You Make A Happy Life Anemone Card // National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Concord & 9th

Happy Wednesday, friend!

Have you been following along with the celebration this week? If not it's not too late to join in! Click back through the blog to see what's been happening. Today I'm welcoming another guest to  the blog that is super talented and a driving force in our crafty industry...please welcome Angie from Concord & 9th! I can't wait to click over and see what she made, but in the meantime, let me show you my creation.

Let's get started...

You Make A Happy Life Anemone Card // National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Concord & 9th

Angie challenged us to use a spectrum of colors, whether it be rainbow, pastel, etc., to create our projects. I decided to use a monochromatic color palette of varying blue hues for my design. Fingers crossed I met the challenge, lol! I grabbed some inks from Catherine Pooler Designs along with a few of my favorite spring stamps and got stamping!

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I started by stamping my Watercolor Background Stamp onto a stitched rectangle using Mint to Be ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. I just love this color for a spring card. Over top I knew I wanted to have a circle die-cut with my sentiment as well as a flower stamped with my Anemone set. I stamped my sentiment from His Love onto the circle in a black ink and set it aside while I worked on my flower. 

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For the base layer of my anemone I used Skylight which is a new ink color to the line. Over top I used Daydream. In the center I stamped with Shea Butter and added the last layer in black. The colors of this flower pop perfectly off of the mint background. While I was at it I stamped a leaf from the set using Green Tea and Eucalyptus. I did try using some other blue colors for the leaves for something different but decided against it. 

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I trimmed the stem part of the leaf off and cut it in half to tuck behind the flower. I added all the pieces clustered towards the bottom of the sentiment circle with foam tape. I popped the circle onto the background and adhered the panel to an A2 white card base. Around the elements I decided to add some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Limoncello. This color coordinates with the yellow flower center nicely. 

If you want to see me create this card, you can watch my process video below...

Once you're finished reading / watching, make sure to head over to the Concord & 9th blog to see Angie's creation! Don't forget to come back here when you're finished for more details on how you can participate in the fun. 

More details about this celebratory week...

My idea behind this celebration is offer you loads of inspiration from some of the most amazing crafters and companies in our industry. Each day will present a new creative challenge that you can participate in and, in turn, be entered to win the day's prizes. 

Today's prize is a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th! 

In order to be entered to win, make sure to follow these steps...

  • Create a new project inspired by today's challenge and post a picture of it to one of the following forums:
    • Right at Home Facebook Group (in the comments of the day #3 picture with today's challenge written on it, linked here)
    • Instagram using the hashtag #NCMwithRAH in your caption and tagging @rightathome
    • Your personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of this blog post (click here to download the challenge banner for your personal blog post)
  • There will be one winner for today's prize, I will combine the names from every post I can find on the above mediums and randomly chose the winner (I made participating open in several different ways so as to include everyone who may not have social media, a blog, etc. I hope there is something for everyone!)
  • Winner will be announced on April 1st in a new post along with the rest of the winners from prizes given throughout this week

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

If throughout the week you see something I used that you just have to have you can use the code NCM in my shop for 15% off your purchase! Code will last from today until next Tuesday at 11:59 pm EST. You can also use code CRAFTMONTH2018 at checkout in the Concord & 9th shop for 15%  off your purchase! Discount will be offered through 3/26.

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If you've been following along with us for a while you may remember that Angie and I collaborated on a holiday post back in the day. It was so fun working with her and even more fun meeting her in person at Simon Says Create last year. I hope to meet up with her again sometime in our travels as she inspires me tremendously. 

I'll let you go before this turns too sappy. *wink wink* 

See you back here tomorrow with another project!

Nicole

Anemone
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I Will Walk By Faith Anemone Card // National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Simon Says Stamp

Welcome to Day #2!

Today I'm thrilled to introduce my first guest of the week...Simon Says Stamp! *cheers* Stephanie from Simon set our challenge for the today and it couldn't be more perfect: Spring Florals. We both decided to use my Anemone stamp set as well for our projects. 

Let's get started...

I Will Walk By Faith Anemone Card // National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Simon Says Stamp

I wanted to use a different color palette than would be expected on this card. I pulled out some inks in varying shades of purple hues along with a few coordinating colors. I used Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust and Flirty Fuchsia from Catherine Pooler Designs (now available in the shop!) to stamp my layered flower. I pulled in some Shea Butter for the center and Midnight for the final layer. 

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I stamped three of the anemone and one of each style of leaf. I used Green Tea and Eucalyptus, also from Catherine Pooler Designs, to stamp these. Once I had all my floral elements ready I moved onto my background. 

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I pulled out some watercolor paper, a water brush and an acrylic block. Onto the block I "stamped" some Mint to Be ink and used it to color a light wash on my paper. I covered the entire A2 panel, dried it and added a second layer of color. Once that was dry I adhered my flowers and leaves using both tape runner adhesive and foam tape. 

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For my sentiment I used one of the quotes from my His Love stamp set. I love these sentiments so much. I white heat-embossed it onto some black cardstock and, once melted, trimmed around it with my scissors. I didn't want to have a thick, black strip cover up all my stamping so I opted to trim it out instead. I layered that over the flowers with foam tape and tape runner adhesive so it would lay flat. 

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I added some texture to the edges of the watercolor paper by running my scissors along them. This helps add some interest. Then I adhered the finished panel to an A2 card base. 

You can watch me create this card in my process video below...

Now that you've seen my card, make sure to head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog to see Stephanie's take on this challenge! Don't forget to come back here when you're finished for more details on how you can participate.

More details about this celebratory week...

My idea behind this celebration is offer you loads of inspiration from some of the most amazing crafters and companies in our industry. Each day will present a new creative challenge that you can participate in and, in turn, be entered to win the day's prizes. 

Today's prize is a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! 

In order to be entered to win, make sure to follow these steps...

  • Create a new project inspired by today's challenge and post a picture of it to one of the following forums:
    • Right at Home Facebook Group (in the comments of the day #2 picture with today's challenge written on it, linked here)
    • Instagram using the hashtag #NCMwithRAH in your caption and tagging @rightathome
    • Your personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of this blog post (click here to download the challenge banner for your personal blog post)
  • There will be one winner for today's prize, I will combine the names from every post I can find on the above mediums and randomly chose the winner (I made participating open in several different ways so as to include everyone who may not have social media, a blog, etc. I hope there is something for everyone!)
  • Winner will be announced on April 1st in a new post along with the rest of the winners from prizes given throughout this week

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

If throughout the week you see something I used that you just have to have you can use the code NCM in my shop for 15% off your purchase! Code will last from today until next Tuesday at 11:59 pm EST. 

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I hope you liked today's card! Definitely something different for me as far as the color palette goes but I love the result. I'm sure you have a beautiful floral stamp set in your stash that could use some love. This challenge would be the perfect opportunity to use it!

Can't wait to see your creations!

Nicole

Anemone
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Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee

Hi! It’s Carly Tee and I’m so excited to be here on the Right at Home blog! Coffee is always a good idea, right? I think so but I will tell you a secret, even though I’m a Seattle girl I don’t like coffee. Blasphemous I know but I still love a trip to the coffee shop! I just drink tea or coconut milk hot chocolate – yum! And even though I don’t drink it myself, I can absolutely appreciate how a cupof coffee can turn the day around!

The Cup Of Joy set is perfect for brightening someone’s day! And I have a quick and easy way to create a gift card holder inside a card.

Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog

To start, just create your A2 card as desired. I stamped a coffee cup, then masked it before using dye inks in a CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow & black) color palette and Abstract Florals to create a colorful & mod background around my coffee cup. I love the way the CMYK dye inks blend to create other colors.

Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog
Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog

To create the gift card holder insert, cut a piece of cardstock to 4-1/2 x 8. Score at ½, 4 and 7-1/2.

Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Fold on the 4 inch score line and use a circle punch or die to cut a circle notch on the fold line. I used a 1-1/2 circle punch.

Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Use scissors to cut a little triangle notch from each side of the circle to create an opening that a gift card can easily slide into and out of.

Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog
Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Decorate as desired, then fold ½ and 7-1/2 score lines, insert gift card and adhere the flaps to the inside of the card.

Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog
Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog
Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog
Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog
Life Happens Coffee Helps DIY Gift Card Holder Card by Carly Tee // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me for a bit! Hope you are off to brighten someone’s day with a cup of joy!

Hugs,

Carly

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