Thursday, September 22, 2016

Card Challenges with MFT, Fusion, Card Concept, Simon Says Stamps

This week card  Challenges Were really fun! The colors and sketches were really simple and I think It took me like 30 minutes for each card (Those are the ones I love to make!) It also helped that I didn't need to make a third trip to Micheals this week (we had grilled cheese for supper tonight because I spent to much at the craft store. it's only Wednesday! Opps.) Anyways... Here are the cards I have made!

Baby boy card, I used paper from my stash, a print and cut image from the Silhouette Online Store, and used the sketch to cut out the shapes to make the layers for this card from My Favorite Things Sketch challenge

Card sketch for the baby boy card

 Don't you love when a card comes together just right, and you think, man I couldn't have planned this better even if I tried. This was the story for this card, I found some colors that worked for the Card Concept blog, and it works well! The theme was sweet and sour colors, so warm and bright with green's and teals. I loved how the yellow and the pink works well together to get this card some personality! I'm going with a clean and layered style for this card.

 For the next card, I wanted a deep gratitude feel for teachers that have either have helped me, or that is now helping my children learn and grow. I thought the back ground paper with the little acorns were more symbolic to the fact that what they are doing is ever lasting like acorns, they grow into trees, provide food for animals, and so forth, I just really loved the symbolism with acorns and it reminded me of teachers and all the things the little acorns that they can produce!  This card is for the Fusion Card Challenge. I used the sketch part.

Simon Says Stamps challenge card theme was Gift it. So I added a vellum envelope gift card holder to the front of the card. I thought show casing those really cute gift cards during the Christmas season would be part of the card, along with a cute tag, to go with it.  

 Since there are no Christmas gift cards out right now that I could try and match some paper too, I used simple geometric pattern paper to help marry the card design with the gift card.

You may wonder why Christmas cards all ready, and I did too, but my theory that never seems to work, is that if I start now, It wont be so bad at Christmas time. And art is a process anyways, and it takes a lot of time to create.

You know me, I can never stop with just one, so I made it's brother, What do you think? 

I think that a gift card will look nicely in these cards! Now to figure out what type of gift card needs to go into this cute card... any suggestions?

And as always, a big shout out to Daniel Flanders and Craftsy for the guidance and inspiration!


  1. What gorgeous cards!! You did a great job on all of the challenges!

  2. A fantastic entry for our gift it challenge this week, Lisa! I love your choice of papers and mix of pattern! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Wow! You've been busy! I love that bold blossom and how you've used the colours for our challenge...thanks for joining us over at the Card Concept :).


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