Color challenge

This month’s color challenge was to use strong summer colors.  But this picture was attached and inspired me to make a card.  Strong summer colors… to me, means oceans, sand and a cool drink.    Dapper Denim, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Sky blue… and Lemon Lime Twist for the drink.  I used the Seasonal Layers Framelits and the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp set for this card.  I also used Glitter Enamel Dots for accents on this card and again used a strand from the Burlap Ribbon.  Whisper White Thick, Dapper Denim and Whisper White card stock too.

Inspired to Create!

This Sweet (Suite) Surprises Challenge has to do with 3 photos. We were asked to choose a photo and create a card that that photo inspired.

Now, the original message didn’t have this image in it. LOL. That 3rd image had butterflies in it!! Me being a butterfly girl, would have jumped on it… but the message that I got had this image… and out of the three, this is the one that I chose. When I saw it, I knew I wanted to stamp a LOT of balloons. A LOT! So I decided to put them all together, and all the way down the front of the card. I was going to do the entire card this way but decided I needed a place to put the sentiment.

Funny thing about this card, I stamped it then looked on Pinterest for the stamp set I used…. and to my shock, found one just like it! Well, great minds think alike! LOL. Here’s my card!

This card uses the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set. Here’s my monochromatic color combination: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder. Throw in some classic colors like Basic Black and Whisper White and viola! You have a great card!!

This is the only card that actually had a surprise to it. The Surprise with this card is the inside. It uses the Party Pop-up Dies.

CCREW Color Challenge

I am TERRIBLE when it comes to choosing colors! I don’t know why but if it weren’t for the DSP packs telling me what colors to put together, I would be monochromatic! This challenge was fantastic for me! It gave me great ideas on what colors to use. For the Suite Surprises part of the challenge, I used the Succulent Garden Suite.  The surprise for me was cover up another boo-boo!  The metal rimmed pearls were perfect!  The large one covered the boo-boo (embellishment opportunity!!) and the small one made a great flower center!!

So, what was the mistake?  I cleaned the photopolymer stamp before I stamped Happy.  I inked up the word happy with Rose Red and stamped, M-o-t was visible from the dirty stamp cleaner I used… UGH.  I covered that baby up with the metal rimmed pearl!  Perfection!  The colors I saw in this color combination was: Whisper White (I tried Smoky Slate and it was too dark for me), Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Rose Red, Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz.

Tomorrow, I will post Challenge 5.  Stay tuned!

WOO HOO!!

I have never been asked to be a part of any design groups before and I am super excited to be a part of this one! The Creative Crew on Splitcoaststampers.com asked me and couldn’t hardly contain myself! I love challenges!! So! I want to give you a bit more details on some of the challenges for the month of May.

The theme for May is “Sweet Surprises” or “Suite Surprises”. I want to show the first challenge. SIP – Step it up! – Create a CAS project of you choosing with the theme in mind. Then create a second project, amped up with more enrichments, additions, layers…whatever you choose to really step it up.

So, here is my clean and simple card. I chose to make it a Sweet Suite Card. hehe. I used the Cool Treats Suite for both cards. I cut a Whisper White piece of paper that measures 3 x 5 1/2″.  I used the exact same size on the stepped-up version too.  This piece is popped up with dimensionals.  This card uses the Cool Treats Stamp set and Frozen Treats Framelits… plus, I just used the Tasty Treats washi tape as an accessory.  You will also notice that I have a banner (though it’s hard to see) popped up on the card as well.  I inked up the sentiment with chocolate chip ink, except for “sweet” which is in Watermelon Wonder.


This card, however, I used Watercolor paper instead of Whisper White for the 3 x 5 1/2″ piece and the banner.  I used the Tasty Treats DSP, the Sprinkles Embellishments, added a spoon with silver foil, added a highlight on the ice cream dish and a water color background in Peekaboo Peach.

Tomorrow, i will show you the second challenge, stay tuned!

A Happy Hello

happyhelloPinterest is a great place to get ideas.  I happened to catch this sketch and this color combination on two separate posts and decided this would make a great card!  You have seen those paint palette type of posts, right?  Well, we didn’t have the exact colors but I found similar ones:  Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum.  I love neutral colors, if someone were to ask me what my favorite SU! palette was, I would say Neutrals.

The stamp set used is Tin of Cards.  I have a huge project coming up using this stamp set.  I really want to work on it but life has been a little crazy lately.  I am super excited for it to be finished though!

So, what do you think?  Cute?

Wedding Fever…

noteinabottleHere’s an adorable way to ask your bridesmaids and maid/matron of honor to be part of the wedding party! Pull off the cork, pull up the “note-in-a-bottle” and unroll the note!!

noteinabottle-messageThe bottles around just over 2″ tall.  So tiny and so cute!  It will be hard to resist becoming a bridesmaid when she unrolls her note….

I have more wedding ideas coming your way!  Stay Tuned.

(Just a note – I bought these little bottles years ago…. just now starting to clear out my stash!)

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#TBT – Peppermint Patties

lovebox-filledWith Valentine’s Day, right around the corner… Well, I thought I would bring back a great project!  It’s not my original design so I don’t feel comfortable sharing the dimensions… however, I tried to find this box again and can’t find it anywhere.  Just know, it’s not mine.  Another demonstrator thought this baby up.

Here’s what you will need:

1 – 5″ x 5″ cardstock (Sweet Sugarplum used here)
1 – 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ Strip (if you do the hearts, I cut mine 1 x 8 1/2 – Sweet Sugarplum used here)
10 – Scallop Circle punches (Rich Razzleberry used here)
6 – 1 3/8″ Circle Punches (Sweet Sugarplum used here)
6 – 1 1/4″ Circle Punches (Whisper White used here)

loveboxI did something completely different with this box.  I used the Window Box Thinlets to cut-out the shapes in each of the side panels and the Love Notes Thinlets to cut hearts out for the handle!  Super cute!!

So, now what?  Well, let’s make a box.  Take your 5 x 5 card stock and score on all 4 sides at 1 1/2″.  (see the example below – dotted lines are score lines, solid lines are cut lines.) So, put one of the 5 x 5 sides along the top, score at 1 1/2″, turn 90 degrees, score at 1 1/2″, turn 90 degrees, score at 1 1/2″, turn 90 degrees and score at 1 1/2″

Cut on the 4 score lines as shown.  The run from the edge of the paper to the 1 1/2″ score line.  You will notice that there are two cuts at the top of the paper and two cuts at the bottom of the paper.  The other 4 score lines are not cut.  They are only scored.

Now, fold up the sides.  The flaps should both fold into either side of the box. (where the cut lines are) I stapled the sides and the handle on at the same time.  Using only 1 staple right in the middle to secure the box together. You will cover the staple with a scallop set (mine is the Kiss and the lips).

What do you think?  Pretty simple, right.  Quick and easy! Makes a great gift for a co-worker, employee or anyone, really!  If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section!

List of supplies: (each link opens a new window)

 

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