24 Aug 2009

Little Paper Shop's howling challenge!

It's Little Paper Shop Monday and this week we have another colour challenge, which naturally I don't have all the proper colours which could be construed as a good thing, because then I can cheat a bit and not really be called a cheater!! KWIM?!

Since I didn't have Bordering Blue I used Papertrey Ink's Enchanted Evening which is a deeper shade of blue, but still works out fine.....oh yeh.......

I started by stamping two of the sentiments from {Make a Wish} onto Rustic Cream cardstock. I followed up by stamping two of the flowers from {Endless Arrangements} on top of the sentiments.

Then I cut a panel of that designer paper and bordered it with Kiwi Kiss leaving a scalloped border.

I used Lisa Johnson's tip from her blog about using one of the threads from saddle stitch ribbon as a basting stitch. I pulled on the thread and made a ruffle and attached it to the bottom of the panel.

I stamped the sentiment from {Make a Wish}, added a button and it was done! This would be a quick and easy card when I do it again - although it seemed to take forever at the time!

Shorter than usual post today, sorry about that. The coyotes were howling at 5:00 AM and that set the dogs off wildly running around the house howling at the top of their silly lungs!!

I got up to bring Rosie the Schnauzer in to our bedroom (she's my dog and she always like to copy Ron's dog - who was the one howling - true story)
and when I picked her up, my back went out......not outside.....just out of whack....dang I need to go and call the chiropractor...... and then put the heating pad on it......or is it the ice pack.....I can never remember!


  1. this is just awesome!!! I love the ribbon! Great job!!

  2. Lovin this Bonnie, love that ribbon!!

  3. Cheater! :) LOL

    Great card...I tried out that ribbon treatment this weekend too! Although i had to tone it down a bit to get my image to fit...must plan better!

  4. This is great! LOVE that ribbon trim and your button is adorable too...awesome take on the color challenge!

  5. OuuuuulalaLA! Your cards are always so mindblowingly original. I love the way you made the background paper (and isn't colour challenge cheating THE best?) Wicked sweet gathered ribbon over the scallop. You're just WAY inspiring GF! :o)

  6. love the ribbon that you created on the card!!! Great idea!! Hope you are feeling better!! A thrown out back is the worst!!

  7. Oh way cute, Bonnie! Love that ribbon treatment! Perfection!

  8. CA-UTE Bonnie!!!

  9. That is one super idea for a the mix of sentiments! Great job on the CC!

  10. I just love your cards! Ok I'm so new to this, where do you get your paper? Local shop or online? Oh and on your back, so sorry....I have continual back issues and ice is best medicine!!!

  11. Very pretty card! Love that color combo!


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