Hi everyone, It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Barb Anders our challenge hostess for the month, finishes off her month with one last challenge. School will be letting out soon in the US and Summer ...

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  1. Summer Vacations
  2. Because
  3. CCEE
  4. Follow Your Dreams
  5. Ducks in a Pond
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Summer Vacations


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Barb Anders our challenge hostess for the month, finishes off her month with one last challenge.


School will be letting out soon in the US and Summer vacations are being planned. Create a card using a Summer destination theme--could be the beach, the mountains, or simply your back yard in a hammock.
I decided to play with a die I received for Christmas which is a hammock between some palm trees, it was perfect for this challenge. I created an accordion card using the Pop it Ups Gift Card Accordion die set. 
Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. I added a sun on either side of the first page so it could be seen either open or closed.

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.

Lori Tecler (May Guest Designer)


Stamps: Beside the Seaside - Krafty Lady
Paper: White; Blue; Brown; Wishes DP - FabScraps; Sandy DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Pop it Ups Gift Card Accordion; Pop it Ups Flourish Gift Frame; Pop it Ups Oval Pull Card - Elizabeth Craft Designs; PalmTrees/Hammock - Unknown
Other: Black Ink; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Behind the Scenes Cloud & Grass Stencil - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Foam Tape; Copics




    

Because


Hi everyone,

Today I have one more card I created when I was playing with the stamps I made from one of the new ModaScrap Flower Lace dies released earlier this month by Elizabeth Craft Designs. Here I am using the Flower Lace 1 die. 

A few weeks ago Sanna Lippert also on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Team shared a card she made using the new flower lace dies which she had turned into a stamp using fun foam. As I loved the idea I had to create stamps from both of my flower lace dies and create a few cards. You can see Sanna's tutorial on how to do this here.


One of the advantages of the new Distress Oxides is that you can use them on dark colored cardstock, so I decided to try them out on black cardstock. I used the Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink to create the background on my card,

I added the A Way with Words - Because sentiment which I die cut from black cardstock and red cardstock. I layered the red sentiment so it was offset slightly over the black sentiment so you had a shadow. I used the Stitched Fishtail Banners for my sentiment.


For the inside of my card, I stamped one of the flower lace images to the top right hand corner and then added a sentiment to the left hand side of the card.



Here is my 'stamp' I created which was die cut from fun foam. Once I had die cut the image I adhered the fun foam flourish onto thick acetate (I used old packaging) so that the stamp was sturdier. I used my MISTI to stamp the image by adding some Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of the acetate to attach it to the door of the MISTI.


Stamps: General Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Black; Red
Dies:  ModaScrap Flower Lace 1; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Stitched Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles; A Way with Words Because - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Fired Brick Distress Oxide; Foam Tape




    

CCEE


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lois Bak our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.

This week Lois has asked us to celebrate the CCEE Challenge Team by including something on our card to represent each one of the letters of "our name" C C E E.

Here is what I used for each of the letters:
C - Circle
C- Clown Suit
E - Elephant
E- Enjoy Your Day Sentiment



When I was trying to figure out what to do for this challenge, I thought about using an elephant with a cake or cupcake. When I went searching through my stash I did find an elephant with a cupcake but I also found this fun elephant dressed in a clown suit so I decided to use that for my card today.

It has been a while since I have used my Pop it Ups Twist Circle Pop Up die set  so I pulled that out too. For something different I decided to make a Twist Circle Window Card that Karen Burniston shared on Youtube last year.



Here is another look at my card taken at a different angle so you can see the pop up part of the card a little easier.


When the card closes the circle twists so the image faces towards the right, as you can see as the card is starting to close in the photo above.

To finish off the card I added stars to the front and inside of the card. The stars where die cut from white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front and then covered with Silk Microfine Glitter and colored using colors I had coloured the elephant.


One more photo of my card as it is finished closing.



Here is a look at the front of my card as you can see the card is in a different orientation because the image through the window turned to the right as it closed. 


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:


Vicky Gould


Stamps: Humphrey's Corner Collection Party Time - Crafters Companion; Just A Note Clear Stamp Set - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Red; DP
Dies: Pop it Ups Twist Circle Pop Up Card; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Stars - MFT Stamps; Birthday Treat Toppers - Taylored Expressions
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Magnetic Closures; Foam Tape; Copics




    

Follow Your Dreams


Hi everyone,

Today I have another card using 'stamps' which I created using one of the new ModaScrap Flourish Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. For this card I used the Flower Lace 1 die. 

This card was inspired by a card fellow ECD Design Team member Sanna Lippert created when she shared a card she made using one of the new flower lace dies which she had turned into a stamp by die cutting the die from fun foam. I loved the idea of using the die in this way that I had to create my own flower lace stamps and create a card or two. You can see Sanna's tutorial on how to create stamps from dies here.


This time round I decided to stamp the Flower Lace image using black ink so I could color the image using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. It has been ages since I have played with these. I wanted to have a bright look to the card. 

When I placed the 'stamp' on my MISTI I placed it so that it would stamp on one corner and then I was able to turn the cardstock around and stamp on the other end.


I kept the inside of my card simple by adding some stripes of pink cardstock and weaved where they overlapped. I also added a sentiment.


Here is my 'stamp' I created which was die cut from fun foam. Once I had die cut the image I adhered the fun foam flourish onto thick acetate (I used old packaging) so that the stamp was sturdier. I used my MISTI to stamp the image by adding some Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of the acetate to attach it to the door of the MISTI.

Stamps: Dream Sentiments; Occasions Sentiments  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Bright Pink
Dies: ModaScrap Flower Lace 1; Stitched Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Fun Foam; Zig Clean Color Brush Markers



    

Ducks in a Pond


Hi everyone,

I have another card to share today using some of the die cuts I created using the Freshwater Friends die set I received as a freebie from a Die-Cutting Magazine recently.


The background is a digital paper I downloaded which was a bonus option in the magazine. It certainly made making this scene so easy!


For the inside of my card I added a couple more die cuts and a sentiment.



Stamps: Happy Birthday  - Sizzix; Birthday Sentiments - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Freshwater Friends Digital Paper - Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine
Dies: Freshwater Friends - Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine; Stitched Squares; Dotted Scallop Squares - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Foam Tape

    

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