Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Research Experiment

Ever seen Oprah's closet?


Isn't it beautiful?  If you want a complete tour, click HERE. I remember on this episode she spoke about making your space so beautiful that you would want to shop in your own closet. It gave me an idea...


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I made my own mood board with supplies that I bought recently. I made it pretty and inviting just like the closet. Then I challenged myself to make as many cards as I could using mainly the above supplies. Here is what I came up with. 



#1:
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#2:
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#3:
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#5:
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Close Up of #5:
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I made these cards in a single evening. They were super fast to make because I basically was inspired by cards I pinned by Laurie Willison on Pinterest. She is an inspiration to me. Also I think concentrating your supplies helped me stay focused and helped my creativity.

I wrapped up my card set with the ribbon from my "kit" and attached a simple tag. Voila! a gift set complete!

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Supplies:
Dies: Lawn Fawn Into the Woods , Avery Elle  Simply Tags
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Into the Woods and Happy Everything
Paper: Crate Paper DIY shop
Other: Gold Sequins and Ribbon  by i {heart} papers, twine by Hemptique

I am entering this in Lawnscaping Challenge: Patterned Paper



41 comments:

  1. SOOOO many awesomeness in just 1 post!! I love your mood board and I love how you took the same supplies and made so many cards!!!!!!

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  2. awesome post and cards. Love how you got your inspiration.

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  3. Beautiful set of cards, Wida! Love how you challenged yourself.

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  4. Oh I like! You could totally run a kit club! Seriously, these are wonderful, and there are so many! Especially in love with the first two!

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  5. Okay, feel free to TOTALLY change the way EVERYBODY is going to spend their time card making....like FOREVER.
    Awe. Some. That is all.

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  6. Gorgeous cards, Wida. It just make me want to cry when you say that you've done all in an evening... for me it would be days... :). But I will give a try of making my own mood board.

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  7. Such a great idea! And your cards are FABULOUS!!!

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  8. Great take on Oprah's closet! Bet that felt great to whip up such a fun present. (And a good way to put a dent in a stash.)

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  9. What a great idea, Wida! And what an adorable set of cards you made!

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  10. Ooh, amazing that you can create so many beautiful cards from so few supplies. I will have to try that sometime. Gorgeous set!

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  11. Your research gets a First in my grading scheme. ;-) Awesome inspiration, awesome idea and super-awesome cards!! The first one especially makes me squeal!

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  12. love the idea and those cards are sooooooo cute! thanks for the inspiration, Wida!

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  13. Let's just say you have taken LAW FAWN to a NEW level!!
    Each card is so unique in itself...yet go together Beautifully for a set.
    I'm nuts over the acorn groupees on the measuring tape!
    BRAVO Wida!

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  14. Oh my word. Such an awesome idea to make a fun kit with your own stash. All of your cards are fantastic... I especially like the gold embossed hearts!

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  15. Your card set is adorable! That is a great idea to challenge yourself with supplies from your own stash! I think the first card is my favorite! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

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  16. I love the idea of creating your own mood board... I should totally try that some time.. I added your card to the May Arts around the web pinterest board :)

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  17. oh my, LOVE all the eye candy and source of inspiration! I must try this :)

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  18. Love your creativity here! This is such a great workout and you show the examples beautifully!

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  19. I love this post! What a great idea! Love your mood board! And love all the cards!

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  20. Whoa! Talk about a productive craft session! Love all those cards and fab colors...that chocolate ribbon in the first card is totally awesome!

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  21. Wow! You are a little card making machine! LOVE all your cards and my fave is the last with the vellum(?) and embossed hearts! Awesomeness!!

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  22. very sweet..in love with the first card..gorgeous colors too..and gorgeous gift set!

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  23. You're so smart. What a fantastic idea to inspire yourself! love the simplicity of them all.

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  24. Well I'd say your experiment was an outstanding success! I love each and every one of these cards!

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  25. What a fabulous idea for a challenge. I love all the cards you made.

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  26. A FANTABULOUS selection of cards Wida - LOVE!!!!

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  27. Awesome idea, you always have something new to bring to the table. I love that, Wida!!!

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  28. wow, stunning cards!!!c Love them all
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping
    xoxo Tamara

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  29. This is SO AWESOME, Wida! Great inspiration from your mood board ! Love The idea and ALL of your cards! Have a great Sunday!

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  30. This is SO AWESOME, Wida! Great inspiration from your mood board ! Love The idea and ALL of your cards! Have a great Sunday!

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  31. Love, love, love them all! I am just amazed at how awesome these all turned out, just WOW!

    Thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping Challenges!

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  32. These are amazing Wida! I love every single card! Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenges :)

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  33. Love love love this concept, Wida!!!! And your cards turned out absolutely adorable!!!

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