Monday, August 5, 2013

Find Joy in Everyday Blessings

My card share today incorporates the sketch over at My Favorite Things and the colors in this week's Color Throwdown challenge. If you're one of my regular readers you've heard me say that I just love the MFT product line. Not only have they got a beautiful line of stamps, dies and accessories but they've been great supporters of OWH too.

Some women collect shoes and handbags, others prefer jewelry as a gift. Me? It's always some sort of craft (or art) supply and lately it's a lot of MFT. I think it's been the case my entire life. As a kid nothing made me happier than a new box of crayons. I'm blessed to have such a generous family and I've managed to grow quite a collection of MFT stuff over the past couple of years so you see quite a bit of it in the cards I post. Today's card is no exception.

Just a few notes on a few elements in this design. The Postage Stamp Stax dies is rectangular so to achieve the shape you see I carefully pieced two together. The seam is hidden beneath the flowers. You need to do some planning ahead but I've done this a time or two already and it's easy to get the hang of it. The 'tape' is actually cut from the stitched border in the Blueprints 1 die set and the ends are trimmed with an old pair of deckled-edge scissors. I don't recommend those crazy scissors for much because I find they usually just result in a messy look, but in this case, for trimming such a small edge in one snip, they're perfect

Happy Crafting!

STAMPS: Cheerful Blessings, Pretty Poppies (My Favorite Things)
INKS: Factory Green, Hot Fudge (My Favorite Things), Merlot (Colorbox)
PAPER: Solids (Bazzill)
DIES: Sunflower, Postage Stamp Stax, Peek-a-Boo Dots, Blue Prints 1 (My Favorite Things)
OTHER: Green Crepe Ribbon (my stash), Deckle Edged Scissors
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.


Wanda Cullen said...

What a gorgeous combination of MFT elements! Love this design! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown this week!

Donna Nuce said...

Love all the punches you used on this Paula! I'll have to remember how to extend that postage stamp die like that. Very clever!

Greta said...

Beautiful card!

Marsha said...

This is so beautiful, Paula. Love the colors and great take on the sketch. Congratulations on your win at MFT.

zehra said...

Paula this is a gorgeous card love the colors so pretty congrats on ur win

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