Monday, September 19, 2011

Tweaking TE for SSD93...

Hello friends & followers!  Hope your week is off to a good start - mine is, because I got to stamp today!  YAAY!  My first card was made for Sketch SSD93 by Skipping Stones Designs using their adorable 'Birthday Purses' set and some fun patterned papers from Echo Park's 'WAlk in the Park' Collection:
(please click on the photos for clearer resolution)  See the purse?  It is actually 3-dimensional - I used this shopping bags die made by Taylored Expressions - now, it is a little bigger than the largest purse image in this set, so I trimmed it down a bit and tweaked it to make it fit and stuff some of the pretty light blue glittered tissue paper that Julee sends with her Verve stamps in the mail.  Here is another angle to give you an idea of what I mean:
I just tacked on some DP strips from the scraps on the sides and VOILA - purse!  I can tuck a little Hershey's nugget or some other chocolate treat in there if I want to, there is room for something small (see why I like that TE die so much?).  Oh - there is more - To continue the 'birthdays are like purses..." sentiment on the front, inside the card we have...


Do you see the little keys I made in the corner?  I used this key punched I purchased years ago (I knew it was perfect for all those 'we've moved!' cards I need to keep making over and over) and punched out 4 keys from grey cardstock, punched a hole in their centers (which was a little tricky - had to use my craft knife to gently coax each one out without tearing them), threaded some silver wire through them and twisted them to make a key holder - TA DA!!  Do you like it?!! In the future I think I will stamp several more purse images inside and then 'hide' the keys among them.  In addition to SSD93, this card satisfies the requirements of the following additional challenges:


My second card used Jen del Muro's September Sketch-for-You-to-Try (SFYTT).  I stuck with SSD's Birthday Purses and used some yummy varnished papers from SEI's Charlamagne stack (they reminded me of the texture that some of the designer purses have) to create this card:
(Again, please click on the photo for clearer resolution).  I colored the handle and bow with Copic markers and paper pieced the middle panel section of the handbag.  The inside says 'To my favorite pursen' - cute huh?  In addition to Jen's SFYTT challenge, this card fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges as well:

Thank you all for stopping by and taking time to look at my creations and read my ramblings.  I hope you have a wonderful evening and a terrific week!
~Crafty Math Chick

14 comments:

Katie Skiff said...

So cute.. Your are so clever, I love the keys!

Emily Keaton said...

These are super cute!! I love the keys and all the great handbags!!

marilynprestonn said...

Love this card. What a clever idea to add the twine as you did. Beautiful work.

Thank you so much for playing with Party Time Tuesdays this week, we love to have you, do come again! :)Peggy

Karen B. said...

You are unbelievably clever! These cards are both downright awesome! I think the first card would be great to have a roll of a bill tucked inside. Thanks so much for playing at Skipping Stones Design!

Nancy said...

I LOVE your first card. The giant embossed candles and the 3-d purse is just over the top! Love them!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Both cards are fab--LOVE the 3D purse on the first one with the bold papers! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!! And thanks for getting punny with me:)

Stephanie said...

Wow!!! You out-did yourself with these. The 3-D purse is just absolutely adorable! I totally love it! Thanks for joining us over at SSD this week for the sketch challenge!!!

Jingle said...

These are fantastic! Great job!

nicoleqmullen said...

Love what you did with the purse on the first card, its so cute and clever! Love your keys on the second card too, they look fab so well worth the effort you went through with them!

Lynn Put said...

Fantastic purse cards! I love the fun 3D purse and bright colors on your first card!

Wendy said...

Love the card hun fab thank you for joining us at truly scrumptious this week for out challenge

Wendy DT TS

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for playing along with us over at Truly Scrumptious, and good luck. Hope to see you at our next challenge as well
Hugs, Anja

Anita said...

What a clever idea! Stunning cards!

Amy Sheffer said...

Amazingly clever and creative! Love what you've done with both of these! Thanks for playing along with the SSD sketch and the SFYTT!