Friday, March 27, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #61- cute card and a gift all in one

(You can tell I am off today and in my craft room, because this is going to be post #2 today!)

As I was looking around blogs I saw that over at Taylored Expressions there was a sketch. I thought this would be the perfect time to use my new Taylored Expressions stamp set's Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates.

So here is what I did. (As you can see I flipped the sketch 90 degrees to the right.) I had a lot of fun putting this card together. I started with the flowers (Kiwi Kiss-ish, Pixie Pink-ish and Kraft-ish) and then based the colors for the rest of the card off of them.

I used my big shot and the Large and Small Dots texture plates to add a little texture to the Close to Cocoa and the Baja Breeze card stock.

I decided to put a sheet of clear transparency over my stamped image, just to give the card one more element. Just before I taped the stamped image and the flower embellishment to the rest of the card I had an "ahh-haa moment", and this is what I did......

I made the stamped image and the flower embellishment a magnet! So when the recipient gets this card, she can take the image off the card and put it on her fridge! What do you think? A cute card and a gift all in one!

Here is one last picture of the branch and the little bird house!

Thanks for looking!


Mary said...

Great idea to turn it into a magnet! Very cool -

Kathryn said...

Very PRETTY!! Love the colors -- and the magnet idea -- so GREAT!

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, Rochelle, what a brilliant idea!!! The card itself is beautiful but with the magnet it's the card that just keeps giving...brilliant lady!
Blessings, Maria