Hi there! It’s Sunday night – how did the weekend of sleep ins, coffee & craft go for you?
I was lucky enough to get a few minutes here & there. The weather here has been cold & wet – perfect for putting on a movie (or the Olympics) and snuggling up with some good crafting activities!
The theme for today’s CASEing the Catty blog hop is Project Life & Kits.
I have a couple of the kits and a couple of Project Life collections, but having another look at the catalogue – I’ve decided I need more PL cards. They are gorgeous!
Although I don’t often create PL layouts (just for special milestones), the cards are wonderful for adding to other projects. I’ve made cards, tags and 3D items just using cards from Project Life collections. They make for a quick & easy layout and you significantly increase your cohort of designer paper.
Today though, I am still on my mission to create market stock, so I’ve taken inspiration from one of the catalogue photos of PL cards and used the design elements to inspire 2017 Calendar Cards.
You can find the tutorial for making a calendar card here.
The first design uses the Botanical Builders & Everyday Jars Framelits to recreate the beautiful flower in the top left corner of the card.
I’ve used Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake for the leaves and Calypso Coral, So Saffron & Soft Suede for the flower. The border is hand-drawn using the fine tip of the Soft Suede marker.
The second design uses the Playful Backgrounds stamp set to recreate the beautiful spots seen in the Project Life card. I’ve added a splash of pearls to finish the calendar with a special touch!
The solid circles were stamped in Soft Sky and the open circles in Pool Party. To add some depth to this design, I matted the font panel in Pool Party cardstock.
That is all the CTC fun I have for you today. Please join us for the weekly challenge.
Next up on the hop is the amazing Jackie Noble.
If you’d like to hop backwards, then click previous to see the creativity of Liz Gross.
Product List – Botanical Builder Calendar
Product List – Playful Backgrounds Calendar