Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I made this card for my best friend, who's birthday is coming up, and was inspired by the following:
  • Sketch Saturday
    I rotated the sketch 90 degrees.
  • Lili of the Valley Challenge #116: Warm & Cozy
    I love this stamp by LOTV! Few things are as cozy as curling up with a book. I also added a bookish surprise on the inside (see photos below).
  • Die Cut Dreams Challenge #100: Use a Poem on your card
    I couldn't pass up this challenge! The poem I chose, In the Desert by Stephen Crane, is my friend's favorite.
  • Use It Tuesday Challenge #17: Metal
    Brads & nameplate are long-hoarded and metal!
  • Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #21: Orange, Black & White
    I had lots of fun with the paper. The striped & dotted papers are Echo Park, and the embossed/sanded layers are Black Magic cardstock from Core'dinations. The white linen paper I used for teh mini card, newspaper piece, and sentiment is actually the card I got with gift cards from AC Moore (a lovely present from my awesome mother-in-law!). Talk about upcycling!

Stamps: Lili of the Valley, Dilo En Español, Tiddly Inks
Paper: Recollections, Core'dinations, Echo Park, Hammermill
Tools: Cricut, SCAL, Cricut markers, Fiskars papercutter, HP printer & ink, InDesign, Tim Holtz paper distresser, Sizzix Texture Boutique, Sizzix & Cuttlebug embossing folders, awl, sandpaper, Martha Stewart scissors & punches
Other: Copic markers, Sakura gel pens, metal brads & nameplate from stash


  1. So warm and cosy, love the colours and the image is adorable. Thanks for admiring the pics. So glad to share them. I have been crafting on vacation, too. Lol.

    xxx Monica

  2. Beautiful card, I love the unique fold!

  3. Wonderful unique fold card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey’s Colour Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  4. SUCH a cute card! I love the way you did that front piece and the colors are beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!
    - Heather

  5. Fantastic! Such incredible detail.
    Please send me an email rabbit2778@comcast.net regarding Dude Time Doodles.
    Tammy, DT

  6. Great job with the sketch, love how you made it open! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

  7. Very cute. I love the way you incorparted all the metal elements. Thanks for joing us at Use It Tuesday- Haven UIT

  8. This is truly an amazing card, I love all the paper piecing you've done. Thank you for joining us at the LOTV challenge blog!

  9. Oh gorgeous, beautiful card and cute too.

  10. Love your colors and fabulous image, such a great layout, thanks so much for joining our challenge at Die Cut Dreams

  11. oh this is one gorgeous creation and use of the great poem:) thank you for joining us at DCD
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested:)

  12. Thanks for joining us at DCD with this beautiful card.
    Chris x


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