Monday, August 8, 2011

A Birthday Blog Hop!


I am super excited today, because I can finally reveal a secret—it’s Lesley’s birthday and we’re honoring her with a blog hop! Woohoo!  Be sure to stop by her blog, Always Playing with Paper, to say hi!!


Lesley is just one of the sweetest crafters I know!  As a teacher, I can see where she would be a wonderful influence on her students’ lives—one of those teachers that you never forget!  Her cheerfulness and positive outlook spill into every area of her life.  I honestly have never read a negative word from her!!  So let me show you the card that I made in honor of her big day:


I have to tell you that this card is a direct CASE of one my sweet friend Martha Stewart did.  (Yes, her name really is Martha Stewart!)  I had the pleasure of meeting her at convention and she and her roomies made me feel right at home!   The card that inspired me can be seen here.  I love fabric, I love to sew, but I often struggled with integrating SU fabric with stamping.  How simple is this?


I just ripped a rectangle of Springtime Vintage fabric and adhered it to my card with Sticky Strip.  I still had this Brides Specialty Paper on my desk, so I stamped the butterflies from Kindness Matters in Stazon and added a sentiment from Easy Events by coloring it with a Basic Black marker.  I love the effect of watercoloring on this specialty paper, as it resists part of the design and makes for an interesting pattern on the wings.  A mat of black cardstock, a black glimmer brad and some narrow grosgrain ribbon finishes it off.

There are several other stampers helping Lesley to celebrate her big day.  Feel free to visit any or all of them to see how they’re wishing her a happy birthday!

Anne Marie Hile - Stampin’ Anne
Carrie Gaskin - Artistic Avenger
Cindy Beach - Stamps, Paper and Ink
Jaydee - Stampin’ with Jaydee
Jen Mitchell - I Create
Joan Jeffery - JJ Creations
Lauri Ingram - Paperville
Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room
LeAnne Pugliese - wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Rita Wright - Cards by Rita
Sandra Azzopardi - Sandra’s Stamping Spot
Tui Nathan - Stampin’ Time


Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Easy Events, Kindness Matters
  • Paper:  WW, Brides Specialty Paper (ret), Basic Black
  • Ink: Stazon, Baja Breeze
  • Acc:  Springtime Vintage Fabric, Aquapainter, Black Marker, Sticky Strip, Basic Glimmer Brad, Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon


Lauri said...

So pretty!! and I love the effect of stamping those butterflies on that DSP!!! She will love is perfect for her!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colours and the mateial background. Very clever!

Nancy said...

LeAnne what a beautiful card. I too have often thought of using fabric (cause I like to sew too) on a card, but just never did it. Maybe now that I see your pretty card I'll give it a try. Love how the butterflies pick up the fabric color. Very nice.

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my ... this is absolutely lovely LeAnne ... I looove the fabric on the card, and love the clean fresh feel to the card!!!

Linda Callahan said...

This is so pretty - great colors! And I am a Martha Stewart fan too!

Linda said...

This is so beautiful! I love the fabric and those butterflies are wonderful. Love the color.

jjcreations said...

WOW!!!! I love this - the fabric is marvelous and those butterflies are simply amazing! Beautiful card.

barb mann said...

LOVE, love this LeAnne. Now I can use lots of my fabric!! Wahoo! Fab idea. Beautiful birthday card. The ribbon is the perfect addition.

jaydee said...

LeAnne, reminder to self... ORDER this set!! thank you for enabling me - again! I love that you paired this gorgeous card with fabric. Fabulous. I know Lesley will absolutely love it

Rita W said...

Wow! Sewing scares me, but I love the idea of using the fabric like this. Such a gorgeous card! I have to quit looking at it before I go run and place another order. :)

Nance Leedy said...

Fantastic card LeAnne! Love the fabric panel--how easy is that? The butterflies do look perfect on the presto paper and I love your color combination! Just gorgeous. Thanks for making this a hopping good time!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is stunning. I love the fabric background.

Lesley said...

Thank you LeAnne...your words and lovely card make a wonderful gift I will remember forever! I must say I am overwhelmed by this thoughful gesture, you gals are so wonderful...thank you for making my day so special!

Laurie HIMCR said...

Beautiful card! I love how you used fabric.

Anne Marie Hile said...

How can you go wrong when you case Martha Stewart!?? The fabric is fabby and you have inspired me to try it out...finally! As always, your amazing details tie everything together perfectly! Hugs! :)

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I love the fabric background of your card LeAnne. I often think that great cards are all about texture and what better way to add that than something with actual texture! And the butterflies are the perfect complement!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very pretty, LeAnne! LOVE the fabric!

Cindy Beach said...

So lovely! The fabric adds just the right texture with the other elements.
What a great idea to use it this way!