Tuesday, August 25, 2009

i {heart} papers August DT Challenge

With the school year starting (or just about to), it's only appropriate that this month’s i {heart} papers design team challenge is called “ABC’s and 123’s.” Here are the challenge requirements:
1. Use 1 sentiment stamp only
2. Use 2 embellishments (may be two of same or one each of two different kinds)
3. Use 3 layers

I pulled out my Unity August Stampin’ Store Kit for the challenge. IHP is one of the stores that is carrying this exclusive kit full of great images. And, Kate recently won 1,000 Unity stamps from a giveaway she entered at CHA. She’s so generous that she’s sharing them! Anyone who buys one of these fabulous kits from IHP between now and the end of August will get a few stamps from Kate’s stash. I knew I had the perfect match for the kit’s “You are one of a kind” sentiment in this Sassafras Lass Chirp Chirp designer paper. I cut out a circle from the patterned paper, making sure that the lone blue birdie on the sheet was within the circle. The circle is layered on a panel that's embossed with the QuicKutz Polka Dot embossing folder. I added a pretty velvet bow to the top of the patterned paper panel for a fun touch.

I set the image panel on the cardfront at an angle. That left plenty of room for the sentiment along the bottom of the card. It’s accented with a single white glitter brad.

Be sure to check out how the rest of the IHP DT (and some Chicken Girl Designs guests) met this challenge. Here’s where to find them:

Carolyn (bklynstamper)
Cathleen (Crooked Card Creations)
Deb (With a Stamp and a Song)
Gretchen (Happiness Is. . .)
Lynn (Stamperosity)
Megan (Megan Lock Designs)
Tracy (Who Is Tracy?)
Loretta (Love To Create)
Judy (Joy in a JAR)
Tammy (Stamp Happy)
Kendra (Kendra's Card Company)
Kate (i {heart} papers)

And, before I forget, it's time to announce the winner of my Chicken Girl Designs blog candy. My official random number picker (also known as my sister, Jill) chose number 6. That means sarahw is the winner of the Into the Forest stamp set. Sarah, contact me with your info and I'll be sure the set is on its way to you soon.

Materials Used:
i {heart} papers: Unity August Stampin’ Store Kit, Sassafras Lass Chirp Chirp designer paper, QuicKutz Polka Dot embossing folder, Stemma Silver Wedding glitter brad, Maya Road brown double stitched velvet ribbon, Nestabilities circle die

Other: Summer Sunrise cardstock, Fresh Snow Palette ink (Papertrey Ink); Bermuda Bay cardstock, dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!)


  1. Love it! It's awesome how you paired that paper with the sentiment. Brilliant, really.

  2. So cute Lori! You sure made the most of that patterned paper and paired it with the perfect sentiment! Darling!

  3. Wow this is brilliant. Love those fun papers and that large sentiment. You rocked the challenge.

  4. cute, cute card Lori, love the little birds.

  5. Lori, this is a marvelous CAS card.

  6. Just so adorable! Love the papers!

  7. I love that dp. So cute with that sentiment!!

  8. OMGosh, that's cute! Love that singled-out birdie and a perfect sentiment to match!

  9. I LOVE this Lori...what a fantastic design layout...just perfect for this challenge!

  10. What a creative card! You are so clever!


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