Thursday, July 28, 2016

Charlotte Paper & A Bunch of Love Stamp

Once again, I started making one card and ended up with two.   
This was the first time I used this Bunch of Love Stamp.  I inked it up and stamped it on a piece of scrap white cs to see how it would look, before stamping it on the piece I planned to use for the card.   Then I colored the sample before doing the actual coloring on the card to make sure I liked the colors I was using together.  The birthday sentiment is also from the Bunch of Love Set, bent so it fits perfectly on the banner.  The frame I used was a cut from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge (p.14).  I thought the Belini colored skittles blended perfectly.  And the ribbon came from my very disorganized  ribbon stash. 
(My new project is to correct that.  I thought I'd do it while we watched TV last evening, but it was a bigger job than I imagined.  Right now the sofa is still covered in ribbons.  But, I do have a plan.)
 
The sample image I had
  stamped and colored ended up on the second card, along with the pieces of ribbon I trimmed off the bow.  

 One of my blogging friends, Tracey Pierce, posted a card that she was entering in a CTMH challenge, Between the Folds Challenge #26B, which was new to me.  It's always fun to play in new challenges.  I made the first card to enter in this week's  Creative Cuts Challenge. 

Additional Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #309 - Favorite designer (can be stamps, papers, dies, an actual company)  - Mine would be CTMH papers and stamps.  And the Stampin Up embossing folder that I used on both cards, is my all time favorite, most used, embossing folder!
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Papers and Why (CTMH - I love their coordinating double sided papers.  It takes the guesswork out of matching shades and colors.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #160 - Anything Goes + a sentiment 
Bitten by the Bug Challenge - Birthday Theme (frame on card #1 using CTMH Artistry)
Use Your Stuff Challenge - Floral Print Paper


Perhaps, I'll go untangle some more ribbons.
 


 


13 comments:

  1. Debi...thanks for the shout out. I LOVE your card. I have just a little tiny bit of Charlotte left, you've inspired me!

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  2. Loving the texture on both of your cards, I love that embossing folder too. The papers and stamps from CTMH are awesome. Fabulous colors and layout too. Thank you so very much for sharing your super cute adorable inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge.

    Tamie DT

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  3. Both of these cards are really pretty! Love the embossing! Thanks so much for joining our floral prints challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!

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  4. What pretty cards! Love how you used the ribbon in different ways on both cards and the die-cut on the first card fits perfectly with your sentiment. Thank you for inspiring us at Between The Folds Bi-Weekly Challenge Blog.

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  5. Wonderful job on both cards. I love how you used all the "left overs". The frame is so pretty and highlights the image perfectly. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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  6. I have some of this paper too. Love what you've created with it. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

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  7. what beautiful cards - love the peach colors - that was the color for my wedding! isn't two better than 1 --- thanks for joining along in our birthday challenge at Bitten by the Bug2 this week.

    Maureen
    moknowsallcrafts.blogspot.com

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  8. Can you come do my ribbon stash after you're done with yours? I have a giant mess too, LOL! Gorgeous card-love love love the peach colors. And the frame brings out the sentiment perfectly! Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week.
    :)
    Michelle

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  9. A lovely card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

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  10. Lovely colours and papers. Thanks for joining Aud sentiments challenge. Elaine

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  11. Wow, Debi, a card after my own heart! That Charlotte paper kit was my favorite in a long time and you have paired it beautifully with that stamp set for both cards. I can't decide which I like more! Thanks for sharing with us at Between The Folds.

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  12. Beautiful cards! I love the Charlotte paper in any form and you have used it beautifully! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

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  13. Lovely card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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