Thursday, July 28, 2022

CCEE2229 - National Picnic Month

My last CCEE Stampers challenge for the month is to celebrate National Picnic Month.  It's the middle of summer, so I asked the team to include something on their cards that would be part of a picnic (picnic  basket, checkered tablecloth, picnic food, or even ants).

Some of my favorite stamps are from Paper Nest Dolls.  The one on my card is called Lemonade Avery, and she's bringing some lemonade to our summer picnic.

Inside the card I used one of my favorite go-to dies from Karen Burniston, the Katherine Label Pop-Up.  You can use this die for any type of card.  I put a checkered picnic tablecloth, picnic basket and a pitcher of lemonade on it.  Oh, look -- there are even some ants.  The new Mini Alphabet & Numbers were perfect for spelling out the operative word for our challenge.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more summer fun.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

CCEE2228 - National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month, so I gave the CCEE Stampers a really easy challenge this week -- include some ice cream on your card.

I recently saw a clever fun-fold card that Mary Marsh had made for CottageCutz.   She called it a Double Easel Card.  Coincidentally, she had an ice cream sundae on it.  I thought it was such a clever card that I had to CASE it, using my own ice cream sundae die from Karen Burniston.  The ice cream-related sentiments are from an old My Favorite Things stamp set.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more yummy ice cream treats.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

CCEE2227 - National Tape Measure Day

Here's a holiday I never heard of before -- National Tape Measure Day.  My challenge to the CCEE Stampers this week was to make a card incorporating a tape measure or something else used in sewing our their cards -- either some kind of a sewing-related image or perhaps stitching. 

Did you ever buy a pack of patterned paper for ONE particular design?  This happened to me about six or seven years ago when I saw a card made with tape measures on it.  I had just a few strips left, so I used them on this card.  The "Hi" was made with Karen Burniston's new Mini Alphabet & Letters die set.

On the inside I used the new Karen Burniston Mini Ball Pop-Up, decorated with some cute sewing-related buttons I found at Hobby Lobby.  The other pair of scissors are from KB Office Charms.  I'm hoping sewing charms are on her "wish list."  The stamps are from a very old MFP Stamp Shop set.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more sewing inspiration.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

CCEE2226 - Dotsy's Birthday

I'm starting my month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers with a personal challenge.  Tomorrow is my sister Dotsy's birthday.  She is an avid card maker and scrapbooker, and she also helps with wedding floral arrangements with her friend.  In her honor, I asked the team to make either a birthday card or a wedding card.  

I chose a birthday card.  July actually has two birth flowers -- larkspur and water lily.  I don't have any larkspur stamps, but I have a couple water lily ones.  This one is from an old MFP Stamp Shop stamp.  The frog on the front and the card base are from Karen Burniston (Bayou Animals and Circle Tag Book), as is the "Happy Birthday" sentiment.

I used the water lily from Bayou Animals on the inside panels.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team treated my sister's birthday.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Spinner

The theme for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge is "Spinner."  We were to create a card where something spins.  This could be the Spinner Square, modified Mailbox, Pop 'n Swap, or something wound on a string.  I chose the Spinner Square, which is a really fun die.

I did bring my love of coloring and anything Harry Potter into my card for today's challenge.  The front of the card has a Paper Nest Dolls stamped image.  Those images are so much fun to color.  He is mounted on a layered Crosshatch Oval.

Inside you'll find Harry trying to catch the snitch.  I mounted the snitch onto a piece of acetate so that it looks like it's flying.   I used the new Mini Alphabet and Numbers die for the banner (made with one of the dies from the Twist Panel Pop-Up) representing the four houses of Hogwarts.  The stone wall along the bottom of the card was made with pieces from the Castle Pop-Up.

Here's a short video showing the card in action

I hope you enjoyed my card -- even if you're not a Harry Potter fan.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Scor-Pal "More than One Score" - 4th of July

As the 4th of July is right around the corner, I decided to make a card to celebrate it.  I recently saw a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for a 6-sided Pinwheel Card.  I thought it would make a cute card.  The two characters celebrating are from Paper Nest Dolls.

Even though this card looks like it might be complicated to make, it was quite easy -- just follow the tutorial!