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Tag Gate Card for Father’s Day

Welcome to a new challenge by Our Daily Bread Designs. This week our theme is Father’s Day. If you have browsed my blog lately you’ve noticed I am sharing male cards every Tuesday. The new collection at ODBD includes amazing products for male cards and that motivated me to go back to designing more male cards… I plan to design at least one a month (hope I can keep it up).

ODBD stamps used: Good Man
ODBD dies used: Flourished Star PatternLayered Lacey Squares Dies, Sunburst Background
ODBD paper used: Vintage Ephemera Collection

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC243 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 21, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

I invite you to visit my teammates and check out what they created for the challenge! I know you will be inspired!

Elizabeth Whisson
Robin Clendenning
Diana Nguyen
Paula Bigelow
Chris Olsen

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you again soon! 
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Celebrating ODBD Scripture Blog Hop!

We are celebrating Our Daily Bread Designs 7th year anniversary this week! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ODBD! Today we start off with our first blog hop! The design team has created beautiful samples inspired in ODBD’s Scripture Collection stamp sets! I created a folding screen (accordion) card using a verse from Scripture Collection 11.

I used ODBD stamps, dies and papers to create this shabby chic card. I made some flowers inked softly with sprays, added pretty die cuts and a few delicate pearls and rhinestones. This card measures 5 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ closed and 5 1/2″ by 10 1/2″ opened. It fits an A2 envelope perfectly but once opened it stands on it’s own and looks very delicate and elegant.

I chose this verse because I find that it contains a very important truth for the modern church and the global society. More and more people are being overwhelmed with information and situations that defy their faith in God. It’s important to remember that the truths written in the Bible are universal truths that will never fail to those who follow them. He is God and there is no other.

Our Daily Bread Designs lets us share the word of God through encouraging Christian stamp sets. This company has blessed us with it’s products for 7 years now! Wow! I hope you can join me and my DT sisters as we celebrate this anniversary!

We would love to have you join us in sharing your projects using an ODBD Scripture. Whether it be cards with fun folds, CAS, cards using techniques, scrapbook pages or home decor items, we would love to see the projects you create using ODBD Scripture stamps. To enter, simply create your project using an ODBD Scripture, then add your permalink to the InLinkz found at the bottom of the post found HERE by Saturday, March 21, 2015. Seven random winners will be chosen from all entries to receive a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate to the ODBD store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps found in the “stamps column” of the website. Winners will be posted on the ODBD blog on Sunday, March 22, 2015, so please be sure to check there to see if you have won.

I invite you to visit the DT blogs for more ideas and inspiration:

Thanks so much for your visit! Have a great week and don’t forget to stop by on Tuesday for yet another blog hop and more prizes!

I’m sharing my card with:
Mod Squad Challenge – Flowers
Card Mania – Spring

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Have you thought of me?

This week’s challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such is Thoughtful using the range of colors from the inspiration photo (see here). There are so many pretty colors on the photo, chances are you will be inspired instantly! Adding sentiments such as “Thinking of you”, “In my thoughts”, “Here for you” and more would certainly be fitting for the challenge. There is still time to join so I hope you can share your  creation with us in the next couples of days. I went for a “thinking of you” card combined with a Valentine’s theme.

I embellished the front of the card with handmade flowers. Crepe paper works wonderful for flowers and though you have to be very careful while you make them it’s oh so worth it. I sponged the petals edges with dark ink and sprayed the center with lighter tones. This gave the flowers an organic, vintage look.

When you open this pretty card you are welcomed by a 3D, pop-up Eiffel Tower! I actually cut four flaps on each side of the card with an exacto knife to adhere the towers. I added another cupid and a Thinking of you sentiment from my stamp set Parisian Postcard to the tower to finish the design!

For even more details on how I made my card, please visit Classy Cards ‘n Such. Many of the supplies used to make this card are linked below and you can get 10% off if your CCNS order them using my code Gracie-10.

I hope you liked my card for today! I will be back on Saturday with a new card. Until then!

I’m sharing my card with:
Mod Squad Challenge – Pop-Up Card

Creative Knockouts – Floral Delight
In the Pink – Love is in the Air
Red Rubber Inspirationals – So Sentimental
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper – Embossing 

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Our Daily Bread Designs – December Release

A new month is here and I’m delighted to let you know that once more I’ve been invited to join Our Daily Bread Designs for their new release! I’m having a great time creating with the beautiful new collections of dies and stamps, and I’m beyond thankful!

Today the design team has a wonderful array of samples to inspire you. I have two cards to share with you all.

For my first card, I made a large rosette by die cutting two frames with the Flourished Star Pattern, then cutting them in halves vertically, scoring each piece and finally adhering the pieces together.

I also die cut four Gilded Gates to create two borders for the background of the card. Finally I stamped one of the many lovely sentiments from the Mini Tags clear stamp set on a mini tag die cut, which I mounted on a larger coordinating tag label.

Supplies
Mini Tags die set
Gilded Gate die set
Flourished Star Pattern die set
Mini Tag Sentiments stamp set
The Gate stamp set
Christmas Paper Collection 2014

My second creation is a step card. I used craft metal for the gorgeous Gilded Gate die cuts. I used five gate die cuts, that I adhered together to cover the front of the first step. The second step was decorated with part of a Vintage Flourish Pattern frame. The final step was covered with a layer die cut with the largest frame from the recently released Flourished Star Pattern. I also added two coordinating Vintage Flourish Pattern labels that make the new sentiment from The Gate stamp set stand out nicely. I decorated the labels with some flourish die cuts on each side, but these are actually one little flourish label from the same set that I cut in half and adhered behind the silver label.

Supplies
Gilded Gate die set
Flourished Star Pattern die set
Vintage Flourish Pattern die set
The Gate stamp set
Patriotic Collection paper pack
Christmas Paper Collection 2014

GIVEAWAY
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the “stamps column” of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until December 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Make sure to leave a comment on each of the teammates blogs listed below:

Julie * Chris * Cathy * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Paula * Angie * Lisa * Audrey * Silke * Wanda * Grace * Gracie (you are here)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my two cards today! Remember that all the supplies used are listed and linked to the store. For more about the new release click here.

I invite you to follow me by email or join this site so you don’t miss any the projects I’ll be sharing throughout the month with you, using this gorgeous new release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

PS: Thanks for all your kind words and encouraging comments!

I’d like to share my cards with:
Hiding in my Craft Room – Anything Goes

Craft-Dee Bowz – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes 

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Pears & Flowers Step Card

You may know by now that I try to make time to create projects for some of my favorite challenges. I particularly enjoy the challenges back at the Mod Squad Challenge. This week the host is Lee… She is a great host… Love her! She challenged us to use something with a Fruit or Harvest theme… Yes, it’s a Fruitful Harvest challenge!

I really wanted to create something special for Lee, so I took my time. Here is my design:

I stamped and heat embossed the flowers and two pears in gold. The first are from Flourishes’ Over the Garden Gate stamp set, and the last are from Inky Antics’ Holy Spirit’s Fruit.

I colored the images with alcohol markers. Next I fuzzy cut and sponged them with a little Distress Ink in Peeled Paint.

I also heat embossed a sentiment from Flourishes’ Spring Bouquet stamp set. I die cut the sentiment with Spellbinders French Frills set and sponged it very lightly, also with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I embellished the label altering another label from Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags One. I cut the fancy label in three parts and adhered the pieces to the back of the stamped label, showing only the filigree edges.

The flowers were embellished with another altered die cut from Spellbinders Frosty Forms set. It is a Chistmas set but the round filigree label it includes actually matches the design nicely. I cut the label in half and added it around the fuzzy cut flowers.

 

My card base was layered with Carta Bella’s Hello Again paper pad. I did sponge the layers too with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, to give it sort the same tone. And finally I added the flowers on the tallest step, the two pears on the second step and the sentiment label on the front. To finish my design I added a few Baby Pearls – LeCreme.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and that you found my mini tutorial useful. I had fun making this card and I hope Lee likes it a lot!

If you have any questions about my card, feel free to leave a comment below. I thank you as always for stopping by.

GIVEAWAY: For a chance to win my current blog candy click here.


This card is also participating in:
Summer Colors – Bunny Zoe’s Crafts
Flowers – Dream Valley Challenges
Three of a Kind – The Crazy Challenge 
Anything Goes + Alcohol Markers – MarkerPOP
Stamps + Markers – Stamplorations

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Vintage Double Fold Halloween Card

Hello everyone! Welcome to my final post for this month’s amazing partnership between Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages. We have certainly had so much fun creating our projects, and I hope we’ve inspired you with everything we’ve shared too!

Today I have a vintage, double fold Halloween card, using sweet Halloween images from Altered Pages, and chipboard elements from Sin City Stamps.


Main Supplies
Sin City Stamps Alice in Wonderland Chipboard Book 
Sin City Stamps Chicken wire with Butterflies sheet Chipboard
Sin City Stamps  Love of Butterflies Plate of Rubber
Altered Pages Vintage Halloween Collage
Altered Pages Antique Halloween Collage
Altered Pages Halloween 1950s Collage
Altered Pages Bright Green Cardstock 8.5 x 11
Altered Pages Bright Orange Cardstock 8.5 x 11
Altered Pages NIJI Oil pastels
Altered Pages SKULL Ribbons
Other
White linen, light brown Leather textured, and beige Feuille carstocks
Light brown burlap ribbon
Copper and Clear embossing powders
Distress Inks in: Old Paper, Vintage Photo and embossing
Color Box white pigment ink
Patterned papers from my stash
Small wood clothespin
Vintage gold button
Various adhesives

As you can see, every side of the card was matted and embellished, except for one, which was left that way in order to write a message to the recipient.

TUTORIAL
To learn how to make this card click here, Start the Guide linked below and follow each step.

If you have any questions about this project, don’t hesistate to contact me through a comment.

I do hope you enjoyed seeing my card. If you’d like to make a card like this, and would like to purchase the products I used, click on the linked supples listed above.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Until next time!

This card is participating in:
Halloween – Amusing Challenge
Sketch – Stamplorations

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Accordion Bookmark Card

Hello and welcome to a new post for Ewe-N-Me Printables! As always, my mission is to inspire you to use your digital files in a creative, original way. Today, I’m using Bookmarks – Bring Flowers. I like the floral design these bookmarks have and I loved the fact that in the file you get when you purchase it, the bookmarks are next to each other, which makes this project really easy to make.

I printed the file twice, scored as shown above and adhered one of the images to the back of the other. That way the floral images show in any direction one opens the card.

To finish the design I added some ribbon, stamps, die cuts and fused string pearl beads on top, instead of the usual ribbon.

I really hope you enjoyed this project! Please visit the store and check out the infinite amount of digital files available… I know you’ll find something you like at a very affordable price! If you’d like to purchase this specific image, click here.

If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment here or at my blog.

Thanks for your visit!

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Faux Album Card – Cardabilities #102

Hello there! Are you ready for a new Cardabilities sketch? I enjoyed working with sketch #102 very much, I think it is a very elegant one. 

Materials
Spellbinders: Gold Circles One, Rose Creations, Bitty Blossoms, Timeless Rectangles, Venetian embossing folder, Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
Stampendous – Spanish Greetings, Spanish Invite
Inks: Ranger – Distress inks in Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick. Embossing Ink. Memento ink – Lulu Lavender. Brilliance ink – Pearlescent Beige
Inkadinkado embossing powder in silver
Zap heat tool
Adhesives: UHU all purpose adhesive, Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Elmer’s glue all.
Merletto paper cord in lilac
Other generic materials
5/8″ gross grain ribbon in lilac
Cardstock: Metallic in lilac and soft pink, Linen in white, Leather textured in white, pink and peach, Eggshell in white.
Fused string pearl beads in ivory
Pearl stamens in pink

This birthday card was made to look like an album. It has an inside pocket to add gift cards or any other goodies. I worked a lot with metallic papers and dry embossing. TIP: I sprayed the metallic cardstock with body spray (that’s right!), the alcohol in it helps to wear out the shimmer and the paper embosses better too. The flowers were handmade using different techniques to give them a very organic look.

A lot of distress inks were used, but in a subtle way. The spanish sentiments (‘May God Bless You’ and ‘Happy Birthday’) where heat embossed in silver. And the final touches included pearl stamens, fused string pearls and ribbon.

I hope you like my card and that you find this sketch fun to work with. Please join us at Cardabilities for a chance to win a featured designer spot during the next reveal.

Before I go, I’d like to share that Cardabilities is having 
a DT Call right now. For details click here.


Reminder: Don’t forget to stop by my latest giveaway post and comment for a chance to win my newest paper pack, here.

Thanks for your visit.

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes – Sweet ‘n Sassy
Anything Goes – Docerela Creations

The MacGyver Challenge – AAA Cards
Used: paper string, corrugated paper for flowers, 
plastic fused string pearl beads, 
stamps from Stampendous, and 
punched holes on card

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Folding Screen Card

Hi! It’s nice to be back with a new project. I have had some ideas in mind for a card, and today I was able to make it. It’s actually an accordion card, but it has a little twist, it’s made to look like a folding screen. 

I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to join some of my favorite challenges, and I went ahead and used some elements to inspire my design: A photo from House of Cards, A color combo from Our Daily Bread (white on white), and a theme from Craft Hoarders Anonymous (fun fold).

I decided I wanted to capture the white elements of this image, the basket’s lattice and the florals. There so much texture to it. I really like it.

Also, I wanted to use a verse stamp from ODBD: “He makes all things beautiful in His time” from the set Faith, because I like it so very much.

Materials
Dies: Spellbinders – A2 Matting Basics A, Adorning Squares, French Frills, Majestic Lables Twenty-Five, Classic Decorative Inserts Three, Classic Edges Two, Labels Four, Small Lables, Fancy Lattice, Carnation Creations, Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Xcut – Leafy Flourishes
Marvy Uchida Jumbo Punch, butterfly
Making Memories Paper – Wedding
Our Daily Bread Stamps – Faith
Brilliance ink (used to emboss with definition)

Inkadinkado embossing powder in Silver Starlight
Zap! heat tool
Merletto crystals
Adheseves: Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Elmer’s Glue-All, Uhu glue stick
Other generic materials
Eggshell white cardstock
Vellum
2″ one sided lace
3″ Rough edge burlap ribbon in white
7/8″ satin ribbon
1 7/8″ tulle ribbon

This card is 4 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ when closed and 11″ long when opened. For the front of the card I cut a frame and layered it with a vellum lattice die cut. I also added a bunch of elements, starting with lace and a border. Then on the side I attached some white carnations, a vellum butterfly, strips of burlap, a flourish, a dress form, tulle ribbon and a bow. All the shapes are die cuts, except for the butterfly which is actually a punch.

For the inside of the card, I layered one side with burlap ribbon and added the heat embossed sentiment, embellished with an Eiffel Towel die cut and another vellum butterfly. For the other side I created a pocket and fancy tag.

Last but not least, the folding screen’s little legs were made using a label die, and that gave the design a nice touch. All the textures and shapes used give this card a lot of interest. During the process of making it, I realized it was going to end up being a wedding or anniversary card. It’s an actual challenge to make a white on white card that does not look like one of those (something I’d like to achieve).

This was a fun, fun project to make, and I’m glad it turned out like I had planned. I hope you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

PS: Don’t forget to stop by my giveaway post (here) and leave a comment. Winners will be announced on Saturday. Thanks. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

A little add-on: I want to dedicate this card to Lee from Mod Squad Challenge… Happy Anniversary Lee! 

This card is participating in:
Photo Inspiration – House of Cards

Fold It! – Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Scripture Spotlight – Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
White on White – ODBD 
Happy Anniversary – Mod Squad Challenge 
Add-on 11.06.14:
Use your dies – Scrapbooker PhD
Love and Marriage – The Crafting Cafe  
Anything Goes with a handmade bow – Craft-Dee Bowz

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HIMCR05NSD – Thank You

Hello again! This is the last challenge of the day on Hiding in my Craft Room, the Design Team has made a great effort and has had a lot of fun creating all these projects and celebrating National Scrapbooking Day. I’m so glad you could stop by every hour to check out our work and our challenges.

And to close this celebration, we want to say thank you to all of you for your support and kind comments. Also, our last challenge is to create a thank you card or gift.

The sponsor is 
A Day for Daisies

A lucky winner will receive
a $12 Gift Certificate to their store!
I had the chance to use one of their gorgeous images, Vintage Poppy Cluster. So nice to work with! Please take a look at what I created with it:

Materials
Stamps:
A Day for Daisies – Vintage Poppy Cluster
Stampendous – Spanish Grettings
Spellbinders:
– Large Labels
– Grand Large Labels
– Gold Labels Four
– Ornamental Iron embossing folder
– Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Spectrum Noir markers – Reds
Staedtler markers – light brown
Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper
Merletto crystals

Bazic two sided tape and foam tape

Other generic materials
Textured cardstock in light brown and red
Eggshell cardstock in white
Feuille cardstock in sand beige
3/8″ gross grain ribbon in light brown
1/4″ gold edge satin ribbon in old gold
Vintage button
This is an A2 gate card with a thank you tag included in a hidden pocket. I started by dry embossing the card base front (both sides of the gate). I layered it with three Classic Labels and two Gold Labels Four on the right. I used the ‘out of the box’ techique with the top layer, so some petals and stems were left outside the label. When adhering this last layer, I left one side unattached so that I could use that space as a pocket for my tag. All these layers were adhered to the top side of the gate, so to speak. I added some crystals, ribbon, and a double bow with a vintage button to finish my design.

I hope you  like my card and that you can join at least one of our NSD challenges. They will be open for a week, so you have time to link up your project! 

For more inspiration please visit my teammates’ blogs:
Kathy Up in the Night with Kat
Samantha Designs by Sammy
Gracie CHGraciellie Design (You are here)
Nancy Design Inventions
Melanie Afternoon Scrapper
Lisa LJ Creations
Jennie Jenscrapstoo
Sue Sue’s Paper Crafts
Lena Lena’s Creations
I can’t say thank you enough for stopping by and supporting my DT participations today. I also want to congratulate my teammates for all the projects they created! 
Remember this celebration is for you too, so stop by Hiding in my Craft Room and enter your project to our challenges for a chance to win one of our five giveaways! There’s even a $100 prize! I’m looking forward to seeing your project!

Have a sweet weekend and stay creative. Happy National Scrapbooking Day to all!

This card is participating in:
 
Simon Wednesday Challenge

Anything Goes
Docerela Stamps