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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

GDT Jackson's Digtal Expressions New Release: Bridge Ladies


I dare not ask if you are keeping cool.  I live in Michigan and winter will sneek up on us like the flu on a Kindergarten teacher. lol  I just crank up the air and keep my mouth shut.  My prayers go out to those who are dealing with the fires, storms and anyone who is having a difficult time in the heat.  This too shall pass.

Today, I have the honor, pleasure and sincere joy (*doing the happy dance*) of sharing with you one of a series of creations that I have created as the Guest DT over on Jackson's Digital Expressions.  I love JDE's artwork, because they stir up so many wonderful memories of my childhood. 

JDE kicks off their new release images this month and they are starting with an image called "Bridge Ladies."  This is a fun image that illustrators what happens when a group of the girls get together to play a game of cards.  Immediately when I saw this image, I thought about the fact that my mother never allowed us to play cards...only UNO.  To this day, the only card game I know how to play is UNO. :-)

A big THANK YOU to JDE's team for allowing me to play along with them.

Okay, enough's my creation...

Close up of Bridge Ladies image
Front of gift box

Inside of gift box

I decided to make a gift box using this image, so that I could showcase a project.  I believe this shows how versatile the image can be and hopefully it will inspire you to  think outside-of-the-box. (pun kind of intended)  Okay, I must say that I am often plagued by "bright ideas;" however, when I try to execute them they don't always turn out as planned.  I was glad that this idea exceeded my plan.

The box...
I knew I wanted a box that would hold a deck of cards.  Therefore, I started out with the measurements of the deck of cards 21/2" x 31/2" and decided that I wanted the sides to be 1" high with an extra 1/4" to adhere it to the case.   I used my Spellbinder's Label #17 to cut a window in the box.  The "case" for the card deck was created by taking a 8" x 6" piece of cardstock and scoring it at 31/2", 4"(valley score) and 41/2". 

Finishing touches...
I cut the image out and matted it on orange and purple cardstock from my stash.  I used Spellbinder's Circle and Circle eyelet diecuts for the matting.  I also layered on some dp and orange cardstock on the front of the box.  The color scheme was inspired by Mardi Gras colors.  The banner was cut out using my Cricut and I used my sticker stash (which I almost never use) and layered on some funky black and silver letters and some fun cards.  On the inside of the box, I added some more card stickers and added a pencil and pad to keep score.  Walah!  This is my card "Card Box" project.

Now, Jackson's Digital will be having a new release party all month long so you don't want to miss it.  You can head over and check out what's going on by clicking here.  Tell them Candy sent you!

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge:  Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge Blog:  Use a digi
Shopping our Stash Challenge:  Use 3 of something (diecuts)
Craft Your Passion:  Chillin and Grillin

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportuntiies for creativity!


  1. Wow great card. Lovely image.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  2. This is FABULOUS! I love this idea...thanks so much for sharing!

  3. What a fun and cute project! Love that image and the little banner on the front.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

  4. Great image and wonderful box :D
    Thanx for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge,

    Ger xxx
    CBN DT

  5. So amazing that you join us for this! What a wonderful creation!!!! such a great idea. Really looking forward to seeing your other creations!

  6. Congrats on being the Featured Designer at Jacksons Digital Expressions!!! What a great creation!!!

  7. Great card on the bright colors and image :)

    SEO in Surrey

  8. Wonderful card box. We used to play UNO all the time when I was growing up. This brings back so many memories. Wonderful image and great project Candy. joann sassy raggedy

  9. ooh what a lovely card! Thank you so much for playing along at the CBN network challenge this week.. Hope to see you again soon!

    CBN DT

  10. What a lovely project,thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

  11. This is so creative. Thanks for sharining your talent at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  12. this is so nice project wow - perfect for us challenge -thanks for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  13. very cool - great project!
    Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  14. This card is unique! Unique image you got there. Also, you got those vibrant colors and its very beautiful.
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