Country Home Hello – Card Swap

Welcome back to a new week, friends, I hope your weekend was grand! Last month, I participated in my demonstrator group’s “Pre-Order Holiday Catalog Card Swap”.

Over the course of five weeks, I am going to be sharing with you the swap cards that I received back.  Today I will kick it off with my swap that I made. My card is CASED from page 42 of the Holiday Catalog featuring the Country Lane Suite found on pages 42-43 of the Holiday Catalog. I kicked it up a few notches by adding a Crumb Cake cardstock base, Galvanized Clip, and the 3/16″ Braided Linen Thread.

Hand Delivered Shoebox Swap

Hello, friends!  I have been a little MIA lately, we are still dealing with Mr. Wonderful’s health issues and I am just really burnt out with life/work and it doesn’t leave me much time for stamping.  Wowza, that was a fast weekend!  I attended my adoptive demonstrator group meeting yesterday and this was my swap card.  I love making cards that have a unique fold and this is a “z-fold” but it is vertical, I usually make mine horizontal.

Dimensions & Instructions

  • Rich Razzleberry: 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score at 5-1/2″ and 8-1/4″.  Then fold into a “z” with the fold at the bottom
  • Share What you Love Specialty DSP: 4″ x 2-1/2″ and adhere to the bottom cardstock panel
  • Old Olive: 3″ x 8″ and score at 4″ and fold.  Adhere to inside the Rich Razzleberry base
  • Whisper White: 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″; you are cutting two of these
  • Rich Razzleberry (Share What you Love Specialty DSP): 1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Ink and punch it out using the Classic Label Punch.  Then adhere to the Rich Razzleberry (Share What you Love Specialty DSP) strip.  Adhere to the bottom of the Old Olive panel using double layer of dimesnionals (to hold flap down)
  • Finish off the greeting by adhering a silver adhesive-backed rose
  • Add a few Clear Rhinestone Jewels

Beautiful Peacock

I will be honest with you, I was on the fence with this stamp set but when I started to use it, I really enjoyed it!  I used the “rock and roll” technique for the “feathers”.  Did you notice that feathers are so versatile too, as they can be used as a flourish or swirl!  Can’t wait to create something fun with it.  I love when a stamp set can be used for other things.

Merry Cafe Gift Card Holder

Hey friends, and happy Monday.  How was your weekend? I had a 5-day weekend and it was so relaxing and I sure got a lot done!  Today’s project is a fun gift card holder, I love how simple this was to make and the rustic country charm feel of it. I added the dimensions below just in case you wanted to make your own.  Enjoy!!!

CARDSTOCK CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

  • Whisper White: 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 4-1/4″ and 8-1/2″; 2-1/2″ x 3″
  • Real Red: 1-3/4″ x 2″ and scrap
  • Early Espresso: scrap
  • Quilted Christmas DSP: 1-1/2″ x 4″ and 4″ x 4″

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Painted Harvest – I am Thankful for You!

Welcome back to a new week, friends, I hope your weekend was grand!  Monday sure came around way to quickly over here…but then again, when doesn’t it?!  Here is a quick card that I made that was inspired by Lisa Curcio.

 

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Merry Cafe

Happy Hump day, we are half way to the weekend!  I am loving this card for it colors and the super yummy texture of the embossing folder.  It is perfect for the fall like weather we are experiencing in Southern California!

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Creating Pretty Cards Sketch (CPC77)

I am participating in another monthly card challenge, Creating Pretty Cards at Craft Project Central. Here is sketch #77 and the sample card:

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!

This month’s sketch challenge was designed by Buffy Cooper, and you can find her easy-to-follow tutorial HERE.  I hope that you will create a card for the challenge!  Did you know . . . For every ten cards submitted, Craft Project Central will pick one winner of a FREE one-month subscription!  The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice!  Head on over to Craft Project Central to learn more and submit your creation!!

Here is my card creation based on sketch #77.  I am using a few things from the Painted Autumn Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  I love the bold, water-colored images of the DSP and now with the cooler fall like weather we are having in Southern California, it seems fitting to make a fall card.  I love how it turned out, hope you enjoy it too!

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