Monday, December 4, 2017

Karen Burniston Dies

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Today I am moving a little out of my comfort zone... A card with no coloring!  My card is made with just die cuts.  I have these fantastic dies from Karen Burniston that make really cool cards.  I am using three different die sets on this card: Snowman, Word Set 3 - Holiday, and Twist Panel Pop-up.  Now let me tell you the Twist Panel Pop-up make the cutest Pop-up card centers.  When your recipient opens the card the inside pops up and twists open to display your beautiful creation.  All the dies work so well together along with the rest of her die sets and they were really easy to use.  I love how they come with different layering options to help make card designing easier.

Lets take a look.  I started out with plain blue card stock.  I used one of my many snowflake stamps and stamped it with a darker blue ink to make the background.  The snowman and the words were as simple as picking out the paper I wanted to use and cutting them out with the dies.  Just layer the different pieces of the snowman which are all included in the die set and you have an adorable snowman you can accessorize in any way you want.  I added some bling to the center of the snowflake and his buttons.

Now for the inside of the card.  The Twist Panel Pop-up dies were so easy to use.  Karen Burniston has tutorials online in both paper and video format.  I watched the video to make sure I did it correctly the first time.  It was so much easier then I thought it was going to be.  It is a little intimidating at first but once you try it you will want to make many cards this way.  It is such a cute design that can be used for all kinds of occasions.  Just change up your papers and the accessories you use along with the die set.  The set also comes with an adorable banner and some hearts that I didn't use today on this card but will definitely use in the future.

Since I had the different pieces of the snowman I decided I would put different parts of him on the different panels.  This allowed me to make a cute sentiment to go along with the piece asking "Do you want to build a snowman?"

I wanted to provide a closeup of the sentiment and assembled snowman on the inside of the card.  I really enjoyed working with these dies and it made designing an adorable Christmas card really simple.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Di's Digi Stamps Candle Light Mice

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This week I created a card that I have never tried before.  I made a Double Gate Fold Card.

I started with 2 pieces of white cardstock that were 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches.

I used my Scor-Pal and scored both pieces of cardstock at 2 1/8 inches and at 4 1/4 inches.
Adhere the two large 4 1/4 inch sections together and fold on the score lines to get the Double Gate Fold.  See picture below to see what the fold will look like.

Now that I have my Double Gate Fold Card I needed to decorate it.

I started with the adorable image from Di's Digi Stamps called "Candle Light Mice".  I thought these two were just adorable.  I colored the image with my Copic Markers and then cut die cut it with my Double Stitched Circles dies.  Which gave me this adorable round image to use.

I felt like the inside of the card needed a little something extra.  I decided to use my new Nuvo Aqua Flow Watercolor pens to create a watercolor background and my Dancing Snowflake Frame to frame the sentiment from Power Poppy's Peony Muse stamp set "Sending Love and Light Your Way".  I thought the sentiment went so well with this image because they are lighting the candle.

Double Gate Fold image so you can see how the card folds.

Copic Markers used are:

Mice: E31, E33, E35, E57, E79, R81, E51, E53
Holly Leaves: G24, G28, G29
Holly Berries: R24, R29, R59
Candle: E41, E42, E43, E50
Candle Light: YR15, Y00, Y18, Y21

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

SillyShells Art Calla Lilies

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Calla Lilies are my favorite flower!  I love that they come in so many different colors.  
My favorite is the Mango Calla Lilly.  I carried a bouquet of Mango Calla Lilies 
with fall leaves and branches on my wedding day almost 10 years ago.

So today my card is inspired by my wedding.  I used the beautiful digital 
image Calla Lilies by SillyShells Art.  Michelle Seward has really 
beautiful digital images.  I love all the flowers she creates.

Cardstock is from open stock at my local craft store

Copic Colors Used Are:

Calla Lilies: Y02, Y13, Y15, Y18
Leaves: YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Faery Ink Fable Christmas Ornaments

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Today I would love to share a card I made with the lovely image
Amanda Byron creates beautiful images and I want to color them all!

Cardstock is from open stock at my local craft store

Copic Colors Used Are:

Skin: E50, E51, E21, E1
Eyes: G03, G09
Hair: E53, E35, E57, E79
Dress and Bow: R24, R29, R59, C00, C0, C2
Ornaments: G03, G05, G09, R24, R29, R59, C3, C5, C7

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and Friends Facebook Group.  Come join us for some great inspiration.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Power Poppy Fall Haul

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Today I would love to share with you my card I made using the beautiful digital 
image from Power Poppy called Fall Haul.

I love everything having to do with Fall!  
This image is the perfect representation of fall for me.    
There are so many types of pumpkins and gourds this time of year to give you inspiration.
My favorite activity during the fall is going pumpkin picking with my children and husband. They would love filling this amazing wheelbarrow with pumpkins to put on our front stoop.

Cardstock is from open stock at my local craft store.

Copic Colors used are:

Wheelbarrow: E33, G94, G99
Pumpkins: YR04, YR09, YR12, YR14, YR15, YR23, YR24, YR68, 
Pumpkins Continued: Y38, YG21, YG67, G07, G09, G29, G43, G46, R89 
Gourds: E21, E50, E51, G21, G24, G29, YG21
Grass: YG91, YG93, YG85, YG97, YG99
Berries: R59

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Power Poppy is the Sponsor of the Week over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends 
Facebook Group.  They have a great members only discount, so come on over 
and check it out for all the details.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Make It Crafty - Country Fence

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Today I made a card using the wonderful image Country Fence from Make It Crafty.

I wanted to make a simple card that can really let the image shine.  I really love the detail of this image.  Especially the dandelions and the little birds.

Here are the Copic Markers I used to color the image:

Sky: B0000, B000, B00, B21, BG0000, BG000, BG10, V0000, V000, Y00, Colorless Blender
Tree, Fence and Birds: E31, E33, E35, E37
Tree Flowers: R81, R85
Grass: YG21, YG17, YG67, G28, G29, G46
Dandelions: Y13, Y15, Y18, C0, C1, C2, C3, W3, W5
Flowers: R17

Come join us on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook page for additional cards made with Make It Crafty images this week and for a special discount code.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Harvest Wreath - DoveArt Studios

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The Creative Basics Dies by Rhea design team is showing off our work this week at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook page and the Passionate Paper Creations blog.  We have made some wonderful cards to share with you to give lots of ideas on how to use these dies in different ways.

Today I created an easel card using three different die sets in Rhea's new release.

I started with a piece of 6 inch x 12 inch card stock.  I scored the card stock at 3 inches and 6 inches to create the card folds.  I then used the largest Half Double Stitched Circles die at the 3 inch line to create the popup for the easel card.

For my stamp I chose the beautiful Harvest Wreath from DoveArt Studios which is available at C.C. Designs.  I used the largest Double Stitched Circles die to frame my wreath.  The largest circle coordinates with the largest half circle.  The wreath fits perfectly within this circle.

For my sentiment I used the Fancy Rectangle Build A Card Die Set for the frame and the beautiful leaf.

Picture from the side so you can see how it easels.  The popped up sentiment die frame helps to hold the easel open so it stays in one place.

Here are the Copic Markers I used to color the wreath:

Raspberries: RV63, RV66, RV69
Grapes: YG03, YG05, YG07
Holly Berries: R24, R27, R29, R89
Small Berries: R11, R12
Leaves: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, G24, G28, G29, E19

You can find the full release of Creative Basics Dies by Rhea through C.C. Designs.

I really enjoyed making this card because I have never made an easel card before.  I am very happy with the way it came out.  Hope you enjoy!