Saturday, June 12, 2021

C4C588 Cupcake Day

The Crazy4Challenges team is celebrating Cupcake Day, which is Monday, June 14th.  I tried my hand at a mini slimline card with the Karen Burniston Tag Book Pop-Up on the inside.  I found an old cupcake-related stamp set in my stash which was perfect for this card.

Check out the Crazy4Challenges blog to see how the rest of the team celebrates this yummy holiday!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

CCEE2123 -- Donald Duck Day

Kelly tells the CCEE Stampers that yesterday was Donald Duck Day, her husband's favorite Disney character.  She asked us to feature a duck(s) on our card/project.

My inventory of stamps was pretty limited in the duck department, but I found a digital stamp from Paper Nest Dolls with a duck on it.  And it gave me an opportunity to use my favorite "rainy day" die from Memory Box!  I just love those puddles!

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more ducks!

Saturday, June 5, 2021

C4C587 Great Outdoors Month/Camping Month

The Crazies are starting a new month of challenges, and we start off by honoring both Great Outdoors Month and Camping Month.  So we're creating cards inspired by the Great Outdoors.  

My card uses a new die (the Karen Burniston Slip Flaps & Frames) and an old die (the Karen Burniston Camping Pop-Up.  After seeing some cute Flamingo paper clips used by Kelly Booth, I scoured Amazon and found these Deer Head paper clips, which hold the flaps closed.

After removing the paper clips, the flaps will open revealing this campsite.

Be sure to check out the Crazy4Challenges blog for some more homage to the Great Outdoors.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

CCEE2122 - Repeat Day

Kelly starts her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that today is Repeat Day!  She asked us to use the repeat stamping technique on our card/project.  I wanted to try a technique that I had never used before, so I googled "repeat stamping technique on cards" and came upon something new to me -- Stamp Shifting.  There was a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers which looked pretty cool.

I'm anxious to see what the rest of the team comes up with for this challenge.  I'm always in the market for new techniques.   Check out the CCEE Stampers blog if you are too.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge -- Make a Scene

It's the first Tuesday of June, time for another Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.  This month Karen challenged the team to "make a scene."  One of the new dies from the recent release is the Tiny House Pop-Up.  Such a cute little house!  Along with the Mushroom House Add-On, I created this little Fairy Garden.  

The front of the card is one of Riley & Company's Mushroom Lane houses.  I stamped a little fairy coming up the steps, adding the welcoming "hello" from the new Slim Flaps & Frames.

Upon opening the card, you find the entire scene, complete with two Tiny Trees Pop-Ups.  Two little glittery fairies are sitting on the fences.  

Here are a few close-up photos of this magical fairy garden.  I love the purple trees!

I had such fun creating this little bit of fantasy.

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score"

Father's Day is this month, so my card for the Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" challenge is quite masculine -- and is also an experiment.  I took one of the tutorials on the Scor-Pal website, Pockets & More Pockets, and made a tool box for Father's Day.  It didn't turn out exactly like I imagined it, but it works nonetheless.  That photo in the right-hand bottom corner is the back of the card.  That cool metallic-looking paper is part of a photo paper pad I've had for a very long time.

The tools in the "drawers" are from both Karen Burniston and Creek Bank Creations.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

C4C586 - Give a Gift

This week's Crazy4Challenges challenge was to make a card with space for a gift card on the front!  (So, not inside the card.)  It can be a pocket, some type of interactive mechanism or even part of your main design.  Alternatively, create a gift box or package.

I used one of My Favorite Things' gift card pouches on the front of my card and placed a Starbucks gift card in it, coordinating with the fun patterned paper that has been sitting in a drawer for a very long time.

And you can get to that gift card without ruining the front of the card.  On the inside is a zip strip behind the gift card section.  It's hard to see clearly, but here's a picture of it.

Visit the Crazy4Challenges blog to see some more creative ways to give a gift card.