Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Happy Wednesday, everyone!!  Sorry for the lack of posts...I have been busy getting some stuff done in advance, so not a lot of time for daily postings.  We ended up not going to Spokane over the weekend, but Josh did have to go work with his agents in Kalispell (he works for Geek Squad)...so I crafted a bit, and got a lot of Glitz stuff taken care of.  It was a pretty quiet weekend, and has been a pretty quiet week so far too!  Like I said...just working on some stuff in advance, dancing my butt off in Oula (Best. Workout. Ever.), and hanging out with the husband.

So, we had to do the April WPlus9 release a little differently this time around, due to a little bit of a delay from the manufacturer & ship times.  So, Dawn did the release all by her lonesome and the designers took a block of days to showcase what we've made with the new stuff!  Well, my block starts today...so I am going to have three days of WPlus9 goodness to share with you!! How about we get right to it!

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Quilt Prints, Strictly Sentiments 1 | Dies: Timeless Tags 2 | Cardstock: White
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
2. Cut heart paper slightly smaller.
3. Adhere a heart shaped doily to the heart block, wrapping the excess around the left side.
4.Adhere the entire block to the card front.
5. Stamp the quilt prints & layers to a white cardstock strip, cut out and adhere.
6. Diecut the tag from patterned paper & white cardstock, then layer together.
7. Layer the vellum frame, tag & diecut circle to the card front, then stamp the sentiment to it.
8. Adhere the flower bunch to the upper left corner, and the two white flowers to the lower right.
9. Tie a bow from green ribbon, stitch a button around the center with twine and adhere to the bunch.
10. Stitch another button with twine, and adhere to the lower right corner.
11. Add the sticker banners, then accent with jewels, pearls & a sequin.
12. Decorate the envelope to finish.

Challenges:
-The Shabby Tea Room #163 - Photo Inspiration
-Ribbon Carousel #80 - Showers & Flowers
-Party Time Tuesday #117 - Bingo Card (Buttons, Twine, Flower)
-Craft Your Passion #159 - Diamonds
-Sweet Stampin' - Buttons, Bows & Polka Dots

Now to be completely honest with you...that card isn't going to fit in the envelope.  Ha!!  That's okay...you could easily just clip them together and then decorate the gift box or bag with them!  That is what I do with the majority of my cards...since they tend to be pretty dimensional.  You can also send them in a padded envelope if you are just sending a card and not a gift.  That is how I deal with the crazy dimensionality of my cards!  :)

That is all I have to share with you today!  If you have some time and want to be super inspired, head on over to Dawn's Blog to check out what everyone has been creating this month.  It is a treat!! Have a great rest of your Wednesday!

Until later,
~L.

Supplies:
Cardstock: WPlus9 (white) Paper: American Crafts (Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charm 6x6)  |  Stamps: WPlus9 (Quilt Prints, Strictly Sentiments 1)  |  Ink: Tsukineko (onyx black, dandelion) | Clearsnap (fresh green)  |  Dies: WPlus9 (Timeless Tags 2)  |  Other: Prima Marketing (flowers) | American Crafts (stickers, diecuts) |  Studio Calico (vellum diecut) | Kaiser Craft (pearls) | May Arts (twine)  |  Craft Supply: buttons, ribbon, jewels

11 comments:

  1. Stunning!!! And this song is playing in the headphones right now)))

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    1. Thanks!! I LOVE that song, so I was really excited when I saw this sentiment stamp set!! :)

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  2. So pretty, Lea! LOVE all the bright, happy yellow, and your layers of frames are delightful! Plus, I totally adore your polka dot ribbon! Yum!

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  3. Love this! Fabulous color combo! Really loving the green polka dot ribbon!

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  4. Great card with lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

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  5. Fabulous. Like sunshine on a card!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'
    Sandra x

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  6. Gorgeous card. Very elegant in colour and details.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Buttons, Bows and Polka Dots” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  7. I love the happy colors, and how you decorated the inside of the envelope too. It's fabulous! Thanks for sharing at CYP.

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  8. Oh this may be one of my faves of yours ever!!!

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  9. Very pretty. I love all of the embellishments you've used. Thanks for playing with us at PTT.

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