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Slip Sliding into Christmas for CYCI #143

This week two of the “Sisters” slid over to the Can You Case It? site for this week’s sketch challenge.  With all of the wintery weather around us just now it was a pleasure to be able to stay in where it is warm and safe creating cards for you.  Robyn and I hope you enjoy our cards:

 

Robyn’s card features Penny Black’s  A Thorny Affair stamp with a hedgehog and festive holly sprig as her focal point.  She fussy cut the image and used a paper pack sheet from My Mind’s Eye.  

 

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My card features a sweet snowman from Whipper Snapper designs.  It’s colored with an aqua painter using Smoky Slate, Real Red, and Pumpkin Pie inks from Stampin’ Up.   The card base is Wisteria Wonder cardstock also from SU.  

That does it for this week. Karen promises to join us next week with more fun ideas.  If you’d like to check more projects from CYCI click here.

Wishing you peace and joy this Holiday Season!

The Snipin’ Sisters

Robyn, Sharon, & Karen

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Happy Holidays for Mojo Monday #476

How about 3 fun holiday cards with the same design, but each with its own style and look?  That’s just what we have for you this week!  We’ve been busy with this week’s design and are ready to share.  Here was the sketch we followed:

This is my card.  A square card is not always a favorite for me as I am just a traditional A2 lover.  However, this card came together easily and gave me a chance to use a new stamp for my focal point.  I used a combination of DSP from Stampin’ Up (polka dot) and My Mind’s Eye (Comfort & Joy).  There’s a bit of stitched Always Artichoke (SU) background behind the Spellbinder’s sentiment.  A bit of washi tape on the envelope flap and my card is complete.

This is Robyn’s rustic card.  The woodsy papers are from My Minds Eye (Sparkling Sleigh Ride pad) with a handsome stag from Art-C for Spellbinders.  The browns, greys, & tan blend well together to create a warm & inviting card.

Karen’s card is full of color.  She used a mix of aqua painters and marking pens to color her focal point Christmas Bells (Becky’ Place) then fussy cut the image.   The fun striped paper ‘Tis the Season (Bo Bunny) gives her card nice brightness with the darker red and green in the background.

There you have it for this week.  We hope you enjoyed your visit and will leave a comment.  There is more inspiration here at the Mojo Monday site.  We encourage you to check it out.

We hope to see you again!

The Snipin’ Sisters

Sharon, Robyn, & Karen

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Feels Like Fall for Mojo #464

There is definitely a feeling of fall in the air in many places and so it is here on our blog this week too.  We have three Halloween cards to share with this sketch in mind:


First this week is Robyn’s spooky card all decked out in spiders.  I just love the sentiment from Craft Smart and papers from Pebbles.  Using several layers of washi tape adds a spooky flair to her envelope too.  Very cute!

Karen’s card is next with a fun mixture of rich Halloween colors.  I just love the addition of purple with Halloween designs. Her papers are a mix of retired Stampin’ Up  collections with a bit of embossing around the edges.  A cute sentiment from Stampendous‘ Tricky Words, a bit of washi tape on her envelope and her card is all ready for fall.  So colorful!

Finally, my card is less scary but still fallish with just a bit of Halloween sprinkled in.  My papers are scraps from Doodlebug’s collections for Halloween.  The embossing folder is from Sizzix, but I don’t remember where I got it.  The stamps are from My Favorite Things’ Primitive Pumpkin Set.  Of course there is washi tape on my envelope too!

That’s a wrap for our fall parade.  We hope you found something that inspires you to create something with a taste of fall this week.  Be sure to check out the Mojo site for more great ideas.  Leave us a comment and come back again.  We love visitors!
The Snipin’ Sisters

Robyn, Karen, & Sharon

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Thinking of You for Mojo Monday #452

We are happy you chose to visit us today and we have two fun cards to share.  Here is the sketch we followed for our cards:

We begin with Karen’s ‘Thinking of You’ creation.  With assorted teal papers and some fun Country Gardens DSP from Stampin’ Up, she created a serene card anyone would would enjoy receiving.  Her use of stitched rectangles and circles made a clean finish to her card.

Having just received some Faith Illustrated paper from the collection She Knows, I just had to use it in my card.  It’s a great collection with plenty of bright color and fun patterns, and it made the creation of this card simple and quick.

That does it for us this week.  We missed our collaborator Robyn, but she has promised to return next week.  We thank you for joining us and we invite you to return soon.  If you would like more ideas using this design please click here to continue on to the  Mojo Monday site.

The Snipin’ Sisters

Karen & Sharon

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Totally Awsome for GDP #030

Just a quick post for this week’s challenge at Global Design Project.  Here is the sketch:



I had a good time with this project.  It came together easily and would be great for many occasions.  I used Old Olive & Wisteria Wonder colors from Stampin’ Up & their DSP Stack (both sides) to add a bit of interest to the card.  With the fun Grateful Bunch stamps & Blossom Bunch Punch (also from Stampin’ Up) you can’t go wrong.  By adding a few splashes of Wisteria Wonder & So Saffron ink the flowers were a snap.  A few dimensionals and there you have it….done!

Check out more great cards at http://www.global-design-project.com.  Hope to see you again soon!

Sharon @ Snipin’ Sisters

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Plant Dreams for Mojo Monday #432

Here it is Monday again!  We are excited to share our cards for this week’s challenge.  Here is the design we worked from:

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Sharon’s Card

This is my interpretation of the sketch.  Washi tape, markers, and a new stamp helped me with my idea.  I enjoyed the square format, but found aligning the washi tape to be difficult.  It would seem an easy task, but took me several attempts to get it straight.  Also, my camera does not reflect the card’s brightness.  In person the card looks bolder and crisper.

Materials:

Paper:  Botanical Bouquet DSP from Stampin’ Up

Stamps:  Friends & Flowers by Dees Artsy Impressions for Stamplorations 

Artsy Border Makers by Sherry Russ for Stamplorations 

Sentiment:  Petite Places Home & Garden Papertrey Ink

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Karen’s Card

Karen’s card is a great rectangular interpretation of this week’s challenge.  Her color choices and detail around the tag embelishment create a beautiful design.  The patterned DSP, although bold, works well together.

Materials:

Paper:  Pink Houndstooth Recollections

Black and white collection Recollections 

Sentiment:  Lotus Blossom Stampin’ Up

Die Cut:  Label Die Stampin’ Up

Embellishments:  Label template SU,  red rhinestones Recollections 

 

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Robyn’s Card

Seeing Robyn’s card just makes you smile.  The sweet lamb and soft pastels work so well together.  Although not a valentine the colorful pinks and reds lend themselves to a great card for Spring.

Materials:

Paper:  Love Blossoms Stampin’ Up

Stamps:  Easter Lamb & Honeycomb Hello Stampin’ Up

We hope you enjoyed our collection of cards and will check out more creations in this week’s challenge at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com.

Thanks for visiting!

The Snipin’ Sisters

Sharon, Karen, & Robyn

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You Brighten My Days

Karen and I connected our devices and FaceTimed our way through another challenge.  This time it was Make It Monday #215 from Papertrey Ink.  The project was to bring the inside of our cards out to be visible on the outside.  You will find some great ideas at http://www.nicholeheady.typepad.com along with some amazing designers.  Here is what we came up with:

 

Sharon’s Card

 

I used apples for my cutouts and the stamps to match for this thank you card.   I’ve used this set from Papertrey Ink so many times because it is so versitle and has many options.  It always delivers a clean and fresh card for me.  

  • Paper:  Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes Stampin’ Up
  • Diecuts:  Apple Prints Papertrey Ink
  • Stamps:  Apple Prints Papertrey Ink
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron Stampin’ Up
Karen’s Card

Karen just received these great scripted die cuts and couldn’t wait to use them.  They come with not only the dies, but also stamps to create a multitude of fun phrases.  I love the bright colors and sweet flowers she chose to use too.

  • Paper:  Whisper White cardstock cut into A2 size  Stampin’ Up
  • Die cut:  Scripted Diecut with stamps Papertrey Ink
  • Stamps:  Painted Petals    Stampin’ Up
  • Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Lost Lagoon Soft Sky  Stampin’ Up

We were stretched a bit on this challenge, but it is good to reach beyond your comfort level now and then.  I think we will try this ‘Inside Out’ idea again in the future.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon & Karen