Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Make A Wish - Project #2 of 2 - Shopping Our Stash - Don't Crimp My Style

Hello, Crafty Peeples,
I was really motivated by our "Don't Crimp My Style" challenge this week.  So inspired that I actually created two projects, hopefully you will find inspiration in one of them!  

This is another of those wonderful brown paper bag cards. 

 These gorgeous papers are from the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 3 - Oliver Collection.
I used the last and I am having a hard time finding all single sheets because it has been retired.
 Using a single strip of crimped cardboard for my belly button adds drama, texture and depth.  The focal of this piece is the center medallion, but the crimped strip elevates the design.
Pocket #1 - Crimped Tags
Pocket #2 - Heart Shaped Tag
Pocket #3 - Large Photo Tag
 To preserve the continuity and cohesiveness of the design, I used crimped handles for the tags and added a crimped strip to form a pocket.  The petal looking curves at the bottom is actually a heart tag...inadvertently left out of the photo shoot.  Hubby was tired.
 The photo tag is backed with corresponding swiss dot paper, you can see it through the thumb pull.

Stamps used in this project: Unity Stamp Company - Charming Gardners (Grateful)
                                              Graphic 45 - Typography and Couture

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope something here inspired you!
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  1. It is so good to see you are creating again. This card is gorgeous. I love the design and colors. Great job!

  2. Beautiful! Love all the elements you have incorporated into this. The colours are so lovely!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  3. This is so lovely! What beautiful details! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  4. I love the vintage look of this! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. What an interesting card! :D Thanks for playing with us at ATSM!

  6. What a great project, I love the colours and vintage feel. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes in September challenge at Crafting By Designs. Mo xxx

  7. Beautiful, love all the detail and that metal embellishment is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls, good luck and hope to see you again x

  8. Such a gorgeous card, and your Medallion is stunning...Love it! I'm sure Marie is going to love it, too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  9. This is so beautiful with so many tags...thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  10. This is a gorgeous project and I love the tags.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. Great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x


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