Now onto our card. House Mouse Monday Challenge this week is for Tall and Skinny cards... DL... to be exact... so I had NO IDEA what D2 was, but I assumed it was a business sized envelope and that's what I went with... I used some more paper I have been coveting...this blue paper from IOD...sooooo pretty! I also used my HM stamp Dream Puff, mostly because everything else I own is TOO BIG! LOL I haven't used her enough anyway, she's soooo sweet! I used my Nestabilities Label 1 and cut her out, then I cut out a frame for around her and popped it out with pop dots (so there's some dimension here, more noticable in the close up photo). Now I have to admit, I've been on a floral frenzy here lately and I probably spent an hour fiddling with flowers and couldn't find "just the right" floral combo for this card...so I turned to my Martha Stewart butterfly punch and pondered over that ... what was I gonna put as the butterfly body?(certainly couldn't leave it plain! LOL!) then I remember I had seen somewhere someone had made the body out of a ribbon knot going vertically... and I was cutting the Organza ribbon with very dull scissors and getting frustrated because it wasn't looking right, I cut and extra long end and ended up liking how it looked...so walla...happy accident! I also drug out my sewing machine for this card...sewing skills are a little rusty, but I like how it turned out... recipe below the card...and keep reading about the surprise (for me that is)....
- Stamps: House Mouse Dream Puff, Sentiment CTMH
- Ink: Staz On
- Paper: IOD, Scenic Route
- Punch/Dies: Nestabilities Label 1, Martha Stewart Butterfly
- Other: Ribbon, Thread, K & Co Heart Stickers, Pop Dots
My surprise...I won the random drawing on A Spoon Full of Sugar! I won High Hopes Stamps and some Prima's donated by Nutcrafters...Go take a look at the stamp...is that NOT PERFECT for my JOB? (horse trainer for those that don't know me)... I saw that on their website and thought...wow, it'd be kind of neat to win that...there were over 130 entries...and I GOT PICKED! You can bet I'll be using ALL of these a LOT!