Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #3

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year, y'all!  I hope your day is filled with fun and relaxation!  We'll just be hanging out, trying to stay warm, and enjoying another day of my hubby being off work; but over at Paper Sweeties, we're starting things off right with a Sketch Inspiration Challenge #3.  Here's how it inspired me.
I started this card by anchoring a piece of yellow, plaid, patterned paper, in the center of the ink distressed, Kraft, cardstock, card face, with aqua-threaded, zig-zag, machine stitches and a trio of Pure Poppy buttons, in the bottom right corner, with Baker's Twine.
I then trimmed the top of the patterned paper piece with a punch strip of red, polka dot, patterned paper and stamped the "2013 Happy New Year" sentiment, in Jet Black ink, just below it.
A length of white, scalloped lace dresses up the horizontal center of the prepped piece.  I then framed a 3" square of aqua, hexagon, patterned paper with Lake House cardstock; machine stitched, with aqua-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges; and adhered it, in the center of the prepped piece, over the lace, with foam tape.  A length of gingham ribbon was then wrapped around the entire thing; tied, in a bow, near the left edge of the card face; and embellished with a Baker's Twine bow and a lone pearl.  Finally, I die cut two stars from White cardstock and vellum; anchored them together like a pocket, with punched circles of Lake House, Ruby Red, & Daffodil Delight cardstocks tucked in their center, with aqua-threaded, straight, machine stitches; adhered it, with foam tape, in the center of the framed, patterned, paper square, just to the right of the embellished bow; and topped it with another die cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock and glittered star.
Further inspiration for this card came from the color palette and scrumptious mix of patterns in the Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger: Sweet Dreams.
Now, here's this month's sketch to get you started.  You have until the close of the month EST to get your takes linked up, over at the challenge link above, in order to be in the running to win two Paper Sweeties stamp sets.  Yea!  Then, the girls will have a brand new sketch, for you all, beginning February 1, 2013.
Last month marked my final month as a member of the Paper Sweeties Design Team.  However, Debbie has so sweetly asked me to continue designing as my schedule will allow, which I'm beyond honored to do :).  Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to stop by the Paper Sweeties Blog to see how the rest of the team, with the addition of two, uber talented designers, too, have interpreted the sketch.  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Occasions - sentiment & Alphas Lower - numbers (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Kraft, White, & Lake House (Wplus9); Daffodil Delight & Ruby Red (SU); red polka dot (BoBunny); yellow plaid (Fancy Pants); aqua hexagon (Basic Grey); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Tea Dye, Antique Linen, & Jet Black (Ranger) Other: aqua thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Upper Crest Border punch (Fiskars); lace & gingham ribbon (Hobby Lobby); pearl (Recollections); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Dazzling Diamonds & 1/16" Circle punch (SU); Pure Poppy buttons (PTI); hole punch (office supply store)

16 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh my gracious ... this card couldn't be any more sweet, bright, cheery and FUN! I adore how you made the pocket star and am smitten with the gingham bow, buttons, patterns and stamping! You put so much {love} into your designs, Jinny! We're so lucky to have you sharing your talents with us for Paper Sweeties :)

Ros Crawford said...

Happy New Year to you! Such a beautiful card ... enjoy your day ... sending hugs

Lynn said...

Happy, happy new year Jinny! Wishing you a fabulous 2013! What a gorgeous way to start the new year...I love the sweet star filled with confetti!

Lori said...

What a wonderful New Year card - love the star you created! Happy New Year!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!! LOVING the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the star filled with confetti!!! Happy New Year!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving these bright colors and I love that star you created, so fun!

Annette said...

wow wee this card is gorgeous..great way to start the new year.. love it..
Happy New Year My Friend.

Linda Beeson said...

What a fun color combination, perfect for starting a new year.

~Tammy~ said...

This is beyond perfect Jinny and so YOU! Love it!

Maria said...

Wow!!! Amazing creative card! Just LOVE that star with vellum and tiny colorful confetti tucked inside! Beautiful bright red ribbon and pretty yellow gingham background for your stunning card! Take care and Happy New Year to you and yours, hugs!

Lisa said...

Oh this one is HAPPY and perfect to start off the new year Jinny! I'm in love with your confetti filled heart...super duper cute! So glad you're staying with Paper Sweeties you always make the cutest cards with their products ;)

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New year! Oh, how pretty Jinny. I love the star filled with confetti. I will have to try that! Looks awesome.

~Tammy~ said...

This is such a happy and cheerful New Year card and the perfect approach to the sketch and inspiration photo. I love the confetti star! Happy to see you will still be designing some for Paper Sweeties!

Lyndal said...

LOVING all the layers Jinny - just FAB :)

Cath said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)