Double Trouble #29

Happy Monday…it’s time for some more trouble!

This week Double Trouble #29 challenge Trouble Maker challenges us to use Kraft paper or even a paper bag for our project. Double Dare found a fun sketch at Try Stamping On Tuesday so if you need a little inspiration the sketch is over on our home page. For an added twist you’ll get an extra entry into our random draw if you include a strawberry on your project!

I used a pattern for a Center Step card and featured a basket full of strawberries. I hope you’ll come join the fun. Our challenges are open for two weeks. You’ll find all the details on our homepage at Double Trouble Challenge Blog.

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Charlotte Birthday

I paired this weeks Close to My Heart Color Dare with a sketch over at Retro Sketches for another February birthday!

   

When I saw the sketch I immediately thought Center Step Card and what better than to showcase the Charlotte papers with.  I used the Balloon Wishes and Springtime Wishes stamp sets.  Since I know this card is going to be delivered in person I loaded it up with embellishments the new Treasured Puffies have become a quick favorite of mine as well as some black and grey sparkles which are long retired.

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I hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment…thanks for stopping by!

 

It’s a Birthday Party

 

I’m going on 10 years!  Ok, that’s a bit of a stretch, but I’m entering my 10th year as an Independent Consultant with Close to My Heart.  It is amazing how fast the time has flown by…it seems like just yesterday that I was pouring through my new consultant kit on my living room floor.

These fun birthday themed projects are part of my August Fun Folds class being held August 7th and feature the new Confetti Wishes papers.

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August is also the first month of my year long scrapbooking class “Pictures on My Pages” where each month you’ll go home with a completed scrapbook page AND if you bring your pictures to class you will have a completed page to go in your album and be entered to win a fun prize each month too!

If you’d like to join me for an upcoming class please leave me a message with your contact information or e-mail me at papercraftingprincess@yahoo.com

Tracey

Stepped Up with Center Step Card

 

When I was introduced to rubber stamping back in the 90’s, glossy cardstock, rainbow ink pads and coloring images were all the rage.  I started stamping Christmas and birthday cards for family and friends because I was a single mom and was on a strict budget.  Little did I know that 24 years later I would still be stamping and that people would still enjoy receiving my cards.  I’ve also added hundreds of stamps to that collection and they’ve advanced from red rubber mounted on wood to clear acrylic that mounts on an acrylic block – no more stamp-a-majig to line things up!

Yesterday, Betsy left the following comment on my blog “Love these cards! You aren’t just the papercrafting princess, you are the Card Queen!”  It encouraged me to investigate a new fold so I could “step it up”.

Today I’m sharing a Center Step Card made from Skylark Papers and the Hoppy Easter Stamp set.

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I love making cards that are not “ordinary”.  I found the pattern to this card on Split Coast Stampers, one of my favorite go to sites for online tutorials.  Most of the tutorials come with colored pictures and really simple step by step instructions.

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When I use a colored base for my card, I like lining it with a piece of white paper.  I have stamped a butterfly from the set near the sentiment for a little added punch of color.  I also hand drew stitch lines around the edge for some added interest.

If you’d like to learn to make a Center Step Card give me a call and we’ll set a time to get together with a few of your friends and we’ll make some extraordinary cards!

Tracey