Last week I talked about getting inspiration from the Close to My Heart How To Books and this week I’m taking you down a different road of adventure. I’m not sure why, but I pay close attention to details and I file things away and use them later. For instance I have a friend that ALWAYS looks at the dessert menu for Key Lime Pie – if it’s not there she probably doesn’t order dessert…so I filed that information away and when we had a dinner party recently it was on my radar and I wanted her to feel special. This little quirk works really well for my card-making too. I can see something and think – “oh that might look good on a card”.
This dish towel is a prime example. I saw it online and decided to grab a screenshot. There were several things I liked about the towel (besides the pie) and knowing that I had the Pumpkin Treats stamp set sitting on my desk I started planning my card.
I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting three slices of pie, then I decided what I liked about the towel. The linen colored background and plaid edges really stood out along with the words…oh what would I do.
And there we have it…not an exact match, but close enough. It definitely has the elements that I liked in the dish towel. This Pumpkin Treat stamp set is definitely getting a lot of use in the Coop. You’ll see one more card using it on Friday and then probably a few more times through the season. I’m sure I’ll be using it on some scrapbook pages too!
Leave me a comment with what you use for inspiration and if you want to challenge me send me a message with an inspiration piece and I’ll see what I can come up with.
Thanks for stopping by…I’m off to find a piece of pie!
Our challenge for the next two weeks (11/18-12/1) is Bring On the Glitz with the fun twist of adding a snow person, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Cupcake Inspirations. You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog.
My card is actually a fun treat holding a packet of Hot Chocolate, because afterall if you’re gonna play with snowmen you need to warm up when you’re finished. I embossed my background with the Snowflakes embossing folder – it’s got all sizes and shapes of snowflakes and might be my favorite embossing folder ever! I didn’t want to cover up all the snowflake B&T from the Holly Jolly paper packet so I kept my sentiment simple and to the right of the snowman instead of all the way across the band. It’s difficult to see, but delightful in person, I used the shimmer brush on the snowman and then lots of silver glitter gems to keep my card glistening.
Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!
I love the Fancy Tag thin cuts…I not only use them for stand alone tags, but I add them to card fronts and yesterday I decided to make them into some Valentines!
These tag treat holders were not only fun to make they were so easy too. I measured my treat and then doubled and added about a half inch to my length of cardstock. I then folded it with a pleated bottom and then positioned my die cut so that the bottom would not cut. I decorated it with a cute Valentine stamp that was in my stash from last year and they are already to go in the mail to a sweet niece & nephew!
You can find the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts on my webpage by clicking here. I’m sure you won’t be sorry if you add them to your shopping cart.
I thought I’d pop in on a Friday morning with a fun gift box idea. I needed a fun way to display a movie gift card and saw a cute idea on Pinterest, so I grabbed my Artiste cartridge and started cutting away.
I used paper straws to hold up my gift card and shapes. I think I’ll be using this idea in card form too so stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by on a Friday…enjoy your weekend.
What a week!! I was worried that I wasn’t going to find time to get into the craft room and work on my card for the 100th sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, but building a window box with granddad became a priority so I snuck into the craft room this afternoon and “built” a card based on this sketch!
I have just been dying to play with new things so today’s card is a sneak peak into Seasonal Expressions 2. The Treats of Friendship stamp was one of my favorite stamp sets. I love the “punny” sayings. The paper is from the Seaside paper packet. I love the colors and tried to color my donuts similarly with the Shin Han markers.
Of course no card is complete without a little treat on the inside.
I made this card for my favorite barista…I’ve been dying to introduce her to Close To My Heart and “I donut what I’d do without her”.
There’s nothing better than finding the inspiration (Pinspiration) to make little goodie bags!
Our sweet granddaughter is having her 4th birthday party at the farm and I needed a treat bag for all ages! I thought these sweet bags filled with Salt Water Taffy and topped with Dream Pop papers would be a hit — no melting chocolate and no dollars store gizmos to break!