Last week, Paper Anthology held out first virtual crop: Creation Staycation. It was a week long event, with tons of challenges, trivia and Prizes. I’m excited to say, it was a huge success, with over 300 challenge entries! We had such a blast looking through everyone’s gorgeous creation! I thought I would share a few of my cards from the challenges:
This card was for the Monochrome Madness challenge. Of course, I chose GREEN. All dies used are from Dress My Crafts:
This card was for the Distress background challenge. Lots of inky goodness with Ranger Distress inks and a fun flower die set from Taylored Expressions:
This card was for the one layer (CAS) challenge. I used the Taylored Expressions square stencils for the background. The beautiful flower image is from Penny Black . All inks used, for blending and watercoloring are mini ink cubes from Taylored Expressions:
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Sharing a card from the anniversary party make and take that’s just perfect for the current challenge at Shopping our stash – something related to Thanksgiving, being grateful or a thank you somewhere on the project. The image and sentiment is from Taylored Expressions – colored in with Polychromos pencils. The gingham background stamp is from Studio 490, stamped with fern green archival ink. The letters are die cut using my old school Quick Kutz squeeze (I LOVE this tool) and stamped with a woodgrain background stamp from Stampers Anonymous.
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Still 11 days left before this month’s Christmas Card Club and I already have the card designed! This month I channeled all my favorite things – wood, plaid, gingham and a rustic cabin feel. I used Stampers Anonymous “Festive Overlays” set (another favorite thing) for the main image and sentiment. (die cut with Taylored Expressions awesome stitched and scallop sets). The plaid is a Studio 490 background stamp and the woodgrain is a Sizzix 3D embossing folder. My all time favorite May Arts ribbon, some die cuts from Penny Blackj and Elizabeth Crafts, along with a sprinkling of star sequins from Buttons Galore finish it off (not to mention a bunch of distress ink)!
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This week at Jingle Belles they’ve asked us to go vintage. (Yay!!!) I stamped the plaid flannel background stamp from Studio 490 with Peat Moss Archival Ink from Ranger. I sticky embossed the beautiful retro-font sentiment from Stampers Anonymous Christmas time set (CMS352) and added loose red glitter. (the sparkle in real life is to die for!) The Santa is from the Festive overlay set (CMS357), stamped with black archival and a little color added with Tombow markers. The scalloped and stitched dies are from Taylored Expressions. A super simple, quick card that lets that beautiful sentiment be the star of the show!
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Hi Everyone, for all of you that have been waiting patiently for pictures of Shari’s classes, I just want you to know it was definitely worth the wait!
Valentines Card and Treat class:
Join Shari for this adorable Valentine’s class featuring 2 cards and 2 treat containers! Featuring stamps and dies from Mama Elephant, Taylored Expressions and Lawn Fawn – they’ll be the perfect little gifts for your Valentine!
Supplies: Please bring your basic class kit.
Monday, 1/28/19: 6-9
Saturday, 2/2/19: 12-3
Monday, 2/4/19: 6-9
Boxed Card Set:
Join Shari to create this lovely A2 card set with box – makes a lovely gift! She’s featuring a beautiful stamp set from Altenew, nestled in pastel spring colors, and you’ll learn how to create the perfect sized box – no dies involved!
Supplies: Please bring your basic class kit, a scorepal and bone folder.
Wednesday, 1/23/19: 6-9
Saturday, 2/16/19: 12-3
Monday, 2/25/19: 6-9
Every year we do a Christmas card swap at Paper Anthology and I’m always in awe at the beautiful designs everyone comes up with. For those of you that haven’t submitted your cards yet for this year, please get them to the store as soon as possible so I can get all the cards out to everyone. Once they’re all in, I’ll choose 3 to spotlight here on the blog. I haven’t joined the fun for several years as November is a very busy time of the year at the store, but this year I vowed to carve out some time! I may have mentioned once or twice how much I loved Taylored Expressions’ Holiday release this year- honestly every single thing was fantastic – so I decided to feature a few things from them on my swap card:
I die cut the Taylored Expressions moose from Altenew’s wood paper ( this is super cool ultra thin real wood that die cuts like a dream) The background is stamped with Taylored Expressions Buffalo check background stamp. The sentiment is from Stampers Anonymous “Christmastime” set (adore these sentiments!) The blanket stitch die cut is from Waffle Flower and the smaller die cut is from Sizzix, stitched rectangles. The tiny twine bow just added the perfect touch!
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