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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Makeover Monday Challenge

Hello everyone,
     Well here is another makeover Monday challenge card. I really like this card, and I find with all of the challenges this month it really gets your creative side thinking. My husband asked me if I had made his card yet, he has no idea I have been working on cards all month long.

I like the 4.25 x 5.5 cards that stand on end, so I kept my card the same as Tracy's that way, and used my corner rounded punch for the bottom corners. I used a light pink card base, and added the front making it a little smaller leaving a border of the pink around the card. I used my Spellbinder Classic Hearts dies and cut out hearts and went from the smallest upwards and layered them as well, and after gluing them together I sponged the edges with Cherry Cobbler classic ink. I liked the buttons Tracy had on her card, but couldn't get my bows just right so I just threaded it through the two holes and knotted it in the back. I used some decorative Valentine paper and using the eyelet border punch I created a decorative layer at the bottom and used Stampin' Up! ribbon to hide the seam. I stamped my sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and created a banner with a brad at the end, and adhered it with stampin dimensionals from Stampin' Up!
I hope you like the inspiration I got from this weeks challenge.
Happy Crafting, Tina

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Another Makeover Monday Challenge

Hello again everyone,
     This is a pinwheel card, I found the pinwheel idea over on Andrea Walford's site quite a while back. I know the cards in this challenge use a sentiment as the large accent piece but I wanted to use this pinwheel idea. I used paper from the Cheerful Treat DSP pack and used the colors in the paper to pick out the colors for my cards. I love this little "magazine/file" holder for the cards. I will add a link to the site where I saw the directions for this holder, when I find it. I went through my stash of ribbon and couldn't find one that I really liked so I took my Creative Memories 12 inch decorative trimmer and made a border for the card. I used sentiments from the Teeny Tiny  Wishes stamp set for the cards, and Dear Santa stamp set for the to/from tag.
I hope you like and happy crafting, Tina

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

I am finally entering a challenge

A Valentine's Card..........now this challenge was from Andrea Walford's site and is called Makeover Monday. The idea behind the challenge is that you take an example from another site and make it your own, using only the supplies you have on hand. As much as we all love to have an excuse to go out and buy a new paper or punch, if you are anything like me, you already have enough in your stash to sink a ship!! So I thought this challenge would be a good one for me. Now, anyone who knows me will not believe that other than the card bases I did not cut one new piece of paper. I opened up my boxes of scrap paper and found everything to make the card, actually I made 16 of them, because I can never make just one, you never know when you will need a card, or someone might ask for one.
I love the butterflies, they are an embossilits folder that I bought from Stampin' Up! I actually made Ladybugs to go on each card, but the red seemed too harsh against the pinks, so I opted for the butterflies.
I hope you like the card, and maybe, if I try and take part in more Makeover Monday Challenges, I can keep more current on my blog.
Have a great rest of the week, and Happy Crafting,