OK it's not Monday or Tuesday...CHA Papertrey followup

Yes, I'm a bad blogger. I don't seem to have the time I used to have and I'm not sure why that is.
Anyway, I said I'd post my second make & take from the Papertrey booth at the CHA consumer show from August 1. The stamp set used was the exclusive CHA set, and I didn't get it right, lol. There were so many people waiting their turn for the make & take, that I just figured I could practice more later. So here's the original:

And here's my version.

I did a standard 4.25 x 5.5, and theirs was slightly smaller. And since the Vintage Cream piece was slightly larger for the larger card base, I flipped the stamps around and added a bit of a flourish in the upper right. After I cut the cardstock, I realized I should have made it to open at the bottom to accommodate the wrapped twine, but instead, it was opening at the side. I figured, well, I can punch a hole to string the twine through. But then I cut the green piece too small, so it became notched at one end. And then there was no room for the button. Hey...I was trying to salvage what I could, lol. I also don't have the Polka Dot II set they used on the green piece, but I got my first Cornish Heritage Farms Scrapblock at the consumer show, so I used that instead, and it was a nice, muted effect. I didn't have the colors they used at the make & take, so I used Colorbox Chalk ink. I still think it came out pretty nice.
Since my brother-in-law was kind enough to send me money to spend at the consumer show -- he essentially enabled me to get this exclusive set -- he's getting this card. I made another card this evening with the set as a birthday card for my sister-in-law, so I'll post that sometime soon. I'm not making any more projections of when I post things because apparently, life happens. :-)
Thanks for looking!



denise said...

You already know I am a fan of your card making...I like your ribbon better...but I do like the
addition of buttons....

so glad you had a great time....

patriciad said...

Your version of Nichole's card is very pretty. Isn't that set great? Love it.

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