Thursday, September 29, 2011

Eat Cake

Aww, it's Thursday.  It feels good to be near the end of this week.  

The wonderful ladies over @ Creative Sketches, have an unique challenge for everyone this week.  Make a 5" x 7" scrapbook page, or a tri-fold card.  A bit different from what I usually make: A2 cards.  But, why not?  Why not make something 'new', 'different' and show folks that it doesn't have to be 12" x 12" or A2 size.  And, to help with the creativity, they have a sketch!
Here is the sketch:

And to help with your creativity, you are welcome to use any manufacturer of paper crafting supplies.  How wonderful is that?  So, use that stamp set that hasn't seen ink this year.  Break out your scrap box, and use those large left over pieces that you didn't have the heart to throw away!  Coordinate some pretty embellishments that you have laying on your craft table, and join us in this challenge!
Here is what I made:

See, it can be done!  Okay, I turned the sketch vertical.  And I added my 'title' piece to the right, instead of the left.  I didn't use alot of product per say.  I wanted to make something elegant and pretty.  I had that flatback designer button laying on my craft table and had set a strip of the pattern paper next to it, (because I needed to move something) and the idea of using the two together popped in my head.  I only used two scraps of different pattern papers (they are two-sided, yahoo!), a scrap piece of Certainly Celery cardstock, a scrap of Shimmer White cardstock, a scrap of First Edition text paper, a 9 inch piece of Basic Black satin ribbon, and a butterfly already die-cut, from yesterday's card.  I used Crumb Cake classic ink for the cake image, and Basic Black classic ink for 'Eat Cake' sentiment.  I used supplies I already had on hand, and I didn't need to cut a whole sheet of any size paper/cardstock!
Before you say anything, a 5" x 7" scrapbook page is kinda different measurement.  But, don't let that stop you.  Wouldn't this be a great front page on a wedding journal? Or a 40th Birthday celebration? Or even a cardstock photo album to record and celebrate either event?  Use the measurements to your advantage!  And create something wonderful! 

If you want to purchase your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can do so at my on-line store, here.  Don't forget, World Card Making Day is Oct. 1, 2011!  And yes, I am having a card class at my home on Saturday!  Come out, make 4 great cards, and visit with others who love to paper craft!  These cards are easy to create, without a million $ worth of supplies.  Oh, and did I mention they are beautiful!
Thank you for stopping by, and don't forget to check back tomorrow! for another challenge entry, and hopefully some inspiration!

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