My first Challenge card!!

So many challenges – so little time!! I wanted to make a card for the Splitcoast Stampers CAS challenge  to use letters (my first challenge – yay me!!).  My first thought was letter blocks for babies…

I had the Sasparilla 8×8 paper pad from October Afternoon that I hadn’t played with yet and since it had a great piece with letter/number blocks, it was the winner.  I paper-pieced from that collection and accented with the word BABY with Thickers.  I love Thickers – they make adding a bold sentiment so easy. So often I find I want to say something and I don’t have a stamp with the appropriate sentiment (I am letter stamp challenged!  They never seem to go exactly where I’d like – but I keep trying!) Stick on letters (like Thickers) are perfect for these times, so I always keep some on hand. I really like the white ones because you can ink them to match your project if white doesn’t work.

I finished it off with some faux stitching with a white gel pen and a bow of bakers twine.

Thanks so much for looking and I hope it inspires you to create your own!


One thought on “My first Challenge card!!

  1. peamommy says:

    Love this card and the new blog! I just got a stack of Kraft paper and you have two inspiring cards for me!

    As for alphas, have you tried the Fiskars acrylic press? You can set all the letters up in a line using the grid. I have found it really helps!

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