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Go-To Gal Designer Challenge: Cosmo Cricket goodness…


Today I am part of the Paper Crafts Go-To Gal Designer Challenge. This is a fun challenge we do the last Wednesday of the month… where we use goodies from a favorite manufacturer. I was bummed to not play last month, so I had to this month! Be sure to hop on to the next Go-To Gal when you are done here. The links are below.

Today we are all using some delicious Cosmo Cricket. I adore Cosmo Cricket papers. (Especially their 6×6 pads. They are l.o.v.e.l.y.) Their colors are always perfection.

I decided to challenge myself to try to do something I find really hard to do: Create a simple card with colorful patterned paper. I just am not good at simple cards or using patterned papers, so this is a challenge for me! Here is what I came up with…

I love patterned papers that have several patches of patterns/colors on one. These papers are perfect for punching or die cutting little shapes… and they all will easily match when you put your card together. (I call this “creative cheating.”) So, THIS is the Cosmo Cricket paper I die cut my birds from…

(Oh, and I forgot to photograph it, but I put a strip of the reverse side of the paper on the inside of the card for fun.)

After die cutting the birds with THIS die from My Favorite Things, I inked the edges with Distress Ink and my Ink Blending Tool. I drew lines with a black pen and a ruler and stamped the bird legs and greeting (both from the My Favorite Things die/stamp set). Oh, and to make it pop, I used Black Enamel Accents for their eyes. This works so well!

Oh, and here is the MFT die and stamp set I used…

So, that is my simple patterned paper card. Thank you to Cosmo Cricket for creating that gorgeous paper – making it easy for me to make this happy card for my daugther. :)

Be sure to check out what the other Go-To Gals created with Cosmo Cricket, too: the gorgeous Julie, the super kind Windy, the classy Betsy, the lovable Kim and so-very-funny Teri.

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Oh, and the winner of the goodies from Ellen Hutson was Brenda B. I emailed ya.

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