For some reason, this week's sketch at The Paper Players blog inspired me to make a card about my obsession. Hmmm, is it a sign that it may be time for a new bag for the fall season? :)
The color combo came from.....me! I wanted to participate in a color challenge but decided to just let the sketch dictate the color combo. I really wanted to use the Greenhouse Gala DSP because I love the bright color mix of this paper.
Some time ago, I saw this cute idea to make these little "punch handbags" on Splitcoast Stampers (sorry, I can't remember exactly WHO it was) and thought they would be fun on this card. The bags are made from the Round Tab, Curly Label and 1 1/4" Circle punches. I made the handles by double punching the 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval punch and the 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval punch. The little "flaps" on the bags were made with the Modern Label and 1 3/4" x 7/8" punches and accented with silver brads.
After I decided on the punches, I needed a cute image to go with them (yes, I do things backwards, I know). My friend Dawn gave me this sassy, little stamp last month as a gift. (She is so sweet!) I thought it would be PERFECT with this card. She looks like she's contemplating getting her little mitts on a new bag, doesn't she? Just like me! Hee Hee!
I colored her in and then paper pieced her skirt to match one of the bags to tie in all of the colors. Then I added an itty-bitty dab of sparkle on her necklace and handbag so she would be perfectly accessorized. The sentiment just seemed so perfect because let's be honest, who doesn't LOVE a little "retail therapy" every now and again!
Have a great Saturday! I'm off to get some things ready for a BBQ we are hosting today. Maybe I can sneak in a little shopping trip, too...hmmmm!
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Basic Black and Early Espresso classic ink, Versa-mark
Punches: Round Tab, Curly Label, 1 1/4" Circle, Modern Label, Word Window, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval, 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval, 1 1/4" Square and 1 3/8" XL Square
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, black embossing powder, silver brads
Non-SU! products: stamped image and sentiment, glitter glue and some really FABULOUS markers