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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Simply Squares

For my Sassy Inspiration today I thought I would break out an older image, but one I haven't inked up before.. 'Hippy Love' available HERE at Funky Kits. I had such a fun time colouring her with ProMarkers, her hair is just beautiful!! [If you would like a list of ProMarkers used, please let me know].

Anywho. The Sassy challenge over on the Facebook Group this week is - Squares from Scraps. Well, I had to have a go. I made a card a while ago using a 'quilting' technique for paper - made with help from an intricate embossing folder.. so I thought I would have another go!!

Here is it..

I used scraps of paper from my Sassafrass Indie Girl collection - such gorgeous papers and perfect for this Hippy image!! I used a 1.25" square punch to ensure all squares were the same size, I then adhered them all to a thin piece of standard computer paper measuring 3.75". I then took a relatively intricate embossing folder, this particular one is called Snow Cap from Sizzix for Basic Grey (okay, it's a Christmas one, but I won't tell if you don't..).. and ran it through my CB. I then went over the raised design with some Frayed Burlap DI, as well as around the edges of that portion and the edges of my Kraft cardbase.

The taffeta ribbon is Old Olive from SU! and I've made two custom stick pins to go along with the colour combo. I stamped a sentiment using mini alpha stamps from Studio G onto some more Kraft cardstock in SU! Old Olive ink, rounded one edge (because you know I gotta!!) and added the mini-est of mini buttons from Basic Grey.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:

× By The Cute and Girly Challenges - May; Anything Goes
× Emerald Faerie Garden - First Challenge; Anything Goes
× Kaboodle Doodles - It's the B's Knees - Button
× Annabelle Stamps Blog - Say it with Squares

Be sure to stop by the Simply Sassy Blog through the week and see what the other talented ladies have made with the Sassy girls!! xo Lou.


  1. Very beautiful card! Love the image a lot! All details are so brilliant! Love all!!!

  2. I love the quilting effect & to have dry embossed is a lovely idea for it just makes it all a whole. The way you have co-ordinated those pins is superb & I like all your attention to detail. The use of Kraft is delightful - I just don't know how you manage to do all this as well as studying.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Grogeous card Lou! Love the embossing. She's one of my favourite Sassys!!

  4. Incredible card, the colours so rich!
    Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week :)

  5. super cute card,love your colouring...
    thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

  6. Oh i love the tones you have used. Great card. Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden

  7. Oh, what a beautiful quilting effect with those embossed panels! Your card has a brilliant construction and looks amazing!
    Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden and hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Iulia- new follower:)

  8. Our resolutions are similar! Loved reading yours:-) The card is adorable...love your coloring too. Stop back to the Emerald Faery Garden challenge blog again!

  9. Fabulous, fabulous card.......love the embossing and gorgeous colours! Perfect for our AnnaBelle Challenge this week......thanks for playing along with us!

  10. This is pure gorgeousness! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  11. Ohhh wow!!! your card is absolutely amazing Hun!! A beautiful entry! Thank you for playing along with us at the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge this month!

    Hugz, Deb/ Owner

  12. Really fun card. The quilting effect is stunning.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at By the Cute and Girly "Anything Goes" challenge.


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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