Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thank You Butterflies

Happy Day Crafters. 
I've got a Thank You card to share thats been made using some fun Dies...
CARD RECIPE
I started by cutting 2 Caribbean background die panels, taking one of these die-cuts to fold in half for my base. Then, I added a large yellow Oval die-cut on the inside, as well as another layer of the Caribbean background on top of that Oval (to make card sturdier).  The stamped sentiment if by Studio G. It is backed by the Scandinvian Tag that was also cut in half to shorten ts length.  The Thank You styamp is by Studio G and stamped in Glorious Green Stampin' Up! Ink. I also cut 3 sets of Butterflies and layered for dimension. I added the Silver Pearls and some sparkle using Stickles Glitter.

HERE ARE THE DIES I'VE USED; 
CE Scandinavian Corner, Border, Tag Set
 http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/diesbysuewilson/Scandinavian/CBT/index.php  

CE Caribbean Background
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/diesbysuewilson/caribbeanisland/background/index.php

Spellbinders "Wings of Hope" Butterfly set
 
Spellbinders Labels Ten Large Ovals
Darice Butterfly Die Set
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Creative Expressions Dies can be seen in action at  Sue Wilson's fabulous BLOG - "Participate In Craft"
for loads of amazing projects and inspiration, HERE.

These fabulous dies can be FOUND in EUROPE at; 
Creative Expressions and Joanna Sheen
Also in USA and CANADA, at; 
 123Stitch.comFranticStamper.com  ; Ellen Hutson, LLC


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I'd like to also enter this Butterfly card into the following challenges;
Shopping Our Stash - Lost and Found (use something rediscovered in your stash)
(I finally used these fab butterfly dies since purchasing them over a year ago)
Clear It Out Colour Stash: Yellow Things (I finally used these butterfly dies - first time since I purchased over a year ago)
Crafty Cardmakers - Wings
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things with Wings
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes + Die or Punch
 Pile It On - Fancy Frames or Beautiful Borders
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, EP or Flocking
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes 
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
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Hope you're having a great week! I love hearing from you!
 Happy Creating! :)
America

Monday, April 13, 2015

Make The Best of Your Rainy Days, HMFMC192

Happy Monday! It's time for a NEW Challenge at House-Mouse & Friends MC.  Our talented Teamie Beth Brovold is hosting and has a chosen a great theme for this time of year. Hope you are able to come join the FUN at HMFMC as there are great Sponsored prizes as well as generous CANDY to be won! :) The theme is...
Glitter Text Generator
Here's my take using this awesome, new 3-piece Picket Fence die from Frantic Stamper.
 CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, "Sitting In The Rain" #HMPR1002 and the Sentiment is also from Stampabilities, "Make The Best", #CR1055
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, COPICS, Glitter Gel Markers (on umbrellas)
Paper: Cloud DP, Heavy White CS
Accessories;  Frantic Stamper Precision Dies; "Picket Fence" #FRA-DIE-09436 also, Creative Expressions Frames & Tags Flags and Ornate Pierced Rectangle Dies by Sue Wilson Ribbon; Ribbon, Silver Cording, Button.
 Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Picket Fence (set of 3 dies)
http://www.franticstamper.com/-Frantic-Stamper-Precision-Dies_c_6157.html
I've also used these Creative Expression dies by Sue Wilson
   Festive Collection     Festive Collection

http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/images/structure/top1.gif

Check out Sue Wilson's fabulous BLOG - "Participate In Craft"
for loads of amazing projects and inspiration, HERE.

These fabulous dies can be FOUND in EUROPE at; Creative Expressions and Joanna Sheen
Also in USA and CANADA, at; 
 123Stitch.comFranticStamper.com  ; Ellen Hutson, LLC
 
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We are very happy to welcome back our Fabulous Sponsor Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
AND the Maufacturer of our beloved House-Mouse Stamps, the amazing

http://www.stampendous.com/
AND our great Hostess Beth, who is also offering this awesome CANDY to a player

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I would like to also enter into this card the following challenges;

Clear it Out - Anything Goes (I used stash blue Button)
 Classy Cards 'n Such - Rainy Days
Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes

Fantastic Tuesday - Use a die or punch

Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
MarkerPOP Challenge:: Anything Goes + Copics
Natalie and Amy - Frame it
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Fancy Frames or Beautiful Borders

Sister Act  - Anything  Goes
The Ribbon Girls - Any image challenge - use Ribbon or Lace
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
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http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/2015/04/its-april-showers-for-challenge-hmfmc192.html
Here is a direct link to the HMFMC192 "April Showers" Challenge. Check it out and be inspired by all the amazing samples by the Design team. :)
 
Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!
 Happy Creating! :)
America

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sympathy Card using Anna Griffin, Sue Wilson and Spellbinders dies...

Happy Day All!
Hope you'll get some time to craft today! 
I've combined some fabulous dies from Anna Griffin, Sue Wilson and Spellbinders to create this multi-layered Sympathy Card. The lighting wasnt the best, so you cant really see the fab glittered tulle layered over the background floral panel. It's very sparkly IRL.
Same card, different lightings....
 

Sympathy CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Stampin' Up! "With Sympathy" Sentiment
Paper: White Textured CS, DP
Paper Size: 5.5x7.5
Ink: SU
Accessories: Anna Griffin Floral Die, Sue Wilson Orante Pierced Rectangles, SW Pierced Flags and SW Caribbean Island Background dies, multiple Spellbinders Cross Dies, Rhinestone Cross, Floral Button Bling, Half Pearls, Ribbons, Glittered Tulle

Image result for anna griffin floral background dieFestive Collection   Festive Collection  Festive CollectionImage result for spellbinders cross diesImage result for spellbinders cross dies
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Check out Sue Wilson's fabulous BLOG - "Participate In Craft"
for loads of amazing projects and inspiration, HERE.

WHERE these fabulous dies can be FOUND;  
EUROPE;  
Creative Expressions and Joanna Sheen
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I would like to also enter into this card the following challenges;

Sister Act Card Challenge -  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts 
Scrap & Craft Challenge - Frame It

Thanks for stopping by today! 
I love hearing from you! Happy Creating! :)
America

Thursday, April 9, 2015

House Mouse Birthday Card #2, Frantic Stamper Bracket Dies

Hello again!  I have another fun and colorful Birthday card to share today.... This one is also for the current BIRTHDAY Challenge #HMFMC191, over at House-Mouse & Friends MC, found here > HMFMC.

For this one, I've used the new Frantic Stamper Bracket Label In-Betweens Dies....
Birthday CARD RECIPE
These Bracket Label In-Betweens and Edger dies are so versatile. I took the inner frames and popped them with foam tape then cut outer edges (while dies are nested going through the die machine), and also popped them around as a frame for my little Mousey. The sentiment sits on the smallest of these dies (cut it in half to make smaller). The bottom edge was cut with the Bracket Edger that matches perfectly with the Bracket dies. Finished the card with a matching Bow!
Stamps: Stampa Rosa, House-Mouse Designs, "Mudpie Blows Candle" #106E, yr 1999 and the Sentiment is from Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, COPICS, Glitter Gel Markers
Paper: MME/My Mind's Eye; Hootenanny Birthday Designer Paper Pad MM Textured Pink and Heavy White CS
Accessories;  Frantic Stamper Precision Dies; "Bracket Label In-Betweens" #FRA-DIE-09436, and Bracket Edger, FRA-DIE 09404, Polkadot and Striped Embossing Folders, Ribbon and Rhinestones.

These fabulous Frantic Stamper Dies can be found HERE;
http://www.franticstamper.com/-Frantic-Stamper-Precision-Dies_c_6157.html
Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Bracket Labels In-Betweens (set of 5 dies)            Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Stitched Bracket Edger
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http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/birthdays-with-birthday-sentiment-for.html
Don forget to stop by and join us at HMFMC.  You'll find lots of inspiration from the talented Design Team. Show us your FUN House-Mouse Birthday creations! We are lucky to have these TWO wonderful Sponsors and a fab Prize from our generous Teamie/Challenge Hostess Christine, to give away to THREE very lucky players;

 The One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family... 
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
http://www.disdigistamps.com/
 That's 3 GREAT PRIZES, so 3 Chances to win!!  So be sure to play!  But hurry up and enter your project into the Birthday Challenge! You only have until Saturday, at Midnight, EST, to submit it for your chance to WIN!  Click Here to directly there! :)
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I'd like to also enter the following fab challenges:
 Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple 
Crafting for all Seasons -  Animal Magic
 Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party - Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes  
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Square/ Anything Goes with a twist: Use a Die or a Punch
Loves Rubber Stamps  - Anything Goes
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes + Die or Punch
Paper Shelter Challenge - Birthday with Sentiment
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes,  use any Glitter/Embossing Powder/Flocking Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
 Wonderful Wednesdays - Decorate the Inside
 Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Die Cut

Thanks for stopping by today!  I really love hearing from you!
America

It's a CAS Birthday Party!

Hello Peeps! I have a fun CAS / 3D / Pop-Up Birthday Party card to share that Ive created for the current BIRTHDAY Challenge #HMFMC191, over at House-Mouse & Friends MC, found here > HMFMC.
 Inside the card is a full blown Mousey Party!  heheheh...
CARD RECIPE:
I started this card by using a Sizzix/Pop 'N Cut die by Ellison for the "Party" word center cut. You'll love the versatility of the tabs and scoring dies on this next fabulous precision Card Base Pop-Up die set by Frantic Stamper that I've used directly above the Party lines to create my tabs to hold the balloons and Party Hats. So I went a little nuts with the over-layering business, but maybe that's because my brain thinks it's necessary to compensate for my CAS front! LOL!  Never been quick as CAS anything, so that's a huge step for busy-looking cards by me.  ha! 
Stamps: Stampa Rosa, "Party Mouse" by House-Mouse Designs, #322E, from yr 1999
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, COPICS
Paper: Martha Stewart Designer Dble sided/ Glittered Birthday CS, MM Textured Blues, Greens and Yellows, Heavy White CS
Accessories;  Frantic Stamper Precision Die "Pop-UP Card Base" #FRA-DIE-09414, ; Creative Expressions Ornate Pierced Square die by Sue Wilson (for front of card); Ellison Die, Balloon, Party Hat and swirl Paper Punches, Stickles, Martha Stewart Ultra-Fine Glitter, Rhinestones...


The Frantic Stamper Dies can be found HERE;
http://www.franticstamper.com/-Frantic-Stamper-Precision-Dies_c_6157.html
Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Pop up card bases (set of 7 dies) 
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Stop by and join us at HMFMC for loads of adorable inspiration from the talented Mousey Design Team. We want to see your FUN House-Mouse Birthday creations too.  We are lucky to have these TWO fabulous Sponsors and a Prize from our generous Teamie/Challenge Hostess Christine, to give away to THREE very lucky players;

 The One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family... 
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to House-Mouse Designs. 

Second Generous Sponsor is
http://www.disdigistamps.com/
Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 

And our Teamie Christine has also generously offered this HMD Gruffies Set of Unmounted Stamps as CANDY to one Lucky Winner! 
 That's 3 GREAT PRIZES, so 3 Chances to win!!  So be sure to play!  But hurry up and enter your project into the Birthday Challenge! You only have until Saturday, at Midnight, EST, to submit it for your chance to WIN!  Click Here to directly there! :)
 http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/birthdays-with-birthday-sentiment-for.html
I'd like to also enter the following fab challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
 Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Color Challenge
Crafting for all Seasons -  Animal Magic
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Square/ Anything Goes with a twist: Use a Die or a Punch 
Loves Rubber Stamps  - Anything Goes
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes + Die or Punch
Paper Shelter Challenge - Birthday with Sentiment
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes,  use any Glitter/Embossing Powder/Flocking
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
 Wonderful Wednesdays - Decorate the Inside
 Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Die Cut
Thanks for stopping by today!  I really love hearing from you!
America