Friday, April 5, 2013

Mix It Up - Cardz TV Stamps

Happy Friday everyone!  It is challenge day over at Cardz TV!  I love these days, because I get to play with Mary's amazing stamps - I can always find the perfect sentiment, not matter the challenge!  Today Mary challenged us to create a card with at least 3 PATTERNED PAPERS.  

So, I have to be honest.  I found this challenge extremely difficult!  Any of you, who regularly visit my blog, will know that I often use no patterned paper at all on my cards - or maybe one piece... but THREE??!!  I guess that's why they call it a challenge :)  Here is what I came up with:

I decided to go as simple as possible with this card.  I found a paper pad I bought last year and I knew that it would work perfectly with Cardz TV's "School Days" set.  The red panels are 1 1/4 x 4 inches by 4 inches.  The patterned paper is 1 inch by 3 3/4 inches and it's all on an A2 size card.  The card stock is all from Michael's.  I inked my stamp with my Versa Fine ink and doodled around with my Sakura Jelly Roll pens.  The ribbon is from Michael's.  I popped up the sentiment on one layer of foam tape.  The School Days set is one of Mary's earlier stamp sets, and I love it for all those teacher gifts.  You can buy your own HERE.

Our challenge starts today and finishes April 18th at noon EST.  One lucky participant will win a set of Cardz TV Stamps of their very own!  Hop on over to Cardz TV, see what all my talented DT sisters came up with to inspire you, and play along with us.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

A challenge or two:
Whimsy Inspiration - stitching
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
A Little Bit Crafty - anything goes
Card a Day - teacher appreciation
Sandy's Crafty Creations - anything goes with stitching
Make it Monday - anything goes
Amusing Challenges - anything goes

A la prochaine...


Sharon said...

Great card Michelle!! And those patterned papers are just perfect!!! :)

Ginger said...

Super cute card! Love all the patterns!

snappy scrappy said...

Fab design!!!

Nana said...

Too cute. Love the design.

Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Shelly Nowik said...

Love the paper choices you made.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous card and lovely patterned papers. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


Sandy Trefger said...

Fun teacher card! I love your papers and faux stitching! Thanks for sharing at my April Challenge on Sandy's Crafty Creations!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Susan White said...

You did a great job with the challenge. Your card is perfect!

Andrea said...

Fantastic card! LOVE the patterned papers and sentiment. I found you at MIM.

Sarah said...

Wonderful card--this would make some teacher super happy! Have a graet weekend!

Wendy said...

Fabulous card, love the mix of papers.. ...Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty for our first challenge of Anything Goes.
Wendy xx

Pia S said...

Great school themed papers! They're so decorative and cheerful being in different colors, and your choice of a nice, simple design works really well! I spotted your card on MIM.

Jill said...

gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Jennifer said...

This is my favorite school card!!!!!

Mimi said...

I love this idea for a school card! Always so many great papers to choose from and this way you can use several!
Cardztv DT Sister

Jeri said...

Perfect patterned papers for a teacher appreciation card and great design. Good idea to use a paper pad with coordinating prints. Makes life so much easier for us patterned challenged people. LOL

The Queen (Laura) said...

You did a fabulous job with the patterned papers! Love the design.
Great job!
Lots of Hugs,

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing your fab card with us at Make It Monday. Sorry I'm late popping in.

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Absolutely gorgeous - thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

I love your colourful card. Thanks for joining us at our first challenge at A Little Bit Crafty, Susan x