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Creative Challenge #13

Hello and welcome!!! Can you believe how time is flying by? It’s already time for Creative Challenge #13 … Happy Friday everyone!!

Thank you to all of you that participated in last week’s creative challenge. I enjoyed seeing all of your projects. If you haven’t already done so, please post your finished project in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge #12 in the comment so I can find it. If you don’t use social media or are having troubles please email me the photo of your finished project and I will post it for you!!

I will be doing a random draw for the weekly prize live on Facebook tomorrow morning at 9:00am. Get your entry posted before 11:00 pm tonight to be entered into the draw!!

This Week’s Sketch Challenge

I chose this week’s sketch because the oval caught my eye. Ovals are such a fun shape and yet I often forget to use them.

I can not wait to see what you all come up with for this lovely creative challenge. I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful designs,

Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include  #cwbcreativechallenge in the comment and indicate that it is Creative Challenge #13 so I can find it. Remember, photos of your finished entry can also be emailed to me to post if you don’t use social media.

You have until 11:00pm on Friday August 7th to have your projects complete and posted. Everyone that participates will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday!

Happy Crafting and have a fabulous long weekend!!

Thanks for popping by! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

Cards

Pampered Pets Birthday Cards

Hello Lovelies and welcome!! Today I am going to share two birthday cards I have made using the Pampered Pets stamp set. This stamp set is part of the fun Playful Pets product suite and is one of my favourites!! Not only is this suite super fun but it is perfect for dog and cat lovers alike! Check out all of the cute elements that make up this must-have suite!!

The Playful Pets birthday cards that I want to share with you today are made simple with these fabulous products!

As you can see, both of these cards are made using the same sketch. These cards would be great to give to the cat or dog lovers in your life! And how about that clever little saying …. I hope your day is a real treat. It just compliments these images beautifully.

Dog birthday card with Pampered Pets

That adorable little terrier … he is cut right from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper using the Pets Dies…isn’t that super convenient!! Besides the stamps, dies and paper I have also used the trinkets and baker’s twine from this suite to make this card. A great card for any of your dog loving friends!!

On the other hand this card is purr-fect for your feline loving friends!! Similarly I cut the fabulous kitty image right out of the Playful Pets DSP however this time I used my paper snips to fussy cut her out. I adhered a few basic rhinestones for some bling then coloured them black with my Stampin’ Blends.

Not only do I love how these cards turned out but I also love how simple they were to make. Using the Playful pets suite as well as the Stitched Nested Labels dies these cards came together in a snap.

Playful Pets for Scrapbooking too

A few weeks ago I shared a layout I made for the Scrapbooking Global Stampin Up! blog hop using this same suite. These projects demonstrate how versatile these products really are … whether you are card-making or scrapbooking these are must-haves for your crafting collection!1!

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Thank you for stopping in today!! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

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Creative Challenge #12

Hello and welcome!!! Happy Friday it’s time for our weekly Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #12!

I love seeing all of your challenge creations! Thank you to those that participated in last week’s creative challenge. I enjoyed seeing how each of you used the colour combination in your projects.

If you haven’t already done so, please post your finished project in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include  #cwbcreativechallenge #11 in the comment so I can find it. If you don’t use social media or are having troubles please email me the photo of your finished project and I will post it for you!!

I will be doing a random draw for the weekly prize live on Facebook tomorrow morning at 10;00 am. Get your entry posted before 11:00 pm tonight to be entered into the draw!!

It’s A Sketch Challenge

For this week I have chosen another great sketch to use as our Creative Challenge. When I am having a creative block a great sketch always helps to get the crafty wheels turning. I hope that this sketch inspires you too 🙂

The Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #12 is to use this sketch in any way you like to design your unique project for the week. Each of you will likely interpret it differently which makes seeing all of your creations so much fun!!

Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include  #cwbcreativechallenge 12 in the comment so I can find it. Remember, photos of your finished entry can also be emailed to me to post if you don’t use social media.

You have from now until 11:00pm on Friday July 31st to have your projects complete and posted. Everyone that participates will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday!

Thanks for popping by! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

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Ornate Style Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome! Today I want to share with you the project for this week’s creative challenge. I used the Ornate Style stamp set to meet the Colour Challenge for week #11.

Ornate Garden Stamp Set

These flowers are perfect for the colour combo of the week: Magenta Madness, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party.

Creative Challenge #11 Project

Card Stock Measurements:

  • Magenta Madness card base 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
  • Pool Party cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic Black 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White measures 5″ x 3-3/4″ for the front, 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the insert
  • Pear Pizzazz scrap large enough for the floral image

Ornate Style Colour Challenge Card Steps:

Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink I stamped the large floral image on the centre of the Whisper White cardstock and onto the scrap of Pear Pizzazz. Next I coloured the beautiful flowers using my Stampin’ Blends; Magenta Madness, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight.

From the image stamped on Pear Pizzazz I fussy cut all of the leaves. Using Multipurpose liquid glue I attached the leaves on top of the uncoloured leaves on the card front. Once the glue dried I embossed the Whisper White piece using the Scripty 3D embossing folder.

After adhering the Pool Party, Basic Black and Whisper White stamped pieces together I finished it off with some ribbon. I wrapped a piece of Black Glittered Organdy ribbon across the bottom and then tied a cute little bow and adhered it with a glue dot. This ribbon adds texture and bling all at once… love that!!

I hope that my weekly Creative Challenges are helping to motivate you to spend a little time in your creative space each week. I am looking forward to seeing all of the projects made with this week’s Colour Challenge!!

Thanks for popping in today!! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

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Cards, Techniques

Senior Years

Hello and welcome! Today I have a pair of His and Hers retirement cards to share with you using the Senior Years stamp set.

Senior Years Retirement cards

The Senior Years stamp set is filled with funny age-reference sentiments and these two adorable images. Using just this stamp set you can make some fantastic birthday and retirement cards. Just add in some other sayings and the possibilities with these images will be endless!

Senior Years stamp set

His & Hers Senior Years Retirement Cards

Starting with a card I had seen on Pinterest I created this fun masculine retirement card. I used the inked embossing folder technique to get make the brick background. To do this you simply ink the raised side of your embossing folder before running it through your embossing machine. I love how it gives that distress look to the brick and it is super easy to clean … just rinse folder under water and dry!!

With the Stitched Rectangles dies I cut out three rectangles in different sizes and layered them together. Using the stitched banner die included with the Tasteful Labels dies I cut out the retirement sentiment on Just Jade.

I “bumped” up the sweet little banner with dimensionals and then pulled out my Stampin’ Blends to colour! I just love how it turned out 🙂

Next I created this pretty feminine retirement card in much the same manner.

I used a softer colour scheme of Petal Pink, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Calypso Coral. This is one of my go-to colour combinations at the moment!

To add a little humour and to complete the card I have stamped the inside of both cards.

Thank you so much for popping in today! I will include a full list of the products I used to make both of these cards at the end of my post.

Bonus Days Promotion

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Happy stamping!!

~ Dee

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