Monday, November 25, 2013

MFP Tutorial Time Challenge #76

At Mark's Finest Papers Tutorial Time challenge, this weeks challenge is called "Making your own Chipboard".
This is my project-

The tree is the chipboard element I made out of a Minute Rice box. I did three layers of the box and then added the paper.

  1. The stamp set is Fiskars Holiday Frolic.
  2. American Crafts ribbon
  3. Tree-Spellbinders
  4. Shimmer Paper-Wausau
  5. Green & white cardstock
  6. Spellbinders embossing Folder Framed Labels 18

 Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 18, 2013

FCCB Challenge Use an Animal

This week, the challenge at FCCB is to use an animal, and this is my project-

This was made with the AG Winter Wonderland cartridge. The stag was cut using the flip function out of Gold Wausau shimmer paper at 3 1/4", with scrap paper for the layers. The same scrap paper was used to cut the sentiment at 2", with the addition of maroon cardstock. The white shimmer paper is by Wausau also, embossed with a Darice snowflake embossing folder, then matted with the maroom cardstock. Maroon ribbon by American crafts completes the card.

I hope you like it!

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Muse Studio Birthday Challenge

This is a bright belated Birthday Card! It seems I need these more & more as I age-LOL! The challenge at
A Muse Studio was to make a birthday celebration project, and this is what I did-

I picked a bright striped paper out of my stash, and coordinated the ribbon and ink with the stripes.  I used the Cricut cartridge Artiste to make the ribbon (rosette on pg77, streamers pg 55, flower center pg 32). The border separating the striped and yellow paper was left over from the rosette! I added a dark green rhinestone to the center, then used a Paper Smooches sentiment in orange ink before adhering the ribbon to the card.

Quick & easy, yet so pretty!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

JAS Accordion Card Challenge

At Just A Scrappin', the Design Team was challenged to make an Accordion card. Here's my Project-

The way this card was made was by looking for tutorials on the internet. This one I found at Scor-Pal, but I had to re-figure the math! 
Here is the steps-

  1. Make base of card, cutting 4 1/4" x 11". Score the  folds at 1 1/2", 3", 5 1/2", and 8". Don't fold yet!
  2. Cut designer paper at following measurements: first panel is 1 1/4" x 4", second panel is 2 1/4" x 4", and third panel is 2 3/4" x 4".
  3. Attach dp to panels as shown. Now you can fold the card.
  4. Decorate as you wish! I used scraps of dp, and Unity Stamp Co. stamp set KOTM May 2012. I used red Studio G ink with ivory cardstock. To make a belly band you will need a piece of dp 1" x 7". I added a rhinestone flower to mine.
I hope you like it!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

JAS Challenge Use Ribbon & Bling

At Just a Scrappin' this week, the challenge is to use fabric and/or ribbon, plus a little bling. Here is my project-

This card is the result of some Mary Engelbreit fabric scaps that I had.  I cut the image out with enough fabric to fringe the edges. I layered the fabric onto some light aqua cardstock, which was then layered onto black cardstock, and finally onto the aqua & white checked paper. The edges of the papers were distressed first to match the distressed edges of the fabric. For my bling I chose black pearls in the lower right hand corner.

And if you follow the blog Moxie Fab World, you know that Cath Evaldson is stepping down from MFW. I can't tell you how much I've learned from her blog, the challenges, and her inspirational pictures. This card is a tribute to her. I'm not really that good at cardmaking, but I try hard! I hope it's worthy enought to send her off in life's newest adventure for her.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Day 11 of MFP's 12 Days of Christmas & CAS-ual Fridays

For Day 11 of MFP's 12 Days of Christmas, the theme is banners. I used my Cricut Art Philosophy to cut the banners, and then stamped the coordinating stamp with Versamark ink, then embossed with gold. I also used the same cartridge to cut the letters out of gold matte cardstock.

I like CAS! The gold cord joins the banners together nicely! I'm entering this at CAS-ual Fridays also!