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Etsy Inspired #94--6.26.10

Ooooohh I am so delighted and honored to be chosed to design for the Etsy Inspired Design blog! I am a huge fan of the blog, but also of Etsy as it showcase so many wonderful, handmade works of art. I find myself getting lost in the great product I find. When I first came upon Etsy Inspired Design blog, I was pretty new to blogging, but since then I have loved getting inspiration from another art form and contributing it to my cards! For me it gets my creative juices flowing! I am excited to be a part of this team and having the opportunity to challenge myself every week with something new to draw creativity from.

So, I was asked to join the team on June 29th, which means that I missed last weeks DT examples, but I loved SandBox Studio's bags so much that I decided, what the heck? I'll create something because I love the designs soo much. So here is my take on it.

Sandbox Studio creates fun and funky tote bags, gift boxes and gift card holders using burlap adorned with whimsical felt stitched birds, branches, owls, flowers and the most beautiful little roses! Some of the bags incorporate a contrasting patterned fabric trim which adds the perfect splash of color. I adore the designs and can totally see myself sporting these.

I hope that you're as inspired as I was. For my design I chose to use a kraft paper as a neutral background like the burlap. The paper trim; "Get the Camera" is from My Little Shoebox's "Imagine a Forest" collection. I then created the birds using cardstock and hand-stitching with wings adorned with rhinestone bling, since I love BLING! I took a little twig from my yard, and created my own roses from cardstock by rolling them! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!

And now it's your turn!! Take a look at SandBox studio's beautiful creations, and create your own inspirational work and get it linked up to the Etsy Inspired Design blog and you could win one of her BEAUTIFUL bags. Our sponsor this week is Tyggereye Art and they are giving away a $25 credit to use in their shop! Check them out at

Lots of goodies, so get creating!!

Materials for the Card:

Cardstock: (Kraft) Papertrey Ink. (Green, pink, yellow) Die Cuts with a View. (Light Pink, Light Yellow, Hot Pink) Bazill Paper
Patterned Paper: (Get the Camera from Imagine a Forest collection) My Little Shoebox
Fibers: (Yellow, Brown Floss) DMC
Accents: (Pink rhinestones, pearls) Michael's
Other: Twig

Thank you!!


  1. Oh how fun! Love the stitching around the birds and the fun paper flowers!

  2. This card is fabulous!!! I absolutely love your handmade birds and flowers. The colors and dimension are wonderful!


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