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 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


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

  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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