Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Always and Forever

Howdy crafty friends! I'm super stoked to be hosting the challenge at Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week! My theme is "Cut It Out!" and my challenge is to create a project with HAND-CUT embellishments... can be one, five or 50, but they all have to be hand-cut! No die cuts allowed this time! ;)

I used the awesome GKD Lots of Washi stamp set for my CAS anniversary card. I used shades of pink and red ink, lining up the washi strips, then hand-cut a large heart. I inked the edges and adhered it to medium pink cardstock layered on dark pink cardstock. I applied a white eyelet on each side of the heart and ran some baker's twine through each side and tied it in a bow. I stamped the front sentiment (from the GKD Always and Forever stamp set) in the lower left corner, then adhered the entire unit to the card base. I finished the front with four assorted red and pink buttons from my stash.

The inside sentiment is from the GKD True Love stamp set.

I'd love to enter this anniversary card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury white cardstock; Cricut medium and dark pink cardstock
  • GKD Lots of Washi stamp set
  • GKD Always and Forever stamp set
  • Memento Love Letter and Lady Bug ink
  • VersaMagic Pink Petunia and Pink Grapefruit ink
  • VersaColor Opera Pink ink
  • White eyelets and buttons from stash
  • Red/white and pink/white baker's twine

Come on over and play with us at Mod Squad Challenge Blog! I'm offering a prize of three Gina K Designs stamp set duos to the winner of my "Cut It Out!" challenge - My Most Favorite Duo, Flower Border Duo and Don't Lose Hope Duo! Pretty awesome, huh?! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Love your card, love the challenge over at Mod Squad!! I have a quick question. When you mean hand cut, can we hand cut around an image we have stamped, or does it have to be totally free hand? Hope it's the former, the latter will be a lot harder - lol!

  2. So glad you're playing, Judy! Yep, you sure may cut around a stamped image! Cut around anything you want! Just can't use die cuts! :)

  3. Oh good - just needed a little clarification. Can't wait to play!!

  4. Very beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  5. Very nice heart and the twine around it and the buttons are a nice touch. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge.

  6. Fabulous CAS Card Leslie! I love this! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week! Mo xxx
    Why not link up at the Anything Goes challenge at Left of Center this month for a chance to lots of prizes from some amazing sponsors!

  7. Great card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x

  8. Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy (ends on the 24th) I have on my blog right now!!
    Karen C

  9. This is fabulous! Your heart looks like a die cut! Thanks for joining us for the Buttons and Bows challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

  10. What a creative way to use Washi tape! I love that colorful heart with all those button accents too! Well done!

  11. Leslie, this is beautiful!! Love your design and fab sentiment with your heart!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create with our CAS or Classy & Elegant challenge!
    Jackie - LTC

  12. PinkyLisasInkyCrafts21. maaliskuuta 2014 0.57
    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge over on the Left Of Centre Creative Challenges.
    This challenge is to celebrate our 1st Birthday...

    What a really pretty and simple card that looks wonderful.
    Lovely sentiment and the heart looks beautiful.

    I really hope you will join us for more of our future fortnightly Challenges. We specialise in dark and alternative makes and would love everyone to experiment with their darker side...we all have one :-)
    There are always great prizes to be won from our wonderful Sponsors.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx LOC DT Member

  13. Wow this is amazing, love your cas style
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  14. Great CAS card! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  15. Fabulous card!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week and I hope you join us again soon!



  16. Wonderful card, and that sentiment is just the BEST!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Fiona DT xx

  17. Beautiful - the twine is a lovely finishing touch.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  18. Adorable card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  19. A great CAS card and thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges this month for our Paper Chase Challenge. Jennie


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