Cardztv Design Team

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cardztv Mailbox Smiles Design Team Challenge #4

Welcome to the 4th Challenge for
the Cardztv Mailbox Smiles Team!

I'm excited to bring you one of my 
favorite card designs - an awesome SHAKER card!

I sort of have a thing for things that sparkle
and when shaker cards started to make an appearance
I was all over the process.
I  like to shop on Amazon and one
evening while browsing a "die" popped up as a
suggestion from something I put in my cart.  I loved
the die, but I loved the price even more!  It
was like $3.99!  That is a steal compared
to what I normally pay for dies so I was 
curious and I wanted to see if the die actually
delivered a good strong cut.

Guess what???  It did!
Here's my shaker card:

I used the Cardztv Mixed Messages sentiment
which fit perfectly in the center window of the die cut.

I actually used the die 6 times and glued 5 of them
together for the depth to allow my shaker bits to move
around.  I took the top die and glued a piece of acetate
on for the window portion.  I had fun picking out some
shaker bits to match the color scheme and then I
placed the top die cut.



I love how it turned out and I'm pretty sure
whoever I decide to send to will certainly
"get their happy on"!

Thanks for stopping by!
Make sure and join the challenge and post
your creation on Cardztv blog page.

Happy crafting!

Cathy

Friday, June 2, 2017

Cardztv Challenge #3 - Anything Goes

Hi crafty friends!
I hope your summer is off to a
beautiful start!  It doesn't seem possible that
we are already into June.

I plan to retire in late 2017 so I've
been trying to decide what to do when that happens
as I won't do well if I don't have SOMETHING to do.
So I've started a little side business and needed
some thank you notes to add in with 
my orders as they ship.

I reached for....................
You guessed it - Mini Messages Stamp Set
from Cardztv.  I LOVE THIS SET!


The 3x3 card is the perfect size to put in
the order bag - and just the right size to 
jot a quick personal thank you.
And who wouldn't like a little
chocolate?  I love to make these little notes and
now that Cardztv has this stamp set you can make
them for any occasion!

Join Mary and her team and take the challenge!
Create an Anything Goes project and post to Mary's
blog!  You could be a winner!

Thank you for stopping by!

Cathy



Friday, May 19, 2017

Cardztv Mailbox Hugs Challenge #2

I am in love with this Tiny Greetings
stamp set from Cardztv Stamps!  It is not
only beautiful but a tremendous value.  I don't
think Mary left one thing out of this set.

I've been using it on smaller projects but
look how cute it is on this A2 size card.


Look how simple, yet elegant that tiny font is for
this sympathy card!  I love using this pop of pink 
(bright green would be awesome also) against that
layer of black cardstock.  I love the edge die to add
some detail, but oh my, this was an easy card!

This was also my first time at using Nuvo drops and I liked them.
I pulled out my black and grey stamp pads, and I just started building
this image with a floral stamp set.  If you have a vine set, that would be
lovely as well.

Thanks for stopping by today!  We would love to see your
creations - so join us in this challenge at Cardztv.
Who knows?  You may win the challenge and get a
free stamp set!

Have a great weekend!

Cathy

Friday, May 5, 2017

Cardztv Challenge - Anything Goes!

Welcome to the first Mailbox Smiles Design
Team Challenge featuring Cardztv Stamps!

Mary introduced a new stamp set a few weeks
ago called Mini Messages.  It's an awesome
set that can be your "go to" set when you are 
creating cards, mini cards, layouts, bookmarks, 
or even use in your planner.  These tiny messages
cover almost any holiday or special day.


For my shaped cards, I used a jar die cut and made it
into a shaker.  I also used die cuts for the flowers and made
a bouquet out of all the flowers and adhered them on top
of each other.  I used the Cardztv Mini Messages set
to stamp a tiny banner with the message!

I love this stamp set!

Join us in the challenge and post your
creation on The Cardztv Blog.

We look forward to seeing what you create!

Cathy


Friday, April 7, 2017

A Mother's Day Sketch Challenge with Cardztv!

Wow I cannot believe we are
already talking about Mother's Day!

Time is sure flying by, right?

Any who - here is my newest card
using the Cardztv Sketch #1.


I just love this sketch as it's truly one you can use over and over
again.  I used the Cardztv NEW stamp set called Mini Messages
for my sentiment.  I'm telling you - run to get this set!!!!

It's the perfect size for mini cards and those little skinny
labels on cards that are so popular right now!

I used my Cricut to print and then cut out image.
I'm not thrilled but I'm still learning.  I almost printed it
out again and used the Scan and Cut to see if there would
be any difference but I ran out of time.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Link your creation up on Cardztv for your chance
to win some free stamps from Mary!

Happy Spring!

Cathy