I wanted to inspire myself with a few challenges this weekend in celebration of National Scrapbooking Day (which was yesterday). What better way to celebrate than to take all my layout scraps and try to create a card or two. I found a few challenges, and I started with the CASE Study Challenge. It is challenge #38 (to be exact).
THE CHALLENGE: Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration.
THE INSPIRATION from their Muse:
MY DESIGN AND RAMBLINGS . . . I rarely make vertical cards with a top fold, so that was the very first piece of inspiration I wanted to take from the design. I wanted to "stamp" my stitching onto the card using an acrylic stamp, instead of pulling my machine out. My intent was to then use a scallop circle in lieu of a doily, although that suddenly went by the wayside. It is amazing how you start inspired with one idea, and you end up with another. I kept with the theme of flowers, buttons and twine . . . and here is my design (oh, I made a rhyme) . . .
Instead of a scallop circle, I went with a square of cardstock that I punched with a border punch. It makes a nice little frame for my sentiment. I pulled together some flowers, jewels, buttons and baker's twine, and a little "pick me up" card is born.