Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Mashup! Feel Better Soon!

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Happy Friday! Time for another Friday Mashup Challenge!
Summer vacations are upon us, and everyone wants to get out and play! Nothing dampens vacation plans like a poorly timed allergy-cold or bad case of sunburn! Sometimes we need to spread a little cheer to the ones we love who are feeling the ick-ies...and I never have enough Get Well cards around. Time to change that! Plus, using fabric in paper crafting is a fun trend...let's see what you can do with it! So here's the challenge...

1) Make a Get Well card

2) Make a project using fabric or some soft texture...denim, cotton balls...but ribbon doesn't count!

3) Mash it up and Make a Get Well card using fabric!

I pulled out some new DSP that I was able to get early in April...Paisley Petals. LOTS of incredible patterns and colors. I chose to highlight this image because it is so pretty! I sponged the edges with cherry cobbler ink. I added a strip of soft suede, which was embossed with vintage wallpaper folder and my big shot. For the fabric, I pulled out my never-even-opened-box of Deck the Halls fabric from the Holiday Mini. Turns out this fabric, and so many others are available in the new Idea Book and Catalog! I used the Tasteful Trim die to cut out this nice curvy strip. then used the new Four Frames stamp set, along with Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped with river rock and cherry cobbler on very vanilla, then punched out with the extra large decorative punch. I added another layer of cherry cobbler and an antique brad for the last details, popped up with dimensionals, of course! The whole thing is mounted on a river rock card base. I am so thrilled with how this turned I have to think of who needs a pick-me-up!

I am gonna add another card which I was unable to post Monday. You see, I first tried putting fabric on some seam binding. Looks good, but couldn't get it to work with the over all design of my first card. I think the knot was bothering me! LOL! But I used it for this card...which features soon to retire dsp and a long-ago retired lady bug image. How cute is that bug??

After using NONE of this fabric for months, I think I may have found a way to have fun with it!

Can't wait to see what you create! Put MU#10 in your keywords for your online gallery.

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Stunning top card, I'm sure anyone receiving this will appreciate it and your second card is just so cute. x

  2. Beautiful work Kim! I really love the layout on the first one & that ladybug is sooo adorable! Great work Hun & TFS!!!!

  3. Love how you incorporated the DSP image as a focal point on your card...this is so pretty!!

  4. Beautiful cards, TFS. I'm following from Stampers Connection.

  5. Both of these cards are fantastic Kim! I definitely agree with you about the image on the DSP in the first one...what a great idea to use that as a focal point!

    Great challenge this week Kim!

  6. this is lovely. I adore the new designer paper and what a great layout!

  7. Kim, I love that paper you have used and am hoping that it comes to us here in Australia. Brilliant card. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

  8. The paisley card is so beautiful! What a great way to showcase the paper. I was having trouble with comments, and after I upgraded Firefox to the latest version, the problem was solved.

  9. Gorgeous card Kim! I love how you used that die with the fabric!

  10. Oooh... that first one is scrumptious! I love that Paisley Petals DSP!

  11. Oooh... that first one is scrumptious! I love that Paisley Petals DSP!

  12. Great Challenge this week Kim.. i never seem to make Get well cards.. I found I only had one stamp that even said Get well so my mission is to acquire some out of the new catty! I need that die now too, Love the look of the fabric on your card and the soft edges you sponged..