Here’s another card that I made last weekend; and again it’s for 75 Creative Card Challenges Week but this time for the Make Your Own Background Challenge. I covered a piece of cardstock with washi tape and then used my Cricut to cut the speech bubble. Some Thickers made quick work of the sentiment. I’m also entering this into CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #88: Love Letters. Can you believe it’s already time to make Valentine’s Day cards?! Seems like we just barely got the Christmas decorations put away.
I also want to share the one lucky card that made it into this special issue:
I originally made this card for the PC Card Creations Vol. 11 call but it didn’t get any love. I was happy to see the challenge to use metal for this call (#72 in the mag). I actually looked for pennies with certain years so that I could arrange them in order, starting with the year of marriage. Yes, I dug through a lot of pennies!
This was my entry for the Moxie Fab World Jars of Joy Challenge. Unfortunately I missed the deadline by 10 minutes. I completely forgot about the deadline until the last minute and I gave it a shot anyway, hoping I could somehow beat the clock. But I am not too late to link this up to The Play Date Cafe Challenge #152. It’s a color splash and this time it’s plum. My patterned paper is a deeper shade of purple IRL; I always have problems photographing this color for some reason.
The mason jar is a free digital stamp from Ziggle Designs by Kami and I printed it onto white cardstock and a transparency. I created a shaped card base with the cardstock, glued on a bunch of google eyes and then used foam adhesive to adhere the transparency to the card base. The patterned paper band conveniently hides the foam adhesive. ETA: I decided something was missing so I went back & added the twine. Here’s a side shot so you can get a better idea of how I layered it.
Hey there! I’m so excited to be a part of the Paper Crafts Connection WCMD blog hop. Can you tell what category my card is for?
Yep, it’s all about love with the help of stamps from Hero Arts (Write Your Own Message), Paper Smooches (Word Salad) and Technique Tuesday (Real Life). The papers are a mix of Basic Grey What’s Up and My Mind’s Eye On the Bright Side.
Now I do have a little giveaway for one lucky commenter on this post. The winner will be randomly drawn after the blog hop closes on the Paper Crafts Connection blog.
Your next stop on the hop is the mega talented, Amber Daigre. If you get lost, go back to the Paper Crafts Connection blog and don’t forget to end the hop there. They are giving away not one, not two, but three different prize packages. Happy hopping!
Tonight is the deadline for the Stamp It! Cards Week challenges and surprise, I didn’t get a chance to make more cards. So I dug through my stash of passed-over submission cards to link up. Please forgive me, Cath, for putting all of these in one post!
First up is the Birthday Challenge. I used Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline and Wish Big stamps and the masking technique. The rest of the sentiment inside reads, “it’s your BIRTHDAY!”
Next up is the Congratulations Challenge and I used PTI’s Chair-ished & Tiny Tags sets and paper-piecing. The silhouette stamps from the Tiny Tags set make me think of wall hangings so I decided to create a little scene with them. Almost forgot, the sentiment is from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings. And if you are like my hubby and you are wondering why I have a living room scene for a congrats card, I was thinking about ’congratulations on your new home.’
And lastly, we have a card for the Love Challenge. I found a wall hanging with all kinds of punny sentiments on Pinterest and it inspired me to create this little number. The flip flops are from Hero Arts Lauderdale Sunshine set and the papers are from Basic Grey’s Picadilly line.
How could I pass up the current Moxie Fab World challenge: Spectacular Spectacles when I have been wearing glasses since I was 4 years old? Plus I get to use the Lawn Fawn Clear to See set that I had to have but haven’t used much since I bought it (does this sound familiar?). For both cards, I used Zing glitter embossing powder on the glasses. I added Glossy Accents to the lenses on the 1st card & some google eyes on the second. I would love to claim this idea but my hubby first suggested it when I made a card for the Stamp It! issue about 3 months ago. At first I said no but then I put them on at the last minute and the card got picked up for publication. So maybe he does know a thing or two about card making!
And speaking of hubby, we were in charge of organizing a charity dinner for the local Knights of Columbus council’s biggest fundraiser of the year. We chose “70s Party” for our theme and we had approximately 450 people show up for the dinner, dancing & entertainment about a week ago. We encouraged everyone to dress up and we were not disappointed! Lots of hippies, disco mamas and good ol’ polyester. Here we are in our disco outfits:
Welcome to the World Card Making Day winner blog hop! I hope you are having fun as you hop along with us. Tifany is the mastermind of this fabulous hop and you should have arrived here from her inspirational blog. If this is your first stop and you would like to start from the top, head on over to Paper Crafts Connection.
I made a card for the Love category with another stamp from the Hero Arts/Studio Calico My Happy set that I used for my winning card. I created the background by repeatedly stamping the chevron strip.
And I made a fun little pocket for my question:
I wanted to share the wealth so this is what I will be giving away to one lucky person:
I will ship to US/Canada or international so please leave one comment per person on this post by 11:59 PST on Monday, February 20th. I will announce the randomly-drawn winner on my blog by 08:00 PST on Wednesday, February 22nd. Paper Crafts is also giving my winner an issue of the Mar/Apr issue. Score!
Thanks so much for stopping by & now hop on over to Vanessa’s so you can check out her beautiful card!
Card supplies: cardstock (Staples – white, Stampin’ Up! – black, PTI – Raspberry Fizz); stamps (Hero Arts/Studio Calico – My Happy, Unity/Echo Park – Favorite Mustache); ink (Memento Pear Tart, Tuxedo Black); font: Creating Keepsakes (CK_Shannon); other (thread, foam adhesive)
Hey, how’s it going? Feels like it’s been a long time since I posted anything here. I have been busy with church stuff but I did make a little card for the Cool Tools Week: Around the House Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I’m sure you have lots of band-aids hanging around the house like we do. But this one is for a happy reason instead of fixing up a boo-boo. And it will be a fun Valentine for my hubby.
I digitally colored the background of my image panel using Elisa’s great tutorial, which you can find here. I used the gradient tool instead of the brush one so it was super quick & very easy to do. Check it out if you are Photoshop-challenged like me. I colored the fish withCopics and then cut them out & popped them up with foam adhesive. I smeared Stickles all over the heart to give it some shine. And the metal gems fit the heavy metal theme perfectly.
You have till midday Thursday, July 7th to upload your project to our blog for this fun challenge. Be sure to check out the great cards made by the design team. Have a fun-filled weekend!
For this last challenge, I pulled out some stickers I found at Michael’s:
The stickers are a combination of chipboard, felt, buttons & stitching. A lot of texture and interest with minimal work for me! I arranged them into a heart shape and framed it all with PTI’s Framed stamp set.
Thanks to Courtney and the team for hosting such fun & original challenges this past year! I have really enjoyed them, especially the sketch ones, and will miss them.
I recently purchased the Love & Romance scrapbook kit by Me and My Big Ideas because I loved the colors, patterns and fun chipboard stickers. And here’s what I did with it for the Wee Memories Challenge 16 to use chipboard:
CS: Bazzill; PP, chipboard: MAMBI; Pearls: The Paper Studio
This card came together quickly since everything but the cardstock came with the kit. The most time-consuming part was adding the stitching on each side of the patterned paper. I did pry off the gems that were originally on the chipboard/acrylic piece and replaced them with some pretty pearls.
Hope you get a chance to make a card for this fun challenge!