Friday, February 10, 2012

With Love.




I had a real thing (and not a good thing either) about shaped cards some time ago, but now my right eye hardly ever twitches nor my brow start to bead when I attempt to make them.  I kid you not, shaped cards really used to give me the heebies...circular ones especially.  I am not sure what snapped me out of my phobia of all cards not rectangular. Maybe it was one too many late night cranks of my Cuttlebug (aka my Scooby Doo van as called by my 5 year old) that did it?  Dunno?   ...But I sure love 'em now.

Needless to say that when I saw this week's sketch by the crazy talented Jen Cuthbertson for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, I knew I was all over it like a cheap suit.  Plus, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to get my "Mad Plaid" groove on either.  The inner circle layer was made completely with the plaid building strips between the Waltzingmouse Stamps Pic-Nic Patterns and Off Beat Backgrounds sets.  I am fairly certain that there are other natty stamp strips in these sets, but I can't be sure as I really only have eyes for the plaid.  *wink*  The other stamps used in the making of this card are also from Waltzingmouse stamps, and they were from the Seasons of Love Tags (heart), Cameo To Go (sentiment), and Cameo Maker (oval sentiment frame).  Bliss.

Thanks so much for cruising over to check it out.  It's always a pleasure knowing you've stopped by.  Here's to a fabulous, craft-filled day for us all!  

26 comments:

Joyce said...

What a sweet card. I adore the plaid background you made. That heart looks just like a frosted gingerbread cookie--good enough to eat.

Leigh said...

Great card, Jen! I haven't made a shaped card in a long time..... you make it look easy!

Cathy Weber said...

This looks like a great big valentine gingerbread cookie, all yummy and sweet. I just love this card and that great plaid background you stamped. I think you have made a winner with this one Jen. That is my prediction.

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, you know what I think I have the same aversion, I only make square cards but you have converted me. Until I read your post I thought you'd used plaid paper, I was dumb struck when I read you'd stamped it, stunning. Thanks for sharing.xxx

Kelly S. said...

Oh my loveliness, is that ever perfectly-stamped plaid :)!!! Love the heart embossed on the kraft paper, too. Your embellishing is spot on and full of sweetness. PS...I ALSO used to run for the hills with shaped cards....I think circular is as adventurous as I will ever get. Thank goodness for recycled can lids, heee!

Ted said...

Jen! This is absolutely gorgeous! I have the Pic-Nic stamps and wow what you did with them... I love everything about this card. :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

So gorgeous! I need that plaid stamp set so badly... Thank you for playing with the Mischief Makers this week :)

Julia Aston said...

what a romantic design Jen! love the stamped plaid background and lovely lace ribbon! Thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Renee said...

Jen this is beautiful!
I love that plaid...
the lace...
everything!
Just a gorgeous card! :)

Michelle said...

Ooooh, Jen, you are speaking to my heart with this shaped card, lol! I LOVE making shaped cards, and yours is fantastic!

Kim Duran said...

Well who would have thought you use to fear the circular card...this one is amazin! I love the stamped plaid in the background. The sofl colors! Just everything came together perfectly! Thanks for joining us this week at Waltzingmouse!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love! Wow, I need to take a plaid class from you - it scares me so much I haven't ever gotten that set! Amazing colors and your stamping is wonderful!

Terri said...

Beautiful card! I love shaped cards too.

Deborah Frings said...

Wonderful!! Love the plain background and the colours are just lovely! The heart on kraft looks good enough to eat!! Great work!

Deb said...

Gorgeous!!! Love it all! The ribbon, flowers and pearls...so pretty!

Tina Connolly said...

Awesome card, so pretty and professionally made. You rocked it!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh Jen this is so gorgeous! I LOVE that plaid background and all of the beautiful elements you added to it. Fabulous work!

Cindy said...

Girl this is absolutely the sweetest thing ever. That embossed heart steals the show. Love this!

Chris said...

Wow. That's amazing! Love the plaid and that gorgeous lacy heart! Swoon!

Claire Brennan said...

SUCH a GORGEOUS card Jen, I am in love with your plaid and soft colours!!! A dream of a card!! thank you so much for playing along with us and Congratulations!!

Anne B said...

Love the combination of the shaped card and the plaid. Perfect!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

I have a shaped card phobia so now I know I will love them one day bc yours is beautiful!

silkeshimazu said...

Beautiful, I love the shape and accent pearls!

wandaguess said...

This is so sweet and pretty! Thanks for leaving me a comment so I could check out your awesome blog! I've enjoyed all your projects and your writing! Have a wonderful day mate! :-)

maria f. said...

Nice combo of plain BG and kraft heart. Warm and friendly.

Another reason to buy that plaid stamp set...

Michelle said...

LOL @ the Scooby Doo van!! - - I can totally see that now that you mention it...ha! I love shaped cards...can't say that I've made more than 1 though in my time....I think of them as too much work. But yours looks picture perfect. And I do love that plaid and your kraft heart looks like an edible cookie!