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It’s time for WWC71 – Heidi’s Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!  These type of challenges can be such fun, when  you’re in a creative mood, and just need a little direction.  Even if you’re not in a creative mood, by choosing the 3 items to use for your card, you’re well on your way.

Here’s the board for you to choose from:


You choose any line – vertical, horizontal or diagonal, and create your card based on the 3 things in your row.  I decided to go straight across the bottom, using Blue, Shaker Card and Die Cut or Punch.  Here’s what I created:


WWC71 Tic Tac Toe

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that my youngest son’s high school graduation has been very much on my mind, and in my calendar!  So, I needed to make him a card – and here it is! (Don’t worry – he doesn’t follow my blog!)

I started by stamping the easel from the Painter’s Palette set in Dapper Denim, directly onto the Whisper White cardstock.  I then used the Squares Framelits to cut out the centre of the frame.  I attached a piece of Window Sheet over the opening, and added strips of our wonderful new Foam Adhesive Strips (finally – we’ve been wanting these for-ever!) around the frame.  After stamping the sentiment – from a very old, retired SU! stamp set – in Emerald Envy on a backing piece of Whisper White, I added the silver star sequins from our Metallic Sequins, and some round green sequins left over from a kit, last Christmas.  I then placed the stamped piece with the Window Sheet over the sentiment piece (with the sequins on top of the stamping), so that I could place my sentiment in the centre, and it was done!  That’s the fastest shaker card I have ever made!

On the front, I added some stars, using the Perpetual Calendar stamp set.  I first inked my stamp with Versamark ink, the inked it with Dapper Denim ink, added Clear Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I then added more of the silver star sequins onto the front.  Notice the little grad cap, perched on the edge of the easel?

close up WWC71

I stamped just the cap onto a scrap of Whisper White, cut it out using my Snips, and attached it with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Here’s a picture of the inside of the card – you can see where the cap came from:

WWC71 - inside view

More inked stars, more sequins – well, it’s a big accomplishment, right?!  I hope my son will like it; I had fun making it!

You do need to head over to the Watercooler Challenges page, so that you can get inspiration from the rest of the team!  Then of course, choose which ‘line’ from the Tic Tac Toe board you’ll  use, and link up your card with us for the challenge.

Until next time – have fun stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “Watercooler Wednesday Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

    1. I’m so happy that we have the new Adhesive Strips – it made this card so easy to make! Thanks for your kind comment, Buffy 🙂

  1. Hi Deb. Just a not to say what an awesome Grad card this is. The Painter’s Palette set was perfect for showcasing this fun shaker and I love the little grad cap perched in the corner. Of course the inside of your card is just as nice and fun as the outside! Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Penny! I’m looking forward to making more shaker cards with this set, and different sentiments 🙂

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