Saturday, June 30, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #6 Winners!


It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #6! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! 

You all did a wonderful job with the TREES prompt! It turns out that trees were more popular for creating unconventional uses that our prior prompts have been. We had 54 entries: 28 of them featured trees in a conventional way for both designs; and 26 of them featured featured trees in unconventional ways for one or both designs! It was a lot of fun seeing the ways you stretched your stamp or die in both categories!

Thank you so much!!

Congratulations to our June "Conventional" Winner!
In both of Cheryl's lovely designs she has used her tree stamp as a tree. She stretched the stamp, however, on her beautiful Christmas card by using just the top half of the tree, which made it appear as if she had used an entirely different set of stamps! The execution of both designs is flawless.

Congratulations to our June "Unconventional" Winner!
For her conventional get well design, Brenda featured a stately tree as the star of the card with beautiful blending for the prairie and sky. Then for her cute birthday fishes card, Brenda used the same tree in an unconventional way by stamping just the tippy-tops to cleverly create sea plants for the fish bowl!

Well done, Cheryl and Brenda! Here is the Winner's Badge 
for both of you to proudly display on your blog!

Here are your fabulous Honorable Mentions!
Julia (Create With Me) #13
Julie's birthday card on the left features a willow tree in conventional format with the delightful additions of a birdhouse and swing, backed by polka-dotted sky and grass and framed with scallops. She then turned the willows of the tree upside down and used it unconventionally to create a field of heather in a square frame for her sympathy card!

Barb's amazing CAS designs really bring focus to her beautiful bare tree stamp. For her sweet friend card, Barb masked an oval and blended an ombre sunset of vibrant orange to soft peach colors which draws the eye to the single leafy tree. Barb's Christmas card once again showcases her wonderful blending skills creating a gorgeous winter skyline as a backdrop for her forest of bare trees and snowy hills. An adorable bird adds whimsy to complete the scene!

Elizabeth (Paper Sweetness) #30
Elizabeth's Christmas card is a wonderful combination of lime, red, and gingham frames for her shaker pine trees which are filled with glittery goodness. Elizabeth then cleverly turned her pine tree die on its side to create vibrant rainbow-colored arrows pointing at her uplifting message of encouragement!

Nancy (Scrapper at HeART) #38
Nancy's thank you card on the right is a striking CAS design with her apple tree trio bearing bright and colorful foliage in little stitched squares. The background embossing and unique ribbon and label sentiment add texture and dimension without distracting from her main focus. For her cute birthday card, Nancy went more than the extra mile with her design: The tree tops, clouds, and balloon were all created using her apple tree stamp!

Robyn created a beautiful seaside landscape for her thinking-of-you card. Her solitary tree overlooking the vast ocean is evocative of her message and the image is framed beautifully. For her Christmas card, Robyn created a lineup of her tree to represent each of the four seasons. To give them definition, Robyn framed each season using a postage stamp die which really showcases the tiny colorful tree art!

Congratulations to all you talented ladies!
Here is the Honorable Mention badge for you to display with pride!
We look forward to seeing your creative and awesome Twofer Card Challenge designs next month! The challenge will run from July 10, 2018 to July 24, 2018

Thank you again!! Mwah!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #6 ~ Trees!

Hi there!

THANK YOU for your amazing entries so far in this month's challenge! We are enjoying your wonderful creations! There is still time to play or play again! The challenge is open until the end of day on June 24th!

This month the challenge prompt is:
Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you, but remember to use the same tree stamp or die on both cards for two different occasions!

To inspire you a bit more I have made these two conventional tree designs:
It was a challenge coming up with two different designs with a large die cut, but I had fun working it out. For details, see my blog djkardkreations

We hope to see you soon and thank you if you have already played! Remember the winners will have the opportunity to be future Guest Designers!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #6

Hello and Welcome!

THANK YOU for your amazing entries in last month's challenge! We appreciate your enthusiasm and support and love to see you growing your stash! This month our challenge prompt is ...
Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you, but remember to use the same tree stamp or die on both cards for two different occasions!

Remember, too, that we will have a "conventional" challenge winner from those who use their tree stamp or die as tree images and, if suitable, we will also have an "unconventional" winner from those who use their tree stamp or die as something other than a tree!

Guest Designer

This month we are delighted to have the winner of our April challenge as our Guest Designer! Please welcome Maria Rodriguez of swimbikerunandstamp.
Here are Maria's beautiful Twofer cards using the same tree for a Christmas card design and a Halloween card design! Thank you, Maria!
Design Team

We hope you will be inspired by the example creations from your Design Team! You can find detailed information about their designs on their individual blogs which we hope you can visit.



The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) June 24th.
The Winners and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:00 AM (PST) June 30th.

The Winners will have the opportunity to be future Guest Designers!

A reminder of our simple rules!
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Please take one photo of your two cards to link.
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