Friday, January 29, 2010

The One with the CARDS Challenge Card: Squares and a Movie Rec

Every Friday I do a post on the CARDS blog, and here is my take on my own challenge which was to use squares:

Hey
Card is 4.25 x 5.5"
Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, buttons, ribbon, letter stickers: American Crafts; Scalloped square die: Nestabilities by Spellbinders; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft; Adhesive: Helmar; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Paper cutter: Fiskars

Some tidbits about this card:
1) I watched Best in Show while making this card. That movie is so funny. Gets me every time.
2) I picked 16 bright and fun colored patterned papers then die cut mini scalloped squares from each.
3) I dabbed a tiny big of adhesive on a small part of each square then stuck them to a white cardstock base. I didn't cover the entire square with glue otherwise my sewing machine gets stuck (been there, done that...). After I adhered the 16 squares in a 4 x 4 grid, I straight stitched down and across each row.
4) Then I added a ribbon bow to the bottom, topped each scalloped square with a matching colored button, then set "hey" letter stickers on the bottom right buttons. As the French would say, "Fin!"

And on a totally unrelated to scrapbooking note (although the colors on the poster are bright and fun, akin to the aforementioned card) - I watched a GREAT movie last night with Veronica: Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. (Don't mind the sketchy title...)

It's British. 'Nuf said. I laughed from beginning to end (well, except for the meant-to-be-emotionally-sad-parts) and I HIGHLY recommend it. Here's the IMBD link. Add it to your Netflix queue, buy the DVD, whatever, just watch it if you're in need of a good laugh. And turn on the subtitles - you'll understand it a lot better :)

17 comments:

Lindsey Hansen said...

How funny is that- I just watched that movie this week too. It's quite cute! Love the card too.

Elisabeth said...

I haven't seen the movie but I read the book, which is even more sketchily titled "Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging." I'll have to check out the movie!

Jude said...

Seriously?!? Subtitles?!? That's too funny...

Chris said...

Weirdest name for a movie ever!

But, the card is super chic!

Jamie Lane said...

Thanks so much for stopping by mine and leaving such sweet comments...and I soo happy you did as I was able to link back here and I LOVE your blog! The look, the content, everything! Your cards and layouts are amazing!

Allison Taylor said...

Hey where did you get those alphabet stickers? Those are my favooorite and we don't sell them at Ben Franklin!

Jude said...

Hey there, left a comment on my blog with my email for you. x

Tammy said...

Paige--I really love what you did with your own Squares challenge!! Great idea to use up scraps. I'd love to have your button stash--the colours match up perfectly with all your paper!!! Fab Fab card!

Janelle said...

Oooo. Love this card, Paige. Great colors! Thanks for the movie tip. My husband and I are always looking for movies to add to our Netflix queue! And thanks for hosting such great challenges on the CARDS blog!

Linda Beeson said...

Not only do the colors and prints you used make me happy but oh how cute is the addition of the buttons!!! CUTE! I love that you made a card for the challenge too.

Laurel said...

Love this card!

Je said...

Really cute card!

Amber said...

Beautiful card Paige! Love the little buttons and the bow is perfect! Thanks so much for adding my card to the Cards blog!
hugs
Amber

Danny & Lindsay said...

sad I couldn't make it over to watch this! I'll have to keep it in mind for the future.

*reyanna klein* said...

Ohmigosh, I LOVE, LOVE this card!!! You are SO fabulous!!! You make me want to make more cards... and be awesome at it. LOL. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! :D

And that movie does look funny! I'll have to see it. Have you seen Nick and Norah?! LOVE that movie. :D

whitney said...

hahahaha! i am OBSESSED with that movie. i randomly watched it a couple weeks ago and i want to watch it again. it was SOOOO entertaining. next time you are in town lets watch it together!

Kelley Eubanks said...

I love this card! I wanted to play so bad but... didn't get it done! My card wouldn't have been this good though! You have the best ideas!