Challenge 3: Virtual Crop

Let’s wrap up the day by changing gears a little.

Let’s create a card.

You may only be a scrapbooker, but have lots of scraps left over from your layouts.  This is the perfect way to use up those scraps.

Create a card of any theme, and you will be ahead of the game the next time you are looking for a card to mail out to a loved one, or attach to a gift you are giving.

Your card recipient will feel special getting a homemade card from you.

So, if you are not a card-maker, I challenge you to try it.  If you are a card-maker—create away!

Challenge 3:  Create a card following the sketch below.  Take a photo of your completed project and post to the Facebook Event Page by 9pm CST (Friday the 15th) to qualify for the prize for this challenge

4.25 x 5.5 Card Sketch - Page 001


Here are a few ideas created by Advisors and Content Contributors for inspiration:

Krislyn Mattei- Advisor;  Minnesota, United States

To create this card, you will need:

  • Countryside Comfort Paper Pack  US  CAN  AU
  • Everyday Sentiments Laser Cut Embellishments  US  CAN  AU
  • Denim Blues Paper Pack  US  CAN  AU
  • Denim Blues Embellishments  US  CAN  AU
  • Border Maker System with Dancing Daisies and Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridges  US  CAN  AU
  • Beige Cardstock  US  CAN  AU
  • Tape Runner  US  CAN  AU
  • Repositionable Tape Runner Refill  US  CAN  AU
  • Custom Cutting System with Oval Templates  US  CAN  AU
  • Foam Squares  US  CAN  AU


Marja Deeth- CM Home Office;  Canada

To create this card, you will need:

  • Beige and White Cardstock  US  CAN  AU
  • Adventure Paper Pack  US  CAN  AU
  • Adventure Stickers  US  CAN  AU
  • Border Maker System with Pumpkin Chain Border Maker System  US  CAN  AU
  • Tape Runner  US  CAN  AU
  • Foam Squares  US  CAN  AU
  • Repositionable Adhesive  US  CAN  AU
  • Black ABC/123 Stickers  US  CAN  AU


(Digital)  Beth Thomander- Advisor;  Nova Scotia, Canada

To create this card, you will need:

  • Countryside Comfort Digital Kit  US  CAN  AU

Tips for creating this card digitally:

  • Lots of layering on this card and the vellum papers can be a bit tricky so you may have to play around a bit to get the look like.
  • The scalloped layers were made with Shaped Edge tool.  Make one edge and copy and paste and shift them left and right to have a staggered look.
  • The greeting was created using the “Hello” title in green and orange and layer one over the other.  the orange one was pulled slight to the right and down to give a shadow effect.  A shadow was also applied to both the titles to give it even more depth.


Thank you SO much for joining us for this Virtual Crop!  As a way to show our thanks and gratitude for joining us, we are offering all Virtual Croppers a coupon code for $10 off a $25 purchase, which is valid between now and Saturday September 16th, 2017 at 5:00pm CST.  Make sure to enter code:  CMCROP10 into the coupon code prompt when checking out.

***Please ensure the code applies before checking out.  We are not able to go back in and add the code once the order has been placed.

If you have questions regarding the code, please ask on the Facebook Event Page.  We will not honor the code after the deadline.

Happy Creating!

2 thoughts on “Challenge 3: Virtual Crop

  1. I really need to make a Hello card, then once again, I see it is digital. Beth, I swear I could feel the textures of the layers and embellishments ! I also appreciate Marja and Krislyn’s more masculine approach, . It’s difficult for me to get inspired to create men’s cards. These are just perfect!

  2. When the virtual crop is over, will there be something that could be printed of all the sketches from the challenges?

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