Friday, November 29, 2019

Happy Birthday - Color Day #371

This is my DT project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Inspiration Board using the two m&m colors of my choice, Yellow and Red. This Thanksgiving week we rented a cabin in Strawberry Arizona and celebrating some birthdays too.  

Started out with The Cutting Cafe's treat cake box and cut on Cricut.  These boxes cut and score perfectly and so easy to put together...a fun project.  Since there were eight of us I was able to make a full cake with these boxes.  Cut polka-dot design paper for top and one side of each box and adhered to box cut.   

The m&m's were an image from the network, re-sized, printed and perfectly cut with my Brother Scan and Cut...thoroughly pleased that I didn't have to fussy-cut them...what a time saver.  While box was still flat, each m&m was adhered with foam tape to raise, adhered to  top and side and added liquid glass for shine and more dimension. This was more time consuming then getting all the boxes put together.  

Boxes were then folded on score lines and put together with 2-sided tape.  Cricut Design Space was used to create each of the letters for our names and the Happy Birthday from red Glitter Paper.  For the bottom of each box using white Glitter tape a scalloped die was used.     





The boxes were filled with a Hostess Cupcake and m&m's. There are three Birthday Celebrations and in each of those boxes was an additional gift of money at the bottom of the box which would not be found until the treats were eaten...which I anticipate that won't take long. 





Please visit Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges join us in this fun color challenge. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #370 Inspiration Board.

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Dotty For You 
     Red Glitter Sheet 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Dies / SVG Cutting Files 
     The Cutting Cafe - "Pie - Cake Slice Box" 
     Poppy Stamps #1779 "Eyelet Stitches" 
     Cricut Design Space M4187B1 Artistry "Happy Birthday" 
     Cricut Design Space Text" Used for the Names 
Stamps / Images 
     Computer Images of yellow and red "m&m's"  
Other 
     Liquid Glass 
     3D Thin and Thick Foam Tape 
     White Glitter Tape 

     

     


Friday, November 22, 2019

Happy Everything - Color Dare #370 Browns + One Color of Choice

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #370 using the Try Stampin' on Tuesdays Sketch Challenge #434.  Red was my choice of color with "Think Browns". Chose a Kraft paper, framed with red, added the red design paper layered with red, adhered to background and attached to card base.  Stamped images, colored with Copic pens with a variety of reds and browns, adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  Sentiment was stamped on Kraft, woodgrain die used to cut around sentiment, brushed color over woodgrain and edges before adhering to card with 3D thin foam tape.   






Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine challenges too. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #369 Inspiration Board.  

Also sent to the following challenges
     (Used Fall & Brown Colors) 


CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Cedar & Pine 
Cardstock 
     Kraft, Candy Apple, Colonial White 
Stamps 
     C1813 Woodland Greetings 
     D1708 Sending Smiles 
Dies 
     Sizzix 662347 FrameLits with Stamps 
     Reasonable Dies DM1858 "Woodgrains" 
Inks/Pens 
     Momento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - Alcohol-base 
        Assortment of Reds/Browns 
        E07, E08, E09, E17, E31, E55, E59, E74 and R29 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 






Thursday, November 21, 2019

2020 Calendar - The Cutting Cafe

This is my project for The Cutting Café "2020 Calendar".  I didn't want to hide the beautiful floral background so I used some butterfly dies that were quite open.  However, because I'm addicted to layers, I got a little crazy and decided there should be a couple flowers in the corner and added a gem in the center.  And then...why not another butterfly on the window of the calendar since it didn't hide the vision.  The box was made with another coordinate design paper to hold a pen/pencil.  


Added a window to the front of the calendar holder, flipped to the side, adhered holder closer to left-side to allow room for a floral tab for each of the months using the smallest of the same floral. The calendars were printed on Vellum and adhered to the frame of each month. Using the same sizing as the calendar I created a backside to record events for the month and adhered to the back of the month calendar. Added a little bling to the window frame.  

On the back side of the Holder...another design paper was used to adhere the 2020 Holiday Schedule and another butterfly to match the one in the front left-hand corner.  


Calendar Fully Assembled 

Front of Holder / Calendar and Box 

Back of Holder / Calendar



Thing 1:  Trouble Maker
says, "I love frosting on a cake... and the sprinkles and decorations are my favorites.  Soooo... whatever you decide, make sure you pour on some bling, glitz and/or glitter on your project. 

You can stop here...
OR, you can choose to include Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below. 

     for Thing 1 Only


Also sent to the following challenges
Crafty Catz #484 "Spots and/or Stripes"

Just Add Ink #483 "Stars, Spots,Sparkles" 
     Choose 2:  Spots on Design Paper, Sparkle gems on Flowers 
Krafty Chicks Challenge #482 "Anything But a Card" 
Stinkin' Inkers Nov Challenge "Die-lirious and Punchy" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Every Little Thing 
     Vellum 
Cardstock 
     Wisteria, Julep, Lagoon and White Daisy 
SVG Files 
Dies 
     Flowers - Reasonable Dies 
     Butterflies - Piazza Plenty 
Embellishments 
     Sugar Rush Dots      
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape

Monday, November 18, 2019

Happy Holidays - Double Trouble Challenge #43

This is my DT project for Double Trouble #43 "Bring on the Glitz" and including Twisted Sister's optional Twist to "include a snow person" and then share it with Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 483 "Snowmen's theme challenge", starting November 18th through December 1st.  







The whole card was made with Glitz and Glitter paper and embellishments except for the sentiment and card base. The photo doesn't do it justice but the sun shining through my office window gives it quite a sparkle.  

Please join us at Double Trouble Challenge #43 and have fun while singing along with Frosty the Snowman.  

Thing 1 Trouble Maker 
Bring on the Glitz 
Thing 3 Twisted Sister
Optional Twist
Include a Snowperson
Thing 2 Double Trouble 
Share Snowmen with 
Cupcake Inspirations 


  

Also sent to the following Challenges
Paper Smooches "Anything Goes" Design Team Call  


Products Used:  

Design Paper
     DCWV Holiday Glitzy Glitter
Cardstock
     CTMH Daisy White
     The Paper Studio Glittered Card
Dies
     Paper Smooches #NOD283 "Snowman 2"
     Box 99183 "Spectacular Snowflake"

     Coco & Reno "Happy Holidays" 
Embellishments
     CTMH Bitty Sparkles
     White Sequins In Stash
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape

Friday, November 15, 2019

Retirement - Color Dare #369

This is my DT card for the ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #369 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #342.  


This Board gave me many choices...however finally decided TicTacToe Column 3 "Toffee, Glacier, Espresso" for an excellent combination for a masculine retirement card.  Chose a focal point of a sea vessel and how cool would that be for retirement...sailing out to sea.  I've had the wood grain embossing dies for awhile, thought this would be a good background for my focal point, brushed on some glacier to bring out the woodgrain, layered and adhered some with 3D thin foam tape.  The ship was added to a stitched die using expresso cardstock, added another scalloped frame in glacier and both adhered with 3D foam tape.  Die cut the sentiment and glued in bottom right-hand corner.  





Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine challenges too. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #368 Inspiration Board.  



Also sent to the following challenges
     CTMH, Paper Smooches, Our Daily Bread, +"


CTMH Products Unless identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Seaside 
Cardstock 
     Toffee, Espresso and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies #DM1858 "Woodgrain" 
     Retirement - Paper Roses #16907 "Retirement" 
     Happy - Paper Smooches #OCD-087 "Christmas Words" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 "Dashing Circles" 
     Our Daily Bread #CBD270 "Fancy Circles" 
Inks / Pens 
     Glacier Ink 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Friday, November 8, 2019

The Cutting Cafe "Gobble 'til you Wobble"


This is the last Day of the Coffee Lovers Blog HopThere are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way.






Day 8 - P.M. - 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
(CLBH #1161)





This is my last project for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop using my DT project for The Cutting Café.  I chose the Gobble Pillow Box from the Fall and Thanksgiving Greeting Pillow Boxes and created a gift tag modifying the Coffee Cup Shaped Card 2 Template.  What a nice sizeable sweet treat box for candies or baked items.  


Don't forget to head back to Double Trouble's Challenge #42 "You Have Us in Stitches" to earn extra chances for our Blog Candy (give-aways). Although Double Trouble is not a sponsor in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, we are giving away Blog Candy in addition to our usual random draw prize. To be eligible all you have to do is to make a comment on our challenge post (Click HERE) and tell us what your favorite Double Trouble Challenge has been or challenge you would like us to create. And...if you add a comment to our Design Team and Guest Designer blogs on Challenge #42 you will get additional chances to our Draw. We have lots of give-a-ways, the more participants, the more give-a-ways. 

The Challenge "You Have Us in Stitches" will continue through November 17th, so please make sure you come back and share more of your stitched projects.  









CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     Hawthorn 
     Swan Lake 
Cardstock 
     Poppy and Colonial White 
SVG Files from The Cutting Café 
     Fall & Thanksgiving Greeting Pillow Boxes
     Coffee Cup Shaped Card 2 Template - Modified for Tag 
Stamps 
     Gobble 'til You Wobble 
Pens / Inks 
     Memento Black Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol base) 
        Y15, YG63, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR23, YR27 
        E41, E42, E43 E71 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Hello Pumpkin - Color Dare #368 and Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Exciting Change at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop ... The seasonal Blog Hop is moving to an "Anything Goes" theme, however, you still need to include some sort of coffee, tea, cocoa or cider element or sentiment. How simple is that?

There are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way.


Day 8 - A.M. - 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
(CLBH #1095)

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #368 "Inspirational Board".  Cut three die cuts of the pumpkin and vine (Chocolate, New England Ivy and Orange), cut and pieced the green leaves in between the orange and chocolate pumpkins.  Tried several design papers for the background and the purple just struck me as being an excellent contrast and brought in the grape color from the inspirational board.  And what goes with Pumpkin, you said it, Pumpkin Spice Latte or Coffee To Go please.  Sentiment was stamped with chocolate ink on Kraft paper and layered with the same design paper as the pumpkins.  





Don't forget to head back to Double Trouble's Challenge #42 "You Have Us in Stitches" to earn extra chances for our Blog Candy (give-aways). Although Double Trouble is not a sponsor in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, we are giving away Blog Candy in addition to our usual random draw prize. To be eligible all you have to do is to make a comment on our challenge post (Click HERE) and tell us what your favorite Double Trouble Challenge has been or challenge you would like us to create. And...if you add a comment to our Design Team and Guest Designer blogs on Challenge #42 you will get additional chances to our Draw. We have lots of give-a-ways, the more participants, the more give-a-ways. 












CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  


Design Paper
     Scaredy Cat
     Hawthorn
Cardstock
     Chocolate, New England Ivy, Kraft and Goldrush
Stamps
     Verve "Autumn Leaves"
Dies
     Reasonable Dies "Three Open Pumpkins"
MFT "Mini Café All Day"
     Peachy Cheap "Halloween"
Other
     Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Ripened Pumpkin
     3D Thin Foam Tape