Thursday, October 3, 2013

MFW's Stickers & Tape Challenge

I am so glad Cath has encouraged us to use our stickers and tape to make a card for this challenge celebrating PaperCraft's Handmade Cards!  I buy stickers and generally never use them, just get them out periodically and look at them.   This challenge actually forced me to design something with them - thank you, Cath!

MFW Sticker & Tape Challenge

I used 3 washi tapes, pulling the colors from the wreath sticker.  Everything else on the card come from a darling sticker sheet from Simple Stories Harvest Lane that I bought last year.  I also used sticker alphabet letters from Kelly Purkey and some enamel dots.  I popped 3 of the stickers above my card - they just looked better that way.  Though these aren't the usual fall colors, I like how this all came together!  Now that I've "christened" this sheet, maybe I'll be able to use more of the stickers!

And here's a blast from the past.......while I was looking through my stash of stickers, I came across these Susan Branch ones that were a part of a scrapbooking kit sold on QVC, I believe.  I'll bet they're at least 10 years old.  This sprinkler full of flowers has always been one of my favorite images of Susan's, and I also found in that stash this checkered frame and even a sentiment to pull everything together!

MFW Stickers

I added the skinny red gingham washi tape and the heart button.  Susan is still my favorite artist of the present day, and her handwritten books incorporating that art are among my treasures.  If you aren't acquainted with her, her blog is a real treat!  Just one visit and you'll be hooked!


15 comments:

  1. Love the combination of the washi tapes with the wreath and bird - fun layout, Lin!

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  2. Such sweet cards Lin, I like the little wreath!!

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  3. Hi Lin, the 'hello' card is so sweet! And the watering can full of flowers is really beautiful, I could see why Susan is your favorite artist!

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  4. oh my, your tape and sticker card is adorable, Lin! i love how you placed the elements on an angle, so clever! i think i had those Susan Branch stickers and matching paper, used up the last of the paper only recently too. thanks for keeping me inspired my friend!

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  5. Wow! Both cards are so pretty, Lin! Love the collage of tape and sweet elements on your first card - sheer delight! And that watering can filled with flowers is beautiful! ♥

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  6. Love your cards Lin!! I haven't been commenting much lately, but I wanted you to know that I've been enjoying your posts: Thanks for the time you take to share!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  7. Isn't it funny what Cath can get us to do? These are so great, and I loved your tale.......a fun way to wrap up the week. Happy weekend.

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  8. Oh I love that wreath sticker! Great cards, Lin!

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  9. Wonderful use of sticker elements. Lovely cards, Lin

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  10. Hi Lin! I knew that second card was inspired by Susan Branch right away...isn't she amazing? Your card sure is! Both cards are fabulous, actually! I had to visit to wish you a very Happy World Card Making Day and thank you for all your inspiration all year 'round. Have a good one!

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  11. Happy WCMD Lin! You're such an inspiration to so many of us in blogland! I adore your first card- everything really "works"! And love the blast from the past from the second one:)

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  12. what fabulous cards Lin. You are so clever to combine the tape and stickers together. Your second card is just delightful.

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  13. Well done, Lin - you rose to the challenge and created two beautiful cards! The "fall" card is absolutely darling with that cute bird and pretty wreath :)

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  14. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Stickers & Tape Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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