Saturday, March 17, 2012

Make a Wish...

Why...hello there! 'Top of the morning to you! It's time for some  Stampendous fun on this fine Saint Patrick's Day! This month's Stampendous Challenge is SHAPED CARDS! 


Its funny how you can start with one idea and when you finish it is nothing like how you planned, lol! Originally I had the idea when scoring Bazzill borders to create a clover. Somehow along the way, the clover was ditched and this cute little Leprechaun was born. 

I didn't have any Saint Patricks Day stamps in my stash, so it was time to be a bit creative. (evil giggle) As I was flipping through my stamps, I thought the cutie patootie elf from Snowy Short Stacks might make a good elf. I found a top hat that would work in the Jumbo Snowman set that would be a close fit after a tweaking. After coloring and cutting my images out it was time a bit of Leprechaun lobotomy. ;) I trimmed a bit of the top of the elf's head so it was small enough to fit in the top hat. Next I cut a piece cardstock a bit smaller than the top hat and began gluing down embroidery floss. I adhered it under the hat and adhered his hat to his head.  I was happy with it but my son kept insisting he needed a beard. I trimmed a piece of cardstock the shape of the collar, applied embroidery floss again and glued it down. A few more pieces of embroidery floss and I had a moustache. All that was needed was a wee little haircut.

The clover were created with a heart in the Iguana Love SSC1084 set. I'm not still seeing it available on the Stampendous site, but you may be able to still find it in store. Any heart stamp will work.

The sentiment is from Dandelion Wish SSC1109.

A bit of Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter is scattered in the fields.

Ready to see even more shaped inspiration from my teammates? Here is a list of the Stampendous team members and special friends playing along today:


We want YOU to play along with us!  Just add your direct link to your shaped card or project to the linky tool below my signature (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than April 5, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST.  You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do!  And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive this gorgeous Cling Jumbo Hollyhock Stamp Set:



Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you get a chance to play along with us - happy crafting!


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I am entering this in the following challenges:
the Crop Stop- shaped card
Simon Says Stamps- green
ColourQ- green #128
Daring Cardmakers- Lucky Green

26 comments:

Kara said...

this is awesome!! love love love his beard:) Thanks for playing at the ColourQ!!

Taylor said...

PURE GENIUS my friend!!! I love him!!!!!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

how fun is your shaped card...love it.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super duper cuteness!!!!!

Hanne said...

Wonderful card for St Patricks day!
Hanne

Annette said...

now this is just so darn cute...what a fun little guy..

Lynn Mercurio said...

Incredible, Wendy...you sure have the luck of the Irish in your creativity...look at this wonderful little leprechaun all decked out and in need of a shave...LOL. Tremendous creativity there, lil lass. Well done!

Fairy Cardmaker said...

Turned out fantastic. Love the embroidery floss!

Pam Hornschu said...

OMG! This is beyond cute! Love the beard (Willem was correct!), the hat, and the "gold" nuggets! Very creative use of the STM product!

Veronica said...

Super shaped card. Thank you for joining us with our Shaped Card Challenge at CropStop.Blogspot.com

Janelle said...

Oh my word! I am in love with that transformed elf! Soooooooooooo cute!

Vicki said...

This is so stinkin' cute!! Love the beard and hair. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop National Craft Month Challenge!

Jingle said...

Wendy, you are a rock star! This is SOOOO cute! I absolutely LOVE the hair/beard!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Wendy, awesome leprechaun! Such a fun St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

OMG - this is just hilarious!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this new little guy and his beard!!

Tracey McNeely said...

How fun is that beard, love it!

Katie said...

What an ingenious use of your stamps! Super, super cute card! Thanks for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog!

Stampendous said...

This is so far BEYOND adorable we CANNOT get over it! So super creative!! WOW! I don't care who gets officially chosen, you are STAMPING ROYALTY in our book!!!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Wendy, your card is SOOOO adorable! Love the beard! Thanks so much for playing with the colourQ this week!

Mandy said...

Oh wow Wendy this has to be one of the cutest cards I have ever seen, fabulous beard, actually I love everything about it :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Keilly said...

Wow, this is amazing. Love how you creatively made your little leprechaun and that fab use of embroidery thread! Thanks for sharing with us at The Daring Cardmakers this week!

Lisa Watson said...

oh this is soooo awesome!!!! Love the beard! Thanks for joining our shaped card challenge at CropStop!!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Wow, what an amazing card! I adore him and what a clever idea, absolute genius! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers Lucky Green challenge x

Diane said...

Oh, you are creative pulling a hat from a snowman set. That beard is so, so, so, cute!

CropStop said...

Clever clever clever!! Thanks for joining in the fun at www.CropStop.com

Nancy said...

What a cute card! Love your little leprechaun. Thank you for joining us at CropStop.