Thursday, April 17, 2014

Make It Monday first there was one then there were four!

Before I start my post today I would like to welcome my newest follower, Paula owner of Precious Pages by Paula.  Thank you so much for following, Paula, I hope you will find some inspiration and a few giggles!! Please check out Paula's blog and tell her Patti sent you : )

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 Erin Lincoln is one of the best designers out there right now as far as I'm concerned! Check out her blog "Procrastination Station" she truly is a gifted paper crafter. If I lived near her I would stalk her and try to bribe her to be my friend.  She is funny and playful and just... normal (in a good way!) LOL  Take this week's "Make It Monday" video.  Erin creates an amazing card giving helpful design and tool tips along the way - all the while you hear the voices of her kids playing in the background - I'm guessing it was her kids.  She doesn't fall apart like a cheap suit because she is being watched WORLD WIDE : ) and the kidos are making a little noise - she doesn't even seem to notice! I love it!! See what I mean? who wouldn't want to be friends with a gal who can work at home with such grace and style and talent!!!

Erin challenged us to create a card using heat embossing and two step stamping - then! cut out with a coordinating die.  She shows in THIS VIDEO the most amazingly easy way to handle these tiny dies.  My card is an A-2 size card and look at all the space I have around my EMBOSSED die cut flowers! The die cut is teeny but with Erin's suggestion it was a breeze.... ok a slight wind.


I admit I did have a few problems but I perservered and after only 2 or 3 hours! I had a card I liked so much I decided I better make two : ) It may be a "slight" exaggeration how long it took me. heehee

I like to decorate the inside of my cards too so I inked up the flower stamps and built myself TWO insides - because you remember now I have two of these cards made.  Well! much to my surprise when I went to tape my inside to the card I had stamped the flower in the wrong orientation! grrrr!!  

Part of my personal challenge to myself is to USE my stuff.  I just could not bring myself to toss them out so two more cards were born!!

 

And I think they are pretty darn cute! : )  I had completely run out of time so I did not heat emboss or layer the die cut but, even though it is not showing up well in my picture, I ran a zig zag stitch to attach my ribbon. : ) There are also a trio of sequins to complete my TRIANGLE! thanks for the tip, Erin!!


So one simple silly little card took all afternoon and turned into four cards - which is not so bad at all!! I loved the tips she shared and will no doubt use them again and again.

Please consider  joining the Make It Monday challenge! There is a nice prize too!! : )

These cards make my 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th cards completed in my personal challenge to make 100.  Only 90 more days to go!!!  Thank you everyone who is cheering me on! It's great fun to read all the encouraging comments!!

Have a wonderful day!

Patti

Supplies used:
SU solid cs
Flower Fusion #6 Stamp Set by PTI with coordinating flower die
Stampendous "Detail White" embossing powder
American Crafts green ribbon and tan Baker's Twine


20 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Nice cards! Worth all the perseverance! Yes?!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Patti! I enjoyed reading how you ended up with 4! They are lovely! Neat technique too! You are well underway to reach your goal! Keep it up!

Linda said...

What a cute card. I tried that challenge and was not happy with it at all. It landed in the trash. You win some and lose some. I probably spent that much time too, but just couldn't pull it off. Yours is lovely. Great job and 4 cards to boot.

Diana K said...

These are so pretty! And you had two happy accidents!

Dianne Ayers said...

Well done on sticking with it, great outcome in the end :)

Asha said...

Oh how cute are these! Oh and I almost missed the trio of sequins. Very elegant, Patti. Have a Blessed Easter, my friend.
big hugs, Asha

Betty Wright said...

This is terrific, Patti! Great colors and I love the stitched rows.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous cards, I wanted to answer your question on my blog, but you had no reply on your blogger.... the last stencil card on my page is a stencil, no I didn't draw it, just sprayed the stencil with mist!

DIANA L. said...

Time well spent all your cards tuned out beautiful and very clean looking
Have a blessed day I am your newest follower
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Helen F. said...

Oh these are such cute cards, Patti. Love the Flower Fusion posies for this technique!

Diane said...

You are adorable friend ! And so are your cards. Well you did it ! 10 cards down ! only 90..90..that's right 90 more to go. Heck the both of us will have turned another year older by then. That's okay..I hear card making keeps you young :). Your the best !
Diane

Rose said...

super sweet cards :)

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, this is so pretty, so clean and 'happy'....yay my friend! 10 down already! Happy Easter, hugs Carole Z X

Brinda said...

They are all so lovely and clean!

Theresa Krout said...

Simply beautiful. Yes in her video she stays focused and does a great job. Love your cards Patti. Like I always say.... there is really no mistakes, (that cant be turned to another creation) or fixed! I will have to see if I can make one today. I can see the stitching on the second card and I thought as first they were white buttons but love the sequins just the same! I will have to dig mine out to make them more available! Love your work!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Incredible cards, Patti! You did Erin proud!! What a lovely way to spend an afternoon and have these beautiful cards to show for it!! Hugs, Darnell

Martha said...

What DARLING cards you've created! I love the sweet flowers. Beautifully done! Sounds like you had a FUN afternoon.

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card! Great use of flower fusion.

Brenda Burfeind said...

Love, love, love them. Nice and clean

Beth F. said...

Oh my these cards are fun! I really like the first one with the lighter flowers behind the popped up front ones. Great job!