Thursday, March 31, 2011

Every Single Time!

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Hi everyone,

Well another Thursday has come around which means it is challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Today Joanne Grzelak, brings us her last challenge for this month.

Joanne challenged us to …………….

BUTTONS, BUCKLES, BOWS, BRADS.....NOT!!!!!
We CANNOT use any of these embellishment, whether faux or real!!! Now is that tough or what …. I am always using buttons and bows, and brads yikes!!!!

Well we may not be able to use those items …. but Joanne didn’t say we couldn’t use pearls, bling, dies etc so of course I used those instead …. thank goodness for alternatives!

For my card I used MFT Stamps Fred Bear - Oopsie Daisies, I just adore the Fred Bear stamps! I also added MFT’s Die-namics Butterflies die and also the Die-namics Flower Border.

My card looks fairly simple for me …. no layers! That is because of the type of card I decided to make which is called a Slit Latch card. If you look at the bottom of my card you will notice that the sentiment on the bottom of my card was actually stamped on the inside of my card and by cutting slits into the bottom of my card it now appears on the outside of my card.

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Here you can see the inside of my card and you can see both sentiments the one at the top which is layered onto the Die-namics Layered Label Die and the sentiment at the bottom which if you look at the top photo can be seen when the card is closed.

Butterflies Die-namics

Flower Border Die-namicsSMALL

layered label Die-namicsSMALL

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Here is a close up of the bottom of my card. To create the slits in the bottom, you need to find the centre of the card and make a mark approx 1 1/4 inches up then cut your slit on the top from the centre mark to the bottom right hand corner and then on the inside of you card from the centre mark to the bottom left hand corner. Easy!

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Fred Bear Oopsie Daises – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; DP
Die-namics: Butterflies Die; Flower Border Die; Layered Labels Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copics

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7 comments:

  1. Fabulous job with using the "alternatives" Frances!! I love the nifty latch at the bottom too!!!

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  2. So sweet, I like the slit latch card.

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  3. Very pretty Frances, love Fred, love the papers and all the fabby dies...HUGs

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  4. you did just fine without those embellies.....and that image...well he just makes my heart smile

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  5. Super duper cute!! LOVE that paper, and Fred...he's such a lovable bear...

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