Happy Anniversary – AHSC #103

The Brushed paper pack is really growing on me…thanks to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and the Color My Heart Color Dare, I might just get it used up!



This card was inspired by the AHSC #103 and my neighbor down the street who started talking to me about cards with belly bands, since I had the Brushed Paper still sitting on my desk I decided to play with it some more and make an anniversary card to put into my stash.

Brushed Anniversary

The first thing I did was grab my envelope punch board and of course since it was on the bottom of a pile made a HUGE mess in the process.  Then since I haven’t used it in forever I promptly cut the envelope the wrong size so it’s not a standard card size, oh well all is not lost in crafting.  I layered black and colonial white cardstock to the inside stamped two groups of flowers which I colored with the Shin Han markers and popped up the little anniversary banner.  I also wanted to give the belly band some texture so I ran it through the Big Shot and tied it with a piece of thick twine.  The LOVE is centered on colonial white and black circles and that is layered on additional piece of Brushed B&T which was cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.

I’m really quite pleased with how everything came together…thank goodness Spring Break is over and I can enter some challenges without someone else grabbing paper and stamps over the top of me!

Full of Challenge!

Last week it was suggested that I check out the Color Dare over at Color My Heart, I didn’t have time to make a second card last week, but told myself that I would try and incorporate it this week into the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge which I love participating in so much.


So after looking over the sketch,I checked out the color dare, Slate, Pixie, Colonial White & Silver.  No matter how much I tried, I could not bring myself to mix colonial white with the white daisy from the Brushed Paper Collection – so I guess I need to keep trying.



One of my customers gave Brooke this adorable stamp set with a puppy, kitten and two bears, I asked if I could use them and I think she felt honored after all I’ve got so many stamp sets of my own to choose from.  I also have pretty much brain washed her that Close to My Heart stamps are the best stamps around!

In sticking with a personal challenge to start doing what makes me happy, I used a fun fold card that opens in two layers.


I couldn’t find an actual name for this card type, but it’s real simple to put together.  The base layer is cut at 9 X 4.25 and scored at 3.5.  The smaller inside piece is 8.5 X 3 and scored at 3.75.


I embellished the inside with a zip strip from the Blossom paper packet, used last month’s Stamp of the Month and used the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Artfully Sent Cricut Bundle.  I just love how it all came together.

I was just informed that my blog is going to get hijacked again this week, so I guess I better get this posted so the other crafter in the house can get busy.

Thanks for stopping by!