AAA Cards Game #83 – Shape Your Love

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #83-Shape Your Love .

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I’d like to extend a big welcome to our Guest Designer, Sharon! – frommycraftdesk.blogspot.co.uk/ Make sure you check out her beautiful octagonally shaped card!

I have to say that I have combined some of my card-making favorites in this card today. The color red, butterflies, hearts, white space and die cutting/partial die cutting!

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You can see that I “Shaped My Love” in several ways on this card.

I used a Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Die to create a mask and to do some partial die cutting.

Butterfly Dies

  1. I rounded the top left corner of my card.shapeyourlove5
  2. I added heart shapes to fill in the body of the butterfly. To accomplish this, I die cut some removable sticky label and masked off a butterfly and then stamped hearts in the negative area of the mask.shapeyourlove3_edited-1
  3.  Then, I double stamped (in red and then in black) over the hearts, and inside the mask, with one of the butterfly stamps from Butterfly Birthday.  Butterfly Birthday

4. I lightly inked up the butterfly stamp in red and stamped over the hearts.

5 . Then, I inked the edges of the stamp in black and stamped again.

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6. Next, I partially die cut the butterfly.shapeyourlove4_edited-1

7. I stamped the sentiment with a stamp from HLS’ Thinking of You.

Thinking of You

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I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Week 234: YOUTH (This card evokes a sense of youth with its love/butterfly taking flight theme.)

I am inspired by the hearts and all of the white at TCC 66:

Simon Says: The Color Of Love

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – February 2017 – Dies

Hello! I’m very excited to be here with you for our second HLS Watercolor Challenge.

As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!

We would like to extend a huge welcome to our Guest Designer, Ingrid!

Here’s my card:

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I used the emboss-resist technique to create a panel with heart stamps, clear embossing powder and….

Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24-Color Painting Set

Then, I did some die-cutting with a heart die and then inlaid some CUTplorations ‘hugs’ word dies. I matted the hearty, huggy heart by attaching it with foam tape to a white square of cardstock. The white embossed hearts make me think of the “Os” in “XOXO”. So this is a “hugs & kisses” hearty card. Don’t you think?

img_4015_edited-1Next, I made another rainbow panel to frame the white panel and attached the entire thing to a white square card base.

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the finished card with it!

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What do you think? Is this a Cleaned and Layered card? I’d like to play along at The Card Concept #66: Love & Romance.

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Lots of white…… hugs, hearts, the card and a rainbow heart and panel peeking out?! Oooo. I like it!

img_4013_edited-1My teammates and I are excited to begin this new year with a fun new monthly challenge and by the number of you who played along last month, we think that you will enjoy it too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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My card is Layered, Clean, Mixed Media?

Simon Says: The Color Of Love

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Stencil Sunday – November 13 – Shaker Easel

      Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have a fun birthday shaker easel to share with you.slide03slide01

To make this, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too.slide06slide03

I used the ARTplorations Stencils Vintage Dresses, Flourishes, Hearts in Bubbles and Dots All Over. slide04I also used the CUTplorations Hugs Word Die.slide05

slide01Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

 

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations products used in this project:

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Framed – Hearts

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

I’m not a coffee fan myself, but my husband likes it a lot. So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home. 🙂

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Today I have a another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

Here’s a closer look at my card:img_2324edited

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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 Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations stencil Hearts in Bubbles.

How I made this card:

  1. I made the background by sponging green , yellow, orange and red ink through the heart stencil.
  2. I carefully fussy cut the mug out of the panel and set it aside for another project.img_2323edited
  3. I stamped the cup and the ombré sentiment onto white cardstock.
  4. I attached the cup-heart frame to the with panel with foam tape.img_2341edited
  5. Matted the panel in black.
  6. Attached the panel to the card base yellow base.img_2335edited

 I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I have a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media (two-sided mini chalkboard) tutorial up for September. 🙂

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You can take a peek over at my post here and/or  head over to the blog to see the entire tutorial.

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations

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AAA Cards Game #72 – New 2 U Technique

I’m happy to be here today with a post for AAA Cards Game #72 – New to you technique!

We’ll pick a top winner and some runners up!
It could be you!
Our sponsor this fortnight is Stampendous.
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Thank you Stampendous!

As well as the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Alexandra from Made By Alexandra. This is her first time as a Guest Designer! So please be sure to stop over at her blog. 🙂 We’re all sure this won’t be her last GD opportunity and are thrilled to have been at her debut.

Here’s her lovely card:

Here’s my card. My first ever card with stitching with a sewing machine. 🙂

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IMG_8445edited    I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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How to Win:
Link up your CAS card
Mention us in your post
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Leave a comment on three other blogs – let’s spread the love people!
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