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Monday 15 April 2013

Challenge 89 Tag/Card + Matching Gift Wrap, Bag or Box

Before we get on with this fortnight’s challenge I am sad to say that Jack who has been with Crafty Cardmakers from the beginning has had to leave us. Family commitments are taking up too much of her time and she hung on for as long as she could before finally admitting defeat! We are very, very sorry to see her go and if she ever feels able to rejoin us we would be thrilled to have her back.
From the end of next month we are also losing Mynnette, again her family commitments are consuming all her time. We will be very sorry to see Mynette leave too and wish her all the best with some new ventures.
We will miss you both!
Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Carole who has chosen the theme 'Tag/Card with matching Gift Wrap, Bag or Box'

 Carole would like to see a card or a tag with a complimentary matching gift wrap, bag or box. Any style just as long as it matches! 

Please ensure your project has the two matching features to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot. 


We have two new sponsors this week  

with a $20 gift certificate for their fabulous store
 If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format. Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums. In "The Paper Shelter" you'll also find great other resources for all crafts (or digital) projects, like Paper Packs, Printables, Accessory sheet, etc. 

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.

Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.

Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at www.woodware.co.uk/blog.

Happy Crafting!
Here is how the team interpreted the challenge
I just love things that match - hence the challenge I have set for you all! I have used the 'Home Sweet Home' digi stamp from our sponsors 'The Paper Shelter', to create my matching card, tag and mini box. I have used Promarkers to colour in!!


I've used a Paper Shelter image called Snow Angel, coloured with Promarkers. The dies are from Sizzix.

I've used a gorgeous vintage paper pack by Paper Shelter called "Love & Letter" to create a tag and box-in-bag style gift wrapping. This will most likely house my mother's gift for Mother's Day here in the USA next month. :)

I have used a lovely Paper Shelter image called 'Magic Bubble Bath' to create a card, mini gift bag and an oversized tag.  They were all coloured with Promarkers and all the die cuts are from a Cricut  digital cartridge 'Splish Splash'
I have used bright designer papers from American Crafts and Anna Griffin to create a matching gift bag and tag which would be perfect for a child's birthday.

I have used this fab Rock Star image from The paper Shelter I coloured the images with promarkers.  The tag is cut using a Marianne Design die and tied with organza ribbon.  Perfect for a present for a friend.

Another creation made with the Paper Shelter's wonderful products. The designer papers used is from the Paper pack called the Happy Couple paper pack and the image is called In the 20's, also from the Paper Shelter. The image is coloured with my Letraset family. Flowers from WOC and Magnolia.
I have used 'The Most Adorable Easter Bunny' digital stamp from The Paper Shelter and papers from their 'Enchanting Dancing' digital 6x6 paper pack to make an Easter basket and matching card. The images are coloured in soft pinks and browns with ProMarkers and edged with Distress Inks. The lacy border was made using an X-Cut punch.

I've made a gift card and a matching gift wallet for a Silver Anniversary.  For the card, I cut the heart shapes out of thick wrapping paper with my Silhouette machine then matted onto white and silver miri card. Added some bling and a PC generated sentiment.
The matching money wallet was made using the same wrapping paper with the addition of a large silver blingy embellishment.
For this challenge I made a box filled with cards made using Woodware products.

I used a The Paper Shelter image from my collection coloured with coloured pencils, a my craft studio template and backing paper and a spellbinder die to make my card, bag and accompanying tag.

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  1. http://debfs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/april-crafty-cardmakers-challenge.html
    Hope I've got it right this time!!

  2. Thank you Lin for your "sweet and lovely" comment. I hope I never shall join you challenge blog.
    All the Best.

  3. Fantastic DT inspiration! I have added a little project that is a little 'out of the box'. I will not be upset if you do not think it meets the brief. Best wishes, Cindy

  4. Lovely projects by the team. I almost forgot to link my entry x


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