Card Set Challenge # 2 (07-30-09)

Hey Friends! It's Thursday and it's the Card Set Challenge time again! We're on our second Card Set Challenge!! The challenge is to create 3 or more Holiday or celebration cards using the sketch below. Create a set of cards with the same design focusing on holiday cards such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc. or a set of celebration cards such as Birthday, Get Well, Congratulations, etc.

If you want to play along, post a comment with the link to your blog, SCS or PCP gallery or online album! This is a great way to create gift set cards to give as gifts for Christmas!! Can't wait to see your cards!

Here is the sketch challenge for this week:

Here is a sample of a Thanksgiving set that I created. My goal is to make one more set of Thanksgiving cards and I'll be done with my Thanksgiving cards! My card don't quite follow the sketch because I made my diamond too big. LOL!

Maria - Stampin Inspirations

Santa's Stash

Santa's Stash
Lynda Watkins
c.2003 Full Circle Designs
design size 34H x 57W

Stitched by Lelia

Sankari's Snowman Challenge #27 (07-27-09)

Hi Friends! This week is Sankari of Sankari's Sunshine Corner to host this week's challenge! Wow, we're on week #27. How many of you are thinking of starting your Christmas cards but don't have the mojo for it right now? Well, I think we thought the same way way back in January but now that Christmas is getting closer, I think our mojo is stepping into high gear! LOL! How about jumping in and playing along in this week's challenge

Sankari : HI Everyone, Its almost August and its scorching hot over here - so how about something cooling! This week's challenge is to make a card with snowmen, snowwomen, or snowpeople :) You can make it with any colors, etc. but the main feature should have a snowperson on it :) Can't wait to see your wonderful snow creations!

If you want to play along, post a comment with the link to your blog, SCS or PCP gallery or online photo album!!

Here is a sketch that you may follow if you like to use sketches to create a card. The sketch is not part of the challenge:

Check out the fantastic samples that the design team created:

Card Set Challenge #1

Hi Friends!! Well, it's our very first "Card Set Challenge"!! Yipee! Like I said . . .every Thursdays there will be an additional challenge to create "card sets" of a multiple of 3 or more cards that are simple and of the same design. I guess it's up to you on how simple you want to make your card. . .if you want to work a bit harder and make you cards fancy. . .it's okay too.

The primary goal is to create sets of cards with a minimum of at least 3 cards. I'll open the challenge to include any"Holiday" cards such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Celebration cards such as birthday, congratulation, etc. I don't want to limit the challenge to just Christmas cards because you may want to give the sets of cards as Christmas gifts and don't want the cards to be Christmas cards.

Please comment this post with the link to your blog, PCP or SCS Gallery, or online photo album. Please take a photo showing the multiple cards that you created!! Thank you!

This week's card set challenge is a sketch challenge! Have fun creating!!

Maria's Sketch Challenge #26 - 07-20-2009

Hey Friends!! It's challenge time again!! Whoohoo! It's my (Maria) turn to host this week's challenge! I decided to go easy this week and do a sketch challenge!! Simple, huh? Well, we're now on week #26. Just to let you know, starting this week. . .each Thursday, we'll be doing an extra challenge. The challenges will be primarily sketches and the challenge will be to create multiple (3 to 5) cards, assembly style meaning your card design will be the same. Be sure to stop by on Thursday if you want to play along!!

Okay back to this week's challenge. . .like I said, it's a sketch challenge. You can create a gate fold or a card jacket if you want.. My card is actually a jacket and I plan to add an insert. . .which I haven't done yet. You can also just create a regular card like some of our designers did. . .it's up to you!!

To play along, comment this post and add a link to your blog, PCP or SCS gallery, or your online album.


Santa Ornament Kit by Semco.
I changed the fabric from 14 count Aida to 25 count Evenweave and used the Anchor threads included also added green & red beads to the edge.
Stitched by Sue in Australia.

street chic <$100

(photo via Elle News Blog)

summer black < $95

(photo via The Sartorialist)

Debbie's Inside and Outside Challenge #25 - 07-13-09

Hi Friends! We're on our 25th challenge and we have a fun challenge for you this week. This week it's Debbie of the Paper Garden turn to host our challenge this week.

There's a trend in the card making world to not only design the front of the card but the inside as well. Debbie's challenge for this week is to decorate both the outside and the inside of your card.

To participate, create a card by designing both the front and inside of your card. Comment on this post with a link to your blog site, SCS or PCP gallery or your online album. We can't wait to see your fabulous card.

Here is a sketch if you need to follow a sketch. It's not part of the challenge but if you like using sketches to help you with your layout, you may follow the sketch below:

Check out the gorgeous cards created by our talented design team:

Front: Inside:

Debbie Fisher ~ The Paper Garden




MacKenzie Bruckler - "Midnight Scramper"

Front Maria - Stampin Inspirations



Tina - Mommy Scraps ALot


Cathy - My Creative Space


Cathy - My Creative Space


I made two of the same cards - one shows the outside and the other a peek at the inside

Jen Young - Pieces of Me...