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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  Before I detail the card I have made, I would say that I really enjoy doing these Clean and Simple challenges.  It has taught me a lot and it has also helped me build up my stash of cards :).  I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock.  I then adhered a piece of Basic Black cardstock which was slightly smaller than the base card.  I followed this by embossing a piece of Whisper White with the Devine Swirl embossing folder, the cardstock that was slightly smaller than the Basic Black cardstock.  Using some scrap Basic Black cardstock I punched one edge with the Scallop border punch.  I then put the black cardstock through a paper crimper and trimmed to fit across the embossed Whisper White cardstock.  I then adhered the border to the embossed cardstock.  Using some scrap pieces of Whisper White, I stamped 2  flowers from the Looks Like Spring stamp set using Kiwi Kiss ink.  I trimmed the flowers and put them to one side.  I then punched the white daisy using the Spring Bouquet Punch.  I joined the flowers together with the embossed Whisper White cardstock, using a Black patterned brad from Kaiser. I finished off the card by stamping the Birthday Sentiment from the Sincere Salutation stamp set on to a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Kiwi Kiss ink.  I then trimmed a piece of Kiwi Kiss cardstock to adhere behind the sentiment and attach to the card.

  

Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Looks Like Spring
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss
Accessories:  Devine Swirl Embossing folder, Black Patterned brad, Spring Bouquet Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Paper Crimper

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The other day I came across another Challenge blog called the City Crafter Challenge Blog.  This week their challenge is of city that is dear to my heart, Paris.  I went to Paris in the Spring of 2006 and it was everything that everyone has ever said and more.  It is such a warm and wonderful place and the architecture and food is simply amazing.  For this challenge I used my Cavallini Paris stamp set. I started with a base card made from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I then trimmed a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock to be slightly smaller than the base card, which I then adhered to the base card.  I followed this by trimming a piece of Textured cream cardstock, which I embossed with the Script embossing folder.  Using some Chocolate Chip Ink and a sponge dauber I distressed the edges of the embossed textured cream cardstock and adhered to the Chocolate Chip card. Using the Top Note die, I cut out two Top Notes, one out of Cottage Wall DSP and the other out of textured cream cardstock.  I trimmed the Top Note in half, one width ways and the other length ways.  With the 1/2 Textured Cream Top Note I stamped the image of the Eiffel tower using the Paris stamp set and Chocolate Chip Ink.  I distressed the edge of the textured cream cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink and a sponge dauber.  I adhered the two top notes to the embossed Cream Textured cardstock.  I stamped some more images from the Paris stamp set using Chocolate Chip Ink, which I trimmed or punched out using either the Scallop square punch or 1″ circle punch. I distressed the edges again using the sponge dauber and Chocolate Chip Ink.  I also punched out a 1 1/4″ Rich Razzleberry circle and a using Cottage Wall DSP I punched out a 1 3/8″ Circle and a Square Scallop.  I adhered the circles together and attached to the base card with foam pads as well as using foam pads to adhered the trimmed stamp image and the trimmed Square Scallop greeting.  There you have my take on this week’s Challenge, I hope it shows how much I love Paris. 

Stamps: Paris
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip, Textured Cream cardstock, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Script embossing folder, Top Note Die, Square Scallop
 Punch, 1″ Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, foam pads, sponge dauber

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Yesterday I came across  a  website called Sir Stampalot Challenge .  At Sir Stampalot Challenge, they run a new challenge  the 1st day of each month.  For the month of May they have chosen Butterflies and Blossoms for their challenge.  I absolutely love butterflies and could not resist in participating in this Challenge.   For this challenge I decided to make a Top Note Purse using Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White cardstock as well as Cottage Wall DSP.  I used the instructions that I found on Julie Buhler’s website to make the purse.  But since I do not have the Scallop Die Circle to make the flap for the purse, I used the Fiskars Oval template to draw a large oval.  I cut out the large oval, which I then embossed using the Devine Swirl embossing folder.  I used the Eyelet Border Punch with a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock to make a border for the embossed Oval.  I then scored two lines on the embossed oval so that I could make the flaps for the purse.  Before adhering the back flap to the purse, I punched two holes in to the top of the flap and I used some Rich Razzleberry spotted Grosgrain ribbon to make the handle.  To finish of the purse I punch two large butterflies and two small butterflies.  The two large butterflies I embossed using the Victoria embossing folder and with the white butterfly I trimmed it with scissors so that it was slightly smaller than the Rich Razzleberry butterfly.  I adhered the white butterfly to the centre of the Rich Razzleberry butterfly and then adhered the butterflies to the purse.  I sealed the purse using velcro dots.


 

Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Devine Swirl & Victoria embossing folders, Cropadile, Top Note Die, Large Butterfly Punch, Eyelet Punch 
small Butterfly Punch, foam pads, velcro tabs, Fiskar Oval Template, Spotted Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain

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This week the girls at Double Dutch are asking for card or creation that is either made in the shape of a number or has a number included on it.  I have made this card for my son’s 9th birthday which is still some weeks away, but I thought it was a good time to start.  I started with a base card made from Soft Suede cardstock.  I then trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock to be slightly smaller than the base card.  I embossed this card stock with the Swiss Dot embossing folder and adhered to the base cardstock.  I then used the Top Not Die, I punched out two Top Notes, one in Whisper White and the other in Baja Breeze cardstock.  The Whisper White Top Note, I trimmed along the dotted line and embossed with the Devine Swirl embossing folder.  I adhered the Whisper White Top Note to the Baja Breeze Top Note and then adhered to the embossed Whisper White cardstock.  Using Baja Breeze scraps I punched out some shapes using the 1 3/8″ circle punch, the large oval punch and the word window punch.  Then using some scrap pieces of Soft Suede cardstock I punched 2 flowers which have 5 petals from the Spring Bouquet punch.  I then cut all the petals off the flowers and adhered to the spine of the dinosaur. I followed this by using the cropadile’s large punch to punch out the spots and the eye for the dinosaur.  I put the dinosaur together and adhered to the lower right hand corner of the Whisper White Top Note.  For the birthday sentiment, I stamped the Birthday Wishes from the Party Punch stamp set, where I trimmed the outer and inner circle of the sentiment.  I then adhered the sentiment to 1 1/4″  Whisper White circle and followed this by using a number 9 sticker that I punched out with 1/2″ circle punch and adhered to the centre of the sentiment.  I adhered the birthday sentiment to 1 3/8″ Baja Breeze circle that I then adhered to the card using foam pads.  For the dinosaur I used the instruction from both Natasha and Kristen to help me but I improvised a little as I didn’t have all the punches they used.

Als u Nederlands bent en een commentaar zou willen verlaten dat kan.  Ik kan het Nederlands lezen.  Ik heb alleen maar probleem om het Nederlands te schrijven.

 

Stamps: Party Punch
Paper: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Devine Swirl & Swiss Dot embossing folders, Basic Black Marker, Cropadile, Top Note Die
                              Large Oval Punch, Spring Bouquet, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, foam pads

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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  With my card,  I started with a base card made from Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I then trimmed a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock which was slightly smaller than the base card and put it to one side.  I trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock to be slightly smaller than the Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I followed this by embossing 2/3 of the Whisper White cardstock with the Victoria embossing folder.  Using some scrap Whisper White cardstock I stamped 2 large flowers, 6 small flowers and 4 leaves from the Vintage Vogue stamp set.  I trimmed the flowers and leaves and adhered the small flowers and leaves to the white embossed card stock and then adhered the embossed cardstock to the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.  Using a thin brown double stitched ribbon, I adhered the ribbon to the top of the Pumpkin Pie and embossed Whisper White cardstock.  Using the Birthday sentiment from the Sincere Salutation stamp set, I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card.  Once where I inked up the word Birthday with Chocolate Chip ink and the second time where I inked up the word Wishes with Pumpkin Pie.  With the large flowers I used the cropadile to punch a hole in the centre so that I could insert the pearl brads into the middle of the flowers.  I then adhered the large flowers to the embossed white cardstock with foam pads.  I finished off the card by then adhering the Pumpkin Pie cardstock to the Chocolate Chip base card.   

 

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories:  Victoria Embossing folder, thin brown double stitched ribbon, pearl brads

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Last week I participated in my first Just Scraps challenge and this week Jean has a new Challenge where you are required to use scraps of pink.  For this Challenge I decided to one of the Paper Piecing patterns I won last week from Just Scraps.  I started with a long base card made from Whisper White cardstock.  I then adhered a piece of Chocolate Chip scrap cardstock that was slightly smaller than the face of the base card.  I then trimmed a scrap piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock to be slightly smaller than the Chocolate Chip card.  I embossed the Pink Pirouette cardstock using the Swiss Dot embossing folder and then I adhered the embossed cardstock to the base card.  I then followed the instructions from the Paper Piecing pattern Francis using scrap pieces of pink Stampin Up DSP.  In the original pattern the Bear is drinking from a cup, but I turned it slightly to be more like a tissue, since my card was a get well soon card.  I adhered the pieces to the base card and then stamped a salutation from the Sincere Salutation stamp set.  I punched out the salutation using the large scallop oval punch.  I then punched a scrap piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock using the Curly Label Punch.  I cut the label in half and adhered behind the punched scallop oval.  I then adhered the wishes to the card with sash from the robe overlapping slightly.  Paper piecing is fun and if you havent tried it, you should give it ago.  It is amazing to watch scrap pieces of cardstock turn into bear.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pink Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories:Swiss Dot Embossing folder, large Scallop Oval, Curly Label Punch, White Gel Pen, Black Marker

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At Dutch Dare Card Challenge they have a sketch challenge for this fortnight.  For this challenge I used my Scissors Circle Plus to cut out 10.5 cm circle.  From a piece of Kaiser Tea at Elsie’s paper, I cut one full Cream stripe and a little from the next blue stripe.  I made a base card using Whisper White cardstock, which I embossed the front of the card with the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  Before adhering the 10.5 circle, I adhered a paper blossom with a crystal brad, as well as 3 pink button brads.  I then adhered the 10.5cm circle to the face of the base card.  I trimmed the right side of the base card following the line of the 10.5cm circle.  I finished off the card by using a Happy Birthday sticker and two stickers for the corners of the inside of the card.

Als u Nederlands bent en een commentaar zou willen verlaten dat kan.  Ik kan het Nederlands lezen.  Ik heb alleen maar probleem om het Nederlands te schrijven.

 

Paper: Whisper White, Kaiser Tea at Elsie’s Collection
Accessories: Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Pink Paper Blossom, Crystal Brad, Small Pink Button brads,
Gold Birthday Sticker, Gold Corner Stickers, Scissors Circle Plus 

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