Thursday, July 1, 2010

Diva Card for a Sparkling Teen

Good morning--it's a cool rainy morning here, which is a fantastic change from the steaming hot weather of the past few weeks.  We needed the rain so badly so that is a blessing.

The challenge for us at Paper Play was to make a child or teenager card and although I've had a good long time to think about it the thought of making a teenager card always ALWAYS fills me with apprehension.  Not because I don't like working with teenagers, but precisely for the opposite reason--I LOVE working with the youth and yet somehow I still fail to know what's cool right now.  I still thought the Jonas brothers were big until one of the Young Women from church told me they were so out now.  Huh.  Never would have known.

So instead I just went for the "diva" kind of look that seems to be popular these days--you know, Eiffel towers and chandelliers and things.  I'm seeing lots of vinyl wall decorations like that.  Those things I have to say are fantastic.  Wish I had an excuse to get a really nice tree... and had a good wall to put it on... Oh Well.

So, here's the card: 
 The challenges are:

1) Paper Play Week 26 {Child or Teenager Card}

And some detail.... All these rhinestones were hand-placed and glued.  Whew!

Materials Used on this Card:

Die-cut card base {Teresa Collins}
Black and silver script paper {DCWV}

Doily Lace edge punch {Martha stewart}
Circle Punches {EK Success}
Ribbon {Robert Stanley}
Chipboard flowers and rhinestones {Craft Supply}

....I nabbed the sentiment on the circle from my refrigerator notepad featuring the full Marjorie Pay Hinckley quote.

Also I have a question....
Does it help you to see the card recipe, or do you really pay hardly any attention to it?
I will put up a poll on the sidebar for awhile; but since my blogging time is significantly cut short by the perpetual presence of my little Mr. Shenanigan, it would allow me to be far more productive if I just forego that time-consuming step on each post.  Please let me know.  Even if I do stop including the recipe to begin with, if you would REALLY like the recipe for a particular card, please just let me know in a comment and I can post it after the fact.... So, what do you think?

Thanks so much for visiting everyone, and don't forget to enter for my July 4th candy before you go--it's on the sidebar for your convenience :)

As always, have a great day!


  1. LOVE your card. I think the card recipe helps! Lots of times, I notice really cute things, and I want to know what they are! So I can get them or something similar! Thanks for sharing this cute card! LOVE it! Looking forward to your July 4th candy!

  2. This is gorgeous x I think card recipe's are good for some x personally I dont really use them x Leigh x

  3. Beautiful card love those those rhinestones the colours you have used are gorgeous and a favourite of mine I love it.
    lorraine x

  4. This is stunning - a perfect card for a teenager...(or an adult - I would love it too!) Love the colours and all those rhinestones!
    Alicia xx

  5. This is such an elegant card, Kathryn - perfect for a sophisticated teen (or grown up lady too!).

    Julie :o)

  6. a very noble and cool card! love it!

    xoxo silvi


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