Wednesday, November 12, 2008

                   
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Kristina's Color Inspiration #30 Trio

Happy Wednesday! I *loved* Kristina's Color Inspiration #30 this week and could not stop making cards with it! What a relief, because I haven't felt very creative lately with all my sinus crap and headaches. For this first card I made above, I pulled out the butterfly stamp from the retired hostess set Cause for Celebration. I love that butterfly and have never used it, so I decided "Use it, girlfriend!" I was stuck at first, so I fell back on an old crutch...the circle design card! Whenever you're stuck, use circles...you can't go wrong! I also pulled out a much ignored set, Sweet Sampler, and used it for the other two circles.

This next card below I found the Certainly Celery card 6 1/2" x 3 1/4" already cut and ready to go in my stash, and I really wanted to use some rub-ons since they are on special this month. See here for more details. I used a stamp from Sweet Sampler again and embossed it with Winter White Embossing Powder. It started out as a square, but I decided it needed to be a circle too. I LOVE that new 1 3/4" circle punch! The background was too plain, so I also dug out my much ignored Baroque Motifs set (I dropped it first and it landed on the still spilled buttons, pretty much
finishing them off!)
Lastly, I added the "congratulations" rub-on from the level 3 hostess Holiday Happenings Bundle on the satin ribbon (old, from the Michael's $1 spot).


Then this last card, I ended up loving! I had the Ski Slope Old Olive patterned paper frame left over from a Top Note die cut and I had to save it because it was so perfect (that's rare for me!). I thought it would make a perfect picture frame for a holiday card. I also have some old envelopes from somewhere that fit a 5 x 7 card, so that's the size I made this. I put a thin row of dimensionals (you know, the edge piece) on three sides of the frame and left the top open to slip a picture in. That's my cousin's little girl, Sydney, isn't she a doll?! She's not camera shy at all, can you tell? That runs in our family.


I embossed the snowflake from Winter Post with Winter White Embossing Powder, then punched it out with the fabulous Curvy Label punch. I added the white "celebrate" rub-on from the retired SAB rub-on set, Love & Happiness.

So that's it for my trio! Don't you love these colors together, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White?! I never would have thought of them on my own, especially that Sahara Sand, I always forget about it!

Hope your week is going well out there! We're on the downhill stretch now. I'm attending a workshop Thursday and Friday, so it sort of feels like being off work!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Recipe #1: Butterfly Friend card
Stamps: Cause for Celebration (retired), Sweet Sampler.
Cardstock: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Whisper White.
Ink: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand.
Accessories: Circle Punches (1 3/4", 1 3/8", 1"). Ribbon from Michael's $1 Spot, polka dot brad from Target $1 Spot last year, white flower from a RAK.


Recipe #2: Congratulations card
Stamps: Sweet Sampler, Baroque Motifs.
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Old Olive.
Ink: Versamark, Certainly Celery.
Accessories: Winter White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pretties Kit pearl, Mini Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Holiday Happenings Hostess Bundle rub-on. Ribbon from Michael's $1 Spot.


Recipe #3: Celebrate picture frame card
Stamps: Winter Post.
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, and Ski Slope DSP.
Ink: Versamark.
Accessories: Winter White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Curvy Label Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, thread, Love & Happiness rub-on (retired), Dimensionals, Big Shot, Top Note die. Ribbon from Michael's $1 Spot.

42 comments:

Butternut Sage Designs said...

nice job on all three projects! I love them all! ~Donna

Ashley said...

WOW - you had some energy and lots of good MOJO! These are ALL great! I love the color combo - so soothing!

salassara said...

Hello from Germany!
Whow - I love all this wonderful Cards in green, they are great!

Greetings
Melanie

Juanita said...

I just bought Sweet Sampler, I love how you used it here. These are the greatest cards! I just adore how simple and striking they are.

A Guide To My Life and Other Amusing Tales said...

Love all you did. I like how you used the grey ribbon. Excellent idea!

chloe said...

All of these projects are so gorgeous Angie!!

Jen said...

Oh MY! i love this post!! i too had a great time with this color challenge...but i think i'll have to case your cards...beautiful!! really, wonderful job! and i love that idea for a photo frame! i've got a little pile of them sitting wondering what to do with..thanks for the inspiration!! awesome stuff today! (like always!)

Chrissie said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte. Ich mag das Grün und das Schlichte.
LG Christina

Dani Fender said...

These are all GREAT! All simple but all so super stylish!

Beate said...

WOW! All three cards look wonderful! So pretty and elegant. Love the color combo, love the stamp combo and LOVE that ribbon.
Hugs and smiles

~amy~ said...

Love all your cards...such pretty greens...Great job Angie!

sarahw said...

Angie, your cards are great, I love the ribbon. You must think I am crazy, I thought I had read on your blog that you liked the Twilight books, sorry it was Jennifer Buck who liked them. You will really like it when you do read it. :)

Tara said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, and gorgeous! LOVE the circle card...your right, you can never go wrong with circles!! That picture card is soooo cute...you may have just helped me decide what to do for my Christmas Cards! :)

Alexandra said...

These are all purdy - lovin' the greens Angie!! And, that little face is adorable, but you need to work on that shyness - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

kathleenh said...

Oh wow! You were inspired! I love all of your cards but I think I love the photo card the best! I love the detail of the curly label punch dangling from the ribbon.

I nominated you for an award on my blog. Go check it out!

Lauren said...

Amazing creations - that ribbon and color combination are so yummy!

Brenda said...

I love all three of them!

Nancy said...

love them all!! very nice!!!!

Ms. D said...

I absolutely * love * the congratulations card! Beautiful and classy...

nelliemaeii said...

OOh la la!! I love them all!!

Jenn D said...

Angie, I've looked and looked and looked at this color combo and ended up with nada . . .

And here you are rocking it! I LOVE them all.

Speedystamper said...

OMG --- I totally LOVE all three cards - all beauties!! TFS!

Vera said...

Absolutely stunning cards, Angie! I love them all!

Nancy Riley said...

OMG!!! You have outdone yourself this time, Angie! All three of these cards are spectacular!!!

Ann said...

*squeal* These are all gorgeous! That satin ribbon is to die for! :D

Enjoli Bennett said...

Hi Angie!! All cards are absolutely beautiful!! I {heart} the picture frame. Soooo cute! =) Great job on the challenge!

Megan said...

Fabulous! All of them, you are amazing! :)

Tegan said...

WOW-ers! All are so beautiful. I especially love the first card...so simple, so pretty.

Piritta said...

wow! These are so cute! Good job!

Silli said...

Angie, all three projects are so beautiful I love the green and your cards are awesome...Great job. Have a good day!

Beverly said...

Pretty stinkin' cute Angie! You've been busy.

Savitri said...

Whoaaa... three of them!! WOWSER! They're all super cute! Now, didn't you say you have a job? And you have time for three? :)

Marilyn said...

What an amazing trio of cards you've designed - and my favorite is the one with the picture of your cousins daughter - just gorgeous!!

dallasvaroney said...

wow! All 3 projects are so beautiful! amazing job!

Marilyn said...

Me again :) I've got an award for you on my blog!!

Amy said...

Love them all!

Lisa H. said...

WOW! and WOW! and WOW! all three are gorgeous, Angie. I think it is the ribbon that makes them all sooo elegant. you are right, what a wonderful color combo!

Lori said...

i LOVE all three of your designs! nice job on this!

Deanna said...

Holy crap these are awesome I love all three! Gorgeous!

Anthonette said...

Very stunning projects, Angie! Wow. I love circle designs too. As always, thanks for the inspiration.

Donna said...

wow - these are all gorgeous!

Sherri said...

Oooh I love the frame!

I have a little something for you over on my blog:)