AAA Cards Game #103 – Celebrate

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #103.

 

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

I’d like to welcome our guest designer, Ros of ros-mikeysmom.blogspot.co.uk.

Our sponsor for this game:

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with a $20 gift certificate.

Here is my card. I used the smallest “Happy Birthday” sentiment from Happy Little Stampers’ Mix Mash.

I also used a tiny flower from HLS’ retired Bold Birthday Sentiments.

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I masked off a frame and stamped the tiny flowers in red and blue.

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 13, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be back with you today with a post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

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I’d be very happy if you’d like to……

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I have 2 cards to share with you today.

For this 1srt card, I stamped the ‘cup with steam’ image (see here for how I made this stamp)

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in my favorite Hero Hues blue dye ink onto white linen cardstock.

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Then, I sponged teal ink onto the entire linen panel, over the stamped image.  Next, I die cut the ‘thanks’, matted the panel in blue and attached the teal card base.slide005For this next card, I repeatedly stamped the image onto watercolor paper.

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Then, I sponged the same teal ink onto the entire watercolor panel, over the stamped images.  Next, I die cut the ‘thanks’, from blue cardstock twice, stacked the ‘thanks’ and attached a blue card base.

slide004slide002As I mentioned last week, I needed to increase the number of masculine cards in my stash, so I took this opportunity to make 2 more. To make both of these cards, first, I created a homemade foam stamp, using a die, and stamped the cup with steam.

I used the CUTplorations die to make my stamp.CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

slide006This technique was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in one of her recent videos on how to stretch your supplies.

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I’d like to play this multi-cup card at  WAW Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #264-265.

I am also offering this card up for CASEing at Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin:

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I had a lot of fun using this technique. I loved how the homemade stamp printed the images. I hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you next week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

slide1_edited-1P.P.S. Here’s a fun video for your encouragement.

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Some products used:

CUTplorations-coffeecup-previewthanks-worddieBlue Hero Hues Dye Ink Pad

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cards Challenge with Kylie and Friends

Hi! I very excited to be here with you today. My friend, Kylie, invited me to join her for her Twelve Days of Christmas Cards Challenge. I am honored to be participating over at her blog!! Woohoo! Thanks for including me in on the fun, Kylie!

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Here’s my card, designed with stamps from Happy Little Stampers’ Everyday Sentiments.img_3737_edited-1

Everyday Sentimentsimg_3630edited_edited-2I repeat stamped the Christmas sentiment in green on watercolor paper.img_3624edited_edited-2I die cut a circle and then heat embossed the “Merry” in silver onto shiny green cardstock.img_3629edited_edited-2I punched a small banner from silver cardstock and punched a small hole in the top.img_3623edited_edited-2I attached the watercolor panel to a white card base.

img_3628edited_edited-2I added silver thread, tucked it between the watercolor paper and the card base at the top and then assembled the ornament by attaching the pieces to the card front with foam tape.

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Make sure you stop by Kylie’s blog and check out all of the fun.

Thanks for stopping by & Merry Christmas! (Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas 🙂 )

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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My card is sort of a combination of the circle in the sketch and the balls & green and white colors from the photo.

P.S. Here’s a fun song by Steven Curtis Chapman (one of my favorite singers) called “Christmas Time Again” for you to enjoy.

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