Thursday, May 7, 2009

Use It #8

It's been a while since I was able to play along with any of the Use It challenges. They recently redid their format so you have a little longer window to play. It's a fun way to use up that stash we all have.

This week's challenge was to create a card for a special woman in your life by using flowers, fibers, metal, and an unloved tool. I love to send cards to my mom "just because," so this will be mailed to her soon.
I layered two ribbons behind my Primas, added glittered brads for my metal, and used the paper piercer under my sentiment. A quick card, but I think it turned out pretty cute.
Stamps: Sunny Hello (Hero Arts)
Paper: Kraft, Cameo Coral textured
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: flowers (Prima), brads (Doodlebug), ribbons (American Crafts, Dollar Tree), paper piercer, corner rounder punch, dimensionals

40 comments:

Cassie said...

It turned out SUPER cute, Ann! Love those big flowers ;D

Rebecca said...

What a great card for you mom. Especially for a just because kind of card. Sometimes those are the very best kind to give (and get!). I love these colors together, too. Your blog is great for ideas for me for using my Kraft cardstock.

AUsome mom said...

It's VERY cute! I don't use my piercer that much either, but I love the effect it makes. Great card!! I really need to check out that Use It site.

xiumaiyuki said...

simple yet soooo pretty!!!

Cindy said...

It is very cute indeed!! Looks super easy and quick!! Love the colors too!!

Cr8ive ME said...

great card. very cheerful.

hugs.

M.E.

Heather P. said...

This is super cute!! Love the color combo you used, it's so totally fun! :)

Pauline said...

Bright and cheerful, cute too :o)

Chrissy C said...

Fabulous card! I will have to check out that use it site!

I may need a paper piercer!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Clean, simple with a lots of impact. Great creation.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

So happy and perfect! Love the cheery flowers, Ann!

Angie Tieman said...

Ooooh, this is lovely!! The spring colors and flowers are delightful!

cadnileb said...

Oh how fun! Love the flowers!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful.

Becky Carafa said...

So cute! I love the double ribbon, I always forget to do it!

Jackie said...

Another fab card Ann! Great job on the challenge...tfs!!!

Elena said...

The colors of the flowers are gorgeous!

Deb Neerman said...

Sooooooooo cute! Love the flowers and your color combination is so bright and cheerful ... your Mom will love this!

tmcc4 said...

Very pretty card! love the vibrant colors..TFS!
Mandy

mamia said...

Very pretty, love the color combination!

Gina said...

Very eye catching, love the colors and those big flowers.

~amy~ said...

soooo stinkin' cute Ann..you've got me totally hooked on the AC Flair...I'll have another uploaded for tomorrow...

my5bratz said...

it's gorgeous, she'll love it!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Adorable card Ann! Love the colors and that pierced underline is such a great little detail!

(-: Heidi

Allison said...

love those big flowers, great card
allisonx

Courtney Baker said...

It certainly is cute. Sometimes simple is all we need! And I think the rounded corners add some interest as well!

Amy Johnson said...

this is so cute! Love those big primas!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Hello Ann!
It´s a wonderful blog...
I love it!
Hughs from Vienna, Austria from
Susan

Stampin' Meg said...

You can never go wrong with flowers- lovely card!

MaryR said...

wow - this is gorgeous!

Jenn Embry said...

I spent a bit of time scrolling through your blog. Your work is wonderful! I especially like the cards & purse you made for your friend. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

BonnieRose said...

this is so my type of card.. love the flowers.. I'm a flower girl too. see my blog. LOL love them!

Martha said...

so cute, love those big flowers. nice!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a really cool color combo. I bet your mom will love it. I like to send my mom "just because" cards too.

Kristen Hermanny said...

I love challenges that help get rid of old stash. I always ship it off with ATC trades. It seems that it is so easy to use something up when it comes free in the mail.
I like your card, these are also the hardest challenges! If you would have LOVED it on a card you would have used it the day you brought it home, so now what. GREAT job!!!

thanks, and have a GREAT weekend!!!

Jackie said...

So gorgeous!

Stamp and Smile said...

Such FUN color "punch" to this card... and I SO enjoy that! The double ribbon is perfect for contrast... YOU ROCK Ann! :)

Deanna said...

You rocked this Use it girl!

Lyn S said...

Bright and cheery card....you Mother will love it!

Lisa Graves said...

Very pretty! Love the big flowers.