Tuesday, November 4, 2008

**~ Challenge #3 ~**

Good Afternoon Ladies! I hope this finds each of you anxiously awaiting the third challenge!

I've been pondering for weeks now exactly what I wanted this challenge to be.... it's been an interesting thought process to say the least! LOL I have searched tons of web-sites for ideas... and I have found so many things that I just adore... but I was really looking for something "different" that we could challenge you with... it's not a difficult challenge at all... and I'm hoping that you'll really enjoy doing this! I'm excited about seeing what each of you will do with this!

It's going to be a Christmas project of course... using whatever colors you want to use because I know that not everybody does the "red & green" traditional Christmas colors! LOL So here's where it's going to get a little "different"..............

We are going to make Mini Christmas Albums using Jumbo Playing Cards!
You can get these for a very low price at just about anywhere you can buy playing cards at. You can use whatever colors you like as I mentioned earlier... HOWEVER you will need to use either Christmas Cheer... Joys of the Season... or PDDU carts for any Christmas cuts to put on the "pages" of this album (or any other carts you have that you can get Christmas cuts from). I seen this on another site (the credit goes to Patter Cross) and I absolutely fell in love with this idea! Here's the site if you want "directions" to get you started... http://www.scrapjazz.com/topics/Techniques/Altered_Art/1394.php

You don't have to use the whole deck.... that would take way more than two weeks to do (unless you work all night and all day for several days straight! LOL) but I do want to see atleast 12 "pages" or more... these can be "bound" with a jump-ring... with ribbon... or any other way. I know what you are thinking... 12 pages?! Is she nuts?!..... no... I'm not nuts.... you just have to remember that these are a lot smaller than what you are used to doing and so 12 "pages" for this challenge won't be too hard! ; )

Ok, so here's the basic run-down of what you need to do....

1. Purchase a deck of Jumbo Playing Cards (unless you have a stash somewhere that's missing a few cards!)

2. Alter atleast 12 cards to make a mini Christmas album

3. Use cuts from PDDU... CC... JOTS... or any other cart with Christmas cuts on it

4. Bind your mini-album using a jump-ring... ribbon... or whatever else you have to use

5. BLING!!! BLING!!! BLING!!! I want to see B*L*I*N*G

6. Use brads... eyelets.... anything and everything!

7. Use any colors you choose

I think these would make adorable Christmas gifts! They are so inexpensive too! : )

These will be due on November 18th (or before!). As usual... just email your pics to DesignTeamCreations@yahoo.com

Happy Scrapping!!!!


Kerry said...

Oh my gosh, I've never done anything like this before. I've just ordered my cards from EBay and I will need to get my thinking cap on.

Cindy said...

I'm sure you're up for the challenge! : ) I have been wanting to do this for a while and thought now would be a great time! I'm sure everybody will do a fantastic job!

Missy said...

I have never thought of altering flash cards! Can't wait to show you my project!

Melissa said...

Can't wait to see what you ladies come up with!