Swaps from the Charlotte Stampin’ Up Regional

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Bat Treat HolderThe Charlotte Stampin’ Up Regional was back in August, but I never managed to get the photos off my camera until today. They’d probably still be there if I weren’t getting ready for a family trip next week. Shelli made the cute little bat in my photo during the morning session.

I haven’t added tags to everything yet, and I’m thinking that they might be more useful if I broke them down into individual cards (instead of displays of cards). I don’t see myself having time to do all that editing any time soon though, so this will have to do for how.

The entire set of 48 photos is on Flickr in my Charlotte Regional 2011 set. The cards include lots of Halloween and Christmas options, as well as the normal birthday cards, get well cards, and thinking of you cards. Lots of inspiration!



The Sun on Your Window

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When I looked at this week’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC34), I immediately thought of a window or door. My card is from the perspective of someone looking out the window from inside the house. The Irish Prayer that I found gave me the perfect verse to highlight on the outside. Here’s this week’s original sketch:

SQSC 34 Design

And here’s my version of the card:

The Sun on Your Window

Here are the details on how I made it:

  • Background Layer: Certainly Celery (picked from the center of the flower)
  • Middle Layer and Crossbar: Close to Cocoa
  • Top Layer: Play Date—Pattern 1
  • Stamp: On the Go Digital Kit—Sun, in So Saffron (picked from the flowers)
    • Circle Punch in Small Polka Dot—So Saffron placed over the center of the sun to make it blend with the look of the flowers
  • Embellishments: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware—Rectangle
  • Sentiment: Text in the font Lucida Bright in Close to Cocoa on a Very Vanilla Oval Punch over a Close to Cocoa Oval Punch. The bottom oval has the default drop shadow.

Inside sentiment shows the entire poem, which is labeled as either anonymous or as an Irish prayer on various sites online. Here’s the full piece, which the line on the front came from:

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your window pane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

 


Pansy Card

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I struggled a bit with this week’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC33). Nothing I tried worked, so I looked through my Likes on the My Digital Studio site, and suddenly I had it figured out. Here’s this week’s original sketch:

SQSC 33 Design

And here’s my version of the card:

PansyCard

The pansy design was taken from Marian Kay’s Pansy Butterfly. Hard to believe those pretty pansies were made from the butterfly punch! The color effect is made using Drop Shadows, similar to what is demonstrated in the Adding color using drop shadows video by Cindy Schuster. Here is the details:

  • Background Layer: Big Top Birthday—Paper 4
  • Pansies: Overlapping and rotated Butterfly Punches, in this order and color:
    • Large, back butterfly in Wisteria Wonder
    • Medium, middle butterfly made with drop shadow set at 100% Opacity and Full Blur in Concord Crush
    • Small, top butterfly made with drop shadow set at 100% Opacity and Full Blur in Summer Sun
    • Daffodil Delight Brad in the top center
  • Embellishments:
    • Grosgrain Ribbon—bow in Wisteria Wonder
    • Grosgrain Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder

 


Attic Boutique Thank You Card

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For this week’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC32), I made a card using the Attic Boutique Kit. Here’s this week’s original sketch:

SQSC32 Design

And here’s my version of the card:

Attic Thank You

All the paper is from the Attic Boutique Kit. Here is the breakdown :

  • Background Layer: Attic Boutique—Paper 11
  • Middle Layer: Rectangle Punch, filled with Attic Boutique—Paper 1, with 3 px mat and default drop shadow
  • Tag Punch:
    Attic Boutique—Paper 2, with 1 px mat and default drop shadow
  • Horizontal Bar: Rectangle Punch, filled with Attic Boutique—Paper 9, with default drop shadow
  • Sentiment:

*For All You Do is part of the original My Digital Studio installation.