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Happy New Year – With Lots of Color

  • Patterned papers – Pink & Main “My Heart” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Stamp – Hero Arts – CM100 “Christmas Messages”
  • Dies – My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 13
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

I really enjoyed making this card because I got to combine all of the colorful strips of paper together. All of that pattern plays nicely together when it is separated by the black barriers! This is a great sketch. I added a few stars die-cut from gold metallic cardstock to make the sentiment a bit more festive.

Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year!

Challenges:

CAS(E) this Sketch #252

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Let’s Party!

 

 

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Bun-Bun drops by to greet you

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Oh Chute”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Stitched Clouds”
    • My Favorite Things Die-namics “Sun, Moon & Stars”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Hey Girl” 6 X 6” paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers

I created this card for Challenge #321 – Paper Piecing at The Cat’s Pajamas blog. I always enjoy to do paper piecing with small prints on TCP stamps—especially the hot air balloons and parachutes. I colored the bunny and bow with Copic markers. This is a very clean and simple card—with the three patterned papers, I didn’t want to make it any busier! Bun-Bun is so nicely flopped as he drops down in his parachute. Not sure that he should be so relaxed! Thanks for visiting today.


Anniversary Kitty

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Raining Cats” and “Simply Said”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas, “Stitched Clouds” and “Easy Stitched Bow” Cut-ups
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities, “Deckled Rectangles Large”
  • Patterned Paper –
    • My Mind’s Eye – “Remarkable” 6 X 6″ paper pad
    • Echo Park – “A Perfect Summer – Chevron Lines”
  • Epoxy dots – Doodlebug Designs – “Sprinkles Spring Assortment”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This card features a stamp I’ve had for quite a while. The wood-mount stamp is dated 2006. My how that 10 years flew by! I layered some patterned papers to give the kitty a festive environment, and even used a tiny bit to paper piece the umbrella Miss Kitty is holding. There are some Spring heart showers descending from the cloud, appropriate for the TCP Tuesday Challenge #309: Spring. I stamped the cloud with my sentiment (also from TCP) and adhered it with some dimensional adhesive. As a finishing touch, I added the die-cut bow which turns out so great when you fold it! It also repeats the stitching seen on the cloud to help tie the elements together. Finally, I popped on three little epoxy dots and it was done. Thanks for stopping by.


Gnomes!

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  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “Home Grown: Front Yard and Foliage”
  • Die – Elizabeth Craft Designs “Best Wishes”
  • Punches – EK Success
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card as sort of a challenge by my friend who owns our local papercrafting store. She gave me the gnome Pebbles paper and asked me to make something with it. This is what I came up with. The gnomes on the patterned paper needed to be the center of attention! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

 


Valentine with a little sparkle

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  • Patterned papers – Crate Paper “Paper Heart Collection: Define (both sides) and Cupid (both sides)
  • Twine – American Crafts
  • Bling – Queen and Co. “Twinkle Goosebumps”
  • Kraft cardstock – Paper Accents

This is a simple Valentine consisting of punched circles from patterned paper. I added some twine and some sparkly, dimensional “stones” in the centers of the folded circle embellishments. The Shopping Our Stash weekly challenge is to use something shiny, sparkly, glittery, etc. This card was a little understated without the bling, so I think the sparkle did it some good! Thanks for stopping by today.


OWH Tuxedo Card

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  • Patterned paper (tie) – K & Company “TC Small Dot”
  • Punch – Martha Stewart “Embossed Button”
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Father’s Day Message”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Twine – Doodlebug Designs
  • Gold brads

I love this card design! I made it by following a tutorial by Sandy Allnock, Executive Director at Operation Write Home (OWH). It is right up there with the Origami neckties that my son and I make every year for OWH! The details are really nice, especially the scored lines that emulate tucks in the shirt and the gold buttons. It was lots of fun to make and I hope to make more to ship off prior to the Father’s Day deadline of April 30th for OWH. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!


Little Red Riding Hood – Analogous Color Scheme

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  • Stamp set – Darcie’s – “Little Red” (JCS145)
  • Die cuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities: “Labels Two,” “Standard Circles Large,” and “Lacey Circles”

This card was mostly about coloring and fussy cutting! This past week, OWH Stars and Stamps began a new feature called OWH Design Boot Camp. Color theory was in this lesson and we were to choose a color scheme based on one of the basic harmonies. I chose an analogous color scheme, using yellow orange/orange/red, which are three in a row on the 12-part color wheel. These are not necessarily colors I would choose to put together, but it fit the Red Riding Hood set I recently acquired at an LSS sale! After I colored them with Copic markers, I cut out the images and popped-up Red Riding Hood and her basket with a little dimensional adhesive. My wolf looks more like a fox–but he’s cute! I just kind of rewrote the fairy tale a little bit and she had a pet fox! Thanks for visiting today.