Daily Archives: October 6, 2012

ODBD October Challenge with OWH


The Operation Write Home / Our Daily Bread Design Challenge for October is to make a card using circles. I have a set of fabulous vintage embellishment stamps that have loads of different buttons plus a Circle Trio Sizzlit that several of the designs fit on. I also just got this monster stamp set that I love and another set with a True Love sentiment that is perfect for this idea. Let’s see how we can put this all together.

White cardstock base, Wausau fleck card front.
Monsters: Recollections – My Little Monsters
True Love: TPC Studio – Hugs and Kisses
Button: Inkadinkado – Buttons
Sizzix Sizzlit – Circle Trio

My only issue was drawing the strings for the balloons. I wish I’d done it more cleanly. Still totally cute.

Paper Smooches World Card Making Day One Layer Challenge


In honor of World Card Making Day, the blog at Paper Smooches has several challenges going. One is to make a single layer card using stamping.

Let me clarify – I just started making cards and have no stamping ability. It takes me 5 tries to simply get a simple sentiment evenly stamped, let alone an entire image. I am a hoarder of things however and even though I had no use for them at the time, I’ve had vintage look postage cling stamps for a couple of years. I’m not even sure who made them – I bought them through a destash listing on Etsy.  Here we go –

White cardstock base and cardfront. Vintage stamp – ?, Sentiment from TPC Studio Secret Garden Set, paper antiqued with Ink It Up in Walnut, stamped in Craft Smart Black. Organza ribbon in black.

I antiqued the paper, stamped the sentiment, masked that off and then stamped the whole card. I pulled off the masked bit and then added organza ribbon to the top and bottom.

Paper Smooches World Card Making Day Pink Challenge


In honor of World Card Making Day, the blog at Paper Smooches has several challenges going. One is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month – make a card using pink.

The info regarding the layout of this card is in the previous post.

White cardstock base, Wausau fleck for cardfront, textured cardstock in black, pink paper is from Making Memories Boho Chic Olivia, sentiment is from TPC Studio Secret Garden Set, black organza ribbon.

(This also counts toward my Kara uses a 6×6 pack of paper to make cards. Here’s the first post in this series,  the second, the third and the fourth. This card puts me at 31.)


World Card Making Day Bloghop


I literally started making cards one month ago. Really and truly – I started the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. I got well into it though, so much so that I sent seventy one cards to Operation Write Home a week ago. Card making is fun and I enjoy the exercise it gives the creative bits of my brain but let me tell you – I was holiday carded out. I’m good with Love, Miss You etc but give me a specific theme and I’m done at one or two cards.

I went shopping yesterday though and found some stamp sets at a HUGE discount and they sparked my holiday card interest again. I don’t have many sets as I’m more into stamping sentiments at the moment.

Anyway, found a great set of stamps from TPC Studio called Christmas Silhouettes. I love the Merry Christmas that’s included with it but it’s more elegant than anything I’d done before. I started playing around with scraps and came upon this layout and thought “Oh, I like this one very much.”

Then I tried other papers and I still liked it. 🙂

White cardstock base, Wausau fleck cardstock front and sentiment, textured cardstock in black, patterned paper from DCWV Christmas pack.

In looking at OWH Sketches after the fact, It’s close to Sketch 33 if you rotate it. I love this one because it’s layered but not overdone and could easily be accented with ribbon or twine.

My black layers are 4.25″ x 2″. The sentiment is stamped on .5″ wide paper. The black layer under that is 3″ x 1″.

Happy cardmaking. 🙂