Sunday, July 29, 2012

From Summer to Winter...

Aha, it is summer.
But soon,
it will be winter.
Keep scrolling down to see Summer and Christmas~

Summer card...front

Summer card...with the front relaxed a bit...

And, summer card...back view...

What a fun card to make.
If I had to do again, I would look carefully and
make the back design run in the same direction as the front.

Inspirational Challenges are:
Love to Create - spots and dots
Saturday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful
The Play Date Cafe - Color Challenge (Cobalt...Goldenrod...Peony)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - 3 pattern papers (2 on front, 1 on back)
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls
Stamping 411 - Sketch
First time I looked at this sketch, I immediately thought
of a diamond fold. So...that's what I did!
Crazy 4 Challenges - what you love to do on a Hot Summer Night
I like to walk around the flower beds and enjoy the flowers.
Lately it's a necessity and I added watering to gazing.
Kaboodle Doodles -'What's in' in the crafting world
I picked punched flowers and fancy folds
Do You Stack Up? - Friendship
One Stop Craft Challenge - Just good friends
Simply Create Too! - use it twice
(flower is stamped/punched twice and layerd)

 
Now, let's move on to winter and a non-traditional Christmas card...
New embossing folder from the soon to be introduced
Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog (Aug 1).
*I used the debossed side
*2 step bird punch
*Stamp set Perfect Punches
*Pink color is the new in color Primrose Petals

Inspirational Challenges are:

Moving Along with the Times - Pink, Pearly and Pretty
 (2nd entry but way different from the first!)
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Inspirational Photo
I used the wreath to inspire this card.
Craft Your Passion - black, white plus one
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas in July
Creative Card Crew - Use black card stock
Creative Craft Challenge - pink and black
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
The Order of the Opus-Gluei - Seasonal (I picked Christmas)
Party Time Tuesdays - Christmas in July
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Christmas theme
Sugar Creek Hollow - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Christmas in July
Top Tip Tuesday - It's All About Circles
Totally Stampalicous - texture (dry embossing and wreath)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
SAM

35 comments:

Kim Mc said...

Wow, two cards! I'm so impressed! And neither are simple cards!! I love the colors and card design on the first and the second is fabulous with all those punched leaves for the wreath! You sure have been busy while helping with the kitchen remodel! Keep'em coming, mother dear!
Aloha, KL

Patti J said...

Look at you go! Two cards in one day - I am very impressed, dear friend! Lovin' the fold on the first card, and OHG, that second card is so elegant and gorgeous! How is the kitchen coming, and how in the world did you have time to create? Can't wait to come see the finished cabinets! Hugs...

Patty Chalas said...

both cards are very cute!! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!

Selene Kempton said...

So very cool what you did with the sketch this week! Thanks for playing along with 411 this week!

Alicia said...

Great, GREAT fold! Thank you so much for playing along at The Cafe, come again.

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already joined me for my celebrations :)

Olga said...

WOW, I really like both of these, the colors on the first one took my breath, then I saw the 2nd one, you go girl, fantastic cards!!

Lisa M said...

BOTH of your cards are just gorgeous and I love the fold technique you used on your first card, but the second card that fits our challenge is FANTASTIC. Excellent idea to deboss the background and the wreath with the crisp cranberry colors and the bird are adorable! Absolutely stunning Christmas card. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, love the folding. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Elizabeth Hart said...

Fun cards - love that explosion one with all the fun folds. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Pia S said...

What a lovely Christmas card! Beautiful design, with the red leaves, the bird and the beautiful embossed paper.

Mynnette said...

Absolutely wonderful cards! Your holiday card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

Céline said...

fab card
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline

Barb said...

fabulous! what a beautiful design! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Stacy said...

Super cool card, thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Tammy said...

Love the diamond fold card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping 411!!

Ren-Yi said...

What a fabulous card. I love the intricate card fold! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Rosemary said...

Well, I know you selected Christmas and I love love love your card - so soft and pretty but may I just say that I also love that summer card? It's marvelous and what a different style from the Christmas one. Love the versatility of your work. The crisp colors and its design do look like they were fun! Thank yo uso much for sharing your creations with us at Opus Gluei! I hope you keep returning for more challenges with us!

Holly Young said...

oh my goodness,,,,such a gorgeous Christmas card! I am in love with all the red!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week!

Holly SCH DT

Pamela said...

Beautiful Christmas card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Gini said...

Love your Christmas card the red wreath over the white embossing looks superb and your summer card looks complicated to make but very bright and pretty!
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei this fortnight :-)
Gini
xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Sam, two gorgeous designs,
love the elegant C'mas card.
Thanks for sharing at CSAYL;-))m

Heather said...

Both cards are really beautiful! That first one is amazing with all that intricate folding. Great job. Love your take on the inspiration photo for the second card. That wreath is stunning (specially against that all white background). Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

happyscrapper said...

These cards are so wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Challenge, and hope to see you back.
Hugz,
Christine

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great cards, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this fortnight, Hazelxox

Pauline said...

Two fab cards, I love the fancy fold card and the pretty papers.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Mau xx said...

great cards, Love the pretty garland on the second
Thanks for taking part in MAWTT challenge
Hugs Mau xx

Jenny said...

Great Christmas card and perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Chrizette said...

Wow, what beautiful cards! Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time! Good luck in the Challenge.

Chrizette
DT Member
Celestial Things

PS Drop by my blog tomorrow when my new giveaway starts :)

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

Helen said...

Fabulous cards!
Thanks for playing at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Plastic cards said...

These are so nice cards. The different designs with nice color which have made so attraction.

Kristen said...

Gorgeous folds, and beautiful Christmas card!
Thank you for sharing at the Order of the Opus Gluei!

These creations are wonderful.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!
~DEANNE~

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