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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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.