Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #15

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hey, friends!  Happy New Year!  It's the start of a new month, not to mention a new year, and time for Paper Sweeties January challenge.  You should be coming here via Jeanne Jachna's Blog, but if you didn't and want to start at the beginning or got lost along the way, a complete list of hop participants can be found at the end of this post.  Without further adieu, here's how I was inspired this month.
I started this card by trimming the left edge of a piece of multicolored, circles, patterned paper with a strip of red and white, striped, patterned paper; framing them with Riding Hood Red cardstock; and machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around their combined edges and between their connection.  I then stamped the "Happy New Year" sentiment, in Jet Black ink, vertically, in the bottom right corner of the design, before adhering it, with foam tape, to the Kraft, cardstock, card face.
I then stamped the snowman, in Jet Black ink, on a piece of vellum; secured him, with red-threaded, straight, machine stitches, to a pink, postal tag; and stuffed the tag with a bunch of pearl, red, and gold sequins, as well as a trio of snowflake sequins.  The snowman was then dressed up with a trio of black pearls; a hat and scarf, stamped, in Jet Black ink, on White cardstock and colored with pencils and mineral spirits, before being hand cut out; and a vellum snowflake.
The tag itself was then adhered, with foam tape, just to the left of the stamped sentiment; flanked with a kraft typography number "14"; and topped with white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a dressy bow and embellished with a red button, laced with a Baker's Twine bow.
Here's your Inspiration Challenge #15 photo to get you off and running in the right direction.  I think it's pretty obvious that that little lady, dressed as a snowman, along with the yummy palette, formed my inspiration.
Don't forget to stop by the link above to get all this month's challenge details.  Now, off you go to Kerin Sylvester's Blog to continue your hop.  Thanks so much for peeking in, and may your 2014 be extra blessed!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
Amber Kroening
Annette Allen

Annette Witherspoon
Andrea Ewen
January Guest Designer - Jill Norwood

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Occasions & Snow Friends (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Kraft & White (Wplus9); Riding Hood Red (SU); red/white striped (Echo Park); multicolored circles (JBS); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Jet Black (StazOn); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: red & white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); postal tag (Webster's Pages); black pearls (Want 2 Scrap); kraft typography number "14" (Maya Road); vellum snowflake (Studio Calico); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); red button (PTI); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); pearl sequins (The Ribbon Reel); snowflake sequins (JBS); red & gold sequins (Paper Studio); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics)

22 comments:

Ashley Horton said...

Love this Jinny!! Great idea stamping the Snowman image on the vellum and creating a fun pocket for the sequins!

Jill Norwood said...

Jinny your card is GORGEOUS! I love the way you combine papers! I need to learn to do this more! Happy New Year my dear!
Hugs,
Jill

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Such a cute fun card Jinny! Great take on the inspiration pallette!:)

Annette Allen said...

wow this is just too cute.. i love it.. Happy New Year sweet friend..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is ADORABLE!! I love love love that snowman and the sequins!!! Happy New Year!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Just darling! LOVE the shaker element! Happy New Year Jinny!

Lynn said...

Happy new year Jinny! How adorable is this sweet little snowman...too cute!

Charlene said...

Hi sweet friend!! Happy New Year!!!! I hope your feeling well! I love your sweet snowman card!!!!

Maria said...

Love your sweet snowman card! You always make such fun and lovely cards...so inspiring! Hope you and family are doing well! Take care and Happy New Year, hugs!

Leslie Germain said...

Great card. Love how you used the colors and photo inspiration. Happy New Year, Jinny!!!

Amber Kroening said...

Love this! Very cute!

artful-notions said...

Jinny, I love all things shaker! Your snowman is adorable! Love the papers too!
Enjoyed all the photos of your beautiful family!
Happy Blessed New Year to you and yours too!

~Tammy~ said...

OMGosh, this is my NEW Favorite card of yours. I love love your fun shaker tag! So so cute and of course I love that snowman! Too Cute! Happy New Year

Deborah said...

I love this card snowmen are my favorite and this one is so darn cute. The way you constructed this card was very clever love the shaker component

Sharon Fritchman said...

Happy New Year, Jinny! To you and your wonderful family! I absolutely love this card and the adorable snowman! Thanks so much for all of your inspiration! HUGS to you!!!!

Jeanne J said...

EEK! How sweet is this? A snowman shaker? Brilliant as if he wasn't fun enough already! I love this Jinny!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This TOTALLY ROCKS Jinny!! Too SWEET and CUTE for words!! I want one!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Hello Jinny. Love how you stamped the snowman on vellum and made him into a shaker card! Your bow is phenomenal, too.

Lisa said...

Layers of winter sweetness Jinny! This is just as cute as can be! SO happy to be making my PS debut alongside you my sweet sweet friend!!

Linda R said...

What a cute card. I just adore that snowman..

Hugs~

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card. Love the sweet snowman and the sequins behind the vellum.

Debbie said...

Just so sweet and darling ... what a fun idea to create a shaker card with the snowman image on velum -- LOVE it to pieces!!!