Paper Therapy Challenge #14 - CASE Card

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello all my blogging buddies! I have the next challenge over at Paper Therapy to show you today. Kristin was kind enough to give the design team a break last week so we could focus on the holiday and our families. I hope EVERYONE had a wonderful Christmas and a VERY Happy New Year's Celebration!! Dave and I had a really nice time with our families. Lots of good food, gifts, and quality family time :-)

This week is a really fun challenge and a way to showcase your favorite craft artists. The challenge is to CASE (Copy And Save Everything) a project from your favorite blogger and share it with us. Be sure to include the name of the original artist and leave a direct link of where we can see the original project.

I chose to CASE a card by Maile Belles. Here is the LINK to her original. I really love Maile's clean and simple style. I think the layouts she creates are just so unique. The concept of "Less is More" really works to her advantage! I chose to make a New Years card, and just had to break out the Almost Amethyst cardstock for this one. One of my favorite stamps is DeNami's Decorative Flourish, so I used it to create the background design. I think it ended up working out perfectly for this kinda reminds me of confetti...great for a New Years celebration!! I used a Spellbinders Nestability for the sentiment, which is stamped in silver ink. The stars were stamped in silver as well, and cut out and popped up with dimensionals. The finishing touches are the black and white twine and the purple buttons! This was such a fun card to make....I am really happy with how this one turned out. What about you? I would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: DeNami Design - Decorative Flourish, Stampin' Up! - Happy: Polka Dots & Paisley; 2011: Short Order Numbers; Larger Stars: Love it; Small Star: A to Z Accents
Cardstock: SU - Basic Black, Almost Amethyst
Ink: StazOn - Jet Black, Tsukineko - Starlite Silver
Other: Nesties, Buttons, Twine, Black Marker, Dimensionals


  1. So cute! I love the bakers twine and those stars are awesome!

  2. Oh, this is so pretty, Nicki! Love those colors, and the way you used the Decorative Flourish is AMAZING!!

  3. The background is just beautiful on this. What an awesome stamp! I also love all of the silver. Beautiful card.

  4. I love love love Maile Belles too!! Your take on her design is pure genius. Love the background stamps and the black label with inking on the edges!! The stars are perfect for the new year too! What a great card!

  5. I love this card. I think it is so pretty. The black label is so perfect - and I love the embossing. Great job!!

  6. Love the background swirls and the silver/black color combo! Great job!

  7. The silver and black look great with the amethyst! I like that flourish stamp.


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