Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tempting Template - Umbrella


****** PUBLISHED IN THE AUGUST ISSUE OF STAMPER'S SAMPLER***

Good Morning Papercrafters.  Today I have a template card to share with you.  I LOVE Stampers Sampler and one of the things they publish in each  issue is a template or pattern.  They challenge their readers to create and submit a project using it.  The Feb/March issue had an umbrella pattern.  The April / May issue (on news stands now), has a mason jar pattern.  I can't wait to play with that one.  If you aren't able to purchase the magazine, then you can check out their "Tempting Templates" HERE.  Looks like they don't keep them up do date immediately.  The last ones were from August 2010.  If you really like the umbrella pattern, then check out what I found when I googled under images "umbrella coloring book" HERE.

I created the bird house myself.  I used my Spellbinders Classic Oval die set and my Grand Calibur to cut the opening.  The scallop along the roof line is hand cut.  The umbrella is paper-pieced and raffia was added to create a bird's nest.  And of course I had to add bird images by one my favorite stamp company, Layers of Color. 
Sentiment - Sent With Love
DP - Pink Paislee 6x6 paperpad - 365 Degrees
(sorry, this one is retired)

If you decide to design your own umbrella card, I would love to check it out!  Just leave me a link.
Thanks for stopping by and have a very blessed week!

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Did you know you can get the Grand Calibur at Hobby Lobby?  Hmmm ... wondering if that qualifies with the 40% off coupon.  Anybody know??


11 comments:

Patti J said...

Melisa, your umbrella is amazing! I love it!!! I submitted the hot air balloon - don't know yet if it was published or not. That issue comes out next. Wonderfully done, my friend! As for the Grand Calibur, Shirley just got one at Hobby Lobby, and they DID take her 40% off coupon! Not only that, but they were out of them when she first shopped, and they gave her a rain check (she asked very firmly :) for the discount when they came in. I'm thinking I need one!!! lol...

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Melisa - this is simply darling - I love those gorgeous sparrows and they are perfect with the umbrella - thank you for the link my friend, it is great! Gorgeous colours too Melisa - thank you Sistah for the fabulous inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

Grace said...

Hi Melisa! Oh my goodness this is adorable and I am just in love with it! You are so creative!!! How are things going for you? I miss hearing from everyone! Hope you are all settled in and enjoying your new place!
hugs,
Grace

Heather Jensen said...

Beatuiful card, Melissa. I do believe you can use your coupon for the machine. I plan on it. ;)

lisa808 said...

Such a cute umbrella/nest. Thanks for the links.

MaxineD said...

That's one very sweet card, Melisa. Love the way you have used the corner stamp on the top of the bird house. I will be exploring the links you put in.
Blessings
Maxine

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a wonderful creation Melisa! I love the bird in the nest and the dimensional umbrella. I have the Make the Cut software....so I do not need another piece of equipment-Yeah!

Cass said...

Hi Melissa, your umbrella is adorable, especially with the little bird. I love the layers and colors. Thanks for sharing the link to umbrella coloring pages!

Have a great day!

HappyCrafter said...

Talk about creative, I love how you have created this collage like scene combining so many different non stamp items, very impressive! And thank you for the links too!!

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Super cute! your work always makes me smile!Thanks for making my rainy spring bright! Heather

Seleise said...

so pretty!

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