Thursday, September 30, 2010
I started with the invitation. Visited my local Scrapbook Store, The Crop Shop for the perfect paper. I try and pick some solids along with patterned paper. (Can't go wrong with Bo Bunny)
Shadowbox frame is from Joanns. I cut the background papers on my Cricut using SCAL Software and files from SVG Cuts. I added dimension under the scallop shapes and invite and finished it off with my brown and orange goodies from Creative Charms.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper Cosmo Cricket, Punch/Scissors Fiskars, Alphas American Crafts, It's A Boy Felts/Epoxy Brads Creative Charms, Gem Stickers Creative Charms)
The felt boat accent is from the "It's a Boy" set. I love the idea of taking this from something "baby" to a whole new level. Then I sprinkled some additional gems around the card just like I showed you in my "Bling it Up" post from July.
This card is super simple. I simply added french knots for eyes and pop dotted the ducks on my card. This card follows the rule of 3's I tend to subconsciously follow when I scrapbook or make cards. First I tend to embellish in 3's (or odd numbers) and second I weighted the design elements to the bottom third of the card. This could easily be repeated with any element and greeting.
(Supplied Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper from Cosmo Cricket, Pinking Sheers IKEA, Alphas from October Afternoon/Basic Grey, Gem Stickers Creative Charms, Playtime Boy Felts & Epoxy Stickers)
This is my favorite card from the group. I like the idea of using this card for a 16th birthday or changing out the greeting to say "Congratulations", the card would be perfect for the new driver in your life. Notice how I used the gem stickers in all the sizes this gives the card flow and interest.
I hope you have a great Wednesday. Happy Crafting :)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
One of the greatest parts about being on this team is being able to choose which embellishments we'd like to work with each month. I decided that for this month I'd like to work with some of the beautiful pearls and vintage brads in the shop.
Here is the card I created:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Job Title : Design Team
Job Description : Monday, September 13 – Friday, October 1, 2010
When: Monday, September 13, 2010 – Friday, October 1, 2010
Note: Creative Charms is looking to expand their design team. If you enjoy scrapbooking, card making and/or creating altered items this call is for you! We are looking for experienced designers to create projects for our blog (www.creative-charms.blogspot.com) for at least a 3 month term. Each Designer will be required to post at least once a month (based on a set schedule), promote special on their personal blogs & social network sites & upload projects to online galleries. Designers will be compensated with $30 of Creative Charms (www.creativecharms.com) product each month (there are additional incentives for publications).
Please send us the following:
· Your location (US Only)
· Images of your 3 best projects
· Link to your blog
· List of current and past design teams
· List of any publication (when & where)
Please send the above to: email@example.com with DT Call in the subject line. This call is open only to US residents only
Contact Info : firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate the fifth annual World Card Making Day on October 2, 2010! We’re holding a special card contest and want to see your never-before-published cards in the categories below. We will award 20 winners a prize package containing the latest card making products from some of the hottest manufacturers. The retail value of each prize package totals over $600! Winners will also have the opportunity to be published in the March/April 2011 issue of Paper Crafts magazine.
How to enter:
(1) Create an original card for any of these five occasions:
- Christmas/Season’s Greetings
- Hello/Thinking of You
- Thank You
The contest is open to all individuals, except winners of the 2009 World Card Making Day Card Contest.
Entries must be postmarked by October 11, 2010. All entries will be judged equally based on overall appearance, creativity, and execution.
Multiple entries in several categories is permitted, but you may only win in one category. We will award four (4) winning cards per category, for a total of (20) winners.
Each winner will receive product from these 19 sponsors:
NIKKI SIVILS SCRAPBOOKER
PAPER CRAFTS MAGAZINE
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES (3L)
THE ORIGINAL SCRAPBOX
UNITY STAMP COMPANY
For more information go to their posting at: http://www.papercraftsmag.com/contests/2010-world-card-making-day.html
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Vintage Poppies with Pearl Brads - CINNAMON
Deal of the Month
Gradient Gem Sticker - BLUE
I also made a little card, again using my Deal of the Month and Webster's Pages Petite Papers from the Lullaby Lane collection. For the "O" letter, I used on the the big round epoxy stickers and popped it out with a pop dot :)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I love being able to mix and match products and I love how Creative Charms allows me to add just the right amount of special touches to my projects that help finalize the look!
Take a look at this project I created using:
Red Vintage Poppies with Pearl Brads
Blue Vintage Brads
White Gradient Pearl Sticker
I used a bunch of my favorite techniques in this project and loved how smoothly and seamlessly I could integrate Creative Charms products into it!
Thanks for stopping by! Now get scrapping!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
(Other Supplies Used: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned Papers: Sassafras Lass, Cardstock Stic,kers: Sassafras Lass, Alphabet Stickers: Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket)
Monday, September 20, 2010
The awesome Deal of the Month has so much fun stuff in it! I used some of the fun felt shapes from the "It's a Girl" felt pack, and I just love the fun brads that are also included. I layered two of the brads along with buttons, die-cut paper and felt, to make these flower centers:
Along with the fun baby goodies in the Deal of the Month, I also used Pink Gradient Gems, a sparkled flower (which I replaced the center of with a pink gem), the fun polka dot ribbon, and the Gradient Pearls.
I also made a card to go with the gift, using another of the It's a Girl brads, more ribbon and a few more gradient gems.
I hope you've enjoyed this project! You just can't beat the Deal of the Month, so grab it while it lasts!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Here's a look at the pack of chipboard stickers that I made these cards with...
Hope this gives you some fun ideas on how to get a lot of use out of one pack of fantastic chipboard from Creative Charms! Have a great day, Charity
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I can't tell you how excited I was when I opened my package from Creative Charms and saw some of the yummy new Christmas products. Christmas cards are some of my absolute favorite projects to make. I used some of the Christmas Twinkle Stickers to create this card. I then pulled out a Velvet Poppy and a Vintage Flower Button.
I also worked on a layout about my youngest DDs this weekend. I couldn't resist pulling out some of my Creative Charms pretties to add a bit of sparkle to this layout.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
- Scrap Pink Crop
- Saturday, September 25th 10am - 7 pm
- $20 ($10 will be donated back to breast cancer research)
- Includes: table space, use of equipment, snacks and beverages, give-aways and dinner
- Location: Crop Shop - Greensburg, PA 724-832-3004
- Save the Girls Scrap Pink
- October 1 - 3
- Scrappin Creations; 495-6 Town Center Place; Columbia, SC 803-419-5200
Monday, September 13, 2010
Hi, it's Diane with a special fall gift set to share. I have been waiting for a chance to use some of the beautiful vintage embellishments in fall colors and now that the season is changing the time is right. This embellished candle would make a nice hostess present for an autumn dinner party and the card coordinates to make a lovely set.
I used the Vintage Poppies in Cinnamon for both the card and the candle. On the card, I replaced the pearl brad in the center with one of the flowers from the 3D vintage brad - antique flower medley and on the candle I used a vintage sequin flower with pearl center for the center of the velvet poppy.
I wrapped the candle with two rows of Brown Velvet Ric Rac vintage ribbon and placed two of the vintage layered flowers on either side of the vintage poppy. The candle is real wax but is battery operated for safety so there is no need to worry about any fire hazard when you embellish the candle.
The card base is dark green Bazzill textured cardstock, the first layer is copper metallic cardstock from a DCWV stack and the top layer was printed on the new Cricut Imagine machine (it is a sample from the make and take at CHA). The "Thank You" was cut with the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.
If you would like step by step instructions, please visit my blog, Capadia Designs.
Friday, September 10, 2010