Category Archives: Curtain Call Challenge

Curtain Call Challenge – Frozen

Happy Monday!  Hope you are having a wonderful day.  It certainly is frozen around here….freezing rain over snow.  Lovely!  Curtain Call’s Frozen inspiration photo challenge fits right in with the weather.


I love snowflakes, but I love them better on paper than in real life.  Using the inspiration photo, I decided to go with pretty aqua paper and some shimmering perfect pearls.  And I used up an overabundance of rhinestones.  This card definitely looks better in real life but hopefully between the 2 photos you can get an idea of what it looks like.  Hope you have a wonderful week!  Supplies are listed below.




  • Cardstock: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Stamps: Peace and Love and Flowers (Gourmet Rubber Stamps); Flurries (Market Street Stamps); Just Skating By (Chicken Girl Design)
  • Accessories: Biscotti Perfect Pearls; rhinestones (Recollections)

Milk & Cookies Curtain Call Challenge

I’m off from work this week so I’m playing/working in my craft room.  I wanted to do a card for Curtain Call’s Challenge – Milk & Cookies.  Out of all the stamps I have I don’t own a gingerbread one.  No cookies of any kind actually.  It’s a serious lapse in my buying thoroughness.  So I opted to use the colors in the challenge for inspiration.  They are such lovely colors for a holiday card.

milk and cookies

I’m currently working on setting up my new craft room.  It’s been a long slow slog.  I have too much crafting stuff.  But I felt inspired by some of my poorly, neglected, older stamps.  I love both this tree stamp by Hero Arts and this sentiment from Stampin Up.  Supplies are listed below.  Hope you have a wonderful Christmas or are having a wonderful Holiday Season!



  • Cardstock: Kraft
  • Ink: Vintage Cream (Papertrey); Red Riding Hood (Stampin Up)
  • Stamps: Branch & Flourishes (Hero Arts); Many Merry Messages (Stampin Up)
  • Accessories: Red Rhinestones

Curtain Call Inspriation Challenge – Plush & Plaid

I love plaids and wanted to make a card for this week’s Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  But I also like using up my pattern paper scraps.  So what does that mean….you are getting a spring-like card in November because I am trying to use up the scraps of pattern paper I have everywhere.  I made two cards (going back to using up my scraps), one with a shaker card with the window from the die cut sentiment and one using the die cut sentiment.  Supplies are listed below.  Hope you are enjoying everyone’s lovely cards!  Happy crafting!


My first card is a shaker card.   Note to self….sentiment windows don’t make the best shaker cards because there isn’t enough room for the sequins and beads to move.  The 2nd card is CAS partly because it was close to 11 last night and I needed to finish it and go to bed.  Just keeping it real.




  • Cardstock: Marina Mist (Stamping Up); clear cardstock
  • Pattern Paper: You’re Invited, Hip Hop Hooray Collection (Pebbles)
  • Accessories: Quote Tag die (Paper Smooches); various beads and sequins

Curtain Call – Pretty Pumpkins Challenge, Card 2

Since I already had my pumpkin dies out, I decided to do one more card for Curtain Call’s Pretty Pumpkin challenge.    I kept it simple by distressing each pumpkin section since the pattern paper already gives most of the visual interest.  I added woodgrain stamping to the pumpkin stem to make it look more realistic.  Hope you like it!  Supplies are listed below.




  • Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink); New Leaf (Papertrey Ink); Orange Zest Pattern Pack (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Tea Dye Duo (Papertrey); Chocolate Chip (Stampin Up); New Leaf (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Pumpkin Collection Shape Up dies (Papertrey); Pumpkin Sections Shape Up dies (Papertrey); twine; Double-Ended Banner die (Papertrey)

Curtain Call – Pretty Pumpkins Challenge

I felt inspired to use my pumpkin dies to make some cards for Curtain Call’s Pretty Pumpkin challenge.  There some very pretty cards already linked to the challenge and I recommend that you check them out.  My first card uses my washi tape stash to create a black background for the pumpkin with some orange cardstock peeking through the eyes and mouth.  Hope you like it!  Supplies are listed below.



  • Cardstock: Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink); White (Georgia Pacific)
  • Accessories: Pumpkin Shape-Up die (Papertrey); waxed orange twine; various Washi tapes