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Hey there, Chickadee

Hey there, Chickadee! I think that is such a fun sentiment to send someone. So, as you all saw I received my order from PTI. Yesterday, I got a chance to make a couple of cards. Here is the first one I made. I think these birds are my favorite of the last purchase. I can't wait to ink it up again. I also made another card, but I'll share that one later.

What do you think about the pleated ribbon using staples? Just would like to know if you think it looks weird. I thought it looked neat, but it could be a bit over-the-top!

Last night, I moved another cabinet into my studio. Finally, some more progress. I'm getting there! Just a few more items to move and install, then I'll do a video and pictures for you all to see! I just want to warn you, it's nothing all fancy and organized, but it's the way I work!

Thanks for visiting and leaving comments!! Enjoy your Friday EVE! :)

Card Instructions
  1. Trim hibiscus burst cardstock into an A2 card.
  2. Trim kraft cardstock and apply ribbons in a pleated pattern using staples to adhere.
  3. Adhere kraft cardstock to white cardstock.
  4. Stamp bird legs on white cardstock and bird bodies on various cardstocks, then cut out and adhere using foam adhesive.
  5. Add rhinestones to create 'eyes.'
  6. Stamp sentiment on kraft cardstock.
  7. Adhere using staples and trim edge at an angle.
:: My Goodies {hey there, chickadee} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - bird watching additions + everyday button bits
Papertrey Ink - hibiscus burst
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - stamper's select white + kraft + hibiscus burst + summer sunrise + aqua mist
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - aqua mist ribbon; Craft Supplies - staples + stapler + orange ribbon + pink ribbon; KaiserCraft - rhinestones; foam adhesive
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Anonymous said...

See... you hit my sweet spot when you broke out the staples and ribbon!!! Love it! I've never done that many layers/rows, but it makes a great statement. LOVE this!

Stamping Cafe said...

Awwww, this is super duper adorable!! LOVE it!!

Gina said...

I do my scrapbooking digitally - and I almost always reach for the stapled ribbon files to use as embellishments on my pages. I love this!!

Winter said...

So cute! I love the stapled ribbon!

Winter said...

Hey I was just at the 2 Sketches 4 You blog and there was an entry for a Ashley Nguyen Newell. I clicked on it, but it wasn't you! Isn't that weird?! :)

Michelle said...

I LOVE the pleated ribbon using staples, will have to try that. Gorgeous card.

Heather P. said...

I think the stapled ribbon rocks!! What a fun detail! I love the color combo you used on this card, it's fabulous!

Chrissy said...

i love the stapled ribbon. and your color scheme is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card! Stapled ribbon is awesome on this! I think so long as it's the right type of card you're good to go! You rocked this!! :)

Karla said...

Cutesy cute! Ashley, how beautiful and cute colors this card has!!

Many hugs!

Traveling Mama said...

I am trying to REDUCE my PTI order and this is not helping! LOL! I love your card!

Christina Smith said...

I think the staples are amazing!!! Oh, I love this bird set! I'm really into birds. I enjoyed watching your video yesterday. You are so cute!

Christina Smith said...

Ashley, thanks for your comment and your list of supplies you would bring. It was very helpful! I have thought of filling a box or two of stuff. I have a question for you: how do I clean my PTI stamps right after use? Do you use baby wipes? What's the best way to clean them? How about the acrylic block that you use to stamp? Thanks!

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute!! Love those birds and trying not to order them! lol!

claudia shadler said...

Wow! you sure broke into those PTI stamps quickly missy! hehe. I love the birdies, they are so adorable! And it seems like it took a while to staple the ribbon but it's gorgeous! FYI: Like Winter I saw the other Ashley Nyugen Newell, but I didn't want to tell you, lol. Now I see what you really mean about yer name! teehee. but there's only one of YOU! that's for sure!

Clouds :D

Naomi said...

Wow you used thos right away!! I still havent touched my new stamps. Super cute. Crap on my CHA list now!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Chickadee, this is super cute!

Savitri said...

Super CUTE!! Love how you did the ribbons!!!

Anthonette said...

Wow...I love it! Can't go wrong with those birdies and stapled ribbon. I'm so behind on checking out my fav blogs. Thankfully, I can blog hope while on vacation at my parent's house.

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