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The Paper Shelter Card Challenge Entry

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Hey guys, I have most certainly been neglecting my blog these past few days and I am so sorry for that. To get back on track I am starting with a simple but adorable post yo get back on track. Today I have a card entry for The Paper Shelter Card Challenge. I fell in love with their Digi stamps. You really should pop on over and check them out. They are having a huge sale this week too, with LOTS of savings!

The challenge this week is Stripes/dots.

So for my card entry. This is a boys birthday card I made a while back with the "Casual boy" Digi stamp.


PS: I'm not on my computer and wasn't able to edit the first photo properly, forgive me.

I started coloring the Digi stamp. Once finished colored I printed another Digi stamp on masking paper and cut it out slightly smaller than than the outline. I placed mask over my boy and then used splatter dots stencil and distress ink and applied the background. I wanted more in the background so I took another stencil and gold rub…

IG Giveaway

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Hey guys, wanted to drop by and let you all know that I am hosting a Giveaway on Instagram for a $20 credit to my shop! Head on over and enter to win! You can choose any cards from my shop up to $20 and I will cover the shipping cost for USA and up to $5 international shipping charges. This giveaway is for EVERYONE! Giveaway End June 5th at 5pm



Rules are simple: 1. Follow Me on IG(@OverbyDesigns) 2. Subscribe to my blog(HERE) 3.Favor my Etsy Shop(HERE) 4. Like the IG Giveaway Post(HERE) 5. Comment that you have entered 6. Tag 3 Friends. You can tag more for extra entries. Make sure that you have done all 6 things to qualify to enter. I will check to see if you have done all things, if you have not you will not be entered.  Good Luck! 
I am doing this giveaway to thank all my loyal followers and friends for all of their support! Thank you guys for everything! Without you guys, I wouldn't be here! 
This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by IG, Blogger, or any other Social …

Custom Order

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Hey guys! I wanted to share a recent custom order that I completed today. I am also going to share the last few custom orders I had gotten as well so that you can see the type of work that I am able to do when it comes to custom orders.



Custom Order-Build a card around the Bible Verse Jeremiah 29:11. Recipient loves horses, her dog and isn't a girly girl.  Inside of the card.
I used Some Odd Girl's digi stamp to create the main portion of the card. The girl and her horse which is Horsing around Mae digi stamp. You can find that digi stamp HERE. I used spectrum noir markers to create the tree and the background. I also used spectrum noir markers to color the digi stamp and the dog. I also used a picket fence die cut to add to the background for added interest. The person who is purchasing the card absolutely loved the card. I am so happy that I could create this awesome card for her! 
Check out other custom order cards I've made below. You can request a custom order HERE. J…

SSS IG Challenge & Time Out Challenge Card

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Hey guys, I have a card here for you that I am sure you seen me post a few days ago for the SSS IG Challenge. Now I  am entering this card into the Time Out Challenge. The Time out Challenge this week is Nature-1 layer card with an optional twist. See info on the photo below. Or click HERE to head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to check out all the details, see the amazing cards from the design team and check out the other card entries. You will be glad you did!



Time Out Challenge Info

Gorgeous Simon Says Stamp New Beginnings Spring Florals
I achieved the one layer look by stamping the largest blooms in each corner of the card panel, masking them with post it tape. I then stamped the crocus flowers, then masked them the same way as the largest blooms. I then added the grassy leaves over the crocus masked flowers. I repeated the process around the card. I then colored the flowers with spectrum noir markers in purple, yellow and green tones. Once I colored all my flowers in, I colo…

New Items-Etsy Shop + Free Shipping Deal

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Hey guys, I know I have been a bit absent lately. I haven't been feeling too well. I am currently having some health issues I need to deal with. However I have been trying to get some new cards into the shop for you all. Plus I have a free shipping deal going on, on select cards.

There are a few new cards listed in the Etsy Shop today. Head on over there and check it out! Plus select cards that are $5.50 now are shipping Free! That's right FREE shipping on cards that are $5.50. Head on over there and stock up on your cards for all occasions now.

Here are a few of the new listings available now:























Also order your Father's day cards now to get them just in time for the fabulous day to celebrate all the amazing dad's out there! Accepting custom and bulk orders. Now would also be the best time to order your Christmas Cards if you plan to order in bulk(10+).

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5 Ways To Use Patterned Paper

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Hey ya'll! Thanks for stopping by! Today I have something I want to share with you. Patterned Paper Ideas! Yes! I said it. I know a lot of you get intimidated by patterned paper when it comes to using it, BUT you have shelves, cabinets, drawers FULL of patterned paper that you have either no idea how to use it, are afraid to cut into it because of the fear of ruining a gorgeous piece of paper or just have no idea why you haven't used it yet. I recently had a conversation with a young lady on Instagram about this after she made a comment on my post where I used patterned paper for one of my cards. She had said she struggles with using patterned paper because she has no idea how to incorporate it into her projects. I told her just to have some fun with it and play around with it until she got it the way she wanted it. But I have been thinking about it since. This is an epidemic! Too many of us are intimidated by pretty paper that we love so much, myself included. Sooooo, without…

Tranquility Amigo Card

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Hey guys! Thank you for taking the time out to stop by and check out my blog. I appreciate you being here. So today I have such an adorable card using 2 of Hero Art's older stamp sets. It's fiesta time and make a fountain stamp set. I had searched for inspiration for the make a fountain stamp set and could litterally only find 3 cards total. So this is my take on the 2 stamp sets.





I started by stamping and coloring all my images that I would use on the card. I stamped the images in memento black ink and colored with spectrum noir markers. I used corrdinating dies to cut out the fountain stamps and I fussy cut the dogs. I also die cut some clouds from white cardstock and colored them with a light blue and blended them out to white. I set all my images to the side and began working on my background.

I colored the ground and the sky with green and blue markers in different shades. Then I grabbed my images and assembled them as shown on the finished card.



Once I was done glueing a…