Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge

Hello my stampy friends!

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

Im so thankful that our weather is starting to cool down, and that means 75 to 80 degrees instead of 90!!!! It wont get real cold here until December.

We have a NEW kind of challenge this time 


This challenge is our double challenge!

The second challenge of every month, we will post two challenge photos!  You can choose whichever photo you prefer, or you could create two separate cards, one for each photo!    

We hope this new option will be one that you enjoy as much as we do the Designers will let you know which one they decided as well.


I chose Harvest Bounty because I have been creating Autumn 5 X 5 Mini Books for a craft fair that I will be participating in November! I have never done this before! So I am a little terrified!
Im sure I have spent more than I will make! LOL!
But...I have really enjoyed the creating part so much!!!!
It has really sparked my creativity!

Here is the cover of my little book:

The cover would be considered Clean & Layered :

~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space

The 5 X 5 Mini Books are so much fun to make!

You only need 3 different pieces of pattern paper cut 12 X 6 inches.
 Score each page at 5 1/2 " and again at 6 "  on the 12 inch side.
Fold the scored lines mountain then valley.
Insert the 3 pieces of pattern paper into each other like a book.
On the left side, punch 3 holes with a hole puncher. Punch the holes in the bottom, middle and top of your book.
Take about 18 inches of  ribbon and thread it thru the middle hole front to back, leaving a long enough tail of ribbon to tie a bow when you are finished. Then thread it thru the top hole and then thread it all the way to the bottom hole. Then back thru the middle hole and tie a knot. Then tie the remaining ribbon into a pretty bow! I hope this hasn't been too confusing!!!


I decorated the inside pages with places for photos and journaling, with ephemera and stamps from Maymay Made It.

I just love the way these Mini Books have turned out! 

hope you love the colors and the themes of these challenges as much as I have! 
And I hope that I have inspired you to choose one and join our challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations, and
we want you to have fun with your inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

~ Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. The styles are explained HERE. 

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ Display our Inspiration Photo and LINK back to our challenge!!

At the end of the challenge, the Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Picture Perfect (Maymay Made It)
              Happy Snail Mail (Maymay Made it)
              Oh Snap (Maymay Made It)
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie (Stampin Up)
Pattern Paper: I think an Autumn Echo Park paper???
Dies: Photo Frame (Simon Says Stamps)
Other: ribbon, cut-a-parts, flower ephemera


Lisa Elton said...

You've done a fabulous job on the little book, Mackie it's so cute! Good luck at your craft fair!

Marlena M. said...

This is gorgeous Mackie! Have fun at the fair!