Friday, October 5, 2012

Crafty Gals ~ Outside the Box!

It is the 5th of the month, so I am back with another challenge of the Crafty Gals!  We are a group of bloggers who have monthly challenges, caring comments & fun chit chat on SCS—our favorite stamping site to visit.
This month, the challenge was posted by Athina.  Here are the details of her challenge:

“Think Outside the Box!”

I challenge you to make a project with no squares or rectangles (not even the base of a card or scrapbook layout). Since we have already stepped outside the box, let’s take another step. Try a technique that you have not tried before. It is always fun to learn something new and expand our creativity. Have fun with it! I can't wait to see what you create!

I do not like to be outside of my comfort zone—and 99% of my cards use rectangles and squares.  I might make a tent topper, but it still has a square base.  So—this challenge was a good one for me.  We made a card similar to this one at a stamp event I went to a few months ago and I thought it was a fun card.  So—I made a telescoping card and it is made with three circles!  My technique is to make that type of card as well as adding glitter, which I seldom do.

 This is the first and second circles--aren't these a couple of cuties!

Here is the card all the way open!

I think it is a fun card and I hope Athina thinks I met the challenge!

Image/Sentiment—Gina K Designs Stamps

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Real Red and Whisper White

Ink—SU Real Red and Handsome Hunter; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—SU Silver Brads; Sizzix Scallop Circle Die; Nestabilities Circle Die; Copic Markers; Glitter; White Glittery Ribbon;

Please check out the blogs of all of the Crafty Gals.   All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar and I hope you will enjoy all of our creations. Thanks for joining us!



Now this is really cute & I've NEVER tried this before! FABULOUS job on the challenge Hun & thanks for the inspiration!!!


I haven't tried this technique before. I'm gonna have to do it! Your creation is so sweet! TFS! :)

Liz Williams

Wow, how cute is this!!!!

Carolina Little

Barb I thought your round card was so cute...and then I scroll down and I thought... "OH IT OPENS". BEAUTIFUL!!!. This card is so cute!!!. I have to try this technique. Well done!!!


I love it Barb! Those images are just darling! Thanks for playing along, you did awesome!

Patty Gorka

This was very clever and creative, great 'thinking outside the box'


Hey....what a neat way to make a circle card! Love it!

:: BlueInks ::

What a great project idea. YOu made it so cute and the images are perfect! Great job, Barb!


I just love this, haven't tried it yet myself, but you are inspiring me to give it a go! Absolutely love the penguin and snowman - adorable!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Barb, this is such a cute snowman card... telescoping and all! Love the way you went outside the box... and outside your comfort zone, too!

Heather B

Cute card!!! Love it!

Diane Clark-Sutton

Great technique that I need to try. Your images are so cute and your coloring make them stand out so well. Nice job on the challenge.


Loveeee snowmens! and your telescopic card is totally fun!
Very nicely done ♥