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Monday, April 15, 2013

1,2,3,Scrap! in April!

It's April 15, and time for our little mid-month blog hop to inspire us to get over any mid-month creative bumps with Betsy and Tracey.  Tracey challenged us to use the Message Secured card pattern from Jeanette Lynton's Originals how to book that has a closure flap!  I created one in the specified 5"X7" card and then altered it to the usual 4.25"X5.5" card.  Finally, on a creative roll, I rebelled and made a card that didn't use the pattern!  These cards are lots of fun and felt "spring" to me.  I loved using the trendy hot air balloon from the April Stamp of the Month and the Fashionista Stamp Set.  

For this first card, the ties behind the clouds open and the flap under the balloon reveals the full sunshine.  This card is modified to 4.25" X 5.5" from the 5"X7" showed in the Originals book.

April Stamp of the Month My Sunshine stamp set
Cricut Art Phliosophy cartridge
Chantilly Paper Packet
Colonial White Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Honey ink
Goldrush ink
Desert Sand ink
Buttercup Ink
Paradise Assortment Baker's Twine
Versamark ink
Clear Embossing Powder

 This card is a full 5"X7" as shown in the pattern.  You can see this car with the flap opened.  I added a small piece of paper to allow the ribbon to slide in and out of the flap so the card can be easily opened. 

Fashionista  stamp set
Colonial White cardstock
Cotton Candy cardstock
Blush cardstock
Hollyhock ink pad
Blush ink pad
Cranberry ink pad
Cotton Candy ink pad
Outdoor Denim ink pad
Outdoor Denim Chevron ribbon
Blue button assortment
Pink Glitter Gems
Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel

I know, this is not using the pattern from Originals but I couldn't help myself, the flowers were calling me as the weather warms and blooms are spouting here in the Pacific Northwest.  This is pattern is # 26 from the publication Make It From the Heart.  

Chantilly Paper Pack
Frame Flair stamp set
Hellow Blooms stamp set
Fabulous You stamp set
White Daisy cardstock
Pear ink pad
Twlight ink pad
Honey ink pad
Buttercup ink pad
Outdoor Denim ink pad
Cricut Cart Philosophy cartridge
Green and Blue Epoxy Bubbles
Blue and Green Sparkles assortment

1 comment:

  1. I love your cards! Love the tones of the Fashionista card...very creative!