Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy Day Scene

I have another Pile It On! card for you today. Our theme this week is "Fall Challenge - use a leaf/leaves on your project." Here's my card:

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I used the Happy Day set from There She Goes and this cool sketch from Get Sketchy (flipped upside down):


I wanted to share something with you - sometimes when I use a really complicated sketch, I'll make a scrap paper version so I know what sizes to cut my papers:


It really helps me to not waste patterned papers by cutting them in the wrong sizes (except in this case where I tried about 3 different papers before settling on the blue one!).

This card was pretty simple (once I figured out my pattern). I paper pieced the tree, grass and bird, and distressed all the edges of the sketch pieces. All the paper is from the Nutmeg Mini Deck from Cosmo Cricket. Lastly, I added some cross stitches with crochet thread for a little interest.

Other challenges: Finished card size is 4.25" square. I hope you like it and TFL!

15 comments:

  1. Fabulous card,
    Thank You for joining us at kaboodles this week,
    Hugs
    Angie

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  2. Maureen, I love your SWEET card..aren't you smart to do a mock set up of your card...I 'should' do that but end up being too lazy:) Love the tree and the fun bird!

    Thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!

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  3. Your card turned out so good! I love it!

    I just found get sketchy, I'm lovin it so far.

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  4. Oh Maureen, this is such a darling card!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  5. wow your card is fantastic!!! love it !! great scene!! thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46
    swf-team

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  6. Totally cute card. Thanks for showing the layout. It's such a sweet scene!

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  7. Hi Maureen, what a pretty card. I love the cute little scene you've created and the layout is awesome. Thanks for the tip about creating a "mock up"! Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  8. Very sweet card and thanks for sharing, good idea! also thanks for joining the fun at SWF! Hugs Nilla

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  9. Such a beautiful card, Maureen!

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  10. Such a sweet card - thanks for taking part in the Kaboodle challenge

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  11. Your card just stole my heart, it is very sweet!
    thanks for playing!

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  12. Girl that is fabulous, Can I post it on the GS blog?

    Thanks for playing along with us at GETSKETCHY!


    Bree

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  13. This is such a great card Maureen! I love the fun layout and it looks great with the Happy Day set. Thank you so much for playing along in the TSG Challenge this week :)

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