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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Challenge Day

Hello and good morning!

It's Challenge Day again over at Tuesday Alchemy, and the theme this time is Anything Goes.  The prizes are awesome:

$10 Store Voucher
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$10 Store Voucher

You have until Monday, December 3 at 3:00 p.m. to submit your entry (or entries!), so get busy and start creating, and let us see you there!  

This week I needed something to hold a gift card for my stepson's birthday, so I made a Crimped Envelope Pocket Card.  The instructions for this interesting gift card holder can be found over at Splitcoaststampers.   

The gift card I gave him was too big for the standard A2 envelope, so I used a 5x7 instead, which worked out perfectly.  I sponged the edges with More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and a tiny bit of Soft Suede, then stamped the balloons in the background before crimping using my crimping tool.  Then I embossed the image in gold, stamped and embossed a second image and punched out the clock face with a circle punch and pieced it to the first image.  I embossed the edges of the two background diecuts with gold embossing powder as well.

The pennants were made with the SU Pennant Punch in Early Espresso and Bo Bunny Apple Cider dp, and I attached gold grommets to each corner and hung them up with hemp twine.

I stitched around the base of my card and discovered that stitching a crimped piece tends to "uncrimp" it, so perhaps I'll hold off stitching crimped pieces in the future.  The gift card straightened it out, thankfully.

Here it is with the insert.  The gift card is attached to the back of the stamped greeting insert with temporary adhesive.

The birthday boy/man (newly turned 21) was fascinated with this card and went for it before any of his other gifts.  Made this crafter feel good!

So that's it for this project.  Thank you for joining me, and head on over to Tuesday Alchemy to join us for this week's challenge!

Happy crafting!


Stamps: TCM Vintage Clocks
Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie,
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Bo Bunny Apple Cider, SU Neutrals DSP Stack
Accessories: Petite Pennants Builder (SU), SU gold embossing powder, SB Labels Eighteen, SU Apothecary Accents Framelits, hemp twine, grommets, crimper, sponges

Challenges entered:

Paper Playtime #89 - Anything Goes
Anything Goes #80 - Stitching Real or Faux
Creative Card Crew #24 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design #62 - Use 2 or more patterned papers
RRR Challenge #60 - ABAC w/ribbon
CCEE1247 - Brown, yellow, orange and designer paper 
Pause Dream Enjoy #47 - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C164 - Put a Bow On It
Drunken Stampers #107 - Not Too Shabby
Pile It On #48 - Anything But a Christmas Card


Mum of 4 said...

Awesome, awesome card Shea! Love the crimping, stitching, the gold embossing, hey, I just love everything about this card.

How did yesterday go in your garden? Hugs!

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time.

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty envelope and card. I love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! -Vivian

Heather said...

Fabulous card and envelope!! I love the colors and your banner is fabulous!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

Pat Garvin said...

Great looking card. Thanks for joining PDE Challenges this week.

Janis said...

This is wonderful. I love the whole look of it. Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime and Pause Dream Enjoy. :) Janis

Donna said...

Awesome to see you joining us again this week with this great project!
Thanks for playing along with us this week for the "not too shabby" challenge on Drunken Stampers!

Laine Kammeraad said...

Absolutely stunning Shea!!! I love the colors, the images, the flags at the top and all the embossing. Gorgeous!! We are truly blessed to have you on our Tuesday Alchemy DT.

Hugs and smiles


Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Totally awesome card!!! Thanks for participating in our DRUNKEN STAMPERS challenge!!