Thursday, September 19, 2019

CCEE1938 - Talk Like a Pirate Day

Frances told us that today (Sept. 19th) is Talk Like a Pirate Day.  She told the CCEE Stampers to grab those pirate stamps/dies to create our cards this week.  If we didn't have any pirate stamps, we could think beach, ocean, or treasure.

Quite a few years ago I bought a cute little Changito the Pirate set and haven't used it for a long time.  Today was the day to ink it up again!


This accordion frame die is one of the first Karen Burniston dies I ever purchased.  It is still one of my favorites.  And here are my pirates!


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more pirate fun.  Yo Ho!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

CCEE1937 - Honey

Frances continues her month of challenges to the CCEE Stampers.  Apparently, September is Honey Month.  Frances asked us to use this as our inspiration -- honey, bees, bears, even stamp companies that have honey in their names.

I have become slightly addicted to the new Karen Burniston Triple Flip die and used it on my card this week, along with some old bee stamps and a bee die.


The fun part of this die is when you pull that little tab with the arrow on it.


Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more bee-autiful cards from the rest of the team.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

CCEE1936 - Tall Cards

Frances Byrne started her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by giving us a tall order, sort of.  She told us that September 3rd was Skyscraper Day and challenged us to make a tall card this week.

I recently purchased a cute MFT stamp set called Picture Perfect.  I had seen several cards using this set and was compelled to purchase it.  I used three of the images on my tall card.  The hamsters were the ones I fell in love with, so they got top billing on my card.


Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more tall cards made by our team.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge -- Enjoy the Ride!

This month the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge goes mobile -- "Enjoy the Ride!"  My late husband was a model railroad enthusiast, so naturally I chose the Train Pivot Panels die for my card.  And, as I like to get a head start on my Christmas cards, I chose a Christmas theme.


The background paper on both the front and inside of my card is from Heartfelt Creations, who make the most beautiful patterned papers.

I cut out two engines and six of the train cars, dressing them up a little bit with some sponging and a white gel pen before constructing my card. While I was out craft shopping one day, I found some tiny 3-D Christmas stickers at Hobby Lobby.  Santa fit perfectly in the window of the locomotive.  Isn't he cute?  The "smoke rings" on both the inside and the outside of the card were made with the wheel die.


The inside of the card is the whole train, chugging along.


Oh, look!  Someone left some packages up there by the railroad crossing sign.  Perhaps they thought Santa needed a little help!  Those are more of the 3-D Christmas stickers.


As you can see, I added a couple of red gemstones to the railroad crossing sign.  I thought they gave it a little more dimension.

I hope you like my card.  I'm really in love with this Train Pivot Panel die.  It was the first one I used when I got this latest release of dies.  And I've had a lot of fun using it.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Scor-Pal Challenge - Back to School

The theme of the Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge for September is very timely -- Back to School.   I've made a little notepad folio, which was a fun, easy-to-do project.  I found that dreamcatcher paper at Joann a couple of weeks ago and thought it would make a good cover.   To complement the paper, I cut a Spellbinders dreamcatcher and a "Dream" sentiment.


I created a little section on the left-hand side of the inside of my folio to hold a pocket calendar and a pen.  The notepad side was decorated with some stamped/die-cut feathers.


Be sure to stop over at the Scor-Pal blog to see some more back-to-school projects.  If you'd like to join in on the fun, create a project of your own and post it on the blog post.  You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Scor-Pal store.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

CCEE1935 - Card of Encouragement

For her last challenge for August, Anne asked the CCEE Stampers to make a card of encouragement. That's a great reason to make a card -- to give someone a pat on the back or some support when they need it.

I pulled out an old stamp set from MFP Stamps (no longer in business) which conveyed this exact sentiment --  Black-Eyed Susans for Encouragement -- for my card.



The inside continues the theme.  I used the Karen Burniston Rockin' Rectangle for a bit of interest.


Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for more cards of encouragement.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

CCEE1934 Fancy Fold Cards

Anne's challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week is one after my own heart.  She said that she loves fancy fold cards, as do I.  As I was looking through Pinterest for some inspiration, I found a card which looked pretty interesting -- a gatefold easel card.  Using the Karen Burniston Castle Pop-Up as well as her Knight and Dragon dies, I made this fun get-well card.


The fancy fold happens when you open the card.


Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see some more fancy fold cards.