PCC257: Theme Challenge – TWO WEEK Challenge + Bonus Video

UPDATE – 2 WEEK CHALLENGE

Welcome to the Theme Challenge #257 with the Paper Craft Crew.  Join the fun and play along.  The design team is here to inspire with the amazing projects they have created.  So, check out the samples, head to your crafty space and play along! The design team is a group of paper crafters that can’t resist a challenge and love to share! And, we certainly hope you can’t resist a challenge and will play along by creating a project to share.  We look forward to seeing your creation.

We also have a bonus Mid-Week Inspiration video for you today directly under this blog post HERE

Paper Craft Crew

Theme Challenge #257 – TWO WEEK CHALLENGE

Play along with the Paper Craft Crew Theme Challenge 257! Visit www.papercraftcrew.com #theme #themechallenge #stampinup #sunnygirlscraps #playalong #cardmaking #papercrafting #papercraft #scrapbooking #handmade #rubberstamping #cards

Have fun by playing along with the theme challenge.  Why play along? Because, we know you own new, unused products. So, choose any new, unused products and create a project to share. Post to your blog or on a social media venue then share it with us. There is a reason you bought the product and we challenge you to use those shiny new products. Again, we can’t wait to see how you are inspired and the creation you make.

The challenge will close at 1:00 pm EST on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Winners will be posted the week the challenge ends on either Thursday or Friday.

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A Few Things to Remember:

  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC257.
  • Please… limit of 3 cards per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

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Festive Phrases | PCC256 Mid-Week Inspiration

Hello there! Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew’s Mid-Week Inspiration. We have a great sketch for you to work with this week. What I love about sketches is that they’re a fantastic jumping off point to start your card. Maybe a collage of items caught your eye and you would like to do the same, but with your style, take a few creative liberties when necessary and just have fun. That’s what I did with this week’s sketch. Behind it all, you can still see the sketch. That’s what I try to aim for with sketch challenges.
 
 
Once again, I’m in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and once again, it’s amazing. I was surprised at the number of bundles in this catalog and hope to see much of it carry over to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I have noticed throughout new Stampin’ Up! Holiday product videos that the one constant all presenters state is how ‘this bundle can be used beyond the holidays.’ Festive Phrases, the stamp set that I used, has 4 large images that can take you to Valentine’s Day, yet that one sentiment can be used all year. I can already tell you that is a stamp set that will not be carried over. The Painted Harvest Bundle would be the perfect carryover. I really wish that our designer series paper would last longer than a year as there have been several packages I’ve seen over the years that are timeless. You do need a refresh every now and then. I believe it was the 2015 Holiday Catalog where the DSP was the beautiful watercolor type images and I love it when you can use your Thinlits to cut out images from the DSP. That is just cool. Instant perfect image. We have several Bundles in the Annual and Holiday Catalogs that will do this for you and I’m really looking forward to playing around with them. That’s what you want to look for in value. What is the best value? How versatile is this Bundle? I get a lot of questions about that, so I should probably make a video to address it. I still have a few that I need to edit for you too.
 
 
Today’s card is a grungy Halloween card. I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with it first and changed color schemes in my mind about 100x, but I think it worked out. I tried to use accessories, embellishments, stamps, ink and paper, everything, in a different way. I loaded up the card with 4 layers with the 4th being the background for the card. The piece of Basic Black stripes on the left of the image circle is a stamp from Merry Cafe. I inked it up, stamped it and trimmed it out with my paper trimmer. The torn strip of copper is Washi tape from the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape. I burnished it down very well onto the Very Vanilla cardstock. What’s different about this card is that you normally don’t see copper on Halloween cards and that’s what I love about this too. I used our Copper Metallic Thread to make a nest behind the cauldron, all of which is 1 image. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the image and sentiment different colors. I added some decent shimmer to the cauldron by coloring it first with the clear Wink of Stella glitter pen and then used a black marker to go over it. When you use markers to color in your images, be prepared to stamp them a few times to get a crisp image. I used my MISTI stamping tool to achieve this as the stamp set is clear mount and I can’t really see where I’m stamping. A Stamp-a-ma-Jig can also be used if you do not have  MISTI. 
 
 
For my orange, I mixed up Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze, but you can tell both colors are in there. You will be surprised to know I used 4 stamp sets to make this card. I have a Basic Black A2 side-folding card with an Old Olive mat. Those 2 elements are a bit on their own, but tied into the image panels colors. There’s a 1/4″ border between the Old Olive and Cajun Craze to almost introduce part 2 of the card. This is where I start adding my dimension with fun foam between the 2 layers. I distressed the Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla cardstock edges and sponged on Smoky Slate and Basic Gray. The Pumpkin Pie images are from Work of Art. The Basic Black strip panel is from The Little Things with the main cauldron image from Festive Phrases. The other images are from Timeless Textures. Since I made this card 5 days ago, I’m trying to remember where I grabbed the spider web from. At least I wrote the stamp sets down. The black glitter paper and bat punch are retired items. I actually had the bat punch ready to be boxed up for sale, but remembered it was in there and you know I had to use it. It was the perfect embellishment for this card in that space. I needed it. I also distressed my circle image panel and added dimension to that. Everything ties in and plays very well together.
 
 
Thank you so very much for stopping by to visit me today. We would love to have you play along with us this week at the Paper Craft Crew and hashtag your project on social media as #PCC256 or #papercraftcrew. I do owe our participants a big apology for not commenting the past 2 weeks. I will remedy that today. Life gets in the way and I feel awful for not commenting because your participation does count and we love what you create weekly and you inspire us too. Have a fabulous day and God bless.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad

Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
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Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad*

Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad*
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Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Marker

Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker
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Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
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Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker
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Bitty Bat Punch

Bitty Bat Punch
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Black Glimmer Paper

Black Glimmer Paper
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Clear Block Cleaning Cloth

Clear Block Cleaning Cloth
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PCC#255: Top Picks

Congratulations to this weeks Design Team Top Picks!  Thank you to all that took the time to participate in the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.  Your regular participation provides the design team with encouragement and we enjoy seeing your creations based on the weekly card sketch. Cards are listed in no particular order!  Thank you for being patient in awaiting our Top Picks as I am dealing and continue to deal with a family illness. 

This week we are honoring four submissions and at the end of this post we are providing code for a badge that the Top Picks can copy and post onto their blog to proudly show off the recognition they have received for their creation.  

 

Introducing, the Paper Craft Crew Top Picks

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #255

Top Picks

Here are the cards submitted for Card Sketch #255:

 

Patty

 

Heather

 

Karen Thomas

 

Sarah Fleming

 

Again, congratulations and thank you to everyone that has been participating in our weekly sketch challenges!

 

 Note… We encourage all Top Picks to grab the code below and post it to your blog.  If you do not have a blog, feel free to post the badge to Facebook or other social media to proudly show off that you were a Paper Craft Crew Top Pick!

 

grab button for Paper Craft Crew Challenges

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<a href=”http://www.papercraftcrew.com” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>
<img src=”http://www.papercraftcrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PCC-Badges-v001-003.png” alt=”Paper Craft Crew Challenges” width=”200″ height=”200″ />
</a>
</div>

 

PCC256: Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the Sketch Challenge #256 with the Paper Craft Crew.  Join the fun and play along.  The design team is here to inspire with the amazing projects they have created.  So, check out the samples, head to your crafty space and play along! The design team is a group of paper crafters that can’t resist a challenge and love to share! And, we certainly hope you can’t resist a challenge and will play along by creating a project to share.  We look forward to seeing your creation.

Paper Craft Crew

Sketch Challenge #256

Play along with the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 256!  Visit www.papercraftcrew.com  #sketch #sketchchallenge #stampinup #sunnygirlscraps #playalong #cardmaking #papercrafting #papercraft #scrapbooking #handmade #rubberstamping #cards

Have fun by playing along with the sketch challenge.  Why play along? Because, we know you own new, unused products. So, choose any new, unused products and create a project to share. Post to your blog or on a social media venue then share it with us. There is a reason you bought the product and we challenge you to use those shiny new products. Again, we can’t wait to see how you are inspired and the creation you make.

The challenge will close at 1:00 pm EST on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Winners will be posted Thursday or Friday of this week.

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A Few Things to Remember:

  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC256.
  • Please… limit of 3 cards per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

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PCC#254: Top Picks

Congratulations to this weeks Design Team Top Picks!  Thank you to all that took the time to participate in the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.  Your regular participation provides the design team with encouragement and we enjoy seeing your creations based on the weekly card sketch. Cards are listed in no particular order!  Thank you for being patient in awaiting our Top Picks as I am dealing and continue to deal with a family illness. 

This week we are honoring three submissions and at the end of this post we are providing code for a badge that the Top Picks can copy and post onto their blog to proudly show off the recognition they have received for their creation.  

 

Introducing, the Paper Craft Crew Top Picks

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #254

Top Picks

Here are the cards submitted for Card Sketch #254:

 

Cindy Major

 

Patty

 

Heidi Weaver

 

Again, congratulations and thank you to everyone that has been participating in our weekly sketch challenges!

 

 Note… We encourage all Top Picks to grab the code below and post it to your blog.  If you do not have a blog, feel free to post the badge to Facebook or other social media to proudly show off that you were a Paper Craft Crew Top Pick!

 

grab button for Paper Craft Crew Challenges

<div class=”paper-craft-crew-challenges-button” style=”width: 200px; margin: 0 auto;”>
<a href=”http://www.papercraftcrew.com” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>
<img src=”http://www.papercraftcrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PCC-Badges-v001-003.png” alt=”Paper Craft Crew Challenges” width=”200″ height=”200″ />
</a>
</div>

 

PCC255: Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the Sketch Challenge #255 with the Paper Craft Crew.  Join the fun and play along.  The design team is here to inspire with the amazing projects they have created.  So, check out the samples, head to your crafty space and play along! The design team is a group of paper crafters that can’t resist a challenge and love to share! And, we certainly hope you can’t resist a challenge and will play along by creating a project to share.  We look forward to seeing your creation.

Paper Craft Crew

Sketch Challenge #255

Play along with the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 255!  Visit www.papercraftcrew.com  #sketch #sketchchallenge #stampinup #sunnygirlscraps #playalong #cardmaking #papercrafting #papercraft #scrapbooking #handmade #rubberstamping #cards

Have fun by playing along with the Sketch challenge.  Why play along? Because, we know you own new, unused products. So, choose any new, unused products and create a project to share. Post to your blog or on a social media venue then share it with us. There is a reason you bought the product and we challenge you to use those shiny new products. Again, we can’t wait to see how you are inspired and the creation you make.

The challenge will close at 1:00 pm EST on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Winners will be posted Thursday or Friday.

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A Few Things to Remember:

  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC255.
  • Please… limit of 3 cards per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

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