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Shades of Brown

There’s a new challenge on the Cupcake Inspirations blog and it’s a color theme!


Our sponsor for this challenge is Poppy Stamps  and they are generously offering a $20 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner. Link up your project and share our inspiration photo for a chance to win!


Brown is not my favorite color…UNLESS, it’s spiced it up with some bold colors or patterns!

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Each month Club Scrap hosts monthly challenges on their Facebook group page. The Idea Deck Challenge for November 2018 is the Ace of Clubs. The Club Scrap® Page Formulas are such great tools when I need a little inspiration! Club Scrap originally sold these as a deck of cards with the cutting and assembly instructions listed on the back of each card. Now they are sold as printable .pdf files.


I used the Ace of Clubs card from ALCM Idea Deck Volume 2 to create my set of gate fold cards.  I love that the only thing I have to think about is picking out stamp  images and complementary card stock!


Card #1 

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I used card stock, stamp images and embellishments from the new Club Scrap Gone Wild page kit. I needed some type of closure for the gate fold, so I dressed up a gold paper clip from my stash with some of the ribbon from the kit and tied on the tiny bronze binoculars.

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Card #2 

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This card features Gone Wild stamp images and a cut apart from the page kit. I made the tiger cut apart into a decorative belly band closure.

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Card #3 

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The lion stamp image needed a little something, so I added some Stickles to make his eyes glow!

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I used matching brads from my stash and waxed linen thread to create a tie closure for this card. The bronze giraffe dangles from the end that unwinds.

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Card #4

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I used more Gone Wild cut aparts for this card. I trimmed the giraffe image to fit the blue panel and fussy cut the sentiment cut apart for interest. I made a simple belly band from one of the scraps I had left and added some Stickles for bling.

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Click HERE to see what the rest of the Design Sweeties have created for this challenge and link up your “shades of brown” creation for a chance to win!

I’ll look for you in our gallery!


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