Friday, March 1, 2013

Mid-week Throwdown and March Calendar

Here's my card for the OWH Stars & Stamps mid-week throwdown. This week the challenge is the following recipe:
1 embossing folder
1 border punch or die
2 patterned papers
1 ribbon or twine
I've really grown fond of the SU! midnight muse color, so that was the beginning point for this card. The 2 dsp's are from the SU! Print Poetry pack, along with some vanilla, gumball green and summer starfruit cardstock. The border die is from SNSS and I wove some vanilla taffeta through the center. The flower was done with SU! blossom, fancy label, owl, and boho blossom punches, along with a SU! fancy fan ef. The sentiment is SU! teen tiny wishes and was done with word window and fancy label punches. I kept this one mail-friendly by punching the flower center from MM cardstock, pressing it down into a mouse pad with a pencil eraser, and popping it up with a very tiny piece of foam. It gave me the look I wanted without the bulk of a brad.

And here is Heidi's March calendar page. I love the kite that always makes me think of March winds and spring; and look at that little bunny reminding us that Easter is fast approaching! I love those tiny kite tails too with ribbon! The paper pieced tile background is really eye catching too! Such detail in all of her work. Thanks for another fun month of calendars Heidi! (hugs)

That's going to do it for me for this Friday, but thanks to all of you who take time to stop by and see what I've been creating :) Make it a fabulous weekend!



Benzi said...

Love your card, Carol. I adore the dots and stripes and the way you used the ribbon through the border.

I always look forward to Heidi'scalendars. What a fab job she always does. You are so fortunate to get these from her.

Linda said...

Thanks for the tip on the fake brad! Super nice the stripes! Great colors! tfs!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Good morning! Where's the sunshine? The only sun I get anymore is when I visit your blog full of bright ideas. Love your card, and Heidi's calendar page.

JD said...

Another great card created by you.

and how fortunate you are to keep getting these fabulous calendar pages from Heidi...Each one is a treasure and so creative.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, this card just brings thoughts of spring and flowers to me. I love the different papers and I really have to try that method you are doing with the flower centers lately. Great idea.

Heidi's calendar, as always a true work of art. Those kite tails are just as precious as can be and the look on that bunny's face is darling. Fabulous tile work as usual. Thanks for sharing and Heidi, thanks for making. Enjoy your weekend.

jimlynn said...

Fun calendar page! Love the little bunny poking his head out.

Your card is FABULOUS!!! I also love that Midnight Muse and this is so pretty with the ribbon weaving. Beautiful!

Janice M said...

Love your card! I need to use those 2 punches together and make some flowers.

Diane said...

Carol- I so look forward to your posts-- I always get inspiration and great tips and ideas from you. The ribbon thru the die is just beautiful! The calendar is incredible! Thanks for continuing to share your talent with us!

StampTramps said...

Wow, great job on the MWTD! I haven't even started mine yet...bad work week... But at least I'm getting a lot of ideas and inspiration for when I finally get around to it!

KayM said...

What a beautiful card! I love the flower in the center and your border with the ribbon is super!! Beautiful work! :)

Shannon White said...

Love this Miss Carol!! so Cheery and Pretty all at the same time! Super Calendar page too! Too CUTE! 8-)


Sybrina K said...

HI Carol,

As always, the thumbnail of your card caught my eye!

Great idea to weave ribbon through the border punch. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

Donna Nuce said...

I love how you wove the ribbon through your punched border. Very cute card.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card with those pretty paper/cardstock colors! Love how you did that flower as well as the scalloped piece with the ribbon thru it! Another beauty, Carol!
I'm enjoying all these calendars that Heidi has made you! This one with the kite and Easter bunny is adorable! :)