Thursday, 28 December 2017

Katherine Label Happy New Year 2018 Pop-Up Window Card

Carrying on with my Happy 2018 cards, here's quite a simple Katherine Label Pop-Up card.
I used papers from American Crafts 'Fine and Dandy' 12x12 pad.
I used a scalloped border die from the Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-its die set, and made a frame for the card front opening using two nested label dies from the Katherine Label set.

Inside the card, I made another frame around the opening, and put a label on the moving part of the card, with a smaller label floating on foam pads behind it.
I decorated with some flowers cut from patterned papers in the Fine and Dandy pad.

I used 'Happy' from Karen Burniston's Word Set 2: Birthday Die Set, and '2018' from Neat and Tangled's Journaling Numbers die set.

Finally, I made an envelope to match.

My new year cards so far.

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Happy 2018 Twist Panel Pop-Up Card

Happy Boxing Day!! It's a lovely peaceful day, with time for crafting!

I've been really busy studying for some assessments lately, and didn't send many Christmas cards, so I thought it might be nice to make some New Year cards instead.

This is for an American friend who loves books. I used some papers and stickers from the Front Porch range by American Crafts - a nice mixture of nature and books.
I used Karen Burniston's Twist Panel Pop-Up die set for the card base, which also includes the bunting flag dies.

 For the first panel I added a tree from the Tree Pop-Up die set, and cut some leaf clumps, a few of which I coloured with Copics.
I used a 'Happy' die from the Word Set 2: Birthday Die set, and cut '2018' with Neat and Tangled's Journaling Numbers die set.

I love the mechanism of the Twist Panel card! Here it is when it first starts to open.

...and a little more open, as the panels start to twist into their upright position.

I added a strip of contrasting patterned paper along the bottom of the card, and left a blank panel to write a message on.

I made an envelope, and added some decoration to the card front.

The start of my Happy 2018 card project!

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Butterfly Pivot Birthday Card

A lady from church asked if I would make a birthday card for her sister, so this is what I came up with.
I used the Elizabeth Craft Design Butterfly Pivot Card, along with the Butterfly Accessory Dies set, for the main pivoting butterflies.

At the side of the card, I used Happy Birthday dies from Marianne Designs, and smaller butterflies from the Tim Holtz 'Butterfly Frenzy' Decorative Strip.
I used White Opal Liquid Pearls for the smaller butterfly bodies, and added some swirls from the Tim Holtz 'Festive Greenery' Decorative Strip.

For the card front I used some sheer ribbon and an old metal butterfly charm from my stash.

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge - Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card

 Hi all! It's Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge day again, and the theme this month is 'Trees, Please!'
For my card I used the Christmas Tree Pop-Up die set - I absolutely love how this set creates a goregous pop-up tree so easily!

The whole tree folds down flat - it's so clever!
I decorated the tree with red Glitter Dots from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and the star and tree base dies all come in the Christmas Tree Pop-Up set.

You can see the construction more in the picture below.
 The patterned paper is from October Afternoon, and I used a border die from the Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-its Card dies set.
I used two nesting circle dies for around the base of the tree, and cut the gold card circle in half before sticking it down, so that there would be less bulk when the card folds.
I used a fineline glue applicator to stick down the Christmas words, which are from Karen's Word Set 3 - Holiday die set.

For the card front, I used the same scalloped border die as inside the card, and hand cut a couple of ornaments from the patterned paper.

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