Thursday, July 16, 2015

Challenge 164: In with the New!

Hello Ai Fans!

Diane Zechman using Bigger Cake

Are you ready for a new challenge? Before we kick off the newest challenge, let's first recognize the winners of the last challenge "Create with Christmas!"

Our Top Spot is awarded to...
Doni High

Congratulations, Doni! We love how you transformed Reindeer Games by cutting out the bells and antlers. It's perfect paired with our Goofy Things sentiment for a quirky birthday card! Contact with your address to claim your prize pack!

Our Honorable Mentions go to ...

Congratulations, you two! Brenda, the bright colors and a "new" sweater on our Ugly Sweater Set gal update her sweater for any season! And we think Santa from our Holiday Wishes Set makes a great birthday boy! Be sure to contact with your address and a set of your choice as a prize!

And now for our NEWEST challenge!
You know that stamp you bought recently for that one project you haven't made yet...? Well now's the perfect chance to use it! This challenge is about using your newest stamp in a creation! Need some inspiration? Check out what Diane is up to with her latest demo!

Hello Ai friends!
This week's challenge is "In With The New" (use your newest stamp) and I am sharing a project I made with one of the NEW Ai stamps in your local AC Moore store called Bigger Cake (PS0920). This lady's smile is infectious...and don't you love that cake??

Instead of a card I made a little Snack Size Hershey's Pouch.  How fun would this be to give to a friend?  It's super easy to make...let's get started!
First, start with a 3 1/2 x 7 5/8 inch piece of cardstock.  Score the length @ 1/2, 3 3/4, and 4 inches.  Then cut or punch an opening (on the end with the first 1/2" score mark) to slip the candy in when finished.  (I kept my opening to the left but you can center it.)  See photo below.

Add patterned papers or emboss... however you want to decorate it.

Fold and adhere the 1/2" scored section at the top with strong tape.  Add your image and sentiment.  I colored her with Copics and fussy cut her out.  To finish, I added a tiny bow.

Slip in some chocolate, a pack of gum, or whatever fits!

Now it's your turn to make a card or project with your newest stamps and join us in the In With The New Challenge!
Happy stamping!

Pull out your newest stamp and challenge yourself create a new craft! 
We want to see what you can craft! Add a photo to our InLinkz below!

Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!


Cheri Burry said...

Congrats to the winner and honourable mentions! Super cute cards! Diane I love this what a great way to give a little "gift"!

SD pooja said...

Fun bag-cum-card combo !

Charne said...

Congrats to the winners! Great project idea for this week's inspiration! Whooot!

Renee Matarese said...

Very creative and cute Diane!

Karen said...

Fabulous creations from the DT!xx

Sharon Caudle said...

So cute, Diane!!! I love making this type of thing, so thanks for the tut!! You're amazing!!! And a big congrats to all the winners!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I just found this blog and love all the creations they are so bright and cheery, Thanks for the inspiration, Love Hazel (Didos) x

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the fun challenge!