Sunday, January 25, 2015

Paper Players 229 x Two

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope you’re having a great weekend…it’s a wee bit soggy here in SE PA, and we’re bracing for some more snowy precip…hey, it IS winter, right?  More crafting time!   Anyway, it’s Paper Players day and Jaydee has an awesome sketch for us this week.  I just love this sketch, it’s very similar to my favorite go-to sketch, only it’s in landscape, which is just as wonderful!   Check it out:

One of the free SAB items this year is a little packet of Project Life Mini Cards; since I am a terrible scrapper, I thought perhaps I could use some of them, along with some other SAB products, to make a card!  So here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 229 Simply Wonderful

Isn’t this a happy card?  I cut down one of the larger cards for my upper panel, and used the Heart Framelits to cut down the floral one, then added a button from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack.  I cut a mat free-hand in Lost Lagoon and popped it up over some Tangelo Twist ribbon, and stamped the sentiment from Simply Wonderful in TT ink:


It’s all atop a Soft Sky card base, and I think it’s quite cheerful!  And I loved the sketch so much, I had to do another!  I haven’t done a vintage-style card for a while, and I needed a thank you card for a sweet customer, and I know she likes vintage stuff, and I hope she likes the card as well!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 229 Postage Due Stampin UP

I used a Very Vanilla card base this time, with a mat of Real Red and Typeset DSP, stamping the images from Postage Due in Real Red and Crumb Cake, and sponging everything with Crumb Cake.  I added a couple of wee banners, then, using the Flower Fair Framelits,  I diecut some leaves from a piece of burlap ribbon, and a flower from our canvas, embellished with a Candy Dot center:


I also embossed the top half with the Arrows EF (thanks, Sandy!) and added a little sentiment from Something To Say, which I diecut with the File Tab Edgelits…I think it gives a cool “finished” look, don’t you think:

This took a wee bit more time to complete, but I like the shabby look of this one too!  So I hope that these will inspire you to create something with Jaydee’s sketch this week!  I must say, the DT has created some beauties with it….be sure to check them all out:
I have been doing a few other handicrafts lately, and Cassidy has suddenly realized that her mom and I could possibly create clothes for her dolls!  Changing her doll’s clothing is an activity that absorbs a LOT of her time, but she doesn’t realize that knitting a doll sweater would take quite a bit of effort for a beginning knitter (although of course, I am trying to make one for her!!!)!  However, through the generosity of kind people and the internet, I was able to find a free sewing pattern to make “Claire” a coat.  Now I have LOTS of fabric from all my sewing projects, but this Debbie Mumm pattern is what Miss Cassidy chose and insisted on!!!  And I have to tell you, she was thrilled with it!  Here it is, being modeled by her doll (it’s similar to an American Girl doll):

And yes, it has pumpkins, apples, sunflowers and scarecrows on it…and that’s what she wanted.  AND the design was only going one way, so I had to make sure I didn’t get a sleeve upside down, LOL!  AND the pattern was for a dress with the opening in the back, so I had to alter it so it opened in the front: 



But it was fun to make…even though I don’t think I ever made anything with seams so small, LOL!  So far, we only have a snap closure, but I want to add some wee buttons to make it look more like a coat!  I just need to find some tiny enough!  Thanks for indulging me!


AnitaR said...

You're such a great grandmother! Lucky little girl!

Doris said...

What a beautiful coat! The color highlights Claire's blue eyes--good choice, Cassidy!

Frenchie said...

Awwww, LeeAnne you did sowell, on ther coat and on your cards , love Cassadys look, like wow , is it reall my baby , lol, vary priceless, your just a great grandma , Tfs , iv miss you both ,
Hugs and love Frenchie ,

Debbie Mageed said...

Great cards - both look great and different - truly a sign of a sketch to keep on hand in the future! And making clothes for dolls?? That is not for the weak of heart. I think SU's fabric could come in handy for the well dressed doll tho. You are one talented crafter!

Linda said...

My grandmother use to make lots of Barbie clothes for my dolls. I loved the ones she made. You are the best Grandma ever.
Plus card maker. These are wonderful!
Happy Sunday!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty card, LeAnne! And what a beautiful coat! Doll clothes are harder than big people clothes but so much fun to play with. My Aunt used to make my dolls beautiful wardrobes. BTW, thanks for the beautiful card! Love that tag and the stamped DSP!

mudmaven said...

Claire certainly does look sweet in her new coat. I have made clothes for the girls dolls and it is really difficult working with things that small, but they love them so much it makes it worthwhile. Love the cards - just gorgeous. ~chris

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my goodness, three great projects in one post! I am awed by your crafty cleverness. Love both cards--the first one so cheerful and the second so perfectly vintage. I really love the button on the first and the burlap accents on the second. What an adorable coat you created for "Claire"!

Karren said...

Fabulous cards, LeAnne! The vintage card is just gorgeous - love the stamp images and the burlap! Good doll clothes too :)

Basement Stamper said...

Love that vintage style card, it's gorgeous!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful cards, LeAnne! I love the mix of patterns on the first...while the vintage card is right up my alley. Cassidy's doll is certainly stylin' in her new coat. How cute!

stampwithsandy said...

Yup, snow headed our way too, but every weather person has a different forecast. It's somewhere between 3 and 30 inches, LOL! Two totally different creations with one great sketch and I love them both! I never look at any of the Project Life stuff but you've inspired me to check it out. The colors are beautiful. And what a lovely coat for Claire! You've been busy, Miss LeAnne!

Lisa said...

From florally sweet to warm vintage...a couple of fabulous cards LeAnne! What a fun grandma you are to take specific doll clothes orders and execute them perfectly!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card LeAnne and beautifully sewn jacket for Cassidy's doll.
I love the flower filled heart on the first card. Such a fun card. The shabby card is really pretty. I love all the extra details you've put into it. Those burlap leaves are wonderful.

Dawn Tidd said...

I'm late to the party this week, LeAnne, but these are both awesome cards. Love the first one with the PL goodies and the vintage one is to die for! It's awesome that you used framelits to cut the flower and leaves….good to know!

The coat is adorable! I am sure those "tiny" seams were not easy to put together but I know Cassidy loves it!

laurie said...

2 cards and doll clothes! You are a busy gal, talented too!

I love the happy papers on the first card...and the ribbon, so cheerful!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

LeAnne, you have been a busy crafter lately!! Both cards are beautiful, I love that you went from bright and crisp to vintage and made it look effortless!! And the jacket for little Miss Dollie is JUST fantastic!! You are such a good grandma!!

Claire Broadwater said...

Claire looks beautiful in her new coat! You win GRAMMY of the year! My mommy always made all my Barbie clothes. How special! I know Cassidy will cherish it!
Your cards are beautiful! Love the vintage feel and all the patterns of paper! Lots of layers and colors! My favorite things! XX

Anne Marie Hile said...

Not one, not two, but three wonderful crafty projects here! Your cards are both gorgeous! I love those little burlap leaves. Cassidy is gong to turn you into her doll's personal fashion designer soon, Lol! Such an adorable coat you made. I wish I knew how to sew. :)

Jaydee said...

LeAnne... I cannot make up my mind which card I prefer. They are both fabulous. I think I love the flower heart... no... maybe I love the burlap leaves more... heck.. I an't make up mi mind. They are both fabulous. Thank you for rocking my challenge this week :-)

Joanne James said...

Please forgive me for my late visit this week my friend - but what an amazing set of projects! I love the cards (I'm definitely CAS-ing the first one!!) and the second one is great for inspiring me to create something vintage, which I always struggle with. As for the doll's coat - adorable! You are such a great Grammy!