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Paper Therapy-October 24 2010

Hello all!! Welcome to our fourth challenge at  Paper Therapy.  Paper Therapy is an online forum for scrapbookers and card makers to share their work, meet new friends, learn new tips and techniques and have fun!! I hope you can join us every week in our challenges! The previous three have been SUPER fun and were seeing some really incredible designs!

  Here's how it works. Every monday a new challenge will be posted in the forum. You upload your design   and have the chance to win the weekly challenge. A fabulous prize and winner blinkie will be awarded the first challenge winner of every month, and then subsequent challenge winners will win an awesome blinkie to share with the whole world, showing them that you rocked the  Paper Therapy challenge.

  This week's challenge was to make a project based on only using scrap paper and ribbon that we had laying around. Luckily, I never throw my scraps out (including sticker sheets!), so I had a lot to work with! YAY! I even had just enough lettering stickers to make a sentiment. I pulled out my current Hocus Pocus line from Pink Paislee. This line is originally designed as a Halloween line, but I decided to switch it around to make it a Thanksgiving card. 

Give Thanks Card

I took some "Witching Hour" scraps and pleated the paper really tight.
Then I stamped the pumpkin image with pigment ink on the pleated paper 
and let it dry, popping it up with foam dots.

I took the rest of my scrap paper and cut them into various squares, all an
inch tall. I then inked each and adhere to the card, tying some 
seam binding and bakers twine scraps.

It was SUPER fun working on a Halloween card for this week's challenge! Make sure to post your card to the message board by midnight on Friday, October 29th. I hope that you play along with us this week at  Paper Therapy 

Cardstock: (Kraft) Papertrey Ink. 
Patterned Paper: (Witching Hour, Hocus Pocus, Haunting, Good Fortune and Skeleton Soiree from Hocus Pocus collection) Pink Paislee.
Chalk Ink: (Chestnut Road) Clearsnap.
Pigment Ink: (Tuxedo Black, Copper) Tsukineko.
Clear Stamps: (Pumpkin from All Hallow's Eve set) Inkadinkado.
Fibers: (Brown seam binding) Prairie Bird Boutique . (Orange and white Baker's twine) May Arts.
Accents: (Yellow, brown buttons) Creative Imaginations. (Tiny Type Alphabet stickers) Cosmo Cricket. (Green and white alphabet stickers) Jenni Bowlin.


  1. Emily,
    What a super cute and fun card! I love all the colors that you used for the Halloween feel!

  2. Love this! The colors are perfect and I love the buttons!

  3. LOOOOOOOOVE this sketch--so pretty! LOOOOVE that ribbon and twine with the button! OH MY!! This is so cute:) I also love the colors and the way you made that sentiment! FABBBBBBY! LOVE IT:) You rock, Emily:)

  4. Emily,
    Once again, I just LOVE your card! You are so inspiring. I love the way you used the patterned paper all lined up and inked. Great colors! The buttons, twine, and seam binding are just done so perfectly. I've seen that binding before and I've thought about getting some. Such a creative way to pleat the paper before stamping on it! :)

  5. Can I just say WOW! I love love love that Pumpkin and how you pleated and then stamped on the pleat. I also love the the banding on the top and bottom with the scrap squares and Twine - this is so beautiful and really has my wheels-a-turnin! Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us! :)

  6. Great card Emily! I love that you pleated the paper...and way to get more than one holiday out of a paper line! Awesome job!

  7. I love how you did the pumpkin and the scraps of paper along the bottom of the card! Awesome!

  8. WOW! This is awesome, Em! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you stamped on the pleated paper and then cut out your image! Brilliant! i will have to give that technique a try soon!

    You rock, girl! :)

  9. The pleating is SO COOL! I love the seam binding, the twine and the buttons, too. Awesome job!

  10. Love the colours on your card !


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