Monday, October 24, 2016

Boy Oh Boy

Hi my crafty friends. It is time for part 2 for the Designer Challenge for the month of October.  This time around the challenge was set by me! :)   Being the mother of 3 boys, I chose : Boy Oh Boy, think rough and tumble, boys will be boys, masculine or manly - no girls allowed!

For my card, I used the Handing Charm Pull Tab Die. I paired it up with the Clock and Gears die along with the Steampunk Charms Die set. For the background paper, I used the Stage It Stencils - Gears.

Here is the card with the tab pulled to reveal the stamped sentiment from the Steampunk Clear Stamp Set.

Here is another view of the card. 



Monday, October 10, 2016

ROYGBIV! Its a rainbow challenge

Hello my crafty friends.  I am here today with the first of the October Designers Challenge and it is a rainbow of crafty fun.

The challenge is:
"ROYGBIV" - It's the monochromatic challenge but we get to  pick a color from any of the colors of the rainbow.  We had to make a card featuring predominantly Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo or Violet.

For my color, I chose Blue... kinda fitting since I have three boys.

The front of my card uses the new Labels and Circles and the Baby clear stamp set.  The patterned papers were from Pebbles Special Delivery paper line.

For the inside of my card, I used the Anita Frame Pop Up Die to create the inside of my card. I also used the Stripe/Plaid stencil with some ECD double sided adhesive to create the plaid patterned paper. The paper uses a combination of mixing the stencil technique with the glitter plaid technique that Els posted a video of recently. I have added the onsie from the Baby Charms die set to the left side of my pop up.  The sentiment is also from the Baby clear stamp set. 

Make sure that you stop by and check out what the other team members created for this challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Designers Challenge Part 2

Hey there my crafty peeps!  It is time for part 2 of the Karen Burniston Designers challenge. This time the challenge was set by Caz Counsell - "Be Inspired" - Take inspiration from a fellow teammate for a card or technique of any theme! 

For my card, is was inspired by a card made by Kelly Booth last December using the Cup Pop Stand die

This card was displayed at the Elizabeth Craft Designs booth for Winter CHA 2016

I used the Hanging Charm Pull Tab card die to add movement to my shaker.

Here is the card closed:

Here is the card open:



Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

It's a Halloween Party

Hello my crafty friends!
 It is time for the 1st Designers Challenge for the month of September. For this challenge, Karen has chosen:  Halloween" - Cute or creepy - you decide! For my project, I chose to do a little bit of both.

I decided to make Halloween Party decor for my project. Treat bags, treat boxes, paper straws, and a light up graveyard centerpiece make up my project.

Here is a close up of the graveyard. The house was made using the Holiday Decorator House die. I decided the make the house taller by stopping the cutting from going all the way to the end and then shifting the die up. And Hoppy's cauldron is made using the Bathtub Pop Stand and a circle die. I have also extended the Iron Fence all of the way around the spooky scene.

Here is a close up of the paper straws and treat bags.

Here is a close up of the treat boxes. 

I hope this inspires you with some Halloween party decoration ideas. 





Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the amazing project created by the other designers.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Girly or Ghouly Challenge

Hey there my crafty peeps!  It is time for part 2 of the Karen Burniston Designers challenge. This time the challenge was set by Shelly Hickox to make a card either Girly or Ghouly. We had to think pretty, shabby, feminine or French, OR think creepy, crawly, spooky or eerie.

For my card, went pretty and feminine using the Flower Pot Pop Stand die. I totally love this die!!!!

For the outside of the card I used the Labels and Circles dies set along with the decorator dies from the Anita Frames Pop Up.  The stamps is from the new Occasions Clear Stamp set. The flowers are a combination of the flower dies included in the Flower Pot Pop Stand die and the flowers included in the Props 7 die set.

On the inside I have added a trellis from the Bamboo Trellis die and lots of flowers from the flower dies included in the Flower Pot Pop Stand die, the flowers included in the Props 7 die set, and leaves from the Curvy Leaves die set. I have also added the butterflies included in the Flower Pot Pop Stand dies set as well. I have used glitter dots and lines to decorate the pieces as well.

Here is a look from above. The lattice on the inside of the pot allows enough space for lots of pretty flowers. I have also added another set of labels for a sentiment. 

Here is the best part of this die, it folds down flat for mailing. How totally cool is that!?!

Be sure to check out the other designers and see what they came up with for this challenge. 



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