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Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day with Ribbons & Lace


Today is Earth Day and each one of the design members came up with an Eco-Chic Design Tip to share.  I had to laugh after I sent this and then I went back to this post here which was one of my first as a design team member and I used a magazine for paper piecing.  It can make a dramatic effect using a shiny magazine to paper piece images.  

Along with today's eco-chic design team I wanted to share my creations for our blogger's challenge this week to use ribbon or lace on our creation.  I have 2 cards I thought I would share with you.

The first was a commissioned card for a female birthday. Again I used the block stamping technique and then stamped my images all over the patterned papers.  I added 3 ribbon pieces at the bottom of the image.  This sketch is based off the Sweet Sunday Sketch #112.  The purse images are from the Just My Style set from Clear & Simple Stamps.



The next card I created was with the Princess4Life set from The {Stamps}of Life.  Such a great girlie set to own and perfect for all the little girl parties we get invited to.


I paper pieced the crown with some patterned paper and added some stickles onto the hearts.

I'm hoping to enjoy a few days off with the family but hope to have you join us at Blogger's Challenge with your ribbon and lace...and share an eco-chic tip for us, love to hear what others do!

Card details:
Stamps: Princess4Life from The {Stamps}of Life
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, patterned paper uknown
Inks: Perfect Little Black Dress
Accessories: A Blanc Check Ribbon, crystal stickles, Melissa Frances Vintage Attic Treasures gems

20 comments:

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute cards, Kim! What a great idea!

dutchstamptramp said...

Bote very beautiful cards Kim. Love the idea with the purses

Gez said...

Beautiful cards Kim.
Wishing you a wonderful Easter with your family.

Gez.xx

MJ said...

Love both of these but that crown card is by far my favorite! Love the choice of paper for the paper piecing! Great job. Happy Easter to you an your family!

BarbaraW said...

Two cute and definitely girlie cards. They are so cheery and bright.

Ida said...

Kim these are both great cards. The purse card is so fun and your crown card is perfect for a little princess. Great job on both.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love both of your cards- the paper piecing is great and I love the crown- girly girly all of the way! Have a Blessed Easter!

JP Card Crazy said...

Wonderful cards. Love the purses and the way you used the ribbon. The second card is adorable love the crown!

Linda Monroe said...

Both cards are darling!

Beate said...

Both cards look great, Kim!
Happy Easter!
Hugs and smiles

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute! Love the paper pieced images with the magazine! Great recycle project too!

Lisa Bohler said...

I like how the first card shows how just a touch of ribbon can add so much and the bow on the second card is absolutely terrific! Happy Easter!

sheryl said...

Great cards, Kim. The tabs of ribbon on the first card is a cool idea--simple to do, but really adds a lot.

Asia said...

Both are very pretty :) I love the dotty one :)

njburk said...

Oh I LOVE that princess for life stamp--that's just the greatest--and your bow is a rea WOW--wish I could ti like that. Your purse project is real cute too. Glad you got to play along. Happy Eater!

TenSGal said...

Wonderful cards, Kim! I love Stamps for Life...love her videos!

Tina said...

Sweet cards friend.

Wishing you the best Easter ever.

xo
tina

Velta said...

Both of your cards are too stinkin cute girl! Love tha purses and the crown card is perfecto :) TFS!!!

Barbara said...

Great ribbon treatments. Gotta love that princess card...the ribbon is just perfect.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

More great cards, luv when you get so cre8tive and make several cards!

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