Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Halloween - (CTD465)

Hi there!  Hope your week is going good so far.  We have a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge that starts today and we'd love it if you'd play along.
 For my card, I used the colors from this week's challenge and the Lawn Fawn stamp set, Booyah along with the Booyah dies to create a Halloween card.  I started out with a white card base that I blended on some pumice stone distress ink around the top edges.  Next I used the Leafy Tree Backdrop:Landscape die and die cut it twice using black cardstock along with the Little Picket Fence Border.  I also die cut a piece of lovely lilac cardstock using the Stitched Hillside Borders die and blended on some wilted violet distress ink along the edges.  I adhered the upper right tree first, trimming a bit, then the picket fence with hill and then the left black tree with frame.  Next I stamped my sentiment using the Happy Happy Happy Add On set and die and I stamped and added some Copic marker to my ghost and die cut them out then adhered each of them 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 you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Michele Ferguson - October Guest Designer

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

So Thankful - (CTD464)

Hello!  It's Wednesday and time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge.
 For my card, I used the cute Lawn Fawn Stamp set, Jump for Joy and the Jump for Joy dies.  I wanted to keep my card fairly clean and simple with the focus on the little scene in the center of my card.  To start off, I used a white card base and die cut a stitched white rectangle for a frame and die cut a white rectangle that was slightly bigger to go underneath the frame which I blended some tumbled glass distress ink on.  Next I die cut my tree using the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop:Landscape and some Knock on Wood patterned paper.  Once I die cut the tree, I cut it down to fit inside my stitched rectangle.  Next I stamped my sentiment and all of my images and colored them with Copic markers then die cut them out.  After that I adhered all of my pieces, popping up the little hedgehog 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 you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Michele Ferguson - October Guest Designer

RESERVE Lawn Fawn KNOCK ON WOOD 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack LF1513

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Foxy Thinking of You - (CTD463)

Hello there!  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  Before I get to my card, I'd like to welcome this month's talented guest designer, Michele Ferguson.
For my card, I created a clean and simple thinking of you card using the My Favorite Things stamp set, Fall Friends along with the Fall Friends Die-namics.  I started out by adhering a panel of kraft cardstock to a white card base.  Next I cut a square piece of some orange gingham Doodlebug Designs paper and adhered that to my kraft cardstock panel.  After that, I die cut a white cardstock panel using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle dies and Square Peek-a-Boo Window die and adhering that to my card with foam tape.  I stamped my images and colored them with Copic markers, then die cut them out and added them to card front popping up the fox.  The sentiment is from the All Smiles stamp set and was stamped onto an Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip.  As a final touch I glued on a few fall colored sequins.
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 you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Michele Ferguson - October Guest Designer


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My Favorite Things FALL FRIENDS Clear Stamps CS143




Lawn Fawn OUTSIDE IN STITCHED RECTANGLE STACKABLES Lawn Cuts LF1442

My Favorite Things SQUARE PEEK A BOO WINDOW Die-Namics MFT1113

My Favorite Things ESSENTIAL FISHTAIL SENTIMENT STRIPS Die-Namics MFT1124

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Jump for Joy - (CTD462)

Hello!  It's Wednesday and time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  We've got some great fall colors to create with this week and we hope you'll play along.
 If you're a Lawn Fawn fan, you've probably seen several cards that look very similar to the card I'm sharing today using the Jump for Joy stamp set and Jump for Joy dies but I've wanted this set since last year and couldn't wait to create this fun scene.  The one thing that I can say is different other than a few added details is the fact that I created my own slider so that the cute hedgehog slides up and down the card front without using any slider dies.  I used some aqua mist cardstock for my background which I had blended on some peacock feathers distress ink, then I die cut my Little Picket Fence Border from kraft cardstock and used the Stitched Hillside Borders die cut from simply chartreuse cardstock.  I stamped a few corn stalks from the Happy Harvest set and tucked those behind the fence and then die cut the Leafy Tree Backdrop:Landscape die from a piece of the brown Knock on Wood paper pack and added foam tape to the back to pop it up.  Next I stamped part of my sentiment onto a Stitched Sentiment Strip and before adhering my Leafy Tree Backdrop, I used my Misti tool to stamp the second half of my sentiment onto my background piece. I stamped and colored all of my images with Copic markers then die cut them out.  To create my slider, I ended up cutting a small piece of white cardstock and added pieces of foam tape on the ends and attached this to the back of my hedgehog.  Then I took a piece of clear fishing line and attached that up under my popped up tree and fed the fishing line through the back of my hedgehog.  I added foam tape just around the edges of the pile of leaves, leaving a opening or pocket for the hedgehog to slide into and pulling the fishing line down straight, I removed the foam tape from the pile of leaves and attached it over the fishing line securing it in place.  It sounds more complicated than what it really is, it was actually very simple to do.  Below are pictures of what I was describing above and a quick video of how it works.
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 you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Tammy Hershberger - September Guest Designer


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Lawn Fawn JUMP FOR JOY Clear Stamps LF1212

Lawn Fawn JUMP FOR JOY Lawn Cuts Dies LF1213





Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Birthday - PTI September Blog Hop

Hello there!  It's been ages since I've participated in a Papertrey Ink Blog Hop but this month I was determined to play along.  I absolutely love this month's PTI Blog Hop inspiration photo!  I'm a bird lover and when you throw in some pretty florals I'm in :)  That and I needed to create a special birthday card for a dear friend.
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Blog Hop Inspiration
 For my card, I used my current favorite stamp set Gran's Garden (thank you Dawn McVey) along with the stamp sets, Spring Woods and Graceful Greetings for my sentiment.  I started out with a white card base then added a panel of black cardstock.  Next I used the Mix & Mat: Scallops Die to die cut a piece of white cardstock which I stamped my sentiment on.  I watered down some black watercolor paint and added some black splatters to my die cut piece and once it was dry, I adhered it to the front of my card with foam tape.  After that, die cut my pieces from the Gran's Garden set and my bird from the Spring Woods set along with a few leaves from the Rosie Posie set.  I stamped my roses in pure poppy & scarlet jewel, the leaves in simply chartreuse & ripe avocado, the buds in harvest gold & honey nut (stamped off).  The bird I stamped in canyon clay, harvest gold and black.  Once all of my pieces were stamped, I adhered them to my card front, popping up the top rose near the sentiment, and the bird using foam tape.  I added some black glitter to the centers of the roses and glued on some silver sequins.
I've created other Papertrey Ink cards using florals and either the Spring Woods or Winter Woods bird sets.  If you're interested you can view them here, here, and here.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the hop!