Friday, October 1, 2010

PaperCutz Challenge #61

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I've been very busy tonight posting, but that is terrific because I get to share in showing you some wonderful papercrafting sites!

This week the PaperCutz Challenge is to use 3 or more patterned papers with any design or theme.  I was very busy last month making cards for Operation Write Home.  I had pledged to make 100 during September as they celebrated their birthday bash.  Unfortunately, I was close but didn't quite make it, the rest will be going this month.  I have 2 cards to share with you that are ready to go:

 All the papers are from last year's DCWV Christmas stack.  The colors are very different for the holiday, but they are very cheerful.  One of the rules for OWH is no glitter, it is dangerous for the troops because it can be seen at night.  However, Stickles are allowed - thank goodness, I have to have my bling! LOL
This card actually has four papers:  the swirly bottom layer, the stripes with the snowflake, blue for the sentiment and a wider stripe pattern for the mat.  I added a large brad buddy from Paper Wishes and Stickled (I'm not sure that's a word) all the snowflakes, including the tips of the large brad.

This card uses 3 papers and features a tea bag folding medallion as the focal.  I love the look of tea bag folding on my cards and on my scrapbook pages.  I often make up quite a few while watching tv with my husband so they are ready to go.  One of the great things about using the paper stack is I can make several medallions from one design and know there are many other papers to coordinate with.  The ribbon is from my stash.  I've never used birds on Christmas cards before, but they are very sweet.

I hope you enjoy my cards and they help inspire you to design your own!  Please, play along with us and post your design on the PaperCutz blog - you could win and be put in the drawing for October's prize!


  1. Very nice, love the colors, they are so cool, reflects the season.

  2. I love the papers you used for these. So wintry and cheerful. Beautiful job Penny!