Welcome back for Day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs' August Release. Today Jen has 'Simply Sentimental' - a versatile sentiment set for you:
Even though this set coordinates with SO many of Jen's adorable NND sets, I really wanted to try to create a card that focused on the sentiments themselves and let them shine. So first I created this brad-laden masculine birthday card (I got through those quickly in my family!) using some Making Memories papers that remind me of men's shirts:
Additional Challenges for which I am submitting this card:I was ready to stop there but wanted to give you guys more, and I was in a colorful mood so I created this card:
These fun rainbow stripes were also from the DCWV Flower Shower mat stack I used for paper piecing my 'hanging Around' critters yesterday. I created the boxes by punching a 1/4" square from a scrap of vellum (so I could see through it to line it up with the different occasion choices) and tracing the edges inside the negative part that remained. At first I was going to check off 'birthday' but then I thought 'You know, if I leave it blank I can wait until I need it and just check off the appropriate occasion....' Isn't that a cool idea?!! I am going to make a BUNCh of these with different patterned papers and just check off the occasions as they arise! LOL!
Additional Challenge for which I am submitting this card:
Then I wanted to get a little playful with this set. So I created this last card which I have entitled "Happy Around You" (hopefully you will 'get' the title when you see the card...):
I used a ruler and found the center of the 4.25" x 4.25" card and placed a 1/2" circle that I punched from a Post It notes in the center. I used another post it to cover the half of the card I was not stamping on so the tail on the 'y' wouldn't continue to the other side. Then I just kept stamping 'happy' in a spectrum of rainbow colors, moving the post it each time, and when I was finished I removed the post its and inked up the 'you' in the set, punched it out with the same 1/2" circle punched and popped it up in the middle. Cute huh? I like it!
Additional Challenges for which I am submitting this card:
Country View Challenge for August: Word Play (I call this one 'Happy Around You'),
Would you like to win 'Simply Sentimental'?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners!!
Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts. Make sure you check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Tuesday, August 19th at 9 pm Central Daylight Time to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Wednesday, August 20th.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope at least one of my cards has inspired you to see the versatility of this pretty sentiment set. Shellye is next on the hop list, I am sure she has created something fabulous for you to see! Happy hopping!
~ Crafty Math Chick