Papercraft Business Card Challenge: March 2020 – Challenge #27

Another month means another challenge from PaperCraft Business Challenge! Looking for a way to keep track of your card challenges? Check out the Papercraft Business Challenge Planner!Are you ready to participate in the March 2020 – Challenge #27? The theme for March’s challenge is “Boy/Male Birthday Card“.The prize this month is Magnolia – Edwin with Teo Dragon Stamp Set (see image below).

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Check out my Design Team (DT) entry for this month’s challenge:


I started off by drawing out diagonal lines across the entire A2 panel. I measured the space required for the “Happy” stamp from Altenew’s Birthday Builder stamp set to ensure even spacing for the rows.


Using Altenew’s Turquoise Crisp Dye Ink and my Simon Says Stamp acrylic block to repeatedly stamp a clean “Happy” to cover the panel.


Then I grabbed  a scrap of Simon Says Stamp’s Black Cardstock, and prepped it using an anti-static powder bag. Then I heat embossed “happy birthday” using Brutus Monroe’s Gilded embossing powder and Versamark Ink. psx_20200224_2223503865008071884064693.jpg

Then I grabbed Altenew’s Leaf Canopy stamp set and used the large filled leaf set to heat emboss the image onto a panel of Neenah Solar White Cardstock using Brutus Monroe’s Gilded embossing powder. At this point, you could do a second layer of embossing powder, which would make the image much smoother (and in retrospect, I should’ve done that for a more solid look). psx_20200224_2224136367393842161342987.jpg

I cut a panel of Simon Says Stamp’s Black Cardstock to approximately 4×5.25 inches, then backed it with a panel of craft foam measuring approximately 3.75×5 inches. Then I adhered it to an A2 card base of Neenah Solar White cardstock. I trimmed down my  stamped panel to approximately 3.75×5 inches and adhered it to my cardbase. Then I fussy cut my gold embossed leaf image and popped it up onto my stamped panel using some foam squares. I also trimmed down my sentiment strip and backed it with a strip of Simon Says Stamp’s Big Momma foam tape and adhered it to the bottom right corner of my card front. psx_20200224_2225063111077131130847747.jpg

Voila! A simple, yet sophisticated masculine appropriate birthday card.



– Altenew’s Birthday Builder Stamp set

-Altenew’s Leaf Canopy stamp set


-Altenew Crisp Dye in Turquoise

Tsukineko’s Versamark Ink

Other Supplies:

– Neenah Solar White cardstock (SSS)

Brutus Monroe’s Gilded Embossing Powder

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape (SSS)


– My Sweet Petunia’s MISTI Stamping Tool (SSS)

Tim Holtz Mini Comfort Trimmer (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp’s Acrylic Blocks (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp’s Grid Transparency (SSS)

WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool (SSS)

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

– Anti-Static Powder Bag

Tom Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat


AAA Cards CAS Challenge #142 – One layer Black and White Card (DT)

As my card making journey continues I’m finding that I’m liking my more clean and simple cards more than the ones that arw a biy busier. Now.. That’s not to say that I’ll only make clean and simple (CAS) cards…as there’s definitely still room for things a bit busier (which i still love).

Either way, I’ve entered the AAA Cards CAS Challenge this period. Not only am i entering the challenge, I’m throwing my hat into the ring for their DT (Design Team) member search. I would love to be a part of a design team. Will i get picked? Maybe not.. But i love what i do and it’s definitely worth a try! Wish me luck!

AAA Cards CAS Challenge: One Layer Cards with Optional Twist of Black and White Only:

Here is my entry:


– Miss Ink Stamps’ ‘Magnolia Sympathy’ Stamp set

– Flora and Fauna’s ‘Texture 7 Set’ stamp set

– Tsukineko’s Versafine Onyx Black Ink

– Hero Arts’ White Unicorn Pigment Ink