Saturday, April 24, 2010

pretty pinwheel.

Hello again! Today's card is a little different than my normal. I tried my hand at making a paper pinwheel to use as a focal point. Then I layered it on top of some vintage book print and added the very last scrap of my wrinkled ribbon.
The sentiment is (again!) from Fillable Frames #2. I'm gonna wear that thing out!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

love birds.

How cute are these little birds?! I just bought Bird Watching Additions from PTI and I couldn't wait to make a love birds card.
I used a sentiment from Fillable Frames #2. Can't put that set down yet! For the focal point, I rounded the top corners, scored a couple lines, scalloped the bottom and added twine. Pretty simple. The most time consuming thing was cutting out the little birdies and even then, they aren't all that hard!

I just want to say how happy I am that I used up this floral patterned paper. I think I've literally had this thing for 3 years! It's just so UGLY unless practically covered up like it is here!! Hahaha! :)

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Friday, April 16, 2010

an argyle attempt.

Does this count as argyle? Scored lines on a diagonal? Yeah... I don't really think so either.
Oh well, though. I did use the colors from the Papertrey Chicks very first challenge. And they were sort of a stretch for me; hibiscus burst, spring rain, and smokey shadow. I didn't know where in the world I was going to plop that hibiscus burst. A button (or three!) is always a safe bet!
I did get to use my new Fillable Frames #2 stamps. And they. are. GORGEOUS.
I don't have a Cuttlebug or anything so I hand cut the frame out but it was easy peasy. I stamped the sentiment and frame in Versamark and heat embossed them to make it stand out.

My smokey shadow card base looks a little brown due to my camera. Hmm...must fix that for next time!

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend!
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

miss you.

This little card is a fun 3x4.25 size. It's tiny but cute.

Again, I used the wrinkled ribbon that I made. But now it's just about used up so I'll have to make some more soon, I guess.

Almost the weekend!
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

a new month.

Hello, blog world! It's already a new month. I swear, I feel like it should still be February!
Today's card incorporates so many things outside of my usual comfort zone. The wrinkled seam binding has been on blogs everywhere, like Michelle Wooderson's here. Then I used some vintage book print, again a la Mish, as seen here.
The seam binding was something that I picked up at Michael's a while back and then I wasn't sure what in the world I would do with it. Seeing all the wrinkled, vintage stuff got me inspired to make it myself. So I used tea to dye the aqua colored seam binding and scrunched it up. It turned out this great vintage-y greenish color. Love it!

I really like the way this card and ribbon turned out. It was a step outside my comfort zone but I'm pleasantly surprised with the results. I'll definitely be trying this again.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the springtime sunshine!