Sunday, September 19, 2021

My Favorite Things 2021 Card Design Superstar

Clean & Simple Genius



I am entering this card in the My Favorite Things 2021 Card Design Superstar
Clean and Simple Virtuoso

I am out of my comfort zone with a clean and simple card.  But here goes anyway. 
Supplies are: Stitched Mini Scallop Rec Stax
                       Hi There die
                       Fall Friends
                       Lily die for the leaves


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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Seize the Birthday Challenge #223 - Faux or Real Stitching

Our "Topping" option this time is...
If you are not into using the toppings, just make sure it is a birthday card. 

We all take turns deciding what the topping will be for a challenge. It is my turn for this one and I chose Stitching.  Make it real or faux. Not a problem. 

Here is my card

Since I knew in advance of this challenge, I ordered the die from Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Club for May 2021. 

I die cut it from some heavy cardstock and then did the stitching.  I was not intending to stitch all of it, but that is how it worked out. You see, I took it with me on a little trip and I could sit and stitch while I visited with family. That is the reality of how easy it was. 
Seriously! 

Then, I simply adhered it to a card base from Gina K Designs Coral Reef. Added a few pearls from my stash. I die cut the sentiment three times and glued them together as this card has lots of definition. Honey Bee Buzzwords is the die I used. 
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We have a new Surprise Party Guest for the next couple of months.
She is Jenny Martin and you can find her creations HERE

Make sure that you stop by the blog too. 
http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/




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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Double D Challenge - Leaves

It is the second Double D Challenge for the month of September. 
Darlene is the hostess and appropriately chose the theme of LEAVES. 
Most of us think of the fall colors for the leaves,
 but I took inspiration from the green ones. 


I wonder what you will do on your entry for this challenge? 
Here is my card. 


This stamp is the Greetery, Sign & Sealed stamp, and die. I used the Gina K ink called Moonlit fog. Sometimes it looks greener than here. I added a few Nuvo drops in gold to the berries. 

Here is the prize for a random winner. 


Impression Obsession - Dies - Small Leaf Set



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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Color Hues - One Year Anniversary!

My friend and birthday sister, Nancy Leppek is celebrating one year of her new card challenge 
Color Hues

I am sure it has been a lot of work for her, but she enjoys it and after all, she has joined us retired crafters. As you can see the challenge is Yellow and Orange this time. There are prizes too. 

I got two for one with this stamp. It was not my original intention, but you all know how
 that shakes out sometimes. 


GKD Stamp Timeless Poppies
GKD Grateful sentiment die from Fluttering Fall Bundle.
I cut this to make a mini slimline card and used the rest of the stamp to make this next card. From my stash copper sequins and clear droplets.  I took a deep breath and did splatters with 
white and dark brown. 


I have used this stamp set a number of times and I can see more in the future. 
This card also used the Penny Black Die called Border Edges
Embossing folder by Darice called Wire Fence. Some twine from my stash and the Spellbinder die of the month Colorblock circles and stripes. Clear droplets from my stash. 

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Seize the Birthday Challenge #222 - Pastel Colors

Our "Topping" option this time is...



If you are not into using the toppings, just make sure it is a birthday card. 
Joann is our host for this challenge and she has opted for pastel colors.  I do love pastel colors and forget how pretty they can be on a card. 

Here is my card

I got some inspiration for this card from Pinterest. I used the Gina K Designs Master Layouts One dies for the background. The design papers are MFT and also the borderline die used here as the birthday candles. I also improvised the flames using a leaf die from PTI. The little sprigs are a die from Tim Holtz. Embroidery floss for bows completed the look that I wanted. 
Sometimes you don't need a sentiment on the front to know that it is a Birthday card. 


We have a new Surprise Party Guest for the next couple of months.
She is Jenny Martin and you can find her creations HERE

Make sure that you stop by the blog too. 
http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/


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