Monday, October 21, 2013

Just Us Girls: Color Challenge (FREE Digi Stamps)

When I saw this week's color challenge at Just Us Girls I knew immediately I had to play along.  They've presented my very favorite colors!  I was so amused by the introduction...her fav colors too!  Aren't these GORGEOUS!?

JUGS Blinkie  

There are so many beautiful inspirations on the Just Us Girls challenge page, that you really should go take a look.  But before you skip over there, let me share my submission!

I just had a blast with the challenge and this project.  I created a pocket card, and slipped in 3 different little tag-type "booklets" for handwritten notes.  I had a stash of designer papers that were perfect for the Robin Egg Blue used in the challenge.  The papers are from the This and That collection from Stampin' Up!

The pocket contains three little "booklets."  The upper left one is constructed using one of the Vintage Button cards from Daydream Designs.  I still love using those.  I printed the brown version on Naturals Ivory cardstock (SU), inked the edges and stamps some script over the front.

I used sticky tape to adhere the top portion of the button card to a Crumb Cake cardstock back.  I embellished with a strip of designer print paper, pull up tab from linen ribbon, and added a button tied with linen twine.  There's plenty of room for a handwritten or stamped message inside.

The second mini book was created using the Two Tags die from Stampin' Up!  I cut one from Naturals Ivory and one from the This and That designer paper pack.  I trimmed off  the dp one at the perforations and adhered that to the top of the cardstock tag to make the little booklet that opens.  I embellished with the linen ribbon and a metal brad, both from SU.

The third booklet is made from one of my elements from the Sentimental Journal set.  I scored it on the left along one of the vertical lines and stapled it to a square of Soft Sky cardstock.

Creating a pocket card with three booklets gives plenty of room for handwritten notes or to add a couple of special photos.   To create the pocket base I used a piece of 5-1/4 x 9-1/4" Crumb Cake cardstock.  I scored in 1/2 inch along both long sides.  Then I turned the piece horizontally and scored at 5-1/2 and 8-1/4.  Fold up at the 5-1/2" score line, then fold the remaining 1" flap down.  Fold in at the long score lines on both sides.  Trim off as shown in this diagram.

The tabs will wrap around the 5-1/2 " section and adhere in the back.  I covered the back with the same designer print as is on the 1-inch flap.  Before adhering the 1-inch flap down, I wrapped some linen ribbon around it and tied in a knot.  Then I tucked in some crochet lace underneath the flap.

Finally, I embellished the finished pocket card with a remnant of a crochet lace doily and some punched out butterflies.

I'm excited to enter this creation into the Just Us Girls challenge for this week and I can't wait to get all the other inspiration from participants.  Hope your's will be linked their too!

Daydream Designs sets Used:

5 styles in 2 color formats
JPEG only / 300 ppi / resizable

8 elements in 2 color formats / 1 vintage postcard/ 300 ppi / resizable

Edited to Add:

Whoo-hoo!  I won!  I'm Chick of the Week for this entry!
Thanks JUGs!

Thanks for stopping in and for 
blessing my day!


  1. Wow this looks amazing and thanks so much for the freebies!

  2. You hit this color challenge out of the park Diane! So impressed with your pocket card!! Your attention to detail and your write up and photos are awesome! Well done...Well done!! Thanks for joining us over at Just Us Girls.

  3. Diane, Such beautiful work. Thanks for the free digi. I posted my card using your digi on SCS and my username is bailmac...also, to JUGS.
    Have a lovely day!

  4. I have am oohing and aahing over this project - it is so beautiful and the booklet are fabulous. A stunning set

  5. This is GORGEOUS! I keep going back to look at it over & over again! Such beautiful details, and TFS the pattern!

  6. Oh, Diane, this is so gorgeous!!! I can't stop looking at it!!! Each part is so awesome! LOVE IT!!! Have a blessed day!!! ~H

  7. Oh, Diane, this is so gorgeous!!! I can't stop looking at it!!! Each part is so awesome! LOVE IT!!! Have a blessed day!!! ~H

  8. Fabulously done!! Love all the texture and pieces you used together. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  9. Wow! This is so beautiful! There is so much detail.....I love it! Thanks for playing this week at Just Us Girls! I hope you will come back and play again.

  10. Diane - this is outstanding! I am certainly going to have to lift this idea - this is so beautiful! Wonderful job!

  11. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!! I love these colors, too!
    The card itself is wonderful then add all the other items... it's absolutely amazing!!

  12. Hi Miss Diane. I love your card. It's so complex, but in a good way. All the elements work together to make it perfect.

  13. What a fabulous goodie card! This would make such a fun co-worker gift~ Thanks for joining in at JUGS!!

  14. Diane,
    This is absolutely such a fun to make, and even more fun to receive pack. I really like it, especially the colors. Blessings

  15. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors, all you little booklets and all the extra embellishments are amazing! ❤️


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