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:

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!


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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  9. Such a beautiful card, Maureen!

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

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

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

    Thanks for playing along with us at GETSKETCHY!


  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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