Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sentimental Sundays #177 - Happy Birthday: Shaped or Easel Card

Hello, Friends!

Enamel Dots, Bling, DIY Pennant

It's the 3rd week of the Sentimental Sundays' Month Long Birthday Celebration!!! I'm happy to say, my studio is finally mostly organized! Still workingo on the stamps... (If you've ever had to move your studio/craft room, you know how difficult it can be to really work on a creative project when you don't know where your tools and bits and pieces are!)

Have you ever taken a creative break? Because of our summer move, settling into the new house & area, the broken pipes in the wall, these last few months have been a necessary hiatus from most things crafty, colorful and inky. Insert sad face...and clean fingers.

Distress Inks, Mists, White Embossed Script
(En Francias is one of my most used Stampin' Up stamps - sorry, I think it's retired...)
So glad that's over! I hope to be able to stay in this house for y.e.a.r.s!

Okay, back to the pretty stuff! Shaped or easel card...couldn't make up my mind, so why not both?! I used the Tim Holtz tag die and cut 3 tags. After some fiddling and scoring (what would I do without my Scor-Pal and ATG?) I had myself a tag-shaped easel card!

Still trying to figure out where the lightbox will go...
It did take longer than usual, more do-overs and a few more pieces of chocolate, but Boy, did it feel good to put ink on paper!

Love seam binding with jute twine!

Silver Frost Creative Inspirations Paint upcycled an old bronze chipboard star

There are great sponsors and you don't want to miss a chance to win crafty goodness just for linking up something you made! Be sure to stop by Sentimental Sundays...can't wait to see what you've created!

Joining these challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
          used Silver Frost on the star
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder or Flocking
          The background script is embossed in white.
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes include a handmade bow
          Bows made with seam binding and jute twine

See you again soon!

Inky hugs,


  1. Angi, what a creative idea! Love the combo of feather, twine and bow! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ October challenge!

  2. Angi- This is AMAZING!!! I just how you used the tags to create a card!! Brilliant!!! Absolutely brillianT!!

  3. Great design!!!I love the look that feather gives. Soft and floaty(is that a word, LOL).Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Come back soon. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  4. This is lovely! Isn't it nice to get back to crafting after a break?? Thanks so much for playing along with Sparkle N Sprinkle!!


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