Global Design Project: Sketch Challenge

Woot, Woot! Look at this! A post that is not for a blog hop! Ha ha!

I know, I know. I should post more often, but when it comes to my list of priorities... my blog is not exactly at the top... Obviously, when there's a blog hop or an obligation, (where other people are depending on me), then of course it's a priority. but if it's between posting or putting a class together or getting some sleep, or playing with my boys, then unfortunately it gets skipped. Over and over again.

But today, while I was creating for my next Coffee and Create class, I decided to use a Global Design Project: Sketch Challenge for one of my class cards. So here I am posting my take on the sketch challenge. This is Global Design Project 058: Sketch Challenge. #GDP058

For my Coffee & Create class I'm showcasing the stamp set: Tin of Tags. I want to show my customers that this stamp set is NOT just for the Tin of Tags Kit, that you can create with it, out and beyond the tag kit.

My colour combo today is Real Red, Garden Green, Very Vanilla and Gold. This colour combo screams Christmas and I could almost envision Santa leaving these cards with his presents.

The little bit of DSP paper that I used, is from the Designer Series Paper Pack: This Christmas.

(After creating my card, I discovered that it's Cherry Cobbler in the DSP and not Real Red... ... ... oops! Oh well. It's such a small amount that you don't even notice.)

To finish off my card, I added some Gold Baker's Twine and tied it into a little bow. It just makes it feel magical.

Well, Thanks for stopping in. I hop you enjoyed my take on this sketch and make sure to check out the Global Design Project for more inspirations! Happy creating!

Stamp Review Crew: Acorny Thank You

Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is: Acorny Thank You.

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I've gone nuts. What can I say... I have two boys, ages 4 & 6 and needless to say, somedays it feels like we live in a nut house. So... when I saw that the feature stamp set was Acorny Thank You, I just couldn't resist making this warning - I mean: Welcome Sign!

The colours I used in my project today are: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo and Basic Black.

The word "Welcome" is created with the Large Letters Framelits Dies and cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used the Layered Letters Alphabet stamp set for the "to the nut house!". I stamped the letters in Soft Sky ink onto Soft Sky cardstock.

The little acorn eyes were created with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. The circles on this punch are the perfect size for their eyes!

Well, thanks for stopping in. I hope you like my clean and simple project today - But - hopefully, your houses doesn't need one of these signs ;) Up next is the Talented Heidi Baks' Blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop and Happy Creating!


Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Hidden Message Card

Hello and Welcome to another Fancy Folds Blog Hop! We are a team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, who have come together to showcase different folding projects each month. Today our design team is excited to showcase the Hidden Message Card.

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This card fold is definitely an interesting one. It's so easy to assemble and yet... so mind baffling, on how it works... seriously!

Since this card has a little "trick" to it, I thought a Halloween card would be awesome! You know... add a little "BOO!" factor to it.

To create the Hidden Message fold, I watched this VIDEO by France Martin (a fellow Fancy Folds Design Team member!). I changed up the measurement for my card, to allow for 2" squares. So, I started with a 6"x8" piece of cardstock. I scored at 2", 4", and 6" and then made my slits at 2" and 4".

My colour combo is Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Whisper White. Some additional colours I used were: Old Olive, So Saffron, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise. My card today features the wickedly wonderful stamp sets: Goulish Grunge and Mr. Funny Bones. LOVE THEM!

Since the card features a gate fold, I created a little belly band to keep it closed. I stamped it with the "Bone-y" Halloween greeting and placed a friendly little pumpkin on some Halloween Night baker's twine and a little piece of  Burlap Ribbon.

On the inside, I've continued with the brick wall pattern and added in some "spooky" images from the Mr. Funny Bones stamp set. I stamped each one in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut them out. For the spider webs, I used versamark and embossed them in Whisper White.

I love the look of the squares: each one neatly matted. But I must admit I don't think the multiple layers work for this type of fold. Layers on the outer panels are fine, but the inner, opening parts, not so much. The card still works and everything, but it makes the closed card really, REALLY thick. I'd probably have to pay extra shipping if I were to mail it. Also, if you look at my picture, you can tell that the one strip on the left, curves out from the top and bottom, because of the layers. Oh well... It still works and I still like it, I just might change it up next time.

Remember that little "BOO" factor I mentioned earlier? Well... I might of meant BIG! Lol. I used the Large Letters Framelits Dies to create it. I just couldn't resist. This fold was just too perfect to add a big ol' BOO! in. They're going to open it up, expecting a cute little Halloween greeting and instead... they get "BOO'ed". Ha Ha, I'm cheesy, I know!

Once they reveal the hidden message they can slip the belly band back on and display it for all to see! Well, there you have it, my take on the hidden message fold. I hope you enjoyed my card today and make sure to keep on hopping for more Hidden Message Inspirations. Up next is the Talented Shannean Moncrieff! Enjoy!


2- Martha Inchley -That's me!
3- Shannean Moncrieff