Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stampin' Celebration # 3

It's Thursday, which means another Stampin' Celebration Challenge! I just love the inspiration piece this week. Of course anything with purple is a sure win for me. :-) If you missed last week's challenge, you can see it HERE, along with the top 3 picks, HERE.

So, here is what I designed for this week:

The first thing I thought of when I saw this inspiration piece is the little flower that is part of the new Island Floral Bigz Die that is found in the Summer Mini Catalog. So, all of my projects today feature that same little flower. The colors I picked were Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron. And I seem to be stuck in 'clean and simple' mode lately, so I went with that theme.

To create the vase, I used the
Wide Oval punch and trimmed off the two ends. Then I added a little bit of ric rac from the Orchard Ribbon Originals. The stem and leaf are actually the branch and wing from the Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch. :-) The flowers are of course from the Island Floral Die, and the button is from the Fresh Favoties II buttons.

For this card I used my Big Shot to cut out the Lattice die, and then mounted it on a 3x3 piece of paper. I trimmed the excess and then matted it with So Saffron. I wrapped hemp twine around that layer and added the flower. To create the center of the flower, I used the circle punch from the new Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack found in the Summer Mini and then added Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The So Saffron layer and the flower are up on dimensionals. The finished card size is 4" by 4".

I made the tag using my Medium Jewelry Tag Punch and the stamp set Tiny Tags. The flower, the 'frame', and the Elegant Eggplant layer are up on dimensionals. Finished card size is 4 1/4" by 4 1/4".

And last but not least, I have these cute little hair clips. I used the same Island Floral Die and ran it through my Big Shot with some felt. I was easily able to cut four layers of felt at once! To create the leaves, I just used two petals from a green flower. Some Whisper White grosgrain ribbon and a half-back pearl from the Pretties Kit finished them off nicely. Now my 2 year old daughter is not usually a fan of keeping anything in her hair, but I'm hoping that these clips may just be 'pretty' enough for her to want to keep that hair out of her face. :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure that you head over to Stampin' Celebration to see what the other members of the Design Team have created using this same inspiration piece! And then play along with us--we'd love to see what you are inspired to create!

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Paper: So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories: Lattice and Island Floral Die, Big Shot, Wide Oval Punch punch, Extra Large Two-step Bird Punch, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, Fresh Favorites II buttons, Pretties Kit, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Orchard Ribbon Originals, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, hemp twine, linen thread, dimensionals


Jacklyn said...

Love the colors!

Pat said...

I love your purple flowers & the cards are so cute!

Rochelle said...

Oh Allison, I love how you cut the vase using an angle, I like it! I may just have to get the Lattice die, it looks so nice and easy at the same time! :)

Melissa said...

Your projects are so clean and beautiful! I love those little hair clips.. I may make some for myself!

The Country Rose said...

I love the colors you used and even though they are clean and simple- the are awesome!!


Kym said...

These are wonderful projects. Very pretty!!!

Lois said...

I love all your projects. Love the colors and everything about them.
TFS! Great Job!!

Amanda Mertz said...

Great projects! They all coordinate beautifully! Very clever to use the 2 Step bird punch to make the stem & leaf. Love the vase as well!

Alexandria said...

I love them all! Especially the hair clip! I realized the other day when I was saving stuff in my favorites in SCS that a lot of it is stuff you made! I'm so glad you are a part of our blog group :)

Britney and Jaren Jensen said...

darling, and I love the clips!!! So much fun :)

angieh29 said...

I just love these, very elegant!