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Bon Appetit – Spaghetti Card

by May Park-

I can’t believe it’s almost Thursday! I’ve been having a tough time creating a card since I won the challenge at the CAS-ual Fridays last week. I felt a little pressure to meet your expectations about my next card. Here is my little confession, usually I’m not a creative person at all in my life. That’s why I like to get inspiration from others’ blogs and follow their layouts/designs on card making for my practice. That was who I was. But from now on, to be a more creative May, I’ll try to make my own cards often and then submit them to the challenge regularly. It’ll be one of my assignments every week.

 

So this week I was working on the CR84FN56 Color Challenge for days, and thankfully it turned out well with yummy pasta. You know what? Last night I even had a vivid dream about a perfect card design that really worked for this challenge. Of course I tried to make the card I dreamed about, and it didn’t look like my dream. Haha! That was just one night’s dream. 😉

So back to the challenge, we are supposed to play with the specific colors : yellow, gray, and neutral. Then I added one more color, brown, since I saw the cupcakes topped with dark chocolate in the photo above. Cupcakes? Suddenly that made me think of different types of food, when I was struggling with ideas for the color challenge. That’s the way I ended up with pasta in my card.

By the way, who doesn’t love spaghetti? Maybe my grandmother in Korea? But I’m sure it’s the all-time favorite of many of you girls including me. To satisfy my stomach, I often cook pasta for lunch. Usually my dish doesn’t look fancy, but this time I set the table beautifully in my card to give me a little treat. Just imagine! You are sitting by the table which is covered with a yellow-checkered tablecloth and about to eat delicious spaghetti on a white plate. I’m sure your mouth is already watering! Oh, I placed one herb leaf on top of the spaghetti at the last minute to make it more interesting.

Do you like how I decorate my lunch table? I had a hard time cutting the shape of a fork with scissors. So please don’t claim it doesn’t look like a dining fork. My favorite part of this card is how spaghetti pasta is served in a pattern on a white plate on a gray placemat. Thanks to baker’s twine from The Twinery, I got the result that I wanted. Doesn’t look like ready-to-eat pasta in front of you? Yum!

Finally I adhered the letters, Bon Appetit, cut with my Silhouette SD machine. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I did hand-stitching along the edges of the yellow-patterned paper to give my card a fabric look. It’s definitely time-consuming but worthwhile.

That’s all for today. Thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see you again. Have a good night!

May Park

Here is one more card to share with you. I haven’t submitted it to the challenge but it still has the same theme. Instead of “Bon Appetit”, I heat-embossed “THINKING OF YOU” with Hero Arts stamp. There is one particular reason why I chose this sentiment for my second card. Since I’m a housewife, I usually have lunch at home alone. Seriously it’s boring and sometimes lonely! So when there is nobody else at my lunch table, I’m thinking of my hubby and wishing I could have lunch with him. Hope you like my second card as well. 

7 Comments

  1. loz

    Stunning card and colours. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

    26 . Aug . 2012
  2. Julia Vazquez

    I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

    26 . Aug . 2012
  3. Deborah Frings

    What a super idea! Love the way you’ve used the thread to make the pasta! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

    23 . Jun . 2012
  4. Pauline

    What a fab and very fun creation! Love the lacy table place mat, and the twine spaghetti!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

    22 . Jun . 2012
  5. Shannon White

    Oh How Fun and cute are these!! 😎 Love your Baker’s twine Pasta! So clever! 😎 And your place setting witht he Sweet doily and fork is too Darned CUTE!! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 😎

    22 . Jun . 2012
  6. Sue Lelli

    May, these cards are just so CUTE AND CLEVER! LOVE your place setting and the hand stitching! LOVE the fork and the doily and the papers and what you did with the twine! FAB cards! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

    22 . Jun . 2012
    • May Park

      Thanks for your sweet words, Sue. I was happy to play at CR84FN. Since I’m back from 2 weeks break and I’ll try to participate in your challenge again. Hope to see you soon!

      20 . Jul . 2012

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