Sunday, 19 February 2017

From Me To You

Happy Sunday!

I CASE-ed the following card from Helen Gullett and used the colours from Your Next Stamp's Colour Challenge #58:

The stamp is a digi from Verve's Love From Me; thanks Julee!

The original plan was to repeat one of the other stamps as a watermark background (similar to the original card), but I decided to combine the sketch and colours with the following challenges:
... and followed this scrappy background tutorial.

This is going to be a thank you card (with a coffee gift card inside), and I am going to write the recipient's name over the coffee sleeve area. Not how it's done in real life, but I think it works.

I am submitting this to:
SSS Monday Challenge: Use your favourite tool (Fiskars trimmer)
SSS Work it Wednesday: Make something new with a new product (This digi is new for me)
Little Red Wagon: Challenge #381 Season of Love (Bazzill paper)
YNS colour challenge #58
Coffee Loving Cardmakers CASEing DT Link Up Party #10

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Baby onesie shaker card

I needed to make a baby congrats card and thought I should fancy it up, which, in my mind, means to layer it up, so I attempted this beautifully layered Mojo Monday sketch:

Layering is always such a difficult decision for me and I have to admit I paired many combinations of the pattern paper together before deciding on this final version:

In retrospect, I wonder if, instead of the faded beige, I should have chosen a pink tone-on-tone buttons pattern paper for more baby motifs.

I am happy with the bow though! Followed the tutorial here: using some sheer ribbon left over from my wedding invitations last year, which is serendipitous because the new dad was the best man at the wedding.

Almost forgot about the main attraction - the shaker onesie. Die-cut from Taylored Expressions' Little Bits - Onesie, and filled with red seed beads and some hearts / stars confetti Julee Tilman of Verve Stamps added to my package - thank you! 

I am submitting this to:
SSS Monday Challenge: Young At Heart (Heart confetti and I am interpreting the "young" heart literally)
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Cute
SSS Work it Wednesday: Make something new with a new product (The onesie die-cut is new for me)
Mojo Monday #483

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Meet... Beans

I stumbled across Christina Hor's Hug A Heart Card Drive and this is one of the cards I sent in earlier this week; it's scheduled to arrive right on the cut-off date, so I'm really hoping there are no weather delays en route.

Apparently, I don't have a lot of heart stamps, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I searched online and I found this super-duper cute digi from Jessa Feig (

Meet... Beans! I printed a sheet of him on marbled paper and then the heart again on red cardstock, which I covered with clear embossing for a bit of texture / shine. Oh, did I mention how cute he is?? I am sure this is not the last we've seen of him. In fact, I made another batch of cards with Beans, but I forgot to take a photo of them before rushing the cards to the post office...

I am submitting this to:
SSS Monday Challenge: Young At Heart (This "heart" card is going to "young" children)
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Cute ('nuff said)
SSS Work it Wednesday: Make something new with a new product (Beans is new to me; digi stamps are also a relatively new realm)
YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #57 (love the bright colours, so I used a simple colour-block style for a kids card)

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