Thursday, June 7, 2012

gingham rainbow

My dear son started his summer vacation yesterday and suddenly I feel like I have a ton of free time on my hands. Windows are open, laundry is on and I am playing with my crafty toys.

Moxie Fab World has extended a couple of challenges, which made me very happy because I have had an idea ever since I saw the Gingham Challenge, but just haven't had the time to put a card together.

Then, when I saw this sketch on the Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink it was just a matter of precision cutting my paper.


So, have I successfully incorporated gingham in an innovative way?

Let's just say I love gingham so much that I have the Gingham Signature Collection paper pad from Creative Imaginations.

The "you" is also cut from a black/grey gingham, but almost impossible to tell with the thin font. This die is from PTI's Wonderful Words die collection and the "thank" is from the PTI Daily Designs Sentiments stamp set (the "s" was masked out).

Did you notice the really brave thing I did? LOL I held my breath and stamped the "thank" right onto the card front - something I rarely do, because it rarely works for me.

I have a bag of black gingham ribbon strips - I'm thinking this collection goes way back to CKU Vancouver, where I was a Teacher's Assistant for a day. Teacher's did not want to ship product home at the end of the event, so I was given a box load of product like this ribbon, a 6 years supply of glue dots, glitter, brads, etc.

I'm pretty proud of this little bow. A friend turned me onto the Bow-Easy available from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I am no longer fumbling & fighting the ribbon to make bows.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. This is super cute! love the gingham too!

  2. Beautiful card, love all of the gingham with the gingham ribbon so adorable and so perfect for a thank you card....

  3. Great card Jacquie! I love the graphic and color appeal and It goes great with the sketch... a die you say! here I thought you dusted off that wonderful
    "gi-normous" Cricket machine you have!

  4. This is gorgeous. Two of my favorite things--gingham and rainbows. How could you go wrong, right? Hey, I just saw on your profile, that you are in San Diego. Me too! Where are you? I'm north county coastal.

  5. Love the rainbow of papers and your thanks is stamped perfectly.

  6. Very cute card ~ perfect for both challenges!

  7. Fantastic! I love how you incorporated the rainbow colors on this one!

  8. Fantastic! I love how you incorporated the rainbow colors on this one!

  9. Love. You are very brave to stamp on the white card! It looks amazing.

  10. Jacque - Love your gingham rainbow!!! I absolutely adore gingham too and had no idea that Creative Imaginations had an entire pad dedicated to it - what a great idea that was!!! I would buy it in a heartbeat! Truly sweet card my dear!


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