Crafty Creations 22nd July

We have Rachel Zmolik to thank for this weeks card. She made several cards using the new Shooting Star and Sliding Star Framelit Dies , then as happens with Pinterest  Gail discovered it and requested we make one. Always happy to oblige.

We changed it a bit, adding the sun from the Swirly Birds Stamp Set, a couple of birds, a greeting and an coloured tree.

Bike and sheltering tree
Sheltering Tree and Swirly Birds

We used some buttons behind each of the wheels so they were hidden well but still allowed the bike to move along the curve. Because they all used different inks the cards have a unique individual look. The two cards on the left have their card fronts mounted on green backgrounds – a happy mistake that turned out well when the stamping was started on the wrong piece of card stock!  My little birds on the top card are there to cover an extra dob of ink that crept into the wrong place! I love that about card making. Mistakes are easily rectified and sometimes add more to the card as does the sun on the top left hand card and the sponged background. It look great.

Crafty Creations 22July

Thanks for stopping bye. More next Friday.

Five Fishes

IMG_20151222_091742Hello again,

Hope you have all had a Happy Christmas and a relaxing Boxing Day. We did with two very excited young boys.

Talking of excitement…I am very excited with the new products in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and the  Sale-A-Bration catalogues so have a sneak peek here. Having purchased the Festive Flower Builder Punch, for the Christmas poinsettias, I was delighted to see a set of stamps using the same punch. Good on SU, they do make an effort to help use the products we purchase in innovative ways.  So needing to make a small boys 5th birthday card I grabbed on to the idea on page 46 of the Handmade from the Heart Occasions Catalogue and created the card above.

The clouds were made using the Tree Builder Punch and coloured slightly with Smoky Slate The waves used the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper which was sponged with Marina Mist, Sky Blue and Pool Party to give a varied water effect. I then punched the top edge with the 1″ circle punch. 

My Fishes were stamped in Tangelo Twist from the Friends and Flowers Set (page 46 Occasions 2016 Catalogue on sale January 5th) and punched with the Festive Flower Builder Punch, in the medium size. The tails were from the joined leaves and just angled slightly before attaching with sticky dots.  The hats used the top of the  Tree punch and the bottoms rounded with the 1” circle punch from some scraps of DSP HIgh Tide (retired) (Placed from inside out). The little pom pom was made from the tiny flower in the Flower Fair Framelits Die set.

Happy birthday I stamped in Memento black, sponged the edges in  Marina Mist and cut out a star fish from the High Tide DSP.  This DSP was also used on the little pocket inside. It was scalloped with the Adorning Accents edgelit (retired) and mounted on Whisper White Card Stock that had also been scalloped, creating the surf.   I just happened to have a rub on Happy Birthday in my odd stash pile so added that.

pocket

Hope you like them as much as I do. They were quick and easy to create and make for a Happy card for a Five Year old who does happen to have a fish tank in his bedroom!! Pop over to verses for the inside poem.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

2nd Birthday Hungry Caterpillar

With my granddaughters second birthday looming I wanted to make an interactive slider card with her favorite character, the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Taking license with the original story I decide to make him as colorful as possible and have 3 not 1 watermelon to eat.

First I chose my colours for the caterpillar; – Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razelberry, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Lost Lagoon and Daffodil Delight from my scrap pile and punched them out with the ¾” punch.  I punched a single circle from Whisper White using the 1¼” punch for his head.  The feelers were created with the candle from the Cup Cake Builder Punch and the dots on the top from the Owl Builder Punch, the legs come from the stalk end of the leaf from the Bird Builder Punch all from Basic Black.

     Just about to start my Journey!

I glued the discs onto a strip of scrap card slightly overlapping with Multipurpose liquid glue, glued eyes, feelers and drew a mouth with Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, lightly colouring cheeks with Blushing Bride.

The Whisper White Card Stock was embossed with Decorative Dots then a slit cut across the card. Using a Stampin’ Dimensional, I adhered one to the top of a 5c coin  at the back of the slit then I adhered the second 5c coin on top of the Stampin’ Dimensional so that the two 5c coins were sitting exactly on top of each other ensuring that they could slide side to side along the slit unhindered. The caterpillar was glued to the 5c piece at the Blackberry Bliss disc.

   Ahh! Nearly There.

  The three Watermelon slices were triangles cut from Birthday Bash Series papers and coloured withOld Olive and Real Red Stampin’ Write Pens before attaching to the embossed paper with Stampin’ Dimensional. More Stampin’ Dimensional were added to the back before attaching to Melon Mambo. I stamped the greeting in Basic Black from Itty Bitty Banners and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelites with the Big Shot popping it up on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Wrapping a ribbon around and adding the 2 figure that was coated with Dazzling Diamonds completed the front that was then glued to the base card in Whisper White.

    Yumm! That Tastes so good.

Inside I created a poem that you can find in verse and a pocket for the much desired Birthday Money.

Hope you enjoy. I know Lauren Did.

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Quick and Easy

Have you played with the Butterfly Thinlits yet? They are simply beautiful. I have just had a quick play and came up with this one. (Similar to one posted by Katherine at Little Things.)

I like the clean simple line.

I stamped the greeting Thinking of you from the Wetlands Clear Stamp Set on to Whisper White and punched it out with the Oval scallop punch. TheButterfly final final finaln taking the Smoky Slate card Stock I used the Edgelits Adorning Accents  as an embossing tool and created the embossed edge  1/3 way up the paper. I then cut the fancy edge with the same Adorning Accents.

Again with the Big Shot I cut out the butterfly. Putting it aside I glued a piece of whisper white to the back of the front flap matching the edges. Then carefully – so as not to have glue showing on front of card – glued the butterfly back into the space.

Attached the sentiment with dimensionals and tied a piece of white ribbon across the front to finish.

You may note that I have managed to make a Logo using Pic Monkey and some help from Miss Vicki. I have always used this combination of N, P and C with the little butterfly on the end of the C for anything I have made, but this is the first time I have used it digitally.  The learning just keeps on going! I thought the black looked better on this card but I have white as well you can see it on the next blog.

Bye for now. Take care