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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hip Hip Hooray!

It's a new week and a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  The topic for this week is RECYCLE SOMETHING ON YOUR CREATION and please name what it is for our benefit! I've used this terrific image named Cheerleader that is an image from The Paper Shelter for this birthday card. I made up my own clever (don't burst my bubble, I thought it was clever) birthday sentiment on the computer.


Looking at this card you would never imagine what I have reused and recycled....the purple foil background. It's wrapping paper from a present this past Christmas! It was so pretty that I saved the part that hadn't gotten wrinkled!

I've used my favorite punch on this card and have used it many times in the past! It's a border punch by Martha Stewart and it's called "Doily Lace". I used silver glitter paper, doing both sides of my strip of paper, and then put rows of red rhinestones on top of it. The rhinestones are in rows of 2 so I ended up cutting down the middle of one row to get the 5 rows you see here.  I used a set of round and scalloped punches by Marvy on the sentiment.

I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the red metallic diecut around the image, as well as another one out of white cardstock, and I used an oval diecut on the image itself. My tip on this card is that when I put the red diecut against the purple wrapping paper, I needed something between the two for the color red to pop. So, I die cut another fancy oval Spellbinder die out of white cardstock, cut it across the middle and then slid the upper half of the white paper up a bit under the red die cut and then slid the lower half of white paper down a bit so there's a white shadow border behind the red fancy die. I love the color red and when pairing it up with this purple, it's a combination that really pops. 


My image is colored with Copics and I added Stickles to her pom-poms, the red stripes on her socks, hair scrunchie and cheer outfit. The 3 ribbon flowers below were absolutely perfect to use on this card since they reminded me of pom poms! I can't tell you how many years I've had these 3 ribbon flowers and they've been waiting to be used. I'm sticking to my 2015 resolution about using my beautiful craft items that I keep saving for the perfect project! Did anyone else make a resolution to do the same thing?

Are you someone who reads these posts or someone who flies through them to look at the photos and then leave a comment by choice or by no option? I'd like to award someone a free digital image (your choice) from The Paper Shelter if you read all this and leave a comment below. For me to know you've read the post, however, answer my question in the paragraph above in your comment. I'll pick the winner (on the 18th) only from those comments that answer the question. Sorry TPS DT, but your name won't be entered in this little drawing for obvious reasons.

My bow is made of pure silk and is tied using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I can't tell you how easy it is to make bows with this little tool, but I can tell you that I will never again struggle to make beautiful bows. Anyone can use this fabulous tool!


We're sponsored by our favorite digital company, The Paper Shelter, who has offered this fabulous prize. Do you have any idea how many images a $30 voucher can get you? Ten OR MORE!!! It's definitely an awesome prize if you use an image from The Paper Shelter and win!

http://www.thepapershelter.com/
 
There are fabulous inspirational projects made by the talented Design Team for this challenge and you can cruise through them at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  The topic is RECYCLE SOMETHING ON YOUR CREATION and please name what it is for our benefit. I hope you'll join us this week and I love looking at your projects!
 
                                                                                                   Hugs,
                                                                                                   Gail
 
This card is entered in the following challenges:
 
Oh, the cupcake colors that inspired me at Cupcake Inspirations is this one:
  

42 comments:

  1. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  2. Hi Gail, oh wow that is just stunning I love your colouring and the whole layout, papers and your use of the recycled use of the backing paper love that colour anyway. hugs Shirleyxx

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  3. I read throughl lol (and I did) - hope your doing good - Your card is sooooooo very pretty I always love looking at your beautiful makes xx

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  4. Fabulous make as always Gail..... xo Nikki

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  5. Such a pretty card, Gail! This is not a colour combo I have ever used but it looks wonderful! Your recycled wrapping paper is beautiful and no wonder you saved it! I do that too! Your flowers and die cuts are gorgeous! Yes, I read through your whole post - I especially liked your tip! And yes I did make that resolution. I even used one of those sweet butterflies you sent me recently! Baby steps! One thing I have pledged to use this year is my washi tape. I have a collection/hoard but I'm making a concerted effort to finally use it - I think I've used it on 3 cards this month alone. Wishing you a joyful day!

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  6. Perfect colouring Gail! a lovely card and recycled too, how clever, you've done a great job on this, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  7. You are SO correct, Gail -- I would never have guessed what your recycle item is -- your card turned out as fabby as always !! Perfect coloring, and all your embellishments touch it off so much more. Yes, we all should really concentrate on using more of our crafty supplies, instead of trying to hoard them -- that's also what I've been trying to do this year - use those oh-so-pretty items, as well as using items I've had in my stash for far too long. You have an awesome birthday card here, my dear.

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  8. A gorgeous card, beautiful colours and details, a great tip too. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this time.
    Lorraine DT

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  9. So pretty Gail and lovely colour combo - fabulous recycling and that wonderful original sentiment lol!! hugs judith xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Gail. I do love the purple & red together for this sweet image and great job on her pom poms. hugs, Pat K x

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  11. beautiful card, lovely details and cute image
    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  12. This is absolutely fabulous - beautiful bold colours, fun image, gorgeous flowers and I think the sentiment is just perfect :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  13. She is a cutie...thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

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  14. cute card and lovely coloring :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  15. Very pretty card, such lovely image! Thank you for sharing with us at Sister Act card challenge!

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  16. love it, great coloring
    Thanks for playing with Not just card challenge blogFanny (NJC DT)

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  17. Beautiful card with all that purple and red and love the glitter on the pom poms! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you join us again!

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  18. This is just beautiful Gail and I love the red and purple together - it's so striking! Love the rows of bling and the gorgeous flowers and bow as well. Your colouring as always is fabulous!

    Have a great weekend.

    Hugs, Vannessa x

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  19. Nice card and i love your flowers soo nice. Thank for joining us BSC

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  20. Darling card! So glad you were inspired by our flowers theme challenge at Cupcakes Inspirations!
    Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie

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  21. Your card is adorable!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good luck in the draw. Please pop by later to find out the details of our next challenge.
    Happy Valentine's Day
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

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  22. Fabulous your card. I also do use wrapping paper now and then.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again the next challenge.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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  23. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  24. Just awesome, fabulous work xx Thank you for joining us over at http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Crafting Muskateers DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  25. Loving the glittery details on your cheerleader! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week :)

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  26. Sweet card gorgeous coloring and colors, lovely design. Thanks for sharing with us at the Incy Wincy challenge. Barb

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  27. Beautiful creation! I love red with purple! Flowers are wonderful!
    Thanks for playing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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  28. This is simply wonderful! I love this project and the colors you've used. Fabulous idea and great use of papers. Thanks for sharing your art work with us at Card Mania Challendges.

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  29. Cute card, love the bling and your coloring. Thanks for sharing with Mema's Crafts.

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  30. Awesome creation. Love the colours and the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at My Besties Norway. Hugs...Mona

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  31. Thanks for stopping by CIO challenge blog...great project done here <((><

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  32. Just BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for playing along with us this week for the The Bug Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Don’t forget to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge! We hope you’ll join the fun!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

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  33. Congratulations indeed a beautiful project .
    Thanks for participating in the challenge of CRAFTY SENTIMENTS
    DT Mel

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  34. Love this! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

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  35. This is simply beautiful! Love your coloring and all the details you added. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts.

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  36. Good luck in the challenge from Mema's Crafts.

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  37. Another sweet creation Gail. Beautiful coloring and design!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Ellie from My Creative Moments

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  38. Cute card. Thanks for sharing your red at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  39. This is beautiful,Gail.Just love the pop of white on the die cut.Really draws the eye in to your super colouring.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x GDT

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  40. Great card, like the choice of colors and stylish details!
    Stylish bow ..love it!!

    Hug Lena

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  41. This is one of my favorite images....and your pom-poms are fabulous. Beautiful coloring. I would have never thought of this as a color combination, but I do love it!

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  42. Lovely card!!! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania :) zetkaArt

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