Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dreams Come True


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Liz Williams our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.

We are finishing off the month with a tic-tac-toe challenge. Select three things on the tic tac toe board below either vertically, horizontally or diagonally for the elements to complete your  card.




I was playing with the new Susan's Garden Fairy dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. When I think about fairies, I also think about mushrooms etc so of course I had to combine both on my card today. 

As you can see I have created a pivot card using the Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

As my card is a "Fancy Fold" and it also included "Blue" it was only a matter of figuring out how to include a ribbon on my card to make it work for the challenge. In the end I tied a ribbon around the fairies waist.



For the inside of the card I duplicated what I had done on the front adding a few extra mushrooms including a large one. I added two sentiments from the new Joset Designs Dreams Sentiments Clear Stamp set.


I love that the back of this style of card can also show a little bit of interest. As you can added the clouds to the blue cardstock as I did on the front & inside of the card using the Behind the Scenes Cloud & Grass Stencil also from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

As I had one mushroom left over from decorating the front and inside of the card I decided to add it to the back.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:




Stamps: Dream Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Blue; Green DP - SU
Dies: Susan's Garden Garden Notes Fairy Rose Petal; Pop It Ups Katie Label Pivot Card; Pop It Ups Outside Edges; Joset Designs Mushroom - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; PanPastel Set 1; All Metal Tool Set; Mini Molding Pad; Behind the Scenes Cloud & Grass Stencil
Other: Black Ink; Picket Fence Distress Paint; Crushed Olive Distress Ink; Festive Berries Distress Ink; Pumice Stone Distress Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ECD February Coloring Designer Challenge


Hi everyone,

It's time for our February Coloring Design Team Designer challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today to see what all the talented designers created for the challenge.

Our challenge this month is ...... Things with Wings - Include something on your card this month that has wings … some  suggestions include birds; owls; bees; butterflies etc.


As you can see I used Krista Schneider's Feathered Friends Clear Stamps and the coordinating dies for my "Things with Wings".

I decided to create a birdhouse for my feathered friends and turned it into an Easel card.

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For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a "Things with Wings" prize pack which will include: Krista Schneider's Feathered Friends stamp & matching die set, ModaScrap Dancing Butterflies and Joset Designs Birds to 3 people.

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What ECD product is on your wishlist?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, February 24 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Here is how I created my card -


Birdhouse - 

1. Cut a piece of designer paper that measures 4 3/8 inches x 5 inches. Also cut a piece of cardstock the same size as the designer paper. Adhere the designer paper to the cardstock.
2. Using the smallest circle from the Fitted Circles die set to create a hole in the designer paper panel where the dotted circle is shown in the photo above.
3. Use the straight edge from the Fishtail Borders die set, to create a reversed "V" edge at the top of the striped designer paper.

4. Cut a piece of polka dot designer paper 5 1/8 inch x 5 inches, layer onto a piece of     cardstock the same size for added strength.
5. Use the straight edge from the Fishtail Borders die set to create a reversed "V" edge at the top of the polka dot paper. Measure down approximately 1 inch from the first edge, reposition the Fishtail Border and die cut to create the roof.
6. Use the scallop edge from the Fishtail Borders die set and die cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 5 1/8 inch x 2 inches. Trim the top of the black scalloped Fishtail edge so that it will fit under the polka dot edge without being seen. Adhere the polka dot edge to the black scalloped edge and adhere to the top of the striped paper using foam tape.
7. Using the two smallest circles from the Fitted Circles die set, die cut a circle frame  from the polka dot paper. Adhere circle frame around the hole in the birdhouse.
8. Cut a piece of polka dot paper that measures 5 1/8 inch x 1/2 inch and adhere to the bottom of the birdhouse.


9. Using the Feathered Friends Clear Stamp set, stamp the three birds, leaves and flowers onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink. Color images and die cut using coordinating dies.
10. Adhere the images to the birdhouse referring to photo above for placement using foam tape.
11. Cut a piece of black cardstock the same size as the birdhouse and die cut the the top of the birdhouse with the straight edge from the Fishtail Borders die set. Adhere this to the back of the birdhouse before attaching to the easel card.


Easel Card - 

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 4 1/4 inches x 9 1/2 inches. Score and fold along the the 9 1/2 inch side at 4 3/4 inches and 7inches. 


2. Cut a piece of blue designer paper 4 1/4 inches x 2 1/2 inches. Adhere this panel to the easel card so it is on the section between the two folds in the card.





3. Apply adhesive to the bottom 1/4 panel of the easel and attach the bottom of the birdhouse to this panel.



4. Cut a piece of green designer paper that measures 4 1/4 inches x 4 3/4 inches and adhere to the bottom panel of the easel.
5. Using the Stitched Fishtail Banners die set, die cut one fishtail panel from White Soft Finish Cardstock and one from black cardstock. 
6. Stamp the "happiness" sentiment from the Dreams Sentiments Clear stamp set using black ink onto the white fishtail banner. 
7. Layer the two panels together and adhere to the cards using foam tape (refer to photo above for placement).
8. Stamp three flowers from the Feathered Friends Clear Stamp set onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink. Color and die cut the flowers using the coordinating die. Adhere along the bottom of the card.

That's it for me today, I hope you enjoyed my card and tutorial. Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the wonderful creations by our talented designers.


Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Cardstock - Black; Green; Pink
Designer Paper - Fancy Pants Feathered 12 x 12 Designer Paper; Kaisercraft Flirtatious 12 x 12 Paper; Graphic 45 Nook & Pantry Beaters 12 x 12 Paper; Fab Scraps Monkey See, Monkey Do 12 x 12 Paper
Inks - Black
Foam Tape
Copics

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Believe



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created using various dies and stencils recently released by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Recently one Saturday I was decided to play with the new Susan's Garden Fairy dies. I created two of the Fairy - Rose Petal and one of the Fairy - Tiger Lily which is the one used on this card. I created a card using the Fairy - Rose Petal dies which you will see here on my blog on Thursday. The other sat in a container on my desk, ready for it to be made into a card. That was until my Grandson came to visit! He loves all my "things" and loves to play! So while we were otherwise occupied my Grandson was playing with my fairy! After they went home and I was taking the photos of the other card which I had finished just before he arrived I went looking for the other fairy and couldn't find it ..... hmmm! I messaged my daughter who asked my Grandson if he had touched it ... yes .... where did you put it???? Under the desk! I looked and couldn't find it, so my other daughter had a look with a torch and finally found it sitting on top of my compressor which is under the desk. Although a little wrinkled the fairy was ok still to use on a card. Gotta love him!!!!!


For the background at the top of the card I used the new A Way with Stencils - Dotty stencil. First I used the stencil and added orange dots and then I repositioned the stencil to add the yellow dots. If you look at the photos above you can see how I achieved this look from the stencil

For the bottom part of the front of the card I used the ModaScrap Lace Pocket I die cut this using White Soft Finish Cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. I removed the protective backing from the adhesive and covered the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. I layered this onto a piece of Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock.

To finish of the front of the card, I die cut the A Way with Words - Believe sentiment twice from Bright Orange & Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock. I layered the two sentiments together offsetting the orange one slightly and adhered it to the bottom of the card.


For the inside of the card I added two sentiments using black ink. I also used the A Way with Stencils - Butterflies and Stars Stencil to add the stencilled stars around the sentiment. The stars were stencilled using yellow and then orange inks.

Stamps: Dream Sentiments; General Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
ECD Soft Finish Cardstock:  White; Sunflower; Bright Orange; Olive Twist
Dies: Susan's Garden Fairy Tiger Lily; ModaScrap Lace Pocket; A Way with Words Believe - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; PanPastel Set 1; All Metal Tool Set; Mini Molding Pad; A Way With Stencils Dotty; A Way With Stencils Butterflies and Stars
Other: Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink; Yellow Ink;  Brown Multi Liner Copic Marker







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Monday, February 20, 2017

Howdy


Hi everyone,

I have another shaker card to share with you today, as you may have noticed I have been in a shaker mood lately as this is my third shaker card in a week and a half.

I wanted to do something different then the normal shaker I usually do, so decided to die cut 3 circles on my card to create 3 shaker panels.

To decorate my card I used this cute Cowboy Dog from the Simon Says Stamp! Critter Costume Party. I stamped cowboy themed sentiments into two of the shaker circles and in the third I added the number "7". My Grandson is turning 7 this year, so someone can give this card to him or give it to one of his friends birthday parties he will be invited to.


For the inside of the card I used the same designer paper I used on the outside and added a large sentiment.

Stamps: Critter Costume Party - Simon Says Stamp!; It's a Western Thing - The Cat's Pajamas; Happy Birthday - Rubbernecker
Paper: White; Brown; Teal; Thoroughly Modern DP - Stampin' Up
Dies: Stitched Circles; Fitted Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Sequins; Foam Tape; Copics


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Par for the Course!


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I made for a very good friend who celebrated her birthday a couple of days ago. My friend loves playing golf and for as many years as I can remember I have created a golf themed card to give to her for her birthday. After all this time she more or less expects it from me haha!

In past years I have normally been able to use a stamp set that I have purchased during the year for her card, but as I didn't buy any last year I decided to pull something out of my stash. I purchased this fun Tom Fun Golf Nutz stamps some years back from the old Cornish Heritage Farms. Unfortunately it has long been discontinued, but those "nutz' were the perfect size to use to create a Twist Circle Panel Card. So that is what I did.


For the base of my card I used the Pop It Ups Twist Circle Pop Up die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I then used Karen's tutorial to convert it into a Twist Circle Panel Card, you can find the tutorial here

I also pulled out my favorite grass and cloud stamps to create the golf scene on the four panels.

The "Happy Birthday" on the bottom section of the card is from the Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up die set.


I used the last of my "golf" designer paper on the front of the card. I am happy that I was able to make at least 3 cards from this paper over the years I have had it. Unless there is another sheet hiding somewhere, that is it. I will have to start looking for something else for next year ;)



Here is a closer look at my card as it is starting to close


And one final photo as the card is closing. You can see how the accordion panel folds together in the closed position.

Stamps: Tom-Fun Golf Nutz - CHF; Golf Set (Par for the Course) - Clear Dollar Stamps; Fore, Three Two One - Rubbernecker Stamps; Grass - Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers; Cloudy Impressions - Mostly Animals
Paper: White; Blue; Green; DP
Dies: Pop It Ups Twist Circle Pop Up; Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Stitched Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics





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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Special Birthday Wishes!


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Tammy Hershberger our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.





I enjoyed playing with this sketch. I substituted the circle for one of the flowers from the Krista Schneider Flower Power stamp set which was released recently by Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

I added the "Special" sentiment from the A Way With Words Special Moments die set which has been layered onto a white card that has been die cut using the Stitched Fishtail Banners. I die cut both ends so I had a double ended fishtail banner.

I also added the Garden Notes - Ivy Vine to decorate the flower.




For the inside of the card I created a pop up card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I added two birthday sentiments to the card.



Here is another photo of the inside of my card taken at a different angle so you can see the pop up part of the card a little better.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Lisa Henke (February Guest Designer)


Stamps: Flower Power - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Birthday Messages - Simon Says Stamp!
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Hello Happiness - Taylored Expressions
Dies: Pop It Ups Lorna Labels Pop Up; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Garden Notes Ivy Vine; A Way With Words Special Moments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; PanPastel Sets 1 & 3
Black Ink; Pink Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, February 17, 2017

XOXO



Hi everyone,

My box today is for a challenge I do with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we used to get together and have fun, but one of my friends moved away at the end of last year. But we are still continuing with our challenge so we have a good excuse to keep in touch ... not that we need an excuse ;)

The challenge this time round is keeping with the valentines theme for February, red and white or love.


As I have made a fair few red and white cards this year (well most also had black in them too). I opted for the love option.

I have created a box using the ModaScrap Star Pillow Box available form Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To decorate my box I used hearts from the Scallop Hearts and Stitched Hearts die set. For the scallop heart I die cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then covered the adhesive with Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter.

I added the XOXO sentiment to the glittered heart.

Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Pink; Dark Pink; Falling in Love DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: ModaScrap Star Pillow Box; Scallop Hearts; Stitched Hearts; Love Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Foam Tape


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Happy Bird-day!


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Liz Williams our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Our challenge this week is in honor of Liz and Lynn’s mom’s birthday today, make a feminine birthday card for some special lady in your life.



As I had a few images sitting on my desk from Krista Schneider's Happy Bird-day stamp set which was recently released by Elizabeth Craft Designs, I decided to use them for my card this week. I also used the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners.


For the inside of the card I created a pop up card using the Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The designer paper panels on the top and bottom edges of the card were created using the wavy border from the Beach Edges die set. I finished decorating the card using a few more images from the Happy Bird-day! stamp set.


Here is another view of the inside of the card, so you can see the pop up part of the card a little easier.


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Vicky Gould


Stamps: Bird-day Party - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Orange; Green; Toy Box Dream DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up; Pop It Ups Beach Edges; Bird-day Party Coordinating Dies; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtails Banners; Celebrate -  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Paper Pros Challenge #1


Hi everyone,

My card today was created for our first Paper Pros challenge. So what is Paper Pros ... well we used to be known as the Pop It Ups Design Team, unfortunately there is no longer a need for a Pop It Ups Design Team, but as we have all became friends over the years and have gotten so used to having a challenge at least once a month, we have decided to stay together and change our name to Paper Pros.

Our challenge this month is hosted by Summer with the challenge ..... 

How about shaking it up? --- a challenge all about shaking... Whether a 
shaker card or action wobbler... Just a whole lotta shaking going on!


I wanted to try something a little different so I decided to create a shaker card on a pop up card.



I have created a Window Card using the Pop It Ups Lorna Label Pop Up using the tutorial shared with us all last year. You can find her tutorial on how to create the Window Card here

One of my friends gave me this cute Clearly Besotted stamp set for Christmas which I have been wanting to play with and as I knew I could fit the mice into the Lorna Label, it was a good excuse to get it out and play.

For the shaker part of the card while I had the label part of the die in the middle of the label on the main pop up die to create the frames for the windows. I cut out about 6 extra frames using white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back (one I die cut on the front instead so I could use this to attach the acetate to, so I didn't get adhesive all over the acetate). 

I then stack all the white frames together and adhered the acetate to the pink frame. 

Next I decorated the inside area of the shaker, added some chunky glitter and a couple of colored seed beads and carefully added the acetate frame over the top.




As you can see along the bottom edge of the card on both the front and inside I added snow using the Pop It Ups Outdoor Edges die set which was then covered using Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.


Finally I added the sentiments which were die cut using the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners.

All the images I cut out using my Scan N Cut.

You can see what the other "Paper Pros" created for this challenge on there blogs:




Stamps: On Thin Ice - Clearly Besotted
Paper: White; Pink; DP
Dies: Pop It Ups Lorna Label Pop Up; Pop It Ups Outdoor Edges; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Chunky Glitter; Scan N Cut; Foam Tape; Copics


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