So Sweet – TE Share Joy Challenge #55

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #55.

TE Share Joy Challenge #55

I used the sketch to create a CAS friendship card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #55

Let’s break down the card:

I heat-embossed the sentiment from Toe-tally Awesome combining it with die-cut ice cream cones created with the Little Bits – Ice Cream Cone die. I added patterned paper from TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Hello Happiness (from which I took my color cues) and put everything on to a dry-embossed background created with the Embossing Folder – Lots of Dots.

TE Share Joy Challenge #55

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Pumpkin Bouquet – TE Share Joy Challenge #54

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #54.

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

I used the sketch and the inspiration photo to create a fall-themed card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

I heat-embossed the Pumpkin Bouquet with gold embossing powder and colored it with watercolors and cut it out with its corresponding die. I dry-embossed the circle background for more texture against the patterned papers from TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Playful Patterns – Harvest.

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

To finish off the card, I stamped a sentiment from Many Minis – Holidays on to a tag cut with a die in the Mini Tags set.

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Fall Die-Cut Scene – TE Share Joy Challenge #53

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #53.

TE Share Joy Challenge #53

I used the sketch to create a fall-themed scene:

TE Share Joy Challenge #53

TE Share Joy Challenge #53

I stamped the Birch Tree Background and cut it out with a circle in the Stitched Circle Stacklets set. I created a lot of pumpkins with Little Bits – Fall Harvest and the Little Bits – Fox placing them in the On the Road – Wagon (I wanted the fox to appear to be almost camouflaged by the pumpkins). I used a sentiment from Woodsy Wishes (the sentiments in the set have just the right touch of whimsy!).

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Ghostly Greetings! – Share Joy Challenge #52

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #52.

TE Share Joy Challenge #52

I created a CAS Halloween-themed card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #52

I had the “Ghost Busters” movie in the back of my mind as I created this card. I cut the Downtown Border and backed it with cardstock (some of the windows were not punched out). I backed the Little Bits – Ghosts with gray cardstock and attached the ghosts with foam to the background, on which I had stamped the sentiment from the Boo to You set. I framed the scene with one of the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 dies.

When I was done, my husband suggested something be added above the sentiment (“like a bat,” he said). Luckily I had just the thing – a bat from the Haunted Accessories set.

TE Share Joy Challenge #52

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HB2U – Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #51

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #51.
TE Share Joy Challenge #51

I used the sketch to create a birthday card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #51

I used just one of the layers in the Build a Cake set (this die set is so versatile!). I let the colors in the TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Hello Happiness dictate the other colors in the card. I heat-embossed a sentiment from Bold Brushstrokes.

When I finished, the Strawberry Milkshake cardstock panel looked unfinished, so I added a hand-drawn dotted line with a Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen – White.

TE Share Joy Challenge #51

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Back to School – TE Share Joy Challenge #50

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #50.

TE Share Joy Challenge #50

I used the sketch to create a back-to-school themed card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #50

I paired the Whole Wide World globe die cut with a sentiment from Best in the World along with Echo Park patterned papers. I used the Stitched Square Stacklets and Stitched Rectangle Stacklets to cut the notebook papers. This would be a fun card to give to a son or daughter headed back to school or off to college.

TE Share Joy Challenge #50

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Late Summer Hello: TE Share Joy Challenge #49

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #49.

TE Share Joy Challenge #49

I used the sketch and the colors to create a CAS, beach-themed card (not ready to say “good bye” to summer quite yet!):

TE Share Joy Challenge #49I trimmed the Beach Border with the one of the Stitched Square Stacklets dies after stamping the cardstock with a sentiment from Simply Succulents Stamp & Die Combo in Sugar Cube ink.

I had this card all assembled with a white strip (rather than the patterned paper) and it looked a little blah, so I flipped through my stack of patterned paper and pulled out this fun Echo Part print to add just a touch of whimsy! I also dry-embossed the background cardstock with the On the Spot embossing folder to add interest and texture. (I find that if there are multiple layers in a card design, it always helps to add some patterned paper and dry-embossing!)

TE Share Joy Challenge #49

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Haunted Halloween – TE Share Joy Challenge #48

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #48.

TE Share Joy Challenge #48

I used the sketch to create a CAS Halloween card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #48

I used the 13 Dead End Drive die (trimming off the bottom section) to create the haunted house and witch. I backed the windows with grey cardstock and the moon with white cardstock (I normally put yellow in for moons, but I wanted to keep the color palette quiet). I used old Halloween patterned paper for the background (I have a ton of patterned paper packs for Halloween!). I used a thin tape from my stash (never before used!) for the detail strips. I stamped the Boo to You set sentiment onto cardstock, which I cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Stacklets die (by cutting and then cutting again to shorten the length). The bats are from the just-released Haunted Accessories set.

TE Share Joy Challenge #48

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Boo! – TE Share Joy Challenge #47

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #47.

TE Share Joy Challenge #47

I used the sketch to create a CAS Halloween card (which is more on the cute side than the spooky):

TE Share Joy Challenge #47

I used Chalkstock for the Little Bits – Black Cat and the crow (raven?) in the Gothic Window Accessories set. It’s such a rich black color.

TE Share Joy Challenge #47

The Gothic Window assembly is lifted up with foam adhesive. I cut the window background from the TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Playful Patterns – Haunted with one of the Label Stacklets 5 dies.

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Hooray! – TE Share Joy Challenge #46

I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #46.

TE Share Joy Challenge #46

I used the sketch to create a CAS birthday card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #46
I stamped the elephant from the Hippo Birdy set onto watercolor paper which I had colored with Distress Inks using a splattering technique.

TE Share Joy Challenge #46

I cut the elephant with its corresponding die and added balloons which were cut from Ranger Gloss Paper, which I colored with Distress Inks. I heat-embossed the Little Bits of Birthday sentiment.

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