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Welcome to PCCCS186 with the Paper Craft Crew; this week we’re keeping it interesting with a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!


The hard part for me was keeping it down to one line; I knew I wanted to make a birthday card, as it’s my niece’s birthday on the 19th, so I did add that in, but stayed with the middle line across – Sequins, Feminine and Die Cut or Punch.

Since it’s a birthday card, I decided to add a little fun with the die cut, and make it a shaker card – and an easel card!

PCCCS186 shaker easel birthday

Happy Birthday, Krista!!  🙂  As you can see, it’s not her 29th – but you’ll  never know which birthday it actually is that she’s celebrating! 😉

I started out with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock, and die cut the centre using the Ovals Framelits.  Then I used the Curvy Corner Trio punch on each corner for the lovely scallop.  I used a Paper Pumpkin stamp to repeatedly stamp ‘Happy Birthday’ across the panel of Melon Mambo cardstock, in Melon Mambo ink.

I used the next largest Oval to die cut another oval from a Window Sheet, and attached that to the back of the Very Vanilla piece, to cover the opening.  Then I attached some strips of double-sided tape (like dimensionals, except in strips) that I had left over from a shaker card kit at Christmas, around the oval.  I filled it with sequins, then layered the ‘Happy Birthday’ stamped panel over the back, covering the sequins so that they stayed inside the window sheet.

I die cut the numbers from Melon Mambo cardstock using the Large Numbers Framelits Dies (which I of course purchased as a Bundle with the Number of Years stamp set, saving myself 15%!), and attached the numbers to the window sheet using Glue Dots.

Next, I stamped the sentiments from the Number of Years set onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Melon Mambo ink.  The ‘look who’s turning’ I cut using 2 Ovals Framelits; the ‘Again’ was die cut using the banner that comes with the Large Numbers Framelits, and I again used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch on the 4 corners of the larger sentiment.

I attached the bottom sentiment to a rectangle of Melon Mambo cardstock, then layered that on top of another panel of Very Vanilla cardstock that I had glued to the card base.  This sentiment acts as the ‘prop’, to keep the Easel Card propped up and open.  In this next picture, you can see from the side how it stands up on its own:

easel card side view

You can see that I also stamped some flowers onto the inside panel, and glued some more sequins onto the card front.

I hope that my niece will enjoy her card, and I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing it, too!

I also hope that you’ll check out the fabulous cards that the rest of the design team have made; you can see them on the Paper Craft Crew page.  Then, decide which Tic-Tac-Toe line you’d like to tackle, and link up your card for the challenge!

I’m looking forward to seeing your card!  Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Paper Craft Crew Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

    1. I admit to going a bit ‘extra’ on this card, Jackie, since it was for my niece 🙂 Thanks for your lovely comment!

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