Monday, April 9, 2012

Make it Monday

I always like to "give it the old college try" as they say.  I followed the tutorial once again at Make it Monday - The Paper Try Ink Inspired Blog.  They had a tutorial on making flowers out of leave die cuts.  I made my flowers using a PTI leave die cut and used some vintage wool felt I got from a sweet, elderly, crafty woman at a quaint boutique in Northern Minnesota.  I put a Recollections brad in the center, and stamped a little PTI sentiment stamp.  It is one of the simplest cards I've made in a long time.  But like I said, I always like to give it an effort so that I can enter their awesome giveaway of a $25 PTI gift certificate.  Cross my fingers AND my toes, right?

Here is a link to their Make it Monday Challenge: - Capture the Moment/Creating Flowers with Leaf Dies

And here is my simple card:
I kept thinking, "INK it, GLITTER it, Sew on it, do SOMETHING to it."  But, I didn't.  It's just that simple.  OK, I think I'm still gonna ink the cream cardstock around the edges.  That's just how I am.  I can never quite leave it alone.

I'm also entering it in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp since I used my favorite tool, my Cuttlebug and die cuts, to make it: - Use Your Favourite Tool - Mine is the Cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm off to get a fill at my favorite Nail Salon.  Hope you all have a great day!



  1. I love Make it Monday, though I never do find the time to participate and link up. Your flower turned out pretty --- must be like me, always wanting to add something to it...I can't leave things alone either!

  2. Very pretty flower card, Clean and simple ! Nice way to get some more use out of our dies~

  3. Don't touch it! I just love how this flower takes center stage! Have fun at the salon, you'll laugh, but I've never been to one before.

  4. Love your flower, it is just perfect the way it is.

  5. magnifique et douce ta fleur, très réussi, biz

  6. Love this - it is so rich and lovely. Glad you didn't "doll" it up as it is just perfect! Great color, too.

  7. This is so pretty!! Love the texture of the felt on it!!

  8. Love the simplicity of this Karen - it is stunning.

  9. Karen!!! You are too much!!! the Love of the Lord exudes through you, your words and your creations! :) Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean form you!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  10. Great use of the dies to create a really pretty flower... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  11. Simple is good! Love the colors --