Saturday, August 6, 2011

Inspired by Lisa

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I've been working on Tissue Box Covers for an upcoming 'Ladies Tea Party' which left me with MORE scraps on my table.            While blog surfing this morning, this beautiful 'collage circle vintage creation' over on Lisa Somerville's (Designs by Lisa Somerville) blog caught my eye.  She learned the technique through Technique Junkies (which I don't belong to at the present time) ... but after clicking on her image or a closer look ... I thought, "WOW what a great way to use up the scraps from my tissue box covers ... I can make matching cards. And these are the beautiful cards I created after being INSPIRED BY LISA!!

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The theme for the "Ladies Tea Party" is butterflies ... so needless to say, the DCWV 'Mariposa' stack was the PERFECT designer paper to use.  There was even enough scraps left over to adorn the envelope flap.  I have left the inside of the card blank making it more versatile for any occasion!

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This was such a wonderfully beautiful way to use up those scraps and the fact that it quickly turned my tissue box covers into a gift set was an added bonus.  I hope I have inspired you as much as Lisa has inspired me today!  Why not give it a try ... it's great fun!  (All cards are A-6 in size ...butterflies are Martha Stewart punches and I used the 1-1/4" SU punch for my circles.)

Other Challenges:
Clearly iStamp - Things with Wings
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Raise the Bar - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything found in the Garden (butterflies)
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes in August
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything but a card (tissue box covers)
Sassy Studio Designs - Use a sentiment on the front
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges - Anything Goes

Enjoy your weekend!!  I know I am!!


Lisa Somerville said...

These are all just beautiful Darlene! Love the matching cards with Tissue Holders - the ladies are just going to love them! Wonderful color combinations and patterns!

Anonymous said...

Very, very pretty, hugs, Lori m

Cassie said...

Wow, those are a fantastic idea! I'll have to give those a try. So glad you joined us for CIC#33 :D

Teri said...

Totally awesome hun! I love your gift sets!! Have a great Sunday!
Teri xx

Amanda said...

Wwwwwwow so beautiful!!!!

hugs Amanda

Marie said...

Wonderful creations all of them. Thanks for playing with us over at FFC this weel.
Love n hugs

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful tissue box covers- you have done a beautiful job with your added collage circles- it really adds such a pretty look. Your lady friends will be thrilled- I know I would be!

angelwhispers said...

These are just so beautiful and each one so individual I bet everyone just loves them.

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

Jacq said...

Hi Darlene,
Wow what an Absolutely Gorgeous project!!! So Beautiful!! Love the colour schemes, the dp. The butterflies are gorgeous too. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Kathy D. said...

What a great gift package!! Love that the cards match.
Thanks for playing "Things with Wings" @
Hope to see you back on the 19th for CIC #34!!

happyglitzygirl said...

Beautiful, you have inspired me to give it a go. It;s been a while since I made a tissue box. Love the matching card. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, good luck, blessings Hilde

Thanh Vo said...

WOW Darlene!!! I am totally inspired by this and will have to come back here for future inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar in our anything goes challenge.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Darlene, these are gorgeous tissue box covers. I know anyone would certainly make them pride of place on their desk and certainly wouldn't hide artwork like this away. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my! How beautiful!!!

Thank you for particpating in the Craft Us Crazy Anything Goes challenge!