Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy new year!

Oh my gosh - such a long time since I've blogged and stamped. I'm happy to say that I'm back from my break with the fabulous team at Our Creative Corner. When it came time to make my card for this week's challenge, I felt quite out of prractice. Vicki Burdick has challenged us to make a shape card, and after a little hunting online I decided to make this matryoshka (Russian doll) card. The template is printable - plus there are lots more to choose from so you can play along with us! Since this is a birthday card I'm also entering it in the Friday Mashup birthday challenge.


I decided to feature the gorgeous stamp set that's part of the Sale-a-Bration offerings called Fresh Vintage and the matching DP, Everyday Enchantment. I love these two products so, so much. The colors I used all come from the DP: Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede. Mostly I got my shapes from the template, but I did use some Big Shot/punched circles (cupcake punch, owl punch, circles #2 die). The border at the bottom uses one of the edge dies that's available in the Occasions mini. I stamped the flower then used leaves cut from the DP and placed the whole thing onto the embossed oval frame with a sentiment from Easy Events. (The flower in her hair is also cut from the DP - this card required a lot of cutting and glueing!)

I had fun with this - it's a great challenge to try something you've never done before. I know someone with a large collection of these dolls so I should save this one for her birthday! Please join in the fun with us and try out the challenge - I don't think you'll regret it. And be sure you see the rest of the wonderful shape creations from the design team!

18 comments:

Traci said...

I absolutely love your card! I was so drawn to it because I buy these nesting dolls for my daughters and granddaughter for their collections. Beautiful choice of colors.

Lorraine said...

This is so pretty. That paper and stamp set is a perfect choice. What a great card to add to your friend's collection!

Vicki B. said...

this is adorable Lori!!! So love this "shaped" card!!! Love the colors you used and that fab paper!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

You definitely ROCKED this challenge, Lori. Great way to jump back in and we are so happy to have you back! Your card is so totally cute and clever - and different! I love the array of work our team came up with this week.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Kim P said...

This is so cute! My SAB items arrive on Tuesday, and I can hardly wait to play!! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Such a great card, glad you could join us for our challenge.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Susan Joyce said...

Very fun design Lori! Thanks' for playing at The Friday Mashup this week.

Heidi Baks said...

How beautiful is she with the SAB paper?! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup, Lori.

Teresa Kline said...

this is super cute...luv this Lori, thanks for joining us at the MashUP...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Marjie Kemper said...

Great seeing you back, Lori, and your lady card is wonderful. So much detail! My favorite part is the flower in her hair cut from your PP. So sweet!

Tui Nathan said...

Great job Lori ... this template is so cute and I love the stamped images too!
Great to have you back!

Lisa said...

Very nice birthday card. Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

Holly said...

This is so cute!! I love all the fun patterns in the doll. I need to make one of these. Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup.

Rita said...

Too clever and too cute! What a great job on the challenges! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Holly said...

OMG this is so cute!!! I love these little dolls! Great colors and Pattern paper choices for this. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Lesley said...

This is amazing Lori! You always create beautiful projects, I just love the detail you have added! Unreal.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh. My. WORD!!! Is this ever cute, Lori! This darling doll was meant to be paired with this paper. Absolutely adorable! I have a set of these dolls from when I was a little girl and I loved playing with them. This is so much fun! Welcome back this week! Big hugs sent your way! :)

Sharon said...

I love your little Russian doll card. It's very cute and quite adorable! and I think you showcased some of the new SU! products beautifully!
welcome back!