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June 13, 2018

Mini Inlaid Striplet Trio

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Although I've not used it for some time, this mini striplet die is another of my favorites and is perfect for inlaying.  Thankfully it doesn't take too long either, if you use a backing card and adhesive sheet.


Card: SU's Rich Razzleberry, Emerald Envy and thick Whisper White, and unbranded silver mirror
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for CE Petite Petal Mini Striplet

Challenges...
#328 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
Linky Party #40 at Crop Stop
#356 Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


June 8, 2018

MHKDesigns Branched Birds 2

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I truly appreciate them all!

The card I'm sharing with you today is the second I created with the now not to be released Branched Birds digi stamp set from MKHDesigns.


Markers: Spectrum Noir
Dies and embellishments: Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions Sintra from the Portuguese Collection (image and its frame) and Oslo from the Scandinavian Collection, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
#6 AG at Crafter's Castle
#210 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#23 AG at Polkadoodles

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

June 1, 2018

End of Term Blog Hop at House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Can you believe we are at the end of another term here at House of Cards?!  Unfortunately we are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and fortunately, we are so happy to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop! 

This hop is also a DESIGN TEAM CALL! If you are interested in joining our team, please put "DT" after your name when you enter. You will be notified by June 25th about your application!

This hop will run FROM JUNE 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH JUNE 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

***PRIZE WINNERS FROM THE BLOG HOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 20TH OF JUNE.  CARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT MONTH ON THE 15TH, AS PER THE USUAL HERE AT HOC.  THANK YOU!***

Here is the photo inspiration...


fields of joy | 20 easy pop-out butterflies and flowers | design: jurianne matter | buy online at www.juriannematte...

And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded white, and scraps of SU's Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake
Image: Flower Corner from digistamps4joy
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Embellishments: butterfly dies from Sue Wilson for CE Butterfly Circle, and Nuvo glitter gloss pen

Challenges...

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!



Prize: Any three products of your choice!

2 Prizes - 2 Digis Each

So, are you ready to get hopping?! 

Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here's your hop order....

 

House of Cards Challenge Blog

 Judy

Cohenna 

Em<--- you are here

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Jane's Blog!  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

Challenges...
#50 AG at Simon Says Wednesday
#22 Flowers at Pause Dream Enjoy
AG at TTCRD


I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


MHKDesigns Branched birds

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

As everyone knows by now, MHKDesigns has sadly closed its doors.  But because I had already created this and another card using the now not to be released digi set Branched Birds, I still want to show you the cards.


I'll show you the other card on its scheduled date later this month.

Card: Unbranded White and SU's Tempting Turquoise
MHKDesigns Stamp set: Branched Birds
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions Herald Square from the New York Collection (image cut out with the largest die too)

Challenges...
#327 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (turquoise card)
#50 AG at Simon Says Wednesday
AG at TTCRD

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


May 25, 2018

Tower Card Pictorial

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

After posting my tower card earlier this week Kate asked how they are made.  So, while I tried to explain in a reply to her comment, it's much easier to see visibly.  By its nature the post is image heavy, so sit back and enjoy!

The card can be made in a number of sizes, but all mine fit into a 5" x 7" envelope.  So begin life as a 7" x 9" card, which is then scored on the long side at 1", 2", 3", 6", 7" and 8"...

Fold both the 2" and 7" lines back.  You can also fold all others forward at this point, but for ease of photography I left that until later...

Using a ruler and pencil, mark each side every 1/2".  You can use a stylus to do this, but using a pencil makes cutting with scissors easier...

Mark the cut lines to the center (3" and 6") scorelines...

Keeping the sides under, cut all lines through both layers of card to the center scores...

It was at this point which I burnished the other lines, and this is what it will look like opened up...

Erase the pencil lines and carefully push alternating cuts to the back.  It doesn't matter whether the bottom is in or out because it will stand both ways...

View from above to show the towers which give the style its name...

The card can now be decorated as desired.  Although I've not added a solid layer to the center, the offcut piece is perfect to use for this or another such card...

Card: SU's Thick Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for CE Bora Bora from the Pacific Ocean collection, SU's long retired Petite Petal punch, and unbranded rhinestones

Challenges...
#200 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#166 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#151 AG at Inspiration Destination

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


May 23, 2018

Cascading Butterfly Tower Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Tower cards are very popular right now, so during last weekend's rare venture to my craft desk, I had to give them a try.   The style is so easy and versatile and I can see me creating a lot of them.


Both cards are pretty much mirror images of each other using one of my favorite die sets and I love them both, but have you got a favorite?

Card: Unbranded white and SU's Peekaboo Peach (yep, I wrongly said it was Perfect Peach last week... oops!)
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for CE Cascading Butterflies and CE pearls

Challenges...
#212 Things with wings at Crafty Cardmakers
#209 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#48 AG at CARDZ TV
AG at TTCRD
#166 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


May 20, 2018

Shaped Card & or Colors with HOC Team 3

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

House of Cards Design Team 3 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's to create a shaped card and or use the colors in this inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my cards...






Full details can be found on the original post here

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.