Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Birthday USA–C4C #243


Hey, everyone, it’s Crazy 4 Challenges time! Today’s challenge is issued by Frances. It’s a color challenge to use red, white, and blue in our projects, but it doesn’t have to be a patriotic card or project.

Well, I simply couldn’t resist doing a little home décor item using MFT’s soon-to-be-released Blueprints 17 Die-namics. This darling set makes a little chalkboard with legs, so I added another panel so it could stand up on it’s own. The frame was made with Kraft card stock, sponged with Kraft ink. The chalkboard was made with Steel Gray card stock, stamped with a sentiment from the new Birthday Chalkboard Greetings and an older set, LLD Cooper Alphabet for the letters. The sentiment was stamped with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The little banner was cut from Nightshift Blue card stock, strung on hemp cord, and accented with Sweet Tooth card stock stars. The balloons, cut from Balloon STAX Die-namics, also releasing on July 8th, cut from Nightshift Blue card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock stamped with Red Hot ink and the new Diagonal Stripes Background, and Red Hot card stock. I attached them to some white florist wire to give them more stability, popped them up on foam, and tied a bow around using hemp cord.

Another banner is on the inside along with another sentiment from Birthday Chalkboard Greetings, stamped with Red Hot ink.


And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you, including our July Guest Designer,
Kelly Booth!

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C243.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Birthday Chalkboard Greetings, LLD Cooper Alphabet, Diagonal Stripes Background (MFT)
Kraft ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink, Red Hot ink (MFT)
Kraft card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Red Hot card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Nightshift Blue card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 17 Die-namics, Balloon STAX Die-namics, hemp cord (MFT); heat tool, embossing powder, hot glue/gun, florist’s wire, foam tape

1CAS Signature2


  1. How cute is your little chalkboard, Bar...another die to add to my wish list!!!

  2. I always look forward to your cards, and seeing what MFT products you will use. Love this stand-up card!

  3. Barb, this is great especially for July 4th!


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