Hello, crafty peeps! I’m back with my fifth and final post of the day. Enough, you say, lol! Our May House of Cards challenge went live this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Add Sequins and/or Colors! You know me… I love me some color and I love me some sequins – so this inspiration photo is some kind of wonderful! LOL!
This is my last post for House of Cards and before I get on with my project, I’d like to thank Mynn and rest of the DT for putting up with me for the last year and a half – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself! For this challenge, I created a fun birthday card using these adorable Elizabeth Craft Designs candle dies that I’ve had in my stash forever and have never used. Not sure how that happened… they are so much fun! I also used up a few scraps which is always a good thing!
I added just a few sequins, and also added a little shimmer to the candle flames with a SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker.
I stamped the sentiment on the inside and layered the panel on yellow and then green cardstock. Love how this turned out!
Recipe: Cardstock/Paper: SN Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock; SU Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi scraps Stamps: SU Birthday Blossoms stamp set Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise ink, SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker Dies/Punches: Elizabeth Craft Designs Candles dies Accessories: Doodlebug Designs sequins
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to play in our challenge this month! Can’t wait to see your creation with sequins and/or colors in the photo! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)
Hi everyone! I’m back with another post on this fine April Fool’s Day. The April House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Feathers and/or Colors! How’s this for an inspiration photo… gorgeous, or what?! :)
I created a little clutch purse with a set of four note cards. I can’t tell you how much fun this was! My inspiration came from a YouTube video HERE. Pre-made 5″ x 3-1/2″ card bases and envelopes, slightly smaller than the standard A2 size, were used in the video. I always put my own spin on projects that inspire me. I cut my own card bases and made the envelopes with my Envelope Punch Board. I put glitter cardstock ‘trim’ on the flap which matches the strip on the cards.
The double-sided paper, cardstock and ink are all from Stampin’ Up! I created a stamped and punched flower for the front, and tucked a piece of cheesecloth (dyed with diluted Color Wash to match the paper and cardstock) behind the flower. I put the magnets for the closure between the flap layers so they aren’t seen.
The clutch opens up to reveal a set of four feathered note cards with envelopes. Love, love, love!
This is a close-up of one of the note cards which are blank on the inside. I embellished the fronts with four tiny clear rhinestones and a strip of glitter cardstock that matches the paper and cardstock.
Recipe: Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock, SU Garden Green and Crushed Curry cardstock scraps, SU Subtles DSP stack, DCWV Glitzy Pastels stack Stamps: GKD Stamper’s Favorites stamp set Ink: SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker Dies/Punches: SU Blossom Builder punch, SU 3/4″ Circle punch Accessories: SU Rhinestones, cheesecloth, Denim Adirondack Color Wash (diluted), WRMK Envelope Punch Board
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to play in our challenge this month! We’d love to see your feathers and/or colors! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)
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Hi everyone! The March House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for Make A Scene and/or Colors! Come on over and play – we’d love to see what you create! I absolutely love this inspiration photo! This just screams ‘Spring’ to me!
I created a friendship card using the mirror stamping technique. First time I’ve ever done this and I have to admit I was a little nervous, but love how it turned out! I would love to have been able to add some ducks floating in my pond but I didn’t have any duck stamps small enough. ;)
After stamping the trees, I sponged the sky using both shades of blue, some pink and some yellow, then the grass shoreline using two shades of green, and finally the pond the two shades of blue. I used all of the colors in the inspiration photo and added pink. :)
I kept the inside fairly simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.
Recipe: Cardstock/Paper: SU Very Vanilla and Night of Navy cardstock Stamps: SU Lovely As A Tree and A Dozen Thoughts stamp sets Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy; Ranger Distress Inks- Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed; SN marker- EB2 Accessories: Ranger round ink blending tool, Midnight Blue Crystal Drops
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to play in our ‘Make A Scene’ challenge this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!
Hi everyone! I’m back with my final post today and a super fun project to share with you! The February House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for Love Theme and/or Colors! What a gorgeous color palette!
I created a paper bag card and envelope! Yep, I used two of those little kraft lunch bags, lol! So much fun! I chose several coordinating Stampin’ Up! papers and inked all the pieces with Antique Linen distress ink.
All the hearts on this paper piece were colored with clear sparkle marker and then with Glossy Accents. I tied a bow on a white heart-shaped button with gold metallic thread and adhered it to the front.
I created a tag to tuck into the slot on the front, and repetitively stamped the ‘now and forever’ sentiment along with some small hearts in three inks matching the papers.
The inside features an inlaid die cut with a little stamping.
Here’s one final shot of the closed card and back side of the envelope which features a stamped and punched heart. Really loving how this turned out!
Recipe: Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Stacked With Love DSP Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Groovy Love stamp set; Paper Smooches Delightful Greetings, Word Salad, Simply Said and Feline Friends stamp sets Ink: Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe ink; Ranger Antique Linen distress ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Love Word 2 die Accessories: Kraft lunch bags, Stampin’ Up! Sweetheart punch, MISTI, Glossy Accents
I hope you’ve found a little inspiration to create a project for our challenge this month – can’t wait to see whether you create a love-themed project or use the colors, or both! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)