Welcome back for another week examining the catalogue for inspiraiton. This week we are using pages 14-23 for our creative stimulus. I just couldn't go past the cheerful bright colour palette of the How Sweet It Is suite and used those colours and the predominance of stripes in the DSP as my starting point.
We're away from home for my niece's birthday, and true to form I wasn't quite ready prior to leaving- and I didn't pack all my intended supplies to create my intended card. ... But "necessity is the mother of invention" as Erin's great grandmother used to say so I made a few changes to my original plan.

Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green look so scrumptious together. The layering letters are easy to use and I love that her name is short enough to fit on a card front!!  The  different colours make a strong stripey impact. The large number dies are retired but one of the most useful sets of framelits that SU have produced so they will remain part of my set of staple products. I love the numbers cut from the Dazzling diamonds glimmer paper. The pins are not Stampin' Up! products but they are part of the rather large collection of embellishments which I have decided to use rather than hoard, or save for a special occasion - and Erin is certainly special enough to use them for!  I also added the epoxy hearts but have since used the marker to outline them as I did for the inside.
My original plan was to colour the balloons, but since I forgot the coloured inkpads (dopey me) I decided to do some paper piecing instead. 
To do this you stamp the image on each of the coloured card pieces and cut out the individual shapes. That's a little tricky with circles! So to cover any imperfections I went around the shapes with my journaling pen, and used Wink of Stella all over. I like the marker around the epoxy hearts and will apply that same treatment to the front. Since the image takes up so much space I'll write her message on the inside flap.

Next up this week is Shannon and her lovely amazing as you card.

Don't forget we love to see what you create. So click around the bloghop for some other wonderful inspiration ideas then get busy creating a project also inspire by these pages. Pop a photo of your project on our Facebook Page.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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  1. What a lovely card!! The colours are so nice and bright.

  2. Great CASE of this fun, bright colour combo Liz. Love that you carried the colours through to the inside too.

  3. Love all your gorgeous bright colours x

  4. Lovely card Liz, the colours look so good together. The inside is just as much fun as the outside. I love the outline around the epoxy hearts

  5. Clever girl to use card stock when you have no ink! That's some pretty impressive paper piecing! Fabulous card and I bet she loved it! And I agree about those numbers. They are sooooo useful!

  6. Oh, you are so clever to adapt! Your card is fab - I especially love the pins on the front, a really cute touch.


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