Tuesday, March 1, 2022


Hi friends!  Welcome to my post for Color Hues Challenge #36!  

We have a special challenge for you starting today! 

 Our wonderful coordinator, Nancy was over on the Share Handmade Kindness FB group on Saturday and saw an idea by cardmaker Linda Eterno.  She suggested that the cardmaking community fill the internet with Blue and Yellow cards to show our support for Ukraine. We thought it was such a terrific idea. After you make your card, we are asking you to please send it to someone too. After all, we all need to light up the world with a bit of love.

We got very little warning that this was happening, so those that had the time to make two cards did so. I wasn't sure I was going to have time to make another card, but I used my card I created for the original Green & Gold challenge as inspiration and created a similar card using Blue & Yellow and changing up the sentiment and flourish.

So you, our wonderful participants, also have a choice. You can make a card to show love and support for the Ukrainian people or you can make a card using Lindsey's colors of Green and Gold OR BOTH!

We are going to have TWO overall winners for this challenge, one for each color pairing. So please, if you decide to make two cards... would you post them in separate posts? That way no entry gets missed by mistake.

I created some custom blue card stock using Catherine's Fiesta Blue ink.  I used direct to paper to create a sheet of blue card stock and then cut it into strips and adhered it to a piece of white card stock.  I then die cut that piece with the Scallops & Dots Dies.

I stamped the flourish onto a piece of yellow card stock using Midnight ink and then die cut it and adhered it to two other dies to create some dimension.  I adhered it to my card panel and stamped the sentiment.  Some Crater Lake sequins finish off this card.

I found some gold patterned paper from PTI in my stash, it was perfect for this challenge of green & gold.  I die cut the piece of paper using the Scallops & Dots dies from Catherine Pooler.  I adhered that to my card base.

I stamped and die cut the flourish stamp from the Natural Flourishes stamp set.  I stamped it on green card stock I had in my stash and added some details using a colored pencil.  I adhered that to my card and stamped the sentiment.  A few Vegas Baby sequins and that finishes this birthday card.

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I hope you'll be sure to check out the fabulous designs from the team & play along with us.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  

I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you!  I really appreciate your love and support!


  1. Kristie, I think this was a marvelous idea! I'll get on it - thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  2. Really beautiful and touching cards. I love both the versions of the cards,the clean design looks wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!

  3. What a great idea to do a riff on your first card for the card for Ukraine! Both are lovely!

  4. They're both wonderful, Kristie!

  5. Two super cards, but two totally different looks with the same design! :)

  6. Your same-but-different cards are gorgeous! I'm in awe of the blue/white striped background; it's seamless!

  7. A pair of stunning cards Kristie - love your blue and yellow one, and the green and gold is amazing
    Stay safe

  8. Kristie, I Love that these cards are similar but different. Love them both! I adore that white and gold paper! What a great find! Thanks for being so willing to rise to the occasion last minute too! Take care!

  9. Wonderful use of gold and green! Love it!

  10. Kristie what a fabulous idea to make two similar cards for two different colour duos!! I love using CP inks to make my own coloured cardstock--looks amazing! the white and gold paper, what a score!

  11. Both cards are just beautiful! Love the strips behind the branches!


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