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Thursday, October 20, 2011

So Glad We're Friends

This is a quick and simple card, one that you can whip up in a flash.  It would work for any occasion, just change the sentiment. Perfect for birthday, get well, congratulations, change the color too and make it a wedding card.  Change the colors to red and green and wa' la' a perfect Christmas card.  Many ways to change this to fit your needs.


Cardstock:  Bazzill Leap Frog
Paper:  Stash scraps
Background Doily: Cheery Lynn Canadian Kaleidoscope Doily
Sentiment Background: Spellbinders Lacey Circles but would work really well with Spellbinders Lacey Ovals turned sideways or Spellbinders Teardrop Circles.
Leaf Flourish: an old one from my stash but you could use the Fanciful Flourish from Classy Cards N' Such or even the Tropical Flourish also from Classy Cards N' Such
Pearls: from stash
Ribbon: Wide double sided satin from School Adventures.
Flower: I mad this from Tissue paper flower punch outs, secured with a brad and squished.

So many ways you can make this simple little card. Be sure and check out Classy Cards N' Such.  They have lots of new must have "Toys" to play with.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Merry Christmas

Time for another Christmas Card.  This one is for one of my favorite web stores, Classy Cards N Such. Give them a look, you'll be glad you did.

For this quick little folded step card, I used the Cheery Lynn O' Tannebaum Christmas Tree die as a focus, cut from white card stock. It is a beautifully detailed die that can be cut apart and used on other items. Leave it as is and each row pops out along the bottom while staying attached at the ends for a beautiful layered look. Did I mention that I really love this die? It is certainly one of my favorites.

The scroll along the bottom of the step card is Spellbinders Fanciful Holidays. Paper is from last years Bo Bunny Christmas line. Green Rhinestones are by Want2Scrap. Ribbon from my stash.

If you have never made a step card, do try one. There are many different ways to shape them and they are so easy!  A google search will bring up many sites with step by step directions.

Get busy on your Christmas cards now and you'll have more time for other great Christmas ideas come December.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

True Gift

Time for another card for Classy Cards 'N Such. You just have to check out their store. Lots of must have dies, stamps, bling, paper, ribbon and oh so much more.

In this day and age of buy, buy, buy, the front of the card sentiment has special meaning for me. Most of you know I have nearly 50 grand and great-grand kids and buying "stuff" for them is a real strain on the budget. I think it's nice to get back to giving of ourselves instead of buying the latest and greatest must haves.  I do have to admit though, I am one of those who always wants the newest dies, stamps, ect. for myself so this lesson is definitely for me!

Enough of that.....lets get out our supplies and make a card.

I had this greenish paper lying around in my cabinet and just never found a good use for it. Then I thought, green and pink and it just seemed to work for me.  The gorgeous doily is the Italian Flourish Doily and it is wonderful cut from card stock. In front of that is Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals but Spellbinders Lacey Ovals would work as well.  The pearl bling is Finesse Swirls White Pearls which I really love.

The border edge is a Die-Namics border. The bow is made with pink seam binding and to that a nice little stick pin was added.   The flower I made using a three inch strip of satin that I cut into several sized circles and burned the edges with a flame. It is secured with a cute pink dotted brad.

Now for the inside:

I used the Spellbinders label 8 in two sizes and trimmed it with the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish.  I trimmed a bit off of it to put on the upper right and added a few Want 2 Scrap pink pearls. The Wishing you stamp is from Verve. I then inked the edges of the card using Ranger Brushed Corduroy.

I hope you enjoy making your card today and thanks so much for dropping in for a visit. If you haven't already, please sign up to follow me so that you will know when new cards are posted.

Have a wonderful "creative" day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sewing Shadow Box Card

This was a blast to make.  A bit on the difficult side but still a really fun project. 

I had purchased a kit from Crafty Secrets to make this card but when it arrived the color of the paper wasn't what I wanted.  It came in browns and black and I will probably use it in the future. For now I decided to make my own.  I traced the pattern onto blue card stock and cut it out by hand. Then I used the same score lines as on the kit to score all my pieces.  It worked pretty well and is certainly different, so all in all I am happy with how it turned out. I'm sure you could adapt this in many ways.

Giving credit where credit is due, the original design was made by Pam Hooten, a very talented gal indeed and I believe there is a die available to cut out the pieces. I came across it some time back but it was somewhere close to $200.00 and I am not sure where I saw it.

Stamps Used:  Material Girl Clear Art Stamps, Oxford Impressions Dress Forms and Corsetry.

Just an idea for you all.  Some additional photos for you:
Have a super super day!   

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A True Friend Birthday Card

This card has been designed for Beverly at Classy Cards N' Such. Lots of new things in her store these last couple of weeks. Check it out.

This card was made with another page from Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue collection.  I played around a bit with one of Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3 dies and used it to cut two sides of a fairly large rectangle. I was happy with the way it made a larger frame for my sentiment.

I've included a photo below of how to cut just the top and you just reverse the paper to cut the bottom. Just another way to use your dies.

I also used Spellbinders Label 20 behind the tag to give a little more depth.  Behind that you will find the beautiful English Tea Party doily and that just sets the whole thing off.

I made the flower and leaves from satin, using a really easy technique.  The card is finished with beautiful bling called Finesse Swirls White Pearls.  The sentiment was stamped with a saying from Fiskars Make a Wish clear stamps and Memento Rich Cocoa.

I hope you have enjoyed this card and be sure to visit Classy Cards N' Such blog and store. You can use my discount code Pati-10 until October 31st.

Have a wonderful day.

Totally Gorjuss #96

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Debbie

Today's card is very dear to me. The Shabby Tea Room Challenge for this week is to make a card using your birthstone colors. October was the birth month for my first child, Deborah Rose. October's birthstone being Rose and pink, I decided to make it for her instead of me. She taught card making at School Adventures and was the one who encouraged me to make cards. She was very dedicated to her many friends and students. 

I didn't really start making cards until she passed away from colon cancer in 2008 and I know that many times she's up in heaven looking down on me and laughing as I struggle with some little detail. Debbie was very talented in many ways. Her cards were always a hit with her many students and they, me and her family all miss her. I know she watches over us every day. Happy Birthday Debbie.

No supply list today, just this card for Debbie.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Christmas Joy Card

Christmas Joy

The weather is still terribly hot here, 117 degrees yesterday! Thinking about Christmas this time of year is just what the doctor ordered.

School Adventures has gotten in some new Cheery Lynn dies and they were perfect for this card.

I started with some Bo Bunny Christmas paper and made this card 5"x7" to give it more height so that I could use the Spellbinders Lace Border die at the bottom.  I trimmed off some of the top of the Lace Border die to give it more of a Victorian Christmas tree fence look.  In the early 1900's small feather trees were commonly set onto a table and surrounded by a cute Victorian fence. This die can be used in many different ways.

The Christmas tree is a die from Cheery Lynn called O' Tannebaum. The scroll at the top is also from Cheery Lynn called Victorian Romance Flourish. Behind the the Christmas tree is Spellbinders Labels 4.  All of these dies are available locally at School Adventures.  For you internet buyers you can some of find them at Classy Cards 'N Such and some at Amazon

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions about this card or others just leave a comment and I will get back to you.