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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

For You

Hey guys, thanks for stopping by today, just a quick post to show you a card I made for a friend on the Trimcraft forum - I hope it makes it through the mail okay. I never really thought about all the embellishments etc when I was making this card.. oops.

I wanted to make this a warm and colourful card - I think I almost managed it without making it look too summery. This gorgeous stamp from C.C. Designs is Honey - August, she looks almost set for the beach.

I'm on a bit of an orange kick at the moment, hence the lovely bright orange lovely jubly Bazzill Bling cardstock as the backdrop for my card.

How perfectly perfect is that ribbon flower die cut from Marianne Creatables? I am going to get in touch with The Ribbon Girl - as the ribbon I used for this was actually what my package was wrapped up with! LOL. My only grudge with these Marianne dies is they don't have any pokey holes to get the die cut piece of paper after the die! Took me ages to tease it out with a craft knife without ripping it. If you have any tips of how to get the paper out without so much hassel, please - let me know!!

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White, Rymans, 200gsm white coated cardstock
Patterned paper: Basic Grey - Max & Whiskers
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo - Dot Flourish, C.C. Designs - Honey [August]
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, SU! - Crushed Curry
Dies: Nesties - standard circles large, classic scalloped circles large, Marianne Creatables - Ribbon flower 1 [LR0108], Tim Holtz Sizzlit - Vintage Market Alpha
Embellishments: SU! - small silver brad, PaperMania - mini glazed brad, Basic Grey [Max & Whiskers] - glazed brad, 5mm white satin ribbon, yellow Prima eLine flowers
Tools: WRMK - corner chomper, SU! mat pack and paper piercer
Misc: Stickles - Diamond, Ranger - Glossy Accents, WRMK - Sunbeam embroidery floss, ProMarkers

I hope my friend likes it, I'm sending it with a selection of flower embellishments as part of a swap people on the forum have set up. Can't wait to see what I get in return.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× AiFactory - #064 - Anything Goes
× Pile It On - #3 - Anything Goes
× Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Anything Goes
× Craft Your Days Away - Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
× Stamp Something - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, I should have another post coming up shortly - I just need to upload the pics. :)

*EDIT* If I was to change one thing about this card, I would shape the letters into a half circle around the edge of the flowers - looking back, I think they look slightly out of place down there all alone in the corner! Oops.


  1. Such a cute card. Love that ribbon flower too.

  2. Lou - thanks for the mention - I've got the exact same Marianne flower die and I have a terrible job to get the paper flower out! If you ever find out how to make it easier, please let me know! Great cards by the way - Mary G

  3. Awww...such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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