4 Sassy Lil’ Cards

A while back, I found this awesome site with some really fun card sketches. It’s called Sassy Lil’ Cards and it’s been sitting in my faves complete unused. Until now. It’s taken a while to get to this point, but I’m actually starting to really enjoy making cards! I remember when I posted my first few card creations, I felt the need to preface it with…”sorry, I’m still learning”! Though I’m still not where I’d like to be, I’m no longer embarrassed to show my latest pieces. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think it helps a lot when you get to work with such wonderful sketches. They’re great for beginners beceause they give you a jumping off point and they’re great for seasoned card makers since they mix things up a bit. I love the versatility of sketches!

Sassy Lil’ Cards has such a wonderful variety of sketches and since I actually found that I had a block of time last night, I decided to go ahead and create using their four most recent sketches…the ones that are due tonight before midnight. Here’s what I came up with for their May 7th sketch:

As you can see, I rotated it for my take on the challenge for this Welcome to the Neighborhood/New Home card.

<materials:

Crate Paper Neighborhood 6×6 paper pad
CP diecuts
CP diecut stickers
CP Layered Chipboard
paper doily
Iridescent medium
American Crafts cardstock base

Adhesives:
Helmar Zapdots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Here’s what I made for the May 14th sketch:

I’m also entering this one in the current Crate Paper color challenge due June 12, 2011

Materials:

Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe 6×6 paper pad
Creative Elements mini roses
American Crafts card base
Distress Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze

Adhesives:

American Crafts This to That foam dots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Tools:

EK Success bracket and label punch

This one is from their May 21st sketch:

Materials:

Crate Paper 6×6 Portrait paper pad
CP diecut sticker
CP layered chipboard
CP Portrait trim
Bazzill cardstock base

Adhesive:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

And finally, my last card for you today was created using their May 28th sketch:

Materials:

Crate Paper 6×6 Toy Box Paper Pad
CP diecuts
CP diecut sticker
CP layered chipboard
CP Toy Box trim

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zapdots
Helmar Liquid Scrapdots

If you’d like to take a look at the sketches I used for these cards (this post was already photo heavy, so I didn’t post them) click the dates for the sketches and it’ll take you to the individual posts w/the sketches. TFL!

Recent Layouts and a Card

Wow! Now that was a really busy weekend! The Birthday Bash on the Paper Secrets forum is now closed, but you can still enter the challenges until the end of the month. For each completed project, you get an entry into the monthly drawing for the April prize. ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are a few more projects I completed for the challenges. I combined some of them with challenges on other sites. This first one is for the “Remember When” challenge. The requirement was that your layout had to reference the number 2 in some way. Whether it’s twins, an age (even a number like 11 counts since it has two 1’s in it), 2 friends, 2 days, etc. I used a photo that only included 2 of my children and Matthew was 2 at the time this photo was taken. ๐Ÿ˜€ When I’m referring to just Madison and Matthew, I tend to call them “My M&M’s,” that’s where I got my title. I combined this challenge with one in a Sketches4All group. Kaori challenged us to create a layout using metal embellishments. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Bo Bunny Gabrielle 12×12 cardstock papers
BB Gabrielle Trinkets
BB Gabrielle Brad
BB Gabrielle diecut stickers and alphas
The cover of the BB Gabrielle Noteworthy journaling pad
American Crafts cardstock
Distress Inks

Adhesives:

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

Another Paper Secrets challenge is the “Wonderful BD” (BD being birthday) Technique Challenge. For this one, you need to create a birthday themed layout with the following requirements: hand cut/fussy cut an element from patterned paper and use pop dots to add dimension to the cut element. Use at least 2 different alpha stickers and incorporate either glitter or stickles on your project somewhere. I combined this challenge with Ilene Tell’s on Back Porch Memories. For her challenge, you just need to use kraft cardstock as the base and the background. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Kraft cardstock
Webster’s Pages Garden Gala 12×12 cardstock paper
WP Storytellers Diecut Alpha Stickers
Stickles

Adhesives:

Helmar Scrap Dots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

Next I have a card to share that I created for the Shabby Chic challenge on Paper Secrets. For this challenge you could create a card or layout, but they have different requirements. The layout requires you to use a pre-1950’s vintage photo, which I did not have, so I went with the card. For the card, you just need soft colors, paint, stitching and ribbon. Here’s my take on the challenge:

Materials:

Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime paper pad
American Crafts cardstock
DMC embroidery floss
May Arts Ribbon
Distress Ink
Folk Art acryllic paint

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 liquid (to attach the ribbon)
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

The last project I have to share with you today is a simple tag. This one was for a sketch challenge on Sketches4All. The twist was that it had to be just black and white. The challenge is now closed, but to view the sketch, CLICK HERE. This is what I came up with:

Materials:

Echo Part Be Mine 12×12 Paper
American Crafts gingham ribbon
E. Line Prima flower

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

Tools:

Imaginisce I-Top

Donโ€™t forget Iโ€™m also offering up some blog candy for comments left on any post between April 3, 2011 and April 9, 2011! One comment per post per day please! Followers of my blog have a chance to win a separate prize! See THIS POST for further details and pictures. TFL!

Little Yellow Bicycle (LYB) Envelope Tag Album – Paper Secrets Challenge

Here’s a fun project I worked on for one of the challenges on Paper Secrets. Though the birthday bash is this weekend only (you’re entered for a chance to win a prize w/each challenge you complete and each challenge has it’s own prize! Entries are due by 11:59 PT on Monday, April 4, 2011). For the month of April, instead of having the usual challenges, Kristi has decided to give everyone a chance to play along with the ones we created for the Birthday Bash, so if even if you do not get your project done for this weekend’s event, you can still enter your project for the April monthly prize! ๐Ÿ˜€

For the P-A-R-T-Y Stash challenge, YOU “create a project using items starting with the letters found in “PARTY”. All of your items should be visible so adhesive & tools will not count.” The example given was: P-pins, A-alphabets, R-ribbon, T-tape, and Y-yarn.

For my entry, I created an envelope tag album by LYB and embellished it using the Cupcake Love collection that I won on Glue Arts Facebook giveaway back in February (or was it early March?). Thank you Glue Arts and LYB!!! Now, it’s ready for Madison’s birthday pictures that I haven’t had a chance to get developed yet! Here’s how it turned out:

I went with P-Pink Patterned Paper, A-Album, R-Ribbon, T-Tags (the envelopes have tags inside, but I also added a canvas tag), Y-YoYo flowers. Here are SOME of the pages, starting with the front cover:

Here’s the back of the cover:

Two of the center spreads:

The back of one of the envelopes:

The other pages were decorated more simply, so I didn’t add photos of them. As you can see, I still left plenty of room for tons of cutie photos of my “lil cupcake”! ๐Ÿ˜€

Materials:

Little Yellow Bicycle Cupcake Love papers
LYB Envelope Album Kit
LYB Mini Banners
LYB Stitched Specialty Tags
LYB Canvas Sticker Borders
LYB Cardstock Stickers Favorite Pieces
LYB Fabric Favorites
LYB Dimensional Stickers
LYB Chipboard Shapes
LYB Flower Button Dots
LYB Epoxy Chipboard Buttons
LYB Paper Lace Stickers
Webster’s Pages Vintage Inspired Netting
Around the Block Paper Treats Heart Letter Brads
Heart and Circle Doilies
KI Memories ribbons

Adhesives:

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

Don’t forget I’m also offering up some blog candy for comments left on any post between April 3, 2011 and April 9, 2011! One comment per post per day please! Followers of my blog have a chance to win a separate prize! See my previous post for further details and pictures. TFL!