Thursday, June 2, 2011

Creative Charms Kit of the Month Projects

Today is my day to post on the Creative Charms blog.  I usually post some additional information about my projects here but I think I got a bit carried away and wrote most of the details in the Creative Charms post.  So I'll show you a few photos and then you can click HERE to go to the blog and see the rest.  Be sure to scroll back through the posts if you haven't been there for a while - my fellow Design Team members have been making lots of great projects to share.


For the Fourth of July card I combined several items to make these patriotic rosettes.

I altered the "4th of July" cut slightly to make it more square to fit the available space better.  I did this on the Gypsy and also altered the shadow to fit.  The easiest way to do this on the Gypsy is to start a second layer and use the original cut as a template for checking the reshaped shadow.

The blue Braided Daisy Medley in the kit is a great match for the colors in the DCWV "Crafty" stack.  I cut a strip from one of the papers for the band on this card.

The original "hello" cut was a little dull - it needed some "spark" to stand out and get attention.

I used my white gel pen to add some stitching and make the sentiment "pop."

There is a red, white and blue theme to the Kit and Deal sets this month but there are plenty of other colors to work with in the Kit (the Deal really is just red, white and blue!)

The large scalloped circle was cut with a Spellbinders die and I raised the medallion with some foam squares.

The sentiment was cut with the Cuttlebug 'Everyday Greetings" combo set. I am not usually a "pink person" but I really like the sparkly and iridescent flowers.  They work very well with the glittered cardstock from the DCWV "Music" stack.

If you have any questions about any of these cards that were not answered here or on the Creative Charms blog post, please don't hesitate to leave a comment or email me.

I am still catching up with emails and getting things in shape for the party this weekend.  I will get back to the challenges - I haven't seen any posts for the latest one so I think maybe a lot of you are super busy right now too!  I extended the time to post your project via the linky to Monday the 6th, so if you were thinking about trying the Vintage Wallpaper challenge you have a few more days.
We have had some crazy weather here in Massachusetts - including thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes not very far away.  I don't know why the weather has been so unusual this year.  I hope things settle into dull and normal soon - stay safe!

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  1. These are great little rosettes and I love the change by doodling on the "hello". I learn something new most days on your site. Thanks so much. How do you mail bulky cards?

  2. I really love the layered embellishment, Diane. It looks so great on your card. I'm all for dull weather, too, though the weather was fine on our vacation only more humid than normal. It's just a bit scary right now. Glad you weren't in the path. Thanks for sharing. H

  3. Lovely cards, it is amazing the difference a little doodling makes.
    Kim xXx

  4. These are all so fun! And lovely!


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