Sunday, April 26, 2015

Papercrafting Challenge: Earth Day 2015

     PaperCrafter's Corner issued a second challenge this week, and I just had to bite.  This one was especially fun.  Can you see what I did, Steph?
     I re-recycled!  The red paper background of this card was the wrapping paper from Package 12, the Cricut I won on PaperCrafter's Corner at Christmas.  Stephanie recycled a bit of it to make a little enclosure card.  I couldn't toss that little piece of paper.  I saw it first online for days.  Then it came in my mailbox.  It had sentimental value.  And it's pretty, too. 
     I printed and cut out (with the Cricut) several of  this Sassy Cheryl graphic.  I used one on my Magazine Monday card, but this little girl just called out to be used on another card.  The background on the other card was recycled from a magazine, so I guess I did a tiny bit for Earth Day. 
     I used Stickles and Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.  The "hello" is an early Cuttlebug die, and the white rectangle was cut with a stitched edge Lawn Fawn die.  The ribbon is very sparkly, too, but I couldn't get that to show up. 
     I'm in the process of making a light box.  Hopefully, I'll get better photos then.  In the meantime, thanks for looking.   And don't forget to recycle, recycle, recycle!

PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday #96

     A schedule change in babysitting DGD means fewer days to craft before challenge deadlines.  So I've had to think and work faster!  Ha!  But I did get a few things done and, as always, enjoyed every minute of my play time.     I wish I could do mixed media like in the PCC inspiration piece!  Love it! 
     I picked up on the green print background.  To honor Magazine Monday,  I used a paper I found in a Quick Cards magazine, a UK publication that I love.
My image is by Sassy Cheryl to which  I added Stickles and Wink of Stella for a little sparkle.  The "hello" is cut from a very old Cuttlebug die.  The white panel was cut with a Lawn Fawn stitched edge rectangle.  I colored white pearls with a red Sharpie to match the ribbon.   
     I love making generic cards like this.  They work for so many occasions.  Just plain fun, too!  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PaperCrafter's Corner's Magazine Monday #95     Horror of horrors!  I missed week #94!  It was the first PaperCrafter's Corner's Magazine Monday I missed since I started playing there.  We are getting a nice refund, so I guess the time spent doing taxes was well worth it, just not nearly as much fun as papercrafting! 
     This week's inspiration showed lots of colorful dots, so I did the same.  I've gone through my files looking for the card I CASE'd for the outside, so I could give credit, but can't find it.  Sorry!  The inside was actually my own thought, rare, I know.  :o)
 Thanks for looking!  Thanks, PCC, for the fun!   

Saturday, April 4, 2015

PCC Magazine Monday #93 in 20 minutes or less?     Always fun things at PaperCrafter's Corner.  This week there is the Magazine Monday Challenge and a 20 minute or less challenge.  I think "we" did both at once.  Here's the inspiration for Magazine Monday:
     My challenge was papercrafting with my 5 year old granddaughter.  So we came up with these:
Easter eggs!  We made ten cards in 2 hours.  We cut the egg layers on the Cricut and ran the top layer through the new Xyron sticker maker (It's wider than the X).  Sequoia enjoyed using the multi-bladed fringe scissors to cut "grass."  We used her favorite purple ink to stamp.  Tap-tap-tap-stamp-let it set-lift!  And always clean your stamps!  I'm raisin' this girl right!

Friday, April 3, 2015

An Oldie but Goodie

    This exploding box was one of the first papercrafting projects I ever bothered to photograph.  That was almost seven years ago. I still like it.  I may do it again now that I have been reminded of how much fun it was.  Thanks, Steph!  PCC rocks!