Thursday, November 1, 2012

Delightful Challenges

Good Morning!  Happy Thursday!  I hope you and your kidlets enjoyed Halloween, if that's what you do.  It was a low key evening for me and my kids.  They weren't interested in going to downtown Sanford for the Halloween festivities there, so we had a good dinner at home and just did our thing.

The newest challenge is up at Delightful Challenges and this week we're playing with a fabulous sketch.  We're also showcasing some fabulous new designs.  I'm using Peeking Ginger Baby.  When Wendy sent me this image I squealed in delight and my heart melted!

Here's the sketch....

And here is my interpretation of it.  I saw the sketch and thought of a gatefold card.  I am so happy with the results.  I hope you are, too.

So don't you agree, is that little ginger baby too stinkin' cute or what?!  Look at that face!  And the sentiment  speaks volumes on how I feel about her.  And here's the inside view...

How I created this card:  I started with a piece of Old Olive card stock 5 x 11.  Then on my Scor-Pal, I scored at 3 inches and 8 inches.  Then I took my oval cutters from Creative Memories and cut the rounded edges, I think about 1/4 to 1/2 inch off.  No precise measurements.  Then I ran the ends thru my Cuttlebug with the candy stripes embossing folder.  My finished piece is a 5 inch square card.

So since it's a square card, I created a matching envelope using my Scor-Pal and Scor-Envy.  Now I have a sweet little Christmas card set.

Now head on over to the Delightful Challenge blog to see all the rest of the holiday inspiration by the rest of the team.  Enjoy!

Images:  Peeking Ginger Baby, A Touch of Christmas sentiments
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Old Olive, Red
Paper:  Christmas paper by Jessica Sprague (Echo Park)
Copics:  C-1, E13, E17, R000, R02, R11, R27, R29, YG63, YG67
Tools:  Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Scor-Envy, Cuttlebug, Candy Stripes embossing folder

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely stinkin' adorable!! I love that little gingerbread face :) The candy stripe embossing is such a great touch - pops it up a notch without overpowering THAT ADORABLE FACE! lol.

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Melissa:)
This is gorgeous and I love the way you've made it to open! The whole thing is totally darling!
Lisa F.

Angela said... the cool folds and layout!

Debbie said...

This little guy is so cute!! I love the gate fold!!

Wendy Hall said...

Fantastic job Melissa:)
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

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