Monday, April 6

Inspire Spring

Are the birds starting to chirp outside your window? We're in the midst of an April cold front... a rarity for Texas. Of course, 'cold' is a relative term for a Texan... there's no snow, or ice, or even scarves and mittens... you just have to put your flip-flops aside for a day or two. Regardless, I'm ready for full fledged spring and for playing outdoors. However, I had to settle for a different kind of Walk in the Park today... the designer series paper kind.

I based the layout of my card on Taylored Expressions Cupcake Sketch Challenge #61. My textured Basic Gray card base is 6" square with rounded corners. I used a sampling of Walk in the Park patterned paper for the background and various layers. My birdie friend, from Friends 24-7, was stamped in Basic Gray onto textured Whisper White card stock. The 'Inspire' sentiment is courtesy of the NEW Summer Love Rub-ons. In the corner, two layered Scallop Circles create a bloom... a NEW Basic Gray Corduroy Brad adds detail and texture to the center.

Ever wonder what goes on the inside of cards?? I chose to play off the 'Inspire' sentiment and use a few more Summer Love Rub-ons. The amount of projects you will be able to create with a few of these new coordinating products is going to astound you.... and these days it's sassy to maximize your budget.

Order online now. You can pick sassy new stamps and supplies from the Occasions Mini - it's fun to shop in your (flannel) pajamies. ;) And don't forget: with every $40 purchase from the new mini catalog you get to choose one of these FREE stamps. Have a long wish list? Take advantage of Hostess Rewards starting with purchases of $150. You'll get all the regular benefits, plus an extra free stamp from the $10 and Under selection on page 208.

Stamps: Friends 24-7 (113218)
Paper: Walk in the Park DSP (115123), Basic Gray & Whisper White - Textured neutrals 12x12 (108693), Cameo Coral (100475), Baja Breeze (111352)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120)
Tools: Corner Rounder (109047), Scallop Circle Punch (109043)
Sassy Somethings: Summer Love Rub-ons (114620), Basic Gray Corduroy Buttons (114345), Vintage Brads (109109)


bhammon said...

Denise - beautiful card! I just love this set - I ordered mine yesterday. Love the layout and that you chose to stamp the bird in black - it really makes him stand out! Great job - I'm inspired!
Your Pal - Sharon H.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous creation Denise! It snowed here, so no birds chirping yet! Your card looks like Spring though! Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day!

~kelly marie~ said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love it!