Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Double D Challenge - Friendship

This is a very interesting challenge for the Double D this week.  Take a look at the inspiration board.
Friends can mean so many things.  It could be someone from school or a neighbor or your pet.  Just think of all of the friendships that you have had over the years.  Friends can still be made and enjoyed each day and you can be surprised at how you are introduced to them.  I have met a lot of crafty friends.  Seriously, I mean that I have actually met them, after first meeting them on line.  There are friends that I talk to every day that I have not met.....Yet.  So this is where I went when I was inspired to make a card for your inspiration. 

 This angle shows you how I layered up the word and put several coats of 
Platinum embossing powder on it.
 I used parts of the chevron die from the front on the inside. 

Ingredients for this card are:
Lil Inker diagonal die
White card base from Gina K Designs, and Turquoise card stock
Circle Dies from Spellbinder
Gina K Designs stamp You Get Me
PTI Peonies on Parade
DieNamics Friends ( a free die) 
Platinum embossing powder. 
Thanks again for stopping to see more.  I hope that you enjoy and that I have inspired you to join is and make a card to show us what you think of Friendship.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Vibrant Colors

Welcome to another great challenge  at Seize the Birthday!

    Our "Toppings" option this time is...

Vibrant Colors

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!
What a fun theme for this challenge!  Who doesn't love vibrant colors. Here is what I made for you.

 A little peek at the inside.
Don't forget that extra pieces can go inside, like I did here. 
For this card I used these stamps and dies. 
Stampin Up Botanical Builder Dies, and Oh So Succlent stamp set for the sentiment. 
My Favorite Things Chevron stamp, 
Embossing powder in white 
Viva pearl pen 
Don't for got to see what my team has done for your inspiration and we also have a Surprise Party Guest for the months of March abd April.  She is  Kim Lackenbach
Can't wait to see your beautiful cards.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Double D Challenge - Twine

Yes, it is April and the first challenge for Double D is Twine.  Check out the mood board for this one. 
All you need to do is use some twine on your card. 
Hemp cord or jewelry cord will work as well.  
I have a perfect stamp set from Gina K Designs for this challenge, but it is not with me here in Florida.... so this was a challenge for me.  Here is my example for you. 
I think that you can see the twine wrapped around the pattern paper.  I went overboard on this card as I did the inside and envelope as well.  Some of the flowers are stamped on the front and some are fussy cut and put onto the pattern paper. 

Here is the prize that you could win.  I think it is a lifetime supply of twine!  
 This is the inside of the card.

Just another view of both the front and inside.  

I used a stamp from Altenew called Adore You.  The flowers are amazing and fun to color.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers for that. The pattern paper is MFT Plaid Patterns 6X6.
The card stock is Ivory from Gina K Designs. 

Don't forget to see what the rest of our design team has done for your inspiration on this TWINE Challenge.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Birds

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!

    Our "Toppings" option this time is...

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Here is the card that I did for this challenge.  I had a bit of a time trying to come up with a card.  But in the end, I am very happy with this one.  

Here are the  supplies for this card:
Card stock Gina K white cut into a 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 squard card base. 
Dies are Elizabeth Craft Lovebirds and Frantic Stamper 
Square Tangled Frames
Sentiment is from Gina K Designs Birthday Greetings.  
I sponged some Spiced Marmalade ink on the front and then 
place the die that I colored with more distress ink in blue and green. 
I die cut the tangled frames twice and cut themapart to use on corners.  
I really like how this turned out.  Don't forget the inside, it is important too. 

We have lots of inspiration for you at Seize the Birthday. 
We also have a super creative Surprise Party Guest too.  
Her name is Kim Lackenback
Hope to see your fun and beautiful birthday cards with and without birds  

Thanks for stopping by, I do enjoy your comments.  Hope I have inspired you. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dies R Us - Tag Book Card

I recently purchased a new die.  I had seen it used before and decided to buy it.  I sure wish that I had done that sooner, as I found this brand of die and the instructions  to be fantastic. I am talking about the Karen Burniston dies that are offered at the Dies R Us Store.
Here is my take on this tag book.
 It looks like a tag, but if you open it up, this is the inside.
This tag book has been done horizontally, but I used it vertically. 
I die cut evey die in the set and used them all. 
I placed the tag die over some flowered pattern paper also available at the DRU store.
I fussy cut the flowers that I wanted to use for the front, and glued them to the black polk a dot paper. 
 Take a close look at the additional die cuts inside.  Most of the are from the same set.  You get so many to use and I used them all. I used the sentiment on the front and the inside too. See all of the little squares and borders that you an used to decorate your project?  Even the paper clips and the banner flags are included. Check out the instructions for any of the Karen Burniston  dies.
Karen Burniston - Dies - Tag BookTag book by Karen Burniston
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Life Is Good         Frantic Stamper
Poppystamps - Dies - Devyn Butterfly TrioPoppy Stamps Devyn Butterfly
Poppystamps - Dies - Emelia Butterfly TrioPoppy Stamps Emelia Butterfly
My Mind's Eye - Paper Pad - 6My Minds Eye In Bloom designer paper
I hope that I have inspired you today to make something unique and beautiful

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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