Sunday, February 28, 2010

Paper Makeup Gift Set

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge - MTSC62
Flutter By Wednesday - FBW #98
Paper Makeup Stamps - M4TW18

A good friend of mine had her birthday recently and I thought I had the perfect gift for her, only to find out that it was a book that she already owned. What to do, what to do. Why, stamp of course! {grin} I made her this set of cards all following Mercy's Sketch from this week and using Paper Makeup Stamps.

This card is the one doing Triple Duty for Mercy's Sketch, Flutter By Wednesday and PMS's Makeup for the Weekend challenges. {links are at the top} I liked the warm colors of the butterflies and flowers in the inspiration picture on the PMS blog. I used the Buggy Sayings and Friendly Flowers stamp sets. The butterfly is paper pieced from some Basic Grey paper and the lower butterfly panel is Vintage Butterflies from The Paper Studio. I also added some sparkle with a spica glitter pen on the flowers and butterfly body - wish you could see it in the photo.

I {heart} this glittery designer paper from Stampin' Up! The felt flower and background stamp are SU! too. I again added sparkle with the clear spica pen to the little flowers and put tiny pink gems in the centers of them. The center stamp is from the PMS set Grateful Thanks.

The tree in the background is from one of my favorite PMS sets Nature's Song. The verse that I stamped over it comes from their Believe Scripture set. DP is from SU's Urban Garden papers.

And lastly, this card uses the PMS set Sailing By. I paper pieced the anchor and ran the bottom panel through a cuttlebug embossing folder using SU!'s Western Sky paper. Love the quick texture that can add. {grin} I found those neat blue pebble stickers at Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for looking. If you want to know any other details about these cards, I think I have all the ingredients posted in my SCS gallery which is linked on my sidebar.



Lynn said...

What a delightful collection made with this fun layout!! Great cards, all, Michelle!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

ooh, I can not possibly pick which I like best. There are so many details. And for a set...they are all so unique! I can tell you really put your heart into this. I love the nautical colors and how you colored that heart in pink. But you know I love that Nature's Song set too...ooh! This is a great gift.

Ginny said...

Love ALL of these cards. Going to become a follower :)

Ronnie said...

Michelle, wow, wow, wow! Your cards are all beautiful! I am partial to pink and brown, so the "Grateful Heart" card is my favorite.

I see you figured out how to "collage" your cards! Your pic looks great!

Christi said...

What a fantastic set! Wow!!!

Randee E said...

Oh my word, girl! All of these cards are fabulous!! I love how the layout lends itself to a single image as the focal point . . . and how beautiful PMS looks in each one :0)

Karen Wilson said...

These are all so pretty! I love how you did your card photo. Very pretty set.

Thanks so much for joining us at FBW!!

Lesley said...

Your cards are so beautiful, I'm sure she'll love them!

=o) kel said...

i am sooo super partial to boy cards so the birthday one is just adorable!!!!!! love the stars... is that a cuttlebug embossing folder??? how perfect!!!

lovies, =o) kel

Shaela said...

what a fabulous gift set - love all the little details on each :)