Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #13

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It's a brand new month, friends, which means another beautiful challenge, to make your cutie pie stamps work for you, at Paper Sweeties.  Once again, we're being inspired, in any way whatsoever, by the photo below.  It reminded me so much of my daughter, and being as November 1st is her birthday, not to mention that she thinks every card that I make with the Paper Sweeties images is for her ;), I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make her a card.
I started this card by piecing together a trio of color-coordinating, patterned papers; adhering them to the Kraft, cardstock, card face; and machine stitching, with bright-green-threaded, straight stitches, a frame around their edges, as well as, with the same color of zig-zag stitches, between their connections.  I then stamped the split, "Happy Birthday Pumpkin Pie" sentiment in the top...
and bottom centers of the card face.
A length of seam binding ribbon was wrapped, horizontally, around the card face; tied, in a bow, near its left edge; and embellished with a pearl button, laced with a hemp twine bow.
Emma was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, in the center of an Oatmeal, cardstock, rounded rectangle; colored in with pencils and mineral spirits; and dressed in a paper-pieced dress and White, cardstock shawl and boots.  All of which were stamped in Jet Black ink and hand cut out, and the latter of which was colored with pencils and mineral spirits.  Her feet were then surrounded with lots of stamped, in Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, and Crumb Cake inks, on Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, and Kraft cardstocks, and hand-cut leaves.  A handful of pearl sequins and a trio of die-cut, felt leaves complete the look.
And here's this month's sweet Inspiration Challenge #13 picture to get you off and running in the right direction. 
You have until the close of the month, on Saturday, November 30, 2013, to link up your takes, over at the challenge link above, in order to be in the running to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe.  Have fun with it, y'all; and while you're at it, have a wonderful weekend!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Emma, Giddyup!, Occasions, Warm Winter Wishes, Stand Add-On 2, & Happy Thanksgiving (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Kraft, White, & Oatmeal (Wplus9); yellow floral (Basic Grey); pink/green plaid (Nikki Sivils); bright pink medallion & multicolored floral (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, & Crumb Cake (SU); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: green thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles & Pretty Patches: Apple dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); pearl button & sequins (The Ribbon Reel); bright pink seam binding ribbon (SU); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); felt (Scrapbook Page)

11 comments:

yyam said...

Awww....this is adorable! :)

Lynn said...

Too adorable. I love the sweet little shaw and cowboy boots.

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet! I love the poncho, and all those great patterns in the background and the fabulous pile of leaves!

Ros Crawford said...

So beautiful!! I love those little leaves at her feet!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Adorable!! LOVING the colors and those little leaves!!!!!

Leslie Germain said...

How sweet. I am sure your daughter will love it. Love the leaves and the way you used the inspiration colors.

Lisa said...

Jinny this is Adorable! I love the way you've dressed Emma. The fall leaves she's rustling through in her sassy boots are perfect!

The very HAPPIEST of birthday wishes and blessing to your sweet little Adina!!

Annette Allen said...

so totally cute and i love how you added the leaves at the bottom.. great designing.. i love it..

Happy weekend.

Maria said...

Awww...what a darling birthday card for your daughter, Adina! You dressed Emma so sweetly! Love the papers, little leaves, and ribbon treatment! Happy Birthday to Adina!:-)

Ashley Horton said...

That little girl image is SO CUTE, Jinny!! And the mix of papers in the background are perfect for the color scheme! And how cute are the scattered leaves??!! Love this one!

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous creation! I love the colors and the stitching!