Friday, July 12, 2013

Our Own Little Challenge


I'm back today with a fun little challenge that my girls and I decided to do together.  My youngest daughter loves all kinds of crafts and often makes cards.  My oldest daughter has never been interested in card making.  She's an artist and prefers to draw.  However, she has suddenly shown an interest in card making and it was her idea for the three of us to make cards today!  I jumped right on it and turned it into a challenge.

 We each had to make a card using a Kraft card base and stamps from Beautiful Butterflies.  The other supplies were optional.  Here's what I set out:


I knew that I wanted to use some polka dots for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge, so I decided we could use bitty dot patterned paper too:)


Here's what I came up with.  Although I didn't create a birthday card I used the sketch from the current birthday challenge at Moxie Fab.



Here is the card that my oldest daughter made.  She actually lit the corner on fire to distress it.  Then she sponged distress ink on the edge.  She came up with the embossing on her own (without seeing my card).



And here is what my youngest daughter created.  She sponged the colors on her die cut.  She actually asked if it would be too ironic for her to stamp the sentiment in black when it was referring to rainbows.  LOL!!


We had a lot of fun making these and then sharing the end results with each other.  I'm sure they'll want to do this type of challenge again soon.

Have a great weekend,



 
 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Beautiful Butterflies
Paper:   Kraft, white, bitty dot pp

15 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Your Daughters have obviously inherited your crafting skills Sara - the cards are wonderful. I was very impressed with the distressing and the beautiful embossing.

Crafting is such an enjoyable hobby and it's a great idea to get the children involved at an early age.
Hope all is well - hugs, Sylvia xx
PS: I like your card too Sara!!

Michelle said...

Wow! Sara, all three cards are wonderful! What a lovely way to spend some time with your daughters. :-)

Laurie said...

I love crafting with the littles! They are so fun! Your daughters cards are totally adorable! And I love yours too! the impression at the bottom is so pretty!

Lynn said...

What a great idea! Love what you and the girls created. Three gorgeous styles!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a good time that sounds like. Both your daughter's have their mother's talent!! Love the burnt corner fits right in with the card!

Renee said...

How awesome!
3 very different cards and styles...
and all of them gorgeous!
I know this had to be a fun afternoon for all of you! :)

fun stamping said...

Such great cards - I like all of them! Your daughters are very talented!

Joyce said...

I love this idea for a family project. Wish I could get my girls to do something like this. It's interesting to see the different directions you each took, and each card is just wonderful. It is clear that your girls have inherited your talents.

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Sara~
How are you doing? I'm happy you stopped by my blog, thank you for your sweet comments... I love all your cards here, wow, they are just so beautiful.. I been doing some butterflies myself, can't seem to get enough of not doing them....
Take care my friend, will be back again....

Christina said...

What a fun challenge to do with your girls! I just love how you stamped the silhouettes on the dotty paper and offset the white panel on the kraft base.

Pamela said...

Beautiful cards! It's always so fun to craft with someone else!!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, how fun! I love what you all created!

Pam from Maine said...

Wow, I'm blown away with your family's creativity! What GREAT cards.

Jocelyn Olson said...

The embossing with the die looks so good. The polka dot backgrounds are very sweet. I love what your daughters came up with, too--they are very talented! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh my, what a fun post!! You are so lucky to have such talented daughters in your craft room! Love the butterfly peeking out behind the burnt corner, and too funny about the rainbow sentiment being in black. They think of everything!

Love all the white space on your card, yet it still has interest with the embossing. So glad you joined the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!