Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Modern Poinsettia

Hooray!  I did manage to get some cards made late yesterday afternoon, between all the scurrying around the house.  I'll tell you, I was a white tornado!  Semi-cleaned the house, put away some Halloween decorations, packed for my daughters, sort of packed for me, did laundry.

Then I made four of these simple cards:

I am loving these corduroy buttons I recently won from Ann Schach!  They have brads attached.  Sometimes, the simplest, smallest things make me happy - like brads on the back of buttons.  :D



As usual, I've created two slightly different versions of the same card.  In this case, I ran out of large poinsettias to cut out and pop up, and the smaller flower did not look right with the big chunky buttons.  So that one got the gold ball treatment in lieu of the center florets.


The designer paper is from a value pack by Me & My Big Ideas, and it's called "Our Holiday Traditions."  I've hardly touched it.  It has 180 sheets.  So, I broke into it at last.  There's plenty to go 'round!  Those poinsettias I've fussy-cut are from one of the pages in that pack.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s set, Sleigh Bells Ring.  There's actually more to the sentiment, but it would not fit on the Modern Label punch, so I just inked up a portion of it.


I'm following this sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You and turned it sideways:


Thanks for joining me today!  I always appreciate company. 

Happy Stamping,

Colleen

Stamps:  Sleigh Bells Ring by SU
Paper:  Old Olive cardstock, Me & My Big Ideas Our Holiday Traditions dp, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  Modern Label
Other:  dimensionals, corduroy buttons, gold ball stickers

10 comments:

Marisa said...

These are fabulous, Colleen. Love how changing out the centers of the poinsettia make such a difference.

Bev J. said...

Wonderful cards and I especially like the gold balls-classy. tfs

Emily Keaton said...

Oooooooooo! Love these, Colleen! I love me some corduroy buttons, too. With brads on the back--squeal!!! I can totally relate :D Both poinsettias are marvelous, with the buttons and with the gold balls. One is homespun and one is elegant. Love them both!! Your fussy cutting is ridiculously good!! I don't have that kind of patience LOL :)

Benzi said...

Love the poinsettias. The corduroy buttons are so pretty but I also love the gold balls AND I am all about houndstooth paper...love it. Great job on these wonderful cards.

Leslie Miller said...

Very cool! I love the big courderoy buttons, too, but the gold balls are pretty fabulous on the smaller flower, as well. You did a beautiful job with this sketch.

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are both beautiful! Love that big funky poinsetta, and the brads and pearls are equally fun! I know what you mean about those little things making you happy...I'm right beside you there!!

Sally Atkins said...

Wow! You were SuperMum to get all those jobs done AND make cards! And such gorgeous cards too! I love the papers, and those button/brads are wonderful. I really like the gold balls too.

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome cards, Colleen! Love that paper! I, too, am pleased by the little things in life. Brad on buttons would make me happy too. Great job with the sketch, that houndstooth paper just really stands out!

Tammy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love the paper you used here! Those buttons were the perfect touch! :-)

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