Saturday, March 17, 2012

Simple Card Saturday - Just sitting here...

Happy Saturday and St. Patrick's Day to everybody! I definitely had the luck of the Irish bestowed upon me, as I just found out that I'M GOING TO BE PUBLISHED!!! Yay! This will be my first publication, and I'm over-the-top excited. I cannot wait until August when I finally get to see my work in a magazine. I'm SUPER stoked!
Okay, on to my card for Simple Card Saturday. This week I'm playing along with the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays:
CFC44: It's as Easy as 1-2-3 Create a Clean And Simple project using
1. A Pattern
2. An Image
3. A Sentiment

I'm also playing along with the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger:
I was inspired by the lovely chairs and the neutral color palette with pops of color. For today's card, I wanted to paper-piece this cute chair stamp from the Hero Arts "Wishing You Were Here" set, which took care of both the pattern and the image components of the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. And of course this sentiment included in that stamp set was just perfect. Now for the paper yummies:

I wanted the "wall" behind the chair to look as if it had paneling or beadboard on it, so I used my Scor-Pal to create some vertical lines on the white cardstock:

I wanted my ribbon to go behind the chair but not cover up the legs, so I cut a slit in the paper on each side of the chair stamp and wove the ribbon through to the back, then out to the front again, and tied it in a bow. I finished the card off with some machine stitching and stamped the sentiment onto the patterned "rug". Here's another close-up:
I'm playing along here:
CAS-ual Fridays CFC44: Easy as 1-2-3
Cupcake Craft Challenge 183: Going Dotty
Friday Mashup #50 sketch

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: cardstock: Georgia Pacific; patterned paper: Recollections; stamps: Hero Arts; ink: Recollections; scoring tool: Scor-Pal; ribbon: Ribbon Boutique; craft knife: Fiskars; sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Singer


  1. Great paper piecing. Thanks for sharing with our challenge this week.

    Don't forget to leave comments on all of the DT blogs to be in the draw for our prizes this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  2. This is such a stunning card!! Love your PP!! Great colors too! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  3. How cute are you! I love the card, so many great touches!

  4. This is a fabulous card! Love the paper piecing and your idea to tuck the ribbon behind the chair. And your patterned "rug"...very clever!

    Congrats on getting published!

  5. I love everything about this card! The plaid chair, the sentiment..the textured background...FABULOUS!! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashu this eek...and don't forget to comment on the DT cards for a chance to win blog candy!

    Congrats on being published, too!!

  6. Great combination of patterns and color.

  7. Thanks for submitting this at The Friday Mashup, nice card.

  8. This is a really fabulous card!! And congrats on your pub! Woot Woot! :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. The paper and the chair image are super cute! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup. Make sure you leave comments for the DT members to be entered for blog candy.

  10. This is so great how you used texture for the wall area and such a great idea to hide the ribbon behind the chair. I'm really liking gray and yellow combos right now so I adore this!

  11. Oops...forgot to add a big ol' CONGRATS on your pub!

  12. Gray and yellow is so HOT now ... love your card and the patterned chair being the subject.

  13. This is so fabulous! I love those colors. We are working on a gray and yellow nursery for our little girl who will be here in July, so of course I'm drawn to your card. It's just awesome! Thanks for joining The Friday Mashup this week.

  14. Hi Kimberly!! This card is absolutely FAB!! I love the details and colors/patterns! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays! And congrats on your first pub!! May many MORE to come!!

  15. Congratulations! Your winning card is adorable and double congrats on being published!

  16. Hey Kimberly! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)