For my Design Team Submissions, I decided to use the current April issue of SheetLoads for inspiration. To add a little extra spin for myself, I also opted to use at least one item received either through WRAK, swaps, or blog candy on each card.
BASIC 'Worm Wishes' is a card straight from the April issue; the only addition is a thin mat around the image:
Stamps: Veggiebella (thanks, Lori!) and sentiment by Stamping Bella. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics. Cardstock: Stampin' Up Real Red, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue. Creative Memories' red plaid. Georgia Pacific 110 white. Accessories: Spellbinder's Rectangle Nestabilities, Provocraft Cuttlebug 'Distressed Stripes' embossing folder, Martha Stewart tomato embellishments.
SLIGHTLY MODIFIED #1. For 'Take a Break', I rotated the sketch, added a few more mat layers, and used a Nestabilities Label to change the shape of the layer under the image.
Stamp: My Favorite Things 'Annie Lapoint Take a Break'(thanks, Shelly!). Ink: black, Copics. Cardstock: Stampin' Up Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant. My Mind's Eye 'Wild Asparagus'. Georgia Pacific 110 white. Accessories: Flower Soft, Bella Baubles, white organdy ribbon, Spellbinder's Label one Nestabilities, Prima flowers.
This was also my first time using Flower Soft -- what fun texture! Don't the lilacs look like perfect miniatures? Thanks again to Eileen (SCS leenk) for sharing this great embellishment with me.
SLIGHTLY MODIFIED #2. For the third card, I used an acetate base. Melyssa Connolly's card in the April issue was the inspiration, and since the clarity of acetate always reminds me of ice, I went for a winter theme using supplies from a swapped card kit created by Angela (SCS monkeymama):
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio's 'Lily and Tweet'. Cardstock: Stampin' Up DP, Georgia Pacific 110 white. Ink: Versafine black, Copics. Accessories: acetate, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Hero Arts gems, blue organdy ribbon, white iridescent ribbon, Spellbinder's Nestabilities Ribbons Tag.
BEYOND THE CARD ITEM. With warm weather finally arriving, I can't stay with winter cards for long, so my 'Anything but a Card' project is this seed packet holder using cardstock and ribbon from a 2 Red Bananas blog candy prize:
Stamps: Stampin' Up 'Live Your Dream', Papertrey 'Mixed Messages'. Ink: Sage Shadow, Old Olive, Regal Rose, So Saffron. Cardstock: My Mind's Eye 'Bloom' DP. Accessories: May Arts orange ribbon, Primas, Stampin' Up buttons and tab punch, Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinder's Rectangle and Label One Nestabilities, white lunch bags.
Sharon (notimetostamp) has a wonderful tutorial HERE on her blog that guided me through this fun project using white lunch bags. The holder fans out to allow 3 different seed packets to be included:
Hope you enjoyed this round of cards and more. Be sure to stop by the SheetLoads' archives for 'loads' of inspiration. Wish me luck with the Design Team try outs!