This map is fun as it is, but I like to be different and try force myself to think in a new way when possible. Plus, the phrase I wanted to use from the En Route stamp set is square and so that helped me make the decision to change up the map and see how it turned out.
Here's my card using the above map - I used washi tape up the side and three adhesive-backed sequins for the embellishments.
Now it's your turn - try the above card map the next time you craft. And if you want to see what the other 'crew' members created head over to the Paper Craft Crew website for this week's challenge.
When I craft I love to try new things each time - and card maps it helps me keep fresh with challenges and a new way to think design. As a result I stretch myself and see possibilities that I didn't know I could produce.
This week's Paper Craft Crew card map challenge is quite obvious - a punched daisy with a sentiment across the front. But...what if you think outside the design box?
My card below was inspired by a sample I spotted in the Annual Catalog on page 16. It matched the card map above almost to a 't'. And it is something completely different from a daisy!
Here's the stamp set I used, it's called Better Together and I paired it together with the Sparkle embossing folder:
This week's Paper Craft Crew card map will definitely challenge your creativity! It is quite complicated in its layers and embellishments and I had quite the time trying to figure out what to create.
I immediately decided to use my Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch for the flowers. Then the Banner Triple punch for that layer and the Leaf punch for that element. I spent a lot of time trying to match paper and colors for the rest of my card.
Here's the Paper Craft Crew card map challenge - what supplies would you use for this map?
In the end I decided on the True Gentleman designer series paper for my feminine card - it's always fun to think outside the box, isn't it? So my card colors are: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide and Crushed Curry. Click on any the product photos below to link over to my online store - just in case you want to order them to craft with too.
This week the Paper Craft Crew has a fun tic-tac-toe card map challenge for us to try! I decided on the middle row: oval - elements of springtime - clean & simple.
This decision was easy for me because right away I knew what I wanted to create, using the new Springtime Foils specialty designer paper and Blossoming Basket stamp set! Plus I have a thing for clean & simple cards.
First, have a look at the card map challenge - which row would you pick (vertical, horizontal or diagonal)?
Here are some of the products I used to create my card - you can click on any of these products photos to link over to my online store:
You might be wondering how I got the Navy color on the Springtime Foils paper - I used a sponge brayer and my Night of Navy ink - simply ink up the brayer and roll back and forth over the paper until you get a clean layer of ink on the paper. Then take a paper towel and rub off any excess ink. Let dry for a few minutes (not long at all!) and your layer is complete.
Then I simply finished off with a strip of Night of Navy corduroy ribbon and the phrase from the Blossoming Basket stamp set. Clean & simple!
If you love card map challenges, check out the last few that I participated in: here, here and here!
Today I have a super fun card map idea to challenge your creativity - it's this week Paper Craft Crew challenge! It is easy to follow and provides so many options for you to use up your crafting supplies:
Here's what I used to create my card - click on any of the photos to head to my online store:
I love the Daisy Delight bundle - you have to be quick to order it though as it is one of the most popular bundles ever and seems to sell out the moment a new pile of them arrives in the Stampin' Up! warehouse!
Here's my Daisy Delight card:
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Now it's your turn - try our card map challenge and post your sample over on the Paper Craft Crew - while there, see what everyone else has made using the same map!
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Did you know I am a design team member with the Paper Craft Crew? Each week we are issued a challenge and create our card ideas to share with you! And each week I post the card map challenge and my card here on my blog to help you with crafting inspiration
Here's this week's card map:
I grabbed my Floral Boutique paper and Washi Tape, B.Y.O.P. and Confetti Celebration stamp sets, and Night of Navy solid Baker's Twine to make my card idea. Click on any of these product images to place an order at my Online Store:
I recently purchases the Basket of Wishes stamp set and basically set it aside because I didn't really know what I wanted to create with it...until today. And if you love to color, this is the set for you!
I set myself down and decided to use this new set with this week's Paper Craft Crew challenge - a color challenge this week!
I will confess that Emerald Envy is my least favorite new In Color and after using it today I still feel the same. HA. But I was determined to use it on my card and am quite happy with the result.
First a bit more information. I decided not to use Tangerine Tango and I embossed the card base using the new Sparkle (#141468) embossing folder. I colored the image using my blender pens and the three ink colors, along with Crumb Cake for the basket.
Here's my card:
Now it's your turn. Try creating your next card using our Paper Craft Crew challenge colors (and post it over there!). You just may love your card too!
I have another fun Paper Craft Crew card map to share with you today, along with a Party Wishes birthday card idea. I use card maps often to help with inspiration and to help me think of ways to use the Stampin' Up! products I have.
Here's the map I played with:
And here's the Party Wishes card I created using the above map. I loved using the Party Punch pack too (candle punch):
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Why don't you try this card map idea the next time you craft? When you make a card then try a second card idea using completely different products but the same map. Nobody will know the trick you used!
And here's my creation. I used the middle row across: Winter Theme, My Favorite Holiday Color (Cherry Cobbler!) and Stripes diagonal). I used the Peaceful Pines stamp set to help with the focal feature.
Thanks for dropping by during this special day - Merry Christmas!
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I am back today with another card map from the Paper Craft Crew - one that makes such cute and simple cards that are fun to create:
I love the simplicity of this map and decided to make three different cards using it - in an effort to use up some of my supplies but also because once I made the first card the other two just sprung to mind too.
Here's my first card idea: introducing Birthday Blooms - a brand new floral stamp set in in the Occasions Catalog:
And here's my second card idea, using Acorny Thank You - I am going to miss this stamp set when it retires soon, sigh:
And the third card? I will post it over on my Facebook Business page today, so hop on over there for a quick peek.
Now it's your turn: try this card map and see what you can create using your supplies at home. I'd love for you to share it with us, using the Comments link below!
I love hearing from you - post your comments below!
I have another card map for you to try this week when you have the time to craft. I love using card maps because I have such a busy life that it is sometimes difficult to be inspired. So when I do have time to craft in my evenings I find card maps are perfect for that 'starter' idea.
Here's the map I have for you this week:
It is a square map but I didn't have any square envelopes on hand and didn't have time to grab my envelope punch board to make a coordinating envelope so I simply created a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card:
The map looked Christmas in nature (at least to me) but with Thanksgiving around the corner I decided to use that holiday as my inspiration instead. It was such an easy and fun card to make - designer paper, the Sheltering Tree stamp set for the phrase and the Owl Builder punch and I was done!
Now it's your turn: try this card map and see what you can create - and you are welcome to share it here with me (using the comments link below) or with a much larger audience over on the Paper Craft Crew website. And while there you can see what others have created using the same map!
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