hat from the Props 2 Party die set, also by Karen Burniston. Rocky is such a fun character ... I have to stop myself from using him on all my cards these days.



Supplies:
974 Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
972 Rectangle Accordion (Rectangle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
985 Rocky the Crab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
987 Palm Tree, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
949 Props 2 Party, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
KB104 Damask embossing folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheets, - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Off white confetti card stock
Polka dot patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Kraft card stock
Green card stock
Red textured card stock - Bazill
White card stock
Black card stock
Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Rectangle Pull Card with Butterflies

Good morning friends

I have a special birthday card to share today. It actually started as a prototype, to see if I could add an explosion to the flip side of the Rectangle Pull Card, which is a new die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. It worked so well, I decided to finish it off as a birthday card for a friend!


I added some gold Peel-Off border stickers to either side. You can see that the card stands up on it's own yet stays in the closed position because of the notch that cuts with the die.


Karen Burniston had an explosion card on her blog (click HERE to see it), and that inspired me to try the type of folded explosion cards we used to do years ago.  I actually would go into my kids classes with all my stamps and ink pads, and teach them how to do explosion cards. That's how long ago it was! (Our oldest is now 30 years old).


It worked like a charm!  I added a bunch of die cut butterflies, and two spinners so I'd have butterflies popping up inside the explosion. The spinner comes with the Rectangle Pull Card, which is fast becoming a favourite.



I added a pretty gold Peel-Off Happy Birthday sticker and the card was finished and ready to mail.


I was happy with how this turned out, but the next time I will use a heavier card stock base and a lighter weight paper for the explosion.

Supplies:
974 Rectangle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
773 Butterfly Accessories, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
506 Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm  (1/4") - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1134 Lines Dots Border Peel-Off in Gold - Elizabeth Craft Designs
2577 Happy Birthday Large Peel-Off in Gold - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - K & Co
Bronze Stardream (Butterfly bodies)


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Saturday, 24 January 2015

C4C 270

Good morning friends

It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges blog.  This week Peggy would like us to create a card with Opposites on it, to celebrate National Opposites day.  For some reason I really struggled with this one, but finally decided to use Karen Burniston's Accordion Circle - circles and squares are opposites, right?  (I know - lame, but I'm sticking with it).


I made a 3 page Accordion which features Buster the Dog - one of Karen Burniston's cute new Character dies through Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I added a nose from Honey the Bear to change up Buster's look a little.

I adhered black card stock to the Elizabeth Craft Designs transparent adhesive sheets, then die cut the polka dot frame edges.  Note, I kept all the little black confetti that falls out to use as Character eyes. They already have the adhesive on the back!


The words were done on the computer, and Buster is attached to the centre panel with an Action Wobble. So he bobs and wobbles around - so fun! I used the new Beach Edges to create the little mound that Buster is sitting on, embossing it with the bark embossing folder.



I adore the shape of these hearts ... that die comes with the Spiral Circle Pull Card, and I added some glossy accents to give them sone shine.  Those adorable dog bones are in Karen Burniston's new Props 4 set - Pets.


Here is the back of the Accordion ...


This is one of the show samples I made for CHA!

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 C4C270.

Supplies:
769 Accordion Circle, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
770 Square with Circle Frame Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
984 Buster the Dog, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
948 Honey the Bear (snout), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
982 Props 4 - Pets, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
949 Props 2 - Birthday, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card (heart), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
981 Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
917 Clock & Gears (Rust circles on back, confetti circles on front), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
E120 Bark Embossing Folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Black Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
502 Transparent Double Sided TapeSheets - Elizabeth Craft Designs
2577 Happy Birthday Large Peel-Offs in Black - Elizabeth Craft Designs
507 Transparent Double Sided Tape - 3/8" - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Rust card stock
Cream confetti card stock
Black card stock
font - GE Graffiti Caps
Patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers
Silver Sharpie
Glossy Accents
Action Wobble

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