Thursday, March 7, 2013

Today I played with paper.....

I tried to step out of my typically layers today and impressed myself.  Now it may not be Design Team Submission worthy, but I love it.  With all my favorite colors, it is going to sit on my desk for a while to just admire.

I am a paper addict, so most of the time I just like to layer papers.  But today I didn't keep it 'symmetrical' and No stamps on this one.

I used Stella & Rose Little Lady Posies with Indie Chic Citron Time Honeydew and LOVED IT!  They work great together picking up the colors of both collections.  I just sat and touched every sheet of the Stella & Rose line when it came in last year, thinking that MME had peaked.  Then they presented us with Indie Chic, oh my goodness.  If you love earth tones with Indie design... this paper is made for you.  I am a GREEN gal, anything green... then you splash some brown or orange with it... ahhhhhhhh... I am in my Happy Place! 

Yep, Paper can truly take me on a vacation in my mind.  Hence, Paper Addict!

For the card base I used the Bazzill Bon Bon Criss Cross paper.  Another of my 'go to' papers for layering and bases.  Then I used the word stickers from The Sweetest Thing - Honey Perfect.  As soon as I saw this sticker... "What A Day"... i knew that was it.  Because it was one of those types of days. 

Ok, has anyone ever just fallen out of there office chair?  I did yesterday... just fell out of my chair, not good reason, it didn't move, I just literally fell out of it.  Sat on the floor for a minute, stunned, then laughed and was like... "What just happened".  I pictured myself looking much like a cat that falls off the back of a chair because it falls asleep or something.  But I didn't even have that as an excuse.... that is my "What A Day"..

On with the card, Then I found this cute little mini clothes pin in my stash and put some Washi Tape from Indie Chic over just the top. I saw this idea on Pinterest, super cute!  I think the clothes pins that are just a bit bigger would work better to show off the designs of the Washi Tape.

I also wrapped the card with some white crinkle ribbon.  Oh and I distressed the edges with a pair scissors.

Here is the inside:

 and the coordinating sticker to finish it off the sentiment.

Here is a close up of the clothes pin with the washi tape over the top.  Perfect match to the orange in the Stella & Rose paper.

I am going to link this up to the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Green
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Spring into Green

Have a wonderful day playing with paper. 

Enjoy the journey



  1. A very beautiful card. I like the fresh colors. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,

  2. Love all the texture you have put into your card; love the little clothespin embellishment. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  3. Your card is so dainty and pretty!

    Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

  4. Very pretty Love the papers
    DIANA L.

  5. Very cute. We are all paper lovers I think. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  6. Love your papers and color choices. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Creations! I hope you get to join us again soon.