Friday, January 27, 2012

Using printed papers

Hi!  Our challenge this week at Lily Pad Cards is to make something using printed papers.  I have a huge collection of them - I collect them like I used to collect quilting fabrics.  I decided now was the time to use some of the ones I've been hoarding, so I fussy-cut these beautiful roses from pink paislee's Sweetness collection, and added some coordinating My Mind's Eye papers, along with some punched BoBunny dotted butterflies and one of my favorite sentiments - love the mixed fonts:


supplies: pink paislee "sweetness" rose paper, The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) music paper, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found papers, BoBunny "buttercup dot", Hero Arts CL491 Made with Love sentiment, Memento Art Print Brown ink, Martha Stewart doily edge punch and butterfly punch, natural twine, yellow button

This has all my favorite things: pink and yellow roses, some music, lace, butterflies, so it does make me smile - hope it does you too!  While we're at it, here's another card that uses lots of printed papers, this time from Basic Grey's Kissing Booth.  I made this to enter into this month's Hero Arts challenge:


supplies: cream card base, Basic Grey's Kissing Booth 6 x 6 pad design papers, Hero Arts CL586 XO, CG426 Four Hearts, Memories Artprint Brown ink,  CH173 Heart Accent Pearl, 3D foam square to pop up a heart

We're sponsored this week again by Simon Says Stamp, so get out your design papers and play along with us!  And don't forget to visit Lily Pad Cards to see what the other DT members did for this challenge!

23 comments:

Unknown said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Lin! Love pink and yellow together:)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE these cards the bottom one is my FAVE though as it looks like a Quilt and I LOVE all the pink!!! xoxoxo!

Vicky said...

Lin both your cards are gorgeous! You really are a paper queen! Love how you use your papers!

Kathy Martin said...

These cards are beautiful! I really like the butteflies and hearts! :)

Judy1223 said...

Boy, Lin, that was some major fussy cutting! But WOW, what a beautiful card! It does have some wonderful elements...love the lusic and the flowers and the butterflies...ahh! I also love the Valentine card, another beautiful mix of patterned papers. I think I need to break out some paper and play later this weekend!

diana said...

Lovely cards! TFS ;-)

Sue McRae said...

Such a wonderful mix of patterns and layers on your "quilted" card!

Cindy C. said...

Both cards so sweet Lin! I love the pp from the Kissing Booth collection; and yes your cards made me smile.

CinnamonSally said...

Really love both of your beautiful cards Lin, that kissing Booth paper is so gorgeous!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Beautiful cards, Lin! I, too, love to cut the florals from pp! Great job with all of that trimming!

Deb Stamps Life, LLC Deb Walker said...

Your placement in the rose card is splendid Lin! Both cards are just lovely!

Emily Leiphart said...

Stunning cards, Lin! Those papers are amazing. I love how you've trimmed out the roses on the first one.

MarcyK924 said...

OH the LOVE! These cards are gorgeous, Lin! I'm swooning over the first one - it has all my favorite things!

Stella said...

Both cards are breathtaking; I can't pick a favorite; I love them both :)

Maureen Chandler said...

These cards are lovely! I especially love all the hearts - Valentine's Day is my favorite card-making holiday!!

cheiron said...

Fabulous mix of colors and patterns on both of these. Great idea to trim the roses. Looks wonderful!

Ann said...

I know! Don't know where I've been these past few weeks! But look what I've missed - such loveliness. I never use printed paper but it looks so pretty here I might take another look at my pile collected when I first started papercrafting. But my favourite has to be to Valentine - its absolutely luscious!

Trinh said...

I know all too well about collecting patterned paper even though I'm not very good at using it. Both of these are beautiful, Lin! You always know how to use patterned paper perfectly!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Both cards are so yummy with great patterns, Lin! I love all the pink hearts but I am in love with that pink and yellow floral paper!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You've been super busy! LOVE these two cards--the first one is stunning and shabby vintage! LOVE that button! And your second card is so pretty with all the pink/red papers! LOVE:)

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, Lin - your fingers must ache! All that cutting! But the results are so stunning, You have such an eye for mixing patterns - must be all that quilting?! You know I have a special love for those layered hearts - Wow! Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne C said...

Love that beautiful paper and you used it wonderfully! Gorgeous card. The valentines card is wonderful and love the layered hearts.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

These are both wonderful and beautiful! Love how you perfectly combined all those papers. I cannot pick a favorite!! Have a great day Lin!