Friday, January 16, 2009

Limited Supplies Challenge

I am not sure why sleep was not programmed for me today but here I am, up at the crack of dawn playing a Limited Supplies Challenge at SCS.

Todays challenge was to create a postcard like Valentine's Day card that was easily producible. I couldn't be more happier as I have been thinking about the design for the 2009 classroom cards for my children.

I have been eyeing some of my patterned paper recently and when I saw the posted supply list included red and pink I knew I had to use it.

-pinks, reds, white, black or kraft
-limit the amount of layers and embellishments
-limit the hand-cut pieces . . . why cut it when you can punch it instead??
-your creation should be a “postcard” type of card

Here is my take: (be kind it is early in the morning *lol*--I've had a total of 3 hours sleep)

You'll notice I wrapped a strip of paper around the bottom of this labels 1 die cut. You'll also notice I highlighted an area on the heart with a white gel pen and outlined the inner part of the wings with stickles. Of course that is a step you can omit to make it an even faster card but I thought it would add some "sparkle".

Stamp Set(s): The Birds and the Bees (Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF
Cardstock: Smooth White by Prism, Kraft by PTI
Patterned Paper: Detours: Dirt Road by October Afternoon

Ink: Pitch Black by Ranger, Cranberry by Ranger
Polka Dot Ribbon by May Arts, Stickles by Ranger
Tools: Copic Ciao Markers, Nestabilities by Spellbinders
, White Gel Pen

Hope you have a super day and a fantastic weekend.



Kerry J. said...

Super cute!! No need to be kind - it's fabulous as is all your work!! Hope you get some sleep soon!

~amy~ said...

Soooo sweet...the colors and of course Kim Hughes' images just make me smile!

Savitri said...

adorably cute! love the stamp and the punching instead of cutting is clever :)

Kimberly said...

darling! darling! darling!

shel9999 said...

So cute, Alli! I love all the dots!

resmith said...

This an adorable card!! Wish I couls come up with such a great idea with so little sleep. Great job!!

whoistracy said...

This is adorable!!

Bekka said...

I love this - colours are wonderful as are the little details

Thanks for sharing

Charlene Austin said...

Seriously! Beyond cuteness!!

Marlou said...

I am loving this cutie!!! fabulous colours Alli, have a great weekend x

KATY826 said...

Love this! You can't even tell that you made it on no sleep! :)

Bethany Paull said...

Darling! I really like the raised sentiment strip.

Le Blog de Kafran said...

super belle wow

Dawn Easton said...

Totally adorable!!!

Kimberly said...

I gave you an award-check it out! :)

Juliann said...


Julia Stainton said...

Gorgeous Alli! This is just the CUTEST!