Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WOYWW #106, WOTT #10 and a birthday bouquet...

Welcome to What's on Your Workspace Wednesday and What's on Tap Tuesday #10, where we share our desks and projects. Today, I'm working on a quick card for another aunt's birthday. To change it up a little, I went back to a friend's tutorial for a box-arm card. You'll see from the side view below that this card has little hidden arms that hold two panels out from the base, yet the card folds flat for mailing. You can find Emma's tutorial on the sidebar of her blog HERE. Try it out because it's a lot simpler than it seems.


On the desk before I started working on the card, you'll see the patterned collage paper that I chose from a Romantic Scrap Pad by Provo Craft, cardstock by Stampin Up, the printed tutorial and the latest Creating Keepsakes magazine (inspiration for a quick layout for my July DT assignment over at Let's Get Peachy.) Plus tons of scrap layers under my trimmer on the right. They come in handy when I need a quick something. Actually, a scrap of grid paper that I stamped my sentiment on came from that pile. Lol.



The sentiment came from a Unity store set called The Right Words and that adorable little tag tied on with Cappuccino bakers twine (The Twinery) was constructed using a Tiny Tags stamp set and matching punch by Stampin' Up. (Highlighted words link you to all the sources.) You probably can't see it but I used pop dots to raise certain flowers after cutting them out of a second image and then I added a little glitter to their centers as well as the word "birthday." I hope you like the result.

Now it's your turn. Won't you show us what's doing on your work area by linking in below? Also, if you'd like to share further, tell us in the comment field what your first crafting tool purchase was and whether you still use it. My answer: I bought a Xyron 850 from QVC and liked it so much, I went on to collect all the other sizes!

Have a great Wednesday, friends.....

*smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)






20 comments:

KanataNewf said...

Beautiful card - and looks like a busy space! As for first crafting tool purchase? hmmmm....for paper-crafting it was probably a paper cutter. Of course, my sewing machine for quilting came long before that.

lynn said...

my first tool...had to be a paper trimmer:) your card is simply gorgeous, cindy! (splitcoast featured my wott project on their facebook this morning!)

NoraAnne said...

What a beautiful card! The flowers are just gorgeous :)
My first crafting tools were Creative Memories photo trimmer and circle cutters. Ages ago!

alexa said...

What a gorgeous card! Such richness of colour and texture and pattern ...

Kate said...

Great desk picture...lots going on.
And i just love that card...gonna chek out that tutorial.
Kate x

Helen said...

fantastic card!

Bubbles said...

Beautiful card... and that collage paper is just so gorgeous... I want some! *lol*
Have a wonderful WOYWW #106!

NatashaMay said...

What a great paper! And I love what you've done with it. :) Happy WOYWW!

Kathleen said...

The card you've created is great and what fabulous papers.
Kathleen x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow, Cindy! That's the GIFT, not just the card. I love it. You did a MaRVELOUs job. Happy WOYWW from #1 this week.

MvM-design said...

Lovely desk, thanks for sharing :)
Love your card!
Happy woyww!!

Hugs Marleen ;-)

Sam said...

Gorgeous card there! Might look on the link for that idea! My first craft tool....can't remember that far back but one of my oldest and most used has to be my Exacto knife. Cost alot more than some of the others around but worth every penny. Used nearly every day for over 20 years!!

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous desk, Thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW 106, # 25

okienurse said...

beautiful card! Love all the papers and sentiments. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #46

Elizabeth said...

The collage paper on your desk is gorgeous and your card is just beautiful. The first crafting tool I bought was a little corner rounder punch although I, too, have had a sewing machine for years - I used to make all my daughters little dresses with it. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #79

Spyder said...

wowo love your card, it's just fabulous! will def go over and have a lookie see at your link, can't think of my first crafty thing, but the first item I bought that was 'crafty' was K and Co papers from QVC still have them and still love all K&Co stuff! Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn))

Neil said...

Beautiful card. Nice to see a really busy crafting space. Have a lovely day

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful card Cindy, that paper is really gorgeous too. First real tool was a cropodile although it took me ages to actually use it!

Hugs
Brenda 73

angelfish said...

What a beautiful card you've made with that lovely paper:) First papercraft tool would be a Fiskars craft knife I think, although I've had a sewing machine since my teens!

Gwen said...

Wow! Love the look and feel of this!!!