The Play Date Cafe Creativity Challenge 22 (PDCC22)

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Hello friends! It's time for another Play Date Cafe Creativity Challenge! Julie chose the colors and created the fun graphic above. She described the far right color as "taupe", but I ran with my first take on it which was Kraft. When I first saw these colors, I immediately thought of the My Mind's Eye Life Stories Collection. The Red Damask paper in particular even has some blue distressing already on it.


While at Target earlier this week, I was browsing the scrapbook aisle (which, unfortunately at my Target, seems to get smaller and smaller). I happened to notice a lone EK Success border punch that I hadn't seen before (actually, I don't recall ever seeing EK Success punches at Target before). This one is called Scroll & Dots. Pretty fun, isn't it? My image/quote are from Taylored Expressions The Places You'll Go. The Dr. Seuss quote reads,
"You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself,
any direction you choose."

How about 1 card, 2 versions? When I originally sat down to create my card, I was so caught up in the color scheme that I completely ignored the vacation/travel theme. Below is version 1. One of my favorite things to do is highlight a quote or special sentiment in lieu of an image. I used a Charles M. Schulz quote from the Verve set, Love's Flower. It reads, "All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt". After much thought on how to make chocolate fit into the vacation/travel theme :), I decided to change my image. In the interest of time and with very careful removal of foam tape, I was able to replace only the main image panel.


This is a special week for me because it is my turn to host! I sincerely hope you will join along in this week's challenge! I'd love to see your creations! Be sure to go over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC22. And, last but not least, be sure to visit my PDCC teammates for some wonderful inspiration.

Lisa Somerville
and, our Fabulous Guest Designer, Jean Franks Beck

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Version 1 ~
Stamps: Love's Flower (Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink), Life's Memories (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Chai distress (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scroll & Dots border punch (EK Success), Ribbon, Crochet Lace (May Arts), Pearls (Prima), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Supplies Version 2 ~
Stamps: The Places You'll Go (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Kraft, Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink), Life's Memories (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Long Rectangle and Scalloped Long Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scroll & Dots border punch (EK Success), Ribbon, Crochet Lace (May Arts), Candy Dots (Pebbles), White gel pen, Markers and Glitter pen (Copic), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, Stephanie and thanks for being the hostess with the mostess! : )

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  2. Stephanie--love love love that bow! LOVE both cards:) I also had several ideas for cards...hopefully I can make them this weekend:) LOVE everything you do:)

    Happy PDCC day:)

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  3. Stephanie, I love BOTH of these cards!! I did the same thing you did - one with a travel theme, one without, LOL!! Anyway, I love the Dr. Seuss sentiment, and how it sticks out over the side of the card. Gorgeous projects!!

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  4. Both cards are wonderful - great choice of Minds Eye paper. Love the beautiful Blue Bow and that crochet trim!

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  5. Such lovely cards! Another border punch to my list, lol.

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  6. Ooh Stephanie, BOTH of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Ian (my other half) saw your card and he said it was 'stunning'!! I love everything about it. I am mad about your bow too, it's just too perfect for words. I can see me playing with a lot of ribbon at the weekend! Your second card's phrase about chocolate is great too. I'd like to get that and frame it, wonderful! :o)

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  7. both of these are just brilliant!! I love the sentiments you have used! Hugs Juls

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  8. Gorgeous cards! Lovely design and love that paper!!! It inspired something I did last week with that beautiful red on kraft effect.

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  9. Beautiful card Stephanie, love the colorcombo and your fabby stitching... Your new picture is nice! Hugs

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  10. Beautiful card - I love the border punch!

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  11. This is beautiful! Love the border punch! :)

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  12. these cards are fab Stephanie, so elegantly put together :)
    loving that border punch too :)

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  13. Your cards are so pretty.. I like all the colors.. so perfeta!!

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  14. Menina, que lindo seu blog! Seus trabalhos são maravilhosos!!!
    Bjs Rita

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  15. love both your cards stephanie-great dsp

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  16. Very pretty card Stephanie! That ornate border is beautiful! Great showing of this week's colors for the PDCC!

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  17. Both these cards are absolutely gob-smackingly stunning. They have such a finesse. Love them. Plus you've reminded me about adding stitching to cards. I must dig out my sewing machine for the next challenge :) Px

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  18. Wow, what a gorgeous gorgeous card!!!

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  19. Wonderful Stephanie, I love the colors and the image... I love your work. Hugs

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  20. Wonderful card! The border, the bow and the stitching: Beautiful!
    Hanne

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