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It’s time for another Dirty Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  This month the required element, as this post’s title would suggest, is to use a bird or a bee image.  I chose this cute little owl from the Hero Arts “Birds and Branches” set.

Recently I’ve been having some fun making my own embossing templates/elements.  On this card, the smallest circle from the Standard Large Circle Nestabilities was used.  I die cut several of them using Ellen Hutson’s “Craft-a-Board”, placed them on the cardstock with the embossing mat and ran them through my embossing machine.

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After lightly sponging to accent the embossing, I stamped one of the flowers from the “Birds and Branches” set onto the embossed cirlces.  The end result adds some fun dimension to the card.

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Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful Spring.

Happy Crafting!

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Stamps: Hero Arts “Birds and Branches” and “Elegant Nature”

Papers: Papertrey Ink “Select White”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; SU! “Certainly Celery”; Copics:

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Accessories: Ellen Hutson “Craft-a-Board”; Standard Large Circle Nestabilities; GG Ribbon; Rhinestones; Heart Buttons; Corner Rounder Punch; Cuttlebug

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It’s Springtime in the CLASSroom!

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Come on over and see how I made these sweet little blossoms.  Hope to see you there!

Guys’ birthdays… ugh.  I know that many of us have that same reaction to the prospect of making a masculine card.  And for me the really frustrating part is that I struggle with it even knowing that most guys don’t care what the card looks like (at least if they are like my DH)! lol

Well here is what I came up with for my brother-in-laws’ birthdays this month.  I let Martha Stewart’s “Happy Birthday” punch do some of the work for me.

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Rob lives outside of the city and has had/raised horses… well at least his wife has.  But I love this image and thought he might like it, too.

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Tim is a geologist.  I thought a scene with a rock formation would be a good image for him.

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In the end, I like the way these came out.  *Phew*  Hope the guys like ’em, too.

Happy Crafting!

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Rob’s Card:

Stamps: Viva Las Vegastamps “Cowboy & Horse Silhouette”

Papers: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink “Vintage Cream”, “Enchanted Evening” and “Terracotta Tile”; Designer Paper: Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Collection “Cultured Reserve” and “A Proper Gentleman”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; VersaMark; SU! More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Martha Stewart “Happy Birthday” Punch; Papertrey Ink Twill Tape; Embossing Powder

Tim’s Card:

Stamps: SU! “Desert Scapes” (Retired)

Papers: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink “Spring Rain”, “True Black” and “Vintage Cream”; Designer Paper: DMD “Carefree Autumn”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copics:

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Accessories: Martha Stewart “Happy Birthday” Punch; GG Ribbon; Sun Eyelet

March brings lots of birthdays in my family.  A sister, a daughter-in-law, a nephew and two brother-in-laws all have their big day.  When I saw the fun Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, I decided to use it for my nephew’s card.

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The main image panel is popped up on dimensionals.  Since the left side of the image is over a couple more layers of card stock than the right side, I used dimensionals of varying thickness.

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This allows the image panel to sit level once it is adhered to the card base.

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Last month was my niece’s birthday.  Here is the card that I made for her.

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Again, when adhering the main image panel to the card base, I used varying thicknesses of dimensionals to allow the panel to sit level.

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Hope that everyone’s March is starting out to be a happy one!

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Nephew’s Card:

Stamps: SU! ‘Lots of Bots’

Papers: Papertrey Ink ‘Select White’, ‘True Black’ and ‘Pure Poppy’

Inks: Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’; Copics:

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Accessories: Star Eyelets

Niece’s Card:

Stamps: Our Craft Lounge ‘Pat the Dog’; Papertrey Ink ‘Birthday Basics’

Papers: Papertrey Ink ‘Spring Moss’, ‘Terracotta Tile’ and ‘Polka Dot Parade’ DP; SU! ‘Whisper White’

Inks: Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’; SU! ‘Bashful Blue’ and ‘Old Olive’; Copics:

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Accessories: Gingham Ribbon

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