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Monday, August 1, 2011

August Challenge!

July was another amazing month for card entries and we can't wait to see more!
Hope you have some time to play this month!

August Challenge
There is a list below of products that can be used for your cards. You need to use 4 of them on your card - your choice! For example, my card might used a stamped sentiment (Stamping), Striped paper (Stripes), Inking and ribbon. It may also have some glitter and brads and that's fine too! Extras are alright!

If you do more than one card, you can use different products!

Hand stitching
Textured paper (embossed is good!)
Metal embellishments
Alphabet stickers or rub-ons for the sentiment

Here's some inspiration from the design team...


Ribbon,Stamping, Textured Paper and Stripes

Chipboard, Ribbon, Textured paper (glittered paper),  Metal embellishments (brads), Rub-on for the sentiment and Stripes

striped paper, textured paper, chipboard and ribbon

striped papers, textured paper, chipboard and stamping

Striped paper, stamping, ribbon and inking


Ribbon, Stamped image colored with Copics, Sentiment cut out on chipboard-colored-attached with pop dots, inside stripped paper made with score tape and glitter for texture.

Stickers, chipboard, ribbon, metal jingle bells, Distress ink

Embossed textured paper, stamped image colored with Copics, Dies cut from thin chipboard, metal chain to hand ornament


Hand stitched, rub on sentiment, inked edges and ribbon

Stripes (diagonal), rub on sentiment, metal (brad) and ribbon

Stamping (blue swirl), textured paper (heat embossed background), metal (brad) and inking

Ribbon, inking, metal (brad) and rub on sentiment


Stripes, Stamping, Alphabet rub-ons, and Textured Paper/Ribbon
***Remember if you do 5 cards this month following the challenge, your name will go into a draw for a prize at the end of August! (This challenge CAN be combined with any other blog or forum challenges that you do this month.)

***Also, if at least 20 people create 5 cards we'll pick a second winner!***

Please upload your cards to your blog, a gallery, or photobucket and remember to give us the EXACT links to see them. You can do 5 of the same cards or 5 different ones (as long as they follow the current challenge) If you do 5 of the same, please show us a picture of them altogether. If the linky isn't working for you for any reason, just post your link in the comments! Thanks!

Colleen and Lesley


Eulanda said...

Great inspiration ladies!! And love this idea of this blog! Great to get a head start on xmas cards. Hugs!

CraftinGranny said...

What amazing inspiration from everyone this month. Gorgeous creations! "Hugs" Carol

Denise@DigiHaven said...

I have five cards up for the challenge on my blog and will be making more, trying to use different products or techniques. Great challenge, thanks! Love all the art work.

Brigitte said...

Hello, another wonderful challenges and amazing cards from the designer!!! I just finished my 5 cards, I will probably not finish with thoses, lol!!!

Brigitte said...

Hello, Love this month's challenge. I completed my 5 cards.

Fabiola said...

hello les filles, wouah j'ai réussi a faire mes 5 cartes du mois, merci pour ces super challenges, biz

Sher said...

Beautiful inspiration!
I have created 5 different cards for the challenge. I have them all posted.
Hugs, Sharon

Marianne said...

I have just posted my fifth card for this month. Thanks for keeping us going!