Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ColourQ 83

CQC83 Banner

Happy Tuesday, peeps! It’s ColourQ day---one of my favorite days of the week! Look at these lovelies that Arielle snagged for our inspiration this week:


I had this idea for my card for a while….not sure if it really translated the way I liked. (I seem to be having this problem lately!) Anyway, here we go:


I punched away a portion of the front of the card and allowed some of the inside DP to peek out…here’s another vantage point:


I blended an old set with a new set---Baroque Motifs (had to dust it off) and the new Four Frames (available in upcoming catalog)….along with Teeny Tiny Wishes. I saw a little trick on Fran Sabad’s blog for making your own “brads”….punch out cardstock with 1/4” circle punch and add a couple layers of Crystal Effects! I punched mine out first and laid them on some cardboard with Dotto repositionable adhesive. Added the CE (two coats, dry WELL in between), then just pulled them off the Dotto carefully and applied them to my project!

CQC83 Closeup

Here’s an inside view:

CQC83 Inside

This also qualifies for the Little Red Wagon challenge 78, a Mother’s Day challenge. Thanks for visiting and make sure you wheel on over to the CQC blog to play along with these bright cheerful colors! They’ll make you smile!

  • Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Teeny Tiny Wishes, God’s Blessings, Four Frames
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait Patterns DP
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
  • Acc: Nestie, EK Success Scallop Punch, Crystal Effects, 1/4” Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1 3/4” Circle Punch




  1. Wowwww, that's a bright color combo...I LOVE it!!

  2. Beautifully done, LeAnne! Love the colors and your layout! Very inspiring! :) That granddaughter of yours is just the cutest...and growing like a weed! :)

  3. Great use of the colors and I like the cut-a-way. Looks like Cassidy would like to get at that grass-cute!

  4. Great summer colors. Love the scalloping.

  5. great card! this will be on my punch inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS

  6. Very cheery and bright. Great colors. Like the make your own brads idea.

  7. ooolalalala seems like a summer bright card for the season just around the corner and look at miss pipsqueak raring to go!!!!! Fun!

  8. Awesome color combo!! I just love how you put this together! I will forever love that Baroque Motifs set and this is why. It's so versatile! Love your creations, LeAnne! Always so inspiring! :)

  9. I had been thinking of getting out those pocket silhouettes, too! Your white image came out well; I'll try your technique. And THANK YOU for the BRAD IDEA, DAHLIN'! (lol)

  10. I just happened upon your site and am soooo happy I did! I LOVE the colors and the cheeriness of this card!! I was just saying to a good friend of mine, and fellow SU demonstrator, I hope that Baroque Motifs joins in the Lovely as a Tree set in its longevity in the catalog! Thank you and you are now in my favorites bar - thank you for sharing!


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