Monday, May 23, 2011

Let the Sunshine

It's time to cook.  To cook up a card or project that is.  This week the recipe for Cooking It Up with Katie is to make a sunshiney card with swirls and a sentiment. 

The challenge is sponsored by Meljen's where you can get some of the cutest images around.   Pizzazz a Plenty is a co-sponsor. 

If you need some more inspiration hop over to Katie's blog to see some more samples made by the design team.  Also I've added a search gadget to this blog so you can see my other posts using this company's stamps.

a closer look at the sun charm
There's lots of swirls on the dp used for the crossbar.  There's swirls on the image too.  I even drew a swirl at the tail end of the bee sticker.  It doesn't show up that well in the photo.  Flourishes, especially blingy flourishes are all the rage lately so you could incorporate one of them into your creation.

For sunshine I turned to yellow design paper and of course a sun charm.  I think yellow cards are full of cheer which is how I decided upon "cheer up" for my sentiment.  But this image could be used for any occasion or  "thinking of you".  If you're not squeamish you can write your own sentiment like I did but if you're a scaredy cat you can use a sticker, a rub on or a stamp.  Whatever works for you.  After you finish your creation go to the Cookie It Up With Katie challenge blog and use the linky thingy so we can see it.

don't forget the inside
Here's the deets:
stamp - Meljen's
ink - HP printer
paper - Rubber Soul "Garden Variety" dp; Stampin' Up "Tangerine Tango" cs; scrap of yellow cs; Georgia Pacific white cs
miscellaneous - copics; bling; charm; ribbon, lace; sewing machine; Jolene's bee sticker; brads, glaze pen, Nestibilities oval and scalloped oval dies.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  Now go get busy making your card or project for the Cooking It Up with Katie challenge.


  1. oooo Chris this is so pretty! i love the warm happy colors & papers! gorgeous details bling, stitching & bows too!! i'm so ready for the summer sun!!

  2. The colors are so happy & cheerful! The bows and the charm are adorable!


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