I hope your St. Paddy’s Day was wonderful.  I’m back to share a card with you.  As I do cards, I’m trying to reach into my stash and use things that I’ve not used before.  I don’t know about you, but for the longest time when I purchased a product I would just leave it in the packaging until I was ready to use it.  Well the truth is, keeping it in that packaging was really a barrier to me using it – I mean, what if I needed to return it to the store?  Things look so pristine in the package that I tended to save them for a "special occasion".   Not anymore!  I’m now really good at getting things out of the package and into my everyday storage so that I can put my hands on it quickly.  Somewhere in my meanderings I picked up these jumbo eyelets and on this card used them for the first time.  They were a little bit klutzy for me and I couldn’t seem to get them set with my Cropadile without mangling them – I ended up having to use the dreaded manual eyelet setter and hammer. 

Another simple card.  In real life the colors mesh a little bit better than they appear.  The scalloped circle is more of a lime green as is the patterned background.  My camera simply wasn’t feeling it.

Supplies:  Stamps:  Stampendous; Paper:  DCWV, Bazzill; Ink: SU Night of Navy, Brilliance Black; Ribbon: Michaels; Accessories: Eyelets – Karen Foster; Nestabilities; aquapainter and watercolors.

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  • HilmaMarch 18, 2008 - 9:22 am

    I like this card! May have to case it!ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMarch 18, 2008 - 11:00 am

    love this one!!! I recognize that ribbon from the 33 rolls at Michaels that I purchased! Love the dragonfly and the colors. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • debMarch 18, 2008 - 3:41 pm

    Finally someone that has used jumbo brads !!! I loved reading “as time goes by” … because I’m notorious for never taking anything out of it’s original box. And you’re right – it’s a barrier and you never use the product. I’m delivered !!!!!

    love ya, debReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 18, 2008 - 7:38 pm

    pretty card, guess u need to buy that big bite it might have done the job. I used mine the other day for reg. eyelets and it works good when u use it right.!! we will have to email deb and tell her that is jumbo eyelets. I dont have a problem taking things out of the box , I have a problem of using them if they are special, i keep thinking oh gotta save it for that special project but i am loosing that philosophy real quick. thanks for sharing. i have that ribbon from michaels too.
    who doesnt??
    kayReplyCancel

Another card to share — isn’t the ribbon gorgeous?  The ribbon is where I got my inspiration from and I built the card and picked my colors from there.  It’s a pretty straight forward card and is one of my first attempts at coloring with my Copics.  I’m still in the infancy stages with them, but I love working with them and it’s unlikely that I’ll get bored with them.

Oh, and the little gold thingies on the bottom corners of the card are embellishments that are pressed into place with a HomePro LR tool by American Tag Company.  I’ve had mine for several years and used it for setting eyelets – it functions much like the Big Bite.   Not too long ago, they came out with a new attachment to the tool that helps apply the corners and then presses them flat while holding them in place.  

Supplies:

Stamps:  Printworks, Heidi Grace; Paper – Bazzill; Ribbon – $1 bin at Michaels; Ink: Black Brilliance, SU Pixie Pink; Dew Drops, Decorative Corners for the HomePro LR; Accessories:  Copics

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  • nancy bMarch 17, 2008 - 7:05 am

    I love that ribbon also. You did great building the card around it. Thanks for sharing. It is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 17, 2008 - 2:19 pm

    well I love your site so much i have made it my home page!! dont want to miss anything. love those photo corners, and good job with the copics. show us some more organizing ideas, the ribbon drawers was such a big hit u should patent it!!
    kayReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 17, 2008 - 2:20 pm

    oh i forgot dont u just love that dollar bin at michaels???
    kayReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)March 17, 2008 - 11:49 pm

    Wow! That ribbon is gorgeous. It’s going to make me look at the ribbon in that bargain bin in a whole new way. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • debMarch 18, 2008 - 3:44 pm

    LOVE THIS CARD !!! It is so me. Now all I need is your talent.

    Absolutely love the ribbon and Love the gold edge things.

    Another tool I’ve never heard of …….. Oh My Gosh … it’s never ending.

    I love that look – it’s kind of Victorian – which I adore.

    I nominate you for “American Idol of Scrapbooking and all other clever and crafy things”.

    debuReplyCancel

  • gill70June 14, 2010 - 9:48 am

    I have just found your site and what beautiful work you do . I love your attitude to life and christian values . I shall visit you often

    Best wishes from Gill U.KReplyCancel

Have you seen the amazing Easter creations out on the blogs?  Well, it inspired me to get on the ball and make something.   I needed some cards for a swap, and my stash of Easter stuff is rather small, but I did have this Inky Antics stamp on hand; I’ve wanted to use it for years and finally it saw ink!

The pocket is 4.75 inches wide by 6 inches tall.  With the tag tucked inside, it’s more like 8" tall.  I cut a strip of 12×12 double-sided pattern paper to 4.75 inches and scored 1" from one end and then scored 6" from the same end and used red sticky tape along the edges to create the pocket.  Out of contrasting double-sided pattern paper I cut two 1.5 inches strips – 12" wide and 4.75" wide.  The short 4.75" piece is trimmed with scallop scissors and glued into place on the flap while the 12" piece is wrapped around the pocket and  and then a ribbon tied around it.  For the tag, the sentiment is mounted on a 5.75" x 4.5" panel made from double-sided pattern paper.  Finished by cutting the largest circle scallop Nestability and gluing it to the top of the tag.  It was a sweet, sweet project  to make – and I cranked out 10 of them – assembly style.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Inky Antics, CTMH; Paper:  American Crafts; Inks: Black Brilliance, SU Pixie Pink, SU Lovely Lilac; Ribbon: White Grosgrain – Walmart; Accessories: Scallop Scissors, Nestabilities, Copic Markers and IKandee Chalks.

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  • HelenMarch 16, 2008 - 6:32 am

    This is very, very cute. And, spookily, I have that paper – was looking at it last night and wondering what to do with it!ReplyCancel

  • PearlMarch 16, 2008 - 7:48 am

    o my ! just darling ! this project is sooo sweeet ! Somebunnies are gonna be so pleased to receive them ! lolReplyCancel

  • debMarch 18, 2008 - 4:11 pm

    I want the bunnie !ReplyCancel

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