Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Designer Challenge - Wings

The theme of this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge is WINGS.  My favorite thing with wings is a butterfly, and I think my all-time favorite Karen Burniston die is the Fancy Label Accordion.  So I combined these two things for my card this month -- along with one of my favorite colors.

I pulled out some old, but still beautiful butterfly stamps for my card.  I stamped the one on the front twice, cutting one of them out so that it has a nice 3-D look to it.

A closer look at the inside panels . . .

. . . with the computer-generated sentiment on the first panel.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" Challenge - Birthday

It's time again for the Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" challenge, and this month's theme was pretty easy -- Birthday.  I've become enamored with slimline cards lately, and that's what I've done for the challenge.

It's hard to see, but I made diagonal score lines on the background, placing small brads at the intersecting lines.  Then I added the flowers, which have larger brads in the center, and the layered Karen Burniston birthday sentiment.

Stop over at the Scor-Pal blog to see some more creations from our talented team.

C4C546 - Camping

I'm continuing as a guest designer for the Crazy4Challenges challenge again this month.  Apparently, the first Saturday in August is "Campfire Day," so we were to make a card that is camping/campfire themed.

I pulled out an old MFP Stamp Shop set as well as the Karen Burniston Twist Panel die and Camping Charms dies to make my card.

Check out the Crazy4Challenges blog for some more camping fun.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Karen Burniston's Purse Pop-Up

Another one of the new dies from Karen Burniston is the Purse Pop-Up.

I've made several cards using this fun die -- one as a purse and the other as a suitcase.  But I think the one that was the most fun to make was the doctor's bag for a get-well card.    I computer-generated the sentiment on the front and added a couple of Karen Burniston's Get Well Charms.

But the inside is where the fun comes in.  I used black cardstock to make my doctor's bag and added several of the Get Well Charms as well as some die cuts made from a couple of CottageCutz dies.

Sandy Diller, another design team member made the purse into a tool box.  I wonder how many other variations of the purse we can invent?

Thursday, July 30, 2020

CCEE2031 Happy Birthday, Harry Potter

I'm winding up my month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers with a challenge close to my heart.  As you are most probably aware, I am a big Harry Potter fan.  Tomorrow (7/31) is his birthday.  I asked the team to create a card to celebrate this event -- something magical or just a birthday card.

Actually, I don't have a card for this challenge.  I recently watched a wonderful video on how to color these Paper Nest Dolls stamps with Copic markers.  Tina Day Goodwin is a marvelous colorist, and I got several tips from her video, including how to make those folds in their robes.  On the video she made two bookmarks, so I also made two bookmarks.

Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team wished Harry a happy birthday!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Christmas in July

The Karen Burniston Design Team is having so much fun with this new release, which is currently available for pre-order and will be shipped beginning August 3rd.  Today I've got another slimline card, but this time I'm using the Bitty Ball Pop-Up and the Gnome & Santa set.

I was curious to see if the Bitty Ball would fit in a slimline card.  It does -- just barely.  The dimensions of this card are 4" x 9".  Santa is on the front with a couple of evergreen trees from the Christmas Tree Pop Stand and a pile of gifts, which act as the place to tie the closing twine.  I added some decorations to the tree by adding a couple of strands of garland, a/k/a the Border Blends.

I used a piece of pattern paper on this inside which mimics the trees on the front and decorated the Bitty Ball as a Christmas ornament.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

C4C545 - Collage

Collages are fun to make.  The Crazy4Challenges challenge this week is to make a background from various different paper elements or use a paper that already looks like a collage.  In an old pack of 12 x 12 Christmas paper, I found one pattern which is a sepia collage.  I thought it would work well with a slimline card.  I added a couple of tree ornaments, a die-cut sentiment, and some enamel dots.

Check out the Crazy4Challenges blog for some more collage cards.