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Friday, June 4, 2010

PPA45 Inspiration

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I needed a card for an upcoming bridal shower, and this week’s Pal’s Paper Arts Inspiration Challenge was just what I needed to get started:

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The bride loves green, and is quite fond of Vera Bradley, so I sort of did a mix of paisley and the above colors.  I knew I had gotten some beautiful floral DP in a blog candy win, so I fussy cut them out (I love that expression!) and used them as my focal point:

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The background Paisley stamp as well as the sentiment from Beautiful Beach are both retired, unfortunately.  (Wish I had stamped that sentiment with my Stamp-a-ma-Jig!).  The striped paper is the flip side of the floral, and I added some grosgrain ribbons to imitate the stripes on the inspiration pillow.  I computer-generated the inside sentiment:

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Now off to do the rest of my chores for the day!  Hope it’s a blessing-filled one for you!

  • Stamps:  Beautiful Beach, Paisley (ret SU)
  • Paper:  WW, Unknown DP
  • Ink:  Stazon, Kiwi Kiss
  • Acc:  Grosgrain Ribbons, Dimensionals, Designer Label Punch, Computer

26 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! Beautiful, colorful and LOVELY card! :)

Barbara said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, girl! Love the layout, love the bright happy colors! Perfect for a bridal shower!

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful inspired card leanne-like how you cut the flower from the dp-I have done that myself a few times on cards-I love your occupation as listed in your profile-"child of God"

Linda Callahan said...

When Vera Bradley puts out a call for an assistant I know just who to suggest! This is just gorgeous all the way around - wow! So glad you shared it at PPA!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is gorgeous - I love these colors and that dp you used is awesome!

Karen McAlpine said...

This is so pretty! Love how you made the DP the focal point.

Tammy Hershberger said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! That SCENIC ROUTE designer paper is PERFECT for the inspiration piece, and the whole card is VERY Vera!!! Fabulous design!

Michelle-Jersey Girl said...

This is gorgeous...as always! It is totally perfect for that inspirational piece.

Martha said...

Your card is grogeous! Wish that stamp set was still around. Love your take on the challenge. It does remind you of Vera Bradley!

Deb Neerman said...

Simply stunning, LeAnne!

Pat said...

Wow...This card is over the top! Great job, Leanne.

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is fussy-cutting fabulous! Love it!!

Diana said...

Love your card! So beautiful. I can't believe you cut those flowers out of DP. I have awful cutting skills. Definetly need my punches :)

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW'za! Such a wonderful card... LOVE the ribbon treatment and the colors just POP!!!! TFS and warm wishes you way... :)

Pam Speidel said...

Oh my goodness LeAnne! This is simply FABULOUS!! Love love love it! :)

Laura Pryor said...

Such a pretty card. I love these colors together!!!!!

Rose said...

What a gorgeous card, LeeAnne!

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is stunning!!! I think I've said it before LeAnne - you are THE queen of the inspiration challenge. Beautifully done!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, LeAnne! An example of a perfect card! Great job interpreting the inspiration photo! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Nance said...

OH.MY.GOSH! Absolutely stunning, I am speechless. Gorgeous card!

Kari Linder said...

This is GORGEOUS! Everything is so pretty! Congrats on your PPA Artist Pick!

Linda Callahan said...

Congrats on your PPA pick - this card is a beauty!

Mary Fish said...

Stunning. Love the "fussy" cut bloom. Congrats on being one of the Pals Paper Arts favorites this week! Hugs, Mary

jaydee said...

I KNEW this card would be one of the winners this week.... as I said earlier... it's GORGEOUS! congratulations, my friend. very well deserved.
jaydee

Butternutsage said...

stunning colors and layout LeAnne I just stared at it for such a long time...beautiful!

veronica said...

this is just gorgeous!