Thursday, July 14, 2011

Core Love

I'm so excited and honoured that Kim is featuring one of my cards on the Paper Smooches Blog today! You can find the original post for that card HERE.

Today's card is one I had made for the latest Paper Crafts publication call. I had altered it slightly since it had already been rejected once before. I won't be submitting again because a neighbour decided he wanted to buy it for his girlfriend whose birthday is tomorrow. Sweet!

The directions for this card are pretty straight forward. All stamps are from Falling For You. I paper pieced the apple with papers from Echo Park's Little Boy Collection. The heart was stamped on white cardstock with red ink, fussy cut and adhered to the apple. I mixed two sentiments to create the one shown on the card. My first version used the original sentiment 'love you to my core' that comes with the set.

We've been averaging one showing a day on the condo which is not too bad. We were so used to the crazy housing market that we endured for more than two years where there were about 80-100 showings a day on each house so this is very slow for us. As long as people keep wanting to see our place, we're happy with that. Thank you so much for all your good wishes! :)

Sources: SU Night of Navy & Certainly Celery cardstock; Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Little Boy Collection; Paper Smooches Falling For You; Memories Black ink; SU Riding Hood Red & Night of Navy inks; Stampin' Dimensionals

39 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So cute!!!!

~amy~ said...

Congrats and absolutely darling!

Heather said...

So cute, love the paper piecing.

Brenda said...

Awesomelly cute card Emily!

Karin said...

Yay for you, great card! Love the papers you chose for your piecing and my fingers are crossed for a quick sale on your condo!

Lisa Petrella said...

TOTAL CUTENESS and CAS PERFECTION!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! And CONGRATS on being featured on the Paper Smooches Blog!!!! Way to go!!!

Jay Gee said...

Congrats on being featured on the Paper Smooches blog. This card is so adorable - I hope you win the guest DT spot :)

Lisa said...

You are so good with these CAS cards, Emily! Really like how you pieced the apple. I'm having a second look at some of these Paper Smooches stamps..... :)

Brandi said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors and the plaid pattern!

Meg said...

So cute! I love the plaid and polka dot together!

Jenny said...

Well deserved showcase Emily...are we looking at the next GDT member???
I love this card, you've inspired me to use my PS apple for some thank you teacher cards for James...oh boy do his teachers need thanking, they do a great job:)
Fingers still crossed for you.
Jenny x

*Alison* said...

This is ADORABLE.. I love the color combo, that patterned paper rocks.. :) HUGS

BabyBokChoy said...

This is just so darling!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOORAY for getting picked up and featured by Paper Smooches--that original is FAB! I also love this card--sooo cute! LOVE that your neighbor picked it up! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Karen B. said...

Congrats on your feature today and this card is awesome, of course.

Lisa Arana said...

Eeek, this is too cute Em. I owe you an email, I'm almost done. :)

lisa a.

Erin said...

LOVE!

Lynn said...

This is so, so cute Emily! Hoping all the packing is going quickly for you!

Cheryl said...

Cute! I love the paper piecing. The papers you used are perfect

Amy said...

Emily, this is just the best paper for this little apple!!! Just perfect paper piecing! I love this to pieces!

Emily Keaton said...

This is absolutely adorable, Emily! What's wrong with PC that they didn't pick this up? Their loss--and our gain right now! I loved seeing it. So clean and sweet!

Shauna K said...

so loving this!! :D love all the layers on the apple :) sending "sold!" vibes your way ;) hehe

Angie Blom said...

OH Emily.. amazing.. love it to the core!!

Angie Blom said...

oh and big CONGRATS!!

Ujjwal said...

Love the sweet paper piecing! and congrats for your new home :)

Jocelyn said...

OMG! I can't believe this card was rejected...it is too cute! I'm so glad it was featured today on PS! Congrats!

I'm sending "sold" thoughts your way. Keep us posted!

Vicky Hayes said...

A paper-pieced apple with a heart pip in a sea of tranquil white - it's perfect Emily!

Lindsey said...

Awesome card! The patterned papers are parfect, and the sentiment is so sweet.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

oh love what you have done here, so, perfectly cas. Great papers.

Scrapcollectr said...

Deliciously cute! What is Paper Crafts thinkin'? *smile*

simplycaffeinated said...

LOVE this Emily! Absolutely adorable!

Cristina said...

I love this card so much I want to eat it. LOVE!

Monika Wright said...

terrific card and awesome presentation of the sentiment!

Annette said...

another amazing card...
Love it...

Glenda J said...

Congrats on being featured. Love this adorable card!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love this one, Emily! Great patterns in the apple!! Just perfect!
Hugs, Wendy

Jen Carter said...

LOVE this!! I have wanted this set for such a long time! I'm looking at this wondering why in the world I haven't purchased it yet! So. cute!! And, 80-100 showings a DAY?? Oh my!! I'm going to have to hear about this sometime! How crazy!

kasia c. said...

Wait a second lady, WHO should be on their DT? If I didn't have these sets already i would have purchased them ALL!!

This is so bold and bright and utterly fabulous. :)

walchowDesign said...

Love the simplicity but yet an eye catching card, Emily!