July 22, 2011

Summer Blooms!

This week at Sweet Sassy Diva the design team was asked to use a Christmas cart and put a summer spin on it. I was so excited about this challenge but for some reason it just wouldn't pull together for me. I think I just had brain overload the last couple of weeks and couldn't focus. In the end I did use the flowers that was part of the original idea but the whole layout to a life of it's own and is nothing like what I set out to do. LOL I hope you enjoy my Summer Blooms layout!

 My original idea was to do a card with these flowers made from the snowflake cut on Christmas Cheer. I loved the little flowers but the card cut just wouldn't happen. I started with snowflakes cut from 1/2" to 1 1/4" in two different colors of blue. I stacked them on top of each other and then curled up the edges with a button in the middle to create a flower.

 Here's a side view so you can see the dimension. Aren't they the cutest?
 For the bottom I used a Martha Stewart punch to trim a couple of borders then added a piece of ribbon.

 For the birdhouse I used a great little birdhouse from Winter Frolic. I added a piece of black card stock behind the opening and cut a blue piece for the roof to create different layers. Of course I inked it all up with my cat eye inks. You know I love them! I added more of my snowflake flowers over the branches and a couple more dew drops to create some buds on the branch help balance the whole design out.
I hope you enjoyed my layout this week and all of the other designers. I'd love for you to come visit me at my blog for more great layouts!

Winter Frolic - Birdhouse cut at 4 1/2"  Pg 63
Christmas Cheer - Flowers cut at 1/2" - 1 1/2" Pg. 106
Ribbon - Karen Foster
Martha Stewart punch
DCWV paper stacks
Dew Drops

1 comment:

mbchoj said...

really cute cards and I do love the little flowers.
Mary Beth

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