Thursday, August 1, 2013

Paper Sweeties August Sketch Challenge #10...

Hi Friends!

How's your summer going?  Hopefully all is going well and that you are enjoying all the fun things that go along with summer!

We just returned from vacation, so I do apologize for not getting around to your blogs.  There's always catch up when returning from a trip.  But, we had a fabulous time!  

Today, though, I want to share with you a card I made for the monthly challenge for Paper Sweeties!  All you have to do is follow the above sketch.  The winner of the challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate and an invite to be the guest designer for the following month!  So, please join in on the fun!  Here is my card for the challenge...
For my card, I started with a cream base and topped it with lovely papers from Simple Stories(Vintage Bliss).  The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties using the stamp set, You're Invited.  The doilies are Martha Stewart.  I punched out little hearts and added sequins and gems.  The buttons are from SU.  Pearl cotton was added to the buttons.  Some yummy ribbon from Paper Sweeties using Oatmeal Cream and Rose Petal.  A Martha Stewart border punch was used for the last extra touch along the bottom of the card.  And, there you have it for my happy birthday card, which I will be giving to a co-worker.  I love working with her for she is always so helpful and sweet!  Do you have one of those co-workers where you get along so well and appreciate their friendship?  Well, Barb is to me one of the best, a real sweetheart! 
So, to view some wonderful inspiration, please stop by at Paper Sweeties to see some great design team projects!  You won't be disappointed!  Thanks so much for taking the time to take a look at my project today!  Take care, hugs!
Paper:  Simple Stories(Vintage Bliss), Kraft Outlet
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  You're Invited(sentiments)
Ink:  SU(Calypso Coral)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties:  (Oatmeal Cream, Rose Petal)
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Paper Studio
Punch:  Heart Punch:  EK
             Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Sequins:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Doily:  Martha Stewart
Buttons:  SU



  1. Maria, this is just the greatest card. I love all the work you put into making it. Love the little added hearts, gemstones, and I always love polka dots. It's just awesome and I bet your co-worker will love it.

  2. Gorgeous the colours,the sprinkling of sequins is so pretty too!

  3. Lovin' the cute bingo cards, Maria! Your shabby seam binding bow looks so pretty. :)

  4. Barb is going to flip out over this gorgeous card, Maria! I love everything about it...the color palette, those adorable bingo cards, the detailed tiny hearts with bling, and that bow. That bow! You make the most amazing bows!!! LOVE THIS CARD!!!

  5. Stunning card, Maria. So much love and thought went into making it. What a sweet gesture for your friend. I'm sure she'll treasure it. Glad to hear you enjoyed your vacation. We're off on ours next week....I'm counting the days! Thanks for stopping by.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. Creative use of that sketch & wonderful card!

  7. Such pretty colours, Maria, and I love your interpretation of the sketch. Gorgeous card! x

  8. Such a lovely sketch and I love how you've interpreted it, Maria!!
    Great fun colors and I love the seambinding bow!