A Challenge – To Be Inspired! {NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

It’s time for the Challenge to Be Inspired! {NOW CLOSED}

There’s going to be all kinds of inspiration this weekend, with layouts, cards, kids crafts, home decor, and more! At the bottom of each post there is a ‘be inspired’ section with suggestions of what you can take from that post to apply to your own crafting.

This challenge is where you can link up ANYTHING you make or do that’s inspired by this event, and to tempt you to enter there’s also a prize to win:

Challenge Prize at Jennifer Grace Creates

The We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Circle Tool with the ‘Love’ and ‘Banners’ piercers!

While you are reading my posts, or posts along the blog hop, make sure you are pinning or bookmarking them – then get creating! When you’ve finished make sure you come come back here and add it to the linky tool at the bottom of this post. All entries will also be added to the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Pinterest Board.

Here’s a card to add to the inspiration (but remember your challenge entry doesn’t have to be anything to do with this card in particular)…

Enjoy Every Moment:

Enjoy Every Moment card by Jennifer Grace

Here’s a bit about how I put the card together…

1. I started with a 6×6 card blank, my favourite size card to make, and cut my most used base – two squares of patterned paper at 5½” and 5¼” (normally I just eyeball this rather than measuring it). It’s refreshing to stick to what you know best:

Enjoy Every Moment card by Jennifer Grace


These papers are from the My Mind’s Eye Just Splendid 6×6 Pad.

2. I cut a corner from some Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine Paper, and chose a couple of sentiments (a Glitz 77 Sticker and a Hello Sunshine Chipboard Sticker). Then I tipped out the Hello Sunshine Ephemera, to try a few out. First I tried a rainbow:

Enjoy Every Moment card by Jennifer Grace

And then a bouquet of red/pink flowers:

Enjoy Every Moment card by Jennifer Grace

But I decided they both were too bold – they dominated the sentiments, but I wanted the sentiments to be the main thing to stand out.

So I chose this yellow flower and orange heart:

Enjoy Every Moment card by Jennifer Grace

3. Then I just had to ink the paper edges in gold, stick it all together, and add some extra details – like another Glitz 77 sticker, some MME Just Splendid Wood Dots, a few sequins, and some Waco Pearl Pen White Dots:

Enjoy Every Moment card by Jennifer Grace

Now I can send it so someone who needs a refreshing card to cheer them up!

Be Inspired:

Mount two sheets of square patterned paper at the back of your project

Choose two sentiments instead of one

Use your favourite techniques to keep things simple

To enter this challenge {NOW CLOSED}: Make something inspired by this weekend, then blog about it or upload it to an online gallery, with a link back to the project that inspired you. Then come here and add your project to the Linky Tool below! You can enter this challenge as many times as you like, and you can combine it with other challenges (either mine or other online challenges).

The challenge will close next Sunday the 15th of June at 10.59pm BST. It is open internationally.

I’ll be back again in an hour with a blog hop! Jennifer x

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

  • I’ve not seen one of those sew easy circles before! A great card and I’m loving the Hello Sunshine Ephemera pack. Hope to play along x

    June 6, 2014 at 5:11 pm
  • Frances

    I am inspired to try something new and use two sentiments – thanks. Love the sunshiny card you made!

    June 6, 2014 at 5:23 pm
  • I love the way you shared the options and thought process with the ephemera. Hope to be back linking up tomorrow x

    June 6, 2014 at 5:29 pm
  • Love the angled paper on your card! and I like the idea of the two sentiments… thanks for getting the wheels turning in my head 😉

    June 6, 2014 at 5:37 pm
  • Sarah

    Lovely, bright, cheery card! I hope to play along with this challenge this evening!! xx

    June 6, 2014 at 5:52 pm
  • Annie

    What a fun card, love the ephemera pack, especially the we’ll boot and the umbrella, so cute! I’ll be back to play along later!

    June 6, 2014 at 7:11 pm
  • The sequins and dots finish it off perfectly.

    June 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm
  • Definitely inspired by this post. I made some super simple graduation cards with some frame die cuts, washi tape and stamping. I think I’ll do a blog post later this afternoon with my “inspired” creations and then link back.

    June 6, 2014 at 8:38 pm
  • Very cute card- love the colours (I think they might be my inspiration on this one).

    June 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm
  • Oooo, I havent seen a sew-easy circle either 🙂
    That kind of layering up I’ve done on layouts but never think to do it on cards **adds to to-do list**

    June 6, 2014 at 9:41 pm
  • Great cards and it looks like this weekend will be a blast! Penny

    June 6, 2014 at 11:27 pm
  • I’ve made 2 cards and was extremely inspired by your post. http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/seize-birthday-and-jingle-belles.html

    June 7, 2014 at 12:44 am
  • Cheery cards 😀

    June 7, 2014 at 1:53 am
  • Super cute card, love the process you work through 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 2:00 am
  • Great card & a nice giveaway!

    June 7, 2014 at 2:25 am
  • mandysea

    This is gorgeous! Love the colour palette and those ephemera packs are fabulous!
    Love a bit of sequin too! I’ve not seen how the WRMK sew easy works… the idea is great and would be a very helpful tool to have!

    June 7, 2014 at 9:33 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    Love the two sentiments idea…will try and enter this one!!!!!

    June 7, 2014 at 11:08 am
  • I have this pack and love it! Hadn’t thought of making cards with it – that’s another thing on my to do list now!

    June 7, 2014 at 11:39 am
  • Dawn F.

    Great card!

    June 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm
  • I’ve had my eye on one of the Sew Easy tools for a while but not seen the circle one – how fab is that?!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm
  • Jen

    Cute card. I’m hoping to play along but I definitely need to finish some already-designed birthday party invites before we go on vacation so timing may be an issue. I’m definitely drawing inspiration for the future though- thank you!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:06 am
  • Gill Welch

    What a bright happy card….love it, thanks.

    June 8, 2014 at 7:19 am
  • What a great idea

    June 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm
  • Such a simple idea to use the paper at an angle but has a great impact.

    June 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm
  • Karen Schroeder

    Love your card! The bright colors make me happy!

    June 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm
  • Janet

    Your card is super cute!!! I love your work!!

    June 9, 2014 at 12:19 pm

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