Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stamp Simply -altered store bought cards

**this is my second post today. If you are looking for my Raspberry Suite/Mojo card, you can click here**
Hi everyone. It's time for another Stamp Simply challenge! This week, Sharon has challenged us to Alter a Store Bought card. This WAS a challenge for me, not from difficulty, but FINDING a store bought card in my stash of last year's cards! Just about ALL of my friends and family sent family picture cards for Christmas -LOL! I did find one sent by Bill's Aunt that had a lovely poinsettia picture on it, so I went with that.

Here's what I did. I trimmed out the poinsettia image, layered it on gold cardstock then burgundy then added pearls to each poinsettia. I shamelessly cased Julee's design , and centered it in the middle of an embossed rectangle. I added some ribbon to the top and some gold pearls to the bottom. Very easy and very elegant.

For the inside, I trimmed a strip of the card border and added it to the bottom. Right about now, I wish I took a picture of the card I altered BEFORE I cut it all up -LOL!

If you play along, be sure to use keyword SSNOTIME117 when you upload. Be sure to stop by the team's blogs to see all their altered cards!

Sharon, herself
Jennifer (has the week off)
Julie (has the week off)
AJ (posting late)

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night. Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

Here is a close up picture.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. This card is truly spectacular!!!! Totally awesome!!! And I LOVE how you used the strip on the inside -- very clever girl you are!!

  2. Gorgeous card!! Love how you scored around the image. That ribbon is to die for :D

  3. Stunning! I like how you added the strip inside.

  4. fabulous Michelle!! :) It's GAW-JUS!

  5. I think your card is just beautiful Michelle!! Have a fabulous weekend.

  6. Lovely design idea, Michelle! The accents you added are perfect!

  7. From the scoring around your repurposed card, the flower centers, and the inside touch makes this a spectacular card, Michelle!

  8. This is super cute! A challenge for you with no stamping (hee hee)? You always add such nice touches like the strip inside. Those extra things are so awesome.


  9. Just beautiful, Michele!! I love all the gold accents--perfectly ties everything together!

  10. Gorgeous! Really like the gold accents, they go so weel with the picture of the poinsettia! Love the little stripe inside!

  11. Simple, Beautiful, Eleagant and so stylish! Awesome card!

  12. I was browsing creative blogs this afternoon and came across yours!

    I just wanted to let you know how gorgeous this *re-made* card is and how truly wonderful your creations are :o)