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It’s almost 1/2 way through the year and here’s my first Christmas card! Usually I try to make a couple holiday cards every month, but I haven’t been able to do that this year. I’ll just have to do a marathon session in July or whenever I can get some time to crank out some cards. I love making holiday cards, so it shouldn’t be difficult!

Don’t forget this week’s challenge at Michelle Perkett’s Challenge blog – Flowers Galore!

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Michelle Perkett Studio

Supplies:

Michelle Perkett Studio rubber stamp available at Faerie Song Art Stamps

P K Glitz glitter and embossing powder

Tacky Tape

Clean & Simple Stamping sketch FTL140

I love getting the stamps from The Stamps of Life every month! It’s a monthly club where a new set of clear stamps arrive in my mailbox during that first week. The sets are themed so that all the stamps coordinate together and many times, work with other sets! It’s really cool and maximizes the ability to put almost any project together quickly.

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The Stamps of Life

Supplies:

The Stamps of Life, Flowers for you set

Ranger ink and Stickles

BasicGrey paper and brads

CPS #217 sketch

Paper that is?

Some Odd Girl digi stamps had a fun challenge this week –> put something pleated on a project.

When I taught some of the BasicGrey card classes, some of the cards had some interesting paper pleats on them. Doing the pleats was not a favorite in the class as some of my students would heartily agree, but the effect was pretty cool.

I created one of those pleat designs for the challenge this week, hope you like it! Click either design to see a larger view.

Some Odd Girl

Some Odd Girl

Supplies:

Some Odd Girl digital stamp

Copic markers

The Stamps of Life sentiment

Tsukineko ink

Offray ribbon

BasicGrey paper

Clean & Simple Stamping sketch FTL132

Stamp Something April Digi Day

Have you tried digital stamps yet? You SHOULD! There are lots of great designs out there with Michelle’s images being some of the best!

Every Tuesday there will be a new challenge introduced on Michelle Perkett Studios Challenge Blog! Make sure to check out the blog for more ideas on meeting this week’s challenge!

There will be a prize involved!

This week is challenge 50 —-> make a Halloween card with more than 1 type of Halloween patterned paper AND use at least one of Michelle’s images.

If you don’t have any Michelle Perkett Studio images, you can purchase them at Michelle’s Etsy store. Check out the Michelle Perkett Studio Paper Craft Planet group and the CDAC group for great samples and inspiration!

Here’s a card from me using at least a couple patterned papers, all Halloween!

Michelle Perkett Studio

Supplies:

Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamps

P K Glitz glitter and WonderFilm

Border Punches

My Mind’s Eye paper

Ribbon

Acetate

Have you ever tried digital stamps? You SHOULD! There are lots of great designs out there with Michelle’s images being some of the best!

Every Tuesday there will be a new challenge introduced on Michelle Perkett Studios Challenge Blog! Make sure to check out the blog for more ideas on meeting this week’s challenge!

There will be a prize involved!

This week is challenge 48 —-> make a shaped card, other than rectangular or square AND use at least one of Michelle’s images.

If you don’t have any Michelle Perkett Studio images, you can purchase them at Michelle’s Etsy store. Check out the Michelle Perkett Studio Paper Craft Planet group and the CDAC group for great samples and inspiration!

To support this week’s challenge, I made a card base using a teacup template with the fold at the bottom. I put little accordion folded scraps on the right and left inside so that the tea bag wouldn’t fall out and to hold the front and back together. It still fits in an A2 sized envelope!

Michelle Perkett Studio

Supplies:

Juniper and Cecilia digital stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio

Copic Markers

P K Glitz Ritzy Ditzy Glitz shimmer spray

Template from Chia’s Rubber Stamp Art Templates

Whimsie Doodles Challenge #51

Ok, so I’m a little late with my sample for this week’s challenge on Michelle’s Challenge Blog. I think you’ll like it though!

In case you’ve missed the previous challenges, join in every Tuesday for a new challenge introduced on Michelle Perkett Studios Challenge Blog! Make sure to check out the blog for more ideas on meeting this week’s challenge!

There will be a prize involved and you have until Monday, October 4th.

This week is challenge 47 —-> make a “girlie” card with bling using one of Michelle’s images.

If you don’t have any Michelle Perkett Studio images, there are freebies at the Michelle Perkett Studio Paper Craft Planet group and the CDAC group and more for sale at Michelle’s Etsy store.

Here’s a card that I made with Willow the Autumn Fairy. Isn’t she exquisite??

Michelle Perkett Studio

Supplies:
Willow the Autumn Fairy from Michelle Perkett Studio, digital stamp
Copic markers and atyouSpica pens
October Afternoon patterned paper
P K Glitz WonderFilm and Glitter Glitz

Cute name right? 🙂

There’s a new challenge going on at the P K Glitz Blog called “Shake, Rattle and Roll”!

Create a project of some kind using P K Glitz products with a shaker box too! It can be a card, scrapbook page or altered item-you choose!

Here’s one to encourage you to play along. It’s a card using a rubber stamped background, foam tape as the shaker foundation and a piece of plastic as the window. I did a little extra rubber stamping of the smaller seahorse in blue on the backside of the plastic! Isn’t he pretty?

What are you waiting for? Take out those little beads, glitter and whatnot to put inside of YOUR shaker!

P K Glitz

Supplies:
P K Glitz Glitter, Sticky Tape and Embossing Powder
Starving Artistamps Rubber Stamps, Foam Tape and sketch
Fiskars Border Punch
Tsukineko inks

Take the plunge and play along!

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Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?

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