Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Washi Tape Birds Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #585

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical layout with 3 focal points, several layers and a centered sentiment panel.  As our card sketches are a starting point to spark our creativity I chose oval panels instead of flowers and moved the sentiment panel up from its centered sketch position.  I recently purchased some P.E.T. washi tape from The Washi Tape store and used 3 beautiful birds from "Spring Serenade" over a glossy patterned piece of backing for a very old Cuttlebug die.  The papers are from an older Recollections paper pack called "Essentials Distressed " and the sentiment is from "Dragonfly Wishes" by Close to my Heart stamped in Bluebird Ink.


This photo shows more of the shininess of the P.E.T. washi tape and the background panels.


Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, July 14 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

      Critter Crazy Challenges #88--Anything Goes 

      Crafty Animals #85--Anything Goes with animals

      Triple B July Challenge--Birds, Blooms or Butterflies

      Crafting Happiness #182--Birthdays    

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Butterfly Washi Tape Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #583

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical layout with a centered oval embellished along one side.  My card features Butterfly P.E.T. Washi Tape as the embellishments with Mint and Peach Card Stocks. 


This second photo shows off the shine from the special washi tape:

 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, June 30 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Allsorts #786--Blooms, Bees and Butterflies or AG

     Try it on Tuesday--Here Comes Summer

     Cupcake Inspirations #597--Anything Goes

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Wedding Card with Freshly Made Sketch #641

 This week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches appealed to me so I used it to make a wedding card for my nephew and his bride.  I combined stamping, marker coloring, embossing, die cutting and foiling to create this card.


Here is another view so you can see how shiny the foiled sentiment is:


Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card layout:

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
     The Sisterhood of Crafters--Weddings
     Addicted to Stamps and More #470--Die Cuts/Stencils
     Heart's Quest Celebration of Love #6 -- Engagements, Anniversaries or Weddings

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Golden Anniversary Cards with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #581

Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical layout with a vertical banner, rectangle background, horizontal stripe, round frame and sentiment.  Two of my couple friends are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and this sketch worked very well to highlight that accomplishment.  The first card follows the sketch more closely and the second one has a slight variation of sentiment placement.


 


Which card do you like better?

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, June 16 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.


I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Hearts Quest Celebrations of Love #6--Anniversaries     

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Thinking of You Cards with Paper Craft Crew Challenge #573

I liked the sketch at Paper Craft Crew this week and found time to play along using Journey paper (Close to my Heart) and Holographic paper (Recollections).  The sentiment stamp is a very old wooden stamp from Close to my Heart.  Journey gems were used for embellishments.  Since I was making an angled cut I stacked to sheets of card stock and made 2 similar cards.




Which card do you like better?

Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:

I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

      Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--Masculine

      Make My Monday #277--B is for...(bluish green)

      Word Power #6--Sentiment as Focus

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Monday, May 27, 2024

Paper Striped Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #279

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a herringbone pattern of strips with a sentiment and some embellishments.  I wanted to make this an easy project so I started with a paper pack (Close to my Heart Mix-in from 2019) that had "zip strips" at the top.  I cut an extra 1/2" with each strip so there were fewer strips to assemble on my card. 


I made a second card by using diagonally striped patterned paper (No Worries from Close to my Heart several years ago) with a vertical layout.  Which card do you like better?


Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, June 2 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

      Get Creative Challenges #131--Ladies Only

      Gem of a Challenge--Anything Goes

      Creative Challenges #278--Anything Goes

      Krafty Chicks #717--Any Occasion

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Thoughtful Expressions Card with Sketch Saturday #750

My card was made for a young lady going through a tough time using older products (Pomegranate papers and Heart punch) from Close to my Heart and a sentiment from Stampin' Up's "Thoughtful Expressions".



Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:


I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Simon Says Stamp--Use Patterned Paper

     Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday May Challenge--Anything Goes

     Unicorn Challenge #98--For the Girls     

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Baby Boy Congratulations Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #577

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical layout with 3 panels, an oval focal frame and 3 horizontal stripes centered behind the oval frame. My card was made for new parents of a baby boy.

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, May 19 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Cupcake Inspirations #594--Welcome Baby

     Allsorts Challenge #780--Spots and Stripes

     Love to Scrap #167--Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Masculine Birthday Card with Freshly Made Sketch #634

When I saw this interesting sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I knew I had to find time to play along.  I pulled out a favorite Recollections paper pack called "Ink Splatter" and an older Close to my Heart stamp set called "Sunny Thoughts" (February 2018 Stamp of the Month).  The sentiment was embossed with Cobalt Tapestry Embossing Powder (Personal Stamp Exchange).  Thin slivers of Silver Foil paper framed the sentiment while Midnight Blue Nuvo Crystal Drops added some more shimmer to the card.  Here is my card:


This is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Just Add Ink #700--Just add Shimmer or Shine

     Seize the Birthday #282--Off the Edge

     Word Power #5--Words as Focus

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Friendship Cards with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #575

Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical layout with 3 elements, a sentiment panel and a mitered frame around the edges.  I tried out several different color combinations with the Gina K Fancy Feathers stamps and dies.







Which card do you like best?

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, May 5 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Dragonfly Dreams--April--Use a Die

     My Time to Craft #532--Everything Die-Cuts

     Stamping Sensations--April--optional mood board

     

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Butterfly Embellished Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #573

Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a horizontal layout with 3 large stripes, a sentiment panel, two large embellishments and several small embellishments.

 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, April 21 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Triple B--Birds, Butterflies or Blooms April Challenge

     A Place to Start--April Anything Goes

     Dream Valley Challenge--Make it Female

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Fanfare Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #571

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a horizontal layout with a striped background and sentiment. I went to my paper stash to create my card settling on older Close to my Heart paper called "Fanfare".  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Put Your Party Hats On" and the star and banner were from a Dollar Tree sticker pack.

 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, April 7 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.

I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Pearly Sparkles Challenge #94--For a Boy or Man

     Send a Smile for Kids--Cards 4 Boys

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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Saturday, March 30, 2024

Kendra's Card Challenge #13 Completed with Multiple Challenge Entries

Last year I stumbled upon (perhaps from Pinterest?)  Kendra's Card Challenges.  This is her 13th challenge and she has templates to use 6 different 6 x 6 papers (with the addition of coordinating card stocks) to create 15 different cards.  The cutting diagrams and card sketches were well labeled and easy to follow.  It took me 3 months to complete but it was a lot of fun!

Here are photos of the 6 papers I started with--an older Stampin' Up set called "Feels Like Frost". Using double sided paper gives so many more options!




Here is my completed set:


I used silver mirrored card stock on many of these photos which can be difficult to capture in photos.  A variety of stamps and dies from several companies were used mainly from Close to my Heart and Simon Says Stamp.

Sketch #1


Sketch #2: (Entering this card into CutitUp #300--HB and AAA Birthday #59--Geometric)


Sketch #3:


Sketch #4: (Entering this card into Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes)


Sketch #5:


Sketch #6: (Entering this card into Aloha Friday #8)


Sketch #7:



Sketch #8:


Sketch #9: (This one is my personal favorite and I'm entering it into Time Out Challenges #260   and Simon Says Monday--Emboss it)



Sketch #10:  


Sketch #11: (Entering this card into Crafty Chicks #709 )


Sketch #12:



Sketch #13:


Sketch #14:


Sketch #15:



Challenges entered:
     Aloha Friday #8--Pastel Colors--Card #6
     Cutitup #300--Happy Birthday--Card #2
     Time Out Challenges #260--Striped--Card #9
     Crafty Chicks #709--All Occasions--Card #11
     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes--Card #4
     Simon Says Monday--Emboss it--Card #9
     AAA Birthday Game #59--Geometric--Card #2
     

I would love to hear what your favorite card is so please leave me a comment.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

 

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