The One with the Elle's Studio Monthly Challenge Cards


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lots of scrappy stuff lately, I know, I can't help it, it's in my nature to craft. Here are my cards for the monthly challenge over on the Elle's Studio blog. The challenge is to create mini Valentine cards or treats using the new Valentine products.


Love You
Card is 4" square

Tidbits:
1) I watched Win a Date with Tad Hamilton (I give it 2 out of 10, we rented it from Netflix) and Holes (7 out of 10, classic) while making these cards.
2) To create the flower embellishment I first die cut a large scalloped circle from heart patterned paper, edged it with brown ribbon, pleated a strip of red cardstock into a circle, added a journaling spot, pleated a strip of striped patterned paper into a circle, then secured all the layers together with a pearl brad.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, journaling spot, sentiment die cut: Elle's Studio; Pearl brad, ribbon: American Crafts; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft; Dies (Labels 1 and Classic Scalloped Circles): Nestabilities by Spellbinders; Paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars; Adhesive: Helmar


Adore
Card is 4.25 x 5.5"

Tidbits:
1) I cut out nine hearts by hand (it adds a little bit of imperfection which can be a good thing sometimes :) from Valentiney patterned papers and matching cardstocks then I added a little bit of adhesive to a corner of each heart and stuck it in a 3 x 3 grid to the front of a white polka dot embossed card base.
2) I cut out "adore" from a flashcard and stuck it to the bottom right corner and added a teal ribbon bow above it. Easy as pie (although I've never made a pie... so...yeah...)

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, sentiment die cut (from a flashcard): Elle's Studio; Glitter buttons, ribbon: American Crafts; Paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars; Adhesive: Helmar; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark


Sweetheart
Card is 4.25" square

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, sentiment die cut (from a flashcard): Elle's Studio; Ric rac, ribbon: American Crafts; Border punch, paper cutter, corner rounder, scissors: Fiskars; Scalloped scissors: Provo Craft; Adhesive: 3M (pop dots), Helmar


Love You!
Card is 4.5" square

How to:
1) I die cut concentric hearts from Valentiney patterned paper and then die cut concentric scalloped hearts from coordinating colors of cardstock, making sure the smallest heart (the one on top) was white so it would contrast with the sentiment to come later.
2) Then I crinkled and folded all the hearts to give them texture (I LOVE this technique right now), then layered them all together, small to big.
3) Next I cut out a sentiment from a die cut sheet, added it to the layered hearts then set a big red ribbon bow below.
4) Finally, I adhered the entire heart embellishment to the front of a cream card.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, die cut sentiment: Elle's Studio; Ribbon: American Crafts; Dies (Classic Heart, Classic Scalloped Heart): Nestabilities by Spellbinders; Paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars; Adhesive: Helmar


Hugs & Kisses
Card is 4.75 x 4.25"

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Die cut sentiment sheet, sentiment die cut: Elle's Studio; Ribbon: American Crafts; Border punch, paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars; Adhesive: Helmar


So Sweet
Card is 4" square

How to:
1) First I made a cream card base. Gotta start somewhere.
2) Next I tore 12 strips of Valentiney patterned paper, cute matching patterned packaging paper, and coordinating colors of cardstock.
3) I staggered all the torn paper/cardstock strips down the front of the card, trimmed the ends so they'd all be the same length, then I sprinkled some matching glitter buttons across the top.
4) After adding a die cut sentiment to the bottom right corner, I tied a piece of white ribbon into a bow and set it below the sentiment.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, die cut sentiment: Elle's Studio; Glitter buttons, ribbon: American Crafts; Paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars; Adhesive: Helmar

Head on over to the Elle's Studio blog to see more super cute challenge projects made by other design team members and enter to win a $30 gift card to the Elle's Studio shop!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN