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Whimsy Stamps - Stars

Yesterday (Monday) was the second time ever that I had the day off work for MLK day. My husband had to work. My daughter not only had a full day of school, she had play rehearsal until 4:15. I was looking forward to a day of quiet to myself. Things didn't work out quite how I had planned but I still got some time to myself. I worked out in the morning, picked up a Starbucks mocha, got home to find my husband there. What??? (Long story that I won't go into here...) Any how, he left, I took a shower, sat down at my computer to check email and the phone rang. Play rehearsals were canceled because of the snow. Oh well.... I still was able to get one card completed in the time I had left to myself.

I used PhotoShop to change the color of the sentiment to blue (from black) in order to better match the DP I planned to use. Since I couldn't find any CS the right color in my stash, I made my own. I cut white paper to the correct size and then use a Copic marker along the edge of the paper to make a custom, colored mat. The last little trick I used on my card is a new (for me) faux stitching technique. I know I must have seen this tip some where, but I don't remember where or when. I don't think I am clever enough to think of this myself. Any how, I used a tracing wheel to make the "holes" and then a marker to connect them. Instant stitching!

Enough chit chat for today. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Amongst the Stars by Raindrop Echo Designs on Whimsy Stamps
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, October Afternoon Campfire & misc. OA scraps
  • Inks: None
  • Tools: EK Sucuss edge punch, tracing wheel (for faux stitching), Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cricut, Plantin Schoolbook cart, sanding block
  • Embellishments: Twinery bakers twine, My Favorite Things cork
  • Techniques: Distressing, faux stitching



Karen B. said…
Fantastic mix of patterns.
Great card and love the trick of using Copics to make a mat, I forget about that, also forgot about my wheel to do faux stitching, thank you, thank you. Love your card, the stitching does look so real, awesome job.
Hi Cheryl. Your card are gorgeous, love the buttons. Thanks for playing at OSAAT and Stampin with the Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.
Miranda said…
gorgeous card, love those patterns
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge

Leanne said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl! It's funny how sometimes we plan things and how they never work out the way we want! I have that happen to me ALOT!! Love the DP and the faux stitching! I've been menaing to pick me up one of those wheels just keep forgetting!! I see to that you have some of that twine I'm dying for!!! Lucky you hee hee!! Hugs, Leanne
Doreen said…
What a fabulous card, I love the sentiment and all the backing papers.Thanks for sharing with us at
Karin said…
Sorry you day didn't turn out as you hoped. Do they ever? lol. Great card and the sentiment choice is fantastic. Love all the new little stuff you did to complete your card!
WencheP said…
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WencheP said…
I love it! Love the stars and the buttons! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

WencheP said…
I love it! Love the stars and the buttons! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

WencheP said…
I love it! Love the stars and the buttons! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

WencheP said…
I love it! Love the stars and the buttons! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

WencheP said…
I love it! Love the stars and the buttons! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Jo said…
Everything works so well together on this card Cheryl! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining in the fun at DYSU! See you next week!
Becky said…
Great card, love how you used the cork. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ. Hope to see you next week.
Pattie G said…
Cheryl, What a pretty card! Love the designer papers too, Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
hugs ♥
Kim B said…
Very Cute! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up :)
Really great card - love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at DYSU

Sandi said…
Cheryl - Welcome back to our challenges of 2011.
Don't you just love how easy it is to change the color of images with text!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
Josephine said…
Great card.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this time.
Debbie said…
Hi Cheryl fabulous card and great design. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)

Glad you got some time to yourself to craft. :)
Debbie The Crafty Pad
downrightcrafty said…
wow what a fabulous creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx
Pauline said…
Love those layers and colours! Thanks for playing at DYSU this week,
Pauline DYSU DT
Grace said…
Oh very pretty! I just love the stars and stripes... the colors and patterns are so eye catching! Love the twine too! Glad you got a little time to yourself and the mocha sounds like a pretty good treat right there! :)
Elisabeth said…
What a wonderful card, love the mix of patterns!
Marlene said…
Very pretty! I really like this.
Pat (mspfd) said…
Very pretty! Love all the details, wonderful papers, and star embellishments! Everything works together so well.
Dora said…
This is fabulous, love the papers and how you did the buttons, stars and thread... looks great. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx
Sandi said…
I like cheryl, just beautiful....
xiumaiyuki said…
Fabulous card! So many wonderful details and they all complement each other.
Imke said…
Chery, your card is gorgeous ! Love the cork spellbinder and all the stars with buttons. I can say i love everything- the paper and the border die- just brilliant !!
Hazel (Didos) said…
Hi, Ah this is super, Thanks for playing along on OSAAT this week Hazelxox
Emily Leiphart said…
This is beautiful and very uplifting!
Miesje said…
Very pretty - I love the DP. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ.
craftybunny said…
Great card.Fantastic use of colour and design.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and AiFactory :D
Lisa x
Vicky said…
Fabulous card I love all the colours & patterns.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx
Vicky said…
Fabulous card I love all the colours & patterns.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx
Hristovica said…
Very nice card with a skilful combination of several designer papers. I love it. Thank you for participating in this week's challenge at The Crazy Challenge. Hugs
1CardCreator said…
Wow, what a neat idea. Love all the bright colors and the stars. Thanks for sharing, ~Diane
Love this card!!! Love the idea of the stitching!!
Tina said…
Love the stars, buttons & the yarn! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week. :)
Jinny Newlin said…
Such a great design, Cheryl! Such a fantastic mix of patterns and color! Now, how in the world do you keep up with all those challenges ;)?
Paper Addict said…
this is absolutely stunning!! SBS 29 hugs, Ronnie
princesskitten said…
Lovely patterns there
kitten - DYSU team
whoistracy said…
This is adorable! Love the bright colors and those stars with the buttons. SO fun.
Susie said…
Great card, love the sentiment and the papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx
Alicia said…
This is just gorgeous! Glad you finally got some crafting time in!
Alicia xx
Caroljenks said…
Cheryl this is gorgeous - I love your colours. I've used a tracing wheel since I found one my sewing box a couple of years ago - it's just so easy isn't it :)

Thanks for joining in with us this week for our 'All Sentimental' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x
Anita said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl. Love your layout and the twine with button. The stars are so perfect for this card.
Cheryl said…
WOW a FANTASTIC card!!! Beautiful papers and love the embellishments!!
Annette Bowes said…
Starlicious Cheryl! Great faux stitching and lovely sentiment, take careX:)
Well, I'm sorry things didn't go quite your way on Monday.......but you made a gorgeous card in the time you had!!!
Love the patterned paper and I really like that you made your own cardstock color!! great ip!!

Those stars are terrific and I really love the sentiment with the script words!

I saw on your profile that you do jazzercise! It looks like a lot of fun! I have a 7-day pass - just got to make some classes!!

I also have to state...OMG - 52 comments on this card alone!! How do you find the time to return all those comments! I get overwhelmed if I've got to return 8 comments!!! God Speed girl!!
Maria :)
Hannah said…
wow I just love this card, its awesome, the colours are stunning!
Kelly Schelske said…
I really love this card! Fun stitching, love the baker's twine too! Thanks for joining us at DDCC!
Anne Marie said…
LOVE this! That notebook border punch is great along with the cork and all of the awesome details. (That triple strand of twine is fan.tas.tic!) Great job! :)
LindaS said…
Cool to see non feminin card - love your papers and layers. Cool card. Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. LindaS - DT
Tracey said…
Fabulous card Cheryl, great LO & that sentiment is just perfect :o)

Leanne said…

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Leanne xx
What a great combo of patterned papers.
Tammy said…
This is fantastic Cheryl!! I love the different papers you've used and all the textures!
Jen Leeflang said…
Love it! You have created a beauty!! Thanks for joining us on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week.
Love JenLee
PCDC Design Team 2 Lead
Heike said…
Wow, your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'All Sentimental' challenge.

Joanne Gilch said…
I didn't know they still sold tracing wheels. I remember my very first one in junior high in Home-Ec!
I used it for years and then they came out with a tracing pencil and I used that then I didn't need the marks!!! AND now I don't sew so much...must look for some tracing paper and wheel in my old sewing kit!!!
Back to business at this card and that you were able to make the colored paper that matched. Lots of fun layers and Teddy's senti just finishes it off!
Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Flutterby Trina said…
brilliant! Love it, thanks for joining us at PTD this week, good luck



Nadine said…

Ein Traum, da stimm einfach alles.
Danke fürs Mitmachen bei der

Liebe Grüße Nadine
Shelley said…
Great card, thanks for joining in with this fortnights CYDA Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx
Paddington fan said…
Great card! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week for our 'New' challenge. Good luck, love Jacky x
LouDotMac said…
This is stunning - I love all of the bright colours!! Sometimes I find it hard to make a card without an image but you have done it perfectly!!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs - good luck in the challenges!!

Lou Mac. xo

P.S - why not head on over to my blog, I have candy available until the 31st.
Scrappy said…
WOW! Your card is FANTASTIC! Great DPs and layout! We hope you will be back next week to join us for PIO’s next challenge!
Anke said…
WOW fantastic Cheryl ... wonderful card
Anne said…
Fabulous card, thanks for joining in the fun at AiF this time. Hugs x
Anne said…
What a great sentiment and love that baker's twine!

Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!

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