Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Everyone, I can't believe how long it's been since I last blogged.  Life just seems to be going in a different direction these days. Don't  get me wrong, I have made cards for  friends and family, I just haven't blogged about it. Anyways I'm super excited to be asked by Maria from Paper  to make a card for my Mom in their  Mother's Day Challenge that she is hosting. They also sent me a sample of their fabulous cardstock that is so fabulous plus they have matching envelopes. Please check out their gorgeous cardstock here:
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    Here the basics of my card. I started off using 6"x 12" using Stardream Bronze metallic cardstock which you find here at Paper-Garden. I added 3 layers of paper using Prima Marketing "Love Clippings Collection" I then cut out next layer using Marianne Design Die LR 0445 using a light metallic paper. Layering on top of that using Pink Gloss Glitter Paper using a middle circle that comes the die. I stamped out the flowers using Simon Says Limited Edition Stamp Card Kit Mother's Day called 'Mom's Clematis using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. I then coloured them using Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals. I added Nuvo Crystal drops Bright Gold for centers. Then I added Gold hearts for the center.  I added a puff gold heart along with some gold leaves plus some tags that I cut out from Prima Marketing paper. Then matted them on Rose Gold mirror cardstock and 1 was cut out of Shimmer Sand Cardstock. I also cut out Mom using the same paper and the die that came with Stamp kit. I embossed it with a heart embossing folder by Sizzix. I then stamped a saying from Simon Says stamp set called 'Mother's Day Zingers using Versamark ink and embossed using Ranger's Rose Gold EP. 

This is what I did for the inside,  I layered down 2 pieces of paper from the Prima Marketing 'Love Clippings Collection. I used a piece of paper from "Bliss Collection" that was in the Simon Says Limited Edition Stamp Card Kit Mother's Day. I then cut out another piece of paper using the same die that I used on the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink and used the stamps from the Mom's Clematis.  Thanks for looking and please don't forget to hop over to to vote for your favourite card!!! 

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Karen Burniston's April Challenge - ACCORDIONS WITH DC TEAM & FRIENDS

Hi Everyone, it's been ages since I last blogged. Lots has happened to me, first my uncle passed away 2 days before Christmas, just get over the funeral and my Mom's first cousin passed away 3 weeks later. On January 14th, 2015, I had to put my beloved yellow lab named Sarah down because she had cancer. It took my creative spirit away and I haven't had the inkling to do anything in my craft room. She was the love of my life/companion after my husband passed away from cancer 7 years ago in which he gave her to me for Mother's Day.. 
On March 17th,  I decided to buy an early birthday present for myself, meet Gracie who is 11 month old white lab. She is a great companion to me and my son!!
My fellow Canadian (Karen Aicken) who is a member of Karen Burniston's Design Team invited me to play along in this month's challenge!! 
APRIL - ACCORDIONS WITH DC TEAM & FRIENDS - April 13, 14, 15  Between us and your guests we'll have 21 albums for the post! The theme is wide open and you can decide if you and your guest are coordinating your projects or not. Any Accordion die, any number of pages. Stacked, doubled, etc. - all fair game. Fun! You and your guest post April 13-14. My post will be on the 15th.
 Thank you Karen for the wonderful honor of being your design partner, and she posted yesterday her wonderful creation which you can see here!!! 
We were allowed to pick out an accordion die from Karen Burniston's awesome collection at Elizabeth Craft Designs. I picked out the new Accordion Rectangle die to play with.

Both Karen and I decided to a dog theme card in honour of Gracie who is now a member of our family. Karen did a beach theme which you can see here and I decided to do a Paris theme. Three years ago Cameron and I went to Paris and London for the 95th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge. I too decided not to use the Accordion Frame Edges, instead cutting the Accordion again from patterned paper and trimming it down on each side.

First panel I cut stripe paper, cut out the Eiffel Tower from Eiffel Tower Pop Stand die from double sided adhesive paper. Apply Pewter and Black Microfine Glitter.  Applied a Paris sticker over Eiffel Tower. Cut out 3 gold Paris Edges and apply them to the first and fourth panels. Apply a second Paris Edge to the first panel on the front side. Apply 3 black glitter borders as shown.

The second panel, cut pattern paper to fit accordion. Cut out 2 bones, dish and 2 fish from Props 4 die by ECD using double sided adhesive paper. Apply Pewter, Chocolate and Black Microfine Glitter as shown.  Apply Cafe sticker  & Croissant as shown. Here Gracie is going to a Cafe for breakfast.

Third panel, cut pattern paper to fit accordion. Cut Buster the Dog (Gracie) using black and white velvet paper. Place white velvet overlay (dog) over black (solid Dog) velvet paper. Cut out collar using pink velvet and gold paper. Added stickers as shown. Gracie is going sight-seeing around Paris.

Fourth panel, cut pattern paper to fit accordion. Add stickers as shown.

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

 972 Accordion Rectangle, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
984 Buster the Dog, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
979 Paris Edges - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
982 Props 4 Set
978 Eiffel Tower Pop Stand - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs
601 Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter
602 Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter
607 Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter
409 Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet
405 White Velvet Adhesive Sheet
406 Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet
sku 7010 Glitter Borders Assorted Color Black/Silver
509 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 152 mm


Whisper White, Early Espresso Cardstock - Stampin'Up
Pattern Paper - Now Boarding Collection by Kaisercraft
                      - French Industrial Paper Collection - Tim Holtz
Stickers - Paris by Paper House, Eiffel Tower Repeats by EK Success

***I would like to Thank Karen Aicken for inviting me to play with her, Karen Burniston for letting us Guest Designers play and Elizabeth Craft Designs for their awesome products. Please check out Elizabeth Craft Designs products here!!! Check out Karen Burniston's blog for great ideas using her products.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December Monthly Card Challenge - To use Glitter and Simmer Sheetz

 Hi Everyone, It's that time again for Elizabeth Craft Designs Monthly Challenge. This month's challenge is to make a card or a project using ECD Silk Microfine Glitter and Shimmer Sheetz. So here is my card using glitter and Shimmer Sheetz.

Here are my instructions for making this card:

1. Create card base from black cardstock. Cut 10"x 17" rectangle; score and fold in half (5"x 7" finished card size).
2. Cut blue paper 4 3/4"x 6 3/4" and then cut patterned paper 4 1/2"x 6 1/2".
3. Add dark blue border (box) using 3mm ECD Transparent Double Side Tape. Add light blue border using 6mm tape as shown. Adhere Deep Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter and Royal Blue respectively.
4. Cut out Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz with Bamboo Trellis. Emboss using Berry Branch Embossing folder. Apply Azure and Iris StazOn ink to raised areas. Adhere using pop up dots as shown.

5. Apply lace to ECD Transparent Double Side Tape. Apply Deep Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter. Burnish well and sweep off excess before applying Solar Gold glitter.

6. Remove lace and apply Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter. Burnish well with finger.

7. Cut out with Kimono die. 
8. Cut out overlay with black Velvet Adhesive sheet. Adhere over Kimono in step 7.

9. Apply ECD Transparent Double Side Tape onto white cardstock. Cut flowers using Crystal Flower Set 1. Apply Deep Turquoise and Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter. Cut small flowers out with Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz with Bunches of Flowers Die and attach as shown. Place 1 large flower in Swirly Curves Embossing Folder and highlight with Azure StazOn inkpad.

10. Adhere blue glitter dot to center of flower. Adhere blue Glitter Border to the outside of card as shown. Cut out "Happy New Year" with blue and black Velvet Sheet.

Supply List:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
924 - Crystal Flower Set 1
728 - Bunches of Flowers
744 - Kimono
727 - Bamboo Trellis
943 - Happy New Year
E119 - Swirly Curves Embossing Folder
E103 - Berry Branch Embossing Folder
SS 0212 - Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
406 - Black Velvet Sheet
407 - Blue Velvet Sheet
505 - Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Side Tape 3mm
506 - Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Side Tape 6mm
509 -  Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Side Tape 152mm
sku 7010 - Blue/Gold Glitter Borders Peel-Offs
sku 7018 - Blue/Gold Glitter Dots Peel-Offs

Cardstock and patterned paper- Whisper White, Night of Navy, Basic Black -Stampin'Up,
Asian papers- unknown.
Other- Azure, Iris StazOn ink pads- Tsukineko,  

On a sad note, this is my last post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I would really like to Thank Elizabeth Craft Designs especially Els Van de Burgt and Joset Van de Burgt for letting me design for them this past year. They are a wonderful company to work for and I love their product line.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hi Everyone, it's Jackie Smith.  I have another card using Karen Burniston's Lorna Label PopUp. With Christmas out of the way, our family enjoys spending time either at the cabin or skiing in the mountains which inspired this card.
Here's how I created my card:
1. Create card base from brown cardstock. Cut 6"x 12" rectangle; score and fold in half.
(6" square card).
2. Cut insert from snowflake paper 5 3/4" x 11" rectangle. Score and fold in half. Line up Lorna Label on center fold of card as per Karen Burniston's instructions here.DSC_0333-1

3. Cut top & bottom edges with Agatha Edges die as shown.
4. For the front, cut blue paper 5 3/4" square. Cut word paper 5 1/2" square, adhere using Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Side Tape.
5. Cut snowflakes using Blue and White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz with Snowflakes die (make sure to use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz). Adhere with pop dots as shown. Save snowflakes for inside. Adhere Silver Snowflake Peel-Offs in center. Cut "Chilly the Penguin" using white and black Velvet Adhesive Sheet. Cut accessories with blue Velvet Adhesive Sheet and Orange Shimmer Sheetz. Adhere using liquid glue. Die cut snow using Outdoor Edges with White Velvet Adhesive Sheet. Adhere to the front and save snow for inside as well.

6. Cut house with brown paper with House Pivot Card die. Cut accessories with silver damask paper. Cut window light with Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheet.DSC_0336-1
7. Adhere window overlay with liquid adhesive as shown. Adhere  Silver/Gold Glitter Icicles Peel-Offs to window sills as shown. Cut Wreath with Green Metallic Shimmer Sheetz and red bow with Red Velvet Adhesive Sheet as shown.
8. Cut trees with green paper and Green Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Place green metallic trees in Swirly Leaves Embossing folder. Apply StazOn ink over top. Apply liquid glue to trees, apply white silk microfine glitter for snow.
9. Cut tag with Tags die with patterned paper. Adhere sticker with pop dots as shown. Adhere layered snowflake from step 4.
Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Other - 
Cardstock and patterned paper- Early Espresso paper - Stampin'Up!, Silver Damask- Creative Imaginations, "Frolic"-Timbergrove by Fancy Pants Designs
Other- Paper trimmer, Scor-It-All, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive -3M

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas

DSC_0291-1Hi Everyone, it's Jackie Smith. I have another Christmas card for you using Karen Burniston's House Pivot Card Die.  Although our winter tends to stay way too long, I love having snow on Christmas day which inspired today's card.DSC_0297-1
Here is how I created my card:
1. Create card base from cream cardstock. Cut 6"x 12" rectangle; score and fold in half. (6" square card).
2. Line up middle of fence (House Pivot Card Die) on fold of card as per Karen Burniston's instructions here.
3. Cut 4 backing strips (2 3/4"x 5 3/4") and 4 backing strips ( 1 3/4"x 5 3/4") adhere with Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape as shown
4. Cut 6 pieces snow with Outdoor Edges die with White Velvet Sheet. Adhere to the bottom of the card.
5. Cut 2 trees, fence, bricks using brown paper. Cut roof edge,  windows, door and chimney using silver damask paper. Adhere roof using pop up dots and rest transparent double sided tape.
6. Die cut 2 wreaths using Green Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Adhere to doors. Apply liquid glue to fence, apply white silk microfine glitter for snow. Apply snow marker to bottom of fence. Heat set to puff it up.IMG_1555-1
7. Apply Silver/Gold Glitter Icicles Peel-Offs to top of card, fences and window sills as shown.DSC_0305-1
8. Die cut "Merry Christmas" using Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Apply using liquid glue as shown.IMG_1549-1
Supply List
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cardstock and patterned paper- Very Vanilla- Stampin'Up!, Silver Damask- Creative Imaginations, "Frolic"-Timbergrove by Fancy Pants Designs
Other- Paper trimmer, Scor-It-All, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive -3M, Snow Marker- Marvy Uchida

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

November Monthly Challenge- To make a project for Gift but no card!

Hi Everyone, It's that time again for Elizabeth Craft Designs Monthly Challenge. This month's challenge is to make a project that simplifies as a gift. So here is my project a treat box and you can find the instructions here.

1. Create treat box using Early Espresso cardstock as per instructions.
2. Cut cream paper 1 1/4"x 4 3/4", adhere to top of  box. Cut window with tag from Lucy Label Pop Up die. Adhere clear acetate to fit inside of box.
3. Cut 2 pieces of Triangle vellum 5/8"x 4 3/4". Adhere to both sides of box.
4. Cut gold snowflake paper 
3 1/4"x 4 3/4", adhere to base. Cut stripe vellum 3 "x 4 1/2" adhere to gold paper.
5. Cut gold tag using Tags & More 1 -Lace. Cut stripe vellum 2 3/4"x 4", adhere to gold tag. Cut cream paper 2 1/2"x 3 3/4" adhere to stripe vellum. Cut a strip of Triangle vellum 7/8"x 2 3/4". Adhere to stripe vellum. Add gold ribbon.

6. Add Transparent/ Gold Glitter Borders as shown.
7. Cut "Peace", and "Merry Christmas" using Silver Shimmer Sheetz. Cut tag from Lucy Label Pop Up die. Place "Peace" on top.

8. Place Black Decorated Christmas Trees Peel-Off onto white cardstock with double sided adhesive on top. Cover Peel-offs with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. Use a brush to brush off the excess glitter. Follow Els’ step by step instructions for this technique HEREI used Tombow Dual Brush Markers although they do require extra time to dry as they are water-based. Use alcohol-based markers instead of water based markers if you prefer.
9. Add Red Glitter dots to Christmas tree along with Transparent/ Gold Glitter Stars to top of tree.

10. Cut Snowflakes from Stripe Vellum paper. Adhere using pop up dots. Add Transparent/ Gold Glitter Stars to top of snowflake.

Here is my second project which is Lip Balm holder. You can find the complete instructions here. I just change the opening for Lip Balm using a 3/4" punch.
The Black Christmas Cup Cakes Peel-Off were done the same way as in Step 8. Cut oval out using oval from Katie Label Pivot Card with stripe vellum paper. Add Transparent /Gold Glitter borders as shown.
1. Add Black Best Wishes Peel-Off as shown.
2. To close the box add a piece of Velcro.

Supply List:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Cardstock and patterned paper - Early Espresso, Whisper White - Stampin'Up, Metallic Stripe, Metallic Triangle- My Mind's Eye, Magical Lane, Ornamental Magic - Reminisce

Other- 993, 256,351,977,969,062, N00- Tombow Markers, Paper trimmer, Scor-it Board, gold ribbon-Michael's

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