Festive Friday Challenge #12

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Well I have some exciting news! I have joined a Design Team. Are you shocked? LOL! I’m pretty excited to get back on track with regular blogging and being a part of a design team really helps with that. I have joined the DT on Festive Friday Challenges which is hosted by the lovely Nicole Derendorf. The idea behind Festive Friday Challenge is to do Christmas cards all year unless a different season comes about like Easter or Mother’s Day. So just when I joined the next challenge was about Easter. Just lately I have seen the cutest little Easter project ideas and I saw a little sunnyboy container or sour cream container if you live in America that resembled a carrot. I just had to have a play

Aren’t they the cutest?!

I decided I didn’t want people to have to tear them apart to get into them and decided to use a scallop circle over the top to close it. Here are some close-ups

One half was attached securely with sticky strip on one side and then for the back I added a velcro dot.

So simple and easy. I added cute little mini Lindt bunny and carrot inside. For this year they were my children’s Teacher’s gifts. They loved them.

Anyway be sure to jump on in and have a play with the Festive Friday Challenges and you could be in the running for a random prize! Woohoo!

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Finally a Rosette!

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This is the very last card I created at retreat, there is no more to show. I will have to show you what I have been making at home for the past couple weeks next time.

This card wasn’t a challenge, but I saw someone else make one and decided to make my own. These rosettes seem to be the “in thing” at the moment and I can’t miss out on it. LOL!

I used the stamp set Spiced Paisley and Fabulous Phrases. Colours used are Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz and More Mustard. The designer brad is a Pool Party Printed brad. I think I might make some more cards with this rosette, I think it is awfully cute! LOL!

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Fresh Vintage!

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This is a card I haven’t made before, I have seen them around but have just never put one together myself. Kirri {one of the girls at retreat}, challenged us with this technique. She gave us all the dimensions we needed, we just had to put something together.

I enjoyed it very much. I should do more different fold cards shouldn’t I? They are fun. I used a Sale-A-Bration stamp set Fresh Vintage and a Summer Mini Stamp set You Are Loved for the sentiment. The butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. My colour combo is Cherry Cobbler, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette. I might do a class on these, so keep an ear out for that.

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To My Friend!

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Are you enjoying all the things I made at retreat this year? I only have two more to share after this one. This one was also a challenge. I had to use the decorative frames embossing folder. It didn’t matter which one. I went with the oval anyway.

I also used some of the Crumb Cake seam binding Madonna gave us.  Yep another freebie from Mads. Did I mention that she is the best upline EVER!! I was also very proud that this was the only Crumb Cake card I made. We all know that this is my favourite colour for cards, LOL! I used stamp sets Friends Never Fade, Elements of Style, French Foliage and Friendly Phrases. I used the colours Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla. You may have noticed on my Easter card also the scallop border around the oval. I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and used the same technique I used on my Elements of Style card. I threaded the seam binding through the sentiment piece and tied a bow. I just used a hobby knife to make the cut. Very simple. I used the Itty Bitty shapes punches to make the flowers and added a pearl in the centre. I love how petite they are. Even though they are so small I think they make a big impact on the overall look.

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Cute Little Box!

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I have a super cool little project to share with you all. While at retreat Kirri {one of our fellow demos}, showed us a cute little box and shared the template and instructions with us all. Isn’t she the sweetest! Here’s my version -

and open

I used the super cute Sale-A-Bration DSP Everyday Enchantment. Thank you Michelle, you were super kind to give me some. I am thinking an Easter project for this box would look fabulous. What do you think?

I still have a few more creations to share so come back soon

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Hello My Friend!

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The card you are about to see was the first card I made while away on retreat. It was also Madonna’s Colour Challenge for everyone for the retreat weekend.

I used a stamp set I don’t own. Simply Soft. It is a hostess set in the front of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue. I paired it with My Friend {one of my faves}. The challenge colours were. Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey and Marina Mist. Madonna was all about rediscovering the Neutral collection to show your creations don’t have to be bright to look gorgeous. So we received lots of goodies in neutral colours, like a share of the Mocha Morning SDSP. Thanks Mads. I dyed my white twine with Marina Mist ink lightly and I love how it looks.

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Up in The Air

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Another retreat card to share. Are you sick of them yet?! LOL! This was another challenge card. the challenge was make a card with butterflies and bling. Love that combo so that really wasn’t a hard challenge.

I used a couple of different stamp sets, Elementary Elegance, French Foliage and Up in The Air. The main image is from Up in The Air, though. After completing the card I thought it would have looked better if I did the flowers in Wisteria Wonder and the butterlies in Concord Crush. But that’s okay, I still like it.

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