September 9, 2011

OCC: Wonderful Windows

Welcome to another wonderful Saturday. This week on Our Creative Corner, I'm hosting again and this week it's all about windows.

I am in love with Stella and Rose papers from My Mind's Eye and I just can't resist them. This week I'm attending a baby shower for my friend Heather who is expecting her first baby (a boy!) and so this week's card is for her. She's decorating her nursery with a cute nautical theme so I wanted to try to incorporate it into her card. I found these cute little Pebbles felt embellishments and was excited when I found one with a boat!

I wanted the little boat to stand out so I decided against using a patterned paper inside the card. With such a busy pattern on the front, I think the white really helps make the boat the focal point. It also gave me a chance to adhere the banner with the sentiment pop up - something I've been wanting to do but waiting for a good reason to do it. This is perfect! As Cath from Moxie Fab World would say, "Check it"!

And I just bought a pair of pinking shears (finally) so I used them here for an added bit-o-interest on the top and bottom of the card.

So take a spin with us this week. Do something to give your creativity. Play along with us this week at Our Creative Corner and use this week's window challenge as your inspiration See what the other talented OCC designers have whipped up this week:

Have a great week!


  1. What a wonderful design, Holly. I'm totally lovin' that darling little boat with its perfectly placed button. And agreed on those Stella and Rose papers.

  2. Love, love, LOVE your card, Holly. It is completely darling. Yes, that MME paper rocks and so does that felt boat - just the cutest thing ever. It works so perfectly with the window card design.

    Great challenge - I struggled a bit with it but in the end I really enjoyed it and was happy with how my project came out.

    Hope you have had a great weekend!


  3. I LOVE your boat and the paper is perfect with it! It is so adorable, your friend will love it. Another great challenge, have a great week!

  4. Holy, I love your card! I think the felt boat really does pop on the white background! and peeking thru the 'window'. How precious! and I love the added visual interest you added by using those brand new picking sheers! Glad to hear you are having fun with these challenges! YOur cards show your love of these pattern papers!
    Thank you for the creative challenge!

  5. Simply stunning Holly .... I really like this card, love the fact that it is for a baby yet is not soo baby looking .... Great use and mix of patterned papers and of course, that little yacht peeking through the window is just adorable!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration and the great challenges!!!

  6. I love how you personalized this for your friend...I'll bet Heather loved it! The papers and boat are just perfect for a new little boy. Sorry it took me all week to comment! Hope you enjoy your weekend :)

  7. Holy cow, this card is so sweet, Holly! The Pebbles puffy is adorable, and I love how it looks with the MME papers! Yeah for you for popping up the sentiment banner--it looks fabulous!