Thursday, July 30, 2015

Challenge 165: Create a Card Set!

Hello Ai Fans!

It's a fantastic time for a challenge! Before we jump in, lets see how things went last week with the "In with the New" challenge winners!

Our Top Spot is awarded to...

Congratulations, Amy! We love how fresh you made summer with our Beach TF Set! Feelin' the ocean breeze... Contact with your address to claim your prize pack!

Our Honorable Mentions go to ...

Congratulations to the both of you! What vibrant coloring work on the Birdhouse Neighborhood, Karen! And Kalla, this Buzzard looks like he needs some birthday cake! Be sure to contact with your address and a set of your choice as a prize!

And now time for another challenge. Come join the fun!

Lets be honest--how many of us could make cards all day? Well here's your excuse! This challenge we want to see a set of cards! Lets see what Karen has been up to this week!

Hello Ai challenge fans!!  When I heard that we were making card sets for this week's challenge, I immediately thought of the Windows to the World collection of Art Impressions stamps, and came up with the idea of doing one for each season - so here are winter, spring, summer & fall:
Here are Lighthouse Window (Sku #M3175) and Christmas Village Window (Sku # M3184)
Here are Antiques Window (Sku #M4587) and Gazebo Window (Sku #M3174)
Whenever I make a set of cards as a gift, I like to make a little coordinating holder, so I made this fun little file folder that holds all four cards & their envelopes:
 I started with a  10 1/2" x 6"piece of kraft cardstock, scoring it 4 1/2" in from each side; and I cut a curvy shape off each upper corner.  The base piece is 7" x 2 1/2", scored 2" up from the bottom, with 1/2" flaps scored to fold and glue it together:
 Here it is decorated and ready to assemble (oh, and the best part is that all it takes is one piece of  8 1/2 x 11" cardstock and some scraps to decorate it:

So get crafting and show us your card sets! 

Lovely, Karen! I'm loving the consistency between your cards, yet each is unique! Okay, now it's your turn to make! We want to see you create a set of at least three similar cards. They can be similar in style or color, have a theme, or use the same stamp....use your creativity! The key to a good card set is cohesion. Join the fun and 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, August 12 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!


Cheri Burry said...

Wow Karen, your set is absolutely gorgeous. I love the little file folder to hold them all!

Charne said...

What a gorgeous set of cards! and that holder is fantastic! Big congrats to all the winners too!

LPickerel said...

Beautiful set of cards. And I love the card holder. Definitely going to try that!

Tarja said...

Wow, this card set is amazing!

Maye M.L said...

Brilliant gift. Thanks for the card holder idea. I have one of those flexible templates stowed away, now you have enlightened me in how to use it in my cards. Cheers!

Krisha said...

Love the "sets" idea and the card holder is perfect for a gift.

Dorothy S said...

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Rosy Newlun said...

What LOVELY cards and the card holder. Wow, so inspiring!! Love the colors choices and the touch of ribbon.