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Featured Stamper #105: All Holiday


Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend! I worked on a lot of school stuff and now I can't believe the weekend is over, ugh!

I did get a chance to make this card on Sunday for the Featured Stamper Challenge #105 over at Splitcoast. This week the featured stamper is Karen Dunbrook and you can see the card that I cased here. I was very excited to see the puzzle pieces she used, because I have a package of them I received at a crop and had never used them.

I changed the colors and instead of using the paint chip, I pulled out some pattern paper scraps and used them. I also raised my puzzle pieces and added some ribbon, mostly because I didn't print out a picture of her card, and I was too lazy to go back into the computer room and check it again! lol! Oh, and instead of stamping on the puzzle pieces like Karen did, I used my Big Shot and new Billboard alphabet die, I'm loving that thing!

This card is quite an accomplishment...it's for my niece Emma, whose birthday isn't until March! That blue floral patterned paper had the words "grow" and "love" on it, so I thought it was perfect for her. Too bad I ended up cutting them off, doh! Now, my sister-in-law and mother-in-law have birthdays this weekend. Are their cards ready? Um, no! Guess I better check out some more challenges after work tonight and get on that!

Hope you have a super-duper Monday! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you leave! Hugs and happy stamping!

Recipe
Stamps: All Holiday.
Cardstock: Kraft, Brocade Blue, Whisper White, retired DSP.
Ink: Brocade Blue.
Accessories: Big Shot, Billboard Alphabet die, 5/8" Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scrapworks puzzle pieces.

24 comments:

susan said...

I love your card. I teach also. How do you find the time to stamp? Love your projects!

~amy~ said...

super cute card angie...I gotta check out the alpha die you used...still haven't invested in any alpha's yet...have a super week!!

Gina F, said...

Hi, I just got my 1st update,how fun!! like your card a lot!!!, thanks for sahring....GINA

Corie said...

This is such a cutie pie card -- love it

Alex said...

What a totally cute card Angie, love the puzzle pieces!! Great color choices too! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is so cute!i Love the puzzle pieces! Great paper choices and details! I love it! thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

Marilyn said...

Another wowzer! Love the use of the puzzle pieces! Emma is going adore this card with her name on it - it is cute enough to frame :)

Juanita said...

I love your use of the puzzle pieces, what genius!
The colors here are so great. A real winner of a card (and done in advance? What is that about? are you going to mail it in time too?)

kathleenh said...

Oh cool! I love how you pieced the pattern paper together and puzzle pieces are a fun touch.

Heather P. said...

So adorable... Love it!

Tina said...

Cute! If she's young, they could use the pieces to help her learn to spell her name. =)

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! You certainly worked your magic on this one, Angie! Those puzzle pieces with the letters couldn't be cuter, and the color combo is awesome!

Donna said...

what a fun card! Love the puzzle pieces!!

Jenn D said...

This is darling! I bet your niece will love it. She has a fantastic month for a birthday. Mine is in March too!

chloe said...

holy moly this is cute! Love the puzzle pieces!

Ann said...

Total cuteness! I love the puzzle pieces, and this color combo is divine!

Wendy said...

Now this is cute, where in the world did you get those puzzle pieces or are the just old ones....hmmm!!! You are so smart, love the card!

Stephanie said...

This is such a cute card! Also, where do you take your pictures at & how do you take them? They always look so nice! Great job!

Savitri said...

Love the puzzle pieces!! What a neat idea. I'll have to try it out sometimes. Awesome card!!

Silli said...

It´s so sweet...;-) Love the dp...

Kristin said...

Angie, this is so creative and super sweet! I love the idea of the puzzle pieces (you think my kids would notice if I swipe a few of their pieces?!?) and you are so convincing me that I should've left that Billboard alpha on my first order! Great colors on your card!!

Kim said...

This card is super cute!!!

laurie said...

This is such a great idea!

Ashley C. Newell said...

The use of puzzle pieces is amazing!