Tic-Tac-Toe CAS-ual Friday Challenge


Hi and welcome, everyone! Today I'm sharing a very pink card I made for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge
Layer on #110 card base. 

Here's your Tic-Tac-Toe Board. I used the center line; monochromatic, add a tag, no embellishments. 


Now, I want to see your take on this fun challenge. Hop over to the blog and join us. 




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Modern Background Stamp

Hi, everyone and welcome! Lisa from The Relativity of Paper sharing a fun stamping technique using the edge of your ink pads to create a streaking effect.


I used the Modern Background Stamp and tilted my ink pads so that I could run the edge of the felt pad across my stamp. After you get the first layer or two of ink down then you can go back and add more streaks wherever you may want them. 

This is a one layer card and it's relatively easy to make. Just play around with scrap paper and get the hang of tilting your ink pad and swiping it across the stamp.

Okay, now it's your turn to give this technique a go! Let me know how you like it or if you have any questions. 

Modern Background (74766-K)

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So Fancy with Victorine Originals

   


Hi, everyone and welcome! Today I'm over on the Victorine Originals Blog sharing a winter-themed card with you today. I know, we have one foot in Summer and here I am sharing a Winter-themed card with you. I will tell you a secret about myself, I'm not a Summer girl, never have been. I love Fall and Winter, it's the happiest time of the year for me. So, to say I had a little fun working with my Winter papers is an understatement.


I fell in love with this stamp when I saw it, she is just so Fancy, right? The stamp is called Lady with Three Dogs. And there is another one called Lady with Two Dogs that is Fabulous, too! 

Lady with Three Dogs (3033-M)Lady with Two Dogs

Didn't I tell you they are both Fabulous? 


To create this card I stamped the image using Memento Ink Nautical Blue using a stamping tool, stamping the image twice. I like a sharp, dark image. Since I was going with a winter-theme,  because that coat screams winter, I decided to run the stamped image through my Xyron and covered it with glitter. Not just any glitter but my all time favorite glitter, Fairy Dust by Donna Salazar. The rest of the card is die-cutting and layering. The sentiment is stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and I added one Pretty Pink Posh Sequin. Nothing difficult about this card at all.


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CAS-ual Fridays Color Challenge


Hi, everyone and welcome! Today is the start of a new challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog. You know I think color challenges are my favorites and I love this color combination; Coral, Aqua, and Grey. 



So, here's a little inspiration for you. 


CARD BASE
4.25"x 5.5" white card base

LAYERS
Grey and Black Cardstock die-cut with stitched rectangle dies
Die-cut coral paper using the Truth Blooms Fri-Dies

STAMP
Stamp Truth Is flowers with grey ink, stamp dots with aqua ink, and stamp  Truth Blooms die-cuts with coral ink, add black centers using COPIC marker,  stamp sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

ASSEMBLE
Adhere grey and black cardstock to card base
Adhere white cardstock using fun foam to black cardstock
 Finish off with three sequins 

Now it's your turn to show us your take on this Color Challenge

Here are the products I used:
              

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As always, thanks for joining me. 
I'll be back Monday with a midway Inspirational post.

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Taking It Back To the 1980's


Hello and welcome, everyone. Today I'm over on the Victorine Originals Blog sharing this 80's inspired card. Yes, I'm aging myself but I'm good with it. So, let's motor! You didn't really think you were going to get out of here without seeing some 80's slang, like, for real? And before we get too far along, I know someone is going to say that's not the lyrics to that song. I know, I wanted the sentiment to flow with the background, so I played around with it. 



We're motoring again! HA! Sorry, I can't help myself. Now that you've seen the inspiration and the card let's talk about making it.

CARD BASE
  • 4.25" X 5.5" Black Cardstock #110

LAYERS
  • To create background print "Addicted To Your Love", using gray and sentiment "I'm Gonna Have To Face It", using black,  on white cardstock
  • Cut background to 4.125" x 5.50"
  • Using a Mini Misti I stamped Woman's Face with Versafine Onyx Black and Stampin Up Real Red inks 2 times
  • Die-cit sentiment using banner die-cut
  • Adhere stamped panel and die-cut sentiment with fun foam
  • Finish off with one Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequin
Okay, how many ways can you think to use this stamp? I have a few more ideas that I plan on sharing in the near future. Don't want to miss out? Subscribe to The Relativity of Paper to be notified of projects. No crazy spam emails, I promise. They annoy the snot out of me. 


As always, thanks for joining me! 


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Red, White, and Blue Popcorn


Hi, everyone and welcome. Today I'm over on the Victorine Originals Challenge Blog sharing some inspiration for the new challenge - 4th of July! 

I adore this Popcorn Stamp by Victorine Originals, it's so fun and whimsical. It truly inspired me to create these fun treat bags filled with red, white, and blue popcorn. These bags of popcorn make great gifts for the neighbors, to hand out while watching the fireworks, or a fun addition to your 4th of July party. The recipe is so easy, especially if you cheat a little like I did. 😜


To get us started on this fun adventure first we make treat tags. You can use any tag die-cut, but I used CAS-ual Fridays Tag Buddies Fri-Dies, Victorine Originals Dots Set along with Stampin Up Inks in Real Red and Pacific Point and of course, the star of this post the Popcorn Stamp

Print the sentiment, you can find it below, die-cut tags including the printed sentiments, stamp popcorn randomly on the larger tag, and color. I used COPIC Y11, R29, B12, B28  Now you're ready to make your popcorn and fill those bags. I used Wilton Favor Bags because they have a cardboard disk that you insert which holds the bags up straight but any goodie bag will do. 

So, here's where I cheated a little. You have two choices: pop the popcorn yourself or buy popcorn already popped. Since I was sending this to work with my hubby I went with the already popped popcorn. I used Cooking Light  Kettle Popcorn and I will be buying more of it, it's pretty good. 

Ingredients/Supplies
  • Popcorn
  • White Chocolate (I recommend the good stuff, not the candy coating unless you like that, then hey go for it)
  • Red, White and Blue M&M's  (I used Peanut but you use whatever you prefer) 
  • Huge Bowl
  • Treat Bags
  • Parchment Paper or Wax
  • Scissors
Instructions
Did you notice there are no measurements? Exactly, make as much as you want to your liking, like lots of chocolate go crazy add 4 bars. No, not your thing, then add 2 bars.
Melt chocolate in microwave at 30-second intervals to avoid burning it ( there is nothing nastier than burnt chocolate) 
Add popcorn to a HUGE bowl and drizzle some of the white chocolate over the popcorn, toss the popcorn or stirring until lightly coated, spread out on parchment paper, drizzle remaining chocolate over top of popcorn, sprinkle M&M's while chocolate is still wet. 
Now walk away! Yes, go! Okay, one bite but after that walk away! 
Let the chocolate harden. Once it's hardened you can break into pieces and add to bags. Tie bags up with ribbon and attach tags. See, super simple. 


Sentiment


Just 
"POPPING" 
by to wish you a 
Happy 4th of July! 

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to share your 4th of July projects with us over at the Victorine Originals Challenge Blog.

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Moments Captured




Hi, everyone and welcome. I'm over on the SVG Attic Blog today sharing this box and a mini album with you. I used the JGW Sunflower Sunshine Kit's Hex Box to create the box and mini album. 


I've had this paper in my stash for a very long time and it's been calling my name lately. To get started I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the Hex Box using two different patterns from the Echo Park "Oh, Snap" Kit. I do love paper kits because you usually get the coordinating stickers. And I did a lot of decorating with the stickers. Once I had the box assembled I moved onto the album.
You'll notice the Hex Box has a base "liner" used to reinforce the box. I used that liner to create the pages in my mini album. I even played around with three of the hexagons welding them together and then adding perforated lines and a cut line to create a three-page foldout.



 As always, thanks for joining us! 


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Peas and Thank You

Hi, everyone and welcome! Today I'm over on the Victorine Originals Blog sharing a card featuring the Pea Pod Stamp from Victorine Originals and another punny sentiment. I refuse to drag Y'all down with me and the puns, so I'll just jump into the card and the how-to.


It seems most everything I make is quick and simple, this one is no different. I used DCWV The Basics 6x6 Paper Pad and DCWV DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes 12 x 12 Paper Pad. The sentiment, like most I do, is printed onto the color cardstock using my printer. I stamped the Pea Pods Stamp several times, no rhyme or reason, just do it. Color two peas in each pod with a green alcohol marker or watercolor pen then color the rest of the images with a light gray. The rest is die-cutting, I used stitched rectangle dies so I create layers. I die-cut the printed sentiment using a banner die. I added a little fun foam to create dimension between the second and third layers. I finished the card off with three enamel dots.


As always, thanks for joining us here on the Victorine Original Challenge Blog.
Don't forget to join the challenge for a chance to win.

Click on the short link below to see another card using the Victorine Originals Pea Pod Stamps.
http://bit.ly/2riuCBz  - this will link you directly to an Instagram post.




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Easy, One-Layer Birthday Card

Hi, everyone and welcome! Today I'm over on the Victorine Originals Blog sharing a fun rainbow inspired birthday card with you today. Summer is upon us and everyone wants to be outside soaking up the sun and enjoying family time by the pool, right?  So today is all about keeping it simple with this one layer birthday card. This card is quick and simple, can be used for any occasion. So let's jump into this thing.


To create this card you need four things: ink, paper, stamping tool and the VO Dots Stamp Set.
 A stamping tool makes life so much easier no matter what you are stamping but especially so when stamping with this overlay technique but no worries, you can achieve this with an acrylic block too.

Here's a close-up that really explains how to do this. Simply stamp the dot overlaying each color as you move your paper when using a stamping tool. The stamping tool has the grid-lines that allow you to align your paper and keep it straight while positioning it. I can't say enough about the Memento Inks, the colors are so vibrant!






As always thanks for joining me! 

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How Do You Use Patterned Papers?

Hi, everyone and welcome! The topic of today's post is patterned papers. If you are a paper crafter like myself, at some point in time you have probably hoarded patterned papers, right? It's okay to admit this. I mean I would be lying if I said I didn't have papers dating back to the late 90's, early 2000's in my stash right this second. Hey, someone has to do it. But at what point did you stop and say, "Alright, already, some of this has to be used" or maybe you haven't reached that stage just yet. No worries, it will happen. So what do you with all that patterned paper? Make pretties, of course! 






I like to use patterned papers that don't have a busy pattern to stamp and color on. Yes, I color directly onto the patterned paper. You just have to be careful not to lay too much color down, especially, alcohol ink because it has a tendency to bleed. I've even lightly used Zig Clear Color Real Brush before, again with that light word. So, you should go dig through that collection of patterned papers and grab some stamps and get to stamping. When you're done be sure to link your beauties up in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - Use Patterned Papers for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Online Shop.

Let me highlight the rules for you:

No product requirements, no style restrictions, enter as many projects as you like(separately, of course), and be sure to link to your PROJECT post. 

Just click the photo below to be taken to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog and join in the fun! 









CARD BASE
4.25"x 5.5" white card base

LAYERS
Patterned Papers from my stash

STAMP
Stamp Truth Is and Mon Ami flowers and sentiments onto patterned papers

COLOR
Color using alcohol markers

ASSEMBLE
Adhere stamped/colored patterned papers to card base
Finish off with sequins and/or enamel dots

I hope you'll  link your project in the challenge, I really love seeing what everyone enters. Plus, it's a great way to win some goodies. 

As always thanks for joining me! 

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