Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Clip It On

Howdy! and welcome.  I have a quick post this morning.  I stopped by a few favorite paper crafting challenge sites, because I want to play!  I have to make a paper craft for this weekend to swap, so why not use a few challenges to get my creative (Mojo) juices running {smile}.
My first stop on the challenge circuit, is Mojo Monday.  They always have great, user-friendly sketches.  And let's face it, the design team is incredibly creative {smile}!
I thought of using a small doily for the circle piece, and a sentiment for the square.
My next stop was Brown Sugar Challenge.  This challenge site, has a creative design team as well, but they tend to use digital images.  I like the variety, and their beautiful work.  I too, am a fan of digital images {smile}.  Their current challenge is Anything Goes.
My last stop, is a paper crafting challenge site, that I have really grown fond of.  The design team here, will certainly impress you with their creativity!  Word Art Wednesday.  In a world where everyone has an agenda, it is nice to visit with folks who are happy, creative, and talented beyond measure.  Their current challenge (as always) is Anything Goes, and Family Friendly.
here is what I crafted:

Now, before anyone mentions, yes, I do NOT have the gray piece from the sketch on my card.  A bit shocking, as most of you, just assumed it would be a piece of lace machine stitched to the card front.  But, I need to make 12 cards for a swap this Saturday.  And well, it is for my Stampin' Up! group: Nacho Average Stamper.  So, all products used (yes, all of them) are Stampin' Up! and current!
Recipe:  I used a few of last years In-Colors for the card bases, 4 each of the following colors: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, and Watermelon Wonder.  (shown: cucumber crush)  ALL edges were sponged with crumb cake classic ink.
I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Crumb Cake classic ink, onto Very Vanilla card stock.  
I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set, in basic black classic ink, onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I used my 1 3/4" circle punch to create the sentiment piece.  I adhered the sentiment circle to the lower left corner of the card.  
I stamped the lace trim, in the same color ink as the card base.  I used a new stamp set from Sale-A-Bration: Delicate Details.  I fussy cut out each lace strip, and adhered it vertically.  I added a strip of Washi Tape, from the Affectionately Yours collections.  I used the same washi tape for each card, since it coordinated beautifully with all three colors I used.
I made my embellishment card with very vanilla card stock.  I cut out a 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece.  I used my Project Life corner rounder, to give my card a finished look.  I wanted a random image on the center of the card.  Something pretty, but not distracting, and it had to be ok, to cover part of the image with my embellishments.  So, I selected a feather image from the Feather Together stamp set.  I stamped the feather in basic black classic ink.  The card is adhered to the front with dimensionals (foam tape).
For my embellishments, I made two clips.  I love my planner, and thought they would make a nice addition.  And who doesn't love pretty office supplies? {smile}
I tied a simple bow with the In Color 5/8" Mini Striped ribbon.  To jazz up the bow, I attached a new embellishment from the Occasions Catalog: Falling in Love Embellishment.  I just love the vanilla metal blossom with tiny jewel accents.  {too pretty!}
For my second embellished clip, I simply used my Bow Builder hand-held punch and Silver Glimmer paper, and created a bow.  To help jazz-up this little beauty, I wrapped some new Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon around the glimmer paper bow and paper clip.  Viola!  The vanilla accents on my embellished clips cordinate beautifully with my card!  
To attach the paper clips to the card piece, I cut two slits in opposite ends, opposite corners of the card, and let the paper clips attach naturally.
I hope the ladies love them.  I know it was a lot of fun to create them!  I gotta run!  Hope you have been inspired to create something beautiful today!


Karen Letchworth said...

This is stunning, Sharon. I really love that particular shade of green. You really did a fabulous job, and I'm so grateful to have you link up in our challenge. I always enjoy visiting your blog. Thanks so much, and please join us again soon.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Ginny Maxam said...

Such a pretty, pretty card and I agree with Karen, I love that shade of green too!Thank you for joining our anything goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Ginny M, DT

Marisa said...

Love the woodgrain bg and shiny bow. Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday :)