Sunday, November 25, 2012

Another Weaving Card

I have put a new weaving card on my new blog. Check out this address to see what I have done.

What a hot day it was in Sydney today around 40 degrees. No getting cool with a pool now.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

New Blog

Hi Girls,
I have a new blog because this blog will no longer allow me to upload photos unless I pay. So I have created a new blog at this address  I hope you come and visit and leave your valuable comments.
Please note the only difference in the address is the S has been changed to Z.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Paper Weaving Card

Cut strips of paper/cardstock into various lengths. In this case the green cardstock is cut into triangles.Adhere a small section of the paper to the edges of a selected size of white cardstock. Then weave the green cardstock under and over the paper. In this case the white cardstock underneath shows through.

When you are happy with your woven piece, adhere all loose ends after you have cut the woven piece to size to  fit on your card front. The sentiment is from a Cuttlebug Christmas Embossing Folder and the sentiments have been cut out. The star is  a Cuttlebug Die that I didn't allow to cut all the way through so the star pieces stay together.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gift Card Holder

I have used Kaisercraft products to make this neat shaped Gift Card/certificate Card from a rectangular piece of cardstock.

Inside the card you can put tags, gift cards, gift certificates etc inside the pocket.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge

'Use 3 different embossing/diecutting items'
This is the challenge this week at The Cuttlebug Spot . I have used 2 different embossing folders. One I used on the green patterned paper and then sanded it.The maroon cardstock was embossed using one of the sentiment folders. Then I used a Provo Craft star die to cut out the stars on the card.The card is cut in an angle on the top and bottom to give it an unusual shape.

Close up showing the 3 folders/dies I used.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pop Up Christmas card

The sentiment and trees are from a Sizzix embossing folder that I hand cut after being embossed on gold metallic cardstock. I sanded the embossed areas afterwards. The stars are embossed from a Cuttlebug folder and inked with gold .

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Diorama Card

Close up of the Diorama Card.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Diorama Christmas Card

The final Diorama Card.
Cut a piece of cardstock the measurements shown above. Score the lines and fold either valley or hill. Then   using a Cuttlebug and a folder put the middle panel through the Cuttlebug.

Ink the embossed image plus parts of the cardstock. This was Evergreen Versa Color. The embossing folder I used here was one by Bringing Crafts-Too you.

Cut out the middle panel.

Showing the folds and the baubles that have been inked and cut out by hand from a Cuttlebug embossed piece of cardstock. Also the sentiments from a printed font from the computer have been adhered to the card.

Adhere the folded panel to a card base that measures 30cm x15cm. In this case I didn't  fold it exactly in the middle. I allowed a side piece from the back to show through.

Adhere red Basic Grey pieces of patterned paper over the adhered  edges of the raised panel.

Adhere the same Basic Grey paper to the inside of the card that shows through down the right hand side edge.

Ink over the green embossed card with Gold to give it a filigree  effect. Add Basic Grey strips over the red paper so only hints of red show through.
See the top card to see the end result.

Pop Up Christmas Card

I have used 2 Embossing folders here. The gold one is a frame that I cut the side and used as a section.I also sanded the gold cardstock. The black cardstock has been embossed and inked in gold.

The inside of the card shows the sentiment that is a Sizzix embossing folder that has been sanded after embossed. The stars are cut out from the embossing sheet of stars and inked.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pop Up Merry Christmas

The holly has been cut out using a Holly Sizzix die and the Cuttlebug. Then inked.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pop Up Christmas card

Basic grey and the Cuttlebug again. The trees  are cut using the Cuttlebug and a Cuttlebug die then embossed with the Cuttlebug and folder. The sentiment is a computer printed font.

The stars have been embossed using the Cuttlebug and folder. I cut the starts out individually . The sentiment is a Sizzix embossing plate.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pop Up Card-Happy Christmas

Once again Basic Grey and the Cuttlebug. The Christmas Tree was cut and embossed using Bazzill Cardstock and the Cuttlebug.

The sentiment was printed from the computer and the bauble was cut using the Cuttlebug and embossed. All 3 have popped out when the card is open.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pop up Christmas Card

Basic Grey papers, Joy was cut using Sizzlits  alphabet Boxed Brushed. I used the Cuttlebug to cut the JOY word using the Sizzlts die.

Front of the Card.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Sizzix Reindeer #2

This shows the 2 types of materials I used. The top one is gold cardstock which has a white background. So when I sanded the raised embossing it ended up white. The other reindeer has been done on chipboard which has been inked.

Close up of the gold cardstock which has been sanded.

Close up of the white chipboard that has been inked.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Pop Up Christmas Bauble Card

Basic Grey patterned paper that has been Cuttlebugged. 

The baubles have been punched and embossed and inked then adhered to the centre panel that pops up.

Close up of the baubles that are embossed using the Cuttlebug.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Pop up Card Tutorial

Cut a piece of cardstock or double sided patterned paper into a rectangle of your chosen size.

Fold in half and crease firmly.

Fold both layers of the cardstock up along the fold line edge. This length is determined by what you want to adhere to the folded piece. Crease firmly.

Turn the card inside out and crease firmly.

Adhere the open edges at the fold edge together so the  card id adhered shut along the spine.

This is what the card will look like when opened .

Decorate the folded flap with any decorations  or words. The Flap can also have sentiments adhered to it . These trees were cut out with the Cuttlebug and then embossed with it. I lightly sanded the embossed trees to show dimension.

Showing the products used.

Side view when open.

Star Pop Up Card

The chipboard stars were cut with the Sizzix machine and chipboard.I used Gel medium to glue the chipboard stars to the pop up strip. The sentiments were printed from the computer.

This new Christmas ribbon is so nice and firm . 

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Pop Up Christmas Card

The outside of the card. I used Kaisercraft Peppermint Twist  papers plus Kaisercraft bling.

The inside of the card showing the Cuttlebugged Christmas trees that pop up. The 2 lime green trees were cut freehand by me. The other 2 are from a Sizzix range and I cut around them freehand. I also inked the smaller trees.
Once again Kaisercraft papers and computer printed sentiment.

Close up

I love Christmas and I love making Christmas cards. I have made and designed these past 2 cards on my posts myself. I have another one tomorrow to share. I will in the meantime do a tutorial on how to make them. You will be amazed at how easy they are.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose