Minty-Fresh Funky-Folds Card

     Mint green is such a nice color to work with. It is so fresh and lively and always cheers me up. That makes it the perfect color to send a hello to a friend.
     This card stands nicely on a desk or table and easily folds up to fit in a regular size envelope for easy mailing.
     To make this card, cut a piece of cardstock 12" x 5.5". Score at 2", 4", 8" and 10". Then 1.5" from top and bottom of card, cut along the the length between the 2" and 10" score lines.  Using valley and moutain folds, fold along the score lines using the picture above for a guide. Then, cut panels to fit some or all of the flat areas. I added a chipboard flower and some self-adhesive border. Then, I heat-embossed the sentiment. 
     I created this card for the Minty Fresh Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. If you want to play along with us, you can create your own project using mint-green in some way and enter it in the challenge. Here's the address with all the details: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/08/the-minty-fresh-challenge.html .
    I also entered this card in the Cardmaking Challenges going on among the Fiskateers this week. Not sure what a Fiskateer is? We are ambassadors for Fiskars and we have so much fun creating with each other. You can join in all the fun there too. Just click on the Fiskateer link in my sidebar over there on the left.


CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC63

     I love aqua, lime and navy together so this was a fun card to create. CAS-ual Fridays challenge for us this week was to use those three colors on a clean and simple card.

       I heat-embossed the three large flowers as well as the centers. My favorite part of this card is the typewriter-key sentiment in the center flower. Sometimes when I make a card I really like, I have a hard time sending it off to anyone. lol--   I'll keep this one for a while and give it to someone special. Maybe Mom or Missy or Suzi or . . . .
      There's still a little time to enter the challenge if you have a great idea for a card using these colors. Here's the link with all the info:  http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2012/07/cfc63.html

     This card is also going over to the Tuesday Trigger challenge in the Moxie Fab World at Paper Crafts magazine. I was inspired by the old-fashioned, round typewriter keys in the inspiration photo (below). I thought the typewriter-key 'hi' would be perfect for this challenge. As a writer, I love old-fashioned typewriters so this was a fun challenge too.
     There's still plenty of time to get in on this challenge. Here's the link with all the info:   http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/07/tuesday-trigger-type-hype.html

     Thanks so much for stopping by!


CAS-ual Fridays Challenge- Back in Black CFC62

   This week's challenge required us to make a card with a black cardbase. I embossed the frame using Sizzix' Wreath embossing folder. Then, I quickly put together the flowers using a couple of flower punches and two kinds of chartruese-patterned cardstock. I used black brads to attach them. I used a matching chartruese green chalk to stamp the sentiment banner.

     You have until Thursday noon to get your card in if you have an idea using a black card.You can find the info here: http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2012/07/cfc62.html .


Celebrating Stripes!

     Who doesn't love stripes!?! And, butterflies with purple diamonds?

     I have two challenges this week involving stripes. CAS-ual Fridays asked that we make CAS cards with strips of color or pattern.  And, the inspiration photo for the Tuesday Trigger Challenge in the Moxie Fab World is covered with multi-colored stripes (photo below).

     Do you have a good idea of your own? There is still time to join in on all the fun. The info for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC61 is here:

     The info for the Tuesday Trigger challenge is  here:

This is the inspiration photo from Moxie Fab World. I was really inspired by the colorful stripes in this trigger. I love working with turquoise so I knew right away I would use that color in my design. I also like the staggered look of the stipes so I incorporated that as well. 
     To make my card, I stamped the stripes on a white cardstock base using TPC Studio's Patterned Borders collection with purple, turquoise and orange ink. The stamps are plenty long enough to go all the way across even a larger card, but I wanted to stagger them to match the design I had in mind. I punched that gorgeous, turqoise butterfly with a Martha Stewart punch. The purple gems are from Studio G.
     Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great day, Pam


Birthday Card Challenge

     I'm entering this card in the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. The challenge is to make a birthday card where stamping is the featured technique.

     I love working with black and white. They can make almost any card look elegant. The heat-embossed hummingbird is a stamp from Inkadinkado's Mindscapes collection. Take a close look at this hummingbird. It is not all that it seems.
     The sentiment is from Fiskars' All Year Cheer collection. It is also heat-embossed.
     Have a card you want to enter in the contest? Check out the rules here: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/06/stamp-it-cards-week-birthday-card.html
     Thanks for stopping by.