Hi everyone! Today was a beautiful, sunny, hot day here in Massachusetts! We had my son and his fiance over for dinner out on the patio in the backyard - they had predicted rain earlier in the week for today so I cooked inside just in case but it was a wonderful day! They have 2 bassett hounds - Daisy and Roscoe - (my grandchildren! LOL!) who had a great time romping around in the yard!
So my stamping had to wait until after they left and I have 6 challenges on my work table to complete from the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges this week over on Split coast! I'm trying not to panic LOL!!!
Here is my card covering 3 of the challenges:
This is a flap card for Rose Ann's challenge - see her tutorial on how to make one on Split Coast here.
It has cupcakes on it for Taylor's challenge to use those on your card - and I stitched around the edges of the card with my sewing machine for Julia's challenge to use stitching on your card.
Phew! I haven't done much sewing on my cards so that was a REAL challenge!! The Basic Grey designer paper called Cupcake worked perfectly for this don't you think?! The two cupcakes are from Lockhart stamps and the fun sentiment inside is from Printworks.
I used velcro for the closure instead of a magnet (in the tutorial) and I heated the ends of the ribbon with my hot gun to make it curl and shrink up. I sponged the edges with Certainly celery.
You can check out all the Flap cards people have made for the challenge on SCS here.
And all the cupcake cards here.
And all the stitched cards here!
Exciting news! I'm going to be teaching a class tomorrow up at the Paper Tree in Manchester, NH - we're going to be making little LL Bean-like summer totes out of card stock! You can see examples here as well as other kinds of bags I have made. Wish me luck - it's my first time teaching at a stamp shop and I'm a little nervous!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Cupcakes: Lockhart Stamps, Sentiment: Printworks
Paper: Cool Carribean, certainly celery: SU, White: PTI, DP: Basic Grey - Cupcake
Ink: Certainly Celery - SU, Onyx black versafine
Accessories: Dotted sheer ribbon, heat gun, scor pal, sewing machine, nestability circles, cuttlebug, coluzzle circle and knife, velcro, sponge, Prismacolor markers: sky blue light, ballet pink, cheey, cinnamon toast
Techniques: sewing, flap card, coluzzle, nestabilities