Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hello Friend with Washi Tape

I have to write fast because my family is heading out to Thanksgiving dinner soon!!???

Yes, I live in the United States and yes, I do know that Thanksgiving is in November - most definitely not in July.

But my brother and his family have a girl from China visiting them for two weeks to experience America.  They have taken her to the mountains and waterparks and so much more.  They thought that having a full Thanksgiving dinner would be a great experience.  Thankfully, they invited my family!!!

It occurred to me that I should take a card for this girl to welcome her and say hello...


Hello Friend

This card plays along with two new-to-me challenges.  Did you know there is a site called Feline Playful that lists all the challenges every single day!  That's a lot of work.  I had a great time browsing and finding challenges that fit my style.  One that I found is Try Stampin' on Tuesday - really nice sketches.  


The other one that I found is called Catered Crop Recipes - the current challenge is to use Washi tape.  The challenge is sponsored by Chickydoddle which is an Etsy shop that has an amazing supply of tapes!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Think Big #3
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, My Mind's Eye Indie Chic
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Midnight Muse
  • Accessories: MME Indie Chic Washi Tape, Stampin' Up Butterfly Embosslit and Indigo Baker's Twine, Martha Stewart butterfly punch (the small ones), misc gems colored with Copics

30 comments:

H2 :) said...

Fabulous colours & design Kim! Enjoy your early Thanksgiving Dinner - what a great idea for your family's visitor. :)

Kristen Conant said...

Kim this is Beautiful!!! SO glad you found time to join us at Try Stampin On Tuesday for this weeks challenge! You did a GREAT job!

Bonnie said...

I think having a Thanksgiving dinner for your Chinese friend is a wonderful idea! I'm sure she'll cherish this card as well as the memory!

LeAnne said...

Those are two of my favorite challenges and you rocked them both! I just bought some washi tape...but I only bought two patterns...DUH. Shoulda bought another!!! I think Thanksgiving in July sounds wonderful! Beautiful card!

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Colleen Begley said...

Love your card Kim, SO CUTE! Also, thanks for the tip on Feline Playful blog.

Lisa said...

This is a perfect card for their visiting guest! A delightful color combo too. I hope you had some pumpkin pie for me!!

Jen W. said...

What a fun idea for your friend's visitor! And any excuse for turkey and stuffing sounds good to me! :)
Love the colours on your card and that gorgeous washi tape!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Absolutely fantastic idea to have the girl experience a full-on Thanksgiving meal. You'll have to let us know how it felt: weird?

I'm sure it's delish even in July, makes me drool! So does your card! So lovely.

AND thanks for the tip on the challenges list. I'm feeling like doing some new ones, too, so I really appreciate it!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Bright and cheery all the way! Love the mix of patterns and colors. You rocked the challenges...and also made me want some washi tape! (Enabler alert with that link, by-the-way! Eeeek!) Lol! :)

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Kim and the colours are wonderful together. Sounds a great excuse for a thankgiving dinner. Yum!

Aileen x

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Kim and the colours are wonderful together. Sounds a great excuse for a thankgiving dinner. Yum!

Aileen x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Very interested in this washi tape! Haven't seen any in real life. Great colours, Kim! And ...what fun ... Thanksgiving In July! Hope it all went well. Hugs xxx

Arlene said...

How smart to show her what Thanksgiving is like here. This card is simply beautiful and very thoughtful of you. Love it!

Rebecca Mosher said...

What a fun idea to have Thanksgiving for your guest! I can't imagine a better way to introduce someone to "the way we are" :) Love your take on the sketch and washi challenge. So glad you discovered Catered Crop!

Nancy Seed said...

Happy Thanksgiving, and no I don't find it strange to have a holiday on a date that is not the actual holiday, especially with everyones busy schedules these days.

You did an awesome job on the sketch this week at TST and you have also introduced me to Feline Playful. Thanks.

Thanks also for finding the time to play along with us at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

PS: Don't eat too much turkey!

Nancy Seed said...

Happy Thanksgiving, and no I don't find it strange to have a holiday on a date that is not the actual holiday, especially with everyones busy schedules these days.

You did an awesome job on the sketch this week at TST and you have also introduced me to Feline Playful. Thanks.

Thanks also for finding the time to play along with us at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

PS: Don't eat too much turkey!

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the butterflies and your little twine bow! And the washi tape patterns are so amazing! Thanks for joining us at TSOT! :)

Jenn said...

This card is AMAZING! Fantastic use of white space, the butterflies are just perfectly placed and using washi tape is brilliant! I am so glad you could join us this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Anni said...

What a beautiful color! I do not often use yellow but it is so cheerful on your card! Love the combination of washi tape you used!
I think the girl from China will love it! What a lovely idea to have thanksgiving dinner for her!
Anni

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Love your color choices and you really rocked that sketch. Your card is gorgeous and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving get together.

CherylAnn Robinson said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colour and your use of the tape is a cool idea. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

Cheryl said...

I love how you used the washi tape on this card! Great design...

Nancy Seed said...

Congrats on your win Kim. Hope your Thanksgiving went well!

Nance Leedy said...

This is FABULOUS Kim! Great placement of all the butterflies and the colors are gorgeous! Love it! :-)

Dena J said...

The color in your card is marvelous!

Lyndal said...

Delicious card Kim, and huge CONGRATS for your Catered Crop win too :) :) :)

Susie said...

Love, love Washi Tape! This is a beautiful CAS Kim. Using your designer paper in the background and repeating the color on the white panel actually pops that white even more. The little bit of sparkle is just prefect. Always a joy to see what you're creating.