WMSC41 & Lilybean Paperie Inspiration Challenge

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

So, a special, little lady, that I know, is having a birthday early next week.  She's just growing up way too fast and thinks she's about ten years older than she really is.  LOL!  She doesn't play much with the kinds of toys I loved at her age and is difficult to purchase clothes for.  So, after much debilitating, I thought I'd get her her very own girly, address book and make a set of minis to go with it.  Check them out!
Let's get up close and personal.  Shall we?
I started this card by dry embossing a 2-3/4" square of Whisper White cardstock with the damask image; distressing its edges with Tea Dye ink; and machine stitching a turquoise-threaded, straight-stitch frame around its edges, before adhering it to the 3" square, Tempting Turquoise, cardstock, card face.
I, then, wrapped a red, gingham ribbon, vertically, around the center of the card face; tied it, in a bow, near the top edge of the card face; and embellished it with a Pure Poppy button, laced with Baker's Twine.
Finally, I die-cut my label from Whisper White cardstock; distressed its edges with Tea Dye ink; stamped the frame in Tempting Turquoise ink; and glittered the frame, before filling it with the stamped, in Barely Banana ink, flower and stamped, in Real Red ink, "YOU'RE IN MY Thoughts" sentiment.
It was, then, adhered, with dimensionals, just below the embellished bow, to complete the look.  The only thing I changed up on my duplicates was the sentiment itself.  I included "Sending my love", "Thanks FOR ALL THAT YOU DO", "May His light guide you in your hour of need", and "i love you".  And again, the color is a bit off.  I'm really trying to find that perfect, photographing hour now that the weather is getting warmer. 
My inspiration for these cuties came from Waltzingmouse's Sketch Challenge #41...
and Melissa Phillips' Inspiration Photo Challenge.
Please cross your fingers, with me, that this gift, which took me FOREVER to decide upon (LOL!), is a big hit!  Thanks so much, ya'll!  Have a terrific Tuesday!  Oh!  And don't forget that you have until the close of today EST to link up your entries for the current Challenge #75 at The Play Date Cafe!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Brothers & Sisters, Filigreed Frames, Guiding Light, Guiding Light Sentiments, Sweet Nothings, & Mehndi Medallions (Wplus9); Cheep Talk (SU) Paper: Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White (SU) Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Barely Banana, & Real Red (SU); Tea Dye (Ranger) Other: turquoise thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Damask Texturz Plate & Dazzling Diamonds (SU); dimensionals (Scotch); Big Shot (Sizzix); All Occasion Label die (Wplus9); red gingham ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Pure Poppy button (PTI); Baker's Twine (Country Clean Paper Supplies)

14 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Those are great, what a perfect set, you should enter them in yesterday's Moxie Fab challenge too.

Pauline said...

These are lovely, the bright fresh colours are wonderful together.

Kelly S. said...

LOVE the bit of sparkle with the gingham! Fab color combo and great inspired designs from that photo. A super sweet set of cards!

~Tammy~ said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, and the glittery goodness just adds to this wonderful set perfectly! A fabulous set! Beautiful as always Jinny! :-)

Lynn said...

What a great idea! Love the card sets!

Tenia Nelson said...

These mini cards are sooooooo awesome!!!!

Pam Wendt said...

What an absolutely lovely gift -
you have put so much into the details - so, so beautiful! :o)

Melissa said...

These are so sweet...perfect little packages with so much creativity...I adore them. Thanks so much for playing along.
Melis

Debgem said...

Wonderful set of cards. I love the colours and the very pretty ribbon. These are adorable!

Beate said...

Beautiful set of cards!
Hugs and smiles

Jean Martin said...

This is a beautiful set Jinny! Soooo cute! :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Absolutely charming!! I love the colors! And the sparkle and sewing are the perfect touch!! Beautiful!

cbuswell said...

Fabulous!! love the color combo and the gorgeous gingham ribbon! Perfect! thanks for joining us this week at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

Geri said...

Thanks for visiting me, Jinny! These are CUTIES!! Perfectly done and a perfect match for both challenges!!