Saturday, May 19, 2012

My "Not Square Card"

Hello dear friends and welcome!  We had a beautiful, sunny day here today and I spent some time in my flower gardens, which, of course, wore me out.  So, I didn't make dinner (Praise God for leftovers!) and I laid on the couch for a couple hours.  But, now the second wind has hit and I am ready to post!

I have a card for the challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's where the challenge is to not make a square card.  Not a problem, right?  Right!  Sort of.  There's more than 1 way to get from point A to point B.  The direct route and any number of scenic routes.  Mine was definitely scenic.  At least in my head.  I started with one idea.  Which got me thinking about the pros and cons.  Which led to another idea.  And another.  Until I came up with my card.  But then, being the perfectionist that I am, my brain had to keep working out the details til I was happy with it.  (And my brain doesn't like heavy duty thinking lately!)  First, let me show you the image I chose.  She is Sweet Little Avery.  I have used her before and she is so adorable!
Don't you just love her?  I used my Prismacolor pencils to color her sweet little self.  What a cutie!  I inked the edges of the image with a SU ink pad and added some pearls.  But, remember the scenic route?  This isn't just "Not a Square Card".  You ready for this?
TA-DA!  It's a purse!  (Please don't ask how I got from point A to point B.  I'm sure I've forgotten all the twists and turns!)  I used my new embossing folder from Cuttlebug called Tiny Mosaic.  I see great possibilities with this one!  The button is from my stash as are all the beads I threaded on some necklace size memory wire.  It will keep its curved shape permanently (just like me I'm afraid!).  The yellow around the edges is actually bias tape from my stash.  I was looking for some Velcro to close the purse (don't ask what happened with the magnets I bought) when I found the bias tape!  Score!!  I adhered it with my Scortape although the seamstress/quilter in me desperately wanted to sew it on.  But given the embossed paper I knew the presser foot would smoosh it (yes, I have smooshed some before!), so I settled for tape.  Ready for the inside?
Isn't that DP delicious?  Its from a K&Co stack by Susan Winget called Spring Blossom.  Can you see how glittery this sheet is?  Love it!  The sentiment comes from a set I purchased from Papertrey Ink.  Their sets come with an empty CD case, a clear label to put on the front and room inside to mount the stamps.  They stay neat and clean and I think they're great!
Here's another look at Avery and all that glitter!
Here's the back.  That purple box is not part of the purse  ;)  The button on the front made it tip over and this was the only way it would stay up for it's picture!

I am entering my "card" in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Not a Square Card
Shopping Our Stash - Bingo (diagonal from top left corner: yellow, pearls, free, ribbon, pink)
Divas by Design - Tickled Pink
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes

I think that's about it.  Did you make it through all my ramblings?  You deserve a prize for that!  Thanks for taking a peek today!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. Well! I can say that I like the results of your getting from point A to point B! this is fantastic! I love your darling little purse.. what a fabulous idea! I can see lots of gals wanting to make this little treasure!
    your coloring of little Avety is precious!
    Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl -don't be square- challenge this week!

  2. OMGoodness!! This is so very adorable! You're so creative and this is just so pretty. Love the image and your coloring and the little "purse" is sensational! Precious!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

  3. WOW; that's a different card shape, this little purse looks fab! Happy bright colors and sweet image. Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious' Anything Goes Challenge.


  4. Fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  5. Well, your scenic route certainly did turn out beautifully! This is super precious. I absolutely LOVE it. How creative and fun. Beautiful.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Anything but Square challenge this week

  6. so cool! Great idea with the little purse, love the colors too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash !

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  7. WOWZERS! You definitely took this challenge over the top, Miz Michelle! I love your purse!! And surprise...Avery on the inside! And I love, LOVE Avery!! So glad you've joined us again this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  8. WOWZERS!!! This is awesome-way to go! Definitely not your ordinary square! I love this!
    I am so glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl challenge. Good luck!

  9. Great card/bag! Love it such a clever design! Gorgeous colouring too
    Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design
    Kat xx