Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Falling For Stripes

One of my favorite papers lately is this little gem from the Scraptastic September "Everybody Talks" add-on. The paper, from Maggie Holmes' Flea Market collection, has black and white diagonal stripes on one side, and a pretty heart print on the other. I've fallen head over heels for it:


Although I only have one sheet, a little strategic cutting enabled me to use it on two cards and a layout, and that's what I have to show you today.

First up are two much-needed birthday cards, as this is birthday season in our family! This one went to my eldest daughter:


I LOVE the contrast of black and white with pink and aqua...so pretty! Another take:


More of the same colors are used on a layout about our love of roller coasters:

All cardstock, papers, stickers, enamel dots, and die-cuts are from the Scraptastic Everybody Talks kit and add-on. Aqua Thickers and the bicycle brad are from a previous kit. The heart flag stamp is from last month's Classy Girls stamp set from Scraptastic.


***The Zephyr Roller Coaster was a well-loved ride at the now extinct Pontchartrain Beach Amusement Park in New Orleans. I had my son and his friend pose in front of the ride's peak, remnants rescued when the coaster was dismantled many years ago. He would have loved that ride!

10 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

LOVE those cards and layout!!! just perfect- love the black and white color combo!

~Melissa~ said...

Oh, Madeline, what a timely post! I received a recent order - I had ordered this paper for the heart side. When I got it, I fell in love with the diagonal navy side as well - what to do? what to do?! :) Terrific job on the card and layout. I really love how you layered the little banner. Wonderful!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful cards and layout, Madeline! I can see why you love this paper so much!

Dictionary said...

Adorable cards and layout. Would never know one piece of pp could be strecthed so far. Great job!

lil gik said...

Love all of your projects and so inspiring to be able to stretch that one sheet of paper!

Susan Stringfellow said...

I just love the way you show how to stretch this paper! Great job on all of it.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such pretty cards and fun layout!!
You really did manage to stretch out that paper well :)

Tanya Ham said...

Very cool!! :) Love the background on the LO - I'm just learning and trying new things with mists! :)

I am LOVING that zigzag border on the first card! Is that a punch? The color combo is great!

Diana Waite said...

BEAUTIFUL creations!

artfulscrapbooking said...

Wow...I love all these projects!!! I love how you brought in the aqua and bit of gold! You're right, that paper is pretty awesome. TFS!!! :) Evie