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Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's been a great week!

My first project is a card featuring one of my favorite sets, Stitched Exotics. I love this technique using the Big Shot Top Note die. It's a faux quilting technique. I used the retiring "Candy Lane" designer series paper.



The base is Close to Cocoa cardstock and I used vanilla cardstock on some of the squares that I stamped partial images from the Stitched Exotics set on using Close to Cocoa ink and Riding Hood Red ink. On some of the flowers, I layered the Trio Flower punch to give it some dimension. I love those vintage brads!! I used my Chocolate marker to make the "stitch" marks on all the squares -- and you thought I could sew!! ha ha!!

My next project is another set that I'm sad to see go. Zoofari! The name of it even sounds fun! This set is great for lots and lots of different projects. For my project today, I'm doing a little treat bag that would be great for preschool classmates (or older!) or birthday treat bags or whatever your heart desires!



Again, I used the Big Shot Top Note die - love that thing!! I'm not sure I can do any projects without it anymore! The base is our lovely Basic Black cardstock - I cut two of them. On one of them I cut it in half. I used our Wide Oval punch on the Real Red cardstock and threaded the black gingham ribbon through. I stamped the cute little zebra image in Basic Black ink and then used my Gray marker to color in the stripes. TIP - use a shade slightly darker when coloring monochromatic images. That way you can still see the original lines of the image. It looks a lot cleaner. I used the Stampin' Dimensionals on the zebra to make him pop out! And of course, I filled the bag with Animal Crackers!
Well that's it for me! Please just post in the comment section or email me with any questions! Thanks for popping by, hope to "see" you again!

15 comments:

Robin said...

The quilted one is my favorite!

Connie said...

Very cute projects, Shona! Glad you are up and running now...

Melanie S said...

I have YET to make one of those Top note quilt cards like your first project.

Yours may be the inspiration I need.

Gretchen Barron said...

Hi Shona -- love, love, love your faux-quilted card. Haven't tried that technique yet but I will soon. Thanks for the inspiration and for being on the tour with the Freaks today! Blessings, Gretchen

Julie Dinn said...

Great projects Shona! I love the quilt card!

stampmiser said...

LOVE that treat bag! Nice use of the Top Note die there!!

jmniffer said...

Love to make the Top Note Quilt cards; really love to use the top note die in all ways! Happy to have found your blog. jmniffer

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Very cool projects Shona! A step up from the usual with both of them. My only concern was how to get to the cookies without spoiling the wrappings! LoL!

Thanks for sharing the fun, creativity and inspiration. - Jean

lisa808 said...

Adorable animal cracker treat bag. I also reach for the Top Note die quite often.

Cheri' said...

Very cute idea with the animal crackers. I think I might "need" that stamp set now.

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Carey said...

I love them both. That Top Note is my favorite too. It is so wonderfully versatile.

Janice said...

Wonderful projects!

janet d. said...

Super projects!! I love the bandaid tin!

janet

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Judi Parker said...

Beautiful cards. I love the quilt cards, really amazimg

Dawn O (dostamping) said...

The quilted card is my favorite!