Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Picnics, Puns, and Punches

When I entered the Tellen's Place Anything Goes & Must Use a TPD image challenge, I remember thinking how AWESOME the prize package was. Well, never in a million years did I think I would receive it!

Their DT member Sandra from England (& of Rose Petal Creations) put together a beautiful handmade box full of goodies, including the most beautiful embellishments I've ever owned, several wonderful varieties of ribbon, bunches of paper flowers, and a whole bunch of fun Tellen's Place images. Seriously, I cried a little. I love receiving packages from countries with "Royal Mail"...it seems even more special! I'm going to do my best to use these treasures to create beautiful items, but it's going to be so difficult to part with them.

My first project with my prizes is this flap card with Dorothy Diva, one of the included images. I'd neither made nor heard of a flap card before Joyanna's post on the Scrap Shack cardmaking group. I had terrible fun coloring her. I added flocking to the flower & ribbon details and red-gold heat-embossing to the shoes (because it's Dorothy & how can she go home without red shoes‽).

For the card, I was inspired by two challenges: the fruit theme at Simon Says Stamp, and the punches theme at Stamp-n-Doodle. I have big plans for these little fruit...they're so cute and fun to make!

The "Berry Sweet Wishes" sentiment (see image on bottom right) inspired a berry emphatic groan from my husband, and you can try for the same response by downloading the jpg.


Inspiration:
Simon Says: Let's Get Fruity / A Photo Inspiration
Stamp-n-Doodle Recipe Challenge: Use more than 1 punch/diecut + circles
Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack cardmaking forum: Flap card

Tutorials:
Flap card: Splitcoast Stampers

Stamps: Dorothy Diva by Tellen's Place Designs, pile of gold (for strawberry seeds) from Lucky Day set by SP & Company, dots (for blackberry seeds) from Studio g, AnAkronism font
Paper: Hammermill, Recollections
Tools: HP printer & ink, SCAL, Cricut, Marvy heat tool, Sizzix Texture Boutique, Recollections & Marvy punches, Martha Stewart border punch, squeeze hole-punch
Other: ZipDry, ZIG glue pen, Glossy Accents, Stampendous flocking & embossing powder, Martha Stewart embossing powder, clear Atyou Spica pen, green Sakura gel pen, embroidery thread


2 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Oh my goodness....what a lucky girl! Although, have to say, definitely well-deserved.....your creations have gone into a league of their own! Your card is a stunner....beautifully done!

Priyanka said...

Aww u r so sweet and many many congrats for your package,yeah it is always a grt feeling to get a package, me too love this punch fruit and and love everything in your card very nice.