Paper Secrets June Challenges Have Been Posted

Wow! May just flew by and there were so many gorgeous entries in our monthly challenges as well as the SYAO contest! If you haven’t seen them, be sure to stop by the gallery and check them out! ๐Ÿ˜€ With a whole new month comes another round of fabulous challenges! The Paper Secrets June challenges are up and ready for all you eager scrappers out there! ๐Ÿ˜€ The 4 challenges this month are a color challenge with a twist (add fabric or felt), a Pagemaps layout sketch, a manufacturer challenge (Bo Bunny) and a card sketch w/a twist (must use a stamped image). For the Pagemaps sketch, Kristi let me use my Pumpkin layout that I made for a sketches4all challenge in May since I’d also already used the sketch for the You Shine a Light layout that month too! The Bo Bunny layout I made is in my previous post using the Creative Scrappers sketch#154. Here’s my take on the color challenge (for the twist I used a fabric ribbon):

Materials:

Blank sketch book
Echo Park For the Record 12×12 papers
EP For the Record diecut stickers
Pro Art Gesso
Yellow ribbon from my stash

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Zapdots

Here’s my take on the card sketch with a twist (the hearts and sentiment are stamped):

Materials:

Webster’s Pages 6×6 papers
WP Ladies and Gents diecut stickers
Kanban stamp for the sentiment
Fiskars stamps for the hearts
Archival Ink

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Scrapdots to give the hearts and sentiment dimension
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Tools:

Making Memories circle punch
EK Success scalloped circle punch

TFL!

Congrats card – Get Sketchy challenge entry

Another site I hadn’t visited in a while was Get Sketchy, so I headed over there next and loved sketch #82 that they have posted for the current challenge. I’m still working with the fabulous Echo Park papers that Fia from Sketches4All sent me and they seemed perfect for this sketch, so here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

American Crafts white cardstock
Echo Park For the Record PP
EP For the Record diecut stickers

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac
American Crafts This to That foam dots

TFL!

If you’d like to take a look at the sketch I used for this card or if you’d like to enter a Get Sketchy challenge, CLICK HERE.

Projects Created with For the Record by Echo Park

There’s a great site called Sketches4All that I visit frequently. The people there are great and the challenges are a lot of fun! Well, I won SGOTM (Sketch Girl of the Month) for March and Fia sent me Echo Park’s new For the Record paper pack! When it arrived early this month, I was soooo excited! The papers are vibrant and beautifully designed, which is no surprise if you’re familiar with Echo Park’s wonderful, high-quality papers. The paper pack comes with twelve 12×12 double sided papers, one 12×12 element sticker sheet and one 12×12 alphabet sticker sheet. Of the twelve cardstock papers, there are 2 that have a pattern on one side and the other side is divided into four 6×6 sections…perfect for cards and tags! There’s another sheet that is patterned on one side and has cutout border strips on the other and lastly, there is one sheet that has a pattern on one side and cutout journaling cards on the other side. They really thought of everything! I loved working with this fabulous paper pack. Thank you Fia!!!

So far, I made one layout, one card and one tag. I still have at least 5 sheets that I haven’t cut into yet and plenty of scraps for several projects. I adore the diecut sticker images that come with this set too! I’ve set most of those aside for a journal I’ll be working on later this month. ๐Ÿ˜€

This is a tag I created for Michelle’s challenge group on the site. It’s based on the first April tag sketch and features a diecut sticker that I turned into a ribbon slider by making a couple of simple cuts:

This card was created for the rolled paper technique challenge in Khristen’s group using the colors Rosey posted for a challenge. The handmade flower was very easy to make and I hope to post a tutorial on it in the future, along with other flowers I’ve made on past projects:

This layout was based on Fia’s first April challenge for the Get Sketchy group. All stitching is done by hand since I do not have a sewing machine:

Thanks for looking!

Materials:

Echo Park For the Record Collection Kit
Sei ribbon (on the tag)
May Arts ribbon (on the card)
jeweled brad from my stash
Stickles
Black Bazzill cardstock
American Crafts white cardstock
DMC embroidery floss

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

Tools:

Fiskars border/edge punch

To play along with these and other fabulous challenges on Sketches4All, CLICK HERE!