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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

 

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HIMCR04NSD – Use a Critter

Hi! I’m back for our fourth challenge of the day at Hiding in my Craftroom’s National Scrapbooking Day celebration. And we’re challenged to use a critter! It can be any critter: furry, creepy, crawly, or one that flies; it can be cute, pretty, or otherwise! Again any project is welcome!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

 
One lucky winner will receive

3 Sweet N Sassy digital images!

I had the opportunity to pick an image from SNSS that I really enjoyed working with, called Birds and Roses. And this is how I incorporated it on my card: 

Materials
Sweet n’ Sassy stamps – Birds and Roses, Vintage Seed Packet
Spellbinders:
– Gold Circles One
– Classic Circles
– Gold Elements One
Papers:
Shery K. Designs – Victoria Super Mega Pack
Haj Designs – Gorgeous Roses
Brilliance pigment ink in Coffee Bean
Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper
Ranger embossing ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Pearlescent
Spectrum Noir markers – Pinks, Reds
Staedtler markers – greens, light browns, yellow
UHU glue stick
Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Merletto Crystals
Other generic materials
Textured cardstock in light pink
Feuille cardstock in sand beige
Specialty cardstock in pearlescent soft pink
Eggshell cardstock in white
5/8″ gross grain ribbon in sand beige
This is an A2 gate card I made using a sketch from Gloria Stengel. I wanted to give this card a cottage country feel to it, to match the lovely image. The front consists of 3 layers and ribbon. Each side of the gate card was layered exactly the same to give the illusion of one same layer. Once that was done, I attached various elements to the left side of the gate, starting with a square made of the largest die from Gold Elements One (cut in half and attached together again to form the square). On top of it I placed my framed image and the little banner and sentiment. To finish the card I added some crystals and a double bow with long tails.

I hope you enjoyed this card too. Please stop by Hiding in my Craft Room and join our celebration.

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’ll be back in an hour for our very last challenge of the day! See you then!

This card is participating in

Sketch Challenge with a Twist
(Old: card base, polka dot paper / New: Stamps, 5/8″ ribbon)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Birds
Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps 

Anything Goes 

Simon Wednesday Challenge
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HIMCR03NSD – Holiday Catch Up!

Hello again! It is quite a celebration we are having at Hiding in my Craft Room! I’m here for our 3rd. challenge of the day: Holiday Catch Up. This is a great opportunity to create a much needed project for a holiday. Whether you didn’t have the chance to make it on time, or whether you want to start working on some future holiday projects, any occasion is welcome: Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, Halloween, 4th of July, etc. And of course it can be anything from a scrapbook page, to a card, a mixed media project, and more…

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Laurie from HIMCR

hidinginmycraftroom.com
TWO WINNERS  
will have a chance to win 
two Cricut Cartridges: 
Robot Party and Space Party!

I didn’t have enough time to make a christian Easter card, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do just that. 

Materials
Spellbinders:
– Majestic Labels Twenty-Five
– Damask Motifs
– Adorning Squares
– Grand Calibur die cutting machine
ODBD stamps – Faith
Brilliance pigment ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Silver Starlight
Zap! heating tool
Merletto crystals
Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Other generic materials
Eggshell cardstock in white
Specialty pearlescent cardstock in soft blue
Specialty embossed paper in silver gray
7/8″ gross grain ribbon in light gray

This 4 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ card was made combining many different dies in alternative ways. The very first layer in blue is actually a rectangular die, I cut in half and overlapped to create a nice square frame.

The next layer, in gray, is the largest die from Adorning Squares. Now with the following layer, in blue, I also did some alternative overlapping to create a medallion. Using the largest die from Damask Motifs, I die cut 4 damasks and overlapped them. I suggest using the perforation close to the center as a reference.
Before I adhered all these layers together I crossed a piece of gray ribbon vertically. In order to do that I had to cut the medallion on two ends, as marked below.
The final step is the center square label, where I heat embossed this beautiful verse. I have a tip for you on how to heat emboss very intricate stamps. Turns out this ODBD stamp has a very small, detailed and fine font and it is a rubber stamp. I was never able to stamp it neatly with embossing ink. Once the embossing powder melted it would spread and the sentiment wasn’t as defined. So after trying different techniques, I finally found a way to heat emboss the sentiment perfectly, using pigment ink. In my case I used specifically Brilliance pigment ink in black, but because it won’t stay wet as long as a regular embossing ink, you need to apply your embossing powder faster. The result, impeccably heat embossed sentiments. To finish my design I added some crystals.
I really like this verse and every time I read it, it reminds me of a song from Third Day (here).

I enjoyed making this card so much! I hope you like it and feel inspired to join this challenge. All you need to do is visit Hiding in my Craftroom and link your creation.

For more inspiration please check out my teammates’ designs: 

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
Thanks so much for stopping by! See you in an hour for a new challenge…

This card is participating in:
Simon Wednesday Challenge
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National Scrapbooking Day Sneak Peeks!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. I have been working long hours, designing many projects for my Design Teams. And today I wanted to stop by to invite you all to our series of challenges and giveaways taking place this Saturday at Hiding in my Craft Room.

To create some expectations and motivate you to join us and play along, I have some sneak peeks of my projects:
Oooh… We’re all very excited at HIMCR and we hope you stop by this weekend and join the fun!