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!

Here is my card.shapeyourlove8_edited-1

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

Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #268-269

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ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 15, 2016

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you for the 2nd day of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.

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Here’s my card: img_4624_edited-1I used the ARTplorations Stencils Chevron Crazy  (to create the branches/boughs) on the tree and then Dots All Over to decorate the tree.img_4589_edited-1

Here’s a quick slideshow.

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I also used a stamp from Retro Mod Shapes to make the stamp.

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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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ARTplorations Stencils:

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Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Stacked Cups 3

Hi! I’m here with another card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

To start this card, I printed this free stacked cups image from here at Beyond the Fringes Crafts. 🙂

Thanks for the free digi, Carmen!slide01I love Carmen’s digital image and have designed 5 different cards with this particular digi for the Winter CLBH.

Here’s a peek at the last one that I will post later this week.

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If you closely look at the cups, you can see that I also used another Jillian Vance Design stamp on the cups/masks on today’s card. slide01_edited-1

slide02Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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