Sunday, February 26, 2017

Pop it Ups Card using Steampunk Debutante Paper Collection

Hi friends and welcome back.  Today I'm here to share a card I made for our friends anniversary.  I have decided to break out my stash of Steampunk Debutante Paper from Graphic 45 - which I have been hording for awhile.  I made two cards, one I'm sharing today using the Rectangle Pull Card, the second one will be on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog on Wednesday where I'm sharing a tutorial for a Pop it Ups card using the Hanging Charm Pull Tab designed by Karen Burniston

On the front of my card I used an image from the Steampunk Debutante paper collection along with some gears (or cogs) from the Steampunk Charms die and the Clocks and Gears die all designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs, the Happy Anniversary is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The Rectangle Pull Card comes with this nifty piece for the inside of the card that makes what ever is added to it pop up.  I added 2 top hats from the Steampunk Charms die set.

The hats were added with a piece of clear acrylic packaging so it appears that they are flying.
Print sentiment on computer and add to card.

These cards are fun and easy, simply line the center nubs of the die on the fold of the card.  The card can be any size you like.  This one is 6" X 6".

Add the tab on the center fold.

Add hats and finish decorating as desired.
Have a creative week and hope to see you on Wednesday,

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Leaf Pocket

If you are in need of a hostess gift, I've got just the thing for you today.  I hope you will stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see how I made this lovely pocket with matching cards.

I used lots of fabulous dies from the latest release at Elizabeth Craft Designs, all linked below.

Have a creative weekend,

Sunday, February 19, 2017

You're So Sweet

Hi friends, I'm here today to share a sweet card I made for the new release at Elizabeth Craft Designs in January.  This one is made with some fun new dies from Joset Designs and features a darling apron and cooking utensils.  It's a cool rainy day here in Arizona and this kind of weather always makes me want to bake some cookies or, in this case, some lovely cupcakes.

I used the Postage Stamp Squares and Rectangles for the color blocks on this card and then stamped using the General Sentiments Clears Stamps.  I have linked all the dies and stamps below for your shopping ease.
Have a great Sunday and go bake something.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Hi, just a quick stop today to share a card I made for our friends Herb & Gail.  They were telling us how each year their sister-in-law donates a goat in their name, in some poor country, for Hanukah.  While it is a very nice gesture, it struck me funny, so when I picked up these new Hipster Stamps from Tim Holtz I just had to make this card so they can send it to her. 
Stay Crafty My Friends,

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bear Hugs

Hi everyone and welcome to the first challenge of the Karen Burniston Designers Challenge team alumni, now called Paper Pros.  We have all been talking and decided  we really needed and missed the challenges so here we go for our first of what I hope will be many.  This time around we are challenged with the theme "Shake It Up".  We could either make a shaker card or use an action wobbler, which is what I chose to do.

I used some of my favorite colors along with Honey the Bear for this fun Accordion Card.  As it turns out, the label from the Circles & Labels die fit very nicely on the circle of the Accordion Circle Card.  I used hearts and flowers from various Pop it Ups dies sets to finish it off as well as a couple butterflies from the Butterfly Pivot Card.  The letters in the word Hugs is from a retired set that I got long ago from Stampin' Up.
There are lots more fun card for you to see at the team member sites so hope you will stop by for a visit and lots of inspiration.
Karen Burniston
Caz Counsell - Valentines treat boxes with wobbling critters
Fran Sabad - beach-themed shaker card
Karen Aicken - pop-up Valentine with shaker balloon
Sandy Diller - accordion Valentine with wobbling bear
Donna Wright -
Shelly Hickox -
Summer - Hills Painter -
Raquel Mason -
Helen Cryer -
Kelly Booth -
Frances Byrne -
Have a fun and creative week,

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Hi and welcome back, I have a card to share with you today that features some of the new release from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I live in the Southwest and when I saw the arrows and feathers from Joset Designs I knew this was for me.  This card is a simple design that has big impact.

For the feathers I simply cut them out and then colored them using the Tim Holtz blending tool and some Distress Inks.  The section with the arrows was done by using the arrow dies as embossing tools instead of dies.  I used Soft Finish Cardstock which has a white core.

Here is how you can do that:
  1. Set machine up for embossing (same as using a folder)
  2. Place the die on the cutting pad face up
  3. Place paper on die face up
  4. Cover with rubber embossing pad
  5. Cover everything with black embossing pad, this is a hard black pad
  6. Run through machine
  7. Optional, sand lightly to reveal white core of paper
I wrapped some twine around the panel where the two colors come together.  The copper piece is from some old jewelry that a friend gave me.

Have a creative week and I will be back on Tuesday with a Pop it Ups card to celebrate Valentines Day.  Karen Burniston is challenging her design team alumni  with the theme "Shaken".

See you then, 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

You Make Me Quiver

Hi my friends, it's one of my favorite days of the month, it's Designer Challenge day for Elizabeth Craft Designs and this time the Die Cutting Team is challenged with "In Stitches".
For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away sets of the stitched dies ( a pack of 6 separate dies that includes: Stitched Hearts, Fishtails, Squares, Rectangles, Ovals and Circles) to 3 people.

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge blog post and tell us "What designer challenge would you like to see in the future?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 
The winners will be announced on Friday, February 10 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
There are so many great shapes that have stitching on them and now ECD has added hearts to the collection.  I decided to use four items from the new release for my project today, the Stitched Hearts, Diamond Background, Arrows & Stitched Fishtail Banners. All products I used are linked below for easy shopping.

Just a few details for you

For the background, I used the Tags & More, Lace die to cut the tag from Olive Twist Soft Finished Cardstock.

Then instead of cutting a background, I used the Diamond Background die to emboss.  If you haven't tried this type of embossing it's a great way to get more uses from your dies - and who doesn't like that?   Here's how you do it.
  1. Set machine up for embossing (same as using a folder)
  2. Place the die on the cutting pad face up
  3. Place paper on die face up
  4. Cover with rubber embossing pad
  5. Cover everything with black embossing pad, this is a hard black pad
  6. Run through machine
  7. Optional, sand lightly to reveal white core of paper

Cut out the hearts from red and white, then layer them to look like an archer's target.  Attach to tag.
There are 4 arrows in the new Arrows die set from Joset Designs and I cut them all out for this tag.
Color arrows as desired, use any embellishments, the Nuvo Drops were used here. Attach to tag.
Print "You make me Quiver" on the computer and cut out using the Stitched Fishtail Banners.  Attach to tag.

I hope you will stop on over for a visit today at Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what everyone on the team has made.

Have a crafty week,

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Love Is The Key - Destination Inspiration @ A Vintage Journey

Hello friends, I hope you will join me today over at A Vintage Journey where I am sharing a complete tutorial on how I made this mixed media canvas in honor of LOVE.

Hope you have a creative week,

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hi Friend

Today I have a fun Pop it Ups card to share and I also have a complete tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  I hope you will stop by for a look.

I actually sent this card to my friend Karen Burniston, designer of the Pop it Ups line.  While at Creativation (CHA) I got to spend some time with Karen and we had a great day checking out all the new goodies. 

Have a fabulous week and make something fun,