Friday, April 24, 2009

Color Throw Down Friday!

Happy Friday Stampers! Thanks for checking in with me today!

Sorry for such a late post, I had an early morning PTA meeting and breakfast at my daughter's school that ran long and then all the fun stuff to do that I didn't this morning!

Today's card is for the Color Throw Down of the week. When I saw Basic Black, Real Red and Barely Banana I instantly thought of ladybugs and the Darling Dots hostess stamp set.
I started out with a Barely Banana base and stamped it with the Polka Dot background stamp in the same color. This stamp is not in the catalog but is still available on the "dormant" list.
I inked up the edges of the card front with my Barely Banana stamp pad and then added my Real Red and Basic Black cardstock panels. I stamped my ladybugs from the Darling Dots Hostess Set using my Basic Black and Real Red SU markers and punched them out with my 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I then layered them on Basic Black 1 3/8" Circle Punched pieces and then on Barely Banana Scallop Circles. The ribbon is from the clearance bin at Michael's (I am soooo the sucker for ribbon!)and the sentiment is from the Wow Flowers set. I punched out the "birthday wishes" with my Word Window Punch, layered it on the Large Oval and then the new Scallop Oval from the Occasions Mini. The final touch was adding black dots with my SU Markers on the Barely Banana scallops.

Stamps: Wow Flowers, Darling Dots, Polka Dot Background Paper: Barely Banana, Real Red, Basic Black Ink: SU markers, Basic Black, Barely Banana Accessories: Dimensionals, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle and Scallop Oval Punches, Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Ribbon (Michael's)

Whenever I get an order in for my cutomers I always make a tag with a thank you stamped on it and a little note on the back. I recently got the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions die and made my tag with it this time. It's so pretty I just had to share it! I used Pale Plum die cut with the Sizzix Originals Scallop Tag, ran it through with the Manhattan Flower die and then added my thank you from the Only Ovals stamp set and a Perfect Plum Scallop Oval. Pretty huh?

Tomorrow is my demo event in Valencia, thank goodness I finally got all my swaps done! I'll post my swap tomorrow for you to see!

Have a super day!


  1. What a fantastic idea! I usually send a thank-you card to my hostess, but this is a really fun way to personally thank everyone for their orders! I just got the Manhattan Flower textured die & I love it so much! Mind if I "borrow" this great little idea? :)
    P.S. Your blog is terrific! Thanks for checking mine out as well. I appreciate the nice comments!

  2. How cute are your ladybugs on your CTD card! I just love how you designed that great card! And the tag.....that's such a thoughtful thing to give your customers! Pale plum is one of my favorite colors, and I just love that!
    Nice blog :)

  3. What a fun card - thanks for playing!

  4. LOVE the idea of the thank you tags!!
    Hey, did you see the pic of the new kitties?

  5. Cute card! Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you again next week!

  6. Love the card! It just exudes FUN!

  7. Very cute card! Love those ladybugs! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!