Thursday, October 6, 2011

Warm Wishes

Thank you all so much for your sweet, sweet comments on my Paper Smooches Guest Designer post yesterday! Your support really means a lot to me so I couldn't help but make one more card using the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge as my inspiration. :) Babies are warm, lattes are warm. Babies are cute, macaroons are cute. Babies are a celebration and so are birthdays. The clothesline is like a banner and the top of the notebook edge die is like the ruffles on the onesie. And, of course, I pulled all the colours from the photo for my card!

The sentiment, frothy latte and macaroon are from Hot Concoctions and the banner is made from a flag from Hang Ups. I used my twine knot technique to create the illusion of a banner. This is another version of the banners created HERE and HERE. After attaching the kraft panel to the base, it looked a little too plain so I cut two strips of blue cardstock which I think finishes the card nicely without making the background look too busy.

I'll be back in a few hours with a very exciting new Pink Cat Studio release!

Sources: SU Certainly Celery & Pool Party cardstock; Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft and white cardstock; Echo Park Little Boy, Little Girl & Be Mine Collections; Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions & Hang Ups; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; My Favorite Things Notebook Edge border die; The Twinery baker's twine in Pink Sorbet; Stampin' Dimensionals

28 comments:

walchowDesign said...

Love your interpretation of this challenge, Emily!

Jenny said...

Fantastic Emily, love all the details...especially the pink macaroon :)
Jenny x

Helle said...

this card is so cool, emily!

Jen W. said...

I love that you compared babies and macaroons - you are hilarious! Another PS homerun!

Ujjwal said...

I think you just rock those Paper Smooches stamps :) I loved your cards on the Guest Designer post yesterday. They were so fun and clever :) And this was is no different!

~amy~ said...

awwww....so sweet:)

Lisa said...

So sweet, Emily. Love these softer rather understated colors. It's really pleasing to the eye :)

Annette said...

Adorable..love how you did the banner

Emily Keaton said...

Adorable! I love how you captured the idea of the inspiration photo in a totally unexpected way. And your twine knot idea? Brilliant!! I've gotta try that. :)

Shauna K said...

this is just fabulous!!! from the colors to the LO to that adorable banner and too cute stamps :D awesome awesome job, Emily!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

As if I need more coffee stamps, but loving this set.... and what fun to do up those colors :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hee hee! The macaroon is too cute! It reminds me of the bun in the Lawn Fawn Bun in the Oven set. I like the blue panels, too. Your card turned out awesome--good luck with the challenge :)

Evelin said...

Love this card! So pretty! My favourite colours too! :D

Jingle said...

HA!!! Babies are cute, Macaroons are cute! Love the analogy! HA! This is so cute!

Robin said...

Awesome take on the trigger!!
Robin

Julie E said...

Super sweet!!! Hoping you take home the prize :>)

onecraftymama said...

Well, THAT macaroon is cute :) The other ones are just mean & tempting since I'm not supposed to eat them...lol
I love the huge polka dots on the warm cup :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

TOOOOOO cute--LOVE your thoughts behind this card! You rocked this challenge--I BET you will win! How could you not??? You are AMAZING:)

Mandy said...

love this one too! that banner is adorable! ;)

Lindsey said...

Besides, it's just a baby-sized macaroon! :D This is such a sweet card, and an amazing way to interpret the inspiration photo. I think the blue panels added that perfect final touch.

Glenda J said...

This is so fun! I absolutely love it - the simplicity and the details are just perfect!

Brenda said...

I love that little macaroon Emily!

Kary said...

Gorgeous card!! So very very cute!!

Karin said...

Great take on the inspiration picture! CUTE!

Angela said...

Har -- babies as lattes AND macarons? That's one crazy simile! But it works, oh it works! Love the card, love your inspiration.

Meg said...

Oh, what a happy card, Em! I really love the last-minute strips of blue of you added and of course I'm a sucker for any cute banner!

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, this card is so CUTE! LOVE the bold bright colors against the kraft and how you cut out and popped the elements! FAB!

Jen Carter said...

So fun!! Love how you made the banner with just the ties on the end!