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Monday, August 1, 2016

CIE Wings

Hi, everyone! Happy August! (Boy, this year is flying by, isn't it?!)

It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge. Our focus these next two weeks are cards that feature things with wings.

Momenta dp; Recollections blue; Recollections seaside collection blue; Distress Ink core green
grass: Stampin' Up! vellum, colored green; Martha Stewart metallic paper (for jar lid)
jar acetate: page protector sheets; 
Paper Smooches crystal clear die;
Paper Smooches healthy vibes sentiment, stamped in StazOn  jet black

Sandylion stash bug stickers; SU twine; stash sequins
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Recollectiong foam squares; Ranger multi medium matte

So, you know those cute Mrs. Grossman and Sandylion stickers that you buy and never find a way to use? If you're like me, you're guilty of committing that crafting crime on more than one occasion. On this card, however, I found a way to put a few of bug stickers in this Paper Smooches jar. And, I was so happy when the paper pad I picked up at Tuesday Morning had colors that coordinated perfectly with my little bugs.  :)

My stash of non-wrinkled, relatively clean teaching transparencies was running low. So, I went to an office supply store to buy some new acetate. Boy, was I in for a sticker shock -- like $49 for 25 sheets. WOW! Later that day, I found a sale/clearance package of 12" by 12" paper protectors for $4.99 at a craft store. Perfect!!! Obviously, not the acetate I need for heat embossing.... but perfect for a ball jar embellishment or a shaker card.  :)

These little bugs will be going to Nationwide Children's in an SAS4Kids shipment.

Hope you'll join in our Wings Challenge at Cards in Envy. Entries should be cards that are flat enough to fit in an envelope.

Parting Thoughts

There are a few more days left to play along with our Words 2 Craft By Just Keep Swimming Challenge. The challenge ends Wednesday, and there is a Simon Says Stamp gift certificate up for grabs.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Oh my Sybrina! What a cute card! Love the mason jar and bugs! Have a great week!

  2. Hi Sybrina! Your card just shouts summer fun and memories!! I really love your sparkly little firefly stickers in the jar and all your patterns. Great job!

  3. your bugs in the card are sooo dang cute!! LOVE it!!!

  4. I'm just crazy about that mason jar and bugs. Love this card! ~ Annie