Saturday, December 10, 2011

Just Us Girls Challenge #114

Hi all!  I whipped up a project to play along with Just Us Girls this week, so I'm popping in to share real quick.  I'm getting up early to lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery so I need to get some zzzzzs (you'll probably be reading this while I'm laying wreaths :).  The oh-so-talented Kathryn is our hostess this week for a fun technique challenge (JUGS114).  She challenged us to create a Center Step Card, which I've never done so I thought I'd give it a stab.  I also needed a birthday card for a co-worker, so it worked out perfectly :0]
I wanted to use some of my new paper from the Amour collection, so I went with that color palette.  I recolored the leaves of my Happy Hallows tree to match, printed and cut with the Well Rounded Tag.  I cut my black layer by increasing the size of my tag by 10% and shaving off about 1/8th inch from the bottom.  I used a Recollections border punch on the side panel layers, and decorated the bottom with black sewing trim, ribbon, resin Recollections roses, and my sentiment.  The Happy Birthday comes from the So Sentimental set and is cut using the Lil Inker Designs Sentiment Flag.

For the inside, I printed my "Just For You" sentiment and a few colored leaves and cut them out using the Be-Dazzled cut file.  Simple, yet effective I think :] 
You can follow along with the very easy instructions HERE if you'd like to play along by making a Center Step Card this week!  Be sure to check out the DT's amazing projects for some additional inspiraton :] 

Lenet ~ December Guest Designer

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


Lynn said...

Kristin, Thank you so much for your service at Arlington today! I really can't tell you how much I appreciate it! Your card is gorgeous too. I love that MTME image! The tree is so versatile and gorgeous!

Kathryn B said...

Oh My!!! I just this card all pretty with pink Kristin! Love the tree and how you made it three dimensional! I need to get busy with this paper from MTME! So glad you could join us this week! Hope all went well with the wreath laying(hats off to you girl!) Merry Christmas!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love it

Lisa Kind said...

Welcome back! We've missed you! So nice to see you playing along again! I love those papers you created...I didn't get a chance to use them this month, but they will be used! This card is gorgeous! I just love the colors and the tree is very pretty! Hope to see you again real soon!

Dana Gustafson said...

She's baaaaack! Hey lovely JUG-head! So glad you could pop in with your pretty pink card this week. The tree design is so cute and you know I love this color scheme.

Thank you for laying wreaths at Arlington. You are an inspiration!

Elise said...

Hiiiiiiii, sweetie pie - It's SO great tgo have your creative magic back in the loop this week! YOU are inspirational on SO many levels! - It's simply a pleasure to "know" you! {*sigh!) THIS version of the center step technique is positively breath taking! THOSE LEAVES! Meow! Thanks, for sharing your precious creative time/output - we CHERISH you! xoxoxo!

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