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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.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Sale-A-Bration 'Bliss' Round Uno

Well, Mr. UPS man came yesterday with some goodies I ordered from SU! I was super excited and couldn't wait to get stuck in.

First up I made a card using the Sandy Speckled roller and the extra large star punch - but that card is a DT creation - coming soon, so you'll have to keep your eyes peeled for that.

Onto the two cards I made with the 'Bliss' stamp set. My word, what a faf I had to make the card work out right. I was almost about to call it a day. But I had promised a friend I would make a card or two using this stamp set - plus, the images were perfect for a friends birthday coming up - very her style.

First I am going to show you the mess I made..

Let me tell you, I was less than impressed with the amount of flippin' cardstock I wasted. Gosh. On the right hand side is the destroyed focal point, destroyed by a smudge of glossy accents which I had used in order to apply some German Glass Glitter - that idea went down the drain. Notice the perfectly torn edges on the brown cardstock on the right compared to the left - you can never duplicate stuff like that - so I'm angry. Just as I was finishing up the card with a white line around the main focal point, I drew the line all wonky - and being the perfectionist I am - I just couldn't deal with it. So I had to start again..

Notice the gorgeous flecks of GGG (and the wonky line). I mean that stuff isn't overly expensive, but boy!! is the tub small, that is a little bit of GGG I'll never get back. Tut.

Now, onto the cards I actually ended up making with the stamp set - very CAS, but I think thats all that is needed.

CAS card using the flower stamp from the set on some Bazzill Kraft - using my new SU! Crumb Cake ink pad. Yum. Thats all I've got to say..

I think next time I would like to try and emboss the big flourish (if thats what you'd call it) in white onto some black cardstock - now that would look grand.

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm off to go schedule some posts so I'm not too behind with it all! :) xo


  1. Beautiful cards as always Lou, I love the simple style that looks so elegant and yum yum...crumb cake..might have to buy one just to lick !! Thank you so much for my blog award it is only my second one and I will display it with pride:) Enjoy your evening...hugs Shelly x

  2. Beautiful cards! I live your clean style and anything with kraft paper is a hit with me. :)

    I read your resolutions at the top of your blog. Great idea! I am with you on several of these. I am doing well so far this year but I guess it is still January. Good luck to you!

  3. oh woderful! i must get some of this kraft card!

  4. they look great Lou, well done. i love your style.
    I went for the cute and bright and have made one with the cute owls today… no photos as yet though
    have great weekend xxx


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