July 04, 2009

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter -- e.e. cummings

This adorable card is not only my very first circle card but it is my very first card created as a Pile It On DESIGN TEAM MEMBER! Yes, you heard me correctly, I am part of a Design Team and this week marks the first week out of a 6 month commitment. I can not even begin to express how excited I am to have been chosen as part of their team (their very first team, to be exact!) and I can not wait to see what these next 6 months bring through it all. To check out the rest of the new team and what they have created this week, check it out right here!

For those of you who are new to the Pile It On challenge, let me fill you in on all of the fun! Each week, Dalis or Vicky (owners) will challenge us crafty ladies to create a project in a specific way or using a specific embellishment or technique, etc. There is just one more very important part to this challenge... you MUST "pile it on!" On top of this challenge you will have to use at least one more challenge from another challenge site. This makes creating fun and exciting... seriously, it really makes me think outside of the box and I love it! Everyone is welcome to play along and then post their work to share with the rest of us -- lots of inspiration!

Here are the challenges that I used for this week's card:

Pile It On -- Use at least 3 Embellishments (Ribbon, Button and Rhinestones)

Paper Play -- Use a Hand-crafted Flower

Paper Blooms -- Create a card in a Special Shape

HOW TO create the Paper Flower:

1. Cut out several circles (this can be done with punches or by hand)
2. Use your micro-tip scissors to cut small slits all around the circles (about 1/4" apart)
3. Trim a tiny slice off of each slit -- this will help the "petals" stand out
4. Design the circles to your liking (here, I swipped the edges with ink)
5. Adhere the layers on top of one another and use your fingertips to curl up the petals
6. Choose an embellishment of your liking for the center and adhere (I used a button and Rhinestone)

7. Place on your project and admire the beauty of the work of your own hands :)


Leslie said...

very cute. love the flower, might have to try that technique. tfs

Kim said...

Congrats to you, you deserve to be on a DT!
Kim xXx

Alanna said...

Love your card Amy. Congratulations on your appointment to the DT.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is too cute Amy! Love the flower and the pinks! Very cheerful! Looking forward to working with you! :)

Anonymous said...

Well well at least ONE of us got a DT LOL just kidding...congratulations and I love this card. Really bright and cheery to say the least and a circle to boot. Don't think I have made one yet, might have to try it. Hmm I am always using at least 2 challenges maybe I better pay more attention and chime into the Pile It On challenges. So happy for you Amy.

Laurel said...

Ooohhh, this is so fabulous! Congrats on making the DT!

raindropecho said...

I love this circle card! THe colors are just delicious too. Maybe you can enter this into the Allsorts Challenge for Shaped Card too (http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/). Looking forward to working with you at PIO!

Anonymous said...

love your card girl! we are so proud to have you as part of our team!!!

keep rocking!

-- dalis PIO's Owner and guinea pig trainer extraordinaire

yyam said...

Love this circle card Amy! I'm inspired to try one...:)

Congrats on making the DT at Pile It On!

Jules said...

Hi Amy

Lovely card - such beautiful colours. Love the flower too.

Thanks for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week and congratulations on your DT position.

Have fun!

Love Jules xx

Sandie said...

Fabulous card. Great flower and I love the shape.

Thanks for joining us on Paperplay this week :)

Julie M said...

Great card, Amy. Love those bright cheerful colours and the fun flower.

Thanks for taking my challenge on PaperPlay this week!


Leah said...

Congrats on your DT spot! Love your card, such a fun shape and love all your details:) Thanks for joining us at Paper Blooms:)

Christi said...

You rocked this challenge! Thanks for joining us at paper blooms! I really love your card and how you complimented your shape from the card in your embellishments!
Great Job! Hope to see more of your work at our next paper blooms challenge!

Deanna said...

Super cute card... congrats on the DT, I look forward to working with you!

Rose said...

you have made a fantastic card!!! congrats on your dt spop :) thanks for joining us on PB's this week

Sherry said...

this is a great card and thanks for the tutorial on your flowers. They are just perfect.

Chris said...

Your card is beautiful and congrats on your DT post, your cards certainly are inspirational! I loved your flower tutorial, very easy to follow. Chris :)

scotspanda said...

I do like the shape of this one :o) the colours are fab

thanks for joining us this week at allsorts

Amanda xx


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