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 ūüėČ

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!




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

Mojo Monday Challenge No. 294

Julee Tilman designed this sketch for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge No. 294. Below is my take on the sketch. I really am drawn to a French Country, Shabby Chic feel, and I tried to capture it here with this card, using neutral tones and natural cotton ribbon.

I’d love to see your take on Julee’s design.

Happy Crafting!



Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Very Vanilla
Punch: Lace Ribbon
Stamp Set:¬†Stampin’ Up! ¬© Nice & Narrow
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
Miscellaneous:¬†Cotton Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Kraft Brown Cardstock, Stampin’ Pierce Mat

Mojo Monday Challenge No. 293

Julee Tilman does it again with this wonderful sketch for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge No. 293. Below is my take on the sketch. I used my favorite DSP Beau Chateau, along with vintage lace and button to create a “Shabby Chic” feel.

I’d love to see what you do with Julee’s design.
Happy Crafting!

MM Mojo293Sketch


Card Base:¬†8.5 x 5.5 ¬†(Scored at 4.25) ‚Äď Whisper White
Card Matte:¬†3.75 x 3.75 ‚Äď Marina Mist
Card Matte: 3.5 x 3.5 РWhisper White
Card Matte:¬†1.0 x 3.75 ‚ÄďMarina Mist
Card Matte: .75 x 3.75 РDSP Beau Chateau
Flags: .75 x 8.5 – DSP Beau Chateau – Cut into strips and snipped in a “V”
Focal Circles: 2.0 (2) – Whisper White
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Stippled Blossoms & From My Heart
Ink Pads Used: Marina Mist & Bashful Blue
Punch:¬†2″ Circle
Embossing Folder: Manhattan Flower
Miscellaneous: Vintage Lace, Vintage Button, Metal Circle Frame, Fabri-Tac, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals


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!


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 РCrumb Cake
Card Matte: 4.5 x 3.25 РEarly 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