Saturday, January 14, 2012

January Secret Sister Swap to Kathy

Hello Blogging Friends,
Hope you're all enjoying the weekend. It's "Football Saturday" at our home with a whole lotta noise going on. One son can't even sit down to watch. LOL. This morning I ran my usual errands and also picked up my Sister Stamps Release #5. Oh, they are so cute and I can't wait to ink them up.

I want to share this flap card I made for Kathy as I was her Secret Sister for this month. The theme was "Anything Goes." The die is by Sizzix which I got recently and LOVE IT!!! Can't get any easier than this. Just one piece that needs to be folded and decorated. For the front, I inked up this cute bear image by Hook, Lines & Inkers (an oldie but goodie) with Copic markers and surrounded him with flowers by Wild Orchid and Mulberry Bear. Of course, I "had to" add my little pooch by Dandelion Designs. I really like this DP by Prima Marketing because the design is not too busy. Got it at Island Scrapbooking. Other supplies: lace and fern punches by Martha Stewart, Spellbinder dies, grass stamp by Viva Las Vegasstamps, and pointed leaf punch by Punch Bunch.

I decided to put a pocket inside and tuck in a packet of carnation flower seeds. I'm glad Kathy likes the card. She said she'll plant the seeds in her garden. :-) Other supplies for the inside are: brads, edge punch by Friskar, and alphabets which my son gave me for Christmas the other year. OMG, I swear there were thousands of these itty-bitty alphabets that I took me several hours to sort by size. Well worth the time though. Now they're organized. YAY!!!



And here's a pix of the seed packet removed from the pocket.




Would you like to join in this very fun swap? Click here for the deets on Kris' blog.


Thank you for visiting and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!!

15 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh so sweet. I saw the flap card die and passed on it. Now that I've seen what you did with it, I think I'll HAVE to get it. LOL!

Mimi said...

Karen, this is so cute!! great diecut and fun idea to put seed packets! Adorable bear and cute alpha tiles!! have a great weekend! ;)

Leanne said...

Hi Karen,
This is adorable! Kathy is very lucky to have you as her SSS this month. Have a gr8 weekend and wait until tomorrow, more football!
;)

Creations by Shirl said...

Great swap for Kathy!
She's going to love watching those carnations bloom.....

Angela said...

Karen, this is adorable. I love the sweet image you used and how you added the seed packet. What a great little addition to your card. Thanks for all your sweet comments.
Hugs:)
Angela

sweet said...

This is so cute! What a clever way to use it, I love it!

Dora said...

Awww this is so sweet Karen, just love your teddy bear image and what a fun idea for the seeds and the flap style.. have yet to try this :) ... It's football here most of the days!! .. but at the moment its also darts time. My hubby just loves anything to do with sports.. and I don't!! xxx

pixie_boutique said...

Hi Karen! Thanks again! I really like the flap card and now that i know you used a die I am really going to pick it up when I come across it now. Great card, great idea, and great inspiration =)

Cely said...

Oh so cuuute! :) Love that bear and how you colored him!

Cyndi said...

this is an awesome project! so creative and love the image!

Handmade Cuties said...

I love how your cards have a fun surprise included! I would be thrilled to receive a gift like this. Lucky secret sister!

Colleen said...

What a cute and clever card. Your SS I am sure loved what you made.

Cheryl said...

Love it! Funny, I just cut that die out too. not sure what I'm making with it.

Mandy said...

Such a sweet cute card,love the image and your colours are lovely....Thank you for your lovely comment and for becoming a follower....
Mandy x

Tammi said...

What a darling card for her, cute image and fun with the seeds inside!