Monday, April 12, 2021

Karen Burniston Sneak Peek Week -- Day 1

This is one of my favorite times -- Karen Burniston Sneak Peek Week.  Karen has 12 new dies that will be available for order next week, but this week the DT is giving you some advance inspiration.  I started off my sneak peeks by using what I think is my favorite of the new dies -- the Waterfall Card.  Karen had shown everyone how to make a waterfall card using one of her older dies, the Frame Pull Pop-Up, but this new die makes it so much easier.

I used some cheery red gingham paper as the background for my panels.  The Fast Food Charms fit perfectly on them, after I sponged some red ink to highlight them.  

One thing I like about this new set is that the pull panel has a little die-cut with an arrow and the word "pull."  There are actually two different dies, so you can use it horizontally or vertically.

I have already made several cards using this fun die.  I will be posting them on the Karen Burniston Pop-Up Peeps Facebook page during this week.  Be sure to check them out.  And I'll have another fun card on my blog tomorrow using another one of the new dies.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

CCEE2114 Zoo Lovers Day

 Frances continued her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that apparently today is Zoo Lovers Day.  She asked us to create a card that includes at least one animal you might find in a zoo.

The animal I chose for my card was an elephant -- actually THREE elephants.  On the front of my card are a mama and baby elephant from My Favorite Things. They are attached to the front of the Karen Burniston Frame Pull Pop-Up  I used one of Karen's Pattern Plate dies (Fronds) for the background.  

When you pull that tab with the arrow, the little frame pops up, revealing a die cut elephant (also from Karen Burniston) celebrating his birthday.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more zoo animals.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge -- Yummy!

 The theme of this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge is "YUMMY!"  We were to make a card that incorporates "yummy," using dies such as the Ice Cream Sundae, Sweet Treat Charms, Cake Pop-Up, Cupcake Pop-Up, etc.  I made a birthday card using the Cupcake Pop-Up (without the pop-up).    The "sweet" is part of the Home Sweet Home die set.


The inside of the card is made with the Circle Tag Book Pop-Up and the Sweet Treat Charms.  And don't you just love that yummy patterned paper?  I've had it in my stash for many years and decided that this challenge was the perfect time finally to cut into it!

Here is a short video showing off the "pop-up" mechanism of my card.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope you liked my yummy creation.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

CCEE2113 Find a Rainbow Day

 Frances started her month-long stint as hostess for the CCEE Stampers with a fun challenge.  She told us that April 3rd is Find a Rainbow Day and asked us to include a rainbow of some type on our cards -- either a rainbow image or rainbow colors, whichever we preferred.

Some time ago I bought a die from Trinity Stamps which is perfect for a slimline card -- a big rainbow.  I added a few Paper Nest Dolls fairies for fun.  For the sentiment, I stamped it with a ColorBox multi-color stamp pad.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more rianbow fun!

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" challenge -- April Showers

 It's the first of the month and time for the Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" challenge.  As it is April, the obvious theme would be April Showers, which it is.  Katy also gave us the option of April Fool Us (include a hidden surprise/element).  I mainly went with April Showers, although there is a bit of a surprise inside.

I love making Slimline cards and today's challenge card is no exception.  I haven't used a House Mouse image in a long time and thought it was time to pull one of them off the shelf.  This cutie was perfect for April Showers.

You might say, "I don't see multiple scores on this card; BUT, when you open it, there are many scores.  I had made a Building Block Card on several previous occasions, but never on a slimline card.  This one was fun.  There's my surprise!

Check out the Scor-Pal blog to see how the rest of the team handled this fun challenge.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

CCEE2112 - Pencil Day

 Frances told the CCEE Stampers that March 30th is Pencil Day.  For our challenge this week, we were to feature pencils, colored pencils, crayons, etc., on our card creations.   Either use this medium to color our image, or feature an image of pencils, crayons, etc.

It's been a long time since I've used colored pencils on my cards.  So it was a treat to pull out my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and get to work.  I recently purchased these Pink and Main Tall Flowers and thought they would be the perfect image on which to use pencils.  I like the way they look on the Pink and Main slimline plaid die cut.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see some more pencil work!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

CCEE2111 - International Day of Forests

 Frances continues as hostess for the CCEE Stampers challenges.  She told us that March 21st is International Day of Forests.  For our challenge this week, we were to include a tree or trees on your cards.  I made a slimline card, using several of Karen Burniston's slimline dies, one of which (the Long Nature's Edges) contains several trees.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for more trees.