Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the First Challenge of 2017!!!

Challenge #284 at Shopping Our Stash is Shape up!!! Use any shape except circle, square or rectangle, it was a bit confusing for me but I made a shaped card. I have been really busy as we were out for New Year's Eve then out again for Brunch on New Years Day so time to make something was getting really slim then I thought a TeePee card I had the perfect image for it already printed and the search was on, but it wasn't until the next day I found it. Since I have been making Christmas cards for the whole of 2016 I still have lots of scraps and that is what I used from my scrap file box.

You can find lots of tutorials on making one of these cards and are quite simple as long as you pay attention to how to tape or glue it together. The "Big Present" is a digital image from Mel-Jens unfortunately they are no longer in business.  I fussy cut it out and popped it up. The card will lie flat for mailing when you untie the ribbon. 

Now comes the part about paying attention to gluing, this patterned paper was supposed to be on the front but once it was down there was no getting it off so decided the stripes would look good too.

I put some spica sparkle gel pen over the bow but doesn't show in the picture.  

Challenges I would like to enter:
Starting out 2017 with the first Jingle Belles Rock challenge.~~ No time like the Presents

Thanks for visiting this first blog post of the new year. Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous 2017.


~amy~ said...

How fun, I've never seen a teepee card before! It's perfect as a gift!

Maria A. said...

WOW!! Barbara, I have never seen a TeePee card either, ever!!! Love, love yours, what fun and the papers are perfect for it.
I can see a hint of the sparkle on the bow, so pretty.
I will have to go look for some videos on how to make this cards, I think they can be used for any occasion.
Beautiful job.
Big hugs,

lauren bergold said...

ohhhhh you are SO CLEVER when it comes to engineering!!! i absolutely love this as a shaped card for SOS & of course i adore it as a glorious addition to our JINGLE BELLES "no time like the presents" gallery! <3 <3 <3

Chris Dring said...

What an awesome shaped card, Barbara! Love the tee pee shape, and now you have your first Christmas card done for the year!

lauren bergold said...

just thought i'd come say, "I LOVE THIS" one more time... as an official JINGLE BELLES comment, since i'm pretty psyched you're gonna hang with us again this year! :)

Chana Harris said...

Well, Barbara, you certainly did not stay confused long! This is a great project for a Shape challenge! This is MARVELOUS!

Mimi said...

This is very cool... oh, the possibilities of this cool shape! Love that it fills so flat, but it gets really big when you pop it out!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

I love tee pee cards!! Yours is so pretty and I love that big gift!

Lindsey said...

This os one amazing shaped card, Barb! You more than met the expectations of this challenge — love it!

Donna said...

Perfect for the shaped challenge at SOS and the present challenge with Jingle Belles...you rocked it!

SmilynStef said...

What a clever shaped card and such a fun present ... so very glad you're wrapping it up with us at jingle belles.

Tracy said...

Such a fun card shape :)
I love the traditional colours to your card :)

Lorraine said...

Your tee-pee card is so cute! What a great start to the new year!