Thursday, June 19, 2008

Follow your Dreams

I've been wanting to make more long and tall cards and I just don't know why it take challenges to spur me on to do them. Oh well, I finally got off my duff and made this one for the World Stamping Week challenge on 2 Peas in a Bucket. The challenge called for a long and skinny card measuring about 4" by 9" that will fit in a business size envelope.

Also, on CPS this week, guess what the layout sketch was? Yep! It too was for a long and tall card. So I used the CPS sketch and made my "follow your dreams" baseball card for both challenges following this sketch:

I used a baseball collage stamp made by Paper Inspirations. I tried many different colors of ink and background colors for this card. Finally I decided to stamp in black and emboss it and not do any coloring on the image with the exception of the stiching on the baseballs. I like how it looks. The red dot background paper is from Stampin' UP! and I used my cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder for the blue background. The neat Baseball brad is made by a company called Hot off the Press. I've had the printed grossgrain ribbon which says follow your dreams forever and have never used it so this just seemed perfect. The red grossgrain ribbon was a little piece in my sewing machine drawer that matched well so I grabbed it for this card.

VOILA! My tall and skinny card for WSW: Long and Tall Challenge as well as this week's CPS challenge # 69.

Thanks for looking.


  1. I keep forgetting about tall and skinny cards, too. This one is great! I love the layout and the colors....

  2. Great card! I may even have that image in my stash from Canada ;)
    That stuff from France is so pretty. Yep, there's nothing like a Happy Mail Day, especially when it shows up for no reason other than to give you a smile.

  3. What a great masculine card. Love that image!

  4. Anything baseball just warms my heart so I especially love this card, Jennifer! It is perfect in every way and I love, love, love it!

  5. Brilliant man's card, love the colours.

  6. oh, so cool that you titlted the middle block of the sketch! makes a fab guy card!


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