Saturday, February 14, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 22 - Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day bloggers! I hope you have a happy day full of love and sweets. We'll be on a campus tour of Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota (Florida) with Jamie for most of the day. (Hey, at least I'm with my two favorite people.) 

It's time for another fun technique to try in the Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge hosted by our lovely hostess Linda Ledbetter on her blog. Each challenge comes from the wonderful book "A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III" featuring amazing products and techniques by non-other than Tim Holtz.

Join us with your creation based on the featured technique and your project could win you an awesome prize pack from Tim and Mario and you also have a chance to win the random draw from our generous sponsor this time: The Funkie Junkie Boutique. All the details, rules and links are at the end of my post so be sure to keep reading all the way through.

The current challenge (number 22!) can be found on page 62 and is called "Dimensional Cutting Pad." I'll be honest, I didn't have this pad until this challenge so I had to run out and get one. Now I'm glad I have it in my stash. I decided to make my two favorite people each a special Valentine card.


Jamie's is on the left, Paul's on the right.



Since I've now "retired" from Close To My Heart, I decided to pay a final homage by using all their great seasonal papers, stamps and embellishments with a mix of Tim's Sizzix Alterations dies, of course. This paper collection is called "Heartstrings."



Paul's card features Lagoon colors with some pops of Cranberry. I used Fired Brick and Peacock Feathers Distress inks for inking edges.



Without giving away the Dimensional Cutting Pad technique, I'll simply share this photo which shows the final result before I began building onto it. I used the Baroque die and its compatible Mover & Shaper, plus the large heart from the Mini Hearts movers and shapers set.



I cut two more hearts and scored one down the middle (right) and the other twice:  1/16" left of center and 1/16" right of center.



I stacked these on top of the main piece.



And stitched down the center with matching thread.



I stamped my sentiment using the CTMH set "This Moment" (S1501). I believe it was the Stamp of the Month a few months ago. Those little adhesive hearts are called "Enamel Hearts."



This fun adhesive badge button is from the Heartstrings Assortment.



And there's the little cherub from the Mini Love Struck die set. 



More pattern papers and stamping on the inside of the card. The Happy Valentines Day stamp is Mini Valentine (M1052).



Jamie's card features the Ornate Frame die and the small heart from Mini Hearts movers and shapers set, plus the XOXO stamp (M1054) from CTMH. 



Same technique with the Dimensional Cutting Pad, just a different heart and different thread color.



There's another one of those cute badge buttons. And that little arrow is a Metal Charm also from CTMH.



Two paper strips are trimmed from the pattern paper's zip strip and used to adorn the top.



More papers and stamping dress up the inside of the card.



So, will you join us in this fun challenge? I hope so! 
Let's see what you do with the Dimensional Cutting Pad.


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Do you have the fabulous Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III book by Tim Holtz? (the master of all things vintage and distressed.) If not, you can find one at your local craft store, scrapbook store, or you can get a signed copy by Tim himself by going here. 

You can find all the CC3 Challenge details and FAQs here.  The lovely Linda Ledbetter is our hostess of this fun series of challenges, and all you have to do to participate is create your project, and upload to her site. Be sure, though, to read through all the FAQs so you're eligible to win...

We're working our way through this fantastic book of techniques and tips, and challenging you to join in the fun. This round's challenge is sponsored by the great folks at The Funkie Junkie Boutique who have a fabulous gift voucher to give away to one lucky random winner. Also, the Curiosity Crew's Choice scores a giant prize pack of goodies straight from Tim and Mario!





30 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Annette! Y'all have fun in Sarasota. It's a beautiful city.

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  2. Oh, I'm loving this challenge. Your valentines are just beautiful! I know Jamie & Paul will love them. They have a vintage feel and yet a bright cheerful look, too. Maybe those CTMH papers do it. Very sweet!

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  3. Wow Annette! These Valentines are fabulous! The added dimension you have given to your hearts ...super cool idea!!! Love your colors and designs. They are simple but yet so elegant! I know your family will LOVE these!!

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  4. What lovely Valentines for your loved ones! You've added a lot of layers which make these cards even more dimensional.

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  5. Great card!! Love it....
    Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  6. Wow and thrice wow hunny, j'adore x

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  7. Love these cards! I knoe your hubby & Jamie will, too.

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  8. Your Valentine Cards are amazing! so very pretty. Love how you used the challenge in them. Love all those layers on the hearts!!! Hope you have lots of fun! Hugs.

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  9. I always enjoy your projects Annette because everything is always laid out perfectly. Those papers are wonderful too! Gorgeous Valentine's. :)

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  10. What wonderful cards...I bet they were really appreciated!

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  11. you are an exceptional card maker! These are so so so gorgeous and just plain COOL!!! LOVE those hearts and the backgrounds!

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  12. Georgeous! I love this layout and the colors and paper choices are amazing!

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  13. The Lagoon and Cranberry coloured papers are so perfect for Valentine's Day and your cards are gorgeous - I love your dimensional hearts. Anne x

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  14. WOWIE WOWIE!! These are two beautiful Valentine's, Annette! :) Your hubby & daughter are soooo lucky!! Absolutely love all of the fun papers you used to create these cards and LOVE how the most important parts-The Hearts, pop up right in the center of each card!! So very special--these are Valentine's to be cherished forever!! XOXO-Shari

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  15. Wow, Annette! I SO love these valentines for Jamie and Paul! I'll bet they absolutely LOVED them! You used the pad in such an interesting way by creating the first heart and then adding two more on top that you had scored and sewn to the first heart. Love it!

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  16. These are wonderful Valentine cards!! The colors are beautiful with a vintage feel.

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  17. What a super idea to do multiple hearts this way... love the stacking!

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  18. beautiful! I love the stacked hearts. =)

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  19. Your Valentine's are beautiful. Love your stacked hearts and your little cupid cut from pattern paper is pretty adorable.

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  20. The layering is a cool idea I may just steal! The color combo is really nice too...

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  21. Absolutely stunning Valentine's cards with those hearts, the stitching (my favorite!)the frames and all those wonderful embellishments just make them so yummy! Pinning for future inspiration!

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  22. Your cards are Beautiful! Love the color combo.

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  23. Annette the colours on these pieces are absolutely stunning, they work so well together and I love your clean crisp design too. The stitching is a gorgeous touch, love it. Absolutely gorgeous and I love how you decorated the inside too. Tracy x

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  24. Beautiful card. So many great things going on. Fun colors and loved your dimensional hearts...

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  25. Such beautiful cards with beautiful colors. I don't know how you do it. I'm sure we all have many of the same supplies but your projects are just so pleasing! Love the multi-dimensional hearts! Love all the patterns and stitching and heart embellishments. Love the patterned paper cupid. Stunning!

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  26. I love the colors and the vintage style on these beautiful cards! Love the hearts and the fabulous background! Awesome!
    Branka x

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  27. These are really sweet. I love the little hearts and the cupid die cut. The colour scheme is great too.

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  28. Annette - what beautiful Valentine cards - thanks so much for your sharing and inspiration!

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  29. Annette, Your Valentines are just lovely. I love the way you layered your hearts and used the stitching down the center. Beautiful!

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