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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  1. too cute! fabulous simple card. love it!

  2. Mary H

    Love this card Jen!!

  3. Karen from Ontario

    love it….

  4. cheryl l.

    I love simple, and I love that card! How cute is that???

  5. what a sweet card… I love the birds on the line..
    Great job..

  6. lee

    love the sweet birdy card. I am sure your daughter did too!

  7. Tina Moore

    This really is a great card, and I have a new birdy stamp I’ve been wanting to use, just couldn’t think of how…thanks!

  8. Lisa H

    I”m not sure if I love you or hate you right now. ;) I have been SEARCHING high and low for the perfect baby onesie in either stamp or die and there you go having to make the little birdies and show us the set which has oh yeah the perfect onesie! lol So now I just spent money on a random Thurs I had no intention of doing before I went to work this morning. :) And now since you are going to all 6×6 papers… what are you doing with your 12×12?s Just cutting them all or giving them away??

  9. Lisa Geraty

    I am loving the simple card!

  10. Sharon D from Canada

    Really sweet CAS card, Jennifer! That’d be a great way to use up scraps, too!

  11. What a brilliant idea — love that all those tiny birds came from one paper design!
    It was great meeting you at CHA — every time someone raves about Zehnder’s, I’ll think of you ;)

  12. Oh my gosh that’s so totally cute Jennifer- your daughter will LOVE it in all its adorableness. Well done you:-))

  13. Wow!!!!!!!! Gorgeous and adorable!!!

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