One Big Meaning and a Very Special Blog Post

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A Very Special Blog Post

Today’s blog post is a verrrrry special one!  I told you a few months ago that I’d have some exciting news to share with you.  Well now I can finally share it!  I’ve been absolutely busting to let you know … I’m a Crazy Crafter!!!!!!!  Yep, I’ve joined Kylie Bertucci’s amazing team and I can’t be more happy!!! Can you tell?  I’m absolutely ecstatic about joining this team.  Kylie is an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING leader, and I am so excited for the future of GaGa Papercrafts.

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So today’s card is special too, as it’s the first one I’ve posted since joining the Crazy Crafters AND it’s being highlighted on Kylie’s blog along with some amazing projects from other Crazy Crafters as well as other talented crafters from around the world!  Woo hoo!  All the fun happens from 6 pm AEDT tonight, so make sure you have a look at all the amazing inspiration on Kylie’s blog and vote for your favourites.  The theme for today is “thank you”.  I made this card for my beautiful daughter Sam who helped tirelessly during our house move recently.


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One Big Meaning

The sentiment comes from the One Big Meaning stamp set.  I masked off the words above the thanks and embossed it in black.  I did a watercolour wash over the sentiment and then stamped the splats from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.


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Framing it Up

I paired some DSPs to frame the sentiment.  The green paper comes from the Cherry on Top stack and the black and white striped paper comes from the Neutrals stack.  Behind that some Basic Black cardstock to finish it off.  The smaller rounded rectangle framelit from the PL Cards and Labels framelits was used to cut the centre from the DSPs.  This is one of my favourite framelit sets as it’s so versatile; definitely not just for scrapbooking!


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I hope you get some inspiration from today’s card.  If you have any questions, please feel free to post a comment or email me at [email protected]  I’d love to hear from you!  Thanks for stopping by today.

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

Striped Hello for GDP020

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Inspiration

I have a super fun striped hello card for you today.  Inspiration comes from the Global Design Project Case the Designer Challenge and this week we are casing Connie Collins!  I loved Connie’s bold black stripes and decided to include that element in my card.  I also took inspiration from Danielle Flanders who made a card back in September using the split sentiment technique I’ve used here.  Here’s  Connie’s card:

GDP020And here’s my card:

Striped Hello

2016 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Brochure

It uses the Hello Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure, only available until February 15th.  The flowers were cut from Tangelo Twist and Melon Mambo cardstock using the Blooming’ Heart Thinlits Dies, and for the little leaves I used one of the dies from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and cut three from Wild Wasabi.  Some Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the new two-tone Basic Black/Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine finishes it off.

Striped Hello

The sentiment was created by stamping in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock then embossing in white before cutting sections out of the Basic Black cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped again in Basic Black Archival ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Of course I had to decorate the inside:

Striped Hello

The flowers come from the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set.  I just adore all these new products in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Brochure, don’t you?  I can’t wait to share some more projects with you, so stay tuned!

I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing my card today.  I love to read your comments, so if you have the time, let me know what you think.

Why not have a look at what the Design Team have come up with and join in the fun over at the Global Design Challenge.  Just click on the GDP image above to go there.

Thanks for stopping by today.

XOXO Gail