Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fold Flat Diorama Card - KSS

For this week's Fun Fold design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have created a three level diorama which folds flat for mailing. 

The basic construction is created with one kraft panel and one blue panel each measuring 5 inches by 7 inches and scored at 1 inch and 6 inches. The mid-range panel of kraft and blue are 2 inches by 6 inches and scored at 1/2 inch and 6 and 1/2 inches. I die cut the circle opening in the kraft panel and added a dark brown frame on the back side of it.  I did all the stamping and embellishing before scor-taping the panels together to complete the card.

Images used to create today's card come from the following Kitchen Sink sets:

Lighthouse Multi Step Clear Stamps
Cabin by the Lake Multi Step Clear Stamps
Berries Multi Step Clear Stamps (sentiment)

The die cut seabirds are by Impression Obsession and the wheel is from the Sea Breeze Collection by Couture Creations. The sea grass is punched with Martha Stewart's fern punch.

Here's a look inside to see how the center panel is attached.

Thanks for your visit today! I love it when you drop by!!

Those looking for further Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration should check out the work of the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CCEE1721 - Celebrating CCEE

As Lois's final challenge for the month,  she has asked the CCEE Stampers to celebrate us -- the CCEE challenge team.  We are to include on our cards something to represent each one of the letters in "our name" - C.C.E.E.

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Celebrate Cupcakes - Elegant and Edible

The cupcake is from Stampin' Up's Sweet Cupcake.
The background, I Love Lace, is also by Stampin' Up.

The CCEE Stampers Design Team

Frances Byrne

Monday, May 22, 2017

On the Beach at Sunset

I am back today with another Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. It celebrates the end of school and the beginning of summer vacations for most folks around here. Like many of them, I am anxious to head to the beach for a little R & R!

Images used to create this scene come from the following Kitchen Sink Stamp sets:

Palm Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps
Cabin by the Lake Multi Step Clear Stamps
Tree Friends Multi Step Clear Stamps
Sail Boats Multi Step Clear Stamps
Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps

Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CCEE1720 - Fun Folds

Wow, the third week of May already!  As you probably know,our hostess loves to make Fun Fold cards.  So she asking all CCEE Stampers to make a card that includes more than one fold on it.  IShe says it doesn't have to be complicated; it just needs to have more than the normal "fold in half."

My card is a three level seaside diorama.

Stamped Images and Sentiment are from
High Tide by Stampin' Up

To see more Fun Folds visit the blogs of the CCEE Stampers DT members!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

CCEE1719 - National Wildflower Week

Lois Bak, May hostess for the CCEE Stampers, is back with another challenge.  The second week in May is Wildflower Week so this week's cards need to feature flowers!

I am sharing a little Tim Holtz love today as I have used my new Distress Oxides to create my card as well as his new Wildflowers #2 dies. The sentiment by our past first lady is from a wonderful Texas stamp maker, deadbeat DESIGNS.

The following Distress Oxides were used on this card:

broken china
peeled paint
iced spruce
fired brick
fossilized amber
spiced marmalade

See the beautiful blossoms featured by the rest of the CCEE Stampers:

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Apartment Window - KSS

For Let's Make a Scene #50 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I made this peek into an apartment window into a quick and simple birthday card. The bricks were created with Studio 490 Stencil Basically Bricks sponged with fired brick Distress Oxide. The window is a die from Poppy Stamps. The images come from Basket Multi Step Clear Stamps, Get Well Teddy Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

National Candied Orange Peel Day

Lois Bak is starting her month as hostess for the CCEE challenges and she has found a truly weird celebration to start off the month.  May 4th is National Candied Orange Peel Day.  To celebrate, she has asked that the CCEE Stampers include the color ORANGE (which just happens to be one of her favorites!) on our cards.

Bookcase Builder by Stampin' Up
Happy by Impression Obsession

Recollections White
BasicGray Designer Paper

Orange you wondering what the rest of the CCEE Stampers created?

Check it out below: