Friday, July 20

Not Quite Happy

I was not going to post this card, 'cuz I am not quite happy with it. I did this one for a color challenge and a sketch challenge. I need to do something with it -- it does not stay closed. Any suggestions?
Stamps: Holiday Tag Team
Inks: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Craft White, Timber Brown (Staz on)
Paper: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Extras: Corner rounder and Marvy punches, White Embossing powder, heat gun, SS brads, dimensionals, Chocolate Ribbon

24 Comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Oh my, the card is adorable, I love it, how about just adding a small button type closure with string to wrap around it, or thee is always old faithful - velcro, you could put this behind the button. Know you will come up with something, this card is really fantastic, love the pink and brown color combo

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

AWESOME Color combination!!!!...I am gonna have to CASE this for my Designer Christmas Card Buffet....YUMMY!!!!!!!!!PS...I like Flossie's idea about the button type closure...you can NEVER have too many buttons!!

Rhonda said...

Love velcro...that's what I would use:)! I absolutely love this! The color combo is great and I love the little birdie...TFS!

June Houck said...

My suggestions for closure are the same as Flossie's. Corie, this card is wonderful! I love the different ways you used the scallops. I plan to buy that square scallop punch tomorrow when I go to the scrapbook store (it will be 40% off). I'd love to CASE this card too.

Allison said...

Love this Corie! What about a spiral clip on the side? I have done that to "fix" mine! Then people think I am so cool and inventive...

domenica said...

Corie- THis is a sweet card! I like the suggestions you have rec'd! Be sure to post us an updated version!

Kim said...

Corie, this is adorable! I love the colors & the layout. I say "go with it"!!!

Jennifer said...

I have no additional suggestions, but wanted to say I love this card! The colors are yummy and it is just fantastic!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

I love what you did with this stamp! This card is adorable! I love that you used non-traditional holiday colors! Thanks for visiting my site and the nice comment!

Splashryan said...

How about some photo turns along the edge? Love the card BTW!

Tracy.H said...

I love it!! I like the idea's about velcro or the HP clip. :0)

kathleenh said...

Corie, this card is adorable! You could also use those basic gray magnets. I love those things!

Ticia said...

I don't know what you see wrong but I think it is darn cute!

Tanis said...

Love this one! Love the colours, love the stamping, love that little bird! All the ways to make that thing stay closed are out there (that I can think of anyway...)
If the top part had been a little longer, and you had a slit punch, you could've gone that route i suppose...whatever you do I'm sure it will be perfect.

Stampernmore said...

love this! I think it looks great and I love the idea of it closing like that. Great job!

Pat's Paper Passion said...

Did you try re-creasing the top and bottom folds? I'm not sure I'd add anything else. It looks good the way it is. I love pink and brown together-but I've never thought of using winter stamps...very creative.

stampinat6213 said...

This is so cute! I love the non-traditional winter colors!

mum on the run said...

Great suggestions so far, just wanted to say how much I LOVE this card, it's so beautiful!!

Love the colours, great idea to use them for a contemporary Christmas card!!

tanja said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I absolutely love it! How about adding another little birdie that hangs over the edge of the top flap that has a tiny bit of velcro on it, and velcro on the top of the bottom flap?

Karen said...

This is beautiful. Love the different colors for Christmas!

Teri said...

everyone had such great suggestions...I'm just gonna comment that I love this card! I love this snowman stamp and the colors. You have such an eye for color! TFS!

Julie said...

Oh this is beautiful!!! I wouldn't do anything different!

Lynda said...

Oh my gosh Corie, this is awesome! You did a great job!

Lynda

Bella Rose Creations said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors. What about a brad with those turning anchors or something...good luck! Itis worth it for such a pretty design!