Thursday, December 29, 2011

Paper Lovin' Mojo

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and for those of you who get the whole week off I hope you are relaxing and enjoying whatever you are doing.  I have spent a lovely few days with my husband and daughter, eating Christmas food, and enjoying the time away from work. 

One of the things I do to relax is to create, and this week at Paper Lovin' Gals there is a great inspirational picture to help the creativity flow.  I think this picture is a great break away from the Christmas theme we have had for a few weeks, and a reminder that 2012 is just a few short days away.  The inspiration I have taken from this picture is the rosette and the colours - what will inspire you?  The layout, colours, theme ... it doesn't matter really because you can join in by creating anything that was inspired by this picture, a scrap page, card, 3D item or even something not paper craft related! So pop over and join in this week.
I also took inspiration from the Mojo Monday sketch this week.

I just love making rosettes, and this was no exception, this one is made using 2 pieces of 6" x 1" card stock which I scored at 1/8" and then fan-folded and joined.  The next part is a bit fiddly, you need to adhere the ends together to form one loop then wiggle it until you lay it flat.  I adhere mine to a 1" circle at the back to help me keep it in shape while the glue dries.  I added a Calypso Coral flower using the Triple Layer Blossom Bouquet.  Can you spot the two new products that will be part of the Sale-A-Bration rewards in January? The little brad and the Lucky Limeade Organdy ribbon that I have layered over some Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon and a small strip of white card stock.  I am loving the effect this gives.

Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Stamping


  1. Oh Monique, this is absolutely glorious!! Love the colors you pulled out of this photo as well as the lovely rosette. Wishing you a Happy New Year.


  2. Hi Monique, this is so pretty. Love the bright colour combo you've ended up with.

    Hope 2012 is filled with awesome things for you and your beautiful family. Thanks for stopping by with your comments and new year wishes.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. Beautiful card! Love fan folds. Don't ya just love SU?

  4. Such a PRETTY PRETTY card Monique! Your rosette is fabulous!! I need to remember the 1/8" inch score mark.. I did mine at 1/4"... and it worked but it's REALLY 3-D. Love every single element about your card! Happy New Year to you!

  5. Great take on the inspiration photo.. I love the colors you used. Those new brads are adorable, I have a set coming as well. I can't wait to play with them.


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