Monday, August 2, 2021

The Birthday Gnomes Are In The House!

 Hello Friends,  the day has finally arrived, we get to share the new dies coming from Karen Burniston.

My card today features the Tiny Gnome set and I simply love it.  The gnomes are adorable and two of the dies has the color and cut feature where you can add ink to the die and cut it out for a finished colored and embossed piece.  On this card I used it on the girl's hair and the beard and mustache on two of the male gnomes. 

I used one of the gnome hats to decorate the front of the card and then used some of the hats as beards by turning them upside down and trimming them to fit.

This is a square card that I used the Crosshatch Squares to make the panels on the inside.  To pop up the gnomes I used the Evergreen Pivot Panel.  The great thing about Karen's dies is that they are all scaled to be used together go combining them is so easy and fun. 

Here is the entire collection:

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Let's Go On A Picnic

Hello friends,

It is the perfect time of year for a picnic so let's go!  I have a fun card to share with you today and it is all about summer fun.  I started out by using the Slim Flaps die set from Karen Burniston. You can see a complete list of all the products I used below - to see more information simply click on the photo of the item.  ENJOY!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, July 23, 2021

Birthday Wishes

 Hello Friends,  

It is actually Karen Burniston's birthday today so to celebrate I'm sharing this card with you.  It is not the actual card I mailed to her and you will see why in a couple of weeks when the design team will be sharing sneak peeks of a new release.  For today, this will have to do.

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day,

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Happy Announcement!

Today I am happy to announce that I have been selected as a Featured Designer for Clear Scraps.  That means I get to create a project for them each month September through November. I am so excited to get started and today I want to share a project that I created using Clear Scraps products a while back.  I used their Vintage Acrylic Phone Stand along with a older Tim Holtz die.  The paper is vintage as well and it is from an older Graphic 45 collection.  

I don't have a tutorial for you today because this phone stands has been on my desk for a long time now. For all my future makes with Clear Scraps there will be complete tutorials and supply lists.  I am looking forward to sharing my creations with you - I hope you will stop by the Clear Scraps website for a look around, you will love it.

 Clear Scraps website - don't forget to visit their blog for some awesome inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend,


Sunday, July 18, 2021

Cow's It Going?

 Hello crafty friends, today I have a fun little card on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  You can see all the details by clicking here: 

Thanks for joining me and I will see you there.

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Happy Birthday Foxy!

 Hey - just a quick stop to share this card that was made for a friend's birthday.  

All the Karen Burniston dies I used are linked below so please click on the photo for more information.

Have a great and creative day,

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

July Challenge - Tag Book

 Hello Karen Burniston fans, today is the first Tuesday of the month so that means it is Designer Challenge Day.   Our challenge this month is Tag Book.  I made mine into a garden scene and used some great paper that I purchased recently called Cottage Garden.  I was careful to line up all the images before cutting them so they would make a continuous scene across the card.

Because this is a tag book it needs extra room in the spine on the card so I cut my cardstock the length I need and put 2 score lines to make thicker spine.  1/8 inch apart. 

I needed a rectangle to frame my Welcome for the front of the card so I used 2 squares, glued them together and then cut out the center as shown below.

On the inside of this card I used 2 more squares, placed at an angle with the top one over the edge of the panel (shown with the arrow above) so I could attach a charm.

I hope you have enjoyed my card and will play along with the challenge.  Make a card and post it in  Mission Poppable.    Here is a link to the album.  We can't wait to see what everyone creates!