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Pass the Parcel Blog Hop……

Hi how are you all? Are you enjoying our Birthday Celebrations? Theres still plenty of time to join us….

https://www.facebook.com/groups/annascraftcupboardcommunity/

 

We are holding a Pass the Parcel Blog Hop …….

This is a great way to get to know our Design Team plus to go into the draw for a Random Present….

To enter you need to follow the below links in order to get a word….. once you have visited the whole team you will have a phrase….

PM the correct answer to the Annas Craft Cupboard Facebook page to go into the draw…

Annas Craft Cupboard 

(YOU ARE HERE !!! DONT FORGET THE WORD ABOVE)

Kylie Cornish

 

Lisa Amiet

 

Rachael Funnell

 

 Rikki Graziani 

 

Pm our Facebook page once you have finished the hop here:

https://www.facebook.com/annascraftcupboard/

Thank you for playing along and good luck xxx

 

 

 

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MFT Strike Up The Band – Birthday Card – by Kathy Tanner

Hi!   Kathy here with another card using the MFT Strike Up The Band stamp set.

I do Love these bunnies!  They are just so cute aren’t they?!

This time I’ve teamed them with papers from the Doodlebug Designs Spring Things range.

I thought this stripe from the Frog Friends paper was gorgeous and so I coloured the bunnies to coordinate with it.

Then I cut them out using the Strike Up the Band Die-namics die and mounted on foam mounting squares for some added dimension.

There are so many wonderful sentiments that come with the bunnies but I decided to cut the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Baby Blooms paper.  I attached this at a slight angle so that the bunnies are walking downhill and it gave the card a little extra β€œsomething”. πŸ™‚ 

I always adhere my card and papers with Mono Multi Liquid Glue.  It is very easy to use and stays put.  You also have some wriggle time if you need to change something.

I also used the coordinating Doodlebug matte sprinkles – dots.  I’ve never used matt dots before and I think they look fantastic!  I will definitely be getting more.

The green matt is American Crafts Key Lime card .

And I used the Kaisercraft C6 white card for the base and rounded the bottom corners.

I also cut another of the C6 cards to make the panel the bunnies are marching on.  Just so it would be the same colour white card.

Colouring these adorable bunnies and making this card was lots of fun.

Until next time,

x Kathy

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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 πŸ™‚  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 πŸ™‚  
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 πŸ™‚ 
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 β€œstep”.
  • 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 β€œstep” which is attached to the first).

The gift card simply slides into the slot between the 2 attached β€œsteps”.

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 πŸ˜‰

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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