|Mary Dawn Quirindongo|
Yes, that’s right, it is our sweet, lovely DT member Kelly’s birthday today!!!
Some of the girls got together to make her some b-day cards and here they are:
We’re all wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kelly!!
The girls who were unable to create cards send their love and best wishes for your day.
The goodies you (Our lovely readers) will need to make these cards are listed below as always.
Mary Dawn’s card:
Today we’re announcing the winner of the KRAFTY CRAFTER challenge! WOW, we got a lot of entries and they were all just fabulous!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated and also a BIG thank you to our guest designer Leslie!!
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And without further ado, according to random.org,
Congratulations!! Please contact us on email@example.com to claim your prize 🙂
And as always, Mary Dawn and I have chosen a handful of entries we felt deserved special mention–it was hard to narrow it down this week, they were all amazing creations!
The winners of our Heroine Badge are:
We’ll be back again soon with more fabulous projects 🙂
Today I have 2 cards to share that I created for the last ABNH challenge using kraft cardstock as a focal point. My blog day here always falls after the challenge ends, but I still like to take part and create something. And this one was a favourite because I love kraft cardstock! 🙂
For my cards, I decided to create 2 very similar cards with one big difference. I paired the kraft with two of my favourite colours – Kraft / Black and Kraft / White.
A Simple Hi (Kraft with White)
For this card, I paired the kraft with white cardstock and white embossing powder. The starbursts are embossed in white and then I added brads to all the centers. I wanted to use bright colours for the brads and sentiment so I used my American Crafts Zing embossing powders. (I used all the neon colours so they ‘pop’ off the card. My brads were white and I just embossed them all to make them the colours I wanted.
A Simple Hi (Kraft with Black)
For this card I kept the design almost identical – I just moved the starbursts to the other side and used black cardstock and embossing powder instead of white. The card takes on a completely different look with the darker colour. I embossed the brads again with the Zing embossing powder to give them a bright colour.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.
I’ll be back with the rest of the Chalk Ink girls on the 1st with the next challenge!! 🙂
I wanted to keep all of my cards clean and simple so for my first one I chose to use a black and white colour theme. To add a bit of dimension I added some Hero Arts Pearl Hearts to the tree and covered the rest using Ranger Glossy Accents to add a bit of shine.
Next up I used the cute little heart owl from the set and the matching sentiment to create this quick CAS card. I stamped the owl and the sentiment onto some Kraft cardstock before again stamping the owl onto some red HA layering paper and paper piecing it onto my card base using some adhesive foam. Again I added some Hero Arts Pearl Hearts and covered the little owl with glossy accents.
Lastly I used the gorgeous little squirrel stamp from the set together with the tree trunk to create this next card. I found some woodgrain ribbon from American Crafts in my stash which I think works perfectly on this card. Like the owl in the card above, the squirrel has been paper pieced onto my card base (minus the adhesive foam) using some brown cardstock before being covered with glossy accents. To embellish this card I also used some more Hero Arts Pearl Hearts using the light pink ones to add a bit of colour to the card.
Well I hope this gives you all a few ideas on how to use your stamps 3 ways, as well as breaking out some of your older ones! It’s amazing how quickly we forget to use them once we buy new stamps, but I’ll definitely be more conscious in trying to use them a bit more!
Thanks for joining me today and enjoy your weekend!
Tweet-Heart Tree Card
Whoo Loves You Owl Card
Squirrel Special Friend Card