Double Trouble – 97B

I’m pretty sure that Trouble Maker is going to choke me if I don’t get this post up, but good things come to those that wait and well now that I’m in Arizona (the same state as Trouble Maker) I decided I better get with it. She doesn’t scare me much two states away, but being an hour away that’s an entirely different scenario 🤣

It’s past time for more trouble…Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is.

Our challenge consists of three parts: Trouble Makers main challenge, Double Dares challenge to link with another blog which you may or may not decided to participate in and Twisted Sisters surprise challenge! You can find all the details on the rules page of the challenge blog.

This week the challenge is a peek-a-boo card element and Twisted Sisters twist to use Twine.

Did you notice how that basket of apples changed to a pie when you opened the card. I will be teaching this card in an upcoming Make a Card with Me video so hop over to my Facebook page and give me a like to play along.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and will consider joining our challenge. If you’d like more inspiration visit my team members at Double Trouble and our partner Try Stamping on Tuesday.

Thanks for being patient as I settle in to a new routine in our winter home.

Double Trouble #97A Deja- Brew

It’s time for more trouble…Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is and today we have brewed up some extra fun while playing along with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Our challenge consists of three parts: Trouble Makers main challenge, Double Dares challenge to link with another blog which you may or may not decided to participate in and Twisted Sisters surprise challenge! You can find all the details on the rules page of the challenge blog.

This week the challenge is to create a Coffee Lover’s Theme using any theme with the twist of using the Try Stamping On Tuesday sketch. It’s a good one and it gets you extra points if you use it.

I played with black & white and CTMH color of the year Wild Berry for a pop of color.

DOUBLE TROUBLE PERKS… In addition to our normal random draw prize, we have included Blog Candy in Things 1, 2, and 3. 

You are here:  Twisted Sister (Tracey) says did you enter Thing 1’s challenge to enter a coffee themed card? When you follow my blog and leave me a comment on this post you’ll be entered into my random drawing for blog candy.

Click Here Thing 1: Trouble Maker, (Suzanne)
Click Here for Thing 2: Double Dare (Melanie)

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and will consider joining our challenge. If you’d like more inspiration visit my team members at Double Trouble.

The Chicks Pick – October

With classes in The Coop currently on hold I wanted to come up with an idea that will keep you crafty – you may have already heard, but if not let me introduce you to The Chick’s Pick!

The Chick’s Pick will be new each month so make sure you’ve signed up to receive my blog posts by e-mail or check back here so you don’t miss out on the fun!

 Each month I will feature my current favorite stamp (because they are all favorites at one time or another) and create three cards that I hope you fall in love with.  Not only will you build your stamp collection with a new stamp (sometimes a thin cut too) you will receive pre-cut and pre-punched project supplies to make THREE cards (1 each of three designs) using the featured stamp set each month. When you participate for 3 consecutive months you’ll receive an additional bonus gift from me.

You’ll find each month’s pick here on my blog for reference along with a list of supplies that I’ve used. Make sure you e-mail me when you place your order at my website http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com so that I can mail your kit.

The October pick is Smarty Pants You’ll find this stamp set in our annual catalog or on my website here. With a matching paper packet, this stamp is great for cards or scrapbook pages. I can’t wait to create a few fun more projects.

Supplies: You will need to provide your own card bases, adhesive, embellishments & ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Double Trouble – #95

It’s time for more trouble…Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is.

Our challenge consists of three parts: Trouble Makers main challenge, Double Dares challenge to link with another blog which you may or may not decided to participate in and Twisted Sisters surprise challenge! You can find all the details on the rules page of the challenge blog.

This week the challenge is to create a Cute Halloween Card with a twist using Washi Tape

My card uses papers from the Boo Crew paper collection from Close to My Heart which I cut using the Sunburst Die Cut. The die was also used to cut a piece of black glitter paper which I layered to give the sunburst some dimension. Can you find my Washi Tape? I used a tiny piece of black & white stripe under my sentiment.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and will consider joining our challenge. If you’d like more inspiration visit my team members at Double Trouble and our partner team Cupcake Inspirations.

Thankful

This was such a fun card…I started by random stamping leaves in assorted fall colors to create my own background paper. The trick is to start with the largest stamp and using a loose triangular pattern. The CTMH Make It From Your Heart blog recently posted some stamping techniques that you want to keep up your crafty sleeves. It’s always fun to revisit these techniques. I also cut the die cut word four times – three times from white and once from Harbour stacked and glued them all together to add some simple dimension.

I’d love to know what your favorite part of fall is…I like trading in my t-shirts for sweatshirts.

Happy Fall, Happy Everything!

I am having fun with the Autumn Is Calling stamp & thin cuts. I combined some die cut leaves stamped in Papaya & Harbour with the Pumpkin Spice Papers. I then grabbed the retired Happy Everything stamp set and added a scripty greeting.

Have you had a chance to look at all the fall items on my website www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com? There are so many fun new products.

Autumn Is Calling

Fall is definitely knocking on the door here in Washington. The leaves are starting to change and there is a definite crispness to the air. Perfect stamping weather.

The Autumn is Calling stamp set with matching thin cut dies was sitting on my desk just begging to be used and what better way than with a shaker card? I used a few papers from the Pumpkin Spice Collection. I just love the Paprika and Harbour inks together and the Autumn Loose Sequins are so fun.

Have you made a shaker card? I’ve made a lot of them over the years, but I have a friend that has never made one (gasp)!

Don’t forget to run over to my website www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com and check out all the fun new fall items.

Some Like it Iced

I’m a coffee drinker…cream & sugar, flavored, hot or iced I’m probably willing to give it a try. I haven’t however caught the #PSL movement, even though I hail from the land of green straws!

I loved this Pumpkin Treats stamp set and knew it would be one of the first I bought from the September/October catalog.

I paired some woodgrain paper with Paprika cardstock added a little Mocha cardstock behind the Shortbread plaid mix-in (also a favorite) and mounted my cute drink cup. In true northwest fashion I colored my straw green.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my week of Pumpkin Treats. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and hope you’ll leave a comment.

Inspiration is Everywhere

Last week I talked about getting inspiration from the Close to My Heart How To Books and this week I’m taking you down a different road of adventure. I’m not sure why, but I pay close attention to details and I file things away and use them later. For instance I have a friend that ALWAYS looks at the dessert menu for Key Lime Pie – if it’s not there she probably doesn’t order dessert…so I filed that information away and when we had a dinner party recently it was on my radar and I wanted her to feel special. This little quirk works really well for my card-making too. I can see something and think – “oh that might look good on a card”.

This dish towel is a prime example. I saw it online and decided to grab a screenshot. There were several things I liked about the towel (besides the pie) and knowing that I had the Pumpkin Treats stamp set sitting on my desk I started planning my card.

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting three slices of pie, then I decided what I liked about the towel. The linen colored background and plaid edges really stood out along with the words…oh what would I do.

And there we have it…not an exact match, but close enough. It definitely has the elements that I liked in the dish towel. This Pumpkin Treat stamp set is definitely getting a lot of use in the Coop. You’ll see one more card using it on Friday and then probably a few more times through the season. I’m sure I’ll be using it on some scrapbook pages too!

Leave me a comment with what you use for inspiration and if you want to challenge me send me a message with an inspiration piece and I’ll see what I can come up with.

Thanks for stopping by…I’m off to find a piece of pie!

Double Trouble #93

It’s time for more trouble…Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is.

Our challenge consists of three parts: Trouble Makers main challenge, Double Dares challenge to link with another blog which you may or may not decided to participate in and Twisted Sisters surprise challenge! You can find all the details on the rules page of the challenge blog.

This Challenge is one of my favorites because Trouble Maker can’t tell me what to do…it’s a Something, Anything, Everything Challenge.

I took inspiration from the Close to My Heart Seasonal Catalog and joined used the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #438. I used Mulberry cardstock cut with the Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cut, added a tag from the Mix In collection and die cut and colored images from the Pumpkin Treats stamp set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and will consider joining our challenge. If you’d like more inspiration visit my team members at Double Trouble.