Monday Montage 101

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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!

I’ve got a quick and easy project to share with you.  We made this adorable set of mini  cards and coordinating mini pizza box in my card club this month.  This project would be perfect to give to a coffee-loving friend along with a gift card.  I kept the cards very simple, so you could whip this up in a matter of minutes!

 

For the base of the cards, I cut Whisper White card stock to 2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″, scoring at 2-3/4″ to create a 2-3/4″ square card.  The layers of Designer Series Paper are cut to 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ to fit over the entire front of the card.  This size of card fits perfectly in our 3″ x 3″ envelopes available in the Holiday catalog.

Cafe Cards

There are 4 cards featuring coffee cups with sentiments from the Coffee Cafe and Merry Cafe stamp sets.  Between both of these sets, you can easily have cards for almost any occasion throughout the year.  The outside of the mini pizza box was embellished with a Delicate White Doily and some 3/8″ Garden Green ribbon.

Cafe Cards Minis

The possibilities with these mini pizza boxes and coordinating cards are endless!  You could easily whip a few of these up for Christmas gifts and add a gift card to make it even better.

There are 10 stops on this blog hop, so be sure to check out all of the amazing projects.

You can click the Back button to visit Julie or the Next button to visit Wendy.  Thanks again for celebrating with us!

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Technique Week – It’s a Fancy Fold!

Painted Harvest Z-Fold

 

We are featuring Z-fold cards on the TGIF Challenges blog this week.  There are several versions of z-folds floating around, but I’ll share the card stock dimensions with you that I used on my card.  This card is very easy to put together and you’ll certainly get a WOW from the recipient.

Card Base:  5-1/2″ x 11″, scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″

Designer Series Paper Card Layers:  5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″, and (2) 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″

“Z-bar”:  1-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″

“Z-bar” layers: 1″ x 5-1/4″, and (2) 1″ x 2-1/2″

insets:  (2) 1″ x 3-1/4″, scored at 1/4″ from each end

 

The bold and gorgeous paper I used on this card is from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper stack.  It coordinates with the Painted Harvest Stamp set.  I stamped the flowers in Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, and Early Espresso ink, then fussy cut them out.  Sadly, there is not a coordinating set of dies for this stamp set.  There is a leaf punch, though!  I stamped leaves in Garden Green ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched those out.  I also added a few Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake leaves that were fussy cut.

 

For the sentiments, I used the Stitched Shapes framelits to create the focal point of the card.  I swear, I use these dies on almost every project!  If you don’t have them, be sure to add them to your next order.

 

Our challenge is open for 1 week and you are invited to play along.  It’s always fun to try a new fancy fold and this one is a real show-stopper.

Check out what the other designers created this week to inspire you even more.

 

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Dusting Off Some Oldies, but Goodies

Lovely as a Tree meets Teeny Tiny Wishes

Over the weekend, I found myself in need of a masculine, get well card.  As I was searching through my stash, I was certain that I had a card that would fit the occasion.  I was very wrong!  I didn’t have any get well cards at all, so I needed to whip one up quickly.  This week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches was perfect for the simple layout.

FMS305

I have really fallen in love with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  The colors are perfect for those manly projects:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Soft Sky~ LOVE!

 

Currently in my stamp collection, I only have 3 wood-mount stamp sets.  I’m using 2 of them on today’s card:  Lovely as a Tree and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Actually, Lovely as a Tree was the very first stamp set I ever purchased.  Can you believe it?  It is such a timeless and versatile set.  I think everyone should own it.  The Teeny Tiny Wishes is another great set that includes every possible sentiment you could need. You could pair the two of these sets and come up with endless possibilities.

The one new accessory I added to this card is the 1/4″ Copper Trim.  I frayed the ends to give it a rustic look.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday Montage 100

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Welcome to the 100th Blog Hop from the Monday Montage team!  This is the absolute best group of losers I’ve ever known.  LOL!

In all honesty, our group was formed in 2013 shortly after the Stampin’ UP! convention.  Back then, Stampin’ UP! selected 20 finalists for the annual Artisan Award.  Ten would join the Artisan Design Team and the other ten……well, that’s us!  We didn’t win the award, but we bonded and that has been a wonderful reward in itself.  These ladies continue to inspire and delight me with their creativity.  I treasure the friendships that we have developed over the last 4 years and I invite you to celebrate this huge milestone with us!

 

Pumpkin Spice Season

We’ve been experiencing Fall-like weather off and on for a few weeks.  Those cooler temperatures always signal the start of pumpkin-everything.  While I’m definitely a fan, it seems like pumpkin season gets longer and more outrageous every year.

I’m combining projects/challenges this week because of a neck injury.  I really shouldn’t be stamping or using the computer, but you only hit 100 once!  I’m using the sketch from TGIF CHALLENGES for my card layout.  This is another design team that I’m on with several of my “loser” and “winner” friends.  We have weekly challenges and you’re always welcome to play along!

 

Pumpkin Spice Season

Somehow, someway, I’m going to hold my Card Club meeting next week.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, Merry Cafe Stamp Set, and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies to create 5 scrumptious projects.  This is my Fall-themed card featuring the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  The stamping and die-cutting is rather straightforward.  I cut the pumpkins from another sheet of the Designer Series Paper to accent the card.

Pumpkin Spice Season Close-Up

There are 10 stops on this blog hop, so be sure to check out all of the amazing projects.

You can click the Back button to visit Kaitlyn or the Next button to visit Wendy.  Thanks again for celebrating with us!

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Holiday Catalog Is Here!

Holiday Catalog 2017

Hey Everyone!
Today is the day that you can order from the 2017 Holiday Catalog! You can view the pdf by clicking the image or link above, then get ready to shop in my online store.
 Local customers may attend my holiday open house on Sunday, September 10th from 2pm–4pm to pick up a complimentary copy of the catalog and create a quick make & take project.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend so that I can make sure I have enough supplies for everyone!
We are still looking to add a few new members to our monthly card club (online or local).  If interested, shoot me an email.
SEPTEMBER CARD CLUB HOSTESS CODE:  3T2FSE4Y
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