Thursday, May 14, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop - Monochromatic

OSAT Blog Hop

Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop for May - Monochromatic!  I hope you enjoyed the marvelous projects by Tina and enjoy the rest of the blogs along the hop! 

This month I struggled a bit for what to do for my card and project.  The thought eventually came to mind to make a card and coordinating bookmark for a good friend.

My card is a little different than a normal card this month.  It is your normal 4.25"x5.5," but the front has two panels that are 2 1/8"x5.5" and opens in the middle.  I embossed the two front panels (Real Red cardstock) with the spring flowers embossing folder by Stampin' Up!.  I then used my circle framelits and cut out a piece of Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstocks.  The Melon Mambo is stamped with Real Red ink using the Stampin' Up! Choose Happiness stamp set.  I haven't used this stamp set very often, so I thought it would be a great one for the blog hop this month.  The Whisper White is stamped with Melon Mambo ink from the same stamp set.  These layers are put together and adhered to the card base with dimensionals. 

Card Front Choose Happiness

Here is an upclose look at the top layers.

Card Front Choose Happiness

I added a bit of stamping to the inside panel.
Inside Panel Choose Happiness

To coordinate with this card I made a bookmark.
Bookmark Choose Happiness

This bookmark was made using the same Choose Happiness stamp set by Stampin' Up!.  Again I stamped on the Melon Mambo layer and the Whisper White layer adding a different sentiment.  I used a tag topper punch and Melon Mambo ribbon to finish it off with an elegant touch.

Thanks for visiting and hop on over to Martie's for the next stop in our One Stamp at a Time blog hop!

Eva -

Justin -


Elizabeth Jeanne - 

Debbie -

Maggie -

James -

Wynne -

Tina -

You are here ---> Megan -


Holly -

Lori -

Diane -


Materials for Card:
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Materials for Bookmark:
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Monday, May 11, 2015

CYCI 69 Sketch Challenge

I'm trying my first Can You Case It challenge and am super excited to do so!  I love the Adventure Bound paper from Stampin' Up! as it is great for masculine cards, so I thought I would use it in this card.  Here is my card based on the above sketch!

The card base is a normal 4.25"x5.5" size using Whisper White cardstock.  The designer paper layer is 4"x5.25" and has a couple small banners on it from the same paper stack.  Happy Birthday is from the marvelous Guy Greetings stamp set accented with Island Indigo candy dots on a layer of Basic Gray.  This was a lot of fun doing this sketch challenge, and I look forward to doing many more!!