May 16, 2008

STAMP SOMETHING CHALLENGE - SAYING THANKS

Whoohoo, it's Friday! I love Fridays for a lot of reasons, but my newest one is because that is when STAMP SOMETHING posts their challenges for the week! I love being a part of this fabulous DT and had a lot of fun prepping for this one - after all, who doesn't like to thank those who are good to us?? And, what a perfect second challenge to say thanks to all of you who are participating and supporting this new challenge blog - love ya all and I have seen some FABULOUS challenge projects - I mean WOWs! So, here is mine: It is a mini two-pocket tote bag that holds three 3x3 cards in one pocket, and three envies in the other. I used the Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper for this project because I love how soft and beautiful this paper is! The little tote is basically made from one sheet of 12x12 (template from SU! regionals) that I embellished with a piece of Ballet Blue card stock and Certainly Celery card stock. I added scallops to both pieces using my Slit Punch, then paper pierced the scallops and overlapped the card stock on to the bag. Then, I used my Circle Scallop Punch with Ballet Blue card stock, and a piece of Naturals White card stock punched using my 1 3/8 Circle Punch. I inked the edges of both with Ballet Blue Classic Stampin' Ink and then stamped the image on the smaller circle in Black Stazon. The flower image is from the stamp set Heartfelt Thanks which is wonderful for watercoloring - so I did! Using my blender pen and my stampin' pads, I colored in my flower, then adhered the whole thing to the bag. The handles are made from Brocade Blue 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, which is threaded through my jumbo pewter eyelets (yep, had to have 'em!). The 3x3 note cards come pre-scored and in three different colors but I used just the cream here. I added a piece of Porcelain Prints Dp to each, using my Ticket Corner Punch. I then faux stitched around the outside of each as well. I inked the edges of both the base of the card and the dp with Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' ink. The sentiment is mounted on a Circle Scallop Punch that is punched out of Naturals White card stock, inked up with Not Quite Navy, and paper pierced around the edges. The second layer is Certainly Celery card stock punched using my 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch and the edges are also inked. The sentiment itself is from the stamp set Circle of Friendship, stamped in Not Quite Navy classic ink on Naturals White card stock. It is punched out using my 1 inch Circle Punch and popped up on dimensionals! Lastly, I added a piece of Certainly Celery narrow grosgrain ribbon to each Scalloped Circle that I inked with Not Quite Navy classic ink. So, there it is - I am quite happy with it as it is going to someone special to me and I wanted it to come out nice! So, enjoy your weekend and don't forget to leave time to do the STAMP SOMETHING challenge - toodles!

37 comments:

Courtney Fowler said...

look at how adorable these cards are!

Denise~ said...

This is gorgeous Alex! I love the bag and pocket, it's so cute! Fab cards too. A perfect project to say thank you! :)

Michelle said...

Love it Alex - love the colors you used & the bag is so cute with the scallop border running across it.

Have a super weekend!

Manna said...

This is fabulous, Alex! I just love it! The colour combo is great! Love how you used the jumbo eyelets for re-enforcer for the bag. Great stitching as always! I'm hoping to play along this week.

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic set Alex! I had forgotten about those little one sheet totes...so cute! Have a fab weekend!

Lauren said...

This is wonderful! The paper is so pretty and I love how it matches so perfectly.

Dottie K. said...

These are just so pretty. Love the soft colors. Cute bag! :)

Becky Carafa said...

Beautiful, Alex! I love what you've done with the dsp.

Denise... said...

Wow. These are just gorgeous. LOVE the way you colored the flower! And the faux stitching is again just amazing.

Sara said...

wow this is so pretty! what a great idea

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are so pretty!!

Melissa said...

Absolutely fabulous Alex! And it looks like we were thinking along the same color lines because I chose some blues as well!

Great minds think alike!! :)

Many Blessings,
M.

Jo said...

Oh Alex, this is gorgeous and what a great idea!

beate said...

Great ensemble, Alex! Love the cards and the matching box.
Hugs and smiles

Joan said...

These are gorgeous Alex. The colours are wonderful and I like the little bag. Going to go check out this challenge....just what I need...another one...LOL!!! :) Joan

NattyK said...

Alex these are gorgeous. x

Emily said...

Alex, this is such a beautiful set! I love the colors. TFS!

Ana Baird said...

Whar a great and fabulous card set!

Erin... said...

Love it!! what a super sweet gift!! beautiful job with the colors and papers.

kathleenh said...

Pretty! Is the template posted somewhere? I didn't get to go to Regionals this year. :(

Tabitha said...

Alex you are a gem. I got the most beautiful card and baby box today with some goodies for Chace. Thankyou so much it is gorgeous!! what paper line is it? I can't think of it.

hugs
Tabitha

Mistylynn said...

This is such a special set. I love the muted colors! Thanks for making my day sweet.
Misty

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful gift set, Alex!

Christie said...

Wow Lady! You never cease to amaze me!

Deborah said...

Fantastic set Alex! You are a creating queen! Take care, hugs, Deb

Latisha said...

I love this set & want that template >"< Great job this is AWESOME!

Nikki Bond said...

These are GORGEOUS Alex! I love the soft colors! I don't know if I can partipate this week but I'm gonna try! {SMILES}

corinnesomerville said...

This is so sweet !!! I love how you took the challenge and made it your own....way to go, kiddo !!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Fantastic set of cards, Alex! Love the soft colors!

Lesli said...

Beautiful work - I am always so impressed :)

angie said...

this is a darling project!!

Debbie Yates said...

This set is simply gorgeous! I am with you...the colors go so well together!

Rose Ann said...

Fantastic ensemble, Alex!! I love your little bag, and your cards are sooo pretty!! Awesome, girl!! HUGS!!

Janet said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave such a nice comment!X

cats whiskers said...

This is beautiful, The colours are lovely.
Jacqui

Deb said...

They are all so pretty, love them Alex, what a lovely idea

mochamama said...

how did I miss these???? These are super Alex!