Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Challenge 27 - New Year's Resolutions !


Welcome to Papercraft Star's 27th Challenge - and this one is our New Year's Resolution.

For mine I chose the word "Inspire", which is what I would like to do more of in 2011. Maybe I can do it with my work, maybe my words, or maybe both. Either way, I hope to do it at Papercraft Star !!

For this card I chose diamonds (or tilted squares !) as my cohesive element. You can see them on the paper, the lacy looking thing (hey, what is that anyway) and the brad. This is a way to make things look like they coordinate without being completely obvious. It works on paper, and it works if you are decorating a room too !!

I used the Coredinations cardstock as my back drop - this particular piece came already embossed. Too easy ! I distressed it, and tapped a little distress ink over it, and the edges.

The little lacy square is actually some repurposed packaging that I ran through the cuttlebug. Awfully easy too. And although this card will someday end up recycled itself, in the meantime I saved that little bitty bit from the landfill today.

Link up at Papercraft Star for a chance to win our weekly challenge (based on our popular voting) or our monthly random drawing. Link between now and Saturday noon for Challenge 27.

And now for the teeny print the boss requires ...

Cardstock - Coredinations
Paper - Basic Grey
Flower paper - G 45
Brad in flower - MME
Distress Ink - Ranger
Inspire token - Tim Holtz
Jewelry cording
Recycled packaging

Leave me a comment so I can stop by your blog and get my New Year's Resolution in gear !



  1. Very pretty Jan, love the background and the flower!

  2. Now that's a good resolution indeed! What a great embellishment, and so is the pretty flower!

  3. This card is so pretty, Jan! The colors are so pretty and I love the recycled element!

  4. Shabby chic and beautiful. Love the colors. :)

  5. You inspire me all the time. I love your cards and I love your humor. Humor may seem like a strange thing to inspire someone with but I always try to see the humor in life and I think you do too. You inspire me to look for it in different places--like singing furnace installers. :-) Thanks! Oh yeah! Awesome card!

  6. My, what a serene design, Jan. Those colors, patterns and texture all come together in an inspiring way. To be encouraging of others through your work is what I see in you.

    How fun to 'run' into you at our local M's!

  7. I love the colors of this card. They are so soft and pretty. I loved the frayed edges too. Definitely inspiring, as you always do.

  8. This is such a pretty card... love the embossing and that flower especially.