Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Blessings Card

Thanks for stopping by! Today is the start of a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week we would like to see food or drink featured on your card. Since I still needed one more Thanksgiving card, I decided to use the Thanksgiving Corn Mouse by Meljen's Designs. The image was colored with Copic markers and then cut into a 3" circle. The circle was then layered onto a Spellbinders scalloped die cut from Early Espresso cardstock . Then I decided to cut into my hoarded stash of retired Stampin' Up! patterned paper from one of my all-time favorite collections, Orchard Harvest dsp. The sentiment is from AAW PrintWorks Collection and was stamped in Early Espresso ink. The last detail was adding the gold glitter leaf brad and that finished my Thanksgiving cards for this year. This card is already in the mail and headed to one of my relatives to arrive just in time for Thanksgiving. I hope they like it!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hello Sweet Friend Card

Hello stamping friends! It's time again for another challenge at The Paper Players. This week the lovely LeAnne is hostess for a wonderful sketch challenge. The sketch is really versatile. I can't wait to see how you use it! To play along at Crazy 4 Challenges I've used a Hello sentiment from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.

As you can see, I went with a non-holiday card. The black and white was accented with Bermuda Bay and Real Red. When I make cards I don't plan everything out first, I create as I go. However, by doing it this way there is always something I wish I did differently. The polka dot panel needed to be a little narrower to bring the flower up. There needed to be more space between the flower and sentiment area. Other than that, I like the way it turned out. Do you plan out your card or create as you go?

We would love for you to join us this week! Click here for more inspiration from The Paper Players design team. You have until NOON (PST) on Friday, November 28th to link your creations. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Here's the sketch:

Hello Sweet Friend Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay and Real Red cardstock, patterned paper from the Back to Black dsp and polka dots by Recollections.
  • Stamps: Flower from Beautiful Bunch set and sentiment from Six-Sided Sampler set.
  • Inks & Coloring: Memento black ink, VersaMark and Zing Red Glitter embossing powder.
  • Other Stuff: Finishing Touches edgelit, oval punch, scalloped oval punch, red button, Bermuda Bay twine, black glitter brad and stampin' dimensionals.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Stocking for Cardz 4 Guyz


Greetings! It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week the theme is Christmas Stockings. For my card I decided to use a shaped card using a retired Christmas Stocking Bigz die from Stampin' Up!. Using the Big Shot the stocking pieces were die cut and adhered together. The colors used are Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Very Vanilla. The patterned paper was called Be Of Good Cheer and like the die it is also retired. However, most of it can be found on eBay.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Give Thanks Card for MOJO372


Good evening! I had today off and between errands I spent some time in my craft room. It's been awhile since I've played along at Cards in Envy and Mojo Monday so today I printed out the Mojo sketch and made this Give Thanks Card.  

Give Thanks Card Supplies*:
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze cardstock, patterned paper from Color Me Autumn dsp and retired Neutrals dsp.
  • Stamps: For All Things stamp set.
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pad in Cajun Craze and Antique Linen distress ink by Tim Holtz.
  • Other Stuff: Needlepoint embossing folder, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 2" circle punch, leaf brad by The Paper Studio and stampin' dimensionals.
*All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless noted.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Casual Fall Thank You Card

Happy Sunday! I hope you're having a relaxing weekend and I'm also hoping you will have time to make a card for this weeks challenge at The Paper Players. The amazing Ann has a wonderful Clean-and-Simple Thank You challenge for us this week. To start my card I chose the colors from the Pals Paper Arts Challenge to use Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. Then I remembered a layout from a previous card I made. It was from 2012 and featured an emboss resist leaf that I really wanted to duplicate using the PPA colors. I retrieved the retired French Foliage stamp set and went to work. The Crushed Curry background paper is from the Color Me Autumn dsp and to change up the design a bit, I added three Candy Dots and used the Itty Bitty Banners Thank You sentiment. Finally, I've kept a Clean-and-Simple challenge, well... clean-and simple.

Click here to check out the designs from the rest of The Paper Players. We would love to see your card in the gallery! You have until Friday, November 21st at NOON (PST) to link up your creation. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Quirky Turkey Card Take Two

Hello! I have one week to get all my Thanksgiving cards done. If I would have know earlier in the year that I would go back to work full-time, I wouldn't have procrastinated. Oh well! I am thankful I have a fun new job and it adds an element of fun to have a short deadline. Earlier in the month I made a Quirky Turkey Thanksgiving Card and at the same time I printed out several images and stamped several sentiments. So, I decided to make another Quirky Turkey Card. The image is by Doodle Pantry and comes pre-colored which works perfectly when time is an issue. The patterned papers are from the Pumpkin Patch and Sweater Weather collections both by DCWV. I kept the layout simple with a center focused design. For detail I did some stitching on the green panel and added some Candy Dots. All in all this was a pretty easy card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day/night!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Masculine Give Thanks Card


Fall colors are wonderful to create masculine cards. So, take advantage of the season and join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz for our theme Thanksgiving/Thankful. For my card I chose to use the Lovely as a Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up! It truly is a classic and perfect for masculine cards. I used the rock-n-roll technique for the leaves of the tree using More Mustard and Cajun Craze inks. The patterned papers are from the Sweater Weather collection by DCWV. I dug through my punches and found the leaf punch from Creative Memories. I added a touch of Frayed Burlap distress ink onto the leaves to darken the edges. The final details were adding the three Candy Dots and the Give Thanks sentiment from the Stampin' Up! hostess/freebie set called Good Greetings. The sentiment was punched using the word window punch and layered onto the modern label punch both by Stampin' Up! I kept the layout simple and let the paper and colors do all the work.

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I'm entering my card in the fall photo challenge at {PIN}spirational