March 24, 2012

OCC: Travel Inspiration

Happy Saturday!

Spring has sprung (at least on the calendar)! Weather in Washington has been crazy. I actually had about 3/4 inches of snow on my car on Thursday morning. Talk about weird.

This week, a challenge around vacation destinations couldn't be more suitable given our wacky weather. My card is obviously Paris inspired.

I had these chipboard fancy frames that were finished with glitter when I bought them and I have used them on a few things but more times than not, I look at them and then put them back because the color isn't right. So this time, I thought I'd cover them with a patterned paper. And at first, I didn't like it but as the glue dried over time, I got used to it.

For the flower, I took a crocheted mini doily and rolled it up. Then I took a green Prima paper flower and tore two petals off the flower to make my leafs. 

One day, I'll stop stamping Paris images and I'll get to see them for myself in person. Until then, I'll keep stamping.

So think about one of the places you'd like to visit (or have already visited) and use it as inspiration for a project this week at Our Creative Corner. 

Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler Scrumplescrunch
Anita Houston The Artful Maven Haven
Anne Marie Hile Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski En Papillote Arts
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan Stampin Time
Lori Rider The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet Designs by Sharon 

I can't wait to see where in the world you'll take us with your papercrafting this week!  


  1. Gorgeous card well done I love the crochet flower and leaf .Hugs Elaine

  2. Holly, I just wanted to say that I think your idea of rolling a crocheted doily into a flower is really creative! (I just keep them flat, not very original.) Your flower/rose is just gorgeous! and I'm glad you are using those chipboard frames. I hope you do get a chance to go to Paris, and see all those wonderful sites you keep stamping.
    Have a great weekend! hugs, sharon w.

  3. Hi, Holly, this is such a gorgeous card. The flower is so lovely.

  4. Beautiful card, Holly! I love the soft colors and how you used the chipboard frame! The rolled doily flower is brilliant!

  5. Holly this is so pretty... love that frame and pretty crochet doily flower!! Brilliant idea!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  6. WOW, Holly is is CAS at it's best! That flower is the most creative element I've ever seen! GORGEOUS! Hugs, Marcy

  7. The Eiffel Tower, has had a good workout this week I feel, and your design using this wonderful stamp is beautiful Holly. Your frame focuses the sentiment so well as it is not over done, and your tactile element finishes it off perfectly. I too hope you can visit Paris in your lifetime, it is everything you imagine it to be and more.

  8. What a lovely card. The script background is perfect to offset the Eiffel Tower. And I love the way you framed the Merci - great work on covering the chipboard. I think it looks wonderful. And I love the crocheted flower and it's leaves! Super work on this week's spring break challenge!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


  9. Love that crocheted flower, and your image and frame are lovely...this is a beautiful card!!!