Fiskateer Crop: April - June

On Friday, I shared my creations for the first three "Through the Year" Fiskateer challenges. Today I'm sharing the next three.

The April challenge:
APRIL SHOWERS! Think Baby, Bridal, Rain showers etc. Shower us with your use of at least 4 Fiskars tools on this project.
On the way to my sister's baby shower, my mom commented that she didn't have any girl baby shower cards.  Since I make all the cards my mom gives, this was a not-so-subtle request for more.  So I made a card for her to give at the next shower.  
I started with a shimmery pink patterned paper with dots on the front and "baby girl" printed on the back.  I used the trimmer (tool 1) to cut the background paper and to slice a thin strip of "baby girl" to use across the front.  I used a border punch (tool 2) to create the scalloped cardstock edge.  I layered the "baby girl" strip over the top and snipped it to size using microtip scissors (tool 3).  Finally, I used a heart punch (tool 4) and popped the heart up.     


The May challenge:
MAY FLOWERS! Since we know that April showers bring May flowers, use a Fiskars tool to make a flower and then use it on your project.
I've been wanting to try to make flowers from ribbon for awhile.  I decided to make an elegant silver and white flower to attach to a wine bag for the next time we gift a bottle of wine.  I used my Fiskars scissors, white satin ribbon, a Gluber, and a Prima embellishment.

The June challenge:
JUNE BRIDES!  Let's honor the June bride's white wedding dress by creating an all-white project. 
I started with a white card base and attached a piece of white cardstock that I'd run through a friend's embossing machine.  Since I already had the ribbon container out from the February and May challenges, I added a white grosgrain ribbon.  I dug through my alphabets looking for white and stumbled upon these 2008 beauties.  They were just the right size, but every letter features a winter symbol on it, so my choices of sentiment were limited to holiday themes.  It's not very "June" but I love how my card turned out and look forward to sending it next winter.


July, August and September tomorrow!


  1. These are gorgeous cards! I particularly love the last one with the monochromatic white color scheme. Great job on the challenges Cindy!

  2. Love love love love these!! LOVING that 'joy' on the last one!!

  3. Such pretty creations. Love the soft feel with pink and whites. :)

  4. These all turned out great but that ribbon flower is awesome!


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