Saturday, June 11, 2011

Another Challenge Card

So this month has been very busy for me in the card area. I have had three anniversaries, and three birthdays, not to mention Father's Day... so I have been busy!!! I don't know about ya'll, but sometimes when I'm making so many cards at once I get creative blocks, and I start to wonder if I've ran out of ideas. When that happens sometimes I go to other blogs I follow to generate ideas, and other times, like this one, I used a challenge to get an idea.

Over at CAS-usal Fridays they have a weekly challenge, and this week was a tic-tac-toe choice. You could do either row of blocks, but all three elements had to be on your card. So I choose to do Ribbon, Die Cuts or Punches, and Felt. I was a little worried about the felt, but by the time I realized that I had put a ribbon instead of twine it was too late to go back, so I dug around and finally came up with the perfect solution!

The die cut is the little birds with the saying Perfect Harmony, and then another cut out of a bird, and I fun flocked it to give it the felt effect. Then the ribbon was placed behind the die cut. All of the papers and die cuts were from the Crate Paper, Lillian Collection Kit that I purchased a few weeks ago. I love the papers, and the birds are awesome. The papers are double sided, so you can use them in a variety of ways. The ribbon was from my stash, which by the way is slowly getting a little bit bigger. I pick up most of my ribbon on clearance, because I feel a little guilty buying expensive ribbon for something I might not use.

This is how the card looks folded down. I did this in the twisted easel format again. This style is pretty easy to do, and I know that my niece, who follows my blog, will be able to tell her mom, which this is for, how to open it. Of course, she may be watching my blog now too, but she doesn't spend a lot of time on the computer, so I think it will be safe. Anyway, it is an anniversary card for my sister and her husband, and I thought the sentiment of Perfect Harmony fits them. To some they may appear complete opposites, but my sister brings out the best in her husband, and he does the same for her!!! It is nice to see a marriage actually working and not hearing about horror stories from either side! At any rate, I think they will like it.

So there you have it, another card for the month of June. I still have to finish up my son's b-day card, but that one is going to take a lot of though. He's turning 12 this year, but he has PDD-NOS, and so he's not like most kids his age, which just means that his card will be really special!

Well hope you all have a great day today! See ya around!


  1. Nice card. Especially like the glitter sparkle to the edge of the die cut.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. What a lovely card that you had created, Mel! Thanks so much for the detailed how-to and process in creating this beauty! I love the glitter effect and the sentiment is perfect for your sister and BIL! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Oh so very pretty! I love the way you've combined the pretty papers with that gorgeous ribbon! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your designs!

  4. Very sweet and thoughtfully created card. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. The flocking for a felt element is pure genious! Great card. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Lovely work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!