Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hello Summer

Hi friends -
Today is the Paper Pros monthly challenge and this month the theme is "Food & Drink.  What food is more fun in the summer than watermelon?  I used Karen Burniston's Tent Pop Up die set to make my juicy slice of summer fun.  It's always fun to use dies in different ways to get more use from them.  ENJOY!

I kept the outside of the card very simple using the Circle Crosshatch and some fun words.  On the inside I used the tent die cut from red and then added some seeds and some green and white for the rhine.  

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Until next time,

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A Way With Words - A New Release

The folks at Elizabeth Craft Designs have some great things to share with you today.  Their licensed Designer, Suzanne Cannon, has some beautiful newly designed dies to share and I had so much fun with the first one, I decided to make two of them today.

For the first card I made an easel using the new (#1543)Rosebud Wreath & Elements die set. The lovely design on the wreath is delicate yet sturdy enough to make a fabulous card.  I cut one of the elements (three times) to make the design on the bottom portion of the card. For the sentiment I used the beautiful new Thanks You 2.

For my second card I used the words Eat, Drink & Be Merry that have been designed in Suzanne's signature calligraphy style.  I combined these great words with the Summer Drink Set and the Stitched Ovals and Rectangles

To see what the entire team made simply CLICK HERE.

Stay creative,

Friday, June 1, 2018

Just For Fun Friday - We Flamingo Together

Hi and welcome back friends,

I have a  fun card to share today - I used the fabulous new Flamingo Die Set from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the Fitted Hearts along with the Adventure Edges.  

I began with the flamingos cut from pink paper and then used Copic Markers to color on top of the pink - adding some darker colors to the soft pink. 

I made a simple gate fold card and the cut the heart directly in the center.   Next, add some grass at the bottom of the card.  Add the colored flamingos to the center so their beaks meet in the center to form a heart shape.  For this card - I cut 4 flamingos and colored them the same.  I then glued them back to back so they would look good from both sides when the card is opened.

A simple colored panel for the inside of the card adds lots of color.  I used Distress Inks for the background.

For the finishing touch, stamp the sentiment on a Stitched Rectangle and edge with some ink.

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Have a creative weekend,

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Lilac Trinket Box for Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi my crafty friends,

Today I have a 3D project to share on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  I used the beautiful Lilac Die from Susan's Garden Notes, Lilac 2 along with some other great products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I hope you will join me for a complete tutorial by CLICKING HERE.

Hope to see you there,

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Creative Card Making for A Vintage Journey

Hi all and welcome back -

This week I am sharing a card making tutorial over at A Vintage Journey.  I hope to see you there where we will be making this card.

You can see the full tutorial by clicking HERE

Have a creative weekend -

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,

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,