Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Hello everyone!  Today is the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Horse. The horse is part of a 12-year-cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. These interact with the five elements: wood, metal, fire, water, earth. 2014 is the year of the wood horse, taking over from the year of the water snake.

Here is a card I made using the Pop It Ups Oval Accordion card die to celebrate the occassion. I have also used the Kimono die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I cut one layer using gold foil paper and the solid image using cardstock covered with double sided adhesive.  After applying the outline, I used Red Silk Microfine glitter. The paper used is the Graphic 45 Birdsong Collection. I have accented the lantern is red/gold glitter dots. 





Here is the card opened up. I made the red envelope using my We R Memory keepers envelope punch board. Red envelopes are gifts presented at social and family gatherings such as weddings or on holidays such as the Chinese New Year. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits.




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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Best Wishes

Hello everyone! I hope that you are enjoying your weekend so far.

Today I am sharing with you a card I made using the Pop It Ups Oval Accordion Card Die. I have paired it with the Butterfly Pivot accessories and  Butterfly Accessory dies. I have also used a Sheena Douglass stamp set called Flying Colors to the die cuts.


I have also added die cuts from the Small Butterfly from Elizabeth Craft Designs and as well at the Oval Flourish Frames set.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Love You!

Hello to everyone! Today I am bringing you another new project using the Karen Burniston Fancy Label Accordion Card die and the new Bebunni Love stamp from Crafters Companion. These Bebunni stamps are fantastic!  



Here is I have colored up the stamp with my Spectrum Noir Next Generation markers.


The Colors Used:
Bunny: IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, Blender, FS6, FS8, CR1, CR2, CR3
Letters: CR7, DR3, DR5, DR7



For the inside of the card I used the Pop It Ups Frame edges as well as the accessories dies.
I love love love this card!  The sentiment is also from the Bebunni Love You stamp set.



So many possibilities with these Pop It Ups!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Built With Love

Happy day to everyone! Today I am bringing you a new project using the Karen Burniston Circle Accordion Card die and the new Bebunni Baby stamp from Crafters Companion.

I am absolutely loving the Bebunni stamp range. They are super fun to color. And I love using them with the Pop It Ups dies. These dies make the most fantastic interactive cards ever.

Here is I have colored up the stamp with my Spectrum Noir Next Generation markers. I also added a touch of shimmer to the blocks using my Wink of Stella pen.


The Colors Used:
Bunny: IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, Blender, FS6, FS8, CR1, CR2, CR3
Blocks: CT1, CT2, CT4, LG2, LG4, LG3, IB1, IB2, IB3

For the inside of the card I used the Pop It Ups Frame edges as well as the Katie Label accessories.
I love this fun card. The sentiment is from the Bebunni Baby Baby stamp set.


I cannot get enough of these Pop It Ups!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Huey Hummingbird


Hello everyone! Well a new weekly challenge has begun at The Stamping Chef.  The current challenge is Anything Goes! 

For this project I used the Fancy Label Accordion Card die.  I have colored up an image called Huey Hummingbird. This cute little image has been colored up with my next generation Spectrum Noir markers and American Crafts colored pencils. And here is my finished card ... 



The colors used: 
Pink: FS8, FS6, CR3, CR2
Yellow: CT2, CT4
Green: DG2, DG4
Purple: PL2, PL3
Blue:TB4, TB6 
Black: IG6, IG8

Pencils:
Green, Black, Yellow, Orange, Purple, Blue

I love using the Pop It Ups dies for my cards. It is a fast and fun way to add movement to your projects. On this card I added the scalloped edge fancy frame to each of the inside sides.  I used the included accessory dies to make background and frames for my sentiment. The sentiment was cut using an Elizabeth Craft Designs Die. 

I hope that this inspires you to join in on the fun here!

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Owl Always Love You

Hello everyone! Valentines day is quickly approaching. I wanted to make some cards that were fun, quick, and easy to mass produce. I used the new Pop It Ups Oval Accordion Card die to make this quick and easy card.

I am also loving the new All Seasons Tree die. It was easy to cut these for the cards. I was using paint strips to make the hearts so I chose to use the EK success mini heart punch. The stamp set are from two Studio G clear stamps/

Here is the card in progress and some of the supplies used.


Here is the final card put together. It is a real whoot!

I wish I loved not using "traditional" Valentines Day colors. 

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