Tuesday, January 26, 2016

all the best cards are inspired by great literature... obviously... :) :) :)

ok, possibly not ALL the best cards, but this week at shopping our stash we're making cards "inspired by a book". this turns out to be a lot of fun AND a fabulous source of ideas, so won't you join us? as an antidote to the extreme winter weather we on the east coast endured over the weekend, i decided to base my card on elizabeth von arnim's "the enchanted april", so i assembled me some blue skies, green fields, sunshine, and fluffy clouds:

patterned paper: prima, mme, recollections, crate, making memories; hot air balloon and sentiment stickers: echo park; leather flower sticker: k and co; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; cloud and circle punches: ek success; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i also went for some texty papers, to enforce the "literature" vibe, lol. i'm not entirely sure where the hot air balloon came from. it must've drifted in from an extra copy of "around the world in 80 days" i left laying around. ya gotta be careful about stuff like that; books are POWERFUL, you know! :)

another fabulous source of cardmaking inspiration is the sketch saturday blog, where this week's layout looks a bit like this:

of course, my fellow SOS dt members are rockin' it once again this week, so you should really hop over and check it out, before heading to your bookshelves and then your craft supplies, darlings! ♥


  1. Love those texty clouds ... such a magical card.

  2. Love it... bright, bright, sunshiny card!

  3. What a fun card, love the collage-y look fabulous job.

  4. Now this is the Lauren I know and love! Great collage and fabulous paper choices! The card is as airy as it's theme! Beautifully conceived and perfectly executed!

  5. Lauren this is such a lovely patchwork of papers and shapes, it makes me smile and thing of spring.

  6. It looks like springtime has arrived - and I love it! I imagine everyone is ready for spring too. Very pretty card and love all the different elements on this.

  7. Fun take on the Sketch Saturday layout this week. Very mixed media and so trendy.

  8. Fantastic take on the sketch. I love the pretty soft colours!

  9. What a fabulous collage of pretty patterned papers and a happy scene too. Yep, this card is the PERFECT antedate to this east coast snow storm. I love your card..a new Laureny favorite for me…you are a genius at combining pretty papers!!!

    1. stoopid auto-correct..misspells antidote!

  10. Great card and I love all the spring elements. I had to laugh at your "books are powerful" comment. I read before going to bed (so that cats can hang with me) and sometimes my dreams continue whatever saga I was reading. It gets real confusing when you get back to the book later and wonder about the plotline you dreamt.


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