Sunday, August 21, 2011

10 paper challenge- card #9

We're nearing the home stretch and I've been having a lot of fun. This is card 9 out of 10 in my old paper challenge. I had a Christmas plaid paper to work with today. It is overwhelming in large amounts, so I knew I wanted to make it a small part of the card. I also didn't like the look of a rectangle or square of the paper, so I decided to use a circle. Sometime recently, I realized that the bottom of my cupcake punch is the right shape for an ornament hanger. I just flip it upside down, and it's perfect.

For this card, I used two patterned papers I've used for other christmas cards this year in addition to the challenge paper. I used kraft paper for the background and shiny silver paper for the hangers. I used some silver ribbon to "hang" the ornaments. The sentiment was from the $1 bin at Michael's. I'm going to make this a kit for my party, but I might change the sentiment to something I have in a clear stamp. This one was hard to stamp straight.


Please go vote for my card at Spotted Canary http://goo.gl/34Q6o. If I win, I'm going to donate the prize money to OWH. You need to be logged into FB and you may vote once a day until Sept. 7th. Tell your friends!!! Thanks so much!

Cards shipped to OWH (as of 8/2/11): 964

2 comments:

  1. I am going to case this! How did you do the gold connectors?

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  2. Thanks, Linda. Looking forward to see your CASE!
    The hangers are made from silver ribbon and silver paper (I know it looks gold because I have poor lighting). I punched the paper with an EK Success cupcake punch that came in two parts- one punch for the cake and one for the frosting. This is the bottom of the cupcake flipped upside down. You could just as easily cut a trapezoid freehand or punch a triangle and trim it into a trapezoid.

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