Friends – Our Chosen Family… Over at Festive Friday We’re getting ready to celebrate Friendship Day (it’s on July 30th). A “friendship” card is a pretty broad subject and can really span the gamut of sentiments.
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A few months ago, fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, Ann Schach and Beth McCullough and I started brainstorming on a new, innovative papercrafting challenge. We didn’t want it to be just like all the others. What could get people really interested in playing along week after week?
We knew it depended on two things. First, a unique challenge; Not just colors, or inspiration photos, or sketches — there’s plenty of those kinds of challenges. Second, a unique rewards system; Not just weekly picks and guest designers, but a way for everyone who participates to qualify for “something”.
A Unique Challenge:
Festive Friday is built around festivities and holiday and “days”. Basically, any “special” event. It could be traditional “holidays” like Valentine’s Day, or a festivity like birthdays or a fun “Day” like National Ice Cream Day. To make sure everyone can participate, there’s a second component of a design element (sequins, glitter, ribbon, specific shapes, etc). The challenge is an “And/Or” challenge, so participants can use the festivity and the element, OR just one of the two (the festivity, or the element). Don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day? Just use the sequins part…. make sense?
Not only does Festive Friday have challenge picks (Festive Friday Faves), but all participants can earn Fest Points which can be redeemed for PDF tutorials and other great prizes – including Guest Designer. That’s right – play enough, and anyone can be a guest designer!
Festive Friday challenges go live the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, and run for 11 days! I hope to see you play along!
Our first challenge is Valentine’s Day and/or Sequins
My project is a simple heart treat holder! I was able to put 20 of these together in less than an hour! I opted for both of the elements – Valentine’s Day and Sequins, using both the new DTIEF Sequins folder, and mini sequins trim.
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As I was putting this project together, and realized how easy it is, it dawned on me that it’s a great treat holder for lots of different events – especially baby showers and weddings! Just change up the colors to match your event and voila!
This project is available as a tutorial over at Festive Friday Challenge. If you’re participating in the challenge and register for an account, you can use your Fest Points towards the “purchase” of this tutorial! I hope to see you play along!
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July is here and we’re deep into wedding season! I thought that I’d put together a CASE file that would help you create a stunning wedding card.
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