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A good Thursday morning to you!  My family and I have just returned from 
a little camping getaway.  Since I didn't do much more than lay outside in a recliner and 
read books, I can't figure out why I'm sooo tired LOL  I did complete 5 loads of laundry
when we got home and have two more to get done today.  Just the thought of all of that
laundry is probably what exhausted me :)

In the meantime, I was up on the BELLA BLVD blog on Tuesday, as well as today.

I honestly love to be given a palette of pigment and then told "go with it!"
So this month's inspiration board was a lot of fun to work with...love those colors!

I added a splash of color to the chevron paper by applying some Designer Tape over a portion of it.
 For this card I wanted to show how the patterned papers can be turned into beautiful blossoms.
 Each flower was given two layers, along with a smaller flower and button in the center. 
Using a stylus and molding mat, you can give shape to the petals and create a true 3-D effect.

 Supplies: Engaged At Last: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Bachelorette Party; Sand & Surf: Borders, Paradise; Kiss Me: Flutter; Sophisticates: Miniature Card Sentiments; High Five Alpha Stickers: Piggy Punch; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Chevron; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers

 We have four ladies at work who are expecting, so baby cards have been on my agenda lately :)
 This sweet elephant Cute Cut was a must-have!  I added her to the card-front with foam dots and then embellished. The small green circles at the bottom were cut from one of the Baby Boy papers.

Supplies: Baby Girl: It's a Girl, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Cute Cuts; Baby Boy: Baby Blue; We're Expecting: Coming Soon; Sunny Happy Skies: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Ciao Chip Elements: Borders; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia

For this week's "Cards on Thursdays" we were asked to create 'shaped' cards.
Have a look at the Bella Blvd blog to see all of the wonderful takes on this assignment :)

I've had this apron template for quite a long time now, so I'm not sure who to reference.
There are similar templates online and most for free! Again, I took my template and traced it onto
 a prepared card and then cut out; repeat with desired patterned paper. To attach the pocket,
I machine stitched around the sides and bottom, leaving the top open.
You can use a strip of paper or ribbon for the top.

Supplies: Thankful: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Burlap, Our Spot, Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony; Crochet Hearts: Bell Pepper; Button Market: Red Flowers

 Using basic shapes make fun and easy cards! I used a star die-cut that I had on hand and traced
onto a prepared card; make adjustments so that the most prominent part of the design isn't distorted
 and then cut out. Next, I transferred that shape onto a patterned paper and then cut out and applied
 to the card front. I love that the bit of feather creates a plume similar to a burst of fireworks!

Supplies: All American: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Seeing Stars, American Pride, Chipboard Icons; Feathers: McIntosh; Flags: All American Words


Comments

  1. Fabulous!!! I love what you've done with the patterned papers and I love the stitching! TFS!

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  2. Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

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  3. Shellye these are all AMAZING!!! I've got to start stalking your blog, your projects always make me happy :)

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