Birthday Card – October Afternoon Woodland Park

I love the Woodland Park collection by October Afternoon, the patterns are so adorable! I used my Martha Stewart border punch, baker’s twine in lime green, American Crafts paper trimmer with interchangeable edge blades, Tim Holtz’s Distress Ink in Weathered Wood and Studio G stamps from Michaels.

Since “HB” has taken off as abbreviated Happy Birthday, I decided to use it on this card because of the limited space on the round collection sticker. 

The strip that has the baker’s twine on it is glued on the edges only so I could fit the tag into it like a pocket of sorts.

It’s going in the mail today!

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Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #112 [WMSC112]

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Greetings! Another sketch challenge from Waltzingmouse here… I decided to “march to a different drum” this week and do a 12×12 fall themed layout. I hope you like it!

Stamp sets used:

Ovals – Classic Frames

Teeny Trees (which is currently out of stock), must be popular! There are so many possibilities with this awesome set…

Bitty Banners

Blessed by You

Paper Collection Used:

Night and Fall by Recollections – Michael’s Craft Stores

Twine Used:

Button Twine from Waltzingmouse in Natural

The stamping process:

I decided to stay true to the sketch so there are minimal stamped embellishments, what I did add, I had a really good time creating though – {grin}

The layout lends itself to a quandrant split where pics can be added to the four corners. This project makes me ready for turkey and some Apple Pie, howboutyou?

I love playing along here for the weekly sketch challenge… Such talent and beautiful products to create with.

Follow this link to see what the design team and participants are up to also!http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/

April Card Challenge — I Heart 2Stamp

After being encouraged to enter my first card challenge, I was steered to a few websites for some recon and so decided to go with this month’s sketch challenge through

i {heart} 2stamp sponsored by THERE SHE GOES CLEAR STAMPS

The layout was clean and simple with plenty of room for imagination and interpretation. The result was homespun cuteness. The colors I used are some of my very favorite, especially the aqua tones. Being a March baby and my birthstone being aquamarine, it’s fitting and I always gravitate to those soft tones aside from vintage projects that have a lot of brown tones (I love working with those tones as well!)

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Here are the links to products used to make this card: