Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SOS55 and some {PIN}spirational Inspiration

The challenge over at Shopping Our Stash #55 this week is to use "double the ribbon or twine" on your cards. I pulled my over-flowing jar of ribbon snippets out and layered them up behind the SB heart die cut on this card. I pulled pieces of similar colors and just adhered them to the back edges with double sticky tape, and then created the "frame" by die cutting 2 heart shapes, one inside the other. I added 3 turquoise pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty for a little interest, and added a sentiment from the  SNSS Christmas Tags set. This went together very quickly, and I'm so glad to be using up those snippets of ribbon I can never bear to throw away. I'll be making more of these and using up that stash of ribbon in no time!

Here's the inspirational photo for this week's {PIN}spirational Challenge #11.

And here is the card I came up with. Whenever I see shells, I think of the beach, so I pulled out this SNSS Beach Bum Cocoa stamp and went to work. I colored the image with Copics, and cut it using a SB labels 25 die. I added some mesh and mini brads on a piece of cool caribbean card stock. The background is a piece of (r) SU! dsp.

The sun is finally shining today, and it's time to get this day started! I hope yours is fabulous, and thanks for spending a few minutes of your day with me!



amanda stokes said...

Hi Carol,
Gorgeous card such a cute image and fab colours :) x

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, two more winners. I love how you made the ribbon heart and frames it. Thanks for another great tip. Your Cocoa card is just sweet as can be. Your "netting" and brads are just perfect for this image. Have a great day. We didn't get the sun yet. Maybe tomorrow.

LeAnne said...

OH MY GOSH, that ribbon card is delightful! Beautiful colors and patterns!!! TFS!

Benzi said...

Ooh, great idea with the ribbon. I have a jar full and need to use them. Love that gorgeous heart you made.
Your beach card is so adorable..really like that mesh.

jimlynn said...

FABULOUS cards - both of them!! Love the way you did the ribbon in the heart on that first one! A CAS beauty!
And the second is as cute as can be! Of course, I love all the Cocoa images and this one is adorable. Love that mesh on here too! SO very cute!
AND - glad you played along with the Shopping our Stash and {Pin}spirational challenges, Carol!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice you did a nice job on both thanks for sharing!!!

lauren bergold said...

now that is a way to use ribbon which is every bit as ♥LOVELY♥ looking as it is clever and unique! BRILLIANT job on this! thank you for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

Sue from Oregon said...

looks like we are really getting into orange huh? Great all that ribbon on the heart card.

Chrizette said...

What a cute little mouse! Thank you for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this time!

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Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

WOW! Your card is just fabulous & fun. I love the mesh that you added to it - Definitely makes it look like sand!

I am happy you joined us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week :)

Lots of joy,

PS - I have lots of prizes at my blog via a blog hop & challenge. Join the fun here:

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Such a cool card!!!! Love how you used ribbon on your first card too!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge this week! Be sure to become a follower and join us again every week!!!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol! Love Both of these! Really loving your Ribbon heart card! went right onto my CAS and Fabulous Pinterest board! 8-) And your Darling Beachy Cocoa is Fabulous! love your big fluffy clouds and the wonderful netting ribbon too! Fantastic touch my friend! 8-)

Hugs and Happy Friday!

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Love the simplicity of this card. Gorgeous make!

Thank you for sharing with Pinspirational Challenges :)

- Mel xx