Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Inspiration Everywhere

So, this card came after doing several cards a la Donelda's here (will show those soon) AND seeing a scrapbook layout in the latest Creating Keepsakes Magazine that used squares with alternating rounded corners to make stylized leaves on a fall layout. I decided my colors and the close arrangement of the squares looked more like a flower than leaves, so I added the half-bead to bring the whole thing together. The sentiment is from PTI's First Fruits.

Oh. My. Gosh. Simple and pretty and clean. I just love it when ideas from multiple sources form a harmonious new beauty. It fills me with gratitude.

Have a grateful day!

stamps: PTI First Fruits
ink: SU chocolate chip
paper: PTI vintage cream, SU really rust and pumpkin pie
accessories: square punch (1.25"), corner rounder, large half bead


  1. Thanks for the great idea to use this technique to make leaves. I have a "few" flower stamps that could be combined with these leaves. Love the colors you chose.

  2. The design is gorgeous, and I especially love the colors -- certainly fall-appropriate, but they also exactly match my childhood kitchen (ah, the 70s!). Thanks for a fun idea!

  3. what a cleaver use of a square punch. love the idea, tried it w/printed paper and it came out really nice, mahalo!

  4. I just love this - I just saw it in the SCS CAS gallery! Great inspiration!

  5. soo clever!!
    marty ferraro

  6. Your card is gorgeous, Susan...and I totally love this wonderful idea!! You'll be able to achieve so many different looks, by just changing colors and papers!! So clever!!

  7. What a lovely card! The simple design is SO punched up with the colors and corner rounding! Beautiful!

  8. You got this from that card?? Your brain works in mysterious cards - wonderful yet mysterious ways!! And I am so glad because this is an awesome card!! Love the colors and the shapes are great !! and I know what you mean about inspiration from multiple sources....often the best results.

  9. This card is SOOOO perfectly YOU (at least my perception of you! LOL!) I love it! Great colours, spacing,simplicity, EVERYTHING!

  10. Wow, I am shaking my head and thinking "why didn't I think of this before???"
    Gor jus!

  11. What perfect timing! I bought the square punch about a week ago and then couldn't think what I would want it for. In a million years, I wouldn't have thought to do with it what you did, AND now I have a use and reason for all the scrap-sorting I've done over the years. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    By the way, any chance you would have time for a tutorial on the stay-put ribbon technique? I punched the hole and fiddled, but no can do. Is it simple and I'm just too stupid?


  12. Bahb,

    Ask and ye shall receive.



  13. Great card Susan! Funny, when I saw it I though about that Creating Keepsakes layout! And then I see you did too :)

  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards! Matter of fact I love all of your cards! Keep 'em coming and thanks for sharing!


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