Friday, September 20, 2013

Yummy autumn sequin goodness

The other day I mentioned I loved the sequin baby card from Lucy's Cards and planned to play around with the concept.  Play I did. I loooooove sequins (anything sparkly for that matter--I'm a total magpie).  The fall blend I had really spoke to me, especially at this time of year.  Rainy and dreary days are coming to us in Seattle so I better soak up the color as much as I can.  Even with the sequins it seems a little plain so I decided to emboss it.  <insert dreamy sigh>

Now see the third pic with the yellow (think more maize yellow; this is too 70s pumpkin)?  My eye kept being drawn to the yellow instead of to the sequin tree so I switched to a more subtle color.  It made such a difference.  I also like that I have three layers.  That thin dark background mat really anchors the card.  Hmm, what else?  Oh, I tried spray adhesive for the sequins but it just wasn't strong enough so I went with a solid sheet of Scor Tape.  Muchas better.  And I didn't have a thankful stamp so I printed it with my laser printer and cut it into a little banner.

On top of all this card-making crafty joy, this design also satisfies my love of salvaging/reusing since I'm using the negative of the die cut here but the tree itself in the card below.  Yes, two cards in one day!   And I have the urge to start another.  There really is a Santa Claus, Virginia!

This one is actually in response to a challenge from my kid sister.  We've set challenges for ourselves for the following this weekend:  window frame, Autumn, get well, dog, and Kenny K.  They can be combined, repeated, whatever but all have to be used in some way by Sunday at 6pm.  This card satisfies the window and Autumn part; I may even use it for the get well but am leaning toward a dog for that one.  You've been served, girl!!

I'll be entering the sequin card in the CAS-ual Friday Colors and a Leaf Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.  You still have time to enter the challenges so do it.  It's totally fun!

Added:  Turns out you can't enter more than 1 card if it's in the same post.  Drat! 

The Details:
Memory Box Madison small window and Arboscello tree
Spectrum Noir TB1, TB2, TB3, CT4, OR1, TN7 & TN8
PTI Dark Chocolate and white paper
Heirloom "antiquity" paper
Paper Studio leaves embossing folder 
Ranger Glossy Accents 
Martha Stewart glitter (added to cover any open spots between sequins)
autumn-color solid papers I got at Ben Franklin's in a mystery paper pack


  1. Super cute idea! Love how you used these sequins!

  2. That's so much fun! I'm down here in rainy Olympia, so your sparkly sequins really jumped out at me! I love that idea and am definitely going to CASE it!

  3. Found you via SSS, neat way to use sequins. Had to let you know I burst out laughing when I arrived because I love the name of your blog. I have a kitty who likes to help me too (his name is Howie) and that photo of Frankie is really fun.

  4. Fabulous cards love the sequins used on the first one and sweet scene on the second.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


  5. Fantastic way to use sequins! LOVE it!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Sylvia xx

  6. What an awesome way to use sequins! It looks great! I love the window card, too! Thanks so much for joining us over at CAS-ual Fridays and over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  7. How cool, a sequin tree! Love it. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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