TSG160: Circles, Circles, Circles!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Good Morning!

We had a gorgeous (and busy) weekend. Syd had a dance class and her last Spring baseball game on Saturday and we took a quick trip out to a Vermont Habitat For Humanity store. They collect and sell doors, windows, cabinets, kitchen sinks...any house hold thing you can think of, they've got one! We were on a mission to buy some old cross handled faucets for our new (to us) pedestal sink. They didn't have any of those, but we did find a few, beautifully patinaed, brass coat hooks for the towels and a curious three-legged side table with an attached lamp! Hubby fell in love with it and I could kind of see it's potential, so it came home with us! Now, if I could just find the right reading chair to go with it.... ;)

So, between dancing and bargain basement shopping, I managed to make a card for this week's There She Goes challenge! Shocker, right?! ;) This week's challenge is being supplied by our featured Trendsetter, the fabulous Debby Hughes! Her challenge is for us to use circles somewhere, somehow on your cards! Easy peasy, right?!

What's that? I haven't used circles on my card?? Look a little closer and you'll see them!

Can you see them now?? I used circles punched out of paper to create this quilters pattern! I love how this looks and how easy it was! Fiddly, but easy! To make this pattern, either get some double sided paper or two sheets of coordinating paper. Then, using a circle punch, cut out 7 circles (I used a 7/8" circle punch). If you're not using double sided paper (or don't like the other side of the paper), cut out 7 squares, 3/4" in size. Next, using your Scor-pal, score a square on the inside of the circle making sure the corners touch the edges of the circle. Tape your 3/4" square pieces to the inside of the circles and fold the edges inwards, along these score lines. Then it's just a matter of adhering the circles on your card base to create this pattern! To finish my card off, I added a tiny button and twine to the center and a sentiment from the adorable Cute As A Button set. If you can't tell already, I've been so inspired by Torico's cards lately, so this is an homage to her!

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using the inspiration photo, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (June 18th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!
By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG160 so we can check out your beautiful work!
Thanks so much for popping in today! Hope to see you later in the week - the June Dirty Dozen gallery opens this week, so I'm holed up in my craft room every moment I can get! ;)

Stamps: There She Goes 'Cute As A Button'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black'
Papers: Canson Manga Cardstock, Bazzil Basics, PP - 
Access: Circle Punch - 7/8", PTI Buttons - White and Cream, PTI Rustic Button Twine, Machine Stitching


Cynthia said...

Wow, such a fun design Sandra! I may have to give this a try sometime.

canadian_liner said...

THanks so much for providing the "how-to" for this CUTE quilting design! I love collecting ideas on how to apply fabric techniques to paper-crafting, and anything with dimension is even better. Love your card (that background paper is perfect!)

Cassie said...

Brilliant use of the circle, Sandra! Wow :D

OlgaB said...

Wow! Love the way you used the design in the paper for your focal point! It is great!

Angela Thomas said...

This is fantastic!!!

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