Friday, November 14, 2014

Catholic Girl Uniforms, Peter Pan, and Vacant Stares

I didn't notice it until I posted these card photos. This card TOTALLY reminds me of a cardigan with a 'Peter Pan' crisp white blouse! HOW OLD AM I!?! In my "defense" I am a product the local parochial school system which (even today) requires uniforms. I grew up in white blouses of many collar types! So as an additional tangent to the cardigan sweater tangent I had ANOTHER throw-back moment.

Check THESE out!!! My OLD kitty cardigan clips complete with "pearls"! I think these were last worn when I was about 6 years old! I'm sure I was truly rockin' the shoulder-draped-cardigan-look! (Whatever!) Okay - lets be honest these are REALLY odd!

Even more odd is that I still have them. Just ask my sisters or my husband I am NOT a saver/hoarder. I delight in tossing out 'stuff'! I think the only reason these still exist is because they were 'saved' by my mother - who then "transferred " them to me in some deviously covert manner.

Vacant googly eyes, sequin noses, faux pearls. felt ears, fake fur and re-purposed GIANT earring backs! HEY- I should TOTALLY 'pin' this to PINTEREST as a DIY project! (NOT!)

 On to the "Peter Pan/Cardigan Sweater" card! (Glad I didn't line up the sequins or it would REALLY scream SWEATER). But that does give me an idea for a future girly card.... The ornament dangles so I embossed both sides with two different reds. I posted two photos so you can see the "flip side".

Regarding the sequins. I have been inspired over and over by a dear blog friend who has a knack for using sequins on her cards! Every time I see one of her cards I tell myself ....NEXT card - I am using sequins! So Lynn! Thank you!

Flip side of the ornament.

WARM Greetings
~Base card PaperTrey ink Pure Poppy
~Layer of Bazzill red card stock embossed with Hero Arts Dots embossing folder
~Three red sequins (transfer of crap from my mother's craft stash)
~Stampin' Up Ornament Keepsakes stamp and die cut - stamped with Versamark and clear embossing powder
~Spellbinders Beaded Circle - white card stock with red card stock single punches
~Spellbinders Scallop Circle embossed with Hero Arts Dots embossing folder
~Sentiment by Stampendous stamped with Versmark embossed with red embossing powder punched with Stampin' Up Word Window punch
~Top of ornament stamped with Versamark embossed with gold embossing powder and fussy cut
Inspiration | Challenges
The Sketch File -  sketch
Little Red Wagon - shades of _____ (6 shades of red used here)
Crafty Mess - anything goes (This is their FIRST CHALLENGE! Check them out!)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - anything Christmas
Sister Act - anything (card)
Winter Wonderland - Christmas decorations

Thank you for clicking by!

Here's to crisp white blouses, school uniforms, and COOL six-year-old kids!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Glad I could help out with the sequin addiction - and they look just perfect on this pretty card! Love that big ornament............and yep, the design really does remind me of the cardigan clips too! LOL! That's so neat that you still have the kitty one from when you were young!!! What a treasure! I think about the only thing I have from back in the dark ages is my Gene Autry coloring book!!! Now, talk about being OLD!

  2. WOW! This is incredible! I love that you dangled the ornament and even embossed both sides. The textures are fabulous and the sequins give it such a special touch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sketch File.

  3. Hello, A lovely project, A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

    Teighan DT

  4. Thanks for using the November LO from The Sketch File to make this inspired card - I love it, absolutely brilliant way to use the sketch!

  5. Well this is certainly a different Christmas card, but it works really well. Traditional colours with a really modern twist. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Decorations' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  6. Looks stunning. Lovely card. Love all the different red shades. Looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us over at the Winter Wonderland Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, WW-teamie

  7. Pretty card Nancy and good for you for using those sequins! Thanks for sharing with us over at Little Red Wagon this week.

  8. What a great project.Thank you for joining us at
    Good luck 
    Donna ( DT ) xxx

  9. A great card - thank you for sharing it with us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

    Helen x


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