OCC Challenge - Vintage Style

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hello & Happy Halloween!!! Welcome to another challenge from Our Creative Corner. This week the challenge is to make a card or project with vintage style. Now, I'm more of a modern, clean lines sorta girl, so I thought this was going to be a difficult challenge. Well, it was surprisingly easy once I found the perfect papers to use, which are made by Graphic 45 and are called Domestic Goddess. The main image panel was cut from one sheet. The mat and corner edges are actually part of the paper. The sentiment "domestic goddess" was cut from another sheet. I joked with my hubby that he should give this card to me. Ha!
You can see in this close-up picture that the sentiment panel is curved. Now, head on over to Our Creative Corner and see what vintage style the rest of the design team girls have created and play along!

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

{Domestic Goddess}

Card Stock: Kraft
Patterned Paper: Domestic Goddess (Graphic 45)
Accessories: Twill Tape (SU), Foam Dimensionals
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A Plum Thank You

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hello! I was browsing my usual blogs this morning and stumbled upon a plum crazy challenge at the Moxie Fab blog. The idea was to make a card using the color plum. This was a great excuse to break out my new Label Nine Nestabilities Dies.

You can see in this close-up, that I sponged the inside of the sentiment panel with Pale Plum ink. It's very subtle. You can see it a lot clearer in person.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Click here to see all the entries for the Moxie Fab Plum Crazy Challenge.

{A Plum Thank You}

Stamps: Thank You Kindly (SU)
Card Stock: Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink), Cream
Ink: Perfectly Plum, Pale Plum (SU)
Accessories: Flower (Prima), Latte Pearl (Kaiser Craft), Natural Twill Tape (SU), Label Nine Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stampin' Sponge (SU), Foam Dimensionals, Birds & Swirls Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Glue Dots
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Paper Maniac Wednesday - Crafting with Your Kids

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hello! Welcome to Paper Maniac Wednesday here on my blog! This week the design team is crafting with their kids. Making a pennant banner was the first thing I thought to make with my kids. I knew they would enjoy making something that could also be used as a decoration in our home. I wanted to make something with a Thanksgiving theme, so I settled on the word "grateful" since I had all the letters for that word :)

I got the kids started by cutting the triangle pennants and stapling them to twill tape. I chose Indian Summer (Basic Grey) patterned paper for a warm autumn feel. The 6 x 6 pack is the perfect size for this project. Halle and I dipped the chipboard letters in a very wet ink pad of Close to Cocoa (craft ink) and let them dry. When they were finished drying, she glued them into place.

Halle and Colin both loved to decorate the letters with buttons. There favorite part was using the glue.
After the banner dried overnight (they used A LOT of glue!) I covered the staples with another strip of twill tape and added two brown bows to the ends. I think it turned out great and the kids are so proud of themselves. They can't wait to show it off!

You won't want to miss what the rest of the design team made this week with their kids. Head on over to the Paper Maniac Blog to check them out! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

{Grateful Pennant Banner}

Patterned Paper:
Indian Summer 6x6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (SU)
Accessories: Twill Tape (SU), Staples/Stapler,
Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Buttons, Mono Aqua Liquid Glue (Tombow), Brown Floss (DMC), Chipboard Letters (SU)

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Spooky Night...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hello! I have one last Halloween card to show you. The skull image is a Michaels $1 stamp that I stamped with Versamark and then embossed with black embossing powder. It's hard to see the shine in the picture. My favorite part of this card are the purple eyes, and they were an afterthought.

Well, have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by today!

{Spooky Night}

Stamps: Skull & Cross Bones (Studio G- Michaels $1)
Card Stock: SS White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Hocus Pocus Kit (Doodlebug Design)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder (Ranger), Purple Brads (Doodlebug Design), Stickers (Doodlebug Design), Foam Dimensionals, Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
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Hey there, chickadee...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hello and Happy Monday! I made this cute little card (3" x 3") that is inspired by this great card by Teri Anderson. My little bird comes from a whole sheet of birds. I just punched out one and it's popped up on a foam dimensional. The orange paper is textured Bazzill paper. Cute and Simple. My favorite kind.

Hope your week is getting started right. I'm chaperoning two field trips and have two Halloween parties this week. It's sure to be crazy, but fun!

{Hey there, chickadee}

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Card Stock: Orange (Bazzill), Cream
Patterned Paper: Half & Half, Shitake (Jillibean Soup)
Ink: Basic Black (SU)
Accessories: Hemp Twine (SU), Parakeet Brad (Bazzill), Circle Punches (SU), Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success), Foam Dimensionals
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OCC - Scary Movie Card

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hey there! It's Saturday which means another challenge from Our Creative Corner. This week is an inspiration challenge based on a scary movie. The movie I chose is Arachnophobia, which is a movie all about "a south American killer spider hitches a lift to the US in a coffin and starts to breed and kill". I obviously took the spider from the movie and made a Halloween card around it. What a fun challenge!

You'll want to visit Our Creative Corner and check out the other DT ladies creations. Have a great day!

{Happy Halloween}

Stamps: Spider, Happy Halloween (Studio G- Michaels $1)
Card Stock: Ripe Avocado, SS White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Hocus Pocus Kit (Doodlebug Design)
Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink), Versamark
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder (Ranger), Foam Dimensionals, Striped Ribbon (Doodlebug Design)
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Halloween Treat Bags

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hello! I always make a little something special for my nieces, nephews, and neighborhood kids for Halloween. This year I made little treat packets filled with Hershey Kisses. You can find these little bags (2" x 3") at any store that sells jewelry supplies.
For the tags, I used a scalloped rectangle nestabilities die and then folded them in half and stapled them into place. I personalized the goodie bags by printing the names using a computer and printer. I cut them out with a coluzzle and sponged the edges. Lastly, the ribbon was tied and then adhered with a glue dot.

Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

{Halloween Treat Bags}

Patterned Paper: Hocus Pocus Kit (Doodlebug Design)
Ink: Green Galore (SU)
Accessories: Coluzzle, Stampin' Sponge (SU), Orange Satin Ribbon (Offray), Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Glue Dots, Plastic Bags, Computer & Printer
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"one-of-a-kind" Challenge Card

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hello! Today I combines two challenges to make this card. This card uses a Raspberry Suite color challenge as well as a challenge from the Cards Magazine Blog. You'll have to scroll all the way down to the last card for the challenge. It was to make a card with a collage in one corner. This is a little out of my comfort zone, so definitely a good challenge.
Kind of odd that a little simple card can have so many elements. I tried to keep it CAS though.

Have a great day!


Stamps: Friends til the end (Papertrey Ink)
Card Stock: Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink), Kraft
Patterned Paper: Domestic Goddess (Graphic 45)
Ink: Pink Passion, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa (SU)
Accessories: Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), New Leaf Topnotch Twill (Papertrey Ink), Star Die (Cuttlebug), Birds & Blooms Sizzix Die (SU), Pink Rhinestones (Kaiser Craft), Magazine Page, Stampin' Sponge (SU)
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Flower Petal Card + Tutorial

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hello! It's Paper Maniac Wednesday! This week the DT girls are making cards with black, white and a pop of color. I was inspired to make this card after seeing the patterned paper I used on Monday's card. The petals are just squares with two rounded corners. Easy peasy, right? Well it will be for you since I took care of the measuring for you! I will apologize up front for the length of this tutorial. I hope I didn't over-complicate such an easy card!!!

Here are the sizes of paper and card stock you will need:
(the colors I used are in parenthesis)
1 - 5" x 10" piece of card stock, folded in half for your base (white)
1 - 4.75" (black) square
4 - 2.25" (white) squares
4 - 2" (patterned paper) squares
4 - 1.25" (white) squares

- This is the 5" square card you will be using as your card's base.
- Adhere the 4.75" square panel to the card base.
- Off to the side, arrange the four 2.25" squares like shown.- Using a corner rounder punch, punch the corners shown.
- Now, take your four 2" patterned paper squares and punch the same corners as before. Layer on top of the 2.25" squares. You do not need to adhere these just yet, we're just laying it out first.
- Take the four 1.25" squares and punch the same corners. Layer these on top of the patterned paper. Place these toward the center of your flower.- Now we can start putting the flower together. I used snail adhesive between the patterned paper and the largest petal. - Then I used foam dimensionals to pop up the smallest of the petals.
- Now you should have four complete petals.
- Turn them over and add foam dimensionals.

- Now you can start adhering them to your card. The one thing to remember here is to arrange your petals first by gently laying them on the card stock. You should be able to move them around. When you get the petals the way you like, then press down on each petal to secure them. Your card should now look like this.

- You can decorate the center of your flower any way you like. I used two circles of paper and a button I painted using this tutorial. I used foam dimensionals to adhere to the center of my card.
- Here's what the finished card looks like.

- And here is a close-up shot showing all the dimension.
Now head on over to the Paper Maniac Blog and check out what the rest of the DT made using black, white, and a pop of color. Thanks for stopping by today!

{Flower Petal Card}

Card Stock: Black, Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Black & White 8 x 8 Paper Pad (Making Memories)
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success), Circle Punches, Button, Foam Dimensionals
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hello! Just a quick post today because I am super busy getting a tutorial ready for tomorrow. This card uses the patterned paper Indian Summer from Basic Grey along with coordinating rub-ons and button. Enjoy!


Card Stock: Chocolate Chip (SU), Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Indian Summer 6x6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Pink Passion (SU)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Indian Summer Rub-ons (Basic Grey), Indian Summer Button (Basic Grey), Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stampin' Sponge (SU), Brown Floss (DMC), Foam Dimensionals
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