MFW: Pot Pourri Challenge & CASE Study #70

Monday, December 19, 2011

Good Monday afternoon to you all!  It's rainy and cold here and the perfect day for our planned dinner of Gumbo.  Mmmm!  But this weekend, it was unseasonably warm to the point of being able to, aside from whipping up a delicious batch of Molasses Crinkles and Pumpkin Dip, get out and do some yard work, which worked out perfectly, because we had Christmas goodies for our pick-up men and needed a reason for them to stop and get them :).  But our weather people are promising snow tomorrow.  I guess what they say about Kansas is true.  If you don't like the weather today, just wait until tomorrow.  LOL!  Anyway, enough of me rambling.  How'd ya'll like to see a little, paper-crafted something-something?  Well, here goes.
I started this card by trimming the bottom of a piece of vintage, chair, patterned paper with a punched strip of yellow, polka dot, patterned paper; filling the space between them with a dry embossed strip of Pink Pirouette cardstock; machine stitching, with white-threaded, straight stitches, around the edges of the vintage, chair, patterned paper...
and, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, to either side of the dry embossed strip; distressing the edges of everything with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; and adhering the entire prepped piece, with foam tape, to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
I then tucked a length of hot pink, plaid ribbon, just above the top, horizontal, stitched edge, under the right side of the raised piece and tied it off with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a dressy bow and embellished with a yellow button, laced with a duo of hemp twine bows, as well as a mini clothespin.
The floral, circle die-cut was backed with a piece of computer paper; hand cut out; distressed, with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, just for a little added dimension; and adhered, with foam tape, just to the right of the embellished bow.  It also serves as the foundation for my "YOU'RE A GOOD EGG" sentiment, which is another die cut, backed with computer paper, hand cut out, adhered with foam tape, and grounded with a couple of yellow gemstones.
Inspiration for this card came from in the Pot Pourri Challenge in the Moxie Fab World...
this card, created by CASE Study's December Muse, Amy Sheffer, for Challenge #70...
and my delicious, December, Jenni Bowlin kit.
Here's the deets...
  • 3 double sided October Afternoon Papers
  • 4 My Minds Eye papers
  • 2 Core'dinations Cardstock
  • 1 Bazzill Dot Cardstock
  • 1 October Afternoon Farmhouse Word Stickers
  • 1 October Afternoon Sticky Keys Alpha
  • 1 October Afternoon Tin Press
  • Mercantile Exclusive Stamp
  • Mercantile Exclusive Stencil
  • Mercantile Exclusive Month Bingo Card
  • Maya Road Wood Doilies
  • Pillow Box containing...
    • Prima Flower
    • ½ yard May Arts Velvet Trim
    • 2 “Friends Restaurant” Mini Cream Vintage Milk Caps
Thanks so much for stopping by, ya'll!  I hope that you're enjoying all your last minute preparations for Christmas and that you have a wonderful week!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Crumb Cake & Pink Pirouette (SU); vintage chair & yellow polka dot (October Afternoon) Ink: Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Scallop punch, yellow button, & polka dot embossing folder (SU); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scotch); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); hot pink plaid ribbon (Hobby Lobby); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); floral circle & sentiment die cuts (October Afternoon); yellow gemstones (Doodlebug Design); mini clothespin (Canvas Corp.)

18 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

I love everything about this card! Amazing! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOWOWZA! This is a gorgeous card! LOVE the papers and the ribbon cluster---love love love! You nailed this challenge!!!

Teresa Kline said...

this is awesome...luv the gorgeous bow and the sweet details...hope you have a Merry Christmas!

enjoy *~*

Annette said...

what a fun kit...You card is so beautiful...love it

Merry Christmas

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card dearie!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the chairs! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa said...

Love how you've pulled the colors from the sweet floral die cut Jinny! This is so pretty. I've had my eye on the October Afternoon; Farmhouse...must get this for sure ;)

Lynn said...

Jinny, love the feel of home this card gives. The chairs and the eggs make me feel like we're sitting in your kitchen sharing a chat! So sweet!

Cath said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for linking this up to the Pot Pourri Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Jean Martin said...

Goodness me Jinny! Everything you make is PERFECT!!!! I looove browsing through your blog ALL the time! :)

Sabrina said...

Wow Jinny! I love the colours and take on Amy's card! Lynn's so right, it does give a nice homey vibe. ;) hugs

Maureen said...

oh, this is just full of delicious goodies!! I just saw on tv that Kansas is getting lots of snow...hope it's just enough to get everyone in the festive mood and not treacherous!! Merry Christmas and thanks for playing with us at CASE Study :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty! Love the papers, the pretty bow... the stitching! Everything! That kit is awesome! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

lostinpaper said...

Soooo beautiful Jinny! Love those gorgeous DP's and the stitching adds the perfect touch!

Cyndie said...

I love this card! The cute chairs combined with the stitched layers, funny sentiment, and cute bow make this a great card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Jinny! That chair paper really catches my eye. I love how you paired it with bright florals, and a chicken sentiment!

Aimes said...

What a fun card, Jinny! I love the mix of patterns on this beauty!
Thanks for joining us on CASE Study!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW! This is such an awesome mix of elements! Beautiful design!! Thanks for playing along at CASE Study!