Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dressing for Success!

Good Morning All!

I was checking out some of my favorite blogs this morning, and stumbled across Pals Paper Arts and their challenge of the week. Sometimes I need inspiration and a challenge to get to my projects, and this challenge was just the one to get me blogging this morning!

The challenge is titled "Dress for Success" -- the "challengee" is supposed to use one designer paper, one punch, and one sentiment on their card. I've been working on cards for my September classes, and decided that the card below fits just the mold!

I used one piece of Designer Paper -- but also paper-pieced the coffee pot and mug. Don't you just love the new Mocha Morning Specialty Paper?! Some of the pieces are flocked or shiny, while there are some regular two-sided designer sheets as well.

My punch is one of my favorite punches to use to jazz up a card -- the scallop edge punch. I believe this was the first edge punch that Stampin' Up! developed, and boy, do I use it a lot!

I firmly believe this sentiment -- of course, if there are errors on this post, it's because I'm still sleeping!!! LOL! The image and sentiment are from the Morning Cup stamp set.

Clear Mount Stamp
120489 Wood Mount 116988

Here's one more close-up view of the card I made. You can see I popped up my image after I stamped it in Black Staz-On ink on my paper and hand-cut it out.

If any of my class-people recognize this card, it's because I've advertised it as part of my Morning Cup Card Class for September, but that's another post that you'll have to wait for!

Here's What I Used (click on the shopping cart to be connected to my store!):

Morning Cup Stamp Set: Clear Mount Stamp 120489 Wood Mount 116988
Mocha Morning Designer Specialty Paper; Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla C/S
Black Staz-On
Tools and Embellishments:
Paper Snips, the Stamp-a-ma-jig (my favorite tool of all times for perfectionist moments!), Crumb Cake Seam Binding, the Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals (to pop up my image).

Now, to go get that cup of coffee I be needin'!!! Thanks for stopping by today!



Pam~ said...

Love how you popped up your coffee pot and cup ... nice dimension! Great job with this challenge ... lovin' it! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Lynn said...

So cute! Love the paper pieced coffee cup & pot.