Saturday, 29 April 2017

C4C 383 Music Birthday Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our April 2017 Hostess is Frances Byrne (for the second month), and our Guest Designer is Kristine Reynolds.  

Here is Kristine's Challenge: Tomorrow is International Jazz Day .... Include some for of music on your card. Music notes; inspired by a song; your favorite musican; music designer paper .... It's up to you!

I have been enamoured with Gate Fold cards lately, and had found this music print patterned paper while looking for something else in my stash. So that was the starting point for my card today.

I stamped the guitar and die cut it, then die cut 3 more from white card stock. Then they were adhered together to form a nice chipboard style embellishment.

Here is a look at the inside ...

Our Son In Law loves music, and teaches guitar so this will be a perfect birthday card for him.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C383

Fuse green card stock - MFT
Music stamps and dies - Local King Rubber Stamps
Word stamp - Avery Elle
Stitched fishtail banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - DCWV
White card stock
Music Washi Tape

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Friday, 28 April 2017

'Jug of Flowers' Pull Card

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It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog and my card share today is a Pull Card using Karen Burniston's Spiral Circle Pull Card. The cute flower stickers I've had in my stash for YEARS. I'm enjoying the pretty doily's from Stampin' Up, and added a couple of scribble butterflies as well as the stickers.

The notches hold the card in the closed position until you pull the sides to reveal the inside.

I've been needing a bunch of Thinking of You cards lately, so this one goes into the stash.

Blue card stock - Stampin' Up
Doily - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Stitched Circle die - MFT Stamps
Pull Card Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
3-d Stickers - my stash
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Scribble Butterfly die - Stampin' Up
Patterned paper - DCWV
Yellow card stock
Thinking of You dies - Elizabeth CraftDesigns

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

'Hamster Love' Valentine

Good morning friends

Today I'd like to share a 'Stashbuster card' made for Valentine's Day.  The square with heart and blue star paper, heart paper scrap, red card stock scrap and the journal card were from my stash or laying on my stamping area. Only the hamster & swirly scribble were made for the card front.

Last Spring (or maybe the Spring before that) I cut a bunch of stitched journal cards, and this one was in the pile.

A few more scraps used to decorate the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I love using things up!

Hamster stamp and die - Paper Smooches
Swirly Scribble die - Stampin' Up
Red card stock
Blue card stock scrap
White card stock
Chalks - Stampin' Up
Dove Blender
Stitched Journal Card - Lawn Fawn
Embellishments - stash
Wink of Stella
Patterned paper scrap - Bella Boulevard
Blueprints #21 (perforated look panel) - MFT Stamps
Bakers Twine
Banner - Recollections
Words inside - Simon Says Stamp

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Hamster Love Anniversary Card

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Oh my goodness, these Paper Smooches hamsters crack me up.

I had one 12 x 12" sheet of this heart patterned paper and managed to use it all up on several cards. This is one of my favourite card layouts. The heart is from Karen Burniston's Spiral Circle Pull Card - I've always loved the shape of that heart,

Here is a peek at the inside:

This was made for our daughter and hubby's April Anniversary.

Sketch - Pinterest, Sweet Sunday Sketch #186
White, red and green card stocks
Blue card stock - Stampin' Up
Blueprints #12 - MFT Stamps
Fishtail flag dies - MFT stamps
Spiral Circle Pull Card (Circle and Heart), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - Bella Blvd
Chalks - Stampin' Up
Dove Blender
Hamster stamps and die - Paper Smooches
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fun foam
Wink of Stella
Black Glaze Pen
Love die - Royal Stand Up - Sizzix
Grass die - MFT Stamps

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Love and Hugs Slider Card

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This was another fun card to make. I love Doodlebug Designs, and Joset's new Sliders, and the dog from Taylored Expressions. Put all three together and you have a cute interactive card!

The dog is a die that cuts the outer shape and the inner heart. I backed the open heart with red card stock, then stamped the dogs face. The set also has a pig, cow and an owl. For this card, the  dog spins and slides along the track.

I gave the sun glossy eyes and smile with a glaze pen.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

Quick Critters, stamps and dies - Taylored Expressions
Patterned paper and flower embellishment - Doodlebug
Sliders and Spinners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Spinner and Slider disks - MFT Stamps
White and pink card stocks
Glaze pen - Sakura
Green card stock
Stitched circles - MFT Stamps

Card size 4-1/4" square
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Monday, 24 April 2017

Balloons Birthday Card

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I had a small piece of this balloon print patterned paper leftover so decided to use it up and make a simple birthday card. The paper was double sided, so I used the pattern on the reverse for the semi-circle on the bottom.

The blue balloon was adhered with a mini Action Wobble, and the Bakers Twine secured under the celebrate banner.

On the inside, the balloons on the left were fussy cut from the last scrap of the paper.

Cream card stock
Blueprints #21 - MFT Stamps
Patterned paper - Jillibean Soup
Celebrate stamp - Hero Arts
White embossing Powder
Turquoise card stock
Balloon die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bakers Twine
Glaze Pen - Sakura
Mini Action Wobble
Inside words - PTI

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Holiday Money/Cheque Holders

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Today I am sharing some of the Christmas money holders I made. They stay closed with a belly band, decorated with embellies from my stash.

They were made before I moved my blog here, so the photos are watermarked with my old blog.

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