Two Is Better Than One

Friday, August 24, 2018

 Making the most out of my craft products makes me feel better about having so many!  Hey, at least I'm getting value out of things, right? (ok, I'm trying to justify purchases - work with me here!)

I found real value in Reverse Confetti's Wonky Stripe Panel tonight using it in two totally different ways.  Thanks to the Twofer Card Challenge for the inspiration!


 
 For my first card, I layered a pattern paper design from the Free Spirit paper pad to the card base.  First, I cut Premier Polar White and a few other colors of cardstock with the Wonky Stripe Panel die creating the backdrop.  The darling bear, apples and sentiment are from the Honey Bear stamp set and coordinating die; the apple was created with the All Apples Confetti Cuts; and the Pencil is from Worm Wishes stamp set and coordinating dies.  Thanks to these challenges for inspiring this card design:






 For my next card, I created a distress oxide ink sky/sunrise background then layered a strip of pattern paper from the Cue The Confetti pad.  Using the Wonky Stripe Panel, I cut Dark Roast and Stormy cardstock and created mountains - tipped with white cardstock for "snow".  The adorable moose, North Pole sign, sentiment and snowflakes are from Merry Christmoose stamp set and coordinating die.


 

 

Kathy

18 comments :

  1. Hey, what you said makes sense to me, Kathy! I'm glad you are enthusiastic about the concept of the challenge to stretch our goodies and our design skills! You certainly did that with these two fabulous and darling cards! You have such a talent for layering your sweet elements so they flow together and never look overdone! I love the wonky triangle stripe die (I'm enabled!) as a colorful background for your super cute teacher card and as a very clever snowy mountain range on your Christmoose card!! Fantastic out-of-the-box thinking!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #8! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Your preaching to the choir here, no justification needed! I love your Twofer designs - so different and each fantastic! Those triangles look great as a background for your bear bearing apples for the teacher. I love the colors too! Those snow capped mountains are too cute for that wonderful moose and his wintery Christmas scene! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

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  3. Brilliant use of that fabulous wonky stripe panel on both cards, Kathy! What a cool, graphic background for that sweet, apple bearing bear ... and such a clever idea to turn the triangles into mountains for your fun, Moose-y Christmas card, an adorable scene! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

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  4. I am loving the base on these cards. The red, black and yellow look so great behind your fun back to school images and the colors pop.

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  5. I totally LOVE both cards! The back to school card has such a great design... I gotta get that die!! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamps Challenge! Have a great day!

    Theresa (SMF DT)

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  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  7. Both such beautiful cards! Love the design elements on both! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge :)

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  8. Your school themed card is so cute! I love seeing teacher themed cards. They are so important in our children's lives! Thank you for joining the SumMore Fun challenge.

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  9. Such a fun and bright back to school card!!! Love that its for a teacher. Thanks for joining in the challenge over at SumMoreFun!!!❤
    Amy (SumMoreFun DT)

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  10. great use of that die in such totally different cards, I have a hard time thinking outside the normal use of something so greatly admire this - beautiful cards
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner

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  11. Oh wow, I really love your creation and your take on our current mood board.



    **Thank you for joining in the ~SumMore Fun~ mood board challenge, I hope to see you again**



    Have a wonderful day,

    Jessica (SumMore Fun DT Member)

    Polka Dot Orchard



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  12. What cute cards! I love that you have links to the products. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting. Hope you'll come join us again!

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  13. Love them both, your wonky stripe mountains are genius!

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  14. Great cards, Thanks for sharing them with us at Make my Monday Janet DT

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  15. Love both of these! So sweet and thank you so much for playing along with Three Amigos in August! Hope you'll join us again in September!

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  16. Such a cute moose on that Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)


    michelle (The Merry Christmas Challenge DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  17. AWE! That moose is totally adorable! Thanks for joining us at the Merry Christmas Challenge! Good Luck!

    Jess - DT
    www.freshbyjess.blogspot.ca

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