Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Men Are Like Purses ...

(Men are like purses)

Time for another Skipping Stones Design sketch challenge! I'm going to miss this gig come February :) Today's card uses a brand-new, super fun set called Birthday Purses.

Ready for the inside?

(cute, full of crap, and totally replaceable)


Here's a look at the full set:


Gotta love a cute purse (or three), and aren't these sentiments awesome?!

Here's the sketch, SSD60:

I hope you'll play along! All you have to do is link your creation up to the SSD#60 post on the Skipping Stones Design blog. There may be goodies ... just sayin' ;)

My sketch sample is pretty straightforward. The three purses are paper-pieced with patterns from Cosmo Cricket's DeLovely collection, then layered onto a lacy circle die-cut. For the strips along the left, I just used some more DeLovely scraps. The sentiment flag is attached with a button and some Pink Sorbet baker's twine. The pink die-cut border on the inside (totally crooked - eek! I can't believe I didn't catch that beforehand!) was done with Papertrey's Victorian Lace border die, and the sentiment is die-cut with a Spellbinders Labels Fourteen die. I don't think I've ever dry-embossed the inside of a card, but the panel was lying there (a reject for the card front), and I thought why not?

I made this card for a good friend who could use a little cheer in the "men" department. She will know exactly who those three purses represent - teehehe! Time for a new purse, B____!
 



Stamps: Birthday Purses (Skipping Stones Design)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate card stock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Walnut Stain and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks
Accessories: Spellbinders lacy circle die, Papertrey button, The Twinery baker's twine, Swarovski crystals, needle and thread, Papertrey border die (inside), Spellbinders Labels Fourteen die, paper piercer, needle, thread, Prismacolor pencils

26 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness!! You card is so rich with color and FABULOUSNESS!!! Great sketch and you did yourself right with it!! Thanks for sketching for us this month!! Have a super day!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, that is FABULOUS, Amy! The sentiments alone are awesome, but the paper-pieced purses put this over-the-top!

Tanya said...

So cute, and that sentiment is awesome!

Marisa said...

Loving those stylin' purses in the great papers you used for them and the sentiment is too fun. I'm sure your friend will greatly appreciate your card :)

Angel said...

YOU amaze me, girl! Your cards as always, little works of art! Miss you!

Tammy said...

What an awesome card ~ on every level!! My big LOL for today ;-)

Becky said...

hahaha.. I love this card, so cute. And love the sentiment.

Oliwiaen said...

Hadn't you pointed out that crooked border, nobody would ever notice! LOL I love the sketch and your sample, and how you split the sentiment :-))

Barb said...

Very fun and so cute! The sentiment made me LOL!

Meahni said...

LOL rofl! Excellent, I love it! Super card as always.

Wanda Cullen said...

I literally laughed out loud at this card's sentiment! (and I'm at work) I love puns and I love purses, so this will definitely hit my wish list! Fabulous sketch, too!

Shannan Teubner said...

So cute...and fabulous sketch, Amy! Tucking it away for later!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this!!! I was really wondering what the inside said - could have gone so many directions, but I like this one!! Awesome sketch, too :)

Ann Kranitz said...

Fabulousness!!!! I just adore this card.

dpkennedy said...

That's awesome! Love this sweet card!

Sherri said...

Love your card! I have a real "purse" thing and this just hit my spot! Such a fun card! TFS

Allison said...

Haha! What a fabulous card! Love the sentiments and paper piecing!

Jill W. said...

I certainly got a good chuckle from this card!!!
Love what you did..great color choices and little details!

Linda E said...

Great card, Amy! The sentiment made me chuckle!

Cheryl said...

I love this card! Great design and papers. Most of all, thanks for the chuckle this morning with the sentiment.

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, like your paper piecing of the purses!

Heidi Karpen said...

OMG so funny! I will definitely share this with some GF today- love it! Your card is pretty too;)

Jingle said...

Very cute, Amy!

Barb's Boys said...

Love your card Amy, those colors really pop against the dark brown, excellent choices!

Cary M. said...

Amy, I just love all your cards!!!
I think you should do a book. If you already have please tell me. I would love to get a copy.
Thanks for all your cards. I look at your site everyday. It's eye candy to me.
Cary M. :)

Meadow of the sky said...

Your works are so fantastic, i love them so much!!!

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