Tuesday 31 July 2012

You Matter Challenge Card

I'm supposed to be vacuuming. And ironing. Or doing any of the other things on my large to-do list.

I took Jasper to Doggie Daycare this morning, so I could get these badly needed chores done without a 'helpful' Sheltie.

I came home and went down to my studio.  :-) 

I haven't had time to play in far too long, so today I wanted to participate in the Dynamic Duos challenge.  The card I made is for Sue's August first, so SUE - DO NOT LOOK ANY FURTHER AT THIS POST. 

Sorry for the greenish tinge on the photos. I saw a card in the recent Stamp-It magazine, which totally inspired me to work with the Dynamic Duo colours.  I equate the Stampin' Up's Crumb Cake with Kraft card stock, and  you know how I love to use Kraft card stock!

I used the Stampin' Up's Pennant punch, along with Kraft, chocolate brown and cream (the neutral) card stocks. The brown and tan patterned paper is by Prima.

The flowers were cut from the same colours, then stitched together with cream satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink) and a brown button (also PTI).  The dotted line stamp is by Impress.

I added a brown ribbon to the tag, as well as the circle reinforcement from the Tim Holtz Tag die. This Kraft tag was hand cut though, and is not a die cut. The card is 5 x 7" and has a lovely deckle edged envelope to go with it.

Finally, a peek at the inside. I did add copper metallic bits to the (Tim Holtz) bookplate which doesn't qualify for the DD challenge ... but I figure it doesn't matter if there are additional colours inside the card.  The stamp is from the bargain bins at Michaels and I really like using it. This time, I inked the words separately and stamped them on different pieces to add interest.

Now, I guess I have put it off long enough. I should go vacuum. OR ... I could walk Cooper and Brandi in the sunshine. Hahaha - guess it's just not the vacuum's lucky day.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. as always: a nice card!
    Hello from Elma

  2. Pretty card, love the little pennants peeking out and your layered flower. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  3. The flower is so beautiful! And all the gorgeous details!
    Thanks for joining us over at Dynamic Duos.

  4. Lovely card, love the tag detail. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

  5. The patterned paper is gorgeous! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

  6. Love the banner's.....wish I could drop off dh at daycare and have more time to play! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!


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