Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CCEE1708 - Tic-Tac-Toe

Our CCEE February hostess, Liz Williams asked the CCEE Stampers to pick from the tic tac toe board below either vertically, horizionally, or diagonally for the elements of our cards this week.

Since the gatefold design with interlocking frame that I made for Monday's post was still on my desk and it was fun and easy to make, I went with the bottom row: Fancy Fold, A Wild Animal, and Wet Embossing.

All the images I used for this card are from Stampin' Up. The chicken wire die is by Sizzix.

You can see in the picture below that the frame is glued to the top of the gatefold and the stamped image is glued to the bottom panel of the gatefold.

And this final photo shows how the closure works. Like I said, fun and easy.

See how the Tic-Tac-Toe Board played out in the rest of the CCEE Team's designs:

Monday, February 20, 2017

KSS - Fun Fold Monday

Third Monday brings with it another Fun Fold design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Here in our state, the first bluebonnets of the season are cropping up and in another week or two they will be in full bloom along highways throughout the Texas hill country. Many Texans will be grabbing their cameras, hopping in their cars, and taking to the roads looking for those magical photographic moments that happen each spring in Texas!

Today's card was made from a 5.5 x 11 inch piece of card stock scored at 2.75 inches from both ends to create a basic gate fold with designer paper added on top. I made a die cut frame, cut an oval from its center, and cut a white oval on which to stamp. The top half of the frame was glued to the top of the gate fold. The bottom half of the stamped oval was glued to the bottom gate fold. They slide together and interlock to close the card.

Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Designer Paper: Susan Winget Meadow by K & Company

This is how the card started:

I added a layer of designer paper and a white panel inside and the frame and stamped oval to the front:

And here is what it looks like when the stamped oval in inserted into the frame for closing:

It is a fun and easy card to make yet it still has the WOW factor for the person who receives it.

Thank you for checking out my latest Kitchen Sink Stamps design today! Find more fabulous designs on the blogs below:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CCEE1707 - Feminine Birthday

Today is our mom's 88th birthday, so Liz has asked the CCEE Stampers to make a feminine card for the special lady of their choice. This is the card I created for Mother.

My card features Peony Bouquet by Altenew and Script Birthdays by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Linked below are the beautiful birthday cards created by the CCEE DT.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Peaceful River - KSS Let's Make a Scene

Another second Monday has arrived and along with it a new Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. This is the type of winter scene you would see where I live. We seldom, if ever, see snow on the Texas Gulf Coast, but many trees are bare. With the unseasonably warm winter we have had lately they won't be bare for long. Spring will be arriving in my neck of the woods early this year, I believe!

Kitchen Sink Stamps used in this design:

Greetings from the Woods

Thanks for your visit here today!

Be sure you check out more inspired KSS creations linked below:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CCEE1706 - Valentine Colors + Silver

Now is the time to get those last minute Valentines made and mailed. Everyone loves getting a handmade Valentine. Let's make this a color challenge by using red, black, white, and a bonus of glimmer by using silver.

My sweet friend, Shelley, gifted me this fun hedgehog from The Stamps of Life. My oldest granddaughter just got a hedgehog for Christmas, and Shelly knew I would have fun making cards for her with this fun set. 

Here are the cards made by the rest of the CCEE Team:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CCEE1705 - Library Lovers Month

In honor of Library Lovers month, hostess Liz Williams has asked the CCEE Stampers to use a reading or book theme for our cards this week.

I have used this sweet reader from Spread Your Wings by Unity and this wonderful sentiment from All Booked Up by PaperTrey Ink. The designer plaid paper is from Sweater Weather by DCWV.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Another Fun Fold with KSS

I am back today with another fun fold card design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. It features images from 3 Step Butterfly and the sentiment set Words of Comfort & Joy.

My cut lines are a little wobbly since I couldn't find one of my old Fiskers trimmers and had to use just a ruler and utility knife instead. Here is a drawing of how I cut the front of the card.

And here is what it looks like after it is cut and scored:

Thanks for visiting here today!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CCEE1704 - Snow Season

By now, many of the CCEE Stampers are deep into the snow season (except for those of us who live in Texas or Australia!).....Our hostess, Vicky Gould, has asked to see all occasion cards - thinking of you, get well, hello....any card you can send on a normal birthdays or holidays...and it should have snow on it in one way or another.

Here is what I came up with----

I created this card with images from Whipper Snapper Designs called Catching the Flakes and Free Snow. The designer paper is Be Happy by My Mind's Eye. They were gifted to me by Barb Deichl, who (along with myself) is a member of Christmas Crazy at Splitcoaststampers.

Be sure to check in on the snow fun created by the CCEE Team:

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Birch and Crane Sympathy - KSS

Today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a masculine sympathy card featuring stamps from Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Icy Pond, and 3 Step Honey Bunny. The crane in the foreground is a die cut by Impression Obsession.

My sympathy card has been entered in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Challenge 193-AnythingGoes w/Optional Twist- Totally Technical (masking and multi layer stamping)

Come and Get It Challenges - No Designer Paper

Alphabet Challenge - W for Winter Walk

See more inspired Kitchen Sink designs:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CCEE1703 - Black and Cream

This week our CCEE hostess, Vicky Gould, has requested that we create black and cream (ivory) cards.  We could use die cuts, punches, or stamps as long as the cards are black and cream!

My card was created for a very special friend who turned 105 last Saturday! How awesome is that?

Stamps: Stipple Rose and Happy Birthday, Everyone
by Stampin' Up

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Year - New Direction - KSS

With the beginning of a new year, I thought I would take a break from the 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs I have been creating for Kitchen Sink Stamps, and try something new for a bit. That being said, I am going to use 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays to create some cards with interesting folds. Many of them have been around for a long time, and I just haven't taken the time to give them a try. Some of them are new to me and may be to you as well.

Today's tri-fold design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was inspired by my talented and crafty friend, Kim of Katydid Cards. The Pluto card seen in this post from her blog was the inspiration for my KSS New Year's card.

I worked with a 12 inch x 5.5 inch piece of blue cardstock scored at 3", 4.5" , 7.5" and 9". The card folds flat to fit in a 6"x 6" envelope.

Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets

Multi Step Snowy Cabin
Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees
Multi Step Icy Pond

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge - Sequins, Rhinestones and Glitter

Today's card was created for the Sequins, Rhinestones and Glitter Challenge on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week. I used some of the new Altenew stamps I got for Christmas this year!

Stamps: Peony Bouquet and Happy by Altenew