Card Challenges

Keep the Wheels Turning!

Yoga with this guy! I gotta keep the wheels turning so this body will run like a well oiled machine. It helps to have a good workout partner. We push each other. He makes me want to be better and healthier!

Wendy and Chris Yoga Selfie
Club Scrap® digital kit elements. Steamworks is currently available.

I’m always looking for new things to keep my mind busy too, because I’ve developed a bad habit of playing on my phone. I’ll tool around on it when I’m relaxing and before I know it, it ‘s been a couple of hours. I really need to delete the Amazon app because it makes buying new crafty supplies waaaaay too easy. I’ve been eyeing the Gelli Plate for a long time and I bought it after it popped up in an Amazon ad. I am such a sucker! I must have searched for it during my online Christmas spree. WOW, that is kind of scary…big brother is watching! On the plus side, I did open and play with the my new purchase immediately.  The Gelli Plate is going to be my new favorite toy for awhile!

CS February 2018 Challenge ALSB, Idea Deck, NBUS 019E
Club Scrap® Steamworks  gear stencil and coordinating colors of acrylic paint.

All of the creative monoprinting prompted me to whip up a set of cards!

CS February 2018 Challenge ALSB, Idea Deck, NBUS 003E

The Club Scrap® Idea Deck  and Page Formulas are such great tools when I need a little inspiration! The cutting and assembly instructions are listed on the back of each card. I love that the only thing I have to think about is picking out stamp  images and complementary card stock!

CS February 2018 Challenge ALSB, Idea Deck, NBUS 022E
This month’s card for the Club Scrap Chat Idea Deck challenge

Card #1

CS February 2018 Challenge ALSB, Idea Deck, NBUS 009E
Club Scrap® Steamworks   Page kit card stock, cut aparts and gear stencil.

I substituted the Gelli Plate panel in place of the card stock nesting panel from the Idea Deck directions. I trimmed the cut aparts using detail scissors, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and assembled the layers according to the sketch design.

Card #2

CS February 2018 Challenge ALSB, Idea Deck, NBUS 011E
Club Scrap® Steamworks  Page kit card stock, 12×12 cut aparts and gear stencil.

I trimmed more of the cut aparts to nest on the mini blue squares and added another Gelli Plate panel for the background. The assembly was easy using a grid ruler to line up the edges!

Card #3

CS February 2018 Challenge ALSB, Idea Deck, NBUS 013E
Club Scrap® Steamworks Page kit card stock and 12×12 cut aparts. Stamp image from a past kit that is no longer available.

I got a little creative with this card. I made a mini collage cluster with leftover scraps, a stamped sentiment and a little of my own handwriting!

Card #4

CS February 2018 Challenge ALSB, Idea Deck, NBUS 018E

This one is for the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog: GIRLY! card challenge. I searched through my stash of stamps and found these little ladies to fit on the tiny panels!

CS February 2018 Challenge ALSB, Idea Deck, NBUS 014E
Club Scrap® Steamworks Page kit card stock and gear stencil. Stamp images inked with Club Scrap’s white pigment ink.

I used a scrap of Gelli Plate art instead of card stock and tied the colors together with a bit of matching ribbon.

Whew! That’s a wrap! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to let me know you were here!



February Anything Goes Crafting Challenge at Polka Doodles 

HIMCR #339 Super Scraps Saturday

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog: GIRLY!

Club Scrap 02/18 Idea Deck Challenge 

Club Scrap 02/18 Past and Present Challenge 

Club Scrap Tool and Stash Challenge: Paint

Club Scrap 02/18 NBUS Challenge: Wheels and Gears


26 thoughts on “Keep the Wheels Turning!

  1. Wow! Amazing works and wonderful examples on how to use scraps of cardstock, designer papers, ribbon, and even own artistry created bits and pieces! Thanks for linking this to the most recent super scraps Saturday theme challenge for HIMCR! Becca~DT

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  2. Wow, there are some fabulous creations here! You are getting a lot of use and enjoyment out of your lovely new toy. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous girly card at Sweet Stampin’ this week.

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  3. So much goodnes in this post, Wendy! Love all the cards, the stencil technique and especially the collage that starts this post. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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    1. I never know what will motivate me! I think the artistic freedom of the Gelli Plate did it this time. Shhhh….I ordered a smaller one too for a couple of techniques I learned. I really need to delete that amazon app! 😂


    1. Thanks Heidi! I had a GC from Christmas and splurged with that! I saw a blog post with instructions to make your own, but it looked way too time consuming and messy. Wait til they go on sale. You’re so creative, you’ll love having one!


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