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August Swap at Craft Mad

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August Swap at Craft Mad

The theme for our monthly swap at Craft Mad for August was Banners, Bunting or pennants.
We had to make two cards using this theme and then send them off to our partner.
I have to say it really had me scratching my head as to what to do for this swap.
This is what I have come up with.
 I decided to make my first in the shape of a banner. I added a layer of striped Bo Bunny paper, Spellbinders plain and scalloped circles, Tim Holtz Rosettes, Joycrafts banner and Sticker Store stickers for the greeting



I used Graphic45 circus paper for my second card, quikcutz stars and Joycraft banner


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Explosion Box

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I came across this explosion box in my files so thought I would upload it to show you.



Fathers Day Project #3

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Fathers Day Card #3
Card #3
Instructions Add a layer of patterned paper to a 7x5 white card. Add a layer of black card then a narrow strip of the same patterned paper across the centre of the black. Overlay with a vertical piece of a coordinating patterned paper #2. Attch the base tool straight on to the patterned paper then raise the second tool with 3d squares. Add the greeting and your card is complete. I have used a sheet of Lomiac Paperboard Shapes from Blue Edge Crafts for my tools I covered them with card and embossed some parts with the Grand Calibur.



Fathers Day Project #2

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Another card suitable for Dad's Day.
Card #2 Instructions. Score and fold a 30cm x 15cm piece of dark brown card at 10cm and 20 cm to make a triple fold card. Attach a of 30cm x 3cm piece fawn card along the top of the brown card and trim the edges to the same length. Cut 2 pieces of 7cm x 7cm fawn card for the pockets and attach to the first and last panel.Put tape on 3 sides only leaving the top open.You could stitch around the pockets if you wish. Cut a piece of 9.5cm x 3cm fawn card and attach it to the centre of the card. Add gold brads to the tops of the pockets, the sides of the straps and along the top. This is optional as is the placement of them. Add greeting stickers and alphas of your choice. Add the tools to the pockets . I have used a sheet of Lomiac Paperboard Shapes from Blue Edge Crafts for my tools I covered them with card and embossed some parts with the Grand Calibur.

The card will fold flat for posting .  

Fathers Day Project

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Fathers day is just around the corner in Australia so I woudl like to share some card tutorials with you over the next few days.  Project 1



For this project you will need:
1 piece of card 28cm x 11cm
1 piece card 13cm x 8.5cm
1 piece card 8.5cm x 4cm
Patterned paper 13cm x 7.5cm
Patterned paper 7.5cm x 3cm
Stamp or digital image to suit the Male theme
Stickers and embellishments of your choice
Instructions
Step1 Using the sketch provided cut and score the 28cm x 11cm piece of card at 2.5cm, 7cm, 9.5cm, 18.5cm, 21cm, 25.5cm. (note: the sketch is not to scale) Step2 Make a mark at 14cm and cut a slit 1cm in from each side
Step3: Join the larger piece of patterned paper to the 13.8.5 piece of card with glue or double sided tape.
Step 4: Decorate this panel now and then slide it down through the centre slit. Fold on all score lines and adhere the bottom edge of the panel to the first flap of each side of the base.
Step5: Glue the small piece of patterned paper to the small piece of card. Decorate as…

Box Book

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Today I would like to show you a Box Book I made recently from a pattern on Cardmaking Paradise. I have used a Snoejes stamped image from Blue Edge Crafts for the inside.


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Bo Bunny Card #4

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Bo Bunny Card #4

I have layered the white C6 card with Bo Bunny paper and added ribbon and Spellbinders die, and Bo Bunny elements.


Bo Bunny Card #3

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Bo Bunny Card #3

I have layered this C6 card with Bo Bunny paper, added Spellbinders and Creatables dies, punched flowers, tag and a greeting.

Bo Bunny Card #2

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Bo Bunny Card #2
I have layered a square card with Bo Bunny paper, added a Cheery Lynn Die cut , Creatables bird cage and bird, and Bo Bunny elements.

Have a great weekend.  

Bo Bunny cards

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I recently made a few cards using some lovely Bo Bunny paper The first card is a white square card which I have layered with contrasting card and paper  and added Spellbinders scalloped and plain circles with flowers motifs and alphas also from the Bo Buny range.
 

Match It 3D Card Kits

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Today I would like to continue showing you the new Match It 3D cards kits from Blue Edge Crafts The kit contains a booklet of designs and a sheet of stickers which you stick over the top of the pictures then cut and layer for a 3D effect. I found them quite enjoyable to make and over the next few days I will show you some of the designs.
Today we have cupcake cards, I really like the colours in these images.


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Match it 3D Card Kits

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Today I would like to continue showing you the new Match It 3D cards kits from Blue Edge Crafts The kit contains a booklet of designs and a sheet of stickers which you stick over the top of the pictures then cut and layer for a 3D effect. I found them quite enjoyable to make and over the next few days I will show you some of the designs. Continuing the oriental theme today and oce again using a white base card and adding black and red linen card and Sticker Store stickers. 

Match It 3D Card Kits

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Today I would like to continue showing  you the new Match It 3D cards kits from Blue Edge Crafts The kit contains a booklet of designs and a sheet of stickers which you stick over the top of the pictures then cut and layer for a 3D effect..

I have layered a white card with black linen card and used patterned paper from tehe kit.

Match It 3D Card Kits

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Today I would like to start showing you the new Match It 3D cards kits from Blue Edge Crafts The kit contains a booklet of designs and a sheet of stickers which you stick over the top of the pictures then cut and layer for  a 3D effect. I found them quite enjoyable to make and over the next few days I will show you some of the designs. The first is a kimono card made on black linen card, layered with red linen card and the patterned paper is included in the pack.

Birthday cards

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I recently celebrated my birthday and I today I would like to share some of the birthday cards I received.

This card has been made using Graphic 45 "A ladies Diary" papers

Thisvery pretty card has an easel on the back to stand it upright and also came complete with its own box.

I love the  die used in this card, so lacy and pretty

The photo doesn't do justice to this card. The background paper is metallic with lots of gold running through it and the image is 3D. Just stunning .
Thank you to my friends for taking the time to make such lovely cards for me .  I will treasure them

Birthday Card

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Today I have a birthday card for a friend who just loves cupcakes.

I have used a paper doily and Spellbinders edge die to decorate the card along with a pearl swirl. Thank you for visiting my blog this week.

Spellbinders Carnations

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I recently purchased the Spellbinders Carnations dies. Really like the way they turned out so I thought I would share them with you.

Memo Board

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Today I have a tutorial to show you.


This is a quick and simple memo board which would make an excellent gift.
You will need: 40cm x 30cm blank canvas Bazzill Christmas Paper: Green Spot, Argyle Green, Mistletoe Kisses Green Bazzill Cork sheet Ribbon Flowers Magnets Alphabets Brads Paint
Instructions Step1: Paint the sides of the canvas and approx 5cm around the front edge. It is not necessary to paint the whole face of the canvas as it will not be seen however this is a personal choice. Step2: Glue or tape a 30cm x 30cm sheet of Bazzill Green Dots Christmas paper to the left hand front of the canvas.
Step 3 Run 1cm wide (approx) ribbon diagonally across the page at 5 cm intervals, do not glue the ribbon onto the paper but secure it at the back of the canvas with staples or drawing pins. A strip of double sided tape on the canvas along the right hand edge of the paper is a good help until you have the ribbon in place. This will be covered with paper later.


Step 4: Run the ribbon in the opposite d…

Pop up Sticker Card

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I made this card some time back and came across it in my files so thought I would show you . I think it was my first attempt at a pop up card.

Jenni B Card Kits

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I have ben playing with some of the Jenni B card kits from Blue Edge Crafts. The kits contain a card, envelope, ribbon, rhinestones, brads, tag all the embellishments you need as well as some ideas on how to make a quick card. Of course you could add your own elements like patterned paper, die cuts or embossed pieces for something a bit different but I think on their own they are absolutely excellent value for such a low price. See them here  Blue Edge Crafts
Here are some of the cards  I made using the kits.






Craft Mad August Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge

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I have made another page to add to our album that we have been making for the Craft Mad  Monthly Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge. This month I have used photos of one of theSuper Heroes in our extended family.

I also made a matching page

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Christmas All Year Round Challenge at Craft Mad

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The theme for Christmas All Year Round Challenge at Craft Mad for August is tags and this month we have a guest designer. Ruth has designed and made the card for us this month. I really love the papers and thecolour combo she has used she has used.



Craft Mad Monthly Sketch Challenge

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The months are whizzing by so quickly and it is time again for the Craft Mad Monthly Sketch Challenge.
The theme for August is flowers.
This is my card. I have used papers and card from my stash to make it.