Just Sayin' CCMC Spring 2014 Sketch Challenge

by Joanne James31. January 2014 08:55

Another early post from me today - I must be organised, or at least more organised than usual! Today's card uses the sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary for the 2014 Spring Collection Challenge. Here is the sketch:

Having enjoyed the 'reveal' aspect of the hidden message tag card I made for the Paper Players yesterday, I thought I would do something similar with this card - the cut-away and the scalloped edge layer seemed to be calling for a pull-out. So here is my card:

This is the first time I've used the new Retro Fresh Designer Series paper and I love it - the colours are, well retro and fresh!! I made the pattern a feature of my card and embellished with another of the Just Sayin' word bubbles, this time layered and mounted on a base cut with the co-ordinating Word Bubbles framelits - don't you just love a matching framelit?! (and you save 15% if you buy them together) I also created a joining piece from the new Retro Fresh washi tape which I stuck on some Very Vanilla cardstock (I love how the little arrows draw your eye to the speech bubble).

I chose to make a pocket from the top layer so that the scalloped edge section could be pulled out to reveal another of the 'See Ya Later' Sale-A-Bration stamps, that I coloured with my Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write markers:

I made this card for a friend of mine who is celebrating a 'significant birthday' this week; I'll spare her modesty by not revealing her age, but let's just say the sentiment on this card just seemed very appropriate! I'm also going to link this card up with Create With Connie and Mary's colour challenge this week, which I didn't see until after I made my card but is featuring the colour palette that I've used this week:

I am loving these colours - might have to try and do another card or two now I've opened that new paper pack!

EDIT: By popular request, here are the dimensions for the above card:

  • Tangerine Tango Card Base: 14.9cm x 18.5cm (scored at 8cm)
  • Retro Fresh DSP: 10cm x 8cm
  • Extra Tangerine Tango Bottom Front Section: 4.9cm x 8cm
  • Attach the DSP to the bottom orange front section using the Retro Fresh washi tape
  • Attach this panel front to the front card base on 3 sides only with Tombo (the section measuring 8cm x 14.9cm as opposed to the larger section measuring 10.5cm x 14.9cm) - this creates the pocket
  • Very Vanilla Insert: 12.5cm x 8cm, edged with the Large Scallop Edgelit
  • Adhere a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock measuring 3cm x 14.9cm to the inside edge of the back panel of the card base

I'm off to watch Rebecca play in a netball match this afternoon - pray for fine weather for me, or at least that the match gets moved onto the indoor court! Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'! 


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Table built using Stampin' Up! Product Table Builder from The Crafty Owl.



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Comments (22) -

Kit Marie
Kit MarieUnited States
1/31/2014 12:47:50 PM #

Darling card and very creative!  TFS

Joanne James
Joanne James
1/31/2014 9:25:44 PM #

Thanks Kit Marie!

DebUnited States
1/31/2014 2:37:00 PM #

This is fantastic! I love how you created the pull out!! Very clever and creative! Thanks for playing the challenges at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James
Joanne James
1/31/2014 10:01:40 PM #

Thanks Deb for your kind words! I thought the sketch just lent itself to something a little different. Loving the CCMC challenges!

Nicole Tugrul
Nicole TugrulUnited States
1/31/2014 4:13:58 PM #

I just LOVE your card!  The pocket card is just perfect.  And this DSP is so fun!  Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Saturday Sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James
Joanne James
1/31/2014 10:04:31 PM #

Thanks Nicole - this is the first time I've used this DSP and I love it - can't wait to do more with it!

Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
2/1/2014 12:59:41 AM #

Awesome! Love the creative pullout piece and the layout. Your friend should love this - no matter how old she is Smile Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/1/2014 8:43:48 PM #

Thanks Lisa - I think it was a success!

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
2/3/2014 9:12:52 PM #

Oh my goodness...how CUTE!  I love this idea!  I'm going to have to give this a try!  What a darling card!  Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 9:55:45 PM #

Thanks Lisa - so glad you liked it! It's always nice when an idea works out!

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
2/3/2014 9:16:00 PM #

Would you mind sharing your directions for the card front to allow for the insert?

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:09:57 PM #

Hi Lisa - happy to share! I have edited the blog post above to include the dimensions for all of the pieces that I used and explained how I formed the pocket. Hope you find this useful. xx

LynnRae Dupree
LynnRae DupreeUnited States
2/5/2014 12:23:58 AM #

Darling! Thanks for sharing and giving the instructions. I've gotta try to copy right now!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:10:56 PM #

Hi LynnRae - I have further updated the post with detailed dimensions for making this card - I hope you too find this useful in making your own version of my card.

melissa davies
melissa daviesUnited States
2/5/2014 1:26:59 AM #

I haven't seen this Hidden Message card - how fun! I will definitely be making one of these! Thanks for joining us this week in the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:12:53 PM #

So glad you liked it Melissa! I hadn't seen a card like this before, but the layout seemed to lend itself to it. I love how it turned out - have fun creating your own!

Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
2/5/2014 2:47:12 AM #

I just LOVE your style Joanne!  Simply wonderful!  LOVE the use of the paper and how you combine the two challenges so perfectly!  Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday AND Saturday Challenges!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:15:27 PM #

You are too kind Mary! The challenge combination was accidental but funny how these things sometimes work out!

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
2/5/2014 12:45:29 PM #

So CLEVER!  I remember doing a pull out like that years ago, but had forgotten it.  LOVE how you did it!  Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:17:29 PM #

Thanks Connie - it's funny how trends come full circle isn't it?

Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
2/6/2014 1:23:04 AM #

What a fun pocket card!  I'm sure your friend loved it!  Very cool way to combine both challenges!  Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:18:29 PM #

Glad you liked it Margaret - my friend definitely loved the sentiment!

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