Paper Players Challenge No. 146

Just in time for Father’s Day, this week Ann Schach from the Paper Players Challenge focuses on clean and simple masculine cards for Challenge No. 146. I thought this would be an optimal time to work on a card for a certain Dad I know 😉

I love how the card turned out. It is always difficult for me to create a masculine card, since lace and rhinestones don’t exactly fit the bill, but a little bit of baker’s twine does the trick to fit my embellishment fix.

I’d love to see the masculine cards you create!

Happy Crafting!

~Elaine

pp146

Dad

Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Kraft Chipboard
Card Matte: 5.25 x 4.0 – Early Espresso
Card Matte: 5.0 x 3.75 – Whisper White
Card Matte: 4.0 x 2.5 – Early Espresso
Carde Matte:
3.75 x 2.25 – Whisper White
Stamp Sets Used: Stampin’ Up! © Classic Convertibles
Ink Pads Used: Early Espresso
Miscellaneous: Brown & White Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Dynamic Duos Challenge No. 52

Dyanmic Duos is celebrating their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

In celebration this week’s challenge is to create a project using one of their PAST COLOUR COMBOS. I opted to use the color combo from DD#13 Early Espresso & Crumb Cake.

My all time favorite stamp is Definitely Decorative Avian Toile. It is truly elegant, and I have used it many times, but never for an easel card. This week I decided to combine all three, the color challenge, my favorite stamp and easel card. Below is what I came up with. Love the result!

I can’t wait to see your take on this challenge. Happy Anniversary to the Dynamic Duos Team, and thank you for your continued artistic inspiration!

Happy Crafting!

~Elaine

DD#52DD#13Avian Toile 1Avian Toile 2

Card Exterior
Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25 & 6 3/8) – Early Espresso
Card Matte: 5.5 x 4.25 – Early Espresso
Card Matte: 5.25 x 4.0 – Crumb Cake
Card Matte: 5.0 x 3.75 – Early Espresso
Card Matte: 4.75 x 3.5 – Crumb Cake
Card Matte: 4.5 x 3.25 – Early Espresso
Card Matte: 4.25 x 3.0 – Crumb Cake

Card Interior
Card Matte:
5.25 x 4.0 – Crumb Cake
Card Matte: 5.25 x 1.5 – Early Espresso
Card Matte: 5.0 x 1.25 – Crumb Cake

Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Definitely Decorative Avian Toile, Feeling Sentimental and Four Frames
Ink Pads Used: Early Espresso
Punch: Decorative Label
Miscellaneous: Adhesive Backed Pearls (15), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

PPA Challenge No. 157

Pals Paper Arts Resident Artist, Margaret Moody designed this darling sketch for challenge 157. Below is my take on the sketch using one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers, Beau Chateau. The bonus??? this paper can be purchased in the clearance section of my online store! Don’t you all just love a bargain?

I’d love to see what you do with Margaret’s wonderful design and all the wonderful things you create with this Designer Series Paper.

Happy Crafting!
~Elaine

PPA Sketch Challenge 157 04182013

Card Submission PPA 157 - 2

Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Whisper White
Card Matte: 5.5 x 4.25 – Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper – Polka Dot
Card Matte: 5.0 x 3.75 – Early Espresso
Card Matte: 4.75 x 3.5 – Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper – Blue Flora;
Card Oval: 2.5 x 3.25 Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper – Pink Chicken Wire
Card Oval: 2 x 2 5/8 Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper – Rooster
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Itty Bitty Banners – Happy Birthday Sentiment
Ink Pads Used: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Embossing Folders: Honeycomb, Polka Dot
Miscellaneous: Adhesive Backed Pearl (5), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

K Cup Box – Your Friendship Warms My Heart

The weather here in Sunny Southern California has been cold, dark and gray for the last couple of days. As a result, I have been visiting my coffee maker a little more frequently. That was the inspiration for this project. I used Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, Express Yourself and Patterned Occasions to create this cute little coffee care package. I listed all the supplies and dimensions below. I’d love to see your take on this little box, and welcome any questions you may have.

K cup 1

K Cup 2

K Cup 3

Box Base: 10 1/16 x 6 1/16 – Scored on all 4 sides at 2 inches – Early Espresso
Box Top: 10 1/8 x 6 1/8 – Scored on all 4 sides at 2 inches – Early Espresso
Card Matte: 1 15/16 x 1 15/16 (3) – Certainly Celery
Card Matte: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 (3) – Whisper White
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Express Yourself & Patterned Occasions
Ink Pads Used: Early Espresso, Real Red
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Miscellaneous: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

*** Quick Tip – Use your 1″ circle punch to create semi-circle punches on the sides of your box top to help with removing the lid.