Friday, November 2, 2012


My Thoughts Friday Mashup 83!

It's Friday again! I hope you're ready for a fun square challenge! Take a look at the card I made for this week's Friday Mashup: 

  • Stamps: Field Flowers, Flowering Flourishes
  • DSP: Greenhouse Gala (retired)
  • Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • Ink: Baja Breeze, Real Red
  • Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon (retired), Glimmer Brad, Stampin’ Dimensionals, needle, red thread, Brights Brads, Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Glue Dots

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project "using the Sketch".
  2. Or Make a project with "Rosettes".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with the "Sketch featuring Rosettes".

This was a fun challenge! I started off with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock cut 5” x 10” and scored it at 5”. Next I cut four pieces of Greenhouse Gala retired DSP 2” x 2” and adhered them onto four 2-1/8” x 2-1/8” pieces of Early Espresso card stock. I adhered these onto the card front being very careful to get them as straight as possible.

Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock ** x**. I stamped the flowery swirls from Flowering Flourishes onto the card stock in Baja Breeze ink to give it some pattern. Then I stamped the greeting from Field Flowers onto the card stock in Real Red ink. I adhered this onto a ** x** piece of Early Espresso card stock and adhered it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used my Paper Piercer and Stampin’ Pierce mat to pierce three holes in the upper right hand square for the three Real Red brads. Now for the posy. I cut a 9” piece of Real Red satin ribbon. I absolutely love this ribbon, but unfortunately it retired this last June. So I have plenty to use up!

I used a needle and some red thread and just stitched a large running stitch right along one edge of the ribbon. Once I got to the other end I pushed the ribbon up together on the thread and tied the thread ends into a knot to keep the ribbon in a tight gather. I tied a couple more knots in the thread just to be sure it doesn’t come loose and trimmed the thread ends close to the knot. Then I simply added a red Glimmer Brad into the center of the ruffled ribbon circle and adhered it onto the card front with a couple Glue Dots. Isn’t it cute? And so easy to make too! If my written instructions didn’t make any sense, take a look at the video below. 

What do you think? 


  1. That's lovely. So simple and elegant!

  2. Love the matching background stamped image and the paper, and how you mounted some paper up and some down... lovely details!

  3. Love the ribbon rosette with the glimmer brad in the centre! Great pop of colour against the baja background!

  4. Amanda, this card is GORGEOUS!!! I love the fact that it's very simple to make but comes out looking so elegant!!!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my Money-Saving Monday post! I've never heard of using a hot knife to cut the mounting foam. How do you get it and keep it hot? I would love to hear more and use your tip for Money-saving Monday if it would be okay with you? Could you email me and let me know if that would be alright? amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com. Thanks!!!!