Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Paper Smooches August GD - Covering all the Angles...

So excited to be presenting another Paper Smooches Guest Designer spot this week!  Today's cards cover all the angles - with the first card featuring trendy triangles and the second featuring colourful chevrons!


The first card focuses on the sentiment, die cut Paper Smooches Thanks, paired with the August release Many Thanks "bunches".  To create this card, I cut the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes paper into 2.5cm squares (about 1 inch), then cut them diagonally to create the series of triangles.  To make the cutting easier, I had already sketched the layout before cutting.  I used the leftover triangle as a template to create the strip for the sentiment, secured all the triangles in place, stamped the sentiment and secured the die cut, then pop dotted this layer over the chevron background.  Right about now I'm wishing this pattern was actually a lovely quilt on my bed I could snuggle under as I've been laid low with a nasty flu virus - I can tell I'm not feeling well when I don't even feel up to crafting LOL!

Card # 1 playing along with Moxie Fab Trendy Triangles Challenge, and 

This second card is well and truly inspired by Jennifer McGuire!  Playing along with this weeks CASE Study,  I used the Paper Smooches Borderlicious chevrons to create a rainbow of sun's rays. Stamped in Tide Pool, Green Hills, Butter Bar, Orange Soda and Bubblegum, with the Paper Smooches Many Thanks sentiment stamped in Bubblegum too.  Lil Inkers circle and rectangle dies are used to add the stitching details.

23 comments:

  1. Lyndal, I love the way you cut up the first card!! Beautiful!! May have to case this one!!!

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  2. Love these...rockin' the Paper Smooches!

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  3. Both cards are gorgeous! But how you made the first one is amazing!! Fabulous work!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  4. Fabulous cards! Both so creative. Hope you feel better soon.

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  5. WHat a lovely quilt bg you have created on the first one ..loved the vibrant n colofull chevrons on the second one !

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  6. This is an amazing card, too! It's greathow you've been inspired by Jennifer's card but made your own!
    Thank you again for playing along with us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!
    Anni

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  7. great idea to use the chevrons as sun rays, this looks fab. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

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  8. love your chevron rainbow! So cool! Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study :)

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  9. Lyndal you are rocking your guest designer spot. So well deserved! Two amazing, beautiful, perfect cards!

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  10. I totally LOVE your mosaic card! Very unique and different! The patterned paper is simply delicious! I would love to know where it is from! ;)
    Valerie

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  11. Love the patchwork effect! The zigzag rainbow is clever!

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  12. great card, I love your use off all those colors!

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  13. Fabulous cards Linda! Love the bold designs!

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  14. Rockin' those challenges, girl! Triangles, quilt, knock-out background for a cool PS die cut... whatever it is that first card is fantastic.

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  15. Both cards are fabulous Lyndal, I just love those trendy triangles!

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  16. Love both your gorgeous cards! I hope that you are feeling better - hugs xx

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  17. Wow, both of your cards are amazing, Lyndal!! I really hope you'll get better soon!

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  18. Beautiful cards, Lyndal! That first one is really spectacular.

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  19. Such a beautiful and breathtaking design!

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  20. I haven't seen a mosaic project in a while. So glad to see yours'! It's just lovely!

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  21. Hey Lyndal! Thanks for linking this up to the Trendy Triangles challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  22. Two amazing cards. I'm going to have to try out your fun triangle card! What a great way to mix some fun patterns.

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