Monday, June 21, 2010

The Giving Tree



 "Come, boy, sit down. Sit down and rest. And the boy did. And the tree was happy..."

This card is my entry for the third round of PaperCraft's Gallery Idol Competition. Our challenge this time was to think outside the box and create a card using ribbon in creative ways. So...looped ribbon leaves, sheared ribbon grass and tiny flowers adorn a real twig to create my version of The Giving Tree, one of my most favorite books to this day! Do you agree that sending someone a handmade card "just because" is a very fine gift in itself, sure to make them happy?


You can vote here! Voting for this round ends Thursday, June 24th at noon. I'm so thankful for your support and comments that have kept me going and getting me this far! I'm beyond excited!

Supplies Used: Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific) Bashful Blue (Stampin Up) Stamps: Clouds from You're Dandy (Practicing Creativity Designs) Pigment Ink: Bashful Blue (Stampin Up) Sticker Sentiment: (SRM Stickers) Ribbon: Always Artichoke Grosgrain (Stampin Up) Pale Green Grosgrain (Offray) Embellishments: Flowers (Prima- thanks to the kind and fabulous Laural!) Tools: Black Marker (Pilot) Other: Twig

29 comments:

  1. ohhh I love this oh so creative gf.. love your giving tree!

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  2. I love it! I voted and shared the love on twitter (not that I'm a total twitter using gal, but I'm trying to help put the word out there!).

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  3. You totally nailed this one, Sweetie! I love this card and your creative use of ribbon ... and that twig is brilliant!! You're rockin' this round!!

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  4. Beautiful card Karen! Great use of ribbon! Love it!

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  5. love your ribbon tree! so clever and fun!! love it!! good luck!!

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  6. This is wonderful! I love how you used the ribbon.

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  7. Karen I am so happy for you that you've made top 10. I'm sorry I've been a bad blog follower lately. I'm just so so so happy you've made it this far...although I am not at all surprised.

    I love how you came up with something different to use the ribbon. That tree is amazing but I'd have to say that my favourite part is the grass...what a fantastic idea!!! And you got a chance to use those flowers. Oh that makes me even more happy =)

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  8. Hi Karen! Your card is so wonderful. I agree that the grass is genius. This book is one of our family favorites and I adore the Delong behind your card's creation. Good lick!

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  9. i'm loving this flowering tree, karen! -this is just so clever:) good luck!

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  10. this is all sorts of wonderful, karen!!! the tree certainly is innovative, i've never seen a ribbon tree before! just too cute!

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  11. okay, love what you've done Karen...sooooo fabulous!!!!

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  12. Love the ribbon tree and ribbon grass!

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  13. Karen, this is fantastic! Definitely a WOW! project!

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  14. Love how you've used the ribbon in very fun, unique ways! And with the giving tree running through my mind too... a lovely gift indeed!
    Off to vote for you, my friend!!! :)

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  15. Love this idea and the background is fabulous! Good Luck!

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  16. Love this card Karen! You are rockin' these challenges! Wishing you lots of luck!

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  17. Karen, this is so cute! I love that story and I love that you used real twig & how you use the ribbon for leaves! Good luck!:)

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  18. This is ingenious!!! Love it!

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  19. I love this Karen- very ingenious!

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  20. Your card is SOOOOOOOO cute! I love it! Good luck :)

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  21. This is amazing Karen! Good luck!!!

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  22. So pretty! And a really clever idea with the ribbon...love the twig too! I love that you always put so much thought in the making of your cards Karen! Send me a "Just because" card any day! :)

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  23. Karen, this card is FABULOUS!! I mean ribbon for a tree? Who would think of that? Only you! And I LOVE it! Congrats on making to the top 10 and good luck!

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  24. This is awesome Karen! I love the way you DO think outside the box! Congratulations!

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  25. This is so out of the box! I love the texture of the twig and the finer details (the serrated look of the 'grass' has that freshly mown look!). It all makes for a fantastic card! I really hope you win!

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  26. Perfect! Great way to use ribbon. This one is definitely outside the box!

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  27. This is so creative!!! Love what you did with the ribbon! Good luck to you!!

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  28. such a pretty tree! when i first saw it i was like oh wow - i want to frame this!! good luck tomorrow :)

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  29. Oh my word this is so fantastic. I love the ribbon leaves - and the tree itself is very clever. Awesome card. And thanks for stopping by my blog.

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