Monday, June 15, 2015

What's in a Name???

Hi my friends,

Today I'm sharing a graduation card I made for this month's Karen Burniston Challenge.  She has asked us to use her fabulous "Pop it Ups" dies that are based on our own initials.  I have used the "S"piral Pull Card Die and the "D"utch the Fox Character Die.  
Here"s what I came up with.

As you can see I decided to go with "Make A Stir" - that brought to mind the stir caused by a fox in the hen house. The arrival of Dutch in the henhouse has caused the chickens to be worried and their eggs are flying every which way.  I used the tongue from the Buster the Dog Die with Dutch licking his chops for those eggs.

I used clear acetate for the spiral to make the eggs and nest appear as though they are flying through the air.  Below is a close up of the spiral with the eggs.

Dies Used  - all from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Spiral Pull Card #916
Dutch the Fox #946
Barn #1021
Cheepers the Chicken #1023
Hay There Pop Stand #1025
Alphabet 1 #967
Numbers & More #968

Hope you have enjoyed my take on the theme this month and don't forget to check out what the design team made on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog on Wednesday June 17.

Have a great week,

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Celebrations @ A Vintage Journey

Hi and welcome - today we are sharing the Celebrations of life over at
A Vintage Journey.  It is my turn to host and I invite all of you to show what you celebrate during the month of June.  Simply make something showing a celebration and link it up, you could be the lucky winner of a great prize.  You will, as always, be treated to awesome inspiration from the Creative Guides.  Your creation can celebrate the last day of school, a graduation, an anniversary, a wedding, Father's Day or a birthday.

I made a colorful accordion card using Tim's Birthday Blueprint Stamp Set from Stampers Anonymous and Karen Burniston's Katie Label Accordion Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Here's How I Did It!

 I stamped the Blueprint Stamps on white paper.

I colored them with my Chameleon Pens and cut them out.

For the base of the card I cut the Katie Label Accordion four times from manila cardstock, stamped the panels and connected them together. 
I edged the entire thing with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. 
Next the colored pieces were added to the panels

After cutting the Katie Stars Frame Edges from 4 different colors they were added to each panel.  The final step is to connect the panels with the tabs making the accordion.

Celebrate something special in June-