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:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/04/make-it-monday-61.html - 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:
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/04/simon-says-use-your-favourite-tool.html - 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!

Hugs,
Karen

11 comments:

  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!

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  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
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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

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  11. Simple is good! Love the colors --

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