Many Thanks

October 6, 2011

Hey there, everyone!!  Have you had a great day so far?  I certainly hope so!  We had to get up EARLY to do our monthly mission's fundraising project this morning in the icky rain...and ever since then I have been exhausted.  So- needless to say, it hasn't been the most productive day for me.  But that's okay...everyone needs to have days like that!

I have my card to share with you for CPS Sketch #238, where we were sponsored by The Cat's Pajamas this week.  I also created my card for some other challenges, and those will all be listed at the bottom of this post.  Here is what I created!
"Many Thanks" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper/Epherma: Glitz Design (Dance in Sunshine: Birds, Polka, Floral, Damask)
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas (Nesting set) and Lawn Fawn (Many Thanks set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: honey, lilac, celadon)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Seam Binding/Banner Dies: The Cat's Pajamas
Flowers: Recollections
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Buttons: Basic Grey
Twine: May Arts
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Sewing Machine: Brother
Thread: Coats & Clark

Instructions:  Make card from vintage cream cardstock, then distress ink the edges.  Distress ink the edges of a purple paper block, and three strips of patterned papers.  Adhere the three smaller strips to the middle of the card.  Zig zag stitch along the edges of the purple block, and along each seam of the paper strips.  Adhere the entire stitched block to the card front.  Distress ink the edges of a texted paper block, and stamp the nest to the lower left corner.  Adhere the stamped block to the top of the card.  Diecut the banners, sand the edges of each piece and layer together.  Adhere each banner to the bottom of the heart epherma, and adhere to the top of the card.  Thread three buttons with twine, and adhere to the hearts.  Stamp the silhouetted bird to cardstock, cut out, and adhere to the right side of the stamped nest.  Tie a double bow from cream seam binding, and adhere to the lower left side of the stamped nest, then accent the middle with paper flowers.  Cut a banner edge to a vintage cream cardstock strip, distress ink the edges and stamp the sentiment to it.  Accent with three pearls, then adhere to the card front to finish.

Time is running out on the WCMD Halloween themed card challenge taking place on my blog as well!!  You have until 11:59pm tomorrow to participate, and up for grabs is a WPlus9 stamp set!!  CLICK HERE for the challenge post and details!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Lovely Challenges I Used Today
-The Sisterhood of Crafters- silhouette style stamps
-Little Red Wagon challenge #101- thank you sentiment
-Fab 'n' Funky challenge #93- diecuts or punches


  1. I love your pretty banner Lea and those beautiful papers!

  2. Very pretty - love that nest and the banner you've created. Fabulous stitching =)
    Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's Silhouette Challenge!

  3. Another beautiful creation, love the colors!

  4. Pretty creation dear.


  5. Lea, this is stunning! I love the hearts layered on the banner with those buttons and the bird - so beautiful!

  6. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

  7. Gorgeous. Love all that stitching. Thanks so much for joining us in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  8. This is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the colours, so pretty. The images are divine!

  9. WOW!! how STUNNING!! Thank you SO much for playing along with this weeks Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

  10. wow! this looks really gorgeous . loving the banner and the hearts.

  11. Oh this is gorgeous Lea!
    Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  12. This is gorgeous. Love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time...
    Mandy x

  13. What a gorgeous card! Such a sweet banner. Thanks for linking it up with Little Red Wagon this week.

  14. Such a pretty card!!! I love the colors you used...they're so soft and pretty!! You are a master with the glitz goodies my friend!

  15. A gorgeous and very elegant card! I love all the stitching and the lovely pastel colours. Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious,
    hugs, Marlies

  16. WOW ... awesome job!! Thanks so much for joining our Silhouette Challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope you'll come join us again next challenge!!

    One of the Sistahs!

  17. A stunner Lea, thanks for playing!
    Dee - LRW


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