Tuesday, December 30, 2014

SOS182: thrice as nice!

this week we're rolling out the last challenge of 2014 at shopping our stash, and in the true spirit of stash-busting we'd like to see projects which feature at least three different patterned papers. combining patterns is one of my favorite things, in fact my current record is 47! i'm not even close to that on today's card, in fact, i've only got four, but that's one more than i need for "thrice is nice"!

patterned paper: recollections, crate paper, basic grey; journal cards (2 combined to make an extra long panel): october afternoon; flower stack: october afternoon diecuts, prima and heidi swapp florals, doodlebug brad; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i built my card around a pair of uber-cuuuuute vintage-style journal cards ("it's a party" and the sweet kiddos peering round the door)  that i glued together to make one extra-long sentiment panel. then i grabbed a mat of yellow and orangey tiles, another mat of yellow checks (it looks solid, b/c there isn't much showing) a nice big background panel of pink polkas, and a little flag-strip with strawberries on. since there was quite a bit going on already, i kept the embellishments pretty minimal, just a flower stack held on with a cupcake brad, to reinforce the birthday party idea.

i used the current retro sketch (#146)-- admittedly in quite a loose way-- to guide the placement of my elements:

need a little more inspiration in combining patterns? head on over to SOS where the whole team has created awesomeness for your enjoyment. ciao, darlings! ♥


  1. AH-DOR-ABLE! And quite minimalist for you. :D

  2. gorgeous card, love your take on the sketch.

  3. If there was a queen of mixing and matching patterns, it would be you. That 47 pattern card is still seared into my memory as one of the greatest feats of crafting I've ever seen. I just want to steal that retro image. It's SOO cute!

  4. Fab take on the sketch and I ADORE those vintage journal cards!!

  5. Wow, this really IS minimalist for you! LOL! But day-am, it sure is gorgeous! Love the vintage journal cards and perfect pairing of those four patterned papers!

  6. I'm pretty sure 47 is not only your record but the world record!! This is so so cute :)


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