Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mojo Monday 227

I haven't played along with the Mojo Monday sketch in a while, but when I saw this week's I knew exactly which stamp set I was going to use.

I just love the notebook paper stamp that is part of Verve's Blue Skies set and thought it would be perfect here. When I stamped the image, I had a little bolt of lightening. CTMH's new Card Word Puzzle set has 57 words on it that you can use to create all sorts of phrases, and the words are exactly the right size for the notebook paper.

After that, the card just started to come together. The 'ribbon' is actually off-white grosgrain that I got from Michael's after Christmas. This is an idea that I got from Laurie Schmidlin, where you fray the ribbon to undo it. It was also a great way to use the grosgrain since it actually has a snowflake pattern on it. The pattern still shows up after you fray it, but it's much lighter and less distinct. I actually used the backside of the ribbon to soften it even further.

The oval and frame for the sentiment are cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, and the papers are from Echo Park's Times and Seasons collection.

I used Twinery Denim twine on the large and medium buttons (for the medium ones just two strands), and off-white thread on the small ones. This is actually the most buttons I have ever used on a card, so I'm not quite sure if I overdid it or not.

This card is a little out of my comfort zone. It's a little more dimensional than I usually do, and the patterned paper on the bottom is a little busier than my norm, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Hope you enjoy it and are having a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: Echo Park Times and Seasons, CTMH bamboo cardstock, CM navy blue cardstock
Stamps: Verve Blue Skies, CTMH Card Word Puzzle and Happy Clusters (heart)
Ink: CTMH Outdoor Denim
Other: Michael's Printed Grosgrain Ribbon; CTMH Kraft Buttons, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Dimensional Foam Tape, Liquid Glass; Twinery Denim Twine


  1. Your card is beautiful! I love the design, your choice of papers, the stamps...a perfect combination!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and commenting. I really appreciate your kind words.

  2. Beautiful card!- love that notebook paper stamp!
    Thank you for your kind words on my May Art Ribbon Challenge entry! debb