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After seeing this past TGIF challenge winner, Bronwyn Eastley’s fancy fold card, I decided to CASE her card and create my own fancy fold card for TGIF #66 Case Your Fave challenge. If you have been keeping up with my previous posts, I attended Scrapbook Expo 2016 held in Duluth, GA. I fell in love with the Heartfelt Creation flowers, dies, and paper stacks. My fiend Cheyenne and I created a side-step card initially featured in Heartfelt Creations gallery but with a few changes (here’s the artist’s post here). We love Marisa Job’s designs! This side-step card creates a unique blend of 3D flowers in a 3D card. I LOVE this card!

Before I post the picture, I should say this was an all day project. Cheyenne had just purchased the stamps, dies, and paper to create sunflower cards and since we do not have a lot of practice flower shaping, it was a long arduous task but very satisfying. We first stamped our flowers on SU! So Saffron cardstock in SU! Soft Suede ink. I sponge daubed my flowers with SU! Hello Honey in the center of each petal and in the center of the flower. I then sponge daubed the edges and the outer portion of the flower center with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade distress ink. The leaves were stamped with SU! Old Olive ink onto SU! Old Olive cardstock. We shaped the flowers and leaves and set them aside to create the card base. We used SU! Crumb Cake cardstock with Heartfelt Creations Sunflower paper matted on SU! Mossy Meadow cardstock. We cut out some Old Olive from the SU! Swirly Bird dies and a Sizzix die Cheyenne picked up from Hobby Lobby. This was one of the design changes due to neither of us having the corresponding die to match their gallery pic. Once the base was created, I added black beads from Hobby Lobby in the center of my flowers and glitter to my flowers. Note: Add glitter first to your flowers, because the beads held the excess glitter and I had to add extra beads to cover the shine. I placed my flowers on my card and adhered everything together. Now, this sounds very straight forward, but . . . . . Cheyenne and I both are perfectionists to a certain degree, and we just weren’t satisfied with the balance of flowers on our cards. We pulled flowers off and re-adhered them many times until we were satisfied. This was not an easy thing to do because Heartfelt Creations glue is a very strong adhesive. I, also, had to pull the large bottom flower off and move it down so the sentiment was not covered up. Here’s another tip: If you decided to watch a YouTube video to created a specialized fold card, make sure to watch it all the way through. We were following along with the video, when the woman creating the tutorial said she messed up. What!!!!???? She didn’t edit that part out or add text prior to the goof? We had to cut more paper and start over. Sweet Shananigans!

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I can’t wait to create more 3D projects using flower shaping!

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted a card creation. I have been super busy with my part-time job,
getting paper cut and supplies pulled together for my annual Christmas Stamp-a-Stack, creating a game
for our annual Stamp Camp long weekend get-a-way. By the end of the day, I’m so tired I can’t think. I’m sure
most of you reading this have been where I am and know what I’m talking about. No brain thinky = no creativity.

Anyway, I’m posting to Paper Craft Crew Card Challenge #169. Of course, I couldn’t think of anything other than
a Christmas theme. I’ve been in Christmas theme mode for five or six weeks. There are so many awesome SU!
Christmas Cards on Pinterest. Pin, Pin, Pin, . . . . . . and, one of my favorite Holiday items is the edgelit Sleigh Ride set.
LOVE IT! Needless to say, I made a card for this week’s sketch using this set. Here is the PCCCS169 sketch.

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I took Island Indigo and made it my base mat along with the decorative tab and mat for the sleigh rider and horse. I used some retired DSP for the bottom portion of the second mat with Whisper White at the top. The ribbon is retired double-stitched Regal Rose. I cut out the trees in Silver Glimmer paper ’cause every Christmas card needs a little bling. I accented the sleigh ride scene with a Snowflake Element wooden snowflake covered in liquid glue and dipped in Dazzling Diamonds glitter. This is a cute, simple card. I hope you enjoy it!

Supplies: Retired SU! paper (please feel free to let me know the name of the DSP paper and I’ll update the post), retired SU! Regal Rose double-stitched ribbon.

 

This week’s Paper Craft Crew Card Challenge #165 is featuring the Hearth and Home Thinlit set. I love this set. It is so versatile and just makes the most darn cute cards you have ever seen. The card sketch is below:

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I am having a December Christmas Card make-n-take. Each stamper will be making two each of three designs which are detailed and require extra time to complete. I had completed, I thought, one of the cards for this make-n-take, but once I saw this week’s card sketch, I changed a few things.

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This is a 6″ x 6″ shaker card. Yes, it will snow on the sleigh rider if you shake the card up and down. If you shake it sideways you have created a blizzard for the poor horse and rider to endure. This card had initially started off as a regular 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card, but the double window took up the entire card and it just didn’t look “right.” I decided to make it a 6″ x 6″, which allows for a sentiment (card change from sketch).

I cut the sleigh rider out of SU! Whisper White and set it aside to create the evening background. I used a piece of Whisper White card stock for the background. I punched a circle to mask where the moon would be and then, I sponged on retired SU! Midnight Muse (Night of Navy would work) on the outer edges and Coastal Cabana in the center to add some light. I stamped the top portion of the trees from the new Wonderland stamp set in Midnight Muse (there are trees on both sides – the left side is obscured by glitter sticking to the acetate sheet I used for the window panes. I cut a double window out of Sahara Sand (first go-around was Very Vanilla, it really left the card looking washed out). I added a little glitter to the background piece after placing the sled and other hill onto it. Now, here is where things got a little dicey. I tried using the circle dimensionals.  Well, that tended to be a problem, because the dimensionals naturally curved, they are very thin, and don’t close the gaps between them very well. Needless to say, I had “glitter leak”. What a pain!!!! I tried squirting the new clear fine tip glue in the gaps, but I can say that did not work. I, eventually, went to Lowe’s and bout mounting tape, which I will cut in half and double. Oh, the joys of cardmaking snags.

Anywhoo, The top portion of the interior wall is SU! DSP from WAY BACK WHEN I can’t remember. It just look appropriate. Lost Lagoon is the bottom portion and it was embossed with SU! retired stripes embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla and ran it through the Big Shot with a banner die (oops! didn’t put that on the purchase list) and matted it with Cherry Cobbler card stock. I accented the sentiment with Gold Cording Trim. All of this is matted on Early Espresso.

Hope you enjoy!

Price: $110.00

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I am so excited to let you all know I was a Blog Candy Winner with Paper Craft Crew Card Challenge. The card below was also in the top three featured artists for that week’s challenge (click on the card to be directed to the blog):

PCCCS162When Pam Stales notified me I was a Blog Candy winner, I was EXCITED with anticipation of what I would receive in the mail. I was NOT disappointed. In the mail today, I received . . . . . . . .

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I won a package of SU! Jewel Rhinestones, Linen Thread, and an Awesome Card from Pam. I just wanted to give another shout out of thanks to Paper Craft Crew Challenges!

I must say having a make-n-take right around the corner helps me to overcome a creativity block. I’m so glad Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #162 gave me the perfect inspiration for one of my September Make-n-Take designs:

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I had wanted to use up some of the DSP paper in my paper stacks, and this card fit the bill. I took DSP from SU! Fresh Prints paper stack, cut it into 1 1/2″ strips and then cut the strips diagonally from corner to corner. I then spiraled them around a small circle in middle of the card (I did have to overlap the last two or three very slightly to make the card look good). I then took SU! Perfect Blend and made a cup with a sentiment banner. The card is accented with copper twine and sequins I just bought last week on Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals.

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I am very excited to enter a card in the SUO Challenge #129: Cards Without Words card challenge.
For those stampers who send out cards, it is nice to have cards with no sentiment on them to have
on hand for any occasion. The inside of the card is great for writing a meaningful note with a
sentiment appropriate for the occasion.

I am also super excited to use the new SU! Happy Scenes stamp set along with the SU! Hearth & Home
Thinlits Dies. They are super awesome! I created a card looking out onto a Fall landscape. I think you will
really love this card as well.

SUO #129

Supplies: not pictured SU! stripe embossing folder, chocolate chip stampin’ write marker, SU! 2014-2015 Fall DSP

Price: $12.50

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This week’s Freshly Made Sketches #199 challenge is:

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I decided to use SU! Watercolor Wings stamp set for this challenge. I stamped the larger butterfly in Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay inks and the smaller butterfly in Tangerine Tango and Tangelo Twist with Daffodil Delight accents and sequins from the Watercolor Wonder Kit (love that kit). The bottom of the card is accented with a strip of Cherry on Top DSP and washi tape from the Watercolor Wonder Kit (did I already mention, I LOVE THAT KIT).

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This week’s Freshly Made Sketch is:

FMS+Final+198-001I was inspired by Rita Wright’s card sample to pull out a MFT stamp set called Sew Nifty I bought a LONG time ago and never used. I used a blueprint die to make the base out of SU! DSP, I used the coordinating die to cut out the dress form and then I stamped the image on the pre-cut shape, I used a retired BigzXL die to cut some ric-rac, and I placed the sentiment on top of the ric-rac. Hopefully, you can see the Marina Mist rectangular panel which I made into a banner, and the Watermelon Wonder mat behind the mat of sewing machines. I love this card because it reminds me of my mother who could make anything with her sewing machine.

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Supplies: not pictured (MFT stamp set Sew Nifty with matching dies, MFT blueprint die, BigzXL border die, SU! DSP sewing paper – don’t know the name of the paper).

A really great simple and quick card I made was one where I used cards from the Project Life card set. The set I used is a retired set; therefore, I am going to list a current Project Life card set in the supply list.

This is such a clean and simple/quick card I think it fits this week’s TGIF Card Challenge.  Here is their sketch:

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Using the Project Life cards for mats and sentiment holders on a card is a great way to introduce stamping to new customers that might be intimidated by more technically challenging cards. This takes away the guess work of color combinations that work and limits initial supplies to a bare minimum. It’s also a great way to make cards for those crafters that already have a full plate.

All I had to do was cut my base, fold in half, cut down the largest project life card to 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp a sentiment on a coordinating smallest project life card, and adhere all of the cards to the card base. This took all of five minutes, at the most. It will take you longer trying to decide what sentiment to use on the card.

I think this card turned out really well.

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I looking, yet again, through my retired stamp sets and espied Bronco Buster. It made me think of my friend Cheyenne and the cards she makes for her dad’s birthdays. I had looked at the SUO Challenge and TGIF card challenge for this week and felt I could use this card for both challenges.

The SUO Challenge is to use a DSP (Designer Series Paper) as a major part of your card design and TGIF color challenge is . . . . .TGIFC10

I immediately thought of the new Bohemian DSP featured in the SU! 2015-2016 catalog.

I made an initial mat out of Smoky Slate and placed the Bohemian DSP paper on top. I took the Blackberry Bliss ink pad and inked up the Hardwood background stamp, and I stamped the image onto Island Indigo card stock. It look really cool! I then cut out strips and made a frame to border around the cowboy stamped image in Blackberry Bliss on Very Vanilla card stock. I accented the card with a miniature lariat. I think the card is really cute.

SUO and TGIFC10Supplies: not pictured – SU! Bronco Buster and twine

 

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