Friday, January 19, 2018

Smiles across the Miles - Cards at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Anything goes - Cards only. I made this box card, inspired by my crafting friends around the world!

This [long-hoarded] paper from American Crafts has Australia on a lot of it, which made me think of Hilde and my Crafting with Dragonflies teamies who live there. The "Smile" die cut was a gift from Keti in Slovenia! The Card-in-a-Box die is from Lawn Fawn. The globe-patterned paper is from Authentique.

I created the sentiment "Sending smiles across the miles" with the American Typewriter & Eutemia fonts, and die-cut it with a banner die from a patterned vellum. The globe & plane are from an in'spire/Spellbinders emboss/die set. I used pieces of acetate to make the pop-ups "float" above the strips.

For the third card, I used a word die to create a pop-up piece. The washi tapes are from Paper Studio.

Alphabet Challenge: V is for Vellum
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies
WordArt Wednesdays #318/319: Anything Goes

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hole in One

I've wanted to make a golf-themed card-in-a-box for a while & finally got some of my favorite things together! I used a dragon stamp (Dustin Pike) that I've had for years, my mom's golf cart dies (Memory Box), and this great patterned Designer Paper (AdornIt) that I've had for at least a year. I made the base card by hand from the double-sided DP. I colored the image & die-cuts with Copic markers. The inside pop-up piece is green cardstock that I dry-embossed & inked with 2 greens. I decorated the bottom panels with plastic sushi grass.

Crafty Calendar January Challenge: Mythical Creatures
Simon Says Wednesday: Patterned Paper

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Pilin' on the Thankful Family Flock

The theme this month at Pile It On is Thank You. The only real rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps, and I used their Winter Flamingos.

We spent the Christmas holiday in Arizona with my parents. We took a little drive through the rose fields in the desert to the Wildlife World Zoo. When I was a child, it was mostly a rescue zoo that you could drive through & view the animals, but these days my family is more interested in eating BBQ & watching the shark tank at Dillon's Restaurant! Their patio looks out onto the Flamingo pond, and I captured this photo. The photo of me is actually from a few years ago, with a plastic flamingo in Baltimore's Sherwood Garden.

No visit with Mom would be complete without a trip to her awesome local craft store, Scraps of Love. She let me pick out a Christmas present, and I just had to have this Newton's Nook snowglobe die set. The "merry" is from the same set, and the number dies & flamingo die are from Mom's stash. The base card is made with a favorite piece of Graphic 45 DP. The speech bubble stamp is from Latina Crafter, and I hand-wrote the silly sentiment. I sent this to my folks as a memento of another memorable holiday.

Alphabet Challenge: U for Use 3 of Something
Crafty Animals #10: Anything Goes + Animal
Creative Sketchy Girls: Christmas/New Year
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New (Snowglobe die was a Xmas gift)

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White Winter -- WOW at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is WOW (white on white) + the option of a smidgen of color.I made this shaker card using dies from Sweet Stamps (leaves), Newton's Nook (snowglobe & snowflakes), and Cottage Cutz (scene inside snowglobe).

Little Red Wagon #424: Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New (snowglobe die)
Sparkles Forum Christmas #84: White on White

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

One is Silver & the other Gold

I couldn't wait to use my new ampersand dies from my crafting buddy Keti! The ampersand is my absolute favorite punctuation character (along with the interrobang [] & the semicolon [my only tattoo]!)

I used the smaller ampersand die to create a stamp from adhesive foam. I heat-embossed the stamp with glittery black powder on shiny black paper. I cut the larger ampersands from silver & gold papers. The sentiment is from a Recollections stamp set, and is heat-embossed on a shiny green paper in a glittery white powder.

Remember that Girl Scout song?
A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party: New To Me (ampersand dies)
Die Cuttin' Divas #350: Sketch + dies
Tuesday Throwdown #373: Silver and/or Gold

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