Monday, October 10, 2011

A little magic... Woodware USA Challenge #47

Pin ItIt is time to share my final Woodware USA Challenge (WWUSAC47 - Anything Goes) card with you. I have enjoyed working with Woodware USA stamps and the team over the past 8 months.

I decided to keep today's card very clean & simple (CAS). I used a few of the accessory stamps from Woodware USA's Spooky Tots set (pictured at left) to create the tag focal point for the card. Next I used some scraps of Echo Park's Happy Halloween papers for the circles across the front. Before adhering the tag to the card, I added some twine to the top an colored in the moon.

Make sure to check out all of the cards by the design team, and find out how to play along with the current challenge, HERE.
Just the details… (1) Used some scraps for the patterned paper circles, (2) Knotted a few pieces of twine at the top of the tag, (3) Adhered tag with foam dots for dimension.

Challenges used for this card:
Woodware USA - #47 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Stamps: Woodware USA (Spooky Tots); Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Happy Halloween); Cardstock: Neenah (Natural Ice); Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Markers: COPIC; Twine: The Twinery (Mandarin); Die Cut: Quickutz / Lifestyle Crafts (Nesting Tags); Paper Punch: Marvy Uchida (1" Circle)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Have A Magical Day - Woodware USA Challenge 46

Pin ItTime for another fun challenge on the Woodware USA blog! This week the theme is Anything Goes (WWUSAC46), so I inked up their Wizardry set for my card. This stamp set has lots of cute wizard-related images and reminds me a lot of Harry Potter.

I was inspired by a challenge on the 365 Cards (Day 213) blog to create this card-on-a-card. The base was just covered with a patterned paper, then a small card was created to go on top of that.

To check out what the design team made for this challenge, and to find out how you can play along, click HERE.
Just the details… (1) Stamped and cut out the Spells book on green CS and adhered with foam tape, (2) A look at how the card opens, (3) Used the little star stamps from the set and stamped them in light yellow around the top of the magic wand, (4) Adhered some of the background PP onto the back of a clear button.

Challenges used for this card:
Woodware USA - #46 Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC22 Feeling Loopy

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Stamps: Woodware USA (Wizardry); Patterned Paper: Target; Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Stampin' Up! (green); Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), VersaMagic (Thatched Straw); Twine: The Twinery (Honeydew); Ribbon: BasicGrey; Buttons: Foo Fa La (clear); Corner Rounder: The Paper Studio

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Fall - Woodware USA Challenge 45

Pin ItFor the new challenge on the Woodware USA Blog (WWUSAC45), we are challenging you to create a Fall card/project. While I didn't have a WWUSA stamp set that screamed 'Fall', I knew the cute little trees in their Patch A House stamp set would be great for a fall card.

The decorative strip on my card was inspired by {THIS CARD} at Splitcoast Stampers. I was drawn to the wide ribbon and how some of the elements on the circle were adhered with foam dots. For the sentiment, I used the 'happy' stamp from Woodware USA's Daffodils stamp set, then spelled out 'Fall' with homemade glitter stickers.

Click {HERE} to see what the rest of the design team created for the challenge, and to find out how you can play along and be entered in the monthly prize drawing!
Just the details… (1) Paper-pieced the tree and adhered the branches/leaves with foam dots, (2) Made my own glitter alpha stickers using die cut letters, glitter and a Xyron, (3) Used lots of foam dots for extra dimension and layers.

Challenges used for this card:
Woodware USA - #45 Fall Card
Splitcoast Stampers - CAS137 Paper-Piecing

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Stamps: Woodware USA (Daffodils, Patch A House);  Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View (Amber Autumn); Cardstock: Neenah (Natural Ice); Inks: Ranger (Sepia), Memento (Tuxedo Black); Markers: COPIC; Glitter: Martha Stewart (Peridot); Die Cuts: Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (Chocolat font), Spellbinders (Labels 18, Circles, Scalloped Circles); Other: Xyron

Monday, September 19, 2011

Just Because - Woodware USA Challenge 44

Pin ItKerry has created a fun round card sketch for this week's Woodware USA Challenge (WWUSAC44). I decided to keep it clean and simple using a butterfly die cut and one of the sentiments from Woodware USA's Daffodils stamp set.

For the card base, I used a scalloped circle die cut and placed it on the very edge of a folded piece of blue cardstock. On top of this I added an off-white, embossed, circle and the sentiment stamped onto a pink sentiment banner.

To see all of the cards the Woodware USA Design Team created, and to find out how you can play along and be entered to win the monthly prize, click {HERE}.
Just the details… (1) Placed gems along the butterfly's 'body' and folded the wings up a bit, (2) For some extra texture I used a polka dot embossing folder and textured cardstock for the sentiment.

Challenges used for this card:
Woodware USA - #44 Sketch

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Stamps: Woodware USA (Daffodils); Cardstock: Neenah (Natural Ice), Bazzill (Petunia), Unknown (blue); Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Die Cut: Cuttlebug (Butterfly), Spellbinders (Circle, Scalloped Circle); Embossing: Cuttlebug (Polka Dots)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Silver Christmas Tree - Woodware USA Challenge 43


Pin ItThe theme for this week's Woodware USA challenge is Happy Holidays (WWUSAC43). I decided to use their Tree of Gifts clear stamp set to create this clean and simple, clear Christmas card.

I started the card by stamping the christmas tree with watermark ink onto white card, then heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder. Once this piece was trimmed down, I matted it with some red cardstock and adhered it to the front of a clear card blank. For the inside I cut a strip of white cardstock, then stamped and embossed the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment. This was placed onto a piece of metallic silver cardstock. Lots of shine in this card.

To see what the rest of the design team created, and to find out how you can play along and be entered to win our monthly prize, click HERE.
Just the details… (1) Used silver embossing powder on the tree image, (2) Adhered front layers with foam tape for extra dimension, (3) For the sentiment on the inside I used a sparkly red embossing powder, (4) A look at the closed card - you can still see the silver cardstock inside, but not the personal message panel.

Challenges used for this card:
 Woodware USA - #43 Happy Holidays

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Stamps: Woodware USA (Tree of Gifts); Cardstock: DCWV (metallic silver), Georgia Pacific (white), Reminisce (red), ShortCuts (clear); Ink: Versamark; Embossing Powder: Ranger (Silver), Stampendous (Red Tinsel)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Batty 4 U - Whimsie Doodles September Challenge


Pin ItBeginning this month I am the new Challenge Coordinator for Whimsie Doodles! For September challenge, I have posted a Photo Inspiration Challenge. I found the picture to the left while searching for Halloween scenes online and was thrilled when Sally J Shim said I could repost for the challenge. I just loved the clean and simple feel of it, but there was also lots of different items/ideas to take inspiration from.

For my card I have used the NEW Halloween Hootenannies (which are also available in a gift tag version) to create this business-sized card. The photo inspired the black banner, bat image, circle embossed with a spiderweb and the white/black/orange color combo.

All of the challenge details can be found {HERE} as well as lots of eye candy from the design team.
Just the details… (1) The banner flags were strung together with orange twine, (2) Used a spiderweb embossing folder for the image mat, (3) Added some white glitter to the '4' only, (4) Used foam dots to adhere most of the items for extra dimension.

Challenges used for this card:

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Stamps: Whimsie Doodles (Halloween Hootenannies); Cardstock: COPIC (Xpress It Blending), Georgia Pacific (white), unknown (orange, black); Ink: Laser Printer; Markers: COPIC; Die Cut: Quickutz / Lifestyle Crafts (Chocolate font), Sizzix (Naturally Serif font), Spellbinders (Nested Pennants, Circles, Scalloped Circles); Twine: The Twinery (Mandarin); Glitter: Martha Stewart (white)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Whimsie Doodles September Release Day

This is my 2nd post today, make sure to check out my Woodware USA Challenge card HERE.

Pin ItIt is New Release Day at Whimsie Doodles! This month Melyssa has created a bunch of adorable images for you that are perfect for your Back-to-School and Halloween projects...and a little Steam Punk, too!  These images are so much fun to color-- and we know you'll love them as much as we do! They are pictured together here in the preview, but they are available as individual images on the Whimsie Doodles website {HERE}.


We also have these adorable Halloween Gift Tags that are just perfect for classroom or co-worker treats!  Click {HERE} to check them out!
For my card today, I have used the NEW School Lizzie. For the base of my card I used my Teacher Notecard Printable FREEBIE. The 'Just A Note' on the design was covered up by the hand-made ticket. Lizzie was colored, cut out and placed on top of a decorated cork die cut.
Be sure to visit the Doodlelicious Diva blogs (see links to the left) to see their projects using all of the NEW September images

Just the details… (1) Created my own ticket using a die and stamp set, (2) Added some gems to the cork die cut, (3) Stamped a border of numbers and letters across the bottom of die cut, (3) Punched and cut the card base to look like a real piece of paper... 3-hole-punched, corner-rounded and all.

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Digital Stamp: Whimsie Doodles (School Lizzie); Clear Stamps: Autumn Leaves (Ticketed), Hampton Arts (Number Border); Cardstock: Neenah (Solar White); Inks: Laser Printer, Ranger (Sepia); Markers (COPIC); Gems: Crystal Stickers (red); Die Cut: Papertrey Ink (Ticket Border), Spellbinders (Labels 18); Paper Punch: The Paper Studio (Corner Rounder); Other: Cork Paper, Crop-A-Dile, Just A Note Printable FREEBIE

So Timeless Frame - Woodware USA Challenge #42

Pin ItA few weeks ago I found some small red and black frames in the Target Dollar Spot. Since this week's challenge at Woodware USA is Anything Goes (WWUSAC42), I thought using one of these frames to create an altered item would be perfect.

The stamped and glittered image, along with the sentiment, is from Woodware USA's Elegant Cameos set. This is seriously one of my favorite sets to use. I just love the different silhouettes and the included frames. For some added dimension, I removed the 'glass' from the frame and adhered the layers with foam tape.

To see what the rest of the design team created, and to find out how you can play along and win our monthly prize, click HERE.
Just the details… (1) Stamped the silhouette with glue ink and covered it with red glitter, (2) the sentiment was stamped onto the oval die cut, then the piece was debossed and the edges were inked, (3) Removed the plastic cover on the frame and adhered the layers with foam tape for dimension.

Challenges used for this card:
Woodware USA - #42 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Stamps: Woodware USA (Elegant Cameos); Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Stella & Rose - Hazel 6x6); Cardstock: Neenah (Natural Ice); Ink: Glue Pad, Memento (Desert Sand, Tuxedo Black); Glitter: Martha Stewart (Garnet); Gems: Unknown; Die Cut: Spellbinders (Ovals); Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (Textile); Other: Target $ Spot (black frame)