Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Just Because: Pleated fold card with Quick Quotes Mulberry papers

Good morning Quick Quotes readersAlicia here today with a special fold.  I enjoy being challenged by trying a new fold.  I was a little intimidated but it really wasn't that hard.  Whenever I try a new technique I first use a piece of white card stock because it usually takes once to figure it out correctly.



Instructions for the full pleated fold:
  1. For a full pleated front begin with a piece  measuring 3" x 11"
  2. Score at 1.5" next 2" then 3" alternating half inch then inch scores until the 9.5" score, leaving a 1.5" length at the end
  3. Mark the half way point (1.5") on the short side
  4. Cut at a diagonal from that mark to the 5" mark turn the paper and cut the same diagonal on the other corner
  5. These two cuts should leave an inch in the center with no cut
  6. Alternate folds and crease with a bone folder and ink all edges
  7. Adhere the folds in place
  8. Adhere the pleated panel on your card
  9. Cover the top of the panel with another piece of paper, die cut or ribbon




Here's another version.  Quick Quotes' double sided patterned papers lend themselves so well to creating a lovely peekaboo and coordinating panels. 


Quick Quotes products used:

other products:
Stampin Up Four Frames stamp and punch
Close to My Heart Just to Say sentiment stamp
Mix'd Media Berries ink
Judikins clear detail embossing powder
Sizzix Rain or Shine embossing folder/die set
pearls, brad and flowers
white card stock








Thanks so much for stopping by!


Smiles are contagious card

I had a minute to squeeze in a challenge last night. I scored a ream of this mustard textured card stock at the thrift store.  Regular readers will be seeing more of this card stock.



Here is the sketch I used:


I added some sequins I purchased from overseas.  I am not sure you can see the stripes on the tiny sequins but they are really different.  I also took a cue from the strip with triangles and cut a couple of corners (pun intended) to place on the sentiment strip.


Ingredients:
Pebbles Lakeside 6x6 paper pad
Inkadinkado Thoughts for the Day sentiment
Colorbox Chalk Rouge
sequins
glittered napkin scraps

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Monday, April 17, 2017

Heartfelt Creations flowers with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello!  Today I have my inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch.  I am still using kits.  The die cuts were purchased from a LSS going out of business and were leftovers from a class. I have had them for a long time.  So glad to use them up!




Here's the sketch:


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A close up:




A more simple version:



Ingredients:
Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies diecuts
Tim Holtz Phrases 2 (quote on card one)
The Paper Company Thank You Value Set
Distress ink Wilted Violet
misc die cuts
Want 2 Scrap pearls
ribbon
White card stock

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:






Many thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week!

Alicia

Friday, April 14, 2017

You're Fintastic: Fish bowl shaker card

 Hello!  Alicia here today with a super fun card!  I loved creating this card.  


I used a layer of acetate on the front and cut a circle out of the card base to allow for the shaker parts.  I popped up the metallic cut to create even more dimension.  While the plants and the castle are fixed to the base the fish are free with the bubbles to move around.


Dies R Us Products used:

Sue Wilson Designs - Fillables Collection - Fishbowl
Sue Wilson Designs Fillables Collection Fishbowl

Sue Wilson Designs - Fillables Collection - Underwater Accessories
Sue Wilson Designs Fillables Collection Underwater Accessories

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks for stopping by!




Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop


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I was inspired to create a wood grain rabbit.  I complimented it with all sorts of embellishments and die cuts.  I also added my own pearls around the edge of the filigree die cut.



I used a wood grain paper for the rabbit and ran the white card stock through the Big Shot with a wood grain embossing folder.  The wood paper is the latest collection from Quick Quotes called Windsong.


Ingredients:
Tim Holtz mini bunny die and frame die (both movers and shapers)
Art-C ephemera kit
Martha Stewart flower
Quick Quotes Windsong papers
Quick Quotes Java chalking ink
K & Co embellishment
die cuts
wood grain embossing folder
white card stock

Hop on over to Holli's blog!

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:



I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia


Friday, April 7, 2017

Yellow Lilies: Quick Quotes April Challenge Spring Flowers

Welcome to this month's Quick Quotes challenge, Alicia sharing today.  I chose FLOWERS as Quick Quotes April's challenge theme.  I created a mini bouquet of lilies for my inspiration and a wrap for the milk bottle vase.  




The steps are to create these beauties is not difficult but can be time consuming:
  1. Die cut Quick Quotes Mulberry Paper Pack (tip use washi tape to hold your dies in place)
  2. Ink edges with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  3. Ink other flower parts and create details with a marker
  4. Ink wood skewers with Light Moss PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  5. Shape flowers with tools or fingers
  6. Attach leaves and flowers to skewers with glue and/or glue dots



Here are some of the details:


I hope you are inspired to create a project with flowers for this month's Quick Quotes challenge.



Quick Quotes Products:

other ingredients:
Sizzix Susan's Garden Lily die set
Stampin Up Badges & Banners stamp set with badge punch
Distress Walnut Stain pen and ink
Distress Mustard Seed ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:












Thank you so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to play along this month!



Road Trip with Cheery Lynn and Lawn Fawn dies

 Good morning!  Alicia blogging today with a fun card.  My son already had his Spring Break but I can tell by the traffic going south that many are just now traveling.  I thought this was a fun way to celebrate this season.


I actually made two versions using both the positive and negative pieces of the cut.  On this second card I used the second piece of the Lawn Fawn-Road Border set.


I cut the bus three times out of three different papers:  metallic silver, pink shimmer and black.  I saved every piece and put it back together.  I made two different buses and have an entire set left.


And the final result...



Dies R Us products used:


Cheery Lynn Designs - The Grove Bus
Cheery Lynn Designs-The Grove Bus
Lawn Fawn - Road Border Dies
Lawn Fawn-Road Border
Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Rectangles
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangles


Other products:
Close to My Heart The Long Way Home sentiment
Mix'd Media Black ink
Judikins clear fine detail embossing powder
DCWV Tie-Dyed Stack (papers)
Recollections bling
misc papers


Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.  
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I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/challenge-153.html until 4/9x

http://stampartpapel.com/retarte-94-anything-goes/ until 4/9
winner!

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.nl/2017/03/challenge-38-anything-goes.html until 4/9x

http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2017/04/through-craft-room-door-challenge.html until 4/10x

http://cceestampers.blogspot.com/2017/04/ccee1714-read-road-map.html until 4/13 jff?

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2017/04/neonsbrights-challenge.html until 4/14x

https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-176.html until 4/15x

https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/04/1st-april-2017-classic-design-team-open.html until 4/28

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My Guy with Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge

Good morning!  Today I have my inspiration for the brand new sketch at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge.  I have been wanting to create a masculine card and I think this fits the bill. I started with a card kit and added my own pieces to work with the sketch.




Here's the sketch:

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A close up of my cut:



Ingredients:
Card kit with orange patterned papers
Stampin Up banner punch
Quick Quotes 49 Shades of Gray paper
Cricut cut from Father's Day cart
Creative Memories distress edger
buttons and twine

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

I used Queen:  Somebody to love...that person is my guy.  I also found the black grungy paper was very "rock"...I hope my husband likes it. 



Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along at 

Alicia