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December 7, 2014

Paper craft project no. 314: Live with passion

Happy Sunday! I’m starting off the week with my project for 613 Avenue Create.  It’s anything goes but we’ve got an optional twist: create your own challenge with our chart. I don’t do so well with this kind of twist, but surprisingly, I was able to create a card using at least 1 item from every column — image, sentiment, glossy accents, flowers, and burlap/ribbon :o)

To make my card, I stamped a newsprint background stamp (Hero Arts) in coffee archival ink on white cardstock panel. Then I inked up an embossing folder with Distress inks, spritzed it with water, and placed the panel inside it to transfer the ink. (I recently did a photo tutorial using this fun technique and you’ll find it here.) I sponged Distress inks on the panel, ran my TH distressing tool along the edges, and inked it up with coffee archival ink. I added a strip of burlap ribbon on to one side before adhering the panel on my card base. For the main image, I used an image from our sponsor, Digital Delights, and used Japanese watercolor brush pens to color. I stamped my sentiment in black ink and added glossy accents on the word “Live.” And my card is done. I hope you’ll come check out the beautiful projects my teammates created this week and play along too! We’d love to see you in the ‘hood! :o)

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: (1) Sister Act Card Challenge #86 – Anything Goes and (2) Word Art Wednesday #161 – Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


November 6, 2014

Paper craft project no. 297: 4 cards = Shery loves doilies!

I’m a one layer card girl at heart, but I gotta say that the doilies from SRM Stickers had me hooked! Once I started using them, I couldn’t stop at just one card. I hope you’ll come check out the SRM Stickers blog where my cards are featured today.

Exhibit A: Simple But Elegant

SRM Stickers Blog - Doily Love by Shery - #cards #doilies #stickers

So this is card #1. I thought I’d do a simple card first and because you know me and layers…we don’t go along well! (Besides, I had to channel my inner Nonni for this batch of cards. That girl can be the poster girl for doilies because the cards she makes with them are simply gorgeous…like this one here.)  I used an SRM White Heart Lace Doily. I thought it was perfect to use for a love or wedding themed card. I placed the doily on the bottom left corner of the card, trimmed the edges, and rounded the corner. I was after a clean look so I kept the design uncluttered and simple using the white stitches in the Sticker Stitches/ChristmasStickers by the Dozen/Wedding, and Fancy Sentiment/Love.

Linking up card #1 to these fun challenges: Creative Moments #55 – Anything Goes/Celebration and Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Exhibit B: Clean And Graphic

SRM Stickers Blog - Doily Love by Shery - #cards #doilies #stickers

Card #1 got my me all happy that I decided to step it up a bit on card #2 and add a little layer. I also wanted a clean and graphic look, so I stamped a newsprint stamp on my card base in brown ink and adhered Sticker Stitches/Christmas on either side. I adhered the labels with the fishtails in the Labels by the Dozen/Bright Blank then adhered the 4″ white lace doily on top and trimmed it to the edge of the card. Next, I took a large 2.5″ white scalloped circle punch piece, added a sentiment from the Fancy Sentiments/Thanks, adhered it onto the doily, and trimmed. I finished the card by adding black stitching from the Sticker Stitches/Black.

Linking card #2 to these fun challenges: The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #89 – Thank You and Word Art Wednesday #157 – Anything Goes.

Exhibit C: Clean And Simple for Fall

SRM Stickers Blog - Doily Love by Shery - #cards #doilies #stickers

As for card #3, I decided to create a fall-themed card so I went with fall colors of yellow, orange and red. I stamped the newsprint and leaves on the card base and added black stitching from the Sticker Stitches/Black. I layered two scalloped circle punched pieces (2.5″ and 2″) and added a sentiment from the Sentiment/Fall. I cut a 4″ white lace doily in half, folded each half, and adhered on the back of either side of the layered punch pieces.

Linking card #3 to these fun challenges: Shopping Our Stash #176 – Leaf Me Alone! and Fresh Brewed Designs – Fall Colors

Exhibit D: Freestyle Collage

SRM Stickers Blog - Doily Love by Shery - #cards #doilies #stickers

And now we come to card #4. This is the card that took me the longest to put together. I spent 45 minutes auditioning the different elements and I kept bugging DH and showing him different looks. Being the ever helpful husband, he gave encouraging comments (“That looks pretty, dear.” “I like the color of that butterfly.” “I don’t know what that thing is that’s sticking out, but I say keep it.” “How much longer are you going to take? It looks great already. I’m hungry.”) accompanied by glazed, helpless looks. The 6″ white lace doily was the perfect background for all the diecuts I found in my stash. First I stamped a newsprint background stamp in black ink on the card base and then added white cross-stitch stickers from the Sticker Stitches/Christmas around the edge. I adhered the doily, trimmed it, and then added black cross-stitch stickers. I went through my stash of diecuts and just layered the different elements onto the doily. I used a label from the Labels by the Dozen/Black & White and adhered it on the card base. I finished the card by adding a sentiment from the Sentiment/Thinking of You.

Linking card #4 to these fun challenges: Crafting by Designs November Challenge – Anything Goes; Simon Says Monday Challenge – Good ‘ol Days (the diecuts from K&Company that I used have been in my stash for at least 4 years); and Mod Squad Challenge – Grandma’s Attic (Doily).

Hope you enjoyed my little parade of cards. And I’d love it if you could stop by the SRM Stickers blog. There are oodles and oodles of fabulous projects and inspiration there! Thanks for stopping by!


November 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 294: ‘Tis the season mixed media card + video tutorial


We have a brand new challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! Our theme this month is Christmas with bells as the optional element. So create a Christmas-themed mixed media card with or without bells and link it up to our challenge! We’d love to see what you come up with. For our definition of a mixed media card, click here. The challenge runs until November 25 so plenty of time to create and play!

We have STAMPlorations as our sponsor too and there are 2 prizes up for grabs. Create a mixed media card that has the optional element for a shot at a $15 gift certificate. If you stick to just the theme, you still get a shot at winning 1 stamp set. Do check out the cards the mixed media card girls made — you’ll be blown away!

For my mixed media card, I used archival inks, Distress inks, Twinkling H2Os, Gelatos, water soluble oil pastels, and Chameleon Color Tones. I used Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells and Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower. Here’s a video showing how I created my card. It’s a shorty — a little over 9 minutes long, in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Christmas music. I’d love to hear what you think!


I’d like to enter my card to the following fun challenges: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes; Brown Sugar Challenge #118 – Anything Goes; Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #48 – Anything Goes; Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Anything Goes for November; Crafty Catz Challenge #253 – Anything GoesSister Act Card Challenge #81 -Anything Goes, and Word Art Wednesday #156 – Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!


April 23, 2014

Paper craft project no. 177: Mom one layer card

2014-04-22 OLC Mom TO
It’s a brand new challenge at Time Out Challenges and this time, it’s CASE-ing a card and putting your own twist! We are CASE-ing a card made by the uber-talented Virginia Lu from Yes, Virginia. We couldn’t have a better card-maker to get our fourth challenge started! Here’s her card that I CASE-d:

I was inspired by the flowers in her card, the colors, and the layout. And my twist? Well, it should be a doozy — I OLC-ified her card! I love the texture created by the twine, embossing, button, and sequins in Virginia’s card so I put my own twist by giving my background flowers some texture. To do that, I used the stamp kissing technique! I inked up a texture stamp (from the Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds set by STAMPlorations) then stamped my solid flower stamp (from the Chocolate Chalet set by Fiskars) on it before stamping the flower onto my card base. Rinse and repeat, throw in some sponge dabbing and voila! I ended up with a background that looks kinda shabby-cool…and one I really, really like so I’m a-gonna be making another card using the technique with a video tutorial in my usual style. As for the text in my card, I mixed and matched different phrases from the MOM stamps. I had originally planned on using just one color of ink for all the phrases and a different color for the word MOM, but then this card here by my teammie Nonni inspired me. Since this is a CASE challenge anyway, I added another twist and CASE-d an element in her card. Oh, and I added some sparkle on the word MOM by putting on Crystal stickles :o)

So how about it? Wanna CASE Virginia’s card with your own twist? If you need more inspiration, take a look at the other cards my teammates created. You’ll see their CASE of Virginia’s card and their own twists!

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My card fits a few fun challenges: (1) Crafting by Designs – April Showers May Bring Flowers (use a flower or flowers); (2) Simon Says Wednesday – Clean and Simple with the optional One Layer (I could be skating on the edge of “clean” here but my card really is pretty easy and simple to make); (3) Creative Moments #41 – Anything Goes/Spring; (4) Word Art Wednesday #129 – Anything Goes; (5) Party Time Tuesdays #169 – Anything Goes; and (6) Crafting from the Heart #15 – Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


April 16, 2014

Paper craft project no. 174: Grace in each step

2014-04-14 CAS Grace in each step TCCCB
It’s a brand new challenge over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog. This week, it’s all about clean and simple (CAS) and we’re sponsored by A Day for Daisies. For my DT project, I used the beautiful Delivery Bonnet digi stamp. I printed it onto my card base and colored it with Memento and Distress markers. For the bunch of flowers she’s holding, I added some Star Dust stickles — and I love the dimension and the sparkle it created! I stamped a simple sentiment (STAMPlorations) — this card works as a Mother’s Day card or an any-occasion card for a special girl/woman.  I hope you’ll come check out my teammates’ lovely CAS creations!

I’d like to enter my card to the following fun challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More #91: Anything Goes; Crafting with Dragonflies #24: Mother’s Day or Special Lady; Word Art Wednesday #128: Anything Goes; and Stempelgarten Challenge #24: Pastel Color Mix.

Thanks for stopping by!


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