Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SOS35: across the border

here's a bold statement for ya: not only do i think shopping our stash is one of the cleverest concepts in challenge blogs EVER, it's also my opinion that miss carla is one of the very best challenge-thinker-uppers (yeah, that's a technical term!) working today! i am always excited to find out what the next theme is going to be, because i know it'll make me stop and think... and then come up something i would not have thought of on my own. so what are we doing this week?  here's the brief:

Challenge 35 - Across the Border 

Use any border punch 
Create your own border out of what you have on hand.

i needed a "guy card" in a hurry, so of course i raided my scraps-n-leftovers box. i found some pre-cut borders... (and punched a few more) i found some biggish scraps... i even found the cloud paper cupcake top that i had apparently cut out but not used for a previous card. then i remembered a pack of space alien stickers with only a few left, so i used 'em up! and here's my card. i cannot say it is the best thing i've ever made, but it's cute and fun and certainly brightly colored, eh?! mission accomplished!

(border punches: ek success (notebook and large scallop) and recollections; cardstock base: ki memories; patterned paper--all scraps--sassafras, prima, making memories, dcwv, sei, mme, origami paper; stickers: memories complete + sandylion; labels: dymo; ink: colorbox; pen: uniball signo; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, xyron)

why not pull out YOUR scrap box, grab a couple of punches, round up some leftover bits and bobs and see what awaits you... ACROSS THE BORDER! then hop over to SOS this week to see the DT's creations as well as the amazing gallery of readers' cards! :)


  1. This couldn't be cuter!! LOVE!!!

  2. Your card is fantabulous! Love, love the fun sentiment! Oh, and I agree, Carla rocks with SOS!

  3. How fun is this....alien and cupcake...gotta love it.

  4. There is nothing I like more than a Lauren monsta card and your creative Dymo sentiments :)

  5. You know what, I love this card and the sentiment is so clever.. You schould start your own stamp label with your great sentiments... I think I have to write this down and use it in either english or norwegian... Take me to your cake... How clever is that... <3 <3 <3 did I mention genious !!


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