Monday, September 7, 2020

Labor Day 2020

I wanted to enter a card into the current Art Impressions Challenge named “To Die For” so went through my AI collection and found this wonderful stamp/die/sentiment set named “Winter Window.”  The card was a little tedious to make… with it’s three “levels” but if you follow my blog, you’ll know that I kinda like tedious! So… I got to work and this sweet card is the result. So fun!  
I’m entering this card into several other challenges including Simon Says Wednesday Challenge’s “Stamp It in STAMPtember®” (requires the use of a clear stamp) and Christmas Crafts All Year Round’s “Use at Least 2 Things starting with S” (my card includes shutters on the window), sashes (on the curtains), and a Star (tree topper.)
·   Clear stamps, dies and inside sentiment- Art Impressions Set (Winter Window)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Art Impressions- To Die For
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Use at Least 2 Things starting with S
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Stamp It in  STAMPtember®
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #141 Anything Goes
I recently won a challenge at Cute As A Button, and this is one of the digis I selected. I love the sweet little elf helping promote Christmas spirit! I wanted to enter the card into the current challenge at “Wecraftcards” that requires a glittering ornament. I swapped out the large jingle bell in the digi with a circle-punched ornament. The inside sentiment is a freebie from Love SVG with a heart embellie made from a glitter paper scrap.
I’m entering this card into several other challenges including Do-Al[l] Kreatives’ “Inspired by a Song” (the name of the digi is “Deck the Halls” and I must admit that song was running through my head as I made this fun card.)
·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Deck the Halls)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- Love SVG Freebie (All Hearts Come Home for Christmas)
·   Circle punch (to make ornament) from my stash
·   Red glitter paper, assorted cardstock/background papers, cord & ribbon from my stash
·   Upcycled silver liner from coffee container (to create ornament top and loop) and metallic green paper from gift bag (stripe on ornament)
Entered into:  
 Cute As A Button- SEPTEMBER: CH #60 Anything Goes
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Great Balls of Fire
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #45 Inspired by a Song
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #650 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I wanted to enter the current Outlawz Saturday Challenge named “Fruit.” I remembered making a card with a free template from Whimsie Doodles many years ago and pulled that out to create this simple apple shape card. Sadly, the Whimsie Doodles shop closed down a few years ago, so the template is no longer available. It is a pretty simple design so perhaps you can use the photo of my card to develop a pattern? I created the apple stem with a rolled scrap of a brown lunch bag (it is not as heavy as cardstock so rolls easily.) I taped this step to the top front of the card and covered the tape with leaves and a small tag. The leaves were made with an old (might I even say prehistoric?!), seldom-used tool called a corrugator. To create the patterns in the leaf, just fold a scrap of green paper in half, and put in through the corrugator, fold first, at an angle (see photo.) When finished, cut the folded paper into a leaf shape. (Note- unfold it before you do this to make sure that the veins in the leaf go in the right direction. Guess how I learned the importance of this step? Let’s just say that the sample leaf in my picture with the corrugator  started out much larger!)
·   Apple Template- Whimsie Doodles Freebie (the company is no longer in business)  
·   Tag Sentiment “Thanks”- Hand-written on black cardstock with a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Assorted cardstock from my stash
·   Corrugator and scrap of string- from my stash
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Fruit 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #454-455 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #517 (Optional twist- Not a square)
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #174 Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Sept  Challenge #9-2020


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wonderful Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional " use something patterned paper" challenge.

  3. This is really nice and fun. I love the jingle bell and the cute image. Nice colouration of it, too!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *GDT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  4. Cute Christmas card Kathy! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Gale

  5. Love your apple shaped card, simple but so effective! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  6. Love all of your cards. The apple one is my fav though with that quote on the inside. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug/Stella Says Sketch. Bonnie GDT

  7. Fabulous collection of cards! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  8. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  9. What a pretty card! Love all the little details. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper.

    Stacey DT

  10. Love the apple shape project!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  11. Wow all your cards are great! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge, hope to see you again! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  12. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  13. Very nice card.Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  14. Such fun card I love it. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions

  15. Fabulous window card - just popped over from your other post...

  16. Adorable creations! Thank-you so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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