Monday, July 29, 2013

LNS 228 - Fancy Fold

Happy Monday!

Welcome to this week's LNS Challenge.  For Challenge 228, we would like to see your Fancy Fold cards.

I went with a Joy Fold card in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie (love that color combo!):


Card base - 4 1/4 x 8 1/2, scored at 5 1/2

Daffodil Delight Polka Dot layer - 2 3/4 x 4

Joy Fold layer - 3 1/2 x 7, scored at 3 1/2

Daffodil Delight layer - 4 x 5 1/4

Pumpkin Pie Polka Dot layer - 3 3/4 x 5

White layers & Daffodil Delight Polka Dot layer (inside) - 3 x 3

Now that you have seen my Fancy Fold card, hop on over to the LNS Challenge Blog for inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.  I know you will be wowed and inspired to create your own Fancy Fold card.  As a reminder, we are on a summer schedule, so you have two weeks to link your card (midnight on Sunday, August 11).

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White CS, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie Inks and Markers, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Circle and Scalloped Circle Punches, Pearls,and A Round Array and Blooming with Kindness Stamp Sets.  

Friday, July 26, 2013

IBS July Blog Hop - Sketches

Happy Friday!

Today's card is for the IBS July Blog Hop.  This month there are two sketches to choose from:

I immediately thought of a Gatefold card when I saw Sketch #1.  Then I saw a tutorial for an Easel Gatefold card and had to give it a try.  It turned out exactly how I envisioned (the beautiful Bo Bunny paper made it easy).  

So, here is my card closed:

When it is first opened:

And, with the easel standing:

A few tips:  

- I glued two doilies back to back so it would look nice on both sides.

- The bow is attached with a glue dot to the seam binding and a self-adhesive velcro dot on the end of the seam binding holds the card closed.

- I used a hot glue gun to attach the crochet trim (wanted to ensure it wouldn't come loose from the pressure of the easel).

I hope you like today's card as much as I do.  Let me know if you have any questions on creating an Easel Gatefold card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Kraft and Very Vanilla CS, Bo Bunny Prairie Chic Calico PP, Crumb Cake Ink, EKSuccess Flower and MS Grass Border Punches, Sizzix Beautiful Wings and Sweetest Stem Embosslits and Scribbles Swirls Sizzlet, Spellbinders Gazebo and Labels 18 Dies, SU Doilies, CTMH Rhinestones, IBS Crochet Trim and Seam Binding, SU Seam Binding, and IBS Big Notes in French, Fancy Labels 18, and Just Because Stamp Sets.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

FLLCBC3 - Chrsitmas Tea

Happy Thursday!

Flourishes is celebrating their 6th birthday!

Today's card (a semi case of this card) is for their Christmas in July Challenge:

The first Flourishes stamp set that I ever purchased was Christmas Tea, and it is still my favorite Flourishes set.

Supplies used:  Bazzill and SU CS, Watercolor Paper, Markers, Five Petal Punch, Petals-a-Plenty EF, Brad, Doily, Rhinestones, Ribbon, and Flourishes Christmas Tea Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 19, 2013

Hilarious Video

Happy Friday!

Thought I would share this video in case you haven't come across it yet.  It is hilarious and I think we can all relate to it (just a wee bit).

Happy crafting & happy shopping!


Monday, July 15, 2013

LNS 227 - Lovely Lace

Happy Monday!

It's time for a new LNS Challenge and this week we would like to see you use 'lace.'

I used a doily and crochet trim as 'lace' on my vintage tag:

The Early Espresso tag base was cut at 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 and the Crumb Cake layer 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The doily was lightly brayered (thanks Ann for the tip--saved time over sponging the entire doily!) with Crumb Cake ink and sponged around the edges with Early Espresso.  The crochet trim was also sponged with both inks.

Some other 'lace' ideas I thought of are the Delicate Doilies, Hello, Doily, and Lacy & Lovely stamp sets.  Also, the Viola's Lace builder wheel.

Hop on over to the LNS Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT created with 'lace.'  We would love to see your take on this challenge. You have until midnight on Sunday, July 28 to link your card, scrapbook page, and/or 3D project.

Supplies used:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla CS, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso Inks, Bird Builder Punch, Crochet Trim, Doily, Jumbo Eyelet (retired), Little Leaves Sizzlet, Pearls, and En Francais and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Mojo Monday 300

Happy Thursday & Happy 4th of July!

Today I have a card for the Mojo Monday #300 Challenge.

Here is the sketch:

And, my card:

Supplies used:  Basic Black, So Saffron, and White CS, Tea Party DSP, So Saffron and Versafine Onxy Black Inks, Finial Press and Framed Tulips EFs, Swirls Sizzlet, Button and Baker's Twine, Recollections Pearls, and Greenhouse Garden and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 1, 2013

LNS 226 - Summer Showcase

Happy Monday!

Welcome to the latest LNS Challenge.  This week's theme is Summer Showcase--show us what you are making with your summer colors and products (new products welcome, but not required).

I made a triple time stamping card using Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Wild Wasabi.  That fresh color combination makes me think of all the pretty flowers we see this time of year.  I also used some new(er) products.  

After stamping my layers, I embossed them with the Honeycomb EF.  Once the card was assembled, the die cut leaves and single flower were added with glue dots.

Hop on over to the LNS Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT created with their summer colors and new products.  I'm certain you will be inspired to share your own creations.  We are on a summer schedule, so each challenge now runs for two weeks.  You have until midnight on Sunday, July 14 to link your card, scrapbook page, and/or 3d project.  We look forward to see what you are creating with your summer colors.

Supplies used:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, and Wild Wasabi CS, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Wild Wasabi Ink, Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Large Pearl, Round and Scalloped Round Punches, Secret Garden Framelits, and A Round Array and Secret Garden Stamp Sets.

Thanks for stopping by!