Friday, July 17, 2009

My Time to Create Inspiration Challenge #3 {MTTI03}

Happy saturday y'all! It is time to get down and get crafty with Lauren Meader's My Time to Create Inspiration Challenge! It's all about using her inspo photo to inspire something creative. For me it was a card and I used the color combo, the block pattern in the photo and the striped material. I also had this fab bunch of woodblock Birthday stamps from American Crafts to use from a recent box of goodies from Papercrafts magazine. Thank you Papercrafts and American Crafts for such fun stamps that worked perfectly for this project.
the challenge:

my project:
See? Aren't these just the happiest of happy birthday stamps?? :) The pennant just rocks my world and the gift was the perfect image to paper piece. I used the dotted background stamp to stamp dots over the bow portion of the package, detail cut the ribbon and bow and layered it onto the package. The whole package is popped up on foam tape too. The dotted background of the card was stamped by layering on inks from 4 different ink pads and stamping repeatedly across the strip of white. And finally the pennants were stamped and embossed with white on 4 cardstocks from Papertrey Ink: I chose Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado and Ocean Tides. Oh! And the striped background was also stamped using Faux Ribbon from Papertrey Ink. Lots of stamp therapy going on here ;)
Want more inspiration? Check out the MTTC design team creations in the peek below and then click on the links to visit their blogs. You are sure to find a bunch of creative goodness with these gals!

I am so glad you stopped by today! Thanks for sharing your day with me! Can't wait to see what you do with this challenge. Please link your creation to the Mr Linky on Lauren's blog so we can all see.
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Georgia Pacific
Stamps: American Crafts and Papertrey Ink
Ink: Stampin up! and Papertrey Ink
Embossing powder: Stampin Up
Ribbon: American Crafts
Punch: Stampin Up!


Kelley Eubanks said...

This is such a great Bday card. I got that same stamp from the Moxie Fab blog and didn't think about cutting it out... what a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

tg said...

What a fun way to use that set -- man you are creative :) Love this card, you are always full of ideas and tips. BTW I used the Sharpie to cover my foam tape tonight for two made me very happy!

Tamara said...

Love this! It is such a fun and bright birthday card.

Alicia said...

Very cute...looks so bright and cheery!

Stampin' Pam said...

Dana you can knock me over with a feather on this - how rockin awesome is that pennant treatment?!? I love how you created the striped with Faux Ribbon and that little package is adorable. You are SO creative and this card is just one more example of your fresh, fun style! Rock on.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh how fun girl! Love the pennant you created!

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG, Dana! I HAVE to buy the faux ribbon set from PTI now! Thanks for enabling me (especially considering what I already spent there this week :O) LOL LOVE the striped background, but especially LOVE how you stamped the bow on the gift and paper pieced it on the pressie! It really gives it a LOT more dimension. The pennants and the gift stamp ARE fun!! Did you win them? If so, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Love your fresh, clean, happy card, girlie!

Tracey Cuccia said...

SUPER cute girl!! Love the banner -- and such a FUN look at it makes me smile :) Way to go!

apigonfire said...

oh this is so sweet! I love all the patterns you have going on here - so representative of the inspiration piece! great job!

Karen said...

I didn't realize you had won some PaperCrafts American Crafts goodness! What goody goodies for you! :> Love all the colors and your stamp therapy is inspiration and therapy for me all rolled up into one fabulous cat nip frenzied kind of fun! :>

Elise said...

Well, the hits never stop coming from this little blog! I want to drink for THE WELL OF CREATIVE spirit you have un-earthed! What a DARLING birthday card! VERY IMPRESSIVE and inspirational! YOU crafty little minx!

Jen Tapler said...

This is such an ADORABLE birthday card Dana!! I just love it!!