Thursday, February 25, 2016

If Friends Were Flowers

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lyn McAuley our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.

In 1995 Massachusetts Governor William Weld declared February 28 Floral Design Day to honor educator Carl Rittner, the founder of the Rittner School of Floral Design. Lets take this week in the dead of winter to do some paper and ink floral designs! 

Of course it isn't winter where I live we are at the end of summer, but it was fun to pull some flower stamps out to play this week.

For my card this week I used the Hanging Charm Pull Tab die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have been having lots of fun playing with this new die set.

I decided to pull out an older image to use on my card this time round, I am hoping to use a few more older stamps this year ..... but we will see how that goes. This cute Frog with Flowers is an older one from Rubbernecker stamps.

Here is a view of my card taken at a different angle so you can see the tab which opens and closes the piece at the front to reveal the secret message.

This is how my card looks when it comes out of the envelope and it is closed. You then need to pull the tab where it says "Pull Here" to make the frame pop up.

I have kept my card as a flat card rather than one that opens up, I just added the card to the bottom of the card for my sentiment and to hand write a message to whoever ends up receiving this card.

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:

Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Maryann Einam
Vicky Gould

Stamps: Frog Holding Daisies - Rubbernecker; Simply Sentiments - Lizzie Anne Designs; Flower - Lucy's Stamps; Pull Here - Judikins
Paper: White; Blue; Lighthouse 1 DP; Lighthouse 2 DP - Fabscraps
Dies: Hanging Charm Pull Tab - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Tab Punch - SU; Copics


Vicky Gould said...

Now that's one cool card. What an adorable frog and that design is awesome, Frances!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This is maybe my favorite image from Rubbernecker......I love frogs. Great job on this slider card!!

Liz Williams said...

Glad that cute frog likes flowers too. He's sure to bring someone a big smile!

Karen Aicken said...

Love love LOVE this card. You are so good at fussy cutting - wow!

Lois said...

So fun, Frances!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a sensational card with this fun frog and flower image! It brought a huge smile to my face, Frances!

Ironlady said...

Fantastic idea adding this frog to the slider card, those flowers are great for this challenge.

Joanne (jojot) said...

whimsical and fun

Marlene L said...

Absolutely delightful! Love the frog!