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Friday, August 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge fun...

I was surprised and honored to be chosen as one of the winners of the June Twofer Card Challenge. And I was doubly honored to be asked to serve as a guest designer for the August challenge. The August theme is "Geometric"--LOTS of possibilities with this one! Geometry was my very favorite subject of all time--in high school and in college--so I smiled at the thought of this theme.

Here is what I came up with:

I know it's a Twofer challenge, and a photo of just the two cards is shown on the Twofer Blog, but I couldn't help myself--I added a little geometric Christmas tag as a Threefer.

I used my smallest hexagon die (no longer have packaging, so I'm not sure of brand) to make my three apertures. If you look closely, you'll see that the six sides of the hexagon are not exactly the same length, as they should be, but I used it anyway. Per the rules of Geometry, that means the angles will not all be the same either! Oh, well.

Once I was done die-cutting, I added a strip of striped paper to my card base and then adhered the black panel with foam tape to raise it up a bit.

My three little Halloween emojis are from a stamp set by Bo Bunny. The set has a whole bunch of different holiday emojis, so I think I'll get lots of use out of it.

Here's a little closer look at my emojis. I've colored each of them with ProMarkers, fussy-cut them out and popped them up on foam squares.

To finish my card front, I added a die-cut "Happy Halloween" sentiment and a few orange sequins from my stash.

The inside of my card is very plain at the moment. I'm thinking of adding one of those cute emojis, just to dress it up a bit--maybe the purple bat, flying above the sentiment.

The sentiment is an old wooden stamp by Stampin' Up that I purchased at our local thrift shop.

My second card is very geometric with its shapes, angles and lines. I used the three negative die-cuts from my Halloween card to serve as an anchor for my ribbon and bow. The middle hexagon is popped up on a foam square for a little added dimension.

The angled piece of white cardstock was dry-embossed with a Darice embossing folder. I added the die-cut sentiment with some spray adhesive.

Do you think I need to add something more than the sentiment stamp to the inside of this card, too? I'm not sure. I will most likely add a hand-written note, so maybe that will be enough.

Finally, I made my little tag. I folded a scrap of red cardstock in half and then used a larger hexagon die to cut it out, making sure to keep the fold just below the cutting line.

The wreath/JOY stamp is from a Bo Bunny Christmas stamp set. I used a green marker to ink the wreath and a red marker to ink up the word Joy. Then I "huffed" on it a bit before stamping, and it worked quite well.

The tiny berries were made with Nuvo Crystal drops, and the little pine branches beneath my little hexagon were cut with a Martha Stewart punch.

For the inside of my tag, I cut yet another hexagon and stamped it as shown. As a final touch, I put some double-sided tape on the back so it can be adhered to a package.

I make all my own Christmas tags, so I need to keep working on them. This turned out to be quick one, so I think I'll make more hexagon tags.

Now it's your turn to make a couple of "geometric" cards, using the same stamp, image or die-cut for two completely different occasions. Just visit the Twofer Card Challenge for all the details and loads of inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Anita in France said...

I came over expecting a Twofer and found a threefer, Cheryl ... what a treat! Such a fun halloween card ... those cute little emoji images fit perfectly into those hexagon spaces! Your second card is elegant, stylish and chic ... super texture, great detailing ... and the black and white is so sophisticated! Sweet Christmas tag ... so bright and festive ... and just waiting for Santa to come with the gifts! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Twofer! Anita :)

designbydonna said...

Cheryl, congrats on your win of Twofer challenge.I printed out those cups to use for inspiration later. Your use of hexagons is very clever. The Halloween card is so cute. I love all those images popping out of the hexagons. The birthday on is good use of the hexagon shapes.

Brenda in IN said...

Your cards are so fun and I don't think you need to add a thing. I love the Halloween images and it is time to start thinking about them. The time is flying by. I like the black and white that show off the geometric images. That is a sweet tag you added.

Loll said...

Your threefers are all awesome, Cheryl!! LOVE your Halloween card with the three hexagons with the "scary" figures. :) Your birthday card is elegant done in black and white, and the little Christmas tag is so sweet!! Great work! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month at Twofer Card Challenge!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your threefer, Cheryl! Darling Halloween card with the little hexagon windows! Fun birthday card in the navy and white & I love the JOY with the die cut pines on your tag!!

Glittered Paws said...

Congrats on your guest DT spot. Love your threefer - especially the Christmas one. I usually make my tags as well - and have a few "customers" that want to buy Christmas tags, so this is an easy one to make up. Guess I best get on the ball making some Christmas tags ahead.

Lynette said...

Congrats on being the guest designer, Cheryl!! How fun. Your cards are awesome.

Darnell said...

It's we who are honored to have you as our Guest Designer, Linda! You showed your versatile talent by making a Threefer instead, giving everyone tons of hexagon inspiration! Your positive and negative card designs are terrific and your Christmas tag is so sweet with that wreath! I love how you show the inside designs, too! And how great that this was the prompt and you love geometry!! Hugs, Darnell

Kara Lynne said...

Such vastly different and wonderful cards in your threefer, Cheryl! Those little emoji's are adorable, and your hexagon windows highlight them perfectly! Your birthday card is so elegant and I wouldn't add a thing to the inside but your personal note. Your hexagon tag is full of Christmas cheer! I love the little wreath and those sprigs of pine. Thanks so much for guest designing for the Twofer Card Challenge!

Brenda said...

A HUGE congrats to you on your GDT gig on the Twofer Challenge!!! I am loving these cute cards this month. You have used your hexy's in such clever ways and I love that you did a threefer! The Halloween one is so fun and festive for the season that will soon be here. I love the beautiful birthday card as it is so elegant looking. And your Christmas card is just so pretty, loving that little wreath on the little hexy. Well done! Hugs, Brenda

Lynne in NI said...

Congratulations on your win and your guest spot! These are wonderful, all so very different. Lovin the little emojis!