Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Party Frills Round two

I'm so excited that I made it into round two of the competition over at Sugar Nellie's!  I was honored to be chosen as one of the 12 finalists chosen to move on to round two.  For round two, we can make any card that we like; any style, any color, anything goes.

I've used the Party Frills stamp since the other requirement is to use a stamp from the Simply Sassy line.  Her she is:

I colored her up with my copics. I added some stickles to her frills for some bling. Every girl's gotta have some bling!  I punched out the butterfly using a Martha Stewart punch and added some glitter to it and popped it up on the bench.  I added more bling with the rhinestones on each of the corners of the card. 

Now you'll notice that the card is on it's end. The reason for this that I wanted as much  of the background to show as possible, so turning it on it's end made all the difference. If you look closely, you'll see that the background is woven. I used the basket weave technique to create it. I chose some Prima Fairy paper and cut it into 1/4 inch strips.  Then I wove them all together to create the background. I love the fact that it adds alot of depth to the card. 

Here's a close up of the basket weave:

When I was in Michael's this weekend, I saw this papier mache book and my creativity radar went off full blast! I just knew I had to have it and turn my card into a gift set. I decided to make a matching treasure box for my card. I painted it with acrylic paint, and covered it with pink and green cardstock as well as matching Prima Fairy paper. I cut out the image and the background with spellbinders label dies. I added a Prima butterfly to the front--don't you love those fancy butterflies? I also added some timy roses to the top of the image that I got from Wild Orchid Crafts. The metal corners are from the Dollar Store.

Here's the treasure box:

I hope you like it. Let me know what you think of the set and the basket weave in particular. I'd love to hear from you.

Have a great weekend.


I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Sugar Nellie Round Two
Alphabet Challenge
StampFairy Challenge
Craft Your Days Away
CES Challenges
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges


  1. Oh what an adorable image! She is a cutie for sure! Love the basket weaved background as it does give it such a beautiful depth to your card!! Love all the bling - my kind of gal glitter and Stickles!!!
    Beautiful projects for a lovely gift set!

    Thanks for playing along with us on our first challenge and I hope you will join us next week too!

  2. Hi Janet! I LOVE your projects!
    The basket weave looks fabulous and I love the rich colours you've used and the treasure box is just stunning x

    Jenny xx

  3. wow Janet how amazing is your paper weaving...your book is stunning too...stunning colours and I love your touch of glitz...I wish you fabulously good luck for this round
    Mina xxx

  4. Your projects are gorgeous I love the basket weave.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

  5. Cute card! so colourful! Thanks for joining in with us for the 1st Stamp Fairy Challenge! hope to see you next time too! hugs Samantha :0)

  6. Great job! Love that book and all that bling! Good luck in round 2!

  7. Mina...this is so pretty and such a cute image too...I like this one!! good luck in the competition.


  8. Well done on making it to the second round, and no wonder, this creation is just gorgeous:) Thanks for joining us in our very first challenge at StampFairy:)

  9. Gorgeous sweetie and good luck for round 2 :o)
    hugs and xxx

  10. I'm loving the basket weave - I've done a similar effect but with ribbon and it gives great dimension
    both projects are fabulous, good luck

  11. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on Stamp Fairy Challenge :)

    Hugs Jane x

  12. These are beautiful!! Gorgeous coloring and design! Love the glitz!

  13. Wowzers! This has fab written all over it!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at StampFairy Challenge.

    Deanne :)

  14. What a cute treasure box and I love the basket weave!!!! Good luck on the contest!
    Hugs, Dena

  15. Oh, this is so cute! Love all the bling on her frills and that wonderful background you´ve created!

    Wishing you good luck for the contest!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  16. Gorgeous makes, especially love the book - it's stunning!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES this week. Juliex

  17. wow love all the sparkle and shine and such a lovely creation just perfect for our challenge at Stampin with the Dragon, thanks for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx

  18. Lovely card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx