Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hello Friend for Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello Friends,

Today is my turn on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog where I am sharing all the details for how I made this fabulous dimensional card that can stand up on it's own. 

Hope to see you there,
to see all the details - CLICK HERE.

Here are the products I used - simply click on any one of them to shop.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Designers Challenge @ Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi friends,

Today is our monthly challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs and this time we were asked to make a project using the Blackboard Alphabet and/or Blackboard Numbers.  
I made a masculine card for a friend that just fits the challenge - hope you like it. 

You can shop for any of the products I used by clicking on the photos below.

To go to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and check out what the rest of the team made, simply 

While you're there why not enter to win a gift card by commenting on this question:
What Elizabeth Craft Designs die or stamp set would you use the Blackboard Alphabet or Blackboard Numbers die sets. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Paper Pros - In A Name

Hi Friends,

It's time once again for the monthly challenge for the Paper Pros.  We are an informal group of  crafters that like to make cards with no pressure or theme.  This month the challenge is "In A Name" which means that we take the first letter of our first and last names and make a card with that theme.
Although I think it is a stretch, I went with Summer Day.  Hope you enjoy my summer card.

I saw a fun forecast so thought I would use it for today:
Unproductive with a chance of a nap.

I used lots of dies from Karen Burniston, you can shop for them by clicking any of the links below.

Stay Crafty,

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Celebrate the 4th of July

Hello and welcome,

With the 4th of July celebrations about to begin I thought I would stop by for a visit and to share a Trifold Explosion Card for the occasion.  This one is a mini card measuring 4" X 4" with a belly band to keep it from exploding too soon.  I saw this fold on YouTube and really wanted to make one so here we go.

When the belly band is removed it just naturally wants to explode.  I made both the inside and outside from cardstock so it is thick but it could still be mailed with no problem.

I used some fun dies and stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs, you can shop for them by clicking on the products below.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

It's Steampunk Tag Friday @ A Vintage Journey

Hi My Steampunk Friends,

It's Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey and I love it because we are free to make anything we want as long as we stay within the Grungy, Shabby or Steampunk Style.  I have two tags to share today and I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed making them.

I used images from the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante line (my favorite of all time). For my tags today, I went stash diving and came up with both of these tags that had been started but not finished.

This is the way I found these tags, one has the paper on the front of the tag and the other was added to an acrylic tag.  I punched some holes for gears and then started adding them along with some small flowers and black ribbon for the top.

Doing Steampunk is right up my ally, I collect and save parts of old watches and there are some gears(cogs)from an old printer that Mac disassembled for me.

Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to stop over at A Vintage Journey to see what the rest of the team made.

Until next time.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Hi Friends,

I have a fun card to share with you.  Of course you know I love using Karen Burniston's fabulous interactive dies and today I've combined the Upsy Daisy die set with some new Graphic 45 papers called Imagine.

I was inspired by a card posted by Karen Aicken where she used just one arm of the die set.  I used both arms on mine and used the awesome cloud background that Karen Burniston used for her flying tent card earlier this month. 

 I hope you enjoy!

Have a great week,

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Hello again,

Today Summer is in full bloom and I hope you will sit back and enjoy a cool lemonade with me. Let's just CHILL.  

I have a complete tutorial on how I made this card including all the templates you may need on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog

To see all the details  CLICK HERE.

I look forward to seeing  you there,

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

YAY It's Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi again my crafty friends,

Today we are all about Hexagons - that is the challenge. 
My card is for my dear hubby, Mac, for our anniversary.  This year we celebrated #54 on June 13. 

I used three hexagons in my card, two on the outside and one inside.  This card has a fun fold that I saw on YouTube while watching Dawn.  It opens from the top and the side.  I have included scoring and cutting instructions below.  A belly band is just perfect to hold this one shut and to add some extra color.

To get the shape of this card here is all you need to do.  You will get two A2 cards from one piece of 8.5" X 11" cardstock.

To see all the projects created by the talented design team - CLICK HERE.
You can also enter to win a gift card by commenting on this question:
What is your favorite way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons or Fitted Hexagons dies. 

Give it a try and have a crafty week,

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.  

You can click on the products below to learn more.

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.

Click on the links below to find out more about these great products.

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,

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

All That Glitters

Hello my friends,

It's the third Tuesday of the month and that, of course, means another challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD).  This month it is all about the glitter.  As crafters we just have to have sparkle and shine and there is no better way to get it than Glitter or I should  say - Silk Microfine Glitter?

My card is an easel with the front panel going in a diagonal direction instead of horizontal. Everyone loves glitter and this card certainly has it. 

Be sure to hop on over the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the team made and to enter your comments to win a $20.00 gift card.  All you need to do is comment on this question:

Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?

Just Click Here to go the ECD Blog or you may enter your comments on ECD Facebook Page

My card is a standard A2 card (5.5" X 4.25").  I cut a piece of red cardstock 8.5" X  5.5" and then scored in the center.  On the section that will be the front of the card - score diagonally from corner to corner.

For the many glittered parts of this card I covered the back of my Soft Finish Cardstock (SF) with Clear Double Sided Adhesive from ECD, cut the desired elements and then added the Silk Microfine Glitter.  Once the glitter has been burnished with your fingers it will not come off the paper.

It is hard to see on the photo but the 4th of July elements as well as the strips on the base have all been glittered.  It makes a beautiful card with no mess for the recipient.

A smaller piece of SF Cardstock was cut, glittered with red and white and raised using foam tape.  This makes the front stand up when the card is opened.

 I used two of the new colors from the Earth Glitter Palette, Rich Red and Moonbeam as well as some Warm Diamond and the beautiful Royal Blue.

Until next time,

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