I made a set of cards using a set of supplies for Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes and Ink to Paper’s Project Reach Out Birthday Challenges. I enjoy making a set of cards when I sit down to craft since I already have all my supplies in front of me and I can use the same supplies to try different looks. I made six cards and after making the initial birthday cards, I made a few other sentiment cards. I might package off a few of them and include them as a small gift with the birthday card. Hope you’re able to get some crafty time in! Supplies are listed below.
I made several cards for this week’s Simon Says Monday – Spring Mood Board and Wednesday – Anything Goes Challenges all using a flower stamp set, Flower Favorites from Papertrey. I was really happy with how the set of 5 cards turned out. They include some of my favorite flowers and colors! Hope you are getting glimpses of pretty spring flowers that are starting to show up! Supplies are listed below.
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Royal Velvet, Harvest Gold, and Kraft (Papertrey)
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Plum Pudding, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain (Papertrey); onyx black (Versafine); distress ink
I made a card that combines Simon Says Monday Challenge – Stencil Fun! with their Wednesday Challenge – Whatever the Weather. Can you believe we got a spring snowstorm just last week? It was the only real snowfall we got all winter. So I decided to make a wintery snow card using my snow stencil. Given that we are staying indoors like most everyone else to keep ourselves and others safe, the Miss You sentiment seemed appropriate.
I colored the card front by sponging and then stamped the fir branches. I then using embossing paste to create the snowy scene with the Falling Snow stencil. After the paste dried, I attached the stamped cardinal and stamped sentiment banner. Supplies are listed below.
Cardstock:White (Stampin Up); Real Red (Stampin Up);
Ink: Versamark; Dark Chocolate (Papertrey); Ocean Tides (Papertrey); Real Red (Stamin Up); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Stamp: Winter Woods (Papertrey)
Die: Winter Woods Die (Papertrey)
Accessories: Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says); White Embossing Powder (Ranger); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)
I started by pulling out my stash of glitter paste and went to town making card fronts. Not all of them made it into a card for these challenges, but I like to get all the messy and time-consuming part of it done at one time. Glitter paste is a fun way to create a pretty sparkly background, especially for Christmas cards!
For my next two sparkly cards, I decided to use glitter die cuts. I have that cute deer die cut shown in my third card also in red so that was the inspiration for the last two cards. Love how the red glitter really pops when placed a pretty monochromatic background. I made the fourth card a bit more intricate so I could submit it for Ink to Paper’s Joy of Card Making Intricate Cards challenge.
The first two are using Queen and Co. Halloween shaker die set. It was a breeze making the shaker parts of the card using the supplies in the kit! I also had fun using some patterned paper. I tend to buy the paper and then never use it. Patterned paper works great for these shaker cards since I didn’t want a lot of other stuff to compete with the shakers.
My color selection drove the next two cards. I love Halloween colors and used a lime green with purple on my witch card and a purplish-blue with orange on my pumpkin card. I also wanted to add some shine and sparkle so added stickles to the witch on my witch card and glossy accents to the pumpkins on the pumpkin card.
Cardstock: White (Recollections); Metallic Jewels Kraft (Tim Holtz); Ghost Stories Pad (DCWV)
Hope you’ve had a chance to get some crafting in this weekend. I wanted to make a card for Simon Says World Card Making Day Challenge and combined it with Simon Says Think Pink Wednesday Challenge. I love the softness of pink and often make cards with it. I especially like the combination of pinks and golds. I sometimes start with something from my leftover stash pile like a vellum die-cut as I did for this card. It tends to inspire how the rest of the card comes together. The supplies are listed below. Happy crafting!
Cardstock: Sweet Blush (Papertrey); White (Recollections)
Dies: Clustered Leaves Die (Simon Says); Paper Clippings: Thankful for You die (Papertrey)
Down to my last two cards for the month-long series of Stamptember Challenges. I decided to combine two challenges including the Simon Says Stamptember Paper Smooches and used the Christmas theme from the Simon Says Monday Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Challenge. Card supplies are listed below for each card. Specific info on how I made each card is included in the photo caption. Hope you’ve enjoyed the Stamptember challenges as much as I have! Thanks Simon Says!
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