CARDS Foxes Challenge

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's a busy day of getting ready for our trip, but I wanted to pop in here to not only show you all a card that was in CREATE:'s CARDS: Fox Challenge yesterday (Thanks ever so much, Paige!), but also share a couple of pics from a special night with Amy, Laurie, and Lynn.
These precious ladies came, to my house, last night, for an enchilada dinner with my family. Then, just us girls hit the plaza for more time to chat and dessert at The Cheesecake Factory.
Mmmm!  That's Dutch Apple Caramel Streusel, and it's one of my all-time faves!  So much so, that I didn't even mind being the only one to lick my plate clean :).  Thanks for such a fun evening, ladies!  It means so much to me to get to share my home and life with you all!  Can't wait for next time!  Now, how about that card I promised?
I started this card by dry embossing a square of Crumb Cake cardstock with the woodgrain pattern; distressing it with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; machine stitching, around its edges, with brown-threaded, straight stitches, tied off, to the front of the piece, at all four corners; and adhering it to the Chocolate Chip, cardstock, card face.  I then cut out one small, scalloped circle from Old Olive cardstock and another, slightly larger, scallop circle from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  The first was dressed up with a punched, Whisper White, cardstock circle, as well as the stamped, in Really Rust ink, on Whisper White cardstock, and hand-cut fox, and stitched with a length of white, embroidery floss, whose ends were laced through an orange, button blossom and tied in a bow.  It was then adhered, with foam tape, in the center of the larger, scalloped circle, which had been dry embossed with polka dots.
Finally, I stamped the "hi" sentiment, in Chocolate Chip ink, in the bottom left corner of the card face, just inside the stitched frame...
to complete the look.
This cutie was CASEed from another, foxy creation, on page 27, in Stampin' Up's Holiday Mini Catalog.  Thanks, as always, for stopping by, and have a fantastic weekend, ya'll!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Fox & Friends (SU); Hang Ups (Paper Smooches) Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, & Rich Razzleberry (SU) Ink: Chocolate Chip & Really Rust (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Big Scalloped Circles dies (Spellbinders); 1-3/8" Circle punch, polka dot embossing folder, woodgrain Texturz Plate, & orange button blossom (SU); Big Shot (Sizzix); white embroidery floss (DMC); foam tape (Scotch)


Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!! I get to see Miss Laurie next so excited!!! Love your supah cute card too!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee the photos and that ADORABLE card!! LOVING that fox and the colors! Have a great trip! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Super fun that you were able to spend time with your friends:) LOVE your dessert! MMMMM! And your colors for the card--AMAZING! LOVE LOVE LOVE your design! You rock:) Congrats on being featured!

Lynn said...

Jinny, Adorable fox card :) Love who you weaved around the circle...

And...most importantly, thank you so much for having us share time with you and your beautiful family last night. It was wonderful to meet you, BJ, Ezekiel and Adina (I might need to take her home with me :)! to sneak in some little girl time!) Your dinner was wonderful! And...time together was wonderful. Hope we can do it again very soon! Have a wonderful time on your trip next week!

Amy said...

Hi Jinny! Adorable card!! I may have to try your sewing corners....I like the loose ends!

I really enjoyed meeting your family and seeing you again! Dinner was delicious and it was fun to head out for dessert at Cheesecake Factory. Thank you for sharing your home and family with us last night! We should get together more often being we don't live very far apart! Have a great trip next week!

Laurie said...

Your little fox card is ADORABLE! I love the stitching!!

I am SO glad we had a chance to visit again! Thank you so much for the amazing meal! Your family is wonderful and it was great to meet them! We must do this again SOON!!