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Friday, March 8, 2013

PPC107 Playing in Paradise - Sketch

Wow!  It's Friday again!  Don't the days fly by??  Today at Playing in Paradise, our challenge is being hosted by Allison, which means we have a cool sketch to use for inspiration this week!

I'm still busy working on my Easter box cards and this week's challenge had me finishing up #2.  The sketch was so helpful when it came to embellishing the front of the card and I love the way it ended up looking.  
I used the beautiful Prima Firefly Shadows paper to make this card and some pretty Dazzle borders to frame it.  I like the dazzles for little projects like this because they are just the right scale.  The Firefly paper is such gorgeous paper and the colours are perfect for Spring projects!  The die cuts are from G45's "Place in Time".  Don't you just love the cute litte flat flowers I've added to the flower cluster?  They are a product from Jesse James Buttons called "Flats Spring Fling" and I just think they are the cutest things!
If you have trouble getting your corners to look tidy, here's a little mini-tutorial on how I trimmed the Dazzles on the front of my card.
The top two pictures show how you lay the two strips of Dazzles onto your card.  Don't press them down too hard at the corner, in order that you can lift them up, as I have done in the bottom left hand picture.  Once you have them lifted up, take your scissors and cut from the outside corner, in, at a 45 degree angle.  Then peel off the loose pieces from where you've cut, lay your Dazzles back down on the card, and your corner will be mitred. 
Remember:  Everyone is invited to play at Playing in Paradise! There are no requirements or restrictions on what products you can use to create your challenge entry. All we ask is that your project is new to our challenge. Projects that have been previously posted will not be eligible for the prize draw.  Head over here to see Allison's blog post about the sketch, and for instructions on how to enter your project.  You will also be able to see the creative ways the rest of the design team has used the sketch and visit their blogs for more detailed pictures and instructions.  (To visit their blogs, just "click" on their names!)
So come on over and play!  It's a lot of fun.  The prize that's up for grabs this week is a stamp from The Sweetest Thing, matching Chipboard, 2 Stickers, and some Die Cuts worth $20.  C'mon.  Ya know you wanna win it!!!
See you there,
PS  Don't forget to move your clocks forward at 2:00 am on Sunday night.  It's that time of year again!




  1. Beautiful project! Love the lacey border around the box!

  2. This is so pretty, I bought a whole pack of that firefly paper, I just love the colors. Thanks for the how to get your corners to line up nicely tut. Keep smiling and creating.

    1. Yes, that paper is so pretty it's hard to cover it up with anything! LOL.

  3. Beautiful Linda, I love the pretty soft colours and the sweet embellishments.

  4. Wow! Another stunning project!! Those papers are gorgeous and I love those dazzles - I couldn't resist them either :) Thanks for the tutorial; I was actually wondering how you had lined them up so perfectly!

    Hugs, Dawn

  5. Two in a row Vicky you are busy, this one is another winner, your dazzle is beautiful,it's just all darn gorgeous, thanks a bunch for creating and sharing all this creativity. Have a great weekend..

  6. I love Jesse James buttons :) They're totally addictive! And the colours you've used are so very pretty :)