Saturday, June 12, 2010

Flower Power Card (a little loopy)

This bright and cheery card is the result of yet another an attempt to clear off the craft island!  Sometimes my failure to put things away results in discovering coordinating items from different sources.

 I had been experimenting with the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page double loops set when I first got it and there was a square that I had punched in a pile of "leftovers."  I also had some flower ribbon from American Crafts, another piece of the dotted paper I used for the red, white and blue polka dot card I made the other day and some more embellishments from Creative Charms.

 The groovy petal medley has these loopy string flowers - they work very nicely with the double loop Martha Stewart punch set.  Sets are available in various colors. 

I also used one brad from the funky brad assortment which matches the flower centers.

I used my ATG (tape gun) to adhere the ribbon to the card layer.  The polka dots are on the "back" of the paper - the top side has these beautiful glittery stripes (I'll use more of the paper with this side up on another project).

My Cricut hook tool was handy for making starter holes for the brads on the punched square.  (If you need the measurement chart for making the punch around the page sets work out evenly you can find it in THIS POST).  Once the brads were added, I adhered it to the card with foam squares for more dimension.

The colors and shapes of the flowers, ribbon and the border punch almost look like they were meant to go together.  It is interesting that they are from three different companies and I acquired them at different times.  Once again, being a bit messy led to a discovery I might not have made otherwise!

This card can be used as a note card or a sentiment could be stamped or cut with the Cricut and added to the lower left corner.  Perfect for any flower children that you know!

Speaking of discoveries...I found this very "retro" craft book at the library book sale today.  This was the book sale our older son arranged to be here for last weekend.  It was postponed due to an ominous forecast.  Ironically, the weather held off last weekend and the sale was held in the drizzle today and eventually pouring rain ended the festivities.

I love flipping through older books - I particularly liked the style of the illustrations on the cover and I already have one idea for a project inspired by something I saw in the book.

Are you remembering to collect the letters to solve the anagram for the Scrappy-Go-Lucky blog hop?  Tomorrow will be the last day of the hop. You still have some time to solve the puzzle and email your answer to Mandy (by the 18th - in Australia) so you can be included in the drawing for a set of four Cricut cartridges.  Details and a listing of the Design Team blogs are on THIS POST and only comments left on that post will be eligible to win the prize of a pen set on my blog

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  1. What a pretty, eye-catching card! I love what you did with the punch around the page, and your embellishments.

  2. Very pretty card. I love that MS punch also. Great embellishments. TFS

  3. I really like this card, the colors are beautiful.
    Lee Ellen

  4. Great job with your leftovers!! This is such a cheerful card and guaranteed to bring a smile to someone's face. I love those embellishements! I've not seen those flowers before.

  5. What a pretty card - very cheery. Thanks for sharing - Doris :)

  6. Just bought my first Martha Punch around the page set and love it! It was loops but I'm thinking I might need this one too!!! Gorgeous card and love the charms!

  7. It is a great looking project!! Mine don't look that good when I spend forever looking for just the right papers to go together! LOL

  8. What a fun card! The loopy flowers look great with that punch.

  9. I really like how pulling a few simple elements together really packs a punch. Lovely card!

  10. What a wonderful card and all created from your leftovers or things you just had laying around! I hope that I can get to the point where I have the "eye" to be able to do that! Love those loopy flowers. Creative Charms really has some neat items.

  11. Love how you've used the punch! So lovely. Will have to try this.

    PJ(Jessie Adams)


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