Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A New Release from Karen Burniston

Hi Friends,

I've been busy making samples to send off before we head out on our annual Road Trip.  Today I'm happy to share a card made using some new dies from Karen Burniston's Spring Release.

For this card I used the Circle Charm Pop Up along with some elements from a few other sets like the Crosshatch Circles and Rectangles and the fun lantern from the Camping Charms.  You can shop for these new die sets by clicking on links below.  Enjoy!





Have a creative week,
S@ndy

Friday, May 18, 2018

Just For Fun Friday

Hi all and welcome,

I made this card a couple weeks ago for a friends birthday and it turned out rather cute because the adorable little dog on the card looks just like my friends puppy. 

I used the Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop-Up with some fun paper for a cheery greeting.


With the window cut into the front of this card, that cute little dog can be seen from the outside as well as the inside.  The mechanism on this card moves the greeting as the card is opened.

Have a fun and creative weekend,
S@ndy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

All That Glitters

Hello my friends,

It's the third Tuesday of the month and that, of course, means another challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD).  This month it is all about the glitter.  As crafters we just have to have sparkle and shine and there is no better way to get it than Glitter or I should  say - Silk Microfine Glitter?


My card is an easel with the front panel going in a diagonal direction instead of horizontal. Everyone loves glitter and this card certainly has it. 

Be sure to hop on over the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the team made and to enter your comments to win a $20.00 gift card.  All you need to do is comment on this question:

Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?

Just Click Here to go the ECD Blog or you may enter your comments on ECD Facebook Page


My card is a standard A2 card (5.5" X 4.25").  I cut a piece of red cardstock 8.5" X  5.5" and then scored in the center.  On the section that will be the front of the card - score diagonally from corner to corner.

For the many glittered parts of this card I covered the back of my Soft Finish Cardstock (SF) with Clear Double Sided Adhesive from ECD, cut the desired elements and then added the Silk Microfine Glitter.  Once the glitter has been burnished with your fingers it will not come off the paper.

It is hard to see on the photo but the 4th of July elements as well as the strips on the base have all been glittered.  It makes a beautiful card with no mess for the recipient.


A smaller piece of SF Cardstock was cut, glittered with red and white and raised using foam tape.  This makes the front stand up when the card is opened.


 I used two of the new colors from the Earth Glitter Palette, Rich Red and Moonbeam as well as some Warm Diamond and the beautiful Royal Blue.

Until next time,
S@ndy

You can shop by clicking on the products below.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Just For Fun Friday - Steampunk Birthday

Hi Friends & Steampunk Fans,

I have a fun card to share with you today that was totally inspired by Shelly Hickcox.  She made the most spectacular card using Karen Burniston's Spinner Square Pop Up Card and I wanted to try it.  Isn't that what sharing is all about?  I sent mine to a friend for his birthday but took photos and a short video before dropping it in the mail.

I used some Tim Holtz paper for this one.  For the card assembly you can see a video here where Karen explains it much better than I can.

If you know me, you know I hate fussy cutting but sometimes it's necessary.  I had some great steampunk paper in my stash so cut out the hand holding the sign.  Once that was done it was stamped with the greeting from one of Karen's discontinued stamp sets but any birthday greeting will work.

I have linked available products below so you can shop by clicking on them.  Some have been discontinued so you may need to substitute but since I have them, and still love them, I decided to use them.


Have a fabulous and creative weekend,
S@ndy

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A New Release from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi Friends,

I'm so excided to share my cards today because I can finally tell you about a brand new release from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  These new dies and stamps are just in time to make some fabulous summer cards.  I have linked all products used below so you can check them out.  Also - don't forget to go the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog here to see what the team made for the new release.

I love this great country of ours and having some new designs to celebrate the 4th of July is perfect.

For this 4th of July card I tried out a new fold (for me) it's called a Z fold.  I saw it on YouTube with Dawn.  It was fun & easy and worked beautifully with the  new 4th of July die set.

I was having so much fun - I made two cards for this reveal.  Who doesn't love a Pink Flamingo?


This is another new fold for me, it's called the Impossible Card and it is all over YouTube.  Trust me, it's not impossible.

These Flamingos are part of Joset Designs and they are so cute!  I used the flower making tools on the body of the flamingos to give them some shape.  I colored them with Copic markers but instead of starting on white paper I began with pink.  Those glorious flowers are from the Tropical Floral die set.  I used vellum and then colored with Copics.

Have a great week and I'll see you soon,
S@ndy

Monday, May 7, 2018

No Shirt, NO SHOES, No Problem

Hi Friends,

It's time once again for the Paper Pros Challenge and this month I am a little early but just couldn't wait to share this fun card with you.  Today I used the fun die set from Karen Burniston called Castle Pop Up along with the Tropical Scene and the Sea Animals.
The challenge is set by fellow team mate, Frances Byrne, is NO SHOES.  What is more fun that a day at the beach with NO SHOES.




To see video tutorials on how to assemble these die sets simply CLICK HERE.

Have a creative week,
S@ndy

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Just A Note for A Vintage Journey

Welcome to a new month and that means a new challenge at A Vintage Journey.  This month our lovely hostess, Alison, has decided on the theme of Words and Music which I have taken literally.  My card is made from some fabulous paper from DCWV I found in my paper stash and it is perfect for this challenge. The words were added using Karen Burniston's Word Sets 1 & 4.



For the inside I simply placed a panel of the coordinating paper and added a few words.

This vintage looking card was pretty simple since the paper did most of the work.  I simply cut the card base 8.5" X 5.5" and then scored down the center.   After choosing the elements that I wanted to use I tore them out and then edged all elements with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink.

Have a great weekend and don't forget to stop by the Vintage Journey Blog to see what the rest of the team made for this great challenge.

S@ndy
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