Friday, April 27, 2012

A photo and a recipe

Okay, so you're probably getting tired of me saying that I love to combine challenges.  Oh well, I do!!!!  It saves me sooooo much time.  This time, I once again combined the weekly challenge from Crop Chocolate and the bi-weekly one from The Paper Girls Challenge Blog

The one from CC this week was to create a project that followed a short recipe:  spring themed, 3 folds, and 2 different paper lines (these can be from the same company though).  Hmmmm....does the fold for the card count?????

The challenge from The Paper Girls was to use the following photo as inspiration.  Amber (one of the Paper Girls) found it on Pinterest and it's from Martha Stewart.  Now normally I don't like MS, but I kind of like what she did here with the grid on the wall.  It is also very springy with all the yellow.

So I decided to make a card, and to use the grid on it.  I also added some yellow ribbon to it to get the color and "fabric" feel to it.  Also, something about the pillow make me think rosette (there's one fold).

I also knew one of the paper lines I wanted to use - EP Springtime.  It's kind of my go to line right now for cards, and I have some small scrap pieces that will lend to the grid.  Now I just had to come up with a design and how to incorporate the rest of the folds.

Well, last night (yes nothing like the last minute) while I was watching my DS at soccer practice, I was looking through the SU catalog and reviewing the retired list.  In there they always have some awesome card ideas.  Well, something struck me with one of them, and made me think of flaps on the front of the card.  So I sketched my idea, and then whipped up the card this morning in an hour.  So without further adoo, here's the finished product - nothing really fancy, but I think it's cute and elegant in a way.

So I used:
spring like paper, and the rosette kind of looks like a flower
2 different paper lines:  EP 6x6 Springtime and EP 12x12 Life is Good (these are both from CC).
3 folds: rosette and two flaps.

I also used MM fresh anthology picot daffodil ribbon (also from CC), AC regards thickers, Recollections cream cardstock, and SU scallop oval punch.

When the flaps are lifted, the card reads "thinking of u".


  1. wow! Your little fold out flaps are such a great idea! Love your card it's really fun! Thanks for being such a steady follower at Paper Girls. It's really fun to see your creations every time.

  2. I can't believe I never saw this before. Thanks for entering it. I love the interactive flaps!