Monday, July 8, 2013

Have a Ball.../PS Sparks Designer Drafts/CTD#249

Happy Monday (?) everyone! I hope those of you in the USA had a safe and fun 4th of July, and my Canadian friends had a fantastic Canada Day last week! We decided not to go anywhere on the 4th, just hang out and relax. At night we were able to watch the local fireworks display from the air conditioned, bug free comfort of one of the upstairs bedroom windows! Woo Hoo!!

Anyhooo, today I want to share a card I made using the Paper Smooches Designer Drafts sketch and the colors from Color Throwdown #249:

Here is the inside:

and the inspiration:

I pretty much followed the sketch exactly. I thought of this jar as sitting out on a picnic table so I found this cute red gingham paper to use as table cloth! I used the jar, straws and sentiment, as well as the jar die from the Crystal Clear set. The jar was die cut from vellum, stamped and colored. I used a white Gelly Roll marker to add highlights. After I adhered the jar to the main panel, I pierced a hole on each side of the top part and threaded twine around it then tied a bow. The sentiment was heat embossed in white. I finished the inside with more gingham and stamped Happy Birthday and I was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to play along with these challenges! Have a fantastic day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Crystal Clear, Birthday Sampler
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black; Memento - Teal Zeal, Lady Bug; Versa Mark
DP: MME - Quite Contrary Jack & Jill (red gingham); Echo Park - Metropolis Dots & Stripes 
Card Stock: Recollections (white, vellum); Bazzill Basics (blue)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik; Glue Dots; Scotch Vellum Tape; Elmer's extra strength glue stick; American Crafts foam dots
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Crystal Clear 1 Die; Marvy Uchida markers; Doodlebug twine; Stampendous white EP; rhinestones from my stash; heat gun; piercing tool


  1. Adorable! This just screams summer happiness!

  2. I so love that they sneak the challenges on Sunday nights now :) Not that I get it posted any faster, but you know...that extra day of cogitating comes in handy.
    I love the gingham table cloth, and the pinwheels are SO cute!!!

  3. Ooooh, this is adorable!!! You have used one of my favorite PS stamp sets and the little pinwheels are just tooo cute!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  4. FAB, FAB card Christine, and that gingham picnic tablecloth fits in perfectly - LOVE it!!!

  5. Chris this card is soooooo fun and just makes me happy to look at it! Love the vellum jar and sweet pinwheels!

  6. Beautiful!! I adore the pinwheel bouquet. Awesome use of the colors

  7. aww your card is amazing.. awesome pinwheels..

  8. HELLO!!! that is a PERFECT interpretation of the sketch. and bonus points for decorating the inside. thanks for playing PSS :)

  9. Darling pinwheels and love the touch of twine :)

  10. LOOOOOOOVE the jar with the pinwheels!! I didn't even see this before I made my card last week (also with jars and pinwheels!)!!! WOWOWOW:)

    FAB take on this sketch! I apologize for not leaving a comment sooner-- time flies! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team!!! Hope you will play along this week for the Picture Perfect challenge:)


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