Monday, September 24, 2012

Design Team Challenge - Day 1

We think we have an awesome group of designers this year.  They continually create projects that just 'wow' us all and so we thought we'd give them a little challenge. 
We did do a similiar type challenge this year and this one just seems to take many of them out of their comfort zone.  Which, even though, they may not admit it, is a good thing. ;)

Anyways, here's their challenge for the week.


  • Create a non-traditional layout (no circle, no squares, etc). Really think out of the ordinary here.
  • Use the color ORANGE somewhere on your project.
  • Use the i-top tool on your project.

So ... let's take a look at what THREE of our designers created.


Adora Concepcion

For this challenge, I created a Christmas Tree shaped card. Fold a 12X12 patterned paper and cut a tree shape leaving one side intact. For added dimension, i cut a smaller shape tree and attached it together using pop-dots. Then embellished it with cut out shape, die cuts and
small matching buttons.

Supplies: Imaginisce Christmas Cheer Papers; Christmas Joy, Be Jolly & Warm Wishes; Imaginisce Rejoice Die Cuts, Imaginisce Tool;  I-Bond & I -top;
and Imaginisce Small Brad Daddies.

Heather Leopard

I love to give and receive homemade cards. I'd guess 95% of the cards I create are the typical rectangle shape but every now and again it's fun to mix it up. Today I cut this cute flower card using my CAMEO and the Makin' Waves collection. I added some sparkle and shine using my i-rock. I can't wait to give this to someone special.

Supplies: Imaginisce (Makin' Waves collection)

Ilene Tell

This was a bit outside my comfort zone, but it ended up being so fun to be challenged to think outside the box! I had these cute pics of the kids after a bath, that I've been hanging onto forever, and I knew this was the perfect challenge to finally use them. What better way to show off some pictures of the kids at home, than with a home-shaped layout :) To create the roof, I punched many layers with a border punch and then layered them on top of each other. Super simple!

Paper: Imaginisce (Makin' Waves, Monster Mash), Tool: I-Top + Brad Daddies, Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Door Embellishment: Recollections, Die-Cutting Machine: Sizzix (Big Shot), Heart Die: Tim Holtz, House Template: October Afternoon, Foam Letters: American Crafts, Pink Paislee, Color Spray: Tattered Angels, Ink: Cat's Eye Chalk Ink.

Thanks ladies.  

Wow! Those were fabulous ideas for this challenge!
You're welcome to take part in this challenge too - just share/post your projects on our Facebook wall and maybe we'll use your project on our i-Spy Feature!!

Don't forget about our September Monthly Challenge either.  Deadline for submissions is tomorrow!


Guiseppa said...

Cute projects girls!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Definitely out of my comfort zone and so cute. Great job


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