Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Loves LABOR (DAY) Lost

  This week's Jingle Belles challenge is to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any other Jingle Belles card.  The challenge at "Less is More" is METALLIC.  I chose to CASE this iris folding ornament card I made in February:
  I still used the Stampin' Up! "Framed Tulip" embossing folder and layered on mirror paper, but I chose a tree aperture and a different color combo.  I also added some Hero Arts adhesive pearls and gems as my ornaments.  (I have an iris folding tutorial here.)  Let me tell you why I chose to CASE this card in particular...

Me and my J-girl over Labor Day weekend:
   Ever since she was an infant, I have called her my little "cherub."  My neighbor at the time called her his little "porcelain doll."  She is my constant shadow and snuggle-bug.
  Yep, she is a cutie.  And 99% of the time she is such a sweetie.

   J decided to investigate my iris folding metallic papers…and she shredded them into bits.  Some pieces longer than others…

  When I found the mess in my craft room I panicked.  I threw away the teeny tiny bits, but carefully organized the other pieces by size so I could hopefully salvage enough to make more cards.  So that is how today's card evolved…from salvaged shreds of iris folding paper :)  It's a good thing she is so cute!

Happy Wednesday!

32 comments:

Natasha said...

Super cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Fabiola said...

oh wouah magnifique , j'apprécie le travail que cela représente...biz

Linda B said...

Oh, June... what a tale. Sorry for your trial, but look what a good thing came from it. It's like the Lord giving beauty for ashes (Isaiah 61:1-3)... and this has turned out absolutely beautiful. LOVE it!!!

Marianne said...

I think I love the Christmas tree even more than the original. The colours are very warm. Also love the story behind it. Good thing she's sweet 99% of the time, lol. This card would also be perfect for this week's challenge over at Less is More.

lauren bergold said...

ohhhhhhhhh my goodness, it's always the ones who LOOK like angels, isn't it??! (niece madeline has played a "prank" or two i can tell ya... much to the chagrin of her mama, ironically, since MAMA was a bit of a "cherub" in her day, as well!!!) :) :) :)

well, i am glad you had a nice supply of SMALL PIECES of this lovely paper, it certainly made it easy for you to CASE your gorgeous iris fold ornament, i have to say i *MIGHT* even love the tree MORE than the ornament... but i think it's too close to call! ♥♥♥

Lisa said...

i love that you lifted yourself and the new card is really gorgeous - trees are so perfect! sorry for the hassle your cherub appears to have caused! looks like that was the 1%!!

Julie M said...

Two gorgeous cards and a gorgeous (even when she's naughty!) girl too!! I love your iris folding cards, still haven't tried this technique, but I can always look at yours!

Julie x

SmilynStef said...

Love how you were able to make the best of a not so desirable situation and turn it into this fantastic holiday design ... love the ornaments on the tree ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Kimberly said...

Oh i just love the folding shaped images you create. Someday i'll have to learn how...love it. tfs
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Linda R. said...

These cards are beautiful. And the photo of you and your daughter is so sweet.. Looks like your having fun!!

Hugs, Linda

Candy said...

WOW!WOW! June, you are so amazing!!! Both cards are simply stunning!!! I love this technique so much.... maybe one day I'll attempt it!! My son likes to "help" me in my craftroom , just gotta watch out for when he's grabbing my fav papers!!! :)
Candy

Amy said...

These cards are so elegant and beautiful! I've never tried the Iris folding- how pretty- I may need to give it a try :)Amy

Marie B. said...

Ooooo, I love the IF tree! Such perfect Christmas colors! :)

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

LOVE the tree! I just got a new tree die and this might be the perfect CASE to CASE! HA!

Sue C said...

Both cards are just beautiful! I'm just getting back into the swing of things (including the JB challenges) after some major life changes, so I missed the original. Thanks for the CASE so I can see both of these lovelies!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a great story June... Gorgeous work as usual.

Missy said...

This is a lovely card June, that's a really cool technique! Looks like you girls had some fun on the water for the holiday!! Thanks for sharing the pics!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOODINESS! I loveeeeeee those cards!! WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! And your daughter is soooooo CUTE!! LOVING those photos! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Pauline said...

Two lovely cards, the iris folding is wonderful, such a great effect with the metallic papers.

Chrissie said...

Hi June, I've never tried iris folding, but even which rescued bits you've made it look gorgeous! I love the rich colours of the tree.
I guess everyone's allowed a 1% now and again! Your cherub does look a cutie!
Thanks so much and it's great to see you again.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

great blog post!! i like the iris folding on your cards! very beautiful! you should make more youtube videos!

Jenni's Jems said...

Love that Christmas tree ,and I'm sure your cherub was only being"helpful" x

Ros said...

This card is so amazing!!! I love your iris folding ... tried it a couple of times and it's not for me but I really love the look you created ... your little cherub is also adorable!! Have a sweet day

Kard Queen said...

What a beautiful card and beautiful girl!

Arlene said...

Great card, June. Yep, she is a cutie and cuteness can get truly get you out of trouble! :) Memories to look back on.

Ann Whitfield said...

Hi June, I wanted to pop by to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a lovely comment. I'm glad you did because it gave me the chance to follow the trail back to yours. Both cards are beautiful but the ornament card is really, really lovely - despite, or maybe because of, the 'help' you had with the papers!
Ann x

artfuldelight said...

I think iris folding is awesome but not sure I could do it. For some reason it seems a bit complex to me. I LOVE both of your cards. :-)

artfuldelight said...

Oh, and your daughter is a doll!! So cute. :-)

Terrie B x said...

Hiya Beautiful June and your little cherub!!!!
I love your gorgeous cards..what a great way to create,cant think of a better idea!!!
YOur daughter id a doll!!!You both look fab..
Big*waves* to you and yours!!!lots of love & xxx

Court said...

LOVE that card and I am SO glad you were able to catch Julia in these photos to see her sweetness! Maybe I should start taking the "Screen shot(s)!" :) Tomorrow we must see the other "cherub"! :)

Mandi said...

Your cards are beautifully created.
So effective and very Christmassy
Thank you, good to see you
Mandi
"Less is More"

alienanessa said...

First of all, you and J in that picture...I loove it!! And your iris folding will be legendary, I can't even BELIEVE how easy you make it look!!