Saturday, December 27, 2008

Flower Trio and Plenty of Purses, Too

I've had a lazy day at home today, watching sports on TV (my poor University of Wisconsin Badgers lost--and lost badly--in their bowl game today . . .) and even taking a nap. I also fit in some stamping time, working on some blogger sketch challenges.

I made this card using this week's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I have tons of Prima flowers, so I put a few of them to use here on this bright card. Each flower is embellished with a button with a piece of white twine tied through it.

I matched the flowers to a piece of Sassafras Lass patterned paper. I used both sides of the patterned paper here, divided by the wide teal ribbon and the scalloped strip. To bring in just a bit of the yellow that's in the flowers and the paper, I put a very narrow strip of yellow cardstock under the scalloped strip to fill in the open holes with a pop of color. I stamped the "thank you"sentiment from Unity's Circle of Thanks in turquoise pigment ink to finish off the card. It's already in the mail to its recipient.

Materials Used:
Circle of Thanks stamp set (Unity Stamp Co.); Tempting Turquoise Craft ink, Taken with Teal, Green Galore, and Yoyo Yellow cardstock, glue dots (Stampin' Up!); Sassafras Lass Frosted designer paper (i {heart} papers); flowers (Prima); buttons, twine (Walmart); Threaded Water punch (Fiskars); teal satin ribbon (Kitchen Sink Stamps)

I made this card using Mary Jo's sketch challenge. I haven't done one of her sketches in a while, but when I saw this one, I knew I wanted to give it a try using the purses from the Tote-ally Fantastic set from My Favorite Things. I love the cute purse images in this set!

I stamped the purses on patterned paper scraps, then trimmed around them. I fit them on 1 3/8" Very Vanilla squares, then layered them on slightly larger Kiwi Kiss squares. I arranged them carefully so none of the squares overlapped and hid the purses.

I used Baja Breeze Patterns designer paper and solid Baja Breeze cardstock for the panel on the cardfront. A piece of moss grosgrain ribbon hides the seam where the patterned and solid papers meet. I lined up the purses over the ribbon. The sentiment is stamped in Close to Cocoa ink on the bottom of the panel. I put a green rhinestone on either side of the sentiment to draw attention to it.

Materials Used:
Tote-ally Fantastic stamp set (My Favorite Things); Close to Cocoa Classic ink, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, and Very Vanilla cardstock, Baja Breeze Patterns designer paper, 1 3/8" square punch, glue dots (Stampin' Up!); moss grosgrain ribbon (Morex); Offbeat designer paper (Basic Grey); green self-adhesive rhinestones (Michaels); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)


  1. Very pretty Lori! I love the fresh summery colors:)

  2. As a UW-Madison alum myself, I am mourning our Badgers loss with you :(
    Love the Sass Lass papers you used, fab card and great take on Kazan's sketch!

  3. LOVE that flower card Lori! Think I'll pull out some fun primas today and get to work now...thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Love your cards Lori. The colors on the Thank You card are some of my favorite! TFS!!!

  5. Wow, both cards are fabulous! I love the little purses in the one with my sketch, perfect. And the primas are beautiful. Thanks for playing along.

  6. Both of these cards are so pretty!


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