Monday, July 5, 2010

Ok Girl...I'm Listening...DISH....

Here is the layout we were given to work with--I wish I could say it was mine, mais... ce n'est pas vrai.

This is actually the first card I made for the Moxie fab World challenge, but it's taken me longer to get photos I was pleased with.  It's been rainy and gray the past few days, which makes for some very dull lighting.

When I first looked at this Layout I was ALSO inspired by the photo BACKGROUND--that awesome beachy blue BEADBOARD!  So I decided, Hey, if it makes a great backdrop for the layout, why not as a base for my card?

So I scored a piece of light blue Papertrey Ink cardstock to look like beadboard.... and then the wall was ready to be decorated, so I pulled in the color scheme from the layout, along with the idea of juxtaposing lots of different strips of paper, and white circles.... There are some great arches in one of the patterned paper strips, and that reminded me of the Fiskars apron lace border punch.  And then there's the fun red ribbon and the rope in the picture, which I imitated with butcher's twine.

Here's the card!

And the inside:
I also loved the sewing on the layout, so I used that on the inside.  I love the summery, picnicky, homey comfy feeling of how this card turned out.  It makes me want to call up my best girlfriend and chat for a good long time over lunch.  Too bad we're across the country now.  But at least cards and phone calls keep the distance a little narrower...  Isn't that how it is, though?
Here are a few detail shots of the dishes and the shelf, etc....  I paper-pieced the circles for the dishes, then used a dry embossing tool and some careful bending to give them plate-like dimension.
The mantel shelf is set up on four layers of foam adhesive so that it has a nice shadow to it:

 ...And for the teacups I drew a template by hand and cut out all the pieces with an XActo blade:
Materials Used on this Card:

Cardstock {Papertrey Ink, DCWV}
Patterned cardstock {DCWV} - Cafe Meditteranean collection
Rubon letters {American Crafts} - black lowercase, Jack jr. + {Making Memories} inside blue capitals
Border punches {Fiskars, Martha Stewart}
Ribbon {Ribbon FX}
Butcher's twine
Circle punches {EK Success}
Icons {Heidi Grace}
Sewing machine
Score board
Foam adhesive tape
3-D ZOTS {Thermoweb}

Here are some more views of the inside:
 And the bow......
 And the inside sentiment (inspired by the big blue letters in the Layout's title):
And one final look at the front:
Thanks for visiting and I hope your week is off to a great start!



  1. LOVe this card! It reminds me of my Grandma's kitchen. WOW that's lot of work cutting out those tea cups but so worth the work.

  2. Oh wow, the detail on this is amazing. Fun punny sentiment, too. :)

  3. Lol LOVE the sentiment and the card is great. Also love the LO! When will you be announcing your blog candy winner?

  4. Oh my goodness this is super cute Kathryn! Wonderful design - I love the plates and cups with the shelf! It's beautiful on the inside too!

  5. Thanks for the extra chance to win some goodies from you! Your extra dimension card inspires me to get out and play with my border punches (I only have a couple but I need to try them out!) and to decorate the insides of my cards more - I love to do this - I just often skip that step! But I LOVE it when designers go that extra mile like you have done here!


  6. Awww, i do love this card <3 Can i make a similar one for next X-mas with the menu written on it? :)
    Thanks for the extra chance,

    nocidicoccole (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. i LOVE your layout!!! and the card is soo cute! especially the tiny dishes!!! love it! :)

  8. this is so fantastic!
    great idea!

    xoxo silvi (germany)

  9. Fabulous card. Love the plates and the tea cups hanging down. Very creative.

  10. Gorgeous card Kathryn! Your attention to the details are exquisite (love the plates and cups) and the inside is lovely too! You really captured this inspiration challenge!

  11. Absolutely ADORABLE! I love the sentiment, and the design, and how you embellished this! FABULOUS!

  12. adorable card! I love that you made the embellishments yourself!!

  13. I absolutely love creative and the colors are fab!! I have a blog award for you on my blog.

    Amy ♥

  14. Hey Kathryn! Thanks again for entering the Finding Inspiration in a Layout challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm glad you are so inspired! :)

  15. Wow this is one of the cutest darn cards I have EVER seen! Great Job. And they just posted the winners---YOU WON! Congrats my dear!

  16. this is the cutest, most creative card i've seen... and i've seen some! aDORable! ~k

  17. Wow this is an amazing card and the details are out of this world

  18. so adorable the cups and dishes are over the top cute!!!!


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