Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Celebrate with Cooking It Up With Katie

I often give myself little challenges, besides the ones I find on the challenge blogs.  In the back of my head I've got a litany of them playing in the back of my mind.  It gets pretty crazy in my head with them,  and the song that inevitably gets stuck playing a few bars over and over, then there's the shopping list and the to-do list and you know all the daily junk that gets in as you go about your day.  Currently my little challenges are to 1.) make more masculine cards, 2.) color on card stock,  3.) try different folds and 4.) make some clean and simple cards.  There's other things that pop up on the list like make your Christmas cards early, or make a shaped card or try a new technique but having a current list of four things is enough to keep my head spinning, so the list changes almost as frequently as my undies or my mood. 
This card ended up being a clean and simple card, at least as clean and simple as I get.  Now you may think that it's quick and easy to make a clean and simple card, and it may be for you, but it isn't for me.  In the case of this card I was actually planning on coloring on card stock and I spent way too much time going through my stamp collection looking for an image that signified "Celebrate".  That's one part of the recipe for this week's Cooking It Up With Katie challenge #96.  I gave up on that idea when I was going through the last box of stamps where I found a long neglected set of stars.  Using such a big image makes me want to keep the rest simple.  The rest of this week's recipe is use ribbon and a die cut which is how I decided on how to finish the card. 

The star and the sentiment were both stamped with Close to my Heart "cranberry" on kraft card stock.  The star was fuzzy cut around the edges leaving a small edge to give the appearance of a mat.  The sentiment was die cut with one of Spellbinder's "Ribbon Tags Trio".  The gold ribbon was picked to give the card a little more pop. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Close to My Heart "Shining Star"
ink - CTMH "Cranberry"
paper - October Afternoon "Report Card" dp; Stampin' Up "Kraft" card stock
miscellaneous - Spellbinder's "Ribbon Tags Trio"; ribbon; machine stitching

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up with Katie #96 - Celebration with ribbon and a die cut
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Fab 'N Funky #123 - Celebrate
One Stitch at a Time   #115 - Red, White and Blue
Simon Says Stamp and Show - One for the Boys (hubby is a 4th of July baby)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join us in the Cooking It Up With Katie challenge to "celebrate with ribbon and a die cut"


  1. Wow! Fabulous card! Awesome work!

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  2. I love this card, it does really catch your eye. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  3. A gorgeous card, your design and your colours are stunning !!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us Simon Says Stamps challenge.

  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely card at one Stitch at a Time and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

  5. Fabulous, Chris! Love the big star and the total simplicity of the design. Well done!

  6. Great card! Thank you for joining us at FAb'n'Funky this week!

  7. this is just great - love the bold colours and design - the star is fab! Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Sarah.

  8. Stunning! I love the design within the heart, and the stitching on that DP is fab. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week! Best, CG

  9. Fabulous card....Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx


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