Wednesday, November 16, 2011

hand-crafted Thank You

Happy Wednesday!  It's hump day, and that means we are half-way thru the week!  So, do you have any plans?  Me, I'm crafting every chance I get.  I two craft fairs coming up this weekend.  And then 2 more right after Thanksgiving.  So, I'm paper crafting like a crazy person.
The wonderful ladies over @ Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge, have another wonderful, user-friendly sketch for us to work with.  I encourage you to play along with us.  
This is week #13, and here is the sketch:

This sketch has alot of potential!  For the matts, you can use pattern paper, solid cardstock, or any variation in-between.  For the rectangle in the middle, I used a tag shape.  You can use a  rectangle/oval/tag, etc.  The possibilities are endless.  And the ribbon can be replaced with crochet trim, a strip of paper, or twine.  The sentiment doesn't have to be stamped right on  your paper piece.  As you will see, myself and at least one other design team member, made a little tag.  Now break out your Stampin' Up! supplies, and create something uniquely you!
Here is my card:

I used all scraps to make this card.  Now I figure no one is surprised that I used the Spice Cake DSP and the First Edition DSP, right?  These two pattern papers have got to be my all-time favorite!  And yeah, I'm almost out.  I used three different stamp sets; one for each sentiment.  The tag in the middle came from a scrappin' kit: tea time.  I used one of the tiny safety pins from the vintage trinckets to hold the tags together.  Both tags are adhered to the card with foam tape.   I used sahara sand and pool party texture cardstock for my matting.  The card base is soft suede.  The crochet trim is a 'poor man's bow'.  I also added some faux half-pearls to continue the feminine feel of the card. 
Thank you for looking.  Hope you play along.  :)

1 comment:

Marjie Kemper said...

I can see why they're your favorites.... what gorgeous colors and patterns! Love your card especially that neat tiny tag hanging from the large one. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, too. Hope you are having a great day!