Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CARD AND TAG SWAP - AUGUST 2011



Happy Tuesday/Wednesday fellow crafters!  I'm back with my Card And Tag Swap (CATS) for August.  My partner is the wonderfully talented Mama!  It was a bit nerve wrecking for me because Mama does beautiful work and I'm so many notches below her caliber but I bit the bullet and thought as soon as I got my swap done, my stomach would settle down and there's no more fingernails to bite on LOL!  The requirement for this month's swap was to use ribbon.  Sounds easy enough right?  WRONG!  I wanted to use it in a different sort of way besides just tying a ribbon around my card and tag and adding a bow, so I decided to make little ribbon flowers.  (Caution:  Long post!) Okay, enough blabbering so here's my humble card for Mama:
About a month ago, Sugar Nellie came out with some new images for the Sherbet Pips line and here I've used "Candy Pip" on the cover.  I put some teeny-tiny buttons on her dress and added some small bows to the top of her head and on the flourish leaf.  

For the inside of my card, I used "Cherry Pip" and added a picket fence on both sides, some die-cut grass, and pink ribbon flowers and a little bow for her hair.  The "jotting" piece fits just inside/behind the picket fence and here I used some pleated ribbon topped with some velvet ric-rac trim, added a flower and the butterflies.  I wanted the jotting piece to look like a "house" behind the picket fence but I didn't do a very good job at it.  Below you can see the jotting piece removed from behind the fence:
Lastly, I finished my tag with another Cherry Pip.  I made it so that the cover swivels open:
Well, that's all I have to share today.  Thank you for being so patient in viewing all the pics.  You can join in the fun and sign up for the next quarter's Card and Tag Swap by
visiting Joy's blog and at the very top, you can click on Joy's message for more info.  Have a wonderful week, and thank you for taking the time to stop by.
Warm Aloha Hugs,

32 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Ooh Cami~
Mama is gonna luv this card for sure! What a gorgeous layout!
Hi5 on this one~ So pretty luv, luv those ribbons and the image is a cutie, gorgeous inside and outside of this card...
Woo Hoo! No more bitting finger nails now....
Sigh of relief~
Have a great rest of the week!
Hugs :)

Kim Y. said...

Oh my gosh, Cami! These images are so cute!! Your card is so adorable and pretty too! Mama is going to LOVE this! Wonderful job, Cami!

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Cami! Your swap partner is going to love her card with all the wonderful details and design. I love your colouring, they're such cute images and the ribbon flowers are gorgeous. Hope you're well and that you have a great week. Hugs, Chris x

Lynn said...

No worries Cami, your card would please any crafty soul. I'm impressed by all the work you put in and the results are the proof of your talent.

Leanne said...

Hi Cami!
Hon, you have nothing to worry about! I know Mama is going to LUV ur creations. These are awesome and so detailed. Love the flowers you made and the tag.. Adorable!
Beautiful creations! ;)

Elena said...

Cami,
Your card is just so adorable! Love it alot...Everything is so detailed and I know Mama will love it too. TFS!!

Kristel said...

Woww this is really gorgeous Cami! Looks so beautiful!
Hugs Kristel

Norma said...

Wowzer, Cami, you did a fabulous job. Your card is beautiful on the outside and inside. I've been seeing these Pip gal everywhere and yes, she is utterly adorable. Gorgeous colouring and love the colour combo--one of my faves. Kudos for your use of the ribbons to make embellishment stuff other than just laying a strip of ribbon on your card. I just love the way you've put this card together.
Hugs,
Norma

Suzan L said...

Hi Cami, I can tell that you put a lot of thought and love into this gorgeous card!! I know Mama is going to love it!! I love all the details, from all the ribbon flowers to the tiny buttons. And, the little insert does look like a house...what a great idea!! Those little Pip girls are so cute too!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Helen said...

Absolutely stunning! and the inside is wow!

Sandy said...

Cami, I love your creative style and this card is so sweet. I love it so much I just ordered the image (and a few others!). Enjoy visiting your blog Cami and seeing your wonderful artwork!
Sandy

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Holy wowser!!! Cami, you did a FANTASTIC job with your card and tag. Oh my, so much beautiful details....another masterpiece.

Shirley N said...

Yay, you're back! And what an amazing card and tag creation you created! Yes, Mama is a fabulous crafter but so are YOU and this proves it! Your image is adorable and your card design inside and out is gorgeous--by the way, it sure looks like a house to me! ;) Mama will be so excited to be getting this. Great job Cami!!!

Christina C. said...

Super cute, Cami!!! Love, love your fabulous creation...absolutely stunning! So creative, inside and out! You really outdid yourself!

Cheryl said...

Wow Cami! Mama will love it. It is so adorable. Love that cute image too.

Danni said...

This is so pretty and just adorable!

Brenda said...

omg! this card is just amazing! you really got creative with your ribbon! love all the details! can't wait to see you guys!

Eulanda said...

You are hilarious!! Your cards are gorgeous! I really like that ribbon flower. Very smart and I think I might have to borrow that idea. AND you even did the inside! OMG!! i avoid doing that if I can. LOL!! Nice to see you creating again!! Hugs!

MarieL said...

Cami, what an absolutely lovely card. I just love all the elements you incorporated. It is truly stunning, inside and out. That big bow on her head looks absolutely darling.

julieprice3 said...

This is just delightful! Love that sweet image, great job
Hugs Julie P

Elise said...

OMG Cami!!! this is just GORGEOUS!!! I love the scenery you've made inside and all the details!!!! wow wow wow!!! This is amazing!

Love,
Elise

Cyndi said...

love your card and tag! the image is super cute and you did a fabulous job! she will love it!

Janie Printz said...

Oh Cami, this is incredible & I KNOW Mama is going to treasure it !!! (if she doesn't I'll take it) LOL !!! What a beautiful piece of work this is & it DOES look like a little house inside. You've done yourself proud with the wonderful ribbon treatments in so many ways. LOVE it !!! Also love those Pips !!! Looks like I NEED to take a little shopping trip ... I feel my purse stings being pulled in that direction ...
Hugs, Janie

1LuvnMama said...

Oh Cami! I'M SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOUR CREATION IN MY HANDS! It's gorgeous and I'm so appreciative of all your hard work! You put in a lot of details and a lot of {HEART} into creating these pieces. A treasure! :) Thank you, thank you!

eunice said...

I LOVE THIS! Such a super adorable card...what a wonderful idea to use the picket fence as a pocket and a house-shaped piece for your message! You're so creative!!! Also continue to be amazed at your copic coloring skills of those sweet Sherbet pips!So cute how you added the bow to their hair!

Only By His Grace said...

Wow Cami! this is so adorable. What a cute image. I love how you colored her. a real work of art inside and out. I love the ribbon flower.
Hugs Maz

Kristine said...

Hi again *Ü* Awesome card, I just LOVE that beautiful girl digi and your Fence is just perfect here. Lovely card Cami!! :)

ChatterScene.com said...

So pretty:)

Joy said...

BEAUTIFUL work Cami! so wonderfully colored and put together. love the intricate details! I am so glad you decided to join and do the CATS! you make some wonderful ladies so happy with your creations! I know Mama will love it! take care and we'll get together soon!

Shirley said...

Well, Cami, I am in love with everything you did!!! What keepers!

Jodie from Oz said...

Cami, Your card is beautiful. Your swap friend is going to love her card with so many wonderful details. I love your colouring, the images are adorable and the ribbon flowers are gorgeous. Sending you big hugs, hope you are doing well, have a great week. Hugs Jodie from Oz :) xx

Amy said...

Your card and tag are so beautiful and just amazing! I saw them on Mama's blog and just had to come and tell you how awesome they are! Love the creative way you used the ribbon and your coloring is top notch! Gorgeous work! :)