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Jan 6, 2021

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - January Challenge, and How to Make Your Own Shiplap Paper with 2 Easy Steps

Hello and welcome to the January Crafty Wednesday challenge right here on my blog! I'm so glad you decided to check it out and hope you'll join in too! Be sure to scroll down to see if you were one of my top picks! 

For the month of January the theme I have chosen is..............

Something Old and/or Something New

(or anything goes).

I can't wait to see what you'll share this month!

My January Sample

For my card I decided to try a new to me technique: DIY Shiplap Paper and I used some older  supplies to create my card. 

This post does include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links. As always, this is at no cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

The puppy is part of an older stamp set by Penny Black - Critter Party - stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink and colored with Copic markers. I fussy cut the image to use on my card.
The cute circle hearts die cut frame is by Avery Elle. I used yellow card stock from Stampin Up for this.

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Sentiment is from Penny Black's set So Very Much, also stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink and layered onto a strip of the same yellow card stock. 

I embellished with a yellow button (options) and some May Arts jute twine, adhered to some gray patterned paper (it's hard to tell but the paper has a cross hatch pattern) and then to a white 110lb card base. I'm currently using Michaels' Heavyweight Recollections brand for my card bases.

How to make your own shiplap paper:

  • Score a piece of white card stock 3/4 inches apart using a scoring tool. You need to have good impressions so be sure to use some pressure when scoring. 
  • Next I used Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink and swiped (wiped?) over the raised area. You will also transfer some ink next to the scoring lines but that's ok and this will just add to the look of shiplap paper (faux wood).

I'm linking up here:
Anything Goes:

Crafting Happiness Challenges - Animals // Path of Positivity - Something Positive // Crafty Calendar - Cute // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - AG or Something New (New to me technique) // Sweet Stampin - Something New (new to me technique) // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // Crafty Animals - Animals // Simon Says Stamp - Something New (New to me Technique)

Last month Top Picks

Thank you all so much for joining in and sharing your wonderful creations! It's always so hard to select favorites but it's something that needs to be done and here they are in order of entry. 

No. 18 Debbie M.
No. 31 Carole J.
No. 53 Maxine D. 

As always, in order to be in compliance with GDPR I am not able to post links, but I recently decided to create a Pinterest Board where my Top Picks of the month will be pinned with links back to each Top Pick's blogs. 

Congratulations! Your Top Pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blogs!

To play along this month simply use the linky tool below.

A few things to remember:

  • You may follow the theme or anything crafty goes.
  • Backlinking is allowed.
  • You may combine with any other challenges.
  • You may use any brand of stamps/digis/products (no company restriction).
  • No more than 3 entries per person please - no worries if you end up with more.
  • Please do include a link back here to my blog in your blog post.

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  1. You make my heart smile, too :)))

  2. Cute card! Love the adorable pooch!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks so much!
      Same to you as well!

  3. Adorable card and thanks for the tutorial! Love your own faux wood!!

  4. Oh my lands this is cute!! This is such a fun design and I'm loving the shiplap paper! I can't wait to try that; thanks for explaining it! That puppy is sure to brighten someone's day with your lovely message! Thanks for sharing with Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  5. Fabulous card Ellibelle
    Love the image and the background ....
    Thanks for joining us a PBSC
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Great tip on making shiplap! It is perfect background to your focal point.

    1. Thanks so much! Such a simple technique, can't believe it took me this long to try!

  7. I love how you shaded and colored in the puppy. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD.

  8. Your card is beautiful, Ellibelle! Thank you so much for choosing my vintage sewing mini book as one of the top 3 from December - I'm thrilled to have your blog badge! Happy New Year! x

    1. Congrats again, Carole. So well deserved!
      Thanks for visiting!

  9. What a great card, Ellie! Love every single detail - as always!! And thank you for choosing my Hanukkah card as one of your December winners. Such an honor to be chosen next to the other beautiful projects.

    1. Congrats on your top pick, Debbie! Your beautiful shaped card caught my eye right away!
      And thanks for visiting!

  10. Lovely card. I love the die cut you've used to frame the cute image. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

    1. Happy to join in this time, Liz. And thanks for stopping by!

  11. A sweet card with the PB image ticked inside the die cut circles Ellie.

    Stay safe and well.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda. Same to you too!

  12. Supercute card and loving the technique u used ♥ The PB doggies are the sweetest, got one on my card too :)

  13. So cute! Love the yellow!
    Hope you have a creative 2021 and that you will touch lives.
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug
    Hugs from Africa!

  14. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at the Classic Design Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  15. Your card is fabulous and I love the effect of the paper, so thank you for sharing the instructions. Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

  16. I just adore that image of the little pup! Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    Donna (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  17. such an adorable card!! this image is so cute!!! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!

  18. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge… your card is lovely. Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  19. Cute card, I love it.Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  20. Such a beautiful design! I love the colours too!

  21. Your card is just adorable! Thanks for sharing and joining the Taylormadecards4u challenge!

  22. What a sweet card! Adorable!

  23. Gorgeous card with a great technique!
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle

  24. So beautiful. thank you for joining us
    Colouring in Scrapland DT

  25. Super duper CAS design! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  26. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Hope to see you again next time.


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