Thursday, February 27, 2014

Something Different...

Hi again!  Today I'm sharing a card that's quite different from my usual style. When I first saw this new zipper die from My Favorite Things, I was very intrigued. It appeared to be one of the most realistic zipper dies I've seen so far.

Then I saw some of the sweatshirt cards made by a few members of their design team, and instantly my memories went back to the early 80's when I had a fun lightweight sweatshirt-style jacket that was made of a lined cotton lace fabric, with a small lacy ruffle down the zipper's edges, and bitty roses in among the lacy trim. How fun would it be to make a card reminiscent of my old summer jacket?!

So, that's just what I did...all the while thanking myself for not being able to part with my last sheet of this old Karen Foster lace paper...heehee...(i.e., "hoarding" does pay off some times!)...

I had some chipboard letters in my stash, but of course, not the right color...they were made of manila colored glossy ledger paper, and didn't stand out against the lacy paper I colored them with some Spectrum Noir pens...

I made a double thickness of the zipper tab, glued both layers together, then adhered it to the zipper with a thin foam dot, just to add a little more dimension and give the little charm a bit more "swing room"...

Patterned paper:   Karen Foster  Design/Antique Lace
Zipper Die:   My Favorite Things          Chipboard letters:   Heidi Swapp           Pearls:   Recollections
Lace:          Roses:   Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks for stopping in for a visit today...have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Oh Wow Kathy!! this is amazing... It looks so real, and you want to undo the zipper to see what's inside lol!!..
    Just gorgeous:)
    Marjorie x

  2. This is just brilliant - love the design. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Wow this is utterly fabulous. I need that zipper die, love it and that lacy paper is so gorgeous and strokeable x

  4. Such an unusual style of card and a wonderful way to bring back those happy memories. Have a good weekend x Susan x

  5. That looks amazing, what a great die!

  6. Fantastic use of that zipper die (so wish I could have it!) and well done for that hoarding!

  7. this is very very cool Kathy :)

    Oooh now I want a zipper die lol, tfs!

  8. Oh wow, always something beautiful and unique to be found here on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is fantastic! I have to get this die.

  10. OMG Kathy! I swear I thought it was a real zipper too until I read it is a die!!!!!!!! Wow wow wow .. this is AMAAAAAZING! You did such a GORGEOUS job with this .. well .. nothing new about that! You always do such INCREDIBLE work! I absolutely LOVE it!

    Big Hugs,

  11. Hello,
    Just a short note to tell you that the article on your blog appeared in Passion Cartes Créatives No. 25. Thank you for your help and good day. Sandrine Vachon


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