Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Hi Everyone,
Hope you all have had a great weekend. I have been busy redoing some storage in my studio for my dies. and I am almost finished. After that project is done it will be time to go thru my stamps and get some ready for a used stamp sale at Simply Said Rubber Stamps. I have so many that I can get rid of,  it's going to be hard to sell them individually, so I am going to bag them up in lots to try to move the stamps that way.

Today I took some time to make a few cards for club. Last month we were given a small bag of goodies to use on a card (or cards) of our own design to be presented at this months meeting.The bag contained a small frame of stars made from white cs, two round things that are made by Scotch and are called ribbon, wire, string tie downs, two ribbon slides in a green turquoise colored cs and a small silver charm. OK,  here are the two cards that I came up with.

On this card, those strips of white stars that appear in a line shooting out from the large silver star were originally the rectangular frame shape. I just cut them apart and attached them behind that large silver star. I used a hand punch and a Spellbinders die and added silver stars in a few other sizes, and attached them to the dark blue cs. I then added a border made up of a layered light blue piece that is cut from another Spellbinders die and underneath that is a strip that comes from a MS punch around the page punch. Finally the sentiment is stamped on white cs, using Spellbinders Labels One and the silver piece behind that label is a Spellbinders Labels Two shape, cut from silver cs.This card is a 6.25" square cut from cream cs, with a light blue cs and dark blue cs panels that are mounted askew on the main card.

Below, my second card, uses the turquoise small round plastic pieces that are called a ribbon, string, wire tie downs.   That little round tie-down made me think of a flower center. Let me show you this card:

  A few weeks or so ago, I saw some flowery looking embellishments on Desire Fourie's blog. Check these cool paper folded embellies here. She always has some awesome cards on her blog, check her blog here. I decided that those cute flower embellies made a great addition and I  felt they might work with the tie down items I had to work with. 

(The embellishment below the feathers is made the same as those on the side of the card, however, the center is a faceted brad.)

The next item on this card, used from the bag of goodies, is the square ribbon slide, and  I positioned it between the two flower embellies. The last item I had to use is that small silver metal charm with the word Hope inscribed on it and  I positioned it to hang from the ribbon slide.

Those feathers are from a template that I happened upon online a while back. I love that I can color them any color and then cut them out and use them on any project. 

Well hope you enjoyed my club challenge creations I made for my monthly club meeting. 

These cards are to be entered in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping in today, I'll be back soon.

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Fran said...

Great Star card, thank you for joining us at the Digi Sketch Challenge Blog xx

Chris Warner said...

A lovely card - stars are a hit with everyone. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Both cards are so clever, love the way you were able to use all the different little pieces with purpose. Love the addition of Desire's little embellishments too!

Scrappin Chris said...

Both cards are so cute. Love the folds on the second one. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


Ann-Marie said...

Two very cute cards, love the shooting star! Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenge this time and hope you join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Kellylouj said...

Such a great card, thank you so much for playing along at Digi Sketch this challange.

Kelly x

Kellylouj said...

Just popping back to let you know that you can enter your card into a new challenge

Hope you pop by x

Shanna Shands said...

Love the feathers on the second card and shooting stars are totally fun!

Donna Ellis said...

Dreamy cards, Barbara! Such rich colors, and wonderful textures from the folded medallions to those fabulous feathers! I really like that the one card does not have any stamping on it! Very pretty! hugs, de

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Barbara, loveing the shine and love the stars, very effective..

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Valou ALLARD said...

Very beautiful card! thanks for playing with "CWLC" this week. Good luck!

Scrappers Delights said...

mmmmm I wonder what your "s" Word was? lol
lovely choice <3

Thank you for joining in on Scrapper's Delights Challenge
"S is For...."

Heather said...

both cards are very cool and inovative designs. Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime this week.

craftygranny said...

Fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at scrappers delight hugs trisha DT .