Monday, January 14, 2019

A Little Sneak Peek

Hi my friends,

Today is pretty exciting because it is the first of many sneak peeks for the newest release from Karen Burniston.  There are so many fun dies in this release that it was hard to decide what I wanted to share first.  I finally decided to begin with the Ice Cream Sundae Pop Up - 

For my card I used a combination of  new dies.  All the yummy scoops of ice cream, bowl and spoon along with the syrup, whip cream and a cherry come with the pop up portion.  This set also includes a cute ice cream cone that I will use soon on another card.  It is easy to make a complete card with just this one set.  The word sets and borders are separate.  You can see a photo below of all the new dies and you can start to pre-order on January 21 with shipping beginning on January 31. I'm excited about all of them and can't wait to share more with you.

Karen has been hard at work making instruction videos for each of the new die sets so no need to worry about how to put them together.

If you aren't already a member of Karen's Pop Up Peeps on Facebook, now would be a good to join. I'm sure there will be great sneak peeks from the rest of the team all week long.

That's it for today.   I will see you soon with another sneak peek.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Happy Birthday Marilyn

Hi my friends,

Today I'm on my way to a birthday luncheon for my friend Marilyn.  She is celebrating a big one today so that calls for celebration.

Before I take off I thought I would share the card I made for her.  I used so many lovey Elizabeth Craft Designs Products on this card and I'm pretty happy with the results.  Although I always thought that flowers were not my thing, I really like these and they are not hard to make.

No more time for chatting, have to go now but I have linked all the products I used below.

See you soon,

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Hi friends, today I'm sharing a card made for the Paper Pros "LOVE" challenge.  Last week I made a card that everyone liked so I decided to use the same technique for a Valentine Card.

I shared the technique in my post from last week with all the details so if you are wanting to take a look, you can find it here.

See you soon,

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Put Your Stamp On It for A Vintage Journey

Hello Vintage Travelers and welcome,
Happy New Year to one and all.  This time the Creative Guides were asked to "Put Your Stamp On It" which is a wonderful prompt to get out the stamps and use something that may have been forgotten for awhile.  For my card I used one of my favorite background stamps and the Queen Of Hearts from my Tim Holtz stamp collection. 

I began with a piece of manila cardstock, added some color to it by dragging it through some Distress Oxide ink that I placed on my craft mat with a spritz of water.  Next I stamped the bottom portion with my background stamp using some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink.

After cutting all my pieces to size, this is an A2 card, I layered them together.

I used a piece of seam binding ribbon that was already colored with red ink from another project, how perfect.  It seems that a crown is the perfect charm for this card so added it to the bow.

After stamping the queen twice and heat embossing - I fussy cut them out and layered them together.  Next comes a little color but only in certain spots.  I used some double sided tape to adhere the stamped cards on the front of the card.

I'm so happy that you stopped by and hope you will visit the Vintage Journey blog by clicking here.  You will love what you see from all the other talented Creative Guides.

Happy travels until next time,

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Hi friends and Happy New Year - I hope 2019 is your best year yet!

Speaking of  "New" that is the theme for todays Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.  She says - Try Something New - so I experimented with the House Pivot Panel die set.  I wanted to see if I could use it in a different way and I think it looks pretty cute used for words by combining it with the 
Alphabet die set.

Here's what happened -

I need some thank you notes to send to family and friends for holiday meals, festivities and, of course, gifts.  

I used some festive holiday paper along with some foiled letters and hearts.  I couldn't resist adding the adorable penguin from the Winter Animals set. 

I kept the front rather simple because, as usual, the fun is on the inside.

The fun part of this technique is that it will work perfectly with any 4 or 6 letter words.
Before I go into how I made the panel work I want to remind you to visit Karen's blog tomorrow for a new video and a new technique.  You can do that by clicking here. 

Here is how I adapted the pivot panel -

Before we get started, it would be helpful to watch the assemble video for the pivot panels if you haven't done so already.  Just click here.

 Cut out panel and fold in half as always.  I drew lines at 1/4" on this example so it would be easier for you to see.  I simply used my paper trimmer and cut it off on each side as shown with the arrows.

I placed a ruler across the panel lining it up with the edge shown with the white arrows.  I then erased the lines where the pivot points are as shown by the black arrows.  You need to keep the pivot points for the card to work correctly.  I marked all the tops with an X and the trimmed them off as shown below.

 It is totally up to you if you want to keep the point shown in the circle.  It does not affect the working of the card.

Next fold the card as shown in Karen's video.  I turned mine upside down but it will work either way.

I used one if the squares from the Spinner Square Pop Up as a backing for the letters after I foiled them.

All the products I used are linked below and a short film clip of another way to adapt the pivot panel using cupcakes, Yum!!

This is a fun technique and I hope you will give it a try.

Stay crafty and I'll see you soon,

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Thank You

Hello friends,

I hope everyone had a joy filled Christmas and that Santa was good to you.  With the big day just over, it's time for those thank you notes.  I have a colorful card on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bog today to help get you inspired, simply click here.

Hope to see you there,

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Celebrate You

Hello friends, 

I'm so happy you could join me today for a special card.  I made this card for my friend who has a December birthday.  December birthdays are difficult because they seem to get caught up in all the holiday festivities.  That's why I like to make an extra special card for the December people on my list..  I used lots of dies and stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs and I'm so happy with the results.  This card is also part of the challenge for this month - so don't forget to stop over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the entire team made and to enter the contest for a gift card. All you have to do is answer a question - simply click here.

Here is the question this month:

Which of the Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched die sets would you use on a 
project and how would you use it.

Here's how I made it -
You can check the links below to see all the great products I used.

I began by cutting two ovals, one in each panel for the front of the card.  I placed foam tape all around the opening of the larger panel.

Using a separate panel of Soft Finish Cardstock I added Distress Oxide Ink, Worn Lipstick.  When the ink had dried, I spritzed it with water and blotted dry.

Next I added the pink panel behind the opening of the front and then added the entire panel to a darker pink Soft Finish cardstock base.

I made my poinsettias and added them along with the leaves to the card.  Earlier I cut some berry branches and added Nuvo Drops to them.  Once they were dry, I cut the branches apart and tucked them in behind the poinsettias.  The final touch was adding the sentiment.

The front of the card turned out beautifully with so many shades of pink all working together.

For the inside I used the beautiful Poinsettia Stamp Set.  The stamp was colored and the panel was added to the card and the words Happy Birthday were added.

Here is short video clip - Enjoy,