Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Whole Lot of Happy

 

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Good morning friends!  I’ve been taking full advantage of time off, an empty house and lots of daylight to get extra inky!  I’m playing along with the Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday.  Ashley showed us how to make a background out of patterned paper.  I’ve made backgrounds like this before, but loved revisiting this technique.  It’s perfect for all those extra strips of beautiful paper some of us CAN’T throw out.  I chose some of those strips from Echo Parks Warm Wishes from last year.  I just adore these colours for winter cards.  I zigzag stitched between each pattern for some more interest.  All the thread tails made me giggle so I had to take a picture before taking them off! LOL

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This one will be going to one of my sisters for her upcoming birthday.  I’ll put a sticky note inside and write on that as I know she’ll want to reuse this card :)  I hope you’re all having a great week!  Thanks for stopping by :)

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stamps and dies: Papertrey Ink

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14 comments:

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card, Maureen, and a great way to use some scraps. Love those colours.

Lynn said...

Oh my...seriously in love with this card. The background papers are stunning and the stitching is simply perfect. Gorgeous.

Betty said...

there's nothing like blues and snowflakes to make a gorgeous card!!!

Aimes said...

Oh this creation makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, Diva! Awesome stitching - when I come and gatecrash yours you can teach me how to do this right? ;D

Marisa said...

Great papers and love the stitching as well as the snowflake :) Great take on the technique. Enjoy the empty house and your crafting time!

Julie said...

this is so pretty - love all the patterns & colors, yet it has such a "soft" feel to it

Donna Cala said...

Gorgeous! The stitching adds so much to the card. You have been pinned.

Geri said...

Love what the stitching adds to this, Maureen! Pretty colors and patterns, too!!!

Alex said...

Very lovely card! The stitching is so beautifully done! Wish I could stitch that straight! Love the color combo on your patterned paper!

Marcia said...

Beautiful card...love all your papers and the zigzag stitching too! :0)

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Maureen! Love the colours and the stitching.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous and I love your stitching!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful use f scraps. BTW great idea of using a sticky note inside...my sister would like to do that too sometimes.

Kim S said...

What a pretty look - it's like a beautiful, warm quilt!

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