Saturday, 26 November 2016

Reverse Confetti Bird Cards

A quick post today, to share a couple of cards I made a while back with some products from Reverse Confetti - the Big Stripes Tags Confetti Cuts, and The Tweet Life stamp and die set.
The sentiment stamp is from Paper Smooches, and the flower punches are from Stampin' Up. I used Nuvo Crystal Drops for the flower centres, and black Enamel Accents for the bird eyes.

For the bird, I fussy cut the patterned paper.
I got the lovely woodgrain cardstock from Payperbox. I met the owner of the company earlier this year at the Stitches show at the NEC (in the UK), and he's the loveliest guy! His paper is really good value and really good quality.

I made a second card, with similar products, using the Brushstrokes Birthday Greetings Dienamics die for the 'happy', which I coated with Versamark ink and Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.
The 'birthday' was from Reverse Confetti's Whole Lotta Happy stamp set, and the stitched frame was cut with Marianne Design Craftable Passe Partouts, Square.

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Flower Pot Pop Stand & My Favorite Things Fall Florals Card

I got Karen Burniston's Flower Pot Pop Stand die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs last week, and a few other new crafty bits, including a stamp and die set from My Favorite Things ('Fall Forals'), which I used to decorate the flower pot with. This was a fun card to make!

I used Karen's Video to help me construct the plant pot, then stuck on the flowers.
I used Happy Birthday die cuts, from Marianne Designs, and added some border strips.

I added a bow cut with a Stampin' Up paper punch.
I used ink colours from Stephanie Barnard's Color Box range, and added decorative  dots with white Enamel Accents.

The card still folds flat enough to post!

The flower pot unfolding as the card opens...
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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Elizabeth Craft Designs Cake Pop Up Card with Brenda Walton Sizzix Lanterns

My daughter's birthday was on Monday, and though she turned 19, I couldn't resist going all pink and girly!
I cut a card base from Tanya Whelan's 'Bella Rose' paper pad, and die cut Karen Burniston's Cake Pop Up into it.

I used Brenda Walton's Sizzix Thinlits Lanterns die set to cut the garland, lanterns, butterflies and layered flowers

I used Reverse Confetti's 'Whole Lotta Happy' stamp set for the sentiment, and used Karen Burniston's Sizzix Fancy Frame Bigz die for the surrounding frame.
I added some floral paper from the Bella Rose pad, and finished it off with some sequins from Stampin' Up.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Evergreen Pivot Christmas Tree Pop It Ups Card

I'm not quite over the fact that summer is finished, but I've made my first Christmas cards now, so I must be accepting it!
This is quite a quick card I made using Karen Burniston's Evergreen Pivot Card die set.
I used the decorator dies that come with the set to make the tree layers, a Stampin' Up punch for the glitter stars on the trees, and some snowflakes from Tim Holtz's Mini Paper Snowflakes Thinlits die set.

I added some Pewter Pearl Drops to the snowflakes, and a sentiment using a banner die from Brenda Walton's Sizzix Floral Wreath die set and a stamp from Purple Onion Designs.
The papers are from First Edition's Christmas Wishes 12x12'' Pad.

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Friday, 12 August 2016

Hanging Charm Pull Tab Butterfly Card

We got back last week from our family holiday - I just thought I'd share a few pictures, before I show you my latest card.
We visited Dubai, then Hong Kong (here's the family overlooking Hong Kong from Victoria Peak)

 We spent a few days in Bangkok, (big lizards in the park!)

then Cambodia,

then Vietnam for a few days.

The main mode of transport!

I've been pretty ill since getting back - picked up some kind of flu on holiday, but today I felt alright and ready for some crafting again!

I decided to use one of Karen Burniston's recent die sets, the Hanging Charm Pull Tab set.
The set cuts out the pieces for a pull mechanism that makes a frame stand up, from which you can hang charms. You can put the mechanism just on a plain card stock base, but I decided to stick the mechanism to the front of an opening card so that there'd be room for me to write a message inside the card.
Here's the card with the mechanism still folded down flat.

 When you pull the tab, the frame stands up. I used the butterfly charm die that comes with the set, to create a hanging butterfly, and then attached another butterfly with wire. I cut the butterflies from adhesive wood veneer, made them double-sided and glued on sequins.

When you pull the tab it reveals a space, where I stuck some die cut paper Smooches letters. (I used Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided tape on the back, to turn the die cuts into stickers.)

I added an arrow to the pull tab (using a Stampin' Up punch) and I made the word 'pull' from the same Happy Birthday paper Smooches die set.
Finally I added some sequins and stickers.

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Tim Holtz's Sizzix Village Cottage Dwelling/Brownstone Houses with Craft Consortium Tanya Whelan Wild Rose Papers

Well, I had immense fun with this little project! I recently bought some of Tim Holtz's Sizzix Village dies, and got to have a play with them. Here's what I've made so far.

I bought these five dies in a bundle from Cutting Edge Crafts (UK), and they are available here in the US, among other places.

 I used all patterned papers from Craft Consortium's Tanya Whelan 'Wild Rose' 12x12 pad. I love how they co-ordinate!

My first house was made using the Village Dwelling die, decorated with the Village Cottage die (which creates the shuttered windows, dormer windows and fence), and the Village Rooftops die for the roof shingles. I've seen the Village Cottage die called the Village Bungalow die in some places in the UK.
I decorated the house with moss and paper flowers, and made the little wreath above the door with wire stems from the paper flowers, and a bit of moss.
Just a note on adhesive.  I used an ATG gun on the large house flaps and strips of roof shingles. I used Beacon's 3-in-1 glue for the moss and flowers, and I used Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive in a Fineline glue bottle on the smaller flaps.

I made the house base with die cuts from the Village Dwelling and Village Cottage dies. I cut out multiple fence pieces and glue them together to fit round the base.

For my second house, I used the Village Brownstone die, Village Cottage die for the shuttered windows, and the Village Rooftops die.
I put a mottled pink vellum behind the windows of all three buildings.

My last building I styled into a church. (I thought that this would make a lovely alternative to a wedding card - this with a message on a tag, or something, in a decorated box...)
I used the Village Brownstone die, the Village Bell Tower die and the Village Rooftops die. (Just look at those gorgeous little roof tiles!! They cut out in longer-than-needed strips, which you can stagger how you like and trim off the excess at each side of the roof.

I didn't have any mini bells (in spite of eating plenty of Lindt Reindeer!), so I used a large 'jingle bell', which I hung up with thin craft wire and glued into the apex of the bell tower roof.

Here's the church placed on the base.

 And just to give you an idea of the size of the houses... cute hey?! 

I forgot to mention too - I met Tim Holtz back in February, at the Stitches Show in Birmingham, UK!
I'd gone to the show to meet up with Karen Burniston (of Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts and Elizabeth Craft Designs Pop It Ups fame). Karen and Tim were working from the same stand, so I asked Karen to introduce us.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Reverse Confetti Happy Pretty Panel & Swirlies Card

Here's a card I made a couple of days ago for a friend who had recently moved house and had a birthday. 
I used the Happy Pretty Panel Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti, and the Swirlies Confetti Cuts.
The background patterned paper is from Stampin' Up, and I made the flower from a new Sizzix die set - the Mix and Match Flowers Thinlits, with a gingham brad in the centre (an old one from Making Memories).
The 'everything' is a Papertrey Ink stamp from their Wet Paint set, which I stamped in VersaMark ink and used white embossing powder with.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

My Favorite Things Birthday Wishes & Balloons Card

I love this card by My Favorite Things DT member Yoonsun Hur, and seeing as I had the same stamp & die sets (the Birthday Wishes and Balloons sets) made my own version of it. 

For the background I used Elizabeth Craft Designs' Soft Finish Cardstock, which is wonderful for blending Distress Ink onto. I added some white spots with Ranger Enamel Accents, and used more Distress Ink to colour the balloon die cuts. I put white shine on the balloons with Signo Uni-ball pen.

I glued on some clear sequin stars, and layered the panel onto black cardstock, which I put on foam pads onto the turquoise card blank.

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Reverse Confetti Happy Pretty Panel Card

I bought myself some Reverse Confetti products last week, and made this card using the Whole Lotta Happy stamp set, the Happy Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts, and the Big Stripes Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.

For the flower bouquet, I used Stampin' Up punches, Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland Decorative Strip, Martha Stewart Frond Punch and an old unbranded stamen punch.

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