DYSU #87 & Jay Gee's Nook #23

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Good morning, y'all!  I didn't mean to leave you all hanging yesterday, but I was having fun playing with my family and decided that my little blog-o could wait.  Now, we're back to school and work and catching up on everything that got put off amidst Monday's holiday activity, but I didn't want you all to have to wait another day for a little something creative from me.  So, without further adieu, here she is.

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I started this card by piecing together the number and pink, houndstooth, patterned papers; framing them with a piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock; and machine stitching, with black-threaded, straight stitches, a double frame around their edges.

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I then stamped a die cut, Basic Black, cardstock banner, in White ink, with the "A thankful HEART is a happy heart." sentiment; adhered it between the connection of two patterned papers; and wrapped a length of hemp twine, three times, around the prepped piece, just below the sentiment and tied it, in a bow, just right of center, before adhering the prepped piece, with foam tape, to the polka dot embossed and ink distressed, Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.

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A wood, typewriter embellishment, as well as a die cut, from pink and red, text, patterned paper and Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi cardstocks, apple, which was embellished with a Pure Poppy button, laced with hemp twine, complete the look.

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Inspiration for this card came from Do You Stack Up's Challenge #87: Back to School and Jay Gee's Nook's Challenge #23.
Oh!  And I nearly forgot to share that this card was named a Winner at The Ribbon Reel!  Eeek!  Thanks so much, ladies!
That's all, for today, folks!  But I'll be back, tomorrow, to share pictures of our Labor Day weekend.  Thank you ever so much for stopping by, and have a wonderfully blessed work week! 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Pretty Patches: Apple (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, & Riding Hood Red (SU); number (Basic Grey); pink houndstooth (My Mind's Eye); pink & red alpha (Jillibean Soup) Ink: White (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); polka dot embossing folder (SU); Big Shot (Sizzix); Banner Trio & Pretty Patches: Apple dies (Wplus9); Pure Poppy button (PTI); hemp twine (May Arts); wood typewriter (Prima)


Lynn said...

All kinds of gorgeous. I love the embossing and the color combo. Fabulous Jinny.

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

Such a wonderful card. Love the encouraging sentiment and the vintage typewriter image!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


Pauline said...

This is a gorgeous Back to School card Jinny, I love the stitching and the embossing, such great texture here.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!
P.S. Congrats on your win at The Ribbon Reel this week :-)

Denise said...

Love your back to school card - the little wooden typewriter is so cute and the apple looks great.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Jay Gee said...

This is gorgeous Jinny, so many wonderful elements and textures. I love the double row of stitching. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the typewriter, the apple and loving that twine!!!!!

Maureen said...

oh, that typewriter and apple have this teacher swooning! Gorgeous!

Annette Allen said...

what a great card...Love that typewriter and fun layers...

Kara Lynne said...

That number paper balances so well with your typewriter! I love the white ink on the black and that sweet apple. Everything about this card is wonderful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Jinny. Love the awesome papers, the typewriter... the stitching and twine are a nice touch.

Toni Herron said...

Oooohhh.. I LOVE this card! so beautigful and the colours are fantastic! Love the twine too, big fan! :)


Lisa Elton said...

What a splendid card Jinny! The typewriter is super and I love the look of the numbers and sweet little apple!

Unknown said...

A fabulous 'back to school' themed card Jinny, and i love everything about it. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month ... cheers Ange