Friday, March 19, 2010

LPS Double Challenge

The sketch this week on the Card Patterns blog is sponsored by Little Paper Shop - double the reason to play along!  I always enjoy the Card Patterns sketches and I love LPS stamps. 
This little chick is a digi from LPS.  I went sweet again!  I am in an Easter kind of mood, but I also think this image is perfect for a new baby card too!

This is a double LPS challenge because it also qualifies for the challenge this week on the LPS blog is to "Make Something Old New Again".   I am sure that is one challenge that we should all do more often!  I have a ton of stuff that I never use, including my crimper!  It was such a hot item years ago, but now embossing folders have taken over.  My crimper was hidden away in a drawer so I pulled it out and added a few simple strips. 
Plus, my card meets the challenge on Paper Cutz is to use 1 ribbon and 3 buttons!

I created an envelope to go with my card too...

I got the idea for this envelope from my LSS, from a project my 6 year old daughter did :>).  This envelope is perfect for those times that you do not have an envelope the right size.  Steps:  Seal the envelope.  Cut the envelope the length of your card plus 1/4".  Run this part of the envelope thru a crimper. Take the trimmed off part of the envelope and trim it to the desired size to make a "cap" that will go over the crimped portion.  The crimper makes the envelope shrink up enough so that it is easy to get the "cap" on. 

Happy Happy Weekend - we have been blessed with wonderful weather the past few days and it will be continuing into the weekend - yay!!!!
Details - Stamp - LPS Digi Chick Egg, CS - SU Whisper White and PTI, Buttons - PTI, stash ribbon and my crimper :>)!


  1. What a great reminder of that tool that a rarely use but could really add so much texture and life to my cards.

  2. Oh what an adorable take on the sketch!

  3. What a CUTE CUTE CUTE card! And I LOVE the paper ribbon. A technique I will HAVE to use again.

  4. what an adorable card. thanks so much for playing along with us this week at PCC.

  5. Oh, this is adorable Julie! I love that you used a crimper...

  6. What a great idea and such a cute great card. I love little chickie ..... so cute !!!!


  7. My goodness this is adorable! The envelope is such a cool and clever idea!

  8. What a super cute image! Love the idea to do it as a baby card too, and that envelope is fun! Thanks for the *how to*!