Tuesday 13 November 2012

It's...the Dynamic Duo!

No, not Batman and Robin, this week's colour challenge!  I have not yet played along with this blog--Dynamic Duos--The Two-Color Challenge Blog. Every week, a different color combination is posted, and the challenge is to create something using ONLY the two specified colours. Neutral shades like black, white, vanilla, skin tones and kraft are allowed. Here's the colour-combo for this week:
These are Stampin' up shades, but I used Tulip, a retired CTMH colour and the new shade, Cashmere. I added kraft and white.
I am coming up with gift tag ideas for a workshop in a couple of weeks, and was getting kind of stumped, but this colour combination really revved up the old inspiration.
Here's the official submission to DD#28:
I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the kraft card stock, a Close-to-My-Heart snowflake stamp (Perfect Fit-Holidays B1412, which perfectly fits a 1.25" circle punch), a sentiment from Paper Smooches' set "Christmas Sampler" and maraschino twine from The Twinery.
THAT inspired more Paper Smooches fun, with this card:
The sketch is posted on the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge blog this week (see the details  HERE).
I used the Christmas Sampler set as well as All Yule Need, which in addition to being a very clever title, does indeed have a plethora (LOVE that word) of seasonal images which can be mixed and matched to your heart's inky content.
And finally, a couple of tags for the workshop:

The shape of these was CASEd from Amy Tsuruta's post for Paper Made Bakery (thank-you, Amy). I've also been following the new release of stamps and dies from Lil' Inker this week. Which reminded about the FABULOUS dimensional "Bow-die" and the cute little "stitched" sentiment tag, which were sitting neglected in a basket on my shelves. So they got dusted off and put to work. The DP from Fancy Pants Designs is a couple of years old (feels GOOD to use up the stash). The zig-zag die is a Sizzix product; the jingle bell punch is by Emagination Crafts. And don't you LOVE the look of that holographic silver ripple paper? Its just card-stock weight, but it seems to have such depth and shine! I found it at Paper Wishes.

So!  Off to link these goodies to:

  • Dynamic Duos Challenge #28
  • Paper Smooches Sparks: Nov. 12th and
  • Lil' Inker's Flickr gallery.
Wishing you JOLLY and CHEERY crafting,


  1. Beautiful holiday cards, Caroline! I especially love the one with the LID dies!

  2. These are great! You have been BUSY! I am loving that little tag with the LID dies!

  3. Wow, what a great grouping of projects here! Each is so great. The last tag is my favorite though!

  4. Wow! So many amazing projects...it is hard to pick a favorite! I love the twine treatment on your Sparks card and the jingle bells on the third one down are adorable. Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Smooches Sparks!

  5. EXcellent projects...just chock full of fun and goodness! I adore your tags....super adorable!!!!!!

  6. Awesome projects! TFS

  7. You've been busy! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week, Caroline :o)

  8. cute cute cute! Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duos challenge this week!

  9. What great designs! Love how you strung the ornaments on the twine. Thanks for joining us for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.

  10. Great cards and tags Caroline! You've been busy since our Skype-night :-)
    I will be picking up a couple of these ideas for my tags for Joanne - thanks for the inspiration!!

  11. youve been busy too..they are all beautiful

  12. WOW! You've been super busy! LOVE all of these Christmas holiday cards! LOVE that large bow on the third one--and that embossing for the second one really adds that extra pop! FAB take on this sketch:) THANKS so much for playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!! Hope you join in the fun this week!!! <3


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