Wednesday, January 9, 2019


It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog. Penny's challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! 
This week, I used a digi set from one of the challenge sponsors, Maria Medel, named "Easter Bunnies."  I created a unique fold that allowed the two bunnies to take center stage. [I'll add instructions below.]  The sentiment was upcycled from a vintage Easter card that was in my mom's treasure box. [She was such a pack rat… um… I mean such a treasure collector!]
Entered into:
Word Art Wed Challenge- #368-#369 Anything Goes                   (
Cute Card Thursday- #563 Anything Goes                                        ( 
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #22                                                   (

Here are instructions for the fold, I'll call it a "Box Base."  
Cut a strip of paper 3,5 inches by 11.5 inches. Score at 5.5, 7, 8.5, 10 and 11.5 inches. 
 Stamp or decorate as desired, [I added cloud background paper and green cardstock "grass."]  Fold as noted in the photo and secure with double-stick tape. Note- be cautious about adding embellishments to the top of the card as they can cause it to easily tip over.  

For the January Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs, I used a pair of squirrels from the Gerda Steiner clear stamp set named "Fall In Love." However, I swapped out the leaf they are holding with a candy valentine heart. [From a Jolee's sticker set named "Conversational Hearts."]  I also wanted to spotlight the squirrels, so I put them in a hollow tree. The wonderful instructions and a template are available from Strongs Stamps [you can find them hereThe "Will you be my Valentine?" sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva [you can find it here.] The inside sentiment is stamped with an old wood mount from Stampendous. I finished the inside of the card with a few more heart stickers.
BTW- The card wouldn't stay shut when I was trying to photograph it. Hence, the wonderful pink paperclip. It won't be included with the card when mailed!
Entered into: 
Gerda Steiner Designs- Share Your Designs Challenge             (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Use Something New               (
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                                   (

My final card this posting is for the Double D's Challenge "It's On the Menu." I love this vintage Coca Cola bottle image on a wood mount rubber stamp I found at a thrift store years ago from a company named Amazing Arts. Stamped the image with black ink on a scrap of vellum, colored from the backside and added highlights with a white gel pen. Fussy cut the bottle from the vellum and attached it to a scrap of a tan and brown paint chip. Added additional layers of colored cardstock scraps plus the wonderful plaid patterned paper, because I wanted to give the card a masculine feeling. The sentiment is computer generated. Am entering this card into Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge and Power Poppy's  Challenge- Old or New  [with instructions to create either a baby card or a masculine card]
Entered into:
Double D’s Challenge- It's On The Menu                          (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan         (
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Old or New    (


  1. Fabulous card and image...thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. Love the old Coke bottle image! Awesome card Kathy! (You know what they say ... things go better with Coke! ... lol) Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘What’s On The Menu’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  3. They're all so cute and I love the one with the bunnies on it. Very unique fold and such wonderful cards! Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

  4. I love the sweet valentines card you’ve entered into our challenge at Catch the Bug. I love how you designed this with an opening to peek into the squirrels’ home. They’re really looking cosy in there.

  5. Awesome card! Great sentiment and I love Coca Cola! My fav...thanks for joining the Double D, "What's on the Menu" Challenge.

  6. This is such a fun and lovely card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. Kathy -- love your Coke creation! That's a classic too! My son interns for Coke, so we are big Coca Cola people! ;-) Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Power Poppy!

  8. Very cute cards. So glad you participated in our Challenge and we hope you'll join us again. Want to leave your with an inspiration from the Bible in Isaiah 55:6-7 which says, "Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon." Have a wonderful week.

    JO ANN

  9. Great cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!


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