Sunday, July 31, 2011

Playing in Paradise Challenge 26: Tags, Twine and Buttons

I love using buttons and twine on my projects.  I am hoping that this card will qualify for the "tag" portion of the challenge as I used my Stampin' Up Word Window Tag punch for the sentiment.  I inked and distressed the edges of the crumb cake square (middle of the card) as well as stamped a background image on it. I was aiming for masculine and I think that this card fits the bill!

Supplies:  Stampin' Up Stamps - The Art of Life and Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper - Stampin' Up - Crumb Cake and Early Espresso; Brads - Stampin' Up; Punch - Stampin' Up Word Window Tag Punch; Twine from The Twinery; Patterned Paper - Basil; Button - from my Baba's button box!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Playing In Paradise Challenge #24 - Color Your World

First of all, a big thank-you to Laura and the staff from Scrapbooker's Paradise.  Personally, these challenges not only motivate me but also give me a starting point for a card or project - something that I often struggle with :)

I am slowly learning how to operate my camera so that I can properly photograph my cards (this picture really does not do justice to the shading on the popsicles). I probably need to ask a 5 year old how to do this !!!

To play along and have some summer crafting fun please visit the following link:

Supplies:  Paper - Stampin' Up and Papertrey Ink; Stamps:  Popsicles - Stampin' Up, Miss Anya Collection, The Greeting Farm; Copic Markers;  Salutation  - Microsoft Works

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Playing in Paradise Challenge #22 - Scrapbooker's Paradise

This was the Father's Day card I made for my father-in-law that depicts his favorite shirt - a thread bare, chambray denim shirt with a well worn polka dot hanky.  I used some rough sandpaper on the shirt 'fabric' paying particular attention to the edges.  I worked and worked at distressing the paper "hanky" to get a fabric look with frayed edges.  It is hard to see in the photo but the edges of the hanky as well as the cajun cardstock have both been distressed.  I also used some snaps from my sewing collection that were originally black but I sanded off most of the color to give them a worn look as well.  I hauled out my machine and did the stitching in a denim blue color thread.  What a blast this was!!!

Supplies: Black & Cajun Craze - Stampin Up; Blue "Denim" is Basil, Polka Dot paper - unknown