Friday, March 28, 2014

Just Us Girls #234 - Wild Card

JUGS #234 PicB photo JUGS234picB.jpg

Since we have five Friday's in March, this week's challenge is a Wild Card challenge and I get to host.   This week, our challenge is to make a "Tall and Skinny" card.  Dimensions can be 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" or 3 1/2" x 6".  Or you could go all our and do a 3 1/2" x 8" card which will fit in a regular business sized envelope.

If you want to browse a few Tall and Skinny sketches, you can head over to the Mojo Monday blog and look for the fourth sketch of the past three months or modify a sketch you have to fit the dimensions of "tall and skinny".

I chose to use a Mojo Monday sketch from a few weeks back and alter the dimensions to make a 3 1/2' x 5 1/2" card.    Love this Reverse Confetti tag die so had to use it on the sketch and added an MFT flower and butterfly as I still hoping for Spring to arrive!

The rest of the  JUGS team, along with our March Guest Designer Calypso Basitan (who gets an extra week with us do to having five Fridays this month), have some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out what they've created.  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be chosen as the Chic of the Week.  Plus if you are chosen as Chic of the Week, you could be invited to be a Guest Designer.

Hard to believe Spring Break is almost over.   The two weeks just flew by and we had many wonderful family times together as well as a good mix of activities and down time.  Back at it full force on Monday - darn early wake up time LOL!

Have a fabulous weekend!

 
 

What's In It?
Paper:  In Bloom (My  Mind's Eye), Cameo Coral, Basic Grey, Going Grey (Stampin' Up)   
Accessories: 
Tag Die (Reverse Confetti), Butterfly and Pretty Posies Dies (My Favorite Things), Leaf Die (Sizzix), Corner Rounder, 5/8" Yellow Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Half Pearls, Glue Dot, Dimensionals 

15 comments:

Lisa Kind said...

Love these tall and skinny cards! Your card is so pretty! The flower and butterfly ooze spring...I'm hoping it arrives soon as well! So tired of these really cold temps!

Cheryl said...

Love your challenge, Marisa! It's so fun to think outside the A2 card. Your sample for the challenge is gorgeous-love the tage and fresh, pretty flower!

Lynn Mangan said...

I hope Monday goes smoothly. My kids have been off this week. It has been really nice to not have to run around as much. Your card is gorgeous. Love the die cuts.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a sweet tiny card! Love it~

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful card Marisa! I just love that paper line. Sorry to hear your break is coming to a close. I am just starting mine today!

Tracey McNeely said...

Enjoy the rest fo your spring break, they always go too fast. Your card today is gorgeous!!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Marisa. Love that coral flower. Fun size.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great challenge, Marisa! I love the skinny cards. Yours is really sweet...love the Spring feel of it.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So fresh and pretty. I like the slim look to this.
our spring break just started, yea! Glad yours was good. :-)

cm said...

Tall, slim and ever so stunning! All you cards I find dazzling and delightful, however *this* one...something about this one...has me swooning! Butterfly with pearls, flower and button, the tag (yayy...I finally ordered the RC tag!), the panel behind, the whisper of gorgeous dp: it's a show-stopping, awe-inspiring combination. I. love. this. card. There you go: love it!!
c

Vivienne Holden said...

Another stunner Marisa! Tall cards can be so stylish and yours surely is! Love the papers and the embellishments are always perfect. xx

Nancy said...

GREAT challenge idea...Your card is super cute! Love it! Have a great week...back at the grind! I get one more day off and report back Tuesday! Tomorrow I get to go have a Mamogram...JOY!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Marisa, this is beautiful! I love the colors and your design. Great layering, too. Loved your challenge with the skinny cards.

nwilliams6 said...

I use to do a lot of long skinny cards but didn't really think they looked finished but yours looks great! I am going to have to look at those sketches. Hugz!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Love this pretty tag as your focal point and the crisp clean edges of this fantastic card!
Bear Hugs,
Carol