I think that the first thing I notice is color. Maybe card colors, clothing, furniture or decor items. So, when I saw that this week’s challenge from Global Design Project was a color challenge, I knew that I would participate. The choice of Coffee Cafe stamp set was totally random!
Isn’t this a great color combination? Here’s the challenge logo. Just click on the image below to go to the site.
Design Notes for Coffee Cafe Card:
One of the first things I did was to look in the Annual Catalog to see what colors were in the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. Once I saw that Soft Suede was one of the colors, it was an easy decision to use that paper on my card. I stamped the cup, lid and wrapper with Soft Suede ink and cut them out with the Coffee Cups Framelits..And isn’t the shimmery ribbon a fun touch? Finally, I added a little Wink of Stella on the words to make them stand out a bit.
Supply List for Coffee Cafe Card:
Can you take just a minute to vote for my card? I’m hoping to land in the top 10. If that happens then in a few weeks, I’ll be in an International Blog Hop.
Just go to this website.
Find my card, #3.
Click on the heart to vote for my card.
It’s as easy as that!
I was hoping to make a really simple card for today. Guess what. I succeeded. The Oh So Eclectic stamp set and Eclectic Layers Thinlits made it really easy.
Do you see the leaves near the bottom peeking out from the inside? The leaves are on the inside and showing on the outside. Thus the name, inside outside!
Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Card:
Want to learn how to make a card like this? Easy – really!
First I stamped the three leaves on the front of the card. Next, I used one of the Thinlits to cut out the bottom set of leaves. I then added some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the leaves and popped it through the opening to the base of the card.
On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the flower three times. I used the Thinlit to cut out each flower. Next, I sponged each flower and then curled each one with my Bone Folder. I used a little SNAIL adhesive to add two of the flowers, the third one was popped up on a Dimensional. Finally, I used the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends marker to color a pearl for the center of each flower. The last touches were to stamp a sentiment with Bermuda Bay ink and then to add some ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack.
I do love the Pearls colored with the Bermuda Pay Stampin’ Blends Marker.
Supply List for Oh So Eclectic Card:
The Oh So Eclectic stamp set, available in both wood mount and clear mount, is part of a bundle with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. Buy the Bundle and Save!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Most of the time, I design my own cards. I do use challenges for inspiration for layout or color but the designs are mine. Today, I CASed (Copy and Share) something from another demonstrator, Dawn Griffith. The other day, I saw a video she made to create a Z fold card that pulled out using the Lots of Labels Framelits. Very cool. I decided to see if I could make one. I used different stamps and papers but the really cool part, pulling out the Z fold was from Dawn! Here’s my version using the Seaside Shore stamp set.
Don’t you love this color combo? There is some Calypso Coral on the inside.
Design Notes for Seaside Shore Z Fold Card:
To be honest, I followed the directions in Dawln’s video! Advise – do all of the cutting, then all the stamping, then assemble. This is actually the way Dawn presents it but I don’t always follow directions! If you want to make a card like this, look for a stamp set that has lots of different images, like Seaside Shore. You have four different places to stamp, front, two inside pieces and the back. Oh, here’s the back of my card.
Supply List for Seaside Shore Z Fold Card:
If you were to purchase the Clear Mount stamp set and the Framelits you would be really close to earning a FREE item from one of the Sale-A-Bration Brochures. Maybe you could add some paper or perhaps Wink of Stella. It’s your choice. When you are ready to order just click here and it will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Be sure to use this month’s host code – WZQPZ4D7 – to be eligible to win this month’s Host Benefits.
Here are links to the two Sale-A-Bration Brochures.
first S-A-B 2018
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I’ve long thought Ava was pretty amazing. (Ava is the 12 year old daughter of my goddaughter.) She began middle school in the fall. New school, new teachers, new friends. Lots to deal with. Despite all of that, she earned all A’s on her latest report. AWESOME! So, naturally a card was in order. Celebrate You Thinlits were the perfect thing
This is a pretty simple card but I think it suits her. Nothing to distract from AMAZING!
Design Notes for Celebrate You Card:
I finally broke out my Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. What have I been waiting for? This black and white paper has several sheets that call out for coloring. I used the Stampin’ Blends to color in the flowers. You know. I love to color. Here’s a good look at the paper.
Really, is there anything better than the combination of black and white?
Supply List for Celebrate You Card:
Did you notice the price of the Thinlits? – FREE! During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn items for FREE. There are many items that are free with a $50 purchase and a few that are free with a $100 purchase. The Celebrate You Thinlits are one of the items available with a $100 purchase. And, they will be available in the upcoming 2018 annual catalog – but not for FREE! There is also a coordinating stamp set, Amazing You. It’s free with a $50 purchase. I’ll be featuring that set next week.
Blog Hop Coming:
Remember when I asked you to vote for me in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights? Well, thanks for all your votes. I landed in the top ten and so will be participating in a Blog Hop. Look for it late Tuesday.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Don’t we all want to give hugs and kisses for Valentine’s Day? The Large Letters Framelits make that easy. I used the eclipse technique to make the X and O pop a bit.
I actually made the an additional card with a different background color, Calypso Coral. It’s another one of the colors in the gorgeous Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Do you have a favorite? Rich Razzleberry or Calypso Coral?
Design Notes for X O Large Letters Framelits Valentine Card:
For a few months, I didn’t think I needed the Large Letters Framelits Dies. Wow, was I wrong, This is just one of the cards I’ve made using these letters. (See a few of those cards, here, here, and here.) Oh, and the Large Numbers dies followed shortly after I got the letters. They are both easy to use and fun to use. For this technique, called eclipse, all I did was cut out the letters where I wanted them. Then, I cut out another set to back them and give a little depth. Next I popped them up on Mini Dimensionals. Finally, one little tricky part… the inside of the letter 0 needs a tiny bit of liquid glue to adhere it. I like to use liquid glue for something like this since it will give me a few seconds to move it where I want it.
If you look closely at this picture, you can see that I used Mini Dimensionals to adhere the popped up parts.
Tip for Today
Use some Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a Stamping Sponge on a Silicon Craft Sheet to add some glue to the back of small pieces to adhere them to your card.
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Hope you are having a splendid day and looking forward to a great weekend. I’ll be busy crafting today. Need a new baby card, a new house card oh, and a guy get well card. The list grows!