Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gettin' funky... CPS Days 8, 11 and 13

I've had so much fun this past week, creating all 15 cards for the Card Positioning Systems' 5th Anniversary Celebration. (All my cards for the CPS Celebration are archived here.) These three are my personal favorites, as they all really made me think out the box card!

CPS Day 8, Sketch #102

This is such a little love note to my Big Shot... the circles are embossed/cut with Spellbinders dies and the double-rosette was created with my new Tim Holtz die. Love it! I don't have the extender, so I had to tape the paper onto the die and run it through twice. The sentiment is heat-embossed in blue.

CPS Day 11, Sketch #170

Mom sent me this this stamped image of an Arizona Snowman scene, and it was as much fun to color as it looks! I visited the Arizona desert throughout my life, so it has a special place in my heart; I even made teh snowman a "sandman" and added a little frost with Polar White FlowerSoft. The snowy bits are filled in with Stickles.

I punched the snowflakes (MS punch) out of 2 grades of sandpaper, and embossed & sanded a white/blue Core'dinations cardstock for the background.

CPS Day 13, Sketch #121

I put this card together with pieces I made in a class at Crop Girls taught by Jennifer Dove, where we used the groovy Fran•táge technique (more on that here). I cut the circles with Spellbinders dies; the sentiment is stamped on cork and cut really well! My favorite part of this card is that I used no adhesives, only brads and eyelets!

Thanks for looking, and a special thank-you to CPS for the inspiration!


  1. this set of cards too is mine :P. Just beautiful card..

  2. Great designs!! Thanks for playing along with us at CPS!!

  3. Great job with your sketch cards! Love the way you turned my day into a circle! So cute! Thanks for playing along with us!


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