Thursday, December 1, 2022

Double vertical stepper Christmas card

   Hi Crafting Friends

This month I am continuing as hostess on the CCEE Stampers blog. Since it is December, I have asked that we share our Christmas cards.

            Create a Favorite Christmas Card, any style that you like.


I recently went to a craft morning, and they were making Christmas card with inspiration from Sam Calcott and her Mixed up Craft tutorials.

This one is called the double vertical stepper.
You will need the following supplies to make this card.

2 pieces of 12′ x 6′ card for each side.

Score along the 12′ side at 6′, 8′, 10 & 11′

1 piece of 5.1/2 x 4′ card or acetate for the middle bridge piece.

Score along the 5.1/2 side at 3/4′ & 4.3/4

1 piece of 5.3/4 x 6′ pattern paper for the middle.

2 pieces of 1.3/4 x 6′ pattern paper for the inner side panels.

2 pieces of 3/4′ x 6′ pattern paper for the front panels.

1 piece of 3.3/4 x 3.3/4 & 3.1/2 x 3.1/2 mat and layers for the bridge panel.

I used a designer paper panel for the center and as it was a bit smaller than the acetate bridge piece, the paper panel looks like it is floating.



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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Seaside Holiday

Hi Crafty Friends

Today is my last challenge for the month on the CCEE Stampers blog.

What ever the season it is great to get away, celebrate the day with a seaside holiday. Use the seaside for inspiration for your card today.

This stamp is one of the wood mounted House Mouse stamps that I have had for years, but it is a great image I just had to use it this week.


I made a z fold card using the main image as the focal point. Inside I added the summer sentiment.
The z fold card is a great way to show off a large image and add a bit of a fun element.





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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Double Interlocking Concertina

                                         Hi Crafty Friends

I have another challenge card this week for the CCEE Stampers challenge.

Receiving cards is so much fun, a fun fold card with a wow factor gives so much joy to the recipient.

Create a card with more than a center fold. Think of a easel, pop-up, center step or shutter card.

I recently joined a friend at her card class, they have been finding inspiration from online tutorials. This one is from Sam Calcott's Made to surprise site called the Double Interlocking Concertina.

I made my card to fit in the Australian standard envelope. The size worked really well with the 6 x6 paper pack.


The front is just a page trimmed down and I have attached the die cut text.



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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Silhouettes Ladies

 Hi Crafty Friends

It is time for this weeks challenge with the team on the CCEE Stampers blog. I am hostess again and this is my challenge.

I love the simplicity of the a Silhouette, a lot of companies have them whether they are stamps or dies. Create a card with a beautiful Silhouette, it can be in a scene or a standalone image.

I have use stamps from Altenew to tell a story for this waterfall card. I made the waterfall card using dies as per instructions. I added the silhouette on the front panel.


You pull the tab to reveal the next page.


Then pull it again for the next one.


And again for the last page. The card fits in a normal envelope for posting and opens up for you to sign inside.

 
I used the Karen Burniston - 1161 waterfall card die to create the base card. A video is the easiest way to understand the die, so I am adding the link and you can see Karen's tutorial here.


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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Walk your dog

Hi Crafty Friends,

This month on the CCEE Stampers Blog I will be the hostess bring you the challenges.

According to the days of the year calendar, it is walk your dog week. Walk you dog week is a week holiday dedicated to bringing your dog a healthier lifestyle. Make a card with your furry friend in mind.


On the front of my card today I thought I would use a wobble spring behind the head of the puppy, just a bit of interactive fun on this card. I folded the card base and added designer paper on the front and on the inside. I used a die for the grass and the sentiment banner.


On the inside I created a pop up scene. I die cut a square and made it look like a wooden box using a woodgrain stamp. I then stamped the dog head, coloured them and fussy cut them out. I made two small boxes and added the to the base card behind where I wanted to place the box. I then added the puppy heads. I then added the die-cut clouds and the sentiment panel.





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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Prehistoric Pop n Swap

Hi Crafting Friends

Today is the last challenge from Lynn on the CCEE Stampers blog.

Friday is International Animation Day. What joyful and action-packed entertainment has filled our lives through the talented creations of the world's amazing animators. 


For this challenge I thought I would try the animated version of the pop n swap. 

I have used this prehistoric pals stamp set to replicate the prehistoric family the Flintstones from Hanna Barbera for inspiration.


When the card is closed you see the prehistoric man and his vehicle and when you open the card, they change to prehistoric women and pet. With a place to sign the card. 


Inside I have used the pop n swap die to create the interactive element. The easiest way to understand this die is to watch Karen Burniston's tutorials on her interactive dies, i will add the link below. 



Karen Burniston - 1133 stacked pop n swap tutorial

Heffy Doodle - prehistoric pals stamp set

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Kitchen Appliances

I recently joined this challenge and the theme was for Kitchen Appliances, this is what I came up with.
I have used this stamp set for Darcie's Home and Heart., I have used the electric mixer and bowl on the front and layered them onto some die-cut labels.
I had this designer paper in my stash for quite some time and I love using it in the background.


On the inside I have used Karen Burniston 1122 paper Frames Pop -up for some interactive fun. The little fox is just so cute. I added some more labels and  the die-cut spatula from Karen's past designs -
(1100 Props 8)


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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Reptiles

Hi Crafting friends,

This card is for the this weeks challenge with my friends on the CCEE Stampers blog.

Friday, October 21 is National Reptile Day. Lynn is asking the CCEE Stampers to be sure to feature on your cards the reptile of your choice: an alligator, a lizard, a turtle, a snake, a dinosaur! Or use them all! You choose!

The stamp that I have used for my card today is a rubber stamp on a wood block that I have had for many years. I have rediscovered lots of stamps that have been packed away.


Whipper Snapper Designs stamp
Karen Burniston - crosshatch circles, 1182 word set 4 - Hugs

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Nautical Honors

It it time for another challenge with the team on the CCEE Stampers blog, Lynn is back with this challenge.

In the United States of America , October 13 is the day that the U.S. Navy celebrates as their birthday. To honor the men and women who have stepped up to serve our nation as members of the Navy since its inception, create a  card with a nautical theme.


I had this 6 x 6 paper pack in my stash of papers, it is double sided but I just couldn't bring myself to cut up this page, I glad I didn't have to as it works great as a card front for this theme.




I also found another pack with the anchor paper with worked well with the other pack.
 

I have used the twist panel die set to add some interactive fun inside. I added a spot to write your sentiment and added the die cut anchor charm.


Couture Creations  Sea Breeze paper pack
Kaisercraft  Summer Splash paper pack
Karen Burniston - 1109 Twist Panel pop-up
                          1119 Cruise Charms

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

I will bring you strength

Hi crafting friends

Today it is challenge day with my friends on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lynn is our hostess for the month.

 In the United States, today is National Bring Your Bible to School Day. For that reason, our challenge for this week is quite simple: use a Bible scripture as the sentiment on the front of your card design.

I didn't have many religious stamp sets for this challenge but I picked up this set from a craft sale. I die cut the rose 3 times with different colours and I then used the inlay technique for the flower.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers have created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Coffee a gift from heaven

It is challenge time with my friends on CCEE Stampers challenge blog. 

Today is National Coffee Day!

Make a card using any coffee theme. Coffee images, coffee dyed paper, etc.  

I have used Gina K master layout 4 die set for my card today. I have paired it with Darcie's milk and cookies stamp set.


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers have created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Flower pop-up

Hi crafting friends, 

I made this card for the CCEE Stampers blog challenge.

To celebrate the fall equinox, create any fall / autumn card!

I have made my card a spring card with autumn colours for this theme challenge as it is spring in Australia.

I made the front embellishment with the Lawn Fawn dies - Shadow Box spring add on.


Inside I have used the 1160 Flower Pivot Panels die from Karen Burniston, for the floral pop up.



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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Get Well Spots

Hello,

Welcome to another challenge for the CCEE Stampers blog.

International Dot Day - show us your cards with a circle,

polka dots or anything round! 


For my card I have pulled out an older Sizzix circle flips its 2 die. I then added some dies to make this card a getwell card.



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Maryann Einam- You are here

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Male Celebration day

Hi Crafting Friends

It is time to join the design team on the CCEE Stampers blog for this week’s challenge.

This week, create a masculine birthday card to celebrate her son turning 18 Kelly asks that we use 1 (one) or 8 (eight) of anything on our cards!

I have made an aged male card, suitable for any occasion. On the front I have stamped an Art Impressions image - Grillfather and used dies to create the panel.


Some interactive fun inside with dies from Karen Burniston 
1181 - Little Labels Pop-up
1110 - Happy Hour Charms
1135 - Fast Food Charms



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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Double vertical stepper

Hi Crafting friends,

My card today is for the challenge on the CCEE Stampers blog. Kelly is the hostess this month.

  Today is International Toy Testing Day ~

show us your cards with a toy/toys on them!

I have be spending some time looking at youtube videos made by Sam Calcott - Mixed up craft

I found this one I had to try a double vertical stepper I first saw the 7 x 5 but I made mine 6 x 6 then I found the video Sam had made of the 6x6.

I had a pack of designer paper K & Company with a few pages of diecuts. The Christmas tree fitted perfectly in the center. I added the Lawn Fawn Holidays Helpers for this Christmas card.


On the back I have used some of the paper die cuts pieces from the pack for decoration and for a spot to sign the card.



Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers have created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Remembering Pluto

Hi Crafting  Friends

Today on the CCEE Stampers blog Frances has the last challenge for the month.

According to the Days of the Year web site, yesterday 24th August was Pluto Demoted Day, this day marks the occasion in 2006 when Pluto was demoted from being a planet to a dwarf planet. For our challenge today, create a card that has a space theme.


I went stash diving into my designer papers for the background for this card. Because I wanted to show off the paper I made some simple elements using dies.


I have used the following Karen Burniston dies to create the interactive element.
1105 Rocket Pop - up
1109 Space Charms
1103 Enjoy the Ride



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Maryann Einam- You are here

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Penguin z fold

 My card is for today's challenge on the CCEE Stampers blog.

Apparently August is Peach month and Monday 22nd August is National Peach Day, so for our challenge this week create a card that features one or more things that begin with the letter "P" .. A punched image; patterned paper; pansy; paint; person or a product that is from a company whose name starts with “P”.


 I started this card by making the background using the northern lights background technique. Blending together distress oxide inks, mostly pink and purple with a little of green and blue. I then folded the base card into a z fold. Starting with a base card 12 x 12 scoring at 3 and 6 folding the front 1/2 back. Then adding the inked panels before adding the oval on the edge.


 I die cut an oval in black card and added an oval of designer paper of pink and purple snowflakes.


I the added the penguin to the oval panel, stamping it twice, once to fussy cut and colour and the other for the shadow. I then added the oval inside as a space to write a message.


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Maryann Einam- You are here

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Just a note with foil

My card today is for the challenge on CCEE Stampers blog, where hostess Frances asks us to try a technique.

 A few months ago, Jennifer McGuire shared a technique using embossing folders. Let’s give it a try. You can find Jennifer's tutorial here

I have used copper foil card stock for the base card and Couture creations - Drifting Endless embossing folder. I added distress inks to highlight the areas after sanding. I then used the same inks to colour a piece of card before die cutting the sentiment. I die cut a circle panel using Sunny Studios - fancy frames and the inlaid them together to create the background for the sentiment. I the added an extra sentiment from Mama Elephant - cherry blossom branch stamp set.


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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Butterfly Faceted Diamond Fold

It has been some time since I have shared a card, I have relocated and a lot of my supplies are still in storage boxes. While I have been waiting for the craft room to be made, I have been looking for cardmaking ideas. I friend recently shared a tutorial on a faceted diamond fold. I found several tutorials for folded cards that I will certainly try in the future.

This week on the CCEE Stampers blog our challenge is butterflies, I came across the die cut flowers and designer paper while I was unpacking.

Butterflies seem to be very popular right now, many companies have released products featuring them this year. Create a card that features one or more butterflies.



I started by creating the base card in peach, measured the fold and cut the designer paper to match.


I added the pre cut butterflies, since they were all white I coloured some in blue.


The card folds flat for postage and I added the sentiment inside. If you look closely you card see the piece of acetate that I have used to create the photo up effect.



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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Roses and Pearls

 Good Morning Crafting Friends,

The card I am sharing is for today's CCEE Stampers challenge.

The rose is the national flower for the month of June while the pearl is June’s gemstone. 


I made this card using the Altenew Layered Blossom cover die A & B. I cut the first layer into card stock and the 2nd layer into designer paper. I then added the sentiment that was heat embossed and die cut.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Card Class Makes

Hi Crafting Friends

I recently had time to tidy up the craft room (relocating after 22 years of crafting, lots to sort through) and found this collection of cards that I had sort of made in a card class way at a craft show back in 2019. All the products are from Altenew and they were probably from a new release. All the cards were stamped or die cut and just needed some assembly.




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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Oddball Eyes

 

Good Morning Crafting Friends

Last month I went to a craft show the first one in a couple of years, it was good to see so many vendors in the one place.

Beccy's Place was there and I picked up a few sets, this set was so goofy I just had to get it.

May is Healthy Vision Month so show us your cards with glasses,

eye charts, any kind of eyeball as the  focal point!


This is just a quick and simple card just using the stamps and coordinating dies.


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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Sunflower days


Hi Crafting friends

I have used an old wood mounted stamps for make this sunflower card. I was inspired to create this card as a few months ago it was the local sunflower festival and everyone was sharing their photos.



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