Saturday, October 24, 2009

OfficeMax inspiration... for .99 cents!

Happy Saturday blog hoppers! How is your weekend going so far? I stamped a couple hours this afternoon and came up with this card which my inspiration was a pocket folder that I purchased for .99 cents! Yes, can you believe buying something at OfficeMax for that price...LOL!

I was running errands on Wednesday and came across the folder and instantly a few ideas came to me on creating a card. Has that ever happened to you! :) This is pretty much a SU! card except the boarder punch.
I had so much fun making it! The DP is also SU! which is retired I think.



The SU! stamps used are Finest Flourished, Baroque Motifs and Frames with a Flourish. All images are embossed. First layer was SU! Metallic Silver, 2nd layer SU! Detail Black, and 3rd layer SU! Real Red. Some of these powders are pretty old, but still work! :)

This look is different for me, and not sure what to call it? I used my Modern Label Punch for the sentiment embossed in Silver. Click on the photo's for a closer look... IRL the card looks nicer!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day. I plan to do more stamping yet this evening and my hubby is bow hunting right now. Maybe make some popcorn and have a soda... :) Endless possibilities... doesn't take much to make me happy!

SMILES... Michelle :)

20 comments:

Chat Noir said...

Hi Michelle,

love the colours, very sutle and elegant. You've inspired me to use my Flourishes more often too! I love the Baroque motif but haven't combined it . Ooo goody, lots of things to try out. Maybe after the ironing..... LOL

Bogner's said...

Seriously, amazing! I love this! Such great colors and a cool look with the stamps!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card! What a great inspiration!

Karen Motz said...

This is really neat Michelle! The folder is pretty but your card is GORGEOUS!!! It's soooooo classy and elegant!!!!

Gvendalen said...

Amazing card, Michelle! Very elegant.I love they stamps and colors.
Have a great Sunday
Hugs

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I'm not sure why ... but this seems a little "Twilightish"??? Just great colours and a great feel about it! Hugs, Andrea xxx PS Thanks for all the sunshine you left on my blog!!!

mochamama said...

Love the colors and design Michelle, different approach for you but you nailed this!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Michelle! I think your card looks super wonderful on screen! What a great take on your inspiration piece. That's the best way to go about it... find things that kick the mojo into high gear. I love all those colors and the mix of stamps you used.

I'm so glad you're happily stamping away with your soda and popcorn, all snugged up with Cooper! Keep it up! I love seeing all your wonderful creations!

Love and hugs,
Lisa

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a great job re-creating the original piece. Yes... definitely not your usual style but I like it.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Michelle...your card is jaw dropin GORGEOUS!!!! I love the stamps you used to create the collagie look and the colors are beautiful!!! Isn't it amazing where we find our inspirations!!!???!!!

Alberta said...

Very Chic! I love how your inspiration piece poured over into your very trendy card. I'm extremely impressed with your endless creativity. Rock on girl!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Michelle - this is truly inspired!!! I love your version of this folder! It's hard when we go shopping NOT to look at things differently sometimes - but with results like this it's well worth the effort!
Lotsaluv

laurie said...

It turned out AWESOME!

Deb Rymer said...

Oh, Michelle - this is gorgeous! Your translation from the Office Max folder is perfect. All the layers of embossing is something new to me. You've inspired me to try it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty Michelle, I love your colors and design.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, Michelle, is this card ever regal! This is embossing perfection!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Boy, don't you love when inspiration hits? You did a great job with this folder. It' really beautiful! I'm glad you made the suggestion to click for a close up, I was able to see all the little goodies!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend of solitude, it's that time of year. Maybe you'll have a few more?

Kay Kalthoff said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I need to do more "browsing" . . . seems like I run errands at full speed. I would have totally missed this at my Office Max!! TFS!
Kay

Emily said...

Super cool Michelle! Love what you did to jazz this up!!! That border punch is perfect with the paper pattern:)) Grab a cup of chai and stay warm this weekend!

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