Thursday, March 31, 2022

CCEE2212 Eiffel Tower Day

Frances winds up her stint as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that today is Eiffel Tower Day.  She asked us to create a card with a French theme, bonus points of you include the Eiffel Tower.  I had to dig deep into my stamp collection to find this collage background with the Eiffel Tower on it.  I wanted the background stamp to be the star of this card, so I didn't want to cover it up much.  So I created this bokeh background and then stamped the collage image over it -- just adding a simple sentiment strip at the top.

 Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for more Eiffel Tower cards.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

CCEE2211 - Happy Birthday, Frances Byrne!

Frances told the CCEE Stampers that today is her birthday and challenged us to create a card using one or more of her favorite things -- slimline cards, interactive or pop-up cards, owls, the color blue.  I was able to incorporate all four things into my birthday card.


As you can see, I have 1) a mini slimline card; 2) a pop-up on the inside; 3) owls -- both on the front and inside; and 4) the color blue.  The pop-up on the inside is made with the Karen Burniston Little Labels Pop-up, and the owls are from the Feathered Animals die set.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see which of the four things the rest of the team used on their cards.  And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANCES!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

CC2210 - Leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day

I did not need Frances to tell me that today is St. Patrick's Day.  My Irish ancestors are whispering in my ear!  But Frances' challenge to the CCEE Stampers this week is to create a card that features either leprechauns or gnomes.  (You know which one I chose!!!)

I have a friend who asked me to make a birthday card for her to give to her friend whose birthday is on St. Patrick's Day.  It fit today's challenge to a T.  The Karen Burniston Good Luck Charms were the perfect way to transform this gnome (from the Gnome & Santa die set) into a leprechaun.

 Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for more leprechaun/gnome fun.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

CCEE2209 - Die Cuts Only

Frances continues as hostess for the CCEE Stampers.  Her challenge this week:  create a card that is created using dies only, no stamps.  If you must, you can use a stamp for the sentiment; but bonus points if you use dies.

St. Patrick's Day is next week; and my Irish ancestors were so happy to see these dies from Karen Burniston that I used on my card today -- all dies, no stamps.

Karen Burniston recently did a video showing how you could add the Twist Panel Pop-Up die in a slimline card.  As I watched the video, I decided I wanted to give it a try.  Here's my result.

 Check out the CCEE Stampers blog and see how the rest of the team handled this "no stamp" challenge.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

CCEE2208 - 5 x 7 cards

Frances starts her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that, just like slimline and mini slimline cards, the 5 x 7 inch card size is becoming more and more popular.  For this week's challenge, we were to create a 5 x 7 inch card.

This challenge gave me another opportunity to create an animal pop-up card, using several Karen Burniston dies -- the Bitty Ball Pop-up, the Flap & Closure die, and Animal Add-ons 4.  Karen actually had a class creating this type of card.  I pretty much followed her instructions to create mine.

On the inside is that cute pop-up alligator.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for more 5 x 7 cards.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge -- Shaker Cards

The Karen Burniston Designer Challenge this month has a really fun theme -- shaker cards!  As it happens, I recently purchased some supplies from Creek Bank Creations made specifically for shaker cards -- foam tape A2 frames and "shaker satchels", clear bags made specifically to hold shaker pieces.

This card was made for my great-granddaughter's 5th birthday.

I made the frame by using two of the Karen Burniston Crosshatch Rectangles.  I added the "Happy Birthday" from Word Set 2 - Birthday, the cupcake from the Cupcake Pop-Up, and the "5" from the Numbers set.  BTW, the "5" is adhered inside the shaker satchel on foam tape.

On the inside of the card, I used the Flower Pivot Panels as well as the Big Birthday Charms and Fast Food Charms to complete the birthday theme.  One of the Border Blends finishes off the inside

I'm sure the rest of the team had just as much fun with this challenge as I did.

St. Patrick's Day "More Than One Score"

As St. Patrick's Day is this month, I decided on an appropriate card for my "More Than One Score" challenge card today.  One of the first fun-fold cards I learned how to make was a center-step card.  I used several Karen Burniston dies on this card -- the Santa and Gnome set (disguised as a leprechaun), plus the new Good Luck Charms and Happy St. Patrick's Day and Shadow.

Erin Go Bragh!