Saturday, January 11, 2014

Its Slider madness!

Today I finished a card that I want to submit to TRY out for a Guest Design spot for Paper Smooches and their january challenge. I just started noticing paper smooches stamps (I know where have I been!) and you all know I love fun things, silly things etc. so me and paper smooches go together like peanut butta and jelly! Can I get a woot woot!

So anywhoooo I decided why not try, I mean if I don't try I will never know. I know its like a 1 and a million shot and I would probably have more chances to win the lottery but again I am a gambler and it is at least a good exercise in taking a chance.

I created in my trusty old Silhouette Designer edition this file. I first took some of their freebie digi's (I know I am definitely going to go shopping for some stamps now!) and I just loved this little squirrel (maybe he is not a squirrel but I am calling him a squirrel...I love squirrels).

I created a base that would go on the back of the card and it would create the pocket for my tag.

I traced the squirrel and created an offset so that I could cut that out of my postage stamp layer. Then I created my tag by using the heart from the {I heart U digi}and used it across the top of my tag to cut  a decorative top. Then lining up the sentiment of {I heart U} and the squirrel, I placed them where he would show through the cutout (this is a tricky and time consuming process sometimes! :)

I cut out more of the paper smooches hearts to place on the front. I wanted the front to remain simple and let the tag be the pop. I used Timeless Twine  in Bubblegum pink and Raspberry pink for the pull area.

I love the way it turned out so I am excited to submit this and wish me luck!


jessica said...

This is so super AWESOME Deb!!! I love that squirrel and love the file you created!!
FAB job my friend!!!!

quilt4fun2 said...

Love it! So very clever and cute <3
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Isha Gupta said...

Love love your fun card Debbie! This is such a fun idea and especially that you did it using the digi. Amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge.

Taheerah said...

So awesome, love your cutting! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

Annette Allen said...

good Lucky Debbie.. this is adorable..

Brianna loeffelbein said...

They would be "nuts" not to have you as a guest designer, you are one of the most sweetest and creative people I know and I just LOVE this!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOOOORAY! I love that you tried out for the GDT spot! And I LOVE this card-- what a fun way to create an interactive card <3 THANKS so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you join in the fun this week- Picture Perfect!!! <3