Thursday, August 15, 2013

I like graaaapes....

(hehehehehehe) One of my favorite lines out of the Willy Wonka re-make! It's become a family joke, anytime you want to say you like something, we say....I like graaaapes!! I know, dumb and corney, but hey, we amuse ourselves (rather easily, lol) and that's all that matters, right???

I wasn't going to enter another challenge this week, but I sat down at my crafty desk to unwind a bit Tuesday night and I made this little card. I was pretty sure it fit the current The Shabby Tea Room challenge (and it did indeed fit) so I decided I'd make a quick post for today since I promised y'all a start to finish card video for Friday.
We are to use fruit or veggies and text
I changed up a little card that I had made when I guest posted on the DeNami blog back in June. I've been wanting to do this card ever since I made that floral card but just never got around to it...

I started by cutting the center out of my panel then stamping the resulting frame. After LOTS of coloring I popped it upon my card base with foam tape (previously added a length of ribbon).  This time around I used the elegant word plate for my much prettier! Wish it was available when I made the first card...I may go back and change it. When I was all done putting it together I decided it still needed a little sumthin-sumthin' so I added a little purple Chrystal Lacquer and cream Pearl Pen along with just a touch of glitter.

I just love the shadowed effect lifting the fame up on the foam tape gives...what fun dimension! That's all for me today, I will see you back here tomorrow with my latest start to finish card video! :)

Blogger note: Today is a big day over at Paper Sweeties Stamp Company! You know, the darling paper dolls that I dress up and use on my cards?? Well, they've been celebrating their 1st birthday with LOADS of fun and today they are releasing not only new images, but launching a new product!! I've been keeping a HUGE secret and today i finally get to spill the beans :)  The Paper Sweeties dolls now have coordinating metal dies to cut them out with called, Sweet Cuts!! The dies will work in all the machines like Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc. I'm so very proud of my friend for all that she's accomplished in this past year and wish her continued success and inky fun!


  1. Pretty pretty card Tina, the little grape clusters look great all glitzed up!

  2. Tina! What a sweet, pretty card!

  3. Beautiful! Perfect patterned paper you've created...and the fussy cut sentiment label is amazing. LOVE!

  4. Beautiful card, Tina! Great job!

  5. Gorgeous card with all those little grapes! Pretty label against the cut out and lovely ribbon!

  6. This card is fabulous. I think the elegant word plate coordinates perfectly with your patterned paper.

  7. Your card is lovely, I also like the shadow effect and the cut out! Thanks so much for joining us at The Tea Room this week!

  8. This card is gorgeous!!! I love the colors and love the dimension!

    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the ShabbyTeaRoom.

  10. Stunning, Tina! I adore all those sweet little grapes -- brilliant way to surround the frame with them! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us in the Tea Room :)