Stars & Stamps #40

This is the sketch from OWH Stars & Stamps for this week:

Here is my card, based on the sketch:

All the supplies are from my stash. The designer papers are Light Pink Damask and Light Pink Stripes from Recollections. I used “Dreamy” embossing stencil set from Fiskars to create a border on the white square behind the flowers. (You may need to click the photo to see that detail.)

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CPS #190

I haven’t entered a CPS card challenge in a while. Here’s the sketch:

This sketch really fit my mood and/or mojo for this week. Here’s my card based on the sketch:

The colors are actually more vibrant; sometimes a photo just can’t do it justice. If this card doesn’t sell at the craft fair this weekend, it’s going to my DIL for her birthday next month. I think she’d like it.

Supplies used:

  • white card blank from my stash
  • striped paper from DCWV
  • chartreuse flower from Prima Marketing
  • blue flat-backed pearls from Martha Stewart Create
  • clear rhinestones from Horizon Group USA
  • silver peel-off sentiment from my stash

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Craft for a Cause & OWH

I finally got to the local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store yesterday. They are currently running a contest called Craft for a Cause. Since the contest closes on October 30, I knew it was pretty much “now or never”. Besides, the sale going on there this week has been fabulous.

Here is the card I made for the contest:

Here’s a close-up of the front of the card:

I bought 23 items, most of which were cardstock and papers at only 20 cents each. I used only five items out of all that for this card:

  •  Gemstones cardstock  in “Jade “and “Amethyst” from Coredinations
  • “Lavender Rose” printed paper from Paper Pizazz
  • “Amethyst” 3/8″ ribbon from Offray
  • “Hugs” epoxy stickers from Heidi Grace Designs

I would like to have added some bling, maybe some lavender crystals, to the card. I actually bought some at Jo-Ann yesterday, but they were not the right shade, so I couldn’t use them.

I don’t really expect to win the contest with my card, but the entry may be able to help Operation Write Home win one of the three cash prizes to be given to the charities we are all making our crafts for. I know they need the money to help with shipping and other costs. I guess, even if that doesn’t happen, there’s one more card made for use by one of our deployed soldiers.

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ICS #88

This is the current sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches:

Here is my card:

I embossed the banner using the Royal Border Bars Set 4 from Keepsake. It just “fit” the sketch so perfectly.

Supplies used:

  • Pink Pearlescent cardstock from Crafters’ Companion
  • Pink Daisy with Stem printed paper from Me & My Big Ideas
  • Keepsake Embossing Border Bars Set 4
  • gold vinyl peel-off stickers from Pop-Ups Etc.
  • pink flat-back crystals from Horizon Group USA

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Stars & Stamps #39

Oh my gosh! Did I have fun with this one!

Here’s the sketch for this week from OWH Stars & Stamps:

Here’s my take on the sketch:

I recently found these digital rose tags online for only a dollar. I downloaded and printed them immediately, knowing I’d have a great use for them in time. They were still sitting on my craft table when I sat down to do this week’s S&S challenge. I looked at the sketch then at the tags. I knew it was a perfect fit.

Supplies used:

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I’ve Been Busy

I have four cards to share today. I’ve had great fun making each of them.

This first one is for my SIL’s birthday, later this month.

It is actually based on a sketch from August posted at the OWH Stars & Stamps blog.

I recently used my 40%-off coupon at Michael’s for the Cherish Punch-Around-The-Page punch from Martha Stewart. So I had to use it and I felt this sketch was perfect for it.

This next card is similar to one I made for the last Craft Fair I participated in. That one sold, so I made another in hopes of selling it at the next Craft Fair at the end of October.

I used the Celebrations Keepsake Embossing Board for the off-white oval. I added silver peel-offs around the edges of the oval and the corners of the card base. I used flat-backed crystals in each of the circles surrounding the oval. The central flower is by Petaloo and the leaves are from Prima Marketing.

The next two cards are also for the upcoming Craft Fair. I found the pattern in the November issue of CardMaker Magazine. The cards shown in the article were Christmas themed. I used scraps from my stash and came up with these two cards.

The photo looks very blue, but the card is actually very white. Only the patterned paper, ribbon and crystals are blue.

These two cards will be donated to Operation Write Home if they do not sell at the Craft Fair. They are quite simple to make, so I may make more of this style to send to them, also. It’s a great way to use up small bits of patterned papers. And, even better, it’s a great cause.

Card Patterns #85

This is the sketch from Card Patterns for this week:

And here is the card I created based on the sketch:

I guess you could say I took some liberties with the sketch. In the end, I was very happy with the final result.

Supplies used:

  • card blank from my stash
  • red cardstock and white vellum from my stash
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (borrowed from a friend)
  • gold ribbon, recycled from a gift box
  • gold peel-offs from my stash

Thanks for taking a look at my work.

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