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MFT Strike Up The Band by Kathy Tanner

Hi Crafters!

Briony here… just popping in quickly to introduce a new member of the Anna’s Family – Kathy Tanner!  Kathy is our Card Specialist, highlighting the gorgeous My Favourite Things range which includes stamps, dies and paper pads.  

Here are a few words from Kathy… 

“Hi 🙂  My name is Kathy Tanner and I’m so excited to be creating cards for Anna’s Craft Cupboard!!!
I live in Hobart and I have always been very crafty, in a good way of course 🙂  
I have done cross-stitch, knitting, paper tole and a few other things but now I focus purely on Scrapbooking and Cardmaking. 
 
I really love stamping and colouring images especially.  I find it very relaxing and therapeutic. 
And then I love using those images with papers and other crafty goodies to create a card to brighten someone’s day.
 
I’d say my style is usually Clean and Simple. 
I like to keep the focus on the stamped image. And I just try to let the creativity flow and see what happens 🙂 
My craft room is proof of that!  It is always a huge mess, I have papers and stuff everywhere!!!
 
I started my blog Stamping Still in 2010 to share my cards with others and I have worked for a number of Design Teams.  I am currently on the team at CC Designs Stamps.
 
I am so lucky to be able to use some of the fabulous goodies available at Anna’s and to share my love of stamping.”

We are so excited to have Kathy join us  – she has such a gorgeous talent in both scrapbooking and card making and I am positive she will inspire many of you!

So!  Now I will hand you over to Kathy to share her first creation!

 

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Hi!  Kathy here.  I’m so excited to be able to share some cards I’ve made using the adorable stamp set Strike Up The Band by My Favourite Things.

I just LOVE this set SO much!!!  These bunnies are super cute and so fun to colour and play around with. The set comes with lots of fabulous sentiments and they can be used for so many different occasions.

I also used the MFT Strike Up The Band Die-namics Die which makes things so much quicker and easier when you have a lot of images to cut out.

I wanted to make giving a gift card a bit more special, so I made this Pop Up Gift Card Holder.

 These are the instructions if you’d like to give it a try!

  • Cut 2 pieces of paper 4 x 5.5” and score at 1,2 and 3” on the short side.
  • Apply strong adhesive tape on the 1” sections on the correct side of the paper at the top and bottom of one piece.

  • Attach this scored piece to inside of card aligning at centre score line. (Mine is attached to bottom of dark star piece)


  • You are folding this over and around to make a little “step”.
  • Align other end of scored piece at centre of card base and adhere to other half of card. (Mine is attached to top of white piece).

This is how it should look from the side.

  • On the second piece of paper, only attach approx. 2cm of tape at top and bottom of one edge. And then attach tape to top and bottom of other edge as in previous piece.
  • Attach this scored paper (the edge with the 2cm tape on it) to the front of first attached piece aligning at base.

  • Then fold over and align end of scored piece at base and adhere to card base. (Making a second “step” which is attached to the first).

The gift card simply slides into the slot between the 2 attached “steps”.

The pop up holder is now complete and ready to decorate!

 

I coloured the rabbits and used the dies to cut them out.

This is such a time saver and they look neater too!!!

And for the rabbits on the inside of the card I cut out an extra rabbit shape from white card and attached it to the back of the coloured bunnies.  It looks cleaner and gives them a little extra strength and support to stand up smartly.

The inside sentiment is a stamp from the Strike Up The Band set and so are the drum and trumpet.

The card does end up being a little bulky because of the gift card and all the fun stuff happening on the inside of it.  So it is best to tie it closed somehow.  You could tie a nice bow with ribbon or use a elastic band but I’ve just tied mine with some twine.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial!

And you definitely must check out the My Favourite Things section at Anna’s.  There are just so many CUTE and FUN things to play with!

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Bo Bunny ‘Petal Lane’ Cards and Video by Lisa Amiet

Hello again!

I am back again today to share some cards that I have created using Bo Bunny’s new Petal Lane collection.

As well as the gorgeous colours there are some stunning paper designs in this collection.

The first card I created was ‘Love’

I will let you know that although this card looks fairly plain, there was a lot of fussy cutting involved 😉

I loved the scalloped flower pattern on the ‘Blooms’ paper, so I decided that I should cut some out, make some circles and layer them.
And because my OCD was out in force, I had to ensure that the scallops on top lined up perfectly with the bottom to make these circles!

I love how they turned out, I have added the “Love” sentiment which was cut from the ‘Sunshine’ paper.

I have kept it pretty simple with some fussy cut heart clusters and foliage, also cut from the papers.
Add in some pretty Prima & Kaisercraft flowers and you have a card perfect for any occasion.

Up next I have ‘Absolutely Positively Delightful’ card

Again there was lots and lots of fussy cutting involved here, but I LOVE how this turned out.

Lots and lots of layers.

The sentiment was one that I cut from the ‘Sunshine’ paper. Layered with lots of flowers and foliage that I have cut out, and with some of the Noteworthy Diecuts.

I have also added some gauze, which I have died yellow and some left white. I think I just helps build it up and soften it up.

I have a process video to share with you, but don’t worry you don’t have to watch all the fussy cutting! I hope you enjoy it.

Until next time, take care and happy crafting!!

Lisa xo

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Anna’s New Kit – By Rikki Graziani

Good morning Rikki here today with something exciting and a new Kit for Anna’s Craft Cupboard…..  A Card Kit !!!!

If you are anything like me, I know I should make more cards but there’s something about cards that really intimidates me – I shuffle papers, embellishments back and forward and then procrastinate for hours, all to end up with something I don’t like…

This is why I love this kit, 5 cards/envelopes with more than enough co-ordinating elements, titles included… I sat down and within 20 minutes I had 5 cards that looked amazing and something that I am proud of…

 

 

Product List:

5 Kaisercraft Square Cards and Envelopes – White

1 Bo Bunny Doily – Small

1 Pretty Little Studio – Die Cut Butterfly

1 Pretty Little Studio – With All My Heart – Cupid Pattern Paper

1 Pretty Little Studio – With All My Heart – Loving You Pattern Paper

1 Pretty Little Studio – With All My Heart – Connected Pattern Paper

1 Pretty Little Studio – With All My Heart – Mini Stickers – Makes Me Smile

1 Pretty Little Studio – With All My Heart – Die cut – Happy Heart (titles)

1 Pretty Little Studio – With All My Heart – Die cut – Makes Me Smile (flowers)

1 Bazzill Cotton Candy Cardstock

1 Bazzill Alpaca Cardstock

 

 

 

 

 

So whether you are like me, or if you love making cards, or just need more cards for your stash – then this kit is for you!!!!!

It suits everyone at any skill level.

Till next time have a creative day

Rikki

xxxxx

 

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Bo Bunny ‘Petal Lane’ Layout by Lisa Amiet

Hello again!

I’m back as promised to share another layout that I have created using the gorgeous new ‘Petal Lane’ collection from Bo Bunny.

My second layout is ‘Happy’

I used black cardstock for my base as it brings out the crisp white, lovely yellow and pretty pink of the collection. I have splashed it with some pale lemon paints.

I have fussy cut quite a few elements from the papers and layered them with some of the Noteworthy Diecuts and stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet.

For my title I have used one of the Bella Boulevard Acrylic Script words Happy. I love the pop of white on the page.

To finish off I have added some gorgeous Prima and Kaisercraft flowers. I love how this page turned out! I hope you like it too.

Well that’s all from me today, but never fear there is still more, including another short process video!

Lisa xo

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Bo Bunny ‘Petal Lane’ layout and Process Video by Lisa Amiet

Hello all!
This month I was sent the lovely new range from Bo Bunny, Petal Lane.
This collection is full of gorgeous paper designs in a colour scheme that is stunning!

I think it was the lovely shade of yellow that drew me in, I’m a sucker for a nice yellow 🙂

So without any further ado, here is ‘Two of a Kind’

Yes, my two children are definitely two of a kind lol. I have used one of the stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet, layered with papers for my title.

There are so many stunning papers, from the mandalas to florals. There is lots of fussy cutting available in this collection if you want it.

I’ve used quite a few of the mandala flowers, layered together with some of the Noteworthy Diecuts and more stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet.

I also have a process video for this layout so you can see exactly how it all came together.

You can watch it HERE

I hope that this has inspired you to create something too!

I’ll be back very soon to share some more of this gorgeous collection with you.

Lisa xo

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