this week at shopping our stash we're at code red for a cute critter alert! by which we mean: we want to see projects which feature... well... a cute critter. ok, i guess this one was actually pretty self explanatory! for my card, i chose an old favorite i haven't used for a bit, the cute little fawn i first found in the paper-piecing pages of scrapbooks, etc, many moons ago. and wouldja believe that even though that magazine ceased publication years ago, their extensive paper-piecing archive including this sweet little guy are still available for free?! check it out!
|paper pieced deer pattern from BHG scrapbooks etc archive; piece of real birch bark that was laying on my lawn after a big rainstorm last week... can't imagine whence it came b/c i don't think anyone anywhere in our neighborhood even has a birch tree, but i was pretty psyched to find it; patterned paper: basoc grey, glitz design, k and co + a bit of index from an old atlas; white glossy cardstock: paper accents; self-stick felt fern: prima; leafy ribbon: may arts; cloud punches: ek success; butterfly punch: martha stewart; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foamtape, sewing machine|
do you see the cool mat that looks like birch bark? well, IT IS birch bark!!! would you believe i found it laying on my lawn last week after a huge rainstorm we had? true story. so of course i had to use it, asap. i've used the faux polaroid idea about a gazzillion times before, and i'm willing to predict i'll eventually use it a gazzillion times more... because it always seems like such a good way to turn a bunch of little elements into a scene.
want to see additional uber-cute critters? there are many awaiting you at shopping our stash right now!!!