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Monday, June 17, 2019

Happy First Birthday

Hello friends,welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  It is Monday here - it come around all too quickly don't you think?!  Today I have a 'Fancy Fold' card to share with you a 'Pop and Twist' card- so much easier to create than you first think and such a fun fold. I have made a fun and whimsical card using Kaisercraft papers and Collectibles for a friend of the family and my DD1's BFF - she wanted something special to mark his first birthday - and he just loved cars.


Cut a card base and score half way; fold the card stock into an A-frame card base. Decorate the card front as desired, it is so much easier to do before the inside is added, adding bulk.

I have used patterned paper from Kaisercraft adhering to the pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra. The sentiment has been cut/embossed using a Spellbinders Alphabet and adhered using liquid glue. The banner is also from Spellbinders, the die has been used as a stencil and the inside of the die sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zeal and a sponge dauber.  The age has been cut/embossed using Shapeabilities Filigree Numbers Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken and corrugated card stock. The scalloped border is also from Kaisercraft and has been adhered to the base of the patterned paper using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.


A Belly Band has been created using a strip of teal card stock 5cm wide.  Make sure it goes around the middle of the whole card with 2cm extra to allow for adhering.  Add a slightly smaller strip of patterned paper to the centre of the Belly Band using double sided tape - use strong tape to secure the Belly Band together.  Cut/emboss a Spellbinders Nestabilities Fancy Edged Circles Etched Dies using the 4th smallest die and yellow card stock.  Adhere the Lion embellishment to the circle, adhere the layered lion to the Belly Band.


Cut card stock for the pop-up mechanism, 8cm x 24cm.  Score down the centre of the card both lengthwise and width (or the long side and the short side)   Fold the right hand side towards the centre to where the score lines meet, check they line up on both sides before burnishing,.  Repeat this with the left hand side - to give an 'x in the centre.  Fold the paper on the score lines to make a tent shape Burnish all folds. This piece becomes the pop-up mechanism for the card.  Place the point of the mechanism centred just below the fold on the card base, Place tape on the top of the mechanism  Close the card to adhere the top panel to the pop-up mechanism.

Cut another piece of  white card stock 8cm x 24cm. Score on the short side at 4cm and burnish. Fold each side towards the centre fold and burnish the folds.  Decorate each panel inside the card by cutting two pieces of  Kaisercraft patterned paper to 9cm x 9.5cm, adhering onto the top and bottom panels. 

Open the card. The pop-up mechanism will unfold. Place Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra on the top right corner and the bottom left corner back of the "tent" pop-up mechanism and center the accordion fold piece over the pop-up mechanism and attach.


Cut four Kaisercraft patterned paper to 5.5cm x 8.5cm and attach to each panel of the accordion portion using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra. Decorate the panels using Spellbinders Die D-Lites Little Guy Etched Dies including the clouds.  Add Rickrack, Die cut Balloons and a rainbow to the top panel of the card, and embellish both edges of the bottom panel.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Travel
Crafty Calendar - Masculine
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: MALE/FATHERS 
QKR Stampede ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes & A Sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner - Masculine 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes 
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Masculine or Father's Day
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: More than One Fold
Dragonfly Dreams - For a Man/Boy

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Z-Fold Dog-Gone Birthday

Hello friends, welcome and thanks for stopping by.  I have had a couple of days off the computer, simply because life got busy and that happens doesn't it!!  Nothing bad - just busy, even some creative stuff happening!  I have been having a lot of fun creating a Z-Fold card and bringing out stamps I have been wanting to use for so-o-o long - who doesn't love these Crazy Dogs by Stampers Anonymous.

I have also used Kaisercraft patterned papers, Spellbinders Dies and Chameleon Pens.


My white card base measures 28cm x 10cm and the second piece measures 28cm x 5cm. Score the card base at 7cm and 14cm.  Make a mountain fold on the first score line and a valley fold on the second score line so that you have a basic Z-Fold card.   Repeat the scoring and folding on the smaller piece of card stock.


Turn the smaller piece of card stock over so that the long section is on the left hand side the folded sections are on the right hand side. Adhere Kaisercraft patterned paper to each portion of the card base and the smaller strip using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra - cut slightly smaller to allow a white border around each piece. 
NOTE: Make sure you have the two sections facing the right way before adding patterned papers and embellishments. 


Attach the smaller piece to the large piece. Apply Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra to the left half only of the long section. and secure it to the left hand side of the larger piece of card stock. I placed mine about  1cm from the base, but  it can be higher if you like.  Secure the right side between the last score line and the right hand edge also using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.


Now to decorate - I have stamped the images using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, coloured using Chameleon Pens.  Each of the gorgeous dogs have been fussy cut/hand cut out using scissors and popped up onto the card using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  3D Foam Squares.

The happy birthday sentiment has been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Happy Birthday w/Numbers Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job.  The Banners cut/embossed using the Die D-Lites Amused 1 Etched Dies and the Balloons from a Die D-Lie Etched Die.  All of the images and decorations are visible when the card is open. 


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge - ALWAYS COLORING & ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: MALE/FATHERS 
Creative Fingers - always ANYTHING GOES  
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog - STAMPS & BIRTHDAYS* and/or SKETCH* 
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Stamp Brand (and why) Stampers Anonymous - what is not to love about these adorable and CRAZY animals 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes & A Sentiment
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes
Ike's World - F for Fold/ Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: More than One Fold
Stamping Sensations - Very Colorful

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

     

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Little Birdie Crafts Twisted Easel Card

Hello friend, welcome and thanks for stopping by.   I have a new post on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog today - sharing a Twisted Easel card using Little Birdie Crafts Thin Dies - I love the way the die cut is so easy to remove from the die!!  I have also used patterned paper, flowers,  butterflies and so much more.  You can see the full tutorial and step out photos HERE.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Tuesday Throwdown - Shaped Card
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES
613 Avenue Create -  Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: More than One Fold
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes 
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

One of a Kind

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by. It is Tuesday here in the Southern Hemisphere and yesterday was a public holiday for some of us in honour of  Queen Elizabeth's Birthday.  I am a Royalist at heart and love HRH The Queen - Happy Birthday! 


I have been playing with Kaisercraft Collectibles, as they seem to be continually on my desk at the moment - but can you blame me!?  They are divine.


A very quick and easy card - perhaps a touch CAS (Clean And Simple) - well for me anyway. he collectibles have been popped up onto a card front that is using older Authentique Paper - I could not resist the beautiful sunny yellow with these Collectibles. For dimension I always use Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  Each element seemed to lead the way to the next and it does not get much easier than that!


The sentiment is from my stash - could be a Stampin' Up one - let me know if you know where it is from.  The clouds are from Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sun and Clouds Etched Dies and have been cut/embossed using the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -  Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
2 Sisters On The Blog - Things with Wings
A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - ANYTHING GOES
Get Creative Challenges - ANYTHING GOES/OPT TWIST FAVORITE COLOR COMBO

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

Sunday, June 9, 2019

You are loved

Hello friends, welcome and thank you for stopping by.  It is Sunday and a long weekend for us - Queens Birthday - Happy birthday to Queen Elizabeth!  Today I have a feminine card to share with you, a little on the 'shabby' side and in one of my favourite palettes.

I am using one of my own patterned papers using leftover prices of papers - you know those ones that you don't want to part with - I have so many of them...the patterned paper has been cut into squares and layered onto recycled cardboard using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L Adhesive Sheets 4"x 6", next it has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine and embossed.

The card front has been paper pierced by hand and popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra. 



The wooden sentiment is also from Kaisercraft and has been glued to a small die from the Spellbinders Fairmont Labels Etched Dies and then popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares, onto a Collectible.  A small die from the Spellbinders Silhouette Etched Dies has been added to the right side of the Fairmont Label.  A row of small pompom braid has been added along the base of the Label.



 Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse has been trimmed and adhered either side of the Kaisercraft Collectible from the Miss Betty Collection.  Next the layered card front has been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares. 



This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional blue
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - F FOR FLOWERS
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Krafty Chicks - Die Cuts
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Summer colors, themes or treats (colours)
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting
                                      

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Grandma's Buttons

Hello friends, welcome and thanks for stopping by!  I am on a run with Kaisercraft at the moment, as I have mentioned on previous posts my inspiration has come from a set of cards that were designed by Alicia McNamara - a Boho set - once I got started I could not stop- it has become addictive LOL!  It is another very quick and easy way to create a pretty card.  I may need an intervention shortly Wink:wink! LOL


The card front has been cut/embossed using leftover pieces of Kaisercraft patterned paper and one of my favourite dies - the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the  Platinum Die Cutting Machine.  The card front has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut Kraft card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


You can see Alicia's cards HERE -the stripes got me started, especially when it means I can use the front of 6x6 Pads - they are perfect for this.  The patterned strip has been glued to the middle right of the card front and adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.


The beautiful embellishment has been created by cutting and embossing a Spellbinders Die by Becca Feeken. It has been layered and popped up onto the left side of the striped paper.  A wooden butterfly has been glued above the embellishment with a button and pearl, simple but effective.  Keeping it simple I added Want2Scrap white pearls belong the striped panel.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
2 Sisters On The Blog - Things with Wings
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional blue
Create With TLC - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
QKR Stampede ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Krafty Chicks - Die Cuts
House That Stamps Built - Things With Wings
Moo-Mania & More - Things With Wings
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting