Saturday, 24 September 2016

C4C 355 Birthday Pull Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday  so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our September 2016 hostess is Raquel Mason and our Guest Designer is Fran Sabad.

Raquel's son Jake celebrates his birthday today, so her challenge is to make a Birthday Card for someone you love. Our son had a birthday this month, so this is the card I made for him using some fun beer stickers from my stash.

I started my card with an A2 patterned card - pattern on the right side and and the solid coloured back on the left. These cards are white inside, and they are perfect to use for any of the Pull Cards by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

As is, it would create a 5-1/2" square card. I trimmed 1/4" off each side for a 5 x 5-1/2" card which fits perfectly into a 5 x 7" envelope for mailing.


I stamped the banners with Karen Burniston's new Occasions Clear Stamps, then die cut them with the coordinating die in the Anita Frames Pop-Up. The banners were strung with bakers twine.


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 C4C355.

Supplies:
Patterned A2 card - Craft Smith
Oval Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Beer Bottles - Jolee's
Anita Frames Pop-Up (banner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Occasions Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Bakers Twine
White card stock
Oval Landscape Accordion (Stitched Oval), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Words - My Favorite Things

Card size - 5 x 5-1/2"

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Fullers Anniversary Card

Good morning friends

I think it's kind of cool what you can do with limited supplies, when you have some great generic dies to help you out. We were visiting Arizona for a few days in July where I have a few things, but certainly not a fully stocked craft room.

I used this patterned paper to make a 'Get Well' card for a friend that I shared earlier, and again for this Anniversary card.


 Inside is the new Anita Frames Pop-Up by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs




Supplies:
Patterned paper - Basic Grey
Anita Frames Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) Shipping mid-August
Banner - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Double Sided Adhesive, 1/8" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Oval Pull Card (heart), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stickles
Labels and Circles, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) Shipping mid-August

Card size - 4-1/2 x 5-1/2"


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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Warm Winter Wishes Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

I have a confession. I have an 'in progress' holiday card bin and it has dozens (DOZENS!!!) of Pop 'n Cut cards cut and ready to embellish and assemble. I went a little crazy with my Karen Burniston  Pop 'n Cut dies when I first brought them home from Arizona. 

Just a little :-)

So you will be seeing quite a few as I start finishing off cards from that bin.

Here is one using some cute snowman stickers from my stash. I really like this Scalloped Front Card die for it's size - it's 4-1/2 x 6".  The stickers were added to white card stock then fussy cut. For the front, I used one of Karen Burniston's new clear Holiday stamps, the snowflakes from the All Season's Tree and the little snow mound from the Garden Bench Pop-Up.



Inside is the A2 Pop 'n Cut with the Wavy Label Insert, which was my favourite at the time. The patterned paper is embossed and shiny, and the stickers all have glittery bits.



As much as I want to be playing with my NEW dies and supplies - it is very satisfying to be using some older products as well. And I have another completed card for the upcoming holidays.

Supplies:
Patterned paper - stash
White card stock
Stickers - The Paper Studio
A2 Pop 'n Cut base with the Wavy Label insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Scallop front card base - Sizzix
Garden Bench (snow mound) Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday Clear stamps (no swirls on the Merry Christmas) - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stickles
All Seasons Tree (snowflakes) Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"



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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Ghosty Halloween Card

Good morning friends

Today's share is the Halloween card I made for my parents to give to our Grandson Ilai. I used a couple of the new Stencils by Karen Burniston for the card front, then doodled some lines between the bats with an orange fine point marker.


The ghost is a glittered sticker from my stash that was adhered to white card stock then popped up on the card front. I did some hand lettering inside, and for this one I remembered to take a photo!



Supplies:
White card stock
Stickers - stash
Stripes Stage-It Stencil - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stitched Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bats Stage-It Stencil - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fun foam
Staedtler Fine Point Markers

Card size - A2


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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Felt Holly Pop-Up Card


Good morning friends

I am having lots of fun using Karen Burniston's new Anita Frames Pop-Up die for my holiday cards. The front has one of the coordinating Labels & Circles, a new clear stamp and some felt embellishments from my stash.


Inside is where the magic happens ... the Anita Frames Pop-Up truly makes a WOW card.



Anyone I've given an Anita Frames card to, turns it over to view it from the top or bottom because they think the folds are just so darned cool. So here is a photo of the card from above.


Supplies:
White card stock
Patterned paper - Chatterbox
Anita Frames Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Felt embellishments - Stampin' Up
Coloured pencils - Staedtler
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 1/2" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - Standard A2


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Monday, 19 September 2016

Father's Day Bear Card

Good morning friends

It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog and I have a square Bear card to share today.


I found these bear images at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show in the Spring. There are several bear images, and they work so well for masculine cards. The embossed birch panel was swiped with metallic Pan Pastels for just a touch of shimmer.


Inside there are two fussy cut fish tied together with Bakers Twine, and the large area for a greeting. The fish come in the same set as the bears.


I ended up doing some hand lettering inside and gave this card to hubby for Father's Day. Funny thing though, I forgot to sign it after doing the lettering so he joked that I can give it to him again next year. Ha!

We have out of town guests, and went for a drive in Kananaskis on Friday to enjoy the beautiful fall colours and sunshine. We were lucky enough to spot a Grizzly! One other car had pulled over and respectfully took photos from their vehicle as well. We sat and watched her feed for over 10 minutes and were completely mesmerized. A real highlight of their visit! I always call in those types of sightings, and apparently we were watching Grizzly Bear #152 - a real beauty.

Supplies:
Bear & fish - Local King Rubber Stamps
Heavy White card stock - Michaels
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Kraft card stock
Embossing folder - Stampin' Up
Gold Pan Pastels
Hairspray
Fun foam
Bakers Twine
Chalks
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 1/4" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - 5" Square


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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Count Your Blessings

Good morning friends

I had a little bit of this beautiful textured pumpkin paper leftover, and made three Thanksgiving Cards with it. I only photographed one, since they are identical. The stamped fishtail banner is mounted with fun foam.



These will probably go to my parents to send out, as I make their cards as well as ours.

Supplies:
Beige Astroparche card stock
Patterned paper - K & Company
Blueprints #24 - My Favorite Things
Stamps - The Alleyway Stamps
Green card stock - Bazzill
Fun foam
Spiral Circle Pull Card (leaf), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stickles
Scalloped scissors

Card size - A2


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