Saturday, April 25, 2009

Back Porch Memories Spring Fling Crop!

I’ve been cropping for a week over at BPM for a chance to win a six months subscription to  Paula’s awesome kits!!!  Here are the challenges I completed.  You get your name in a drawing for each challenge – wish me luck!!!

Color Therapy – color in a stamped image
Better than Hallmark (black and white card with a pop of color)
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Leftovers Challenge (use leftovers from projects you completed during the crop – LOs below)

I see through you – make a card using a transparency
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Heat Embossing
Paper Flowers – make your own paper flowers
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Recipe Challenge: page layout – any size, word title, flowers or stars – any type, pictures – any size, handwritten journaling
Feeling Edgy: use two or more techniques on the edges of your paper (die cut, distressed, inked)
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
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Beautifully Rustic – I used cardboard with glitter, and inked up some bling
New Beginnings – scrap about something ‘new’ – think Maddie counts :D
Overkill Challenge – use lots of one type of embellishment
Font-tastic – use different types of fonts for your title
Ad Inspiration
Scraplift someone in the crop
WHEW!! That’s 28 entries – I so hope I win!!! I love BPM kits!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

My mom is currently up here visiting me, and helping with the girls while I try to rest and take care of the baby.  So this birthday card is for her…
but the flower technique is for Stacy :D ENJOY!

Accordion flowers: Decide what size flower you want.  I wanted a 3 inch flower, so I cut my paper strip to 3 inches wide.  Then I normally double the width to cut the length. So for my 3 inch flower, I start with a 3x6 inch piece of PAPER (not cardstock!)
Score every 1/4 inch and fold accordion style

Now find the center of your paper (mine will be at 1.5 inches) and staple, tie, wrap with wire, etc.  Find SOMETHING to make it look like this:
(I stapled the middle and then pushed the staple around the middle to make a ring)
Put sticky tape on both ends of the right side
Fold over and press flower together
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Finish into a card!