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Simply Create Too – Challenge #141 – 8/3 to /8/31 – Create a Bookmark

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Our monthly challenge at Simply Create Too! is to create a bookmark. Well, I couldn’t just make a bookmark, I had to make a card with a bookmark, then a separate bookmark to match the same theme. For my project, I used stamps from Honey Bee Stamps - UNDER THE SEA and ZEN OCEAN. I started by stamping the Zen Sea with Versamark Ink, adding black embossing powder then colouring it with TH Oxide Inks. The mermaids were embossed with gold embossing powder and coloured with Copic markers. Next I fussy cut them out and set aside. I used an older die and stamp set from Our Daily Bread to make the bookmarks (retired). I also used a you sentiment from SSS and Celebrate die set from Hero Arts.

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Card only without the bookmark

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Bookmark only

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Second Bookmark

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Bookmark cark only

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Simply Create Too – Challenge 139 – For a Male

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This month’s challenge falls into Father’s Day. While you do not need to create a Father’s Day card, it must for suitable for a male. I created an adorable little workbench fold out card that will fit easily into an A2 envelope. I got my inspiration from 2 talented ladies on YouTube (links are at the bottom of my blog). I started with cutting out the pattern in black cardstock. I have numerous suitable dies cuts of tools, papers, stamps, embossing folders, etc. Next, I die the pegboard for the back wall of the bench, embossed Aluminium tape for the side walls, cut to fit SSS pre-embossed woodgrain craft paper for the front of the counter, then added the various tools and signs.

Dies: Frantic Stamper Precision Die – Small Hand Tools FRA-DIE-10154

Frantic Stamper Precision Die – Small Hand Tools FRA-DIE-10154

MFT – Lead the Way Die-namics

Tim Holtz -Sizzix- RIVETED METAL Texture Fades 657848

Memory Box – Auto Parts

Tim Holtz – Small Gears

MFT – Locks and Keys Die-namics

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Close-up (blank white card on the back for message)

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Shown folded into A2 envelope

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How to videos from YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG9_XrW5TaM&t=5s by Ink Responsibly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4n-c8yIcTs by Maymay Made it Crafts

You can also google U-fold cards, vanity cards, bench cards.

Please join us. Our challenge runs from June 1 until June 29/18

Simply Create Too – Challenge 137 – Use Diecuts

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This month the Simply Create Too Design Team Challenge is to make a Card using Diecuts. I love die cuts. I have invested a little fortune in dies and don’t use them nearly enough. I have made two different cards using dies and papers from my stash. The only ink I used was on the sentiments.

Card 1 – I just received a shipment of dies, stamps, and embossing folders from Darlene at Dutch Paper Crafts so I had to make a couple of cards for this month’s challenge. I used papers from my paper hard, my Tim Holtz Vagabond Die Machine. The sentiment is from SSS. The adorable Zebra is by Marianne Designs - COL1447  Zebra/Donkey Die Set. The Embossing folder/die is from DF3444  Anja’s Flower Border Embossing Folder with matching Dies (I used the die upside down on the embossed background and cut it down to fit an A2 card).

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Card 2 – This card uses die from Memory Box – UNDERWATER COLLAGE Craft Die 99742 and SEAWEED COLLAGE Craft Die 99727, plus Marianne Designs – Elines Tropical fish seahorse col1431. The sentiment is by SSS. Note: I popped everything up using dimensional foam tape to create a 3-D effect.

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Our challenge runs through the month of April (4/6 to 4/27). I look forward to seeing your creations.

Simply Create Too – Challenge 135 – Theme: Favourite Colours

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This month’s challenge at Simply Create Too is to make a card using your favourite  colours. I really like pinks and aqua/turquoise. For my card, I started by stamping the buildings and trees using Lawn Fawn’s Christmas Village.  I hand coloured the images using various pink and aqua Copic markers. I die cut them out using the matching dies. The background was created using Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks in green, blue, and pinks. I splashed on water droplets to create a snowy texture. Finally, I created my pretty little snowy village.

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Simply Create Too Challenge 131- Use Ribbon & Buttons

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For this month’s challenge, we are challenging you to make a card using ribbon and buttons. I started with adorable digi stamp by Eureka Stamps called Party Poopers ES-digi14303 . I coloured the dogs with Copic markers. I added a neutral grey ribbon and heart button. Please join in on the fun!

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