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.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

CCEE1933 Vacation Destination

Anne continues as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this week and asked us to create a card using a vacation destination . . . one that we love or would like to visit . . . and to include a 3D element for fun.    You might consider my project a "cheat" because I made this some time ago, but I thought it was perfect for the challenge.  I had made a travelogue of places visited by Tim Holtz's Crazy Birds, and the 3D element is actually the album which holds all their photos.

While on vacation,  some of the places the Crazy Birds visited were Paris . . .

London . . .

Washington, DC . . . 

and Mt. Fuji . . .

Please forgive me if you consider this cheating, but I've often heard the saying, "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission."

If you want to see some "legal" travel destinations, be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers blog.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

CCEE1932 Embossing

Anne continues her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers with a relatively easy challenge.  She says, "Embossing adds so much to a card.  Use either wet or dry embossing, and add some bling."  I recently attended a stamp show in Orlando and visited a booth carrying some stamps and dies from a "new-to-me" company called Honey Bee Stamps.  I bought two stamp sets and a die set.  My card today uses images from both stamp sets, For the Record and Good Mix.  I thought they were the perfect ones to use with the music background embossing folder.  I didn't forget the bling -- there are two gems in the center of the speakers on the cassette player.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more embossing and bling.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Designer Challenge - Fun on the Farm

This month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge is "Fun on the Farm."  The re-release of Karen's Barn Pop-Stand die is exciting.  Along with the Barn, there are several other farm-related sets -- animals and scenery.

I used the Barn Pop-Stand for my card, but I didn't make a Pop-Up card, per se.  I like to make fancy fold cards, and one of my favorites is the Z-Box Pop-Up.   I cut out and assembled the barn and placed it on the back panel.  Then I added the animals to the front and the box.

I decided to show the various farm animals having fun -- playing dress-up.   We've got Mr. and Mrs. Pig all dressed up, looking like they're ready to go to dinner . . .

. . . Superhero Goat ready to save the world . . .

. . . and Mr. Turkey playing pirate.

The other animals are also in various garb -- cowboys, farmers, and more.

This challenge was named correctly -- it was definitely "fun on the farm."

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my card for the Designer Challenge this month.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

CCEE1931 Die Cut and Ribbon

Anne starts her month off as hostess for the CCEE Stampers with a good challenge -- create a card with a die cut and be sure to add a ribbon.

I've got a fun Christmas card made with several Karen Burniston dies -- mainly the Tag Book Pop-Up and the Train Pivot Panels.

And you'll notice that there are a couple of bows on the tag ends, so the "ribbon" part was covered as well.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see some more die cut/ribbon cards.