Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Peek-a-boo Charlie


Isn't this stamp just the cutest? If you haven't already met this little fellow, allow me to introduce you...everybody, meet Charlie! Charlie is a fairly new design of Clear Dollar Stamps and I just got him in the mail. I made this sweet little Charlie card to celebrate being on the CDS Design Team (I am still waiting for my DT package to arrive in the mail, so out comes dear Charlie :)


His little face screamed to be popped up on dimensionals and I paper pieced the fence with some K&CO. designer paper so that it looked some what realistic. I purchased an E.K Success punch last year and I am ashamed to admit it...never used it. I dusted it off for this card because I thought what was supposed to be clock arm punch outs looked like farmyard barn door hinges. Added some glitter, dewdrops and ribbon, maybe a touch of sewing and the card was almost completed. I am going to let you in on a little secret....are you ready? Look inside...


Some of my cards take me a few hours to complete so that in my mind they are special, because of this I have always had a tendency to make the inside as special as the front of the card :) This does take a little extra work, but it is sooooo worth it when the person who receives the card opens it up to see a little treat - in this case a peek-a-boo Charlie. I always stamp a coordinating image on the envelope to decorate it as well - gives the people at the post office a little chuckle and excitement to their day! lol

It really is all about the details for me - as much trouble it can be sometimes!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Charlie Fenced In
Paper: Basic Grey, Papertrey White, K&Co. DP, Basic Gray, Creamy Caramel
Inks: Versa Mark, Re-inkers, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cloud Stencil, Sponges, Stickles, Dewdrops, Ribbon, Brads, Clock Arm Punch, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter


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14 comments:

judy anderson said...

He IS adorable.

tethered2home said...

That is really adorable. The person who receives it will be floored. TFS, Amy.

Julia Aston said...

I love that adorable Charlie image! He looks so sweet peeking over the fence - what wonderful DP you used on this - and so creative with the clock hand 'hinges'! The inside looks super! Congrats on another DT assignment!!

Erin K said...

Love this. I love all your work. Your layers are wonderful, each piece is a little work of art. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

I love this card!!!! I was going to bid on it but what's the point, lol ~ it will go wayyyyy higher than I can afford!! But it's just so cute! And I *have* noticed your insides are just as pretty as your outsides (hmmm...that sounds a little weird!!) Keep up the great work ~ your cards are a pleasure to look at again & again!!

Mimi Hornberger said...

That is gorgeous! I love it! TFS! XO, Mimi

Angela said...

Super Duper Cute! Love it.

Beth said...

This is beautiful! Love all of your details! The PP is perfect for this adorable little Charlie! You are so right about the inside being special, as well! I have yet to purchase from Clear Dollar stamps but I see that you are definitely going to be enabling me!

Dawn said...

I'm speechless, Just stunning so much to look at and again crafted with love!

Chris said...

Love your wonderful work and this card is particularly beautiful. You have a lovely blog which I'm enjoying visiting. I hope it's ok that I put a link to it in my blog lost? Thanks for sharing all your tips.

Laurie Wilson said...

SO SWEET! Wow, that is so much work and what a treat for the inside! How very special, and I just love that you also decorate the envelope a little. I have to admit you are becoming a favorite blog stop for me!

My Paper Adventures said...

LOVE IT! The details you incorporated are top notch!!

Sharon said...

oh wow, this is so cute! love the colours you've used too.

Beth Norman said...

I really love how you do the inside of your cards. Another blogger makes the backside another piece of art. Like you, I love details, and I can see you put a lot of TLC into all your work.