Even though we may feel like we are being bombarded by catalogs for the fall and winter holidays right now, I’m finding loads of inspiration among the pages. The table runner on the bottom of the Pier 1 catalog page below was my inspiration for today’s card. What do you think of my version?
- Flowers cropped with the Boho Blossoms Punch “dress up” the stamped image from Stampin’ Up! Flowering Flourishes.
- I used small circles created with my Cupcake and Owl Builder Punches to accent the dotted patterns.
- Strips of card stock and designer series paper mimic the stripes on the table runner. It’s a wonderful way to recycle scraps, too!
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Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases (Wood-Mount 125149, Clear-Mount 126151), Flowering Flourishes (Wood-Mount 126365, Clear-Mount 126367)
Paper: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (117154), Lucky Limeade (122926), Riding Hood Red (111348), Early Espresso (119686), More Mustard (100946), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (126984), Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools: Cupcake Builder Punch (121807), Owl Builder Punch (118074), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Cannery Set Framelits Dies (127822)
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Love your colors!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful card. You do inspire me to try to make beautiful cards like you!
I think the midnight muse ribbon would look jazzy in place of the navy stripe.
Beautiful card, Mary! Love the “dressed up” flourish and the strips of cardstock and d.p.!!
A lovely use of the stamp set. I’m not 100% sold on the set, but the card has made me give it a second look.
So beautiful, Mary! Love it!
I love your dressed up flourish with the punched flowers and circles. Your regal strips are perfect too. I have also been inspired by my pile of catalogs 🙂
BTW, this weeks CAS189 on SCS is great for scraps too.
Thanks again Mary for always inspiring……
I love your rendition of the table runner! Very beautiful!
i like the table runner, too. thanks for your kind feedback. you really keep me inspired in return! i sent this card to my daughter without measuring it. the dimensions are approximately 3.5 x 6. i put it in a cello bag (vs. an envelope) and sent it to her with a treat to congratulate her on finishing her math class (yep, for the entire semester–i’m so proud) early. all she has left is the final in december. woot! hugs, m
Mary, You are so talented. This is so pretty.
I can not believe you can look at a catalog and come up with a beautiful card. Happy Stamping Mary.
Amazing what a simple added touch like those extra tiny circles can do! Love them!
I love your card (better than the runner!) you could do this with so many other projects! Great idea!
Oh Mary! I absolutely love this. Not only do I want to go buy that table runner, but I wish I was at home so I could make this card too! Can’t wait to case it! Thanks for sharing.
Mary – I’m always amazed how you can duplicate magazines and catalogs. I never think to look there for inspiration. I too would love the dimensions. Also, on others as well. Even though I’ve stamped awhile I still feel like a novice. So just a question – why don’t you list your dimensions of cut pieces on your cards? It would make it so much easier for a novice such as myself. You truly have one of the best websites!! Have a great day to all!!!!
The sentiment on the card says it all… YOU are simply wonderful, Mary! This is a great card and the colors are stunning. Love how you popped up that boho blossom punch flower…just so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
Picture Perfect Mary
Sigh…that’s what this card made me do, it is just beautiful with the color combinations and simplicity. Thanks for sharing.
Honestly Mary…..I would have thought Pier I designed their table runner from the card you designed. FABULOUS C.A.S.E. girlfriend. LOVE EVERYTHING about this card.
I like your version better than the inspiration! Gorgeous card…and USPS friendly too!
Mary – You’re simply amazing. Again. As always. :). Barb
You never disappoint with your interpretations….love your artwork.
OOOH Ms Mary , BEAUITIFUL , I love those Fall colors , Fall colors are my fav !!
Real pretty card !! Tfs
Hugs Frenchie !!
Beautiful card Mary, having a great vacation in your wonderful country from the UK(Virginia, Pennsylvania and Mass ) so will have to replicate itvwhen I return home, such lovely colours…Thanks for all your inspiration!
Beautiful card! I love how you show us your inspiration. I’m going to be looking at my Pier 1 catalog more closely! I, too, would love to know the dimensions of the card.
One of my favorites:) Love the fall colors.
Whoops – put my e-mail address in two places! Sorry all!
Simply awesome! Love the layers of color!
Great color combination and creative use of your punches! I think that would look terrific on a scrapbook page as well, one for Thanksgiving.
Your card is lovely Mary. What are the demensions?
I love this, Mary 🙂 You are spot on with the catalog. I really like how you covered up or re-colored some of the dots in the stamp image with a different color…adds so much to the stamp image. Have a great day!
Once again you’ve made me take a second look at a stamp set that I had probably only glanced at previously. Diabolical! I will be ordering it. Great card and a super reminder that ideas come from many sources.
Love this clean and simple cards, Mary. This colors are kind of gearing towards Fall, my favorite time of the year.
PS. I tried to say the title of this post at 5:15 am. and it was hard, although it was before my fist cup of coffee.
I really like this card Mary. Great idea using the punched flowers over the top of the stamp. Love the colour palate too.
Beautiful Mary – love those colours. Try saying your post title when you’ve had a few too many glasses of wine though!