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.
Trouble Maker and I were texting the other day and she said she’d really like to see one of my cards on the DT Challenge…I hemmed and hawed and then she said those 4 magic words, “it’s a fun-fold.”
You guessed it, I couldn’t resist!
This card is called a Double Peek-a-Boo and it’s basically a standard card with an opening in the front where you can see through to a second card inside.
I’m concentrating on making some cards for the kiddos in my life that I’ve missed so much since this pandemic started. This retired Stargazer paper and stamp is one of my favorites! I used sparkles and bitty sparkles as accents to mimic stars. Oh and the astronaut is mounted on a spring so he has a little motion like he’s floating in space.
So how’d I do? Does it make it want to grab some paper and give this fun-fold a try?
You can only use Red with accents of Black & White – no other colors no other neutrals. I grabbed a Candy Apple B&T from a retired Christmas packet and cut a strip of black that I ran through the big shot to get stitched X’s. The firetruck is mounted with thin 3D foam tape on a white stitched circle that is matted with a black circle. Two black dots finish off my card.
It’s been lots of fun being able to spend uninterrupted time in the Craft-Coop during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. What have you been doing with your extra time at home?
Happy Monday…it’s all about kids and celebrating on Double Trouble today!
Trouble Maker has asked us to create a birthday or special occasion card or scrapbook for our kids. That got Twisted Sister singing about monkeys which then led her to zoo animals and that’s her twist. Double Dare is daring us to link up with Crafter’s Cafe – sponsors for their challenge are: Scribbles Designs and Eureka Stamps
I picked up the Birthday Gator Image from Eureka Stamps – I originally thought it was a hippo and when I showed hubby my finished card he asked “why’s the hippo green?” Leave me a comment if you vote Gator or Hippo? Whatever it is I thought it would make a fun kids birthday card.
I hope you’ll have some fun with this challenge I look forward to seeing what you create.
Welcome to Double Trouble‘s first Double Digit Challenge – that would be challenge #10!!! This week Trouble Maker is challenging you to use at least three colors with a stamped or digital image. Twisted Sister is asking you to use a critter and add a punny saying with your image, finally Double Dare is asking us to link with the Brown Sugar Challenge #282 using a critter.
The entire time I was creating I was humming this verse from a song I grew up singing in the United Methodist Church. It’s been a number of years since I’ve been in church, but I guess some things just stick.
“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful: the Lord God made them all.”
My first inclination was to reach for the retired Operation Smile Punny Pals stamp set and then I thought no that would be to easy, so instead I reached for the long ago retired Safari Ballet stamp set. Ballet and roses just seem to go together so I grabbed some of my last scraps of the retired fundamentals paper and the new Love of Color Book for a combination – Lagoon, Sapphire and Canary. I dressed my ballerina head to toe in Canary yellow (or as close as I could get with my Copic Markers). I want to let you in on a little secret – that skinny yellow strip of cardstock was cut with the Ribbon Thin Cut from CTMH and I just layered my circle of the bow part. To finish off my card I stamped my “punny saying” with Sapphire Ink onto the Lagoon B&T and added a few sparkles.
Now won’t you head over to our Double Trouble Design Page and see what Thing 1 and Thing 2 have created. While you are there you’ll find all the rules to link up to our challenge. If you find you still need a little help – we can get you started, Thing 1 although a Trouble Maker is a real whiz with the computer!
I’m popping in today with a reminder of Double Trouble’s Challenge using a School Days Theme while teaming up with the sketch provided by Try Stamping on Tuesday, if you include a bookmark on your card you get extra points with Twisted Sister and will stay out of detention!
Here’s the Sketch we had to use:
I borrowed both the You’ve Got Class and School Kids stamp sets from my friend Debi…I love both of these stamp sets! They are available for just a few more days as the You’ve Got Class special ends at the end of September. You can find all the details here.
I rotated the sketch (nothing says you can’t do that) and stamped a strip of Willow with the ABC stamp and the Lemon was stamped with the ruler. Everything was built on a base of cranberry (retired) which I stamped my “Back to School” sentiment. The little girl was stamped and colored with Copic Markers, die cut and I added a mini-clothes pin and attached it to the string…she also is my bookmark!
I hope you’ll give both of these fun challenges a spin…I’d love to see what you come up with.
It’s a GRRRRReat day to be crafting! I love the sunshine pouring in the craft room and although it’s highly unusual for me to post twice in one day – heck sometimes it’s unusual for me to post twice in one week – I wanted to get this cute little tiger card linked up to the Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #23 Tigers.
I’ve been working on projects for the upcoming CTMH convention and my head seems to be on overload so I’m just playing for fun this afternoon. I love this little tiger from the Punny Pals stamp set and with a matching die-cut it makes him that much cuter!
My card is little but fierce (just 3 X 4 3/4) with a base of Tangerine which I embossed and then layered a band of black cardstock. The tag was cut with my Cricut in black and white and then stamped with a orange splash from the Brushstrokes stamp set, the tiger was popped up and then the tag was finished with a piece of ribbon and three tiny black dots.
I hope you’ll take a minute and let me know what you’re working on today…I read and appreciate all comments 🙂 Thanks for taking a minute to stop by.
This cute little astronaut has just been floating around my desk waiting to get inked up. I had some fun with this card and – it’s like two cards in one. I’ll try to explain what I did.
The Poppy cardstock is a standard card size 8.5 X 5.5 scored at 4.25 I cut a window out of the front panel using a square die cut. You can use any shape for this – since I’ve thought about it I think a circle would have looked like the porthole on the rocket. I stamped the sentiment directly to the front of the card and after die cutting the rocket mounted it to the front as well. I lined the inside of the square with a piece of window plastic to give the look of a window.
The inside of the card is 8 X 5 scored at 4 (I just used white cardstock and layered on the planets B&T cut to 5 X 4. I then popped up the space man and star with some thin 3D foam tape. I made sure that they could be seen from the window on the front of the card.
The inside of the card is stamped with the sentiment and a star and planet just to add a little dimension. The white cardstock was attached to the poppy cardstock with about an inch of adhesive near the spine – I wanted it to remain floppy and then I tied it in with a piece of poppy thick twine.
I can’t wait to play some more with this rocket man. If you’d like to add him to your stamps make sure to get him ordered before April 30th. He comes with a matching die cut set that makes creating so much more fun.
I hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment so I know that you stopped by!
I’ve loved unicorns since I was a child and I’m not embarrassed to admit that I still have a fascination for the magical creatures.
I have a special little girl’s birthday coming up and I started with just making a gift card holder for her, but when I was researching ideas wasting time on Pinterest I found the cutest idea to add the Artiste Gift Card Holder to the inside of a card base – simply brillant!
I was quite pleased how my card came together and it even inspired me to decorate the inside of my card, which I’ve been fairly lax at lately.