Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Brown Paper Packages tied up With Strings...


Hi everyone!

I have a fun set of cards to share with you today. I got the idea from Jennifer Mcguire's video on two for one backgrounds. In her video, she used Concord and 9th's ornament and I used the tree. She also stamped her own plaid background, and I used some designer paper. You could do this with so many different dies....be sure to watch the video for ideas!



The sentiment is from a song in a fave movie of mine....The Sound Of Music. 

Here are the lyrics:

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things
When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad.

You can listen to the song here.




While I was listening to the song, I embossed the sentiment in white, and splattered some paint drops on with a toothbrush.



Then of course....I tied on a string!!!!

I'm entering this at:

Merry Monday (craft and red)


The Card Concept (photo... the colors red and craft)




Paper: SU
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Papertrey Favorite Things
Dies: Concord and 9th Trim the Tree
Other: white embossing powder, string, white paint

29 comments:

Colleen Begley said...

Love these, Laurie! Simple and gorgeous!

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous!!! I LOVE your cards Laurie!

Jean said...

Absolutely fabulous in so many ways! And one of my favorite songs.

Carole said...

Oh these are brilliant Laurie, I must watch that video! Love the red tartan and Kraft card. I remember that song well!

Linda said...

As soon as I saw this, I knew it was a take on the video by Jennifer. Love your cards, with the plaid and Kraft. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two great cards, Laurie- just love the red tartan with the kraft! So glad you could play along with us at Merry Monday!!

Susan said...

This is a great card! I like the 2 for 1 idea and will go watch the video. Thanks for the toothbrush spatter tip, too!

Alina said...

they are beautiful, Laurie and I love this song!!!

maria f. said...

Beautiful. And thanks for the earworm! (But I love the song)

Leslie Miller said...

One of my favorite Christmas songs and it's not even necessarily a Christmas song. Love it! Ohhh, your cards are completely fabulous! I was just looking at that PTI stamp. No more shopping, please! I've been overindulging lately.

artful-notions said...

It's at the top of my favorite songs' list! Lovely duo, and love the joy of the sentiment! Gorgeous cards!

samantha's cards said...

This is fabulous !!!!!

Rein said...

These cards are so pretty!

Anna Drai said...

I am really in love with these cards!

AlisonC said...

Brilliant idea and beautifully done. The string is just perfect!

Debra Florence said...

I love your cards! I think it is great how you used the reverse too. I really like the plaid paper :)

Kelly Lunceford said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

paper bag create said...

What a FABULOUS idea and I love both cards and that sentiment is perfect!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! Both cards are absolutely super. Love the plaid paper and the words are just great. I'm singing the song right now!! :)

Melissa Grant said...

Simply Beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

PJ said...

Love that sentiment.. the song is now stuck in my head, Love the details, right down to the string on your card. Great job.

PJ said...

Love that sentiment.. the song is now stuck in my head, Love the details, right down to the string on your card. Great job. Where did you find this stamp set? Is it one giant one? I'd love to locate it. Thank you ♥

laurie said...

PJ, the stamps are listed in my supply list at the bottom of my post. They are from Papertrey and if you google it, it will pop up, and you can start shopping...LOL! Very reasonable...only $5 for that sentiment!!! It comes in 3 pieces, and includes some smaller ones with it too, like a string and snowflake. Have fun!

Notes by Nina said...

Very festive card, I love the sentiment.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

PJ said...

Thank you Laurie ♥

Jan Clothier said...

So gorgeous! Modern and stylish!

Susan Powell said...

LOVE that you took a non Christmas sentiment and made a Christmas card from it. Love the whole card - both of them!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept

Marina said...

Great use of tartan - it goes perfectly with kraft. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

sandie said...

Congrats for getting HM at Ink