Saturday, May 18, 2013

It's Only One Color - What?

Good morning everyone!  Today's blog hop comes to you from the Scraps to Treasure Team! 

Our goal at STT is to use up all our scraps and leftover embellishments to create wonderful layouts, cards and other projects.  This month we are doing that using different shades of only one color.  

If you came from Robin's blog at Cut One Designs by Robin, you're in the right place!

Up for grabs is this RAK from our hostess, Paula at  Precious Pages by Paula that will be going out to one lucky hopper that is a follower of all the blogs in the hop and has left a comment for each entry.

Included in the RAK are:
  • 10 My Mind's Eye Laundry Line Diecuts
  • 2 Basic Grey Bling It On Rubons and Rhinestones
  • 2 Glitz Frosting Bling
  • 1 Martha Stewart Glitter Alphas
  • 1 EK Success Inspirables Embellishments
  • 1 Special Moments Embellishments
  • 1 Treasured Memories Metal Tags
As I said above, we decided to create monochromatic projects for you!  The dictionary defines "monochromatic" as "of or having one color" or "of, pertaining to, or having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue". 
That's right you are going to see projects that use only one colorAnd we are using our scraps - you know those half used packs of paper, etc. that we all have in our craft rooms?  For my project, I created a set of monochromatic monogrammed cards:

I made my cards A2 in size so they would fit in a regular size envelope.  The card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart to cut out the images I used on the card:

Circle:  page 48, Card, < i > cut at 1 1/4"
"Flower" Circle:  page 54, C4, Card, < f > cut at 3"
                        page 54, C4, Shift, Card, < F > cut at 3" 

The monogrammed "D" is a stamp set also from Close to My Heart.  I used different colors of coordinating ink and cardstock:  Lagoon, Sky, Blush, Cotton Candy, and Cashmere.

The embossed background comes from a Cuttlebug folder but it doesn't have the name on it and I couldn't find it through Google - sorry about that!  I used my Sizzix Big Kick to emboss the folder. 

Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Monogram "D" stamp set (M1003)
Cotton Candy cardstock (X5760)
Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2193)
Lagoon cardstock (X5762)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2195)
Sky cardstock (X5761)
Sky Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2194)

Blush cardstock (X5640)
Blush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2106)

Cashmere cardstock (X5932)
Cashmere Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2175)

Sponge Daubers (Z726)  
Sizzix Big Kick
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
I wanted to offer some blog candy to you hoppers!  How would you like your own set of 5 monogrammed cards?  You choose the letter and you choose the color of the cards you would like.  I can make you a set with each color or just one color.  All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave me a comment below this post and become a follower.  If you would like to have an additional chance to win, you can go to my Facebook Page and "Like" it and leave a comment there.  You can go to my FB page by clicking here.  If you have already liked my page, just comment that you have.

Your next stop on the Monochromatic blog hop is Lynda of Memories in Tyme.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Paula ~ Precious Pages by Paula
Melanie ~ Afternoon Scrapper
Lissa Marie ~ So Many Crafts
Robin C. ~ Cut One Designs by Robin YOU CAME FROM HERE
Lucy ~ Love 2 Create  YOU ARE HERE
Lynda ~ Memories in Tyme  YOUR NEXT STOP
Liz ~ Tryin 2 Craft
Camille ~ Short on Ideas
Robin L. ~ Create-A-Latte
Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. All your cards are so pretty...even in one color!

    • Carson's Creations •

  2. These are so cool! Love the way they turned out for being one color.

  3. great monochromatic cards! Love that embossing folder you used.

  4. Lovely set of cards. So well done. I would love to win a set of them for my mother. Her last name begins with R.

  5. Lovely work Lucy. Now that's how ya do it! It is great to know the how to and what you used. Great blog! I have been following you forever.

  6. Yummy, reminds me of frosting! Great blog!

  7. WOW - these are fabulous - love the embossing, I think its the Baby's breath folder, I have this one :-) TFS

  8. Beautiful cards!Love the colors,I'm a new follower!

  9. Nice and simple just the way I like it, lol. Thanks for the inspiration ladies...on my way now to the next stop, lol. What fun!

  10. beautiful cards, love the design and the monogram idea

  11. What a beautiful project - Love the design you have came up with for sure! Anyone will be lucky to get these! :)

  12. These are really nice.. what a great idea with the monogram. You rock girly

  13. These are lovely cards! I "liked" your FB page too.

  14. Love your cards Lucy

    What an awesome idea :)

    Thanks for sharing


  15. love the cards you made, thanks for sharing your idea and the measurements of each item thats helps if we want to try to do what you did
    thank you

  16. These are elegant. Just love them.


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