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Etsy Inspired #107--9.25.10

  Happy Saturday all!! It's post day for Etsy Inspired and this week's shop is a really fun one to find inspiration in!  makes rustic and charming paper clay folk sculptures, which means no molds are involved at all, everything is sculpted by hand! Here's a sampling of something of the products that you'll find in this shop.

  Aren't these sculptured pieces super creative and fun? She even can make personalized pieces like your own pet dog!! 

So, since I am in a total holiday crafting mood, I decided to take two Christmas pieces and create cards for them using Basic Grey's new holiday line, "Jovial. Here's the pieces that I was inspired by this week.

I just love these two snowmen friends! I think they're perfect for the 
holiday season! I decided to use the snowman stickers that are part of the collection 
then paper piece those cute little legs!

"Tis Better to Give" Card

close-up of sentiment

close up of the snowman's legs and flocking

For this piece I was inspired by the circles that are impressed into the clay. I decided to punch out circles and layer some on top of others to create an overlapping effect.

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

close up of the sentiment

closeup of the wreath details

And this fabulous shop is giving away an equally fabulous prize to one of the winner's this week. A lucky winner will win this paper mache cupcake and four "sweet" tags.
How cute is this prize!?

  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Blackleaf Studios.  They design beautiful and trendy clipart, digital stamps, stationery, candy wrappers, embellishments and other fabulous creations. One lucky winner will win following flip flops clip art image from  Blackleaf Studios.

  So, now it's your turn to play. Visit our shop for the week,   and choose an item to create your inspiration piece on. Make sure to post your creation to Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, October 1st at noon! One lucky winner will win the adorable cupcake sculpture with tags and another winner will win the fun flip flops clip art from  Blackleaf Studios.   Don't forget to also take a look at the beautiful and amazing work of the Etsy Design Team to help inspire you and get crafting!

"'Tis Better to Give" Card
Cardstock: (Kraft, Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink. 
Chalk Ink: (Chestnut Roan) Clearsnap.
Fibers: (Red stitched ribbon) Maya Road.
Accents: (Snowman stickers from Jovial collection) Basic Grey. (Tiny Type letters) Cosmo Cricket.

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas " Card
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink. 
Patterned Paper: (Christmas Tree, Crushed Velvet, Naughty, Blizzard, Shopkeeper, Scarf from Jovial collection) Basic Grey.
Chalk Ink: (Chestnut Roan) Clearsnap.
Fibers: (Green trim) Prairie Bird Boutique. (Jute twine) May Arts
Accents: (Brown buttons) Creative Imaginations.


  1. Absolutely FABULOUS! Love the snowman and wreath!! So inspiring, Emily!

  2. OMGosh! All your cards are so amazing and inspiring. Love the snowmen and the wreath is so fun.

  3. Emily! You've outdone yourself yet again! That snowman card is TOOO cute and the wreath is amazing! Love them both!

  4. AWESOME cards, as always! I just ordered some Jovial. I was on the fence about it, but now that I have seen your fabby cards, I am glad I ordered it! :)

  5. That wreath is just plain magic ... just might have to "borrow" that idea for some scrappy holiday cards ... and those wonky snowman eyes crack me up (how I feel most mornings) ... fantastic inspired designs.

  6. Those snowmen are adorable and I love the sentiment you added to that card. Your wreath card is beautiful and I love the idea of using a variety of circles/papers to create a wreath. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Both your cards are fabulous! I love the snowmen and the overlapping letters on the first one! And the wreath is just awesome!

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  9. OHHHHH! Emily---these are super fab! I just love those snowmen! It is exactly like that inspiration photo!! LOVE his legs--and I love that sentiment--so true:) Love that wreath card too--wow! BEAUTIFULLY done:) Always amaZING creations on your blog!! LOVE IT! LOVE you!!!

  10. these are freaking amazing, I looooooooove them!

  11. They are the cutest little tags and the card is fabulous! Congrats on that DT too.


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