Thursday, September 06, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Friday #11

This week's challenge was to use the layout of the star card on page 12 of the Holiday Mini Catalog as our inspiration. As you can see, I didn't stray too far from the original.

I also need lots of thank you cards, so I hope you won't get too tired of seeing them. ;) The meta challenge for me was to make a boy card. I might as well start now, right?

The patterned paper here is from the Chatterbox Playhouse collection (specifically the Swing Stripe & the Cowboy Paisley patterns). This paper is double sided, so the textured red & yellow papers are just the back side of the stripe & paisley papers. I think this paper is discontinued because I got it on clearance at Michaels a few months ago and can't find it on the Chatterbox website now.

I adhered the paper to the chipboard star (from the On Board Accents) with an anywhere glue stick and then sanded the edges using the sanding blocks. This method has the benefit of being easier than cutting out the paper in the exact shape of the chipboard and it gives a nice distressed look around the edges.

I used the thank you from Seeing Spots and the diaper pin from Short & Sweet again on this card. I think it makes a cute combo.

I hope you enjoyed my entry this week. Don't forget to check out the other Blogger's challenge entries! You can find links to all of their sites in my sidebar. Look closely because we have some new members. :)

Stamps: Seeing Spots, Short & Sweet
Ink: Palette Noir black, Brocade Blue marker
Paper:
Brocade Blue, Cranberry Crisp, River Rock, Playhouse paper by Chatterbox
Accessories: Twill Ribbon from American Crafts Elements: Tan Essentials, On Board Accents from Stampin' Up!, Earth Elements brads, Pop-up glue dots

Tools: 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch

23 comments:

Lisa said...

That makes for a cute baby TU card Stef! Love the DSP you used.

Lisa Somerville
www.lisasomerville.blogspot.com

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is Funky!!! Great card, I love your mix of DP

Vicki

Susie said...

Oh - the colors are fantastic! Great card (hope you don't mind if I copy it)

Susie

anna wight (sweetmissdaisy) said...

GREAT job! Really love it!

Karen said...

love it - great colors!! more chipboard (seems that's the hot item for this challenge :) - need to get mine out and play!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome card. Love your patterned paper.

Lisa Bohler said...

Darling card, Stef!!! I just love those colors...Guess we'll be seeing more and more blue from you!!!

Lisa

Lauren (mytime) said...

This came out great! You wouldn't happy to have baby on the brain would ya? LOL!
Love the colors.

Pat Huntoon said...

Very cute, Stef!
Pat
http://www.patstamps.blogspot.com

Lila H said...

Super CUTE!!! I love Chatterbox - great use of paper. lila

Basement Stamper said...

Love the colors in this card Stef!

debbiedee said...

very cute boy thank you!!!

rozie640 said...

Fabulous card Stef, can't believe a diaper pin would look so good on a western looking card!!! You have a great eye. R

Connie said...

Very fun card with a bit of the unexpected!!! Love it!

Connie
http://inkspiredtreasures.blogspot.com

Ida said...

What a fun baby card. The colors are so nice & cheerful. Great use of the star chipboard as well. Ida

Lori said...

Terrific color combination!

Julie Campbell said...

What a great card! I love how you created the center of the star. Great thank you card!

Leigh said...

Very nice, Stef! Love the paper that you used.

Sue said...

Oh Stefanie... this is so sweet! Very boyish, but soft at the same time. Now you'll have to get that cowboy kid set!

MJ said...

I really like you choice of DSP! I am so into them right now. Great job on the challenge. Love it.

Barbara said...

This is a GREAT card! Fun, funky, and really great colors together! Kind of going for that BOY theme, right?!!

maggie fellow said...

great card!

astampingteddy said...

I love the chipboard star and the circle in the center, what a neat combination - cute card!
Claudia