Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Smitten

You may have heard me use the word "SMITTEN" in my previous blog post.  Every so often, an idea or a technique just clicks with me.  When I said that I was "smitten with the Confetti Banner Challenge" over at Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink Blog this week, I wasn't kidding.  I think it's SO adorable.  In fact, it made me recall a card that Melissa Phillips made some time ago that I had "Pinned" on Pinterest.  I KNEW that I wanted to recreate her sweet card, and this technique reminded of it so much.  So, I pulled up her sweet card and did what I call "scraplifting" it.  I recreated her card, used LOTS of the same products and elements; and yet somehow, made it my own.
I was sad (after I had strung all the little sequins and pieces on my garland that I had forgotten to use the sweet vintage baker's twine from My Craft Spot that Melissa originally used.  I happen to have it, and I hoard it.  But I would have used it on this card if I had thought of it in time.  Oh well, I used Red Baker's Twine from The Kraft Outlet instead.  I also used The Kraft Outlet's sweet Mini Kraft Chevron Merchandise Bags, a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag, Red & White Polka Dot Washi Tape and a Tiny Wooden Clothespin that I ink stained.
Some of my other supplies include Crate Paper Pretty Party patterned paper, some sequins, sequin hearts from Michaels,  half doily, small tag from an office supply store, a vintage button, some lace scraps, a Melissa Frances rub-on (for the Valentine sentiment), and several products from Papertrey Ink.  The Papertrey Ink products I used include their Heart Prints Die Collection - Set of 3 (I used the smallest heart), their Tiny Tags Stamp Set and coordinating Tiny Tags Die Cut Set.  These fabulous Papertrey Ink products helped me create my Confetti Border.
 
I'm entering my card in these challenges:
 
Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink Blog - Make It Monday Challenge #199 - Confetti Garlands - I used the following Papertrey Ink products:  Heart Prints Die Collection - Set of 3 (I used the smallest heart), their Tiny Tags Stamp Set and coordinating Tiny Tags Die Cut Set.  These fabulous Papertrey Ink products helped me create my Confetti Border.
 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes"

Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog - Take Your Pick Week - I chose to use a Warm Color (Red) AND I used buttons.

Amusing Challenge by A Muse Studio/Chris Franco's Blog - Challenge:  Anything Goes - I stamped on my hearts

Time Out Challenges - Challenge #23 - Valentine's Day/Use Hearts
 
Have a blessed week, and give this FUN technique a try for yourself
 
Karen
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Melissa Phillips is one of my favorite PTI designers; she creates some of the most beautiful layered cards. You've done a terrific job of "scraplifting" (love that term)! All the little details make this one so special!

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  2. This is so beautiful,love the design and fab colours.xxx

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  3. This is a very pretty card, Karen. I think all of us scrap lift. It's what we do differently that makes it our own. I had to laugh when you said you were hoarding something. Another thing we all do.
    Anyway...........I used a sponsor image for the challenge and I can't remember what number it is because I was reading about your card. Sorry. Let me know if you need the number.

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  4. This is stunning as well! So much cheerful eye candy! Great job scraplifting Melissa's work. I love her style but can't seem to pull it off my self. You work well with layers and detail.

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  5. Love, love, love all the details on your card! Melissa's cards are always among my favorites! Your's definitely does here's justice!

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  6. Such a fun card and love all those sequins, you must have patience, thanks for joining Time Out

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  7. What a gorgeous Valentine card with the fun confetti garland! Love those red hearts along with the sequins! Lots of goodies on your card...so pretty! Have a great day!:-)

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  8. trop chou Karen, elle est tellement craquante, biz

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  9. Oh my goodness, SO CUTE! I might have to enter this challenge too!
    Sierra

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  10. Just beautiful love all your hearts and note.

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  11. Hi Karen, what an amazing collage card and that confetti garland is adorable - I guess we like playing in the same challenges :) - I had fun making one, too!
    I was looking for your email, but could not find it (for my Word Art Wednesday win) - would you mind emailing me? neliacards@gmail.com
    Thank you so much - still speechless about my win! Hugs. Cornelia

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  12. luv this, so many awesome details and embellies! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    add a little glimmer to your life.....sparkle & shine! *~*

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  13. This is gorgeous Karen - love that sequin swag - it's a stunner.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  14. So pretty with lots of gorgeous details. Thanks so much for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  15. Wow, you really put this together well. Love the colors and all the embellishments. You are certainly getting creative with the sequence. I love what you did with them here. Gorgeous!

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  16. Beautiful work! Love the colors and the sketch you have. Thank you for joining us at the TO Challenge.

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