Friday, September 22, 2017

Festive Fall Candle

Warm days, cool nights and turning leaves have welcomed fall in abundance here in Maine!  One of the things I love about fall and cooler weather is burning my favorite candles.  Here's a project using a battery operated candle, so it's beautiful to look at and not a safety issue.  

Here's a glimpse at some of the products I used:

I started with a 5 1/2 " battery operated candle and made layered wraps using 111lb Gmund Tindalo Wood Grain Cardstock cut at 4"x10".  The next layer uses CCS Gold Glitter Paper cut at 2 3/4"x10" and the last layer is a leftover scrap of Tindalo Woodgrain paper cut at 1"x10".  I adhered each layer using Score-Tape for a strong bond.

I glued the two pumpkins together using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and heat embossed a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp "Thank You for Everything" using Gold Embossing Powder.

I then started layering the shapes on using Glue Dots.  This allowed the shapes to hang off the edges and not be completely stuck down giving the appearance of more dimension.  

I finished the project off with a piece of bakers twine and a pretty fall leaf charm.

You'll find all these wonderful products and more when you visit Cut Cardstock online.  You'll also find fabulous sales on brownorange and gold cardstocks as well as the wood grain cardstock!  

While you're there, be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you'll be the first to know when new items are on sale.  You can also follow Cut Carstock on facebook.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Pop-Up Fun ~ A Special Birthday Card for a Special Little Girl

Good morning friends~  I've been waiting for a challenge to arise where I could post this card to and it finally came along.
I made this pop-up card for my dear friend Marcia's grand-daughter's birthday.
I had to change the age balloon from a 2 to a 3.  Oops!  But it all worked out good.  The 2 came off pretty easily with no visible signs of damage.

 Here's a photo showing the dimension.
All the animals are from Marianne Designs.  They have the cutest collection of animals!  
I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Pop It Up
Seize The Birthday ~ Balloon
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Hello friends~  I'm playing along with the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.

Three quick and easy cards!
2017 fall hop
I'll also be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
The Paper Players ~ CAS ~ Harvest
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ CAS
CASology ~ Big

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
 Blessings~ Birgit

ECD Spooktacular September Designer Challenge

Good morning  friends~  There's a new Designer Challenge starting today over at Elizabeth Craft Designs and it's truly "Spooktacular"!
The design team has created cards and projects with a Halloween theme.  Here's my inspiration:

Here's how I made it:
I started by cutting some Spring Green Soft Finish Cardstock using the wavy die from Adventure Edges and then blending on a bit of Crushed Olive Distress Ink.

I used Haunted House dies to cut the house and witch out of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock and put  scraps of yellow cardstock behind the windows of the haunted house.  A panel of Perfect Purple Soft Finish Cardstock was used on top of an A-2 sized top folding card base.  
Just look at these adorable Spooky Sentiments and coordinating Labels 1 dies.   Now which fun sentiment should I use?  

My finished card with some iridescent sequins to finish it off.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "what are some of your favorite products you choose when creating spooky scenes for Halloween?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, September 22nd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Friday, September 15, 2017

Create Along with PTI ~ A Day To Celebrate

Good morning friends~  I'm playing along this week with PTI's Create Along With Us.  I chose Lizzie's gift card holder for inspiration found HERE, but I made mine into a card:
I used Plaid Builder and  a Nuvo Glitter Marker to make the ribbon and added Beautiful Berries Spring and the bow from Kind of Corny.  The sentiment from Beautiful Berries is embossed in gold.

Here's Lizzie's gift card holder:
Floral Gift Card Holder

There's still time to play along!  You can find the details HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pumpkin Spice

Fall is nearly upon us so guess what that means?  It's time for PUMPKIN SPICE everything!  

Here's a snapshot of the products I used today:

I started by stamping this darling little coffee cup from Lawn Fawn's Pumpkin Spice set and colored it using Copic Markers.
I cut the image out using the coordinating Pumpkin Spice Die.

Using the largest Eyelet Stitches border die from Poppy Stamps, I cut the edge off a piece of Lawn Fawn plaid paper and mounted it to an A2 sized top folding card base.

I cut a Memory Box Pinpoint Single Frame panel out of white cardstock and adhered that in the center of the plaid paper.

After gluing the coffee cup to the center of the pinpoint single frame panel, I stamped the sentiment on the right side.  

Here's a list of products I used today that can be found at Dies R Us:
Lawn Fawn - Pumpkin Spice Stamps Lawn Fawn - Pumpkin Spice Dies   Poppystamps -Dies - Eyelet Stitches  Memory Box - Dies - Pinpoint Single Frame

I hope you're inspired by today's project.  Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
Use Your Stuff ~ Fall Is In The Air
Simon Says Wednesday ~ CAS
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Celebrate With Cake

Joset's new line of dies are all so incredibly adorable!  Have you had a chance to check them all out yet?  If not, I highly recommend that you do!  Today's card features some of her birthday dies.

Here's what I did:

 Create an A-2 sized card base out of white cardstock.
Cut  Whisper Blue Soft Finish Cardstock using a Stitched Rectangle.  Cut a Stitched Circle out of the center.

Cut a circle ring using two graduating Stitched Circles out of Spring Green Soft Finish Cardstock

  Adhere a scrap of coordinating green polka dotted paper from Moda Scrap Thinking About Rio De Jeneiro behind the  Whisper Blue Cardstock panel  and mount onto the front of the white card base using Double Sided Adhesive.  Inlay the Spring Green ring into the negative space. 

 Cut the Cake from White Soft Finish Cardstock, adding color using Distress Inks and assemble as desired.  

Cut the star banner from Celebration Flags and while it's still in the die, add color using Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.  

Stamp the celebrate sentiment using Birthday Sentiments and cut using the coordinating Labels 1 die.  Add a bit of color to the outside edge of the sentiment using Distress Ink.

I hope you are inspired by today's card.  Please visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for daily design inspiration.

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Seize The Birthday ~ Ocean Colors, Blue, Green or Aqua
Crop Stop September Linky Party ~ Using Distress Inks
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ It's Written In The Stars
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Friday, September 8, 2017

Spooky-Cute Halloween Treat Bag Toppers

According to the calendar, the official first day of fall will be here on Friday, September 22nd, so I thought it would be fun to plunge right in to Halloween.  Today's project is easy to make and so fun to give!
How about some spooky-cute treat bag toppers to give to all the little ghosts and goblins in your neighborhood.

Here's a snapshot of the products I used.

Here's how I made them:
Cut 10 strips of CCS Gold Glitter Paper that measure 1 1/2" x 11" and score them using a score board at every 1/4".  Fold them like an accordion.    Attach two ends together using Score-Tape

 Press the center down on the back side and adhere a 1" punched circle using 3 large Glue Dots.

Die cut shapes using Elizabeth Craft Designs Ghosts, Pumpkins and Haunted House Set out of colored cardstock.   I used colors from Basis Cardstock and Pop Tones.  Add color around the edges of the pumpkins using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.  Using scalloped circles and nesting circle dies, create a smaller layered medallion.  I used 80Lb Cougar Natural Smooth Cardstock for the top layer and Brown Basis Cardstock for the scalloped circle and then attached the die cuts to the top using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Glue .  

Attach the scalloped medallions to the top of the gold medallions using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Glue and attach them to wooden clothes pins using a large Glue Dot.

Have fun filling treat bags with candy or other small goodies and clip the bags closed using the spooky-cute clothes pin medallions and watch the little ones smile!

I hope you're inspired by today's project.  You can find all your paper crafting needs at Cut CardStock.  Be sure to sign up for their news letter so you'll be the first to know about their monthly sales. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Blessings~ Birgit