Thursday, February 24, 2011

Make a Wish

Welcome to the monthly Blast from the Past blog hop sponsored by Taylored Expressions. This month's theme was "going green".

I used the fab sketch Sankari designed for a little inspiration for this hop, and I paired it with Make a Wish.

I interpreted the "going green" theme in a couple of ways. First, I used some green patterned paper from the Echo Park Little Boy collection to paper piece the letters. Next I recycled some old jeans and used my balloon dies to create fun denim balloons. Finally I reused some blue twill that I removed from the waistband of my pajamas. Don't worry...they still stay up...I've never understood why PJ makers add an elastic waistband and a ribbon tie. But hey, thanks for the twill ribbon! LOL!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

26 comments:

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! Thanks for sharing :)

Lea L. said...

Okay...this is SO cute! Totally love those denim balloons, and the sentiment is fab!! Awesome job! ♥♥♥

Lynn said...

Your posts always make me smile! I don't get why they put elastic and a tie on pajama pants either lol.
Your "green" card is fantastic! I can't believe you cut and paper pieced those letters but man they look awesome and I love your use of the denim for the balloons! Fun card!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Sweet!!! How clever to cut the balloons from jeans!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Girlie, I LOVE how you paper pieced the Make A Wish (gosh...that must have taken you FOREVER!!!). LOVE the balloons cut from jeans too! You are SO smart!!!

Karen Giron said...

Aren't you so clever using your old jeans - seriously! Love it!

Taylor said...

This is so adorable, Karen! I love the denim balloon (so clever!) and the use of the Little Boy airplane paper for such a fun bday card! Oh... and I'm glad to hear you got some free twill out of your pants! lol

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Really creative!! This card is just so cute and happy. Made me smile!

Jami said...

Oh my! Love your recycling Saucy! Such a fun card!!!

Danni said...

Let's see...I wish I was as talented as you! There I made a wish! hehehe!

Super cute and creative card!!

Lori Craig said...

Did you really paper piece those letters? OH MY! Love the denim balloons. Totally fabby! Hugs!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a cute card Karen! Love the different textures! FUN colors! :o)

Colleen Begley said...

You are da bomb! How cute is this card? Very! Those denim balloons rock as does the paper pieced greeting.
I love it!

Tracy said...

This came out F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C Karen. Love everything about it!!!

Mary J said...

Gorgeous card - the colours and layout are just brilliant!!

Kristin said...

LOVE your balloons! Just brilliant!

Leslie said...

You're a funny girl! Do we need to shop for new jeans and PJ's now?!

Denise Marzec said...

Hey Karen! Totally FUN card with those bold colors!

Joan Ervin said...

What pretty colors and papers and I LOOOVE the denim balloons!!!!

Jen Tapler said...

BRILLIANT. All of it. But especially those awesome denim balloons! Seriously, why can't I think of things like that!?

Natalie said...

Cute denim balloons!! What a fun card. Super cute, love those colorful buttons, too!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow Karen!! I just love all of your tiny little details. The denim, paper piecing, recycled ribbon. ALL fantastic!!! One week from today!!!! *wink* CANT WAIT!!

Regina Mangum said...

Okay, how brilliant are YOU? LOVE LOVE LOVE those recycled denim balloons!!!!!!

titancia said...

The denim balloons are genius! I never would have thought of that.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This card is just wonderful! I love the balloons, the string, just everything! My son likes the planes.

Chris L.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

what a fabulous card, Karen! LOVE it!