Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy Birthday

When I saw last week's challenge at Retro Sketches:

my first though was, of course, WASHI TAPE! But instead I decided to try something else. I had a new 6x6 pad of paper, even though we all know I don't need any more paper (hey, it was only one pad ...), and as I looked through it, I spied a really busy page that I knew I'd never use on its own, and then it hit me: it would be perfect for this challenge. Check it out:

Except for the sentiment and stars, that is one piece of paper. I cut on the existing lines to make the banners, and shortened some of them to follow the sketch. For the flowers in the sketch, I added die-cut stars and some misc buttons. I actually sewed the buttons through the paper and the white panel, then layered that onto a dark gray panel, and finally stuck it all to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white card stock, then die-cut the YOU and added it on a piece of foam tape.

Since I've used that piece of paper, it will not be the one piece left over when I finally finish using the rest of the pack in 2056. I might have a paper collecting problem.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go catch up on my sleep. Crafting for four days is DIFFICULT and draining, though quite a bit of fun. I also came home to three packages of new stampy goodies, so I'll have even more to play with next week. Sweet.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: Misc DMC floss. misc buttons, SU Basic Gray card stock, Tombow pink dot tape runner refill, and the following:


  1. This is awesome! I love that it's all one piece. Way to use up that stash :)

  2. I am still chuckling about that 2056 reference! What a great way to use that piece of very busy paper. I'd say it verges on being genius.

  3. Wow, such a smart use of paper and great design...I know you had a sketch...but your card is SO MUCH BETTER than the sketch!

  4. Great take on the sketch! Fab way to use that busy it!

  5. Ok I really really love this one too. Maybe tied for favorite? :-)

  6. hEY! I managed to say no to a pad of paper the other day... Halloween to boot, my favorite.

    Anyway, LOVE this card. It is so busy but fabulous. The stars are great to help break it up.


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