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CAS Christmas card with Close to My Heart

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Today’s card is super quick and CAS. This card was made with the CTMH present stamp from the Jingle Borders stamp set and the sentiment from their Say It In Style set. I chose to go with non-traditional colors for this Christmas card for the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge as well as a couple others listed below. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils (932, 994, 913, and 992). The border stamp set had 4 to choose from but I selected the presents for the CAS Christmas Challenge. Yay me! I got my second holiday card completed for this year 🙂

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

  1. Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes + opt. Non-Traditional
  2. CAS Christmas – June – Gifts
  3. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes
  4. Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog – Anything Christmas Goes
  5. Crimbo-Crackers Challenge 186 – Anything Christmas/Festive Goes
  6. Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog – Anything Christmas Goes + opt. Non-Traditional Colors
  7. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – Christmas 
  8. ABC Christmas Challenge – L is for Little (little presents)
  9. Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #442 Anything Goes + opt. Non-Traditional Colors
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Color Throwdown #547

Coming in just under the wire with a card for ctd547, using their inspiration colors:

I used Primacolor pencils to color images from SSS’s Even More Spring Flowers stamp set using the following colors (Grass Green 909, Peacock Green 907, Carmine 926, Crimson Red 924, Pale Vermillion 921, Yellowed Orange 1002, and Canary 916). The background was ink blended with brushes and Abandoned Coral Distress Ink. The sentiment is from SSS’s Bouquet of Thanks and the black and white stripe paper is MFT’s.

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Altenew Hennah Elements March challenge

Squeaking in just under the wire on the deadline for the March inspiration challenge:

 

I used the Hennah Elements stamp set and colored it with Tombow markers (reds 835, 847, 856, oranges 925, 933, and greens 126, 158). I used the Altenew Halftone stencil for the background with Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Seaweed Quartz. I also added clear Wink of Stella to parts of the flowers to give a little more sparkle. Here is a close ups and the inside:

 

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MFT Birthday Challenge – You’re How Old?

*Cough, cough* Whoa, sure is dusty around here! Dusting off the blog today to post a card I made for the monthly MFT Birthday Project Challenge.

I used the MFT Balloon Strings background stamp and heat embossed in Wow Fine Silver embossing powder. I used MFT Block Happy Birthday Dienamics to cut the letters from silver Glitter paper from DCWV. I created the balloons from the MFT Birthday Balloons Dienamics, and I popped up every other one on foam tape for dimension. I didn’t have any number stamps or dies from MFT, so I cheated and used the Avery Elle Numbered Balloon Elle-ments dies for the 60, also cut from the same glitter paper.

I made a pop up on the inside with 3 more balloons spelling the recipient’s name. The letter B was taken from the same MFT Block Happy Birthday Dienamics used on the front, but since “Happy Birthday” doesn’t have an O in it, I had to get creative. The off cut from the 6 was a circle, but it was too big and wouldn’t have looked right without the middle hole. I was able to take the 0 (zero) of the same Avery Elle Numbered Balloon Elle-ments dies and line the hole it cuts over the hole cut from the 6 to get the O. It created an O in the perfect size to match the MFT letters! I love when you can use your stash creatively like that! I added a computer generated sentiment that I really wanted for this card and didn’t have in a stamp. My brother, who was the one turning 60, used to argue in his youth that age is just a number and you wouldn’t feel old unless you thought you were old. Well, with age comes wisdom… and aches and pains, lol. I think he was feeling every bit of 60 on his birthday 🙂 I think I made it worse by reminding him that my son, his only nephew, is graduating in a few months. That makes me feel old too, and I’m 12 years younger than he is!!! My brother, that is 🙂

While I had all my supplies out, I made sure his mailman would know how old he was too. I had a tiny 60 stamp from the PTI Haunted Headstones Sentiment set (retired) and used it in ink colors that coordinated with my balloon cardstock. The envelope art is from the Pinkfresh Happy Mail set (also retired).

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Furry Friend

I think these puppies are so stinking cute!  I’ve had a set of rubber stamps mounted on foam called Doggies since, well… forever… that sadly had never been inked up.  I tripped over them… almost literally when a rack I use to hold stamps tipped over… and left them out on my desk to play with.  Take a look at what I made with them:

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I should make time to color every day because I find it so therapeutic!  Anyway, all the stamped images are from that set, and were colored with Promarkers. I think I nailed the fluffy look I was going for with the one on the right, but I still need to learn to make fur more realistic.  The one on the left just looks stringy 😉  Didn’t help that I wanted him to look black too.  All the images were popped up on foam tape.  The background was made by repeating a chevron border cut file from the Silhouette online store.  I skipped a couple of the lines to leave space to stamp a sentiment.  I went with “Congratulations” so I could use the card for a friend adopting a dog.  What does it say that within my circle of friends that they are SO much more likely to adopt a dog than to have another baby?!?  It says I’m getting old!!!  hehe!  Here’s a look at the inside:

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I used a couple chevrons from the front to decorate the inside, as well as a couple more colored stamps.  I think the color combo works great as a masculine card, but the chevrons add enough design flair to make it work for a woman too.

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Best Wishes Butterfly

Most of the northern hemisphere of the world is desperate for Spring to kick in.  Where I live, we’ve been enjoying mild temperatures for a couple weeks, but am only just beginning to see signs of life and color returning.  Here’s a burst of sunshine and brightness for you!

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The flowered paper was made with a flower stamp from my stash (from before I started keeping track of manufacturers) and Memento Dandelion yellow ink. The bottom panel was embossed with a Darice folder called Dots.  The ribbon was a recent find at a HomeGoods of all places, but wasn’t a known brand.  I love the cheater bow I created.  Wide ribbon is so hard to tie and knot, so this worked like a charm!  The butterfly was purchased at a Scrapbook Expo, maybe 3 years ago.  I think I bought a dozen and have maybe used 3  😦  The banner was a cut file from the Silhouette online store and the sentiment was print and cut on it with a font on my computer called Frivolity.  I popped up the center portion with foam tape for dimension. Here’s the inside:

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I left the inside blank for now until I decide on the recipient of the card.  I used trimmings from the front panels to give the inside a little flair.

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Blueberry Butterfly Birthday

Say that 5 times fast! Blueberry Butterfly Birthday! Blueberry Butterfly Birthday! Ok, perhaps I’m getting a little giddy since I was able to finish off another half finished project laying on my desk. Take a look:

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I know… very purple, right? Definitely not my go-to color, but there it is anyway 🙂  In fact, the older I get the more I figure out that I don’t really have a go-to anymore!  So, this one is super simple… this sweet little butterfly is from Meljen’s Designs and was colored with Promarkers.  The trail is part of the digi, but I added the same “stitching” around the edge. The mat was cut and embossed with a scalloped rectangle Spellbinders die.  The white border was embossed with the 6×6 Dots embossing folder by Crafters Companion. The patterned paper is from the American Crafts 6×6 Dots and Stripes pad. The card needed some pizzazz so I added bling to the circles in the trail of the butterfly and then to the card itself to give the whole thing some much needed sparkle.

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The inside has just of the patterned paper, and the birthday sentiment is from Justrite Large Fancy Sentiments set.

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***Edited 3/27/14 – Whoo hoo! I won the prize at Passion for Promarkers for this card!!! ***

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