Monday, 29 August 2016

Moose Birthday Card

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It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and today's share is the card I made for my Mom to give my Dad for his 88th Birthday.

I love this moose stamp, and thought he would look especially good in a party hat.


I used the Props 2 by Karen Burniston for the Party Hat - it works for lots more than just putting on a Pop it up Character!



Dad doesn't have a lot of fine motor skills, but he sure appreciates it when he knows I've made him a card. This one made him smile.

Supplies:
Kraft card stock
Moose stamp - Stamps by Judith & Heather
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol & Blending Stump
Brown fine point marker - LePen
Copics
Cream card and envelope - Michaels
Patterned paper - Carta Bella
Fun foam
Props 2, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Blueprints # 28, Banners and hearts
Distress Stickles
Words outside - Papertrey Ink
Words inside - My Favourite Things
Staedtler fine point markers

Card size - 5 x 6-1/2"


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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Round Holiday Tags

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I've been trying to use things up this year, so when I saw this package of painted wooden shapes in my Christmas Embellishment Box, I decided to make some quick and easy holiday tags.


For each tag base, I cut two stitched circles. The back has a stamped 'to & from', then the Bakers Twine was sandwiched in between the two and the circles were adhered together. Then the cute wooden shapes were attached.


I've been hanging onto this Dollar Store package since my friends and I had our Craft Sale, as the intent was always to have another one. However life happens and ... time to use some things up!


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Saturday, 27 August 2016

C4C 351 Holiday Pop Stand Card

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It's Saturday  so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our August 2016 hostess is Jessie and our Guest Designer is Danielle Vincent and Alexis Crossland-Smith . Yes, we are happy to have TWO Guest Designers with us this month which means even more inspiration for you!

Here is Jessie's Challenge:  
All my favorite holidays are coming up, so why not get a jump on one of them!! Make a card for one of the many holidays coming up, be it Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, or Hanukkah!! 

I decided to make a holiday card using the Christmas Tree Pop Stand by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



I ADORE this expanding tree. It folds completely flat for mailing, but when the card is opened it stands right up and the centre portions swing freely inside the outer frame.



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 C4C351.

Supplies:
Christmas Trees Pop-Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Green card stock - Bazzill
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Twist Circle Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Kraft card stock
Xyron
Stickles
Stitched scalloped border - My Favorite Things
Scalloped Circle - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Anita Frames Pop-Up (Fishtail banner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stamps - Taylored Expressions
Heavy white card stock - Michaels
Red card stock - Stampin' Up
Holly punch - Martha Stewart
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - 6 x 5"


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Friday, 26 August 2016

Back to School Card

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and I have a Z-Fold card to share today made with the Spiral Circle Pull Card by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I think it turned out so cute! This will be for our Granddaughter Olivia - even though she has to be home schooled because of her disease Pulmonary Hypertension, she is still going 'back' to school in September.


The SCPC cuts notches that hold the card in the closed position until the recipient pulls the sides to open it - and this is what the inside looks like:


Supplies:
Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper and clip art - Lettering Delights
Twist Circle Pop-Up (Circles), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Xyron
Words - done on the computer

Card size - 5 x 5-1/2"


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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Make A Wish Birthday Card

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Today's share is another birthday card I made to put in a package for my Dental hygienist. I was in the mood to use some large candles and the Stamps of Life set was just perfect.


Here is a peek at the inside ...



Supplies:
White card stock
Patterned paper - Taylored Expressions
Candle & word stamps and dies - The Stamps of Life
Blueprints #12 - My Favorite Things
Stickles

Card size - A2


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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Gourd Oval Pull Card for Thanksgiving

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Today I'm sharing a Thanksgiving card made using the Oval Pull Card by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. This time though, I didn't cut the notch that holds the card in the closed position by stopping the cutting pad before the notch.


I had a piece of this lovely gourd printed paper leftover from a different project and when I saw the gourd embellishments in my stash I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The Pull Card Edges were used on the left side of the card, cutting a pretty gold foiled patterned paper in the same paper stack. Below you can see the card as it is opened.


Supplies:
Oval Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Pull Card Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper and embellishments - K & Company
Beige Astroparche card stock
Fun foam
Chalks - Craft T
Stamp - unsure
Clear double sided adhesive, 1/4" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stickles

Card size - 5 x 5-1/2"   (You get to choose the size of the card when you make a Pop it Ups card!)


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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Holiday Card In A Box - (NEW RELEASE!!)

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The Designer Challenge Team was pretty excited when Karen Burniston showed us the Flower Pot Pop-Stand die set in her latest release. It's another completely generic die that can be used for many occasions and themes. It can be a stand alone card, attached inside a folded card so it expands as the card is opened, or as I like to do - add it to a circle base for a free standing card that's quite stable.


Without the base, this card fits into a standard A2 envelope for mailing. With the base it fits in a 5 x 7" envelope. I assembled the Flower Pot die as per the instructions, then added some chipboard embellishments from my stash to decorate the inner braces.  It turned out so cute!


After cutting the red scalloped base (using the included Pop-Stand die) I adhered the Decorated Flower Pot to that, then added a larger white circle of card stock. Note, the white one was scored in the centre but I cut along the score line then attached it to either side of the score line. Leaving that narrow gap along the score line allows the base to open completely flat and since it's on the back you don't see it.

I cut two identical tags and a reinforcement using Tag Pivot decorator dies, then fussy cut the white tag smaller leaving just the green mat.


See how it folds completely flat to insert into an envelope?


Note, the Flower Pot Pop Stand new release die is so popular, it is already sold out! It is expected to be back in stock around September 6th, which really isn't that far away if you are having to wait.

Supplies:
White card stock
Patterned paper - Lawn Fawn
Flower Pot Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Clear double sided tape, 1/4"
Embellishments - stash
Fitted Frames Scalloped Circles plus Fitted Frames Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Red card stock
Tags Pivot, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Bakers Twine
Copics
Staedtler fine point marker
Santa Embellishments - K & Co


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