Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter - Christmas - Valentines or Just Because

Welcome Bloggers -

I have been having so much fun with my Pop Up Scallop die from Sizzix designed by Karen Burniston. I have had this die for many months and one of my crafting goals for 2014 is to start being intentional by using my dies, stickers, stamps, cardstocks, and the like in my creations. Sometimes, I forget what wonderful items I have been blessed with to use in crafting .... so if you have been stopping by you have already seen several Pop Up cards using this great die.

My card creation today can fit several themes - winter, Christmas, Valentines Day, or Just Because. I really like the versatility of this type of card. I am not sure if some challenges will accept a versatility card - and that is OK if it does not qualify - I enjoyed making it and I will abide by the decision of the blog challenge.

My camera is showing my cardstock(s) a bit darker then what my colors really are - so please take that into account when viewing my card. It really is on the softer pastel side of the color wheel.

Thank you for stopping by - it is always a blessing to have you visit.

On January 20, 2014 Thank you

Sizzix Pop Up Scallop Die by Karen B
DCWV The Lace & Linen Stack Designer Cardstock for the base of the card
Recollections - yellow, blue, grey, lighter grey
Kraft Cardstock for the scallop
Embossing folder XOXO Cuttlebug Hugs & Kisses
SU 3-Heart Punch
MS Snowflake punch
Grey Metal Snowflakes
Yellow Button
American Craft Twine
Glue Dot
Score Tape
Scraps of white cardstock for the snow
MS grey ink for distressing the snow
DeeDee Digital & Sentiment - Sending my Love
Artist Loft Chalk - Black for distressing around the bunny
Artist Loft Chalk-white for distressing on the DCWV cardstock base &  top - on the snow on mailbox, bunnies feet, and sentiment

 I would like to share this card with the following challenges.
Monthly Challenges
Dec 30 - Feb 2 DEEDEE January Progressive Challenge 

Jan 1 - Jan 25 Crafting by Designs ATG UE 
Jan 2 - Jan 31 Christmas Cards All year Round UE  ATG 
Jan 7 - Jan 31 Ribbon Carousel Love, Birthday, Get Well Or Just Because UE 
Dec 5 - Jan 15 Paper Crafting Journey Christmas UE

I am entering Chalk N Stalk Challenge using chalk - come and join me
Jan 13 - Jan 31 Chalk N Stalk ATG with Chalk 4E #2- white chalk used on snow on mailbox, at bunnies feet, and on the card base top and bottom- black chalk used on bunny for distress
  Weekly Challenges    
Jan 6 - Jan 19 Crafty Boots ATG UE 
Jan 5- Jan 18 Victorine 3 layers UE
Jan 8 - Jan 14 Crafting for all Seasons - everything bright and beautiful 3E #3
Jan 8 - Jan 21 ABC Christmas - A is for anything UE
Jan 8 - Jan 15 Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Ice Inspiration 5E #5
Jan 9 - Jan 15 Cute Card Thursday - Cold and Frosty UE
Jan 10 - Jan 16 Sister Act Cards Only ATG UE
Jan 10 - Jan 17 Jo's Scrap Shack ATG UE 
Jan 11 - Jan 17 CHNC Winter Weather UE 
Jan 12 - Jan 25 Chalk-Ah-Lot An Animal - deer -[Artist Loft Black Chalk use to distress around the bunny - and white was used on the sentiment, and designer cardstock for snow effect] 3E #2
Jan 12 - Jan 18 Pile it On - Holidays/Celebrations UE
Jan 12 - Jan 18 A Christmas Card Weekly Challenge ATG or Polk-a-dots UE 
Jan 13 - Jan 19 Kaboodle Doodles Winter Wonderland 3E #2
Jan 14 - Jan 20 Clear it Out Theme: Layer It Up  Stash: Pattern Paper 3E #3
Jan 14 - Jan 20 Cuttin & Stamping ATG Winter 3E #3
Jan 14 - Jan 20 Loves Rubber Stamp Chat Use Metal - metal snowflakes UE
Jan 13 - Jan 19 The Kraft Journal Color Challenge 2E #2

Jan 6- Jan 19 Crafting Desert Diva Linky Party Winter UE 


  1. great job hun - t for playing along at Clearing it Out xx

  2. Very cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Memory Nest.

  3. Gail, this pop up is so adorable - love the little scene that you created. Thanks for joining us at the Pile it ON Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. Really cute card, lovely design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

  5. Sweet bunny of a card w/ the hearts & pop-up scene. I do not have a pop-up die.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge.

  7. What a cute pop up card, Gail. Thanks for sharing it in our color challenge this week. Hope you're having a blessed week.
    The Kraft Journal

  8. What an incredible project! You always surprise me Gail!
    Thanks for joining us again and again at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica - CCC DT

  9. Gorgeous card Gail !! I TOTALLY love this !! I NEED that die too now !!!! FAB :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  10. This card is awesome! The colors are so pretty and I love that bunny image! :) Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  11. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team – and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge 159 x

  12. Thanks for entering another lovely card for CHNC challenge 159 - hope to see you again soon x

  13. What an adorable card. Looks like your having a blast with that die. I should get one. We sure are happy you could join us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Thank You and please come again.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  14. WOW Gail, this is a true masterpiece. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

  15. Wow such a wonderful easel card love all the embellishments added, great colours too. Thanks so much for joining us over at Deedee’s Digi Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  16. Great card , thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

  17. Sweet card! Thanks so much for participating in our CCAYR challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  18. OMGosh that is so super cute, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!!

  19. Gail, I am very inspired by your pop up die! So adorable. Isn't the free digi awesome? I hope to try it!

    Miss Mary

  20. Oh my goodness! How precious this is. Love the pop up and it's fantastic! Love it!
    So glad you joined us at Deedee's Digis!

  21. This is just so cute, Just loved your Project, super cute,Thanks for Joining in on the fun ~ Use Metal Challenge for Loves Rubber Stamps, DONT FORGET our Fabulous Sunday blog Hop for Blog Candy~ Larelle-Susanne D

  22. Cute Card. Lovely image.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons.
    Hugs ELfie

  23. You've really taken this image over the top with this amazing creation! Every detail is a treat for the eyes! Thanks for joining us for Deedee's January challenge! See you in February :)

  24. That bunny is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us on Crafty Creations!

  25. Such a sweet winter scene you have created, Gail.
    Thank you for playing along with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
    Dorte x

  26. This is precious, Gail! Love the look of the pop-up card, and good for you for making a conscious decision to use your tools. Love all the fun hearts and snowflakes in the background -- they really bring this scene to life. Thanks for joining us at Deedee's Digis -- I'll be emailing you the next digi as soon as this challenge ends. :-)

  27. Hi Gail,
    Such a pretty card, I always look forward to seeing you at CDD:) thank you for joining every week!
    Have a lovely day!
    Shelly CDD DT

  28. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing in our monthly Anything Goes challenge at Crafting By Designs this month. Remember you can play again, hope to see you soon! Mo CBD DT xxx

  29. What a perfect creation for this time of year. Those heart and snowflake embellishments are the best. Thanks for sharing at Chalk Ah Lot.


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