Saturday, 15 February 2020

Birthday Hat Easel Card and Gift Box Set

It's time for a new challenge with us on the

As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.
Three to five random winners are drawn and
each get to choose 3 set of papers from the Paper Pick Tab

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Today I have used #1 & #12 papers from the Flower Fun 12 sheet
digital paper set by Lozzy at A Bit More Time To Craft
to make a 3D hat easel birthday card with a matching gift box 
Digital paper sets are wonderful because you can size the patterned papers to suit each project and you never, ever run out of your favourite designs, they're just a printer away.  The other bonus is having the option on smooth or textured cardstock finishes.  One day I will try them on vellum or even acetate.


I started by opening the cut files for the card and gift box and sorting out all the pieces required as there are two different box options, I went with the deeper design.  I sized the Flower Fun digital papers to 5 1/4" and made extra copies to use with each element.  I removed the colour from the pieces that were to become decorative patterned paper elements then placed each one over the digital papers and grouped so that I could align the elements to fit on sheets of A4 cardstock for printing.  I cut all the pieces (printed & plain cardstock) using my Cameo, burnished the folds and assembled using liquid adhesive.  I added a ribbon accent to the hat and used the same ribbon to make triple bows for the card and box.  This was my first time making a special bow and using my Bow-It-All, it's a cool tool that I need to practice with more to get them "just right".  I punched lots of different sizes flowers from cardstock, curled the petals, layering them together and finishing each one off with a black rhinestone.  I used a combination of foam dots and liquid adhesives to secure the bows, flowers and leaves in place.





I am thrilled with how this set turned out, the papers are so pretty and the fancy folds filled with fun, so of course I have to share some more photos . . .


   

   

   

   

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Challenge 110
on the
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
A Bit More Time To Craft - digital paper - Flower Fun
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #314158
Hat 3D Easel Card by Snapdragon Snippets
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #314160
Hat 3D Easel Card Gift Box by Snapdragon Snippets
sentiment font - Lily Bloom Regular font
this was included in a free font bundle from The Hungry JPEG
textured cardstock - white
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Unicorn + Jewel + Wildberry + Frog
assorted Fiskars punches - flowers & leaves
black marker - to colour the small "black" flowers
black rhinestones
ribbon
Bow-It-All bow making tool
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers & ribbon
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the flowers
foam circles - to adhere the flowers

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Sending a big Thank You to Lozzy from A Bit More Time To Craft
for supplying the digital paper I have used today.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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Thursday, 13 February 2020

MORE Hearty Birthday Greetings

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This month we are letting our creative juices flow with
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are monthly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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The sponsors for this challenge are:

Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Stamper's Delights
Prize ~ 3 Single Digital Images

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Today I have used the Rory Heart You digital stamp from Colour Of Love,
one of our generous sponsors this month, to make some fancy fold birthday cards.

The image has lots of hearts and I have added lots of heart-shaped balloons,
perfect for our new challenge theme.


I made two of these hearty gatefold cards,
this post is to focus on the one with the red base.



You can read all about the red card HERE or by clicking on the photo below.



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I printed the image panels on X-Press It blending card, heat set,
trimmed to size (4" x 5 1/4") and coloured with Copic markers.



I originally planned to make these cards with my Silhouette Cameo but that was not to be, so I printed the balloon string and sentiment panels then trimmed them with my trusty craft knife on my beloved self healing cutting mat.  I matted each panel with black cardstock and trimmed to 1/16" borders with a Perfect Layers Ruler.  I die cut a bundle of balloons (details of the Paper Smooches dies linked belowfrom X-Press It blending card and coloured them with Copic markers to match the image panels.  I measured the cardstock to make the card bases, scoring the folds on my scoreboard.  I used liquid adhesive to secure all the layers in place.  The panel for the card bases is 5 5/8" x 9", scored at 2 1/4" and 6 3/4".

These gatefold cards have balloons decorating the panels, inside and out.
There is a sentiment panel on the back of each card too.

*** WARNING ***
lots of photos ahead, these cards make me happy



   






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 You can read all about the red card HERE or by clicking on the photo below.



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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are monthly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Colour Of Love - digital stamp - Rory Heart You
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - lips & heart tattoo - R21-22
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - clothes & balloons -
R000-00-20-21-22-24-27 + BG000-11-13-15-18 + Y000-00-11-13-15
Copic markers - boots - E51-53-55-57
Kaisercraft weave cardstock - Mermaid
American Crafts textured cardstock - black + white
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID
Sizzix Big Shot
Paper Smooches - dies - Balloons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the balloons

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Sending a big Thank You to Col  for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #204 - Add A Heart at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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A Perfect Time To Craft - February Challenge – Anything Goes
AAA Birthday Card Challenge - Game #10 – Cute

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge 558 – Add A Heart
there are lots of hearts in the image and lots of hearty balloons too
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #244 – Love / Valentine Sentiment
my Hugs & Kisses sentiment is filled with and surrounded by LOVE
Classic Design Challenge Blog - Challenge #2 – February
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 4 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #492 – Anything Goes – optional twist: Embossing Wet / Dry
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge 180 – Anything Goes optional Hearts
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 5 – Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - 3rd to 15th Feb – LOVE LOVE LOVE
although this is a birthday card, it is filled with hearts and love
International Art & Soul - Challenge #76 – Favourite Song
the one I love to sing all year long is "Happy Birthday To You"
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Challenge #115 – I Heart You
although this is a birthday card, it is filled with hearts and love
Paper Smooches - February LOVE Challenge
although it's a birthday card, it is filled with love, lots of hugs, kisses and plenty of hearty balloons   
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Wk6 – Anything Goes


Hearty Birthday Greetings

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This month we are letting our creative juices flow with
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are monthly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

~~~*~~~*~~~


The sponsors for this challenge are:

Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Stamper's Delights
Prize ~ 3 Single Digital Images

~~~*~~~*~~~

Today I have used the Rory Heart You digital stamp from Colour Of Love,
one of our generous sponsors this month, to make some fancy fold birthday cards.

The image has lots of hearts and I have added lots of heart-shaped balloons,
perfect for our new challenge theme.



I made two of these hearty gatefold cards,
this post is to focus on the one with the red base.



You can read all about the aqua card HERE or by clicking on the photo below.



I printed the image panels on X-Press It blending card, heat set,
trimmed to size (4" x 5 1/4") and coloured with Copic markers.



I originally planned to make these cards with my Silhouette Cameo but that was not to be, so I printed the balloon string and sentiment panels then trimmed them with my trusty craft knife on my beloved self healing cutting mat.  I matted each panel with black cardstock and trimmed to 1/16" borders with a Perfect Layers Ruler.  I die cut a bundle of balloons (details of the Paper Smooches dies linked below) from X-Press It blending card and coloured them with Copic markers to match the image panels.  I measured the cardstock to make the card bases, scoring the folds on my scoreboard.  I used liquid adhesive to secure all the layers in place.  The panel for the card bases is 5 5/8" x 9", scored at 2 1/4" and 6 3/4".

These gatefold cards have balloons decorating the panels, inside and out.
There is a sentiment panel on the back of each card too.

*** WARNING ***
lots of photos ahead, these cards make me happy












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 You can read all about the aqua card HERE or by clicking on the photo below.



~~~*~~~*~~~

NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are monthly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

~~~*~~~*~~~

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Colour Of Love - digital stamp - Rory Heart You
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - lips & heart tattoo - R21-22
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - clothes & balloons -
R000-00-20-21-22-24-27 + BG000-11-13-15-18
Copic markers - boots - E51-53-55-57
Kaisercraft weave cardstock - Crimson
American Crafts textured cardstock - black + white
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID
Sizzix Big Shot
Paper Smooches - dies - Balloons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the balloons

~~~*~~~*~~~
Sending a big Thank You to Col  for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #204 - Add A Heart at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
~~~*~~~*~~~
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
~~~*~~~*~~~

A Perfect Time To Craft - February Challenge – Anything Goes
AAA Birthday Card Challenge - Game #10 – Cute

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge 558 – Add A Heart
there are lots of hearts in the image and lots of hearty balloons too
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #244 – Love / Valentine Sentiment
my Hugs & Kisses sentiment is filled with and surrounded by LOVE
Classic Design Challenge Blog - Challenge #2 – February
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 4 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #492 – Anything Goes – optional twist: Embossing Wet / Dry
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge 128 – Love / Romance
although this is a birthday card, it is filled with hearts, hugs, kisses and love
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog - Use Red Challenge
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 5 – Anything Goes
Double “D” Challenges - Hearts Challenge
Incy Wincy Designs - 3rd to 15th Feb – LOVE LOVE LOVE
although this is a birthday card, it is filled with hearts and love
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 – Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #130 – Red and/or Pink Equals Love
although this is a birthday card, it is filled with red, hearts and lots of love