Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hippo Hooray!

Hello again you beautiful people!

    It has been too long since I have made a post, but I am here now. That's what counts right? I am here to share another Krafty Girls challenge project.  In this challenge we had to be "Punny".  This was so much fun! I had so many ideas going through my head, I still don't know how I chose one.  I created this very late at night/very early in the morning, so there are some minor mistakes. I also had some trouble with my cutting blade or cardstock. Do you guys ever get cardstock packs where certain colors are almost like construction paper? I do. You can literally feel the difference in texture color to color.  I'm sure it's because I use The Paper Studio multi packs, but it's so convenient when Hobby Lobby is less than a mile away. Enough rambling... on to the card!

This is my first ever gate-fold card. It was much more fun to create than I expected. The super awesome plaid-like paper is from Doodlebug, and it's in the "Fruit Stand" 6x6 pad. The other patterned papers are from an 8x8 pad by The Paper Studio. It's called "The Basics", and it is SUPER THIN paper, but I love the basic patterns with all the rainbow colors.

Ignore the torn paper. :) The image and sentiments are from Unity Stamp Company (I'm sure you're surprised) It's an "itty bitty" set called "Hip Hip Hooray". I thought it was "Punny" and perfect for Krafty Girls. I colored with my Spectrum Noirs, and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I used Glossy Accents on the jumper, and stickles on the gift. I also added some detail with a white gel pen.

I felt the sentiments needed a little something too. I used Smooch Spritz spray. I just got this on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $3.60, and it was originally $9.99. What a great deal! I may go look for more. I love this stuff! The sentiment is stamped  in a pigment ink by American Crafts, and I edged with a WRMK Sweetheart Inker.

More Smooch! Also a close up of the Stickles. The yellow is actually "icicle" I love how it takes on the color of what it is put on. The Stamp had a solid line for the bow and ribbon, so "black diamond" Stickles fit perfectly. The sentiment is another AC pigment ink, and the edge is inked with another WRMK Sweetheart Inker.

I love this ribbon! It came from Michael's, it's Craftsmart. The ric-rac is from Michael's dollar section. I thought it added some whimsy to the ribbon.

Even with the flaws, this is one of my favorite cards. I am slowly, but surely discovering my crafting style. I love fun with bright and bold colors. Not too shabby for a 2 am card huh?
   So I am really excited to see everyone's creativity shine with this "Punny" Challenge! So, be sure to head over to Krafty Girls to submit your projects. I can't wait to check them out! Thanks for reading guys :) Feel free to subscribe, comment, or message, I love the feedback!


  1. Hey Dusty! Your cards always make me smile :) It's so bright and cheerful :)

    1. Thanks Maribel! That is truly the best compliment I have ever gotten! That is really the feel that I want them to have. HAPPY :)

  2. OMG! Dusty he is way too cute and I like the way to card opens and the the fabulous colors you added! Cute card girl:)

    1. Thanks Norma! I'm such a big fan of fun happy colors :)