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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Today & Always

Jen Carter Today Always Diamond 3 wm

Hello!  Today's card features a wedding card.  I started by using the super creative and beautiful Cover Up Die: Diamond Lace from Lil' Inker Designs and then backed it with pink cardstock.

Tip: If you'd like to see an easy and quick way to get all of those little circles out of your cardstock after you cut it, you can watch my video here: https://youtu.be/3XQS3_E__b8.

Jen Carter Today Always Diamond 1

I then die cut the Today & Always Greeting Die from ivory cardstock for the focal point.  The flowers are die cut and stamped using the Awesome Blossom stamps and coordinating dies.

I'm entering this in the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #214 to use the following sketch.


 Cover Up Die: Diamond Lace

 Awesome Blossom stamps
Awesome Blossom Dies

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Birthday Challenge #400: Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the 400th Birthday Challenge celebration at Cupcakes Inspirations! We will be celebrating all week long with different sponsors and you will have a chance to win! All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspirations blog.  I hope you'll play along!   


Today's sponsor is Stamplorations.  Be sure to check out their line of stamps, dies, stencils and more!  

The challenge this week is to make a birthday card but to also choose a past theme of your choice to use WITH the birthday card.  Please note in your post which previous challenge you used.   You can see all of the previous challenge graphics HERE.

CIC400 Jen Carter Stamplorations 2

For this card I used the previous challenge theme of "bunting" on my card.  I started by cutting my white panel with the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies.  I used a couple colors of the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to color my balloon backgrounds on scratch paper.  Then, I stamped that with the Stamplorations Balloons & Banners stamps and cut them out.  I stamped the balloon strings and then popped the balloons up with foam tape.  I then stamped the bunting, also from the same stamp set, and cut them out.  I die cut the Celebrate Word die first with gold glitter paper and then twice more with an aqua cardstock and layered the pieces together to create dimension.  


   Remember the challenge this week is to make a birthday card but also to choose a past theme of your choice to use WITH the birthday card.  Please note in your post which previous challenge you used.  You can see all of the previous challenge graphics HERE.

 Be sure to visit the Cupcake Inspirations blog each day to see the newest sponsor.  I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #400 birthday celebration!  

 Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #400

Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Birthday Challenge #400!  This entire week the design team will have some fun posts in celebration of the 400th challenge!  


This week the challenge will be to find one of your favorite challenge themes (you can see them all here) and make a birthday card using that theme.  Please be sure to share what inspiration photo you are using for your card and be sure it is a birthday card.  All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspiration blog.  I hope you'll play along!   

CIC400 Jen Carter Superhero Bday 4

For my birthday card, I chose Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #305 that was a comic book theme.  I pulled out Frantic Stamper's Superhero's stamp set for the superwoman and cape and embossed both of those images onto the matching Superhero Outlines die cuts. I also die cut the Cityscape die and used bright colored cardstock behind the die cut to make the windows pop.  The sentiment is from Super Sayings Stamp set that I love!


Here is this week's graphic, but don't forget to search the Pinterest board to find a theme you'd like to include along with the Happy Birthday theme!  I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #400!  

I hope you'll stop by tomorrow when I share another card for this birthday celebration from another great sponsor!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017



Welcome to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  This is a hop full of Spring inspired coffee cards.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop and see all the details, including giveaway info, please visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

Jen Carter Coffee Donut Perfect Pairs

I wanted to use bright Springy colors for this card (as you can tell, LOL!).  I started by piecing my background together. I first die cut the Lil' Inker Designs Cover Up Die: Stitches & Stripes in several colors and then pieced the colored stripes in between the white stripes.  I love the versatility of this die and how easy it is to add color (or not) and change things up!

Jen Carter Coffee Donut Perfect Pairs 1

I next focused on my image panel.  I used one of the Dual Dotted Squares dies to die cut the white square.  I then die cut and stamped the donut and coffee dual from Perfect Pairs (you can find the coordinating Perfect Pairs Dies here) and colored them in with my copics.  The yellow cup was inspired by Starbucks new Spring yellow cups!  I thought that the sweet little donut needed a yellow flower in her icing too. 😄  Lastly I added the sentiment that is from the Cat Treats Stamp set (there is a cat with a coffee in that set too, check it out!).

Thanks for joining me today!  Be sure to visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to visit all of the other participants!

If you'd like to check out the products I used, here's a quick look:

 Perfect Pairs
Cat Treats

 Cover Up Die: Stitches & Stripes
Dual Dotted Squares