Guest Designer for The Paper Variety

I feel so honored to be a guest designer for the current challenge at The Paper Variety! CLICK HERE to check out my feature on their site! 😀 The challenge posted April 1st is due on April 13th and here are the current challenge details:

And here is my take on it:

Rather than using a flat envelope, I decided to create a dimensional box envelope to coordinate with my card.

Materials:

Authentique Loyal pp
Authentique Loyal diecut sticker
Dusty Attic Chipboard Label
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
October Afternoon buttons

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Tools:

Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch

I’m also using this project as my dt example for the Paper Secrets Manufacturer/Brand Challenge that Nicolle is hosting for April. 😀

April projects for Paper Secrets

Each month, Paper Secrets offers a variety of challenges that are posted on the first and due by 11:59 pm Pacific on the last day of the month. There is always an exclusive layout sketch challenge created and hosted by the talented Rochelle, a card sketch challenge created and hosted by Joyce, and 2 other challenges that vary in type/theme. For April, Nicolle is hosting the manufactuer/brand challenge and has selected Authentique as our featured company. 😀

For my final month on the Paper Secrets Design Team, I selected an “Inspired by Spring” challenge. To enter, your card, layout or altered project must include 3+ handmade flowers (any technique of your choosing), pastel colors, and something in your title, journaling or sentiment that has to do with Spring. Here are my examples for the challenges (except the manu challenge…my example for that one will be posted tomorrow, since I combined it with my GDT example for the The Paper Variety‘s Card + coordinating envelope challenge):

Materials:

Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime pp
Webster’s Pages Wonderfall pp (for one flower)
October Afternoon Modern Homemaker button
Kaisercraft pearls
Dusty Attic laser cut chipboard alphas
Webster’s Pages storyteller alphas

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Zap Dots (foam adhesive)

Tools:

Lucky 8 punch

Materials:

Echo Park Victoria Gardens pp
EP Victoria Gardens diecut stickers

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue

Tools:

Martha Stewart Punches

Materials:

Authentique Miracle Boy pp
SEI Ribbon
Jo Ann’s Craft Essentials self adhesive ribbon
K&Co Grand adhesions rosette

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue

TFL!

Layout and Card for Paper Secrets Challenges and Scrap It With a Song

This week, I combined my layout for the SYAO2 sketch at Paper Secrets with the current Scrap It With a Song challenge. The first song for March at SIWAS is “Dreams” by The Cranberries and I took the part in the lyrics where is says, “impossible to ignore” for my title. Here’s what I came up with for the sketch while incorporating the song:

Materials:

My Mind’s Eye Abbey Road pp
MME Abbey Road diecuts
MME Abbey Road trim
October Afternoon buttons
American Crafts cardstock
American Crafts Thickers alphas
distress ink
White sharpie
black pen by Marvy

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Zap Dots
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

Tools:

Fiskars border punch

This is the card I created for the current CYAO progressive challenge at Paper Secrets:

Materials:

MME Stella and Rose 6×6 pp
MME Stella and Rose diecut
Fiskars stamp
Stazon ink
seam binding

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

TFL!

Graphic 45 Layout and Card for Paper Secrets March Challenges

For my example for Rochelle’s March sketch challenge on Paper Secrets, I used Le Cirque papers by Graphic 45. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Graphic 45 Le Cirque pp
Canvas Corp burlap
LYB doily
Dusty Attic chipboard flourish

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots

Rochelle’s gorgeous sketch:

For my example for Joyce’s March card sketch challenge, I used their Le Romantique pp and here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

G45 Le Romantique pp
Ranger Liquid Pearls
trim from my stash
Stazon ink
Fiskars clear stamp

Joyce’s fab sketch:

TFL!

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