Final Week- Guest DT Position Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - "Frames"

Well, all good things must come to an end. This is my final week as Guest DT on Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog and the theme is "Frames". I submitted two cards for them to chose one which they felt met the challenge, and both were posted. Thank you!

The first card uses the Cuttlebug Damask folder & die combo set #37-1920, and Crafty Secrets "Material Girl" stamp set. Patterned paper is Basic Grey Origins. I got out my sewing machine and zigzag stitched around the edge of the brown distressed layer, and also straight stitched on the frame which is embossed with the damask pattern (hard to see in the pic). The mannequin and thread holder is embossed with black EP and sponged with TH Tea Dye distress ink. I wound actual yellow thread around the holder. I used circle and scallop Nesties for the tag and punched two tiny holes to attach a safety pin and ribbon. At the bottom, the measuring tape is a strip cut from Cosmo Cricket "Measuring Up" paper which is a whole sheet of different coloured tapes.
I'm also entering my card in Paper Sundaes challenge "how charming" (metal charm). I used an actual safety pin so I hope this qualifies!
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On the second card I used Basic Grey Kioshi papers and Bazzill Bling light purple. The design on the Kioshi background paper kind of looks like butterflies to me. Using my Cricut Expression and the Lacey Labels cartridge, I cut three layers with the butterfly key (row #1, #3 on the keypad) - background oval in the purple flower paper, main oval in white, and the butterfly scroll frame in the same paper as the background.   I placed a Tim Holtz mini flourish mask on the edges of the white layer and sponged with Versamagic Spring Peony leaving a spot in the centre to sponge in Versamagic Aloe Vera green. Stamped the french script in lavender across the centre, then stamped the butterfly in Tim Holtz Dusty Concorde. I did a little more sponging on the butterfly with Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters green. The two little butterflies are also cut with my Cricut -they are designed to match the butterfly scroll border . I didn't stamp a verse on the front because I'm not sure if I'm going to send this as a birthday card or something else. The bottom layer in the purple flower paper is punched with Martha Stewart "Quilted" edge punch.

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ABC Blog Feb.23 - Ovals
The Color Dare CD98 - Artichoke and Purple
Cooking with Cricut - Swirls

It's been fun the past few weeks and I want to thank the ladies at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog for offering me this guest DT position.

Feb. 27,2011


  1. Sharon I love both those cards so much detail and layering. Really Like the DP you chose especially the soft purples in the 2nd card.

  2. Both cards are so gorgoeus! Love thoese butterflys! Thanks for joining us this week at The ABC Challenge!

  3. fab cards Sharon,
    I hope that you have like being a member of the dt of stamptacular sunday. I am sad to see you leaving!

  4. Great cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  5. Lovely soft card and I love the butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

  6. Hi Sharon!

    When this week's challenge posted live on our blog it was bitter sweet...exciting because I can't wait to see what kind of "frame" projects everyone comes up with and yet sad because it's your final week at Stamptacular as our Guest Designer.

    Thank you so much for all of the wonderful inspiration you have given our participants from week to week as well as to ME! Both your FRAME Cards were amazing and I just couldn't choose one to post...they BOTH needed to be displayed and shared!

    I appreciate all your hard work and dedication you've given to us this month and hope that you'll continue to join us for tons of challenge fun! I can't wait to see what you create next!

    Take will be missed!


  7. Super cute cards.
    Thanks for playing this week with Cooking With Cricut.
    Have a great Monday ;-)
    Maria Elena CWC DT

  8. Both of your cards and just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes! Hope to see you back next week.

  9. Nice work and your butterfly card is stunning!

    Have a great week and thanks for playing with us at, ABC challenge,RubyM:)♥

  10. So soft and beautiful. Absolutely lovely. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

  11. Beautiful cards, and fabulous details. Thank you for joining in the Oval challenge at the ABC challenge.
    Cathy xx

  12. Wow Sharon i have to say I love these cards, especially the one with the dressmakers model on it. Totally yummy!!
    I hope you have enjoyed your time with us at Stamptacular as we have enjoyed having you and seeing your fabulous creations!!!
    i will miss seeing your gorgeous creations as part of the team so I'm hoping to see them as you enter our challenges.
    Keep up the fabulous work !!!
    Hugs Leonie

  13. These cards are awesome. Both so pretty. I love your work. TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut:)
    ~Madison CWCDT

  14. Such wonderful cards - love the colours. Hugs Michele x

  15. Oh, Sharon! Both of these cards are lovely! I love the soft colors on your butterfly card. Thanks for swirling & twirling with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  16. Hi Sharon! Your cards are just beautiful! I'm so thrilled that you were able to join us for the month at Stamptacular! Your style is inspiring and I've enjoyed seeing your creations every week!
    Hope to see you again in the blogosphere again real soon!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments