Thursday, February 23, 2012

Delightful Challenges

Good Morning Everyone.  I hope you're all doing well.  I had a day off yesterday, of course it was spent running a child from the orthodontist to the dentist back to the orthodonist, but hey - it was a day off.

This week's Delightful Challenges challenge is a fun one....

Use Patterned Paper

This is the perfect opportunity to use the wonderful digi papers that Digital Delights by Louby Loo has to offer.  That's the opportunity I took and my features a fun pattern from the recently released Fabulous Fifties paper pack.

I haven't made one of these cards in awhile.  The tutorial is on SCS for a flap card is here.  I also added ticket sentiments and then (not pictured) and little strip of more patterned paper to create a pocket.  The idea here is to slip in a gift card.

I created the flower myself.  Let me just say this blunty, I stink at making ribbon flowers.  I watch so many You Tube videos and I still can't get it.  But this one turned out better than many of the others I attempted.  Buh-lieve me.

Anyway, I hope you join us at Delightful Challenges this week.

Image: Fabulous Fifties digi paper, Ticket Sentiments
Card stock: White card stock, Pink Pirouette
Tools: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots emb folder, Coluzzle circle cutter, Dots border punch (MS)
Embellishments: Pink satin ribbon, ribbon rose

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Chriss America Real said...

I just love this gift card holder! It is so pretty! The flower is gorgeous! I love the paper you used!



Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh wow this is just gorgeous hun, what a fab idea!
Hugs Shell xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Melissa that flower is way too gorgeous how can you possibly say you stink at them?? Love your gift card holder, I love sentiment only cards too xx

Lisa said...

what a great ribbon flower, your card is wonderful!!

SAMARA said...

Your comment about the flowers and you is hilarious...about the same type of comment as I made this week saying doing weaving of patterned paper is hellish, then I changed it!!!! LMAO. This bow,ribbon is unbelievably gorgeous!!!! I really mean it...out of this world gorgeous! When I first saw it I stared and stared and thought...Hmmmm how did she do that, the pink one. I does not suck, stink, is uber stellar!!!!! YOU need to do it on a video for wendy! Smiles, Samara xox

Theresa said...

WOW! WOW! This is so very pretty. The flower bow is gorgeous. I haven't tried this yet, because it does look hard. Very pretty!!

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Fabulous!! I love the details on the card and the embossing. I also love the flap idea. Great job. :)

Hugs, Rosalien

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