Wednesday, March 20, 2019

To a Friend Like Gnome Other - CTD535

Happy first day of Spring! I don’t know about you but it’s been a long winter here in Michigan. I’ll be happy to get back out into my garden.
There’s a new Color Throwdown Challenge that starts today with the fresh colors of red, yellow, soft green and white.
For my card I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Oh Gnome along with the Oh Gnome dies to create another birthday card. I used the Outside In Stitched Rectangle dies to first cut out a piece of Echo Park yellow gingham paper, then to cut out a piece of yellow Really Rainbow Scallops paper and then to cut out a strip of simply chartreuse paper. I used the Grassy Hillside Border die along the top of the simply chartreuse strip of paper and blended on some simply chartreuse ink along the edges and then stamped my sentiment. I stamped and colored my images using Copic markers then die cut them out and adhered them to my scene popping up the two gnomes and the mushroom. I used the new Wavy Sayings stamp set with the Simple Wavy Banners die for my happy birthday sentiment.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Schirmer - March Guest Designer

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Best Fishes - CTD534


Hello! It’s Wednesday and time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge.
 For my card, I used the same basic layout as last week’s card but used different stamps. For this card I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Fintastic Friends along with the Fantastic Friends dies to create a birthday card. Using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies, I first die cut a piece of pale blue polka dot PTI paper, then die cut a piece of orange polka dot PTI paper and then a piece of enchanted evening cardstock. I cut down the orange and navy pieces into strips and adhered them onto the pale blue polka dot, then I used the Happy Birthday Line Border die and die cut a piece of enchanted evening cardstock and glued that along the edge of the orange polka dot paper. I stamped my images and colored them using Copic markers, then die cut them out. I adhered the fish tank and two fish with foam tape and then added the fish food and the best fishes sentiment which I stamped on white cardstock and made a banner.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy

Kelly Schirmer - March Guest Designer

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wishing You a Pawsome Day - CTD533

Good day to you! Over on the Color Throwdown blog we have a brand new challenge that starts today with the colors of gray, purple, lavender and kraft. We hope you jump in and play along! Before I get to my card, I’d like to welcome our guest designer for this month, Kelly Schirmer.
For my card, I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Meow You Doin’ along with the Meow You Doin’ dies to create a birthday card. I’m in low supply of birthday cards so I’m going to try and build up my stash so I’ll have some on hand. The layout for my card is one I’ve used before and I think works perfect for a semi clean and simple look with the emphasis on the cute images.

To create my card, I stamped my images first and colored them with Copic markers, sticking with the colors from the challenge, then die cut them out. I used the Happy Birthday Line Border die and die cut a piece of lavender lace cardstock. Next I used a piece of lavender striped Really Rainbow paper and cut a strip for the top and bottom portion of my card and even though it’s hard to see from my washed out pictures, I used a piece of lavender Got A Have Gingham in the middle. After that I attached my images popping up the two gray cats and the can of cat food with foam tape.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.
Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Kelly Schirmer - March Guest Designer

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Yip-Pea it’s Your Birthday!

 Hello, hello! Today I’m sharing the second card I created in a set of cards using the new Lawn Fawn Be Hap-pea stamp set. In the picture below you can see both cards.
To create my card, I used the Be Hap-pea stamp set along with the coordinating Be Hap-pea dies. I started out by using my Copic markers to color some of the images I had stamped and die cut the other day. Then I use a white card base and added a piece of green gingham Echo Park paper that I die cut using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables. Next I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Stitched Scalloped Circle Frames and after arranging my images and stamping and die cutting the hap-pea sentiment, I stamped the birthday sentiment on the lower portion of the white circle. Then I adhered all of my images popping up the center pea pod with the peas and the speech bubble. The flowers I tucked in around the pea pods are from the new Oh Gnome stamp set and dies. I die cut a total of three of the hap-pea sentiment and glued them together for some added dimension and added a single party pea in the bottom corner of my card which I popped up with more foam tape.
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