Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pin It, Make it, Share it: Amazing Birthday

Birthday card by Maureen Plut using the Borderline set from Verve Stamps.
Good morning everyone!

I am happy to be able to post early this morning for you. Maybe life will get back into some sort of routine....even if just for a little while!
Today, I'm starting a new weekly feature on my blog called "Pin it, Make it, Share it" Like many of you, I am sure, I have a slight obsession with Pinterest. I pin a LOT of crafty things for inspiration. I am sure that my non crafty type friends get quite tired of all the cards I am always pinning to my boards. Unfortunately, I also find myself part of the "I've pinned it, and now what?" group too. So, I decided to stop procrastinating and actually make something inspired by a Pin! What a concept...right?!
For my card today, I chose the beautiful card you see up there on the left at the top of the post. This card was made by Maureen Plut and if you click on the picture it will take you to the original pin on Pinterest. I loved this card because of the white background paired with the beautiful patterned papers. I did not want to copy the card exactly, so I made a few changes.

First, I flipped the card and made it a portrait style card instead of a landscape layout. I also embossed my top white layer. I believe that Maureen used a background stamp for this part on her card. Secondly, I chose a  green theme with my colors rather than the pink. Sometimes it is is just these little changes you can make to a card to make it your own. Inspiration can spark creativity!
Remember, you can find the links to all the products I used to make the card at the bottom of the post. I make no money from any of this and am not associated with any affiliate programs. I'm just here to enable your creativity and make shopping easier for you!

This card was fun to create and I can see how it could be easily multiplied into a set with different patterned papers and sentiments.

That is all for me today. Thank you for visiting with me and I will see you all again soon!

Today's Challenges:

1.Cuttlebug Mania: Anything diecut
2. Inky Chicks: Anything Goes (1st Entry)
3. Just Inspirational Challenge: Bows
4. Sweet Stamps: Anything Goes
5. Doubleclick Skittles: Anything Goes
6. Hobbybook Designer Challenges: Embossing
7. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges: Embossing
8. Ruby's Rainbows: Anything Goes



Basslady said...

a very clever and stylish card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Donna K said...

Hello Dori! I noticed your comments on the Sweet Stamps blog about adding your lovely work to the challenge. Here is the link

I'm loving your blog and your beautiful creations! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic weekend! ~Donna K

Unknown said...

lovely card and layout thanks for joining hobbybook
Lynne DT x

Unknown said...

lovely card and layout thanks for joining hobbybook
Lynne DT x

Unknown said...

lovely card love the layout
thanks for joining hobbybook

Unknown said...

lovely card love the style
thanks for joining hobby book designers
Lynne DT x

Laurian said...

What a fabulous card!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty challenge and I hope we see you again soon!



sian said...

both cards are lovely and very elegant. Thanks for entering JIC this week and I hope to see you again for future challenges. Sian (JIC DT Co-Owner)

Anne Lise said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for joining the Challenge at JIC this week :)

~ Anne Lise ~

Laura W said...

Great copy cat card, love the polka dot embossing :) Thanks for playing along at Penny's, see you tomorrow for a new challenge!

vivie said...

so elegant! thanks for joining us at hobbybook!!

Kimbo said...

Beautiful version - love the colours you've used

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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