Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Take Two Week {Day 3}

Welcome to {Day 3} of Take Two with Lisa Arana! It's mid-week and we are thrilled with your reception of the inspiration we're providing this week using stamps from Unity Stamp Company and {ippity}. Yesterday, we shared an {ippity} set and today we are sharing another one of our favourites Shine, Shine, Shine. If I had to pick only one talent of Lisa's (and there are many) that I greatly admire, it would have to be her use of patterned paper. Wouldn't you agree? So here I'm channelling my inner Lisa. LOL I recently got addicted to buying 6x6 pads of patterned paper and I'm proud of myself for cutting into them pretty much right away instead of just hoarding them to admire! I love that this {ippity} set is full of encouragement. I made the pleated at the top of the card using the Lil' Inker Designs Fringe Flower die. This card would make a great pick-me-up for any friend who's feeling down. You have a chance to win Shine, Shine, Shine if you comment all week long on my blog and Lisa's blog!

Now head on over to Lisa's blog to see her take on Shine, Shine, Shine!

Sources: SU Natural White cardstock; My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally; {ippity} by Unity Stamp Co. Shine, Shine, Shine; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Lil' Inker Designs Fringe Flower die; foam tape; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

42 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh this is so cute! I love it!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am with you and recently started finding and using lots of 6 x 6's. This is such a fun set and great colors.

Glenda J said...

Super cute! Love the paper and the fringe at the top.

missstamper said...

Very cute - I love the pleating!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is SOOOO cute!!! I too struggle with using paper - and not just admiring it!!! I'm trying to get better though!

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Jasmine said...

I love how you used the 6x6 papers to make a card that feels like the inside of a cute house. The pleats at the top are very well done, and the light bulb is perfect, hanging upside-down like that. It's so creative!

onecraftymama said...

I love this paper - and even with all those patterns it still remains true to your uncluttered striking style. A-may-zing :)Love the fringy panel at the top :)

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Love the paper and the bulb! Congrats on your partnership with Lisa!

Wendy ten Hove said...

So pretty, Emily! Love the papers that you used together!! Gogeous!
Hugs, Wendy

Angel said...

hey me too! i used to only buy 12x12 but recently i have also ventured into 6x6 :)

ur card is simply adorable.. cute!

~amy~ said...

darling Emily!

Lisa Arana said...

Before I started reading your post, I was going to say... 'wow em, I'm loving your use of pattern paper lately!' You can do it all girl and that I greatly admire! :) I love how you created that pleat at the top.

Crystal said...

Adorable! I love the dimension and that paper fringe on top!

Chris D. said...

Emily, I love this card! The fringe adds great texture! TFS!

Jen W. said...

Your "inner Lisa" is rockin' today! Love the papers you used here!

Jessica said...

I think you channeled your inner Lisa quite well...LOL. This is fantastic. I love the pleated strip at the top. Great Job!
:O)
Jessica

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you used grey on your card and how it is able to make the other colours pop. Thanks.

littlen said...

very nice card. tfs.

Casey said...

This is so cute! I love the colors you chose!!

Meghan said...

Yellow and that blue go so well together! Another inspired card!

Kary said...

So sweet!! I love the patterned papers you used and the frills at the top is just perfect. What a clever idea!!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful! Love your fringed edge and your DP is soooo pretty!

Angie said...

So simple but so cute! I love the paper detail at the top!

Ravengirl said...

Oh my, I love all the patterns! It makes me happy!

Lisa said...

So cute Emily :) Love the little "curtain" at the top! Just bought this paper and I love it!!

veronica said...

love the pieced bulb, and that you popped it up!

canadian_liner said...

AMAZING use of your patterned paper pack, and I especially admire the pleated paper "valance" at the top of your card. Shine on...

canadian_liner said...

Ahem, where is your hubby's anniversary card? Your fans are waiting...

Angie Blom said...

Another awesome card!!

lostinpaper said...

Totally love it Emily!

Lindsey said...

Interesting that Lisa went CAS one-layer, where you went a litlle more involved! Perfect use of patterned papers to create this fun pick-me-up card.

cassie said...

This is so cute!

AnitaRex said...

Emily I love the patterned paper you used in this card! And so love the design! :>

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE these papers! LOVE LOVE LOVE that hanging lightbulb! SO FUN!

Gwen said...

Oh I LOVE the design of this card!! Super cute!

NoraAnne said...

This is beautiful Emily, I really love the colors and patterns you combined!!!!

Brenda said...

LOVE! Gorgeous the way you made that overhang at the top! Stunning papers and beautifull paper pieced light bulb!

Karen B. said...

I love YOUR use of patterned paper on this card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great graphic take...

Jingle said...

Awesome card. Just say'n.

Karen L said...

Yes yes yes!! Love this card. It looks wonderful with the patterned paper and that cute little shade overhang

Jen said...

I just started actually cutting my 6x6 papers, too. It's so hard! Lovely card.