Monday, January 16, 2012

Cutting and Trimming Challenge!

 I love my Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors! This somewhat heavy gadget was MAILED to me by my VERY dear friend Karen P. from Michigan. Imagine how much the postage cost?! I find myself not using it to its full potential as I used it mostly for "trimming grass"( like this card). When I saw the Cutting and Trimming Challenge from the Moxie Fab World, I knew I need to get my thinking cap on and get it out to play.

I am also inspired by Kristina Werner's CAS class to make my own flower with the window layout (from Day 6), so here is the result....
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I pieced 2-3 strips of cutout from the fringes and formed 2 circles. Then I curled up the end with the toothpick.  The double-sided BG paper is perfect for the curled-up effect! Lastly, I added the button and gems!
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 Supplies: You're The Best from Hero Arts, Twines (from The Twinery), circles (Spellbinders), Basic Grey Paper, Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors

I will be back tomorrow with the cling stamp giveaway result! Thank you for tirelessly commenting in my blog. YOU ARE the BEST!

38 comments:

Annette said...

now this is stunning...lovely design Virginia...so beautiful..

Jocelyn Olson said...

Okay, that is too cool! I always think of the fringe scissors for grass, too, but your idea rocks! The stamping behind the flower is really a great element. Love your colors!

PiecesByEmily said...

Oh Virginia, this is BEAUTIFUL. You really rock this challenge.

Anne said...

Awesome- love the flower you made Virginia- it is so perfect for the challenge!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

What a fabulous card Virginia! Love that flower, added such great dimension on your card.

Tammy said...

Cool flower! Love the large circle window too!
I haven't used my fringe scissors yet--I picked up a pair at Bed,Bath and Beyond during Boxing week. They're not MS--they're a generic brand,and cut great! Funny thins is that they were not advertised as a crafting tool buy as an identity protection tool--use them to cut up your credit/ID cards. Best part--they were only $3.50!!!

Tiffany said...

Wonderful look to your blossoming flower! Really love what you did with those nifty scissors!

Lin said...

WOW, Virginia, LOVE how you approached this challenge - beautifully done, my friend!! I'd better get my act in gear!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love your card. Great colors.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just adore your fringed flower, Virginia! That pp is perfect for the purple button and the bit of stamping behind it looks great!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Wowie, love this!!!

Lynn said...

Fabulous! What a great way to take on the class challenge by storm! Beautiful.

Barb said...

beautiful card Virginia. you constantly surprise with your creativity! i love this card...it's sweet and pretty and soooo winner :)

Rachel W K said...

ah! I lovvvvve it! I was excited to see the post about these scissors too... I never bought them cuz I never thougbt they had so much versatility!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a fun new idea! I love how you stamped a shadow in the background! Thanks so much for all your creativity!~
Lisa

Barb said...

Fantastic card, Virginia! Just LOVE that adorable flower you've created! Great take on the challenge and class! :)

Judy1223 said...

OK, seriously Virginia, this card has definite WOW quality! Great, great flower...so amazing!!!

joy said...

Virginia, I love this cute flower. I have those scissors; never thought of making a flower with them! Will have to do so soon.

Romaine said...

Virginia, so cute and clever!

MicheyMoo said...

This is perfect, Virginia. Great use for those scissors, besides the obvious and an excellent take on today's class. xx

Karen B. said...

This is so clever, and so pretty!

Simone said...

Such a pretty card!! Love your creativity Virginia! The use of those fringe scissors for the flower is an awesome idea :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely gorgeous Virginia!!
TFS~

Piali said...

Beautiful!!

AnitaRex said...

Absolutely fabulous Virginia! I love that flower and the colors of paper you used! :>

Dawn said...

Fab Virginia. So far I haven't even used my scissors that I got way before Christmas. This flower is a stunner.

Anni said...

Wieder mal eine wunderschöne Karte! Ich liebe diese frische, frühlingshaften Farben, die du verwendet hast! Ein Traum!

cnelson said...

Oh WOW!!! This is truly FABULOUS in EVERY way!!!

Lindsay said...

Seriously fantastic card Virginia! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Maureen Morton said...

Can't take my eyes off this one, Virginia. Simply amazing.I have those scissors - need to use them more creatively! Glad you are enjoying your class. Wow.

Ruby Craft said...

Your flower is too cute! Love this card!

Karen from MI said...

Hi Virginia! You are putting those scissors to GOOD work!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card!! It's SO SWEET and the colors are SOOTHING! Like the fringed "petals". HOW CREATIVE!! Love, Karen xo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! I love all the white space on this card--LOVE that flower and it's petals! FUN! So creative!! YOU ROCK!

Cardcrafter said...

What a wonderful focal point! I had never heard of these scissors. Now I really "need" a pair!

suszu said...

Really lovely card, its come together perfectly

MarcyK924 said...

OMIGOSH is this card BRILLIANT! SO creative and fun and colorful! One of my favs of yours! :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Very creative - as always!!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Cutting & Trimming Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)