Monthly Archives: October 2016

Monday Challenge-Simon Says Stamp

I had so much fun making my light up card yesterday, that I wanted to make another one.  This time I made a card that fits the criteria of the Wild Card class and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge so I could link it to both.

Simon Says Stamp is featuring Memory Box this week and the theme is Halloween.  I have a great Bat Cave die from Memory Box so it was great for the theme and lent itself to a light up card as well.

I think the card turned out really well.

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Supplies:

Memory Box Bat Cave Cutout, Tim Holtz Halloween Cutouts stamp set, Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Unknown orange embossing powder,  Recollections vellum, Scotch 3M foam tape, Papertrey Ink LED light, micropore tape, Simon Says Stamp top folding card base, Scor tape.

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Online Card Class Day 5 Wild Card

Just when you thought card construction couldn’t get any crazier than Days 1 to 4, it does!  Day 5 has cards that light up with circuits and everything.  I had seen some tutorials of cards with lights on the internet before and had taken an interest in Chibitronics.  So far I had not gone so far as to press the “in my cart” button.   That changed today, but that is a story for another day.

I decided to make a card that lights up using a small LED light I had gotten in a kit from Papertrey Ink.  Finding the little lights that I had stored in a very special place, took about two hours, but finally I came up with them.

If I were to do this card over again I would have doubled up on the foam tape to make the light more diffused.  Generally though, I like the card and you can’t say that the sentiment isn’t “spot on” for the theme.

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My table is already set for Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow, but it is the only place with a dimmer switch on the lights!

 

Supplies:

Simon Says Stamp Watts up stamp set,  Light bulb washi tape from stash, Led light Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp Card Base and Scor Tape

 

Online Card Class-Wild Card Day 4

So I am on to Day 4 of the Online Card Class Wild Card.

I actually had a practical reason to make a card today.  My Grandson Max turned 12 and I needed a Birthday Card for the occasion.  He got his own cell phone as his birthday present from his parents.  I phoned him to wish him a Happy Birthday and reminded him that Grandma was just a phone call away, should he need me.

To emphasize this event and my message, I made him a special birthday card.  Now, there are two things wrong with this card.  One is, he is probably not aware that phones used to come with curly little cords tying the receiver to the phone base as per my background.  The second thing is I am sure he has no idea who Carole King is, or that the sentiment is a quote from the the song “You’ve got a Friend” (James Taylor).  No matter, Grandma had fun making it and she means the sentiment.  So ok, in the winter he has to call Phoenix, but I WILL be there.

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Supplies:

Taylored Expressions Let’s Chat stamp set, Dienamics Blueprint 27 die, Pretty Pink Posh, Papertrey Ink and Doodlebug sequins, Foam tape,  Simon Says Stamp Ink. WeR Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and plastic, Hero Arts card base and Scor Tape

Online Card Class-Wild Card Day 3

I am more than a bit behind in creating cards for the Wild Card Class.  They are all fun cards to make, but I wouldn’t be trying to submit them to the Take Ten magazine where the submissions are to take ten minutes or less to make.

This card was pretty simple to make because I had the Lawn Fawn pop up die to make the snowy hills and the Lawn Fawn Tree border die to put with it.  What took the longest was to colour the Dachshunds.  They are often an odd combination of browns that were a bit difficult to blend with the Copic markers.

As in the class lesson, I wanted to keep the outside somewhat simple which helps keep the inside of the card the focal point, but I also wanted the outside to be attractive on its’ own.

I think it turned out quite well.

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Supplies:

Lawn Fawn Happy Howlidays stamp set, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside and Stitched Tree Borders die, Copic markers, Neenah cardstockm Glitter Ritz, Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain cardstock, Imagine Crafts Sparkle spray, My Stik tape runnerm Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock,  Doodlebug Dotted Vellum, Simon Says Stamp Snowflake and Seasons Greetings die, Stampendous Embossing powder, Ek Success Snowflake Border Punch, Zig Two Way glue and Scor tape.

Online Card Class- Wild Card Day 2

When I started out this morning I thought I would get a few things done.  Little did I know that casing Kristina’s pull out card would become my life’s work!

I am hoping that the Queen of England is on my Christmas card list, because nothing less than royalty is worthy of this card after the number of hours put into it.

Nothing really went wrong in the construction, it just has a lot of steps.  By the time, I got to the point of painting the poinsettia, my hands were shaking with nervousness.  It is rather hard to watercolour small images when your hands are shaking.

All is well in the end, as I liked the result.

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Supplies:

Besides blood, sweat and tears,  Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl stamp set, Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Season stamp set,  Strathmore Bristol cardstock, Hero Arts acetate, Stazon ink, Versafine ink, Zig Real Brush Markers, Bo Bunny Glitter Paste, Wink of Stella glitter pen,  Unknown black glitter paper, Neenah 110 lb cardstock and Scor tape.

My Favorite Things Colour Challenge

Sandra has found a few minutes between hockey games to make a card for this challenge.

The challenge is to use the suggested colours on the card entry.  Here is the chart of colours to be used:

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Now here is how Sandra took those colours and created a “delightful” and yet “frightful” card:

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Supplies:

Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Memento Ink, Pattern Paper (Recollection), Cardstock (Xpress It and Bazzill), Stamp Set (Lucky Dog and My Minds Eye) and 1” punch.

Make it Monday- Papertrey Ink 263

I started out making a Christmas card, but was having trouble with the elements not coming together that well.  I haven’t abandoned the idea but it needs to marinate for a while.  In the meantime, I made this one.

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Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Get Lost stamp set, Papertrey Ink Luggage Tag die, Bo Bunny patterned paper and chipboard,  Emerald Creek Buckles and Scor tape.

Online Card Class Wild Card Day 1

I am enrolled in the new Wild Card class.  In this class the emphasis is on unusual cards as to shape, dimension, interaction or the like.

Today, I started out by making a shaped card with a 3D box for it to sit on.  I have started to think about Margaritas as it is getting to be time to head down to Rio Mirage Cafe in El Mirage.  So ok, it is 2400 km to get there, so I won’t make it in time for Happy Hour today….but soon my friends………soon.

 

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Supplies:

Avery Elle Margarita Glass Die, Avery Elle Happy Hour stamp set, Kaisercraft Basecoat patterned paper, Scor tape