Friday, April 6, 2012

Inventory Challenge #76 Create your own DP's

This was a pretty exciting challenge to do.  I started off with plain ivory, green and kraft cardstock.  Then out came a variety of Tattered Angels Glimmer mists, distress ink and some stamps.  Presto my own home made DP's. 

 My paper had an old vintage feel to it so I distressed just about anything I got my hands on.  I even colored my bias binding and lace with the Glimmer Mist.  Perfect match!!!  In case you haven't noticed this is a book card that I constructed with watercolor paper.
I searched through my stash of stamps and came across this "Dreamer"  and that's what I named my book.  Easy Peasy!!
I went outside and took a bunch of photos and I had to narrow my list down so here is one more.
This is the back of my book.  My pine tree made a great back drop.

Here's my recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda w/floating hearts, Tilda w/ winter flowers and Tattered Angels flowering Vine Clear stamps
Die cuts:  Spellbinders Floral Ovals, TH Hardware Findings
Punches: MS Eyelet Lace, 5 leaf Branch,  Fiskars Broken Squares
Embellishments: Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, Embossing Antiquities Rust, Viva Decor Pearl pen,
Recollections flowers, 
I sewed all of my layers together on my sewing machine
Please be sure to visit each one of my team mate's blogs to see what they've created this week!


  1. OMG......Hun, I absolutely ADORE this book card! This is totally phenomenal. Where did you buy that clasp???? I've been looking for something like that. Love, love the distressing and the fabulous coloring job. You are a bundle of talent, my friend!

    1. I made that clasp from a Tim Holtz Die called Hardware Findings. I double layered it for strength. Thanks Christina!! After all you are the one who inspired me to even try these book cards!!
      Hugs, Cathy

  2. Wow Cathylynn, great paper, I would have thought you bought it. I love the colors and perfect for a book theme box card. You did a beautiful job.

  3. Hi my friend
    that is SO SO PRETTY...Love the Distress Paper and all the elements
    Thanks for sharing

  4. GOODNESS GRACIOUS my dear Cathy, this is PHENOMENAL, as Christina said. ABSOLUMENT EXTRAORDINAIRE... sounds nice in french LOL. You have quiet an inspiration and you are sooooo talented in putting all this together. Everything is just spectacular, I don't know where to start. I am making one of those right now for a make and take, and you will certainly inspire me. I adore your work. So fabulous. Have a gorgeous day.

  5. Oh my gosh! I love this!! Incredible!! Love all the distressing and love how you put it all together and really love the way you made it a book card...I so want to make one of these! Sweeeeet!

  6. Bonjour Cathylynn, ouffffff...ce matin tu me laisse sans voix!!!! Ta carte est tellement merveilleuse.... c'est vraiment fabuleux ce que tu as fais avec notre défi.....J'ADORE TOUT SIMPLEMENT!!!!! tu as vraiment un talent fou!!!

  7. Fabulous book/card. Your dp is great.

  8. Wow wow wow! Man, I've used that phrase a lot! This is gorgeous!
    Happy Easter!!!
    Rene :D

  9. Cathy-lynn, this is stunning! What a beautiful book card (I still haven't attempted one) The vintage looks is just gorgeous and the creation of your own DP is beautifully done...hugs...Barb <><

  10. This is so beautiful Cathylynn. Love the vintage look and the book is certainly a great item to incorporate your vintage ideas into.. This little book is so stunning and so gorgeous. Love all your own ideas that you had to use and you did it with such ease. A fabulous job.
    Hugs, Jean

  11. Fabulous Tilda coloring and designing Cathy-Lynn... so many awesome details! Gorgeous gift presentation... I'm sure the receiver will be oooohhhhing and aaaaahhing!

  12. Wow Cathylynn this is just stunning!! The vintage look of your bookcard is amazing beautiful and the Maggies are perfect matching with it. Also all the techniques you have used are stunning.
    Wishing you Happy Easterdays.
    XOXO Sylvia

  13. JUST FABULOUS!!!! Nice take on creating your own paper :)

    The vintage theme looks really good hun! From the outside in.Oh and the inside is just freakin adorable wow!!!!

    Thanks for visiting and joining in on the fun :)

    Have a great Easter!!!!
    XO Ruby

  14. Oh. Cathy Lynn, I just love this one, What a wonderful vintage appeal, awesome creation my friend
    Hugs Julie P

  15. Wow, Cathy-Lynn, this is amazing! I love the vintage feel. Your design and components are all perfect together. You keep getting better and better with each project you create! Bravo! Happy Easter!


  16. Wow! Wow! Gorgeous. I love the vintage feel and the colors are fabulous.

    Happy Easter!


  17. luv your OWN DP!! Great creation! :-) Happy Easter!

  18. Oh my goodness! Your creation is fabulous Cathylynn.
    Very clever with your own DP.
    Hugs Maz

  19. This is stunning Cathylynn. I love your handmade paper, this is so antique looking. You've created a beautiful project.
    Happy Easter.

  20. OMG this is SPRECTACULAR! You have really created a beautiful work of art.

  21. AMAZING! Love the colours and papers you have used it creates a wonderful vintage effect. Perfect images for and wonderful gift. hugs Shelley

  22. Hi Cathylynn, this book card is gorgeous!! Who needs store bought DP's when they can be made as beautiful as you have made them!! Have a wonderful Easter!!

  23. Goodness gracious sakes alive! You are so full of talent and creativity Cathy! This is a work of art - out of the world gorgeous. If the flowers and Miss Tilda had not been on this fabulous creation, it would have looked like an antique journal. Really Cathy, this is incredible -- I only wish I could think of something as wonderful to say as your creation!!
    Aunt Sandy

  24. WOW....a beautiful book card CathyLynn and so wonderfully coloured! Your own designed paper is gorgeous. Hugs, Chris.

  25. Love the beautiful vintage touch of this box. Perfect choice of the dp and embellishments on this project :o)

  26. Wow such an elegant vintage creation!!!!! Wow STUNNING!!!!!! I absolutely love this!!!!!!

  27. Just beautiful! Lovely work. Kim


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