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Monday with Lindsay - Buttons and Bows

I hope you had a great week end. Our theme today for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is "Buttons and Bows" and I have 2 projects to show you.

I used Lindsay's new set Birds & Branches on both cards. I really enjoyed coloring this image. I love this set and know it is going to be one of my "go to" sets in the future. Aren't the mailbox and the bird houses in this set adorable?

Since I really didn't have a bow on the card and I had some new Flower Soft to play with, I decided to make a quick second card. Birds & Branches can be used if you want to take your time and color or if you want to put together a quick card. I colored the flowered branch with my SU markers and then glued the Flower Soft to the branches. This card was super quick to make and I really like how it turned out. (I think it took me longer to get the bow tied right than to make the rest of the card!)

My husband made me a light box this week end using the tutorial from HERE. (Isn't he sweet? He also made dinner on Sunday. He's a keeper.) I think the colors of the cards look more true-to-life. What do you think of the photo quality?

While you are out and about on the internet today, please stop by the rest of the DT to see what kind of projects they have using buttons and bows.





Lindsay (owner)



My mail box card also fits the following challenges:

Bee Crafty - #24 Sew Cute

Corrosive Challenge - #52 Wings

Crafty Creations - #55 Stitching

Inky Impressions - #30 Think Spring

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge - MTSC61

One Stitch at a Time - Stitching

A Spoon Full of Sugar - #91 Spring is in the Air

Stamp Something - Touch of spring somethings

Stamp with Fun - #47 Stitch

The branch card fits the following challenge:
I Love Digi Challenge - Think Pink

Your Next Stamp - Spring Colors

Supplies for the mail box card:

  • Images: Birds & Branches by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff on, Faux Stitched Border by Angel's Landing used as stitching guide
  • Papers & CS: PTI kraft CS, Stampin' Up So Saffron CS, Georgia Pacific white CS, K&Company Wild Saffron DP
  • Inks: None
  • Tools & Embellishments: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip marker and ribbon, paper piercer, DMC floss, button, Prismacolor pencils & OMS, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Supplies for the branch card:

  • Images: Birds & Branches by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff on, Think Spring by Stampabilities
  • Papers & CS: Georgia Pacific white CS, misc. pink CS, Stampin' Up white CS
  • Inks: None
  • Tools & Embellishments: Flower Soft (Sweet Pea) , Aleene's Tacky Glue, Stampin' up makers, Stampin' Up Pretty In Pink ribbon, buttons, DMC,


Pretty-In-Ink said…
They are both fabulous Cheryl!
I love the striking look of the dark stitching on the first one, and the flower soft on your second looks so pretty too!
The photos look really great! what a lovely hubby you have!
BonnieRose said…
that flower soft card is gorgeous... i love it... !!
Karin said…
Hi Cheryl! Wow you were busy this weekend! I love the clean look of the card with the flower soft...I must give that a try; I see it everywhere! And the coloring on your mailbox card is awesome! I love the soft look :) Thanks for supporting the first challenge at I Love Digi too!
Jackie said…
Wow! Your cards are beautiful Cheryl!!! Love the layouts on both of them and the colors you used....awesome, awesome work & tfs!!!
Elaine said…
Beautiful work Cheryl :) Love the branch and flowersoft, very different :)

Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Digi this fortni

Elaine x
Kathy said…
Both cards look great. I really like the kraft card base on the second one, a nice change from white. Love the flower soft, too. I think the pics look great with your light box!
Hand Me a Stamp said…
Love the stitching on the first card! My local scrapbooking store just started selling Flower Soft. I love the way you used it!
stitchy said…
Cheryl, they are both adorable..thank you so much for entering in our first challenge at OSAAT..good luck with your draws!!
stitchy xx
Kristen Hamlin said…
That flower branch card is gorgeous! I'm going to have to check out that Flower Soft. :-)
oh i just love the stitching on the 1st card and ur 2d card is absolutely gorgeous.
Micki said…
OMGOSH! Wowsers Cheryl..... I love both cards, but wowwwwww, that 2nd one is simply awesome. Why am I so afraid to use Flowersoft? It's simply stunning!!!!
Cassandra said…
Very pretty, I love the one with the tree with the flower soft, very nice!
Saskia said…
Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

Greetings, Saskia :)
Marlene said…
Your cards are adorable. Can't wait to use my flowersoft stuff, either!
Hi Cheryl, these cards are both lovely,great stitching detail in the first and a lovely image, your flower soft looks fab on the branch, hugs Liz xx
Debsg said…
Lovely cards. Love the colour choice of the first one.
Anonymous said…
Oh Cheryl.....SOOOOOOOOO pretty!!!!!!!!
Marit Meijer. said…
Oh my these are sooo gorgeous!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs, Marit.
Nettie said…
Both of your cards are just stunning. You have real imagination and a great flare for seeing beyond the image.x
Sarah said…
Both Beautiful Creations and thank you for joining us at OSAAT
Sarah xx
Martha said…
both amazing cards!
Jess said…
HI Cheryl...

I love your Happy Spring card. It's so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Pat (mspfd) said…
Wowzers! These are super fantastic. I love this set. What fabulous designs. Love the stitching on the first card and your wonderful coloring.

Flower soft is one of my favorite things. It is so fun to play with and really is a great addition to your second card.
LOVE your cards! You have a beautiful blog, love your work. I am off now to check out the light-box tutorial.
sam said…
Two gorgeous cards hun. Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge at OSAAT. Please pop back on Sunday to see our next challenge.
Sam x
Cheryl said…
great cards,love the colours thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxxxx
Both cards are just gorgeous! Makes it feel like Spring is here! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)
Joanne Gilch said…
Your very own light box!!! i am so green with envy. Love the birds making a nest in the mailbox. and the other pics are not available right now. Google???
Helen Dooley said…
great card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT. I love the litte blossoms on the branch.
Anonymous said…
What wonderful cards!! I absolutely adore the first, with such a lovely design and fab colors!! Thanks so much for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!
wonderful card !!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
~Denise Lynn~ said…
Fantastic spring themed cards! Great image and accents too. Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Stamp Something this week! :)
Crystal said…
These are Beautiful spring creations!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!
Liz said…
Beautiful work lovely project thanks for joining OSAAT

Liz xx
These are both such beautiful spring designs!! I love the one with the flower soft!! Great coloring and design!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!
Lindsay Weirich said…
both are so pretty! I love that branch though;)
Shelly Schmidt said…
Great cards- I love the black stitching on the edge of your card- and I love the Flower soft. I cannot wait for all of this snow to melt!!!
Sprytebyrd said…
Beautiful cards! I love the detail and texture on your branch card!
Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Digi!
Dee (Spryte)
Biscuitlid said…
fab stitching detail, such pretty cards too

Thanks so much for playing along at Bee Crafty.

Spyder said…
Fabulous Cards, love the stitching detail,thank you for joining OSAAT's First Challenge! Hope to see you Sunday for the next challenge too!
Bee said…
Charming postbox card with a great, alternative approach to straight stitched detail. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)
itsabrt said…
I love both of these cards! The whimsical stitching is awesome and the use of flower soft is perfect! Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions have a inky dinky day! Beth
Milliesmarvels said…
Great card! Thanks for joining us at I love Digi.

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