Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ihp Design Team Challenge

This month, the i {heart} papers design team is getting "Krafty!"  Quite a few manufacturers have come out with lines that incorporate kraft colors in their designs, and we thought it would be fun to see what we could do with them, so that's our June challenge!  We hope you'll join us!  Please tag your project ihp0610 in your SCS or PCP galleries so we can find it!  Be sure to leave a comment with your blog link if you play along too!

I used two Basic Grey 6 x 6 designer paper pads in my design.  The soft peach, floral and floral stripe are from Capella, and the kraft-colored graph paper is from Basic Manila. The sentiment and cupcakes, stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copic markers, are from Our Craft Lounge's set, Big Birthday Wishes.  Everything was sponged with Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink.  The bow is made with some of my new favorite ribbon, 3/4 inch crepe in cream ivory.  I love how soft, and almost monochromatic this card came out.  It will make a nice birthday card for a girlfriend! 

I had intended to have a little Starbucks gift card peeking out of that pocket, but didn't have time to get one in the midst of all our Costa Rica mission preparations.  Both the pocket and the circular edges of the layers under it were cut with the coluzzle.  I don't use it very often, but it's great for things like this. 

Here's a list of the rest of the players for today's challenge:


Tomorrow is special too, because The Petal Press design team is sneak peeking Tracy's soon-to-be released set, and debuting some new faces. Be SURE to visit Kate's and Tracy's blogs tomorrow to see the news!

I hope you're remembering to pray for our mission team!  It's our second day of work in Costa Rica!

I am hoping as I type this scheduled post way ahead of time, that I won't be too sore or sunburned!  I'm used to being inside in the AC, card-making and blogging, not out in the tropical sunshine doing construction work! ;)


  1. Oh what an awesome idea! Love this all of it's "krafty" goodness!

  2. Ooooooo! Wow! This is beautiful Deb, I love, love the design on this!

  3. Deb, your monochromatic card is so sweet! I really love that little gift card pocket - gotta case that idea!!

  4. This is such a fun layout. Great card!

  5. What a cool card!

    Hope you are staying cool too! Have a great time on your trip.

  6. This is so sweet! I love the little gift card slot there- what a great idea!!

  7. Gorgeous, Deb! Love the soft, monochromatic color scheme.