Tuesday, November 30, 2010

365 Cards - Day 276 - Ephemera

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday at 365 Cards. Pam did again with another "fun" challenge for us. She wants us to use a piece of "ephemera" on our cards...what's that you say? Well, I had to look it up too! Here's what I found on Wikipedia, "...transitory written and printed matter not intended to be retained or preserved"...hum...that helped?!? Oh well, I checked with Pam if ticket stubs would work and she said "yes" so here's what I came up with. This is actually not only a vintage style card (thanks for getting me in the groove last week Gloria!), it's also a theme as the ticket stubs were from a couple of May Day concerts by the Brothers Cazmerio that I went to years ago, so I went with a "May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii" theme! That's an actual song by the way and I found the lyrics for it and made them into my background paper. I had some fun goodies from the Pixie Petals shop (i.e., those fabulous crochet flowers, the doily that you can barely see in the photo, and that seam binding ribbon) so I incorporated those into this creation. I had so much of the ribbon that I used it and some eyelash yarns (3 different colors of green) to make a "miniature" crochet lei. Really super easy! The sentiment says "Me ke aloha" which means "with love" in Hawaiian. I carried that into the inside...
I found this sentiment on-line...and used my fabulous new MS branch border punch too!

Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. A Crafty Little Place - anything goes
2. Craft Your Days Away Challenge - texture
3. Crazy 4 Challenges - script paper
4. Delightful challenges - flower power
5. Everything but the Kitchen Sink - textures
6. Flourishes - doilies
7. I Did it Creations Challenge - surprise me
8. Mark's Finest Papers – Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge - have a bow
9. My Time To Craft Challenge - vintage
10. Totally Stampalicious - anything goes
11. Tuesday Throwdown - embellish it
12. .. wee Memories .. - bowtiful ribbon challenge

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what ephemera you find!!!



I'm the first! Well it helps that I wake up 'early' and can't get back to sleep! But this isn't about me - it's about this fabulous Ephemera card! (Whoa-what a word to see first thing in the morning...) I love your take on this and your vintage style is awesome, you should do more of this. I wish everyone could see your crochet lei stretched out, the ones you have made for us are gorgeous! By the way everyone, if you do get a chance to go to Hawaii and Kim meets you at the airport...she will greet you with a handmade crochet lei! I'm just saying!

Lovely card Kim, one that anyone (I) would love to receive!
Love, SAM aka MOM

Lynnette said...

Wow, that's about all I can say. This card is amazing

Linda Robinson said...

What a beautiful Card. Love the vintage feel!


Dazie said...

wow that is beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at craft your days away this certainly fits out texture theme perfectly!

Joanne Travis said...

Your embellishing is so lovely! Love the texture and dimension of the flowers.
Thanks for sharing and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card and fabulous bow! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Rachel said...

Beautiful card!! those crochet flowers are stunning!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.

jackiescrafts said...

Wow what a gorgeous card I love those crocheted flowers
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Jinny Newlin said...

This is just beautiful! It makes me want to reach right through the computer screen and touch it! Great textiles and bowtiful ribbon ;)! Thanks for playing along in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Carol Ann said...

Looks like you have had lots of fun designing this card I love it. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

Monique said...

What a beautiful card..Love the DP with the vintage feel and the crochet flowers and matching ribbon!!! thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious!!

Lola said...

Stunning card! And you made the background paper and lei? Just awesome.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

such a beautiful card! I love the outside and the inside with that cute punch is wonderful too! Thanks for playing at IDIC this week!

Mandy said...

Just look at all that texture! Beautiful card!! :)

Becky said...

What a fabulous card, love the design.Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Pat said...

Hi Kim,

Love your beautiful card, everything about it is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Ann said...

Wow! Love the ribbon/lei combo! And the orange with the green is so fresh! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week! :D

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Amazing card! Love the way you used the memorabilia tickets. Awesome...


Padster said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for surprising us at IDIC this week
Debbie x

Karen B. said...

I saw this on the EbtKS blog as an entry and just had to stop by and say WoW! What a truly amazing and beautiful card!

~*Joni said...

Kim how could I NOT love this card when it has Waikiki Shell tickets on it? Omword, I spent many nights at concerts there, there is nothing like the Shell on a beautiful evening. What a wonderful card, I love ephemera, your color palette is just amazing. Beautiful sentiment and stunning creation too - I love making fake ilima lei. lol!
Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge at ACLP this week!
~*Joni ACLP DT

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word! This is amazing and so beautifully done, Kim1 Gorgeous creation and so very textural and striking! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC challenge!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love all the texture! Thanks for joining us in the EBTKS challenge! :)