Thursday, November 26, 2020

CCEE2048 - Tie One on Day

 Kelly finishes up her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers with an interesting challenge.  She told us that today is Tie One on Day and asked us to create a card using something that's tied -- apron strings, shoelaces, bow tie, ribbons in the hair, etc.

I've got another slimline card this week.  I used a bow (although it's a die-cut bow) tying on some Christmas jingle bells from Creek Bank Creations.  The big Merry Christmas sentiment is from Karen Burniston.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team met today's challenge.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Christmas Gift Card Holders

 I am pretty sure that I won't be seeing my family in person at Christmas this year.  So I decided that everyone will be getting gift cards this year, but I wanted to make them a little special.  I love using the Karen Burniston pop-up dies to make unique gift card holders.  I've got several to show you today.

The first card is for my son, who is big into cosplay.  He is currently in the process of making himself a Mandalorian costume.  I've got a cute stamp set from The Sassy Club, which was perfect for him.  Using the Karen Burniston Parcel Pop-Up and Flap & Closure set, I made this gift card holder for him.

The next one I made was for my grandson, who is BIG into Batman.  I used the Rockin' Rectangle die, a Mama Elephant cityscape die, My Favorite Things street die, and a stamped image from Kindred Stamps' Justice is Served stamp set.  I like the Rockin' Rectangle with an acetate front, so you can get a hint to the inside.

Instead of the "batsignal" in the sky, I've got Santa and his reindeer up there.

My third gift card holder, for my grandson's wife, is made with the Fancy Label Accordion die and the new Fancy Winter Frames, along with the Gift Card Holder die.  I had to improvise to make the Gift Card Holder diecut fit the inside of the Accordion.  It's not perfect, but it works.

I added the sentiment from Word Set 3 - Holiday and a poinsettia from Honey Bee Stamps to finish off the other two panels.

I will eventually be making 10 gift card holders; but, if I make one or two at a time, it shouldn't take me long to get all 10 completed.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

CCEE2047 - Sunflowers

 Kelly continues as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this week, telling us that the flower of the day is Sunflower and asking that we make a card of thankfulness/gratitude and include a sunflower on our card.  

I recently bought this cool die from Creek Bank Creations.  It's called the Angel Side Circle, and I wanted to try a technique that I've seen before but never did it myself -- wreath building.  Julie Creek showed how to make a sunflower using one of their stamp sets.  I think it sort of looks like a sunflower.

Just to make sure that I had a "real" sunflower on my card, I stamped one on the inside.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more sunflowers and gratitude.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

CCEE2046 - Dear Santa Letter Week

Christmas is right around the corner, and children will be writing their letters to Santa Claus soon.  Kelly informed the CCEE Stampers that the second week in November is Dear Santa Letter Week.  She wanted us to create a card showcasing a letter to Santa.

I'm not sure if you're on Santa's naughty list or his nice list, but he's holding somebody's long letter in his hand here.  He's also got some help from Mrs. Claus and one of his elves, all from a cute Pink and Main stamp set.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more letters to Santa.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Snowflakes and Ornaments

 I've been playing around with the new Karen Burniston release.  The card I have today uses two of the new sets (Pattern Plate - Snowflakes and Holiday Charms) as well as one of the word sets (Word Set 3 - Holiday). 

I like using the Pattern Plates on 5 x 6 1/2" cards because it allows a border around the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" die-cut.  The shimmer white cardstock I used for the snowflakes is mounted on some light blue copy paper, and then  I cut the dark blue border using some Spellbinders A2 dies.    I just got that yummy blue Christmas paper that I used on the Christmas balls.  After constructing that panel, I mounted it on the white card base with foam tape, adding some sequins over the holes in three of the snowflakes.

This is not necessarily a Christmas card, so I just added the words "Winter Greetings" from Karen Burniston's Word Set 3 - Holiday.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

CCEE2045 - Men Make Dinner Day

 Kelly starts her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers with a great challenge.  Did you know that the first Thursday in November is National Men Make Dinner Day?  I sure didn't!  She asked us to create a card men (or critters) showing off their cooking skills.  My neighbor Mark loves to cook, and he recently had a birthday.  I made this card for him.

The front has Riley the Moose showing off his cooking skills, and the inside has many items you might find your guy cooking.

The inside was made using the Karen Burniston Photo Collage Pop-Up die -- a really fun pop-up die!  The items on the panels are a mix of her Fast Food Charms and some free clip art.

BTW, Mark loved the card!  Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for more men making dinner.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Autumn Slimline

It's time again for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge, which this month is "Autumn Slimline."  I was so happy when I received the dies in the new Karen Burniston release -- there were several slimline dies in the mix!   The card I have today uses the Long Rectangles - Crosshatch, as well as the Mini Pops Pop-Up dies.

I love warm colors, particularly orange, and they lend themselves so well to autumn/Thanksgiving cards, which is what I have today.  I added a few other KB dies on this card -- the squirrel from Woodland Animals, the leaves from Autumn Elements, and several words from Word Set 7 - Autumn.

I used most of the Mini Pop-Ups on the inside, along with several images from the Autumn Elements set.  I can see where these small pop-up elements are going to be used lots of times in the future.

If you're a slimline card lover, stay tuned because I will be having several more cards made with this and the other slimline dies in this release.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

"More Than One Score - Packaging

 This month's Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" challenge theme is "packaging."  I learned how to make this fold-over box many years ago and thought it would be fun to revisit it again.  I created a tutorial for the Scor-Pal website, and you can find it here.  The one I made today is for Christmas, using several different papers from a paper pad I bought at Hobby Lobby last year.

The inside is a 4" x 4" x 3" box, which can hold a small gift.

I hope you like my box and decide to try it yourself.