Friday, April 23, 2010

Peace Within Makes Beauty Without

Here are the challenges:

1) Laura's Sketch 50 (I rotated it horizontally)
2) Practical Scrappers: Floss Fibers and Ribbon
3) Little Red Wagon #25: Ruffles

Materials used on this card:

Card Base: Recycled manila file folder
Textured cardstock (DCWV)
Papers: Making Memories

Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Through the trees" set
Memento "Sprout" dye ink and Stampabilities brown pigment ink

Ribbon FX black grosgrain ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Offray white and lime green grosgrain ribbon
Button from Fancy Pants "Little Sprout" collection
Paper flower and white brads from Spare Parts
Butcher's twine (find this at WalMart)
American Crafts White opaque marker

X-Acto blade
EK Success corner rounder

Here is some detail of the button flower:
I did not have enough cardstock in my limited travel supply to make a sturdy card base, so I found an old manilla folder that worked quite nicely.
To make the scallops you can take off the outside corner cutting guard from the EK Success punch.
I also used Sharpie markers to give variety to the stamped tree leaves.
I love saddle-stitched grosgrain ribbon for many reasons, but it is also SO EASY to ruffle!  All you have to do is pull gently on the saddle stitches on either one or both sides and... voila! :)
Thank you all for visiting, and have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Oh wow, this is just amazing!!! Thank you so much for playing along w/us this week @2S4Y! :)

  2. Fantabulous card! LOVE the sentiment and all the sweet details!

  3. Love your card, especially the ribbon leaves! Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers this week!

  4. Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing along this week at 2S4Y! :)

  5. Such a pretty card! I love the tree and flower!

  6. Oh this is adorable! I love your flower :)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!|

  7. Sweet card!Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon!

  8. Such a lovely card!! That button flower is fabulous. Thanks for sharing about Little Red Wagon and their ruffle challenge.

    Amy ♥

  9. wow- super cute! i love the flower, especially the ribbon 'leaves' - i don't think i've seen that!


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