Welcome back to another cross-country CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) adventure with Karen Hallam in CA and myself here in PA. Each month, we take a turn at CASEing each other’s project. However, this year we changed it up a bit and we’ll be adding a theme, sketch, color and other challenges to the mix. This month, Karen suggested this sketch challenge. First here’s the sketch…
Here’s Karen’s fresh and pretty card…you can see all the details HERE.
When thinking about what card to make, I was so close to using this exact paper and stamp. I’m glad I went in a different direction but will definitely be caseing Karen’s card in the future.
Here’s what I came up with…
Using the Kangaroo & Company bundle, I created a sweet baby card. The images were easily colored with Stampin’ Blends . The striped paper is from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper. I created the six banners using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. The dotted embossing folder is one from my stash. For a little finishing detail, I added a few Resin Hearts available in the mini catalog.
One of the main reasons I hold onto some of my retired stamp sets is for the sentiments. The sentiments here are from the Made with Love stamp set.
This card came together surprisingly quick. I’m going to create a few more using gender neutral paper to have on hand and for the Sunshine Club at school since we have a few staff members expecting this spring.
I’m entering this card into the Global Design Project theme challenge HERE
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.
I recently purchased (more than) a few stamps and dies from the new January collection from The Greetery called Nature Lover’s Collection. I completely fell in love with the heart shaped wreaths and so many of the sentiments in this collection. I know I’ll be spending many happy hours creating with these products.
My card today features the Mini Boxwood Wreaths stamps and dies along with the Love die. I also used the Love Is and Love Song Sentiments stamps.
I had this idea in my head for a few days debating if it would work. Amazingly, it turned our exactly the way I envisioned it. This is not something that happens very often for me. I usually labor over a design for a while and make several revisions along the way.
I’m giving this to my husband, Steve, for Valentine’s Day because he certainly is patient, kind and never fails. After Valentine’s Day and because I usually take back the cards I make for him, I’m going to figure out a way to create a home decor piece out of it.
I’m entering this into this week’s Paper Players theme challenge…
It snowed again last night here in PA and is so cold and frosty. And there’s more winter weather predicted for the weekend. I’m off from school until Tuesday and my car is in the repair shop…so I’m hoping to spend a lot of time in the craft room.
Thanks very much for stopping by today.
Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created “Birthday Bonanza” projects to inspire you to make for all of your family and friends. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we all love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Surprise, it’s another slimline! I’m completely in on this card making trend right now. I love that you can make them in a variety of sizes and that they allow for more room for creativity. My slimline measures 8″ x 3 1/2″.
My card today features a much overlooked product in my craft room…the Many Medallions dies. I also incorporated the Pretty Perennials bundle and the True Love Designer Series Paper.
The large die in the Many Medallions dies measures a little less than 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ so I had to alter it to fit the slimline design.
Using the largest die, I cut 2 pieces with Whisper White card stock. Since the die is wider than my card, I trimmed along the right side, leaving 4 columns of medallions on each die cut. I also determined that I would need 3 rows of medallions from the 2nd die cut to cover the front of the card.
I attached the two pieces with liquid glue. And then glued the whole piece to the Petal Pink panel.
I colored the flowers from the True Love Designer Series Paper with Stampin’ Blends, cut them out and glued them to the pretty medallion background. Using the sentiments from the Pretty Perennials stamp set, I stamped the large “happy” and used my Scan n’ Cut to cut it out. I also cut a mat from Basic Black card stock.
The inside sentiment a combination of two sentiments from the Best Year stamp set.
I created a custom envelope using a piece of 32lb white copy paper. The extra paper weight is just perfect for an envelope. Just for a little interest, I added another cut-out colored flower.
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 10th when our theme will be “Cute Critters” where the design team will be sharing projects that will feature critters of all sorts to inspire you. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.
BLOG HOP LINEUP
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
- Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
Thanks for stopping and hopping with me today. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
I’m popping in today with a fun card for the Paper Players blog tic tac toe challenge. Here’s the challenge board…
I chose to follow the right side down: scene, sparkle, blue.
I created this cute little snow scene using My Favorite Things Snow Buddy stamp set and dies.
Although this is not a true shaker card as nothing is “shakable”. I created part of the scene behind a circle die cut panel with clear acetate. Before this panel is adhered with dimensionals, I glued the snowman directly to the snow patterned paper. I had a good time coloring and paper piecing (snowman hat and scarf, dog scarf). It may not be apparent in the photo, the snow drift was heat embossed with thick clear embossing powder which gave it a shiny texture. This is also adhered to the inside of the die cut circle. The puppy is tucked into the outside of the circle and the fence is glued to the outside front. I added some sparkle to the snow on the fence with glitter glue. Digging into my embellishment stash, I found these iridescent snowflake which I found at Target’s Dollar Spot and glued them around the outside of the card.
I added another sentiment and cute image from the Snow Buddy stamp set to the inside.
So here’s my inspiration for this fun card which I’m sending to my grandson Jack! We had a substantial (2 snow days) snowstorm here in PA earlier in the week and Jack had a great time playing in it.
Thanks very much for stopping by today…I hope you have a wonderful day!