Friday, November 7, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #72 - The Same, but Different

Hello out there in stamping land! I KNOW it's been a week since I posted and I'm SORRY! Between, my friends' visit, No School Monday and Tuesday, and doing prep work for 4 upcoming classes/workshops - I've been busy!

Part of the busy has been actually spending creative time in the studio though, so that's a good thing. Now, I have a lot of things to post for you, but I'm gonna dole them out one at a time, ok? After I finish this post, I'm leaving for the Virginia Beach Regional Seminar (YaY!) so check back Monday for more creative fabulousness from the studio!

Ok, so today's challenge was to create two cards using either the same layout or same stamp set. As you can see, I chose the same layout for my cards. These adorable cards were created first by my friend Patty Bennett (may she live forever!). You can check out her blog from the link in my sidebar - it's super!

Using the Big Shot and the XL Pennant Die, I cut two pieces of patterned paper with the small pennant. They were adhered to their card base with Snail to form a pocket. On this first card, I used the Green Tea Designer Series Paper and took my color scheme from there. The cardstock

is Pacific Point, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. I used Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon for the accent bow.
The tab was created with the Eastern Blooms stamp set and Baja Breeze ink. I punched out layered circles with the 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches. The sentiment is from the Best Yet stamp set and is inked with Baja Breeze as well. To finish off the card, I inked the edges of the Whisper White insert with Pacific Point ink.

The second card was created using Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper. I again took my color scheme from there and used Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip.
The tab for this card was punched out with the Round Tab punch with leftover dsp. I accented the Vanilla photo insert with faux stitching from my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker.
The sentiment on the back of the insert is from the Many Merry Messages stamp set and the oval greeting is again from the Best Yet stamp set. To create the oval greeting, I stamped it with Riding Hood Red on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch. This was then edged in Riding Hood Red ink. The layer was punched out with the Wide Oval Punch in Chocolate Chip.
The ribbon is a small piece of the Alpine Ribbon from the Holiday Mini catalog. I just gathered it in the center, stuck it to a Pop-Up Glue dot and stuck it to the back of the ovals. It was then adhered to the front of the card and I trimmed the ribbon ends.
This card was one of the projects we did at Big Shots Club last night! Do you have your Big Shot yet? I know how you can get one!
Anyway, have a great weekend and be sure to check out all the other Blogger's Challenge participants from the link on my sidebar!
~~Robin




19 comments:

  1. Have fun at Virginia Beach! - Lovely cards and a perfect way to showcase photo's.

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  2. Splendid projects...both are wonderful. Love the way you used the photograph in the 2nd one! It makes it so very personal.

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  3. Both are very pretty Robin - great way to personalize for Christmas.

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  4. Love what you did with the DS paper and the big shot dies..
    I am gleaning ideas..very creative.
    connie paxman

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  5. Wowza, Robin! What fabulous pocket cards you made for the challenge. The blue one is so crisp and fresh, but the photo card at the bottom is wonderful. What a great idea and such a unique way to include a photo of your family for your special friends at Christmas.

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  6. Great job with the challenge. Your papers are gorgeous. TFS

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  7. I just love your cards!!!! I have yet to try this type of card!! Have fun at the regionals!!

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  8. Hey Robin! Both project are lovely. I love the one with the family Christmas picture.

    Have fun at regionals!!!!

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  9. These are both beautiful! Love the red one especially! You have a lovely family! TFS!

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  10. I just love your pocket cards Robin! Wonderful mix of papers! :D

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  11. Wonderful Christmas cards! Love the picture element added...perfect card for Christmas! {sMILES}

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  12. Great layout on these cards. I think the DP have worked well for you this week. TFS!

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  13. Oh my Rob! You did it again! Two more fabulous creations! Have fun with Shelli and the gang at regionals and share the great ideas you get! Hugs!

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  14. Great cards! And I love the idea of using the pocket card for a photo card!

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  15. Very pretty, Robin! I hope you had a great time in VA Beach!

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  16. These are both beautiful, Robin! Sorry I didn't run in to you in VA Beach--hope you had a great time.

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  17. Great cards Robin! Just the idea I needed for my stamp a stack this week!

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