Monday, May 5, 2008

Tickled Pink

It's been a while since I stamped anything based on a photo in a catalog or sales flyer, but when I saw this bedding in the bed bath and beyond catalog I just couldn't resist. First of all, I loved the colors. But I also loved the geometric prints, especially on the toss pillow. Want to know what it reminded me of? Hmmm . . . what am I known for hoarding that everyone else just throws away? Any guesses?

That's right! Scraps! And this pillow was just perfect for the scraps that are hardest to use -- the 1/2 inch strips that are left over after you cut down card stock for layers. Woo Hoo! I now have the perfect layout to use all those strips.

As you can see, I didn't exactly use a lot of imagination on this card. In fact, it's almost a perfect pillow CASE (tee hee hee -- I crack myself up!).

Clearly there wasn't a lot of stamping to this card. I just took a whisper white base, added a piece of pretty in pink card stock and then added strips of whisper white, pretty in pink and regal rose. I was trying to figure out what sentiment to use on this card when it hit me -- I had just the thing in my "Many Happy Returns" set. It described both the card and how I felt when I put it together -- tickled pink!

So now it's your turn. Create your own perfect pillow CASE. Find some bedding that really inspires you and make a card! And when you're done post a link so we can all admire your handiwork!


Diane said...

I LOVE it Diane!!! It's so wonderful to see where you get your inspiration,I'm gonna have to start lookin' around!

Melissa said...

OOOOOOOhhh! Fabulous!

Many Blessings,

Tammy said...

Absolutely Beautiful!! I love the weaving!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your pillow case - LOL! :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great case of a case! LOL

LeAnne said...

This is so cool! I have been inspired by lots of magazine photos, but I don't have a scanner so I don't bother to do it! This is a beautiful, fresh, simple card, I love it!