Thursday, April 19, 2012

Krafty lunch

I know I shouldn't be buying paper until I make a sizeable dent in the paper I have, but when I saw the garden-themed, glittered-embossed, patterned Kraft cardstock pack from Recollections on 50% clearance at Michaels I decided that the Universe really wanted me to have it! I don't have anything like it, so you'll be seeing a lot of this pack in my Kraft projects!

For this card, I used a piece of the patterned paper as the card base (see the yellow pattern on the inside), and printed the Soup Border by Phindy's Place directly onto the Kraft side. I colored the veggies with colored pencils; practice practice practice!

Have you seen the April sketch at CropStop? The sketch is a Pagemap by Becky Fleck -- love those -- and the prize is one of the groovy Pagemap coordinating dies. I had originally passed it over because it seemed like a scrapbook LO, but Dalis from their DT (and the brains behind Pile It On) invited us to give it another look and I'm so glad I did! I'm so happy with this funky creation:

This is one of my all-time favorite sentiment freebies from Create with TLC. Thank you Paulette! I gave it a little color with colored pencils.

I made the Frilled Toothpicks myself, using tissue paper, yellow toothpicks, and the tutorial at Daydream in Color. This was so easy; definitely something I'll do again. The ric-rac, borders, circles, and that cute little "placemat" were cut with my Big Shot using Spellbinders & Sizzix dies.

So I admit it: this was all an excuse to make this tiny paper sandwich! I was inspired to make a tiny piece of bread after seeing this teensy chocolate bread slice by Susan (be sure to check out her post, complete with literary background & recipes!). I adhered a scrap of textured white card to a piece of foam tape, and then cut out the bread shape. I edged it with a Copic (I can't remember which brown! Sepia?) and colored it with Milky White and Egg Shell. The "lettuce" is embossed/cut with a frilly-oval Spellbinder die; I folded it down and trimmed the edges to fit. The tiny napkin was made from a regular paper napkin!

You may remember my paper enchiladas from last year...pretty soon I'll have a whole party spread!

CropStop / Pagemap by Becky Fleck

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  1. And no calories!! What a fun creation.....and frilly toothpicks? Oh my......I'm in and craft, all on the one creation...haaa!

  2. Okay this card is awesome, but the best thing in the world is that little sandwich, thats so cool!!

  3. This is adorable! Love all of the details. Thanks for joining our CropStop Becky Fleck/Spellbinder Challenge.

  4. OMGosh this tiny sandwich is incredible creative!!! Great cards CG!
    - The stamp is from the Hooray stamp set by Hero Arts/Studio Calico ~Gaby

  5. This is fabulous. I have never seen the soup border in a creation before and it looks great on this card. The sentiment is perfect and that cute little sandwich is just the most fun. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

  6. Really clever card! I love your teeny tiny sandwich!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge! I hope you'll join us again tomorrow!

  7. Holy Bat-sandwich Batman! This is amazing!!! So genius in so many ways. And Yummy too.

  8. Great card - loving your border.
    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  9. What a great use of that image and I love the Kraft card. Thanks for joining us at Phimdys Place this week....

  10. What a fun card! Love all the color and veggies. Thank you for joining our CropStop challenge!

  11. This is great thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  12. Healthy!!! Love all the veggies - look so pretty and the bread is so real.How clever is that... very impressed.

    Monica xxx

  13. Just wonderful. That sandwich is adorable!! Thank you for joining in the fun at

  14. What a fun card!!! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!


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