TBT – A Birthday Stash Bashed

It’s my first TBT in August -and my birthday month, along with 5 other people in my family.  When I turned the page in my birthday book I nearly gasped, but I reached into my stash of papers and sat down with this paper and my MIFYH Vol 4.

Although most of these cards are just a simple one layer card – I did use a piece of vellum  to cover all except an oval space declaring “It’s Your Day”.  I thought this was a fun technique to draw your attention to this section of the busy b&t paper.

I considered this stash busted – although I probably could have squeezed another couple of cards out of it, but I just wanted it gone.

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A Sunny Birthday

Do you ever wonder what to do with this sheet of paper that comes in your Close to My Heart Paper Packets?

This sheet from the Central Park paper packet is full of bright colors perfect for the popular pocket scrapbooking, but shouldn’t be overlooked for a card.

I added a zip-strip and cut a scallop from the Central Park paper packet along with a little arrow from the July Stamp of the Month that I stamped in Willow.  I dug through my stamps until I could find a Happy Birthday sentiment that would fit.  I added some sequins and then bitty sparkles to bling it up just a bit.  I’ll be delivering some sunshine to a mailbox with this card for sure!

 

Hey Cupcake – Color Dare #292

It’s Friday…time for another Color Dare!

This week the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team is creating with the colors:  Bashful, Canary, & Linen.

Once again I used a pattern from Make It From Your Heart 4.  If you don’t have this little gem of a book – you need to get it ordered.  I also thought this sweet cupcake from the Festive Birthday card kit needed to find it’s way onto this card.  What’s a birthday without some banners and sparkles?

I hope you’ll take some time to create with us you can click HERE for the details of the Color My Heart Color Dare.

My question today is:  Do you think outside the box and use your card kit stamps for other than how they are packaged?

Thanks so much for stopping by…I hope you enjoyed my artwork.

 

Good Things – Color Dare #291

It’s Friday…time for another Color Dare!

This week the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team is creating with the colors:  Sapphire, Smoothie, Heather and Gold if desired.

I used papers from the new Beautiful Friendship paper packet paired with the stamp set from the Festive Birthday card kit and a pattern from Make It From Your Heart 4.

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I hope you’ll take some time to create with us you can click HERE for the details of the Color My Heart Color Dare.

Thanks for stopping by my blog – if you like what you see make sure to leave me a little love.

Just Peacock

Do you have a favorite color from the Close to My Heart palette? Mine (today anyway) has got to be Peacock.

It’s a great blue/green that mixes nicely with other colors (especially Bashful) but in the case of this card stands nicely all alone.

I hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment with your favorite color.

A Magical Wish

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Color Dare # 263

 

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Espresso, Fern, Pomegranate, Saffron, Toffee, White Daisy and Optional Gold.

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Great rich fall colors just in time for a masculine card.

I kind of chuckled when I linked up my card, because apparently DT member Debi Gardner had the same idea…great minds think a like!  I spent an entire Saturday morning playing in the Craft Coop designing cards for my October Just the Basics Card Class.

I love my Just the Basics class.  It really features some fundamentals of stamping focusing on some techniques and how to use different tools, etc.   We also focus on using the Paper Fundamentals line instead of a seasonal paper packet…such fun!  It’s usually the first Thursday of each month – you can find my card class schedule over on my Papercrafting Princess Facebook Page.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open for two weeks until 9:00 CDT on Thursday, October 12!

Visit our homepage to check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite Fundamentals paper pack is.  Thanks for stopping by…I really hope you’ll link up!

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