For those of you that frequent my blog, you will notice something very strange about this card.Not only are there no embellishments, but there is no stitching. NO HAND STITCHING!!! Hard to believe, I know. If you look back through all of my cards on here, there's only one other card that was done in a hurry, that doesn't have stitching.This paper is way too busy for stitching anyway.
However, I literally only had 10 minutes to make this card. I had this sketch printed out from Sketch Saturday to make one of my usual cards and just grabbed it and started cutting paper. My papers aren't even matted as usual. I think I may need therapy after making this card.
I was getting unexpected company and the little girl just had a birthday so I had to be really quick about it.
Anyway, the card is was made using all Close to my Heart products. Day Dream Paper Pack, Doodle Alphabet & Nursery Bash stamp sets.
Welcome to the August Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop.
If you came here from Connie's blog, then you are on the right track. If you've just started out here, then you may want to go back to The Sweet 'n Sassy Blog to begin from the beginning. There is also a line-up of the blogs for this hop for each day, listed in the column to the right.
I have two cards posted in this post in case you'd like to check out both. The are both made using the Sweet Spot Card Sketch Challenge for this week. I flipped the second card to get a different look.
The first card is using the theme of this hop which is using Scriptures somewhere on the card. Sweet 'n Sassy has some of the best Scripture Stamps. Check them out HERE.
Here is a great sketch from the Sweet Stop Sketches Challenge with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. This stamp set is called Birthday Buddies. Don't you just love this cute little mouse! Here is my take on this sketch. The DP is Close to my Heart "Animal Cookies Creative Basics". Sunflower Grosgrain ribbon and the flat white pearls is from CTMH. The Mouse for Birthday Buddies was stamped, colored with Copic Markers and cut out three times and layered for a 3D affect. The stitching was done by hand with matching embroidery floss. The border punch if from Martha Stewart. I used that one because it reminded me of Swiss cheese and thought it was perfect with the mouse!
Today's card was done out of necessity. I needed a birthday card for my granddaughter and haven't had extra time to stamp lately. So, I decided to use the Mojo 98 sketch to make a quick card. The only problem is, when I finished the card, I discovered that the small square that was to go behind the circle way lying on the floor. So, here's my card without it. That's what I get for doing everything last minute.
This card is a standard 4.25 X 5.5. I haven't made a small card like this in quite some time. I prefer larger cards for my own use. The only time I make small cards if for my hostess clubs to make and for people who I know don't keep my creations!!! *Ü*
I used the August Stamp of the Month, It's Your Day, from Close to my Heart. I also used the Animal Cookies paper pack and the Foam Dir-cut numbers. I used the cuttlebug on the foam "8" and the Swiss dots embossing folder on the background.
For those of you that have never heard of Sheet Load of Cards, it is an online publication which provides you with a new sketch every month. Along with the sketch they provide you with the cutting directions for making 8 identical cards out of the least amount of paper.
They then provide you with loads of samples of cards made using that sketch.
Sweet 'n Sassy stamps is the sponsor there for the month of August. All of us Design Team members were invited to be the guest designer this month. To check this out, go to their website and then to Saturday August 1st and click on the box that says Sheetload of Cards under "August 2009 - Sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy stamps". This will then open up a PDF file with this months publication.
I submitted two cards. The first card is using Elly & Friends stamp set. The papers pack I used is called "Expedition" from Close to my Heart. All stitching is done by hand using embroidery floss.
This second card is form a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set called "Sweet Dreams". The paper pack is called "Daydream" from Close to My Heart. It's hard to see all the glitter on this card. Olivia had purple glitter on her eyelids, pink on the stars of her cap and green on the leaves. I used two pewter decorative brads and hollyhock Twill ribbon, all from Close to my Heart. The white half pearls are white solid dew drops. The owl and branch is stamped and colored with Copic Markers twice. Then cut out and layered for a 3D affect.
All stitching was done by hand using embroidery floss.