Wednesday, September 23, 2009

365 Cards Day 207 "DIY Patterned Paper"

The challenge today at 365 Cards was to make your own patterned paper. OK here we go...

I used a patterned paper from a My Mind's Eye stack for the background paper and then handcut a label (I'd love to have some of the label dies that are around but alas, I cannot afford them- so I make up my own and cut them out by hand! A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do ;) Then I stamped a Tim Holtz -Flights of Fancy Clear stamp on the label in indigo ink and sponged the lighter blue over the whole label. After it was all dry, I stamped the sentiment. It is currently my favorite sentiment stamp- so cute. I cut some deep brown card stock with my Martha Stewart double scallop punch, topped it with another patterned paper from the same stack and tied on a button with my allllll time favorite-twine!

I am so excited to have done two challenges in two days! I love them and am completely addicted.


  1. Great card! I too am always out with the scissors cutting tags and labels etc.

  2. this is a fantastic card! i can't believe you cut that tag out by hand. pretty fancy! LOVE the sentiment too and you had me at "button and twine". my all time faves!!

  3. Beasutiful! And thanks for visiting my blog! Did I read correctly? You are from Cape Breton? So am I and I used to be a pharmacy tech there! Haha small world!

  4. Hey Chrissy - thanks for visiting my blog via Deanna!! And yes it is a small world....and it is about to get even smaller!! Can you believe that I am originally from N.S.! HA!!

  5. My gosh! What a stunning card! Love the DP, so soft and inviting. The button, with the twine, makes the whole card POP!

    Murphy's Mom