Thursday, 8 October 2015

Double Heart Card

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It's Throwback Thursday here on my blog and I have an older note card to share today. The kraft strip was embossed with a paisley embossing folder,

and the hearts were cut from different red textured card stocks.

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Harvest Fence Pop Stand

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Karen Burniston showed the Designer Challenge Team a Christmas Card she was going to teach at the Collins show ... and it totally inspired me to make this Harvest Fence Pop Stand card. You can see  Karen's card on here blog HERE.

I used one of the Merry & Bright clear stamps on the front, stamping it on the banner that comes with the Merry Christmas Pop-Up Card.

The card opens completely flat and shows off this pretty pumpkin patterned paper with a stand-up fence in the centre. So cool!

I used the silhouette pumpkin from an ECD die set, adding copper pencil crayon to the veins of pumpkin. The veins emboss when you die cut, but I wanted them to stand out a little more and I didn't want to use the overlay die that comes with the set. The fence was shaded with PanPastels before assembling. Love how it looks like real wood with the woodgrain embossing feature.

The Barn Pop Stand solid image makes a great label, and I added some die cut leaves with the pitchfork from the Hay There Pop Stand set. Another ECD pumpkin is on the right, also coloured with PanPastels and shaded with a copper pencil crayon.

Here is a side view of the fence Pop-Stand. Some of the Designer Challenge team decorate both side of the fence so no matter how you look at the card you get a nice view. I tend to decorate the front side only.

The cool thing about using a Pop Stand vs a Pop-Up, is that you don't also need a backing card. The Pop Stand 'holes' are perfect for threading a ribbon through which disguises them nicely.

Fence Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hay There Pop Stand (pitch fork), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Barn Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Merry & Bright Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Merry Christmas Pop-Up (banner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - Recollections
Hairspray (to set pastels)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape, 1/8" Width
Seam binding
764 Pumpkins - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copper Pencil Crayon
Brown Pen - Marvy

Card size 5-1/2 x 5"

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Pricilla is 105!

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I was honoured to make this card for Seniors Secret Service ... a 105th Birthday card for Pricilla! I wanted something bright and cheery, and of course it's a Pop-Up card.

The Lorna Label is probably my second favourite Karen Burniston Pop it Ups die - so it was the first one I thought of when I started making this card.

It was fun to use the stitched banner die as well - it is perfect for birthday cards, and I added it to my die collection early this Spring.

The flowers & leaves are part of a Blueprints die set ... never really thought I'd use them. I use the rest of the Blueprints quite often but the flowers were perfect to use with this patterned paper!

Here is a side view so you can see the Pop-Up portion a little better - the box platform at the base of the Lorna Label is a great place to tie a ribbon!

Lorna Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Double Sided Tape, 1/4" width
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Cream card stock
Green card stock - Papertrey Ink
Yellow and red card stock - Stampin' Up
Stitched banner die - La-La Land Crafts
Blueprints #12  - My Favorite Tings
Card size - 5 x 5"

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Felt Squirrel Thanksgiving Card

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Today's share is a simple card made for our Grandson Zach. He is a bit of a wild man, and at 18 months not ready for a Pop-Up or interactive card yet.

I added felt embellishments to glittered card stock, as well as the stitched label from Karen Burniston's Katie Label Pivot.

I know Zachary will like his Thanksgiving card, when he stops racing around long enough to look at it!

Katie Label Accordion (Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Beige Astroparche card stock - Office Depot
Patterned paper - Recollections
Felt Stickers - Recollections
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Stamp - The Alleyway Stamps
Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Beach Tent Card

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Designer Challenge Teammate Frances Burne made a Tent Card using one of Karen Burniston's Accordion die sets, and I immediately had to make one as well. I am hooked, and have made several! It's taking awhile for me to get them posted here on my blog though.

My friend Sue and I used to pop something in the mail to each other on the first of each month, but with our move and the severity of my Rheumatism we had to put it on hold. Her life was crazy busy as well but we are both at a point now where we are able to start up again. This is the card I sent her for September 1st.

My first Tent Card (which I haven't shared yet) I did a little differently, leaving the oval piece attached in the centre rather than removing it for a large oval window. But for this one, I thought I would try it with the opening.

I added a bunch of stickers from a 12 x 12 scrapbook kit - ones I didn't think I'd use on a Pop-Up card. They worked perfectly for the Tent Card though!

Here is a side view ...

On the back I added a journal card from one of the patterned papers in the stack, stamping 'Life's a Beach'. I added Pan Pastels around it for a pop of yellow.

I had lot of fun with PanPastels on the envelope as well.

Thankfully, even though summer is nearing an end, she received her card when the weather was still hot and sunny.

Accordion Circle, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape, 1/4" width
White card stock
Patterned paper and stickers - Echo Park
Hairspray (to set Pastels)
Life's a Beach stamp - Michaels

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Saturday, 3 October 2015

C4C 306 Halloween Treats-in-a-Pull-Card

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Jessie Rone is our Hostess for October, with Tangii Crain as our Guest Designer.

Edited to add:  Not sure what happened with the ECD Blog Post - We've been away on a bit of a Road Trip and I had everything scheduled while we were away. I'm sure it will show up on the ECD Blog at some point.

I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today as well, so if you'd like a tutorial on how I made this card, be sure to check there after 8am MST.

Here is my Treat Card packaged up in a clear envelope, and ready to give to someone special.

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 C4C306.

Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Clock and Gears, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm, 2-1/2" & 1/4"
Alpha 1 - Caps, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Numbers & More - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Off-white card stock
Patterned paper - Recollections
Green card stock
Black card stock
Orange Card stock
Purple Brad
3 pieces wrapped chocolate
Liquid Glue

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Owl and Acorn Flip-Its Duo

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog and I have a couple of Thanksgiving Flip-It Cards to share today.

This first card has a sweet puffy squirrel sticker on the right side and a flat acorn sticker on the front.

The second card has a felt owl.

I added the words "we are' above the stamped 'Grateful for you' on both cards.

Circle Flip-It's #2  - Sizzix
Cream card stock
Brown card stock
Patterned paper & stickers - Recollections
Squirrel puffy stickers - The Paper House
Felt Owl Sticker (my stash)
Word stamps - Hero Arts
Lorna Label Pop-Up (label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

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