L vs. S Challenge

Lori had a great idea for our blog. Every couple of months we should have a head to head “challenge” facing off to show how creativity works differently for different people. I thought that idea was brilliant! Each of us have developed our own style over many years of crafting and even if we try a similar project they usually end up looking very different.

How the challenge will work. Every couple of months we will choose a tool, project, supply, technique, etc. and each of us will design and share a project that will be posted for everyone to see.


For the first challenge we decided to use the same patterned paper to make anything we could imagine. Lori made a card with a really interesting fold and I made a shaker tag. Let’s take a look where we started and where we ended up.

These are the two 6 x 6 papers we chose. The photo doesn’t do them justice.

Lori made her card by scoring an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock at the centre width-wise and length-wise. She then cut the cardstock from corner to corner. You can make two cards from one sheet of cardstock. She cut triangular pieces of the featured paper to fit on the front (and a third paper inside) of her card and added a fun birthday topper adhered to the left side only.

Susan die cut around a sentiment that was embossed with black over one of the patterned sheets. She cut and fused a pouch from a sheet protector and inserted both papers back to back with a piece of black cardstock in between. She then added some glittery sequins and a topper with an eyelet punched through the top.

Two very different projects using the same paper and look at the mess we made! If you want to see something specific for our next challenge, let us know in the comments. Until next time…