Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just For You Mum! - Adapting a Fall Stamp for Spring

Happy Tuesday!
It's snowing here in TX!!! (well it is a little South of us and it should be with us soon)
And to celebrate I'm doing a card just because I can :)
There are lots of challenges I wanted to work with this week so I made another card to go in the box of "someday I'll send it"

These are the ones this one covers:

Friday Sketchers had a fabulous sketch
Cutie Stampers wanted Yellow and Birthday
Pennys wanted Birthday
Quixotic wanted Something for Mum
Magical Crafts wanted Something for Mum too
Secret Crafter had a Mum theme too
Cuttlebug Challenges wanted Stitching (I did faux) (and a CB product)
Inky Impressions want you to Think Spring
Belli wanted Butterflies (one on the hatpin)
ABC Design had a Birthday theme
Stamp With Fun want Stitching
Practical Scrappers want to see Stamps
Flourishes want Flowers
Jacksonbelle want Flowers too!

Card Recipe

Image - Fall Friends (I had to do a very delicate "ink job" on the stamp so that the Pumpkin part didn't stamp so I could replace it with flowers)
Paper - K&Co
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Happy Birthday

Inside is more dp and a faux stitched message mat.

I hope this shows that this super cute Scarecrow stamp from Fall can be adapted to fit another season.
Try the technique for yourself, it opens up a whole new use for your seasonal stamps!


Anonymous said...

It is always great to be able stretch those stamping dollars. Especially when you think a stamp can only be used for one season. Very creative of you to try to use this for spring. Hugs,

Penny said...

That's so cute!!! Thanks for joining us this week!

Liz said...

Love this great project well made, Thanks for joining us at MCFC

Liz xx

jackiescrafts said...

This is a great card, I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining in at MCFC

Jackie x

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This is the cutest little Scare-Crow! But don't tell him, he is supposed to be intimidating the crows.
This really brought a smile to my face. Thank you for stamping with Practical Scrappers this week.

magicwanda said...

Very nice!!!!
Such a pretty card...
Thanks so much for joining us @ Practical Scrappers

Christine said...

Gorgeous creation lovely colours thanks for joining us at SCSC

Christine xx

Shantaie said...

so many sweet elements to this wonderful card!!

Thanks for stitching along with us at cuttlebug challenge blog~ Shantaie

scrappin_mom3 said...

beautiful card....I commented on your post at the CBS, but just in case you don't get back there wanted to post it on your blog for you too-- hope this helps!

Katie your chipboard is most likely too thick, it should NOT struggle at all to go through. I ran into this the first few shots I took at it. Use thin cereal boxes or other recycled boxes-- that seemed to work best for me! good luck


Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a fabulous job coloring the scarecrow! This is a great card! :)

Mel X said...

Hi Katie, lovely card, fab stitching and great colours.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter. Good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Crystal said...

Oh wow this is soooo cute!! LOVE the flowers in his hands.....ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh what bright cheery colors and a sweet image!! Great coloring and design!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

~amy~ said...

How darling! Great job with all the challenges! Thanks for joining us at Jacksonbelle!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, keep these fabulous creations coming! I love seeing all these great cards being entered into the Belli Challenge. Thanks for joining us.

SmilynStef said...

Love that fun little bouquet ... adorable card.

Cheryl said...

Way cute! I love all of your details and how that sweet image is holding REAL flowers....way cool!

Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Challenges, and we hope you'll join us again next week too! :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Love that you've adapted it, that bouquet is so cute! Even the insides of your card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Quixotic Challenges. Hugs, Rowena

the crafty duck said...

What a lovely card, it so bright and cheery, the colours are gorgeous, perfect for our challenge, thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

Kiki said...

Your card looks great. Like it very much.

Thanks for playing with us at Cutie-Stampers.

Hugs, Kiki

Anonymous said...

Aw, how cute is this? I like the flower bouquet and the inside looks so pretty too. I never would have known that was faux stitching!

Practical Scrappers design team

Carol Ann said...

A lovely fun Mothers day card! Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
Carol Ann xx

Lea L. said...

Cute! Love those flowers he's holding! Great job!


Windy Robinson Life Handmade said...

FUN card! Love how cheery it is:) Thanks for joining us at Jacksonbelle!

Stampin'Piper said...

Beautiful card, really cute image!

Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers!

Hugs Tanja

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Katie, love the colours, Lo and detail with stitching.

Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.


Joanne xx

Heather said...

This is super cute! Thanks for playing along with the Jacksonbelle challenge!

Dawn said...

how cute! Thanks for joining us at Jacksonbelle

Beth aka BR-T said...

What a wonderful mom card! Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions have a inky dinky day! Beth

Fern said...

Very creative!! Love the bright colors and the flowers are beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Belli Challenge!!