Thursday, August 18, 2016


After a few days of guilt free crafting last week, things came to a quick halt toward the end of the week. Our realtor had an open house cancelled and offered us the spot so I wound up in a flurry of cleaning plus my granddaughter's 8th birthday party was on Sunday afternoon. Such is life when you have a house on the market.

I am double dipping on challenges with today's card. First of all, I generally followed the August Sketch for You to Try for the layout. It is also for the Curtain Call Flamingo Inspiration Challenge.

I prepared the top folded card base with an angled strip of patterned paper and then used a die from the Frantic Stamper Open Borders set to cut the border of circles then backed with Hibiscus Burst cardstock. I created the tag using a combo of the Reverse Confetti Topped Off Tag for the Berrylicious cardstock background, the white layer cut with the Big Stripes Tag Layer die and the tag topper cut with a die from the Hang Ups set, tied with Strawberry twine. I stamped the sentiment from the Fabulous Flamingo set onto a circle cut with a die from the Love Note set. The flamingo and wing was stamped in (of course) Flamingo ink and then cut out with the matching Fabulous Flamingo dies. The wing was attached with foam tape. The legs and beak were stamped with the same black ink as the sentiment. The stamped pieces were then attached to the tag. A few enamel dots finished it up.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp and enamel dots, PTI cs, The Twinery twine, Studio Calico and Simon Says inks

I hope your week is going well. Please pray and donate if possible for the people of Baton Rouge impacted by the floods.


  1. This is a great take on the challenges! Wonderful combination!

  2. Gorgeous card Nancy! Love your take on the sketch!

  3. Wonderful take on the inspiration photo and on the sketch!

  4. Darling design, Nancy! Thanks for joining us for the Curtain Call!

  5. oh Nancy! I love your card. beautiful colors and use of RC products. thanks for playing along with both challenges. I always love your work!