Monday, September 26, 2016

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Be Inspired

It's time for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge!  The "Be Inspired" theme was set by Caz Council.  The team is to take inspiration from a fellow team member's card or technique for any theme.
Truth be told, I am inspired by every member on Karen Burniston's Design Team!  Kelly & Summer have amazing coloring skills, Frances has every coordinating pattern paper there is, Fran's cards are impeccably well designed, Caz can transform any character - like a sleepy Honey the Bear, Shelly can go from grungy to chic and make your head spin, Karen A. has amazing handwriting and Sandy uses the accessory and Character dies in ways I wouldn't even think of and leaves me saying "I wish I thought of that!".  The queen of Pop it Ups inspires us with every card, coming up with a new way to use her die!  Kudos to this amazing team that I am a member of!
I made this card for my Aunt's birthday who has two fluffy gay kitties.  I sponged Basic Gray and Black ink onto their faces and used a few markers to add some stripes.  The balloon string is from Rectangle Pull.  I used Copper Foil Sheets to die cut the sentiment and used a marker to trace around the letters.
For the inside, I used Cake Pop up and transformed it into a box that Whiskers can pop out of.  Whiskers fits perfectly in the box once I cut on the score line of the 2nd box.  I adhered that part and the candle area to the backing card as I didn't want them popping up.  I secured Whiskers with a double thick pop dot on the inside of the box.  To make the lid of the box, I used the cake stand die & cut it to the length I needed.  I used Just a Note to stamp my sentiment onto a rectangle from Rectangle Pull.  I kept the paper in the die and traced around the edge with a black marker.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday Card

September is coming to and end soon and that means this is is my last time hosting the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge.  The team was challenged to make a birthday card for somebody they love.  I must admit that my motivation for this card is that my son turns 10 today!!!!  Happy birthday Jake!

I found these space themed chipboard in my stash and since Jake likes space.....boom there it is.  I stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Marquee Messages onto a stitched circle from Karen Burniston's Twist Circle Pop Up.  The "10" is die cut from Elizabeth Craft Designs' Numbers & More 1.
Here you can get a sneak peak of how the Twist Circle Pop Up works.  When you open the card, the circle basically twists and pops up just as the name of the die states.  So much fun!
Since I had a "10" on the front, I thought it would be fun to have a countdown on the inside.  The star is chipboard that I covered with the pattern paper and the letters are from Alphabet 1 from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I hope you have a blast too!

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bella & Friends

I stamped this adorable little dog from Stampin' Up!'s  Bella & Friends stamp set.  I must admit that I haven't been coloring lately and it sure felt good to color again!  I stamped Bella onto Karen Burniston's Labels & Circles die cuts.  I also added a few banners from the Anita Frames Pop Up.
 I used Anita Frames Pop Up for the inside of my card and it really makes such an impact.  All of the labels in the center are included in the Anita Frames Pop Up set.  In fact, lots of fabulous decorator dies are included in the set like the banners and the brackets (the rust "L" looking pieces).  To string the banner, I folded the card and punched a 1/8" hole through both pieces.  Then I was able to put the twine through both sides and keep it put with a little staple.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch

It's the third Saturday of the month and that means it's a sketch time with Crazy 4 Challenges!  I decided to use Chilly the Penguin holding a lollipop - so cute!
I used the new Candy Cane Lane DSP and added Glitter Lines around the border.  I (pretty much) followed the sketch for the front and kept it simple because all the wow is on the inside.


 Look at how dimensional the new Anita Frames make this card!  It's really simple to decorate this card as this set comes with so many decorator dies.  I left the right label blank for a signature - yes, the card will lie flat to sign.  I used the new Suite Seasons stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I inked the stamp using Real Red and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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To purchase Pop It Ups designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs, please visit your local independent craft store or online.