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Sunday, March 24, 2013

All Zipped Up

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week  is all about quotes. I do love to use verses and quotes.  I didn't have to look far to find one of my very favorite quotes.


This quote is from Emily Dickinson and  is such a lovely verse that I find myself using it quite often. There have been so many cool zipper projects on-line and I thought I would give it a try.

I used some lovely lavender paper from Graphic 45  Secret Garden collection. . I had bought a few old zippers and pulled out one of them to use on my card. 
I cut the paper down the center.  I ripped along the edges and taped the zipper to the inside of the paper. I folded the edges back to show the inside. This took several attempts to figure out how to open up my zipper enough to show some of the inside.  I layered this over the reverse side of the same paper.

I stamped the sentiment using a lavender ink on white cardstock. I cut the sentiment apart.  I die cut a coordinating bird to nestle in the array of white flowers, ribbon and leaves.

Products:
Graphic 45 Secret Garden, Artistic Outpost - Quote and Quotable, Prima Flowers, Prima Flowers - FiestaPrima Leaves, Ribbon, Memory Box - Branches, Memory Box - Bird, Ranger Archival Ink - Blue Violet,

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Suzz

22 comments:

  1. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G... what an incredible card Suzz. Love the purples, the flowers, the way you have trimmed and layered the sentiment.

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  2. Beautiful card Sue!!! Wow, love the zipper pocket you made and all the flowers, bird and of course the sentiment. I haven't used a zipper for years and years, but I bet I have one or two from that time somewhere. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  3. Hi Suzz, gorgeous gorgeous papers and colours, so Spring like. I absolutely love the zipper idea and how you added the flowers, leaves and sentiment. Beautiful design. Tracy x x

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  4. Suzz...such a clever idea! I love the papers you've chosen to make this fabulous zipper piece. The coordinated papers really look fantastic! Love the purple and I'm not really a lover of purple. :) The basic design of your piece is such a cool idea but then how you finished it out really is your style...a cross of shabby chic and vintage. Such a lovely, feminine feel. I also love that sentiment! <3 Candy

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  5. So creative once again my friend. I LOVe this..

    Hugs~

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  6. Once again, your creativity astounds me, Sue!! This is wonderful, so very unique; well done!

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  7. So amazing and creative!! Wow!!

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  8. Loving this card....everything about it from the colors to the zipper.

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  9. amazing Sue. what a fab idea. love that shade of purple too.

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  10. Oh Wow is that ever a Gorgeous design, just love the papers and your lovely arrangement!

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  11. Fabulous zipper work Suzanne! Card looks amazing. Nicola x

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  12. Ohh Suzz, this is fabulous! love the zipper and what a beautiful quote! Hugs, Sandra

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  13. Gorgeous project, Suzz! The zipper embellishment is really cool :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  14. This is FABULOUS, Suzz... and a great piece over at PaperArtsy today too!
    Alison x

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  15. Love the purple patterned paper. The zipper lends the perfect element to hide the flowers behind. Beautiful, Suzz.
    Kate

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  16. This is fabulous! Who else would have thought to use an opened zipper? Love it!

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  17. This is fabulous! Who else would have thought to use an opened zipper? Love it!

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  18. This is a very clever way to use the zip(per) Sue and the papers are really pretty. I love that quote too and really must buy it.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  19. That is a really clever design, Suzanne. Blessings!

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  20. WOW!!! You made this paper totally look like fabric with all the folds and movement with the zipper! The flowers are just stunning! Gorgeous!

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  21. Now, the zipper is just too cool! Great Victorian feel to this.

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  22. this is so amazing! I love that you used the zipper!

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