Friday, June 21, 2013

52 CCT June Embellishment Challenge Card

Hi! This week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have an embellishment challenge: sequins and pearls. I made a card with the Mistletoe paper pack. I used some Mocha Opaque pearls and some sequins I had lying around. I did a kind of recipe: 4 sequins, 3 vanilla pearls, 2 cocoa pearls, and 1 snowflake brad. What do you think?

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cocoa, Cranberry
B&Ts: Mistletoe
Stamps: Snow Days
Ink: Cocoa
Markers: Crème Brulee, Cranberry, New England Ivy, Alcohol Blending Pen
Other: Mocha Opaques, Mistletoe level 2 Assortment, Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon, sequins (not CTMH)

Color My Heart #48

I made a card tonight... it's a little different (simpler) from my normal style, but I like it. I got the idea from an SU catalog. The colors for the Color My Heart dare this week are Topiary and Smoothie. I hope you'll come play along with us!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Cocoa, white
Stamps: Country Life, Stars Shine Bright, Bingo Alphabet
Ink: Cocoa, Topiary, Smoothie

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bee Yourself

I found a little bit of time today, and I had some creative mojo, so I played in some of my favorite Saturday challenges to make this card. It is for:

Sweet Stop Sketch
Less is More
Our Creative Corner
Dynamic Duos

I made it CAS per the challenge requirements at Less is More - the theme is "hexagons." So I used my honeycomb stamp set to make the strip at the bottom. To make it more CAS - I used stamping instead of paper for the strip at the bottom and for the main oval. I used a stencil I made to stamp the flowers and sponged around it to bring out the oval. I used Sweet Leaf ric-rac for the top strip. I also matted the banner in Sweet Leaf as well as popping it up with foam tape to bring it out. The option at Dynamic Duos was to use plants, so I pulled out my new June SOTM and used the wild flowers as my green plants. I love the "Uniquely You" sentiment on the SOTM set, but it was just too big, so I used the small petite perks "Bee Yourself" sentiment instead. It gets the same message across, but it also ties in the bee/honeycomb theme. I added the wooden bee just to set it firm. From the 3 lists at OCC, I used ribbon from list A, wood from list B, and ink from list C. I made this card girly with the flowers and sentiment for the spin at the Sweet Stop.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Honeycomb, Petite Perks, A Flowering Bunch
Ink: Black, Sweet Leaf
Other: Sweet Leaf RicRac, Buzz and Bumble Assortment

Friday, June 14, 2013


I have not used my hanging-ornaments Cuttlebug embossing folder before, so I thought this theme of ornaments for 52CCT was a good opportunity to use it. I used the sketch from Freshly Made, the colors from Pals Paper Arts and this was my inspiration.

I had fun with this card, and I'm pleased with how it turned out. I found some old retired CTMH B&Ts that worked so well for the color palette. I translated "gumball green and primrose petals" into CTMHs Topiary (or retired Clover Meadow) and Hollyhock.
I hope you'll come and join us at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown for our ornament challenge!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Topiary, Hollyhock, White Daisy
B&Ts: Animal Cookies, Magic Moments
Stamps: rubber Christmas stamp (not CTMH)
Ink: Hollyhock
Other: Clear Sparkles, Trinkets Wooden Shapes, Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder set

Swap Spoiler

Well, I've been spending all my spare time putting together swap cards for convention. If you don't want the spoiler, STOP READING. LOL. I made them all different colors, so they were pretty fun to make! I am using this one as the Color Dare entry:

This isn't really honey, but you can't tell in the picture, can you? I actually used Sunflower for this one. I was using up some of my retired 8 1/2"x11" cardstock for these cards.

The technique I used was faux stitching:
1. You turn the card upside down and emboss around the edges.
2. Sand the embossed edges.
3. Use your paper piercer to poke holes at regular intervals in the sanded, raised edge.
4. Now you have a beautiful realistic stitched edge without all the work of actually stitching!

The layout is from page 76 of the idea book.

Please come play along in our Honey challenge at Color My Heart this week!

Here are some of the different colors, packaged and ready to go!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Sunflower, White Daisy, Black
Stamps: Just for You
Ink: Sunflower, Olive, White Daisy
Reinker: Black
Other: Washi Tape, Durables Studs
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Sanding Kit, Piercing Tools, paint brush (not CTMH), Embossing Stylus, MicroTip Scissors,

Saturday, June 8, 2013

52{C}CT June Color Challenge - Shades of Green

We have a fun color challenge this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. Shades of Green! I have been so busy making swap cards for my CTMH convention, that I forgot to put up my post! Ooops. I was short on time, so I made a cute but simple one-layer card.

We hope you'll come play along with us this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Christmas Love
Ink: New England Ivy, Topiary
Marker: Olive

Friday, June 7, 2013

Pinks, Oranges, and Yellows

This week's color dare at Color My Heart is to choose your own pink, orange and yellow. I made a CAS card using one of my favorite new stamp sets, The Happy Couple. I used Cotton Candy, Sunset, and Honey.

I really like this stamp set because it is super easy to make a quick card for a wedding. Please come play along with us!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: The Happy Couple
Ink: Cotton Candy, Sunset, Honey