Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 45

Update : This card was randomly picked as the winner!
Thanks Peachy Keen stamps!
I won a $25.00 gift certificate. Now the hard part will be to choose which stamps to get.

I used Peachy Keen PK450 Wide Eyed kids stamps for the flowers face.
The printed paper was from We R Memory keepers.
All the cuts are from my Cricut.
Gypsy Wanderings for the phrase cut at 1 1/2 inches.
Plantin Schoolbook for the flower and circle center.
Flower cut at 1 1/2 inches. The circle was cut at .70.
The border was cut from Birthday Cakes at 1 1/2 inches.
The big circle was cut from Accent Essentials at 4 inches
I used glitter pens to add sparkle. A pink ink pad was used to ink the flower.
I used pink glitter paper for the phrase.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Let's Face it Friday - Altered Card Storage (Peachy Keen)

This is a Cheezit box and a scrap piece of chipboard I had. I save a ton of cereal boxes and other chipboard items just to alter. I tore the box apart and covered it with pink paper and the lid was done with that wonderful blue paper. Then I put the box back together with the opening on the side.
Then cut a cream color paper 8 1/2 inches wide and 5 inches tall. I used the Martha Stewart loop punch all around this cream paper to create a doily like look. I then cut the Word LOVE from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge. It was cut at 2 inches. There was four different layers to these letters. I love this cartridge. The letters are so fancy.
I cut the flowers, leaves, hearts and circles from the Platin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. The big flowers with hearts were cut at 2 inches and the inner layer flower was cut at 1 1/2 inches.
Hearts for the faces were cut at 1 inch.The smaller flowers with circle faces were cut at 1 1/2 inches. The circles were cut at.60 inches. The other flowers were 1". Then I just used stickles for the center of the rest of the 1 inch flowers.
The leaves were cut at 1 and 1 1/2 inches.
I used peachy keens PK- 506 Too Much Fun Faces 1/2" face stamps for the centers of the flowers. 3 pieces of double sided stick velcro is used to keep it shut. I plan to keep future Valentines day cards from my husband in here.

Card Storage
Create an altered container using Peachy Keen Stamps faces to store Valentines or cards you receive throughout the year. Our Design Team used mini-mailboxes from the One Spot at Target, but feel free to spruce up any container you might have around the house!
  • Design must be new
  • Project must include Peachy Keen Faces
  • Link to Mr. Linky before February 17th

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 44 w/a Twist

This is the first time I have entered a Peachy Keen Contest. I hope you all like this card. Here were the rules for this contest:
Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH provided
Use a monochromatic color scheme
What exactly is monochromatic? Using tints and shades of the same color. (i.e. if you choose "red", you must use red, pink, light pink, medium pink, etc.) Black and white will also be allowed! C'mon, it will be fun and SUCH a challenge!
  • Design must be new
  • MUST follow sketch w/ TWIST to be eligible for prize
  • Link to Mr. Linky before February 7th
As with all of our sketch challenges, the basic layout should be there, but feel free to flip elements & get creative!

Here is the recipe for my card

The card size is 5" wide and 7" tall

All the printed paper is from The Paper Studio.
-Pink Diagonal Hearts
-Hugs & Kisses
-Tiny Red hearts
The balloons are from Create A Critter. I cut the big one at 3 1/2 inches and the three little ones at 2 inches. I them attached them with foam dots so they would stand out on the page and give the tags something to rest on. I inked all the balloon edges with a red ink pad.
The three tags are from Tags bags boxes and more at 3 inches . I used the seventh one in the first row.
Inside the card I cut the Accent blackout/(birthday Girl) twice from the cartridge Storybook. Once at 4.80 and once at 4.30 on my gypsy.

I used a Martha Stewart scallop 3 dot punch for the trim piece down the middle.

I printed all the sentiments for my card from my computer.

Everything I inked on the card was done with a red ink pad. I used a red glitter pen for the balloons tongue.

The Peachy Keen Stamps I used were - PK-506 Too Much Fun Faces(1/2")for the little balloons, and PK-574 Basic paper Dolls Faces for the big Balloon.

The fun thing about this card is that it has hidden coupons for you valentine. I show a sample of what your coupon can say. The rest are between me and my Valentine. I can't tell you all my secrets. lol So just use your imaginations and find the right coupon for your sweetheart. Also if you like my card please follow my blog I plan to add three new card designs soon. Wish me luck in the contest! Also I love comments!