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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