Wednesday, May 20, 2009

365 Cards - #81 It's Hip To Be Square

Well maybe it is hip to be square. . .I wouldn't know for sure lol.  That is the challenge over on 365 Cards today.  And you had to include five (5) squares somewhere on your card.  After yesterday and "PLAID" this was going to be a breeze or so I thought.  When I finished the card I sat gazing at it cause I do that sometimes trying to figure out if I could change anything and it looks to me as if something is missing but I cannot for the life of me figure out what.  So because I could not think what was missing I decided to just put it up on my blog.  The background paper was left after I made a vintage journal today for my market stall so I decided to continue on with the paper.  I have used the paper to make a travel journal in the past and the first day I put it up on my stall it sold within 10 minutes.  So I am hoping that the next one will sell as quick.  I will post a pic of the finished journal when it's ready. 

This pic shows another finished journal and box that I completed today also which is for an order that I received at last weeks market.  I quite like this journal.  It's using SU designer paper Tea Party which is really pretty.  The young teenager that ordered it for her friends birthday this weekend said that the journal was going to be for a dancer so the words are encouraging words.  I think she will like it.  The little box is going to keep her friends hair things in it or jewellery I think she said. Anyway that's it for me tonight.

In the meantime. . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy

Supplies: SU Very Vanilla cardstock and the main cardstock I have had in my stash for years.  Ranger Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress inks.  SU Basic Black stamp pad.  SU Fresh Cut Notes stamp set.  SU Hemp Twine. SU Square punch.  Designer paper unknown brand.


Fi said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle - Wow that card is fantastic, love the way you have put your 5th square on as a tag with the sentiment. Love the paper, but where is the bird.....LOL.
PS - love your Journal and Box, I will have to buy some SU papers I have never used them.

PaulaM said...[Reply to comment]

Love your 'grungy' card for today's challenge. Great job with the squares.
I also really like the journal and box. These are SO pretty. You do wonderful work. :)

Kim said...[Reply to comment]

Fabulous card! Luv that paper & I don't think your card needs a thing!! What a beautiful journaling gift set...

Shari said...[Reply to comment]

NIce job!Love those notebooks too!

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

michelle your card is perfect!!! and the journal and box are pretty i can see why they sell so quickly :D check out my blog later...its my last week as GD and i am doing a give away :D

Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, great card for todays challenge. I also like the journal you did.

dolcreations said...[Reply to comment]

I came upon your blog by reading what was going on Mish Mash. I follow that blog religiously!
I am thrilled to have found your blog! I love all your creativity on here!! I am now going to be a follower from Ontario, Canada!!!

willow said...[Reply to comment]

Your card is gorgeous, I love the paper and the contrast with the squares. Lovely journal and box as well I am sure she will be delighted with it

Vicky said...[Reply to comment]

LOVE it, Michelle! I so like your style. I love the vintagy look to this card and I really like how the 5th square is attached to the twine - very clever! gorgeous journal and box, too...your customer's friend is going to love it!

Chrissie said...[Reply to comment]

This is really effective. I love it. Very clever design.Chrissie

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Great job Michelle, wonderful card, very creative, but then you always are, thanks so much for sharing with us.

Karen Lee said...[Reply to comment]

WOW.....I so love this card! Excellent job on todays challenge.

hugs, Karen Lee

Jeannie said...[Reply to comment]

Clever way to use that 5th square!
It's all just beautiful, as usual.

Peace and Luv,

Kristen Hermanny said...[Reply to comment]

Love your 5th square just snuck in there. What a great idea.

Enjoy the rest of you day, night, tomorrow!

my5bratz said...[Reply to comment]

well i think ur card looks fab.....

she'll love her gifts, they're gorgeous

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

Well I am so glad you waited to go to bed until after you saw my card for the day LOL Paper Blooms doesnt have to be patiriotic just use the colors red, white, and blue :D

kristie sessions said...[Reply to comment]

I love that card so much. Lovely squares (i am assuming its a larger stamp cut up?) and I love the aged look. great box and journal too!

Pam said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, this is soooooo cool - love it!

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