Thursday, March 19, 2015

March Madness Hop!

Oh My!!  It's time for another hop.  This one will be a 
bit "mad" in honor of March Madness!

If you're following the hop order, then you've just
arrived here from Kath's site.  She is an amazing paper artist
and I know you enjoyed her projects.   If you would like to
hop back to see them, click here:

This Hop theme was Fancy Folds & Madness.  I will say that 
I AM NOT a fancy fold kind of girl.  I prefer clean and 
SIMPLE cards, meaning I don't get tangled up in folds.
So for this Hop, I did 2 cards that involve "minor folding".

The first card is a pocket card, that I have turned upside down.
The materials for this card just worked better in that orientation.
This card uses the From the Garden set (p 20 in the Occasions)
and coordinating Hand Picked Framelits.   The card base is
textured with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder (p19)
and decorated with Sweet Taffy DSP (p 186) .

I used the sentiment from World of Dreams (p 127).
My next Fancy Fold is really a very straight forward step card, made out of a 4x11 piece of card stock,
scored at 4 inches from one and, 1 1/2 and 3 inches
from the other.  It stands up easily on it's own.

The sentiment from Label Love (p 14 in the regular catty),
is cut out with the Artisan Label punch (p 221).
Hearts were punched out of Brushed Gold Card Stock
 with the Itty Bitty punch set (p 222) and Sweetheart punch.
Accessories include Antique Brad, Gold Satin Ribbon,
 and Lullaby DSP.

And now for the MADNESS.
If you are uncomfortable with clowns, you may want 
scroll past this one!!
 This crazy clown/scarecrow started off as something else,
and then took a downhill turn.  It kind of captures my face,
when I'm watching football and the Packers are doing poorly.

I used Birthday Bash Washi Sheets (p11 in Occasions) to
wrap the Circle Treat Cup and neck ruffle.  I crumpled some
aluminum foil and then wrapped Simply Pressed Clay (p 208)
around the ball.  I cut out several layers with the 
Starburst Framelits (p231) and circle punches.  The large
ruffle was made out of Back to Black DSP, scored on
the Simply Scored (p 214).  

Thank you for stopping by!
Please hop on over to our Home page,
or to Stefanie's amazing site to enjoy her projects.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lullaby Baby Card

This is a quick card made with coordinating products
on page 28 of the Occasions Mini.  The tag from the 
One Tag Fits All set fits perfectly with the Note Tag Punch.
It is framed by coordinating strips of Lullaby DSP (p 187)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lace and Butterflies

This is just a quick post, as I'm on the run to other activities.
I used butterfly punches, double punching some of them.
The I Love Lace background was stamped on the
Pistachio Pudding layer to add more depth.
The "dots" on the butterflies are crystal effects drops,
colored with Blendabilities.