Saturday, November 26, 2011

Owl Thank-you Card for Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 65

I have been trying to get this post up for awhile now and I apologize for the delay.

I have had some unplanned obstacles in my way this past week, including almost 3 days without Internet Service!

My provider couldn't even give me a straight answer about what was wrong and they kept promising it would be fixed "soon".

I finally gave up and figured they were stalling because of the Holiday.

Sure enough, come first thing Friday Morning (right after Thanksgiving was over!) my service was magically restored!

Oh probably did me good to be away from the internet for awhile.

Another issue I had, is a bad allergic reaction to some medication I took last night.

Me & DH ended up in the ER, but thankfully it went fast and had a good ending!

They had to give me some Prednisone which really helped.

I was actually working on this post when it happened, my face began getting real hot and tingly and at first I thought my BP was up, then I finally went and looked in the mirror and almost screamed!
My face had swollen up and had big welts on it (hives I am assuming).

Thankfully, all the drama is over now and I can FINALLY get this project posted and in the challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog!

Now on to my project for this challenge...

This challenge is a sketch with a TWIST!

Here are the requirements for the challenge:

Create a card OR layout based on the sketch & use

PAPER PIECING in your project!
Not sure how to paper piece? 

Using your stamps, stamp individual elements onto different papers and "piece" them together!
There's a great photo tutorial on SplitcoastStampers website - go take a peek, then check out the inspiration over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog from their fabulous Design Team!!

Peachy Keen Stamps are not required for this challenge, 
but if you've got them, they would LOVE seeing how you create with them!
  • Project must include basic elements and layout from the sketch (feel free to flip anything!) and the twist (Paper Piecing) 
  • Project must be new, created for this challenge 
  • Link up by November 28th {the collection closes at 11:59 pm Central on 11/28} 

I really love Peachy Keen Stamps, but I have to admit that at the moment I only have the faces for the Cricut Dolls and one Easter Stamp, so I didn't actually use one of their stamps for this challenge, because I had a specific person in mind when making this card and wanted to use owls, so that is why.

But I can assure you, I will be using them soon, because they are just adorable!

If you've never seen them, you gotta go check them out!

Their "Winter Friends" Bundle is so stinkin' cute! 
It's my favorite at the moment and I'm going to have to get it!

They are having a 25% off sale on most of their items right now and 35% off on their exclusive Thanksgiving Bundles through November 28th!

Here is a collage I made of how I paper pieced the Penney Black Heart/Owl Stamp on my card:

If you've never done this technique and need a good tutorial, you can go to the SplitcoastStampers tutorial that I linked above or there is another VERY Good video tutorial on YouTube by Stamped By Hand (Joanne B) that you can see here.
You can also check out Joanne's awesome blog at:

Here is a photo of the tools and supplies I used for this project:

Recipe for the card:

White Card Stock (GP Image Plus 110 weight)
Patterned Fleur de Lis (White & Lime Green) Cardstock (From stash on hand)
Dark Red/Pink Cardstock (Colorbok - Bright , 8-1/2" x 11" Non-Textured Cardstock)
Purple Card Stock (Colorbok)
Blue, Green, Pink, Lt. Green, Golden Yellow & Brown Cardstock (Various Brands from stash on hand)
Patterned Paper, Pink/White, Gingham
Patterned Paper, Purple, Damask
Grosgrain Ribbon, Lime Green, 7/8" w, (Celebrate It - By Michaels)
Stamp, "Owl Be Yours" (Penney Black, #40-045)
Stamp, "Heartfelt Thanks" (Ditto, Studio G, #IC0098)
Pearl Brads w/Silver Lined Edge, 2 ea. (Eyelet Outlet)
Copic Multi-liner Pigment Ink Pen, Size 0.1
Glitter, Blush Rose (Recollections Signature Special Extra Fine Glitter)
Gel Pen, Orange
Pigment Ink Pad, White (Studio G)
Pigment Ink Pad, Lt. Brown (Studio G)
Pigment Ink Pad, Dk. Choc. Brown, (Studio G)
Ink Pad, Hot Pink (All Night Media)
Dye Ink Pad, Black (Inkadinkado)
Stamping Block, Pink Acrylic, 4"x6" (Apple Pie Memories)
Stamping Block, Small Acrylic, 2"x2" (Not sure of brand, but think I purchased it at "Oh My Crafts")
Water Color Sponge, Natural (Royal Langnickel)
Glue Pen, (Zig Two-Way Glue, Squeeze & Roll)
Glue Dots, Mini, 3/16"
Glue Dots, 3/8"
Zots 3-D, 1/2" (Thermo Web)
Glue Tape Runner, Small (Scotch)
ATG Glue Gun (Scotch)
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Mod Podge

Tools Used:

Paper Trimmer (Fiskars)
Bone Folder (Provo Craft)
Scissors (Fiskars)
Small Detail Scissors (Cutter Bee)
Paintbrush, Size 00 (Grumbacher)
Metal Spatula Tool, Small Flat

Hope you enjoyed my project and if you are inspired will join in on some of the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenges!

I have also joined a link-up party at Robin's Creative Cottage and have submitted this project/card there.

Thank-you for visiting my blog!


Lolis said...

Wow Lisa!, the card turned out so beautiful, I love your technique. Great post! I'm glad you are feeling better! your new follower:)

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Thank-you Lolis!
You are so kind.
Thanks for becoming a follower!

Jessica Buffa said...

Lisa, wow, I am glad everything had a happy ending. Love your card and good luck on the challenge at PK
Stopped over to say hi from Robin's Link Up Party!

Sherrie K. said...

Great take on the stetch! love your card and good luck to you in the challenge! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment:)
I hope you are feeling better-what a scare for you. Take care!
New follower:)
Sherrie K

Heather May Holbrook said...

Your card is simply adorable!! I LOVE the owls- such a fan of owls right now, lol! Glad you're feeling better, and thanks so much for linking up with Robin's Creative Cottage!
Heather :) said...

I love your card, It is my Favorite Color!! Very nice job!! I have Linked up from Robin's Creative cottage!! TFS!!

Janice W. said...

Wow, how scary to have had that bad reaction! My son has a severe allergy to peanuts and has been to the ER a few times. Glad you are okay! You did a nice job with your paper piecing for the PK sketch challenge! Thanks for playing!