I love the new products in the occasional mini catalog!

For my sample for this weeks sketch challenge I used the Afternoon Tea Designer paper, the new Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware as well as the new set Live your Dream.


The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Soft Sky cardstock.

Next is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ ticket corner punched piece of Chocolate Chip.

The four Designer Paper rectangles measure 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″. Each has the outer corner ticket corner punched as well.

The seams are stamped with the Argyle stamp from All in a Row.

The Chocolate chip layer in the middle of the card measures 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, the following Soft Sky layer is a 1/4″ smaller. The Shimmery White layer measures 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″. It was first stamped with the line stamp from Live your Dream in Soft Sky. Next I inked up the big flower stamp with Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi ink and added Chocolate chip the center of each flower with my marker.

After I taped that layer down, I added more faux stitching with my Argyle stamp.

The bird was stamped in Soft Sky on a 1 1/4″ Shimmery White circle. Over it I stamped Thanks in Chocolate Chip. It was layered first on a 1 3/8″ Chocolate Chip circle, then on a Groovy Guava scallop circle.

I punched a small hole in the top of the sentiment layer with my Crop-a-dile and threaded Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon through.  After threading both ends through one of the new Styled Silver ribbon buckles I tied the ribbon together.

On the bottom right I punched three small holes and layered Ice Rhinestone brads over the same ribbon buckle used for the ribbon. I saw this idea at SCS on this card by Betty and new I wanted to show it off in one of my cards.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

37 Responses to “Hardware Thanks”

  1. Oh, Beate! This is so pretty!

  2. GORGEOUS, Beate! I LOVE those papers and the stamps you used. It’s just beautiful!

  3. Beate – OMG – I love this card!!! The use of your buckle hardware with the Rhinestone is just beautiful!!! I did’nt want to buy everything in the Occassion, but I think I have to have this set now too – LOL!!!

  4. Love this, Beate! The layout is so cool! I was just thinking the other day that I hadn’t seen you use All in a Row to do the faux stitching in a while, and here it is! You always do it SO well. Your hardware is fantstic, and I really like how the sentiment looks like a hanging ornament. Wonderful card top to bottom!

  5. Great sketch, B — love your ticket corners and that hardware IS lovely! Great new stamps, too1

  6. pretty…pretty…pretty!

  7. This is so beautiful, Beate! I can’t wait to give this sketch a try! You know I love your color combos…

  8. this is gorgeous – so Beate! never saw the rhinestone brads on top of the ribbon slide – cool

  9. Oh my!!!! Stunning card.

  10. Great job…I really like the slides and the brads together…beautiful piece.

  11. Totally gorgeous! LOVE how you used those flower slides! You are bomb girl… BOMB!

  12. This is fantastic! Love the colors. I will give the sketch a try this weekend. I’m currently working on a large SU order and am looking at the mini. Oh there is so much!

  13. OMG – this is totally gorgeous Beate, I love everything about this!!!! Beautiful, girl – you outdid yourself! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  14. Wow, this is stunning Beate!!! Looking forward to giving the sketch a try this weekend! 😉

  15. This is so beautiful! …and what a great sketch! I can’t wait to play! TFS and have a great day! 🙂

  16. Love the rhinestone combined with the hardware–your attention to detail impresses me time and time again. I will have to try the sketch out! Thanks!

  17. Beate, this is beautiful as usual!!! I can’t wait to get my new hodgepodge hardware!

  18. Ohhh… I love the new hardware,too!

  19. Very pretty and lots of creativity shining through! TFS.

  20. Gorgeous girlie !!! Can you believe I don’t have the new hodgepodge yet !!! But guess what’s going on my next order !!! We’re in for another storm so I’ll have time to play and do your weekend sketch !!! Thanks, my friend for the inspiration !!!

  21. Wonderful card Beate. Thanks for the inspiration. Love how you used the new designer paper from the mini. Joan

  22. this is so gorgeous!!!

  23. That’s such a cool idea with the ribbon slides, thanks for sharing it (even if you copied it)! Beautiful card!

  24. WOW! This is so gorgeous!!! Love all the details! Just fabulous!

  25. Hiya, your work is beautiful !

  26. OUTSTANDING, as always! 🙂

  27. Gorgeous as always =)
    Anyway, I gave you an award on my blog! Pop on over and check it out!

    Have a great weekend!

  28. Lovely card!!!

  29. Love, love this card Beate! I haven’t ordered the Hodge Podge Hardware, what I am thinking (or not)? Very nice the way your circle hangs down, so darn cute! I will try my best to participate. Hugs, Deb

  30. Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!!! have a nice weekend…:-)

  31. This is so wonderful. I love that Afternoon Tea DP. What a darling tag you made with the sentiment and the little bird.

  32. Gosh..you are SUCH an enabler, Beate!!! I really wasn’t going to order this set…and now I want it ALL!!! This is such a beautiful card!

  33. This is soooo gorgeous, and I love all of your fabulous details!! Amazing card!!

  34. Beautiful card Beate. Once again, thanks for the awesome sketch. Love all the hardware on your card. Have a great week.

  35. Ooooh, love the way this turned out!

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