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Monday, October 3, 2016

CIE Frame It!

Hi, everyone! It's the first Monday of the month.... which means it's time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge!

Our challenge for these next few weeks is "Frame It!" That's right, we're looking for cards that feature framed elements.

The card below was made a while ago -- right after receiving the newly released Crazy Dogs stamps. I wanted to make a card to slip inside my Nationwide Children's SAS4Kids Halloween shipment using one of those cute Tim Holtz doggies.  :)

Strathmore watercolor; Neenah Soler white; Recollections black cardstock and silver glitter paper
Strathmore paper inked in Distress Ink spiced marmalade, wild honey, and hickory smoke
Neenah white inked in DI twisted citron, bundled sage, spiced marmalade, and hickory smoke
Recollections silver glitter paper inked in StazOn jet black
inks applied with Ranger blending tool
Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs and Crazy Things images stamped in StazOn jet black and colored with Prismacolor pencils
Crazy Dog features: embellished with Wink of Stella, eyes and teeth coated with Glossy Accents
computer-generated original sentiment
Stampin' Up! on film framelit die; Lawn Fawn mini snowflakes dies
Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz layering stencils from Simon Says Create

Since this was going to SAS4Kids -- and I used black cardstock for the base, I added a white liner to the inside panel. I couldn't resist the temptation to add a little jack-o-lantern to this white liner.

Hope you'll join us this month over at CIECards in Envy entries should be cards flat enough to mail in envelopes without any additional postage.

Parting Thoughts

Our Every Child Deserves a Champion Challenge at Words 2 Craft By is open for entries through Wednesday. There are a few MFT gift certificates, as well as a Guest Designer opportunity up for grabs. We'd love for you to stop by and play along.

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


  1. I just love these dogs! They are so cute. Cute card. Have a great day Sybrina!

  2. ohhhh love this!!! your stamping is stunning!! great frame

  3. Hi Sybrina! Such a fun Halloween card! I love the dog and sentiment!

  4. Love those Crazy Dogs! This is so cute and perfect for the cause. Good for you!

  5. Your card made me smile...and I'm sure it will do the same for kids! I love the way you colored it, and the sparkly frame!