Sunday, February 1, 2015

"More Than One Score at Scor-Pal" Challenge - Hearts a Flutter

A new month means a new challenge at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal and this time we are looking for your "Hearts A Flutter" themed projects.
You make an "Anything But a Card", a card with a fancy fold, anything as long as it has more than a single score and that you let us know where you used your Scor-Pal in the project.

This year we are rotating our design team so that each one gets to be in charge of the theme of the challenge and for this one is was my turn so you get the tutorial to go with the card and I hope you enjoy it.

I have chosen to make a tent card, it's not too hard to master and the aperture in the front is perfect for "swinging" item and that fits great with "fluttering" part of the theme!


Card Recipe:
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal Eighths Board
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Paper and Sentiment - Natural Luxury by Craft Smith
Square Dies - Little B's
Heart Punch - Martha Stewart
Brads and Picture Hanger - Craft Store



Cut two pieces of patterned paper 6" by 12" and 6" by 4"


Score the larger piece at 6" along the 12" and score the smaller piece at 1", 2" and 3" along the 4" side. Fold the card base in 2 and the smaller piece in a "hill and valley" fold as shown in the photo. Burnish all score lines.


Chose a die to cut the aperture on the front of your card to fit your sentiment or embellishment that you wish to hang. If you do not wish to use a die for this you can cut the hole with an exacto knife and a ruler.


Position the die on the card front (card open so as only to cut the hole in the front) and run through the die cut machine.


The die I chose came as a set so I used the original die along with 2 others to cut a frame to go around the edge of the aperture.


Decorate the card as you desired before adding the base. If you choose a double sided cardstock the inside will already be decorated for you. I added a message mat to the inside, you could add it to the back of the card if you prefer. Attach your sentiment or embellishment so it can dangle in the front space, I used two picture hangers but you could use wire, twine, ribbon, chain, whatever you have on hand that goes with the theme of your card.


Add Scor-Tape to the base as shown in the photo.


Attach to the inner sides of the card with the "mountain" fold in the center going upwards so that the card will fold closed flat.


Add any additional embellishments to the card to complete it.





I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial and that you will give a tent card a try, they are easy to make, fold flat into an envelope and are a fun twist on a regular fold.
And remember to share you "Hearts A Flutter" creation at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal and you could be our winner!


Katie

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Wags N Whiskers - Hearts (2 entries only)
Crafty Sentiments - Love/Valentines (1 entry only)
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (Fancy Folds)
Crafty Creations - Something Old, Something New (old is heart punch and picture hanger, new is the paper)
Scrapy Land - Spots (die sold by Scrapy land is Little B's)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Baffies Keativladen - Anything Goes

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Digital Delights - Luv U Teddy

Happy Thursday everyone!
Today I have another cute Valentine's Day card using one of Digital Delights wonderful images.

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
My Sheri Crafts - Valentine's Day
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hearts and Ribbon (6 entries only)
Wags N Whiskers - Hearts (2 entries only)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Bingo! (Heart, Free, Pearls)
Mod Squad - Animal (Bear)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)




Card Recipe:
Image - Luv U Teddy
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Cut and Paste Flair by My Minds Eye
Doily Die - Sizzix
Circle Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Heart - Martha Stewart
Brad - Basic Grey
Pearls - Inky Impressions






I don't know why I picked the unconventional colors for this card but I'm glad I did as I love the way the black stands out and I think it gives a fresh and modern look to the usual red and pink Valentine colors.
Be sure to drop by the Digital Delights Blog to see all the other wonderful samples from the talented design team.

Katie

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Magnolia-Licious Challenge - Winter Fun with Doo Hickey Dies

Hope you are having a great week, today it is time for me to share a card on the Magnolia-Licious challenge blog.

Our second challenge of 2015 is "Winter Fun with Doo Hickey Dies" and is perfect in these cold days.
I decided to go with a stamp from the 2013 collection, Winter Wonderland, and I think Tilda looks like she is going to have a lot of "Winter Fun" throwing snowballs, duck!

Doo Hickey Dies (if you didn't know) are the ones made by Magnolia to go with their collections, and Diana has a great selection for you to choose from.



You have 2 weeks to enter this challenge and you could be our winner if you enter and follow our theme.
So choose a Magnolia, Wee, or Wild Rose Studio image and have fun creating a project or card to join the challenge!

One more thing, you will notice that I now my photos will have a full card watermark. A team I am on put this in place as people have been stealing peoples images, removing small watermarks and calling the cards their own, or printing and using images that they did not purchase. Now I am sure no one would want to steal a card of mine but for consistency and safety I am adding it to all posts from now on. It will take a few weeks for them to show them every day as I have some photos already done that I did before I got the watermark but it will soon be commonplace here. If anyone would like to know about these watermarks please email me from the sidebar and I'll send you the details.




Card Recipe:
Image - In the Snow Scarf Tilda
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper -
Doo Hickey Dies - Sprawling Ferns and Christmas Lace
Paper - Park Bench by Fancy Pants
Doily - Recollections
Flowers and Paper Straws - Michaels
Ribbon - Martha Stewart
Pearls - Inky Impressions
Chalk Ink - Prima Chalk Edgers







I know many of you don't like this cold Winter we've been having but I hope you liked my little bit of "Winter Fun"and will come along and play with us at Magnolia-Licious, we'd love to see you there!

Katie

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Creatalicious - Winter
Paradise of Stamps - Winter
Creative Card Crew - Shabby Chic
Going Grey - Favorite Embellishment (Pearls) (2 entries only)
Pattie's Creations - Fun in the Snow (2 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Dream Valley - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes

Monday, January 26, 2015

Make a Wish with Cuddly Buddly Clear Stamps

Today's card features an image from one of the latest releases of Cuddly Buddly's Clear Stamp Collections
It's another birthday card as who doesn't need to add to their stash of birthday cards.

Challenges:
Little Claires - Bright and Beautiful (3 entries only)
Cute Card Thursday - Colorful
Fab N Funky - Button It
613 Avenue Create - Create your own Challenge (Image, Sentiment, Solid Paper, Buttons, Twine)
Loves Rubber Stamps - B is for Balloons, Button, Border, Blue, Bear
Crafty Catz - Oh My Teddies (3 entries only)
Robyn's Fetish - Animals
Dream It Up - Birthday Wishes
Seize the Birthday - Any Birthday
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes (no digi)
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Scrap and Craft - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)



Card Recipe:
Image and Sentiment - Birthday Wishes
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Notable by My Mind's Eye
Balloon Punch - Marvy
Stitched Square Die - Little B
Doily Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon - Unknown
Pearls (colored with Copic YR04) - Stash






I loved coloring the orange and aqua color scheme, nice to have something bright and cheery on these cold Winter days.

Katie

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Digital Delights - Lovin and Relax Barnaby

It is getting closer to Valentine's Day so today I have a cute card from the sweet images at Digital Delights image
This is the adorable Lovin and Relaxin Barnaby and I think I'd love to spend my Valentine's Day relaxing like Barnaby :)

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
My Time to Craft - Love Is All Around
Digi Choosday - Love and Romance (2 entries only)
Bunny Zoe's - Hearts (1 entry only)
Glitter N Sparkle - Cute
Crafters Cafe - Stitching (Real or Faux)
Going Grey - Favorite Embellishment (Pearls) (2 entries only)
Loves Rubber Stamps - B is for Bee, Button, Border, Brads
Papertake Weekly - 3 or more Shapes (square, rectangle, circle, heart)
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Dream Valley - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Lovin and Relaxin Barnaby
Sentiment - Cupids Quotes Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Glamour Gal by DCWV
Circle Dies - Lifestyle Crafts
Heart Border - Martha Stewart
Brads - Basis Grey
Chipboard Buttons, Corner and Heart - Colorbok
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Glitter - Glamour Dust





I had a lot of fun adding lots of different embellishments and accents to this card, you certainly couldn't call it Clean and Simple!
Be sure to drop by the Digital Delights Blog to see all the other wonderful samples from the talented design team.

Katie

Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Birthday with Cuddly Buddly Clear Stamps

Today's card features an image from one of the latest releases of Cuddly Buddly's Clear Stamp Collections


Challenges:
Brown Sugar - Birthday for a Girl
Little Claires - Bright and Beautiful (3 entries only)
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (3 entries only)



Card Recipe:
Image and Sentiment - Little Poppets Birthday
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Unforgettable by My Mind's Eye
Ribbon - Unknown
Balloons - Martha Stewart
Scalloped Circle Die - Cart Us Nested Dies
Circle Die - Cart Us Nested Dies
Border Punch - Martha Stewart






So there you are, everyone needs birthday cards and the new Cuddly Buddly's Clear Stamp Collections feature a selection of images for birthdays and you must pop over to take a look and grab some for yourself!

Katie

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pink Gem Designs #136 - Birthday Card for a Boy - Skateboard Andy

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and our theme is "Birthday Card for a Boy". Now we've just had a girl birthday in our house so it was nice to get away from the frills and pink and create a cute card sure to make any Birthday Boy smile with Skateboard Andy!

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Love to Scrap - LTSCB (SB for Boy/Birthday, S for Skateboard)(3 entries only)
Dream It Up - Birthdays
Cardz 4 Guyz - Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - It's a Guy Thing
Double Click Skittles - Buttons, Bows or Brads
Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies
Wags N Whiskers - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Pennys - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)



Card Recipe:
Image - Skateboard Andy
Sentiment - Printed
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Remarkable by My Minds Eye
Circle Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Fabric Brads - Cloud Nine





Now it's over to you to create a boy's birthday card and enter it at A Gem of A Challenge, you could be our winner!

Katie

Thursday, January 15, 2015

You Rule Donny - Digital Delights

Happy Thursday and I have a cute tag for you today featuring an adorable Digital Delights image called You Rule Donny

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Opus Gluei - Anything But a Card
Addicted to Stamps - Tag
Quirky Crafts - Clean and Simple
Crafters Cafe - KISS (Keep It Simple Stamper)
One Stitch at a Time - Something New (image)
Allsorts - New and Cute
Love to Scrap - LTSCB (T for Tag, B for Boy/Brad)(3 entries only)
Double Click Skittles - Buttons, Bows or Brads
Simon Says Stamp - It's a Guy Thing
Pennys - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (3 entries only 15 combined challenges max)


Tag Recipe:
Image - You Rule Donny
Sentiment - Dig You Sentiment Set
Paper - Summer Magic by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Tag - Hand Cut
Brad - Making Memories
Ribbon - Michaels




I decided to go with a tag instead of a card this time, I think it would look cute on a scrapbook page too, maybe after the gift has been opened and the photos have been taken, what do you think?
Be sure to drop by the Digital Delights Blog to see all the other wonderful samples from the talented design team.

Katie

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Magnolia-Licious Challenge - Love is In the Air (I've Got Your Love To Keep Me Warm)

Hope you are having a great New Year, today it is time for me to share a card on the Magnolia-Licious challenge blog. We have switched around teams and this year I am on Team A which means I get to share on the first week of the challenge, yay!

Also we have lost some members, so sad to see them go, but also gained some wonderful new ones so please check out the challenge to see all the gorgeous work from the whole Magnolia-Licious team!

Our first challenge of 2015 is "Love Is In The Air" and is perfect for the upcoming Valentines Day.
I decided to go with a stamp from the last collection, Waiting For Christmas, and I think Tilda looks so sweet waiting for her loved one to warm her up with his love!



You have 2 weeks to enter this challenge and you could be our winner if you enter and follow our theme.
So choose a Magnolia, Wee, or Wild Rose Studio image and have fun creating a project or card to join the challenge!




Card Recipe:
Image - It's Cold Outside Tilda
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Love Nest by My Minds Eye
Sentiment - Printed in Amaze font
Flowers - Recollections
Leaf Punch - Martha Stewart
Snowflake Punch - EK Success
Dies - Elegant Ovals by Spellbinders, Doily by Lifestyle Crafts, Oval, Circle and Scalloped Circle by Sizzix
Bling - Sparkle Goosebumps by Queen and Co
Glitter - Glamour Dust in Crystal
Lace - Hobby Lobby
Ribbon - American Crafts





I love using a stamp from a "wrong" collection for a card as it is nice to say "ooh look a Christmas stamp that looks great on a Valentine/Birthday/Get well etc etc" and you feel you get more bang for your buck so to speak!
Anyway I hope you liked it to and will come along and play with us at Magnolia-Licious, we'd love to see you there!

Katie

Challenges:
Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Sassy Studios - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Totally Tilda - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Include some Pink
Jellypark - Bling It Up
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Glitter
Connie Can Crop - Sparkle
Card Mania - Sparkle/Shine
Love to Scrap - LTSCB (S for Snowflakes, L for Lace)(3 entries only)
Fairytale Stampers - Flowers
Catch the Bug - Bingo! - Texture, Flower and Ribbon
Crafting For All Seasons - Ribbon, Lace and Pearls
Stampavie and More - Ribbon
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Noor Design UK - With Love
Creative Corner - Love Is In The Air
Crafting Musketeers - Hats/Valentines (1 entry only)
Eureka Stamps - Baby It's Cold Outside
Kreative Inkauf - Snowflakes
Scrap-It Girl - Snowflakes
Frosted Designs - White as a Snowflake
Di's Digis - Winter/Snow/Snowflakes
Melonheadz - Include a Snowflake
My Sheri Crafts - Let It Snow (at least 1 snowflake)
Amusing Challenges - Winter/Snow
Fairy Tale - Snow
Patties Creations - Fun in the Snow
Stamp and Create - Winter Wonderland
Paradise of Magnolia - Winter
Oddball Stamps - Winter
Sentimental Sundays - Winter Sparkle

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Come Chill With Me - PIO #51 - Something Edible

Here I am with my first post of the New Year for Pile It On!
We have a fun challenge for you today, we want to see something edible! It can be on the paper, on the image or even a pretty box you have made full of cupcakes!
We are sponsored by the super fun Bugaboo Stamps and it was easy to make a fun, happy card with their adorable images!

Challenges:
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Sassy Studios - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes (and die cut)
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
CCC Digi Creations - Digi and Embellish
Ants In My Pantry - Milk (butter on corn is made from milk), Buttons/Brads and Digi
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper



Card Recipe:
Image - BBQ Kids by Bugaboo
Paper - My Girl by My Minds Eye
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Cupids Quotes by Digital Delights
Circle Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Border Punch - Loops by Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Michaels
Brads - Unknown






Now it's your turn, go and create something yummy and bring it back to Pile It On! and you could be our winner!

Katie