This week's MFT sketch was a bit of a puzzle until I remembered these little doggies. A little fussy cutting and some coordinating paper later, here are Pugs and Kisses.
Planet Money and Make Me Smart were both talking about robots this week, so here are two cards with a similar theme. They used more of the triangle paper, but my favorite aspect is how fancy the rainbow paper looks with the dark brown mat.
What to do with a single sheet of golden heart cardstock? Cut it in half, trim the ends, and make two A2 cards!
Another step closer to the end of the Gold Glam Self-Imposed Challenge! The pink accent is Lawn Fawn paper left over from the Love Birds, and the "LOVE" actually comes from one of the Michael's Christmas packs that my niece and I picked up in December! There is something so satisfying about shiny cardstock.
What is there to do with two 6x6 sheets of pineapple paper, when the pineapples are unnatural colors and you don't even like the fruit? How about cutting the paper into quilt squares and triangles? So far, I have a large pile of quilt pieces and exactly one card, but the potential is there for more! The squares are 1.5", so the final card is 5"x5". The chipboard elements are Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting, a birthday gift from a perceptive friend!
The sewing machine came from the same chipboard set. The triangle paper is from the use-it-up stack (this self-imposed challenge is taking two months instead of one), and I kept adding mats until it looked finished!
My newest friend is dressed up and ready for ballet class! She was much more complicated than the sheepies or bunnies from prior years, but very satisfying. I won several Knitables patterns in a facebook giveaway, so she may have a bunny, panda, or fox friend to share clothes with some day!
This week's MFT card challenge was a very familiar template. I had one sheet of pink-and-blue-striped paper to use up. The white spaces between the stripes seemed a little boring, so I added a little washi tape, and now they are so much more fun! The "Hello" circles came from the matching 12x12 pack. . .bonus points?
One partial sheet of pink polka dots is out of the stash! The silver ink on the letters did not photograph particularly well. . .hopefully it looks better in person. There are two grey die-cut letters under each of the stamped ones to help them stand out.
What does one do with a single sheet of white paper with gold stripes? Find some Spellbinders dies that are the right size to fill in the blanks!
The paper pack of the month had four sheets of Fleur de Lys paper--two in gold and two in midnight blue--so I made four of these cards.
The frame is mounted with foam tape and the cake with foam squares, so the contrasting background is recessed a little bit. I think the ones with gold frames are more visually appealing than the ones with navy, but they will all make good birthday or anniversary cards.
Two of these used up the last of the "love" paper (see other cards here and here). The background is from the Lawn Fawn Knit Picky 6x6 pad, a possible future target of the Use It Up campaign. The birds, having been glued together with an excessive amount of scrapbooker's glue (having forgotten, as usual, to use a double-sided adhesive sheet before die cutting), are mounted on the card with foam squares for a little extra depth and interest, as is the little heart.
A loosely organized collection of happy things.
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