The One with Cards for CARDS Challenges


Monday, October 17, 2011

I think I've mentioned this once or twice before, but every Thursday I offer up a new challenge on the Create: blog for CARDS magazine. I made a few cards in advance while I had all my supplies out. Now if you participate you'll have a head start cuz you'll know what the next several challenges are :)

Challenge for 9.13.11 - Halloween Cards
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Happy Halloween Card

How to: Make a 4" square card base from shiny black cardstock. Die cut a label from gray cardstock, draw a border with a black pen, and make three sets of three "x"s like stitching. Paper weave 8 tearaway strips (4 across and 4 down) that are Halloween-themed over the label then adhere the label to the card using pop dots. Notch the ends of a sentiment printed on a tearaway strip, layer it over a chalkboard label using pop dots, then adhere the entire piece to the bottom of the card. Set a trio of black jewels below the sentiment. Add a cream paper rosette and three star stickers to the front as shown.

Supplies: Cardstock, tearaway trips, chalkboard label, paper rosette, star stickers, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Jewels: Kaisercraft; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug; Label die: Nestabilities by Spellbinders Paper Arts
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Challenge for 9.20.11 - Cards with Chevron Stripes
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Friend Card

How to: Start with a gray cardstock base. Trim pieces of patterned paper, tearaway strips, and fabric paper to 1.5 x .5" then angle the ends to create the parts of the chevron strips; adhere them to the card front. Stitch three sets of three "x"s using dark gray thread as shown. Add a wood frame to the bottom right corner. Cut out a flower from patterned paper and adhere it inside the frame with pop dots. Trim down a sentiment from a sticker, place it on a yellow label post-it, notch the ends, then add it on top of the flower. Layer a yellow fabric flower sticker (topped with a mini pink jewel) onto a kraft star sticker, tuck two green fabric leaf stickers under the right edge, then add it to the top right corner of the wood frame.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, tearaway strips, fabric paper, fabric stickers (flower, leaves), sentiment sticker, adhesive: American Crafts; Wood frame, label post-it, kraft star sticker: Studio Calico; Jewel: Kaisercraft; Floss: DMC
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Challenge for 9.27.11 - Fall Cards
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Fall Fun Card

How to: Die cut a label from dark brown cardstock, draw a border around the edges with a black pen, then adhere it to a brown cardstock base using pop dots. Die cut a circle ring from scrap cardstock then adhere it to the middle using pop dots. Cut out leaves from patterned paper then adhere them along with green fabric leaf stickers in a circle on the cardstock ring. Point the leaves in the same direction for a more realistic looking wreath. Set a yellow paper flower rosette in the middle. Trim a sentiment from patterned paper then place it on top of the rosette.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, paper rosette, fabric leaf stickers, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft; Dies (circles, label): Nestabilities by Spellbinders Paper Arts
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Challenge for 11.3.11 - Cards with Wood
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So Grateful Card

How to: Push out the letters from the upper part of a wooden alphabet sheet (save the letters for future projects), then trim the piece down to 5.25 x 4". Back each letter with a different piece of patterned paper then adhere the entire piece to a kraft cardstock base. Stitch three vintage buttons to the bottom right corner using dark gray floss. Tie a bow from blue twine then add it to one of the buttons. Trim three scallops from a border sticker and set it at the bottom of the card. Type a sentiment on lined paper, notch the left end, then place it above the scallops.

Supplies: Cardstock, twine, adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper, wooden alphabet sheet: Studio Calico; Buttons: Scrapbooking from the Inside Out; Scalloped border sticker: Echo Park Paper Co.; Floss: DMC; Typewriter: Smith Corona
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Challenge for 11.10.11 - Cards with No Sentiment
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Floral Card

How to: Make a banner from gray cardstock, draw around the edges a couple times with a brown pen, then adhere it across the middle of a green/cream polka dot card base. Die cut a large flower from aqua striped paper, a medium flower from pink floral paper, and a small flower from yellow striped paper; crinkle the flowers then layer them big to small on the card center. Place an aqua paper rosette in the center, top it with a round flower sticker and a yellow acrylic flower. Trim a multicolored diagonally striped tearaway strip into two pieces, notch the ends, then tuck them under the left and right sides of the largest flower. Trim a brown felt scalloped border into two pieces (three scallops on each), then tuck them between the large and medium flowers on the left and right sides. Fold two pieces of a brown striped tearaway strip into loops then tuck them under the right side of the paper rosette. Pierce two stickpins (one jewel and one pearl) into the right side of the paper rosette.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, tearaway strips, paper rosette, flower sticker, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Acrylic flower: Scrapbooking from the Inside Out; Stickpins: Maya Road (clear), Pebbles (pearl); Felt scalloped borders: Fancy Pants Designs; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft; Flower dies: Nestabilities by Spellbinders Paper Arts

Hope you play along!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN