Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NUTS


Nuts, I forgot a birthday recently so just had to make a card.  I used one of Karen Burniston's new dies called the Charm Accordion.  This is a fun little card and so quick to put together.  I made a simple two panel card getting two panels with just one cut. 


The new Woodland Animals are so adorable, the squirrel is perfect for this card. A few leaves were added from the Tree Pop Up and a the Flower Pot Pop Up.


The inside of the Charm Accordion has a charm of course, the heart. 

See you Saturday for another Saturday School,
S@ndy



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Southwestern Hello

Hi Everyone,

I hope you will join me over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today for a tutorial on how I made this card that can be used for any ole occasion.  You can see it by clicking here.


Hope to see you there,
S@ndy

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Before I go to see my Dad today and take his card - I thought I'd share it with you.  I used the new Karen Burniston Charm Accordion to make it.  Dad was a carpenter in his working years so I went with that theme adding some cute tool embellishments and some letters cut on my electronic die cutting machine.  


Enjoy and Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there,
S@ndy


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday School Week 1

Hi my friends,

I am starting a new series that I hope will become fun and challenging.  I like to go through my local thrift shops to see what is out there that I could use for my mixed media and card making adventures.  Some time ago I picked up these cute children's items - phonics flash cards, a little book and question & answers fan deck.  They have been sitting in my stash for a long time so when I joined Tim Holtz's #hipforsummer challenge I decided to put them to use. I have made three so far and will share with you once a week.  Not all will be Hipsters but that's where I started.  My challenge to myself is to make something once a week using things that I already have but haven't used lately.

These are my thrift store items so here we go -


I used one of the phonics cards "ch", of course, is for Chimp. 
He's pretty cool with his mirrored sunglasses and the attitude!   I used a little Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide on the card itself and then did a little stenciling. The chimp is stamped and then  colored with Copic Markers and finally die cut with the new Sizzix Hipster die.  I layered all the pieces together with foam tape to give it some dimension and also used the foam tape to attach it to the card.

Hope you have enjoyed-
S@ndy



Thursday, June 15, 2017

#gethipforsummer

I thought it would be fun to join the challenge using the Hipster Stamps and Dies from Tim Holtz & Sizzix so here is my first official make.  You can read the details by clicking here. 



I had lots of fun with this one as I simply think it's funny that a bird is on the head of a cat.  I was going to put "friends" but Mac suggested that I use "buds" and I like that.

Hope you have enjoyed and will join the "Hip" fun.
S@ndy

Scrapbook.com is having a great sale on Sizzix Dies


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Paper Pros Challenge - Masculine Birthday Card

Today the Paper Pros, a fun group of crafters, is having a little challenge and we have decided on a Masculine Birthday card as the theme.  

I decided to break out some of my new dies from Karen Burniston who has just released a new line in
Cahoots with Riley & Co.  I made the Twist Panel Pop-up along with parts of several other dies in the collection and, of course, had to put my "twist" on it by creating a steampunk card for our grandson.



I got creative to make this a steampunk card so here is what I did -
  • The gears are actually the tire swing from the Tree Pop-up.
  • The top hat is from the Snowman Twist Circle.
  • I added 2 charm frames and a hinge from the Charm Accordion.
  • Word Set 2 was used for the greeting, inside and on the outside.
  • Of course I needed to make it into a birthday card so used the cupcake and balloon from the Birthday Charms set.
This is such a fun card that simply explodes when opened.  I know our grandson is going to love it.  With so much fun packed on the inside of the card I needed something to keep it closed so I created a belly band that slides off.


To see the entire new line from Karen simply click here.  Once you get there, check out the instruction videos for each set. 

Have a creative week,
S@ndy