Hi Crafty Friends, Today I am sharing a birthday card I created using some of the new dies released by Karen Burniston this month. Here is a quick video to see my card in action. Following the success of the Surprise Ball Pop-up die set, Karen Burniston ...
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"StampOwl's Studio" - 5 new articles

  1. Go Wild Elephant Pop-up
  2. Sweet 16
  3. Happy Father's Day
  4. In the Waves of Change
  5. Party Animals Waterfall Card
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Go Wild Elephant Pop-up


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a birthday card I created using some of the new dies released by Karen Burniston this month.

 

Here is a quick video to see my card in action.


Following the success of the Surprise Ball Pop-up die set, Karen Burniston has released a slightly smaller version of the die ... the Bitty Ball Pop-up plus two Animal Add-on die sets. Having the two different sized balls allows you to use them in many different ways, including the smaller head and larger body; using two small together for a baby animal or two large for a mother/dad version.

I was excited when I saw that one of the animals included in the Animal Add-ons 2 die set was an elephant, as my sister loves elephants and her birthday was coming up. So this is the card I made for her birthday. 

As I wanted a smaller card, I used two of the Bitty Balls to create my elephant.


I created a tri fold card to hold the elephant, placing the elephant in the centre of the card.

On the left hand side of the card, I added the "Go Wild" sentiment, another new die set. I added the stamps "It's Your Birthday" which is from MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday Wishes stamp set.

I added a blank circle down the bottom of the card, as a place to add a hand written sentiment.


I also added the cute little elephant from the Safari Animals die set to the left hand panel of my card.


The elephant is attached to the centre panel using a brad, so it can rotate on the card.


As the focus of this card is on the inside, I kept the front of the card simple.

Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. For the benefit of my Australia readers, I have started to include some links to Australian stores when available. Please note I only use and share products I love.





    

Sweet 16


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Tracey Farr our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Apparently Tracey's daughter Melissa is turning 16 tomorrow, so for our challenge this week we are to make Sweet 16 cards.

 


Here is a quick video to see my card in action.


As you can see I have created a Slimline Card using Whimsy Stamps Slimline Waves die.

To decorate my card I used Karen Burniston's "You're Sweet!"; Numbers and Dolled Up Charms die sets.

I die cut the sentiment and age using pink glitter cardstock. I used the solid sun die from Karen Burniston's Landscape Scene die set to layer the numbers.

To finish off the card I added a few pink sequins. 


After I created my Slimline card, I decided I wanted to add the new Pop 'N Swap die set to add the pop up inside the card. My Slimline Card is 3 1/2 inches wide and the Pop 'N Swap mechanism needs a 4 inch card. To make this fit into a 3 1/2 inch card I cut the top arm near the right hand side just above the top diagonal fold. I then worked out the size it needed to be to fit and glued the arm back to the diagonal piece I had just cut off. This was pretty easy to do. 

Of course I also had to cut down the rounded rectangle which goes on top of the mechanism so it would fit into my card. I added a stamped birthday sentiment to the top white panel.


I added two small pink rectangles to both the arms at the top and bottom of the mechanism.

I added the perfume bottle to the top rectangle (sweet). And then added the number 16 to the bottom rectangle.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.



Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. For the benefit of my Australia readers, I have started to include some links to Australian stores when available. Please note I only use and share products I love.

Birthday Greetings Stamp set - MFT Stamps (retired)














    

Happy Father's Day


Hi Crafty Friends,

Day I am sharing a Father's Day card I created recently.  Father's Day isn't until September down here in Australia, and as I need a stack for my daughter's to send out I like to get an early start.
A few days ago I spent the morning using the Mama Elephant Quick Stripes die set to die cut a lot of cardstock scraps to make lots of stripes. As I had die cut a lot in blues and greens, I decided to use a few of these to make a Father's Day card. I also knew I wanted to make a pop-up card so I set too adhering stripes to some cardstock.


After adhered one of the striped backgrounds to my card front, I decorated the card using Dare 2B Artzy's Daddy Owl Stamp set. I layered the owl using circles from Hero Arts' Infinity Circles die set and I added a sentiment using ovals.


For the inside of the card I added a pop-up using Lawn Fawn's Pop-up Hooray die set. I used their Oliver's ABCs which coordinates with the letters on the pop-up to add color to the pop-up.

I cut the other piece of striped card that I created in half and added a panel to the top and bottom edges of my card.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from the Owl stamp set on the base.


And finally one last photo of the inside of the card, so you can see the pop-up portion of the card a little better.



Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. For the benefit of my Australia readers, I have started to include some links to Australian stores when available. Please note I only use and share products I love.







    

In the Waves of Change


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  It the beginning of a brand new month which means it's time to introduce our challenge hostess for the month, which is Lynn McAuley. 

In August 2020, fellow CCEE Stampers Design Team member Liz (Lynn's sister) is turning 70! So our challenges this month are designed to kind of go along with Liz's life story or adds some fun to this BIG event in her life.

Liz has lived most of her life near the gulf of Mexico so salt water seems to run in her veins. Since Aug. 7th is Lighthouse Day, use a lighthouse on your card and use a scripture or encouraging verse to add to it, letting words be a way to light someone on their path of life.

 


My card almost didn't make it this week, Divinity Designs has just released two new Lighthouse themed stamp sets and as I am on their Design Team of course I wanted to use one of the stamp set on my card this week. However due to COVID 19, mail can be awfully slow getting from the USA to Australia since there are less planes in the air right now. My August parcel which contains the stamp sets, is still somewhere in Chicago waiting to get onto a plane to get down to me. 

Fortunately fellow Divinity Designs  Design Team member Kathy who lives about 30 minutes away from me received her parcel, so she kindly stamped out a couple of lighthouses and die cut the new dies that are also being released this month. Even that was against me as Kathy express posted the parcel to me, but what should have been next day delivery took 3 days to get to me arghhh! Anyway I am very grateful for everything Kathy did so I could create my card.

I created an Accordion Card using Divinity Designs Accordion Fold with Layers die set. On the front of the card I used the new Shine Bright Stamp set for the lighthouse. The lighthouse was die cut using the new Vintage 2 die set and then layered using the Double Stitched Ovals die set.


On the right hand full panel, I added a sentiment from the Shine Bright stamp set using the Ovals and Double Stitched Ovals die set for the layering.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. For the benefit of my Australia readers, I have started to include some links to Australian stores when available. Please note I only use and share products I love.

















    

Party Animals Waterfall Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing an interactive Slimline card I created recently.

As most of you who follow me know, I have been enjoying creating Slimline Cards this year. I had been thinking for some time that a waterfall would work on a Slimline card. With the extra length in a Slimline card I also thought it would be great to make the waterfall longer than the standard 4 pages to 6 pages.

 

Here is a quick video to see my card in action.


To create the waterfall part of the card I used Karen Burniston's Frame Pull Pop-up die set. It is very easy to convert this die to create a waterfall card, Karen Burniston showed how to do this in a video about 18 months ago. You can see her video here.


To decorate the waterfall card I used MFT Stamps Picture Perfect Party Animal stamp set, this is a new stamp set similar to one their released last year which is "selfie" themed but this one also have a birthday theme to it.

I used the images and sentiments that coordinate with the images for each of the pages of my waterfall.


In the past when I have made a waterfall card using this die set, I have just used the pull tab the width you see the part with the arrow. But as I have seen other die sets which allow you to add a wide panel which is perfect for a sentiment or gift card, I decided to adapt mine this time around to include the wider panel. This is easy to do by just cutting a strip of card 2 1/4 inches wide by the left of the water fall (this all depends on the amount of the pages too). 


The sentiment at the wide panel at the bottom comes from two older MFT Stamps stamp sets ... Delicious Birthday and Birthday Greetings stamp sets.


Because of the extra pages and all the layers on each off the pages, this waterfall is a little thick. So this won't be able to be posted in a standard envelope and is probably better off being hand delivered ... but I am good with that. I still was a fun card to make.


Here is a photo of all the different view of each of the pages together.


Because of the bulk on the front of the card, it did make the card a little heavy on the front. By adding a second panel to the back of the card and all the layers for the sentiment on the inside, that helped balance it all out.

Having this as a landscape card rather than a portrait would have also helped with that problem. however I wanted to use the sentiments that came with the images I used and they fitted better in this orientation.

Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. For the benefit of my Australia readers, I have started to include some links to Australian stores when available. Please note I only use and share products I love.

Delicious Birthday Sentiment Stamp set - MFT Stamps (retired)
Birthday Greetings Stamp Set - MFT Stamps (retired)








    

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