Lucky me, my Paper Pretties kit arrived yesterday containing several new stamp sets (VeggieBella, ExpectaFellaBella both from StampingBella and By The Seashore from MFT)!
I was itchy to play with my new rubber, so this was a great excuse! It was so nice to be able to open stamps right up and get cracking... no trimming! I have to say, that's so handy....
The first challenge was to create a sour cream container...they're a quick little treat if you need a party favor. This one could hold some chocolate covered coffee beans, M&M's any little trinket related to coffee....
I've had an Au Chocolat card in my head featuring My Favorite Things "Hot Stuff" so it was a no brainer for me to use that for my sour cream container. I did sorta feel like I was cheating by using designer paper rather than stamping something.... but hey, I was pressed for time!
The next challenge was a color challenge to use Rust, Dark Purple and Straw. I had this Basic Grey Mellow Paper that was just what I needed for this challenge, as well as some Bravo Burgundy I haven't used since my Christmas cards from LAST year! My brand spankin new Veggie Bella from Stamping Bella - featured in Paper Pretties September Card Kit - was perfect for this task! I loved coloring her in and paper piecing her overalls out of Close to Cocoa paper. The sentiment reads "Simple Joys" and is part of a longer PaperTrey Ink sentiment. I inked only the portion I wanted with my Choc Chip marker and then punched it out with my Word Window punch.
I'll admit that The last challenge really scared me when I first saw it. It was a sketch challenge that I wasn't sure WHAT to do with. Then, I remembered that my package of goodies contained the My Favorite Things stamp set in the October Paper Pretties kit.
I grabbed my marvy uchida giga scallop and mega plain circles and got to work. Instead of the undulating wavy image in the sketch, I used a scallop border with the scallops pointing up.
The sentiment "Friendship" is placed on a 1 1/4 circle of Very Vanilla and matted on a 1 3/8 circle of Close to Cocoa. A little "Three For You" flower accent with a cute polka dotted brad that I got at the Paper Pretties Corner Store was the perfect touch!
I was right up to the wire to post this for the challenge, but when I came down to clean up, it needed a little something. So, beyond the deadline for posting to the Paper Pretties group site, I eyeletted the scallops around the circle and on the scalloped edge and added faux stitching to the saffron panel. Oh, and I carefully doodled around the sentiment to fill in some empty space.
If you're a Paper Pretties Member, I hope you'll join us for next month's SIYJ! It was really fun and I hope to see you there!