Sep 282016
 

Welcome to Card Sketch Challenge #213 with the Paper Craft Crew.  All of our team members are paper crafters who can't resist a fun challenge.  Please join us every Wednesday for a fun, new challenge along with a chance to win!  Don't forget to share with your stamping friends and let them know you are playing along!

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Challenge #213

 

Paper Craft Crew Sketch 213!    You are invited to play along with this weeks sketch.  Open to ANY products.  www.papercraftcrew.com

Have fun and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We welcome you to use any products in your project.

 

The challenge will close at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Winners will be posted Thursday, October 6th

 

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A Few Things to Remember:

  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC213.
  • Please… limit of 3 cards per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

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Sep 252016
 
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Hello there Paper Craft Crew friends and fans. Welcome to our Mid-Week Inspiration for challenge #212. We are glad you stopped by to visit us. 

In honor of Caleb's 7th birthday, Pam's son, she is offering up some fabulous blog candy this week! I've known Caleb since he was 2 and he's so fun to FaceTime with too! He's an adorable little boy and this is the birthday card that I made for him. I used very vivid and bright primary colors and Caleb is sure to love it. The No Bones About It is a great stamp set for a variety of occasions. It even has a little birthday hat that I put on top of the red dinosaur's head. This is a no fuss card with nothing but pure 2-step stamping on it. I love how you can make the "bones" any color that you want. I stayed pretty traditional with this one and used every stamp in the set, but one, which was the fern. It's a great set to make scene and shaker cards with too. With all of the embellishments and coloring mediums out there, it can be overwhelming at times. I must admit that I had fun making this card with just some good ol' fashioned stamping. 

Be sure to wish Caleb a Happy 7th Birthday and we sure to hope you play along in our challenge this week for your opportunity to win some fun blog candy too! I hope that you are inspired by this fun birthday card.

Thank you so very much for stopping by today. Have a great weekend and God bless. 

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Product List

 

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

 

 

 

 

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

 

 

Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

 

 

 

 

Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker

 

 

Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker

 

 

 

 

Stampin' Trimmer

 

 

 

 

Simply Scored

 

 

 

 

Clear Block Bundle

 

 

 

 

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

 

 

 

 

Fast Fuse Adhesive

 

 

 

 

Tear & Tape Adhesive

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep 212016
 

Welcome to this weeks NEW Color Challenge #212 with the Paper Craft Crew.  All of our team members are paper crafters who can't resist a fun challenge.  Please join us every Wednesday for a fun, new challenge along with a chance to win!  

This week we are thrilled to introduce our newest team member, Tina Rackley Riddle.  We are excited to have Tina on the team.  

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Color Challenge #212

 

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Blog Candy 

Today is my son's 7th Birthday! So, in honor of the NEWEST Design Team Member AND to celebrate my son's 7th Birthday, the Paper Craft Crew is giving away some BLOG CANDY.  The blog candy is the "Better than E-Mail" Stamp Set and Metallic Enamel Shapes.  To be entered into the random drawing, you MUST participate by creating a paper craft project (it doesn't have to be a card) and entering it into our challenge.  Load your project to InLinkz and when the collection closes someone will randomly be chosen as the winner.

Paper Craft Crew Blog Candy

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Have fun and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We welcome you to use any products in your project.

Remember, while the colors listed in the Color Challenge reference Stampin' Up!, these are suggested colors and we would LOVE to have you play along regardless of the products you use.  Just find some comparable colors.  The Paper Craft Crew can't wait to see what you create. 

The challenge will close at 9:30 pm on Monday, September 26th

Winners will be posted Thursday, September 29th

 

A Few Things to Remember:

  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC212.
  • Please… limit of 3 cards per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

 

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Sep 172016
 

Hello there and a happy Saturday to you! Welcome to this week's Paper Craft Crew Mid-Week Inspiration!

I would love to thank my fellow DT member, Mr. Rick Adkins for filling in for me last week. We will be tag-teaming it a lot. California is on fire, like burning fire, and not in a good way. This is my 2nd one in 6 weeks.

Today I made my 2nd Christmas card of the season using the Stampin' Up! Star of Light and Starlight Thinlits Dies. I love this fabulous 10% off bundle. There are so many images and sentiments. This is another perfect year-round product suite. 

I'm really into gold, rose gold, pink and black right now and this card definitely reflects that. I even broke out my sewing machine and added some lovely gold stitching to adhere my banners to the card. Do you think I should have added 3 gold sequins around the same area that the sketch shows us? Do you think it would be too much? If so, what color? I'd love to hear your answer. As I was writing up this blog post and looking at my card, I had every intention of adding them, but just forgot. 

I wanted to chat about sketch interpretation today. With our sketches, they are a jumping off point, but the rest is left up to your imagination while keeping your final project recognizable to the sketch. There are a lot of great elements on this week's sketch, such as the visual triangle rule of odds sequins, twine or thread behind the sentiment banners, washi tape, star and the 2 strips of card stock. 

Your sequins could be small buttons or any other embellishment, like rhinestones or pearls. In my card to mimic the twine, I used a stamp instead and added machine-stitched detail to my banners. I used 3 banners since my card is fairly monochromatic and I needed to break up the gold. The perfect way to do that is by using vellum or acetate. I also have several retired items on my card too. Again, if I like something, I keep it as I know my investment will pay off with years of use. I will write a separate post about knowing what to keep as it retires. I chose last year's Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack. The gold circle in the vellum coordinates perfectly with the star and dot swirl image in Star of Light that was heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. The vellum also ties the card together while breaking up the gold a bit allowing you to see all of the gold elements that I chose for my card. I also used the gold glitter tape and washi tape from last year too. The Brushed Gold Card Stock was perfect to use with the Gold Foil Card Stock and glitter. It toned down the bling factor yet worked cohesively with my card. I layered on 4 different stars from the Starlight Thinlits Dies of first using the open-faced large star with Gold Foil, Brushed Gold, Gold Foil and then Gold Glimmer Card Stock for the smallest star. My star dies were meant to layer perfectly together and they did. I had a hard time not wanting to top the star off with a little something. My favorite part of my card is my banners and gold machine stitch detail. It looks like a lot of time went into this card, but it took less than 30 minutes. The majority of the time was spent die-cutting. 

One thing I like to do too is to look in the catalog to see how I can mix and match products together. I found the perfect banner die-cut in the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies. I just trimmed the banner ends to get mine staggered.

I hope that you enjoy my card today and we look forward to your participation in our challenge. I have a full supply list of products that I used below. 

Also, many of the retired items that I used are in the Clearance Rack at 60% off! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today to visit us and God bless. Have a great weekend!

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Versamark Pad

 

 

Embossing Buddy

 

 

Gold Foil Sheets

 

 

Brushed Gold 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

 

 

Big Shot

 

 

Stampin' Trimmer

 

 

Simply Scored

 

 

Bone Folder

 

 

Glue Dots

 

 

Heat Tool

 

 

Sep 152016
 

Congratulations to Design Team Top Picks PCC210!  Thank you to all that took the time to participate in the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.  Your regular participation provides the design team with encouragement and we enjoy seeing your creations based on the weekly card sketch. 

This week we are honoring three submissions and at the end of this post we are providing code for a badge that the Top Picks can copy and post onto their blog to proudly show off the recognition they have received for their creation.  

 

Introducing, the Paper Craft Crew Top Picks

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #210

Top Picks

Here are the projects submitted for Card Sketch #210:

 

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Lisa Walsh

 

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Kathie Durgan

 

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Again, congratulations and thank you to everyone that has been participating in our weekly sketch challenges!

 

 Note… We encourage all Top Picks to grab the code below and post it to your blog.  If you do not have a blog, feel free to post the badge to Facebook or other social media to proudly show off that you were a Paper Craft Crew Top 3 Pick!

 

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Sep 142016
 

Welcome to Card Sketch Challenge #211 with the Paper Craft Crew.  All of our team members are paper crafters who can't resist a fun challenge.  Please join us every Wednesday for a fun, new challenge!  

This week we are also sad to report that Heidi Weaver is stepping down and leaving the Paper Craft Crew Design Team!  Please take the time to stop over at Heidi's blog and leave her a message.  We will definitely miss having Heidi as a member of the Design Team and send her off with happy memories.  

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Card Sketch Challenge #211

 

Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 211 (PCC211) hosted by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps.  #papercraftcrew #challengeblog  #cardsketch #pcc2016  Play along at www.papercraftcrew.com

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Have fun and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We welcome you to use any products in your project.

Again, with emphasis…  We welcome participants to use ANY craft products.  While the majority of the Design Team are Stampin' Up! demonstrators and use mostly Stampin' Up! products, please know that the Paper Craft Crew challenges are open TO all products and not exclusively Stampin' Up!

 

 

Important Dates!

The challenge will close at 9:30 pm on Monday, September 19, 2016

Winners will be posted Thursday, September 22nd

 

A Few Things to Remember:

  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC211.
  • Please… limit of 3 cards per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

 

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