Festive Friday: Better Together

Sep 20, 2019Encouragement Cards9 comments

Festive Friday: Better Together

Sep 20, 2019Encouragement Cards9 comments

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge. DT members provide written or video instructions for their projects each challenge! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other Friday! #cardchallenge

Today, I have a serious topic to address…

Yes, today is the start of a new Festive Friday challenge. This time, we’ve picked something that’s not so festive, but is a topic that everyone is talking about – bullying. It seems to us that cardmaking and crafting in general can be an outlet for young people, and a way to connect in a positive way. That’s why our Inspo Board is full of elements that work with Bullying Prevention Day (Oct 7th) and Bullying Prevention Month (October).

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Using the Inspo List, grab at least three items and create a project to link to the challenge. As you can see, we added in some themes that reflect Bullying Prevention, but you don’t have to use them if the creative muse doesn’t take you that way. What we would love to see is for you to share your project as a gift to someone who needs to feel the love that only a handmade project can bring. Of course, that’s not required for the challenge, but it would be cool if you did share your craft!

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Here’s my take:

I used the following from the Inspo List: Blue, Orange & Diversity Theme

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

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Stamps: Better Together (Altenew)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Solar White 110lb (Neenah), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Autumn Blaze CS (Altenew), scrap of Turquoise CS (Altenew), scrap of Solar White 80lb (Neenah)
Inks: Nocturne Versafine Clair( Tsukineko), Salty Ocean Distress Oxide (Ranger), Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide (Ranger)
Accessories: Rock Collection Enamel Dots (Altenew), Green Fields Artist Markers (Altenew)
Other: Halftone Stencil (Altenew), Crystal Frames dies (Altenew), Blending Foam (Ranger), Big Shot (Sizzix)

Now it’s your turn to link up!

Now that you’re all inspired, what will you create? The clock is ticking away for #FF0043 and we want to see your design. Link up your project over at Festive Friday and you might just be named a Festive Fave!

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Altenew January 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop

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1 Stencil 3 Ways for Festive Friday

1 Stencil 3 Ways for Festive Friday

It’s time for another Festive Friday!
I’m sure you’re ready for the next Festive Friday challenge. We had so many great entries last round and we’re excited to see what you create with our latest Inspo List.

For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0043). Featuring: Halftone Stencil (Altenew), Better Together Stamps (Altenew), Distress Oxides (Ranger). Click through for a step-by-step video #nicolewatt #pmretreat #halftone #festivefriday #blue #orange #masculine #diversity #encouragement #antibullying #altenew