For those of you in the U.S., Happy Labor Day! I had to labor on Labor Day. Because our university started a week ago I had to go to work today to do first week reporting. I worked about half the day today and I'll get to take comp time some other time. So they owe me three and a half hours.
My first card uses the Inspirational Card Sketch Challenge. It's fairly simple. I used the bird house template earlier but there were three different sizes on the same template, so this is a smaller version of the one I used before. I backed it with designer paper and hand sewed around the edges. The sewing was a requirement for a techniques challenge over at Stamp TV. Now as you can see I am no expert at sewing. One of these days I'll work a little harder at it. Funny, I love to cross stitch but I can't sew at all. LOL!
My second card is also for more than one challenge. The first challenge is for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. The challenge this week was to create an invitation using a theme (the theme will be used all during their birthday month for other projects). So the card I created was to invite Girl Scout leaders to begin a new year. My theme: New Beginnings!
To create the card I used this week's sketch challenge at Stamp TV. The image is from A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and glued both pieces to the card. I used the Cuttlebug with the argyle embossing folder. The circular pieces were cut with my Colluzzle. I added the ribbon with a charm attached. Which leads me to the third challenge that this card works for.
The Kaboodle Doodle Blog challenge this week is to use a charm on your card. I found this sunflower charm before I started creating the card and actually built the card around the charm. I don't have many charms laying around here so I had to use what I had. But thanks Kaboodle design team for the fun challenge. I have never before used a charm in my card designing. Now I've done something new!
Whew! Five challenges in one night. I didn't get much chance to craft over the weekend but it's nice to get back at my desk again. Hope you like my cards. I hope this week is not as busy as last week was but I know my weekend coming up is jammed packed again. Hopefully I'll have something to share with you. Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon. I'm always excited to hear your comments! Have a great week!