4.24.2010

365 Cards - On Pins and Needles

For today's 365 Cards challenge, I had to incorporate pins for decoration (I chose safety pins) and needles for the purpose of stitching somewhere on the card. Besides that, anything goes!  I used some patterned paper from Making Memories... it's actually from the Wedding 8x8 paper pack, but you can't go wrong with black and white.  Also, if you want your hand-stitched details to look nice, do what I did.  Use a safety pin or paper piercer to lay out the holes first, then go back and stitch.  I put it on top of some fun foam and just pierced straight through it.  That way you don't accidentally bend the paper or anything like that.  Enjoy!


DETAILS
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, DCWV
Patterned Paper : Making Memories
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Chipboard Letters: Cosmo Cricket
Misc: Safety Pins, Embroidery Floss, die cut flower for the Silhouette SD (QuicKutz), clear glitter glue
Punches: Fiskars (apron lace), Creative Memories corner rounder

4.17.2010

365 Cards - White Space Challenge

Hey, happy Saturday everyone!  I'm actually at work all day, but at least the sun is shining and hopefully the snow has passed for the season... I hope everyone is enjoying Spring and playing outside whenever possible!

This week 365 Cards has been participating in Spring Challenge Blog Hop.  Take a look at 365 if you want to participate and get a chance to win some great prizes!  There are a lot of great challenge blogs participating!

I was feeling a little rebellious when I made this week's card for 365 Cards.  White space AND following a sketch... that's a lot of rules to follow!  I do enjoy simple aesthetic, but for some reason I struggle with white space challenges.  I made the card smaller to bridge the gap a little, but other than that I did somewhat follow the sketch!  Just a fun little baby congrats card.  Enjoy!


{details}:

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink {vintage cream, aqua mist}
Patterned Paper: DCWV {adhesive-backed}
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink {vintage cream}
Buttons: Papertrey Ink {aqua mist, dark chocolate}
Stamps: Papertrey Ink {signature grettings, background basics: text style, poka dot basics ii}
Ink: Papertrey Ink {spring moss}, memento {rich cocoa}
Felt leaves: Martha Stewart
Twine: Fashion Cord {hemp}

4.10.2010

Day 41 - 365 Cards

Hello, hello!  I hope everyone's had a great week!  Mine's been a little busy, since my husband was out of town for most of it, but I'm glad to have him home (even though I have to work all weekend!)!  This evening we did discover a little treasure near our apartment, which was so fun!  I love taking turns where you've never been before to find something so amazing!  I'll have to go back and take some pictures :)  What are you doing this weekend?

I'm excited to share this card for you today because it is for such a fun challenge at 365 Cards



The challenge is a Do-it-Yourself challenge, which i always love because I don't have a ton of tools and I often end up creating a lot of elements myself rather than purchasing ones that are already made.  Okay, so the challenge is to create your own Glittered Blossom: "Add glitter to the tips or to the entire blossom to create your own fancy embellishments."  What a fun challenge!  It really is something you can make as simple or as elaborate as you want!  Today I went for the more subtle end of the spectrum.  Here's a closer look:



Polka dots and glitter stripes!    Let me just say that I love stamping on Basic Grey solid color paper. It adds the lines/distressed look without making it too much of a statement or having to do anything extra, which I love!  I kept everything else on the card fairly simple to make the flower the main focus.    I can't wait to see all of your glittery blossoms!!  Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


{details: all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated}
Cardstock: {Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss}
Designer Paper: Basic Grey
Stamps: {Turning a New Leaf, Background Basics: Text Style, Mega Mixed Messages, Polka Dot Basics II}
Ink: {Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz}
Ribbon: {Aqua Mist Grosgrain}
Button: {Dark Chocolate}
Hemp: Fashion Cord
Punches: Fiskars {Apron Lace}, Creative Memories {Corner Punch}, The Paper Studio {Scalloped Circle}

4.03.2010

Day 34 - 365 Cards (color scheme!)

Hi everyone! It's Saturday at 365 Cards (Day 34), which means I have another challenge to share with you. It is also the last day of Sew Many Cards week, so go take a look at all the cute images in their shop!  I got to use this cute little owl image called "Ollivia Egg."


I really enjoy color challenges because it doesn't change your subject matter or layout, but still provides some inspiration.  This is definitely not a color combo I think to use normally, so it was a lot of fun to do.  I did cheat a little and add in some neutrals (a staple for me).  I hope you'll try out this color scheme and upload your card to 365 Cards!  Thanks for stopping by!


Cardstock: PTI (Stamper's Select White, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants, Basic Grey
Ribbon & Buttons: PTI
Stamp: PTI (from Damask Design)
Glitter Glue: Roseart
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa), PTI (Ripe Avocado)
Misc: Fashion Cord Hemp, red gel pen, black ink pen

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