Color Dare #368

Happy Friday I’m back with another Design Team card for  Color My Heart Color Dare.   This week our challenge is to choose any colors inspired by the Horn of Plenty.

I had so much fun picking the fall colors for this card…I settled for cardstock in Peacock and Ruby, some papers from the mix-in paper packet and an assortment of stamp sets.

The z-fold card is attached to a flat fold and when it extends you find a gift card pocket. It was quite easy to put together and still packed a little surprise. My hubby thought the coffee rings looked like they were from a shot glass – shhh, don’t tell him the Craft-Coop is where I keep my stash.

You can visit the Color My Heart Color Dare blog for all the information on how to play along as well as finding additional inspiration from the other Design Team members.

Double Trouble #41

There is no better way to start a Monday than with a little trouble – A Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is!

Our challenge for the next two weeks (10/21-11/3) is a Halloween Color Challenge with the fun twist of adding something that flies, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Crafting Happiness . You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog,

My card features a little old and a little new. I used the Seasonal Mix Ins selecting Julep (Green), Purple & Orange from Trouble Makers Rainbow of Bats. I decided that a bat would represent my flying object, but then I took it a step farther and my wiper card makes the sentiment “fly” as well.

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

Double Trouble #39

There is no better way to start a Monday than with a little trouble – A Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is!

It’s a special week at Double Trouble (9-30 thru 10-6) is our Something, Anything, Everything Challenge with the fun twist of making PINK your prominent color to help us celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to one of our previous challenge partners. You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog.

My card is a fancy fold card with my favorite combination of Ballerina & Black. The big bold flower flips open from a fancy fold card to display the first sentiment and then an additional sentiment is inside the card with room to write a message and sign your name.

I hope you’ll come play along with our short week, but extremely fun challenge. Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

Fancy Tag Halloween

Oh my word…you guys – this Halloween Special is the BOMB! I blew my budget right out of the water in September, but when this new Spooktacular Workshop Kit was released it went straight into my cart and onto my credit card. Don’t tell Brant ok?!

Then I learned this new fun fold from the new Creative Collaboration group that I joined and my life would just be perfect if I could just stay in my Craft Coop 12 hours a day, but alas the laundry must be done, the granddaughter must be taken to dance and dinner must be cooked.

You can’t see it in the photographs, but I blinged up that mummy dog with a little clear Shimmer Pen. I’m not sure if it’s Huckleberry Hound or Hong Kong Phooey, but it definitely reminds me of a cartoon dog from my younger days!

You’ll be seeing a lot more of these fun papers and stamps in the coming weeks so make sure you like my page so you’ll be notified of upcoming happenings.

Double Trouble #34

Happy Monday!!! It’s Free For All Monday on Double Trouble so grab your your stuff and create whatever your heart desires! This is a one week special challenge so you have to be quick, won’t you join the fun?

Thing 1 says this is easier than folding a fitted sheet and I have to agree. Twisted Sister has a fun twist to include sunshine or a sunburst on your card. Double Dare is asking us to link up with a previous challenge partner.

My card started with equal sized rectangles cut in half corner to opposite corner and then laid down to create a fun sunburst shape. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the white CS and then layered everything on a Sweet Leaf panel that was cut with the Charming Borders die cut, tied up with some Sweet Leaf Ribbon and layered on a white card base.

I hope you’ll choose to come play along – Double Trouble is such a fun way to fill your day!

Double Trouble #17

Did you hear the news?  Twisted Sister made the nice list…thank you all for helping.  Now it’s time to bake some cookies for Santa!

Trouble Maker has the perfect recipe to get us started!

Recipe.” This time the recipe can be used for any occasion – birthday, thank you, get well, wedding and even Christmas if you still need that last minute card or tag.

From: The Kitchen of Double Trouble Challenge Blog
Servings: Unlimited fun
Ingredients:
3 – Embellishments
2 – Colors 
1 – Sentiment or image (stamped or digital OK)
Directions: You may use more than the recipe ingredients stipulate, but you need to include a required minimum of each ingredient. The ingredients may be included in the image or an add-on. But don’t stop here…you might want to consider special topping ingredients using “Bright and Bold” or “Soft and Pastel
“.

Double Dare is asking you to link up with Color My Heart Color Dare.  Make sure that you are following their rules and using either a Bright & Bold or Soft & Pastel palette!

Twisted Sister is asking you to include something that you’d find or make in the kitchen – remember this is just an optional twist, but it makes Twisted Sister so happy to see you participate that she’s going to pick her favorite card and send you a treat too!

I decided to do a side step card.  I included images from 2 different stamp sets and thought including a rolling pin & measuring cup were a good mix with my Gingerbread cookies.  For embellishments I used silver sequins which I colored with my Shin Han marker, sparkles and tassels that I made from clover and pixie CS and the new Fancy Borders thin cuts.

I hope you’ll want to join the fun at Double Trouble so hopefully you’ll make the nice list too!

Cute Factors into the Coop

I was recently asked how I decided to pick the stamp sets for my Featured in the Coop series.  The real answer is it has to be a stamp set that I LOVE and am willing to create with regularly and that I think has potential for being overlooked in the Holiday Expressions.  Of course the cuteness of Hedge Hugs factored into my decision making this month.  Seriously – how can you resist?

This card doesn’t feature a sentiment, just this cute little guy beckoning you to open the Gate Fold Card.  I used two of my favorite papers from the Grateful Heart paper packet.  The scalloped circle is only attached on one side of the panel and the pomegranate burlap ribbon holds the entire card closed.  I colored his little body with markers, but I’ve learned a fun technique that I’m going to share next week.

Don’t forget when you purchase the Hedge Hugs stamp set from me I will include a kit to make two cards featuring this little guy.

If you’d like to suggest a stamp set for “Featured in the Coop” leave it in the comment section here and I’ll see what I can arrange.

Coffee with a Friend

Want to invite a friend to coffee or just send them a note to say hello?

This fun-shaped coffee cup card cut on the Cricut with the Artiste cartridge will bring a smile to all coffee lover faces.

A Sapphire base with a band made from the Grateful Heart B&T Papers will deliver a cheery fall feel to a mailbox near you!

im linking up to the Three Anigos Fun Fold Cards Challenge…today’s the last day, but it’s early so come play along!

 

 

 

Double Trouble #6

Did you hear the news?  Trouble Maker’s husband opened the door and found that the REAL Trouble Maker had come for a visit…you can read the rest of the story over on the Double Trouble Challenge Blog!  The best part is he brought his two friends.

Once in a while there are 5 Mondays in a month…this throws a real kink in our schedule so we’ve opted for a one week SPECIAL challenge!  We’ve titled it SOMETHING,  ANYTHING & EVERYTHING!  You can find all the details here!

Trouble Maker challenged us to have a little fun this week, Some “Thing”, Any “Thing” and Every “Thing” is welcome in this special ONE WEEK only challenge.

Twisted Sister (that’s me) is challenging you to decorate the inside of your card.

Double Trouble is giving permission to link up with any of our previous challenge partners to earn an extra entry into our prize draw.

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My card is a pop-up window card which I saw on Jenifer McGuire Ink.  So cool and so simple, too!  I’m also sharing at Heart To Heart and their Anything Goes Challenge.

Although I’m head over heals in love with Close to My Heart I also like to find things at other companies that we don’t offer so every once in a while I browse the “shelves” online at My Favorite Things.  That’s where the Too-Cute Turtles stamps and die cuts came from.

This is my first go at a video so I hope you’ll leave me a comment and tell me if you’d like to see more.

Thanks so much for stopping by…I hope you’ll come get into some Double Trouble…it really is Double the Fun!!!

Double Trouble #5

Here we go again causing trouble and moving Christmas to July!!!  What else would you expect from the Double Trouble Gang!

Thing 1 is making her list and checking it twice and gonna find out who’s playing along with our challenges or being nice!  Her challenge this week is to create anything Christmas and include a sentiment or journaling.

If you’ve been following me for long you know that my “thing” is fun-fold or fancy-fold cards so our TWIST this week is to submit something other than a standard A2 fold card.

Thing 3 found a great challenge for us to link up with…the team at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is also celebrating Christmas in July (we may have led them astray just a bit)

So, here’s my card…it’s called the Impossible Card, but seriously it is probably the easiest fun fold card I’ve ever done and it folds flat to mail.  Just search Pinterest and you’ll find several tutorials.

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Although I’ve seen this years Close to My Heart Christmas paper choices – trust me YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THEM, I’m choosing to use papers from last year.  I started with a Fern colored base and then added a strip of New England Ivy to which I adhered one of the zip strips.  I then added a sentiment stamped on one of the circle die cuts.  For my focus panel I layered the poinsettia paper on NEI and then layered a Cricut flower popped up over a strip of Silver glitter paper.

I sincerely hope you’ll add some Double Trouble to your life…we are seriously one of the funnest Challenge Blogs around, in my humble opinion of course!