Monday, June 4, 2012

For You–Monday Madness Imagine That!

Hey there crafty peeps! It is Monday and I am here with a vintage inspired Imagine card. The theme for this week’s challenge is, “happiness.” Emma wanted us to create a project based on something that makes us happy. There are a lot of things that make me happy, but quite a few of them do not necessarily translate into card making. I’ve been wanting to use the Kate’s Kitchen Imagine cartridge for a while now. It has a very retro/vintage look, and y’all know that I love me some vintage stuff! What else makes me happy? Coffee, so vintage and coffee make an awesome combination for a card!




Okay, so for the sake of full disclosure. I kind of made a mistake during the beginning stages of making the card. I planned to do some random zig-zag stitching with red thread, but I couldn’t because I put my adhesive on the edges of the patterned paper. Adhesive and sewing are enemies! If you get into sewing on your projects, you only need to use a small amount of adhesive – and put it towards the center of whatever you’re adhering down.

Now, the details! My card is a standard A2 cut into a portrait style. The base is Spring Moss. All of the patterned paper was printed from the Kate’s Kitchen Imagine cartridge. I also inked all of the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. For the doily, I blended Antique Linen and Old Paper. I highly recommend buy a package of these doilies. They are super cheap and there’s like 40 in the package.

I made this card for a specific reason. We’re FINALLY getting a Starbucks in my little Alabama town, and I have a coworker that loves coffee just as much as I do, so when they open, I plan to insert a gift card into mini bag. I love that it functions as an embellishment AND a holder. The bags that I use are made by Canvas Corp.

The diecut that my cup is mounted on is actually a cut from Kate’s Kitchen as well. It is located on page 26. I actually intended to use the printed cut, but it was a hot mess, so I turned it over and stamped it with a polka dot in Real Red ink. I diecut the cup from Coffee Break in Lemon Tart cardstock and the sleeve was cut from Aqua Mist. I stamped the sleeve with the coordinating stamp in Crumb Cake ink. I used my heart punch – another item that I highly recommend, to add another pop of red. At the very end, I decided to cover it with some Glossy Accents.

My sentiment is from Teeny Tag Greetings. I stamped it with Early Espresso. Oh, I tied a bow with some red gingham ribbon from Offray. I am so happy that I finally got to use it. I think it is just the perfect touch.

Okay, so I am going to just stop typing now. I know my posts are kind of like information overload, but I know that I personally like to read how people make their cards when I visit their blogs, so I keep that in mind when I write my posts.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an amazingly blessed day (and week)!


  1. Love the little paper bag too! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Trell ~ GORGEOUS! Simply GORGEOUS! I LOVE the papers and cartdige you used! I have yet to use it but you might have given me that shove! Oh how PERFCT does that cup fit on the baga nd LOVE the doiley!!! What a CLEVER idea to put a gift card in the bag too! Congrats on the Starbucks too! You still had me even without sewing ~ hugs!

  3. OmGosh!!! I am loving all the colors and layers on this card Trell!

    Ruthie :)

  4. AWESOME card! I love that you are going to use the bag as a gift card holder. What a clever and perfect idea. I LOVE it!!! Hugs- Glora

  5. What a beautiful card! You have such an amazing style!!! And I just love the little baggie to put the gift card in....too creative!!!

  6. Adhesive and sewing are enemies?? I am sure you learned that the hard way...great advice! Beautiful job on your card and I like the little bag for the card on the card.
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  7. I love every single one of your blog posts. Never information overload for me. Don't change a thing. I love the new card.

  8. Hi Trell,GORGEOUS job with all the great layers and details!it looks AMAZING:)

  9. Too Fabulous! You had me at that trust-up mini paper bag. Love it! This card is so sweet with the delightful mix of patterns placed as you have. Adore the doily and the composition of the card on the whole. Again, fab!

  10. The dsp is perfect and love the layers and OMG! the ribbon a perfect pop! Love it Trell:) Thanks for sharing.


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