Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dressed in Denim Recipe Challenge for Our Creative Corner

Hi-ya stampers! I'm back with another post today...a little later then planned. Sorry about the delay! If you are looking for my Dynamic Duos post, it is right after this one. Also I have a BLOG CANDY giveaway going on through Sunday 8/12. It's two posts down, so check it out! :) 

This week over at Our Creative Corner, the super-sweet Paula McClane is our hostess this week with a "Dressed in Denim Recipe Challenge" to try out. Check out the challenge badge above for all of the details. (I am happy to say that I actually created that badge using the new My Digital Studio 2 from Stampin' Up! CLICK HERE for some more info on digital designing...this is such a cool program!) Paula's recipe is a lot of fun and I really enjoyed adding all of the elements to put this card together. :) 
The layout of my card was inspired by the awesome sketch this week over at Create With Connie and Mary. I knew I wanted to try this one out as soon as I saw it...they always have such fun sketches! Check them out, you will see what I mean! :) 
My denim element is featured in two different places on my card. First, on the little rolled flowers using denim ribbon. Actually it counts as denim AND one of the ribbon accents. The scallop trim border was created using my favorite pair of jeans, which sadly had to retire from everyday wear due to the rip in one of the knees. Boo! I almost cried when I cut into them but in the end, LOVE that they are able be re-purposed. I never thought they would be used on a card though, so that is kind of fun! 

I ran a cut of my old denim jeans through the Big Shot with the Adorning Accents Edgelit Die. I did have to shim the denim with 3 pieces of card stock to get a clean cut through the fabric without it fraying. I am LOVING the colors in the Comfort Cafe DSP, too. Right now, Summer Starfruit seems to be my "go-to" color and I just love the rich look of this paper. I have listed all of the supplies I have used at the end of this post, but please shoot me an email if you have any questions. 
Thanks for stopping by! Please stop by and see what the rest of the Our Creative Corner Design Team members have whipped up with for their "Dressed in Denim" creations. We would love it if you would join us and play along this week. The challenge closes on Friday, August 17th at 11:59 PM (EST).
The Our Creative Corner Design Team

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved (sentiment)
Paper: Comfort Cafe DSP, Birds of a Feather DSP (for the Summer Starfruit pattern), Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede (used to "mat" the scalloped denim Edgelit) and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Cajun Craze Classic ink
Punches: 1- 1/4" Square punch (to create banner edges), 1" Circle punch and 1/2" circle punch (used to create the rolled ribbon flowers)
Accessories: 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon, Summer Starfruit 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Naturals Designer Buttons, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Bitty Banners Framelits Die, Sticky Strip and Mini Glue Dots
Non-SU! Accessories: my old jeans! 


  1. There is such fun movement in this card Anne Marie with all of your patterns and texture. GREAT card!!

  2. THis is adorable! I have a piece of denim hanging around my craftroom that just NEEDS to be used for something....I need to get busy and play with this challenge!

  3. Hello Anne-Marie
    I am so loving your rolled denim flowers, they look wonderful. And I am pleased to hear that someone else had to cut up their Jeans!!!
    A beautiful card that is very pleasing to the eye.

  4. Hi Anne,
    Great card but I always like your cards.

    Great job
    Diana from WI

  5. Hi Anne, I love what you've done with the challenge this week. Those rolled denim roses are DELISHUS and look gorgeous with your choice of colours and patterns.

  6. Out of the park girl! This is fabulous! If I used an old piece of denim on a card it would just look like an old piece of denim! And what a computer guru you are to create that badge - looks terrific!

  7. Love all of the fabulous patterns you chose! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  8. Ann Marie, I love this project! First of all now I need to buy the denim ribbon, LOL! The little coiled flowers look great with it. Plus, the combination of DSP's is great.

  9. Fab card! Love the gorgeous paper, banners, and awesome flowers! Take care, hugs!

  10. This is just fabulous!! I love the ribbon flowers done with the denim ribbon! So clever!! And all your details really finish it off beautifully! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  11. Well golly, where do I begin? Each little section of your card just drew my eyes in and I was giddy with how the colors and textures made me so happy. Evey section just holds its own and the entire card works together perfectly. That is a fabulous sketch you took inspiration from too!
    Hope you are doing better each day and hugs to you.
    Lisa xx

  12. WOW...what a totally FABULOUS card! LOVE all your details but I think my favorite is your denim flowers - GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  13. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the jean ribbon flowers and the touch of denim scallop very clever! Love the colors and button accents, too! A wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  14. I am glad you have been a busy little bee, keeps your mind off of your toes. Love that you incorporated your old denim into your card, makes it extra special!

  15. OMGoodness this is so cute! What a great idea with the denim and your flowers are beautiful Anne! Thanks for playing CCMC!

  16. OMG, I'm just getting around to this did I miss it? WOWZERS this is one fabby creation AM. ADORE your use of denim here. Those flowers are gorgeous-ness and I love the denim scalloped trim. SU should sell that!! Love your colors, the layered ribbons...omg, I could go on and on. Just gorgeous, my friend!! ((hugs))

  17. This is such an awesome card. I love the fact that you cut up your old jeans to make your flower. This shows true 'thinking outside the box'. I must remember this idea. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

  18. Anne Marie. This is gorgeous. Perfect colours and design.

  19. Fab denim rosettes!!! I love them! Hope you are back on your feet!

  20. LOVE the rolled denim flowers! They are ADORABLE! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  21. I LOVE all the denim accents. They're perfect with that gorgeous DSP. And the rolled flowers are so sweet with their little buttons!

  22. I love the colors and the added denim it works perfectly with the Comfort Cafe paper. I'm so glad you played along with the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

  23. Wow! Great use of the denim! Those rolled flowers are perfect! Love the layout too! Have a great weekend!

  24. LOVE the ribbon flowers! Brilliant idea (forgot about that!) and as tough as it was to cut into them, your jeans make fantastic trim! Comfort Cafe is one of my new favorites too!


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Anne Marie