Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Creative Cuts

Love this image from Tiddly Inks. It is perfect for the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, "For the Boys." (Although, I like trucks, too!) For instructions to make the braided edging, video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XDamx9R_uw&t=362s and pattern: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o3tU8Sj66CQdXd-6OEyxpfjtwIFxcpHQ/view    I added the strip of ribbon to add a bit more texture to the card and make the braided edge stand out even more! Am also entering it into the current Power Poppy challenge. My pop of color is blue! 
Entered into: Tiddly 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- For The Boys       (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Power Poppy- B&W with a pop of color      (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/05/a-spark-with-bit-of-drama.html)

Many years ago I received an invitation to a church event that included this cute purse design. I've made several cards using it as a template and decided it would be perfect for the current "Shape Shift" challenge at A2zscrapbooking challenge. I gave the purse a "dress up" feeling by adding a tube of lipstick and using a Tombow marker to add color to the exclamation point on the inside of the card. Thought that was kinda creative. What do you think? (Am entering the card into a few other challenges including Kitty Bee's "For Mom", Pixies Snippets (used lots of odds and ends to decorate the purse), Bugaboo Challenge "Say It With Flowers" (I used flower patterned paper on the purse) and Art Impressions "Playing Dress Up" (the purse and lipstick make me think of playing dress up as a little girl.) 
Entered into: 
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Shape Shift    (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 
Kitty Bee Designs -#118 For Mom                                 (alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com)
Bugaboo Stamps-Say It With Flowers                          (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Pixie's Snippets-Week #326                                           (pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com) 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge             (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Art Impressions- #232 Playing Dress Up                    (artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com)

My final  entry for the current Butterfly Challenge "Letter H" includes two of the colors, Hunter Green (ink for floral background stamping) and Harvest Gold (the butterfly looks rusty orange  in the photo, but it is actually a dark golden tone in real life) and includes Heat Embossing. I actually tried mixing several colors of EP- silver, gold and bronze to get a variegated look. It worked, but the result is also  a really bumpy. Interesting, but bumpy.  I also wanted to enter the card into the WCC Wednesday Challenge named "Cutting Corners." I had received a wonderful card from a friend that included this bold corner treatment. I think that she had used a punch. I traced around the edge to duplicate the look on my card, and like the results!
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #100Letter H                                        (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge-Cutting Corners   (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #200                (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)


  1. 2 fun cards, Kathy! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Oh you've been a busy girl! LOVE the purse - I made one years ago and put details on my blog - I almost lost the will to live whilst making it though!

    Lovely to see you in the Playground!


    Di xx

  3. Your butterfly looks lovely. The border edging does look distinctive and what a great idea to trace around the card you had been given . Thankyou for coming and spinning the celebration wheel with me this week . Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Thanks so very much for joining our May theme challenge at Catch the bug! Your project fits the theme perfect and it is adorable!

  5. What great cards. I love the purse. Fun design and colors. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  6. The purse shape card is sooooo cute!! Thanks for linking to our May Challenge gallery at a2z.

  7. Your purse card is perfect for our "shape shift" challenge. I love how you decorated it and the lipstick and exclamation mark is so clever. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.


  8. Wonderful projects! Thanks for participating with CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

  9. Love this! Thanks so much for participating in a2z Scrapbooking's May "Shape Shift" challenge! Sorry for the late post - have been having internet issues.
    Leslie, a2z DT
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